Hidden America

Hidden America

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An Oprah.com qMust-Read Bookq In Hidden America, award-winning journalist Jeanne Marie Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven stories about the people who make our lives run every daya€”and yet we barely think of them. Take the men of Hopedale Mining company in Cadiz, Ohio. Laskas spent several weeks with them, both below and above ground, and by the end, you will know not only about their work, but about Pap and his dying mom, Smitty and the mail-order bride who stood him up at the airport, and Scotty and his thwarted dreams of becoming a boxing champion. That is only one hidden world. Others that she explores: an Alaskan oil rig, a migrant labor camp in Maine, the air traffic control center at LaGuardia Airport in New York, a beef ranch in Texas, a landfill in California, a long-haul trucker in Iowa, a gun shop in Arizona, and the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders, mere footnotes in the moneymaking spectacle that is professional football.Rick: a€œI thought we were gonna tell her the good parts about coal mining. ... Fifty- two head of beef cattle, a brand-new Massey Ferguson 390 tractor, a Krone KR 125 baler, and a Case IH 995 tractor with a loader on ita€”thata#39;s why he mined coal:anbsp;...


Title:Hidden America
Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas
Publisher:Penguin - 2012-09-13
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