The Long Haul

The Long Haul

A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road

Book - 2017
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A long-haul trucker reflects on the changing realities of the working class as witnessed during journeys ranging from the I-95 Powerland and the Florida Everglades to the truck stops of the Midwest and the Rocky Mountains
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : W W. Norton & Company, [2017]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780393608717
Branch Call Number: BIO Murphy, F 2017
Characteristics: xxiii, 229 pages ; 25 cm


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Sep 20, 2017

Hard to put this book down. Crisp writing on extreme experiences. Indeed a long-haul mover gains rare insights into the human condition.

Aug 06, 2017

I like road trip books such as "Travels with Charlie" so when I saw this book I picked it up and was not disappointed. I would give it a 4 on a scale of 5. It provided a good break from my usual mystery and what is wrong with America books.
Most chapters revolved around a single trip, delivery or experience. Many chapters did give the reader to reflect on life motivations and experiences. In away it spoke to some of the issues that "Hillbilly elegy" attempted to address.
I was repulsed by the portions of the introduction and was ready to return it to the library but did give it one more chance and it did get better.


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