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Uncommon carriers

John McPhee

Uncommon carriers

by John McPhee

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  • 38 Currently reading

Published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Freight and freightage,
  • Transportation

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John McPhee.
    The Physical Object
    Pagination248 p.
    Number of Pages248
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL23274937M
    ISBN 100374280398
    LC Control Number2006007953

      Uncommon Carriers is an interesting book. I am glad that I read this book and I enjoyed the book. It is not for everyone and even I had to read this book along with other books. This book is not for everyone, but if the subject matter peeves your interest, then you probably will thoroughly enjoy the book /5(83). Get this from a library! Uncommon carriers. [John McPhee] -- McPhee's books are about real people in real places. Over the past eight years, McPhee has spent considerable time in the company of people who work in freight transportation. This is his sketchbook.

    In his 28th book, Uncommon Carriers, McPhee does it again, this time infiltrating the world of freight transportation in its various guises. He rides shotgun in a hazmat tanker truck during a cross-country haul and spends hour shifts in the pilothouse of a barge towboat on the Illinois : Farrar Straus Giroux.   McPhee is a staff writer for The New Yorker, and most of the stories in "Uncommon Carriers" have already appeared in that magazine. This is his 27th book.

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McPhee (The Founding Fish,etc.) rides the rails, sits shotgun in a tanker truck and climbs aboard a river towboat as he investigates the ways in which the staples of modern life travel from one place to seven chapters here, large portions of which have appeared in the New Yorker, for which the author is a staff writer, and the Atlantic Monthly, contain the trademark McPhee.

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John McPhee. John McPhee was born in Princeton, New Jersey, and was educated at Princeton University and Cambridge University. His writing career began at Time magazine and led to his long association with The New Yorker, where he has been a staff writer since Also inhe published his first book, A Sense of Where You Are, with Farrar, Straus and Giroux, and in the years since, he.

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This is also the theme that ties together "Uncommon Carriers," almost all of which, like McPhee's previous books, first appeared as New Yorker articles.

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This book is not for everyone, but if the subject matter peeves your interest, then you probably will thoroughly enjoy the book also/5(80).Uncommon Carriers is an interesting book. I am glad that I read this book and I enjoyed the book. It is not for everyone and even I had to read this book along with other books.

This book is not for everyone, but if the subject matter peeves your interest, then you probably will thoroughly enjoy the book also/5(81).