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The Resource The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road, Finn Murphy

The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road, Finn Murphy

Label
The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road
Title
The long haul
Title remainder
a trucker's tales of life on the road
Statement of responsibility
Finn Murphy
Title variation
long haul
Title variation remainder
a truckers tales of life on the road
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
More than thirty years ago, Finn Murphy dropped out of college to become a long-haul trucker. Since then he's covered more than a million miles packing, loading, and hauling people's belongings all over America. Known by his trucker handle as U-Turn, he spends his days (and many of his nights) in a 53-foot eighteen-wheeler he calls Cassidy. In The Long Haul, Murphy offers a trucker's-eye view of America on the move. Going far beyond the myth of the American road trip, he whisks readers down the I-95 Powerlane, across the Florida Everglades, in and out of the truck stops of the Midwest, and through the steep grades of the Rocky Mountains. As he crisscrosses the country, Murphy recounts the America he has seen change over the decades, from the hollowing-out of small towns to changing tastes in culture and home furnishings. Some 40 million Americans move each year, and very few have any idea what they're getting into or the kind of person to whom they are relinquishing their worldly goods. The Long Haul is also a behind-the-scenes look at the moving industry, revealing what really happens when we call in "the movers." Through it all, Murphy tells stories of the people he encounters on the job: a feisty hoarder in New Hampshire; a Virginia homeowner raging when Murphy's truck accidentally runs down a stand of trees; an ex-banker in Colorado who treats Finn and his crew with undisguised contempt; a widow who needs Murphy to bring her archeologist husband's remains and relics to a Navajo burial ceremony in New Mexico. These experiences inspire Finn's reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10564940
Cataloging source
PUL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1958-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murphy, Finn
Dewey number
  • 388.3/24092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HD8039.M7952
LC item number
U55758 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murphy, Finn
  • Truck drivers
  • Trucking
  • Storage and moving trade
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a trucker's tales of life on the road
Label
The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road, Finn Murphy
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Punching in -- Road warriors -- Tenderfoot -- Hammer down -- Seven shippers -- The pot of gold -- Back on the road -- Here come the movers -- Invisible men -- Baby grand -- Waiting time -- Paradise -- The great white mover -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780393608717
Lccn
2016059479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 959808194
  • (OCoLC)959808194
Label
The long haul : a trucker's tales of life on the road, Finn Murphy
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Punching in -- Road warriors -- Tenderfoot -- Hammer down -- Seven shippers -- The pot of gold -- Back on the road -- Here come the movers -- Invisible men -- Baby grand -- Waiting time -- Paradise -- The great white mover -- Epilogue
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xxiii, 229 pages
Isbn
9780393608717
Lccn
2016059479
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • 959808194
  • (OCoLC)959808194

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