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  • Hot Zoneby Christopher Teale Howes

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 29.95

    This memoir is a riveting account of what it's like to be a professional firefighter, from rookie to chief officer, over the course of a 31-year career. The anecdotes are funny, sad, and grim: all serve to educate readers about a profession that many dreamed about when they were children but would never pursue or truly understand. Chief Howes provides... more...

  • Reconstruction in the Cane Fieldsby John C. Rodrigue

    LSU Press 2001; US$ 20.95

    In Reconstruction in the Cane Fields, John C. Rodrigue examines emancipation and the difficult transition from slavery to free labor in one enclave of the South -- the cane sugar region of southern Louisiana. In contrast to the various forms of sharecropping and tenancy that replaced slavery in the cotton South, wage labor dominated the sugar industry.... more...

  • The Pitmen's Requiemby Peter Crookston

    McNidder and Grace Limited 2014; US$ 7.99

    Peter Crookston's book offers a beautifully written journalist's account of a Durham mining village and the Great Northern Coalfield woven around the life of Robert Saint, the composer of Gresford, a brass band composition commemorating an earlier mining disaster in which 256 workers died. Crookston brings his formidable observational qualities and... more...

  • Capitalism, Class Conflict and the New Middle Class (RLE Social Theory)by Bob Carter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 47.95

    Non-manual workers are fast becoming the largest occupational category in Western capitalist countries. This is the first book to present a detailed socialist analysis of this much discussed change in the class structure of contemporary capitalism. Focusing on the class position of managerial and supervisory workers, Robert Carter takes as his... more...

  • Yorkshire Mining Veteransby Brian Elliott

    Wharncliffe 2005; US$ 6.99

    Yorkshire Mining Veterans is an extraordinary collection of stories told by the Veterans of the mines. Their memories span nearly a century from the early 1900's to the great strike of 1984/85 as well as the pit closures of the 1990's. Miners all across the Yorkshire region from the Selby Coalfield to the old West Riding area in and around... more...

  • Durham Mining Disastersby Maureen Anderson; Kevin Keegan

    Wharncliffe 2008; US$ 5.99

    It is now over half a century since the last coalmining disaster to affect the lives and families of people living and working on what became known as the Great Northern Coalfield. This was the first area of Britain where mining developed on a large scale but at tremendous human cost. Mining was always a dangerous occupation, especially during the... more...

  • Life Below Stairs - in the Victorian and Edwardian Country Houseby Sian Evans

    Pavilion Books 2013; US$ 10.99

    From the cook, butler and housekeeper to the footman, lady's maid and nanny, this is a fascinating glimpse behind the scenes of some of Britain's grandest houses.An entertaining social history, steering the reader through the minefield of etiquette and hierarchy that kept Britain's great houses running like clockwork.A bygone era is brought vividly... more...

  • Stress Management in the Construction Industryby Mei-yung Leung; Isabelle Yee Shan Chan; Cary L. Cooper

    Wiley 2014; US$ 140.00 US$ 121.33

    This systematic review of stress management in construction will help an understanding of the issues and theory as well as offering practical recommendations. addresses the growing concern to make work in construction healthier, safer, and more productive integrates research results, survey statistics and scenario analyses to reveal underlying... more...

  • America's Working Manby David Halle

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 34.00

    Over a period of six years, at factory and warehouse, at the tavern across the road, in their homes and union meetings, on fishing trips and social outings, David Halle talked and listened to workers of an automated chemical plant in New Jersey's industrial heartland. He has emerged with an unusually comprehensive and convincingly realistic picture... more...

  • Caring on the Clockby Mignon Duffy; Amy Armenia; Clare L. Stacey; Margaret K. Nelson

    Rutgers University Press 2015; US$ 32.95

    Caring on the Clock is the first book to bring together cutting-edge research on a wide range of paid care occupations, placing the various studies within a comprehensive and comparative framework. The book includes twenty-two original essays by leading researchers across a range of disciplines?including sociology, psychology, social work, and public... more...