Tower Dog

Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America

Author: Doug Delaney

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 1593766750

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

View: 5908

A provocative look inside the most dangerous job in America by a powerful new literary voiceWhat is the price of staying connected, of that phone in your hand or that watch on your wrist? Recent TV shows would have you believe that the most dangerous job in America is a crab fisherman, or maybe even an ice road trucker. But what U.S. Department of Labor unequivocally recognizes as truly the most dangerous job in America is a tower dog, the men who work on cell towers all across the country building the networks that keep us all connected. In Tower Dog: Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America, Doug Delaney, a tower dog for over fifteen years, draws readers into this dark and high stakes world that most don't even know exists, yet rely on every minute of every day. This risk-laden profession has been recently covered by NBC Dateline, Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, but none of these reports have provided an in-depth look at the rough and tumble sub-culture of workers throughout America who are risking their lives—and dying at such a high rate. These men have always been living on the edge of polite society; a fascinating mix of construction crews and thrill-seekers. Delaney is a brash and illuminating guide, and Tower Dog gives us the real experience of what its like for the workers balanced precariously above the clouds.

Tower Dog

Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America

Author: Douglas Scott Delaney

Publisher: Soft Skull Press

ISBN: 9781619029385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 1231

What is the price of staying connected, of that phone in your hand or that watch on your wrist? Recent TV shows would have you believe that the most dangerous job in America is a crab fisherman, or maybe even an ice road trucker. But what U.S. Department of Labor unequivocally recognizes as truly the most dangerous job in America is a tower dog, the men who work on cell towers all across the country building the networks that keep us all connected. In Tower Dog: Life Inside the Deadliest Job in America, Doug Delaney, a tower dog for over fifteen years, draws readers into this dark and high stakes world that most don't even know exists, yet rely on every minute of every day. This risk-laden profession has been recently covered by NBC Dateline, Frontline, The Wall Street Journal, and the Washington Post, but none of these reports have provided an in-depth look at the rough and tumble sub-culture of workers throughout America who are risking their lives--and dying at such a high rate. These men have always been living on the edge of polite society; a fascinating mix of construction crews and thrill-seekers. Delaney is a brash and illuminating guide, and Tower Dog gives us the real experience of what its like for the workers balanced precariously above the clouds.

Deadly Dog Days

Author: Jamie M. Blair

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738751235

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

View: 7974

New to the historic town of Metamora, Indiana, Cameron Cripps-Hayman is looking to make friends with her neighbors. What she isn’t looking for is one of their bodies floating in the canal. When she and her estranged husband, the town sheriff, are both named suspects for the murder, Cameron takes solving the crime into her own hands, teaming up with her eccentric co-workers who dub themselves The Metamora Action Agency. As if hunting for a murderer with two high school geniuses, the town drunk, and an elderly kleptomaniac isn’t hard enough, Cameron adopts the five mangy guard dogs of her deceased neighbor. But maybe a stint at playing gatekeeper is just what she needs to come face-to-face with the killer and save another neighbor from being the next victim.

The Phoenix

St. Paul's Cathedral And The Men Who Made Modern London

Author: Leo Hollis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 178022110X

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 5500

*Perfect for fans of ITV's epic drama series, THE GREAT FIRE* Opening in the 1640s, as the city was gripped in tumult leading up to the English Civil War, THE PHOENIX charts the lives and works of five extraordinary men, who would grow up in the chaos of a world turned upside down: the architect, Sir Christopher Wren; gardener and virtuosi, John Evelyn; the scientist, Robert Hooke; the radical philosopher, John Locke and the builder, Nicholas Barbon. At the heart of the story is the rebuilding of London's iconic cathedral, St Paul's. Interweaving science, architecture, history and philosophy, THE PHOENIX tells the story of the formation of the first modern city.

Boomer

Author: Tom Malczyk

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781462819652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 158

View: 6876

Todays unions are going the same direction as the dinosaur. Through the federal governments intervention creating laws against the working man, as well as the corrupt business managers stealing the memberships hard-earned money, a hardworking man doesnt stand a chance. My suggestions: first, eliminate the teachers union. Recognize talented, truly intelligent minds and guide them to competent colleges that are not sports enthusiasts. Get this nation energy self-sufficient by completing the numerous nuclear projects that are abandoned and partially completed. There is no reason to have the US military in other parts of the world. Today, there are 510,000 troops abroad at an enormous cost. Stop this insanity. Democracy doesnt work in other nations. Realize this and accept it. End the self-righteous condemnation of other peoples lives. If someone uses dope other than yours, dont let it bother you. Tobacco and booze is fine for you. Heroine, reefer, and cocaine are fine for others. - Xlibris Podcast Part 1: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/boomer-1/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 2: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/boomer-2/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 3: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/boomer-3/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 4: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/boomer-4/ - Xlibris Podcast Part 5: http://www.xlibrispodcasts.com/boomer-5/

Kit Kat and Lucy

The Country Cats Who Changed a City Girl's World

Author: Lonnie Hull DuPont

Publisher: Revell

ISBN: 1493405276

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 6244

The True Story of How Two Quirky Stray Cats Changed Their Adopted Human Forever After years of loving the vibrant city life in San Francisco, Lonnie Hull DuPont reluctantly trades her three-room apartment on foggy, lively Telegraph Hill for a farmhouse on a quiet plain in Michigan. She immediately misses the rhythm and the pace of the city, and the isolation country living brings has her longing for something more. Enter Kit Kat and Lucy--stray cats who arrive at the farmhouse a year apart and each ask to move in. The antics and oddities of these two strong personalities wrapped in fur bring a new light to the farmhouse and DuPont's life. Kit Kat, an obsessive-compulsive tortoiseshell, can purr her new human into a happier state of mind. Lucy, the playful, leaping Russian Blue who can nail a bat right out of the air, makes her laugh. From the hysterical process of getting two strange cats to like each other, to the exciting years of watching those cats thrive--and inspire DuPont in the process--this book is an energetic tale of cat and human foibles. Animals enrich our lives, and the heartwarming story of how Kit Kat and Lucy changed one woman's world will leave readers enchanted.

Scientific American

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Architecture

Page: N.A

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Time & Tide

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: N.A

View: 1383

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 7881

The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: United States. Congress

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Law

Page: N.A

View: 8006

Feuer und Zorn

Im Weißen Haus von Donald Trump

Author: Michael Wolff

Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH

ISBN: 364400207X

Category: Political Science

Page: 512

View: 2350

Es ist das Enthüllungsbuch, das die Präsidentschaft von Donald Trump erschüttert: Michael Wolffs «Feuer und Zorn» ist ein eindrucksvolles Sittengemälde der amerikanischen Politik unter Trump. Im Mittelpunkt ein Präsident, den seine Mitarbeiter wie ein kleines Kind behandeln, und der umgeben ist von Inkompetenz, Intrigen und Verrat. Der Bestseller-Autor Wolff beschreibt das Chaos, das in den ersten Monaten im Weißen Haus geherrscht hat, er enthüllt, wie nah die Russland-Verbindung an Trump herangerückt ist und wie es zum Rauswurf des FBI-Chefs Comey kam. Und er liefert erstaunliche Details über das Privatleben dieses Präsidenten. Über zweihundert Interviews hat Wolff mit den engsten Mitarbeitern des US-Präsidenten geführt, darunter auch der ehemalige Chef-Berater Stephen Bannon: Noch nie ist es einem Journalisten gelungen, das Geschehen im Weißen Haus so genau nachzuzeichnen. Herausgekommen ist das einzigartige Porträt eines Präsidenten, der selbst nie damit gerechnet hat, die Wahl zu gewinnen. Michael Wolffs Bericht aus dem Weißen Haus unter Trump ist in den USA ein Bestseller: ein aktuelles politisches Buch, das das sich wie ein Königsdrama von Shakespeare liest.

New Society

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Great Britain

Page: N.A

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Tod und Leben großer amerikanischer Städte

Author: Jane Jacobs

Publisher: Birkhäuser

ISBN: 3035602123

Category: Architecture

Page: 220

View: 9750

In The Death and Life of Great American Cities durchleuchtet Jane Jacobs 1961 die fragwürdigen Methoden der Stadtplanung und Stadtsanierung in Amerika, der "New Yorker" nannte es das unkonventionellste und provozierendste Buch über Städtebau seit langem. Die deutsche Ausgabe wurde schnell auch im deutschsprachigem Raum zu einer viel gelesenen und diskutierten Lektüre. Sie ist jetzt wieder in einem Nachdruck zugänglich, mit einem Vorwort von Gerd Albers (1993), das nach der Aktualität dieser Streitschrift fragt.