The Resource The long haul : A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road., Finn Murphy, (electronic resource)

The long haul : A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road., Finn Murphy, (electronic resource)

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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
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long-haul mover's rollicking account of life out on the Big Slab. 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 with wit, candor, and charm 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 poignant, funny, and often haunting 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 memorable reflections on work, class, and the bonds we form with the things we own and the places we live. Brimming with personality and filled with great characters, The Long Haul is a resonant portrait of the enduring appeal of manual labor in the dark underbelly of the American Dream
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Murphy, Finn
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Nonfiction
  • Biography & Autobiography
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The long haul : A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road., Finn Murphy, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
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ODN0003010038
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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621DCE58-79D1-4222-9F6A-793BFAE371ED
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621DCE58-79D1-4222-9F6A-793BFAE371ED
Label
The long haul : A Trucker's Tales of Life on the Road., Finn Murphy, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ODN0003010038
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
electronic
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
621DCE58-79D1-4222-9F6A-793BFAE371ED
System control number
621DCE58-79D1-4222-9F6A-793BFAE371ED

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