My river chronicles: rediscovering America on the Hudson

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Edition:
Unabridged.
Language:
English
Description
In 2001, journalist Jessica DuLong ditched her dot-com desk job for the diesel engines of a rusty antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, and the storied waters of the Hudson. My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson tells the story of this mechanic's daughter and Stanford graduate who had left her blue-collar upbringing behind until the fireboat drew her back, offering a chance to become an engineer and a taste of home she hadn't realized she was missing.The more time DuLong spent toiling in the engine room, running the boat's finely crafted machinery, the more she wondered what America is losing in our shift away from hands-on work. These questions crystallized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, when the FDNY called the retired fireboat back into service, and DuLong and the rest of the boat's civilian crew pumped water to fight blazes at Ground Zero. As blue-collar workers clambered on the pile, DuLong was struck by the dignity of physical labor and the honor of having joined the world of skilled labor whose talents were useful at the site.DuLong brings her two worlds vibrantly to life in this beautifully written memoir that evokes the vitality of New York City's bygone working waterfront and the Hudson River, a birthplace of American industry. Blending four centuries of Hudson River history with unforgettable present-day characters and events, DuLong offers a porthole-view narrative of the river and its social tapestry as a microcosm of postindustrial America. As she tracks changes along the shoreline, where industrial sites give way to recreational respites, a celebration of American labor and craftsmanship emerges. While searching along the river's edge for the meaning of work in America, DuLong pays homage to our industrial past and raises important questions about the future at this pivotal moment in our national story.My River Chronicles is a journey with an extraordinary guide, a woman who bridges blue-collar and white-collar worlds and turns a phrase as deftly as she does a wrench. Soulful and illuminating, My River Chronicles is a deeply personal story of a unique woman's discovery of her own roots-and America's-as she runs the fireboat's diesels on the ever-changing river that flows both ways.
Also in this Series
More Like This
More Copies In Prospector
Loading Prospector Copies...
More Details
Contributors:
PLAYAWAY TRAVEL US

Community life
John J. Harvey (Fireboat)
online resourcecr
ISBN:
9781616377342
9781400194131
140019413
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 4ea76871-4527-7675-c2f7-ddafea4cd968
full_title my river chronicles rediscovering america on the hudson
author dulong jessica
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-06-03 04:45:28AM

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
auth_author2 Dulong, Jessica.
author DuLong, Jessica.
author2-role , "Tantor Audio"--Container., (OCoLC)0468119669, 1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) :digital., 1 sound media player (10 hr.) :digital ;3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in., 10756106Midwest Tape, LLChttp://www.midwesttapes.com, 11567Playaway Digital Audio, 140019413X (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 33021020412232mpanPLAYAWAY TRAVEL USwf934544mpp, 799599, 917.47/30444, 9781400194131 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book), 9781616377342 :$69.99, Audiobooks., Community life, CtWfDGIengCtWfDGI, Digital content provided by hoopla., DuLong, Jessica, DuLong, Jessica., Dulong, Jessica., F127.H8D85 2010d, Findaway World, LLC., Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.), Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.), In 2001, journalist Jessica DuLong ditched her dot-com desk job for the diesel engines of a rusty antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, and the storied waters of the Hudson. My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson tells the story of this mechanic's daughter and Stanford graduate who had left her blue-collar upbringing behind until the fireboat drew her back, offering a chance to become an engineer and a taste of home she hadn't realized she was missing.The more time DuLong spent toiling in the engine room, running the boat's finely crafted machinery, the more she wondered what America is losing in our shift away from hands-on work. These questions crystallized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, when the FDNY called the retired fireboat back into service, and DuLong and the rest of the boat's civilian crew pumped water to fight blazes at Ground Zero. As blue-collar workers clambered on the pile, DuLong was struck by the dignity of physical labor and the honor of having joined the world of skilled labor whose talents were useful at the site.DuLong brings her two worlds vibrantly to life in this beautifully written memoir that evokes the vitality of New York City's bygone working waterfront and the Hudson River, a birthplace of American industry. Blending four centuries of Hudson River history with unforgettable present-day characters and events, DuLong offers a porthole-view narrative of the river and its social tapestry as a microcosm of postindustrial America. As she tracks changes along the shoreline, where industrial sites give way to recreational respites, a celebration of American labor and craftsmanship emerges. While searching along the river's edge for the meaning of work in America, DuLong pays homage to our industrial past and raises important questions about the future at this pivotal moment in our national story.My River Chronicles is a journey with an extraordinary guide, a woman who bridges blue-collar and white-collar worlds and turns a phrase as deftly as she does a wrench. Soulful and illuminating, My River Chronicles is a deeply personal story of a unique woman's discovery of her own roots-and America's-as she runs the fireboat's diesels on the ever-changing river that flows both ways., In container (21 x 13 x 3 cm.), Issued on Playaway, a dedicated audio media player., John J. Harvey (Fireboat), MWT10756106, Made available through hoopla, Midwestrda, Mode of access: World Wide Web., My river chronicles :rediscovering America on the HudsonJessica DuLong., My river chroniclesrediscovering America on the Hudson /Jessica DuLong., One set of earphones and one AAA battery required for playback., PLAYAWAY TRAVEL US, Playaway Digital Audio., Previously released by Tantor Media, Inc., p2009., Read by Jessica DuLong., Release date supplied by publisher., Social change, Tantor Media., Title from Playaway label., Unabridged., VDULOMRCD 67, When Jessica DuLong ditches her desk job to ply the waters of the Hudson River, she finds a home in a maritime community that was quickly disappearing. Here, she weaves together stories of life on the water with tales from Hudson Valley history., Work, [Solon, Ohio] :Playaway Digital Audio :[Manufactured and distributed by] Findaway World, LLC,[2010], p2009., [United States]:Tantor Audio ,2009., computerc, data file, digital, eAudiobook hoopla, hoopla digital., https://d2snwnmzyr8jue.cloudfront.net/ttm_9781400194131_180.jpeg, n-us-nyn-us-nj, online resourcecr, playaway, spoken wordspw
author_display DuLong, Jessica
available_at_catalog Wright Farms
detailed_location_catalog Wright Farms - Adult Playaways - Nonfiction
display_description In 2001, journalist Jessica DuLong ditched her dot-com desk job for the diesel engines of a rusty antique fireboat, the John J. Harvey, and the storied waters of the Hudson. My River Chronicles: Rediscovering America on the Hudson tells the story of this mechanic's daughter and Stanford graduate who had left her blue-collar upbringing behind until the fireboat drew her back, offering a chance to become an engineer and a taste of home she hadn't realized she was missing.The more time DuLong spent toiling in the engine room, running the boat's finely crafted machinery, the more she wondered what America is losing in our shift away from hands-on work. These questions crystallized in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks, when the FDNY called the retired fireboat back into service, and DuLong and the rest of the boat's civilian crew pumped water to fight blazes at Ground Zero. As blue-collar workers clambered on the pile, DuLong was struck by the dignity of physical labor and the honor of having joined the world of skilled labor whose talents were useful at the site.DuLong brings her two worlds vibrantly to life in this beautifully written memoir that evokes the vitality of New York City's bygone working waterfront and the Hudson River, a birthplace of American industry. Blending four centuries of Hudson River history with unforgettable present-day characters and events, DuLong offers a porthole-view narrative of the river and its social tapestry as a microcosm of postindustrial America. As she tracks changes along the shoreline, where industrial sites give way to recreational respites, a celebration of American labor and craftsmanship emerges. While searching along the river's edge for the meaning of work in America, DuLong pays homage to our industrial past and raises important questions about the future at this pivotal moment in our national story.My River Chronicles is a journey with an extraordinary guide, a woman who bridges blue-collar and white-collar worlds and turns a phrase as deftly as she does a wrench. Soulful and illuminating, My River Chronicles is a deeply personal story of a unique woman's discovery of her own roots-and America's-as she runs the fireboat's diesels on the ever-changing river that flows both ways.
format_catalog Playaway, eAudiobook
format_category_catalog Audio Books, eBook
id 4ea76871-4527-7675-c2f7-ddafea4cd968
isbn 140019413, 9781400194131, 9781616377342
item_details hoopla:MWT10756106||Online Hoopla Collection|Online Hoopla|eAudiobook|Audio Books|1|false|true|Hoopla||https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/10756106||Available Online||||, ils:799599|934544|Wright Farms - Adult Playaways - Nonfiction|PLAYAWAY TRAVEL US i|Playaway|Audio Books|1|false|false|||||On Shelf||wf||
itype_catalog
lexile_score -1
literary_form Unknown
literary_form_full Unknown
local_callnumber_catalog PLAYAWAY TRAVEL US i
owning_library_catalog All Anythink Libraries
owning_location_catalog Wright Farms
primary_isbn 9781616377342
publishDate 2009, 2010
record_details hoopla:MWT10756106|eAudiobook|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Tantor Audio ,|2009.|1 online resource (1 audio file (600 min.)) : digital., ils:799599|Playaway|Audio Books|Unabridged.|English|Playaway Digital Audio :|[2010], p2009.|1 sound media player (10 hr.) : digital ; 3 3/8 x 2 1/8 in.
recordtype grouped_work
scoping_details_catalog hoopla:MWT10756106||Available Online|Available Online|false|true|false|false|false|false||||, ils:799599|934544|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true||||
subject_facet Audiobooks, Community life -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History, DuLong, Jessica -- Travel -- Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.), Hudson River (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Description and travel, Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Description and travel, Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History, Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- Social life and customs, John J. Harvey (Fireboat), Social change -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History, Work -- Social aspects -- Hudson River Valley (N.Y. and N.J.) -- History
title_display My river chronicles : rediscovering America on the Hudson
title_full My river chronicles : rediscovering America on the Hudson [electronic resource] / Jessica DuLong, My river chronicles [electronic resource] : rediscovering America on the Hudson / Jessica DuLong
title_short My river chronicles :
title_sub rediscovering America on the Hudson
topic_facet Community life, Description and travel, DuLong, Jessica, History, Social aspects, Social change, Social life and customs, Work