Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work

Jeanne Marie Laskas


toes underground, Jeanne Marie Laskas requested a coal miner named Smitty, “Do you're thinking that it’s bizarre that folks comprehend so little approximately you?” He answered, “I don’t imagine humans comprehend an excessive amount of in regards to the means the total rattling kingdom works.”

Hidden the USA intends to mend that. Like John McPhee and Susan Orlean, Laskas dives deep into her matters and emerges with character-driven narratives which are gripping, humorous, and revelatory. In Hidden the United States, the tales are concerning the those who make our lives run each day—and but we slightly reflect on them.

Laskas spent weeks in an Ohio coal mine and on an Alaskan oil rig; in a Maine migrant exertions camp, a Texas pork ranch, the air site visitors keep watch over tower at New York’s LaGuardia Airport, a California landfill, an Arizona gun store, the cab of a long-haul truck in Iowa, and the stadium of the Cincinnati Ben-Gals cheerleaders. Cheerleaders? certain. They, too, are hidden the US, and you'll be surprised via what Laskas tells you approximately them: hidden not.

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