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This book captures the voices of the steel-driving men who built the ships and tanks for two World Wars as well as the Empire State Building, the Golden Gate Bridge, the United Nations and the Twin Towers -- and the voices of the Steel Valley women who fought their own battles against poverty and prejudice in the harsh world of the blast furnace.
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Talking Steel Towns covers the risks and hardships workers faced inside the steel plants, and their long struggle to gain power against bosses who "painted right over the blood." Their families measured the days by round-the-clock shifts, and every woman dreaded the next grisly accident.About the Author:
Dr. Dr. Ellie Wymard is the director of the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program at Carlow University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where she is also a professor of English. Her most recent book is Conversations With Uncommon Women (AMACOM BOOKS). Her essays on contemporary writers are published in professional journals. She has appeared on radio and television shows nationwide on topics related to her books. She lives in Pittsburgh with her husband, Attorney Joseph M. Wymard
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