Muscle & Blood: The massive, hidden agony of industrial slaughter in America

Rachel Scott

ISBN 10: 0525161503 / ISBN 13: 9780525161509
Published by E P Dutton & Co Inc, New York, NY, 1974
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Muscle & Blood: The massive, hidden agony of industrial slaughter in America by Rachel Scott. Published by E P Dutton & Co Inc, New York, NY, 1974. 1st Signed Edition. Hardbound, Paper DJ. Size 8vo. Condition: Nr Fine in Good- DJ. Gift dedication in ink inside front cover. Label pasted inside front cover has author's signature with 'My best wishes'. 306 Pgs. ISBN 0525161503. LCCN 74-9862. This is a shocking, heartbreaking account of a hidden horror: industrial slaughter in America - the 100,000 men and women a year killed by their jobs - the millions of other who are poisoned and maimed, who must forfeit their health just to make a living - the employers who put profit above human lives. Photocopy of article about this book from the Kansas City Star with typed note regarding author along with hand written note with author's address included in book. Description text copyright 2006 BooksForComfort. Item ID 10649. Bookseller Inventory # 10649

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Title: Muscle & Blood: The massive, hidden agony of...

Publisher: E P Dutton & Co Inc, New York, NY

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Signed: signed by author

Edition: 1st edition.

Book Type: book

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From Google Books: Editorial Review - Kirkus Reviews - A slow death is probably what you want to call it,"" said an Anaconda aluminum worker after describing his symptoms of emphysema and chlorine gas poisoning. Scott's survey of the epidemic persistence of 19th century horrors in industry ranges from beryllium disease to loss of life and limb in mines and refineries -- owing to industry pressure, accidents are vastly under-counted and employers often deny that diseases are job related. Armed with such ineffectual auxiliaries as the Industrial Health Foundation, and coddled by certain labor unions, the industrialists sit in their air-conditioned offices calculating that workmen's compensation (a pittance) is cheaper than investment in safety measures. One aspect Scott herself merely notes is the way the bonus system and the 1970's speedup make workers ignore safety insofar as safety slows them up. This three-year Ford Foundation funded study -- relying more on interviews than tabulations -- ably sketches the size and the pain of the slaughter but unlike Emma Rothschild in Paradise Lost (1973), for example, Scott does not press for the contextual grasp of technological and financial developments (or non-developments) which would locate the investigation in something more than abstract profiteering. This remains a valuable contribution and a highly moving one.

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