A Day in the Night of America

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Random House, 1992 - Business & Economics - 316 pages
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Kevin Coyne traveled from Massachusetts to Alaska in search of the new nighttime work ethic. He sorted packages for Federal Express, rode with tugboat operators on Puget Sound, listened to Trappist monks chant psalms on a Utah mountain, trolled with herring fishermen, hunted poachers with a game warden, monitored market shifts with Wall Street currency traders, and saw the sunrise with the "working girls" at a plush Nevada bordello. The result is an intimate and extraordinary journey that captures the mood, the feel, and the texture of America after hours - and reveals what really happens when most of us switch off the lights. A Day in the Night of America is a beautifully written and thoroughly absorbing journey into the upside-down world of the 7.3 million Americans who work the night shift.

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User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Attention all 28 million Americans awake and working after midnight: This book's for you. To complete his Studs Terkel-ish collection of stories about night workers from Tampa Bay to Alaska ... Read full review

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User Review  - BruceCoulson - LibraryThing

A look at just how much gets done during the nighttime hours, starting from the East Coast. A light but informative read. Read full review


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About the author (1992)

Kevin Coyne is a noted journalist whose previous works include "Domers: A Year at Notre Dame,

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