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Uncommon Carriers

Uncommon Carriers - John McPhee McPhee joins unusual cargo carriers as they transport huge quantities of goods from one point to another. He travels with a long-haul trucker delivering dangerous chemicals, hitches a ride on a mile-long coal train, lives aboard a river towboat that's longer than the Titanic, and spends time writing about other transportation oddities. Though his stream of consciousness style sometimes tires the eye, McPhee's essays are engrossing, and his ability to quickly capture the essence of the real-life characters who inhabit them is exceptional.