Working North: DEW Line to Drill Ship
Rick is a welder and the stories he tells are both funny, touching and utterly spellbinding. Jack wrote in his letter to me, "Rick started out as a journeyman boilermaker and then he says he, 'got stupid,' He went on to get his journeyman's license in high-pressure welding. He always says to me, 'Jack, the old guys always said I would be sorry I became a welder, and you know what? They were right!' However, as time does not stand still for any of us, he got tired of being away from home and decided he had to find a new line of work. So he became a self-employed refrigeration, heavy-industrial sales agent. He always threatened to write the story of the polar bear for some outdoors magazine, and he finally did. He says he received $175 and an author was born. Rick said it beat welding and you could do it in a warm place with the light on." I loved this book. It's about work under the most difficult circumstances I can imagine. I think you'll love it too. Highly recommended!