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30 Years Under the Beam: Bethlehem Steel Exposed: As Told by Those Who Worked There

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The real story about working for Bethlehem Steel at the Bethlehem Plant.
Those who worked in the plant carried Bethlehem Steel for the last 30 years. Doing everything that was asked of them, they kept the plant going in spite of the ineptitude created by Martin Tower. Hence the name "30 Years under the Beam." Without them, the plant would have closed many years earlier. Th
Paperback, 496 pages
Published November 28th 2010 by Continental Shelf Pub.
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Michael Webb
Mar 04, 2018 rated it it was ok
I respect the work of the author in compiling these interviews for posterity, but as he states very clearly, he is not a professional. This isn't a work of history so much as it is an informal conversation between former employees of Bethlehem Steel with a lot of interjection by the author, a former union rep at the Steel.

The book has some very good elements, and at its best it can offer some gripping insight into the lives of the workers, but at others it clearly suffers from a lack of real his
Feb 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Fascinating first-persons' account from the men and women who worked for Bethlehem Steel from the 1950s through the plant closing in the mid 90s.
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