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Author Goldbach, Eliese Colette, 1986- author.

Title Rust : a memoir of steel and grit / Eliese Colette Goldbach.

Publication Info. New York : Flatiron Books, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 GOLDBACH    Check Shelf
 Cheshire Public Library - Adult Department Lower Level  BIOGRAPHY GOLDBACH    Check Shelf
 Colchester, Cragin Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIOGRAPHY GOLDBACH, ELIESE COLETTE    Check Shelf
 Glastonbury, Welles-Turner Memorial Library - Adult Department  BIO GOLDBACH    Check Shelf
 Manchester, Main Library - Non Fiction  B GOLDBACH, ELIESE    Check Shelf
 Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction  669.1092 GOLDBACH    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Biographies  B GOLDBACH ELIESE COLETTE G    Check Shelf
 Wethersfield Public Library - Non Fiction  669 GOLDBACH    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  B-GOLDBACH, E.    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description 310 pages ; 25 cm
Summary "A debut memoir of grit and tenacity, as one young woman returns to the conservative hometown she always longed to escape to earn a living in the steel mill that casts a shadow over Cleveland. Steel is the only thing that shines in the belly of the mill... To ArcelorMittal Steel Eliese is known as #6691: Utility Worker, but this was never her dream. Fresh out of college, eager to leave behind her conservative hometown and come to terms with her Christian roots, Eliese found herself applying for a job at the local steel mill. The mill is everything she was trying to escape, but it's also her only shot at financial security in an economically devastated and forgotten part of America. In Rust, Eliese brings the reader inside the belly of the mill and the middle American upbringing that brought her there in the first place. She takes a long and intimate look at her Rust Belt childhood and struggles to reconcile her desire to leave without turning her back on the people she's come to love. The people she sees as the unsung backbone of our nation. Faced with the financial promise of a steelworker's paycheck, and the very real danger of working in an environment where a steel coil could crush you at any moment or a vat of molten iron could explode because of a single drop of water, Eliese finds unexpected warmth and camaraderie among the gruff men she labors beside each day. Appealing to readers of Hillbilly Elegy and Educated, Rust is a story of the humanity Eliese discovers in the most unlikely and hellish of places, and the hope that therefore begins to grow"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Goldbach, Eliese Colette, 1986-
Women iron and steel workers -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Biography.
Working class -- Ohio -- Cleveland -- Social conditions.
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Labor & Industrial Relations.
Women iron and steel workers. (OCoLC)fst01178067
Working class -- Social conditions. (OCoLC)fst01180525
Ohio -- Cleveland. (OCoLC)fst01205966
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
ISBN 9781250239402 (hardcover)
1250239400 (hardcover)
9781250239396 (ebook)
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