Collection: Stephen Griffin Collection >> The longshoremen : life on the waterfront / Jim Lynch.
The longshoremen :
life on the waterfront /
|Main Creator:||Lynch, Jim, author.|
"These three, inter-related stories describe the lives of three generations of the McGowan family and their personal battles to make a living by working on the Boston waterfront. The common thread that runs through them is the challenges presented by the shape-up or pick-up system, a procedure that was archaic and rife with favoritism and was the sole determining factor whether you received a salary that day... The Longshoremen details the working conditions and challenges of working on the Boston waterfront and is based on the real-life experiences of longshoremen.."--page  cover.
Inscribed by the author to Steve Griffin.
Physical description: xv, 297 pages ; 21 cm.
|Contained in:||Stephen Griffin Collection|
GR P 673: Stephen Griffin Collection
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|GR P 673||Main Reading Room||Griffin|