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Author MacLaughlin, Nina, author.

Title Hammer head : the making of a carpenter / Nina MacLaughlin.

Publication Info. New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  694.092 MAC    AVAILABLE
 Ida PL Adult Biography - IPLY-11  B MACLAUGHLIN    AVAILABLE
 Manteno PL Adult Non-Fiction - MNBB-2  694.092 MAC    AVAILABLE
 Mokena Community PL Adult Non-Fiction - MKBB-1  694 MAC    AVAILABLE
 North Suburban PLD Loves Park Adult Biography - NSLY-11  B MAC    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Summary "Nina MacLaughlin spent her twenties working at a Boston newspaper, sitting behind a desk and staring at a screen. Yearning for more tangible work, she applied for a job she saw on Craigslist--'Carpenter's assistant : women strongly encouraged to apply'--despite being a Classics major who couldn't tell a Phillips from a flathead screwdriver. She got the job, and in [her book] she tells the ... story of becoming a carpenter"--Dust jacket flap.
Contents Prologue -- Chapter 1: Tape Measure : On the distance between here and here -- Chapter 2: Hammer : On the force of the blow -- Chapter 3: Screwdriver : On screwing and screwing up -- Chapter 4: Clamp : On the necessity of pressure -- Chapter 5: Saw : On severing a part from the whole -- Chapter 6: Level : On shifting, settling, and shifting again -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments.
Subject MacLaughlin, Nina.
Carpenters -- United States -- Biography.
Women carpenters -- United States -- Biography.
Added Title Hammerhead : the making of a carpenter
Making of a carpenter
ISBN 9780393239133 (hardback)
0393239136 (hardback)

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