Garbio by Larry VanderLeest
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Cowboys of the Old West, hoboes on the rails, sailors in the open seas, and miners burrowing deep underground have had their legends told and heroes held high. Now it is the garbageman's turn. Learn of the tales, tribulations, and culture in one of the lowlier, yet necessary occupations in American society. For reasons explained in the book, the Dutch cornered the market in the Chicago area in the mid-1900s. The author labored in that setting as a young man; now, years after the aches and calluses have gone, he brings out the urban settings few people see.