Book Reviews of Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work

Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Shop Class as Soulcraft An Inquiry Into the Value of Work
Author: Matthew B. Crawford
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ISBN-13: 9781594202230
ISBN-10: 1594202230
Publication Date: 5/28/2009
Pages: 320
Rating:
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4 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Penguin Press
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 1
This was OK. I was looking forward to this book, but I had a tough time with it. It reads like a PHd Thesis. Maybe I'm just not smart enough for this book. Some interesting points but I found myself just trying to get through it.
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Very good book even though its a bit hard to read. Crawford is a highly educated and articulate person so sometimes the writing is hard to understand. The premise is that the trades are important vs the knowledge economy where no one makes anything. A different kind of thought process. Says many things that I feel are true. Not everyone should go to college and they should stop trying to send every kid there.