With over thirty thousand occupations currently in existence, workers today face a bewildering array of careers from which to choose and center their lives. But there is more at stake than just a paycheck. For too long, work has driven a wedge between families, dividing husband from wife, father from son, a mother from daughter, and family from home. Building something that will last requires a different approach than is common or encouraged today.
In Durable Trades, author Rory Groves uncovers family-centered professions that have endured the worst upheavals in history--including the Industrial Revolution--and continue to thrive today. Through careful research and thoughtful commentary, Groves offers another way forward to those looking for a more durable future.