Rust

Recently, I read the book, Rust: The Longest War as a research project for a new novel I plan to write soon.


I presumed the subject would bore the crap out of me, but Jonathan Waldman made the book engaging and informative.


He researched the hell out of rust, even attending the guarded industrial conference on canning, perhaps the most engineered invention of all times.


The only downside was that he from time to time he preached about the substances that go into cans, the things that millions want and love. In particular, Waldman worried the secret linings inside many cans that keep them from rusting.


Politicians, sports coaches, and authors such as Shakespear invented quotes relating the wear of the human experience to rusting out. Here is one that I particularly like:

I have legs of iron, but to tell you the truth, they're starting to rust and buckle a bit. -Jeanne Calment

If you are interested in the subject I highly recomend this book. I give the book four and a half stars out of five:






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