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The Resource A thousand naked strangers : a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back, Kevin Hazzard

A thousand naked strangers : a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back, Kevin Hazzard

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A thousand naked strangers : a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back
Title
A thousand naked strangers
Title remainder
a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Hazzard
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A former paramedic's visceral, poignant, and mordantly funny account of a decade spent on Atlanta's mean streets saving lives and connecting with the drama and occasional beauty that lies inside catastrophe. In the aftermath of 9/11 Kevin Hazzard felt that something was missing from his life--his days were too safe, too routine. A failed salesman turned local reporter, he wanted to test himself, see how he might respond to pressure and danger. He signed up for emergency medical training and became, at age twenty-six, a newly minted EMT running calls in the worst sections of Atlanta. His life entered a different realm--one of blood, violence, and amazing grace. Thoroughly intimidated at first and frequently terrified, he experienced on a nightly basis the adrenaline rush of walking into chaos. But in his downtime, Kevin reflected on how people's facades drop away when catastrophe strikes. As his hours on the job piled up, he realized he was beginning to see into the truth of things. There is no pretense five beats into a chest compression, or in an alley next to a crack den, or on a dimly lit highway where cars have collided. Eventually, what had at first seemed impossible happened: Kevin acquired mastery. And in the process he was able to discern the professional differences between his freewheeling peers, what marked each--as he termed them--as "a tourist," "true believer," or "killer." Combining indelible scenes that remind us of life's fragile beauty with laugh-out-loud moments that keep us smiling through the worst, A Thousand Naked Strangers is an absorbing read about one man's journey of self-discovery--a trip that also teaches us about ourselves"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1977-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hazzard, Kevin M.
Dewey number
  • 362.18092
  • B
http://bibfra.me/vocab/relation/health
5uCiIhNPAXo
Index
index present
LC call number
RA645.6.G4
LC item number
H39 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hazzard, Kevin M
  • Emergency medical technicians
  • Emergency medical services
Label
A thousand naked strangers : a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back, Kevin Hazzard
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Book One: A Change of Plans -- 1. I've Made a Mistake -- 2. From Zero to Hero -- 3. Dead Mannequins -- 4. Living and Breathing Dead People -- 5. Failure Is an Option -- 6. A Job at Last -- 7. First Day -- Book Two: Fresh Meat -- 8. Pray for Carnage -- 9. Killers -- 10. Tourists -- 11. The True Believer -- 12. Death by Broccoli -- 13. The Seekers -- 14. Two Dead at Midnight -- 15. Nailed to the Wall -- 16. Accidental Veterinarians -- 17. (Un)Prepared for the Worst -- 18. Death Before Discharge -- 19. The Perfect Call -- 20. Rules to Live By -- Book Three: Top of the World -- 21. No Do (Serious) Harm -- 22. The Private Life of a Public Hospital -- 23. There's Been a Prison Break -- 24. Courage Under Mustard -- 25. Dead Smurfs -- 26. Hearing Voices -- 27. Nobody Dies Tonight -- 28. Another Day in Paradise -- 29. A Long Answer to a Stupid Question -- 30. Faith Healers -- 31. Hubris -- 32. Dead on Arrival -- Book Four: The Fall -- 33. Swirling the Drain -- 34. Grand Theft Auto -- 35. Mold Them in Your Image -- 36. The Stork Rides Again -- 37. The Summons -- 38. Full Circle -- 39. Long Way Gone -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky278913204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781501110832
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 01/16
Label
A thousand naked strangers : a paramedics' wild ride to the edge and back, Kevin Hazzard
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- Book One: A Change of Plans -- 1. I've Made a Mistake -- 2. From Zero to Hero -- 3. Dead Mannequins -- 4. Living and Breathing Dead People -- 5. Failure Is an Option -- 6. A Job at Last -- 7. First Day -- Book Two: Fresh Meat -- 8. Pray for Carnage -- 9. Killers -- 10. Tourists -- 11. The True Believer -- 12. Death by Broccoli -- 13. The Seekers -- 14. Two Dead at Midnight -- 15. Nailed to the Wall -- 16. Accidental Veterinarians -- 17. (Un)Prepared for the Worst -- 18. Death Before Discharge -- 19. The Perfect Call -- 20. Rules to Live By -- Book Three: Top of the World -- 21. No Do (Serious) Harm -- 22. The Private Life of a Public Hospital -- 23. There's Been a Prison Break -- 24. Courage Under Mustard -- 25. Dead Smurfs -- 26. Hearing Voices -- 27. Nobody Dies Tonight -- 28. Another Day in Paradise -- 29. A Long Answer to a Stupid Question -- 30. Faith Healers -- 31. Hubris -- 32. Dead on Arrival -- Book Four: The Fall -- 33. Swirling the Drain -- 34. Grand Theft Auto -- 35. Mold Them in Your Image -- 36. The Stork Rides Again -- 37. The Summons -- 38. Full Circle -- 39. Long Way Gone -- Epilogue -- Acknowledgments
Control code
sky278913204
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
261 pages
Isbn
9781501110832
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2015016689
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
mv 01/16

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