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Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance, Mike Scardino

Label
Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance
Title
Bad call
Title remainder
a summer job on a New York ambulance
Statement of responsibility
Mike Scardino
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bad Call is Mike Scardino's visceral, fast-moving, and mordantly funny account of the summers he spent working as an "ambulance attendant" on the mean streets of late-1960s New York. Fueled by adrenaline and hot dogs, young Mike spends his days speeding from one chaotic emergency to another. His adventures take him into the middle of incipient race riots, to the scene of a plane crash at JFK airport and into private lives all over Queens, where New Yorkers are suffering, and dying, in unimaginable ways. Learning on the job, Mike encounters all manner of freakish accidents, meets countless unforgettable New York characters, falls in love, is nearly murdered, and gets an early and indelible education in the impermanence of life and the cruelty of chance. Rich with details, this is a gritty portrait of a bygone era as well as a bracing reminder that, though "life itself is a fatal condition," it's worth pausing to notice the moments of beauty, hope, and everyday heroism along the way
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
NjBwBT
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance, Mike Scardino
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92979274
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316469616
Lccn
bl2018072395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance, Mike Scardino
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
sky2ocm92979274
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316469616
Lccn
bl2018072395
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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