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Hard Roll : A Paramedic's Perspective of Life and Death in New Orleans
by Jon McCarthy


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"If New Orleans is a god, then surely the medics are her angels."
--from the introduction

Known as one of America's most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre--and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all.  Read more...


 
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Overview

"If New Orleans is a god, then surely the medics are her angels."
--from the introduction

Known as one of America's most dangerous cities, New Orleans plays host to incidents ranging from the tragic and disturbing to the completely bizarre--and during his career as an emergency medic, Jon McCarthy saw it all. In the aftermath of domestic disputes, suicides, and attempted murders, McCarthy and his partner were forced to overcome their own physical and emotional hardships in order to focus on the very thing that motivated them: saving lives.

Hard Roll chronicles some of the most formative calls of McCarthy's career, including the ironies that made him laugh and the shocking scenes that made him question the path he'd chosen. Like the job it describes, the book is not for the faint of heart; with detail and clarity, McCarthy demonstrates the harsh reality that the difficult choice is often the right one. Whether riding the thrill of saving one life or coping with the guilt of losing another, each entry in this collection provides poignant insight into the bonds between medics and their partners and between the people and their city.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781455623211
  • ISBN-10: 1455623210
  • Publisher: Pel
  • Publish Date: April 2017
  • Page Count: 256
  • Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds


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