The Resource A Thousand Naked Strangers, Kevin Hazzard, (electronic resource)

A Thousand Naked Strangers, Kevin Hazzard, (electronic resource)

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A Thousand Naked Strangers
Title
A Thousand Naked Strangers
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Kevin Hazzard
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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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Hazzard, Kevin
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fiction
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1964-
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  • Newbern, George
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Medical
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A Thousand Naked Strangers, Kevin Hazzard, (electronic resource)
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online
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9781442396074
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3D65A326-58B0-432F-8003-C989BA0C8943
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Label
A Thousand Naked Strangers, Kevin Hazzard, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
online
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781442396074
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
3D65A326-58B0-432F-8003-C989BA0C8943
System control number
  • 1068360
  • 1068360
  • 1068360
System details
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive Listen
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not applicable
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