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

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
"A gritty, propulsive, and raw coming-of-age story about a teenager getting his first taste of lite and death in 1960s New York City. 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 Sabrett's 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 (the man who drank Drano, the woman attacked by rats, the man who inflated like a balloon), 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. Action-packed, poignant, and rich with details that bring Mike's world to technicolor life, Bad Call 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."--Dust jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
FMG
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Scardino, Mike
Dewey number
  • 362.18/8092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA645.6.N7
LC item number
S33 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Scardino, Mike
  • Ambulance service
  • Emergency medical services
  • New York (N.Y.)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Medical (incl. Patients)
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Death & Dying
Label
Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance, Mike Scardino
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How bad could it be -- First day on the job -- The rule of nines -- The Napoleon -- Mr. Bubble -- On a wine-dark sea -- Beer -- Breakfast of champions -- Boudicca goes soft -- Death of a cynic -- A date for the prom -- A whirlpool -- Jesus speaks -- The least we can do -- Silence is golden -- Those guys -- A house like mine -- I'm a daddy -- Suppertime -- All it takes -- What friends are for -- To all a good night -- The worts thing you've ever seen -- Spare change -- Candy -- Don't blink -- Somebody else's shoes -- Erosion -- Sure fooled me -- Omaha Beach -- The sight of blood -- Done -- Paperwork -- Two prisoners -- A visit from a friend -- Bon voyage, scumbag -- Go figure -- The bear -- The park is good -- Still life with a prostitute -- JFK -- On a day like today -- A cold day in hell
Control code
on1042807262
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316469616
Lccn
2018939632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042807262
Label
Bad call : a summer job on a New York ambulance, Mike Scardino
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
How bad could it be -- First day on the job -- The rule of nines -- The Napoleon -- Mr. Bubble -- On a wine-dark sea -- Beer -- Breakfast of champions -- Boudicca goes soft -- Death of a cynic -- A date for the prom -- A whirlpool -- Jesus speaks -- The least we can do -- Silence is golden -- Those guys -- A house like mine -- I'm a daddy -- Suppertime -- All it takes -- What friends are for -- To all a good night -- The worts thing you've ever seen -- Spare change -- Candy -- Don't blink -- Somebody else's shoes -- Erosion -- Sure fooled me -- Omaha Beach -- The sight of blood -- Done -- Paperwork -- Two prisoners -- A visit from a friend -- Bon voyage, scumbag -- Go figure -- The bear -- The park is good -- Still life with a prostitute -- JFK -- On a day like today -- A cold day in hell
Control code
on1042807262
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
ix, 291 pages
Isbn
9780316469616
Lccn
2018939632
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1042807262

Library Locations

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