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Manhattan Medics : The Gripping Story of the Men & Women of Emergency Medical Services Who Make the Streets of the City Their Career - Francis J. Rella

Manhattan Medics

The Gripping Story of the Men & Women of Emergency Medical Services Who Make the Streets of the City Their Career

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Published: 1st September 2003
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This firsthand account of September 11, written by a paramedic on the scene, chronicles the days before and after the collapse of the World Trade Center towers. Frank Rella describes the paramedic crew stationed at St. Vincent's Hospital in lower Manhattan, the eerie foreshadowing of the coming disaster, and his encounter with a Middle Eastern man who offered a tarot card reading. Rella details how he and his partner arrived at Ground Zero just as the second tower collapsed and rescued a fire-fighter who was having a heart attack. The vivid descriptions of turf battles between paramedics and fire department personnel at Ground Zero and elsewhere will arouse controversy and interest.

""Frank Rella--paramedic. One of our heroes."

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ISBN: 9780871272584
ISBN-10: 087127258X
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 199
Published: 1st September 2003
Publisher: Princeton Book Company
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 15.5 x 23.0  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.45