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American Sirens

Author : Kevin Hazzard
Publisher : Hachette Books
Release : 2022-09-20
Category : History
ISBN : 9780306926082
File Size : 17,9 Mb
Total Download : 777


Book Summary: The extraordinary story of an unjustly forgotten group of Black men in Pittsburgh who became the first paramedics in America, saving lives and changing the course of emergency medicine around the world Until the 1970s, if you suffered a medical crisis, your chances of survival were minimal. A 9-1-1 call might bring police or even the local funeral home. But that all changed with Freedom House EMS in Pittsburgh, a group of Black men who became America’s first paramedics and set the gold standard for emergency medicine around the world, only to have their story and their legacy erased—until now. In American Sirens, acclaimed journalist and paramedic Kevin Hazzard tells the dramatic story of how a group of young, undereducated Black men forged a new frontier of healthcare. He follows a rich cast of characters that includes John Moon, an orphan who found his calling as a paramedic; Peter Safar, the Nobel Prize-nominated physician who invented CPR and realized his vision for a trained ambulance service; and Nancy Caroline, the idealistic young doctor who turned a scrappy team into an international leader. At every turn, Freedom House battled racism—from the community, the police, and the government. Their job was grueling, the rules made up as they went along, their mandate nearly impossible—and yet despite the long odds and fierce opposition, they succeeded spectacularly. Never-before revealed in full, this is a rich and troubling hidden history of the Black origins of America’s paramedics, a special band of dedicated essential workers, who stand ready to serve day and night on the line between life and death for every one of us.

Summary of Kevin Hazzard's American Sirens

Author : Everest Media,
Publisher : Everest Media LLC
Release : 2022-10-10T22:59:00Z
Category : Medical
ISBN : 9798350040180
File Size : 20,9 Mb
Total Download : 566


Book Summary: Please note: This is a companion version & not the original book. Sample Book Insights: #1 John was a steel mill worker in 1971, when two angels came to take him home. He had a son, who was born in 1969. In 1971, two men came to take him home. The rest is history. #2 A pair of Black men came to take John home in 1971, and he had no idea who they were or why they were there. #3 John was a steel mill worker in 1971 when two angels came to take him home. He had a son, who was born in 1969. In 1971, two men came to take him home. The rest is history. #4 John was a steel mill worker in 1971 when two angels came to take him home. He had a son, who was born in 1969. In 1971, two men came to take him home. The rest is history.

Music of the Sirens

Author : Linda Austern,Inna Naroditskaya
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Release : 2006-07-21
Category : Music
ISBN : 0253112079
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Total Download : 451


Book Summary: Whether referred to as mermaid, usalka, mami wata, or by some other name, and whether considered an imaginary being or merely a person with extraordinary abilities, the siren is the remarkable creature that has inspired music and its representations from ancient Greece to present-day Africa and Latin America. This book, co-edited by a historical musicologist and an ethnomusicologist, brings together leading scholars and some talented newcomers in classics, music, media studies, literature, and cultural studies to consider the siren and her multifaceted relationships to music across human time and geography.

Invitation to Lead

Author : Paul Tokunaga
Publisher : InterVarsity Press
Release : 2003-02-10
Category : Religion
ISBN : 083082393X
File Size : 16,8 Mb
Total Download : 780


Book Summary: Writing from his own rich experiences--both successes and failures, Paul Tokunaga addresses the needs, difficulties, gifts and abilities that Asian Americans struggle with in leadership.

The Goat Bridge

Author : T.M. McNally
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
Release : 2007-02-22
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 0472032259
File Size : 38,9 Mb
Total Download : 821


Book Summary: An American photographer in the war-torn Balkans struggles to rebuild his shattered life after the kidnapping of his son