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Mortal Men: Paramedics on the Streets of Hartford [Kindle Edition]

Peter Canning
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Paramedic Troy Johnson battles trauma and sickness on the streets of Hartford, Connecticut. When a fellow medic is shot to death responding to a 911 call, a grief-stricken Troy vows to avenge the death, while struggling to come to grips with his own mortality.

Mortal Men examines the ancient bonding between friends and partners who count on each other to make it safely home. Written by veteran paramedic Peter Canning, author of the acclaimed Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine and Rescue 471: A Paramedic’s Stories, Mortal Men provides a rare view into the real-life world of street medicine and into the lives of the men and women who fight its battles.

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  • File Size: 264 KB
  • Print Length: 206 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0079Q6D5E
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #370,612 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Paramedics: Real Life Heroes in Search of Villians April 16, 2012
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Mortal Men is a novel by paramedic and author Peter Canning. Set in Hartford, CT, Mortal Men starts by taking readers into the daily tasks of paramedics that range from mundane to heroic. But, unlike comic book heroes, paramedics don't have a single arch nemesis. Instead paramedics are faced with a never ending cycle of patients with disease, addiction, and indifference. When paramedics lose their hero mask or opportunity to find and fight a villain Canning shows us how there mortality creeps to the forefront.

I admit it took me a bit to understand where this book was going, to understand the themes, and latch onto a story arch. Once I did I couldn't put down Mortal Men and sped my way along with the increasingly gripping characters in the book.

Mortal Men is atop the genre of EMS literature, but I think it also appeals to a broad audience. Any reader with an interest in learning more about what goes on inside an ambulance or in the home during a medical emergency will learn from and enjoy Mortal Men.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars So glad book three is here! February 17, 2012
By Chase
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I have read both of Peter Canning's first books and loved them. They keep me motivated and remind me why I work in EMS. Looking forward to reading the third book! If you work in EMS or are considering it, read Canning's books.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome March 4, 2013
By jmorin
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A complete page turner, that leaves you asking for more! Peter Canning knows how to write about EMS and you can sense his passion for it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love Peter Canning's work January 4, 2013
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This is the third book I have read by Peter Canning. He really captures the world of EMS in his writtings and I recommend it to anyone in the EMS business especially or anyone who wants a glimpse into it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read well worth it. October 14, 2013
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Having worked in ems I can say this book is well worth the read. The ems portion is right in line with modern treatments . It tells a story that is great and the atmosphere right on for EMS.
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More About the Author

Peter Canning has been a full-time paramedic in the Greater Hartford area since January of 1995. His first book Paramedic: On the Front Lines of Medicine details his journey from speechwriter for the Governor of Connecticut to caregiver on the city streets. Rescue 471: A Paramedic's Stories is the sequel.

A graduate of the Iowa Writer's Workshop, Canning attended the Phillips Exeter Academy and the University of Virgina. He has worked many jobs in his life: tennis instructor, aide to United States Senator, taxi driver, meatpacker, line cook, telephone solicitor, book and movie reviewer, factory worker, health department administrator, speechwriter and political campaign director before finding his place in life as a paramedic.

His new novel: Mortal Men: Paramedics on the Streets of Hartford has just been published as an e-book available on Kindle and other e-book platforms.

A lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox, he and his family live in West Hartford, Connecticut.

His blog: Street Watch: Notes of a Paramedic can be found at

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