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The Resource The desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines, Marie Brenner

The desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines, Marie Brenner

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The desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines
Title
The desperate hours
Title remainder
one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines
Statement of responsibility
Marie Brenner
Title variation
One hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A remarkable depiction of a city in crisis - based on new, behind-the-scenes reporting - that captures the resilience, peril, and compassion of the early days of the Covid pandemic In the spring of 2020, COVID-19 arrived in New York City. Before long, America's largest metropolis was at war against a virus that mercilessly swept through its five boroughs. It became apparent that if Covid wasn't somehow halted, the death count in New York alone would be in the hundreds of thousands. And if New York's hospitals failed, what chance did the rest of the country have? In The Desperate Hours, award-winning journalist Marie Brenner, having been granted unprecedented 18-month access to the entire New York-Presbyterian hospital system, tells the story of the doctors, nurses, residents, researchers, and suppliers who tried to save lives across Manhattan, Queens, and Brooklyn and the northern periphery of the city. Drawing on more than 200 interviews, Brenner takes us inside secure ICU units, sealed operating rooms, locked executive suites, unknown basement workshops, and makeshift clinics to provide extraordinary witness to the war as it was waged on the front line. But The Desperate Hours is more than a thrilling account of medicine under extreme pressure. It is an intimate portrait of courageous men and women coming together in their devotion to duty, their families, each other, and the city they loved more than any other"--
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Brenner, Marie
Dewey number
362.1962/41409747
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA644.C67
LC item number
B74 2022
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • COVID-19 Pandemic, 2020-
  • Medical personnel
  • Epidemics
  • Public health
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Target audience
adult
Label
The desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines, Marie Brenner
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-481)
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1313668027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 481 pages
Isbn
9781250805737
Lccn
2022013555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1313668027
Label
The desperate hours : one hospital's fight to save a city on the pandemic's front lines, Marie Brenner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 479-481)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1313668027
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xiv, 481 pages
Isbn
9781250805737
Lccn
2022013555
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1313668027

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