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Sleeping with the Dead

Sleeping with the Dead

Author: Cunningham, Marko
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"Today I raced through the streets of Bangkok in my rescue vehicle, extracted an injured man from a truck at the port, then took him to hospital. Shortly after, in another area, I donned a fire suit and breathing apparatus and walked into a flaming building looking for trapped people and ended up rescuing a firefighter who had fallen. Later in the day I went to a house to collect a dead body and took it to the local morgue. I will do the same all night, getting attacked by street dogs, arguing with arrogant and ignorant policemen and nurses, risking being struck by unconcerned and aggressive motorists at every accident I attend, or even shot by a rival group���������������������������������������������������������������¢�������������������������������¢���������������������������������������������������������������¬���������������������������������������������������������������¦" This is a normal day for New Zealander Marko Cunnigham, the only foreigner to work as a volunteer ambulance officer or 'bodysnatcher' in Bangkok, Thailand. This is the story of eight years of his crazy adventures in the happy chaos that is Thailand - involving snakes, gun-toting policemen, bombings, fires, traffic accidents etc - as well as giving his moving first-person account of working in cadaver recovery and other aid in the popular tourist resort of Phuket, following the 2004 tsunami. Marko Cunningham was born in England but brought up in Wellington. He studied double degree in Linguistics and Management and became Buddhist before working in and travelling through Asia. He is now a well-known face in Thailand and has been frequently featuerd by international media, including in the Lonely Planet TV series Six Degrees of Separation.
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Marko Cunningham was born in England but brought up in Wellington. He studied double degree in Linguistics and Management and became a Buddhist before working in and travelling through Asia. He is now a well-known face in Thailand and has been frequently featured by international media, including in the Lonely Planet TV series Six Degrees of Separation.
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General Fields

  • : 9781869792701
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : Random House New Zealand Ltd
  • : September 2009
  • : 232mm X 154mm X 18mm
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : 224
  • : picture section
  • : Cunningham, Marko