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Touched With Fire

Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
ISBN : 9781439106631
Genre : Psychology
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The definitive work on the profound and surprising links between manic-depression and creativity, from the bestselling psychologist of bipolar disorders who wrote An Unquiet Mind. One of the foremost psychologists in America, “Kay Jamison is plainly among the few who have a profound understanding of the relationship that exists between art and madness” (William Styron). The anguished and volatile intensity associated with the artistic temperament was once thought to be a symptom of genius or eccentricity peculiar to artists, writers, and musicians. Her work, based on her study as a clinical psychologist and researcher in mood disorders, reveals that many artists subject to exalted highs and despairing lows were in fact engaged in a struggle with clinically identifiable manic-depressive illness. Jamison presents proof of the biological foundations of this disease and applies what is known about the illness to the lives and works of some of the world's greatest artists including Lord Byron, Vincent Van Gogh, and Virginia Woolf.
Category: Psychology

Touched By Fire

Author : Irene N.Watts
ISBN : 9781770495258
Genre : Young Adult Fiction
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"Let them burn. They're a lot of cattle anyway." A factory-owner's response regarding the use of fire drills in March 1911. Touched by Fire, Irene N. Watt's exquisite new novel, explores one family's journey as they flee from the pogroms of Russia in 1905, where the Cossacks burn villages to the ground, to Berlin, Germany, where Jews have a hard time living and working in peace, to the streets of the Lower East Side in New York. Teenage Miriam gives a first-hand account of the excitement everyone feels about going to America, the "Golden Land," the journey in steerage, the arrival at Ellis Island, and the discrimination the immigrants feel while seeking employment. When Miriam finally lands a job at the Triangle Shirt Waist Company as a cuff setter, she believes her future in the New World is finally secure. But on March 25, 1911, the fire that starts from overflowing bins of material scraps rages into what becomes known as the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, and Miriam's life is forever changed. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Young Adult Fiction

Touched With Fire

Author : Eric M. Bergerud
ISBN : PSU:000046347015
Genre : History
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Offers interviews with the last surviving veterans of the ground forces that struggled to contain the Japanese advances in the Pacific campaign during World War II
Category: History

Touched By Fire

Author : Rajmani Tigunait
ISBN : 0893892394
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This is the autobiography of an important spiritual leader, Pandit Rajmani Tigunait, Ph.D., spanning the years from his childhood in a remote village in India to his current role as spiritual head of the Himalayan Institute.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Touched By Fire

Author : Louise Barnett
ISBN : 0803262663
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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A comprehensive and balanced biography of the controversial George Armstrong Custer.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Touched With Fire

Author : Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.)
ISBN : 0823220176
Genre : History
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Holmes's wartime letters and diary entries have attracted students of war as well as biographers of Holmes as rare glimpses into the mind and heart of a soldier who withstood the great slaughter.
Category: History

Touched With Fire

Author : Christopher Datta
ISBN : 9780989497145
Genre : Fiction
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Touched With Fire, a novel of the Civil War inspired by the true story of Ellen Craft. Ellen Craft is property; in this case, of her half-sister Debra, to whom she was given as a wedding gift. The illegitimate daughter of a Georgia plantation owner and a house slave, she learned to hate her own image, which so closely resembled that of her "father:" the same wiry build, the same blue eyes, and the same pale--indeed, lily-white--skin. Ellen lives a solitary life until she falls, unexpectedly, in love with a dark-skinned slave named William Craft, and together they devise a plan to run North. Ellie will pose as a gentleman planter bound for Philadelphia accompanied by his "boy" Will. They make it as far as Baltimore when Will is turned back, and Ellie has no choice but continue. With no way of knowing if he is dead or alive, she resolves to make a second journey--South again. And so Elijah Craft enlists with the 125th Ohio Volunteers of the Union Army: she will literally fight her way back to her husband. Eli/Ellie's journey is the story of an extraordinary individual and an abiding love, but also of the corrosive effects of slavery, and of a nation at a watershed moment.
Category: Fiction

Touched By Fire

Author : Elizabeth Sinclair
ISBN : 9781426807169
Genre : Fiction
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Who wants Samantha Ellis dead? Firefighter and arson investigator Samantha Ellis has a tough facade that belies her beauty-pageant exterior. Even in the hottest fire Sam stays cool—unless her boss, smoldering chief detective AJ Branson, is anywhere near the scene. Brooding AJ has made a mess of romance in the past, and he's sworn off love—and Sam—at all costs. But he can't deny that the sparks flying between them are hotter than any four-alarm blaze. And when Sam's life is threatened, it's AJ who comes to her rescue. If only the chemistry between her and her elusive boss were the only combustible thing in Sam's life—
Category: Fiction

Touched By Fire

Author : Larry Yeagley
ISBN : 9781572587663
Genre : Religion
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Larry Yeagley lays bare the soul of a pastor as he shares the joy and pain of "the most exciting and rewarding work in the whole world." He writes of pulpit pounders, dog funerals, fund-raising, and frigid baptisms. He tells how he graduated from black suits to shirtsleeves and explains the advantages of being mistaken for a psychiatric patient. Along the way you will meet the man with a 16-gauge shotgun who asks for a "dunkin'," a despairing woman named Sunshine, a tatooed ex-convict who learned to care tenderly for his abusive father, and scores of other real-life people with real-life needs. In the end you'll understand why three of Pastor Yeagley's children chose to follow in his footsteps. So get ready for stories that will ignite the fire for ministry in your heart.
Category: Religion

Touched By Fire Second Edition

Author : Frank Griffin
ISBN : 9781257822898
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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"In 1954 Johnnie Frank Griffin witnessed the violent death of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, of Alabama. Six months later he told a grand jury what he knew. The next day he was stabbed. Though his wounds seemed slight, that night he died in a hospital built from the profits of crime. Nine years later, just minutes after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnnie Frank's son, Frank Griffin, saw Lee Harvey Oswald fleeing the scene of the murder of a Dallas police officer. Between these two events Frank Griffin had come of age in one of the strangest decades in American history. His story touches that of one of the era's best known governors, John Patterson of Alabama. It intersects with mob bosses and CIA operations. There's even room for country music and barroom brawls. This story shows how Frank Griffin's life was truly Touched By Fire."--Back Cover.
Category: Biography & Autobiography