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📒Touched With Fire ✍ Kay Redfield Jamison
✏Touched With Fire Book Summary : 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.
📒Touched With Fire ✍ Kay R. Jamison
✏Touched with fire Book Summary : From the author of the New York Times bestseller, An Unquiet Mind, Touched with Fire is an authoritative look at the relationship between manic-depressive illness and the artistic temperament. Psychiatrist Jamison advocates a restrained, humanistic approach to treatment that does not "cure" the disorder at the expense of artistic inspiration.
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Irene N.Watts
✏Touched by Fire Book Summary : "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.
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Louise Barnett
✏Touched by Fire Book Summary : A comprehensive and balanced biography of the controversial George Armstrong Custer.
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Elizabeth Sinclair
✏Touched By Fire Book Summary : 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—
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
✏Touched by Fire Book Summary : The autobiography of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Provides tremendous insights to Eastern culture and traditions.
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Larry Yeagley
✏Touched by Fire Book Summary : 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.
📒Mountains Touched With Fire ✍ Wiley Sword
✏Mountains Touched with Fire Book Summary : An Award-Winning Historian Dramatically Re-Creates a Turning Point of the Civil War It was one of the most startling events of the civil war, the "hour of destiny" for the Union. Faced with the prospect of catastrophic defeat, the North's greatest generals--Ulysses Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, George Thomas, and Phil Sheridan--were commanding a battle for the besieged city of Chattanooga, Tennessee. Suddenly, as an aghast Grant and Thomas watched, the beleaguered federal troops began a headlong, climactic, seemingly suicidal charge up the face of a six-hundred-foot-high mountain ridge overlooking the city, under ferocious fire from the Confederate infantry that held the ridge. The siege of Chattanooga and its stuffing turnabout form the core of Wiley Sword's lively narrative. Dozens of previously unpublished photographs, maps, and excepts from private journals, and letters enhance this vivid account. Written with novelistic flair and a historian's authority, Mountains Touched with Fire captures every side of this crucial Civil War battle whose aftermath sealed the fate of the South.
📒Touched With Fire ✍ Christopher Datta
✏Touched with Fire Book Summary : 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.
📒Touched By Fire ✍ Greg Dinallo
✏Touched by Fire Book Summary : Amid the flames, a killer is waiting . . . Appearances are deceiving when it comes to Dr. Lilah Graham, a hardworking, uncompromising genetic researcher who is driven by uncontrollable impulses that even she can’t understand. When she suddenly becomes the target of a deranged firebomber while studying the link between genetic makeup and violent behavior, her tough outer shell begins to crumble and those around her suspect that something is amiss. Dan Merrick, the lead arson investigator assigned to the case, begins to rule out suspects while also developing an interest in Graham, which eventually leads him to the discovery of a startling past she has never mentioned. When her parents’ home is set on fire and her father is killed, Graham is forced to confront her repressed childhood memories of the death of her twin and her own sexual abuse. An inferno of sex and danger, action and desire, Touched by Fire is a taut, fast-paced thriller that races to a final, fiery climax.