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Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 1996-10-18
Page : 384
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 1439106630
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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.


Author : Eric M. Bergerud
Publisher : Penguin Group USA
Release : 1997
Page : 566
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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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


Author : Jack Hydes
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1985-05-01
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9780521315371
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A collection of literature anthologies and reference books for Key Stage 3 onwards. This anthology has two main objectives: to introduce students to a wide range of poetry in English from the last 400 years, and to provide them with guidance on how to approach poetry examinations. The poems are divided into six collections, not by theme or by historical period, but as satisfying small anthologies of twenty-two poems each. Clear guidance is given on what is expected in an essay for a poetry examination, and actual answers are reproduced which help the student analyse what kind of response gets good marks and why.


Author : Wiley Sword
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Release : 1997-04-15
Page : 448
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 1466806192
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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.


Author : David E. Lowe
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2019
Page :
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 1640122737
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"David E. Lowe chronicles the professional and personal life of this larger-than-life man best known for his fight in the civil rights movement and his initiative in establishing the "one man, one vote" principle in American law"--


Author : Allison Lockwood
Publisher :
Release : 1993
Page : 179
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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Author : Kay R. Jamison
Thomas A. Traill
Publisher : Knopf
Release : 2017
Page : 532
Category : PSYCHOLOGY
ISBN 13 : 0307700275
Description :


"In his Pulitzer Prize-winning poetry, Robert Lowell (1917-1977) put his manic-depressive illness into the public domain. Now Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison brings her expertise to bear on his story, illuminating the relationship between bipolar illness and creativity, and examining how Lowell's illness and the treatment he received came to bear on his work"--


Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2009-09-15
Page : 256
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 030727313X
Description :


Kay Redfield Jamison, award-winning professor and writer, changed the way we think about moods and madness. Now Jamison uses her characteristic honesty, wit and eloquence to look back at her relationship with her husband, Richard Wyatt, a renowned scientist who died of cancer. Nothing was the Same is a penetrating psychological study of grief viewed from deep inside the experience itself.


Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2011-01-12
Page : 448
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0307779890
Description :


From the author of the best-selling memoir An Unquiet Mind, comes the first major book in a quarter century on suicide, and its terrible pull on the young in particular. Night Falls Fast is tragically timely: suicide has become one of the most common killers of Americans between the ages of fifteen and forty-five. An internationally acknowledged authority on depressive illnesses, Dr. Jamison has also known suicide firsthand: after years of struggling with manic-depression, she tried at age twenty-eight to kill herself. Weaving together a historical and scientific exploration of the subject with personal essays on individual suicides, she brings not only her remarkable compassion and literary skill but also all of her knowledge and research to bear on this devastating problem. This is a book that helps us to understand the suicidal mind, to recognize and come to the aid of those at risk, and to comprehend the profound effects on those left behind. It is critical reading for parents, educators, and anyone wanting to understand this tragic epidemic.


Author : Patricia Briggs
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2016-03-08
Page : 352
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 0698180917
Description :


Mercy Thompson has been hailed as “a heroine who...always remains true to herself” (Library Journal). Now she’s back, and she’ll soon discover that when the fae stalk the human world, it’s the children who suffer... Tensions between the fae and humans are coming to a head. And when coyote shapeshifter Mercy and her Alpha werewolf mate, Adam, are called upon to stop a rampaging troll, they find themselves with something that could be used to make the fae back down and forestall out-and-out war: a human child stolen long ago by the fae. Defying the most powerful werewolf in the country, the humans, and the fae, Mercy, Adam, and their pack choose to protect the boy no matter what the cost. But who will protect them from a boy who is fire touched?


Author : Louise Barnett
Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
Release : 2006-10-01
Page : 540
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780803262669
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A comprehensive and balanced biography of the controversial George Armstrong Custer.


Author : Irene N.Watts
Publisher : Tundra Books
Release : 2013-09-10
Page : 208
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 1770495258
Description :


"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.


Author : Pandit Rajmani Tigunait
Publisher : Himalayan Institute Press
Release : 2005
Page : 273
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780893892395
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The autobiography of Pandit Rajmani Tigunait. Provides tremendous insights to Eastern culture and traditions.


Author : Irene N. Watts
Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
Release : 2013
Page : 197
Category : Juvenile Fiction
ISBN 13 : 177049524X
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Fleeing the pograms in Russia and European anti-Semitism, teenaged Miriam arrives in America only to face anti-immigrant discrimination before landing a job in a clothing factory and witnessing the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire.


Author : John Wheeler
Publisher : Franklin Watts
Release : 1984
Page : 259
Category : History
ISBN 13 :
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Presents a healing vision of the heritage of the Vietnam generation.


Author : Kay R. Jamison
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2005
Page : 405
Category : Psychology
ISBN 13 : 0375701486
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Explores the role of exuberance in humankind's most important creative and scientific accomplishments, discussing the nature of joy and its relationship to intellectual curiosity, creativity, risk-taking, and survival.


Author : Stephen J. Pyne
Publisher : University of Washington Press
Release : 2019-08-17
Page : 240
Category : Technology & Engineering
ISBN 13 : 029574619X
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Over vast expanses of time, fire and humanity have interacted to expand the domain of each, transforming the earth and what it means to be human. In this concise yet wide-ranging book, Stephen J. Pyne—named by Science magazine as “the world’s leading authority on the history of fire”—explores the surprising dynamics of fire before humans, fire and human origins, aboriginal economies of hunting and foraging, agricultural and pastoral uses of fire, fire ceremonies, fire as an idea and a technology, and industrial fire. In this revised and expanded edition, Pyne looks to the future of fire as a constant, defining presence on Earth. A new chapter explores the importance of fire in the twenty-first century, with special attention to its role in the Anthropocene, or what he posits might equally be called the Pyrocene.


Author : Jack London
Publisher : The Creative Company
Release : 2008
Page : 40
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN 13 : 9781583415870
Description :


Describes the experiences of a newcomer to the Yukon when he attempts to hike through the snow to reach a mining claim.


Author : Ray Bradbury
Publisher :
Release : 1988
Page : 276
Category : Fantasy fiction, American
ISBN 13 : 9781448710317
Description :


A collection of short stories by the famous science fiction writer that border on the bizarre, including "Skeleton," "The small assassin," "Touched with fire," and "Uncle Einar"


Author : Harold Holzer
Publisher : Modern Library
Release : 2011-04-05
Page : 1264
Category : History
ISBN 13 : 0679604308
Description :


In July 1883, just a few days after the twentieth anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, a group of editors at The Century Magazine engaged in a lively argument: Which Civil War battle was the bloodiest battle of them all? One claimed it was Chickamauga, another Cold Harbor. The argument inspired a brainstorm: Why not let the magazine’s 125,000 readers in on the conversation by offering “a series of papers on some of the great battles of the war to be written by officers in command on both sides.” The articles would be written by generals, Union and Confederate alike, who had commanded the engagements two decades earlier—“or, if he were not living,” by “the person most entitled to speak for him or in his place.” The pieces would present both sides of each major battle, and would be fair and free of politics. In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the most enduring entries from the classic four-volume series Battles and Leaders of the Civil War have now been edited and merged into one definitive volume. Here are the best of the immortal first-person accounts of the Civil War originally published in the pages of The Century Magazine more than a hundred years ago. Hearts Touched by Fire offers stunning accounts of the war’s great battles written by the men who planned, fought, and witnessed them, from leaders such as General Ulysses S. Grant, General George McClellan, and Confederate captain Clement Sullivane to men of lesser rank. This collection also features new year-by-year introductions by esteemed historians, including James M. McPherson, Craig L. Symonds, and James I. Robertson, Jr., who cast wise modern eyes on the cataclysm that changed America and would go down as the bloodiest conflict in our nation’s history. No one interested in our country’s past will want to be without this collection of the most popular and influential first-person Civil War memoirs ever published.