Touched With Fire

Touched With Fire PDF
Author: Kay Redfield Jamison
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439106630
Size: 69.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Psychology
Languages : en
Pages : 384
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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.

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Kay R. Jamison
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 57.41 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Artists
Languages : en
Pages : 370
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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 With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Eric M. Bergerud
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
ISBN:
Size: 64.40 MB
Format: PDF
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 566
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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

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Christopher Datta
Publisher: Christopher Datta
ISBN: 0989497143
Size: 27.50 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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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.

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: David E. Lowe
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 1640120963
Size: 79.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 320
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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.

Mountains Touched With Fire

Mountains Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Wiley Sword
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466806192
Size: 18.95 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 448
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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.

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: James M Perry
Publisher:
ISBN: 9785559439174
Size: 41.48 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category :
Languages : en
Pages :
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Perry reintroduces readers to five men--Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford Hayes, James Garfield, Benjamin Harrison, and William McKinley--who rose to the pinnacle of American life but are now largely forgotten. Photos.

Hearts Touched With Fire

Hearts Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Elizabeth Dole
Publisher: Da Capo Press
ISBN: 9780786714285
Size: 78.96 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Reference
Languages : en
Pages : 195
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The current senator and wife of former Senator Bob Dole shares her favorite quotations, including selections from FDR, Winston Churchill, Golda Meir, Martin Luther King, Margaret Mead, Albert Einstein, Walter Cronkite, and Yogi Berra, among others.

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Jack Hydes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521315371
Size: 53.82 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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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.

Touched With Fire

Touched with Fire PDF
Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes (Jr.)
Publisher: Fordham Univ Press
ISBN: 9780823220175
Size: 59.66 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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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.