Wings of Madness - The Blackhawk Group

Author: Author Eric Sikes
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1257959395
Category: Fiction
Page: 104
View: 3723
Section Seven is the most top secret part of Foster Peaks Laboratory and in the name of science they experiment on humans beings. After many years of trial and error they have finally perfected mans most challenging task. Mind Control. Sanctioned by a secret government agency known as The Blackhawk Group, Section Seven’s newest experiment must not fail, but when it escapes from the lab, it’s up to a small group, led by Mark Lawson, to try and retrieve it. Follow one of the world most decorated soldiers in his attempt to try and capture the world’s most terrifying experiment gone wrong. Some would say it’s your basic myth of man vs. evil, Mark Lawson would tell you it’s simply man vs. man. You be the judge.

Wings of Madness

Alberto Santos-Dumont and the Invention of Flight
Author: Paul Hoffman
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 1841153680
Category: Aeronautics
Page: 369
View: 9179
"By the turn of the century, Santos-Dumont had moved to Paris. Soon, the dashing and impeccably dressed aeronaut was barhopping around the city in a one-man dirigible he invented, circling above crowds and crashing into rooftops. Eventually, he would join the world-wide competition to build the first true airplane. Once he succeeded, the press hailed him as the man who had conquered the air. (Because the Wright brothers worked in near secrecy, word of their first flights had not widely reached Europe when Santos-Dumon took to the skies.) His picture appeared on cigar boxes and dinner plates and he dined regularly with the Cartiers, the Rothschilds, and the Roosevelts, hosting "aerial dinners" in which his guests ate at an elevated table so they could imagine how it felt to be above the world." "But all would change after Santos-Dumont witnessed the destructive capacity of flying machines in World War I."--BOOK JACKET.


The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City
Author: Greg Grandin
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 9781429938013
Category: History
Page: 432
View: 7392
The stunning, never before told story of the quixotic attempt to recreate small-town America in the heart of the Amazon In 1927, Henry Ford, the richest man in the world, bought a tract of land twice the size of Delaware in the Brazilian Amazon. His intention was to grow rubber, but the project rapidly evolved into a more ambitious bid to export America itself, along with its golf courses, ice-cream shops, bandstands, indoor plumbing, and Model Ts rolling down broad streets. Fordlandia, as the settlement was called, quickly became the site of an epic clash. On one side was the car magnate, lean, austere, the man who reduced industrial production to its simplest motions; on the other, the Amazon, lush, extravagant, the most complex ecological system on the planet. Ford's early success in imposing time clocks and square dances on the jungle soon collapsed, as indigenous workers, rejecting his midwestern Puritanism, turned the place into a ribald tropical boomtown. Fordlandia's eventual demise as a rubber plantation foreshadowed the practices that today are laying waste to the rain forest. More than a parable of one man's arrogant attempt to force his will on the natural world, Fordlandia depicts a desperate quest to salvage the bygone America that the Ford factory system did much to dispatch. As Greg Grandin shows in this gripping and mordantly observed history, Ford's great delusion was not that the Amazon could be tamed but that the forces of capitalism, once released, might yet be contained. Fordlandia is a 2009 National Book Award Finalist for Nonfiction.

Revels in Madness

Insanity in Medicine and Literature
Author: Allen Thiher
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472089994
Category: History
Page: 354
View: 1045
"The scope of this book is daunting, ranging from madness in the ancient Greco-Roman world, to Christianized concepts of medieval folly, through the writings of early modern authors such as Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Descartes, and on to German Romantic philosophy, fin de siecle French poetry, and Freud . . . Artaud, Duras, and Plath."-Isis"This provocative and closely argued work will reward many readers."-ChoiceIn Revels in Madness, Allen Thiher surveys a remarkable range of writers as he shows how conceptions of madness in literature have reflected the cultural assumptions of their era, and emphasizes the transition from classical to modern theories of madness-a transition that began at the end of the Enlightenment and culminates in recent women's writing that challenges the postmodern understanding of madness as a fall from language or as a dysfunction of culture.

The ABCs for Recovery from Depression

Author: Lynn M. Alcock
Publisher: PublishAmerica
ISBN: 1456058800
Category: Self-Help
Page: 143
View: 8838
Depression—it can hit anyone at any time. It is a debilitating disease, a soul snatcher that turns everything in life a deadening black. It’s difficult to think that there can ever be a way out, a chance to return to the light of life again. But it is possible… If you are reading this, it’s because you or someone you know and love is suffering in that black abyss and desperately wants to be “me” again. This book is one of hope and encouragement, written by one who knows depression intimately and now helps others through their healing journeys. These words and thoughts can lift your spirit and give you hope and direction when you need it the most. Experience returning hope, a serene spirit, and a zest for life that you thought was long gone. Let this book help you to reclaim and live your life once again.

Self-Directed Behavior: Self-Modification for Personal Adjustment

Author: David L. Watson,Roland G. Tharp
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1285530217
Category: Education
Page: 432
View: 1057
Achieve your life goals with SELF-DIRECTED BEHAVIOR! Featuring numerous research-based strategies, this psychology book guides you through exercises for developing skills in self-analysis and teaches you how to apply these skills in different settings. Case examples demonstrate how others have successfully used the book's techniques, including one individual who used shaping to gradually increase her ability to study, and another who learned to be more sure of himself on dates by consciously modeling a friend's confident behavior. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250028043
Category: Fiction
Page: 704
View: 8163
In the new millennium, what secrets lay beyond the far reaches of the universe? What mysteries belie the truths we once held to be self evident? The world of science fiction has long been a porthole into the realities of tomorrow, blurring the line between life and art. Now, in The Year's Best Science Fiction: Thirtieth Annual Collection the very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world through their short stories. This venerable collection brings together award winning authors and masters of the field such as Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Damien Broderick, Elizabeth Bear, Paul McAuley and John Barnes. And with an extensive recommended reading guide and a summation of the year in science fiction, this annual compilation has become the definitive must-read anthology for all science fiction fans and readers interested in breaking into the genre. The multiple Locus Award-winning annual compilation of the year's best science fiction stories

Outside the Wire

Riding with the "Triple Deuce" in Vietnam, 1970
Author: Jim Ross
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 0811712222
Category: History
Page: 303
View: 3750
Thoughtful, action-packed memoir of one American soldier's combat tour in Vietnam in 1970 Begins with a tense ambush patrol and doesn't let up through a year of hair-raising night watches, soggy humps through the jungle, and deadly encounters with the North Vietnamese Author served as a rifleman - as well as a machine gunner, tunnel rat, and demolitions man - with the U.S. Army's 25th "Tropic Lightning" Infantry Division and 1st Cavalry Division

The Cattle Baron

Author: Margaret Way
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 1460326539
Category: Fiction
Page: 384
View: 5662
The Baron's Bounty North Queensland, Australia, is a land of fierce contrasts, of astonishing beauty—and a land of secrets. No one knows this better than Australian aristocrat Chase Banfield, the master of the historic cattle station Three Moons. Yet even he is surprised when beautiful reporter Rosie Summers claims there is evidence of an ancient Egyptian presence on Banfield land. Despite his reservations, Chase agrees to an expedition with Rosie. But their search uncovers something far more precious than historic artifacts…a timeless love.

Dreams and Whispers

Author: V.A. Duna
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469120712
Category: Poetry
Page: 235
View: 8112
Collection of author's writings primarily on depression, suicide and mental issues.

Nicolas Nabokov

A Life in Freedom and Music
Author: Vincent Giroud
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199399913
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 504
View: 8298
Composer, cultural diplomat, and man about town, Nicolas Nabokov (1903-78) counted among his intimate friends everyone from Igor Stravinsky to George Kennan. While today he is overshadowed by his more famous cousin Vladimir, Nicolas Nabokov was during his lifetime an outstanding and far-sighted player in international cultural exchanges during the Cold War and admired by some of the most distinguished minds of his century for his political acumen and his talents as a composer. This first-ever biography of Nabokov follows the fascinating stages of his life: a privileged childhood before the Revolution; the beginnings of a promising musical career launched under the aegis of Diaghilev; his involvement in anti-Stalinist causes in the first years of the Cold War; his participation in the Congress for Cultural Freedom; his role as cultural advisor to the Mayor of Berlin and director of the Berlin Festival in the early 1960s; his American academic and musical career in the late 1960s and 1970s. Nabokov is unique not only in that he was involved on a high level in international cultural politics, but also in that his life intersected at all times with a vast array of people within - and also well beyond - the confines of classical music. Drawing on a vast array of primary sources, Vincent Giroud's biography opens a window into history for readers interested in twentieth-century music, Russian emigration, and the Cold War, particularly in its cultural aspects. Musicians and musicologists interested in Nabokov as a composer, or in twentieth century Russian composers in general, will find in this book information not available anywhere else.

The Oriental herald and colonial review [ed. by J.S. Buckingham].

Author: James Silk Buckingham
Publisher: N.A
Page: N.A
View: 1394

Tin Nimbus

Author: Geoff Cochrane
Publisher: Victoria University Press
ISBN: 9780864732798
Category: New Zealand
Page: 191
View: 932
The first novel by Geoff Cochrane, who has also published poems, a novella and short stories. It is 1979, the time of the Three Mile Island emergency and the crash on Mount Erebus. The novel is set in Wellington and Whisky Brae high in the Southern Alps and tells the story of Sean Angell who is a young alcoholic. He has to learn that it is not the drunkard who writes the drinking song.

Weird Tales #325

Author: Darrell Schweitzer,Thomas Ligotti,Tanith Lee
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434437825
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
View: 8020
Weird Tales #325 (Fall 2001) features "From Out of the Crocodile's Mouth," by Darrell Schweitzer; "The Gravedigger's Apprentice," by Alvin Helms; "Our Temporary Supervisor," by Thomas Ligotti; "Where All Things Perish," by Tanith Lee; "The Wizard of Ashes and Rain," by David Sandner, and more.

Gifted And Talented Education

Author: Mohan Nath Dubey
Publisher: Mittal Publications
ISBN: 9788170999812
Category: Gifted children
Page: 206
View: 1783

The Wings of Angels

A Memoir of Madness
Author: Sandy Jeffs
Publisher: Spinifex Press
ISBN: 9781876756512
Category: Poetry
Page: 100
View: 7754
Not since Sylvia Plath and Anne Sexton has anyone written so candidly about madness. Able to manipulate key images, she moves from Niobe in 'widow's shroud' to Kali in a regal gown of grotesque death. The way is memorably peopled by the Pilot, the Hand, the guardian of the Gate -- a modern Cerberus with three heads: Ken Barbie and Ronald McDonald. Her poetry has a stark dignity, capable of conveying 'shudders of intense fear'. Yet who'd believe that Jeffs, in the midst of rigors, can access a voice both wild and funny? Not only does she plumb the depths of human experience in her journey into madness, she is also prepared to share that journey with her readers. In a realm where nightmares wrestle with dreams, where death by devouring is a way-station, where the underworld becomes a tourist destination. Sandy Jeffs' leavening sense of humour peoples her darkness with the sirens of the supermarket, a tinsel paradise and high-tech technicolour Armageddon. After all, God is only a word and angels, although mad, sing the wanderer into paradise.

The Squirrel that Dreamt of Madness

Author: N.A
Publisher: Craig Stone
Page: N.A
View: 4140

At the Mountains of Madness

Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504045289
Category: Fiction
Page: 181
View: 8445
This classic mind-shattering tale, which “ranks high among the horror stories of the English language,” plunges into the darkness of the Cthulhu mythos (Time). In the uncharted wastes of Antarctica, an exploration party from Miskatonic University encounters a gory sight when they discover their advance team’s camp has been destroyed and its members slaughtered. There is no evidence of what happened except a series of burial mounds, six of which contain dead specimens of unknown species. Eight similar tombs are empty, but they haven’t been broken into—they’ve been broken out of. What began as a search for knowledge soon becomes a terrifying confrontation with the true nature of the world and the universe in all its stark blackness and unyielding oblivion. For mankind is not—and never has been—the bright light of creation. It’s all a mistake, an insignificant stain of existence, forgotten by an unwitting and indifferent creator . . . until now. This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.

Flying With Paper Wings

Reflections on Living With Madness
Author: Sandy Jeffs
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780980665109
Category: Schizophrenics
Page: 270
View: 7033
Sandy Jeffs grew up and went to school in Ballarat. She has lived with schizophrenia and all its moods for 33 years. She has published many articles and five volumes of poetry, concerned with the disparate topics of madness, domestic violence, the trials and tribulations of playing midweek ladies' tennis and the mad world in which we live - and some of these have inspired other artists to compose music, libretto and dance. Sandy has also become a community educator who speaks to school kids, university students, community groups and clinicians about what it is like to live with a mental illness. Her home, with friends human and animal, is at Christmas Hills, in the country near Melbourne, 'where it's Christmas every day'.