Madness Aboard

Madness Aboard


  • Author : Yvonne Lee
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2010-08-15
  • Genre: Humor
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789814382847


Madness Aboard Book Description :

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The Changing Face of Madness
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

The Changing Face of Madness


  • Author : Phillip Benedetto
  • Publisher : Phillip Benedetto
  • Release Date : 2000-09-01
  • Genre: Fiction
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780595121540


The Changing Face of Madness Book Description :

Torn between her loyalty to her neo-nazi conspirators and her husband, Jane Polansky becomes riddled with guilt. Although she married Robert Polansky, head of Diamond Tech, to get at military secrets, she grows to love her husband, a man who espouses fine human qualities, unlike the hatred and misery which encompassed Jane's life. Stored in the same location as the secrets is the world famous Polansky diamond collection, sought after by organized criminals who will stop at nothing to get at those diamonds. Waiting in the background is a psychopath planning to strike out against the outsiders invading his tranquil community recently transformed into a high tech Mecca. Industrial espionage contributes to the plot by Breitling from Electropulse AG, a ma...

The Madness of It All

The Madness of It All


  • Author : W.D. Ehrhart
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release Date : 2010-07-27
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780786483402


The Madness of It All Book Description :

"I cannot begin to count the number of times over the past 37 years that I have wished I had never heard of Vietnam, let alone fought in the Vietnam War. That experience has haunted my days. It has troubled my nights. It has shaped my identity and colored the way I see the world and everything in it"--from the Preface. W.D. Ehrhart, called "one of the great poets and writers of nonfiction produced by the Vietnam War" by The Nation, here presents 43 essays, whose topics include not only the Gulf, Vietnam, and Korean wars, the conflict between Israel and Palestine, war and journalism, and American war poetry, but also junk mail, the Internet, the IRS, tugboats, drawbridges, race relations, the justice system, health care, small town life in America, ni...

A Legacy of Madness
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

A Legacy of Madness


  • Author : Tom Davis
  • Publisher : Hazelden Publishing
  • Release Date : 2011-09-28
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781616493035


A Legacy of Madness Book Description :

Dorothy Winans "Dede" Davis had worried, fussed, and obsessed for the last time. Her heart stopped beating in a fit of anxiety, soon after her wobbly legs gave way. Helplessly self-absorbed and severely obsessive compulsive, Dede led a tormented life. She had moved from nursing home to mental institution in recent years, but what really caused her death? The story of a loving family coming to grips with its own fragilities, A Legacy of Madness relays Tom Davis's journey to uncover, and ultimately understand, the history of mental illness that led generations of his suburban American family to their demise. In the end, we witness Davis's powerful transition as he makes peace with the past and heals through forgiveness and compassion for his family—a...

Madness in Black Women   s Diasporic Fictions

Madness in Black Women s Diasporic Fictions


  • Author : Caroline A. Brown
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-11-04
  • Genre: Social Science
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  • ISBN 10 : 9783319581279


Madness in Black Women s Diasporic Fictions Book Description :

This collection chronicles the strategic uses of madness in works by black women fiction writers from Africa, the Caribbean, Canada, Europe, and the United States. Moving from an over-reliance on the “madwoman” as a romanticized figure constructed in opposition to the status quo, contributors to this volume examine how black women authors use madness, trauma, mental illness, and psychopathology as a refraction of cultural contradictions, psychosocial fissures, and political tensions of the larger social systems in which their diverse literary works are set through a cultural studies approach. The volume is constructed in three sections: Revisiting the Archive, Reinscribing Its Texts: Slavery and Madness as Historical Contestation, The Contradicti...

Attending Madness

Attending Madness


  • Author : Lee-Ann Monk
  • Publisher : Rodopi
  • Release Date : 2008-01
  • Genre: History
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  • ISBN 10 : 9789042024199


Attending Madness Book Description :

'He is what we would call a very good attendant, who would not run away or flinch from any patient, but would try to have his orders carried out if possible.' Such was the view of William Coady, attendant to the insane in the British settler colony of Victoria, Australia in the 1870s. Attending Madness is a history of William Coady's occupation, a history of asylum work and workers in nineteenth-century Australia. It considers not only who attendants were and why they worked in the asylum, but also how they and others variously defined 'the very good attendant'. Colonial asylum advocates imagined the attendant as an archetype, drawing on ideas from Britain about the nature of insanity and its treatment. In exploring the articulation of these ideas in...

Work and Madness

Work and Madness


  • Author : Diana S. Ralph
  • Publisher : Black Rose Books Ltd.
  • Release Date : 1983
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
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  • ISBN 10 : 091961907X


Work and Madness Book Description :

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Howard Hughes  His Life and Madness

Howard Hughes His Life and Madness


  • Author : Donald L. Barlett
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-04-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393078589


Howard Hughes His Life and Madness Book Description :

The life that inspired the major motion picture The Aviator, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and directed by Martin Scorsese. Howard Hughes has always fascinated the public with his mixture of secrecy, dashing lifestyle, and reclusiveness. This is the book that breaks through the image to get at the man. Originally published under the title Empire: The Life, Legend, and Madness of Howard Hughes....

In the Wake of Madness
Score: 3.5
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In the Wake of Madness


  • Author : Joan Druett
  • Publisher : Algonquin Books
  • Release Date : 2004-01-04
  • Genre: Transportation
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781565127562


In the Wake of Madness Book Description :

The true story of one of history’s most notorious mutinies is revealed in this riveting “nautical murder mystery” (USA Today). In May 1841, the Massachusetts whaleship Sharon set out for the whaling ground of the northwestern Pacific. A year later, while most of the crew was out hunting, Capt. Howes Norris was brutally murdered. When the men in the whaleboats returned to the ship, they found four crew members on board, three of whom were covered in blood, the other screaming from atop the mast. Single-handedly, the third officer launched a surprise attack to recapture the Sharon, killing two of the attackers and subduing the other. An American investigation into the murder was never conducted—even when the Sharon returned home three years lat...

Life In The Skies  Everything you want to know about flying

Life In The Skies Everything you want to know about flying


  • Author : Lim Khoy Hing
  • Publisher : Marshall Cavendish International Asia Pte Ltd
  • Release Date : 2013-09-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814484879


Life In The Skies Everything you want to know about flying Book Description :

Life in the Skies is a unique compendium of tips, advice, anecdotes and tales from the storied career of life-long pilot, Captain Lim Khoy Hing. Captain Lim provides insights into every aspect of air travel – informing passengers of all the hidden mysteries of airplane safety and regulations, enlightening those who wonder how someone trains and becomes an international airline pilot, and entertaining readers throughout with anecdotes, tales and jokes from his own personal experiences in the air. Complemented with more than 40 full-colour personal illustrations of the Captain, Life in the Skies will be a valuable and useful guide for air travellers and budding-pilots alike!...