Mad Among Us Book

Mad Among Us


  • Author : Gerald N. Grob
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 1994-02-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439105719

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Mad Among Us Excerpt :

In the first comprehensive one-volume history of the treatment of the mentally ill, the foremost historian in the field compellingly recounts our various attempts to solve this ever-present dilemma from colonial times to the present. Gerald Grob charts the growth of mental hospitals in response to the escalating numbers of the severely and persistently mentally ill and the deterioration of these hospitals under the pressure of too many patients and too few resources. Mounting criticism of psychiatric techniques such as shock therapies, drugs, and lobotomies and of mental institutions as inhumane places led to a new emphasis on community care and treatment. While some patients benefited from the new community policies, they were ineffective for many mentally ill substance abusers. Grob’s definitive history points the way to new solutions. It is at once an indispensable reference and a call for a humane and balanced policy in the future.

Lunch Walks Among Us Book
Score: 3.5
From 10 Ratings

Lunch Walks Among Us


  • Author : Jim Benton
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2013-04-30
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN 10 : 9781442495166

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Lunch Walks Among Us Excerpt :

Franny K. Stein is not your average girl—she’s a mad scientist. She prefers poison ivy to daisies, and when Franny jumps rope, she uses her pet snake. The kids in Franny’s class think she’s weird, wacky, and just plain creepy. Tired of being stared at, Franny decides to attempt her most dangerous experiment yet—she’s going to fit in. But when a giant Monstrous Fiend attacks the class, everyone knows only a true mad scientist can save the day. But has Franny lost her creepy, crawly ways?

Maisie Dobbs Book
Score: 3.5
From 163 Ratings

Maisie Dobbs


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Soho Press
  • Release Date : 2003
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 267
  • ISBN 10 : 9781569473306

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Maisie Dobbs Excerpt :

In her first case, private detective Maisie Dobbs must investigate the reappearance of a dead man who turns up at a cooperative farm called the Retreat that caters to men who are recovering their health after World War I. A first novel. 30,000 first printing.

Maisie Dobbs Bundle  2  An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Maisie Dobbs Bundle 2 An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 640
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429994668

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Maisie Dobbs Bundle 2 An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad Excerpt :

Maisie Dobbs Bundle #2, An Incomplete Revenge and Among the Mad Books 5 and 6 in the New York Times Bestselling Series "An outstanding historical series . . . deeply empathetic." (The New York Times Book Review) An Incomplete Revenge, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #5) With the country in the grip of economic malaise, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment to investigate a potential land purchase in a picturesque village in Kent. A peculiar secrecy shrouds the village, and ultimately Maisie must draw on her finely-honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases yet. Among the Mad, by Jacqueline Winspear (Maisie Dobbs novel #6) On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the Prime Minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met--and the writer mentions Maisie by name. Tapped by Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch to be a special adviser on the case, Maisie is soon involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict destruction on thousands of innocent people.

Among the Mad Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Among the Mad


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429919753

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Among the Mad Excerpt :

In the thrilling new novel by the New York Times bestselling author of An Incomplete Revenge, Maisie Dobbs must catch a madman before he commits murder on an unimaginable scale It's Christmas Eve 1931. On the way to see a client, Maisie Dobbs witnesses a man commit suicide on a busy London street. The following day, the prime minister's office receives a letter threatening a massive loss of life if certain demands are not met—and the writer mentions Maisie by name. After being questioned and cleared by Detective Chief Superintendent Robert MacFarlane of Scotland Yard's elite Special Branch, she is drawn into MacFarlane's personal fiefdom as a special adviser on the case. Meanwhile, Billy Beale, Maisie's trusted assistant, is once again facing tragedy as his wife, who has never recovered from the death of their young daughter, slips further into melancholia's abyss. Soon Maisie becomes involved in a race against time to find a man who proves he has the knowledge and will to inflict death and destruction on thousands of innocent people. And before this harrowing case is over, Maisie must navigate a darkness not encountered since she was a nurse in wards filled with shell-shocked men. In Among the Mad, Jacqueline Winspear combines a heart-stopping story with a rich evocation of a fascinating period to create her most compelling and satisfying novel yet.

An Incomplete Revenge Book
Score: 4
From 85 Ratings

An Incomplete Revenge


  • Author : Jacqueline Winspear
  • Publisher : Henry Holt and Company
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781429924641

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An Incomplete Revenge Excerpt :

In her fifth outing, Maisie Dobbs, the extraordinary Psychologist and Investigator, delves into a strange series of crimes in a small rural community With the country in the grip of economic malaise, and worried about her business, Maisie Dobbs is relieved to accept an apparently straightforward assignment from an old friend to investigate certain matters concerning a potential land purchase. Her inquiries take her to a picturesque village in Kent during the hop-picking season, but beneath its pastoral surface she finds evidence that something is amiss. Mysterious fires erupt in the village with alarming regularity, and a series of petty crimes suggests a darker criminal element at work. As Maisie discovers, the villagers are bitterly prejudiced against outsiders who flock to Kent at harvest time—even more troubling, they seem possessed by the legacy of a wartime Zeppelin raid. Maisie grows increasingly suspicious of a peculiar secrecy that shrouds the village, and ultimately she must draw on all her finely honed skills of detection to solve one of her most intriguing cases. Rich with Jacqueline Winspear's trademark period detail, this installment of the bestselling series, An Incomplete Revenge, is gripping, atmospheric, and utterly enthralling.

Among the Gently Mad Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

Among the Gently Mad


  • Author : Nicholas A. Basbanes
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2003-11
  • Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN 10 : 0805074414

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Among the Gently Mad Excerpt :

Offers a field guide to modern book collectors that covers both traditional and electronic methods of acquisition, discussing such topics as how to spot first or book club editions, working a book fair, dust jackets, and book handling. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

The Mad Women s Ball Book
Score: 3
From 3 Ratings

The Mad Women s Ball


  • Author : Victoria Mas
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 2021-09-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 195
  • ISBN 10 : 9781647004453

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The Mad Women s Ball Excerpt :

A New York Times best historical novel of the year, adapted as a major film for Amazon Prime, this feminist literary thriller is set in Paris's infamous Salpêtrière asylum—now in paperback The Salpêtrière Asylum: Paris, 1885. Dr. Charcot holds all of Paris in thrall with his displays of hypnotism on women who have been deemed mad and cast out from society. But the truth is much more complicated—these women are often simply inconvenient, unwanted wives, those who have lost something precious, wayward daughters, or girls born from adulterous relationships. For Parisian society, the highlight of the year is the Lenten ball—the Mad Women’s Ball—when the great and good come to gawk at the patients of the Salpêtrière dressed up in their finery for one night only. For the women themselves, it is a rare moment of hope. Genevieve is a senior nurse. After the childhood death of her sister Blandine, she shunned religion and placed her faith in both the celebrated psychiatrist Dr. Charcot and science. But everything begins to change when she meets Eugénie, the 19-year-old daughter of a bourgeois family that has locked her away in the asylum. Because Eugénie has a secret: she sees spirits. Inspired by the scandalous, banned work that all of Paris is talking about, The Book of Spirits, Eugénie is determined to escape from the asylum—and the bonds of her gender—and seek out those who will believe in her. And for that she will need Genevieve's help . . .

Mouse was Mad Book
Score: 4
From 6 Ratings

Mouse was Mad


  • Author : Linda Urban
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 40
  • ISBN 10 : 9780152053376

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Mouse was Mad Excerpt :

Mouse struggles to find the right way to express his anger, modeling the behavior of Hare, Bear, Hedgehog, and Bobcat, only to discover that his own way may be the best way of all.

The Mad Girls of New York Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

The Mad Girls of New York


  • Author : Maya Rodale
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2022-04-26
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 337
  • ISBN 10 : 9780593436769

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The Mad Girls of New York Excerpt :

One of Amazon’s Best Books of 2022 So Far! “Gloriously recommended.” —Historical Novel Society A gripping and compelling novel based on the true story of fearless reporter Nellie Bly, who will stop at nothing to prove that a woman’s place is on the front page. In 1887 New York City, Nellie Bly has ambitions beyond writing for the ladies pages, but all the editors on Newspaper Row think women are too emotional, respectable and delicate to do the job. But then the New York World challenges her to an assignment she'd be mad to accept and mad to refuse: go undercover as a patient at Blackwell’s Island Insane Asylum for women. For months, rumors have been swirling about deplorable conditions at Blackwell’s but no reporter can get in—that is, until Nellie feigns insanity, gets herself committed and attempts to survive ten days in the madhouse. Once inside, Nellie befriends her fellow patients who help her uncover shocking truths about the asylum. It’s a story that promises to be explosive—but will she get out before rival reporters get the scoop? From USA Today bestselling author Maya Rodale comes a witty, energetic and uplifting novel about a woman who defied convention to become the most famous reporter in Gilded Age New York. Perfect for fans of hidden histories about women who triumph.

In Our Mad and Furious City Book
Score: 3
From 4 Ratings

In Our Mad and Furious City


  • Author : Guy Gunaratne
  • Publisher : MCD x FSG Originals
  • Release Date : 2018-12-11
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780374720360

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In Our Mad and Furious City Excerpt :

Long-listed for the 2018 Man Booker Prize Short-listed for the 2018 Gordon Burn Prize Short-listed for the 2018 Goldsmiths Prize Inspired by the real-life murder of a British army soldier by religious fanatics, Guy Gunaratne’s In Our Mad and Furious City is a snapshot of the diverse, frenzied edges of modern-day London. A crackling debut from a vital new voice, it pulses with the frantic energy of the city’s homegrown grime music and is animated by the youthful rage of a dispossessed, overlooked, and often misrepresented generation. While Selvon, Ardan, and Yusuf organize their lives around soccer, girls, and grime, Caroline and Nelson struggle to overcome pasts that haunt them. Each voice is uniquely insightful, impassioned, and unforgettable, and when stitched together, they trace a brutal and vibrant tapestry of today’s London. In a forty-eight-hour surge of extremism and violence, their lives are inexorably drawn together in the lead-up to an explosive, tragic climax. In Our Mad and Furious City documents the stark disparities and bubbling fury coursing beneath the prosperous surface of a city uniquely on the brink. Written in the distinctive vernaculars of contemporary London, the novel challenges the ways in which we coexist now—and, more important, the ways in which we often fail to do so.

The Mad and the Bad Book
Score: 3.5
From 6 Ratings

The Mad and the Bad


  • Author : Jean-Patrick Manchette
  • Publisher : New York Review of Books
  • Release Date : 2014-07-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 184
  • ISBN 10 : 9781590177402

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The Mad and the Bad Excerpt :

An NYRB Classics Original Winner of the French-American Foundation Translation Prize for Fiction Michel Hartog, a sometime architect, is a powerful businessman and famous philanthropist whose immense fortune has just grown that much greater following the death of his brother in an accident. Peter is his orphaned nephew—a spoiled brat. Julie is in an insane asylum. Thompson is a hired gunman with a serious ulcer. Michel hires Julie to look after Peter. And he hires Thompson to kill them. Julie and Peter escape. Thompson pursues. Bullets fly. Bodies accumulate. The craziness is just getting started. Like Jean-Patrick Manchette’s celebrated Fatale, The Mad and the Bad is a clear-eyed, cold-blooded, pitch-perfect work of creative destruction.

The Book of the Dead Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

The Book of the Dead


  • Author : Tanith Lee
  • Publisher : Abrams
  • Release Date : 1991-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 196
  • ISBN 10 : 9781468307702

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The Book of the Dead Excerpt :

The ambiance of fin de siecle France imbues these eight gothic tales in the third volume in Lee’s Secret Books of Paradys tetralogy, tracing the tortured lives once led by those buried in the crypts and cemeteries of the mythical (or forgotten) city of Paradys. “The Weasel Bride†? twists a folktale about a man who marries an enchanted weasel and dies of her bite into an account of a young husband who kills his beloved bride on their wedding night and takes her dreadful secret to the gallows. The artist in “The Glass Dagger,†? who normally saves her emotion for her art, is consumed by jealous rage and turns to supernatural revenge when a jaded aristocrat tries an old stratagem to win her love. In “The Moon Is a Mask†? a drudge who creates a world of beauty in her garret room steals to buy a mask that turns her into a vampire owl. The miasma of corruption and death, combined with vivid and at times elegiac writing will engross readers who fancy this dark shade of fantasy writing.

Mad Honey Book
Score: 4
From 18 Ratings

Mad Honey


  • Author : Jodi Picoult
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2022-10-04
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 492
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735276949

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Mad Honey Excerpt :

GOOD MORNING AMERICA BOOK CLUB PICK NATIONAL BESTSELLER NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A soul-stirring novel about what we choose to keep from our past, and what we choose to leave behind, from the New York Times bestselling author of Wish You Were Here and the bestselling author of She's Not There. Olivia McAfee knows what it feels like to start over. Her picture-perfect life—living in Boston, married to a brilliant cardiothoracic surgeon, raising a beautiful son, Asher—was upended when her husband revealed a darker side. She never imagined she would end up back in her sleepy New Hampshire hometown, living in the house she grew up in, and taking over her father's beekeeping business. Lily Campanello is familiar with do-overs, too. When she and her mom relocate to Adams, New Hampshire, for her final year of high school, they both hope it will be a fresh start. And for just a short while, these new beginnings are exactly what Olivia and Lily need. Their paths cross when Asher falls for the new girl in school, and Lily can’t help but fall for him, too. With Ash, she feels happy for the first time. Yet at times, she wonders if she can she trust him completely . . . Then one day, Olivia receives a phone call: Lily is dead, and Asher is being questioned by the police. Olivia is adamant that her son is innocent. But she would be lying if she didn’t acknowledge the flashes of his father’s temper in him, and as the case against him unfolds, she realizes he’s hidden more than he’s shared with her. Mad Honey is a riveting novel of suspense, an unforgettable love story, and a moving and powerful exploration of the secrets we keep and the risks we take in order to become ourselves.

Mad Blood Stirring Book
Score: 5
From 2 Ratings

Mad Blood Stirring


  • Author : Daemon Fairless
  • Publisher : Random House Canada
  • Release Date : 2018-03-06
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345812940

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Mad Blood Stirring Excerpt :

With a rare clarity and fearless honesty, journalist Daemon Fairless tackles the horrors and compulsions of male violence from the perspective of someone who struggles with violent impulses himself, creating a non-fiction masterpiece with the narrative power of novels such as Fight Club and A History of Violence. A man, no matter how civilized, is still an animal--and sometimes a dangerous one. Men are responsible for the lion's share of assault, rape, murder and warfare. Conventional wisdom chalks this up to socialization, that men are taught to be violent. And they are. But there's more to it. Violence is a dangerous desire--a set of powerful and inherent emotions we are loath to own up to. And so there remains a hidden geography to male violence--an inner ecosystem of rage, dominance, blood-lust, insecurity and bravado--yet to be mapped. Mad Blood Stirring is journalist Daemon Fairless's riveting first-person travelogue through this territory as he seeks to understand the inner lives of violent men and, ultimately, himself.