Fire Touched Book
Score: 4
From 27 Ratings

Fire Touched


  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780698180918

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Fire Touched Excerpt :

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?

Fire Touched Book
Score: 4
From 26 Ratings

Fire Touched


  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release Date : 2016-03-08
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9780356501581

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The ninth novel in the international No. 1 bestselling Mercy Thompson series - the major urban fantasy hit of the decade 'I love these books!' Charlaine Harris 'The best new fantasy series I've read in years' Kelley Armstrong MERCY THOMPSON: MECHANIC, SHAPESHIFTER, FIGHTER Mercy Thompson is 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 avert an 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? Praise for the series: 'Plenty of twists and turns . . . Kept me entertained from its deceptively innocent beginning to its can't-put-it-down end' Kim Harrison, bestselling author of Dead Witch Walking 'I enjoyed every minute of it. I love Mercy and can't wait for her to kick some more ass' Lilith Saintcrow Books by Patricia Briggs: The Mercy Thompson books Moon Called Blood Bound Iron Kissed Bone Crossed Silver Borne River Marked Frost Burned Night Broken Fire Touched Silence Fallen Storm Cursed Shifting Shadows (Stories from the world of Mercy Thompson)

Touched With Fire Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

Touched With Fire


  • Author : Kay Redfield Jamison
  • Publisher : Free Press
  • Release Date : 1996-10-18
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 068483183X

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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.

Hearts Touched with Fire Book

Hearts Touched with Fire


  • Author : David Gergen
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2022-05-10
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781982170592

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INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER A powerful guide to the art of leadership from David Gergen—former White House adviser to four US presidents, CNN analyst, and founder of the Harvard Center for Public Leadership. As nations careen from one crisis to the next, there is a growing cry for fresh leadership. Those in charge have repeatedly fallen short, and trust in institutions has plummeted. So, what does great leadership look like? And how are great leaders made? David Gergen, a leader in the public arena for more than half a century, draws from his experiences as a White House adviser to four presidents, his decades as a trusted voice on national issues, and years of teaching and mentoring young people to offer a stirring playbook for the next generation of change-makers. To uncover the fundamental elements of effective leadership, Gergen traces the journeys of iconic leaders past and present, from pathbreakers like Ruth Bader Ginsburg, John Lewis, John McCain, and Harvey Milk to historic icons like Lincoln, John F. Kennedy, Winston Churchill, and Eleanor and Franklin Roosevelt, to contemporary game changers like Greta Thunberg, the Parkland students, and the Black Lives Matter movement. Leadership is a journey that starts from within, Gergen writes. A leader must become self-aware and then achieve self-mastery. You cannot lead others until you can lead yourself. As you start to leap into the world, you begin your outer journey, overcoming setbacks, persuading others, empowering them, and navigating crises—armed with a sense of history, humor, passion, and purpose. By linking lessons of the past with the ever-changing practice of leadership today, Gergen reveals the time-tested secrets of dynamic leadership. An indispensable manual, Hearts Touched with Fire distills experience and wisdom of the past into an invaluable guide for leaders of our future.

Touched with Fire Book

Touched with Fire


  • Author : David E. Lowe
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2019-12
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781640120969

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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.

Touched by Fire Book
Score: 4
From 13 Ratings

Touched by Fire


  • Author : Irene N.Watts
  • Publisher : Tundra Books
  • Release Date : 2013-09-10
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781770495258

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Touched by Fire Excerpt :

"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.

Mercy Thompson Book
Score: 3
From 27 Ratings

Mercy Thompson


  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Del Rey/Dabel Brothers
  • Release Date : 2009
  • Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Pages : 100
  • ISBN 10 : 9780345509888

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Mercy Thompson Excerpt :

When shapeshifter Mercy Thompson, who is looking for work after graduating from college, travels to Tri-Cities for a job interview, she ends up confronting rival werewolves, angry vampires, and ruthless prospective employers.

Touched by Fire Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Touched by Fire


  • Author : Louise Barnett
  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Release Date : 2006-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 582
  • ISBN 10 : 0803262663

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Touched by Fire Excerpt :

A comprehensive and balanced biography of the controversial George Armstrong Custer.

Mountains Touched with Fire Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Mountains Touched with Fire


  • Author : Wiley Sword
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
  • Release Date : 1997-04-15
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN 10 : 9781466806191

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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 by Fire Book
Score: 4.5
From 2 Ratings

Touched by Fire


  • Author : Kathleen O'Reilly
  • Publisher : Jove Publications
  • Release Date : 2001-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN 10 : 0515132403

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Touched by Fire Excerpt :

Frightened of his fierce temper and its possible consequences, Colin, Earl of Haverwood, falls in love with the beautiful and gentle Sarah Banks, but before he can claim his beloved, he must first master his own dark side. Original.

Hearts Touched by Fire Book
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Hearts Touched by Fire


  • Author : Harold Holzer
  • Publisher : Modern Library
  • Release Date : 2011-04-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 1264
  • ISBN 10 : 9780679604303

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Hearts Touched by Fire Excerpt :

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.

Home Fire Book
Score: 4
From 32 Ratings

Home Fire


  • Author : Kamila Shamsie
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2017-08-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735217706

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Home Fire Excerpt :

“Ingenious… Builds to one of the most memorable final scenes I’ve read in a novel this century.” —The New York Times WINNER OF THE 2018 WOMEN'S PRIZE FOR FICTION FINALIST FOR THE 2019 INTERNATIONAL DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD LONGLISTED FOR THE MAN BOOKER PRIZE The suspenseful and heartbreaking story of an immigrant family driven to pit love against loyalty, with devastating consequences, from the author of the forthcoming novel Best of Friends Isma is free. After years of watching out for her younger siblings in the wake of their mother’s death, she’s accepted an invitation from a mentor in America that allows her to resume a dream long deferred. But she can’t stop worrying about Aneeka, her beautiful, headstrong sister back in London, or their brother, Parvaiz, who’s disappeared in pursuit of his own dream, to prove himself to the dark legacy of the jihadist father he never knew. When he resurfaces half a globe away, Isma’s worst fears are confirmed. Then Eamonn enters the sisters’ lives. Son of a powerful political figure, he has his own birthright to live up to—or defy. Is he to be a chance at love? The means of Parvaiz’s salvation? Suddenly, two families’ fates are inextricably, devastatingly entwined, in this searing novel that asks: What sacrifices will we make in the name of love?

Touched by Fire Book

Touched by Fire


  • Author : Frank Griffin
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2008-09-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 190
  • ISBN 10 : 0615254500

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Touched by Fire Excerpt :

In 1954 Johnnie Frank Griffin witnessed the violent death of Attorney General-elect Albert Patterson, of Alabama. Six months later he told a grand jury what he knew. The next day he was stabbed. Though his wounds seemed slight, that night he died in a hospital built from the profits of crime. Nine years later, less than an hour after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, Johnnie Frank's son, Frank Griffin, saw Lee Harvey Oswald fleeing the scene of the murder of a Dallas police officer. Between these two events Frank grew up in one of the strangest decades in American history. His story touches that of one of the era's best known governors, John Patterson of Alabama. It intersects with mob bosses and CIA operations. There's even room for country music and barroom brawls. This story shows how Frank Griffin's life was truly Touched By Fire.

Shifting Shadows Book
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Shifting Shadows


  • Author : Patricia Briggs
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2014-09-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 464
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101609507

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Shifting Shadows Excerpt :

Shapeshifter Mercy Thompson has friends in high places—and in low, dark, scary ones. And in this must-have collection of short stories, you’ll meet new faces and catch up with old acquaintances—in all their forms... Includes the new stories... “Silver” “Roses in Winter” “Redemption” “Hollow” …and reader favorites “Fairy Gifts” “Gray” “Seeing Eye” “Alpha and Omega” “The Star of David” “In Red, with Pearls” “One of the best urban fantasy anthologies I’ve ever read.”—The BiblioSanctum

Touched With Fire Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Touched With Fire


  • Author : James M. Perry
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2005-01-02
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 1586482904

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Touched With Fire Excerpt :

"In our youth our hearts were touched with fire." So said Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the future Supreme Court justice, about his fellow veterans of the Civil War. The 1860s were a time much like the 1940s, when a generation of idealistic young Americans answered their country 's call, and many made the supreme sacrifice to preserve freedom and liberty for all. And among the two million "boys in blue " were five soldiers whose wartime heroics would take them into national politics -a ride that would lead, in time, to the White House. In Touched with Fire, James M. Perry reintroduces us to these five men -Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. "Ruddy" Hayes, James A. "Jamie " Garfield, Benjamin "Little Ben " Harrison, and William "Mack " McKinley -who rose to the pinnacle of American life but are now largely forgotten. Drawing on diaries, letters, and other first-hand accounts, Perry recreates the battles that brought them fame and extols the courage that made them extraordinary leaders, especially under fire. The Civil War was their finest hour, and their stories form a vivid reminder of what a truly great generation can accomplish.