Chaka  Through the Fire
Score: 5
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Chaka Through the Fire


  • Author : Chaka Khan
  • Publisher : Rodale Books
  • Release Date : 2003-10-10
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 1579548261


Chaka Through the Fire Book Description :

Rolling Stone compared it to melted caramel, and Miles Davis compared it to his horn. Chaka Khan's scorchingly soulful voice first dazzled most of us back in 1974 with Rufus and "Tell Me Something Good," and most recently in her Grammy Award-winning performance in Standing in the Shadows of Motown, singing "What's Going On?" with the Funk Brothers. Over the years, she's had twelve number-one hits and nine number-one albums. Over one hundred appearances on the Billboard charts. Nineteen Grammy nominations and eight Grammy wins. Her achievements in the music industry are legendary, and like her twenty albums, they're well-known to the public. But the private side of Chaka, the story of what fame and fortune have cost her-- and taught her-- hasn't been told before. In Chaka! Through the Fire, Chaka Khan gives us the whole story of the woman behind the diva and reveals her high and low points. A happy early childhood in a loving, creative home was shattered by escalating fights between her parents. When they finally split, Chaka's father disappeared without even a goodbye, leaving Chaka bewildered, bereft, and blaming her mother. She reconnected with her dad in her teens, finding that he was as liberal and permissive a parent as her mother was strict. Chaka started experimenting with drugs and joined the Black Panthers. Soon after, she fronted for a band called Rufus. They hit it big with "Tell Me Something Good," and Chaka's stardom was launched. But life on the road was grueling, and as the years went by, the pressures grew. Chaka turned to alcohol and drugs to numb the pain of failed relationships, the guilt of leaving her kids to be raised by Grandma, the resentment she felt about the exhausting demands of her career. It wasn't until things got very bad that she started to see the patterns. All the things she had suffered through in her childhood and swore never to do to her kids-- well, she was doing them. That's when she began the work of turning it all around. Th

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Donna Hill
  • Publisher : Kimani Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426854927


Through the Fire Book Description :

After a devastating tragedy left her convinced she'd never love again, successful songwriter Rae Lindsay sought refuge in the only thing that still brought her comfort—her music. But when Quinten Parker walked into her life, Rae suddenly found her peaceful solitude threatened—along with her heart. Now, torn between desire and painful memories, she must search the deepest part of herself to overcome the past and take a second chance at love—the chance of a lifetime.

Coming Through the Fire

Coming Through the Fire


  • Author : Charles Eric Lincoln
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 157
  • ISBN 10 : 0822317362


Coming Through the Fire Book Description :

Lincoln explores the nature of biracial relationships, the issue of transracial adoption, violence - particularly black-on-black violence - the "endangered" black male, racism as power, the relationship between blacks and Jews, our multicultural melting pot, and Minister Louis Farrakhan.

Through the Fire  First Responders Book  1
Score: 4
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Through the Fire First Responders Book 1


  • Author : Shawn Grady
  • Publisher : Bethany House
  • Release Date : 2009-07-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN 10 : 9781441204448


Through the Fire First Responders Book 1 Book Description :

Firefighting burns in Aidan O'Neill's blood. The son of a fireman, O'Neill has a sixth sense about fire and often takes dangerous risks. When one act of disobedience nearly gets a rookie killed, O'Neill is suspended. His weeks off are supposed to be a time to reflect but instead he escapes to Mexico, where another rash act of bravery actually kills him. But only for a few minutes. Called back to Reno, he's now haunted by visions of hell and paralyzed in the face of fire. And at the worst time, because an arsonist is targeting Reno. With a growing love interest with one of the investigators complicating everything, Aidan must discover where his trust rests as the fires creep ever closer.

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Raj Lowenstein
  • Publisher : Trafford Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-12-22
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 290
  • ISBN 10 : 9781490768397


Through the Fire Book Description :

Detective Daniel Hartman lives in a three-story condo in the Montrose section of Houston that he rents from his twin brother, Dr. David Hartman. When Daniel wakes up to discover a woman, naked and recovering from a savage attack, his first instincts are those of a detective. The woman is not a stranger, however. His life will change as the woman becomes entwined not only with his life but also with his heart. The woman, Michael Braun, is scared, homeless, and unsure of what is happening. Daniel Hartman is an intimately familiar stranger, who, without hesitation, wraps her in his protective arms and steals her heart. Can she be sure that this vicious attack was a random act when she remembers nothing of the episode itself? Has Michaels past, a past she struggled to escape from, found her? Can she keep herself and the man she loves safe without losing more than her soul? Will Detective Hartman become a pawn in a killers twisted game of revenge? Will he become his lovers dagger, or will he go through the fire to save what he has found?

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Brandy Walker
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2012-07
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN 10 : 9781477147511


Through the Fire Book Description :

Tammy Pearson is a senior in high school who is most likely to succeed. She is popular, intelligent, and beautiful. She appears to have it all including her high school sweetheart, Terrell Bryant, who is a promising athlete headed to the NFL. The two of them have plans on getting married and building a future together until a turn of events happens, which changes their lives forever. Tammy's life spirals out of control. She begins to realize that life doesn't always go as planned. Luckily for her, she has a best friend, Renee Spears, who is intuitive, witty, and street smart. The two of them go through their journey of life together. Tammy thought that she knew everything about Renee but soon discovers that even Renee has a few secrets of her own. Tammy finds herself facing a series of tragedies and obstacles as she evolves into the woman she was truly meant to become. This is a powerful story of endurance and patience. In it, you will fi nd hope, inspiration, and strength.

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Patricia A. Saunders
  • Publisher : AuthorHouse
  • Release Date : 2012-03-21
  • Genre: Poetry
  • Pages : 54
  • ISBN 10 : 146855848X


Through the Fire Book Description :

The book of poetry Through the Fire is about going through life's fire and making it through. Being in love, lust, and breaking up to make up. Having money to being almost homeless, facing life's challenges of death, and grieving. Being on this rollercoaster that some call life has made me take pen to hand and let the expressions flow.

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Cris Gutierrez
  • Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
  • Release Date : 2016-03-16
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781483445663


Through the Fire Book Description :

Abram knew Julian still loved him, but why he disappeared without a trace when he needed him the most was a puzzle he couldn’t piece together. Discarded like yesterday’s newspaper and forced to live on his own at the age of eighteen, Abram vows to leave San Antonio, and forget about Julian, forever. But what happens when Julian reappears in Abram’s life more than a year later ready to reclaim his love?

Passing Through the Fire

Passing Through the Fire


  • Author : D. C. Kerns
  • Publisher : BalboaPress
  • Release Date : 2011-07-13
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781452535975


Passing Through the Fire Book Description :

The ideas presented within these pages can help the reader focus on improving self and community through imagination and thinking. There is hope for change when the inspiration comes from within. When it comes to freedom of thought, it is easier to change one mind at a time than entire cultures. As long as there are individuals who express optimism for such change, there is hope for all of us. The topics cover common themes that people and society come across while passing through the fire of daily life. These themes are about all of us. They are about time, space, matter, spirit, humanism, and universalism. They attempt to explain by seeding the complex with the simple. There are no endings, only beginnings in awareness when its purpose is to unify consciousness on Earth with universal life. When this occurs rightly, our perceptions will move us into that next stage of being: universal inclusiveness and its eternal expansion.

Through the Fire

Through the Fire


  • Author : Sharon Mignerey
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2009-11-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9781426849169


Through the Fire Book Description :

TO: [email protected] FROM: [email protected] Boss, I'm finishing my article about the Vance Memorial Hospital fire. No fatalities, although several people, including firefighter Lucia Vance and visiting wildfire expert Raphael Wright, were treated for smoke inhalation. I'm trying to stay unbiased—Lucia's a friend—but she's under investigation for disobeying orders, and I think Chief O'Brien is casting suspicion on her to cover himself. Word is he has some hefty debts. Raphael is only too willing to help clear Lucia's name—romance is brewing. It seems as if the Vances are being targeted…but by whom, and why?