The Flame Within

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 250

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A former City of Milwaukee firefighter, the author writes his memoir with candor, depth, spice and emotional insight. He lays out the tumultuous events that led him as a youth into the profession, and the wealth of eye-opening experiences along the way. He plumbs the character of the firefighters and paramedics who answer the call for rescue--but also the character of those who make the call, the rescuer and the rescued. The author keeps the reader close with vivid details of fighting fire and dealing with the anguish of loss and destruction. He pulls no punches; he also describes the promotion process, the politics in stations and in the service as a whole, the struggle of teaching young firefighters, and the heavy price of dedication. The book fully displays the humanity of members of the fire service and the flavor of fire service tradition.

Chasing the Flame

Author: Samantha Power

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141921102

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 640

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Sergio Vieira de Mello-a humanitarian, peacemaker and state builder -was at centre of the most significant geopolitical crises of the last half-century. Born in 1948, just as the post-World War II order was taking shape, he died in a terrorist attack on UN headquarters in Iraq in 2003 as the battle lines in the twenty first-century's first great polarizing struggle were being drawn. This is a dual biography: the story of a man who never stopped learning and the biography of a perilous world whose ills are too big to ignore but too complex to manage quickly or cheaply. Even as Vieira de Mello arranged food deliveries, organized refugee returns, or negotiated with warlords, he pressed his colleagues to join him in grappling with such questions as: When should killers be engaged and when should they be shunned? When is military force justified? How can outsiders play a role in healing broken people and broken places? He did not have the luxury of simply posing these questions; he had to find answers, apply them, and live with the consequences.

Keeper of the Flame

Author: Orest Stocco


ISBN: 1257792717


Page: 268

View: 7954

KEEPER OF THE FLAME is a modern day Pilgrim's Progress. It is the story of one soul's spiritual quest that spans the centuries. Reincarnation is central to the story. From the narrator's first primordial human life on earth as Grunt, where he experiences the dawning of self-consciousness, through to his lifetime as Phaedrus, student of Pythagoras, to Samuel the Essene, when he studied the same secret teaching as Jesus Christ, to his lifetime as the infamous scoundrel of Paris, a black slave in southern Georgia, a dishonored textile baron in Genoa, Italy, to a self-exiled English aristocrat, the narrator completes his spiritual quest for his true self in his current lifetime. KEEPER OF THE FLAME opens the doors to the deepest mystery in life: What is man's relationship with God? The answer will surprise you!

Shadows in the Flame

Author: Julie Anne Hale


ISBN: 1445718448


Page: 172

View: 312

Justin Cross has been attending St James' Boarding Academy ever since he can remember, surrounded by 'troubled' students as the formidable headmaster Craig Cross attempts to reform them back into society, he keeps himself to himself but still manages to gain respect.Lily Irvine is sent to the Academy by her father who feels he needs to make his daughter become a valuable member of society once again. She meets Justin and his peers. There's just something about Justin that makes him different, something beyond the sarcastic and closed off nature that he portrays, and Lily is determined to find out what it is.But Justin has secrets.Secrets that could be murder to find out.Excerpt:Putting on a brave and confident masquerade every single day of your life can really end up unintentionally sucking the life out of you, threatening to draw away your last living breath with a malice intent on destroying your very being.

The Flame of Olympus

Author: Kate O'Hearn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244410X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 387

View: 3142

Thirteen-year-old Emily's life is transformed when Pegasus, the mythological winged horse, crashes onto the roof of her building during a New York City blackout and takes her to Olympus where she faces monsters, a corrupt governmental agency, and the quest to keep the Olympic flame burning.

The Flame of the Heart

Author: Nathan Sternharz,Reb Noson,David Sears,Breslov Research Institute

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580232469

Category: Religion

Page: 118

View: 1605

A unique collection of Hasidic wisdom. This deeply personal book of prayers offers inspiring examples and opens the profound teachings of Rebbe Nachman of Breslov to all who seek to enrich their prayer practice.

The Phoenix and the Flame

Author: Henry Kamen

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300054163

Category: Religion

Page: 527

View: 5791

It is commonly assumed that the Counter-Reformation touched Spain only lightly, affecting the religious institutions but not the ordinary Spaniards. Henry Kamen now challenges this view by providing an intimate look at what life was like in one small but distinctive rural Spanish community from the mid-sixteenth to mid-seventeenth centuries. By examining the Catalan village of Mediona as a microcosm of Spanish society, Kamen shows that in fact the Counter Reformation led to powerful changes in the daily lives, beliefs, and customs of the common people of Catalonia and Spain. Kamen portrays the popular culture of Mediona, studying the shifting habits revealed by its administrative reforms during the Counter Reformation; the place of religious belief within the community; the attempts to change popular festivities and celebrations; the far-reaching innovations in marriage and sexuality; the role of the Inquisition and of the Jesuits; the problem of witchcraft, and the impact of books from the expanding presses of France, Italy, and the Netherlands on local language and ideas. Kamen concludes that the Counter Reformation was in some instances liberating rather than repressive in Mediona and the broader Mediterranean society of which it was part. By contemplating popular religion and culture as it was practiced by ordinary citizens, he offers new insights into an epoch normally studied only in the light of great political events, and he presents a wholly original vision of culture and society in Spain's Golden Age.

The Flame Before Us - Sample

Author: Richard Abbott

Publisher: Richard Abbott


Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 5678

Conflict and commitment in the shadow of a city's downfall The raiding ships have come before, but this time it is different. This time the attackers are coming to stay. The great kings and their vassals collapse as the newcomers advance. Walk with refugees, migrants, and defenders of the land alike, as they struggle to create a different way of life beside the ruins of the old. Can alliance, commitment and love survive the turmoil? The process of change in the hill country that began in In a Milk and Honeyed Land is picking up pace now. This is a free sample download of the whole novel.

The Flame

Author: Leonard Cohen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781786893147


Page: 288

View: 1686

THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERWINNER OF THE BOOKS ARE MY BAG READERS AWARD FOR POETRYThe Flame is the final work from Leonard Cohen, the revered poet and musician whose fans span generations and whose work is celebrated throughout the world. Featuring poems, excerpts from his private notebooks, lyrics, and hand-drawn self-portraits, The Flame offers an intimate look inside the life and mind of a singular artist.A reckoning with a life lived deeply and passionately, with wit and panache, this collection is a valedictory work.