The Flame Within

Author: Wayne Mutza

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786472766

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 251

View: 1198


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

View: 6011


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.

The Flame Queen

Author: Dax Munro

Publisher: Munro Tales

ISBN: 0995768358

Category: Fiction

Page: 466

View: 2680


One woman will take back her freedom. And rise. Violetta will never forget that day. Guilt shadows her every step as she prepares to take her father’s throne. Sadly, he has other ideas. Violetta must marry or forfeit her royal birthright, but all she wants is to be free, to no longer relive the tragic events of her past. If only she can learn to love again, to put the past behind her and begin anew. Enter Emperor Ryore Frost. Handsome. Swave. And her sworn enemy. As Violetta feels new emotions stirring within, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to this mysterious man. Could she risk marrying her mortal enemy if it meant a chance at securing her freedom? Four Magical Realms. One troubled Princess. One love-starved Emperor. And a trio of assassins, lying in wait.

The Flame of Olympus

Author: Kate O'Hearn

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 144244410X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 401

View: 2110


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. Illustrations.

The Flame Before Us - Sample

Author: Richard Abbott

Publisher: Richard Abbott

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 9206


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 of the Heart

Author: Nathan Sternharz,David Sears

Publisher: Jewish Lights Publishing

ISBN: 1580232469

Category: Religion

Page: 155

View: 4196


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 Perpetual Flame

Author: Jamie L. Perez,Jamie Perez

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059517583X

Category: Religion

Page: 534

View: 4502


Fire from God ignited the sacrificial altar that burned in front of the Tabernacle. That same flame ignited the Messianic believers in Jerusalem—and is available to us! If you've ever longed for the spiritual power and insight experienced by the prophets and disciples, then The Perpetual Flame is written for you. It examines God's First Revelation at Mt. Sinai and how His Words can infuse your life with vitality and excitement right now! Uncover the foundation of your faith and let your spirit flourish as it feeds upon the knowledge and insight of God's Words. Written in a study format, this in-depth, practical Bible study can be used for personal, family or group discussions. Every lesson ends with questions and answers to augment and reinforce what you have learned and challenge you in your spiritual walk. New ideas will replace tired old ones and new behaviors will replace old, ineffective ones. If you didn't understand what it was all about, you will. If you thought you understood Scripture, prepare to be ignited! It changed a motley crew of Hebrew slaves into a free and influential nation, and it will change you!