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Once In A House On Fire

Author : Andrea Ashworth
ISBN : 0330450085
Genre : Dysfunctional families
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'One of the most extraordinary stories you will ever read of the triumph of the human spirit' Daily MailSet in 1970s Manchester, Once in a House on Fire tells the true story of three sisters and their mother, a close-knit and loving family forced to battle with poverty, abuse and the effects of depression. Beautifully written and deeply inspiring, with a new afterword by Andrea Ashworth, it is a book that will stay with its readers for ever.

House On Fire

Author : William H. Foege
ISBN : 9780520948891
Genre : Medical
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A story of courage and risk-taking, House on Fire tells how smallpox, a disease that killed, blinded, and scarred millions over centuries of human history, was completely eradicated in a spectacular triumph of medicine and public health. Part autobiography, part mystery, the story is told by a man who was one of the architects of a radical vaccination scheme that became a key strategy in ending the horrible disease when it was finally contained in India. In House on Fire, William H. Foege describes his own experiences in public health and details the remarkable program that involved people from countries around the world in pursuit of a single objective—eliminating smallpox forever. Rich with the details of everyday life, as well as a few adventures, House on Fire gives an intimate sense of what it is like to work on the ground in some of the world’s most impoverished countries—and tells what it is like to contribute to programs that really do change the world.

A House On Fire

Author : John A. Jackson
ISBN : 019534880X
Genre : Social Science
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"If You Don't Know Me By Now," "The Love I Lost," "The Soul Train Theme," "Then Came You," "Ain't No Stoppin' Us Now"--the distinctive music that became known as Philly Soul dominated the pop music charts in the 1970s. In A House on Fire, John A. Jackson takes us inside the musical empire created by Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff, and Thom Bell, the three men who put Philadelphia Soul on the map. Here is the eye-opening story of three of the most influential and successful music producers of the seventies. Jackson shows how Gamble, Huff, and Bell developed a black recording empire second only to Berry Gordy's Motown, pumping out a string of chart-toppers from Harold Melvin & the Blue Notes, the Spinners, the O'Jays, the Stylistics, and many others. The author underscores the endemic racism of the music business at that time, revealing how the three men were blocked from the major record companies and outlets in Philadelphia because they were black, forcing them to create their own label, sign their own artists, and create their own sound. The sound they created--a sophisticated and glossy form of rhythm and blues, characterized by crisp, melodious harmonies backed by lush, string-laden orchestration and a hard-driving rhythm section--was a glorious success, producing at least twenty-eight gold or platinum albums and thirty-one gold or platinum singles. But after their meteoric rise and years of unstoppable success, their production company finally failed, brought down by payola, competition, a tough economy, and changing popular tastes. Funky, groovy, soulful--Philly Soul was the classic seventies sound. A House on Fire tells the inside story of this remarkable musical phenomenon.

House On Fire

Author : Denis Hamill
ISBN : 9780671003500
Genre : Fiction
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Kevin Dempsey's idyllic life is shattered when his wife tells him that she is leaving, and he begins a search for the truth when his brother is investigated for theft

The Fire House

Author : Michael William Molden
ISBN : 1845491041
Genre : Fiction
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The Fire House is a work of fiction; that must be made clear from the beginning. It is ghost story in the traditional sense of the word and yes, it centres on a haunted house. However, what makes this story so chillingly unique is the fact that it is based on actual events. Those events took place back in 1979 and for several dark months they brought utter devastation to an unassuming young family whose dreams and prospects of a perfect life were terrifyingly shattered. I make no secret of the fact that I have had a life-long interest in supernatural phenomena and during thirty years of open-minded research I have met many interesting and enigmatic people, none more so than the man I have characterised in The Fire House as Markos. He was a spiritualist medium and his 'gift' as he called it was in my opinion truly miraculous. He shared his gift freely with others and he brought lasting peace to countless ordinary folk. It was my good fortune to meet him in 1984 and I suppose it was inevitable that our shared interests would ensure that we soon became firm friends. Markos passed over into the spirit world he so often communicated with seven years ago and his passing left a void in my life that will never be filled. The Fire House is my tiny homage to him and others like him throughout the world who open themselves up to the derision of sceptics and selflessly use their gifts to bring comfort and hope to the hearts and minds of troubled people. The facts behind the ghost story you are about to read proved to me beyond any reasonable doubt that just as there are angels, there are also such things as malevolent spirits and of their evil powers we have no real comprehension.until now.

Bristol Firefighting

Author : Dana Jandreau
ISBN : 0738510777
Genre : History
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In 1845, a series of disastrous fires nearly crippled the economy of Bristol. Earlier in the century, the community had become one of the leading clock producers in the world, and this astounding success spawned many other local businesses. As the factories multiplied, so did the need for fire protection; unfortunately, when the whirlwind of fires struck, Bristol was unprepared and suffered heavy losses. Yet, it was not until eight years later that three prominent businessmen took the first steps toward organizing a fire company: in September 1853, a firehouse was built on School Street and it was equipped with a used hand pump and five hundred feet of leather hose. It became Bristol Engine and Hose Company No.1. With some two hundred stunning images, Bristol Firefighting relives the fire department's proud history over the past one hundred fifty years, as the old hand pump gave way to an 1881 Amoskeag steamer drawn by horses, which in turn moved aside in the early 1900s for a Pope-Hartford, a motorized auto chemical truck, which changed firefighting forever. Years later, Bristol was recognized throughout the country for owning the first American La France foam pumper, appropriately known as the Bristol Model. Bristol Firefighting recalls firsthand accounts of many infamous fires, told through the eyes of the local people who witnessed them. Most dramatically, it relates the stories of heroism, sacrifice, and bravery displayed by firefighters in their unending desire to serve and protect their community.

Warriors Of Fire

Author : Tom Zambrano
ISBN : 9781412013208
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Young firefighters were forced to become hardened veterans almost overnight when serving in New York City during the politically charged decades of the 1960's and 1970's. The day-to-day dangers we firefighters endured together produced the highest degree of bonding that one can imagine. As "family," we shared the love, and laughter, as well as the tears of each other's personal tragedies. This book also tells how we, as firefighters, shared in the anguish felt by the innocent victims and their families. Fighting accidental fires was a tough enough job, but the embattled firefighters of our city's ghettos had to put up with the politically motivated burnings of buildings on the campuses of some of New York City's most prestigious colleges and universities in the name of civil disobedience. Add to that the rapid expansion of the drug culture, the sexual revolution, the Vietnam War protests, and race riots, and you have a pretty good idea of what the New York City Fire Department was up against. "All I can say is Wow! I love reading and I usually go in for the lighter reads, but a friend recommended this book. It held my attention from beginning to end. I will not spoil it for others, you have to read this. It will make you cry and laugh! It will certainly give you a greater appreciation for firemen all over the country. The author of this book obviously loved his job as a firefighter, and his writing seems to come right from his heart. Thank God for all you firefighters out there." - Thomas R. Allocca from Naperville, Illinois USA (January 15th, 2004).

Your House Is On Fire Your Children All Gone

Author : Stefan Kiesbye
ISBN : 9781101603635
Genre : Fiction
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Shirley Jackson meets The Twilight Zone in this riveting novel of supernatural horror—for readers who loved Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children A village on the Devil‘s Moor: a place untouched by time and shrouded in superstition. There is the grand manor house whose occupants despise the villagers, the small pub whose regulars talk of revenants, the old mill no one dares to mention. This is where four young friends come of age—in an atmosphere thick with fear and suspicion. Their innocent games soon bring them face-to-face with the village‘s darkest secrets in this eerily dispassionate, astonishingly assured novel, infused with the spirit of the Brothers Grimm and evocative of Stephen King‘s classic short story “Children of the Corn” and the films The White Ribbon by Michael Haneke and Village of the Damned by Wolf Rilla. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Come Out Come Out Yo House Is On Fire

Author : Terry Powell
ISBN : 9781465331984
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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This volume contains some of his earliest experiences and relationships. Later volumes will fill in the gap between then and now. Sometimes philosophical, sometimes imaginative, sometimes whimsical, he weaves his way back through his boyhood. There is always a fresh new face to meet just around the next bend, tag along and enjoy the journey.

Nine Fatality Apartment House Fire Ludington Michigan

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