Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder by Shana Alexander

Nutcracker: Money, Madness, Murder: A Family Album by Shana Alexander
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.4 MB
Overview: New York Times Bestseller: The "compelling" story of Frances Schreuder, who persuaded her son to kill her multimillionaire father, Franklin Bradshaw (The Washington Post Book World).

In August of 1983 Shana Alexander, acclaimed journalist and chronicler of the lives and criminal trials of Jean Harris and Patty Hearst, wrote to New York City ballet patron Frances Schreuder on the eve of her murder trial. Schreuder stood accused of unlawfully causing the death of her father, Franklin Bradshaw, and of soliciting, encouraging, and aiding her prep school-student son in the homicide in the hope of financial gain. Alexander never received a response, but she flew to Salt Lake City and met with Schreuder’s mother, the matriarch of the Mormon dynasty-eighty-year-old Berenice Bradshaw.

Nutcracker is the true story of this crime-the twisting four-year police investigation, the derailed cover-up and conspiracy, the dramatic trials. It is also the tale of a family riven by greed and madness. Drawing on interviews with all the major players, Alexander paints a powerful portrait of a psychopathic woman driven by avarice, so depraved that she persuaded her own son to commit grand-patricide.

A finalist for the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime, Nutcracker is "a Chekovian family tragedy [that] builds in intensity around this uniquely twisted woman" (The Washington Post Book World).
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves by way of Frank Bures

The Geography of Madness: Penis Thieves, Voodoo Death, and the Search for the Meaning of the World’s Strangest Syndromes by way of Frank Bures
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 3.2 MB
Overview: Why do a little males turn out to be convinced-despite what medical doctors inform them-that their penises have, merely, disappeared. Why do other folks the world over turn out to be satisfied that they’re cursed to die on a specific date-and then do? Why do other folks in Malaysia “run amok”?

In The Geography of Madness, acclaimed mag creator Frank Bures investigates those and different “culture-bound” syndromes, tracing every apparently baffling phenomenon to its supply. It’s an enchanting, and from time to time rollicking, journey that takes the reader world wide and deep into the eccentricities of the human psyche. What Bures uncovers alongside the way in which is a poignant and stirring tale of the patience of trust, worry, and hope.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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The Female Malady: Women, Madness, and English Culture, 1890-1980

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Cluster Madness Blueprint v1 6

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Madness in Black Women’s Diasporic Fictions: Aesthetics of Resistance

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Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher

Madness: A Bipolar Life by Marya Hornbacher
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 653 KB
Overview: An astonishing dispatch from inside the belly of bipolar disorder, reflecting major new insights

When Marya Hornbacher published her first book, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia, she did not yet have the piece of shattering knowledge that would finally make sense of the chaos of her life. At age twenty-four, Hornbacher was diagnosed with Type I rapid-cycle bipolar, the most severe form of bipolar disorder.

In Madness, in her trademark wry and utterly self-revealing voice, Hornbacher tells her new story. Through scenes of astonishing visceral and emotional power, she takes us inside her own desperate attempts to counteract violently careening mood swings by self-starvation, substance abuse, numbing sex, and self-mutilation. How Hornbacher fights her way up from a madness that all but destroys her, and what it is like to live in a difficult and sometimes beautiful life and marriage — where bipolar always beckons — is at the center of this brave and heart-stopping memoir.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language by John Hamilton

Music, Madness, and the Unworking of Language by John Hamilton (Columbia Themes in Philosophy, Social Criticism, and the Arts)
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 16.1MB
Overview: In the romantic tradition, music is consistently associated with madness, either as cause or cure. Writers as diverse as Kleist, Hoffmann, and Nietzsche articulated this theme, which in fact reaches back to classical antiquity and continues to resonate in the modern imagination. What John Hamilton investigates in this study is the way literary, philosophical, and psychological treatments of music and madness challenge the limits of representation and thereby create a crisis of language. Special focus is given to the decidedly autobiographical impulse of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, where musical experience and mental disturbance disrupt the expression of referential thought, illuminating the irreducible aspects of the self before language can work them back into a discursive system.

The study begins in the 1750s with Diderot’s Neveu de Rameau, and situates that text in relation to Rousseau’s reflections on the voice and the burgeoning discipline of musical aesthetics. Upon tracing the linkage of music and madness that courses through the work of Herder, Hegel, Wackenroder, and Kleist, Hamilton turns his attention to E. T. A. Hoffmann, whose writings of the first decades of the nineteenth century accumulate and qualify the preceding tradition. Throughout, Hamilton considers the particular representations that link music and madness, investigating the underlying motives, preconceptions, and ideological premises that facilitate the association of these two experiences. The gap between sensation and its verbal representation proved especially problematic for romantic writers concerned with the ineffability of selfhood. The author who chose to represent himself necessarily faced problems of language, which invariably compromised the uniqueness that the author wished to express. Music and madness, therefore, unworked the generalizing functions of language and marked a critical limit to linguistic capabilities. While the various conflicts among music, madness, and language questioned the viability of signification, they also raised the possibility of producing meaning beyond significance.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General > Music

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In the Mountains of Madness by W. Scott Poole

In the Mountains of Madness: The Life and Extraordinary Afterlife of H.P. Lovecraft by W. Scott Poole
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 514 KB
Overview: In the Mountains of Madness interweaves the biography of the legendary writer with an exploration of Lovecraft as a phenomenon. It aims to explain this reclusive figure while also challenging some of the general views held by Lovecraft devotees, focusing specifically on the large cross-section of horror and science fiction fans who know Lovecraft through films, Role Playing Games, and video games directly influenced by his work but know little or nothing about him.

More than a traditional biography, In The Mountains of Madness will place Lovecraft and his work in a cultural context, as an artist more in tune with our time than his own. Much of the literary work on Lovecraft tries to place him in relation to Poe or M.R. James or Arthur Machen; these ideas have little meaning for most contemporary readers. In his provocative new book, Poole reclaims the true essence of Lovecraft in relation to the comics of Joe Lansdale, the novels of Stephen King, and some of the biggest blockbuster films in contemporary America, proving the undying influence of this rare and significant figure.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Off The Deep End: A History Of Madness At Sea [audiobook]

Off The Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea [Audiobook]

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Off the Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton

Off the Deep End: A History of Madness at Sea by Nic Compton
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 6.5 MB | Retail
Overview: Confined in a small space for months on end, subject to ship’s discipline and living on limited food supplies, many sailors of old lost their minds – and no wonder. Many still do.
The result in some instances was bloodthirsty mutinies, such as the whaleboat Sharon whose captain was butchered and fed to the ship’s pigs in a crazed attack in the Pacific. Or mob violence, such as the 147 survivors on the raft of the Medusa, who slaughtered each other in a two-week orgy of violence. So serious was the problem that the Royal Navy’s own physician claimed sailors were seven times more likely to go mad than the rest of the population.
Historic figures such as Christopher Columbus, George Vancouver, Fletcher Christian (leader of the munity of the Bounty) and Robert FitzRoy (founder of the Met Office) have all had their sanity questioned.
More recently, sailors in today’s round-the-world races often experience disturbing hallucinations, including seeing elephants floating in the sea and strangers taking the helm, or suffer complete psychological breakdown, like Donald Crowhurst. Others become hypnotised by the sea and jump to their deaths.
Off the Deep End looks at the sea’s physical character, how it confuses our senses and makes rational thought difficult. It explores the long history of madness at sea and how that is echoed in many of today’s yacht races. It looks at the often-marginal behaviour of sailors living both figuratively and literally outside society’s usual rules. And it also looks at the sea’s power to heal, as well as cause, madness.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Educational

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Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards

Madness: a Memoir by Kate Richards
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 4.1 MB
Overview: Madness is a real world for the many thousands of people who are right now living within it. It never apologises. Sometimes it is a shadow, ever present, without regard for the sun. Sometimes it is a well of dark water with no bottom, or a levitation device to the stars.

Madness, a memoir is an insight into what it’s like to live with psychosis over a period of ten years, in which bouts of acute illness are interspersed with periods of sanity. The world is beautiful and terrifying and sometimes magical. The sanctity of life is at times precious and at times precarious and always fragile. It’s a story of learning to manage illness with courage and creativity, of achieving balance and living well. It is for everyone now living within the world of madness, for everyone touched by this world, and for everyone seeking to further his or her understanding of it, whether you think of madness as a biological illness of the brain or an understandable part of the continuum of the human condition.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Bedlam’s Door: True Tales of Madness and Hope [Audiobook]

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Centaurus 03 – Land of Madness (2019) by Leo and Rodolphe (.CBR)

Centaurus 03 – Land of Insanity (2019) by means of Leo and Rodolphe
Necessities: .CBR/.CBZ reader, 103.three MB
Assessment: The reconnaissance staff that has landed on Vera is dealing with a faithfully restored Mont Saint-Michel, which is completely deserted. It unearths each earthly cash and snow globes for vacationers. The mysteries about this planet are changing into stranger and stranger, and threat is rising increasingly more…
Style: Comics

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