Plagued by Fire

This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life.

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Author: Paul Hendrickson

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9780385353663

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

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Frank Lloyd Wright has long been known as a rank egotist who held in contempt almost everything aside from his own genius. Harder to detect, but no less real, is a Wright who fully understood, and suffered from, the choices he made. This is the Wright whom Paul Hendrickson reveals in this masterful biography: the Wright who was haunted by his father, about whom he told the greatest lie of his life. And this, we see, is the Wright of many other neglected aspects of his story: his close, and perhaps romantic, relationship with friend and early mentor Cecil Corwin; the eerie, unmistakable role of fires in his life; the connection between the 1921 Black Wall Street massacre in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the murder of his mistress, her two children, and four others at his beloved Wisconsin home. In showing us Wright’s facades along with their cracks, Hendrickson helps us form a fresh, deep, and more human understanding of the man. With prodigious research, unique vision, and his ability to make sense of a life in ways at once unexpected, poetic, and undeniably brilliant, he has given us the defining book on Wright.

Plague and Fire

Mohr tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters.

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Author: James C. Mohr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190289959

Category: History

Page: 256

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A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this absorbing narrative, James Mohr tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. Mohr tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters. At the heart of the narrative are three American physicians--the Honolulu Board of Health--who became virtual dictators when the government granted them absolute control over the armed forces and the treasury. The doctors soon quarantined Chinatown, where the plague was killing one or two people a day and clearly spreading. They resisted intense pressure from the white community to burn down all of Chinatown at once and instead ordered a careful, controlled burning of buildings where plague victims had died. But a freak wind whipped one of those small fires into a roaring inferno that destroyed everything in its path, consuming roughly thirty-eight acres of densely packed wooden structures in a single afternoon. Some 5000 people lost their homes and all their possessions and were marched in shock to detention camps, where they were confined under armed guard for weeks. Next to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Chinatown fire is the worst civic disaster in Hawaiian history. A dramatic account of people struggling in the face of mounting catastrophe, Plague and Fire is a stimulating and thought-provoking read.

The Plague and the Fire

This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in London¿s history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of ¿Bring Out Your Dead¿ echoed the city.

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Author: James Leasor

Publisher: House of Stratus

ISBN: 9780755100408

Category: History

Page: 254

View: 352

This dramatic story chronicles the horror and human suffering of two terrible years in London¿s history. 1665 brought the plague and cries of ¿Bring Out Your Dead¿ echoed the city. A year later, the already decimated capital was reduced to ashes in four days by the fire that began in Pudding Lane. James Leasor weaves in the first-hand accounts of Daniel Defoe and Samuel Pepys, among others.

Plague and Fire

Battling Black Death and the 1900 Burning of Honolulu's Chinatown James C. Mohr ... Chinese physicians, who knew the black plague as “the great eternal sorrow illness,” agreed. Whether this was exactly the same bubonic plague that had ...

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Author: James C. Mohr

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198036760

Category: Medical

Page: 256

View: 895

A little over a century ago, bubonic plague--the same Black Death that decimated medieval Europe--arrived on the shores of Hawaii just as the islands were about to become a U.S. territory. In this absorbing narrative, James Mohr tells the story of that fearful visitation and its fiery climax--a vast conflagration that engulfed Honolulu's Chinatown. Mohr tells this gripping tale largely through the eyes of the people caught up in the disaster, from members of the white elite to Chinese doctors, Japanese businessmen, and Hawaiian reporters. At the heart of the narrative are three American physicians--the Honolulu Board of Health--who became virtual dictators when the government granted them absolute control over the armed forces and the treasury. The doctors soon quarantined Chinatown, where the plague was killing one or two people a day and clearly spreading. They resisted intense pressure from the white community to burn down all of Chinatown at once and instead ordered a careful, controlled burning of buildings where plague victims had died. But a freak wind whipped one of those small fires into a roaring inferno that destroyed everything in its path, consuming roughly thirty-eight acres of densely packed wooden structures in a single afternoon. Some 5000 people lost their homes and all their possessions and were marched in shock to detention camps, where they were confined under armed guard for weeks. Next to the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Chinatown fire is the worst civic disaster in Hawaiian history. A dramatic account of people struggling in the face of mounting catastrophe, Plague and Fire is a stimulating and thought-provoking read.

Persecution Plague and Fire

The theatre of early modern England was a disastrous affair.

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Author: Ellen MacKay

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226500195

Category: History

Page: 242

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The theatre of early modern England was a disastrous affair. What we tend to remember of the Shakespearean stage and its history are landmark moments of dissolution. This title is a study of these catastrophes and the theory of performance they convey.

The Plague and Fire of London

entered the gates of Jerusalem : so the inhabitants of the city would not have believed that the fire should have entered and prevailed to burn London to the ground . That which made the ruin more dismal was , that it was begun on the ...

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Author: John Scott

Publisher:

ISBN: BDM:13020100005069

Category:

Page: 47

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London Bridge in Plague and Fire

... who lived on the Bridge and loved it, the events of the Bridge's history in times of war, plague, fire, frost, and glory, that had been his provenance for fifty-four years, from 1611, the year of the publication of another history, ...

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Author: David Madden

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9781572339286

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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"I am still living on London Bridge myself. The world of this novel has merged with my life. Under Madden's pen, the web of human connection is woven over water, through space, and beyond time." —Allen Wier, author of Tehano For more than two thousand years, Old London Bridge evolved through many fragile wooden forms until it became the first bridge built of stone since the Roman invaders. With over two hundred houses and shops built directly upon the bridge, it was a wonder of the world until it was dismantled in 1832. In this stunningly original novel, Old London Bridge is as much a living, breathing character as its architect, the priest Peter de Colechurch, who began work on it in 1176, partly to honor Archbishop Thomas à Becket, murdered in Canterbury Cathedral. In 1665, the year of the Great Plague, Peter’s history is unknown, but Daryl Braintree, a young poet living on the bridge, resurrects him through inspired flights of imagination. As Daryl chronicles the history of the bridge and composes poems about it, he reads his work to his witty mistress, who prefers making love. Among other key characters is Lucien Redd, who as a boy was sexually brutalized by both Puritans and Cavaliers during the English Civil War before being kidnapped off London Bridge onto a merchant ship. Thus traumatized, he aspires to become Lucifer’s most evil disciple. Twenty years later, young Morgan Wood is forced into seafaring service to pay off his father’s debts; and, compelled by obsessive nostalgia for his early life on the bridge, he keeps a journal. Joining Morgan aboard ship, Lucien “befriends” him—to devastating effect. The shops and houses on the bridge survive both the Great Plague and Great Fire, believed to be God’s wrath upon sinful London. Fearing that God may next destroy the bridge and its eight hundred denizens, seven of its merchant leaders revert to a pagan appeasement ritual by selecting one of their virgin daughters for sacrifice. To enact their plan, they hire Lucien, who has returned to the bridge to burn it out of pure meanness. But as Lucien discovers, the chosen victim may be more Lucifer’s favorite than he is. Like his creation Daryl Braintree, David Madden employs diverse innovative ways to tell this complex, often shocking, but also lyrical story. The author of ten novels—including The Suicide’s Wife, Bijou, and most recently, Abducted by Circumstance and Sharpshooter—Madden has, with London Bridge in Plague and Fire, given us the most ambitious and imaginative work of his distinguished career.

Plague and Fire

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Author: Rhoda Nottridge

Publisher:

ISBN: 0750209224

Category: Fires

Page: 24

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Great Plague and Fire

This book looks at the events of the Great Fire of London and its impact as a turning point in history.

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Author: Richard Tames

Publisher: Heinemann Library

ISBN: 0431068798

Category: Fires

Page: 32

View: 305

Designed to tie in with the National Curriculum, each of the four titles in the Turning Points in History series examines the events and effects of a major historical watershed. This book looks at the events of the Great Fire of London and its impact as a turning point in history.

Fire Flood Plague

We all experienced this year differently, but one thing rings true for all of us: this is a year we won’t forget.

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Author: Sophie Cunningham

Publisher: Random House Australia

ISBN: 9781761040443

Category: Nature

Page: 256

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2020 began with firestorms raging through the country, followed by floods, and then a global pandemic that has changed how Australians think, feel and live. We all experienced this year differently, but one thing rings true for all of us: this is a year we won’t forget. This anthology brings together original work from a diverse collection of Australian voices, from writers to scientists, journalists to historians, all expressing what 2020 meant to them. They write of ash falling from the sky, fish dying on riverbanks, loved ones lost, loved ones reunited, the historical resonance of fire and plague for Indigenous Australians, geopolitical tensions, the changed nature of travel, friendships rekindled on Zoom, the urgency of the Black Lives Matter movement, the state of the arts and the media, the importance of nurturing our inner lives, communities destroyed and communities rebuilding. FIRE FLOOD PLAGUE is a vital cultural record of the resilience and humanity needed in these extraordinary times. Including original pieces from Lenore Taylor, Nyadol Nuon, Christos Tsiolkas, Melissa Lucashenko, Billy Griffiths, Jess Hill, Kim Scott, Brenda Walker, Jane Rawson, Omar Sakr, Richard McGregor, Jennifer Mills, Gabrielle Chan, John Birmingham, Tim Flannery, Rebecca Giggs, Kate Cole-Adams, George Megalogenis, James Bradley, Alison Croggon, Melanie Cheng, Kirsten Tranter, Tom Griffiths, Joëlle Gergis and Delia Falconer.

Plague and Fire

A year later, tragedy struck London again and the Great Fire of London destroyed two-thirds of the city. Richard Platt explores both events and how the city survived in this fascinating information book.

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Author: Richard Platt

Publisher: Collins Educational

ISBN: 0007462115

Category: Great Fire, London, England, 1666

Page: 32

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In 1665, London was a dangerous place in which to live. A plague had swept across London, and a quarter of the city's population died. A year later, tragedy struck London again and the Great Fire of London destroyed two-thirds of the city. Richard Platt explores both events and how the city survived in this fascinating information book. * Lime/Band 11 books have longer sentence structures and a greater use of literary language. * Text type: An information book * Curriculum links: History: How do we know about the great fire of London?

London in Plague and Fire 1665 1666

Selected Source Materials For College Research Papers.

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Author: Roland Bartel

Publisher:

ISBN: 1258805324

Category:

Page: 130

View: 872

Selected Source Materials For College Research Papers.