The Glorious Madness Tales of the Irish and the Great War

This is my kind of micro-history. John Grenham, The Irish Times A wonderful book packed with great individual stories and pictures which bring the Irish participation in the Great War vividly alive.

Author: Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: Gill & Macmillan Ltd

ISBN: 9780717166145

Category: History

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From tragic generals to nuns on the run – the extraordinary stories of the Irish on the frontlines of the First World War that you’ve never heard before Based on first-hand accounts of the First World War, The Glorious Madness is a collection of character portraits and stirring anecdotes that brings to life the hopes, fears and ambitions that defined the generation of Irish men and women lost to the catastrophe of the first great modern war. From the generals and field commanders through to the troopers and nurses on the front lines, from the trenches of the Somme to the beaches of Gallipoli, the Irish served at every turn in the Great War. Popular historian Turtle Bunbury is renowned for uncovering important forgotten stories from our past. Here he reveals many never-before-heard tales of the Irish heroes and heroines whose lives coincided with one of the most brutal conflicts our world has ever known – including nuns, artists, sportsmen, poets, aristocrats, nationalists, nurses, clergymen and film directors. From the dramatic story of the nuns of Ypres and their escape to Ireland to found Kylemore Abbey, to the multiple-escapist who became the one-legged nemesis of Michael Collins, and the five tragic, rugby-loving pals from the same Dublin team massacred at Gallipoli, the stories that Turtle Bunbury unearths about Irish men and women offer a new and timely perspective on Irish participation in the Great War. An important book, by turns poignant, enlightening, whimsical and darkly comic, this is history as it should – free-wheeling and finely tuned to the rhythms of the human heart. Reviews [In The Glorious Madness] Turtle continues the wonderful listening and yarn-spinning he has honed in the Vanishing Ireland series, applying it to veterans of the First World War. The stories he recreates are poignant, whimsical and bleakly funny, bringing back into the light the lives of people who found themselves on the wrong side of history after the struggle for Irish independence. This is my kind of micro-history. John Grenham, The Irish Times A wonderful book packed with great individual stories and pictures which bring the Irish participation in the Great War vividly alive. Sean Farrell, Irish Independent Based on first-hand accounts of the conflict, this collection of character portraits and stirring anecdotes brings to life the hopes, fears and ambitions that defined Ireland’s ‘lost generation’. Peter Costello, The Irish Catholic Turtle Bunbury’s book about the Great War is a great read, a dramatic confection of remarkable stories about remarkable events and individuals slapped together with great dexterity and professionalism. … This is military history as entertainment on a scale we have not seen since, well, the First World War … This is one book that can be judged by its cover. Pádraig Yeates, Dublin Review of Books The impressively versatile Turtle Bunbury is known for his sensitively written, well-observed Vanishing Ireland series of books and his appearance on RTE’s Genealogy Roadshow. He also toured this year as one of the lecturers in the Great War Roadshow, headed by Myles Dungan. Now, also marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, Bunbury marches into what once would have been a no-man’s land for historians. There is much to enjoy here. Bunbury has an eye for irony and pathos and a fluid attractive writing style. It’s packed with personalities and stories of courage under fire amid truly unimaginable slaughter, of mind-boggling military incompetence and of individuals emotionally afflicted by reports of courage in another cause at home. Emmanuel Kehoe, Sunday Business Post

The Glorious Madness

... This is military history as entertainment on a scale we have not seen since, well, the First World War ... This is one book that can be judged by its cover.

Author: Turtle Bunbury

Publisher: Gill Books

ISBN: 0717162346

Category: History

Page: 338

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Based on first-hand accounts of the conflict, this collection of character portraits and stirring anecdotes brings to life the hopes, fears and ambitions that defined Ireland's lost generation.

Ministry Without Madness

... feeling overlooked or undervalued – left in the loneliness of not knowing how
you are regarded by those with oversight. There is something else too. This
concerns the glorious madness of the cultures where we are called to live and
preach ...

Author: Gordon Oliver

Publisher: SPCK

ISBN: 9780281068494

Category: Religion

Page: 176

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In previous generations, ministers often enjoyed high job satisfaction. They could be clear about who they were and what they were for. Today, they are increasingly anxious about role confusion, overload and burnout. Drawing on his abundant experience in hands-on ministry and ministry education, Gordon Oliver speaks directly, with faith and with hopefulness to these realities. He explores the covenant that exists between ministers and their churches and provides a clear evaluation of the structures, constraints and freedoms of ministry. With real-life stories and insightful questions for reflection, his thought-provoking guide helps ministers, and those who support them, work together to fulfil ministers' true calling.

Buckeye Madness

The Glorious, Tumultuous, Behind-the-Scenes Story of Ohio State Football Joe
Menzer. Archie. Arrives. I. T WAS only natural for the program to experience a bit
of a letdown following the glorious years of Rex Kern and Company. But it did not
 ...

Author: Joe Menzer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416588498

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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The Ohio State Buckeyes, one of the most storied college football programs in the nation, have a rich and colorful history that spans more than a century. In Buckeye Madness Ohio native Joe Menzer tells the exhilarating story of the Scarlet and Gray from the days of Woody Hayes in the late 1960s to Jim Tressel and OSU's recent national championship. In the fall of 1968, Hayes's Buckeyes went 10-0 and won the national championship—a feat that the Buckeyes wouldn't repeat until January 2003, when an underdog OSU team upset the heavily favored Miami Hurricanes in an epic double-overtime national title game. In between those championships, scores of outstanding players took the field in Ohio Stadium, such as the legendary Archie Griffin, the last (and likely the only) player to win the Heisman Trophy twice. Ohio State fans will enjoy Menzer's descriptions of such Buckeye greats as Rex Kern, Chris Spielman, and Heisman winner Eddie George, among many others, along with his accounts of some great, and not-so-great, Ohio State teams in recent decades. Menzer explains how the game has changed in the years since Woody Hayes called the plays, and especially how the coaches themselves have had to change as concerns about off-the-field activities grew in importance. Hayes's immediate successors—Earle Bruce and John Cooper—were very different personalities from the incendiary Hayes; Tressel is a throwback to the Hayes era in many ways, yet he must deal with different issues as dictated by the changing times. But as Buckeye Madness makes clear in some unforgettable anecdotes, one thing will never change: the Ohio State-Michigan game remains the greatest rivalry in college football, a date circled months in advance on calendars in Columbus and Ann Arbor.

Love s Madness

Her madness and death are less her own desperate rebellion against oppression
than the fulfilment of other people ' s ... the consolation that the most violent
vicissitudes of class struggle have always calmed down into a glorious middle
way ?

Author: Helen Small

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0198184913

Category: Literary Criticism

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Helen Small focuses on the figure of the love-mad woman and examines the ways in which British medical writers and novelists of the 19th century thought about madness, about femininity, and about narrative convention

Madness in Literature

The next association is "mother," the mad Naomi of "Kad- dish,"82 the poem in
which Ginsberg most fully realizes the thematic and stylistic possibilities of
madness. In "Kaddish" he refers briefly to a period when he was a patient at the ...

Author: Lillian Feder

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014019

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 352

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To probe the literary representation of the alienated mind, Lillian Feder examines mad protagonists of literature and the work of writers for whom madness is a vehicle of self-revelation. Ranging from ancient Greek myth and tragedy to contemporary poetry, fiction, and drama, Professor Feder shows how literary interpretations of madness, as well as madness itself, reflect the very cultural assumptions, values, and prohibitions they challenge.

A Moment of Madness

But the man in his shirt sleeves , eager to help on the glorious cause of justice ,
put his great hairy head between the initials and the light and growled out : “ It is
A. T. ' I'll swear to it ! " But at this the chief put on a look of sublime contempt for
the ...

Author: Charles Joseph Bellamy

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435018584623

Category: Actresses

Page: 235

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A Moment Of Madness

... as was the glorious career Kelly had once seemed destined for. He opened his
car window and lit a cigarette. He 60 Four ...

Author: Hilary Bonner

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446472088

Category: Fiction

Page: 464

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Will the secrets of a dark night ever be revealed? When rock idol Scott Silver is found murdered, the prime suspect lies dead next to him. For Silver's killer broke into his mansion home on the South Devon coast and it appears that the rock star's mesmerising widow Angel killed the intruder in self defence. However, gradually an intense and complex tale of intrigue and deception evolves. Local paper journalist John Kelly, a man with a past which still haunts him, begins to investigate. Soon he finds himself falling under the spell of the beautiful but dangerous Angel. Kelly becomes embroiled in a sexual obsession so overwhelming that it threatens to destroy him. Yet he continues to seek the truth about the night two men died a brutal death...

A Time of Madness Book 9

Markus told his wife and his other daughters, who went to tell all the relatives and
soon the glorious news began to spread all across their peaceful glen. SAWNEY
AND HEW LEFT Paisley in the care of her aunt and then busied themselves ...

Author: Marti Talbott

Publisher: MT Creations Corporation

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

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Neasan MacGreagor came home an angry man determined to get revenge for being sent away. Yet the man he most wanted to kill, Laird Justin MacGreagor, died before he could. Now the clan had to choose a new laird and most expected it would be Justin’s son, Sawney. However, Neasan had other plans. Could all his plotting and scheming actually make this ruthless man their next Laird? Loved by young adults and baby-boomers alike, this 30 book historical family saga follows a Scottish highlander clan from the Viking era, through the middle ages, into the 20th century. From the first love story to the last, we hope you too will enjoy these tales of courageous men, strong women, fierce clan wars, fun characters, and perilous struggles to survive.

Madness Masks and Laughter

The delusions of madness are likewise frequently compounded by a monomanic
fixity that insists on attaching reality to the flow of images to which it is prey. The
madman demonstrates a rational consistency in his irrationality. Foucault writes:
 ...

Author: Rupert D. V. Glasgow

Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press

ISBN: 0838635598

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 387

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"Madness, Masks, and Laughter: An Essay on Comedy is an exploration of narrative and dramatic comedy as a laughter-inducing phenomenon. The theatrical metaphors of mask, appearance, and illusion are used as structural linchpins in an attempt to categorize the many and extremely varied manifestations of comedy and to find out what they may have in common with one another. As this reliance on metaphor suggests, the purpose is less to produce The Truth about comedy than to look at how it is related to our understanding of the world and to ways of understanding our understanding. Previous theories of comedy or laughter (such as those advanced by Hobbes, Kant, Hegel, Schopenhauer, Bergson, Freud, and Bakhtin) as well as more general philosophical considerations are discussed insofar as they shed light on this approach. The limitations of the metaphors themselves mean that sight is never lost of the deep-seated ambiguity that has made laughter so notoriously difficult to pin down in the past." "The first half of the volume focuses in particular on traditional comic masks and the pleasures of repetition and recognition, on the comedy of imposture, disguise, and deception, on dramatic and verbal irony, on social and theatrical role-playing and the comic possibilities of plays-within-plays and "metatheatre," as well as on the cliches, puns, witticisms, and torrents of gibberish which betray that language itself may be understood as a sort of mask. The second half of the book moves to the other side of the footlights to show how the spectators themselves, identifying with the comic spectacle, may be induced to "drop" their own roles and postures, laughter here operating as something akin to a ventilatory release from the pressures of social or cognitive performance. Here the essay examines the subversive madness inherent in comedy, its displaced anti-authoritarianism, as well as the violence, sexuality, and bodily grotesqueness it may bring to light. The structural tensions in this broadly Hobbesian or Freudian model of a social mask concealing an anti-social self are reflected in comedy's own ambivalences, and emerge especially in the ambiguous concepts of madness and folly, which may be either celebrated as festive fun or derided as sinfulness. The study concludes by considering the ways in which nonsense and the grotesque may infringe our cognitive limitations, here extending the distinction between appearance and reality to a metaphysical level which is nonetheless prey to unresolvable ambiguities." "The scope of the comic material ranges over time from Aristophanes to Martin Amis, from Boccaccio, Chaucer, Rabelais, and Shakespeare to Oscar Wilde, Joe Orton, John Barth, and Philip Roth. Alongside mainly Old Greek, Italian, French, Irish, English, and American examples, a number of relatively little-known German plays (by Grabbe, Tieck, Buchner, and others) are also taken into consideration."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Memoirs of extraordinary popular delusions and the madness of crowds

No sooner did Dee inform him of the visit he had received from the glorious Uriel ,
than Kelly expressed such a fervour of belief , that Dee's heart glowed with
delight . He set about consulting his crystal forthwith , History . “ The black stone
into ...

Author: Charles Mackay

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10482698

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A moment of madness and other stories repr from various magazines

... are more things in heaven and earth than are dreamt of in our philosophy . But
at that juncture I should have considered such a concession both childish and
cowardly . Yet , there was sufficient doubt in my mind , notwithstanding the
glorious ...

Author: Florence Marryat

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:600064465

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Reefer Movie Madness

And while his constant chatter may feel like a heap of blab, this film touches all
the right sensory buttons, especially the glorious sights and sounds of Central
Park and the city that surrounds it. Nat: “First you must control and calm yourself.

Author: Shirley Halperin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613120163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Reefer Movie Madness is the perfect follow-up to Halperin and Bloom’s big-selling Pot Culture. It’s the most extensive guide ever to movies for the stoner audience, a real market that has proven its mass appeal with the successful Harold and Kumar franchise and the Judd Apatow library (Pineapple Express, Superbad). In addition to entries on more than 420 films, there are contributions from well known actors, movie directors, musicians, and celebrities, including Jason Mraz, comedian Andy Milonakis, Snoop Dogg, Doug Benson, and Cheech & Chong. Reefer Movie Madness covers it all, from pot-fueled comedies and druggy dramas to sci-fi flicks and 1960s artifacts to documentaries, musicals, and blockbusters. With its colorful, easy-to-follow format and lots of eye-grabbing photos, sidebars (“Real Pot or Not? An On-Set Exposé”), lists (“DIY Inventions by Clever Movie Stoners”), and Q&As, Reefer Movie Madness is the guide­book that bong-hitting movie buffs have been longing for.

Lectures on Madness in Its Medical Legal and Social Aspects

The glorious hills , and the sunny valleys , and the invigorating air are not
advantages sufficient to compensate for the loss of that which supplies nerve and
muscle , animal heat , and vital energy . Children half . clothed are turned into
fields to ...

Author: Edgar Sheppard

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3393528

Category: Forensic psychiatry

Page: 186

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Lectures on Madness in Its Medical Legal and Social Aspects

The glorious hills , and the sunny valleys , and the invigorating air are not
advantages sufficient to compensate for the loss of that which supplies nerve and
muscle , animal heat , and vital energy . Children halfclothed are turned into
fields to ...

Author: Edgar Sheppard (M.D.)

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022043220

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A Lexical Concordance to the Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley

( 6 ) exaltation , delight . such glorious madness found A path Laon , ix . iv . 4 .
The joy , the triumph , the delight , the madnessi Prom . Iv . 319 . Such
harmonious madness Skylark , 103 Madonna , n . Italian form of Lady mine . '
Madonna ...

Author: Frederick Startridge Ellis

Publisher: London, Quaritch

ISBN: STANFORD:36105035013734

Category: SHELLEY, PERCY BYSSHE, 1792-1822 CONCORDANCES

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The Abyss Above

the significance , the value , and the role of madness emerge from this nexus of
reason , morality , and culture . NIETZSCHE ' S MADMEN ( 2 ) : META -
MORAL1TY , OR THE MADNESS OF NEW THOUGHT " Und diess ist selber
Gerechtigkeit ...

Author: Silke-Maria Weineck

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791454274

Category: Philosophy

Page: 179

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Uses the figure of the mad poet to explore the connections between madness and creativity.

Madness

... balancing on the back of the chair—and I leap onto the chair and pierce my
nose with a safety pin—and I climb out my window onto the roof, flinging my head
back to look at the glorious blanket of stars and their halo, and the round-bellied
39.

Author: Marya Hornbacher

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618754458

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 299

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An award-winning journalist and author of the best-selling Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia describes the painful impact on her life of bipolar disease, from the initial diagnosis of the ailment, to her desperate efforts to control violently careening mood swings, to her continuing struggle to cope with the ailment in every aspect of her life.