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Shaman (1992)

by Noah Gordon

Series: Cole Trilogy (2)

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Robert Jeremy Cole, the legendary doctor and hero of THE PHYSICIAN, left an enduring legacy. From the eleventh century on, the eldest son in each generation of the Cole family has borne the same first name and middle initial and many of these men have followed the medical profession. A few have been blessed with their ancestor's diagnostic skill and the 'sixth sense' they call The Gift, the ability to know instinctively when death is impending. The tragedy of Rob J.'s life is the deafness of his son, Robert Jefferson Cole, who is called Shaman by everyone who knows him. Shaman's life is difficult. First, he must learn to speak so that he can take his place in the hearing world, and then he must fight against the prejudices of a society where physical differences matter. As Shaman struggles to achieve his identity, the Coles, along with the rest of America, are drawn into the conflict between the North and the South.… (more)
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Als Nachfahre des legendären Medicus will Rob J. Cole seine medizinische Laufbahn in der Neuen Welt beginnen. Nach ersten Erfahrungen als Armenarzt in Boston lässt er sich am Mississippi als Landarzt nieder. Eine indianische Schamanin weiht ihn dort in ihr Wissen über die heilenden Kräfte der Natur ein. Doch schon bald wird das ruhige Leben am Fluss vom beginnenden Bürgerkrieg erschüttert.
  Fredo68 | May 14, 2020 |
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  glsottawa | Apr 5, 2018 |
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  glsottawa | Apr 4, 2018 |
Através de Xamã, o leitor conhecerá as agruras da superação da deficiência, impulsionada por uma força de caráter inabalável, assim como o ensino das universidades de medicina então existentes e os primeiros hospitais. Contra um pano de fundo monumental, em que se destacam os horrores da Guerra da Secessão, desenrola-se a vida aparentemente simples de dois homens cativantes, cuja energia vital nasce da vocação para amar e curar seus semelhantes, sem preconceitos.
  melissa.gamador | Sep 4, 2014 |
a very nice read about a rather innovative doctor and family around the time of the US Civil War. I enjoyed the description of life both in the city and countryside...mystery elements in the story keeps you interested throughout and I won't be a spoiler by describing any of them.

You become involved in their life and it was a very satisfying read. ( )
  Lynxear | Apr 11, 2011 |
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This book is dedicated with love to
Loraine Gordon, Irving Cooper, Cis and Ed Plotkin, Charlie Ritz, and the lovely memory of Iso Ritz.
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The Spirit of Des Moines had sent signals ahead as it approached the Cincinnati depot in the coolness of dawn, detected by Shaman first as a delicate trembling barely perceived in the wooden station platform, a pronounced shivering that he felt clearly, then a shaking.
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Robert Jeremy Cole, the legendary doctor and hero of THE PHYSICIAN, left an enduring legacy. From the eleventh century on, the eldest son in each generation of the Cole family has borne the same first name and middle initial and many of these men have followed the medical profession. A few have been blessed with their ancestor's diagnostic skill and the 'sixth sense' they call The Gift, the ability to know instinctively when death is impending. The tragedy of Rob J.'s life is the deafness of his son, Robert Jefferson Cole, who is called Shaman by everyone who knows him. Shaman's life is difficult. First, he must learn to speak so that he can take his place in the hearing world, and then he must fight against the prejudices of a society where physical differences matter. As Shaman struggles to achieve his identity, the Coles, along with the rest of America, are drawn into the conflict between the North and the South.

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ŠAMAN je obiteljska saga epskih razmjera, živopisan prikaz dvojice liječnika iz obitelji Cole, žena koje oni vole, brutalnog ubojstva i naglog razvoja medicine do kojeg dolazi nakon mračnih stoljeća neznanja.
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    BLOOD AND BRAVERY,
    TRAGEDY AND TRIUMPH

Indian country - the wide-open prairie of frontier Illinois - and the war-torn fields of the Civil War are settings for this powerful epic of nineteenth-century America. From half a world away, Dr. Rob J Cole comes to the forbidding Great Plains to pursue his medical destiny.

Ahead of him are the terrible trials of a white man standing alone in hostile territory ... and acts of such unspeakable violence he will never forget them. Yet Rob J goes on to find love with a passionate pioneer wife ... and to becomeone family with her strong son, who fights valiantly for the South in the Civil War. And when Rob and Sarah's own son, Shaman, grows to manhood, he too becomes heir to the proud tradition of medicine, battling different but equally staggering odds. Sweeping across decades of change and conflict, growth and loss, this majestic saga brims with medical authenticity and hte tumult of America in the making.
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