Biography Books

Constance Street: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women. "Ang on boy, Joan's got sumfink to show yer.' She rummaged in a drawer for a moment, pulled out a piece of paper and handed it to me. 'Constance Street,' she said. 'As I remember it.' Through the story of one street - Constance Street - we hear the true life tales of a tight knit group of working class women in the East End of London set against a backdrop of war, hardship and struggle. It's a story of matriarchy and deep family ties, of a generation that was scattered away from the street during the blitz bombings, but which maintained the ties of that street for decades afterwards. Set in an area of East London called Silvertown, a once thriving docking community that at the turn of the 20th century was the industrial heartland of the south of England; the story focuses on the lives of 12 incredible women and their struggle to survive amidst the chaos of the war years. We have Nellie Greenwood, the author's great grandmother who runs a laundry in Silvertown which becomes the focal point of the community. In 1917 a munitions factory in Silvertown explodes flattening much of the surrounding area and causing extensive damage to Constance Street - Nellie's daughter is blown from her crib but miraculously survives. Deciding to open the laundry as a field hospital for the injured, Nellie and the women on the street come together to tend the wounded, the sick and the emotionally shattered as they cope with the aftermath of not just one but two world wars. Through the Great War, the roaring Twenties, the Depression and then the unimaginable - the outbreak of a second world war - Nellie and the street survive with love, laughter and friendships that bind the community together. But just as this incredible group of women live through the worst, the unthinkable happens. On 7 September 1940, Constance Street is no more. Following in the footsteps of Farewell to the East End by Jennifer Worth and The Sugar Girls, Constance Street

Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula Sae

Paramédico

Around the world by ambulance.Paramedico is a brilliant collection of adventures by Australian....

They're Rugby Boys Don't You Know?

An inspirational true story detailing how a Christian Police Sergeant from England joined the Logos Hope Missionary Ship and was forever changed when, in the Philippines, she unexpectedly encountered and fell in love with a group of street teenage boys addicted to a solvent called "rugby." The author details the highlights and lowlights, ups and downs, trials and tribulations, successes and failures as the small team defied local attitudes to slowly and carefully befriend this sidelined and often detested minority. You will read of hospital visitations, breaches of trust, criminal activity, gang fights and numerous disappointments. Did their intervention make any difference? Were the heartaches and struggles worthwhile? The answer may surprise you...

The Autobiography of St Ignatius Loyola

This account of the life of St. Ignatius, dictated by himself, is considered by the Bollandists the most valuable record of the great Founder of the Society of Jesus. The editors of the Stimmen Aus Maria Laach, the German review, as well as those of the English magazine, The Month, tell us that it, more than any other work, gives an insight into the spiritual life of St. Ignatius. Few works in ascetical literature, except the writings of St. Teresa and St. Augustine, impart such a knowledge of the soul. To understand fully the Spiritual Exercises, we should know something of the man who wrote them. In this life of St. Ignatius, told in his own words, we acquire an intimate knowledge of the author of the Exercises. We discern the Saint's natural disposition, which was the foundation of his spiritual character. We learn of his conversion, his trials, the obstacles in his way, the heroism with which he accomplished his great mission. This autobiography of St. Ignatius is the groundwork of all the great lives of him that have been written. Bartoli draws from it, Genelli develops it, the recent magnificent works of Father Clair, S.J., and of Stewart Rose are amplifications of this simple story of the life of St. Ignatius. The Saint in his narrative always refers to himself in the third person, and this mode of speech has here been retained. Many persons who have neither the time, nor, perhaps, the inclination, to read larger works, will read, we trust, with pleasure and profit this autobiography. Ignatius, as he lay wounded in his brother's house, read the lives of the saints to while away the time. Touched by grace, he cried, "What St. Francis and St. Dominic have done, that, by God's grace, I will do." May this little book, in like manner, inspire its readers with the desire of imitating St. Ignatius. THE EDITOR. Easter, 1900. College of St. Francis Xavier, New York.

Kidnapping My Daughter

At just twenty-years-old, Rachel Jensby finds herself faced with a desperate reality: either continue to hand her nineteen-month-old daughter over to the man who is sexually abusing her as the court has ordered her to do, or go into hiding to help her child escape the certainty of further sexual assaults. Kidnapping My Daughter is the true account of a mother who spent more than two years on the run, first from local and state authorities only, and then eventually from the FBI as well. As more and more children are faced with court-licensed abuse every day, Rachel Jensby hopes to be a voice among many; joining other mothers who are effecting change by finally finding the courage to come forward with their stories.

Kidnapping My Daughter is an account of events leading up to, and all that transpired during, this family's life on the run.

A second volume, titled Bringing Cheyenne Home, tells the story of what happened afterward - starting with the family's first day back in court and goes on to detail the tumultuous years afterward, including a peek into Cheyenne's life today. Bringing Cheyenne Home will be available soon on Amazon for Kindle.

Helpless: A True Short Story

A dramatic short story from experienced foster carer Rosie Lewis.

Baby Sarah is born to a crack-addicted mother on a freezing cold night in December. Rosie is woken a few short hours later, at 1am, and taken to the maternity unit by police escort to collect the infant and take her to a place of safety.

But it soon becomes clear that Sarah is suffering from severe withdrawal symptoms. Knowing that separation is inevitable, Rosie tries to maintain a professional distance but that's easier said than done.

Behind the Scenes: Formerly a Slave (Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in The White House)

Behind the Scenes, Formerly a Slave, By Elizabeth Keckley, Thirty Years a Slave, and Four Years in The White House, Elizabeth Hobbs Keckley (sometimes spelled Keckly; February 1818 - May 1907)[2] was a former slave who became a successful seamstress, civic activist and author in Washington, DC. She was best known as the personal modiste and confidante of Mary Todd Lincoln, the First Lady. Keckley had moved to Washington in 1860 after buying her freedom and that of her son in St. Louis. She created an independent business in the capital based on clients who were the wives of the government elite. Among them were Varina Davis, wife of Jefferson Davis; and Mary Anna Custis Lee, wife of Robert E. Lee. After the American Civil War, Keckley wrote and published an autobiography, Behind the Scenes: Or, Thirty Years a Slave and Four Years in the White House (1868). It was both a slave narrative and a portrait of the First Family, especially Mary Todd Lincoln, and considered controversial for breaking privacy about them. It was also her claim as a businesswoman to be part of the new mixed-race, educated middle-class that were visible among the leadership of the black community. Keckley's relationship with Mary Todd Lincoln, the President's wife, was notable for its personal quality and intimacy, as well as its endurance over time.

A Sea-Queen's Sailing

Early one summer morning in 935 A.D., Malcolm the Jarl's home in northern Scotland is attacked by Vi....

Beyond the Wire

Told to attack the Anzio beach head nineteen year old Arthur Vickers lasted barely two weeks as a fighting British soldier before being captured by the Germans.

Herded onto a cattle wagon he was transported into the heartland of Poland where he was forced to work down the mines in one of their notorious Labour Camps.

With the advancement of the Russian Army he and thousands of other prisoners were frog marched out of the camp and forced to walk fifteen hundred miles in the depths of winter across Poland, Czechoslovakia and Germany. He witnessed the horror of the Concentration camps, saw fleeing members of the Gestapo burn their papers, and watched as the men on the march dwindled in number through starvation, exhaustion and sheer terror.

In April 1945, half starved and exhausted himself, he made his break for freedom.This is his story; from call up to liberation and how he survived Beyond the Wire.

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story

A triumph - Time OutTransformer is the only complete and comprehensive telling of the Lou Ree....

All About Jesus: The Single Story from Matthew, Mark, Luke and John

This title is all about Jesus. The words recorded in it were written about Jesus over 2000 years ago. Yet today his message of peace, hope, love, and forgiveness still resonates with people of all races, nationalities, educational, and economic backgrounds. Some like what he said while others disagree with what he said. But almost everyone finds im intriguing.

Living with Disfigurement in Early Medieval Europe (The New Middle Ages)

This book is open access under a CC-BY 4.0 license. This book examines social and m....

You. Me. A Diary: A Collection of your Hilarious and Heartwarming Stories for Dawn at 60

Dawn French is turning sixty this autumn (we couldn't believe it either!). To help her fly over this milestone birthday, Dawn asked her fans what advice they had for her at this ripe old age. Tons of entries were whittled down to Dawn's favourites and collected in this free ebook - have a read and see if you are in there! The hilarious, touching and sometimes outlandish stories and pieces of advice from her readers are prefaced with an exclusive letter from the lady herself.

You. Me: A Diary is published to celebrate both Dawn's sixtieth birthday and the publication of her new book, Me. You: A Diary, out on 5th October 2017.



Happy birthday, Dawn!

Bought and Sold (Part 1 of 3)

A heart-stopping story of lies, brutality and fear. British girl Megan Stephens tells the true story of how an idyllic Mediterranean holiday turned into an unimaginable nightmare when she was tricked into becoming a victim of human trafficking and held captive for six years by deception, threats and violence.

While on holiday with her mother at a popular Mediterranean coastal resort, Megan fell in love. Just 14 years old, nave and vulnerable, she had no reason to suspect that the man who said he loved her would commit the ultimate betrayal of her trust.

When her mother returned to England, Megan stayed with Jak, who said he would find her a job as a waitress and promised they would be together forever. But when Megan travelled to the city with Jak, his attitude quickly changed and instead of finding her work as a waitress, he allowed her to be raped and then sold her to a human trafficker.

Abandoned by Jak but still unable to accept that everything he'd told her had been a lie, Megan was coerced by threats and violence into working as a prostitute in private homes and brothels. Then the trafficker threatened her mother's life and it was Megan's turn to lie: sending her mother the staged photographs that had been taken of her apparently working as a waitress in a cafe, she told her she was happy.

Too frightened and bewildered to trust or reach out to anyone, Megan remained locked in a world of brutality and abuse for six years. In the end, there only seemed to be one way out.

Megan's powerful story reveals the devastating realities of human trafficking and the fear that imprisons its victims more effectively than any cage could ever do.

Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

If you want to learn about one of history's most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination--secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world--then you want to read this book.

Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability.

It's no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of the impossible for their work, but do the same for their lives. They're audacious enough to think that they're not just ordinary players.

Few stories better illustrate this better than the life of the father of the modern world, a man of legendary imaginative power and wonder: Nikola Tesla.

In this book, you'll be taken on a whirlwind journey through Tesla's life and work, and not only learn about the successes and mistakes of one of history's greatest inventors, but also how to look at the world in a different, more imaginative way.

Read this book now and learn lessons from Nikola Tesla on why imagination is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and insights into the real "secret" to creativity, as explained by people like Jobs, Picasso, Dali, and Twain.

Serial Killer: Henry Lee Lucas

Henry Lee Lucas - Blood, Sex and Death

Henry Lee Lucas might be the most evil killer ever. But it is equally possible that most of his victims are products of his own highly active imagination.

Cindy was 16 or 17 years old, a runaway from somewhere up north, hitch-hiking through the southern United States to nowhere in particular. She was heavily made-up, "very sext and well built, large bust," according to the scruffy, one-eyed man driving south on the interstate, and that was enough to make him pull over and offer the girl a ride. In the car, she was glad to take his offer of a beer.

"We kept talking," he wrote later, in his half-literate but strangely vivid style, "and I ask her to slide over beside me and she did. I become to feel of her tittys and she ask me if I like that and I said yes. She was only playing me I could tell so I said I wanted to **** her and she said maybe. I said I was going to stop and get some and she said not yet we'll have plenty of time and I said no we don't."

Cindy shifted away from the driver, towards the passenger door. Possibly, she was going to risk jumping from the car. But just moving away made the driver mad. He reached out his right hand and pulled her back towards him, and put his arm around her neck. Cindy lashed out, hitting at the driver as she struggled to pull free of his grasp.

As the driver fought to control the angry, frightened teenager the car nearly went off the road. Cindy figured a wreck might not be such a bad thing. She made a grab for the steering wheel. That was too much for the driver.

"I rammed the butcher knife into her. She said something but I could not make it out. She fell between the seat and dash next to the door. She stayed like that until I pulled her out of the car and while I was pulling her she began to moan or something."

He dragged the girl into a field, then chocked the last remnants of life out of her. He made a sketch of the girl as he remembered her, to illustrate his gruesome account.

The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass

The premier publishing of Frederick Douglass' bestselling autobiography was in 1845, wherein he documents his life as a young slave learning to read, his subsequent escape from slavery, and how he established himself as a freeman under a false name. Douglass was forced to flee the country to evade recapture after the original pressing and only returned after buying his freedom. Two more autobiographies were published, in 1855 and 1881, where Douglass told of his life as an abolitionist, advisor to the president, and newspaper editor.

How to Be a Pop Star

Olivia Redmond is a London-based singer with a keen eye for style and a pout that just won't quit. All she's ever wanted is to be a singer, and believe me, the girl can sing. At the age of 16, young Olivia was a member of SoundGirl, a three-piece female band that recorded teenage anthems about boys and heartbreak and even opened for Justin Bieber. But when the group split up in April 2012, a story as common as any in the music business, Olivia decided instead of just giving up and taking the easy road, she would go solo and pursue her dream of a solo career.

Introducing Liv. Popular culture as we know it would crash and burn without the pop star, that over-the-top and often enigmatic figure of the music industry who makes music to confirm our emotions and identities and to soundtrack our sex and workout sessions. But are pop stars born, or are they manufactured? Over the past 30 years, we've had a number of hit star-making shows on television aimed to find the next hottest pop star, from Star Search and Popstars to American Idol and The Voice. But these shows are really just popularity contests. How to Be a Pop Star follows the real journey of one pop singer as she deals with the realities of the contemporary music industry and how she stays true to herself in the process. Meet the girl behind the image.

By Canoe and Dog Train: The Adventures of Sharing the Gospel with Canadian Indians (Updated Edition. Includes Original Illustrations.)

To be a missionary to Canadian Indians in the late 1800s meant you had to be brave and relentless. I....

Re-Runners First Life: First Life: Volume 1

If you had the chance to go back and relive the last 25 years of your life, retaining all the knowledge and memories you have now; would you make different life choices? Three very different people from different locations, die at the same moment in time and re-awaken at that moment, only it is 25 years earlier. Two men and one woman are reborn in their young and healthy bodies, but their minds retain the memories of their previous lifetime. Will the abused wife choose a different path? Will the stockbroker choose a different wife? Will the serial killer continue on his spree of murder? Follow the journey of three Re-Runners; Kate, Dylan and Christian through this series of rediscovery, changing fates and finding each other. Interview with the Author Q - So, what makes the Re-Runners Series special? A - They say that in the world of stories, there are no NEW ideas and maybe that's true. But I don't think there's been a series of books on this subject, done quite like this before. I'm sure plenty of people have thought - 'If I knew what I know now and could go back and do it all over again - Wow, the things I could achieve. Righting wrongs, avoiding the mistakes of your 'first life'... So many possibilities.' Q - It's an interesting concept, but what genre does the Re-Runner series come under? A - That's a difficult one. It's a mix of the kind of books I like to read, and I like to read everything. First up it's a paranormal time travel book, in the sense that initially the story chronicles the lives of three people, their death and their rebirth. There's also the element of thriller horror with the grisly murders committed by the serial killer, suspense when the FBI and LA detectives are tracking the infamous murderer and of course the mystery of how and why this re-living of lives has happened to them. These three people from different countries (Australia and the US... and later Italy) are thrown into repeating their lives, but retaining all of the knowledge of th

H. P. Lovecraft: The Complete Fiction

Here is the complete collection of fiction by H. P. Lovecraft.

The Stories included are:

The Nameless City

The Festival

The Colour Out of Space

The Call of Cthulhu

The Dunwich Horror

The Whisperer in Darkness

The Dreams in the Witch House

The Haunter of the Dark

The Shadow Over Innsmouth

Discarded Draft of "The Shadow Over Innsmouth"

The Shadow Out of Time

At the Mountains of Madness

The Case of Charles Dexter Ward

Azathoth

Beyond the Wall of Sleep

Celephais

Cool Air

Dagon

Ex Oblivione

Facts Concerning the Late Arthur Jermyn and His Family

From Beyond

He

Herbert West-Reanimator

Hypnos

In the Vault

Memory

Nyarlathotep

Pickman's Model

The Book

The Cats of Ulthar

The Descendant

The Doom That Came to Sarnath

The Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath

The Evil Clergyman

The Horror at Red Hook

The Hound

The Lurking Fear

The Moon-Bog

The Music of Erich Zann

The Other Gods

The Outsider

The Picture in the House

The Quest of Iranon

The Rats in the Walls

The Shunned House

The Silver Key

The Statement of Randolph Carter

The Strange High House in the Mist

The Street

The Temple

The Terrible Old Man

The Thing on the Doorstep

The Tomb

The Transition of Juan Romero

The Tree

The Unnamable

The White Ship

What the Moon Brings

Polaris

The Very Old Folk

Ibid

Old Bugs

Sweet Ermengarde, or, The Heart of a Country Girl

A Reminiscence of Dr. Samuel Johnson

The History of the Necronomicon

Public Enemies: 5 True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties(Vol 1)

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Public Enemies - True Crime Gangster Stories from the Roaring Twenties

From the era of gangsters, molls and prohibition, almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era using the vernacular of the times.



You'll have heard of most of these notorious criminals, but possibly not so much about one or two of them. All of them were real, ruthless hoodlums, and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail.

Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end.

Volume 1 contains

Lucky Luciano -From Streetwise Kid to the Father of Organized Crime

Leaving poverty ravaged Sicily for New York with his family at the age of 10; Lucky was running his own protection racket and making a name for himself whilst still in his teens. Inevitably, he moved on to become the undisputed boss of organized crime in the USA, but it was his own 'family's' involvement in prostitution which landed him a jail sentence of 30 to 50 years. It didn't end there however as he continued to run the family affairs from prison where Lady Luck visited him with an offer he couldn't refuse.



Bugsy Siegel and "The Flamingo Hotel"

Through his gambling and bootlegging operations, plus numerous ruthless contract murders, Bugsy Siegel established himself as a key member of "The Syndicate" in New York. Relocating to Las Vegas with the blessing of Lucky Luciano in 1945 to expand the organizations activities, he built the famous Flamingo Club and Casino in the desert of Las Vegas using money provided by the East Coast mobsters. The hopelessly mismanaged project went way over budget, implicating Bugsy in the 'misappropriation' of funds and enraging his bosses - Bugsy's day were numbered.

Dutch Schultz - Beer Baron and Vicious Killer

From the slums of New York, Dutch Schultz rose through the ranks of crime to be named "the nation's top gangster" by the FBI. Claiming to be a good guy simply supplying people with the beer they wanted, (illegally of course), he was also responsible for killing at least two of his own men he suspected of 'skimming' more of the proceeds than was due to them.



Hymies Weiss - The Man Al Capone Feared

Earl Wojciechowski was born on Jan 25th 1898 in Chicago, but over time became known as Hymie Weiss, eventually teaming up with Dean O'Banion the leader of the North Side Gang who he succeeded after his murder in 1924. Hymie swore to avenge his friends death and waged wore on the Torrio-Capone criminal empire, even attempting to assassinate Capone himself. Violent gun battles on the streets of Chicago were regular occurrences during this period as the gangs fought for control of the lucrative bootlegging and other rackets - things had to come to a head sooner or later.

Wilbur Underhill - The Tri-State Terror

It took a 24 man task force to bring down Mad Dog Wilbur Underhill in the end. During 12 years of rampaging through the Southwest he was sentenced to life for a murder in Oklahoma, and received another life sentence in Kansas after escaping jail in a ten man breakout and murdering a policeman. Suspected of involvement in the famous Kansas City Massacre, Wilbur began his life of crime as a burglar, and quickly moved on to armed robbery and murder.



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I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of I Miss Mummy, the story of Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother.

Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy's house. Drug-dependent and mentally ill, but desperate to keep hold of her daughter, Alice's mother snatches her from her parents' house and disappears.

Cathy spends three anxious days worrying about her whereabouts before Alice is found safe, but traumatised. Alice is like a little doll, so young and vulnerable, and she immediately finds her place in the heart of Cathy's family. She talks openly about her mummy, who she dearly loves, and how happy she was living with her maternal grandparents before she was put into care. Alice has clearly been very well looked after and Cathy can't understand why she couldn't stay with her grandparents.

It emerges that Alice's grandparents are considered too old (they are in their early sixties) and that the plan is that Alice will stay with Cathy for a month before moving to live with her father and his new wife. The grandparents are distraught - Alice has never known her father, and her grandparents claim he is a violent drug dealer.

Desperate to help Alice find the happy home she deserves, Cathy's parenting skills are tested in many new ways. Finally questions are asked about Alice's father suitability, and his true colours begin to emerge.

The Boy No One Loved: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Casey Watson with this free extended eBook sampler of Casey's first book, and Sunday Times bestseller, The Boy No One Loved.

Justin was five years old; his brothers two and three. Their mother, a heroin addict, had left them alone again. Later that day, after trying to burn down the family home, Justin was taken into care.

Six years on, after 20 failed placements, Justin arrives at Casey's home. Casey and her husband Mike are specialist foster carers. They practice a new style of foster care that focuses on modifying the behaviour of profoundly damaged children. They are Justin's last hope, and it quickly becomes clear that they are facing a big challenge.

Try as they might to make him welcome, he seems determined to strip his life of all the comforts they bring him, violently lashing out at schoolmates and family and throwing any affection they offer him back in their faces. After a childhood filled with hurt and rejection, Justin simply doesn't want to know. But, as it soon emerges, this is only the tip of a chilling iceberg.

A visit to Justin's mother on Boxing Day reveals that there are some very dark underlying problems that Justin has never spoken about. As the full picture becomes clearer, and the horrific truth of Justin's early life is revealed, Casey and her family finally start to understand the pain he has suffered...

Cancer Moms and Chemo Babies

JFK Assassination: Executive Order 11110 - Did The Fed Kill JFK?

There are dozens of JFK assassination conspiracy theories, but this book deals with a scenario that most have never considered. In June of 1963 President Kennedy authorized the Treasury Secretary to issue $4.3 billion dollars in Silver Certificate currency. This currency could be issued directly by the U.S. Treasury without the involvement of The Federal Reserve. Executive Order 11110 was signed by President Kennedy just six months before his death and Silver Certificate currency would never be issued again.

Authors James L. Paris and Robert G. Yetman, Jr. take you back to the founding of the Federal Reserve 100 years ago, and expose the little known unconstitutional operations of the U.S. Central Bank. Who are the financial elite that formed the Federal Reserve, and why are they considered the most powerful organization in the world today? Did JFK threaten the power structure of the elite by usurping power from the Federal Reserve with this executive order? Did JFK have plans to dissolve the Federal Reserve as he intended to do with the Central Intelligence Agency? Could the financial elite have been part of an extensive conspiracy to kill the nation's youngest president? Why was a former president of the World Bank on the Warren Commission?

Published on the 50th Anniversary Of The JFK Assassination, includes a complete overview of all of the major assassination theories. The book comes to life, as more than 20 pictures take you back to that fateful Friday in Dallas - November 22, 1963.

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

The Story of My Self: How to survive trauma and overcome anorexia, shame and depression. 2017 edition.

A true story that tells of a life-long struggle to overcome the effects of childhood trauma, an underlying sense of shame and an addictive need to control the world.

It is a story based on diary extracts dating back forty years. It details successes and failures; one step forward often followed by two steps back. But it is ultimately a story of hope, strength and awareness achieved through absolute honesty.

End of the Road (The Rozzers Book 1)

Have you ever wondered how you'd react when suddenly confronted with death and injuries too awful to imagine? Especially when it happens in an isolated spot and you have no choice but to get involved, as people will die if you don't? And would it change you, as a person?

This is the true short story of just such as day in the life of young British soldier Diem Burden. His life is at a crossroads: his military career is rapidly coming to an end and he has no idea of what to do post-army. With a new family to support, pressure is mounting on him to find a way forward - and soon.

Returning back to camp after an idyllic day out, the squaddie is thrown into a horrifying tragedy which puts him to the test. Whilst trying to cope with the trauma of that dreadful event, a seed is quietly planted which, with a slight bit of nurturing, leads Diem along a certain path.

Warning: Contains strong language and graphic descriptions of death and injury.

17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES: TRUE CRIME (BUS STOP READS)

BUS STOP READS ARE SHORT QUICK READS

17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES

TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS

Our society can barely account for evil in males, let alone imagine it in females. The female nests, creates, and nurtures doesn't she or is it that we just want to believe in the intrinsic non-threatening nature of women?

Yet, history is full of instrumentally violent women: women who have fought wars and battles throughout the world, with no less ferociousness than men, women such as Dynamis of Bosphorous, who starved her husband to death and took control of his kingdom, or Artemisia, the queen of Halicarnassus in the 5th century, who conducted a brilliant but brutal military campaign against the Greeks. Mary Tudor, Queen Mary 1 of England, in 1553 became known as "Bloody Mary," for her extreme cruelty and willingness to execute people.

In this short book meet 17 less known but equally murderous cold blooded women. After reading it you may find your perception of the gentler sex changed irrevocably. Enjoy.

The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

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Everywhere We Go: Hooligan Series - Book One

'Probably the best book ever written on football violence' - Daily Mail

The Shocking Truth Behind Football Violence

Everywhere We Go gives the most remarkable and frightening insight into the behaviour of the football thug. Written by two people who know the world of the hooligan from the inside, this book features many first-hand accounts of incidents, from both perpetrators and victims, that make chilling reading. It builds up to provide the most comprehensive look behind the matchday madness that has yet been published, explores:

The changing face of football violence

Who gets involved - and why

How the 'firms' operate, both home and away

The role of 'scouts' and 'spotters' in planning violence

The football establishment - and how they can help solve the problem

The involvement of the far right in football and the issue of racism

Reviews for Everywhere We Go:

'Offers a grim Insight into the mind of the football thug' - Daily Mirror

'This honest, funny and refreshingly direct account achieves its aim of toppling a few careless stereotypes' - Independent on Sunday

'Everywhere We Go is the most detailed account yet from fans involved with football violence' - Total Football

The New Arrival: Part 1 of 3: The Heartwarming True Story of a 1970s Trainee Nurse

The New Arrival can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3 (Chapters 1-9 of 30).

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

17-year-old Sarah Hill leaves behind her home in Wales and enrols at Hackney General Hospital, where she is due to start her training.

Looking up at the rows and rows of little windows, there was no way Sarah could have guessed just what she was getting herself into...

More than just a hospital, Hackney General was part of the community, just as much as the Adam & Eve pub the staff frequent. A place where the poorly children of Hackney were nursed to health, a place where young nurses would discover just want they wanted from life, fall in love with shy photographers and grow into women. But it's not all smooth sailing in Hackney: for every baby that goes home to its loving family another is abandoned, unloved, or never gets to go home at all.

Funny, warm and deeply moving, Sarah Beeson's poignant memoir captures both the heartache and happiness of hospital life and 1970s London through the eyes of a gentle but determined young nurse.

A Birth in Dixie: A Southern Memoir

About this story: When you are born in the South you are different. And you always will be.

About the author: Will Bevis is a prolific writer of short stories, articles, and memoirs. His most well known work is The Killing of Train-Man Brown, which has been called, "A true gem...."

True Crime: 4 True American Crime Stories: Vol 1 (From police files of the 1920s to the 1950s)

Do you like true crime stories?

You should love these tales then

Originally authentic police files, True American Crime Stories are from the 1920s through to the 1950s - the era of gangster, molls and prohibition. Almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era using the vernacular of the times.

You may not have heard much about some of these bad guys, but they were real, ruthless hoodlums and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail.

Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end.

Volume 1 contains

The Jekyll and Hyde Mob

After a rash of robberies, lawmen of the Los Angeles Sheriff's office had killed off or jailed every gang of bank robbers in the county. However, three suave gentlemen continued to loot the banks in daring fashion, leaving the lawmen completely clueless.

The Whispering Bride

Death cast its long, silent shadow over a sleepy New England town as Mrs.Wegner, a widow, waved good-bye to the last of the summer boarders. Little did she realize that she was waving good-bye forever, that death would soon claim her as its victim in the strange case of THE WHISPERING BRIDE.

The Red Bandit

The desperation of a hunted man gave Oklahoma its greatest reign of terror when a youth, vowing never to serve a 75 year rap for robbery, set off a series of events that gave the authorities a veritable nightmare as they pursued their quest down the bloody trail of crime.

The Master Forgers

Counterfeit checks - hundreds of them - were flooding Milwaukee in 1937 and 1938 until science scored a victory for the law!

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A Texas Ranger

In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and terror, we follow Jennings through the southern border of Texas and find a vivid portrait of life in the late 19th century in one of the most lawless and hardest places to live in the early United States.

75 Things You Should Know About Working in a Call Center: A Fun Look at Life on the Phones

This book is an in-depth look at what it is like to work on the phones in a call center. Fun, revealing and at times, shocking. Marsha tells it like it is to work 8 hours a day with headsets glued to your head.

Self-Disclosure: Being Bi-Gender and My Journey

This is a true story of a young, biological, male who came from much adversity at birth. His quest for happiness as an adult took him on a wild ride from Southern California to the humble and rugged Rocky Mountains of Montana with his loyal mother, all the while suffering from gender identity disorder. This is definitely not your ordinary autobiography of revealing only accomplishments; this true story has much self-reflection with as much honesty as a publisher will allow. This autobiography will read as though it's fiction at times, but don't be fooled! All is real and raw.

Bulger On Trial: Boston's Most Notorious Gangster And The Pursuit Of Justice

The trial of James "Whitey" Bulger this summer was supposed to bring an end to one of the greatest scandals in the history of the FBI, but it dredged up a toxic swamp instead. Horrific crimes, depraved witnesses and sordid accounts of FBI agents who gave their allegiance to the mob boss emerged from the muck as families of 19 murder victims endured the presentation of broken skulls and jaws along with photos from the morgue. At center stage was the defendant, who had been listed and protected by the FBI as a secret informant. He claimed the government had given him a free pass, but prosecutors fought to keep the trial away from questions of who made Bulger what he became and how. In an extraordinary measure of their outrage, the families of the victims cheered Bulger's own attorneys as they savaged the government's "cover-up" and the deals prosecutors had given to Bulger's former associates to win testimony.

In the first book to explore the trial in a larger context, WBUR investigative reporter David Boeri weaves his daily trial dispatches into the complete backstory of Bulger's ruthless ascent to power, the men and the agency who made that possible, and the families of victims who were victimized again and again by the government's protection of the killer. Boeri's storytelling is informed by 26 years of national award-winning reporting on the Bulger case. He aggressively dug into FBI corruption and tracked the Bureau's delayed, often inept search for the 16-year fugitive.

Years before Bulger was arrested in Santa Monica, Bulger travelled to California to follow his own tips in search of Whitey and showed the lack of FBI effort and enterprise. His investigation of crimes aided and abetted by FBI agents took Boeri to old murder scenes of Bulger victims in Oklahoma, Florida and Massachusetts. He followed detectives in the difficult and painful search for the bones of Bulger victims long ago buried. He sought out the families to learn what they had endured and sought out Bulger's criminal associates even tracked some down who were in the Witness Protection Program to chronicle Bulger the boss and Bulger the killer. In "Bulger On Trial," Boeri brings the reader into the same close contact with Bulger's corrupt FBI handler, the younger brother who made a parallel rise to political power, the families, the criminals and the saga that links them all.

Trapped: Part 1 of 3

Trapped can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3 (Chapters 1-10 of 35).

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

Phoebe, an autistic nine-year-old girl, is taken into police protection after a chance comment to one of her teachers alerts the authorities that all might not be what it seems in her comfortable, middle-class home. Experienced foster carer Rosie accepts the youngster as an emergency placement knowing that her autism will represent a challenge - not only for her but also for the rest of the family.

But after several shocking incidents of self-harming, Pica and threats to kill, it soon becomes apparent that Phoebe's autism may be the least of her problems.

Locked for nine years in a secret world of severe abuse, as Phoebe opens up about her horrific past, her foster carer begins to suspect that Phoebe may not be suffering from autism at all.

Seriously Stupid Criminals

Synova's Top 20 stupid criminal stories from around the world. All the stories are true and links are provided to the original news source. Yes, people can be very irrational, but it's entertaining. Enjoy.

Mark Twain: Complete Novels

This book contains several HTML tables of contents.

The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the titles of all novels included in this volume. By clicking on one of those titles you will be redirected to the beginning of that work, where you'll find a new TOC that lists all the chapters and sub-chapters of that specific work.

Here you will find the complete novels of Mark Twain in the chronological order of their original publication:

- The Gilded Age: A Tale of Today

- The Adventures of Tom Sawyer

- The Prince and the Pauper

- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn

- A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

- The American Claimant

- Tom Sawyer Abroad

- The Tragedy of Pudd'nhead Wilson

- Tom Sawyer, Detective

- Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc

- A Double Barrelled Detective Story

- A Horse's Tale

- The Mysterious Strange

The Complete Works of Theodore Roosevelt

This meticulously edited ebook edition represents the great literary legacy of the president Theodore Roosevelt. Besides historical books, biographies, nature and guide books, you will find in this collection - his memoirs, personal and presidential writings through which you will discover surprising adventurous life the former president, as well as details of his presidential actions and truth behind certain decisions.

Contents:

Autobiography

The Naval War of 1812

Hero Tales from American History

The Winning of the West

Through the Brazilian Wilderness

Letters to His Children

The Rough Riders

A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open

Hunting The Grisly And Other Sketches

America and the World War

Average Americans

The Strenuous Life

Expansion and Peace

Fellow-Feeling as Political Factor

Character & Success

History as Literature

Biological Analogies in History

The World Movement

The Thraldom of Names

Productive Scholarship

Dante and the Bowery

The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century

The Search for Truth in a Reverent Spirit

The Ancient Irish Sagas

An Art Exhibition

The Duties of American Citizenship

Professionalism in Sports

Practical Work in Politics

Resignation Letter

Colonel Roosevelt's Reports

Strength & Decency

The Square Deal

Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech

The Man With the Muck Rake

Sons of the Puritans

Where We Can Work With Socialists

Where We Cannot Work With Socialists

Citizenship in a Republic (the Man in the Arena)

International Peace

The New Nationalism

Duty & Self-control

The Right of the People to Rule

I Have Just Been Shot

Address to the Boys Progressive League

Address to the Knights of Columbus

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

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The first 2 chapters from the full story of Taylor Swift's stratospheric rise to fame; all any dedicated Swifty needs to know about the pop superstar who's taking over the world.

A small-town girl with an incredible talent, and the strength to realise her dream, Taylor has grown into an award-winning, chart-topping artist and worldwide star, as well as a strong and stylish woman. But how did she get there? And what lies in store for her in the future?

From childhood dreams of a musical future in Pennsylvania, to determined and budding teen musician with a trademark she's stayed faithful to ever since: honest lyrics about real-life events; her fight to be taken seriously in the music industry, through to the rewards of success and the intense pressure of expectation, Taylor Swift: The Whole Story is a full account of Taylor's incredible journey, with everything you need to know about America's Sweetheart.

This compelling book is packed full of fascinating details revealing the true Taylor - what drives, motivates and moves her, how she overcame the challenges that loomed on the road to fame and how authentic her wholesome image is, plus the truth about her relationships with Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and Conor Kennedy and who she's really talking about on her tracks.

The full portrait of a girl who could so easily have faded into the background - but who blossomed in the spotlight into a grounded, graceful and inspiring young woman.

History's Most Powerful Witches and Wizards: 2 Books in 1

Meet the most powerful witches and wizards from around the world. Learn about their lives, their magick, how they impacted the world, and their secrets and powerful spells.

Witches have always worried, scared, and fascinated people in equal measure. From dark magic to home remedies, they have been part of the cultural landscape for people across the world. From Europe to the Americas, Asia to Africa, the idea of women who delve deep into magic has created some of the most enduring stories in the history of humanity. Often, these stories blend the real with the unreal, truth with fiction, and magick with the mundane. In this book, we will look at witches from across the world and over many thousands of years.

Throughout this book, we will look into the history of witchcraft as it has been practiced over several centuries. Not only that, but we will look into some of the spells that they relied upon for their power. By studying their specific arts, we can better understand the scope and the power of witchcraft. If you would like to know more about history's most powerful witches, then download this book and get to grips with some of the strangest, oddest, most magical, and most twisted tales in human history.

At the Coalface: Part 1 of 3: The memoir of a pit nurse

A heart-warming story of a woman who devoted her life to helping others. This is the memoir of Joan, who started nursing in the 1940s and whose experiences took her into the Yorkshire mining pits and through the tumult of the 1984-85 miners' strike.

Joan Hart always knew what she wanted to do with her life. Born in South Yorkshire in 1932, she started her nursing training when she was 16, the youngest age girls could do so at the time. She continued working after she married and her work took her to London and Doncaster, caring for children and miners.

When she took a job as a pit nurse in Doncaster in 1974, she found that in order to be accepted by the men under her care, she would have to become one of them. Most of the time rejecting a traditional nurse's uniform and donning a baggy miner's suit, pit boots, a hardhat and a headlamp, Joan resolved always to go down to injured miners and bring them out of the pit herself.

Over 15 years Joan grew to know the miners not only as a nurse, but as a confidante and friend. She tended to injured miners underground, rescued men trapped in the pits, and provided support for them and their families during the bitter miners' strike which stretched from March 1984 to 1985.

Moving and uplifting, this is a story of one woman's life, marriage and work; it is guaranteed to make readers laugh, cry, and smile.

Roger Casement

Roger Casement

Some Wore Blue & Some Wore Gray

With the 150th Anniversary of the Battle at Gettysburg and the Siege of Vicksburg, New York Times Best Selling Author, Heather Graham, is revisiting one of her favorite time periods - The American Civil War. This time, however, she has compiled biographies of some of her favorite real-life characters of the period. We hope you'll enjoy her gift to you in SOME WORE BLUE & SOME WORE GRAY. And feel free to comment in the review section if there are people you would be interested in reading about from the Civil War. Ms. Graham sees this as a living, growing document and is certain to add to it as time goes by. Enjoy!

And then when you want to see where all this love of history took her, check out her three Bantam novels ONE WORE BLUE, ONE WORE GRAY, and AND ONE RODE WEST.

Climax Jim: Arizona’s Loveable Outlaw

This short story, about a 10 minute read, is sure to put a smile on your face! In the late 1800's Climax Jim entertained the residents of the Arizona Territory and beyond with his illegal escapades. He alternated between stealing cattle, stealing horses, and getting caught. His numerous and remarkable jail breaks were equally entertaining. He once bragged that he had "busted out of every jail in the Arizona Territory except the dreaded "Hell Hole," the Yuma Territorial Prison.

Attila, the Scourge of God

Attila, the Scourge of God is a brief biography of the famous general.

Unscripted Extras

Read these short extracts from Alan Sugar's Unscripted: My Ten Years in Telly and remind yourself why you tune in to watch him on TV. His witty put-downs, laser-beam glare and no-nonsense approach have won him legions of fans on the BBC's award-winning show The Apprentice. But how has the East End boy turned multi-millionaire - a man famously allergic to wafflers - coped for ten years in the arty-farty world of television? Of course he did it his way, as he reveals in the extracts featured in Unscripted Extras. He describes why he can never be scripted, remembers some of his famous putdowns in the boardroom and cringes at a lead balloon moment. He also explains to a baggy-jumpered beanie-hat-wearing young director that he will not be spending all day filming a five-minute trail and refuses to let Piers Morgan make him cry. Funny and outspoken, this special eBook short is Alan Sugar at his entertaining best.

Please Don’t Take My Baby: Free Sampler

Be moved by No.1 Sunday Times Bestselling author Cathy Glass's 10th fostering memoir, with this free extended eBook sampler.

Jade, 17, is pregnant, homeless and alone when she's brought to live with Cathy. Desperate to keep her baby, but little more than a child herself, she struggles with the responsibilities her daughter brings.

'I'm going to love my baby and give her lots of attention,' Jade said. 'I'll show my mum she's wrong.'

Cathy is worried as soon as Jade arrives: she's never looked after a pregnant teenager before, but none of the mother and baby carers is free, and - seventeen years old, seven months pregnant and homeless - Jade is in a desperate situation.

But Jade doesn't want to listen or advice and although her daughter is born safely it isn't long before Jade's in trouble with the police.

Cathy knows that Jade loves her daughter with all her heart, but will she be able to get through to Jade in time to make her realise just how much she might lose?

Bubba Watson: Victory at the Masters

"I don't play the sport for fame. I don't try to win tournaments for fame. I don't do any of that. It's just me. I'm just Bubba. I goof around. I joke around. I just want to be me and play golf." --Bubba Watson

Widely recognized as one of the game's longest hitters for the better part of a decade, Bubba Watson has successfully reinvented himself since picking up his first PGA Tour victory in the summer of 2010.

In this collection, the staff of Golf Channel profiles the enigmatic player whose stunning victory in the 2012 Masters featured four birdies on the final six holes of regulation and one of the most memorable shots in tournament history on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff.

Relive Bubba's monumental victory day by day as Golf Channel's writers examine his game before and during the incredible win in Augusta. Included are a prologue and epilogue from John Hawkins, thoughts about what's next for the Masters Champion, a photo gallery capturing Bubba's surprise visit to Golf Channel's "Morning Drive" and additional photos taken during his popular interview with David Feherty.

LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (Illustrated): Biography of the first President of the United States, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the ... the Founding Fathers of the United States

This eBook edition of "LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON (Illustrated)" has been formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

George Washington (1732-1799) was the first President of the United States (1789-97), the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War, and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He presided over the convention that drafted the United States Constitution, which replaced the Articles of Confederation and remains the supreme law of the land. Washington was born into the provincial gentry of Colonial Virginia; his wealthy planter family owned tobacco plantations and slaves which he inherited; he owned hundreds of slaves throughout his lifetime, but his views on slavery evolved. He became a young but senior officer in the colonial militia during the first stages of the French and Indian War. He was chosen by the Second Continental Congress in 1775 to be commander-in-chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution. Historians laud Washington for the selection and supervision of his generals, preservation and command of the army, coordination with the Congress, with state governors and their militia, and attention to supplies, logistics, and training. In battle, however, Washington was repeatedly outmaneuvered by British generals with larger armies.

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat of the early 19th century. He is best known for his short stories "Rip Van Winkle" and "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow" both of which appear in his book The Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent. His historical works include biographies of George Washington and Oliver Goldsmith, and several histories of 15th-century Spain, dealing with subjects such as the Moors and the Alhambra. Irving served as the U.S. ambassador to Spain from 1842 to 1846.

Five Things You'll Face as a Pre-Op, Pre-T FTM

Being trans is hard. Figuring out how to deal with it is harder.

This guidebook gives instruction on the things every trans guy will face when he comes out of the closet. From Binding to Packing, to Bathrooms to Coming Out, this book tells you the best and easiest ways for FTM (female to male) transsexuals to ease into the beginning of their transition, before the testosterone hormone therapy and before the gender reassignment surgery.

Don't worry, dude. You're not alone. Let someone have your back.

Mad Dog: The Legend and Truth of Jerry Shriver

THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

I say again: THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

Not only that, THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

And furthermore, THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

If you want to complain that this FREE e-book is not a full length biography, complete with psych evaluations from when Shriver was in the 5th Grade and never-before-published pages from a journal he kept that nobody discovered until just now, I'll remind you that THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

Evidently, stating it one time in block letters that THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK was not enough of a warning for some reviewers, so be advised: THIS IS AN ARTICLE/ESSAY; NOT A FULL-LENGTH BOOK.

Jerry Shriver might have led a normal life, and been considered a normal person. Then along came the Vietnam War. It seemed he fulfilled his destiny there, becoming someone Radio Hanoi dubbed "the mad dog." This is what is known about his exploits in-country.

Damaged: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sampler of Cathy's first book, and No. 1 Sunday Times bestseller, Damaged.

Jodie is a violent and aggressive 8 year old who has already been through numerous foster families. Cathy Glass is her last hope ...

At the Social Services office, Cathy (an experienced foster carer) is pressured into taking Jodie as a new placement. Jodie's challenging behaviour has seen off five carers in four months. Despite her reservations, Cathy decides to take on Jodie to protect her from being placed in an institution.

Jodie arrives, and her first act is to soil herself, and then wipe it on her face, grinning wickedly. Jodie meets Cathy's teenage children, and greets them with a sharp kick to the shins. That night, Cathy finds Jodie covered in blood, having cut her own wrist, and smeared the blood over her face.

As Jodie begins to trust Cathy her behaviour improves. Over time, with childish honesty, she reveals details of her abuse at the hands of her parents and others. It becomes clear that Jodie's parents were involved in a sickening paedophile ring, with neighbours and Social Services not seeing what should have been obvious signs.

Unfortunately Jodie becomes increasingly withdrawn, and it's clear she needs psychiatric therapy. Cathy urges the Social Services to provide funding, but instead they decide to take Jodie away from her, and place her in a residential unit.

Although the paedophile ring is investigated and brought to justice, Jodie's future is still up in the air. Cathy promises that she will stand by her no matter what - her love for the abandoned Jodie is unbreakable.

Betrayed: Part 1 of 3: The heartbreaking true story of a struggle to escape a cruel life defined by family honour

Betrayed can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

In the much-anticipated follow-up to Sunday Times bestseller Trapped, foster carer Rosie Lewis tells the heartbreaking true story of 13-year-old Zadie.

When the young teenage girl runs away and is discovered hiding on the city streets by the police, it is clear that all is not as it should be.

Taught to believe that Westerners should not be trusted, when Zadie is initially delivered into the experienced hands of foster carer Rosie she is polite and well-behaved, but understandably suspicious of the family around her. Through Rosie's support and understanding, gradually Zadie begins to settle into her new surroundings, but loyalty to her relatives, and fear of bringing shame on those around her, prevents her from confessing the horrifying truth about her troubled past.

When the shocking truth finally emerges, Rosie and her family can hardly believe that Zadie had managed to keep the shocking secrets to herself for so long.

The Sue Monk Kidd Spiritual Sampler: Excerpts from The Dance of the Dissident Daughter, When the Heart Waits, and a Special Letter to Readers from Sue Monk Kidd

The bestselling author's inspiring autobiographical account of personal pain, spiritual awakening, and divine grace.

"Inspiring. Sue Monk Kidd is a direct literary descendant of Carson McCullers."--Baltimore Sun

"Grounded in personal experience and bolstered with classic spiritual disciplines and Scripture, this book offers an alternative to fast-fix spirituality."--Bookstore Journal

Blending her own experiences with an intimate grasp of spirituality, Sue Monk Kidd relates the passionate and moving tale of her spiritual crisis, when life seemed to have lost meaning and her longing for a hasty escape from the pain yielded to a discipline of "active waiting."

Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon (Short Story)

Combat fighter pilot Mark Berent writes of a dragon-shaped karst mountain in Laos along the Ho Chi Minh Trail that bristles with physical and psychological danger. He writes of it as he first saw it on an F-4 FAC mission from Ubon RTAFB in 1969. Then he adds an excerpt from "Phantom Leader," one of his historical fiction novels about war and politics in the Vietnam era.

The Story of Prophet Adam In Islam

Prophet Adam is believed to have been the first human being and (Prophet) on Earth, in Islam. Adam's role as the father of the human race is looked upon by Muslims with reverence. Muslims also refer to his wife, Hawa (Eve), as the "mother of mankind". Muslims see Prophet Adam as the first Muslim, as the Qur'an states that all the Prophets preached the same faith of Islam (Submission to One God).

The Qur'an and hadith give the same account of the creation of Adam and Eve. Synthesizing the Qur'an with Sunni hadith can produce the following account. According to the Qur'an, when Allah (God) informed the angels that he was going to put a successor on Earth, they questioned whether the human would cause blood shed and damage, but he told them that he knew what they did not. He created Adam from clay and breathed life into him. Hadith add that he was named Adam after the clay he was made out of, or the skin (adim) of the earth. Returning to the Qur'an, when God asked all the angels to prostrate before Adam, they all obeyed, except Iblis (Lucifer). He said, "I am made from fire, when Adam is from clay. I am better than him. I am not going to prostrate before him."

Sunni hadith say that while Adam was sleeping, God took a rib from him and from it he created Eve (Hawa); however, while the creation of Adam and Eve is referred to in the Qur'an, the exact method of creation is not specified. The Qur'an then says that God commanded that Adam and Eve not eat from one tree in the garden of Eden, but Iblis (Lucifer) was able to convince them to taste it. They then began to cover themselves because they now knew that they were naked. For this, God banished Adam and Eve to earth; non-canonical Sunni hadith say that fruits were turned to thorns and pregnancy became dangerous. Non-canonical Sunni hadith also say that Adam and Eve were cast down far apart, so that they had to search for each other and eventually met each other at Mount Arafat.

In Islamic theology, it is not believed that Adam's sin is carried by all of his children. Hadith say that once Prophet Adam was on earth, God taught him how to plant seeds and bake bread. This was to become the way of all of Adam's children, Prophet Adam proceeded to live for about 1000 years.

Visa Cows (Stories of Ana Zoltaire)

This book is an outraged cry by an Arab woman against all the Arab men who think we're just sheep to be bought and sold and used for anything they can get out of us, and paid for according to the value our parents put on our heads. And I dedicate it to all of my sisters, both the innocent victims and the other kind, the guilty victims who take part in the whole disgusting medieval system that has been going on ever since the sheikhs started having harems in the desert. Because even if a lot of you out there aren't much better than our menfolk, at least there's a chance that you might change, once you've read my book! Here is the first chapter of my story, entitled "My Mother is a Visa Cow".

"The day I invented the term visa cow I wasn't thinking about my mother at all, but about a Moroccan woman who lives next door to us here in Stockholm, she has a good job working in a hospital. We were on the bus with her the other day and asked her about her Syrian husband, who she had met on a dating site and brought to Sweden. She even went down to Damascus with him and helped his family build a new house. "Ah, that bastard!", she cried, "can you imagine, after three years of happy marriage, he packed his bags and said he was going to divorce me and get himself a new bride from home. I even used to take him down to Morocco on the holidays, and my family treated him like a prince!" Since Syrians usually say that Moroccans are a bunch of crooks, we felt very ashamed and had to tell her how sorry we were that one of our own countrymen could have treated her so horribly. She was really bitter, because before we got off she shouted - in Arabic, of course, so the passengers couldn't understand - "Who cares about men anyway, when you can buy a truckload of vibrators!".

Poor woman. I guess he thought he deserved something better, since she was much older than him and divorced. Arabs want young virgins - unless they have European or American papers, of course, and then they take anything they can find.

But then I sat down to think and had to confess that my mother is one too, even if her Egyptian husband hasn't walked out on her yet. Not only that, if my kid sister Malik keeps on flirting with guys she meets on those Muslim dating sites, she's going to be one soon herself too. Even though she's the one who complains the loudest about her stepfather, and he's the biggest visa-cow milker I know. And guess where the milk came from - my poor old moma!

It makes me so damned mad I could kill somebody, but since I can't do that because it's against the law, I have to do what Zola and Voltaire did, which was yell their heads off every time they saw an injustice. But that can be dangerous too, because Arabs don't like being criticized by one of their own (they're used to it from foreigners, by this time). So I thought about it some more and invented a fake name to sign my book with. It means in sort-of-Arabic "I am Zola and Voltaire", Ana Zoltaire, because those two French guys are my heroes, they had the guts to stand up and SCREAM about all the crimes they witnessed."

The Woman Who Lost Her Face: How Charla Nash Survived the World's Most Infamous Chimpanzee Attack

"Through Charla I have learned that the will to survive is a powerful force and that human courage knows no bounds." --NBC's Meredith VieiraViciously attacked by a chimpanzee in 2009, Charla Nash was left so severely disfigured that she no longer had eyes to see the world, hands to feel it or even a face to show it. By her own doctors' accounts, she never should have survived her injuries.Charla's story is one of incredible strength, fierce determination and cutting-edge medicine. NBC News and Meredith Vieira have been covering the story since the life-altering attack, documenting Charla's unfaltering spirit and the remarkable surgeries that not only kept her alive, but gave her a new face and, ultimately, restored her very humanity.Featuring candid and exclusive interviews with Charla, her family, her doctors and the chimpanzee's owner, The Woman Who Lost Her Face is an intimate look at Charla's life before and after the attack. This in-depth account takes you inside the operating rooms and hospitals where medical history was made and includes new details about the chimpanzee who mauled Charla to the brink of death and the woman who raised the animal as her son. The Woman Who Lost Her Face also features never-before-seen images of Charla and insight from the NBC News producers and reporters who covered the story.

The People of the Abyss

Out of the Dust: Story of an Unlikely Missionary (Free eBook Sampler)

"Don't waste your pain," says unlikely missionary Avis Goodhart. She didn't - and neither should you.

Despite a background of childhood abuse, dyslexia, and marital infidelity, Avis took her first international mission trip at age fifty. The church, school, and orphanage she later founded in northern Peru, all products of both her pain and her radical obedience to the Lord, have brought thousands of others out of the dust. This compelling story of an ordinary woman who serves God in extraordinary ways will challenge, inspire, and empower you to:

Eliminate excuses from your life

Recognize that in God's kingdom, availability matters more than ability

Allow your pain to produce - not prevent - your obedience

Serve the Lord with the same abandon shown by one unlikely missionary

Note: Proceeds from the sale of this book are sent to the author's orphanage in Peru.

About the Authors

Avis Goodhart, founder of Go Ye Ministries, is a missionary, Bible teacher, and conference speaker who has blessed audiences across North, South, and Central America. Although she holds a B.S.Ed. and M.Ed. from the University of Arkansas, her primary qualifications include the pain and obstacles she's encountered along the way. These provide both insight and passion for her work in bringing the lives of countless orphans, volunteers, and others out of the dust. Avis, a widow, has five children and twenty-two grandchildren.

Marti Pieper's prayer involvement moved her to assist Brent and Deanna Higgins in telling their son's story in I Would Die for You, which became a young adult bestseller. Marti, who has a B.S.Ed. from Ohio State University and an M.Div. from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, has written multiple books and often teaches at writers' conferences.

Monsters In Paradise: A true story of child abuse, victim shaming and mental illness in the Americas

Rellise Henry was just a normal Christian girl on the beautiful island of Antigua. This seemed to be the perfect paradise, but there are predators on every corner. In this book, we will take off the mask of child abuse, bullying, sexual violence, victim shaming and mental illness in the American nations.

In the Skin of a Jihadist: Free Sampler: Inside Islamic State’s Recruitment Networks

FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

When Anna Erelle, a young journalist, goes undercover online to discover how today's most ruthless terrorists use social media to recruit disaffected young women like the girls from Bethnal Green, her investigation spins into a harrowing nightmare.

In this extract, Erelle creates 'Mlodie' - a twenty-year-old convert to Islam on Facebook - who is immediately Skyped by a man named Bilel, in Syria. Bilel is the French right-hand man of the most dangerous militant in the world, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the Caliph of Islamic State. He offers Mlodie a way to fill the boredom in her young life: he cares about her, offers beautiful things, spiritual purpose and, in less an idyllic life. Bilel's seduction is honey-tongued and forceful - and all Mlodie must do is join him and ISIS in their Syrian jihad. Every day he gives more detail, telling her how he drives a jeep filled with guns and bottles of the chocolate milk he loves for hundreds of miles on murderous missions of execution. Every night he lures, seduces and manipulates this vulnerable young woman.

A riveting page-turner In the Skin of a Jihadist is a shocking inquiry into how technology is spreading radicalism, the lure of ISIS propaganda, and the factors that motivate young people - including many British teenagers - to join extremist wars in Syria and elsewhere.

Cut: Free Sampler

An exclusive FREE extended eBook sampler of million copy bestselling author Cathy Glass's memoir about the first girl Cathy ever fostered, Dawn.

A seemingly well-balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masks a traumatic childhood at the hands of the very people who should have cared for her.

The Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author of Damaged tells the story of the Dawn, a sweet and seemingly well balanced girl, Dawn's outward appearance masked a traumatic childhood so awful, that even she could not remember it.

During the first night, Cathy awoke to see Dawn looming above Cathy's baby's cot, her eyes staring and blank. She sleepwalks - which Cathy learns is often a manifestation in disturbed children. It becomes a regular and frightening occurrence, and Cathy is horrified to find Dawn lighting a match whilst mumbling it's not my fault in her sleep one night.

Cathy discovers Dawn is playing truant from school, and struggling to make friends. More worryingly she finds her room empty one night, and her pillow covered in blood. Dawn has been self-harming in order to release the pain of her past.

When Dawn attempts suicide, Cathy realises that she needs more help than she can give. Dawn's mother eventually confides in her that Dawn was sent away to live with relatives in Ireland between the ages of 5 and 9, and Cathy soon realises that the horrors Dawn was exposed to during this time have left her a very disturbed little girl.

The Accidental Author (The What, Why, Where, When, Who & How Book Promotion Series 1)

This is book 1 in a new series which looks at self-publishing for beginners and the skills needed for ongoing book marketing and promotion. This e-books series is based on the experiences of author Sarah Jane Butfield who writes travel memoirs, non-fiction books and romance short stories.

The Accidental Author introduces the author and this series of self-help e-books for new or aspiring self-published authors. The introduction starts with how and why Sarah Jane came to write and self-publish Glass Half Full: Our Australian Adventure. Find out how an aspiring author aims to be discovered while learning on the job how to write, publish and launch a new career in writing. Beta reader Shontae Brewster says, "A must read for any aspiring author or readers interested in the life of a self-published author. Sarah Jane's never give up approach to life and anything she turns her hand to is beyond admirable."

Book 2 The Amateur Authorpreneur is available now!

THE COMPLETE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE (Illustrated Edition): Memoirs, Complete Letters, Literary Introspection, Thoughts and Notes on ... Biographies and Studies on S. T. Coleridge)

This carefully edited collection of "THE COMPLETE AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL WORKS OF S. T. COLERIDGE (Illustrated Edition)" has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Coleridge is one of the most important figures in English poetry. His poems directly and deeply influenced all the major poets of the age. He was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman who was more rigorous in his careful reworking of his poems than any other poet, and Southey and Wordsworth were dependent on his professional advice.

Table of Contents:

Biographia Literaria (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Bibliographia Epistolaris (Samuel Taylor Coleridge)

Complete Letters of S. T. Coleridge

The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt

A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron

The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman

Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Man Behind The Lyrics (Complete Illustrated Edition): Autobiographical Works (Memoirs, Complete Letters, Literary Introspection, ... Biographies and Studies on S. T. Coler

This carefully crafted ebook: "Samuel Taylor Coleridge: The Man Behind The Lyrics (Complete Illustrated Edition)" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism. Coleridge is one of the most important figures in English poetry. His poems directly and deeply influenced all the major poets of the age. He was known by his contemporaries as a meticulous craftsman who was more rigorous in his careful reworking of his poems than any other poet, and Southey and Wordsworth were dependent on his professional advice. Table of Contents: Biographia Literaria (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Anima Poetae (By Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Bibliographia Epistolaris (Samuel Taylor Coleridge) Complete Letters of S. T. Coleridge The Spirit of the Age: Mr. Coleridge by William Hazlitt A Day With Samuel Taylor Coleridge by May Byron The Life of Samuel Taylor Coleridge by James Gillman

The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll: The Original Scandalous Biography by Carroll's nephew

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Life and Letters of Lewis Carroll" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This biography, subtitled The Original Scandalous Biography by Carroll's nephew, was written by Carroll's nephew and published only 11 months after his death in December 1898. It accidentally started the entire image of Lewis Carroll as a pedophile by deliberately suppressing all the evidence for his sometimes unconventional relationships with women, explaining that some of those women had been little girls... The Victorians had no concept of our modern idea of pedophilia. In fact, a man who loved pre-pubescent girls was considered especially saintly and innocent, and this was why Collingwood over-emphasized this aspect of his uncle's character so much. Stuart Dodgson Collingwood (1870-1937) was an English clergyman and headmaster. He wrote two books about his uncle, Lewis Carroll.

The Shelter (A Short Story)

The world around ten-year-old Sunni Brown is crumbling. War, disease and crushing poverty are everyday realities. For a while, she counts herself amongst the lucky. But will she survive when she's forced to live in an abandoned parking structure?

This is a scary future; but there are no werewolves, vampires or zombies...in this future, human beings are the scariest creatures of all.

"The Shelter" is a dystopian short story of 5500 words in length or

approximately 25 pages. It is the prequel to the full-length novel NEW HOPE CITY, a dark

coming-of-age story set in post-apocalyptic America.

New Hope City now available: amazon.com/dp/B00AF2D3HA

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This is the story of a man who hated running as a child but ended up completing the Marathon des Sables. It follows my training from the first tentative steps, through my first marathon attempt, to a blow by blow account of the crushing lows and soaring highs of my time in the desert. This memoir is an expression and an explanation of my unlikely love affair with running.

The First Shot (Line Them Up Book 1)

When everyday life is anything but everyday.

Ten short sharp columns on a range of topics. It's a pick 'n' mix collection of funny takes on family life, political observations, rants and daydreams. Is Father Christmas real? Do we need a fairer deal for the old? How to hang wallpaper in a ballgown and how to survive long distant car journeys. These shots are a lovely, light-hearted collection. They will make you laugh out loud, stop and think about larger concerns or just enjoy the beautiful descriptions of a gorgeous world as seen through her eyes.

Download today and dive in!

The Forgotten Soldier (Part 1 of 3): He wasn’t a soldier, he was just a boy

Bestselling author Charlie Connelly returns with a First World War memoir of his great uncle, Edward Connelly, who was an ordinary boy sent to fight in a war the likes of which the world had never seen.

But this is not just his story; it is the story of all the young forgotten soldiers who fought and bravely died for their country

The Forgotten Soldier tells the story of Private Edward Connelly, aged 19, killed in the First World War a week before the Armistice and immediately forgotten, even, it seems, by his own family.

Edward died on exactly the same day, and as part of the same military offensive, as Wilfred Owen. They died only a few miles apart and yet there cannot be a bigger contrast between their legacies. Edward had been born into poverty in west London on the eve of the twentieth century, had a job washing railway carriages, was conscripted into the army at the age of eighteen and sent to the Western Front from where he would never return.

He lies buried miles from home in a small military cemetery on the outskirts of an obscure town close to the French border in western Belgium. No-one has ever visited him.

Like thousands of other young boys, Edward's life and death were forgotten.

By delving into and uncovering letters, poems and war diaries to reconstruct his great uncle's brief life and needless death; Charlie fills in the blanks of Edward's life with the experiences of similar young men giving a voice to the voiceless. Edward Connelly's tragic story comes to represent all the young men who went off to the Great War and never came home.

This is a book about the unsung heroes, the ordinary men who did their duty with utmost courage, and who deserve to be remembered.

The secrets of Mk Ultra Mind Control

Exposing gang stalking and Mk Ultra the hidden hand in controlling society, A new breed of slavery where every man woman and child will be in a prison without bars

Cyborgs in Latin America

A PDF version of this book is available for free in open access via the OAPEN Library platform, w....

Listen, Just Once

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

This is a story of a young girl who experiences things no child should ever experience. Lizzie tries and tries to get the attention of her mother to get it to stop, to get her to help. She is also left with the duty of protecting her sister, Rose from the monster. A man who makes both girls shiver when he comes to babysit them. If only the one person who SHOULD be there to listen, WOULD just be there for them. If only her mother would listen, just once...

Cautionary tales for the modern investor: The seven deadly sins of multi-asset investing

Investing is an activity that's rife with opportunity to fall into bad habits, be led astray or make decisions for the wrong reasons. Being aware of the behavioural traps and temptations that lie in wait for the unwary investor is the first step to avoiding them.

The Seven Deadly Sins were formulated in early Christian teachings to make followers mindful of man's natural vices - lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, envy and pride.

On the following pages, The Seven Deadly Sins are adapted to the world of multi-asset investment, revealing the all-too-common investor tendencies that the authors look to avoid in order to achieve reliable long-term performance.

Bangles to Mom: Letters From Pakistan

In 1992, when Marsha Marie boarded a plane with her two small children and her second husband, Zain; they had one-way tickets to Pakistan and a plan. Their destination: Zain's birthplace in the remote village of Kalu Kalan. Their reason: to escape the toxic influence of Marsha's abusive ex-husband, David. Their goal: to join Zain's relatives and live free from David's domineering interference.

In Bangles to Mom: Letters from Pakistan, Marsha shares her intriguing new life in vivid details with her family back home in the States. The letters raw and revealing were written in 1992, during her first year in the village. Marsha thought that she would never see these letters again; but as fate would have it, they reappeared during the writing of Bangles: My True Story of Escape, Adventure and Forgiveness; and she knew that they would be a perfect accompaniment to the first edition of this heart-stopping memoir series.

A Stolen Childhood: Part 1 of 3: A dark past, a terrible secret, a girl without a future

A Stolen Childhood can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

Bestselling author and teacher Casey Watson shares the horrifying true story of Kiera Bentley, a 12-year-old girl with a deeply shocking secret she's too young to even understand.

When Casey first meets Kiera, a small slight girl who's just lashed out at a fellow pupil in assembly, she immediately senses something's wrong. Something in Kiera's eyes alerts Casey that this is an "old head on young shoulders", and with Kiera's constant tiredness and self-soothing habit of pulling her hair out, she follows her instinct and takes Kiera under her wing.

At first the answer seems simple enough; Kiera's parents aren't together and they don't get on, which makes life hard for Kiera as she's so close to her dad. But as the weeks roll on, Casey begins to understand that there's something much darker going on behind closed doors. And when she finally learns the truth, she's terrified she won't be able to save Kiera from it.

A Retrospect (Updated Edition): The Story Behind My Zeal for Missions

J. Hudson Taylor is known as a key influencer in modern missions - what is less known but more impor....

The Story of Prophet Abraham (Ibrahim) In Islam

Prophet Ibrahim known as Prophet Abraham in the Hebrew Bible, is recognized as a prophet and messenger in Islam of Allah (God). Abraham plays a prominent role as an example of faith in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. In Muslim belief, Abraham fulfilled all the commandments and trials wherein God nurtured him throughout his lifetime. As a result of his unwavering faith in God, Abraham was promised by God to be a leader to all the nations of the world.

The Quran extols Abraham as a model, an exemplar, obedient and not an idolator. In this sense, Abraham has been described as representing "primordial man in universal surrender to the Divine Reality before its fragmentation into religions separated from each other by differences in form". The Islamic holy day Eid al-Adha is celebrated in memory of the bravery of Abraham, and Muslims perform the pilgrimage to pay homage at the Ka'bah in the Hijazi city of Mecca, which they believe Abraham had set up and reformed.

Muslims believe that the prophet Abraham became the leader of the righteous in his time, and that it was through him that people of both the Arabian Peninsula (Adnanites in particular) and Israel came. Abraham, in the belief of Islam, was instrumental in cleansing the world of idolatry at the time.

Paganism was cleared out by Abraham in both Arabia and Canaan. He spiritually purified both places as well as physically sanctifying the houses of worship. Abraham and Ismail (Ishmael) further established the rites of pilgrimage, or Hajj, which are still followed by Muslims today. Muslims maintain that Abraham further asked God to bless both the lines of his progeny, of Ismail and Ishaq (Isaac), and to keep all of his descendants in the protection of God.

John Paul Jones Naval Hero (American Heroes and Monuments Book 6)

The American Heroes and Monuments series of eBooks is designed to introduce young readers to the heroes ---from early settlers, to generals, to the common man---of American history. Their heroics led future generations to create monuments to celebrate these achievements. These monuments have their own stories that celebrate the country's heritage.

The Mighty Pies and My Mighty Dad: A Collingwood Love Story 1953

Peter loved the Magpies--so named because of their black and white jumpers. Every Saturday afternoon during the footy season, he was glued to the radio, hanging on every word of the commentators. If Collingwood lost, he was in tears.

On the day of this story, when the Pies were in front approaching three-quarter time, and his Dad spontaneously called him to jump in the car--so that he could catch the last quarter at the ground--he was in the car faster than a Thorald Merrett stab-pass.

But this story is less about Collingwood and footy, than it is about the author's relationship with his Dad, and the inspiration he gained as a boy from his sporting heroes.

Peter learned anything is possible with enough preparation, will and grit. Or at least much more is possible than we believe, for we simply don't know our limits--as individuals or, in this case, as a team.

This is a yarn about a 9-year-old lad, his Dad, and Collingwood--the football team they adored. Peter le Breton shares his memories of life in Melbourne in the 1950s, when his Dad was a chiropractor with patients who played for the Collingwood Football Club.

Although Collingwood lost this match, they went on, against the odds, to beat Geelong in the 1953 Grand Final.

Tales of a Tiller Girl Part 1 of 3

A heart-warming nostalgia memoir from a member of the world famous dance troupe, The Tiller Girls. Based in London in the 1930s, 40s and 50s, Irene's story will transport readers back to a more innocent, simple way of life.

This is the story of a little girl who loved to dance. Growing up in London in the 1930s, dancing was so much more to Irene than just a hobby. It was her escape and it took her off into another world away from the harsh realities of life. A fairytale world away from the horrors of WW2, from the grief of losing her father and missing her mother who she didn't see for three years while she was drafted to help with the war effort. And far away from her cold-hearted grandparents who treated her like an inconvenience.

Finally it led to her winning a place as a Tiller Girl; the world's most famous dance troupe known for their 32-and-a-half high kicks a minute and precise, symmetrical routines. For four years she opened and closed the show at the prestigious London Palladium and performed on stage alongside huge stars such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Judy Garland.

It was a strange mixture of glamour and bloody hard work but it was certainly never dull. And being a Tiller Girl also gave Irene the opportunity to see firsthand the devastating effects of WW2, both here and abroad.

Heart-warming, enlightening and wonderfully uplifting, Irene's evocative story will transport readers back to a time when every town and holiday resort had several theatres and when dance troupes like The Tiller Girls were the epitome of glitz and glamour.

Still Turning Left

When 35 of the best stock car racing drivers came together to contest the World Championship in September 2013, few people predicted that James Rygor would come from the back of the grid in his debut World Final to claim the greatest prize in the sport. Yet Rygor snatched glory in the dying moments, a dramatic finish to one of the finest races in the history of oval motorsport.

In this short sequel to KEEP TURNING LEFT, Scott Reeves recounts the spectacular World Final and meets the new World Champion. Featuring colour photographs and based on interviews with James Rygor, this is the story of one racing driver's journey to shock success.

Lee Kuan Yew: The Unofficial Biography

This is the biography of the great Mr. Lee Kuan Yew, whom Mr Obama has mentioned to be one of the greatest men in the 20th and 21st century.

Mr Lee was nominated as among the top 100 people in Time 100 that affect the world.

In this short unofficial biography, you will get to know the intelligence, thoughts, wisdom and character of a great leader.

Do check out Book 2, at http://bit.ly/lkylky

Satanic Ritual Abuse Exposed (Free eBook Sampler): Recovery of a Christian Survivor

Caution: Contains violence - not suitable for children.

Slowly and painstakingly, I began piecing my life together. Some pieces were easy to identify and slip into place, while others appeared incongruent and unwelcome as they floated up from the amnesia in my subconscious mind. In my search for answers I journeyed through a living nightmare and found my way into the river of life. I am a ritual abuse survivor and this is my story. It is a chronicle of hope and deliverance, literal deliverance from evil.

Satanic Ritual Abuse Exposed shines the spotlight on the hidden works of darkness silently permeating the very fabric of our society, from Masonic Lodges to the Vatican. This compelling true story will provoke you to ask the questions you were afraid to ask and to venture beyond your denial. Like a hand reaching into the pit of hell and drawing you out of the rabbit hole, this story proves there is a way out of the darkness that leads into light. It is a voice for the voiceless, and a ray of hope for those who have suffered. Katie is living proof that miracles still happen and it is possible to find purpose beyond the pain.

About the Author

Katie has a passion to see the broken hearted healed, and set free. She is an ordained minister with a Masters of Christian Counseling degree from Christian Leadership University. She is the founder and pastor of a church and ministry providing Biblical counseling, inner healing, and deliverance ministry to severe trauma survivors.

THE COLLECTED HISTORICAL WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition): Life of George Washington, The Adventures of Captain Bonneville, Astoria, Chronicle ... of Granada, Life of Oliver Goldsmith

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created volume of "THE COLLECTED HISTORICAL WORKS OF WASHINGTON IRVING (Illustrated Edition)" This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

SPEECH: NEW YORK, FEBRUARY 18, 1842 by Charles Dickens

BIOGRAPHY OF WASHINGTON IRVING by Charles Dudley Warne

A TOUR ON THE PRAIRIES

THE ADVENTURES OF CAPTAIN BONNEVILLE

ASTORIA

CHRONICLE OF THE CONQUEST OF GRANADA

LIFE OF OLIVER GOLDSMITH

LIFE OF GEORGE WASHINGTON

THE STUDENT'S LIFE OF WASHINGTON

Washington Irving (1783-1859) was an American author, essayist, biographer, historian, and diplomat.

Lightning Strikes Twice: A Short Story about Intuition

NEW!!!

He thought he was just taking a hike on the Northern California coast. He never expected to find himself face-to-face with one of his biggest fears. He never could have imagined the surreal, unfathomable clarity with which he'd both perceive and engage with his inner voice. A true short story as entertaining as unbelievable, in the spirit of Felix's Amazon.ca best-selling novel, A Voice Beyond Reason, this brief memoir reminds us there's more to reality than we might ordinarily suspect.

(approx. 3200 words)

Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out

Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out is an interview with Charles "Tex" Watson, covering ten intriguing subjects chapter by chapter. It provides something for everyone, including factual information for the historian, counsel for parents in raising successful children, research assistance for students, and answers for teenagers. Those searching will find the Truth and see at last how to stop the pain.

Ghost: Honor Thy Parents: The Rick Watkinson Story

Enjoy a A FREE First Chapter ONLY SNEAK PEEK of the full-length novel - "Ghost - The Rick Watkinson Story"

One is supposed to honor thy parents. At least that's what the Bible says. In the prequel to Ghost - The Rick Watkinson Story, "Honor Thy Parents", tell of the fateful night that 16 year old Rick Watkinson picked up a semi-automatic rifle and fatally shot his father and his step-mother. Why did he do it? What was his state of mind that led to his actions? This prequel sets the stage for answers to those questions and more. Find all of these answers and more in the full novel - Ghost: The Rick Watkinson Story.

Rick Watkinson was a typical American kid growing up with his mother, father, and brother in California. Idolizing his father Robert, a pilot, the young boy reveled in their shared passion for flying and fostering their adventurous spirit sailboat racing and travelling. But the strength of that father-son bond was crushed when his father filed for divorce soon after moving the family to Oregon. Ten-year-old Rick was devastated - unable to comprehend his father's wicked betrayal of the family. With his bitter and vengeful mother's help, the love for his father quickly turned to hate. The center of his universe became the center of his scorn. Consumed by her own hatred and personal issues, his mother was unable to offer him the support and security his confused psyche needed and craved. God would save them she said. God would look after them. They just had to believe and pray - don the armour in the fight against Satan and his army of demons. Ricky would lead the way, with his 'special gift' he was 'Christ's Little Warrior'.

Darkness, light, light, darkness. With his emotions slammed tight behind an iron wall of resolve, Rick and his lost soul took to the streets, finding comfort and his voice, among the criminals and socially angry young adults. They became his strength. They became his guide. If fences needed to be jumped, things stolen or sabotaged, it was often 'crazy little Ricky' who was asked to do the deed. This built confidence, and finally made him feel like he was a part of something again. Unable to control him, his mother kicks him out of the house. Trapped into coming home, Rick is confronted by his father and given a choice - either come live in Alaska with him and his wife or be dropped off at the police station. Rick chose door number one, the apparent lessor of two evils. With that choice his fate was sealed, and for the next thirteen months, his life in Alaska was a cage match with each party throwing punches; the violence and tension escalating with each round.

"Ghost" is the true story of Rick Watkinson, his journey from a tumultuous childhood, to his current stay and personal growth behind the thick steel bars in an Alaskan State Penitentiary. Who is this man and what causes a person to cross the boundaries of humanity? Can these events be strictly traced to upbringing and environment, or do some people have an inherent propensity for evil? Is redemption or rehabilitation even possible?

Stripped down to its core, this is a story of a boy who just wanted to be loved. A boy who just wanted to belong, and be a part of a family, whatever that incarnation of a family might have been. He is not asking for forgiveness nor is he expecting us to give it. His life is his life, and his mistakes are his mistakes. He cannot change the past or give life to his father and step-mother. He can only move forward, continuing to find the light in a life of darkness.

Excellent Things in Women: A Memoir of Postcolonial Pakistan (Chicago Shorts)





Sometimes, only the most heartbreaking memories possess the capacity--in their elegiac immediacy--to take our breath away. With Excellent Things in Women, Sara Suleri offers the reader a delicately wrought memoir of life in postcolonial Pakistan. Suleri intertwines the violent history of Pakistan's independence with her own intimate experiences--relating the tumult of growing up female during a time of fierce change in the Middle East in the 1960s and '70s. In the two selections presented here, "Excellent Things in Women" and "Meatless Days," we watch as Suleri re-encounters the relationships that inform her voyage from adolescence to womanhood--with her Welsh mother; her Pakistani father, prominent political journalist Z. A. Suleri; and her tenacious grandmother, Dadi, along with her five siblings--as she comes to terms with the difficulties of growing up and her own complicated passage to the West.



Ten golden rules of equity investing

A distillation of insights from the world of investing into ten succinct rules - a light-hearted eBook with some serious lessons. A must-read for all investors.

Still Walking

When Bill Moss decided in 1984 to leave a prestigious job and take a salary cut to join the boutique investment firm that later became Macquarie Bank, he faced the challenge of starting a real estate investment business from a small desk in an open-plan office, with just one fulltime employee working for him. In its first year of operations, the business Moss had seemingly crazily agreed to take on made a profit of just $40,000.

Twenty-two years later, when he retired as the legendary head of Macquarie Bank's real estate and banking division and one of Australia's highest paid executives, Bill Moss AM had built a global business in real estate finance, development and funds management that stretched across five continents from Africa to Asia, Europe, Australia and North America, and created thousands of jobs.

Yet up until a few years before deciding to retire from the 'Millionaire Factory', Moss fought every step of the way to conceal a grim personal secret from work colleagues, business associates and friends--and most of all from himself. When he was 27, Moss was told by doctors he had a degenerative and incurable muscle wasting disease, a form of muscular dystrophy called FSHD, which the ambitious, driven young businessman was assured would leave him crippled and in a wheelchair by the age of 50.

These memoirs are the inspirational, moving, blunt and at times very funny account of how a senior and seemingly all-powerful Macquarie banker struggled for years through physical discomfort, pain and the many barriers thrown in the path of people with physical disabilities, not just to rise to the international heights of a notoriously difficult profession but also gradually to face and come courageously to terms with his disability.

A multi-millionaire who began life in a fibro house in a working class suburb of Sydney, Moss is today a committed philanthropist, passionate campaigner for disability rights, and the founder of a global medical and scientific research foundation bringing hope to FSHD and other dystrophy sufferers around the world.

The Alienated Mother

Incest & Its Effects on Families

Incest hurts children and confuses them. This general statement fits most if not all incest cases, but from there each family situation is different. This 8-page article shows that professionals and family members who want to understand particular families where incest has occurred must be open to a multitude of possibilities and only come to conclusions when they can document them. It does no one any good for professionals and family members to believe and act as if all families where incest has occurred are the same.

The more that individuals know about the variations within families where incest has happened, the more prepared we are to turn beliefs that incest is wrong into actions that foster children's recovery and their chances for fulfilling lives. This article is from her book Child Sexual Abuse: From Harsh Realities to Hope.

The Art of Biography

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Art of Biography" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Adeline Virginia Woolf (25 January 1882 - 28 March 1941) was an English writer, and one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century. During the interwar period, Woolf was a significant figure in London literary society and a central figure in the influential Bloomsbury Group of intellectuals. Her most famous works include the novels Mrs Dalloway (1925), To the Lighthouse (1927) and Orlando (1928), and the book-length essay A Room of One's Own (1929), with its famous dictum, "A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." This eBook contains 15 essays on The Art of Biography by Virginia Woolf: The New Biography. A Talk about Memoirs. Sir Walter Raleigh. Sterne. Eliza and Sterne. Horace Walpole. A Friend of Johnson. Fanny Burney's Half-Sister. Money and Love. The Dream. The Fleeting Portrait: 1. Waxworks at the Abbey. The Fleeting Portrait: 2. The Royal Academy. Poe's Helen. Visits to Walt Whitman. Oliver Wendell Holmes.

Secret Child: Part 1 of 3

Secret Child can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3 (Chapters 1-6 of 16).

The shocking true story of a young boy hidden away from his family and the world in a Catholic home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin.

Born an 'unfortunate' onto the rough streets of 1950s Dublin, this is the incredible true story of a young boy, a secret child born into a home for unmarried mothers in 1950s Dublin and a mother determined to keep her child, even if it meant hiding him from her own family and the rest of the world.

Despite the poverty, hardship and isolation, the pride and hope of a community of women who banded together to raise their children would give this boy his chance to find his real family.

A wonderfully heartwarming and evocative tale of working class life in 1950s Dublin and 1960s London.

Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death? (Tales of the Notorious Hudson Family, Book 6)

It's 1983 and best friends Vicky and Lucy swear that they will always be there for each other, that they'll never let anyone come between them. But fast forward 4 years and life on the Canterbury Estate has gotten very messy.

Lucy has fallen for local policeman's son, Jimmy. And Vicky is madly in love with Paddy, the charming but ruthless local bad boy. The boys are bitter enemies and determined to keep the two girls apart. But then Vicky is accused of murder, and even her drug-dealer boyfriend wants her mouth shut, permanently. Maybe Lucy is the only one who can save her...

Love, murder, revenge. Who can you really trust when there's blood on your hands?

WILKIE COLLINS: Memoirs, Letters & Literary Writings: Non-Fiction Works from the English novelist, known for his mystery novels The Woman in White, No ... The Moonstone (Featuring A Biography)

This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices.

Wilkie Collins (1824-1889) was an English novelist, playwright, and author of short stories.

Table of Contents:

Biographies:

Memoirs of the Life of William Collins (With Selections From His Journals and Correspondence)

Wilkie Collins' Charms (Biography by Olive Logan)

Letters and Literary Writings:

A Clause for the New Reform Bill

A Column to Burns

A Dramatic Author

A Fair Penitent

A Pictorial Tour to St George Bosherville

A Shy Scheme

Address from the Queen to Certain of Her Subjects in Office

Awful Warning to Bachelors

Books Necessary for a Liberal Education

Burns Viewed As a Hat-Peg

Considerations on The Copyright Question

Deep Design on Society

Doctor Dulcamara, MP

Dramatic Grub Street

How I Write My Books

Magnetic Evenings at Home

Pity a Poor Prince

Rambles Beyond Railways

Reminiscences of a Storyteller

Sermon for Sepoys

Thanks to Doctor Livingstone

The Cruise of the Tomtit

The Debtor's Best Friend

The Exhibition of the Royal Academy

The Little Huguenot

The National Gallery and the Old Masters

What Is Islam Faith?

Among the blessings and favors that God has bestowed upon humanity is that He endowed them with an innate ability to recognize and acknowledge His existence. He placed this awareness deep in their hearts as a natural disposition that has not changed since human beings were first created. Furthermore, He reinforced this natural disposition with the signs that he placed in creation that testify to His existence. However, since it is not possible for human beings to have a detailed knowledge of God except through revelation from Himself, God sent His Messengers to teach the people about their Creator Who they must worship. These Messengers also brought with them the details of how to worship God, because such details cannot be known except by way of revelation. These two fundamentals were the most important things that the Messengers of all the divine revelations brought with them from God.

The ultimate goal of every Divine Message has always been the same: to guide the people to God, to make them aware of Him, and to have them worship Him alone. Each Divine Message came to strengthen this meaning, and the following words were repeated on the tongues of all the Messengers: "Worship God, you have no god other than Him." This message was conveyed to humanity by prophets and messengers which God sent to every nation. All of these messengers came with this same message, the message of Islam.

A Noob's Tale: Real life stories as published on a noob’s blog (Real Life Stories Out Of A Noob's Life Book 1)

A collection of the best real life blog posts by a random noob. You'll discover more intricate secrets when reading the second or third time. The subtle hints are there. Will you find the mind-blowing answer? Remember, this is not a thriller, a detective, a romantic comedy or even horror. It's actually real life! Get ready to be amazed! Thanks for reading!

TRANSFORMING ANGEL - True Story of an Inner City Child - A Bridge to Something Better: Juvenile Nonfiction Short Story Inspirational (Remarkable Child Memoir Series)

Encouraging words and meaningful spiritual quotes, everyone needs them. Discover their power and personal benefit in your life at: www.KingdomCompanions.com

Transforming Angel - In this captivating true short story, become informed of the daily drama at an inner city middle school. Learn about a teacher's heart-felt conviction to go beyond the "usual" supportive environment within her classroom. And as a result of her efforts, discover if one of her students, Brayton, can rise up like a phoenix, out of the ashes that framed his former life.

Transforming Angel is the true story of an inner city child - a bridge to something better - short read.

A juvenile nonfiction short story inspirational from the Remarkable Child Memoir Series.

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Beyond the Clouds: Why I Became a Military Writer

Mark Berent is a well-known author of many Vietnam airwar books and articles. In this article he recounts the people and events that motivated him to write. As he says:

"They're out there now, somewhere beyond our eyes, beyond the clouds, rolling and soaring in towering cathedrals flying beautiful airplanes that need only the fuel of their love. These are the men I honor...

THEODORE ROOSEVELT - Memoirs of the 26th President of the United States: Boyhood and Youth, Education, Political Ideals, Political Career (the New York ... Doctrine and Winning the Nobel Peace Prize

This book is an autobiography written by Theodore Roosevelt, one of the most impressive figures of the entire American History. Statesman, historian, writer, explorer, soldier and naturalist, Roosevelt leads us through his life discovering at the same time his political ideals and his love of the frontier and the great outdoors.

Contents:

Boyhood and Youth

The Vigor of Life

Practical Politics

In Cowboy Land

Applied Idealism

The New York Police

The War of America the Unready

The New York Governorship

Outdoors and Indoors

The Presidency; Making an Old Party Progressive

The Natural Resources of the Nation

The Big Stick and the Square Deal

Social and Industrial Justice

The Monroe Doctrine and the Panama Canal

Harry's Games, Wit and Wisdom

A FREE extended extract from the forthcoming biography of Harry Redknapp, including the Wit & Wisdom of the greatest football manager England never had (with apologies to Brian Clough).

Who is Harry Redknapp? Football genius or football chancer? Master tactician or practical joker? How is it that even when he was facing court proceedings for tax evasion so many people were still seriously tipping him to be the next England manager? How can one man have two such diametrically opposed and incompatible career trajectories? Does the longing to have an English manager in charge of the national side warp people's thinking?'

To Portsmouth fans, Redknapp was the man who walked on water and won them an FA Cup. To Southampton fans, he is still the devil incarnate who had them relegated before jumping ship to their arch rivals. Spurs fans weren't sure what he was, bit didn't care as long as he kept the team together and winning. Sometimes he's the Messiah, at others the clown. Whoever he is, Crace is determined to find out.

A Veteran and His Service Dog: An insight into how someone should act around a veteran and their service animal

Questions and answers about service dogs for the public.

The Problem of Knowledge in Financial Markets

One of the undoubted highlights of the book 'Professional Investor Rules' is the chapter by Paul Jourdan, AAA-rated fund manager and CEO of Amati Global Investors. A highly pellucid and thought-provoking piece, it takes an unflinching look at what it means to be a successful investor engaged in the "living and strangely intelligent organism" of today's financial markets - the importance of self-knowledge, the vital role of history and stories, and the limits of certainty that every investor must come to terms with.

This eBook exclusively reproduces the chapter as a standalone piece. It remains a striking and provocative piece of essential reading for every investor.

So Lonesome: Hank Williams and the Creation of Country Music (Chicago Shorts)



Hank Williams (1923-53) was an American singer-songwriter and musician regarded as the most important country music artist of all time, creator of an unforgettable sound and persona that helped to define the genre from its infancy and beyond. Though unable to read or notate music to any substantive degree, Williams recorded 11 number one hits between 1948 and 1953, which carried him to music's mainstream and left an enduring legacy. In So Lonesome, Richard A. Peterson captures the free-wheeling entrepreneurial spirit of an era gone by, when the Grand Ole Opry put Nashville's star on the map, while detailing how Williams came to fame and helped launch country music both during his life and after his death. More than just a history of the music and one of its most celebrated performers, So Lonesome explores what it means to live an authentic life within the confines of marketing popular culture.

The Autobiography of Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh

BHAI SAHIB RANDHIR SINGH (1878-1961) was an outstanding freedom-fighter and a great saint and theologian who has made a lasting contribution to the religious and cultural revival in Punjab, and was one of the first few Punjabi revolutionaries who staked their life and career to bring about political awakening and win freedom for their country. Son of a High Court Judge and educated in Govt. College and Mission College, Lahore, Bhai Randhir Singh ushered a moral and spiritual revival which set into motion what later on came to be known as Gurdwara Reform Movement. In the Rakabganj Affair (1913) it was his stern challenge to the British Government and stirring call to the people to organize resistance, which prevented the further desecration of the historic shrine.

In 1914, he was the only non-emigrant Sikh leader who completely identified himself with the cause of the Ghadar Party and suffered imprisonment for seventeen long years. He is known to historians of this period as "Hero of the First supplementary Lahore Conspiracy Case''. He is the only Sikh Leader who, in the last hundred years or more, has been given 'Hukamnamas' and Robes of Honour by the (then) four Takhats of the Panth, in solemn recognition of his sacrifices and impact on his times. His deep and original expositions of various aspects of Sikhism (more than 30 books) are a lasting contribution to Sikh theology, philosophy and mysticism. He distinguished himself in Punjabi prose and poetry by an erudite and powerful grand style of his own.

This autobiography, originally compiled from his letters from the various prisons and published in Punjabi, has been translated by Dr. Trilochan Singh, who was associated with Bhai Sahib during last 20 years of his life. To the translation Dr. Trilochan Singh has added a lengthy introductory thesis, based on through research work, throwing light on Bhai Sahib's early life and giving fairly detailed account of Bhai Randhir Singh's role in Rakabganj Affair and the Ghadar Party Revolution. Some of the facts revealed by him are a significant contribution to the history of this period. They bring to light the achievement and results of the Ghadar Revolution, and its impact on subsequent phases of Freedom Movement.

This is the first electronic publication of this nature by Bhai Sahib Randhir Singh Trust UK (Registered Charity No: 1144954). With the blessings of the Almighty and support of the Sangat, we can hopefully publish more of Bhai Sahib's work in this way. Any proceeds and donations will go towards making more work of this nature available and for other charitable causes.

The Bikini Prophecy: A true tale about love, loss, India ... and a date with fate. (Part 1)

How far would you go for love? ... Would you tempt fate?

In this romantic adventure, written by the world's most feminine Aussie Alpha Male, readers are taken on a grey journey - from light to dark - to a place where 'happily ever afters' aren't always neat and tidy. Fans of 'Eat, Pray, Love' beware ... this tale bites back.

At thirty years of age, an unemployed and relationship-weary Matt Kyler decides to abandon his long-suffering partner in search of fame, fortune and guilt-free fornication. His reward for this bastard act of selfishness is an invite to work on a hit television show.

But if fortune favours the brave then misfortune is sure to find the cowardly Kyler. And before long his perfect new life begins to unravel, taking with it his masculinity, self-confidence and good humour.

Desperate for spiritual guidance, he visits a tarot card reader. But instead of finding solace, he finds disaster at every turn and is, ultimately, reminded that there are two women in his life - one of whom he must not hurt.

But which woman?

The beautiful co-worker he is convinced will lead him to a better future?

Or the past love he is so determined to run from?

In confusion, the vulnerable Kyler decides to take destiny into his own hands. Quitting his dream job, he embarks on a prophetic adventure of love through India, where he is exposed to a continent of contrasts and a collection of characters with dysfunctional lives that rival his own.

He also discovers, somewhat inconveniently, the devastating truth behind his own broken life.

The Bikini Prophecy is a hilarious travelogue of the heart; an unhinged adventure about love, loss, India ... and one man's date with fate.

Please note: This story is published in three (3) parts of about 35,000 words each. Sign up to the author's newsletter to receive your free copy of part two and three upon release - www.mattkyler.com/newsletter

***These books contain swearing and adult concepts that may be distressing to some readers.***

WONDERFUL TALES FOR CHILDREN (Illustrated Edition): Captivating Stories of Epic Heroes and Heroines from the Renowned American Author of "The Scarlet Letter" and "The House of Seven Gables"

A Wonder-Book for Girls and Boys (1851) is a children's book in which Hawthorne rewrites myths from Greek mythology. It was followed by a sequel, Tanglewood Tales for Boys and Girls. The Snow-Image, and Other Twice-Told Tales is the final collection of short stories published by Nathaniel Hawthorne in his lifetime, appearing in 1852. Grandfather's Chair is a collection of tales on the Puritan History and along with Biographical stories contribute to the historical knowledge of the children.

Excerpt:

"Grandfather," said little Alice, laying her head back upon his arm, "I am very tired now. You must tell me a story to make me go to sleep." "That is not what story-tellers like," answered Grandfather, smiling. "They are better satisfied when they can keep their auditors awake." (Grandfather's Chair)

Contents:

Twice-Told Tales (1837)

Grandfather's Chair (1840)

Biographical Stories

Wonder Book For Girls and Boys (1851)

The Snow Image and Other Twice Told Tales (1852)

Tanglewood Tales For Girls and Boys (1853)

American novelist and short story writer Nathaniel Hawthorne's (1804-1864) significantly contributed to the Children's Literature. His ancestors include John Hathorne, the only judge involved in the Salem witch trials who never repented of his actions. Nathaniel later added a "w" to make his name "Hawthorne" in order to hide this relation.

BIOGRAPHIA LITERARIA: Important autobiographical work and influential piece of literary introspection by an English poet, philosopher, author of The Rime ... Mariner, Christabel, Lyrical Ballads

In addition to his poetry, Coleridge also wrote influential piece of literary criticism, Biographia Literaria, a collection of his thoughts and opinions on literature. The work delivered both biographical explanations of the author's life as well as his impressions on literature. The collection also contained an analysis of a broad range of philosophical principles of literature ranging from Aristotle to Immanuel Kant and Schelling and applied them to the poetry of peers such as William Wordsworth. Coleridge's explanations of metaphysical principles were popular topics of discourse in academic communities throughout the 19th and 20th centuries, and T.S. Eliot stated that he believed that Coleridge was "perhaps the greatest of English critics, and in a sense the last." In Biographia Literaria and his poetry, symbols are not merely "objective correlatives" to Coleridge, but instruments for making the universe and personal experience intelligible and spiritually covalent.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 - 1834) was an English poet, literary critic and philosopher who, with his friend William Wordsworth, was a founder of the Romantic Movement in England and a member of the Lake Poets. He wrote the poems The Rime of the Ancient Mariner and Kubla Khan, as well as the major prose work Biographia Literaria. His critical work, especially on Shakespeare, was highly influential, and he helped introduce German idealist philosophy to English-speaking culture. He coined many familiar words and phrases, including suspension of disbelief. He was a major influence on Emerson, and American transcendentalism.

Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare: Twelfth Night Or, What You Will

This carefully crafted ebook: "Twelfth Night (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. This play is named after the Twelfth Night holiday of the Christmas season. It was written around 1601 and first published in the First Folio in 1623. Like many of Shakespeare's comedies, this one centers on mistaken identity. The leading character, Viola, is shipwrecked on the shores of Illyria during the opening scenes. She loses contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes dead. Posing as a man and masquerading as a young page under the name Cesario, she enters the service of Duke Orsino. Orsino is in love with the bereaved Lady Olivia, whose brother has recently died and decides to use "Cesario" as an intermediary. Olivia, believing Viola to be a man, falls in love with this handsome and eloquent messenger. Viola, in turn, has fallen in love with the Duke, who also believes Viola is a man and who regards her as his confidant. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare.

Memoirs of the Private Life, Return, and Reign of Napoleon in 1815, Vol. II

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

Hamlet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Hamlet (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, written by William Shakespeare between 1599 and 1601, is set in Denmark and recounts how Prince Hamlet exacts revenge on his uncle Claudius, who murdered the King, takes the throne and marries Hamlet's mother. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Marquise Brinvillier Celebrated Crimes

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How I Became a Christian: Reading from Genesis to Revelation

Dr Timothy Sng describes his journey of faith in seeking God, three decades ago. As he opened his heart to search, to meditate in his own quiet time, look for a good teacher, to study the Scriptures, from various Holy Books of the major religions. He began with the Holy Bible, praying to God Almighty, calling unto God by Name. Beginning with the Book of Genesis, he read "In the Beginning, God made the Heavens and the Earth....". This journey took him almost six months, arriving at the end of the Old Testament. He then began on the New Testament....... Read how Dr Timothy Sng became a Christian, and found his faith in God, through Jesus Christ as Savior.

Fighting Back

In this 25-page nonfiction memoir, the author recalls violent acts committed against her person and the various responses of law-enforcement agencies to that violence. There are rape triggers herein, though no detailed descriptions of the acts. There is no salacious material offered within this publication.

History and Cultural Memory in Neo-Victorian Fiction: Victorian Afterimages

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Sadie Sugarspear and the Weeping Willow (The Sadie Sugarspear Chronicles Book 1)

In a small town called Muddlewoods, young Sadie Sugarspear endures intolerable cruelty at the hands of her brutal stepfather. Sadie finds solace in the one thing her real father, Sam Sugarspear, left behind: a book about an imaginary land, ruled by a king who grants wishes.One day, when her stepfather's cruelty reaches unimaginable depths, Sadie runs away and hides inside a crevice in her beloved willow tree. To her surprise, the tree opens up, sending Sadie falling down into the abyss, into a land she's only ever read about--where she must begin a long, terrifying, and heartbreaking journey home.This book is intended for mature audiences and contains disturbing content that may cause the reader to delve into his or her own land of fantasy...just like Sadie.This is the first novella in Nicole Arlyn's epic dark fantasy series, The Sugarspear Chronicles.

Praise for The Sugarspear Chronicles:"This book is to the literary world now what Wes Anderson films are in a world full of Magic Mikemovies. It will challenge you...But if you open your mind and stretch back to the bygone era of literary symbolism that was Faulkner's As I Lay Dying, you will appreciate the shining jewel that is this book." --A.D. Marrow, author of Chaos and Moonlight, Book One of the Order of the Nines series

Cottage Poems

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Archivist on a Bicycle: Jiří Fiedler

Archivist on a Bicycle is a tribute to Jiri Fiedler, a Czech Protestant, who for most of his life documented extinct Bohemian and Moravian Jewish communities at great danger to himself. His day job was as a children's book editor; his passion was mapping and archiving the sites of Jewish life in the Czech lands. From the 1970s through 2014, he was an invaluable source for scholars, genealogists, museum curators -- anyone in the world interested in Czech Jews. Jiri rarely talked about what he called his "strange hobby," but viewed it as a decent person's response to Nazism and Communism. After the Velvet Revolution, he published Jewish Sights in Bohemia and Moravia and more than one hundred scholarly articles and reviews. His electronic encyclopedia of Jewish communities at the Jewish Museum of Prague contains 1,670 entries. The writers, translators, and publisher have honored Fiedler's spirit by making this collection of essays available "for free."

"Archivist on a Bicycle is a very special work. Jiri Fiedler was the self-commissioned historian of the Czech Jewish community compiling a vast personal archive before such memory was fashionable, before indeed it was acceptable. Essay after essay in this collection describes his mission and his struggle. The result is a rare insight into life in Czechoslovakia under Communist domination and in the post-Communist era. Fiedler was a man of uncompromising integrity, a 'moral man in an immoral society.' I read this book with tears and a smile, with growing admiration and unending gratitude." --Michael Berenbaum, Professor of Jewish Studies and former Director of the Holocaust Research Institute, U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

"A remarkable book about a unique person. Jiri Fiedler's research and photos from a time when nearly no one dared to be openly interested in Jewish topics are an invaluable resource for researchers of Jewish history and culture in this central European region. His murder left 'a gap impossible to fill or heal' as Vaclav Fred Chvatal?s contribution in the book argues. This collection brings together articles from contributors in the Czech Republic, England, Israel and the USA. It is a fascinating source of information not only about about Jiri Fiedler but about Jews and non-Jews devoted to Jewish heritage in Czechoslovakia." -- Katerina Capkova, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Institute of Contemporary History

"Conducting research on bygone Jewish sites during socialism was a lonely and dangerous hobby: by remembering Fiedler's dedication and ethics, Archivist on Bicycle offers a history of postwar Czechoslovakia, Jewish history read against the grain, but also shows, with Havel, the power of the powerless. This lovely, funny, sad book commemorates an eminent scholar of Czech Jewish history." -- Dr. Anna Hajkova, University of Warwick

"Archivist on a Bicycle is a moving and informative tribute to a scholar and fine human being whose tireless efforts enriched our knowledge about the presence of Jews in the Czech Lands. His research and generous help enabled others to follow." -- Dr. Michael Riff, Director, The Gross Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Ramapo College of New Jersey

"Fiedler, who was not Jewish, did his work at considerable risk to his own safety, possibly as a way to oppose the regime and at the same time to restore the now destroyed Jewish communities to their rightful place in Czech society. After the fall of Communism in 1989, he continued to work as a scholar at the Jewish Museum of Prague. In this volume, Helen Epstein and Wilma Iggers have collected essays that present a picture of a meticulous and devoted scholar, a witty and playful man, and a decent and courageous human being, who was brutally murdered in 2014." -- Marsha L. Rozenblit, Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Jewish History, University of Maryland

Humanities World Report 2015

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As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "As You Like It (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. As You Like It is a pastoral comedy by William Shakespeare believed to have been written in 1599 or early 1600 and first published in 1623. Daughter of a banished duke and forced to flee the court, Rosalind hides in the Forest of Arden disguised as a man. When her true love Orlando also shows up in the forest, she courts him without revealing her identity. Meanwhile, Phebe mistakenly falls in love with her disguise, Silvius pines for Phebe, Jacques philosophizes, and Touchstone makes fun of it all, and love and happiness triumph as Rosalind orchestrates a happy ending amid the confusion. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "King John (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. King John, a history play by William Shakespeare, dramatises the reign of John, King of England (ruled 1199-1216), son of Henry II of England and Eleanor of Aquitaine and father of Henry III of England. It is believed to have been written in the mid-1590s but was not published until it appeared in the First Folio in 1623. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Love's Labour's Lost (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. Love's Labour's Lost is one of William Shakespeare's early comedies, believed to have been written in the mid-1590s and first published in 1598. It follows the King of Navarre and his three companions as they attempt to foreswear the company of women for three years of study and fasting, and their subsequent infatuation with the Princess of Aquitaine and her ladies. In an untraditional ending for a comedy, the play closes with the death of the Princess's father, and all weddings are delayed for a year. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Family Incest Treatment

This article describes family incest treatment, which is rare in the United States, but whose treatment goals provide important information for family members who have experienced incest. Topics covered are expression of emotions, responsibility, understanding incest, making amends, understanding human sexuality, and safety plans.

The article is an excerpt from the book Shame, Blame, and Child Sexual Abuse: From Harsh Realities to Hope, available on Kindle, , lulu, and for many mobile devises.

What Can a President Really Do?: A Good Answer to a Good Question (Who HQ Presents)

Direct from Who HQ, the team that brings you the New York Times Best-Selling Who Was? biography series, comes Who HQ Presents. These short illustrated e-Books provide quick, simple answers to the important questions being asked today about politics, social issues, the environment, and more!

How much power does a US president really have? Wonder no more: Who HQ Presents the answers to what presidents can do on their own, how the three branches of government hold one another in check, and what executive orders presidents have signed in the past.

Song To Kill A Giant (Latvian contemporary)

25 years ago, the people of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania united under broad democratic movements to demand from the Soviet Union the freedom which was taken from them in 1940. One can only admire the courage of these people who, armed only with songs and an urge for justice, challenged the Soviet giant. The world was shaken by this peaceful singing revolution, because it threatened the finely-adjusted bipolar balance of world order. Back then, hardly anyone believed that the Baltic States would even have a chance for greater autonomy in the Soviet Union, let alone their regaining independence.

The success of the Baltic nation's independence movements shook the Soviet Union at its foundation, and in 1991 lead to its collapse. The world as we had known it since the end of the Second World War had irreversibly changed forever. With the collapse of the Soviet Union, for those nations of Eastern Europe and the Baltics, who had been held captive behind the Iron Curtain, World War Two had finally come to an end.

To understand why, it is important to read Sandra Kalniete's book; it tells the story of strategy and tactics, of the difficult choices and compromises which at every step of the way can threatened the ultimate goal in such mass movements. The success story of the people's movements of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia can be used as an example for the many millions of people around the world who still yearn for freedom.

Since writing the book in 2000, Kalniete has gone on to become Latvia's ambassador to the United Nations, France and UNESCO, her country's foreign minister, Latvia's first representative to the European Commission, and, in 2009, a member of the European Parliament. She is the author of several other books.

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The Winter's Tale (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "The Winter's Tale (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Winter's Tale is a play by William Shakespeare, written around the middle of his career (1598 and 1599) and originally published in the First Folio of 1623. The play is a story of loss and redemption. In a fit of wild and unfounded jealousy, Leontes, the King of Sicily, convinces himself that his pregnant wife is carrying his best friend's love child. Leontes's jealousy turns to tyranny as the king proceeds to destroy his entire family and a lifelong friendship. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

Erika and Klaus Mann in New York: Escape from the Magic Mountain (Chicago Shorts)

This is the riveting tale of two brave nonconformists whose dramatic lives open up new perspectives on the history of the twentieth century. Thomas Mann's two eldest children, Erika and Klaus, were unconventional, rebellious, and fiercely devoted to each other. Empowered by their close bond, they espoused vehemently anti-Nazi views in a Europe swept up in fascism and were openly, even defiantly, gay in an age of secrecy and repression. In 1936, they fled to the United States and chose New York as their new adopted home. From the start, the two were embroiled by the literary and intellectual life, political turmoil, and shifting sexual mores of their times. Andrea Weiss engages their struggles, their friendships (Maurice Wertheim and Annemarie Schwarzenbach, among them), and their liaisons, as the siblings try to adapt to their new lives, all while introducing their work to an American audience for the first time.

Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare

This carefully crafted ebook: "Two Gentlemen of Verona (The Unabridged Play) + The Classic Biography: The Life of William Shakespeare" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. The Two Gentlemen of Verona is the earliest comedy written by Shakespeare (and possibly his first play), probably written around 1589-92. It focuses on two friends, Valentine and Proteus, whose friendship is disrupted by their mutual passion for the lovely Silvia. Proteus jilts Julia in order to pursue Silvia; she responds by enlisting the help of her maid Lucetta to dress as a boy and go after Proteus. The play also includes some wonderfully comic supporting characters, particularly Launce and his scene-stealing dog Crab. Life of William Shakespeare is a biography of William Shakespeare by the eminent critic Sidney Lee. This book was one of the first major biographies of the Bard of Avon. It was published in 1898, based on the article contributed to the Dictionary of National Biography. William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616) was an English poet and playwright, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English language and the world's pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His extant works, including some collaborations, consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, and a few other verses, the authorship of some of which is uncertain. Sir Sidney Lee (1859 - 1926) was an English biographer and critic. He was a lifelong scholar and enthusiast of Shakespeare. His article on Shakespeare in the fifty-first volume of the Dictionary of National Biography formed the basis of his Life of William Shakespeare. This full-length life is often credited as the first modern biography of the poet.

My name is Bino Byansi Byakuleka: Double essay

,,We must learn to see the stereotypes behind the term asylum seekers. The book is a good start for that." (Susanne Memarnia, taz)

Could you imagine to be a refugee and be treated like a criminal? Not like a human being? How would you like to be welcomed? With Patras Bwansi you can relive this experience. He describes growing up in Uganda with school beatings, tells us about the constant bureaucratic supervision in the German "initial reception facilities", colloquial also called "Lager", as well as his personal outbreak into the protest, calling for humanitarian rights. That this will come only with a political and social rethinking, Lydia Ziemke shows in her text, which is inspired by her artistic work with refugees. This double essay will completely change our thinking about immigrants.

Bino Byansi Byakuleka, formerly known as Patras Bwansi, born in 1979 in Kabale, Uganda is a Textile Artist who currently lives in Berlin. In August 2012 he started a protest tent in Passau Klostergarten and in October he joined the refugee protest camp in Berlin-Kreuzberg at Oranienplatz. Since then he is a full time political activist to change the asylum system in Germany and for LGBTIQ rights.

Lydia Ziemke, born 1978 in Potsdam, lives in Berlin. She studied Classics at the University of Edinburgh and was running the Gilded Balloon Studio Ensemble there for three years. Since 2006, after completing LAMDA's one-year directing Pro-gramme, she divided her time between London and Berlin as a freelance director and dramaturg.

Nixon and the Silver Screen (Chicago Shorts)

Richard Nixon and the film industry arrived in Southern California in the same year, 1913. In Nixon and the Silver Screen, Mark Feeney offers a new and often revelatory way of thinking about one of our most controversial presidents: by looking not just at Nixon's career--but Hollywood's. Nixon viewed more movies while in office than any other president, and Feeney argues that Nixon's story, both in politics and in his personal life, is nothing if not quintessentially American.Bearing in mind the events that shaped his presidency from 1969 to 1974, Feeney sees aspects of Nixon's character--and the nation's--refracted and reimagined in the more than 500 films Nixon watched during his tenure in the White House. The verdict? Nixon's legacy, for better or worse, is forever representative of the "Silver Age" in Hollywood, shaping and being shaped by that flickering silver screen.

Great Alaskan Earthquake Survivor

It was the most terrifying day of my lifeAnd when it was over, I had become a survivorWhen the "Great Alaskan Earthquake" struck, my brother and I were in JC Penney's in downtown Anchorage. Moments later we were running for our lives as the JC Penney building was collapsing all around us during one of the strongest earthquakes ever recorded in North America.

Yes, I'm a survivor, and this is my story of the amazing things I experienced and witnessed during that horrifying earthquake.

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A Mom's Devotion: I Love You; Let Me Count the Ways

This book is a tale of a mother showing her devotion to her daughter as her daughter fights mental illness and learns to come to terms with it. As the woman steps from this moment to her childhood and to the hope of her future she paints the picture of an inseparable mother daughter bond that is sealed together through their shared faith in Christ.

Colombian Adventures

Kidnapped Russell stared at three machine guns pointed at him. After attempting to escape, he lo....

You Are Queen!

"There is life after crisis!"

Founder, Glenda Springer sang this in the mission of the women's ministry called the Regina Project. This book weaves the threads of Queen Tif's heart on her quest to find her place as an empowered confident woman of God in the midst of adversity. It connects the lives of many other queens to Queen Tif in how they inspired, taught, and motivated her on this quest with the right balance of unity, love, and fellowship in the refuge of the Regina Project.

The Art of Backscratching in Chicago: Driving with Ed McElroy (Chicago Shorts)

"Ed McElroy, clear of eye, sound of mind, and eighty-three years of age . . . guides his black Cadillac down Halsted Street." So begins longtime Chicago journalist Neil Steinberg's nuanced homage to Ed McElroy: an old-school, behind-the-scenes backscratcher who has driven the rich, powerful, and well-connected around the city, doing favors and calling them in, for decades. Helping a young Steinberg understand the city, McElroy and his take on how a Mayor's son gets to be Mayor and how a wily up-and-comer marries the daughter of a powerful alderman and later becomes governor would enthrall even the most seasoned Chicagoan. In this drive around town and through time, Steinberg ultimately serves up audacious and funny anecdotes about how it helps to stay connected, to know a guy, and to help people out when you can.

After God's Own Heart - The Life of David

International Bible teacher and radio broadcaster Brian Johnston helps to check out what really counts with God by looking at a number of key episodes in the life of one of the most important figures in the Old Testament - King David of Israel.

These days, image is everything. The political candidate has to blessed with confidence, charm and good looks - forget his or her views on the real issues, it's the photogenic smile that counts. Society has an obsession with celebrities who employ their own 'image consultants'. Any positive endorsement in the world of advertising demands someone with fabulous looks - someone who's the epitome of 'cool'.

What's happening? Society has become very superficial. We've forgotten that beauty is only skin deep. To what extent are you influenced by the type of car she drives or the designer clothes he wears - the 'cool' manner, the flattering charms, the prestigious qualifications, career projections and net worth? But wait a minute, the Bible says: 'man looks at the outward appearance... the LORD looks at the heart.'

Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic (Chicago Shorts)

Baseball Hall of Famer Bill Veeck (1914-86) was an inspired team builder, a consummate showman, and one of the greatest baseball men ever involved in the game. Bill Veeck's Crosstown Classic, drawn from his uproarious autobiography (cowritten with the talented sportswriter Ed Linn), is an unforgettable trip packed with anecdotes and insight about the history of baseball and tales of players and owners--some of the most entertaining stories in all of sports literature. Veeck's own love for the game began when his father was manager and then President of the Chicago Cubs; upon his father's death in 1930, Veeck was hired as an office boy for eighteen dollars a week. Here, Veeck recollects those halcyon days and how they underscored his development as a wily franchise owner, leading up to quite a rumpus, many years later, during his purchase of the White Sox from the "Battling Comiskeys."

Bob Mayer's Readers Guide: His Fiction, Non-fiction, Author's notes and more

Cool Gus and I welcome you to this Reader's Guide. We put this together so that you can peruse all my titles, see books in series orders, and have convenient links to the platforms the books are available on.

Books are listed in order in their series with a brief note from me on each book. Connections between books and series are explained, along with links where the books can be found--just click on the appropriate symbol. For the Audible symbol, you're taken to the Amazon Audible Page, but you can also find those titles directly on Audible.

Several books are free so you can get a feel: Eyes of the Hammer; West Point to Mexico; and Ides of March. For those who like audiobooks, there are free audio short stories. There are also free Time Patrol short stories.

Books that have only Amazon and Audible links are enrolled in Kindle Unlimited and can be borrowed on Amazon. If you're enrolled in Amazon Prime you can also borrow those books.

Gary Johnson: The Case for a Libertarian President

Who is Gary Johnson? Why is he running for President? What does he stand for?

Gary Johnson is an awe-inspiring example of a man who has come from nothing and molded himself into a leader. He's climbed impossible mountains and faced down ridiculously long odds. This book introduces you to the person who SHOULD be our next President.

On the fence? With Ron Paul out of the picture for 2012, author Matthew Copeland makes the compelling case in favor of supporting Governor Gary Johnson's long-shot presidential campaign.

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INTRODUCTION: Liberty's Next Champion

CHAPTER 1: An Inspiring Man

CHAPTER 2: Building a Real Business

CHAPTER 3: The Unlikely Governor

CHAPTER 4: A Return to Politics

CHAPTER 5: Breaking the Chains

CHAPTER 6: Where He Stands

CHAPTER 7: Why They're So Afraid

CHAPTER 8: Let's Just Imagine...

CHAPTER 9: In His Own Words...

CHAPTER 10: People Are Talking...

CHAPTER 11: The Revolution Continues

Paola Scibilia Italy

Biography of Paola Scibilia

corporate [g]ripping stories: mamma, che impresa!

This publication is part of the Mamma, che impresa! project, a workshop that promotes corporate culture, founded on the initiative of Rancilio Cube and open to collaborations and synergies.

The stories of nine bright business case-histories, narrated, together with professional writers, by those who have founded them and lead them, and the stories that won a national essay contest for students from Italian schools, called to bring youths closer to the idea of entrepreneurship and its importance.

One of the ten stories by the very young writers acts as a common thread, as it's extraordinarily capable of covering all the key elements of best entrepreneurship.

After #librosospeso, dedicated to the incredible story of a young independent bookseller, another confirmation of the parnership between Rancilio Cube and dEste, a publishing house oriented towards innovation and attentive to young audiences, with the further contribution of Feduf Foundation for Economic Financial and Savings Education that has promoted and coordinated the literary prize for schools.

Edison His Life and Inventions

'The death sciences'

During a clandestine meeting in the old city of Jurusalem, not far from the holy shrines to Islam, Christianity and Judaism; Samir Mashrawee is persuaded in a sophisticated brainwash procedure to murder his ex rector in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and thus gain the right to become a member in a terror organization.

The story is told through Samir's viewpoint, a Palestinian youth who lives in Silowan, an Arab village at the outskirts of Jerusalem. After the war of 1967 Silowan was annexed to the state of Israel, its habitants became Israeli citizens. Thus Samir carries a blue identity card and is entitled to work in Israel and study in its academic institutes. He is a tall good-looking youth, and his appearance does not reveal his Arab origin. His social connections during his studies at the Hebrew University were mainly with his compatriots, the few Israeli Arab students and with Ghill, the Israeli student with whom he shares an apartment not far from the university.

Right after slaying his ex rector, he is whisked to the southern resort region of Taba near Eilat, on Egyptian soil; by two organization members, Leila and Taher, an Israeli Arab taxi driver. According to their cover story Leila is his just wed bride, and they are on their way to their honeymoon. He spends about a week with Leila at the luxurious five star Hilton hotel at Taba. The fact that their relationship is a cover story, and the fact that Leila in on her way to wed her fiance, who is a prominent P.L.O leader, does not impede Samir from raping her, on the first opportunity he has, when they are left alone in their luxurious suite. A week later, on reaching Cairo he parts with Leila, who proceeds to her awaiting fiance in Tunisia.

According to clandestine rules he has to keep away from the P.L.O. offices and await instructions. As the whole operation including his rescue, has been executed not long ago and in haste; his compatriots in Cairo are eager to get rid of him. They fear the Mossad long vindictive arm, and send him on a round about course to Amsterdam, to join the local P.L.O group over there. His arrival causes mistrust and alarm among the small group members Thus they decide to send him on to the London group - that group's lack im manpower is well known. Samir lands in Heathrow Airport to meet Karim, who becomes his operator and trusted comrade. There he hops to pursue his academic studies. But things change in a very drastic manner, when he is suspected of

being an Israeli, a spying mole inside their organization.

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THE MAKING OF A WRITER

The author secribes his journey of ebcoming a writer. Although he trained to be an engineer and served as a manager for three decades he returned to his first love, literature" in his retirement . The travails and the path he followed to become a writer is narrated. It may be revealing to all aspiring writers.

Resonanzboden 2015: Das Beste aus einem Jahr Verlagsblog (German Edition)

Kaum zu glauben, aber wahr: Resonanzboden.com ist inzwischen seit einem Jahr online - ein Jahr voller Reportagen, Debatten, Glossen und Berichte in Schrift, Bild und Video. Uber 135 veroffentlichte Beitrage, vielfach geteilt und gelikt. Ein Jahr, in dem wir viel gelernt haben und auf das wir stolz zuruckblicken.

Anlasslich dieses Geburtstages schenken wir unseren Lesern ein E-Book mit den schonsten Texten aus einem Jahr Resonanzboden.com. Die Redaktion des Blogs wunscht viel Freude mit diesem besonderen Jahresruckblick.

Alexander: The Great Leader and Hero of Macedonia and Ancient Greece

Learn Essential Lessons in Leadership and Life from the Classic Tale of Alexander the Great! Have you heard of Alexander, but don't know his story? Do you remember some of his accomplishments, but wish you knew more? Do you need inspiration from Alexander's life to help you master your destiny? If so, then Alexander: The Great Leader and Hero of Macedonia and Ancient Greece is the book for you! This exciting story is broken into captivating chapters, such as: A World on Fire Persian Dismemberment The Sands of Syria In a Land of Pharaohs The Edge of the World The Merciful King Death of a Warrior This engrossing book also discusses the legacy of this famous man, including the many kingdoms and empires that grew out of his wake. You'll also learn how the Ancient Greek language, ideas, and culture were spread across the world - affecting us even today! Don't wait - gain the knowledge and wisdom of Ancient Greek history TODAY!

Benjamin Franklin: A Life From Beginning to End

Moving On...from Victim to Survivor

If you, or someone you know, has been subjected to sexual abuse in childhood then this book is for you. It has an easy to read format and is presented in a simple way, cutting through jargon to offer down to earth help and support. From Victim to Survivor has been born out of the author's personal experiences. It offers positive help and practical ideas for dealing with the trauma brought about by an abusive childhood. The text is purposely short with chapters which can, if desired, be dipped into rather than read from cover to cover. It is a guide to the journey of regaining your self-respect and love of life, in order to live your life as a whole person and finally shake off the shadows of the past.

An Autobiography

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The Sabbath in Puritan New England

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George Sand: Some Aspects of Her Life and Writings

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The History of Emily Montague

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