Biography Books

The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin

A personal look at the life of Benjamin Franklin through boyhood and Pre-War London days. Offering up wisdom in Poor Richard's Almanac and the drafts of the declaration of Independence, Benjamin Franklin retells his own story with charming detail in his autobiography. The narrative span his life from 1771-1790 and are sub-divided into the reigning pattern of thought that he was experiencing at the time. They show his growth from boyhood into revolutionary and are affectionately addressed to his son.

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.

Charles Dickens: A Life From Beginning to End

Charles Dickens

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From working in a shoe-blacking factory as a 12-year-old to help his family while his father was in debtor's prison, Charles Dickens rose to become one of the best-known novelists of all time. Lines like Oliver Twist's "Please sir, may I have some more?" or the opening lines of A Tale of Two Cities "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." are part of the popular vocabulary, and many of Dickens' works have been translated into movies or TV series. Yet the story of his rise from relative obscurity to immense fame and popularity is not a simple one. Always energetic and unceasingly active, writing until the day before his death, Dickens proves to be a character as interesting as many of those he created.

Inside you will read about...

? Providing for His Family as a Child

? Beginnings as an Author

? Increasing Fame

? The Republic of My Imagination

? Rumors and Infidelity

? Return to America and Last Years

And much more!

In this book, you'll meet the author who not only wrote famous novels like Great Expectations and David Copperfield, but whose work also helped to develop and popularize the genre of the novel.

The Prince

The Prince is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolo Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but "long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings." Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature. The Prince is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word "Machiavellian" into usage as a pejorative. It also helped make "Old Nick" an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words "politics" and "politician" in western countries. In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy, which was written a few years later. In its use of near-contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which The Prince has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani. The descriptions w

A Short History of George Soros: From Genius Currency Speculator to Master Philanthropist

This audiobook provides key insights into the "rags to riches" story of George Soros, and his journey to become one of the world's most famous investors. It discusses his investment strategies and his strong passion for philanthropy, and driving social change.

This audiobook details Soros' myriad talents, and his multitude of achievements, including his investment acumen and genius.

Nikola Tesla: A Life From Beginning to End

12 Years a Slave

This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, who was born and raised as a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two kids. Then one day he was drugged, kidnapped, and sold into slavery in the deep south. These are the true accounts of his twelve hard years as a slave - many believe this memoir is even more graphic and disturbing than the film. His extraordinary journey proves the resiliency of hope and the human spirit despite the most grueling and formidable of circumstances.

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.

The Elusive Mr. Pond: The Soldier, Fur Trader and Explorer Who Opened the Northwest

Sir Alexander Mackenzie is known to schoolchildren as a great Canadian explorer who gave his name to the country's longest river, but hardly anyone could name the man who mentored Mackenzie and mapped much of northwestern Canada before him. Soldier, fur trader and explorer Peter Pond, the subject of this long overdue book, is a man whose legend has been forgotten in favor of those who came after him. Much of Pond's life is shadowed in mystery. Historian Barry Gough uses Pond's surviving memoirs, explorers' journals, letters written by acquaintances of Pond, publications in London magazines and many other sources to track and reconstruct the life of one of the last of the tough, old-style explorers who ventured into the wilderness with little more than a strong instinct for survival and helped shape the modern world.

Serial Killers True Crime: 10 Sickening True Crime Stories Of Serial Killers That Tortured, Hacked And Butchered Their Victims (Cold Cases)

10 Sickening True Crime Stories Of Serial Killers That Tortured, Hacked And Butchered Their Victims

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People kill for many reasons, some of them understandable, but others are totally unfathomable. However, more gruesome than killing by usual means like stabbing, shooting or poisoning, is the act of butchery after the murder.

The motives for murder and serial killing, according to psychologists, range from thrill seeking and anger to attention seeking and financial gain. Although it might seem sickening, these killers and psychopaths exist in the past and the present time, and some of them still have their freedom and are lurking in different corners of the world.

Mutilating, dismembering, slaughtering and, even worse, eating a fellow human is beyond reason; an act that is horrific and probably not the work of a sane individual.

This book lists the most disgusting and disconcerting crimes in history: various stories of strange serial killers who chopped up, violated, cooked, and ate their victims.

From real-life vampires and werewolves who drank blood and ate raw human flesh, to butcher killers who mutilate, sexually abuse, chop and eat their victims for reasons of Satanism, sexual gratification and revenge upon society.

This book is jam-packed with mystery, gore and unbelievable true stories of serial killers.

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Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula Sae

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.

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.

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.

The Girl With Two Lives Free Sampler: A Shocking Childhood. A Foster Carer Who Understood. A Young Girl's Life Forever Changed

The Girl With Two Lives can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialized eBook-only parts.

This is part 1 of 3.

Author Angela Hart is an experienced foster carer; The Girl With Two Lives is the moving story of her experience fostering one little girl with a heavy burden to carry.

Twelve year old Danielle has been excluded from a special school and her former foster family can no longer cope. She arrives as an emergency placement at the home of foster carer Angela, who soon suspects that there is more to the young girl's disruptive behaviour than meets the eye. Can Angela's specialist training unlock the horrors of Danielle's past and help her start a brave new life?

The Girl With Two Lives is the fourth book from well loved foster carer and Sunday Times bestselling author Angela Hart. Another true story from the experienced and bestselling foster carer - sharing the tale of one of the many children she has fostered over the years. A story of the difference that quiet care, a watchful eye and sympathetic ear can make to those children whose upbringing has been less fortunate than others.

37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven's Help--A Mother's Journey

Pregnant with her second child, Stephanie Arnold began receiving mysterious but strong premonitions that she would die during the delivery. Distressed, Stephanie did everything she could to inform the medical team and her family about what she knew was coming. No one believed her, but Stephanie knew they were wrong. When she gave birth to her son, Stephanie flatlined and died on the operating table for 37 seconds, during which time she had a spiritual experience she would never forget.After reading what Stephanie discovered in her search to make sense of what happened to her, you will never look at life, death, and the afterlife the same way again.

Transformer: The Complete Lou Reed Story

Title: Transformer( The Complete Lou Reed Story) Binding: Paperback Author: VictorBockris Publisher: Harper

The World and Back - One woman's journey and fight to save her child from abuse: A trilogy of the three Mummy where are you books.: Volume 4

The World and Back is a trilogy of three books by Jeanne D'Olivier. The first two books, Mummy where are you? and Mummy's Still Here follow Charlotte's journey to try and save her son M from child abuse and the third book tells M's own story told through the eyes of the child. The books are a horrifying and moving account of what happens when a child is disbelieved by those who are supposed to protect him and when Charlotte cannot get a voice for herself and her child, she is forced to take the frightening decision to go on the run from the system who are threatening to place him with his abuser. A story of heartbreak and courage in the face of adversity that will leave you questionning all that you hold to be true about the stystems set up to protect the vulnerable against harm and may leave you wondering, what would you do if faced with the same situation. The World and Back is a fictional account, based on a true story.

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.

37 Seconds: Dying Revealed Heaven's Help--A Mother's Journey

Like Proof of Heaven and To Heaven and Back, a medical drama with heavenly implications in which a woman receives premonitions of her death that come true, and her discovery of the heavenly help available to all of us.

When she was pregnant with her second child, Stephanie Arnold had a sudden and overwhelming premonition that she would die during the delivery. Though she tried to tell the medical team and her family what was going to happen, neither the doctors nor her loved ones gave her warnings credence. Finding no physical indications that anything was wrong, they attributed her foreboding to hormones and anxiety.

One member of the medical team did take her concerns seriously enough, and made the fateful decision to order extra units of blood "just in case." Then, during the delivery, Stephanie suffered a rare Amniotic Fluid Embolism. She went into cardiac arrest and flat-lined for 37 seconds. She died. Using the supplementary blood, the medical team revived her, and she remained unconscious for more than six days.

After months of recovery, Stephanie began to remember details of her experience, details she knew because she had witnessed the entire dramatic event, including her death, from outside her body--beside other spirits that were with her. In this remarkable true story, Stephanie recounts her harrowing journey and shares her surprising spiritual discoveries: we are not alone and have more loving help than we can imagine surrounding us.

Born into the Children of God: Part 1 of 3: My life in a religious sex cult and my struggle for survival on the outside

Born into the Children of God can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

Born to French hippy parents attracted to the religious movement by the unusual mix of evangelical Christianity, free love and rejection of the mainstream, from an early age Natacha was brainwashed to believe she had a special destiny - that she was part of an elite children's army bestowed with superpowers that would one day save the world from the Anti-Christ.

Torn away from their parents, Natacha and her siblings were beaten on a daily basis and forced to sing and dance for entertainment in prisons and malls. Natacha never expected to live to adulthood.

At the age of 18 Natacha escaped, but quickly found herself hurtling through a world she had no understanding of. Alone, and grappling to come to terms with an unbelievable sense of betrayal, she was stuck in a kind of limbo - confused and unable to feel part of either way of life.

Natacha is one of the lucky ones; not all of her family survived the battle to shed the shame and pain of their past. To date over 40 ex-Children of God members of Natacha's generation have committed suicide.

All Natacha ever wanted was to feel normal, but escaping the cult was only the beginning. Shocking, moving, but ultimately inspiring, this is Natacha's full story; it is both a personal tale of trauma and recovery, and an expose of the secret world of abuse hidden behind commune walls.

Constance Street: Part 1 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

Constance Street 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.

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

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 is a life-affirming, heart-warming read that reminds us of a time when people pulled together.

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, naive 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.

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

Do you like true crime stories?

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

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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.

o 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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The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (AmazonClassics Edition)

Written between 1717 and 1790, and originally referred to by its author as simply Memoirs, Benjamin Franklin's autobiography is considered the pioneering example of the genre. In this influential account of the American Dream in action, Franklin recounts his early life, his inventions, his quest for virtue and self-improvement, and his political achievements. The unfinished work is a vivid depiction of life in early America, as well as a relatable and inspiring portrait of one of its revolutionary thinkers.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin, this edition of The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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:

o The changing face of football violence

o Who gets involved - and why

o How the 'firms' operate, both home and away

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

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

o 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

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

Story: ...and how to write one

Writing a book or creating a good story is a skill. Learn the secrets here in this quick read that shows you the secrets of how authors compose their books.

Learn the 10 stages of writing a book and what the seven basic plots are.

At the end of the book is a special invitation to show you how to launch your own book successfully and become a writer for a successful fantasy series.

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

oThe 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.

oThe 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.

oThe 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.

oThe 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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Charles Darwin: A Life From Beginning to End

Kid Legends: True Tales of Childhood from the Books Kid Artists, Kid Athletes, Kid Presidents, and Kid Authors

Funny and totally true childhood biographies and full-color illustrations tell the tales from the challenging yet defining growing-up years of great writers, artists, athletes, and presidents.

The Smile Behind A Lonely Heart

"Maybe I had a hard life or maybe I didn't. When it's your life and it's the only life you know, you can't judge how hard it is. Somehow I managed to come out pretty sane. I know I'm not perfect and I do have some hang-ups, but I've seen people a lot worse that had storybook childhoods."

Thus begins this memoir of Steve McClanahan which encompasses the life struggles that began in the fifties, when adults could do about anything they wanted to with their kids and never get in trouble. He loved the first few years of his life, but it all came crashing down. He lost his Mom and Dad as a child and was separated from his sisters. The loneliness he felt was indescribable. This book follows the life of a child from the Nashville projects through three orphanages.

Perhaps it is Steve's nature to endure the cruelty of his life with a smile that helped him survive the near starvation, sexual and emotional abuse and the loneliness that was his life. It may also be the goodness from many who gave him a place to call home. Or even the crazy lady who fed him and his sister from trash cans. Steve also covers many funny childhood antics from growing up with a group of boys with only one house mother. It is his humor and outlook on life that have carried him through to live to tell his tale with brutal honesty, humor and heartfelt emotion.

What Marie Did Next.....

Ghost Stories (Scare Street Horror Short Stories Book 1)

In his first collection of short stories, Ron Ripley delivers eight spine-tingling tales of the strange and the macabre. Weaving an intricate web of storytelling, readers are asked to join him on a journey through some of the darkest of his works.

Book a room at the old Crowe's Bed and Breakfast, but be certain you can leave.

Join the Treasure Hunter as he digs up graves and awakens more than just the dead.

Lay beside a homeless man in a Shelter, but make sure you're not trespassing.

Set up your cameras alongside The Ghost Hunters, just don't follow them into the dark.

Ghost Stories promises to do more than just make you sleep with the lights on. It will plant a cold kiss on your cheek and draw you into the dark where no one will ever hear you scream!

This horror short story collection contains:

1. Crowe's Bed and Breakfast

2. The Dog Tracker

3. The Treasure Hunter

4. The Rosary

5. Shelter

6. The Shepherd

7. The Shortcut

8. The Ghost Hunters

The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved: Free Sampler

The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.

This is PART 1 of 3.

Eight-year-old Keeley looks like the sweetest little girl you could wish to meet, but demons from the past make her behaviour far from angelic. She takes foster carer Angela on a rocky and very demanding emotional ride as she fights daily battles against her deep-rooted psychological problems. Can the love and specialist care Angela and husband Jonathan provide help Keeley triumph against the odds?





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.

Ordinary Abuse: A true story of incest & rape (A Dear Lilith Sex Ed Column)

I've been raped...multiple times.

I am not a victim; I'm a survivor. Here's my story...

Ordinary Abuse is Lilith Darville's unapologetic response about one of her characters. Throughout her teen years, Lilith Darville was sexually assaulted repeatedly--by her stepfather and neighbors. Through her eyes, we see a few of the horrifying secrets hidden behind the facade of a functional middle-class family. She tried to get help. No one believed her. They told her she asked for it. Lilith survived, and shows us her her strong sense of fierceness and vulnerability as she tells us why she will not consider herself a victim.

#dearcancer: Things to help you through

When journalist and broadcaster Victoria Derbyshire was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, she made the decision to share her experiences in a series of video diaries in an effort to help demystify cancer treatment. Overwhelmed by the response, Victoria set up a Facebook page inviting people to share their own stories, talk openly about cancer and support one another.

The result is this collection of writing from cancer patients and their loved ones. Whether you have recently been diagnosed with cancer, or a friend or relative has, everyone who has contributed to this ebook has been through the same journey, and hopes you will take strength from these 'things to help you through'.

From practical tips on managing your treatment and your everyday life with cancer, to advice on understanding and dealing with the emotional rollercoaster that begins with diagnosis, this free resource is packed with hard-won wisdom and insight, at once useful and poignant.

This exclusive collection is published ahead of Victoria Derbyshire's book, Dear Cancer, Love Victoria: A Mum's Diary of Hope.

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.

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, by Karen Maitland, author of the much-loved Company of Liars, explores some true crime cases of murderous children throughout history. Here the Dark Ages meets Stephen King's Carrie or We Need to Talk About Kevin.

'Atmospheric and dark' The Times on The Raven's Head

'An atmospheric and dark story' The Times

'An adult who commits murder usually has some kind of motive we can understand, however twisted, but a child who kills often does it simply because they discover they can - and no one is stopping them.'

Karen Maitland, Queen of the Dark Ages, has created possibly some of the most wicked children in fiction. From Narigorm, the child rune reader with a penchant for death, from Company of Liars, to the scheming yet devastatingly beautiful Leonia in The Vanishing Witch, they revel in manipulating the world around them - and those foolish enough to cross them. In Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History, Karen Maitland explores some of the real-life cases of dangerous and powerful children which have inspired her own young - but deadly - characters.

A Talent to Amuse: A Life of Noel Coward

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.

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.

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...

Serial Killers: 101 Interesting Facts And Trivia About Serial Killers

Thing most terrifying thing about serial killers is that sometimes, they're just like us, as the interesting facts in this true crime collection reveal.

Even the most diabolical of serial killers was once someone's child, someone's spouse, someone's parent, but somewhere along the line, something happened to send them off the rails on a descent into madness.

Wisconsin serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer would have said he was just lonely, and that's why 17 young men ended up dead at his hands. Never mind that he carried around a plastic bag to pick up road kill as a child - a huge harbinger of terrible things to come.

The compilation of trivia in this serial killer true crime anthology goes beyond the familiar stories to give you a glimpse of some of the more horrifying aspects of people who become famous for acts of barbarianism that are unfathomable for most of us.

By going behind the scenes, you'll learn more about the monsters whose stories keep us awake at night, uncover the mundane hidden amongst the horrifying bits that make the evening news.

These serial killer true crime moments are those you'll want to read around the campfire on a moonless summer night. That's if, of course, you're planning on staying up all night.

Sleep, if it comes, will be a nightmare.

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 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:

Fifty Great Things to Come Out of the Midlands

Celebrate the heart of Britain in this fun and informative mini-ebook.

Rugby, Walkers Crisps, Conkers. These are just a handful of the many great things to have come out of the Midlands. In this celebratory list, journalist and loyal Midlander Robert Shore counts down fifty of the best gifts the Midlands has given the world.

Knowledge no Midlander - nay, Brit! - should be without.

From the author of Bang in the Middle.

World War II in Antwerp, Belgium: Experiences of a Young Boy

War is, of course, terrible. Any war. All the suffering, all the death, all the wounded, the destruction, homelessness, cruelty, hunger, fear, and panic. It may also bring out the best in some people: heroism, patriotism, compassion, and altruism. But one would never think that war might be seen as an adventure; in some ways for me it was.

In this short book I write about my memories of this period of time from the invasion of Belgium, through the German occupation, and to the immediate post war era. For most Belgians this was a hard and sad time full of suffering. While I experienced some of that suffering and the fear as well, many of my memories are about exciting events and experiences (to a young boy), to the point that I remember this time as an "adventure."

I will justifiably be faulted for talking so lightly about this dark period in Belgium's and the world's history and for seemingly having somewhat enjoyed it all , while people were indiscriminately killed, tortured, and exterminated by the Nazis and while there was much suffering, destruction, maiming, and death. Remember though that I was a little boy growing up and mostly unaware of the atrocities occurring away from my immediate environment. Also, my parents did their best to shelter me from the many horrors.

If a reader is offended by this, I do apologize and want to reassure the reader that now at age 83, I am of course fully aware of the darkness of the years between 1940 and 1945. Seen in this light I do hope that this will be an interesting and enjoyable read for contemporaries and others.

The Microwave Torture of Ed Snowden & Julian Assange: Targeted Individuals

Rev1E- Everything we find horrific about the Nazis, has become the Deep State. The orders come from the Rockefellers & Rothschilds to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), then to the Shadow Government and CIA. But don't take my word for it - read the books and work of Dr Peter Dale Scott, Aaron Russo, Attorney Michael Springmann, Dr Steven Greer, Dr Judy Wood, Dr Morgan Reynolds, Dr David Griffin, Dr Barrie Trower, Dr John Hall, Dr Katherine Horton, Dr Ewen Cameron, Paul Hellyer, Ted Gunderson, and many others. This author has been investigating satellite weapons and the global microwave torture of thousands of people, since January 2016. As a proud Government Whistleblower, I urge others to come forward., as I would gladly do it again. This ebook contains some of my latest research into Targeted Individuals. I have referenced a number of credible sources that have videos on youtube including, Dr Barrie Trower, a retired British intelligence agent and microwave expert; Dr John Hall, M.D. In San Antonio; and Dr Katherine Horton, an Oxford scientist. Based on this research, I can state with complete confidence that Ed Snowden and Julian Assange are microwave targets of this illegal program. I urge them to come forward in support of Targeted Individuals, just like William Binney and Kirk Weibe have done. This is happening to thousands of people all over the world. Their family members are targets of the subliminal messaging program, which is intended to isolate them emotionally and psychologically. These microwave beams are painful and cause permanent damage. It is nothing less than torture, and it is banned under international treaties. It is a serious violation of Constitutional rights, it is defined as a war crime by international treaties, and when conducted against White House cabinets members and top government officials, it is nothing less than TREASON. See my related ebook, "34 Patents on Subliminal Mind Control."

I strongly encourage Ed Snowden and Julian Assange to come forward with their experience as Targeted Individuals and microwave torture.

These satellite frequencies are also being used in a subliminal messaging program against Targeted Individuals and their family members, in an attempt to control their behavior. The CIA is using these same frequencies and subliminal messaging to alter the behavior of top government officials, such as Senators, Congressmen, and even the President and his cabinet. This is TREASON. The microwave and RF technology to alter behavior has been well-documented. I have previously documented the frequencies as follows: Tracking and geolocation: approx. 3600 MHz to 3750 Mhz, and the carrier frequency for the subliminal messaging and harm signals has been measured at 3921 MHz - 3934 MHz. The subliminal messaging is repeated thousands of times each night on the target, until the negative messages "stick." These messages can be simple - "Your husband is crazy," or "You hate him. Avoid him." Recall that CIA Doctor Ewen Cameron bragged about using these subliminal techniques to turn an ordinary person into a vicious serial killer - the real Manchurian Candidate, as part of the CIA's MK-Ultra program. Mike Pompeo, current CIA Director is fully aware of these programs. This is obvious from the reorganization of the CIA's field agents, into remote monitoring of targets, which were exposed with the Vault 7 wikileaks files.

We have learned that the AIr Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colorado, is operating the satellites that Target Individuals. Peterson Air Force Base and Schriever Air Force Base comprise the largest satellite operations center in the world, with 175 satellites. See "Treason at the Air Force Space Command."

The best defense is a repeated statement, "I will only react to constructive suggestions."

"The CIA and FBI are behind most, if not all terrorism." - Ted Gunderson, former FBI Chief

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.

Henry Ford: Entrepreneurship Lessons: Teachings from one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world

Discover the lessons from Henry Ford that will unleash your entrepreneurial potential! Among the most famous Americans ever, Henry Ford was one of the greatest inventors and industrialists of the early 20th century. He built one of the most innovative versions of the "horseless carriage," and created the first factory assembly line. But the secrets to Henry Ford success were not lost when he passed away. Take a journey through the lenses of his life, and see how the secrets to his success unfold. Learn and master the ways of the entrepreneur from the very man who set the standards for success, and paved the way for millions of other entrepreneurs to innovate and impact the world. Henry Ford's experiences each come with a valuable lesson in entrepreneurship, and each of these lessons is one more piece of the puzzle to becoming a great innovator. Being a transformative leader in this world are not limited to those who are gifted. It takes hard work, diligence, and an eye for seeing beyond the curtain. You too can become a great entrepreneur like Ford, and find your success in this challenging world. Here is a preview of what you will learn... How to take the leap from a life of certainty to a life of reward How to associate yourself with people that can further your objectives How to persevere in the face of all odds How not to get caught up with money issues Purchase your copy today!

Zap Tales: True Stories from Behind Bars

After going to prison, Zap Tales was left with one thing to truly call his own: his words.

He started posting his musing and stories to the ZapTales website, and later went on to publish his book, The Fourth Side. Now he brings his collection of short stories to ebook form for easier reading.

Sometimes emotional, sometimes thought-provoking, and sprinkled with his own personal brand of humor, Zap Tales will give you a look at life behind bars. Yes, there is darkness here, but if you look very closely, you might just find a glimmer of hope.

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.

Taylor Swift: The Whole Story FREE SAMPLER

INCLUDES EXCLUSIVE BONUS CHAPTER: The Wit and Wisdom of Taylor Swift

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.

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?

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.

Sex, Drugs, Murder (The Contingency Plan Book 1)

"Michael Boyd is one of the true up-and-comers in the True Crime genre."-John Ruben

"Michael never fails to amaze me with his stories."-Michael Watts

"The Contingency Plan series is destined to be a best seller in a short amount of time."-Thomas Jones

Michael Boyd is a celebrated writer with many works under his belt. He chose the the Kindle platform as his first large project. He is putting tons of research, and time into his projects. It shows in the brilliant character development and dynamic plot.

Sex, Drugs, Murder is based off a collection of stories from renowned undercover agents. This story follows a former Special Forces agent working for the Contingency Plan, which is tasked with doing the government's dirty work. The organization travels all over the world "setting back to factory default" any one that is viewed as a threat to the innocent.

Sex, Drugs, Murder takes place in beautiful Seattle where our agent is hired with taking out an international arms dealer. James must employ various tactics in order to accomplish his mission. Will James "set back to factory default" the arms dealer, or will he end up like many of his colleagues, dead and buried at the bottom of the ocean?

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.

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.

Helter Skelter: Part One of the Shocking Manson Murders

Part One: The Shocking Story of the Manson Murders.

On August 9th 1969, seven people were found shot, stabbed and bludgeoned to death in Los Angeles at two different locations.

Among them was Sharon Tate Polanski: Roman Polanski's heavily pregnant wife who was found with multiple wounds of the chest and back having been stabbed sixteen times. Before she was stabbed to death, Sharon was hanged from one of the rafters in the living room.

Jay Sebring: a popular figure in Hollywood circles, Jay was found with a bloody towel covering his face, a rope around his neck slung over rafters and tied to Sharon Tate on the other side. He was stabbed and shot. Cause of death: Exsanguination, the victim bled to death.

Abigail Anne Folger: A coffee heiress, a civil rights devotee, volunteer and friend of the Polanski's, Anne was stabbed twenty-eight times.

'Woytek' Frykowski: a close friend of Roman Polanski, and an aspiring novelist, Woytek was shot twice, struck over the head thirteen times and stabbed fifty-one times.

Part One gives a detailed account of the crime scene, the victims and the long wait to list the suspects. This was the crime that shook Hollywood and the world.

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.

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.

Seriously Stupid Criminals

Can you drive a Hummer to pick up your welfare check, or text your parole officer asking for illegal drugs? Unfortunately, these criminals did.

While researching her other true crime books, Synova was indicated with seriously stupid criminal stories. She collected these humorous stories and shared them with her readers. Enjoy true crime at it's most hilarious level.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Blueprint to Success: Lessons You Can Learn From Him: Life, Business, Success and Legacy Tips You Can Learn From The Terminator

This book offers a great insight into Arnold Schwarzenegger's life and the success and business lessons you can learn from one of the successful men in Hollywood.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is one of the greatest living success stories. Going from a poor boy with nothing to one of the best bodybuilders, a successful businessman, actor and politician. He seems to succeed in whatever he does.

From winning countless Mr Olympia bodybuilding titles, to starring in blockbuster movies and being the Mayor of California, this book takes look at his various careers and what you can learn from them and how you can implement them into your own life.

Here is just some of the stuff you will learn from this book

- How a poor little boy from Austria got to America

- The strategies and tips he used to get him there

- How he deals with his haters

- What his daily routine is and how you can optimize your day

- How to overcome failures

This isn't just an inspirational or motivational book, this book contains the key insights and secrets that Arnold Schwarzenegger used to become the successful man he is.

Download this book now!

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

In Stanley Corngold's view, the themes and strategies of Kafka's fiction are generated by a tension between his concern for writing and his growing sense of its arbitrary character. Analyzing Kafka's work in light of "the necessity of form," which is also a merely formal necessity, Corngold uncovers the fundamental paradox of Kafka's art and life. The first section of the book shows how Kafka's rhetoric may be understood as the daring project of a man compelled to live his life as literature. In the central part of the book, Corngold reflects on the place of Kafka within the modern tradition, discussing such influential precursors of Cervantes, Flaubert, and Nietzsche, whose works display a comparable narrative disruption. Kafka's distinctive narrative strategies, Corngold points out, demand interpretation at the same time they resist it. Critics of Kafka, he says, must be aware that their approaches are guided by the principles that Kafka's fiction identifies, dramatizes, and rejects.

Vaninka Celebrated Crimes

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


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 'Melodie' - 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 Melodie 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 Melodie 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.

Bringing Cheyenne Home

Bringing Cheyenne Home is the sequel to Kidnapping My Daughter.

Cheyenne was an abused toddler, victimized first by her biological father, and then again by the family court system that knowingly refused to protect her from further abuse. Her family took her into hiding to help her escape a fate of a childhood filled with chronic sexual abuse.

Bringing Cheyenne Home details the experiences of this family upon coming out of hiding, from their first day back in court through the tumultuous years afterward, including a peek into Cheyenne's life today.

Arabian Knights - Volume 1 (Knights of Arabia)

Kindle Bestseller


*Biographies & Memoirs


If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)

In this volume you can read about the following:

Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.

Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the generosity of an orphaned bedouin youth.

Story #3: Owes bin Haritha is given a costly gift which causes his jealous peers to hire a poet to publicly ridicule him. When the overzealous poet insults Owes' mother, Owes swears vengeance on the man and angrily pursues him.

Story #4: Al-Numan bin Al-Munthir, the king of Al-Heira, loses his way one dark night and is taken in by a friendly bedouin couple. Later, the king finds himself in the uncomfortable position of sentencing his kind host to death.

Story #5: Abd Al-Muttalib bin Hisham, a Qurashi elder, swears to sacrifice one of his sons to god in return for being blessed with ten healthy, strong adult sons. Years later, surrounded by his ten adult sons, Abd Al-Muttalib is haunted by his oath. If he does not sacrifice one of his sons, might god take away all ten of them?

Story #6: Ghaelan bin Salamah bravely volunteers to go speak with Kisra, the king of the Persians, on whose lands he and his fellow merchants have inadvertently trespassed. Will his smooth words pave the way to great profits or an early grave?

Story #7: Abu Sufyan is interrogated by the Roman Emperor Heraclius who is trying to determine the veracity of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him).

Story #8: Hajib bin Zurarah grows weary of the terrible drought afflicting his tribe's lands so he proposes the idea of traveling to the borders of the Persian kingdom and temporarily settling there. The journey is long and arduous and, once they arrive there, they may be turned away by the formidable king of the Persians, Kisra.

Story #9: Abu Al-Qassim Al-Tanbouri keeps his old madas (leather sandals) and replaces the worn out parts rather than buying a new pair of madas. Then, through a series of unfortunate events, Al-Tanbouri's madas cause him to go to jail, repeatedly.

Story #10: A knight, a housewife and a bedouin man use their agile wits to make sure things go their way.

Included in this ebook is a map illustrating the locations of the cities and areas mentioned in the stories.

Also by Aisha Bilal:

1. Arabian Knights - Volume 2

2. Muslim Knights - Volume 1

3. Muslim Knights - Volume 2

4. Islamic and Arabian Quotes and Proverbs - Volume 1 [Illustrated]

The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

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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:

oEliminate excuses from your life

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

oAllow your pain to produce - not prevent - your obedience

oServe 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.

75+ Things I Learned Living 22 Years Abroad

There's a lot to be learned when you leave your home country. In this mini-memoir, Marsha give us over 75 lessons that she learned in her 22-year self-exile.

Confessions of a Terrorist: The Declassified Document

In a claustrophobic concrete cell, two men face each other across a bare table. One is a wanted terrorist, the other a British intelligence officer. But this is no ordinary interrogation, and as they talk deep into the night and violent secrets are revealed, the line between interrogator and confessor begins inextricably to blur. Who, then, is the real terrorist? And will they pay for their guilt in blood?

Confessions of a Terrorist [The Declassified Document] is an extract from the explosive first novel by Richard Jackson, one of the world's leading experts on terrorism and professor of peace studies at the University of Otago, New Zealand.

Villette (Everyman's Library Classics)

Left by harrowing circumstances to fend for herself in the great capital of a foreign country, Lucy Snowe, the narrator and heroine of Villette, achieves by degrees an authentic independence from both outer necessity and inward grief.

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.

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.

Child Sex Abuse - How to Protect Children From Pedophiles: Child Sex Trade, Billion Dollar Industry. Protect Child from Abduction. How to Spot a Pedophile. Child Sex Abuse Awareness is Necessary.

Protect Your Children. Avoid Predator Pedophiles. How to Spot a Pedophile. Protect Children From Abduction.

The author has gone to great pains to illlustrate and provide information that can save a child's life. Parents of children will discover how to keep their children safer.

Pedophiles are very cleaver. You must know all the tell-tale signs of most pedophiles. Most pedophiles have no conscience or empathy for their victims.

Create a arson of methods on keeping your children safe. Spread the word to other parents. Teach other parents with this information. Thousands of children are being sexually abused and thousands are being abducted and inserted into the Child Sex Trade and never seen again. Many are horribly sexualy abused and murdered.

Let's keep all our children safer.

Oklahoma Elegies: Chronicles and Family History

A book of poems, set in Lincoln County, Oklahoma, that draws on a century of family history and historical chronicles. This is a companion volume to North of Deep Fork: A Lincoln County Farm Family in Hard Times, 1891-1941.

Islam Folklore The Man Who Committed 99 Murders

There was a man who had heartlessly murdered 99 people, when all of a sudden he felt remorse over what he had done. He asked the people in his town if they knew anyone who was pious enough to get advice from. They recommended to him an ascetic who lived in the mountains. So the man went to this learned person and told him about the past and his wishing to repent for his actions.

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.

600 Paintings (Collection) for Kids

Have you ever wanted to enrich your child with the arts and humanities?


Have your ever wanted to decorate your child's room with great paintings from one of your favorite painters?

Well, you can start with twenty-four paintings each from these prominent painters.

Andy Warhol

Claude Monet

Diego Rivera

Edgar Degas

Edvard Munch

Edward Hopper

Frida Kahlo

Gustav Klimt

Henri Matisse

Henri Rousseau


Jackson Pollock

Johannes Vermeer

John Singer Sargent

Leonardo da Vinci

Marc Chagall

Mary Cassatt

Pablo Picasso

Paul Cezanne

Paul Gauguin

Paul Klee

Pierre-Auguste Renoir


Salvador Dali

Vincent van Gogh

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!

A STROKE IN TIME: THE KASEY VEACH STORY: -PROVERBS 18:14- A person’s spirit can endure sickness, but who can bear a broken spirit? (GW)

Come with me on my journey to place a life altering stroke at age 24 into God's plan to prosper me. Tackle my highs and lows with me in this humor filled physical and spiritual quest.

Underground double play - The American Dream of Tomato baseball club - The true story of the little unwitting baseball heroes from an underground parking ... Sanremo late seventies to Major League

Those who play baseball are, in my opinion, in some ways special persons. Baseball isn't just any sport, it doesn't just form real athletes. Baseball forms particular men. Like Giovanni Tommasini. A baseball player and today a writer. He passed through that field with a particular shape called a diamond. No one in Italy ever wrote about the baseball the way he did. From the first stories, to those Giovanni wrote later on, something was born also from our exchange of ideas, like the fantastic tale about the life of Agostino Liddi. The origin of Alex Liddi.

Then everything happened in a short time, because Tommasini's tales fly fast, like the 90 miles fastball of a Major League pitcher. Up to this book which collects, like a single theme, all the tales of this great Ligurian writer. The first great baseball writer in Italy.

Those who played baseball are special persons.

When you will get to the end of this book, you will understand why.

James Watt

Saint Padre Pio: In the Footsteps of Saint Francis

In an age that smirks at the mention of miracles, sin, angels, and demons, St. Pio of Pietrelchina has emerged as a figure of immense popularity, attracting fascination, veneration, and also emulation. Padre Pio, who once wrote in a letter, "I am a mystery to myself," is certainly a mystery to all who know of him. To those who moved beyond mere credulity, he became an inspiration to embrace the fullness of faith. Perhaps that is why his shrine in outlying San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, is second only to the Vatican itself in annual number of pilgrims and why Italian Catholics now report to praying more for St. Pio's intercession than for that of any other saint. This book is a concise introduction to Padre Pio's life, especially as compared to the example and journey of his spiritual father, St. Francis of Assisi. If St. Francis is said to be the most popular saint of all time, Franciscan Capuchin Padre Pio is perhaps the most popular saint of our times. Given that he passed only in 1968, it is remarkable to think that such a spiritual "superhero" could exist in our modern age. Through not spared from misfortune, he was spared those things that cloud us from perceiving the world in a truly spiritual way. Perhaps that is why Padre Pio offers us just the message we need to hear.


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 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.

Standing On Borrowed Legs: The Autobiography of a Cancer Survivor

An inspiring story of a young boy and his fight against bone cancer, with a free download of his award winning essay Facing Monsters and the short story My Ugly Cat included.

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.

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.

Citizen-Servant-Slave: A Working Man's Journey to Slavery in New York State

The title says it all. Modern-day memoirs of a New York State resident whose life demonstrates how far NYS will go to make a slave of an honest man. Starts in childhood - through marriage and divorce - military service - service at the fallen Trade Towers, a stolen career and more. The devil is in the details and the details are given here.

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.

Trapped: The Terrifying True Story of a Secret World of Abuse

Trapped was a Sunday Times bestseller and the first memoir from foster carer Rosie Lewis.

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.

Listen, Just Once


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.

Finding My Way Home: A Christian Testimony

The second edition of this book was written to clean up some of the poorly worded statements in the first edition and to show important Bible verses rather than just refer to them. This book has been written mainly to share with others what the Lord has done for me. These pages describe key events from my youth and explain how I grew up in a good home with good parents, in an average family environment. Nearly everything about my early life had been ideal. I had lived in a fairly small town, during what had seemed to be a fairly good period in our nation's history - the fifties and sixties. As I approached my teen years, the future looked bright except for one very important fact. I did not know the Lord as my Savior. Because of that, my whole existence from a spiritual perspective was totally backward and undone. Shortly out of the starting blocks of life, everything for me quickly went awry. My life did eventually come back into order but only after several years of difficulty and trouble. In the first part of this book, I share some of those troubles along with my finally coming to the Lord. In the second part of this book, I explain how God miraculously turned my whole life around. What He did for me in December 1967 and the months following had so great an impact on me and everything about me that I have not been the same since. In presenting some of my post-conversion experiences, the hope will be that others might also see the genuine joy that comes from knowing and serving God. Hence, this text is not intended to be a work about me and certainly not one in which my goal is to be exalted or credited in any way. This book is about the Lord, about His mercy and His goodness, and also about how He can and does rescue the perishing. In short, what He has done and continues to do for me, He can and will do for others. May Christ be the One that gets all the honor and glory for what He has done and continues to do in the hearts and lives of those that trust Him.

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.

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.

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.

Resolutions: A daily journal

At the end of 2010, soon after my 38th birthday, I set myself some goals and decided to keep a daily journal of my progress. Here is that journal.

Everything You Should Know About Inventors

National Learning Association presents: INVENTORS

Are your children curious about Inventors? Would they like to know what qualifies something as an invention? Have they learnt how long the first airplane flew for or what Mary Anderson invented? Inside this book, your children will begin a journey that will satisfy their curiosity by answering questions like these and many more!

EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: INVENTORS will allow your child to learn more about the wonderful world in which we live, with a fun and engaging approach that will light a fire in their imagination.

We're raising our children in an era where attention spans are continuously decreasing. National Learning Association provides a fun, and interactive way of keep your children engaged and looking forward to learn, with beautiful pictures, coupled with the amazing, fun facts.

Get your kids learning today! Pick up your copy of National Learning Association EVERYTHING YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT: INVENTORS book now!

Table of Contents

Chapter 1- What Qualifies Something as an Invention?

Chapter 2- What were the First Words Ever Spoken on the Telephone?

Chapter 3- What Corporation Did Thomas Edison Found?

Chapter 4- Where was Henry Ford Born?

Chapter 5- What Did Johannes Gutenberg Invent?

Chapter 6- What Di Eli Whitney Call His Invention?

Chapter 7- What Flying Machine Did Leonardo Da Vinci Inspire?

Chapter 8- How Long Did the First Airplane Fly For?

Chapter 9- Where was Nikola Tesla Born?

Chapter 10- What was Les Paul's First Invention?

Chapter 11- What Did John Logie Baird Invent?

Chapter 12- Who Inspired Louis Braille to Invent the Braille System?

Chapter 13- What was the First Ever X-Ray Of?

Chapter 14- What Did Tim Berners-Lee Invent?

Chapter 15- What Famous Inventor Did Lewis Howard Latimer Work For?

Chapter 16- What was Nicolas Appert's Original Profession?

Chapter 17- How Big was the First Microwave?

Chapter 18- What Did Mary Anderson Invent?

Chapter 19- Apart from Inventing what Else is Benjamin Franklin Famous For?

Chapter 20- Where was Laszlo Biro Born?

Beyond Break Up, There Is India

Beyond the illusion of the world there is only consciousness is the gist of this book. While divorce is regarded as a judicial procedure from a legal perspective and as failure from a sociological perspective, the author describes the spiritual dimension of divorce seen as a liberating experience revealing the profound meanings of life.

This is based on authentic facts and was written almost spontaneous during the author's awakening from Maya, the grand illusion of the world. The author generously reveals her feelings and the book includes details of her experience, with emphasis on her inner journey towards the Truth with the grace of the sacred Indian hill, Arunachala.

Descriptions of the changes undergone by the Romanian society after the fall of communism, the challenges of her experience as an immigrant and of the roles played by the author add flavor and make reading of the story that much more dynamic, such that once started it cannot be abandoned and once finished it requires another reading.

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.

Bill Gates: Business Lessons: Fundamental teachings from the richest man in the world. Business lessons applicable to your problem (Business Action Guides: Ideas for Success)

Discover the lessons from Bill Gates that can transform your business! Are you interested in learning about business and entrepreneurship? And most importantly, are you ready to learn about life? All this and more in this fascinating book. Here is a preview of what you will learn... How to do what you consider appropriate, not what others expect How to make calculated risks, and succeed! How to build up the willpower to face the odds and triumph How to best take advantage of the inevitable failures on your journey The Do's And Don'ts of Bill's career. Download your copy today!

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.

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... Lee Kuan Yew : Inspiring Life Changing Habits of LKY. Just model after some of his successful habits and see how you can improve your life too!

Enduring Shame: A Sex Offender's Journey Through America's Legal System

In 2013, Scott Verbout was convicted of luring a minor over the Internet and became a registered sex offender. Verbout knows he made a terrible mistake, but even though there was no victim, and Verbout believed he had been entrapped by the police officer who arrested him, he was still convicted under current sex offense laws.

This experience became the basis for the eBook "Enduring Shame: A Sex Offender's Journey Through America's Legal System," a first-person account detailing Verbout's arrest and conviction, as well as his life on probation as a registered sex offender. Verbout, who previously wrote "An Asperger Journey: My Lifelong Battle With Autism," also reveals how having Asperger's syndrome, a socially debilitating form of autism, contributed to his being in this unfortunate position.

In addition to documenting his own case, Verbout offers a blistering rebuke of the country's legal system. Using the assessments of both legal experts and mental-health professionals, Verbout paints a picture of a legal system run amok, and gives frightening examples of how current sex offense laws have been abused by law enforcement and how those laws need to be reformed. Verbout also hopes that by pointing out the injustices that occurred in his own case, his criminal conviction can be thrown out, and he provides information for anyone who would like to get involved.

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 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.

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.

Bought and Sold (Part 2 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, naive 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.

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."

I love myself ok?: A Berlin Trilogy

Young, angry and articulate, the narrator of Chloe Zeegen's Berlin Trilogy moves to Berlin (drugs, clubs, parks and politics), outs herself on Facebook and tests her luck. Fast-paced and in your face.

Chloe Zeegen's trilogy of short stories requires a genre all of its own. Social commentary? The Facebook generation's sexual awakening? Zeegen's spontaneous and conversational style reads like online chat intersected by passages of poetry. Her narrator experiences Berlin's parties and private views, meets random people, assembles her Ikea bed, paces through history and turns an intellectual eye to pop architecture. Kreuzberg and Neukolln feature, as does the 'Spati' - the trusty Berlin 7-11. An original and striking voice that you have certainly not heard the last of at mikrotext.

Marquise De Ganges Celebrated Crimes

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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.

Astor&Nadia (English version): The meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzolla

Ficton drama about the meeting between Nadia Boulanger and Astor Piazzola that changed both the history of tango and the life of the musician. The famous author of "Adiosn Nonin0," "Libertango" and "Oblivion" abandoned the tango and the bandoneon to learn and compose classical music. The meeting with the famous french music teacher Nadia Boulanger helped Piazzola to retrieve his musical roots and to revolutionize the argentine tango with new techniques. Without Boulanger, Piazzolla would have never existed as such."

Face to Face with John Lennon

There I was, Face to Face with John LennonThe true story of Beatlemania in Anchorage, AlaskaFace to Face with John Lennon tells the true story of the Beatles unexpected arrival in Anchorage, Alaska in the Summer of 1966.

A true account of the legendary band and how, as a 14 year old girl, I came face to face with John Lennon, one of the most famous musical artists of all time.

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Winston Churchill: Leadership Lessons: The remarkable teachings from the Last Lion

Discover the leadership lessons from Winston Churchill that can transform your life! For a wide variety of reasons, Winston Churchill is one of the most fascinating figures of the recent past. His life so definitively embodies the process of becoming a great leader. This book aims at teaching those interested in the subject of leadership learn some of the many lessons Churchill's life has to offer. It begins with a brief overview of the great man's life story, ranging from the aristocratic, but often challenging, circumstances of his birth and early life to the height of his power and his subsequent decline. It then explains ten especially significant lessons in leadership from that famous life, each springing from the circumstances of a particular stage of Churchill's development and his responses to them. So are you ready to learn from the Winston Churchills life? Are you interested in learning about leadership? And most importantly, are you ready to learn about life? All this and more in this fascinating book. Here is a preview of what you will learn... Turn Weakness into Strength Leverage Every Tool Bounce Back Quickly Stand on Principle Innovate to Challenge Conventional Wisdom Regroup and Gain New Perspectives Hold Steady Against Impossible Odds Inspire Others to Do and Give More Forge Relationships With Other Leaders Live a Passionate, Well-Rounded Life Purchase your copy today!"

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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Cottage Poems

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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.

The Countess of Saint Geran Celebrated Crimes

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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.

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.

Ten Thousand Spirals

For the past two years I've helped Steve Young research and write his life story for his family. I asked him if I could post an excerpt. This is from a chapter called, "Ten Thousand Spirals." -Jeff Benedict

It's's all good.: A mutual help relationship.

The true story of a help relationship, mutually and intensely lived, between a young educator and an autistic savant child. Cesare and Giovanni first met in the ambulatory of a family counseling centre, in Genova. The proposal to try for three months home care becomes an occasion to put in contact two personalities in fully development and change who, entering in harmony, will live 15 unforgettable years...

Preface letter "To suffer together" by Dott. Roberto Soriani, psychiatrist in Genova, ASL 3, mental health service.

Introductive articles:

."The autism in my point of view"

"What we mean when we talk about Help Relationship".

Afterword articles

"The fragile X syndrome"

"Intellectual and relational disabled vs intellectual and relational-abled".

A P.E.R.O. Progetti Editoriali Realizzati Onestamente by Giovanni Tommasini editorial production

Gay For Pay: How I Went Queer For Cash With Craigslist

"Gay for Pay" is the story of a straight man who resorted to selling sexual services over Craigslist to make ends meet. It is told from the author's own perspective, and thus includes all the details of the methods used to arrange meetings with clients and the meetings themselves. An inside glimpse into the mind of a man willing to offer his body up for monetary gain comes through in each word.

Some readers will be shocked and some will be entertained. Others still will be intrigued and even turned on. This first person account can serve as much as an educational tool as an erotic memoir.




This is a short booklet of approximately 30 pages.

Revised and updated September 2013.

Kathleen Folbigg is either Australia's worst female serial killer or her case is a serious miscarriage of justice. On May 21, 2003, Kathleen Folbigg was found guilty of murdering her four children. The jury of six men and six women took less than nine hours to reach its verdict. She was sentenced to forty years imprisonment with a non-parole period of thirty years.

Best selling author and historian, Sylvia Perrini re-examines Kathleen's case and believes that Kathleen Folbigg deserves a re-trial.

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

Constance Street: Part 2 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

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

This is PART 2 of 3.

You can read Part 2 one week ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.

One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women.

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 is a life-affirming, heart-warming read that reminds us of a time when people pulled together.

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.

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.

Author of Independence - Thomas Jefferson: A Quick-Read Biography About the Life and Times of an Endeared Founding Father and The Unites States’ Third President.: Volume 4

Learn More About This Founding Father A Short, Yet Interesting, Biography! Ever wanted to learn more about Thomas Jefferson, but never felt you had the time to read a comprehensive work? Here author Cynthia A. Parker removes that pain by offering an opportunity to Get-to-Know the 'Author of Independence, ' to learn of his youth and upbringing, his early career, his romantic life, and of course his pivotal role as a statesman and in the formation of a budding new nation! Turn these pages and enjoy the opportunity to learn history, but better yet to come to know Jefferson better through Parker's amazing ability to describe his life in such a way as to encourage the reader to carry on; making this an enjoyable and interesting Quick-Read Biography. This Book also Gift!

Bought and Sold (Part 3 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, naive 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.

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.

What You See Is What You Get: My Autobiography

Alan Sugar was born in 1947 and brought up on a council estate in Clapton, in Hackney. As a kid he watched his dad struggle to support the family, never knowing from one week to the next if he'd have a job. It had a huge impact on him, fuelling a drive to succeed that was to earn him a sizeable personal fortune. Now he describes his amazing journey, from schoolboy enterprises like making and selling his own ginger beer to setting up his own company at nineteen; from Amstrad's groundbreaking ventures in hi-fi and computers, which made him the darling of the stock exchange, to the dark days when he nearly lost it all; from his pioneering deal with Rupert Murdoch to his boardroom battles at Tottenham Hotspur FC. In this compelling autobiography, he takes us into the world of The Apprentice, and describes his appointment as advisor to the government and elevation to the peerage. Like the man himself, What You See Is What You Get is forthright, funny and sometimes controversial.

The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World

From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book.

Written primarily to inspire and encourage, Ezike takes us through peaks and valleys of his life leaving the reader spellbound and utterly amazed and most importantly motivated in finding one's true passion and calling in life.

In this soon to be classic, Ezike dives right in and depicts detailed examples of how each one of The Greatest Ten Self-Help books in the world affected and improved his life; starting with The Greatest Salesman In The World by Og Mandino all the way to Neville Goddard's Resurrection.

Ezike writes with such poignant and dramatic precision that one is left inspired and simultaneously entertained. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World proves to be at par with some of the self-help classics of our times; and Ezike could and if not be one of our modern day Philosophers and Thinkers. His life chronicles periods of deep frustration, challenge and ultimate success that is common amongst many high achievers. A writer for our times, he is poised to say much more of what this era needs to showcase how one can come from the bottom and edge their way to the top. The Greatest Ten Self-Help Books In The World is a book you will definitely want to keep close to your heart!

About the Author:

EMMANUEL C. EZIKE II is an award winning Screenwriter, Author and Entrepreneur. His screenplay When All is Said And Done won Best Break-thru Screenplay in the New York International Independent Film and Video Festival. He was born in Monrovia Liberia and immigrated to the U.S as a teenager fleeing the Uncivil war in Liberia in the late 90's. He writes prolifically in the genre of Self-help Fiction, General Fiction, and Non-Fiction. Ezike currently resides in Charlotte, North Carolina with his family and their Boston terrier; ginger, parakeets bluey & joey and hamster sugar.




I was fourteen when I met Amrutha, we studied together in class but we weren't the best of friends. We used to smile at each other when we bumped into the other person, but other than that we hardly ever knew each other. She had her friends and I had mine. But soon started getting more and more friendly and by the time we were teenagers in their fifteens we were best friends. She had an older brother, but he was always with his friends whenever I would come around. So it wasn't until I was nearly sixteen that I met Will, and wrote my love in one of the best teenage love stories ever.

I knew he was gorgeous through my other friends, and quite a few of my friends wanted their own teenage love stories with him! He was the sort of guy that was into games, always playing games in the sun and talking about games 24/7. I was curious to know who this teenager was, maybe because I used to come over to Amrutha's place so often, and have never seen him once. So one night we decided to have a dinner in Ammu's house. It was one of those fun get-togethers that we used to have back in our teenage days. We were having a lot of fun and when I decided to take a look at the fridge about midnight to grab a slice of pastry, sitting on a stool at the counter in boxers and a rugby shirt was the most gorgeous guy I'd ever seen, eating ice cream from a huge bowl. He winked at me and held out his hand. Gosh, there was there start of one of the best romantic teenage love stories in my life! When I took it I assumed a handshake, but instead he went all gentleman and placed a gentle peck on the back of my pal. I froze in excited embarrassment. I was lost for words and I never knew back then that I would create my teenage love story in a kitchen wearing night clothes and staring at a guy I'd never seen before!

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

Kaum zu glauben, aber wahr: 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 Die Redaktion des Blogs wunscht viel Freude mit diesem besonderen Jahresruckblick.

Edison His Life and Inventions


While the major part of the world has the concept of 'prophets' as the 'holy teachers / saviours', whereas the subcontinent has the concept of 'rishis' and 'avatars' as the 'holy teachers' and 'saviours'. So, can the holy prophets be the same as rishis and avatars? It would be interesting to know the connection between them as that would help us to get the true picture regarding the concept of avatars.

ELLEN DEAN - OUT and About 2008 Blog (ELLEN DEAN - OUT and About Blog 2008)

Volume two of Ellen Dean's blog diary. January to December 2008. Includes meeting Siegfried and Roy and HRH The Princess Royal. The cover photograph shows Ellen on the Rothiemurchus Estate in the Scottish Highlands. And, there's photos.

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.