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

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

Please Save Me From Myself : A Memoir of Mental Illness

Personality Disorder? Bipolar? General Mood Disorder? OCD? Depression? Different Doctor, Different Diagnosis For Sebastian.

Ever Wonder What It Is Like Inside The Mind of Someone Struggling With Severe Mental Illness? Have You or Someone In Your Life Struggled With Mental Illness And You're Trying To Understand More About It?

In this powerful memoir about severe mental illness and the harrowing path that is recovery, Sebastian Daniels shares the story of his somewhat traumatic youth where the seeds of mental illness started to blossom, to the madness in his mind that caused him to attempt suicide as a young adult, and his difficult path to recovery.

A recovery revealing the wide range of therapists/psychiatrists one may have, from effective to downright negligent. The difficulty of finding a diagnosis and what it means. Along with the pain of having to accept that there is something wrong with his mind.

It is a brutally honest memoir that is disturbing at times, but is ultimately, uplifting and hopeful. A perfect read for anyone trying to understand more about mental illness.

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.

Albert Einstein: How Diversity Creates a Genius. A Life of a Greatest Scientist of the 20th Century (Biography Series 1)

"If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music."

One of his not so commonly known quotes, although an important one as it brings us to understand the importance of the diversity of thinking. Some call it imagination, others creativity but it all comes down to an ability to process thoughts in such way that things that once were thought impossible to connect become united somewhere deep in our unconscious just to later on arisen all the way to the surface and evolve into complete new way of thinking.

Some people get their inspiration from their friends, others set their creative fire by looking at people that already succeeded in a certain area of life. Neither are wrong although one thing that truly teaches us the most about life is by looking at other people's experiences. There is nothing more inspiring then when you see the real story of someone climbing up all the way to the top while started at the very bottom. It makes you understand that the real success is not achieved through just winning a lottery or getting an inheritance from your parents, no. It comes through multitude of trials and errors, falls and rises. It takes time and willpower but the one who perseveres always reaches their final goal.

They say a smart person will learn from their own mistakes, while the wise one learns from the mistakes of others. When you see the journey of people that truly changed this world you get to understand that you cannot go very far without an ability to dream and create from within. Therefore I humbly hope that my Einstein's biography will give an insight into his life and also an inspiration for yourself so one day you may change this world. It will add on to the life experience that you already have and certainly make you a little bit wiser when making your own decisions.

Here's a sneak pick into what you will learn in this book

Albert Einstein's Childhood

Albert Einstein's College Life

Albert Einstein's Career at the Patent Office and his Lecturing Years

Albert Einstein Miracle Year

Albert Einstein's Love Life

Albert Einstein's View on Religion

Albert Einstein as a Philosopher of Science

How Diversity Created A Genius in Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein and Politics

If you ever wanted to be the great, then you should learn from the great. Big journey starts with small steps. Buy this book now and begin moving.

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.

Cyborgs in Latin America

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

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.