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A Life Half Lived: My journey through anxiety and panic

This book is about my life with anxiety, panic and depression and how I have grown as a person through therapy, life experience and what I have learned about myself. It takes my three previous books and updates the reader on my life since.

Psychology's Secret Genius

This book is a biography of one of the world's greatest and most controversial psychologists, Raymond B Cattell.

Some evaluations of Raymond Cattell by other psychologists:

... one of the half dozen greatest psychologists of the twentieth century

Dr. Ralph Dreger - Louisiana State University

... his influence on the field of personality is hard to overstate

Dr. William Revelle - Northwestern University

... one of the most influential and original psychologists

Dr. Hans Eysenck - University of London

... psychology's master strategist

Dr. Lewis Goldberg - University of Oregon

... a remarkably active explorer

Dr. John Digman - University of Hawaii

... he was incredibly productive as a researcher and prolific as a writer

Dr. Richard Ryckman - University of Maine

... Cattell occupies a unique position in the field of personality

Dr. Jerry Wiggins - University of British Columbia

... a brilliant and eccentric psychologist

Dr. Steven Pinker - Harvard University

Peer Reviews of the book:

... a valuable biography of one of the great intellects of the 20th century

Dr. Frank Dumont - McGill University

... a masterpiece about a genius

Dr. Menucha Birenbaum - Tel Aviv University

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.

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

Friedrich Nietzsche: A Brief Introduction to His Life and Work

Friedrich Nietzsche was a German philosopher who, in a relatively brief career, challenged the foundations of Christianity, morality and the meaning of existence.

He introduced the concept of the Ubermensch (Superman) - one who acts as his own God, is neither slave nor master, and is willing to risk all for the advancement of the human race

His writings have influenced many of the major thinkers and writers since his death at the beginning of the 20th century, from philosophers Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung to writers Hermann Hesse and George Bernard Shaw.

This book presents a brief biography of the philosopher, his remarkable life and an introduction to his major writings.

Works introduced:

The Birth of Tragedy

Human, All Too Human

The Gay Science

Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Beyond Good and Evil

On the Genealogy of Morals

The Case of Wagner

Twilight of the Idols

The Antichrist

Ecce Homo

The Fall of My Discontent

Your setbacks and past may shape you, but do not have to define you. The true story of a college football player from a small town in Texas with professional aspirations beyond school and sports, but one who was faced with private challenges he was not sure he had the strength, or even the desire, to overcome alone.

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.