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Medicine Men: Extreme Appalachian Doctoring

This "Wall Street Journal" best seller follows Jourdan's previous best seller "Heart in the Right Place." A collection of the most memorable moments from old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Hilarious, heroic, heartwarming true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, and much madcap medical mayhem. Jourdan's work is often compared to James Herriot and Bill Bryson. Author of 3 national best sellers, Jourdan's first book is on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, best book club books, and funniest books. "Heart in the Right Place" was chosen as "Family Circle" magazine's first ever Book of the Month, and won the "Elle" magazine Reader's Prize.

Chicago Law: A Trial Lawyer's Journey

Rarely do we live the life we originally intended. We make up our minds and charge down the path we've chosen, only to find ourselves arriving at an unexpected destination. We don't know how it happens, but after enough time has passed, we're able to look back and assemble the puzzle pieces to make sense of it all. This is the business of Joseph A. Garofalo's autobiography, except his life's puzzle pieces are not made up only of choices and events. They also predominately take the form of people. His story introduces the many relationships that make up who he is today-those who influenced him, the woman he married, the friends he made, his coworkers and bosses, his clients, and eventually, the partners he selected for his law firm. His story that begins in a working-class Chicago neighborhood and ends with cofounding his own firm, as well as owning a California vineyard, is an inspirational journey of self-discovery that will draw out readers' introspection and appreciation. Because it is more than a story. It is a series of life lessons that can only be expressed in this way by one who's learned them himself.

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....

In and Out of Court: The reminiscences of a retired solicitor and employment judge

These reminiscences are written by a solicitor who practised in London as a litigator and then later sat as an employment judge. The author has looked back on those cases that had humorous aspects or interesting or unusual legal points. His intention is to entertain the reader and occasionally to inform him or her. The author has also tried to lift the veil and show what it is like to be sitting as a judge and making decisions that can have a substantial effect on people's lives.

Best Of DyingWords - Book 4: Provoking Thoughts on Life, Death, and Writing from a Retired Homicide Detective and Forensic Coroner

"Having health and happiness is the true secret to a successful and meaningful life"--so says Garry Rodgers, best-selling crime writer and signature blogger at the Huffington Post, in this collection of his best 126 blog posts from the popular blogging site,

In this compilation of a three-part series, Best of DyingWords--Provoking Thoughts on Life, Death, and Writing from a Retired Homicide Detective and Forensic Coroner, Garry Rodgers and invited blogging guests from professional disciplines provoke thoughts on broad and fascinating topics such as forensic pathology, criminal investigation and procedure, true crime writing, crime thriller writing, personal success principles and on the age-old question--is there life after death?

Best of DyingWords--Provoking Thoughts on Life, Death, and Writing is far more than a collection of academic articles by blogging's best thought leaders. It's arranged and written in a style unique among forensic, writing resource, and self-help books, yet contains at its core the positive mental attitude about life success formula that's central to Napoleon Hill's classic motivational book, Think And Grow Rich.

Provoking Thoughts has its lighter side, too. You'll find beauty in your back yard, hear about the modern-day Gunfight at the O.K. Corral, take a ride in the King Of Speed--a supersonic SR-71 Blackbird spy plane, and read about the dumbest thing Garry Rodgers did as a young, rookie cop.

Check out his top blogging posts like:

Altered States Of Consciousness

STEMI -- Five Known Realities Of The Universe

Are You Intelligently Designed?

Sweat Lodges -- A Profound Spiritual Experience

The Dalai Lama Is A Shaman

Crucifixion -- The Anatomical Cause Of Jesus Christ's Death

The Real Genius Of Albert Einstein's Brain

Breakthroughs In Modern Forensics

Genomics -- The Future of Forensic DNA Profiling

Police Interrogations -- The 9 Step Reid Technique

Why Are We Wired For Story? -- With Lisa Cron

How Bloggers Really Make Money

Ten Dirty Little Secrets Of Publishing

Join Garry Rodgers and guests as they push your buttons and encourage your thinking about life, death, and writing's many issues and contemplating your place in this world. Never one to shy from the facts, or to question them too, Garry has lived the life he blogs about.

Garry Rodgers is a retired Homicide Detective and Forensic Coroner, now bestselling crime writer and blogger at the Huffington Post. In younger years, Garry was a sniper with Royal Canadian Mounted Police Emergency Response Teams and was trained by the British Special Air Services (SAS).

Best of DyingWords--Provoking Thoughts on Life, Death, and Writing is a can't-put-down read.

It's sectioned to be skimmed like blog posts and the articles are grouped into categories of forensic pathology, criminal investigation and procedure, true crime cases, life after death theories, spiritualism, writing, blogging, publishing, marketing, health and happiness, and self-help through applying your positive mental attitude.

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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.

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.

John Stuart Mill: Life, Life Lessons & Achievements: Childhood and Early Education, Moral Influences in Early Youth, Youthful Propagandism, Completion ... of Political Economy", Parliamentary Life

This classic memoir brings the complete biography of the one of the greatest thinkers of the western philosophy. Mill is considered to be the most influential mind of liberalism. His work contributed greatly to the development of social theory, political theory and political economy thanks to which he earned the title of "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century". In this book, John Stuart Mill described his life from childhood and early education until old age. He wrote about his main interests, notable ideas and great influences.


Childhood and Early Education

Moral Influences in Early Youth

My Father's Character and Opinions

Last Stage of Education, and First of Self-education

Youthful Propagandism

The "Westminster Review"

A Crisis in My Mental History

One Stage Onward

Commencement of the Most Valuable Friendship of My Life

My Father's Death

Writings and Other Proceedings Up to 1840

General View of the Remainder of My Life

Completion of the "System of Logic"

Publication of the "Principles of Political Economy"


Retirement From the India House

Publication of "Liberty"

"Considerations on Representative Government"

Civil War in America

Examination of Sir William Hamilton's Philosophy

Parliamentary Life

Remainder of My Life


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Rho Magna, the Laotian War Dragon (Short Story)

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


The Stoics

The Stoics provides fascinating insight into the private lives of the Greek Stoics, giving a voice to those early trailblazers whose influential works have long since been lost: Zeno of Citium Ariston of Chios Herillus of Carthage Dionysius the Renegade Cleanthes of Assos Sphaerus of Bosphorus Chrysippus of Soli

Thoughts of Marcus Aurelius Antoninus

Victim of My Own Head

This is revelation from Prophet Mohammad -that sins from past life pay you in next life. For more books visit