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Three Things I’d Tell My Younger Self (E-Story)

A very special FREE collection of advice for our younger selves, compiled by Joanna Cannon - the author of THREE THINGS ABOUT ELSIE and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

If you could send a message to your younger self, what three things would you want to tell them? This inspiring, moving and frequently hilarious collection includes advice from - among others - authors, journalists, clergy, nurses and doctors; and their words will offer both solace and entertainment to readers at any milestone in life, from exam results and educational choices to love, health, friendship and careers. Here you will find the wise words of:

Ignasi Agell

Sue Armstrong

Hannah Beckerman

Ann Bissell

Dr Sue Black

Fern Britton

Wendy Burn

Joanna Cannon

Tracy Chevalier

Julie Cohen

Charlotte Cray

Dr John Crichton

Miranda Dickinson

Suzie Doore

Janet Ellis

Nathan Filer

Patrick Gale

Sam Guglani

Dr Helen-Ann Hartley

Kerry Hudson

Mandy Huxley

Reverend Andrea Jones

Adam Kay

Erin Kelly

Mr Kipling

Dr Kate Lovett

Katy Mahood

Anna Mazzola

Lydia Elise Millen

Dame Helena Morrissey

Hannah O'Brien

Femi Oyebode

Lev Parikian

Nina Pottell

Jonathan and Angela Scott

Anita Sethi

Lionel Shriver

Graeme Simsion

Dr Laura Varnam

Kate Williams

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.

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 Six Wives of Henry VIII: A Captivating Guide to Catherine of Aragon, Anne Boleyn, Jane Seymour, Anne of Cleves, Catherine Howard, and Katherine Parr

Explore the Captivating History of the Six Wives of Henry VIII

Free History BONUS Inside!

Henry VIII, King of England and Ireland in the first half of the 16th century, is one of history's most famous monarchs for many reasons. He ruled ruthlessly, was quick to cry "treason!" and execute, and equally quick to fall in and out of love. Henry changed the religious fabric of England forever and left his mark on the wider world - but what of the six women he took as his queens?



From the regal and capable Catherine of Aragon to the patient and generous Katherine Parr, Henry's wives represented a range of personalities, goals, beliefs, and influences on the king. Each of Henry's six wives represented a facet of the king himself, whether he liked to admit it or not; unfortunately, a Queen of England at the side of Henry VIII could never be sure of her husband's love - or her safety. These are the stories of three Catherines, two Annes and one Jane.

This captivating history book covers topics such as:

Henry Tudor Catherine of AragonMistress Elizabeth BlountMistress Mary BoleynAnne BoleynAnne of ClevesMistress Mary SheltonThe Wooing of Jane SeymourCatherine HowardThe Culpeper AffairKatherine ParrMore Theories on Henry Tudor's FertilityThe Illegitimate Children of Henry VIIIAnd much more!So if you want to learn more about the six wives of Henry VIII, click "buy now"!

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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 Girl Who Wanted to Belong Free Sampler: The True Story of a Devastated Little Girl and the Foster Carer who Healed her Broken Heart

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong can either be read as a full-length eBook or in three serialized eBook-only parts. This is part one of three.

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

Lucy is eight years old and ends up in foster care after being abandoned by her mum and kicked out by her new stepmother. Two aunties and then her elderly grandmother take her in but it seems nobody can cope with Lucy's disruptive behaviour. Social Services hope a stay with experienced foster carer Angela will help Lucy settle down. She misses her dad and three siblings and is desperate for a fresh start back home, but will Lucy ever be able to live in harmony with her stepmother and her stepsister - a girl who was once her best friend at school?

The Girl Who Wanted to Belong is the fifth 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.

Wicked Children: Murderous Tales from History

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

'A brilliant writer, with a real sense of history' Susanna Gregory

'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.

What readers are saying about Wicked Children:

'A short and not all sweet story from the brilliant Karen Maitland. Just as good as all the other full-length novels'

'Excellent writing from Karen Maitland, as always'

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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17 DEADLY WOMEN THROUGH THE AGES

TRUE CRIME: WOMEN SERIAL KILLERS

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

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

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

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.

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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The Early Life of Abraham Lincoln: Illustrated Edition Containing Numerous Documents and Reminiscences of Lincoln's Early Friends

This book is a result of a thorough research conduct by the author Ida M. Tarbell. Tarbell's research in the backwoods of Kentucky and Illinois uncovered the true story of Lincoln's childhood and youth. She wrote to and interviewed hundreds of people who knew or had contact with Lincoln. She tracked down leads and then confirmed their sources. She sent hundreds of letters looking for images of Lincoln and found evidence of more than three hundred previously unpublished Lincoln letters and speeches.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

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

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

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

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

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

The Shelter (A Short Story)

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Life of Horatio Lord Nelson

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

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

We All Dare to Dream: Stories of Heartache and Hope from Your Fertility Journeys

Since telling the story of her own fertility journey in Dare to Dream, Izzy Judd has been contacted by hundreds of women wanting to share their own experiences. Izzy's greatest wish is to get people talking about the issues surrounding fertility and for them to find comfort in the knowledge that they are not alone.

As Izzy herself says: 'Going through any kind of fertility-related struggle or the loss of a baby can be such a lonely and isolating time and I know it can really help to know that there are other couples out there sharing the same experiences and emotions as you are ... it is for this reason that I decided to put together a collection of your stories into this free ebook so that as many people as possible can share them and hopefully find comfort and support in reading about the experiences of others who are on their fertility journeys.'

Blood Sisters: Part 1 of 3: Can a pledge made for life endure beyond death?

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

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

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

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!

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.

#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.

Does this make my gun look big?

Life on the front line of the New Zealand police force has a slightly different perspective when you're only five foot two. In this humorous account of life as a cop, Liz tells how she went from life as a starry eyed new police constable dealing with motorbike chases and petty thieves, to a detective who dangled out of helicopters over cannabis plots, interviewed sex offenders, and worked on homicides. All of her stories are told with a generous smattering of self-effacing humour and show you that perhaps policing doesn't have to be the serious business it's made out to be.

Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris: Cliffhanger first chapters from Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

This Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris includes cliffhanger first chapters from his books Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh.

FLOWERS FOR MRS. LUSKIN: The divorce was vicious, but at least it hadn't turned deadly. Then came the flowers.

At the best house in the best neighborhood in Hollywood, Florida, Marie Luskin answered her front door and saw a deliveryman holding a floral arrangement. From behind the leaves and petals he pulled out a pistol and pointed it at her. At the time, she was embroiled in the biggest divorce in the county's history.

But why didn't the gunman shoot and kill her? According to Marie, he demanded all her money and then hit her with the gun. According to the prosecutor, he shot her. But the jury agreed on one thing: that Marie's wealthy, estranged husband, Paul, was clearly behind a murder-for-hire. Then the truth came out.

SPEED KILLS: He built the fastest boats -- for royalty, the rich, spies, smugglers, Feds and a former U.S. President. Then came six shots.

It was the era of cool shades and Miami Vice, and Don Aronow's Cigarette boats were the symbol of the city's sun-drenched decadence. But faster than his speed boats was Aronow himself -- in races behind the throttle, in business deals and on the town with his collection of stunning women. And then, in broad daylight, someone in a dark Lincoln gunned him down.

Who had Don double-dealt? A dope smuggler? The Mafia? The husband or boyfriend of one of his many paramours? And after ten years of dogged work, did Miami police get it right -- or were they dead wrong?

UNTIL PROVEN INNOCENT: The prosecutor was no longer sure both murder defendants were guilty. So he asked his dad -- the real-life Kojak.

A mother's dying, gasping call to 911: "My husband! My baby!" In her secluded ranch house, she'd been stabbed with a kitchen knife. Her husband, infant and elderly father-in-law had all been shot in the head, point-blank.

For three years, police had two suspects under surveillance, then arrest. Both faced the death penalty. But prosecutor Brian Cavanagh began to doubt that the defendants were partners. So he consulted with his father, a retired NYPD cop whose reputation for savvy sleuthing had inspired the creation of one of the most beloved characters in television history. Now the question was: Could Dad help solve the case?

THE UNSOLVED MURDER OF ADAM WALSH: The medical examiner misidentified the body. The cops blamed the wrong suspect. What really happened to Adam Walsh?

In 1981, America was captivated -- and horrified -- by the kidnapping and reported murder of six-year-old Adam Walsh. Florida police ultimately identified the decapitated head of a found child as Adam, and implicated an out-of-town drifter as the murderer.

But something about the investigation was incomplete. And wrong. In this special Single Edition of his controversial two-book chronicle, journalist Arthur Jay Harris reveals that Walsh's kidnapper was actually the notorious serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, that the body found by police was misidentified, and that Adam Walsh is quite possibly -- even probably -- still alive.

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.

Listen, Just Once

BASED ON A TRUE STORY

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

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.

The Baltimore Affair: The story of Kate Warne, America's first female detective

The Baltimore Affair follows Kate Warne, Allan Pinkerton's most trusted and able detective, as she investigates the infamous Baltimore plot to murder Abraham Lincoln on the eve of the Civil War.

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

FREE SAMPLER FROM THE INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER

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

In this extract, Erelle creates '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.

Secret Child: Part 1 of 3

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cross Cultural Doctoring. On and Off the Beaten Path.

In Cross Cultural Doctoring you will read about my career as a successful obstetrician and gynecologist in academic medicine at a major university.

You will read why I decided at age 55 to leave my position, jump into the unknown and get off the beaten path. I will relate how my wife Anne and I accomplished this and how I kept working for various lengths of time in a number of different cultural settings around the world and how we travel extensively between assignments.

The book is written as a series of loosely connected anecdotes, some medical, some non-medical. Some are funny and some are not so funny. When appropriate I have added some reflections about our experiences.

I try to convey to the reader the excitement we have felt about our adventure. I hope that the book will inspire readers, medical and non-medical, to consider at some point of their careers to take the step to get off the beaten path. Anne and I certainly have never regretted our choices and have never looked back. Reading this book may also inspire readers to write their own story.

I hope that you will enjoy reading the book as much as I have enjoyed writing it.

I am not interested in making money from this book. I wanted to make the book available for free, but Amazon does not allow that. Thus the book is priced at the minimum of 99 cents. May I suggest that the reader make a charitable contribution to Hospital San Carlos in Chiapas, Mexico, in lieu of the usually accepted fee for a book of this nature. Their website is given on the first page of the book.

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.

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.

A Slave's Courtroom Drama: The Remarkable, True Story of Louis

October, 1853, Cincinnati, Ohio.

This true story, (10 minute read) is about a fugitive slave named Louis who was one of the first slaves to be tried in a court of law under the newly enacted Fugitive Slave Law. Louis didn't wait for a verdict from the Judge, but decided to trust his own two feet rather than hope justice would prevail.

Manson's Right-Hand Man Speaks Out

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

How to Identify Microwave Satellites: Targeted Individuals

Rev-1D. This author has been investigating satellite weapons and the global microwave torture of thousands of people, since January 2016. This ebook contains some of my latest research into Targeted Individuals, and is intended to show that these hostile satellite weapons can be located and attacked. I have not covered all of the technical details, but it is clearly possible to assemble a microwave cannon, along the basic ideas provided here. The CIA is operating a program against its own civilians and key government officials that is nothing less than Treason. This ebook describes some of the technical information that can be used to identify and track the microwave satellites that are being used. These satellites were likely designed under the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), which is a top secret department within the intelligence agencies. They were launched under President Reagan's Star Wars program. Also, a method for building an inexpensive microwave cannon is described, which might be used to disable some of these satellites. It is hoped that foreign governments around the world can use this information to protect their citizens. The ebook does not answer all of the technical issues, but it is intended as a starting point.

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

Napper Tandy, A real Irish Patriot

It was the 10th September, 1798. Napper Tandy was afloat, which he hated. She was a corvette. Her name was the Anacreon. What a name for a bloody ship-of-war, he thought. Whether she was named after a Greek composer of drinking and love songs or a French composer of operas, it was not a name for a war-ship.

She was fast, though, that he admitted. And well armed, this 100 ton corvette, with her fourteen four pounders and a pair of swivels, but her main protection was her speed. The fastest vessel in the Navy of France, they said, and with her yellow hull and new top masts she was any young officer's dream command. But God, how she pitched. He clutched his hand to his mouth and made once more for the scuppers. What it was to be so old. He felt all of his 61 years today. After a while he felt sufficiently recovered to return to the ward-room, where he found Rey. General Rey. A real General this Rey, not a paper general like himself. Brigadier General Tandy! The thought amused him unreasonably, even though he understood the necessity. If he was caught he could claim to be a prisoner of war, and exchanged. Otherwise he could be condemned as a traitor, and hanged.

So opens the Story of Napper Tandy. He was born in Dublin around 1740, the son of an ironmonger. He was Secretary of the Dublin branch of the United Irishmen which with Wolfe Tone he helped found and whom he then went on to represent in America for five years after they were proscribed in 1792. He played a central part in the mismanaged French 'invasion' of Ireland in 1798. He was the lynchpin in the events which led to the Peace of Amiens between England and France in October, 1801. He was sentenced to death by the English, but never executed, a fact which may well have denied him the martyrdom and fame which came to others like Wolfe Tone and Robert Emmett. He was a Brigadier General in the French Republican Army, and received both salary and pension as such until the day he died, August 24th.,1803, in Bordeaux. His name was Napper Tandy.

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.

The Greatest Ten Self-help Books In The World

From Award Winning Screenwriter and Author Emmanuel C. Ezike II comes this tell all book which is now Free on Amazon.

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 the Carolinas with his family and their Boston terrier; ginger, parakeets bluey & joey. He can be reached via email at [email protected]

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 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

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.

Al Haymon. The life story of the Dark Lord.

Al Haymon. Here's the biography and some facts from the life of a well-known manager, one of the most influential people in professional boxing.

Confessions of a Secret Dominatrix

Your arrival here is no accident. I want to introduce you to an intelligent and seductive author named Mistress Marilyn. She was an elegant and seductive Dominatrix, a passionate practitioner of the art of female dominance. Her autobiography, "Confessions of a Secret Dominatrix", has been unleashed. Very thrilling that 11 countries have already enjoyed her intricate true life story.

"There is a fine line between pain and pleasure, some like it crossed over more than others." In her line of work per say, she learned there are many people fascinated with this lifestyle and BDSM. This is a real, raw, and mind blowing autobiography sure to interest you and make you want more, just like her former slaves. You never really know what is happening behind closed doors. The door has been opened to allow you inside all the life and secrets of Mistress Marilyn. What a colorful life she has lived. The sessions, pictures, details, and emails are all in the book. So, please join-in the journey of dominance, finding your own pleasures within the book and again above all, healing twisted minds. Her services were sought out by many, that this subject shall no longer be a secret and taboo within society. Now is the time to come out of the closet.

Tears on Stage: Why We Have New Cancer Dementia & Autism Epidemics

Tears is based partly on Tiffee's exposure to radiation at her work place and the disruption of her life, and on her subsequent research to find answers for the cancer, dementia, and other health problems she experienced or found.. You won't want to pass this book up as the information may help you make critical decisions for your own family's health.

Incest & Its Effects on Families

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

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

MY MOM IS DYING SHOULD I BE SAD?: A BARD BOOK

THIS BOOK IS ABOUT THE DILEMMA OF FORGIVENESS I HAD TO FACE WHEN MY 86 YEAR OLD MOM LAY ON HERE DEATH BED. HOW TO OR NOT TO FORGIVE A FAMILY MEMBER THATS DYING ON THERE DEATH BED. MY REAL LIFE SHORT STORY OF WHAT I CHOSE TO DO, LET ME GIVE YOU A HINT. IT HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH RELIEF.

The Wright Women: The Wright Brothers' Mother, Susan, and Sister, Katharine, of Dayton, Ohio

Wilbur and Orville Wright inherited their mother Susan's extraordinary mechanical ability. The brothers learned from Susan how to be creative, using what is available for their many inventions. Their younger sister, Katharine, was friend, confidant, manager, nurse and spokesperson for the brothers. In this short eBook, about a 30 minute read, learn about the amazing women behind the men who were the first to fly.

How I Became a Christian: Reading from Genesis to Revelation

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

HEARTS

The tree that God resides, HEARTS. The girl Marry was sad and uneasy about the decisions of adults .A small village event.

What is the fate of Marry? What is the most important thing.Why do not you think about it together?

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.

Beyond the Clouds: Why I Became a Military Writer

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

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

Boys' Moods Matter: Overcoming My Struggle with Depression

Meet Joseph, a high school sophomore, who is a gifted student struggling with depression. Sensitive and socially introverted by nature, Joseph presents his readers with an honest portrayal of the mind of a teenage boy struggling to find himself. "Boy's Moods Matter: Overcoming My Struggle with Depression" is an international award-winning memoir about his journey to understand the unfamiliar world of mental illness and psychotherapy. Joseph walks his readers through his childhood and family life, detailing key events that spurred his depression. Therapy allowed him to unravel the challenges he faced, such as dealing with intense academic pressure, being labeled a "genius," living under the shadow of his accomplished older sister, and experiencing constant conflicts with his parents. Feeling trapped, Joseph is left to confront his feelings of frustration and despair, coming to terms with who he is and accepting his parents and siblings for who they are. By publicly sharing his story, Joseph hopes to raise awareness about youth mental health, highlighting key issues that almost every teenager goes through and encouraging them to openly talk to mental health professionals, because at times, an outsider can extend invaluable insight into their lives.

The Emily Updates (Vol. 1): One Year in the Life of the Girl Who Lived (The Emily Updates (Vols. 1-5))

Seventeen years ago, authors Tom and Vonne Barnett were suddenly confronted with every parent's worst medical "bolt from the blue": their only child, 30-month-old Emily, was diagnosed with an advanced - meaning metastasized - pediatric cancer. At the time, the thirty-something couple was living in northern Virginia.

What followed was the defining crisis of their now 25-year union: an intense 20-month battle to keep their first-born alive. About six months into the struggle, Tom started writing a weekly update on Emily's progress (or lack thereof) for interested parties. Vonne contributed to this blog-like diary, and it was sent out by email, fax and regular mail to several hundred relatives and friends who spontaneously organized themselves into their family's extended support network. Over time, the couple came to view the updates as something more important: a real-time memoir that would someday prove crucial to Emily's understanding of how she became whom Tom and Vonne hoped she would become.

The journey from blog diary to this eBook serial is worth recounting. The original diary ran about 400,000 words, or somewhere in the range of an 800-page book. In the late 1990s, Tom edited the text down to approximately 200,000 words and posted the 45 updates online at a website he created specifically for that purpose. Having received a lot of positive feedback from readers, they sought publication as a regular book, but then fate intervened in the form of a new job for Tom in Rhode Island and the project was - pun intended - shelved.

But the recent meteoric rise of eBooks has convinced Tom and Vonne that now is the time to give publication another try (Vonne, for example, is a Kindle fanatic!). After all, the Emily Updates basically constituted a blog before there were blogs, so eBooks struck the authors as an entirely appropriate venue for the material, especially since they're interested in making it easily available and they know - from first-hand experience - how parents and relatives of patients experiencing medical crises typically turn to the Internet to locate sources of information, comfort and inspiration in their time of need.

What you now have the privilege to read in this series of eBooks are the original weekly updates as Tom wrote them - with Vonne's continuous inputs - across all of 1995 and into early 1996, a period encompassing the last 14 months of Emily's treatment protocol. Those 45 updates constitute Chapters 3 through 9 in the series: Chapter 3, which concludes with the birth of their second child, in included in this volume; Chapters 4 and 5, which cover the difficult summer of 1995, make up Volume II; Chapters 6 and 7, which chronicle the family's final push on the chemotherapy, fill out Volume III; and Chapters 8 and 9, which encompass the post-treatment diagnostics - and Make-a-Wish trip to Disney World, constitute Volume IV.

The first two chapters presented in this Volume I are actually recreations of the events surrounding the initial diagnoses (Chapter 1) and the beginning of in-hospital treatment (Chapter 2) in July of 1994. Tom put these diary-like remembrances together in June of 1995 to mark the one-year anniversary of the diagnosis, and they are based on the voluminous medical records from that time period.

The concluding fifth volume in the series is written from today's perspective, to include that of a grown-up Emily - the girl who lived!

The authors haven't made an effort to "improve" the updates from today's perspective. Tom and Vonne now claim to be wiser on a host of subjects that arise in this family memoir, but a lot of that wisdom stems directly from these experiences, so they felt it made most sense to share them with you, the reader, in this unaltered format.

If this eBook serial helps you better understand an analogous past experience or ongoing crisis in your life, then Tom, Vonne and Emily have accomplished what they set out to do by sharing their intense story.

Sea Beast (True Tales of the Supernatural Kind Book 3)

The forecast was gloomy, a stormy Sunday, the kind you should stay in bed for, read a book, cuddle and so on. The seas were riotous, and so I moderately objected to what seemed like a somewhat risky undertaking. But the intrepid skipper reckoned we had a stellar morning of shark breaching ahead of us. I took his word. We left for the open ocean at dusk, heading towards Shark Alley. Six humans on a tiny boat out to find the impressive Great White Shark. Darkness began to evaporate, but the sun was nowhere to be seen. Despite dense clouds, the increasing lightness brought on by daybreak revealed just how rough the ocean really was. Colossal waves assembled and then subsided before they could break. The sea took deep raging breaths followed by violent exhales. Halfway to Shark Alley, we threw out the decoy, hoping to entice the esteemed predator with the promise of fresh meat, all of us wishing we could get the damn shots and go back to shore. Nothing. Not even the tremendous ocean beings were up for the weather, either that or they knew it was a hoax. The skipper reckoned we should go in deeper to where the sea was even more belligerent. So we did...

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.

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!

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.

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.

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 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.

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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My Life

The story of MY LIFE is told in greater detail in the biography titled Atiku: The Story of Atiku Abubakar by Adinoyi Ojo Onukaba (Africana Legacy Press, Abuja, 2006). MY LIFE is based largely on a series of interviews I granted the biographer.

The interviews covered the major events and milestones in my life and they have been distilled here and woven into a personal narrative of struggles and triumph with a hint about the vast unconquered territory that still lies ahead.

I want readers to take note of two points. One, my modest achievements in life have not come to me on a platter of gold. I have had to struggle against uncommon odds to get to where I am today. Success in life requires hard work and sacrifice. Two, personal achievements in life are meaningless in a country where the vast majority of our people still struggle daily to meet their basic needs.

There is, therefore, an urgent need to create a Nigeria of shared exertion and prosperity, a Nigeria where the majority of our people are fulfilled, happy and hopeful about the future.

I hope our young people will find the story of My Life inspiring. It is not the circumstances of our birth that truly count, it is what we make of life itself.

As for me, I will continue to devote the rest of my life to making Nigeria a strong, united, democratic and prosperous country.

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

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

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

Book 2 The Amateur Authorpreneur is available now!

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

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

Carlo Acutis, the Servant of God: Life beyond the Border

In the face of death, the hope of every man is put to the test. When one is dealing with the illness and death of a young boy, one seems to oscillate on the edge of incomprehensibility. Yet there are testimonies that enter the darkness of the mind like a ray of light and warm the hearts of those who have ceased to hope. The life of Carlo Acutis is one of these rays of light. Indeed, it was the light of a lightning bolt on a summer's night that overcame the darkness of fear and meaninglessness and permitted us to see what there truly is beyond the night of life.

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

Minor: Volume One (The Journals of Meghan McDonnell Book 1)

Minor: Volume One is the first installment of Meghan McDonnell's real life personal journals and spans her eighth year through age 17 and includes reflections on family, friendship, education, a stint at survival camp, and coming of age.

For 30 years, McDonnell has chronicled her life beginning at age eight through present day. With searing candor and tenderness, her musings on daily experiences and observations of family, social and romantic relationships, and the interior life coalesce in a commentary on facing passion and fear, embracing the light and dark, and American life in the 21st century. Wide in scope and vivid in detail, her journals are her confessional love letter to the world. Join her on a fearless, vulnerable, sometimes painful and quixotic, but always honest journey, also known as the human experience. Readers who love Joan Didion or Cheryl Strayed will enjoy this author.

Cottage Poems

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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.

Modibhai: Part-1 (Gujarati Edition)

This book is based on one of the most talked person none other than Shri Narednrabhai Modi to motivate the readers with some fun and knowledge sharing I mean to say Gyan sathe Gammat. If you are with Modi, and his supporter and follower, then you will read this book. If you are against him, then you will also read this book just to oppose me also and if you have a neutral view for him, then this book will provide you humor, fantasy story, kahevat and a lot more, that too in Gujarati...

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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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.



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.

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.

Atiku - The Story Of Atiku Abubakar

As Vice President Atiku Abubakar's media adviser from June 2003 to April 2005, I had the tedious task of going through a steady flow of unsolicited proposals for a biography on him.

Some of these proposals, mostly from people who hardly knew him, were written by adoring fans or worshipful political supporters who genuinely wanted to market his inspiring life story and leadership qualities to the literate public. Others were motivated chiefly, I suspect, by pecuniary gains or the quest for momentary literary fame. The proposals also differed in terms of approach and the medium the would-be authors hoped to use to realize their objectives.Afilm maker in Northern Nigeria wanted to put Atiku's life on video.ASouthwestern author of a proposal wanted to do a television documentary on the Atiku story. A South- South author who had written on many public office holders in Nigeria, wanted to be commissioned to write "the definitive Atiku biography". Someone wrote from Abuja for permission to do a pictorial biography of the Vice President.

I read through these proposals and recommended them, in typical Nigerian bureaucratese, for "Mr. Vice President's kind consideration and further directive". I was directed to politely decline some requests and to open discussion with the authors of other proposals that we considered serious and promising. I did discuss with a few of the authors and reported back. The Vice President was often turned off by the unreasonably huge budget for executing the projects which was expected to be borne entirely by him. One day, he sent a proposal back to me with a note.

"Why don't you do an in-house work?" he scribbled at the bottom of my covering memorandum.

He advised me to liaise with my colleague, Umar Ardo, whose father had adopted him as a son in Kojoli, Adamawa State, to work jointly on his biography. Ardo, a bright historian who had temporarily left a teaching job at the Nigerian Defence Academy in Kaduna to serve as a vice presidential aide on political strategy, had been working independently on the Atiku story but had lost interest and gone into other pursuits. For now he was not interested in dusting up the project, he told me matter-of-factly. It was now my cup of tea - so to speak.

What you are about to read is not a hagiography. I have tried to give a balance and fair portrait of a remarkable life. Although the story of an only child who grew up without a father, learned to take care of himself and to fight his own battles from an early age are not uncommon in Nigeria, many people are likely to be inspired by the subject's rugged determination to overcome the difficulties of being born poor and lonely as well as by his perseverance and humane disposition. It is the tale of a man who has no brother or sister. It is the tale of a humble village boy who, with a combination of handwork and incredible luck, made good both in business and politics.

I have tried as much as possible to track the major events in his life and to retell them in the context of Nigerian and global history. After all, the history of a nation is the sum total of the lives of its notable men and women and the events which shape our world and impinge on our little corners of it are triggered off by the actions of individuals and groups. Lastly, I would like to say that I have tried in this book to simply tell a story without embellishment or over-dramatization. I believe the facts should speak for themselves.

Being SAGE: 50th Anniversary Edition

Over drinks with her favorite professor and her future husband, a 25-year-old Sara Miller founded one of the most influential academic publishing houses on the planet. This career-spanning autobiography follows Sara Miller McCune and the company that emerged from that cocktail hour, SAGE Publishing. Read along as over 50 years SAGE grows from publishing a single journal promoted by direct mail (from a list provided by Daniel Patrick Moynihan) into a globe-spanning and proudly independent company with a core belief that engaged scholarship lies at the heart of any healthy society.

While the book is an excellent source for those interested in publishing, education (especially the rise of social science in the post-war academy), and entrepreneurship, perhaps its most powerful impact is as an inspiring tale for young women anxious to start their own business and chart an independent course in life.

This book is only available in e-book format.

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.

Brilliant Boys: Jody and Michel: An Evocative Gay Romance

From Kevin Armstrong author of the Gay Sex Odyssey series comes this erotic gay romance extolling the joys of making up after breaking up, glory holes, anal sex and playing on your boyfriend's organ with all the aplomb of a concert pianist.

Jody has recently graduated from Balmain High School and he works at Burger King as well as being a part time cadet journalist. His dad reckons that his "gayness" is just a passing fad. Jody imagines that his dad sneakily dons an invisible "tolerance" mask in the bathroom every morning just as a murderer or a terrorist might don a fright mask.

Through his work as a budding journalist Jody meets a drop-dead gorgeous boy called Michel who has recently arrived from Belgium. The boy writes the most exquisite poetry and he tells Jody that he is very proud of his cut c***. This puzzles Jody somewhat because in his so-far limited experience all the Euro boys he has encountered have been intact. Our intrepid journo becomes even more perplexed when the boy poet admits to wanking his c*** so obsessively he might require hospital treatment. Although Michel is keen to watch Jody giving virtuosic performances on his own member he is very reluctant to reveal all to his new friend. Jody wonders how he will ever be able to become Michel's boyfriend or lover if he is denied access to his c***.

Excerpt:

One of the things I liked about Josie was that she didn't mince her words. I rattled on about Michel and his poetry and thinking back to our conversation I recall her looking at me across the candle light rather archly. She probably thought I was becoming obsessive. But that didn't stop me...

"You should see him Josie. He's really cute with this shaggy blonde hair..."

"Well, Euro boys"... she said rather dreamily.

"He told me his c*** is cut but I haven't managed to get a look -"

Oh my God! What the fuck? I'd completely forgotten I was talking to a GIRL.

"Aw, Jeeze, I'm sorry Josie, I didn't think -"

"Don't worry about it Jody" she laughed. "I feel complimented - as if I'm being treated as one of the boys."

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Kevin Armstrong works in film and television production in Asia and the Land Down Under. When he is not travelling he loves to spend time with his Burmese boy.

Brilliant Boys: Jody and Michel will be of interest to mature gay men, gay boys just starting out, bi-guys and even "straight" men and women.

Although it is Book 1 in a series it may be read as a stand-alone story.

Approximately 18,400 words.

The story contains passages of gay sexual descriptions. It is not for the faint-hearted. It does not contain any characters involved in sexual relations beneath the age of 18.

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.

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.

Dunkirk, D-Day, VE-Day Surrender of U-Boat Fleet. WWII 1939-45. Hemyock Memories Vol1: Illustrated Extracts from Vol 0: Eyewitness Stories by Hemyock Residents (Best Forgotten)

Read about bravery at Dunkirk, and later the moving story about the young frightened German submariner who was admitted to a British Royal Naval hospital; amongst other fascinating eyewitness accounts from World War Two.

Illustrated, edited extracts from "Hemyock Memories of War": Eyewitness stories of ordinary people's experience during World War Two, both of military service overseas and on the "Home Front."

As young people from this small self-contained Devon village, these people had extraordinary experiences; serving on all "fronts" throughout the World; on land, sea, and in the air.

This Volume 1 contains illustrated excerpts from several eyewitness accounts, which cover:

1. Operation Dynamo 1940, The Evacuation from Dunkirk.

- Aboard the "Little Ships"

- Fetching the Wounded

- Hospital Care for the Wounded

2. Operation Overlord 1944, The D-Day Invasion of France.

- Operation Overlord, First-Hand

- HMS Argonaut C61, We Had a Little List

- Continuing Dangers, Sinking of HMS Swift G46

3. VE-Day - Capitulation of the German U-Boat Fleet, Lisahally, Londonderry 1945.

- Witnessing the Capitulation

- Arrival of the German Patient

These are just a small sample from the complete book, which contains the first-hand accounts of over 75 contributors; covering service on all fronts; on land, sea, and in the air; as well as life on the "Home Front."

Originally compiled from personal interviews in 1995 with over 75 residents of Hemyock, for the 50th anniversaries of VE and VJ Days; now edited and republished in digital format. The full digital version contains the complete text together with an expanded list of the contributors and of other local people named in their accounts: There is a link to view the over 130 photographs as a series of four online HD slide shows.

Other volumes in this Kindle series cover service in other theatres:

- Volume 0: The Complete Alphabetical text

- Volume 1: Extracts: Dunkirk, D-Day, U-Boat Fleet's Surrender (This Volume)

- Volume 2: Extracts: Evacuee Children, The Home Front, Women's War Work

- Volume 3: Extracts: WWII Europe, North Africa

- Volume 4: Extracts: WWII Royal Navy, Convoys, Burma, The Far East

- Volume 5: WWII Box Set, containing Volumes 0, 1, 2, 3, 4

See also the new volumes about rural life during the early 20th century, before WW11, starting with:

- Volume 6: Country Cures & Cider

I hope you enjoy these edited extracts. Please post a review to help other people.

All proceeds go to Hemyock's Blackdown Support Group charity which does so much to help frail and elderly people in the Blackdowns.

The Shakespeare-X Message: The Authorship Question Solved

This is a non fiction publication.

The Shakespeare-X Message is not a hoax.

The Shakespeare-X Message is a deliberately concealed statement of authorship of the works of Shakespeare.

It is a message sent directly to the world by Shakespeare himself.

It has gone unrecognized in the historical record for 400 years.

It is dazzlingly imaginative.

The message is mathematically verifiable.

The mathematics are utterly conclusive.

The Shakespeare-X Message was not sent to the world by the actor we know as Shakespeare, but by the authentic writer of the literary works of Shakespeare, the famous dramatist and poet Christopher Marlowe, who was thought to have been murdered by knife in a tavern brawl in Deptford, London, in 1593 at the age of 29, while Shakespeare the actor was also 29, and still an unpublished writer.

The Shakespeare-X Message is an indisputable proof of an authorship imposture.

That a man named William Shakespeare, neither an actor nor a writer, was deliberately brought to London from Stratford, to be secretly employed by Marlowe's theater company to publicly impersonate a dramatist writing the successful plays covertly being written by the genius Marlowe, in secret exile in Italy.

This publication is an irrefutable proof of this seemingly impossible fact.

According to literary novelist Lee Vidor:

The Shakespeare-X Message is a definitive statement to the world from the acclaimed dramatist Christopher Marlowe that he is the authentic writer of the works of Shakespeare. It was created by Marlowe to eternally provide a clear proof of authorship.

The message proves itself effortlessly to common sense, effortlessly to anyone with the smallest grasp of logic or reasoning. It is a message written by a literary genius.

The Shakespeare-X Message was first uncovered by Lee Vidor on May 18th, 2009.

You can read it here for the first time in 400 years. It is free to view in the book sample.

It is dazzlingly brilliant in inspiration and vision. Precisely as we would expect from the mind of the genius Shakespeare-Marlowe.

This book contains the complete proof that the message is mathematically irrefutable. Also supporting research regarding the implications of this. Also included are an analysis of the causes of the academic misattibution of the literary works of Shakespeare, fresh speculations on the real life of Shakespeare-Marlowe as he lived it, and analysis of the methods of the imposture as it was carried out.

The book also contains new textual and biographical evidence regarding the life of Shakespeare and the authorship imposture.

Everything we know of the living man Shakespeare has been wrong.

Mathematicians and scientists of the world are particularly encouraged to publicly support or attempt to refute the Shakespeare-X Message.

The world requires you do this in order to correct academic Shakespearean scholars who can neither grasp the conclusive mathematics, nor face the consequences of their utterly devastating error.

Without respect for the scientific method the world is lost in superstition.

The Shakespeare-X Message speaks conclusively for itself.

It is everything a Shakespeare lover could hope for.

Reviews of Lee Vidor's literary novels can be seen at: http://www.goodreads.com

According to critics:

'Impossible.. Historic.'

'200 years from now people will still be discussing this document.'

'A message of conceptual genius from Shakespeare himself.. He dazzles us still.'

'Too astounding to believe.. And too mathematically verifiable to dispute. It left me speechless.'

'Singular in the history of the world.'

'Clear, definitive, unequivocal and conclusive.. A statement of identity from Shakespeare himself. Absolute proof.'

'Academic scholarship will take decades to recover from this crisis.'

'The real life of the authentic Shakespeare.. A greater life than ever we conceived of..'

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

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

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

Charles Darwin: A Life From Beginning to End

Living and Dying on the Internet

The Wicked West of Cromwell Street: The Lives of Serial Killers Fred and Rose West

What Fred and Rose West did for decades before getting caught in their house of 25 Cromwell street, nicknamed the house of horrors, goes beyond anything anyone could ever imagine... As a society, we are fascinated by murder. It is a constant theme throughout much of our media and many news outlets will prioritise a murderous story, knowing that it will enthral readers. There is something about those who decide to take a life that makes them so incredibly interesting to the rest of us. While many of the most famous murderers are known across the world, there are those whose crimes are relatively less known. One of the strangest stories involves the married couple Fred and Rose West. Together, they killed. Up until the time they were caught, they engaged in a string of murders, each motivated by hate, jealousy, passion, and a fundamental lack of morals. In this book, we will go in-depth and learn about the history of the murderers. We will examine Fred and Rose's early lives, their relationship, their personalities, and will ultimately try and discover what it was that drove them to become two of the most notorious killers in the history of the British Isles. Though their crimes made front page news at the time, few people outside of the country know the extent of their criminality. In this book, we will learn exactly what made their killings so infamous. For those who are in any way interested in the depths of human morality, the Wests represent some of the most depraved and sadistic murderers to have ever lived. Not only did they prey on unsuspecting young girls, but their attentions were even turned towards their own daughters. In a case involving kidnap, rape, and murder, Fred and Rose went beyond the realms of what many of us consider possible as people. Read on to learn exactly what drove Fred and Rose West to become two of history's greatest monsters. Scroll back up and order your copy today!

Nikola Tesla: A Life From Beginning to End

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.

A Life Half Lived: A True Story of Love, Addiction, Tragedy, and Hope

Twenty year-old Speedy Chase Rodgers seemed to have it all. His family loved him dearly. His generosity and sense of humor made him popular among his peers. His speed, agility, and competitive nature made him a force to be reckoned with on the football field. Young ladies were drawn to his good looks, quiet charm, and spontaneity. How will his family and friends cope when Chase makes choices that ultimately lead to his death in a tragic car wreck? A Life Half Lived gives the reader a glimpse inside the modern drug culture and the consequences that come with it.

The REAL Roosevelts: An Omitted History: What PBS & Ken Burns Didn't Tell You

In the pantheon of American heroes, few names are more revered than that of 'Roosevelt'. As the decades pass into the century mark, the recent works of "historians" such as Doris Kearns Goodwin and film producer Ken Burns have exalted the Holy Trinity of Roosevelt to demi-god status. There was Theodore, hero of San Juan Hill, builder of the Panama Canal, scourge of the big bad "Robber Barons," and tireless champion of "the worker" whose manly image is immortalized in the stone of Mount Rushmore. There was Franklin, the altruistic savior of America who turned against his own class to serve "the common man." FDR, we are told, saved America, and indeed, the world. For that, his own image is immortalized on every American dime. And finally, there was Eleanor; the Sainted Lady whose compassion for the downtrodden made her the Mother Teresa of her day. That's the pleasant fiction, and if you wish that it not be disturbed, perhaps it is best that you put this book down and walk away. But if you can handle a cold dose of the reality that Ken Burns and his ilk have concealed from you, then M S King's 'The Real Roosevelts' is a work of entertaining scholarship that will shake you to your very core.

Toronto: Biography of a City

With the same eye for character, anecdote and circumstance that made Peter Ackroyd's London and Colin Jones's Paris so successful, Levine's captivating prose integrates the sights, sounds and feel of Toronto with a broad historical perspective, linking the city's present with its past through themes such as politics, transportation, public health, ethnic diversity and sports. Toronto invites readers to discover the city's lively spirit over four centuries and to wander purposefully through the city's many unique neighborhoods, where they can encounter the striking and peculiar characters who have inhabited them: the powerful and powerless, the entrepreneurs and the entertainers, and the moral and the corrupt, all of whom have contributed to Toronto's collective identity.

Racecar: Searching for the Limit in Formula Sae

Twelve Years a Slave (Illustrated) (Two Pence Books)

Solomon Northup was born a free man in New York State. At the age of 33 he was kidnapped in Washington D.C. and placed in an underground slave pen. Northup was transported by ship to New Orleans where he was sold into slavery. He spent the next 12 years working as a carpenter, driver, and cotton picker. This narrative reveals how Northup survived the harsh conditions of slavery, including smallpox, lashings, and an attempted hanging. Solomon Northup was among a select few who were freed from slavery. His account describes the daily life of slaves in Louisiana, their diet and living conditions, the relationship between master and slave, and how slave catchers used to recapture runaways. Northup's first person account published in 1853, was a dramatic story in the national debate over slavery that took place in the nine years leading up to the start of the American Civil War.

Annie Chapman

The day of September 8th, 1888 started with the end of Annie Chapman. What can be said or written about Annie Chapman that has not already been? That was the question Mike Covell was asked recently, and his reply was: a lot. We know of only a handful of reports and primary sources regarding her life and untimely death at the hands of a serial killer known only as Jack the Ripper, but there is always new material being discovered. Annie Chapman's life was a tragic one, with suffering and pain at almost every step. By the time of her death she had lost one child, separated from her husband, and seen him pass away. Whether we accept her as a victim of Jack the Ripper or not, her story deserves to be told. Her story as a wife, a mother and a victim. This is that story. Amazon #2 bestseller in English History. The book is also in development for a motion picture by Thunderball Films, LLC.

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

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.

Lady Injury

Second Edition. Follow the true story of my struggle with self injury, bulimia, and with my own mind. Constant anxiety and an abusive past brought me to intentionally and repeatedly cut my own leg, burn my wrtist, and beat my arm with a wrench. I get admitted to a psychiatric ward. My fear of gaining back the weight I lost, and losing my violent means of coping, causes me to fight against the help I so desperatly need. I was where all the rules were made for me and I had to obey. A lot of people cried out in fits. I've seen them destroy the things in their path. I've heard the staff call for security and moments later, I'd see the patient get carried away by a dozen strong men. Soon, that patient was tied to a bed in an isolation room. My heart ached for those that got tied down. I had no idea that I would soon become one of them. Let me tell you about how I dealt with the loss of my secrets, and about how my family reacted to my need to bleed. Let me introduce you to the unique men and women who were admited to the ward alongside me. Let me tell you what all this was like for me. This story has descriptive detail of acts of self injury. I warn you of triggering content.

Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

Title: Guts & Glory( The American Civil War) Binding: Hardcover Author: BenThompson Publisher: Little,BrownBooksforYoungReaders

Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End

Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing into Thunderbird

Norval Morrisseau (1932--2007), Ojibway shaman-artist, drew his first sketches at age six in the sand on the shores of Lake Nipigon. By the end of his tumultuous life, the prolific self-taught artist was sought by collectors and imitated by forgers. Critics, art historians and curators alike consider him one of the most innovative artists of the twentieth century. Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird is an innovative and rich biography of this charismatic and troubled figure. Drawing upon years of extensive research, including interviews with Morrisseau himself, Armand Ruffo evokes the artist's life from childhood to death, in all its vivid triumphs and tragedies. Ruffo draws upon his own Ojibway heritage and experiences to provide insight into Morrisseau's life and iconography from an Ojibway perspective. Captivating and readable, this is a brilliantly creative evocation of the art and life of Norval Morrisseau, a life indelibly tied to art.

My Idols - Journey of a Cricket Crazy

India and Indians are crazy for two things. Cricket and Bollywood. So there are only two kinds of people, who have unconditional fan following in India. That is Film actors and Cricket players. There are millions of Indians, who are huge fan of Cricket and cricketers. The book is all about collection of memoirs of the author in regard with his idols in the game. Book gives inside in to career span of few of the most prolific Indian cricketers in contemporary Cricket and few of greatest in international Cricket. The career path of them is embedded with most splendid performance of these players and interesting anecdotes (few of them are untold). All in all, a full sketch of these players in a very concise and interesting manner. There are chapters on: - Sachin Tendulkar Kapil Dev Kris Srikkanth Javagal Srinath Mohd. Azharruddin Ajay Jadeja Rahul Dravid Viv Richard Wasim Akram Shane Warne Author - Pankaj Agrawal

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.

Edison His Life and Inventions

Dancing Bare

Dancing Bare is the light-hearted memoir of Rigby, an impossibly innocent young man, swaps the suffocating confines of middle class New Zealand for love and liberation in nineteen-sixties London and Europe. Revelling in the freedom conferred by anonymity, he becomes an actor, stripper, rent boy, lover, teacher and dedicated traveller through Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, where travellers were uncommon and countries still retained many of the differences that made travelling so interesting. Rigby meets with a wide variety of people, life styles and customs, eventually settling in Paris where the state did not consider his sexuality to be a criminal offence. A moving and amusing story of hope and love, sex and sexuality, theatrical showmanship and artless innocence, laced with a little philosophical speculation as he wanders the world in pursuit of true love.

Joyce: The Return of the Repressed

Nabokov: The Mystery of Literary Structures

James Watt

Life of John Bunyan

Bible Character Daily Devotions For A 366-day Calendar

The Bible is an honest Book, so it does not try to protect the guilty person or sugarcoat his or her story. The Bible also does not try to distort or exaggerate the truth to advance the Lord's agenda in the earth. For those reasons, a person can critically examine Bible characters, trust what he or she is reading, and learn very much about God, His Word, and His Principles for living. For convenience and ease of use, the titles of all of the devotions in this book begin with the Bible character's name. That means that a reader can look up his or her favorite Bible character in the Index by name and quickly locate all of the devotions that have been written about that person. The Index also contains a complete list of every Bible passage that has been referenced, so a reader can easily view those by looking under Bible Verse References. While an obvious attempt has not been made to match certain devotions to certain dates, the devotions between December 19th and December 25th are about Jesus' seven statements from the cross. Among the many Bible characters that have been included in this book are Adam with 4 separate devotions, Abraham with 4 separate devotions, Daniel with 3 separate devotions, David with 13 separate devotions, Elijah with 7 separate devotions, Elisha with 5 separate devotions, Ezekiel with 6 separate devotions, Hezekiah with 4 separate devotions, Isaac with 4 separate devotions, Jacob with 6 separate devotions, Jesus with 50 separate devotions, John the Baptist with 4 separate devotions, Joshua with 5 separate devotions, Moses with 7 separate devotions, Paul with 11 separate devotions, Peter with 8 separate devotions, Solomon with 8 separate devotions, and 217 more. The hope is that each devotion will be encouraging and inspirational for the reader. But more than that, the goal of every word in this book is to exalt Christ and to proclaim Bible truth.

Dancing for Your Life: The True Story of Maria de la Torre and the Secret World of Hong Kong Go-Go Bars

"Dancing for Your Life" chronicles the true story of a beautiful, young Filipina who, in order to help her family financially, leaves her home in the quiet Philippines countryside to work as a dancer in Hong Kong's red-light district of Wan Chai. This book will hold special appeal for readers interested in gaining a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of an Asian go-go bar and will serve as a companion guide for individuals interested in cultural studies, gender studies, or spirituality. It presents a rare first-person account that is thought provoking and controversial. Here is the untold story of faith, friendship, and sacrifice, but also of triumph and forgiveness. Brandon Royal is an award-winning writer whose educational authorship includes "The Little Red Writing Book, The Little Gold Grammar Book, The Little Red Writing Book Deluxe Edition, The Little Green Math Book, The Little Blue Reasoning Book, " and "Reasoning with Numbers, " as well as the fictional tale "Paradise Island: An Armchair Philosopher s Guide to Happiness and Truth." A Canadian by birth and graduate of the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business, his interest in writing began after completing fiction and scriptwriting courses at Harvard University. Since then he has authored a dozen books and reviews of his books have appeared in "Time Asia" magazine, "Publishers Weekly, Library Journal of America, Midwest Book Review, The Asian Review of Books, Choice Reviews Online, Asia Times Online, " and "About.com." Brandon is a five-time winner of the International Book Awards, a five-time gold medalist at the President s Book Awards, as well as a winner of the Global eBook Awards, the USA Book News Best Book Awards, and recipient of the 2011 Educational Book of the Year award as presented by the Book Publishers Association of Alberta. Paul Strahan is the author of several children's books including The Farm Girl and the Butterflies (Bronze Medal Winner Moonbeam Book Awards), The Woodcutte

Franz Kafka: The Necessity of Form

The Bull of Heaven: The Story of a Boy Who Grew Up in a War Zone to Become a French Stock Market Millionaire Fighting for Shareholder Justice in North America

In ancient times, the Bull of Heaven symbolized supernatural strength, ferocity and prosperity. In the Mesopotamian Epic of Gilgamesh, this mythical creature descended to earth to ravage the city of Uruk, before being slayed by King Gilgamesh. Unwilling to die, the great bull ascended to the stars to claim the constellation Taurus. The Bull of Heaven is an apt symbol for the autobiography of Nawar Alsaadi, who survived war-torn Iraq before earning the battle scars of business while in exile in France. This is also the story of how Alsaadi wound up in Canada, made millions in the stock market and then used that wealth to fight corporate greed. This is what readers have been saying about "The Bull of Heaven" "Nawar's life account is an amazing story of tremendous personal success in the face of overwhelming challenges. His will to achieve has driven him to overcome what seem to be insurmountable odds. This book will open your eyes to experiences that are hard to imagine." Mark Swedan, Swedan Investment Management. "Fantastic read of a man who overcame hardship and fought the odds to become a self made millionaire using proven techniques by the investing greats of the past. Would recommend this book to anyone who wants to become a serious investor. Learning from other people's investing mistakes is the most inexpensive yet invaluable way to maximize your returns." Benjamin Alexander, private investor.