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Voltaire: A Life from Beginning to End
by Hourly History

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September 15, 2019

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<h2>Discover the remarkable life of Voltaire in less than an hour...</h2><br /><b>Free <u>BONUS</u> Inside!</b><br /><br />Voltaire, born François-Marie Arouet in Paris, France, was a writer and leading figure of the Enlightenment. His insistence that all authority could and must be questioned was so radical, he ended up in prison several times and was ultimately exiled. <br /><br />Voltaire’s writings were instrumental in influencing the American and French revolutions. Man as a being with natural rights was a radical concept at the time, but one which the American founding fathers embraced. Voltaire’s anger was specifically directed at the arbitrary powers of the state and the church. The French legal system treated aristocrats differently than ordinary citizens. The Catholic church, too, wielded its dictatorial power. Voltaire incurred the wrath of both kings and bishops with his unrelenting attacks on such abuses of freedom. Unwilling to be silenced, Voltaire continued his demand for individual freedom throughout the span of his entire life. Only after his death was he officially welcomed back to Paris, and Voltaire’s remains now rest in the Parisian Panthéon, the burial place for the country’s national heroes.<br /><br /><B>Discover a plethora of topics such as</B><br /><ul><li> Literary Success and Financial Failure</li><li> Émilie: The Love of His Life</li><li> Years in Exile</li><li> Candide and Morality</li><li> Voltaire’s Final Year and Death</li><li> And much more!</li></ul><b>So if you want a quick and easy to read book on Voltaire, simply scroll up and click the "Buy now" button for instant access!</b>
Leonardo da Vinci: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of P...
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49

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November 13, 2016

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<h1>Leonardo da Vinci</h1><br />Creativity is in our bones. It is found in our very DNA, something not known to Leonardo da Vinci or anyone else who lived in his day and time. All he did was to uncover the hidden genius which lay within himself, and he used that inner genius to the very best of his abilities. <br />Leonardo da Vinci is best known for some of the world's most masterful paintings, but he was so much more than merely another artist with paints and brushes. Born to a peasant woman in 1452, Leonardo would go on to astound the world he lived in with his artistry and his inventions.<br /><br /><h2>Inside you will read about...</h2><br />✓ Early Beginnings and the Italian Renaissance<br />✓ Leonardo's Personal Life<br />✓ Leonardo's Artistic Beginnings<br />✓ Early Paintings 1480s-1490s<br />✓ Paintings of the 16th Century<br />✓ Scientific Studies and Anatomy<br />✓ Engineering Inventions<br />✓ Later Life and Old Age<br />✓ Facts about Leonardo da Vinci<br /><br />In this eBook, discover for yourself the brilliance of da Vinci. Uncover some of his best works of art, including the Mona Lisa, and see why he kept so many notebooks and observations about everything under the sun. See where his far-reaching talents led him, and how you can be more like Leonardo da Vinci than you ever thought possible.
Journeys with the Divine Feminine
by , Andrea Pollard

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347

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September 14, 2019

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JOURNEYS WITH THE DIVINE FEMININE is a collection of 24 personal stories of women’s experiences in discovering the Divine Feminine and journeying within to experience it, understand it, and grow from it. You will see yourself reflected here. You will see paths you didn’t know existed. You even may feel freer to walk some paths you may have been afraid to venture down. <br /><br />The writers are from Irish, Dutch, German, Scottish, North American, Trinidadian, English, Indian, French, Australian, New Zealand, and New Zealand Maori backgrounds, with combinations of Jewish, Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Pagan, Wiccan, Baha’i, and other religious and spiritual practices and traditions. They are writers and artists, therapists and coaches, mothers and grandmothers, academics, yoga teachers, psychics and healers, nurses and salespeople, sisters and daughters. <br /><br />The re-emergence of the Divine Feminine from oppression, suppression, repression, and, ultimately, depression is vital to restoring the balance of this world and all who live on this planet. Too long we have been living a lopsided life as the forgiveness, love, and compassion so sorely needed have been lost and are now being resurrected. ~Patricia Iris Kerins (Foreword) <br /><br />The women’s journeys are often physical – to sacred places around the world, genealogical – exploring the gifts and wisdom of their ancestors near and far, intellectual, and always emotional. Their experience of the Divine Feminine is necessarily spiritual – encompassing a myriad of different meanings of that term – revealing that the Sacred is rooted in the soil as much as the heavens. <br /> <br />Collated and edited by author Sue Fitzmaurice, here are two dozen souls laid bare, with all the courage and generosity of spirit that it takes to share one’s deepest self with the world. <br /><br />Authors: Lynne Meyer, Andrea Pollard, Maggie Pinsent, Rema Kumar, C. Ara Campbell, Judi Hobbes, Marian Hamel-Smith, Stella St Clare, Sarah McCrum, Detta Darnell, Sue Fitzmaurice, Stacey Phillips, Swati Nigam, Deb Steele, Martrice Endres, Dianne Graham, Alison Smith, Maddison Bee, Tia Christiansen, Allison Gentle, Melanie C. Toppin, Mary Louise Malloy, Elizabeth Russell, Doreen Devoy-Hulgan.<br /><br />
Uncommon Character: Stories of Ordinary Men and Women Who Have Do...
by Douglas Feavel

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English

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332

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November 16, 2016

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<i>That thou may walk in the way of good men and keep the paths of the righteous</i> - Proverbs 2:20<br /><br />A captivating non-fiction anthology filled with heroic profiles, epic tales, and timeless parables. Each chapter introduces a memorable hero who challenged and changed the world in remarkable ways. You’ll meet personalities who are historical and living, unknown and familiar, domestic and foreign. Prepare to encounter pilots, farmers, immigrants, missionaries, engineers, martyrs, businessmen, lawyers, pioneers, presidents, soldiers, writers, and scientists – their dynamic legacies are destined to become part of us and our heritage. Collectively, their stories answer the pertinent questions of our time: What makes a genuine hero? How does a hero personify favorable character? Why is personal character so vital for our families and country?<br /><br />These are unique tales told with zest; these are unforgettable tales to long treasure. Enjoy the exciting portraits; then share them in family, church, workplace, outreach, and educational settings because that’s where they began, and that’s why they were written. The 26 stories will quickly find special places in heart and head, dwelling there to influence life’s crucial choices.<br /><br />There’s not another book like this one. Every story advocates making a positive impact on others and mastering the days we are given. Readers depart with an abiding conviction of the vital difference one committed life will make. No matter our past or where we find ourselves today, we will be inspired to finish well.<br /><br /><b>About the Author</b><br />Douglas Feavel retired from a career in technology marketing and management. He holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and a master’s in Christian education from Bethany Divinity College and Seminary. Barbara and he have celebrated more than fifty years of marriage. Appleton, Wisconsin is their hometown, but Vincennes, Indiana is their current base. They volunteer at non-profits in teaching, outreach, and ministry roles domestically and abroad when not with their children and grandchildren.
The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an A...
by Ryan Green

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149

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October 02, 2017

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<i>The Truro Murders</i> presents the shocking true story of Christopher Worrell, and his accomplice, James Miller. The events in this book unveil one of the worst serial killing sprees in Australian history. Over the course of two months in 1976-1977, seven young women were brutally raped and murdered. <br /><br />Worrell and Miller met in prison, and upon release, developed a dominant and submissive relationship that centred around feeding Worrell's sadistic urges towards women. Miller would deny any involvement in the murders, claiming his love for Worrell was the basis for his cooperation and silence.<br /><br />In the space of twelve months between 1978-1979, remains of two of the victims were found within 1km of one another. Police linked the two bodies with another five young females reported missing in the area. The police uncovered two more skeletons within the Truro region and now faced the difficult task of piecing together the evidence and finding the countries biggest serial killers. <br /><br /><i>The Truro Murders</i> portrays the sex-fuelled killing spree from the perspective of James Miller, the accomplice. Contained within this shocking true crime story are love, loss, manipulation, and extreme violence.<br /><br /><i>If you are especially sensitive to accounts of suffering young females, it might be advisable not to read any further.</i> <br /><br />If, however, you seek to understand the darker side of human nature by coming face to face with it, then this book is written for you. Scroll up and click on the <i>Buy Now</i> button at the top of this page.
365 Quotes to Live Your Life By: Powerful, Inspiring, & Life-Chan...
by I. C. Robledo

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118

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April 04, 2019

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<h2>Great Quotes that Inspire, Motivate, and Lift You Up!</h2><br />The quotes in this book will help you to <b>improve your life</b> by focusing on 7 Key Thoughts – elaborated upon in the book, <i>7 Thoughts to Live Your Life By: A Guide to the Happy, Peaceful, & Meaningful Life.</i> <br /><br />These 7 Thoughts encourage you to <b>focus on what you can control, the positive, what you can do, what you have, the present moment, what you need, and what you can give.</b> This is the key to finding happiness, peace, and meaning in your life. Thus, the quotes in this book are meant to help you master the 7 Thoughts and to help you live your best life. <i>365 Quotes to Live Your Life By</i> will be more focused than other quote books, allowing you to keep your mind on what is most important, and helping you to produce real and long-lasting positive changes in your life.<br /><br />Internationally bestselling author I. C. Robledo has used the 365 Quotes and the 7 Thoughts they are based on to <b>empower and transform his life, to keep focused on what truly matters, and to make sure he is always making progress.</b> The 365 Quotes support the 7 Thoughts and serve as his daily inspirational dose to make the best of every day. As he believes these quotes have great potential to help us all, he is now sharing them with everyone that he possibly can.<br /><br /><h3>The <i>365 Quotes to Live Your Life By</i> will help you to:</h3><br /><ul><li>Be inspired to improve yourself</li> <li>Attract positivity</li> <li>Find happiness & enjoy life</li> <li>Pursue your purpose</li> <li>Achieve success</li> <li>Boost your self-esteem</li> <li>Make your dreams come true</li> <li>Help friends and family to improve their lives</li> </ul> This collection of <b>Great Quotes</b> comes from a diverse range of <b>Great People</b> – <i>men and women from the East to the West, from ancient to modern times, from artists to philosophers to scientists to entrepreneurs and more</i>. Some notable people quoted include: Elon Musk, Mahatma Gandhi, Albert Einstein, Martin Luther King, Jr., Nelson Mandela, Frida Kahlo, Dalai Lama XIV, Paulo Coelho, Marie Curie, Anne Frank, Oprah Winfrey, Bill Gates, Confucius, Rumi, & Mother Teresa.<br /><br />Absorb some of the most inspirational wisdom of all times with <i>365 Quotes to Live Your Life By.</i><br /><br /><h3>Pick up your copy today by scrolling to the top of the page and clicking BUY NOW.</h3><br />
Ten Days in a Mad-House
by Nellie Bly

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159

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October 27, 2015

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<b>A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America</b><br /><br /> In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the <i>New York World</i> and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on Blackwell Island, America’s first municipal mental hospital. Calling herself “Nellie Brown,” she was able to convince policemen, a judge, and a series of doctors of her madness with a few well-practiced facial expressions of derangement.<br /><br /> At the institution, Bly discovered the stuff of nightmares. Mentally ill patients were fed rotten, inedible food; violently abused by a brutal, uncaring staff; and misdiagnosed, mistreated, or generally ignored by the doctors and so-called mental health experts entrusted with their care. To her horror, Bly encountered sane patients who had been committed on the barest of pretenses and came to the shocking realization that, while the Blackwell Island asylum was remarkably easy to get into, it was nearly impossible to leave.<br /><br /> This ebook has been professionally proofread to ensure accuracy and readability on all devices.
Tales of Lady Luck
by Vito Zuppardo

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English

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178

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May 09, 2016

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Tales of Lady Luck are stories during my twenty-five years in the gaming business.<br /><br />The opportunity I had in 1975 was enormous. There were no casinos on the Gulf Coast of Mississippi, and nothing in Louisiana other than horse racing. The Louisiana lottery didn’t get voted in until sixteen years later. We had people hungry for gambling, and they came in droves once the word got out.<br /><br />What I saw as I got into the business was the need for the little guy with maybe five hundred dollars to gamble with. So I developed programs that touched everyone, from the player with five hundred to the high roller with a hundred thousand dollars. Of course, the more you gambled, the more perks you got: large suites, better restaurants, and private jets. I had it all covered, and flew from eighteen cities, moving over twelve hundred people a month, and made a statement so big in Las Vegas that Nevada Gaming Control had me on their radar. <br /><br />Published in the Las Vegas Review was an article that my customers had left over sixty million dollars on the casino tables in two years.<br /><br />Here are some topics my gaming clients found interesting when we would sit around a table in a cocktail lounge at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas or Harrah Lake Tahoe. They loved to hear the stories, and at times, they were part of the story. The problems, demands, and things that went wrong are just too crazy to dream up.<br /><br />Based on true events.
The Peppercorn Tree
by Jill Lovett

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English

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251

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January 21, 2018

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The Peppercorn Tree traces Jill Lovett's autobiographical memoir of growing up in a Sydney Australia suburb in the 1940's and 1950's. She has used the analogy of a hardy Peppercorn tree which survived in her childhood backyard, symbolising for her the endurance of suburban 'battlers' struggling to achieve purpose and hope within a somewhat barren environment..<br /><br />It reveals a very different world of post Second World War frugality, British style education, no television or computers; a time when children largely created their own entertainment, were expected to conform and obey all authority figures and accept limitation in terms of their personal development and dreams.<br /><br />The final chapters reveal how Jill's childhood impacted on her later life as a mother of six children, a victim of a difficult marriage and her eventual achievement of four University degrees as a mature-age student.<br /><br />Jill also touches on aspects of Australian literature and how some of the greatest Australian authors such as historian Manning Clark, novelist Patrick White and social scientists Donald Horne and John Thornhill have viewed suburbia and the Australian psyche developed over two centuries of pioneering a beautiful but harsh land.<br /><br />Jill's story includes humour and pathos and is a keenly observant record of the Australian suburban culture of that era. This is a book for all who live, dream and struggle in suburbia.
Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Cent...
by Sean Patrick

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47

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April 09, 2013

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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.<br /><br />Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability. <br /><br />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. <br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.<br /><br />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.

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