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Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson

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English

Pages

608

Publication Date

July 31, 2003

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In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of <I>Einstein </I>and <I>Steve Jobs</I>, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.<BR><BR>Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America’s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind <I>Poor Richard’s Almanac</I> and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.<BR><BR>In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin’s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.
The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 2
by Ryan Green

Language

English

Pages

407

Publication Date

November 13, 2018

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<h2>4 books for the price of 2 (save 50%)</h2><br /><br /><b>Four chilling true crime stories in one collection, from the bestselling author Ryan Green.</b><br /><br />Volume two contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception and murder. Within this collection, you'll receive:<br /> <br /><i>Obeying Evil: The Mockingbird Hill Massacre Through the Eyes of a Killer</i><br />The shocking true story of Ronald Gene Simmons and the most disturbing family killing spree in the United States. During the Christmas Holidays in 1987, the retired Air Force Master Sergeant executed 16 people, 14 of which were members of his family. This included his daughter, whom he had sexually abused, and the child he had fathered with her.<br /><br /><i>The Truro Murders: The Sex Killing Spree Through the Eyes of an Accomplice</i><br />James Miller, an aging misfit, meets his one true love in prison, Christopher Worrell, a young, charismatic sociopath. Miller stops at nothing to meet the demands of his sadistic friend, in an attempt to take the relationship on to another level.<br /><br /><i>Sinclair: The World's End Murders through the Eyes of a Killer</i><br />The naked bodies of two teenage girls were discovered the morning after a night out in Edinburgh. No attempt had been made to conceal their bodies, they were six miles apart, and both girls had been beaten, gagged, tied, raped and strangled. <br /><br /><i>You Think You Know Me: The True Story of Herb Baumeister and the Horror at Fox Hollow Farm</i><br />Herb Baumeister was a husband, father of three, and successful businessman—but he was hiding a very dark secret. In June 1996, police uncovered the remains of eleven bodies within the family estate. <br /><br /><h2>Buy all four books today and save 50%</h2>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader’s, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world’s most heinous murderers.<br />
Rashmi's Story: The Story of a Girl's Pursuit of Freedom, Love an...
by Indika Guruge

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English

Pages

291

Publication Date

November 10, 2018

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<h3>THE STORY OF A GIRL’S PURSUIT OF FREEDOM, LOVE AND HAPPINESS </h3><br /><p>For young Rashmi, a girl born into a middle-class family, this statement holds particularly true. She is beautiful, impetuous and courageous but most importantly, she is constantly in a fight with her childhood demons.</p><br /><p>However, her life is about to take a twist for the worst as she discovers her family’s well-kept secrets . . .</p><br /><p>Merely at the age of seventeen, Rashmi is forced to leave her home and pursue her dream of becoming a successful actress. Finally, when she manages to reach her dream, she finds out that her life is far from what she thought she wanted. She realizes that the people around her are not who she thought they were. All these realizations directly lead to her ending up kidnapped and trapped by a brutal psychopath . . .</p><br /><p>As she struggles to align her flaws and sufferings with her tragic childhood memories, she realizes her survival is limited and the only tool she has to survive is simply hustling.</p><br /><p>After an intense battle with those childhood traumas, she is compelled to overcome them and become the ultimate warrior she always knew she was, facing the most vicious antagonist in her life. She is forced to see her loved ones die one by one and to fight for the true meaning of life.</p><br /><p>After Rashmi wins her inner battle of self-realization, she finally knows what her true goal is: to help people and make sure all women are treated equally.</p><br /><p>With wisdom and courage as her weapons, Rashmi gives us a rare glimpse into what it’s like to be a truly courageous woman. This is a poignant and fascinating look at the dark, disturbing, yet wonderful moments of her life.</p><br /><p>Will she sacrifice her life to save her loved ones? Start with page #1 and find out!</p><br /><p> </p>
The Serial Killer Books: 15 Famous Serial Killers True Crime Stor...
by Jack Rosewood

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.<br /><br />These are monsters who are real, whose crimes are so reprehensible, so horrific, that they become seared in our memories.<br /><br />For this true crime anthology, we’ve combed the serial killer files to give you a closer, more intimate look at some of the worst of the worst from the world of serial killer, combining multiple stories into one perfect late-night read that’s just the thing to keep you up at night, unable to stop turning the pages.<br /><br />For those who love criminology, who can’t put down the latest true crime stories, this collection of stories rivals the best serial killer books, and give you deeper insight into killers ranging from the charismatic, cunning Ted Bundy to the long-abused Aileen Wuornos, whose unimaginable troubles finally came to a very violent head.<br /><br />This diverse collection of serial killer stories, culled from the annals of history, is an ideal choice for the true crime buff who wonders why the monsters of our imaginations came to life and walked the streets, lurking in dark corners to wait for their next victim.<br />
War in the South Pacific: Out in the Boondocks, U.S. Marines Tell...
by James David Horan

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English

Pages

176

Publication Date

October 18, 2017

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<em><b>“I was in one of the last landing barges to hit the beach of Gavutu Island. We were halfway in when the Japanese machine guns got their range. Bullets slapped the water and whined as they ricocheted off the barge. Some of us ducked; some of us fell to the floor; and all of us prayed.”</b></em><br /><br />Here, in heart-stopping human detail, are twenty-one personal accounts told by the men themselves. <br /><br />They are the stories of men who lived in hell and lived to tell of it. <br /><br />There is the story of Sgt. Albert Schmid who was awarded the Navy Cross for his single-handed destruction of a flanking attack while on Guadalcanal. <br /><br />The account of Private Nicolli who was literally blown into the air like a matchstick and then, with a piece of shrapnel in his chest, managed to help a wounded comrade to the rear. <br /><br />“The luckiest man in the Solomons,” Sgt. Koziar, tells of how he had his tonsils removed with the assistance of a Japanese sniper’s bullet.<br /><br />These are just three of the twenty-one fascinating stories that were told to Gerold Frank and James Horan just months after these marines had returned from active duty to recover from the conflict in the Pacific.<br /><br />The valor of these marines is astounding, as twenty-one-year-old Corporal Conroy states in the book, “I don’t suppose I shall ever be able to sum up all the bravery, the guts, the genuine, honest courage displayed by the boys out in Guadalcanal. They were afraid, and yet they took it. They had what it takes . . .”<br /><br />The battles of Gavutu-Tanambogo, Tulagi, Tenaru, Matanikau and Guadalcanal are all covered through these accounts which take the reader right to the epicenter of the Pacific conflict.<br /><br />“telling of living conditions on the beaches and in the jungles where they fought, offering an insider’s view of foxholes, food, snipers, mosquitos, boondocks, shrapnel, their injuries, and their pain.” <em>Great Stories of World War II</em><br /><br />Gerold Frank and James Horan were professional authors who wrote down the stories of these marines shortly after they had returned from active duty. <em>The War in the South Pacific</em> was first published in 1943 as <em>Out in the Boondocks</em>. Frank went on to become a prominent ghostwriter and passed away in 1998. Horan, author of more than forty books, died in 1981.
Sketches of a Black Cat - Full Color Collector's Edition: Story o...
by Ron Miner

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

July 26, 2017

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(Available in Color or B&W - click both format arrows - or Color Kindle) <br /><br /><br />“They painted our planes black, we wondered about that, then they put flame arrestors on our engines. We were told the cabin would be completely blacked out, the cockpit windows were darkened, and we would be doing mainly night work…” LCDR Howard Miner, VP-54<br /><br /><br /> This coming-of-age story follows the exploits of a WWII Navy seaplane pilot who, flying in huge planes painted entirely black, became one of the first to fly night missions. From boxes of journals, photos, and artwork comes a true story filled with colorful descriptions of exotic locations, sea rescues, and the humor that was intrinsic to a Navy squadron’s daily life while at war in the South Pacific. <br /><br /> His is a tale of seven buddies, all pilots who flew at night, slept and got into mischief by day, then repeated. Wartime was unpredictable, and whether landing on a tropical isle where the women he saw from the air turned out to be topless, or dropping wing tanks containing a strange new substance called “Napalm,” this was clearly a very different world than he had known as a college student in Indiana. <br /><br /> Their seaplane odyssey stretched from the Solomon Islands to the northern tip of the Philippines and included a full range of missions, from search, attack, and bombing runs, to daring sea rescues. Howard’s journey through training and tours of duty is skillfully captured in his art and narratives. The descriptive verse from the artist’s viewpoint gives us a creatively told and intriguing portrayal of WWII’s Pacific Theater. <br /><br /><br />* * * * "Sketches of a Black Cat" is a unique and fascinating memoir of a World War II combat aviator ~ with original and previously unpublished sketches and photographs. This artfully crafted book is a must read for anyone in search of a new and completely different view into the world of war in the Pacific and on the home front during America's greatest conflict." ~ Larkin Spivey, military historian and author. <br /><br /><br />* * * * “From boxes of notes and drawings comes a book illuminating a WWII pilot’s experiences as part of the Black Cat Squadron…accounts of support missions, rescues of airmen and interactions with indigenous island peoples told in vivid but unembellished detail…a handsome volume that reads breezily and is punctuated with photos and drawings from Howard’s war years. ~ Mike Francis <br />the Oregonian <br /><br /><br />* * * * "Wonderful and beautifully real stories such as this are dying every day as we lose our WWII veterans. Kudos to Ron Miner for preserving and sharing with the rest of us the gold of his father's journals, photos, and drawings to bring us such a compelling look at life during the war. This is not only a valuable and insightful historical document but a dramatic and warm personal story." ~ Don Keith, WWII author <br /> <br /><br />* * * * “... Howard Miner’s memoirs are a wonderful view into the world of a patrol squadron at war. Miner sees the war through the eyes of an artist, revealing details of day-to-day life that are often overlooked in war time narratives. A wholly enjoyable story!” ~ Stewart Bailey, Curator, Evergreen Aviation and Space Museum <br /> <br /><br />* * * * " “As a former flight engineer aboard a PBY in WWII… I can truly say I felt as though I was on Howard’s Catalina…so many similarities to my own experiences. I can almost hear the drone of the engines in synchronization. Many episodes were warm and compelling. I highly recommend this book to vets, historians, and students. You won’t put down Sketches of a Black Cat till you’ve read it cover-to-cover!” ~ Win Stites, VP-91, VP2-1 served in both Atlantic and Pacific regions during WWII, Former President PBY Memorial Foundation and Museum
Transformation from Within: A Transformational Journey of Surrend...
by Pedro Power Soler

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English

Pages

104

Publication Date

November 29, 2018

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<b>Discover your soul’s true purpose, take control of your life, and harness the forces that will transform your destiny!</b><br /><br />Can you imagine living a joy-filled, purposeful life, complete with an abundance of love, happiness, and prosperity? Can you envision success and fulfillment, a life infused with creativity, awareness, and high spiritual growth? If so, <b><i>Transformation from Within</b></i> will take you on a transformational journey that will empower you to create a new way of living to become the authentic you!<br /><br />If you feel as if you’ve reached rock bottom, that people cannot understand your painful struggle to get through each day, this book is for you. If you find yourself faced with two choices: to move forward and change or give up and stop living, this book will gently guide you through the three stages of <b><i>Surrender, Discovering, and Healing</b></i> to help you accept your truth and begin your sacred journey forward to emerge triumphant as who you are meant to be.<br /><br />In <b><i>Transformation from Within</b></i> you’ll discover:<ul><li>How to connect with your divine self<li>What’s holding you back from being the authentic you<li>How to begin the process of your divine healing and transformation<li>How to continue becoming the highest version of who you are
True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (True Crime Nov...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

327

Publication Date

August 20, 2017

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It is no secret that true crime murder stories are not for the faint of heart. They can lead you to double-check your windows and doors at night, and question everything you thought or believed about human nature. Yet they are intriguing and fascinating at the same time. <br /><br />What is it that makes us different from those who take the lives of others? That is a question that many ask themselves, and these true crime stories help to identify the method and psychology behind some of the most terrifying killers in modern history.<br /><br />This set includes three true crime books, volumes 1-3, and each is filled with a variety of true crime murder cases, including spree killers and massacres, some of which are yet to be solved. You are taken through the background of the story, the murders, and the criminal investigations that took place. Some pages will be difficult to read, due to the emotion behind them. Yet you will be unable to stop reading, turning page after page.<br /><br />Each true crime anthology in this collection will leave you to ponder whether the perpetrators of these crimes were really monsters. When you learn of the background of these killers, the age-old question of whether a serial killer is born to kill will be at the forefront of your mind. <br /><br />Explore the stories behind the murders in these True Crime volumes, the anger, the horror, and the sadism, inflicted by each killer. Feel for the victims, their families, and the investigators who had to deal with each case. And don’t be surprised if you have to sleep with the light on.<br />
I: The Creation of a Serial Killer
by Jack Olsen

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

August 18, 2003

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<p>Prize-winning journalist Jack Olsen, armed with unprecedented access to one of the most infamous serial killers in American history, provides a fascinating glimpse into the mind of a murderer in the killer's own words . . . </p><p>In February 1990, Oregon State Police arrested John Sosnovke and Laverne Pavlinac for the vicious rape and murder of Taunja Bennet, a troubled 23-year-old barfly who had suffered mild retardation since birth. Pavlinac had come forth and confessed, implicating her boyfriend and producing physical evidence that linked them to the crime. Authorities closed the case.</p><p>There was just one problem. They had the wrong people. </p><p>And the real killer wasn't about to let anyone take credit for his kill. Keith Hunter Jesperson was a long haul truck driver and the murderer of eight women, including Taunja Bennet. As the case wound through police precincts and courts--ending in life sentences for both Sosnovke and Pavlinac--Jesperson began a twisted one man campaign to win their release. To the editors of newspapers and on the walls of highway rest stops, Jesperson scribbled out a series of taunting confessions: </p><p><i>I killed Tanya Bennett . . . I beat her to death, raped her and loved it. Yes I'm sick, but I enjoy myself too. People took the blame and I'm free . . ..Look over your shoulder. I may be closer than you think.</i></p><p>At the end of each confession, Jesperson drew a happy face, earning for himself the grisly sobriquet "The Happy Face Killer." </p><p>Based on access to interviews, diaries, court records, and the criminal himself, <i>I: The Creation of a Serial Killer</i> is Jesperson's chilling story. It chronicles his evolution from angry child to sociopathic murderer, from tormentor of animals to torturer of women. It is also the story of the fate that befell him after two innocent citizens were imprisoned four years for one of his killings.</p><p>Edgar Award winner Jack Olsen lets the killer to tell his story in his own words, offering unprecedented insight into the twisted thought process of a serial murderer. Olsen takes his readers along on Jesperson's vicious cross-country killing spree, letting him describe how he played his "death game" with eight innocent victims and how he finally came to grips with the fate he deserved.</p><p><i>I: The Creation of a Serial Killer</i> is one of the most revealing and insightful pieces of crime reporting ever published.</p>

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