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Mobituaries: Great Lives Worth Reliving
by Mo Rocca

Language

English

Pages

382

Publication Date

November 05, 2019

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<b>From beloved CBS <i>Sunday Morning </i>correspondent and humorist Mo Rocca, an entertaining and rigorously researched book that celebrates the dead people who have </b><b>long fascinated him.</b><br /><br />Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries—reading about the remarkable lives of global leaders, Hollywood heavyweights, and innovators who changed the world. But not every notable life has gotten the send-off it deserves. His quest to right that wrong inspired <i>Mobituaries, </i>his #1 hit podcast. Now with <i>Mobituaries</i>, the book, he has gone much further, with all new essays on artists, entertainers, sports stars, political pioneers, founding fathers, and more. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter...until now.<br /> <br />Take Herbert Hoover: before he was president, he was the “Great Humanitarian,” the man who saved tens of millions from starvation. But after less than a year in the White House, the stock market crashed, and all the good he had done seemed to be forgotten. Then there’s Marlene Dietrich, well remembered as a screen goddess, less remembered as a great patriot. Alongside American servicemen on the front lines during World War II, she risked her life to help defeat the Nazis of her native Germany. And what about Billy Carter and history’s unruly presidential brothers? Were they ne’er-do-well liabilities…or secret weapons? Plus, Mobits for dead sports teams, dead countries, the dearly departed station wagon, and dragons. Yes, dragons.<br /> <br />Rocca is an expert researcher and storyteller. He draws on these skills here. With his dogged reporting and trademark wit, Rocca brings these men and women back to life like no one else can. <i>Mobituaries </i>is an insightful and unconventional account of the people who made life worth living for the rest of us, one that asks us to think about who gets remembered, and why.
True Crime Case Histories - Volume 2: 12 Disturbing True Crime St...
by Jason Neal

Language

English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<h1>12 True Crime Stories of Murder & Mayhem<h1><h2>Second Book of the True Crime Case Histories Series (2019)</h2>As with volume one, a quick word of warning. The stories you are about to read are brutally gruesome. They represent humanity at its worst. TV crime shows and stories in the news tend to gloss over the truly horrible parts, but the True Crime Case Histories series leaves out none of the details.<br /><br />A sampling of the stories include:<br /><br /><b>The Girl in the Barrel</b> - A homeowner finds a fifty-five gallon barrel in the crawl space beneath his home. What they find inside the barrel unlocks a murder mystery dating back thirty years.<br /><br /><b>The Dexter Wannabe</b> - A young man obsessed with the TV show Dexter lures unsuspecting victims to his "kill room" and keeps a detailed diary of the dismemberment of his prey.<br /><br /><b>The Murder of Elizabeth Olten</b> - A fifteen-year-old girl wants to know what it feels like to kill a person. <br /><br /><b>Interpol's Most Wanted</b> - When fishermen pull up the dead body of a man in the English Channel, police stumble upon one of Interpol's Most Wanted criminals.<br /><br /><b>The Girl in the Box</b> - An unbelievable story of a psychopath who kidnaps a young girl and keeps her as a slave locked beneath his bed for seven years.<br /> <br /><b>The Green Chain Rapist</b> - A beautiful young mother is butchered in broad daylight in a London park and the only witness is her two-year-old son. Police then waste three years chasing the wrong man while the real killer slaughters another woman.<br /><br /><b>Paige’s Secret Life</b> - A young single-mother of three goes missing and police realize she's been living a secret life that her friends and family didn't know about.<br /><br /><b>A Walking Shadow</b> - A suicidal teenager, frustrated with the bank threatening to foreclose on the family home, kidnaps the bank manager's ten-year-old son and holds him for ransom.<br /><br /><b>Plus three more disturbing true crime stories.</b><br /><br /> <br />The stories included in this collection are dark and creepy and will leave you with a new understanding of just how fragile the human mind can be.<br /><br /><b>Scroll up to get your copy</b><br /><br />True Crime Case Histories Volume 3 is coming December 2019 featuring 12 more short stories of; True Crime, Murder & Mayhem, Serial Killer Biographies, and True Murder Case Files.<br /><br />Stories include: Mark Twitchell, Howard Elkins, Rick Valentini, Cameron Hooker, Alyssa Bustamante, Jamie Reynolds, Albert Johnson Walker, Lester Jones, Robert Napper, Mike Adams, Harvey Glatman, and Myles Fukunaga. Also included is the full text of Mark Twitchell's "SK Confessions" diary.<br /><br />
The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2: Another 150 Serial Kille...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

English

Pages

437

Publication Date

November 20, 2019

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<p><strong>Our first volume caused such an impact that we’ve decided to bring you the long-awaited Volume 2 of the most comprehensive Serial Killer encyclopedia ever published!</strong></p><p>Murderers or monsters, normal people turned bad or people born with the desire to kill; it doesn’t matter where they come from, serial killers strike dread into our hearts with a single mention of their names. Hunting in broad daylight or stalking from the shadows, we are their prey and their hunt is never done until they are caught or killed.</p><p>With a worrying number of them living in our communities, working alongside us at our places of employment and sharing the same spaces where we spend time with our families, serial killers are typically just another neighbor that we barely think about. A worrying thought, to be honest.</p><p>In The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2 we go through the lives of 150 serial killers who allowed themselves to fall under the influence of their darkest desires and took the lives anywhere from one to one hundred victims; we speak of their motives and how their stories ended (<em>if </em>they ended…), and remind you of the fear and pain that they left behind.</p><p>But what can you expect from <strong>The Big Book of Serial Killers Volume 2? </strong></p><p><strong>You will find such things as:</strong></p><ul><li>An excellent A-Z list of all of these deadly killers, allowing you to reference the encyclopedia whenever you need to find out more about any single murderer.</li><li>All of the uncensored details of their crimes, with much effort taking into account to describe their horrific acts.</li><li>Important information on their date and place of birth, date of arrest and number of victims, among other facts.</li><li>A list of Trivia facts for each killer, allowing you to learn more about their personalities and any films or documentaries made about them.</li></ul><p>So, with nothing more to add – it’s only time now for you purchase this book and begin learning about 150 of the sickest, most dangerous serial killers in world history.</p><p><strong>This is the next level in murder: are you ready to learn about the evilest men and women in history?</strong></p>
The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

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 />
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson

Language

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.
True Crime Case Histories - Volume 1: 8 Disturbing True Crime Sto...
by Jason Neal

Language

English

Pages

122

Publication Date

June 11, 2019

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<h1>Eight True Crime Stories of Murder & Mayhem<h1><h2>First Book of the True Crime Case Histories Series (2019)</h2>A quick word of warning. The true crime short stories within this book are unimaginably gruesome. Most news stories, television crime shows and true crime documentaries tend to leave out the most horrible details about murder cases simply because they are too extreme for the general public. <br /><br />I have done my best to include full details of these stories no matter how sickening they may be. In these true crime stories you'll find that truth really is more strange and vastly more disturbing than fiction.<br /><br />In my first book as a true crime author I've started with a few of the stories that have haunted me for some time. Some of these stories are unbelievable in their brutality while others are astounding in the stupidity of the killers. <br /> <br />You'll find a story of a religious evangelical christian who would rather strangle his wife and two young boys than lose his prominent job with the church. <br /><br />Then there's the story of a man that fills his wife's orifices with grease so she will be flammable from the inside. <br /><br />There's the story of the small-town doctor that goes through the unbelievable lengths of performing surgery on himself to avoid going to jail for raping his patients.<br /><br />Plus there're more stories of Serial Killers terrorizing cities and crime scenes that bring investigators and seasoned police to tears. <br /><br />This collection of stories are from all around the globe and have no common thread between them other than that they are both thought provoking and disturbing. <br /> <br />The stories included in this anthology are dark and creepy and will leave you with a new understanding of just how fragile the human mind can be.<br /><br />The stories include: Fred Grabbe, James Patterson Smith, Dr. John Schneeberger, Chris Coleman, Michelle Bica, Mary Bell, Graham Dwyer, Lawrence Bittaker and Roy Norris (The Toolbox Killers).<br /><br /><b>Scroll up to get your copy</b><br /><br />True Crime Case Histories Volume 2 is coming September 2019 featuring 12 more short stories of; True Crime, Murder & Mayhem, Serial Killer Biographies, and True Murder Case Files<br /><br />
Gone: Catastrophe in Paradise
by OJ Modjeska

Language

English

Pages

88

Publication Date

March 16, 2017

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<p><b>A mass of European and American tourists descend on an idyllic tropical island for the holiday of a lifetime. Within hours, hundreds are dead.</b></p><p> What happened? This is the true story of one of history's most tragic and shocking disasters, in which aviation, terrorism, a sudden change in weather and plain old bad luck made for a ruinous mix.</p><p>Discover the mind-boggling facts of this catastrophe in this compelling, action-packed and haunting tale of the human condition that will have you turning the pages to the very end.</p><p>Praise from readers:<br /></p><p><i><b>★★★★★ - "Brings to light an accident that many in the aviation field are aware of, but most average people have no knowledge of. Excellent read."</b></i></p><p><i><b>★★★★★ - "A vivid reportage about an eerie tragedy related to the greatest disaster in airline history."</b></i></p><p><i><b>★★★★★ - "I commend Modjeska for writing about this accident, for reflecting on its meaning, and for helping us as readers to consider all the coincidences that had to align for this accident to occur. An amazing, highly recommended read."</b></i><br /></p>
Pirates And Pickled Heads: Sea Tales From Scotland
by Helen Susan Swift

Language

English

Pages

248

Publication Date

September 28, 2019

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<p>A collection of valiant vessels and storied sea captains from years past, <i>Pirates and Pickled Heads</i> is an eclectic look at some of Scotland’s most unusual maritime stories.</p><p>Within four sections spanning the personalities, ships, places, and pirates of Scotland, you’ll discover an intriguing nautical history nestled among sweeping sea views and lush coastal landscapes.       </p><p>From tales of warrior lords and privateers to the mystery of the Maggie Smith, and the strange legend of the remote island of Rona, you’ll explore the unique seafaring history of Scotland.</p>
The Ryan Green True Crime Collection: Volume 3
by Ryan Green

Language

English

Pages

501

Publication Date

July 04, 2019

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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 three contains some of Green’s most fascinating accounts of violence, abuse, deception and murder. Within this collection, you'll receive:<br /> <br /><i>Torture Mom: A Chilling True Story of Confinement, Mutilation and Murder</i><br />In October 1965, the body of Sylvia Likens was found in the basement of Gertrude Baniszewski’s home. She was starved, beaten, burned and had the words “I am a prostitute and proud of it” carved into her stomach. The case would later be described as “The single worst crime perpetuated against an individual in Indiana’s history”.<br /><br /><i>Man-Eater: The Terrifying True Story of Cannibal Killer Katherine Knight</i><br />In February 2000, John Price took out a restraining order against his girlfriend, Katherine Knight. Later that day, he told his co-workers that she had stabbed him and if he were ever to go missing, it was because Knight had killed him. The next day, Price didn’t show up for work.<br /><br /><i>Trust Me: The True Story of Confession Killer Henry Lee Lucas</i><br />After suffering a lifetime of abuse at the hands of his cruel mother, Henry Lee Lucas would retaliate by plunging into a killing spree with his friend and lover, Ottis Toole, whilst under the influence of a satanic cult. The actual number of victims would never be known. <br /><br /><i>Black Widow: The True Story of Giggling Granny Nannie Doss</i><br />To her community, Nannie Doss was a sweet lady renowned for her cheerful disposition but behind the facade was a much darker and sinister reality. When Nannie didn’t find the love she was seeking, she had a unique way of ending the relationship.<br /><br /><h2>Buy all 4 books today and save 50%</h2>
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

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