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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.
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.
99 Habit Success Stories: Proven Successful Habits of Everyday Pe...
by , Jeannie Ingraham

Language

English

Pages

136

Publication Date

December 16, 2019

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<h2>Get Delayed Gratification in a Pill! Or in 99 Pills…<br /></h2><p>Imagine you have a steely determination to pursue good habits that will make an extraordinary difference in your life.<br />What if you could ignore shiny objects and steadily pursue your goals till you reach them?<br />Imagine how much you could achieve if you never miss a beat in your daily disciplines.   </p><em>“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”</em> – Jim Rohn<br /><p>Michal Stawicki, a certified habit coach, and Jeannie Ingraham, who was forced to adopt a whole new lifestyle overnight due to a life-threatening health condition, provide another compilation of success stories–this time centered around good habits.</p><p><em>99 Habit Success Stories</em> contains stories of success in all shapes and sizes: from authors to stay-at-home moms; from online solopreneurs to owners of multimillion businesses; from everyday people to significant historic figures. Their stories connect small, seemingly negligible daily habits with success. One common recipe emerges: habits.</p><ul>In this book you will find:<li>99 bite-sized one-page stories. You can read each one within a couple of minutes.</li><li><strong>A source of inspiration. Develop delayed gratification in your own life</strong></li><li>Little-known stories of ordinary people who achieved success through consistent practice</li><li><strong>10 ideas for your own keystone habits (they allow you to effortlessly develop other good habits)</strong></li><li>Additional links that reveal the full picture of these successful journeys</li><li><strong>Stories of famous and influential figures connected to simple habits we can all do</strong></li><li>A way to consistently rewire your thinking about habits and success (No overnight success stories here!)</li><li><strong>Success lessons from people who have been there and have done that</strong></li><li>Role models who will lead you by example to the habits you want to develop. (A clickable index allows you to jump directly to specific stories.)</li></ul><p>Do you want success? Start good habits. Train your delayed gratification mindset with the <em>99 Habit Success Stories</em>.</p><strong>Pick up your copy today by clicking the ‘Buy Now with 1-Click’ button at the top of this page!</strong>
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 />
The Samaritan Woman Reconsidered
by Eli Lizorkin-Eyzenberg

Language

English

Pages

76

Publication Date

December 01, 2019

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The Samaritan Woman is generally portrayed in our Bible studies as a woman of ill-repute. While avoiding people because of her deep shame over her immoral life, she seemingly stumbled upon Jesus resting at a well. However, most people reading this story are left with a nagging question. How could this woman receive an overwhelmingly positive response from her village neighbors, when she called them to drop everything and come with her to meet a Jewish man, she herself had just met? Something does not add up.
True Crime Case Histories - Volume 2: 12 Disturbing True Crime St...
by Jason Neal

Language

English

Pages

204

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 />
I Am Second Too: Be the Best Parent Ever Meet the God of Second C...
by Lensie Fensler

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English

Pages

187

Publication Date

January 01, 2020

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<p>Do you know where your kids will <strong>spend eternity?</strong></p><p>Parents, can you <strong>identify addictive behaviors</strong> in your children?</p><p>Are drugs and alcohol <strong>stealing your joy or theirs?</strong></p><p>In this <em>inspirational and informative book</em>, Lensie shares lessons learned from the school of hard knocks. Understand how to raise the next-gen kid <em><strong>free</strong></em> from alcohol and drug addictions.</p><h2><em>I Am Second Too</em> will teach parents how to:</h2><ul><li><strong>Be proactive</strong> in raising your children</li><li><strong>Be responsible</strong> and equip your kids for their future</li><li><strong>Be prepared</strong> to overcome obstacles</li><li><strong>Be positive</strong> by speaking life</li><li><strong>Be teachable</strong> by learning the truth about addictions</li></ul><p><em>Lensie</em> has experienced the pain and heartache from addictions first-hand.</p><h3><strong>I Am Second Too</strong> will unlock the <em><strong>mystery of a never-ending life</strong></em>.</h3><br /><h3><strong>Now</strong>, it's your turn. Time to turn the page. <em>Take the bull by the horns!</em></h3><br /><h3><strong>Don't Delay!</strong> Tomorrow is but a dream.</h3><br /><h3>Rest well knowing<em><strong> you are the best parent ever!</strong></em></h3><br /><h2>Scroll up to join the winning team.<br /><br /> Click the <strong>"Buy Now!"</strong> button.</h2>
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>
A Man Without a Country
by Kurt Vonnegut

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English

Pages

164

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”<b>–<i>USA Today</i></b></b><br /><br /> In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, <i>A Man Without a Country</i> is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Man Without a Country</i></b><br /><br />“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”<b>–</b><i><b>Los Angeles Times</b><br /></i><br />“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading <i>A Man Without a Country</i> is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”<b><i>–The New York Times Book Review<br /></i></b><br /> “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”<b>–<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”<b>–<i>The Australian</i></b><br /><br /> “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”<b>–Studs Terkel</b>
Manson Exposed: A Reporter's 50-Year Journey into Madness and Mur...
by Ivor Davis

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English

Pages

492

Publication Date

July 18, 2019

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<p>American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, delivers a gripping, “I was there” eye witness, inside story about the most notorious murder spree of the 20th century. </p><p>In <i>Manson Exposed: A Reporter’s Fifty-Year Journey into Madness and Murder,</i> Davis is the brutally honest guide to this true crime horror story.</p><p>In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and investigative journalism, Davis delivers a truly original take on the byzantine case that terrified and mesmerized the nation, including his new conclusion that THE BEATLES DIDN’T MAKE THEM DO IT.</p><p>Davis was on the front lines of the story and offers vivid, personal accounts, interviews and hitherto unknown details from the very beginning right up to the death of the blue collar psycho named Charles Manson.</p><p> He charts the tragic inside stories not only of the those murdered but of the long list of Collateral Damage victims: the rock star, the Oscar winning director and the entertainment legends, whose lives were also destroyed by Charles Manson and his crackpot acolytes.</p>

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