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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 />
1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom (1001 Pearls)
by Skyhorse Publishing

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English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 15, 2014

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<div><B>The most inspirational and thought-provoking ruminations on spirituality.</B><BR><BR><I>1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom</I> collects the most comforting and thought-provoking thoughts ever spoken and written. Not bound by any particular religion or ideology, the quotes inside reflect humanity’s most profound thoughts on the body, the soul, and how spirituality has provided us with the power and opportunity to live satisfying and enriching lives.<BR>Categorized by some of the most foundational spiritual themes, <I>1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom</I> provides you with introspections for any situation or state of mind. Here are ideas to further your education into spirituality, to help you find success and fulfillment in your life and in the lives of those around you. Just a few examples you’ll find inside are:<BR><BR>“Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.” —Buddha<BR><BR>“I know God will not give me anything I can’t handle. I just wish he didn’t trust me so much.” —Mother Teresa<BR><BR>“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.” —Albert Einstein<BR></div>
Brave Enough
by Cheryl Strayed

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

October 27, 2015

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<b>National Best Seller</b><br /><br />From the best-selling author of <i>Wild</i>, a collection of quotes--drawn from the wide range of her writings--that capture her wisdom, courage, and outspoken humor, presented in a gift-sized package that's as irresistible to give as it is to receive.<br /><br />Around the world, thousands of people have found inspiration in the words of Cheryl Strayed, who in her three prior books and in her "Dear Sugar" columns has shared the twists and trials of her remarkable life. Her honesty, spirit, and ample supply of tough love have enabled many of us, even in the darkest hours, to somehow put one foot in front of the other--and be brave enough. <br />     This book gathers, each on a single page, more than 100 of Strayed's indelible quotes and thoughts--"mini instruction manuals for the soul" that urge us toward the incredible capacity for love, compassion, forgiveness, and endurance that is within us all. <br />      Be brave enough to break your own heart.<br />      You can't ride to the fair unless you get on the pony. <br />      Keep walking. <br />      Acceptance is a small, quiet room. <br />      Romantic love is not a competitive sport.<br />      Forward is the direction of real life. <br />      Ask yourself: <i>What is the best I can do? </i>And then do that.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>
The Art of the Donald: Lessons from America's Philosopher-in-Chie...
by Christopher Bedford

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English

Pages

272

Publication Date

October 10, 2017

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Motivational self-help advice from President Donald Trump, covering everything from leadership and self-confidence to how to succeed in business.<BR><BR>President Donald Trump knows about living the good life and achieving success. With his election to the presidency, he added to a life that already includes billions of dollars, worldwide celebrity, and a beautiful family, despite legions of haters. In <i>The Art of the Donald</i>, <i>Daily</i> <i>Caller News Foundation</i> editor-in-chief Christopher Bedford takes you inside the new president’s unorthodox mind, unlocking the genius of his approach to everything in life and offering you insight into navigating life the Trump way.<BR> <BR> Featuring personal campaign-trail anecdotes and lessons from Trump’s long career as a businessman and politician, <i>The Art of the Donald </i>offers you life-changing pieces of advice, including <i>Keeping your message simple and delivering it effectively; Using competition to govern yourself and chaos to confuse your opponents; Cutting out the middlemen and getting directly to the deal-makers; Redefining conflicts and transactions on your own terms; Solving problems with ingenuity instead of money; </i>and<i> Believing in yourself, no matter what your opponents try to say</i>.<BR> <BR> Written in the style of Sun Tzu’s <i>The Art of War </i>and <i>The Tao of Warren Buffett, </i>this is a must-read for every Trump fan (and even the haters).
Burning the Midnight Oil: Illuminating Words for the Long Night's...
by Phil Cousineau

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English

Pages

244

Publication Date

December 16, 2013

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In Burning the Midnight Oil, word-wrangler extraordinaire Phil Cousineau has gathered an eclectic and electric collection of soulful poems and prose from great thinkers throughout the ages. Whether beguiling readers with glorious poetry or consoling them with prayers from fellow restless souls, Cousineau can relieve any insomniac's unease. From St. John of the Cross to Annie Dillard, Beethoven to The Song of Songs, this refreshingly insightful anthology soothes and inspires all who struggle through the dark of the night. These "night thoughts" vividly illustrate Alfred North Whitehead's liberating description of "what we do without solitude" and also evoke Henry David Thoreau's reverie, "Our truest life is when we are in dreams awake." The night writers in Cousineau's vesperal collection range from saints, poets, and shamans to astronomers and naturalists, and tells of ancient tales and shining passages from the most brilliant (albeit insomniac) writers of today. These poetic ponderances sing of the falling darkness, revel in dream-time, convey the ache of melancholy, conspire against sleeplessness, vanquish loneliness, contemplate the night sky, rhapsodize on love, and languorously greet the first rays of dawn. Notable night owls include Rabandranath Tagore, Mary Oliver, Manley Hopkins, Jorge Borges and William Blake.
Hemingway Didn't Say That: The Truth Behind Familiar Quotations
by Garson O'Toole

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English

Pages

398

Publication Date

April 01, 2017

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<p><b>“Extensive and brilliant investigations…a tour de force of detective work…Mr. O’Toole is a beacon of accuracy who should inspire all readers who prefer their facts real rather than phony.” —<i>Wall Street Journal</i></b></p><p>Everywhere you look, you’ll find viral quotable wisdom attributed to icons ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Mark Twain, from Cicero to Woody Allen. But more often than not, these attributions are false.</p><p>Garson O’Toole—the Internet’s foremost investigator into the dubious origins of our most repeated quotations, aphorisms, and everyday sayings—collects his efforts into a first-ever encyclopedia of corrective popular history. Containing an enormous amount of original research, this delightful compendium presents information previously unavailable to readers, writers, and scholars. It also serves as the first careful examination of what causes misquotations and how they spread across the globe.</p><p>Using the massive expansion in online databases as well as old-fashioned gumshoe archival digging, O’Toole provides a fascinating study of our modern abilities to find and correct misinformation. As Carl Sagan did <i>not</i> say, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”</p>
You're Going to Survive: True stories about adversity, rejection,...
by Alexandra Franzen

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English

Pages

306

Publication Date

December 15, 2017

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<strong>How to survive adversity, criticism, rejection and defeat</strong><br /><p><br /><b>Life involves adversity:</b> No matter what kind of career you’ve chosen, you’re going to deal with discouragement, frustration, and situations that are, shall we say, “less than ideal.” It could be a hysterical client who’s demanding a refund. Or a book that gets rejected…48 times and counting. Or a job interview that goes nowhere. Or watching your best friend get the exciting promotion that you wanted. Or a vicious one-star review that rattles your self-esteem and makes you question your talent, your identity, everything. When that moment arrives, open this book.<br /> <p><br /><b>Defeat and getting through it:</b> Inside, you’ll find inspiring true stories from all kinds of people—from authors, chefs, lawyers, website designers, and Broadway performers to personal stylists, jazz musicians, business consultants, non-profit fundraisers, and more—each describing one of the worst moments in their entire career, and how they got through it. <br /> <p><br /><b>How to stay motivated and never give up:</b> Each chapter is filled with honesty, humor, and heartfelt encouragement to help you stay motivated, keep marching, and never give up―even when things feel incredibly tough. No matter what’s going on in your career right now, this isn’t the end of your story. <i>You’re going to survive.</i>
Still I Rise: The Persistence of Phenomenal Women
by Marlene Wagman-Geller

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

July 25, 2017

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<b>#1 New Release on Amazon! — Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"?</b><br /><p><br /><b>Intrepid women heroes:</b> When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem <i>Invictus</i>. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. <i>Still I Rise</i> takes its title from a work by Maya Angelou and it resonates with the same spirit of an unconquerable soul, a woman who is captain of her fate. Just as <i>Invictus</i> brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. <i>Still I Rise</i> embodies the strength of character of the inspiring women profiled. Each chapter will outline the fall and rise of great women heroes who smashed all obstacles, rather than let all obstacles smash them. The book offers hope to those undergoing their own Sisyphean struggles. Intrepid women heroes are the antithesis of the traditional damsels in distress; rather than waiting for the prince, they took salvation into their own hands.<br /><p><br /><b>Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include:</b><ul><br /><li>Madame C. J. Walker - first female American millionaire<br /><li>Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma’s first lady of freedom<br /><li>Betty Shabazz - civil rights activist<br /><li>Nellie Sachs - Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient<br /><li>Selma Lagerlof - first woman Nobel Laureate<br /><li>Fannie Lou Hamer - American voting rights activist<br /><li>Bessie Coleman - first African-American female pilot<br /><li>Wilma Rudolph - first woman to win three gold medals<br /><li>Sonia Sotomayor - first Hispanic Supreme Court justice<br /><li>Wangari Maathai - Nobel Prize winner<br /><li> Winnifred Mandela - freedom fighter<br /><li> Lois Wilson - founder of Al-Anon<br /><li>Roxanne Quimby - co-founder of Burt’s Bees
"Don't Forget to Sing in the Lifeboats": Uncommon Wisdom for Unco...
by , Ross Petras

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English

Pages

389

Publication Date

May 20, 2010

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<DIV>Uncommon times call for uncommon wisdom. It’s inspiring to hear from people who’ve graduated from the school of hard knocks, yet kept a sense of humor. People like Twain, Voltaire, Oscar Wilde. People who've said the thing so well that we all wish we'd said it. People who've been there, done that, and refuse to sugarcoat what they've learned. People who know, as Sherry Hochman puts it, that <I>"Every day is a gift—even if it sucks."</I><br /><br />From Kathryn and Ross petras, curators of craziness (and surprising smarts), comes a timely collection of reassuring reality:<br /><br /><I>"Why is there so much month left at the end of the money?"</I>—John Barrymore<br /><br /><I>"October. This is one of the peculiarly dangerous months to speculate in stocks in. The others are July, January, September, April, November, May, March, June, December, August, and February.</I>" —Mark Twain<br /><br /><I>"I know God will not give me anything I can't handle. I just wish he didn't trust me so much."</I>—Mother Teresa<br /><br /><I>"When one burns one's bridges, what a very nice fire it makes."</I>—Dylan Thomas <br /><br /><I>"If you think you have it tough, read history books."</I>—Bill Maher<br /><br />And Voltaire:<I> "Life is a shipwreck but we must not forget to sing in the lifeboats."</I></DIV>
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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English

Pages

177

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b>With fifty percent more material than the hardcover, this expanded edition of <i>The Bed of Procrustes </i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don’t understand. The other books in the series are <i>Fooled by Randomness, The Black Swan, </i>and <i>Antifragile</i>.</b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb’s view of modern civilization’s hubristic side effects—modifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>“Taleb’s crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.”—<i>Financial Times</i></b><br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>

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