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Parents Who Killed Their Children: True stories of Filicide, Men...
by Dr. RJ Parker

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English

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280

Publication Date

April 30, 2014

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<b>Available in Kindle, Paperback and Audiobook editions</b><br /><b>SUSPENSE MAGAZINE</b> - "Parents Who Kill Their Children is a great read for aficionados of true crime. The way the author laid the cases out made the hair on the back of my neck stand up."<br /> <br />This collection of "Filicidal Killers" provides a gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. Parents Who Killed their Children depicts ten of the most notorious and horrific cases of homicidal parental units out of control. People like--Andrea Yates, Diane Downs, Susan Smith, and Jeffrey MacDonald--who received a great deal of media attention. <b>The author explores the reasons; from addiction to postpartum psychosis, insanity to altruism, revenge and jealousy.</b><br /> <br />Each story is detailed with background information on the parents, the murder scenes, trials, sentencing and aftermath.<br /> <br /><b>INSIDE THE BOOK</b><br />Andrea Yates<br />Darlie Routier<br />Susan Eubanks<br />Lianne Smith<br />Alan Bristol<br />Jeffrey MacDonald<br />Deanna Laney<br />Susan Smith<br />Tonya Thomas<br />Diane Downs<br /> <br />"Acclaimed true crime author, RJ Parker Ph.D., has a knack for collecting high-profile cases under specific themes. This collection about parents who kill their children provides a fast-paced, gripping overview of how things can go horribly wrong in once-loving families. From Andrea Yates to Jeffrey MacDonald to Susan Smith, Parker reports on the stunning case details and suggests reasons why the parental bond can get so twisted. The updates at the end of each chapter add a lot, since popular media rarely follows up. An important reference for true crime readers."<br />-- <b>(Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.)</b>, bestselling author of "The Mind of a Murderer" and "The Ivy League Killer."<br /><br />"Is there anything more reprehensible than filicide--that is, the intended act of a parent killing his or her own child? In "Parents Who Killed Their Children," the award-winning true crime author RJ Parker shines a powerful light on this dark and sordid phenomenon. First, Parker offers a number of possible psychological and environmental causes (or at least correlates) of filicide. Then he presents ten shocking, real-life case histories of parents who murdered their children. The result is a book that is bound to make you rethink the absolute sanctity of motherhood and reflect on why some mothers do indeed "eat their young." This is a powerful read and another hard-hitting, compelling entry by RJ Parker."<br />-- <b>(Scott Bonn, Ph.D)</b>, criminologist, professor and author of the forthcoming "Why We Love Serial Killers"<br /><br /><b>NOTEWORTHY</b><br />This book has been selected by several Universities in their upcoming courses in Criminology, Sociology and Forensic Psychology, including, the University of Utah and Penn State University.<br /> <br /><b>...True stories of Filicidal Murder, Mental Health and Postpartum Psychosis<br />...Now FREE to Read Using Your KindleUnlimited Membership | Kindle eBook is FREE when you purchase the Paperback edition<br />...PUBLISHERS WEEKLY</b> - " valuable resource and reference book for Criminologists and Psychologists on the fraught subject of maternal filicide, supported with ten case studies. A clear-eyed view on the most heartbreaking of crimes."<br />
The Ultimate Guide to Publishing and Selling Your Book: What I Le...
by MaryAnn Burchell

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English

Pages

97

Publication Date

November 11, 2018

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Don’t leave the success of your novel up to chance.Award-winning and bestselling author, MaryAnn Burchell, will walk you through the process of getting you and your book on the road to success!This fact-filled, inspirational guide is based on her more than five years of experience learning the how-tos of writing, publishing and marketing her books.Create and manage the kind of book that will have readers buying and demanding more from you.Includes Sections on:•How to schedule your writing•How to cheaply and effectively edit your book•How to format it for a print version and the eBook version•How to create a successful Business Plan•How to use Amazon Ads to increase sales•How to use other platforms to get the word out about your book•Much, much more!
THE PRINCE (Wisehouse Classics Edition)
by Nicolo Machiavelli

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English

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63

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December 27, 2015

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<em>THE PRINCE </em>(Italian: Il Principe) is a 16th-century political treatise by the Italian diplomat and political theorist Niccolò Machiavelli. From correspondence a version appears to have been distributed in 1513, using a Latin title, De Principatibus (About Principalities). However, the printed version was not published until 1532, five years after Machiavelli's death. This was done with the permission of the Medici pope Clement VII, but “long before then, in fact since the first appearance of the Prince in manuscript, controversy had swirled about his writings”. Although it was written as if it were a traditional work in the mirrors for princes style, it is generally agreed that it was especially innovative. This is only partly because it was written in the vernacular Italian rather than Latin, a practice which had become increasingly popular since the publication of Dante's Divine Comedy and other works of Renaissance literature.<br /><br /><br />THE PRINCE is sometimes claimed to be one of the first works of modern philosophy, especially modern political philosophy, in which the effective truth is taken to be more important than any abstract ideal. It was also in direct conflict with the dominant Catholic and scholastic doctrines of the time concerning how to consider politics and ethics. Although it is relatively short, the treatise is the most remembered of Machiavelli's works and the one most responsible for bringing the word “Machiavellian” into usage as a pejorative. It also helped make “Old Nick” an English term for the devil, and even contributed to the modern negative connotations of the words “politics” and “politician” in western countries. In terms of subject matter it overlaps with the much longer Discourses on Livy, which was written a few years later. In its use of near-contemporary Italians as examples of people who perpetrated criminal deeds for politics, another lesser-known work by Machiavelli which THE PRINCE has been compared to is the Life of Castruccio Castracani.
The Yellow Wallpaper: By Charlotte Perkins Gilman (Illustrated An...
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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English

Pages

33

Publication Date

December 14, 2015

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<h1>“<em>But I MUST say what I feel and think in some way - it is such a relief! But the effort is getting to be greater than the relief.</em>” : Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Yellow WallPaper</h1><h2><br />Your ‘<em>The Yellow WallPaper</em>' by <em>Charlotte Perkins Gilman</em> eBook Report:</h2><ol><li> Unabridged (100% Original content)</li><li> Illustrated.</li><li> Working Table of Contents, Font adjustments & Navigation.</li></ol><h2>About ‘<em>The Yellow WallPaper</em>' by <em>Charlotte Perkins Gilman</em></h2><p><br />"The Yellow Wallpaper" (original title: "The Yellow Wall-paper. A Story") is a 6,000-word short story by the American writer Charlotte Perkins Gilman, first published in January 1892 in The New England Magazine. It is regarded as an important early work of American feminist literature, illustrating attitudes in the 19th century toward women's health, both physical and mental. The story details the descent of the unreliable narrator, possibly named Jane, into madness. Her supportive, though misunderstanding husband, John, believes it is in her best interests to go on a rest cure after the birth of their child. The family spends the summer at a colonial mansion that has, in the narrator's words, "something queer about it".</p><h2><br />Top 100 Best-Ever Classics Books:</h2><p><br /> <strong>US</strong> –> http://amzn.to/1K9ZzqC</p><p><strong>UK</strong> –> http://amzn.to/1L3UgOB</p><p><strong>Canada</strong> –> http://amzn.to/1i02L1h</p>
Woman In Scarlet: The groundbreaking true story of life as a woma...
by Karen L. Adams

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English

Pages

248

Publication Date

September 25, 2018

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<strong>An inspirational memoir of one woman’s 28-year journey from aspirations of becoming one of the first female officers within the fabled Royal Canadian Mounted Police, to overcoming the harsh realities of discrimination, injustice and personal violation.</strong><br /><br />Karen Adams’ dream became possible the day the RCMP finally included women in what was then, an unashamed boy’s club. When Karen joined the very first group of female RCMP recruits at age 22, she never anticipated the indelible mark this would leave on the landscape of Canada’s iconic police force and the women who came after her. Karen, least of all.<br /><br />Fueled by equal measures of naiveté and a relentless pursuit of excellence to win the respect of her fellow officers, Karen found her passion in life despite a hostile work environment, both inside and outside the RCMP. Her story pulses with excitement as she recounts her initial forays into drug busts, surveillance and undercover missions–all the while suffering silently with PTSD after a physical assault perpetrated by a trusted member of the vaunted force she strived so hard to become part of.<br /><br />Told with exuberance, humor and astonishing honesty, <em>Woman In Scarlet</em>, is a thrilling police car ride-along, as well as a deeply personal and courageous view of one woman’s evolution from a fledgling cadet to a respected trailblazer for social and political change.<br /><br />Read <em>Woman In Scarlet</em> today for a remarkable journey filled with brutal obstacles, the heartbreaks of loss and the triumphs of achievement.<br /><br /><strong>Genre:</strong> Women’s Historical Memoir
Great Short Stories by American Women (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Dover Publications

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English

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209

Publication Date

March 01, 2012

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<DIV>Embracing a wide variety of subjects, this choice collection of 13 short stories represents the work of an elite group of American women writing in the 19th and earthly 20th centuries. The earliest stories are Rebecca Harding Davis' naturalistic "Life in the Iron Mills" (published in 1861 and predating Émile Zola's <I>Germinal </I>by almost 25 years) and Louisa May Alcott's semiautobiographical tale "Transcendental Wild Oats" (1873). The most recent ones are Zora Neale Hurston's "Sweat," an ironic tale of a failed marriage, published in 1926, and "Sanctuary" (1930), Nella Larsen's gripping and controversial tale of contested loyalty.<BR>In between is a grand cavalcade of superbly crafted fiction by Sarah Orne Jewett, Mary E. Wilkins Freeman, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Kate Chopin, Willa Cather, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Djuna Barnes, Susan Glaspell and Edith Wharton. Brief biographies of each of the writers are included.</DIV>
Philippa Gregory Reading Order and Checklist: The guide to the no...
by Rachel Bridget Kelley

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English

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36

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February 08, 2018

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<h2><strong>UPDATED FOR 2018</strong></h2><br /><h3><strong>This book offers you a handy reading guide to the many novels of the best-selling historical fiction author Philippa Gregory.</strong></h3><br /><h3><strong>It features a series of lists of Philippa Gregory’s books in order plus a checklist at the end of the book to help you to keep track of what books you have read, together with any notes you want to make. Not sure where you are in a series or what book is next? Just look at the Checklist on your Kindle device or app and save time.</strong></h3><br /><h3><strong>This book includes:</strong></h3><br /><h3><strong><ul><br /><li><strong>An Introduction to Philippa Gregory.</strong></li><br /><li><strong>A Complete List of novels by Philippa Gregory in publishing order.</strong></li><br /><li><strong>A List of novels by Philippa Gregory in series order.</strong></li><br /><li><strong>Reading Order of Plantagenet and Tudor Novels in Historical Chronological Order.</strong></li><br /><li><strong>Further Reading about Philippa Gregory, including links to interviews and resources.</strong></li><br /><li><strong>Reading Checklist of all novels by Philippa Gregory in alphabetical order.</strong></li><br /></ul><br /><h3><strong>You will receive free Updates to this book whenever a new Philippa Gregory book is published. Please ensure you have the Update function enabled on your Kindle device or app.</strong></h3><br /><h3><strong>This guide is a reference work of bibliography and does not contain excerpts or summaries as these can often contain spoilers.</strong></h3></strong></h3>
Herland (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

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English

Pages

93

Publication Date

April 18, 2012

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<DIV>A prominent turn-of-the-century social critic and lecturer, Charlotte Perkins Gilman is perhaps best known for her short story "The Yellow Wallpaper," a chilling study of a woman's descent into insanity, and <I>Women and Economics,</I> a classic of feminist theory that analyzes the destructive effects of women's economic reliance on men.<BR>In <I>Herland,</I> a vision of a feminist utopia, Gilman employs humor to engaging effect in a story about three male explorers who stumble upon an all-female society isolated somewhere in South America. Noting the advanced state of the civilization they've encountered, the visitors set out to find some males, assuming that since the country is so civilized, "there must be men." A delightful fantasy, the story enables Gilman to articulate her then-unconventional views of male-female roles and capabilities, motherhood, individuality, privacy, the sense of community, sexuality, and many other topics.<BR>Decades ahead of her time in evolving a humanistic, feminist perspective, Gilman has been rediscovered and warmly embraced by contemporary feminists. An articulate voice for both women and men oppressed by the social order of the day, she adeptly made her points with a wittiness often missing from polemical writings. This inexpensive edition of <I>Herland</I> will charm readers with the tale's mischievous, ironic outlook. </DIV>
The Complete Works of Margaret Fuller: Woman in the Nineteenth Ce...
by , Julia Ward Howe

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English

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1647

Publication Date

March 19, 2018

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Sarah Margaret Fuller Ossoli (1810-1850) was an American journalist, critic, and women's rights advocate associated with the American transcendentalism movement. She was the first full-time American female book reviewer in journalism. Fuller was an advocate of women's rights and, in particular, women's education and the right to employment. Her book "Woman in the Nineteenth Century" is considered the first major feminist work in the United States. She encouraged many other reforms in society, including prison reform and the emancipation of slaves in the United States. Many other advocates for women's rights and feminism, including Susan B. Anthony, cite Fuller as a source of inspiration. <br />Contents:<br />Woman in the Nineteenth Century<br />Summer on the Lakes in 1843<br />Memoirs<br />Reviews<br />Narrative<br />Essays<br />Poems<br />Biography by Julia Ward Howe
Great Poems by American Women: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Edition...
by Dover Publications

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English

Pages

256

Publication Date

May 14, 2012

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<DIV><DIV>From the colonial-era poets to such twentieth-century writers as Marianne Moore and Sylvia Plath, this inspiring anthology offers a retrospective of more than three centuries of poems by American women. Over 200 selections embrace a wide range of themes and motifs: meditations on the meaning of existence, celebrations of life's joys, appreciations of the natural world, and many more.<BR>"To My Dear and Loving Husband," written by America's first poet of note, Anne Bradstreet (1612-1672), appears here, along with "On Imagination," by Phillis Wheatley (1753-1784), America's first great black woman poet. Selections also include more than a dozen beloved works by Emily Dickinson as well as masterly verses by Hilda Doolittle, Gwendolyn Brooks, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Amy Lowell, Emma Lazarus, and numerous lesser-known authors.<BR>A superb introduction to America's women poets, this engaging collection offers an inexpensive and rewarding resource for students, teachers, and all lovers of fine poetry.</DIV></DIV>

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