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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 />
The Fortunate Pilgrim: A Novel
by Mario Puzo

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 28, 2004

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<b>FROM BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF THE GODFATHER - "A classic... The novel is lifted into literature by its highly charged language, its penetrating insights, and its mixture of tenderness and rage." - New York Times Book Review</b><br /><br /><b>Described by the author as his "best and most literary book." </b>Puzo's classic story about the loves, crimes and struggles confronted by one family of New York City immigrants living in Hell's Kitchen. Fresh from the farms in Italy, Lucia Santa struggles to hold her family together in a strange land. At turns poignant, comic and violent, The Fortunate Pilgrim is Italian-American fiction at its very best.<br /><br />The book's hero, Lucia Santa, is an incredibly captivating character and based on Puzo's very own mother - he describes, "her wisdom, her ruthlessness, and her unconquerable love for her family and for life itself, qualities not valued in women at the time."
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
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 />
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
by Rachel Simon

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English

Pages

308

Publication Date

March 05, 2013

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<DIV>Rachel Simon’s sister Beth is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who is intellectually disabled, spends her days riding the buses in her Pennsylvania city. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. One day, Beth asked Rachel to accompany her on the buses for an entire year. This wise, funny, deeply affecting book is the chronicle of that remarkable time. Rachel, a writer and college teacher whose hyperbusy life camouflaged her emotional isolation, had much to learn in her sister’s extraordinary world. These are life lessons from which every reader can profit: how to live in the moment, how to pay attention to what really matters, how to change, how to love—and how to slow down and enjoy the ride.<BR /> Elegantly woven throughout the odyssey are riveting memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness. Rachel Simon brings to light the almost invisible world of intellectual disability, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is. This heartwarming book about the unbreakable bond between two very different sisters takes the reader on an inspirational journey at once unique and universal.</DIV>
Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World
by , Randall Bell

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English

Pages

189

Publication Date

December 12, 2017

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Occasionally, the world produces one of those rare thinkers that alter the course of history.<br /><br />Disney reinvented entertainment, Einstein revolutionized science, Edison lit up our lives with the light bulb, Bell got the world talking with the telephone … and Fender revolutionized music.<br /><br />If you think about it, Leo Fender has influenced every person on earth today – at least everyone who has ever heard a song.<br /><br /><i>Guitar Player Magazine</i> declared that Clarence Leo Fender is the father of the solid body guitar. Not only did he invent it, but Leo’s guitars were used by everyone from Elvis Presley, to Eric Clapton and from Jimmy Page to Jimmy Hendrix. Indeed, <i>Rolling Stone Magazine</i> published a list of the world's top 100 guitarists, and 90 of them used one of Leo's guitars on stage, and the others used guitars that copied Leo's inventions and concepts.<br /><br />Leo Fender was shy, had one glass eye, and was nearly deaf. Yet, from the small town of Fullerton, California, he built an iconic worldwide empire that is worshiped by the rock stars themselves. The highest price ever spent for music memorabilia was not for Michael Jackson’s glove, original Beatles’ handwritten lyrics or even Elvis’ killer pantsuit. It was for a Fender Stratocaster, which sold for a staggering $2.7 million.<br /><br />Written by the wife of the late Leo Fender, for the very first time, this book provides a rare look into the wonderful mind and world of this quiet genius.
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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<h3><strong>#1 New Release on Amazon! — Who are the great women leaders in history? Who are the women heroes who personify "girl power"?</strong></h3><p><strong>Intrepid women heroes:</strong> When Nelson Mandela was imprisoned in South Africa’s brutal Robben Prison, he tirelessly turned to the poem <em>Invictus</em>. The inspirational verse by the Victorian William Ernest Henley, penned on the occasion of the amputation of his leg. <em>Still I Rise</em> 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 <em>Invictus</em> brought solace to generations so does the contemporary classic. <em>Still I Rise</em> 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.</p><p><strong>Celebrate girl power! Women leaders in history celebrated in this book include:</strong></p><ul><li>Madame C. J. Walker - first female American millionaire</li><li>Aung San Suu Kyi - Burma’s first lady of freedom</li><li>Betty Shabazz - civil rights activist</li><li>Nellie Sachs - Holocaust survivor and Nobel Prize recipient</li><li>Selma Lagerlof - first woman Nobel Laureate</li><li>Fannie Lou Hamer - American voting rights activist</li><li>Bessie Coleman - first African-American female pilot</li><li>Wilma Rudolph - first woman to win three gold medals</li><li>Sonia Sotomayor - first Hispanic Supreme Court justice</li><li>Wangari Maathai - Nobel Prize winner</li><li>Winnifred Mandela - freedom fighter</li><li>Lois Wilson - founder of Al-Anon</li><li>Roxanne Quimby - co-founder of Burt’s Bees</li></ul>
The Fourth K: A Novel
by Mario Puzo

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English

Pages

497

Publication Date

January 04, 2012

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<b>A PRESIDENTIAL DYNASTY. AN ARAB TERRORIST ATTACK. DEMOCRACY UNDER SIEGE. Mario Puzo envisioned it all in his eerily prescient 1991 novel, <i>The Fourth K</i>.<br /><br /> </b>President Francis Xavier Kennedy is elected to office, in large part, thanks to the legacy of his forebears– good looks, privilege, wealth–and is the very embodiment of youthful optimism. Too soon, however, he is beaten down by the political process and, disabused of his ideals, he becomes a leader totally unlike what he has been before.<br /><br /> When his daughter becomes a pawn in a brutal terrorist plot, Kennedy, who has obsessively kept alive the memory of his uncles’ assassinations, activates all his power to retaliate in a series of violent measures. As the explosive events unfold, the world and those closest to him look on with both awe and horror.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Paperback edition.</i>
Collins English Dictionary Reference edition: 290,000 words and p...
by Collins Dictionaries

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English

Pages

1168

Publication Date

October 05, 2017

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<p>Not suitable for all Kindle devices. Please see below for compatibility with your Kindle device. Set as your dictionary of choice for Kindle and look up words while reading ebooks.<br />The perfect Kindle dictionary reference for everyday use, including all the words, meanings, and phrases you need.</p><p>Compatibility & Functionality<br />If you have any issues with this, please contact dictionaries@harpercollins.co.uk<br />• Basic Text Search works on all Kindle devices<br />• Index lookup works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD<br />• Setting as Default Dictionary works on all Kindles except Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle for Android and any of the Kindle apps, including Kindle for PC and Kindle for Mac</p><p>Search across the full English dictionary by headword.</p><p>Set as your default Kindle dictionary (check compatibility above). Show definitions in a pop-up window when reading books.</p><p>Ideal for everyday use in the office, at home and for study, this is the ideal dictionary for support in all areas of the language.</p><p>Find out more – thousands of fascinating, fact-filled biographical and geographical entries for people and places.</p><p>Have confidence – contains more references than any comparable dictionary with over 295,000. Comprehensive and authoritative, with all the words and definitions you need.</p><p>Get it right – language notes help you choose the right words for every situation and give advice on words that are changing in meaning or use.</p>
Harry S. Truman: The American Presidents Series: The 33rd Preside...
by Robert Dallek

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English

Pages

208

Publication Date

September 02, 2008

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<p><b>The plainspoken man from Missouri who never expected to be president yet rose to become one of the greatest leaders of the twentieth century</b></p><p>In April 1945, after the death of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the presidency fell to a former haberdasher and clubhouse politician from Independence, Missouri. Many believed he would be overmatched by the job, but Harry S. Truman would surprise them all.</p><p>Few chief executives have had so lasting an impact. Truman ushered America into the nuclear age, established the alliances and principles that would define the cold war and the national security state, started the nation on the road to civil rights, and won the most dramatic election of the twentieth century—his 1948 "whistlestop campaign" against Thomas E. Dewey.</p><p>Robert Dallek, the bestselling biographer of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson, shows how this unassuming yet supremely confident man rose to the occasion. Truman clashed with Southerners over civil rights, with organized labor over the right to strike, and with General Douglas MacArthur over the conduct of the Korean War. He personified Thomas Jefferson's observation that the presidency is a "splendid misery," but it was during his tenure that the United States truly came of age.</p>

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