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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 />
Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World
by , Randall Bell

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English

Pages

189

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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.
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 />
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>
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
by Rachel Simon

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English

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308

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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>
The Fortunate Pilgrim
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."
The Fourth K
by Mario Puzo

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English

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497

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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>
The Original Wild Ones: Tales of the Boozefighters Motorcycle Clu...
by , Dave Nichols

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English

Pages

290

Publication Date

November 10, 2010

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<div><p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">Get an inside look at the real beginning of outlaw biker culture with this “raucous and heartfelt recounting of the early days of biker clubs” (<I>Roadbike</i>).  The story starts one weekend in 1947, at a motorcycle race in Hollister, California.  A few members of one club, the no-holds-barred “Boozefighters,” got a little juiced up and took their racing to the street.  Word of the fracas spread, and soon enough <I>Life</i> magazine was on hand to tell the world, with sensational (albeit posed) pictures of the outlaws. And then the “Hollister riot” made its way into the movies, immortalized in Marlon Brando’s “The Wild One.”</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt"> </p> <p style="margin: 0in 0in 0pt">What was the reality behind the myth?  Through interviews with the surviving members of the Boozefighters, current member Bill Hayes and club historian Jim “JQ” Quattlebaum take readers right into the fray for a firsthand account of what happened in Hollister, and the formation of  the Boozefighters, where the outlaw biker culture truly began.  The book, “with its great stories and entertaining real-life characters” (<I>MotorcycleUSA.com</i>), is “mandatory reading for anyone interested in American motorcycling history “(<I>Minnesota Motorcycle Monthly</i>). </p></div>
First of Hearts: Selected Letters of Mrs. Henry Adams
by Cokie Roberts

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English

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228

Publication Date

September 19, 2011

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"Congress bumbles on. Everybody laughs at its assumed spasms of virtue, no one is deceived by any reform pretenses". Clover Adams's political commentary in 1883 could serve as the lead of a legislative story today- that's one reason why it's so much fun to read her mail. <br />...What's striking here is how open the political scene was to women. Historians tend to insist that women occupied no political space before suffrage, or more commonly, they ignore women altogether... But Mrs. Henry Adams quickly assumed influential womanhood in Washington. As he was leaving his post as Secretary of the Interior, the Adams's old friend Carl Shurz brought her his report on Indian affairs, which she deemed "worth reading".
Writing Your Legacy: The Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life...
by , Cheryl Svensson

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English

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246

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April 29, 2015

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<div><p>Craft a meaningful life story!</p><p>A written legacy of your life--one that encompasses experiences, lessons learned, failures and triumphs--is a gift your family and friends will cherish for years to come. Writing this story may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. Writing Your Legacy is a step-by-step guide to chronicling a life story that reflects your true self. Through a series of 35 guided themes, as well as supplementary exercises, you'll explore milestones, relationships, career paths, and major choices, and leave an eloquent record of your life for future generations.</p><p>You'll also learn how to:</p><ul><li>Become the hero of your story</li><li>Employ vibrant sensory details</li><li>Discover your unique voice</li><li>Dig up memories from your childhood and teen years</li><li>Overcome writer's block, address common fears, and stay motivated</li><li>Prepare your story for publication</li></ul>Writing your life story can grant you insight and clarity, help you heal past wounds, and serve as a treasured account you'll be proud to share. Your story deserves to be told. Capture the spirit of your life with <i>Writing Your Legacy</i>.</div>

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