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Lincoln's Last Trial: The Murder Case That Propelled Him to the P...
by , David Fisher

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

June 05, 2018

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<strong>Instant </strong><strong><em>New York Times</em></strong><strong> bestseller!</strong><br /><strong><em>A Washington Independent Review of Books</em></strong><strong> Favorite Book of 2018<br />A </strong><strong><em>Suspense Magazine</em></strong><strong> Best Book of 2018<br />A </strong><strong><em>Mental Floss</em></strong><strong> Best Book of 2018<br />A </strong><strong><em>USA Today</em></strong><strong> Top 10 Hot Book for Summer<br /><br />“Makes you feel as if you are watching a live camera riveted on a courtroom more than 150 years ago.” —Diane Sawyer <br /><br />The true story of Abraham Lincoln’s last murder trial, a case in which he had a deep personal involvement—and which played out in the nation’s newspapers as he began his presidential campaign</strong><br /><br />At the end of the summer of 1859, twenty-two-year-old Peachy Quinn Harrison went on trial for murder in Springfield, Illinois. Abraham Lincoln, who had been involved in more than three thousand cases—including more than twenty-five murder trials—during his two-decades-long career, was hired to defend him. This was to be his last great case as a lawyer.<br /><br />What normally would have been a local case took on momentous meaning. Lincoln’s debates with Senator Stephen Douglas the previous fall had gained him a national following, transforming the little-known, self-taught lawyer into a respected politician. He was being urged to make a dark-horse run for the presidency in 1860. Taking this case involved great risk. His reputation was untarnished, but should he lose this trial, should Harrison be convicted of murder, the spotlight now focused so brightly on him might be dimmed. He had won his most recent murder trial with a daring and dramatic maneuver that had become a local legend, but another had ended with his client dangling from the end of a rope.<br /><br />The case posed painful personal challenges for Lincoln. The murder victim had trained for the law in his office, and Lincoln had been his friend and his mentor. His accused killer, the young man Lincoln would defend, was the son of a close friend and loyal supporter. And to win this trial he would have to form an unholy allegiance with a longtime enemy, a revivalist preacher he had twice run against for political office—and who had bitterly slandered Lincoln as an “infidel…too lacking in faith” to be elected.<br /><br /><em>Lincoln’s Last Trial</em> captures the presidential hopeful’s dramatic courtroom confrontations in vivid detail as he fights for his client—but also for his own blossoming political future. It is a moment in history that shines a light on our legal system, as in this case Lincoln fought a legal battle that remains incredibly relevant today.
In Their Own Words
by , Donagh Bracken

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English

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353

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January 23, 2020

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<p><em>In Their Own Words</em> answers, an important question on the minds of many Americans-what is happening inside America"s Democratic Party today? During the 1980s, before the collapse of the Soviet Socialist Republics, prominent Democratic leaders Bernie Sanders and Bill De Blasio were ardent supporters of Marxist Daniel Ortega and his Nicaraguan revolution. Ortega was the man of the people, intent on forming a socialist government of equality in the Central American country. Today Ortega crushes dissent from the people he "liberated," joining Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela as just another "elected" dictator who has destroyed his country through the implementation of socialism. But who from the media is questioning the horrendous judgment of Sanders and De Blasio back then, as they actually push the same policies for America now? <em>In Their Own Words</em> shines the light on the insidious nature of socialism as the transformative step towards communist utopia. The problem is-the "utopia" part never happens. This book explains why.</p><p><strong>R.Jean Gray, Special Agent in Charge, Soviet Counterintelligence, FBI, New York, Retired)</strong></p>
Swipe to Unlock: The Primer on Technology and Business Strategy
by , Neel Mehta

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English

Pages

347

Publication Date

September 19, 2017

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<b>Authored by 3 Product Managers at Google, Facebook, and Microsoft, </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> is a comprehensive guide on the must-know concepts of technology and business strategy. <b>It is a must-read for anyone pursuing product management, design, marketing, consulting or business strategy roles in the tech industry.</b><br /><br />***Swipe to Unlock was updated in 2019 to <b>include over 40 pages of new content</b> to cover the latest developments in the world of tech.***<b> We highly recommend buying our book directly from Amazon rather than a third-party seller as it's the only way to ensure you get the latest version.</b><br /><br />This <b>#1 Amazon Business Bestseller won a medal </b>from the <b>North American Book Awards</b> and has been featured in <b>The Wall Street Journal</b>, <b>Forbes</b>, and <b>Business Insider. </b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> was touted as <b>"our generation's Rosetta Stone for enabling anyone to peer into the technology changing everyday life"</b> by Jeremy Schifeling.<br /><ul><li>How does Spotify determine what songs to recommend to you?</li><li>How did KaiOS become the third largest mobile operating system in just two years since launching?</li><li>Why does Amazon offer free shipping with Prime if it loses them money?</li><li>How did a single typo take down 20% of the internet?</li><li>Why did Microsoft acquire LinkedIn?</li></ul>By answering real-world questions like this, <b><i>Swipe to Unlock</i> gives you a peek under the hood of the technology you use every day, decodes tech's biggest buzzwords, and shows you how technology is changing the society we live in for better or for worse.</b><br /><br /><b>Topics Covered: </b>Software Development, Business Models & Strategies, Economics, Hacking & Security, Hardware & Robots, The Internet, Cloud Computing, Big Data, Technology Policy, Emerging Markets, Future Trends, and much more!<br /><br /><b>Featured Companies: </b>Google, Facebook, Microsoft, Amazon, Apple, Spotify, Uber, WeChat, Yelp, Tinder, Washington Post, Grab, Toyota, GoJek, Samsung, Salesforce, M-Pesa, Quora, KaiOS, Twitter, Tesla, ByteDance, Airbnb, Robinhood, Adobe, Alibaba, Netflix, Paytm, Target, and many more!<br /><br /><b>Unlock the answers you need to ace your tech interviews or become a better-educated digital citizen.</b><br />
Defending the Constitution: Alan Dershowitz's Senate Argument Aga...
by Alan Dershowitz

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English

Pages

110

Publication Date

February 06, 2020

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“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—<i>Politico</i><br /><br /><b>In <i>Defending the Constitution</i>, Alan Dershowitz—<i>New York Times </i>bestselling author and one of America’s most respected legal scholars—makes an impassioned constitutional argument against the impeachment of President Donald Trump, just as he delivered it to the United States Senate. </b><br /><br /> Alan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by <i>Politico</i> and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by <i>Newsweek</i>. Yet he has come under intense criticism fire for applying those same principles, and his famed “shoe‑on‑the‑other‑foot test,” to Donald Trump, especially after arguing on the president’s behalf before the U.S. Senate as it deliberated impeachment.<br /><br /><i>Defending the Constitution</i> seeks to refocus the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has upheld for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. Citing legal examples from a long lineage of distinguished judges and attorneys, and examining the impeachment language in the Constitution itself, Dershowitz proves—first to the U.S. Senate, and now to readers everywhere—that President Trump should not have been impeached, and certainly should not be removed, for causes that do not meet the standards laid out by the founding fathers.<br /><br /> This book is Alan Dershowitz’s argument for a return to nonpartisan judgment based on the Constitution, for a preservation of the separation of powers and the checks and balances that make American government great. It is essential reading for anyone interested in or concerned about the impeachment of President Trump, and for everyone who cares about the future of U.S. government and society.<br />  
How to Master Public Speaking: Gain public speaking confidence, d...
by Peter Andrei

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 22, 2019

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<p><strong>No more public speaking anxiety - only bullet-proof confidence.</strong> <br /></p><p>No more blunders - only suave, compelling, persuasive speech. No more scattered clapping - only thundering applause. No more sleeping audiences - only attentive, engaged, and captivated ones. With this new book, you are now guaranteed to instantly (& easily) master speaking. Read more…<br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem:</strong> <br /></p><p>Weak (or even average) public speaking skills hurt you. They stagnate your career. They limit your potential. They fill you with anxiety before every presentation. They make you feel ignored, sidelined, and disrespected. They make you feel like you aren’t heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here’s the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p>You deserve to communicate your brilliant ideas with ease. You deserve to lead, to advance, and to transform people with your words. You deserve to present your ideas with eloquence. You don’t deserve to be held back by weak communication skills your entire life. <br /></p><p><strong>I was there. I understand you:</strong> <br /></p><p>I remember when fear paralyzed me every time I stood up in front of a crowd. I understand what it's like to wonder "is my speech good enough?" Nobody should have to second-guess their ideas. And I care that your ideas are heard. <br /></p><p><strong>Here’s why you can trust me:</strong> <br /></p><p>I coached hundreds of competitive public speakers. I won national speech competitions. I received a seal of special distinction from the National Speech and Debate League. I was the State Champion. I won 27 awards as a competitive public speaker. <br /></p><p><strong>With this new book, you will:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li>Learn how to instantly and painlessly defeat public speaking anxiety.<br /></li><li>Discover proven & simple secrets to speak with bullet-proof confidence. <br /></li><li>Never fear a speech, meeting, or presentation again. <br /></li><li>Discover 297 proven public speaking techniques guaranteed to captivate your audience. <br /></li><li>Master the advanced, expert techniques used by the world's best speakers. <br /></li><li>Become better than 99% of other people at public speaking. <br /></li><li>Learn a step-by-step framework to speak with easy eloquence, persuasive power, and cool confidence. <br /></li><li>Master speech writing, delivery, vocal techniques, body language, rhetoric, and content.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of exclusive bonuses FREE:</strong> <br /></p><ul><li><strong></strong>Free: The Public Speaking Essential Skills video course by the author. <br /></li><li>Free: A personal email training with the author after you read. <br /></li><li>Free: The Art of Public Speaking (PDF), by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>Free: Public Speaking, by Clarence Stratton. <br /></li><li>Free: The Training of a Public Speaker, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Successful Methods of Public Speaking, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: Phrases for Public Speakers, by Grenville Kleiser. <br /></li><li>Free: A 29-page book summary, which includes every chapter. <br /></li><li>Free: A 219 point speech-checklist. <br /></li><li>Free: A technique reminder sheet. <br /></li><li>Free: A 208-question self-assessment to identify improvements. <br /></li><li>Free: A PDF of parts of the book to share with friends. <br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here’s what you should do: </strong><br /></p><p>Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a life-time of public speaking anxiety and weak communication skills. And that will cost you much more than this book. <br /></p><p><strong>If you’re not ready to buy:</strong> <br /></p><p>Go hit that “look inside” button. Check out the table of contents to see the exact methods and public speaking secrets I will teach you.<br /></p><p><em>This public speaking book / communication book is like Ted Talks, by Chris Anderson, How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie, and Rhetoric.</em><br /></p>
WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery
by John Ferak

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English

Pages

363

Publication Date

November 20, 2018

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<em>“Whatever you thought you believed about this infamous case, get ready to change your mind or be more convinced than ever. … Fascinating.”</em>—<b>New York Times bestselling author Steve Jackson</b><br /><br />In 2016-17, while working for the USA TODAY NETWORK’s Wisconsin Investigative Team, author John Ferak wrote dozens of articles examining the murder case again Steven Avery, who had already beat one wrongful conviction only to be charged with the murder of Teresa Halbach in 2005. The case became the wildly successful Netflix “Making A Murderer” documentary. <br /><br />In WRECKING CREW: Demolishing The Case Against Steven Avery, Ferak lays out in exacting detail the post-conviction strategy of Kathleen Zellner, the high-profile, high-octane lawyer, to free Avery. To write this book, Zellner, perhaps America’s most successful wrongful conviction attorney, gave Ferak unique access to the exhaustive pro bono efforts she and her small suburban Chicago law firm dedicated for a man she believes to be a victim of an unscrupulous justice system in Manitowoc County.
The Innocent Man: Murder and Injustice in a Small Town
by John Grisham

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English

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458

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March 09, 2010

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<p><b>#1 <i>NEW YORK TIMES</i> BESTSELLER • John Grisham’s first work of nonfiction: a true crime story that will terrify anyone who believes in the presumption of innocence.</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>NOW A NETFLIX ORIGINAL DOCUMENTARY SERIES</b><br /><b> </b><br /><b>“Both an American tragedy and [Grisham’s] strongest legal thriller yet, all the more gripping because it happens to be true.”—<i>Entertainment Weekly</i></b><br /> <br />In the town of Ada, Oklahoma, Ron Williamson was going to be the next Mickey Mantle. But on his way to the Big Leagues, Ron stumbled, his dreams broken by drinking, drugs, and women. Then, on a winter night in 1982, not far from Ron’s home, a young cocktail waitress named Debra Sue Carter was savagely murdered. The investigation led nowhere. Until, on the flimsiest evidence, it led to Ron Williamson. The washed-up small-town hero was charged, tried, and sentenced to death—in a trial littered with lying witnesses and tainted evidence that would shatter a man’s already broken life, and let a true killer go free.<br /> <br />Impeccably researched, grippingly told, filled with eleventh-hour drama, <i>The Innocent Man</i> reads like a page-turning legal thriller. It is a book no American can afford to miss.<br /> <br /><b>Praise for <i>The Innocent Man</i></b><br /> <br />“Grisham has crafted a legal thriller every bit as suspenseful and fast-paced as his bestselling fiction.”<b>—<i>The</i> <i>Boston Globe</i></b><br /> <br />“A gritty, harrowing true-crime story.”<b>—<i>Time</i></b><br /><i> </i><br />“A triumph.”<b><i>—The Seattle Times</i></b><br /><br /><b>BONUS: This edition includes an excerpt from John Grisham’s <i>The Litigators.</i></b></p>
Effective Communication: The Patterns of Easy Influence: Master b...
by Peter Andrei

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English

Pages

285

Publication Date

December 05, 2019

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<p>Want to <strong>ace every interview</strong> with easy confidence, impress every employer, and <u>get your dream job</u>? <br /></p><p>Want to <strong>command respect</strong> in management and business, gaining <u>instant support for your ideas</u>?<u></u><br /></p><p>Want to <strong>know exactly what to say</strong> to influence people in business and <u>sell with ease</u>? Read more...<br /></p><p><strong>You have a problem. Let me explain:</strong><br /></p><p>Your professional communication is ineffective. Why? Because it is missing <em>structure</em>. And business communication without structure is a lost opportunity. It sidelines your brilliant ideas, diminishes your workplace influence, and weakens your professional appearance. And you don't deserve that.<br /></p><p><strong>Instead, here's the truth about what you deserve:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong>You deserve to master effective communication, and speak with power, influence, and persuasion. You deserve to convince people that your ideas matter. It's wrong that every time you speak or write, people won't tune-in if you miss just <em>one </em>simple communication secret: structure. So let's fix that.<br /></p><p><strong>And I was there. I understand you:</strong><br /></p><p>I remember when my words were forgettable... when I could actually <em>see </em>people tuning out. But when I started using this secret, that changed. People across the room stopped <em>their own conversations</em> and started listening to <em>me</em>. I want the same to happen to you. I want you to unlock this secret too.<br /></p><p><strong>But first, here's why you can trust me:</strong><br /></p><p>I won 27 awards and recieved national recognition as a competitive public speaker <em>by using this one secret</em>. I taught this secret to hundreds of mentees, who have instantly become compelling communicators. And I'll teach it to you too. <br /></p><p><strong>And here's how I can help you:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong>In this book, you learn <em>521 strategies of effective communication</em>, including:<br /></p><ul><li>29 proven communication theories that make your words change minds and influence people.<br /></li><li>43 hidden, little-known, step-by-step communication structures that make your words count.<br /></li><li>211 core human drives and human desires that will grab attention and motivate people.<br /></li><li>132 proven templates for starting your communication with power and undivided attention.<br /></li><li>71 communication transitions that grab attention from start to end and avoid audience tune-out.<br /></li><li>22 communication-ending strategies that guarantee your words will produce action.<br /></li></ul><p>This guarantees that you will:<br /></p><ul><li>Have stronger communication skills than 99% of people you will encounter in your career.<br /></li><li>Ace every interview, meeting, or presentation with bullet-proof confidence and easy eloquence.<br /></li><li>Understand the hidden secrets of influence, the psychology of persuasion.<br /></li></ul><p><strong>You also get $150 of FREE Limited-Time Bonuses:</strong><br /></p><ul><li>5 free communication books (PDFs) including <em>The Art of Public Speaking</em>, by Dale Carnegie. <br /></li><li>6 free bonus resources, including a 40-page presentation skill-sheet.<br /></li><li>A free <em>Public Speaking Essential Skills</em> video course, by me.<br /></li><li>A free email training (for example, I can personally edit your speech-manuscript for you).<br /></li></ul><p><strong>Here's what you should do now:</strong><br /></p><p><strong></strong> Go hit that buy-now button. It can save you from a lifetime of weak communication skills, ineffective words, and career stagnation. That will cost you much more than this book. And it can show you the secret that might help you impress the right person and get promoted. <br /></p><p><strong>If you're not ready to buy:</strong><br /></p><p> Go hit that look inside button and read the first 20 pages for free!<br /></p>
DEAD RECKONING
by Caitlin Rother

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English

Pages

445

Publication Date

August 27, 2019

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<b>Extensively Revised And Updated!</b><br /><p><br /><b><em>“Rother gives readers compelling insight to an unthink- able American nightmare. A gripping read . . . frank and frightening . . . it sizzles.”</em> —Aphrodite Jones, host of True Crime for Investigation Discovery Network</b><br /><p>Tom and Jackie Hawks loved their life in retirement, sailing on their yacht, the Well Deserved. But when the birth of a new grandson called them back to Arizona, they put the boat up for sale. Skylar Deleon and his pregnant wife Jennifer showed up as prospective buyers, with their baby in a stroller, and the Hawkses thought they had a deal. Soon after a sea trial and an alleged purchase, however, the older couple disappeared and the Deleons promptly tried to access the Hawkses’ bank accounts.<br /><p> As police investigated the case, they not only found a third homicide victim with ties to Skylar, they also uncovered an unexpected and unusual motive: Skylar had wanted gender reassignment surgery for years. By killing the Hawkses with a motley crew of assailants and plundering the couple’s assets, the Deleons had planned to clear their $100,000 in debts and still have money for the surgery, which Skylar had already scheduled.<br /><p> Now, in this up-to-the-minute updated edition, which includes extensive new material, New York Times bestselling author Caitlin Rother presents the latest breaking developments in the case. Skylar, who was ultimately sentenced to death row for the three murders, transitioned to a woman via hormones while living in the psych unit at San Quentin prison. Recently, she legally changed her name and gender to female, apparently a strategic step in her quest to obtain taxpayer-subsidized gender confirmation surgery and transfer to a women’s prison. Combined with Governor Gavin Newsom’s recent moratorium on executions, this only adds insult to injury for the victims’ families, who want Skylar to receive the ultimate punishment for her crimes.
The Book on Tax Strategies for the Savvy Real Estate Investor: Po...
by , Matthew MacFarland

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

February 17, 2016

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<p><strong>Powerful techniques anyone can use to deduct more, invest smarter, and pay far less to the IRS!</strong></p><p>Are you dreading tax season? Not sure how to maximize deductions for your real estate business? CPAs Amanda Han and Matthew MacFarland share the practical information you need to not only do your taxes this year, but to also prepare an ongoing strategy that will make your next tax season that much easier.</p><p>It’s time to take control of the bookkeeping practices for your real estate business. Start saving thousands with a great tax strategy!<p><p><strong>In this book, you’ll learn: </strong></p><li>Creative methods to maximize your tax deductions </li><li>Clever ways to write off your kids </li><li>Strategies to write off every penny on your travel </li><li>Easy tips and tricks to cut down on bookkeeping time </li><li>Simple procedures that will protect you from an IRS audit </li><li>And much more!</li>

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