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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><B>A “heartwarming, life-affirming” memoir of a relationship with an intellectually disabled sibling: “Read this book. It might just change your life” (<I>Boston Herald</I>).</B><BR />  <BR /> Beth is a spirited woman with an intellectual disability who lives intensely and often joyfully, and spends most of her days riding the buses in Pennsylvania. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers, her community—though some display less patience or kindness than others.<BR />  <BR /> Her sister, Rachel, a teacher and writer, camouflages her emotional isolation by leading a hyperbusy life. But one day, Beth asks Rachel to accompany her on public transportation for an entire year—and Rachel accepts. This wise, funny, deeply affecting book is the chronicle of that remarkable time, as Rachel learns 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 />  <BR /> Weaving in anecdotes and memories of terrifying maternal abandonment, fierce sisterly loyalty, and astonishing forgiveness, Rachel Simon brings to light a world that is almost invisible to many people, finds unlikely heroes in everyday life, and, without sentimentality, wrestles with her own limitations and portrays Beth as the endearing, feisty, independent person she is.<BR />  <BR /> “With tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance . . . Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same.” —Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of <I>The Deep End of the Ocean</I></DIV>
The Diary of a Young Girl
by Anne Frank

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English

Pages

276

Publication Date

March 01, 2018

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Among the most powerful accounts of the Nazi occupation, "The Diary of Anne Frank" chronicles the life of Anne Frank, a thirteen-year old girl fleeing her home in Amsterdam to go into hiding. Anne reveals the relationships between eight people living under miserable conditions: facing hunger, threat of discovery and the worst horrors the modern world had seen. In these pages, she grows up to be a young woman and a wise observer of human nature. She shares an unparalleled bond with her diary, which holds a detailed account of Anne's close relationship with her father, the lack of daughterly love for her mother, admiration for her sister's intelligence and closeness with her friend Peter. Anne Frank's account offers a compelling self-portrait of a sensitive and spirited young woman who turns thoughtful and learns of the many terrors of the world.
Murder By The Books Vol. 3 (Horrific True Stories)
by RJ Parker

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English

Pages

564

Publication Date

December 16, 2017

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<h2>From Bestselling Author, RJ Parker, a 900 page, 6 in 1 True Crime Boxed Set of diversified killers.<br />Read for FREE using your Kindle Unlimited membership.</h2><br /><b>INCLUDES</b><br /> <br /><b>ABDUCTION</b><br />Fueled by methamphetamines and deviant motives, nothing was off limits for James Daveggio and Michelle Michaud. Not even their own children. Living out of a specially rigged minivan (a mobile torture chamber that included ropes, hooks, curling irons, duct tape, etc), this cold-blooded murdering duo kidnapped, tortured, raped and killed young girls from Reno, Nevada, to Sacramento, California.<br /> <br />While the local and state police departments, and even the FBI, vigorously searched for the couple, they freely hunted for prey and carried out their months-long spree of abduction and murder.<br /> <br />Warning: This true account is at times quite graphic which some may find disturbing.<br /> <br /><b>BLOOD MONEY</b><br />In Blood Money: The Method and Madness of Assassins, RJ Parker documents over a dozen infamous cases of professional assassins including Richard Kuklinski (The Ice Man), Charles Harrelson (Natural Born Killer) and Vincent Coll (Mad Dog). <br /> <br /><b>KILLING THE RAINBOW</b><br />Various acts of violence involving assault, torture, harassment, and sometimes even murder, have been carried out against members of the LGBT community. Homosexuals, bisexuals and transgender people have also faced constant discrimination in their everyday lives on the basis of their sexual orientation. This discrimination against members of the LGBT community stems from religious beliefs, political views, bias or even internal fear. <br /> <br />This book depicts the history of Gay Rights Movement and several true accounts of violated men and women, includes the most recent shootings at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida. <br /> <br /><b>RADICAL ISLAMIC TERRORISM</b><br />Today's Radical Islamist Terrorist could be just a breath away from any of us: a fellow student, an employee or even the soldier in the next bunk. We could be attacked at a park, a mall, or a dance club. <br /> <br />Americans today are facing an alarming new terrorist threat: 'Self-Radicalized' Terrorist. Unlike previous 'sleepers' like the 9/11 hijackers who infiltrated the United States from abroad, this new breed of 'Terrorist' come from within. Many are natural born Americans or immigrants to the U.S. who, over time, 'Self-Radicalized' themselves through radical Islamist internet propaganda and undertook terrorist action on their own initiative with little or no guidance from overseas terrorist groups. <br /> <br /><b>REVENGE KILLINGS</b><br />WARNING: SOME PHOTOS ARE GRAPHIC <br />Chris Dorner was a cop with the LAPD who was fired after reporting that his training officer beat up a handcuffed, non-resisting suspect. He appealed and lost. In his manifesto that he posted on Facebook, he vowed to kill those associated with him being fired as well as their families. His first alleged victims were the daughter of the LAPD lawyer who represented him and her fiance. This recent case from 2013 includes several pictures, some of which are quite graphic, including the all-out manhunt for Dorner and his controversial death. <br /> <br /><b>HELL'S ANGELS</b><br />For eight years, two outlaw biker clubs fought to control street-level drug sales in Canada. The notorious Hell's Angels went up against local drug dealers, the mafia, and a rival biker club, the Rock Machine. Bombings and bullets was no stranger in the streets and many unfortunate bystanders got caught in the crossfire. When the smoke cleared and dozens of outlaws arrested, over 150 people were dead. <br />
J. KRISHNAMURTI: The World Teacher (Fast Track Biographies)
by Ana Books

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English

Pages

31

Publication Date

April 27, 2017

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Biographies have a unique place in literature. They allow us intimate glimpses of lives that we have observed only from afar, lives that are inaccessible to us on account of time or circumstance. Biographies of great men and women are inspirational; we learn many valuable lessons of life from them, lessons that guide us in our own journey of life. Underscoring the fact that sometimes, truth is indeed stranger than fiction, biographies often record acts of heroism, feats of accomplishment and tales of endurance that surpass even those that imagination can conjure. Biographies are invaluable in understanding history and the events that underpin it. A good biography is not just a portrait of an individual but also a portrait of the times that created him or her. <br />Fast Track Biographies series offers young readers an excellent introduction to the great figures who strode on the world's stage leaving behind their unique imprint on the realms of art, politics, science and other fields of human endeavour, in language that is simple and accessible. <br />
39 curiosità su Putin (Italian Edition)
by Passerino Editore

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Language

Italian

Pages

9

Publication Date

February 14, 2018

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Ex funzionario del KGB russo, presidente della Federazione Russa al suo terzo mandato, Putin è considerato una delle persone più potenti del mondo. <br /><br />I mini-ebook di Passerino Editore sono guide agili, essenziali e complete, per orientarsi nella storia del mondo.
Acres of Diamonds
by Russell H. Conwell

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English

Pages

96

Publication Date

September 01, 2018

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Are you stuck in limbo, waiting for the perfect opportunity to descend from the heavens and transform your life? If so, you're taking the wrong approach, according to Russell Herman Conwell. In Acres of Diamonds: Our Everyday Opportunities, Conwell advises readers to train their eyes on the valuable opportunities that are already all around. A must-read for those seeking a paradigm-shattering push in a new direction.<br /><br />Russell Herman Conwell (February 15, 1843 – December 6, 1925) was an American Baptist minister, orator, philanthropist, lawyer, and writer. He is best remembered as the founder and first president of Temple University in Philadelphia, as the Pastor of The Baptist Temple, and for his inspirational lecture, Acres of Diamonds. He was born in South Worthington, Massachusetts,<br /><br />The original inspiration for "Acres of Diamonds", his most famous essay, occurred in 1869 when Conwell was traveling in the Middle East. The work began as a speech, "at first given," wrote Conwell in 1913, "before a reunion of my old comrades of the Forty-sixth Massachusetts Regiment, which served in the Civil War and in which I was captain." It was delivered as a lecture on the Chautauqua circuit prior to his becoming pastor of the Grace Baptist Church in Philadelphia in 1882 and was first published in book form in 1890 by the John Y. Huber Company of Philadelphia. Before his death in 1925, Conwell would come to deliver it over 6,152 times around the world.<br /><br />The central idea of the work is that one need not look elsewhere for opportunity, achievement, or fortune; the resources to achieve all good things are present in one's own community. This theme is developed by an introductory anecdote, credited by Conwell to an Arab guide, about a man who wanted to find diamonds so badly that he sold his property and went off in futile search for them. The new owner of his home discovered that a rich diamond mine was located right there on the property. Conwell elaborates on the theme through examples of success, genius, service, or other virtues involving ordinary Americans contemporary to his audience: "dig in your own backyard!".
Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous
by Jennifer Davies

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English

Pages

63

Publication Date

December 19, 2012

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Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous<br /><br />Contents<br />Introduction; Isadora Duncan; George Patton; James Dean; Jackson Pollock; Eddie Cochran; Porfirio; Rubirosa; Jayne Mansfield; Steve Prefontaine; Marc Bolan; Grace Kelly; Cliff Burton; Billy Martin; Princess Diana and Dodi Fayed; Cozy Powell; Dale Earnhardt; Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes; Randy Savage; Frank Ryan; Ryan Dunn; Dan Wheldon <br /><br />Morbid Curiosity <br />Whenever we see a car crash, whether it’s the event itself or simply the aftermath, we can’t help but stare. If we attempt to deconstruct our fascination with road accidents, it can lead to some uncomfortable truths. Some of us are grimly drawn to the sheer devastation of the wreckage, and become transfixed as we scan it for body parts. Here the concept of ‘morbid curiosity’ can be applied – and not just to the weirdoes. In fact, most people are guilty of finding it irresistible to look. This phenomenon is surely the origin of phrases like ‘car crash TV’, or when something is described as, ‘like a car accident’, due to how horrible it is to look at. <br />Matters of Mortality <br />Others are gripped by sheer nosiness, with the need to be ‘in the know’ and equipped with information; after all, knowledge is power. Some become shocked; an accident can serve as a stark reminder that we are vulnerable, at any moment, to an identical fate. Here the accident provides a close enough encounter with death or injury to feel some degree of fear, and get a taste of our own mortality. When we hear of a celebrity, someone we think of as immortal and untouchable, perishing in such an unglamorous way, the fascination is tenfold. We become obsessed, and we want to see the photos in the press, news clips on television and discover every last gruesome detail. Today, we also want to blog about it and comment on Facebook and Twitter, too. We become emotionally invested in these people, and follow their every move. When they die their story abruptly ends, and their status is promoted from ‘star’ to ‘legend’ or ‘icon’. The death of a celebrity is always a hot topic; and the more outrageous and shocking the method, the better.<br />In Fatal Car Accidents of the Rich and Famous, infamous automobile accidents involving the rich and famous are explored. From princess and screen siren Grace Kelly to MTV star Ryan Dunn; their horrific last moments behind the wheel are retold, the wreckage is carefully picked over, and we examine the public reaction that cemented their legacy. <br /><br />Author Biography<br />Jennifer Davies is a freelance writer, editor and photographer from East Sussex. After completing her degree in Creative Writing, she worked as an editor for a publisher for six years, while writing gig reviews. <br /><br />Print length : 120 pages
The Lives of the Super Rich: Biography of The Richest Men and Wom...
by Baby Professor

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English

Pages

64

Publication Date

June 15, 2017

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Are all rich people born rich? Probably not but they will definitely die rich! How did you achieve immense wealth during their lifetime? Reading about their lives will give you an idea how. Maybe you can replicate their self-perfected processes. Maybe you can learn from their characters too. However you want to do it, the first step would be to read about them in this book. Enjoy learning!
A Pearl Harbor Survivor's Exposé on Pride, Prejudice and Prostit...
by , Natalie Meehan

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English

Pages

55

Publication Date

April 07, 2015

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For the readers of American Sniper and Unbroken, comes a new Naval Memoir from the depths of The Depression and WWII. The curtain will be pulled back and it will reveal stories of Racism & Ethnicity and Women in History. This 20th century, Historical account about the life of a young man growing up an orphan from home to home dreaming of the day he can enlist in the Unites States Navy to eat, but more importantly to be a proud American Patriot. <br /><br />Peter Limon was 17 when he joined the U.S. Navy. This was during rough financial times in history. Without a father or mother, the Navy would become Peter’s home. He was proud to be a Mexican-American boy, now a part of America’s finest. The prospects of learning, and travel and flying were beyond his wildest dreams. Little did he know that he would be there, One Day In Infamy, when America suffered its worst blow in history. Peter tells tales, that even to this day in 2015 he hasn't heard anyone else tell. He believes that some of his stories accurately record events that until now haven't been recorded - stories of pride, prejudice and prostitutes. Most importantly, he believes that a tale from this Pearl Harbor Survivor could help, even if in some small way, so history won’t repeat itself. Why did this horrific attack happen? Peter knows. This veteran tells you in his book.<br /><br />Scroll to the top of the page and click “Buy Now”
LOUIS PASTEUR: The Scientist who Won the War Against Germs (Fast ...
by Ana Books

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Language

English

Pages

30

Publication Date

May 03, 2017

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Biographies have a unique place in literature. They allow us intimate glimpses of lives that we have observed only from afar, lives that are inaccessible to us on account of time or circumstance. Biographies of great men and women are inspirational; we learn many valuable lessons of life from them, lessons that guide us in our own journey of life. Underscoring the fact that sometimes, truth is indeed stranger than fiction, biographies often record acts of heroism, feats of accomplishment and tales of endurance that surpass even those that imagination can conjure. Biographies are invaluable in understanding history and the events that underpin it. A good biography is not just a portrait of an individual but also a portrait of the times that created him or her. <br />Fast Track Biographies series offers young readers an excellent introduction to the great figures who strode on the world's stage leaving behind their unique imprint on the realms of art, politics, science and other fields of human endeavour, in language that is simple and accessible. <br /><br />

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