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The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

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 Serial Killer Books: 15 Famous Serial Killers True Crime Stor...
by Jack Rosewood

Language

English

Pages

378

Publication Date

May 01, 2017

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There are reasons why some of the most famous serial killers in the world have names that stick in our memories, send shivers up our spines, make us double-check to make sure the doors are locked at night, and maybe peek under the bed to be sure nothing is lurking there before we turn off the lights.<br /><br />These are monsters who are real, whose crimes are so reprehensible, so horrific, that they become seared in our memories.<br /><br />For this true crime anthology, we’ve combed the serial killer files to give you a closer, more intimate look at some of the worst of the worst from the world of serial killer, combining multiple stories into one perfect late-night read that’s just the thing to keep you up at night, unable to stop turning the pages.<br /><br />For those who love criminology, who can’t put down the latest true crime stories, this collection of stories rivals the best serial killer books, and give you deeper insight into killers ranging from the charismatic, cunning Ted Bundy to the long-abused Aileen Wuornos, whose unimaginable troubles finally came to a very violent head.<br /><br />This diverse collection of serial killer stories, culled from the annals of history, is an ideal choice for the true crime buff who wonders why the monsters of our imaginations came to life and walked the streets, lurking in dark corners to wait for their next victim.<br />
Autobiographical Trilogy: Childhood -Boyhood-Youth / Tolstoy and ...
by , Ernest Howard Crosby

Language

English

Pages

485

Publication Date

January 20, 2018

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HOW IS THIS EBOOK UNIQUE?<br />1.Formatted for e-reader. (Easy navigation) & Font adjustments <br />2.Contents: Three Novels by Leo Tolstoy included in “Autobiographical Trilogy”<br />3.Enriched by “Tolstoy and his message” by Ernest Howard Crosby<br />4.With an illustrated biography from “The life of Tolstoy” (Vol. 1&2) by Maude, Aylmer <br /><br />Along with Fyodor Dostoevsky, one of the giants of 19th Century Russian literature, and widely regarded as among the greatest of novelists. His masterpieces War and Peace and Anna Karenina represent in their scope, breadth and vivid depiction of 19th-century Russian life and attitudes, the peak of realist fiction. Tolstoy's further talents as essayist, dramatist, and educational reformer made him the most influential member of the aristocratic Tolstoy family.<br /><br />Childhood is the first in a series of three novels and is followed by Boyhood and Youth. Published when Tolstoy was just twenty-three years old, the book was an immediate success, earning notice from other Russian novelists including Ivan Turgenev, who heralded the young Tolstoy as a major up-and-coming figure in Russian literature.<br />
Benjamin Franklin: An American Life
by Walter Isaacson

Language

English

Pages

608

Publication Date

July 31, 2003

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In this authoritative and engrossing full-scale biography, Walter Isaacson, bestselling author of <I>Einstein </I>and <I>Steve Jobs</I>, shows how the most fascinating of America's founders helped define our national character.<BR><BR>Benjamin Franklin is the founding father who winks at us, the one who seems made of flesh rather than marble. In a sweeping narrative that follows Franklin’s life from Boston to Philadelphia to London and Paris and back, Walter Isaacson chronicles the adventures of the runaway apprentice who became, over the course of his eighty-four-year life, America’s best writer, inventor, media baron, scientist, diplomat, and business strategist, as well as one of its most practical and ingenious political leaders. He explores the wit behind <I>Poor Richard’s Almanac</I> and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation’s alliance with France, the treaty that ended the Revolution, and the compromises that created a near-perfect Constitution.<BR><BR>In this colorful and intimate narrative, Isaacson provides the full sweep of Franklin’s amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.
Leo Fender: The Quiet Giant Heard Around the World
by , Randall Bell

Language

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.
True Crime Stories: 3 True Crime Books Collection (True Crime Nov...
by , Rebecca Lo

Language

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>
A Man Without a Country
by Kurt Vonnegut

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English

Pages

160

Publication Date

June 20, 2017

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<b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “For all those who have lived with Vonnegut in their imaginations . . . this is what he is like in person.”<b>–<i>USA Today</i></b></b><br /><br /> In a volume that is penetrating, introspective, incisive, and laugh-out-loud funny, one of the great men of letters of this age–or any age–holds forth on life, art, sex, politics, and the state of America’s soul. From his coming of age in America, to his formative war experiences, to his life as an artist, this is Vonnegut doing what he does best: Being himself. Whimsically illustrated by the author, <i>A Man Without a Country</i> is intimate, tender, and brimming with the scope of Kurt Vonnegut’s passions.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>A Man Without a Country</i></b><br /><br />“[This] may be as close as Vonnegut ever comes to a memoir.”<b>–</b><i><b>Los Angeles Times</b><br /></i><br />“Like [that of] his literary ancestor Mark Twain, [Kurt Vonnegut’s] crankiness is good-humored and sharp-witted. . . . [Reading <i>A Man Without a Country</i> is] like sitting down on the couch for a long chat with an old friend.”<b><i>–The New York Times Book Review<br /></i></b><br /> “Filled with [Vonnegut’s] usual contradictory mix of joy and sorrow, hope and despair, humor and gravity.”<b>–<i>Chicago Tribune</i></b><br /><br /> “Fans will linger on every word . . . as once again [Vonnegut] captures the complexity of the human condition with stunning calligraphic simplicity.”<b>–<i>The Australian</i></b><br /><br /> “Thank God, Kurt Vonnegut has broken his promise that he will never write another book. In this wondrous assemblage of mini-memoirs, we discover his family’s legacy and his obstinate, unfashionable humanism.”<b>–Studs Terkel</b>
True Crime Stories Volume 1: 12 Terrifying True Crime Murder Case...
by Ryan Becker

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English

Pages

145

Publication Date

September 09, 2017

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<b>You are about to witness how 12 deranged individuals turned their darkest fantasies into a reality!</b><br /><br />What drives a mother to shoot her two daughters at the dinner table? Why would a petite woman shoot-up the grocery store where she worked and murder one of her co-workers? And why would an on-duty police officer commit three murders and an armed robbery? <br /><br /><b>List of Twelve Volume 1</b> examines these and other horrific crimes and delves deep into the grotesque thinking of the monstrous individuals who perpetrated them. <br /><br />Twelve murders are profiled, and each profile offers a personal background of the offender, a detailed description of the crime, the investigation that ensued and the eventual sentencing. <br /><br />Included are profiles of Robert Beaver, an 18-year-old who massacred his entire family, and the bizarre life of Luke Magnotta, who videotaped himself stabbing a man to death with an ice pick and then mailed his body parts to political offices and schools. <br /><br />Unlike other books on the subject, <b>List of Twelve Volume 1</b> takes the reader right into the dark minds of the murderers, so you can better understand why they committed their crimes.<br /><br /><b>Read on if you dare. But be aware that you're about to witness their darkest fantasies...</b><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>

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