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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鈥檚 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鈥檚 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鈥檚 Almanac</i> and the wisdom behind the Declaration of Independence, the new nation鈥檚 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鈥檚 amazing life, showing how he helped to forge the American national identity and why he has a particular resonance in the twenty-first century.
Riding the Bus with My Sister: A True Life Journey
by Rachel Simon

Language

English

Pages

308

Publication Date

March 05, 2013

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<b>A 鈥渉eartwarming, life-affirming鈥?memoir of a relationship with an intellectually disabled sibling: 鈥淩ead this book. It might just change your life鈥?(<i>Boston Herald</i>).</b><br /> 聽<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鈥攖hough some display less patience or kindness than others.<br /> 聽<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鈥攁nd 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鈥攁nd how to slow down and enjoy the ride.<br /> 聽<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 /> 聽<br /> 鈥淲ith tenderness and fury, heartbreak and acceptance聽.聽.聽. Simon comes to the inescapable conclusion that we are all riders on the bus, and on the bus we are all the same.鈥?鈥擩acquelyn Mitchard, author of <i>The Deep End of the Ocean</i>
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鈥檚, 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鈥檚 most heinous murderers.<br />
True Crime Files Volume 2
by Stephen McGrann

Language

English

Pages

215

Publication Date

April 11, 2019

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In Volume 2 of Stephen McGrann's True Crime Files, explore the following cases:<br /><br />The McFraud: Jerome is trusted by his employers to run a promotional scheme for McDonald's. But he discovers an easy way to make millions for himself. An almost unbelievable tale of greed and betrayal which is soon to be made into a major motion picture.<br /><br />A Mother's Love: little Gypsy Rose was a desperately sick child. Her mother Dee Dee had to care for her around the clock, and relied upon charity to provide for her daughter. When Dee Dee is found brutally murdered and Gypsy goes missing at the same time, Detectives discover a shocking secret which seems too bizarre to be true.<br /><br />The Lost Boys: when teenage males start disappearing from a rough Texan neighbourhood, local police believe the boys have simply left in the hope of finding a better life for themselves. In actual fact, the disappearances are a result of America's first documented serial killer.<br /><br />A Father's Dream: Bill Butterfield had seemed destined to make it as a professional footballer, but fate had different ideas. When his son Lance shows the same promise which he had years earlier, Bill is determined that his son will succeed where he failed...with fatal consequences.<br /><br />Handsome Devil: when women start disappearing all over the Pacific north-west, authorities find themselves hunting a man who will ultimately go on to become the most notorious serial killer in American history.<br /><br />A Coincidence Too Far: when police are called to 3635 Pitch Pine Crescent to deal with a sudden death for the third time in as many years, they realise that something just does not add up. Who murdered the Harrison's one by one in their own home?
From Tragedy To Triumph: My Search - My Purpose
by Lakeisha Marion

Language

English

Pages

123

Publication Date

September 17, 2019

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Lakeisha Marion always knew she was here for a higher purpose, even though the beginning of her life didn鈥檛 seem that way. Born to a teenage mother, Lakeisha was raised with love, in a home where she lived with her grandmother. But when she was thirteen-years-old, a car accident that killed two of her aunts and her sister, left Lakeisha with more questions than answers about life. She was the only one to survive the tragedy and for the rest of her life, she would ask God why. <br /><br />As she tried to navigate through life filled with that question and an emptiness from losing those closest to her, Lakeisha found herself searching for her purpose, wanting to know the answer to why God would have her survive. Her path was not a straight one and there were many times when Lakeisha felt like she鈥檇 lost her way as she strayed from her Christian upbringing.<br /><br />When Lakeisha was introduced to a network marketing company, she found a whole new world. This was a perfect place for her. She loved speaking to people, loved working with people, loved motivating people and within a year of joining this company, Lakeisha was a top earner. Still, there were a few stumbling blocks in front of her, but when she began to build her relationship with God once again, her world opened up. She excelled and became a million-dollar earner.<br /><br />From Tragedy to Triumph is the story of Lakeisha Marion鈥檚 journey and how she faced her daily challenges, searched for her purpose and found her way through God鈥檚 guidance, grace and mercy. She shares her story to empower, educate and equip women, hoping to show everyone that we have a power within us and when we ignite that, we can achieve our greatest dreams because, with God, all things are possible. <br />
Islam: The Key Concepts (Routledge Key Guides)
by , Oliver Leaman

Language

English

Pages

202

Publication Date

October 10, 2007

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<p><em>Islam: The Key Concepts</em> is a clear and聽concise guide to the religion and culture of Islam. Kecia Ali and Oliver Leaman explore this highly topical subject focusing on key聽issues including: the Qur鈥檃n, faith, theology, gender, fundamentalism, martyrdom, Jihad, Islam in America, Islam in Europe and Islamic Law.</p><br /><p>This is the ideal study resource and includes: a comprehensive introduction, an alphabetical list of relevant terms (fully cross-referenced),聽a short bibliographical guide, bibliography, and index. A glossary of all non-English terms is also provided. </p>
Manson Exposed: A Reporter's 50-Year Journey into Madness and Mur...
by Ivor Davis

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English

Pages

492

Publication Date

July 18, 2019

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<p>American based Foreign correspondent Ivor Davis, delivers a gripping, 鈥淚 was there鈥?eye witness, inside story about the most notorious murder spree of the 20th century. </p><p>In <i>Manson Exposed: A Reporter鈥檚 Fifty-Year Journey into Madness and Murder,</i> Davis is the brutally honest guide to this true crime horror story.</p><p>In this mix of personal memoir, criticism, and investigative journalism, Davis delivers a truly original take on the byzantine case that terrified and mesmerized the nation, including his new conclusion that THE BEATLES DIDN鈥橳 MAKE THEM DO IT.</p><p>Davis was on the front lines of the story and offers vivid, personal accounts, interviews and hitherto unknown details from the very beginning right up to the death of the blue collar psycho named Charles Manson.</p><p> He charts the tragic inside stories not only of the those murdered but of the long list of Collateral Damage victims: the rock star, the Oscar winning director and the entertainment legends, whose lives were also destroyed by Charles Manson and his crackpot acolytes.</p>
The Churchill Companion: A Concise Guide to the Life & Times of W...
by The Churchill Centre

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English

Pages

202

Publication Date

June 30, 2015

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<b>A fact-packed reference for anyone interested in the great twentieth-century statesman鈥攚ith contributions from more than two dozen Churchill experts.</b><br /> 聽<br /> This revised and expanded edition of <i>The Churchill Companion</i> offers twenty-eight categories of ready-reference information on the life and times of Sir Winston S.聽Churchill for students, scholars, and researchers, together with links for further reference. It includes:<br /> 聽 <ul><li>A hundred-year timeline of Churchill鈥檚 life</li><li>Lists of his books and books about him</li><li>Information on elections</li><li>The family tree</li><li>Churchill鈥檚 military positions, offices, and honors</li><li>A glossary of Parliamentary and political terms</li></ul> 聽<br /> Lists of British governments, prime ministers and sovereigns, and other British political facts are also highlighted in this handy, fact-filled reference.
True Crime Case Histories - Volume 2: 12 Disturbing True Crime St...
by Jason Neal

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English

Pages

226

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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<h1>12 True Crime Stories of Murder & Mayhem<h1><h2>Second Book of the True Crime Case Histories Series (2019)</h2>As with volume one, a quick word of warning. The stories you are about to read are brutally gruesome. They represent humanity at its worst. TV crime shows and stories in the news tend to聽gloss over the truly horrible parts, but the True Crime Case Histories series leaves out none of the details.<br /><br />A sampling of the stories include:<br /><br /><b>The Girl in the Barrel</b> - A homeowner finds a fifty-five gallon barrel in the crawl space beneath his home. What they find inside the barrel unlocks a murder mystery dating back thirty years.<br /><br /><b>The Dexter Wannabe</b> - A young man obsessed with the TV show Dexter lures unsuspecting victims to his "kill room" and keeps a detailed diary of the dismemberment of his prey.<br /><br /><b>The Murder of Elizabeth Olten</b> - A fifteen-year-old girl wants to know what it feels like to kill a person. <br /><br /><b>Interpol's Most Wanted</b> - When fishermen pull up the dead body of a man in the English Channel, police stumble upon one of Interpol's Most Wanted criminals.<br /><br /><b>The Girl in the Box</b> - An unbelievable story of a psychopath who kidnaps a young girl and keeps her as a slave locked beneath his bed for seven years.<br /> <br /><b>The Green Chain Rapist</b> - A beautiful young mother is butchered in broad daylight in a London park and the only witness is her two-year-old son. Police then waste three years chasing the wrong man while the real killer slaughters another woman.<br /><br /><b>Paige鈥檚 Secret Life</b> - A young single-mother of three goes missing and police realize she's been living a secret life that her friends and family didn't know about.<br /><br /><b>A Walking Shadow</b> - A suicidal teenager, frustrated with the bank threatening to foreclose on the family home, kidnaps the bank manager's ten-year-old son and holds him for ransom.<br /><br /><b>Plus three more disturbing true crime stories.</b><br /><br /> <br />The stories included in this collection are dark and creepy and will leave you with a new understanding of just how fragile the human mind can be.<br /><br /><b>Scroll up to get your copy</b><br /><br />True Crime Case Histories Volume 3 is coming December 2019 featuring 12 more short stories of; True Crime, Murder & Mayhem, Serial Killer Biographies, and True Murder Case Files.<br /><br />Stories include: Mark Twitchell, Howard Elkins, Rick Valentini, Cameron Hooker, Alyssa Bustamante, Jamie Reynolds, Albert Johnson Walker, Lester Jones, Robert Napper, Mike Adams, Harvey Glatman, and Myles Fukunaga. Also included is the full text of Mark Twitchell's "SK Confessions" diary.<br /><br />
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.

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