Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 17 Aug 14

Reeva in her own Words (Oscar Pistorius Murder Trial eBook Series 1)

by Nick van der Leek

In the early hours of Valentine’s Day, 2013, Oscar Pistorius, a world famous sporting icon, fired four bullets through the bathroom door in his home, mortally wounding his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

Up until now, the narrative has been all about Oscar Pistorius. So far Reeva’s voice has not been heard. Reeva Steenkamp’s story is equally if not more compelling than Oscar’s. In this incredible compilation of comments, snippets and updates, we see someone working hard to lose weight, court the tricky world of fashion modelling and celebrity, whilst battling to stay afloat, and healthy, and in one place.

Reeva reveals her unhappiness in Johannesburg, a cancer scare, and many travails with family and friends. That she succeeded in an Olympic like regimen of training to sculpt herself into a goddess, against a backdrop of disappointment and struggle and – to some extent – unrequited love, is a testament to her extraordinary determination and ambition. She dreamt a dream and then she went out and lived it. The tragedy is that just as her courage was finally bearing fruit, her life was cruelly stolen from her. Because just as Oscar’s journey to overcome massive obstacles was heroic, so was hers. Reeva’s own story is one of rags to riches, of fighting hard for her place in the sun. Despite what many people think, Reeva Steenkamp’s brand was on the upswing long before she met Oscar, and ironically, Oscar’s brand was beginning to slip. Also, Reeva’s Management Company – Capacity Relations – did not feel Oscar’s brand was good for hers. This is likely to have incensed Oscar. But who was Reeva? And how had she conducted herself in her relationships prior to Oscar?

For the first time Reeva is revealed, not merely as Oscar’s model girlfriend, or as a reality star, but in her own words.

“The insights into her life from the Facebook material are very interesting indeed. Classic story of country girl goes to seek her fortune in the big city, struggles, battles but makes it through in the end.” – John Carlin, author of Rafa, Playing the Enemy (Invictus) and White Angels

Silence of the God (Vol. Book 2)

by Max Gray

â??ln this aggressive, fighting Societyâ??circulate the documents that will both arouse us to the need of action and also show us the necessity of fighting this war through until it is crowned by a peace of overwhelming triumph for the right. For that purpose it is necessary to instruct our people, to show them that this war which is going on, on the other side does not rank with the â??movies’ they go to see. It is necessary to show them what German domination has meant in Belgium and Northern France, the hideousness of what has been done to Serbia, to Romania, what it will mean for mankind to see the resources of civilization ingeniously turned to destruction instead of construction. That is what we have seen in Germany.

â??Silence of the God’, gives in authentic form, and supported by evidence, most of which would be accepted in a court of law, just what Germany has done, and what at this moment would be doing to us if we did not have the fleets and armies of Great Britain and France to protect us.

Travels of a London Schoolboy: 1826-1830 John Pocock’s diary of life in London and voyages to Cape Town and Australia

by Tom Pocock

John Pocock’s diary of life in London and voyages to Cape Town and Australia.

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