Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 13 Apr 15

Betty Broderick: Telling on myself

by Betty Broderick

What do you do when you have struggled loyally for years beside your husband, living in financial hardship as you bring up your joint children virtually as a single mother, working toward the good times that you can see coming for all of you, only to discover that your husband is committing adultery and is planning to leave you?

Worse, he aggressively denies his affair, denouncing you as crazy to your face and to everyone you know, while he schemes to walk off with everything you have worked so hard for as he is reborn into a new life with a star-struck younger woman, as pretty as you once were, who will enjoy everything you have invested in – your financial security, your home-life and even your children.

Worse still, he is a notoriously hard-ball lawyer with every intention of crushing you in any way he can, of erasing you from his life, of reducing you to nothing, so that he can move on as if you never existed.

Daniel T. Broderick III’s relentless harassment of his discarded wife, Betty, made her increasingly crazy as he and his girlfriend – then second wife – Linda Kolkena Broderick piled on the pressure, until one day, on November 5, 1989, at her wits’ end and believing herself to be acting in self-defense, she confronted them in the early hours of the morning and in a panic shot them both dead.

A multitude of onlookers has absolved Betty for what she did. Many even admire her, especially if they have suffered similar fates to hers. One juror at her trial openly questioned why she had taken so long to kill Dan under such extreme provocation.

Now, twenty-five years into a thirty-two year to life prison sentence for her second-degree murder of Dan and Linda Broderick, Betty has reluctantly decided to give her personal account of what led up to that fatal and fateful day, when all three of their futures came violently and abruptly to an end.



The Life and Prayers of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

by Wyatt North

One part biography, one part prayer book, The Life and Prayers of Saint Ignatius of Loyola is an essential for any Christian.

From a life of self-indulgent vanity, the calling of God transformed the life of Inigo Lopez de Loyola beyond imagination. From the time of conversion, St Ignatius, Father of the Jesuits, sought only the will and glory of God.

Today his spirituality continues to influence both Christians and non-Christians around the world, the legacy of a humble man who epitomized the motto of his order throughout his life.

This holy, self-aggrandizing man turned his back on the self-indulgences of courtly life, seeking only God’s approval and taking his word out onto the streets and to the sick and the poor. His ministry was his life and if all of life’s activities represent the opportunity for prayer, as Ignatius fervently believed, then no life epitomized this more than that of Ignatius of Loyola.

Following in the steps of Saint Ignatius, Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio of Argentina was elected Pope Francis I on March 13, 2013 and is the first Jesuit pope.



Forensic Science: Crime Scene Analysis

by David Malocco

Welcome to the Second Edition of the best selling book Forensic Science Crime Scene Analysis. Little did we know in 2014 that this small book would become so popular and remain popular for over a year. We looked at ways at improving it and we have done so.

The Second Edition has been revised, updated and greatly expanded. It is now more than twice the size of the original book with extra sections on forensic photography, blood spatter analysis, trace evidence, impressions, ballistics, bomb-making, explosives, toxicology, digital evidence, search warrants, forensic computer investigation, DNA testing and advances, Miranda rights, police interrogation techniques, and the law relating to the admissibility of confessions.

There is also a much extended Glossary and complete new chapters on the Admissibility of Expert Evidence and Criminal Law Evidence.

This is the perfect starter book for Forensic Science students an provides a solid introduction into the subject.

Recommended for forensic science students, criminologists, law enforcement agents, criminal lawyers and basically anyone interested in crime.



A Mind That Found Itself: An Autobiography

by Clifford W. Beers

Clifford W. Beers was the founder of the American hygiene movement. Beers himself was mentally ill for many years having spent much of his young life in mental institutions. Beers wrote an account of his time spent in the mental institutions and on what he alleged to be significant malpractice by the staff. This edition includes a table of contents.



Journeys of Lightheartedness: A Tale of Travel & Discovery

by Richard Moore

This book is about a sense of place – discovering the exotic at home and uncovering home in the far-flung land. Why go anywhere when you are already there?

In this extraordinary chronicle, journalist and travel writer Richard Moore takes us to places near and far – from his South Carolina home to the outer reaches of Greece, from exuberant Paris to the more sublime territory of New York.

Along the way, Moore misses no detail of description; he introduces us to characters – somnolent New York cab drivers, Parisian pranksters, a fugitively dreaming artist, a team of visionary innmakers, even guardian angels – who help him discover the exotic at home and uncover home in the far-flung land.

They help him – and us – understand what a sense of place is all about. In so doing, these lighthearted journeys set the soul to dancing, unless the soul prefers to sing.



The World I Live In

by Helen Keller

Helen Keller was one of the most inspirational people in American history. Keller contracted an illness as a baby that left her both deaf and blind. Despite these handicaps she became a famous political activist and lecturer. Keller also was a prolific writer. This edition of The World I Live In includes a table of contents.



I am a Cannibal

by David Malocco

Man Meets Man. Man falls in Love with Man. Man Eats Man.

It could be the tag-line for a dozen low budget student Zombie movies but this story is true. After placing hundreds of ads on the website called The Cannibal Café seeking “Well-built men, 18-30, who would like to be eaten by me” forty year old German computer repair technician Armin Meiwes eventually met his match in forty three year old Berlin engineer Bernd Jürgen Armando Brandes. This just goes to show you that there is someone out there for all of us.

The two men agreed to meet up at Meiwes’s apartment in the small town of Rotenburg on Friday the 9 March 2001 and there wasn’t a full moon in sight. With Bernd high on painkillers and Schnapps, Meiwes removed the man’s penis with a knife and decided to sauté it in a pan with salt, pepper, wine and a little garlic. The whole episode was filmed by them on videotape.

From that video it appears that Bernd collapsed and lost consciousness from the loss of blood. Meanwhile, Meiwes spent the next three hours reading a Star Trek book while Bernd bled to death in the bath. It certainly was a night to remember.

Meiwes ate the body over the next ten months. He stored body parts in his freezer under pizza boxes and consumed up to 20 kilograms (44 lbs.) of the flesh. Meiwes was arrested in December 2002 and mid a media frenzy after a college student in Innsbruck phoned the police when he saw new advertisements for victims and details of the killing on the Internet. Investigators searched his home and was later found guilty of murder and given a life sentence.

Meiwes was far from Germany’s first cannibal. Before him we had Fritz Haarmann, Joachim Kroll, Karl Denke, Carl GroÃ?mann and Peter Stumpp. And he certainly is going to be the last one either.

In December 2013 Der Spiegel reported the case of alleged cannibalism near the Czech border in Germany. The murder was allegedly committed by a fifty five year old police officer working as a handwriting analyst in the Dresden office of the State Criminal Police. The policeman admitted to killing the fifty nine year old Polish-born businessman from Hanover. Apparently they met on a cannibalism fantasy forum.

This fascinating study of cannibalism traces its history and origin and focusses on nine of the world’s most notorious cannibal serial killers: Albert Fish, Friedrich Haarmann, Joachim Kroll, Andrei Chikatilo, Henry Lee Lucas, Ottis Elwood Toole, Richard Trenton Chase, Nikolai Dzhumagaliev, and, of course, Jeffrey Dahmer.

A hugely enjoyable read from best-selling writer David E. Malocco, author of Serial Sex Killers-Real American Psychos; Sexual Psychopaths; Who’s Who Serial Killers-The Top 100; Forensic Science-Crime Scene Analysis; Wicked Women; Murder for Profit and the World’s Worst Serial Killers.



CHEROKEE BLUE: The Life of Blue Hothouse

by Sherry Laymon

CHEROKEE BLUE is the biography of Blue Hothouse, one of the diminishing number of full-blood Cherokee Indians whose ancestors walked the Trail of Tears from Cherokee, North Carolina to Oklahoma during the winter of 1838-39. Blue Hothouse grew up in a Cherokee family richly influenced by Cherokee traditions. His early life experiences differed little from the lifestyles his ancestors lived many centuries before him. After white man’s law became the rule, the Cherokee culture diminished. During Blue’s childhood and youth, he witnessed and experienced many painful incidents, including discrimination and racism, as a result of European and Native American cultural conflict. This book is part of a greater effort being made to recapture and preserve the Cherokee culture to prevent it from fading away. In Cherokee Blue, Blue Hothouse shares his life experiences to preserve the rich Cherokee heritage for the younger generation of Cherokees.



The Charismatic Leader Lee Kuan Yew and The Rise of Singapore as an Asian Tiger: How his exceptional leadership turned Singapore into one of the wealthiest and highest quality countries in the world.

by Wiroon Tanthapanichakoon

This book contains a lot of interesting information on Lee Kuan Yew, the Founding Father of Independent Singapore. The most shocking news on 23 March 2015 was the news that Lee Kuan Yew had passed away. This book is intended to be a memorial for Lee Kuan Yew and a record of his incredible achievements for Singapore during his reign. Though the book, young generations can learn about his charismatic leadership, key milestones during his reign, and invaluable legacies that he left to the Singaporeans.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION 4

CHAPTER ONE 7

THE BIRTH OF THE NATION OF SINGAPORE 7

History of Singapore 8

Japanese Invasion in World War II 9

CHAPTER TWO 12

THE HISTORY OF LEE KUAN YEW 12

Birth of Lee Kuan Yew 12

Family Background 13

Lee Kuan’s Yew’s Education 15

CHAPTER THREE 18

THE MALAYSIAN MERGER 18

Separation With Malaysia 18

Early Political Career – 1951 to 1959 18

Formation of the PAP 18

Lee in the Opposition 18

Independence of Singapore in 1965 19

CHAPTER FOUR 23

LEE KUAN YEW’S VISION, LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT STYLE 23

Prime Minister in The pre-independence(1959-1965) 23

Religious Intolerance 25

Singapore’s National Security 25

Economy Revival of Singapore 26

Singapore’s Government Policy 26

Corporal Punishment in Singapore 27

The Rights of LGBT 28

Singapore’s Water Resources 29

Reconciliation with Malaysia and Mahathir Mohamed 30

Minister Mentor From 2004 – 2011: Learning Mandarin 31

Driving the Vision Forward 31

Religious Views 32

Lee’s Political and Economic Legacy 32

Political Shocker 33

Critics of Lee’s Leadership 33

Cultural Depictions 34

CHAPTER FIVE 37

LEE KUAN YEW THE FAMILY MAN 37

His Private Life 37

CHAPTER SIX 40

THE CHARACTER OF LEE KUAN YEW 40

The Two Sides of Lee Kuan Yew: The Bright Side of Lee Kuan Yew’s Reign 40

The Dark Side of Lee Kuan Yew’s Reign 40

CHAPTER SEVEN 43

THE MILESTONES AND LEGACIESOF LEE KUAN YEW’S SOVEREIGNTY 43

Author of Books 43

International Appeal: Role Model and World Leader 44

International Organizations for Lee 45

Lee’s Retirement His failing Health and Death 46

Awards 47



Signing up for Iraq: A different view of Iraq

by Michael Beayrd Jr

This goes on to tell my story about how I ended up joining the Army and volunteering for Iraq. With this is also things that happened when there. Not only about Iraq, but what happened before joining up and how things are when transitioning back into civilian life.



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