Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 06 May 15

Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships

by Vladimire Calixte

Do you feel broken or lost? Are you trapped by fear, loneliness, and heartache, but unable to see a way out? Are you unhappy in your relationships, and without a solution to make things right? If you are searching for an answer to all of your struggles, Vladimire Calixte’s, Naked and Transparent: Six Vital Tools for Knowing Yourself and Attracting Healthy Relationships can help you reclaim your life and help you attract more love, success, peace, and joy than you’ve ever imagined! Filled with personal experiences about love, loss, and abandonment, Naked goes beyond a traditional self-help book. It is a refreshing, honest, and stimulating experience that will help you open your heart and soul, and discover a brand new you!

A renowned licensed mental health therapist, celebrity empowerment coach, author, speaker, and advocate, Vladimire Calixte bares her soul and offers a no-nonsense approach to self-love and self-awareness in a way you’ve never seen before. Part workbook and part memoir, Naked and Transparent is an enjoyable yet informative must-read for women, men, and teens who suffer from low self-esteem, unworthiness, anxiety, shame, guilt, feelings of failure, and toxic relationships.

Naked & Transparent is the new feel-good guide to discovering the “you” you were truly meant to be! Motivational and exciting, Naked and Transparent is full of fresh ideas that help people from all walks of life find and celebrate their authentic selves. If you have ever lost faith or hope, Naked and Transparent proves that no matter what you’ve done or what you have been through in your life, you truly have the power to heal, break free, and live the life of your dreams!



Mary, Queen of Scots: The History and Legacy of Mary Stuart of Scotland

by Charles River Editors

*Includes pictures

*Includes Mary’s own quotes about her life

*Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading

*Includes a table of contents

“Did I not tell you this would happen? I knew they would never allow me to live, I was too great an obstacle to their religion.” – Mary, Queen of Scots

The position in history of Mary Queen of Scots is a paradoxical one. Her fame as a monarch lies less in her personality or achievements than in her position within the dynastic maneuvers and political-religious upheavals taking place in northwest Europe in the 16th century. Most monarchs spend their early years learning in preparation to rule and then spend the latter part of their lives wielding power and status, but Mary was thrust upon the throne when she was only a week old, and she ceased to be queen nearly 20 years before her death.

Mary’s was an unusual reign in a tumultuous period, and her tragedy was intertwined with her country’s transformation. In Mary’s case, she was a second cousin once removed of England’s Queen Elizabeth I, which made her a rival for the throne. Mary was the granddaughter of Margaret Tudor, Henry VIII’s sister, and her Catholicism made Mary the true and rightful Queen of England in the eyes of many Catholics and the Vatican.

These facts, coupled with the realization that several English Catholics (especially rebels active in the Rising of the North movement) supported Mary, ardently made Elizabeth I uneasy. Mary also did not help herself when she married James Hepburn, 4th Earl of Bothwell, who was widely accused of raping her. The Scottish people rebelled, and Mary abdicated and fled southwards towards England.

Elizabeth I was unsure at first what to do with Mary, so she kept Mary imprisoned in several castles and manor houses inside England (making escape difficult and thus unlikely). After 18 years and 9 months in Elizabeth’s custody, it became clear that the situation was becoming untenable mainly due to Catholic efforts on the continent and within England to have Elizabeth I assassinated and to raise Mary Stuart to England’s throne after marrying her to the recusant Catholic Thomas Howard, Duke of Norfolk.

By some accounts, Elizabeth’s spymaster and principal secretary Francis Walsingham, either trapped Mary or fabricated evidence on high treason charges associated with the plot initiated by Anthony Babington. In 1587, Mary was executed for her involvement in conspiracies to assassinate Elizabeth. Elizabeth is said to have had deep misgivings about executing a fellow sovereign and thereby setting a pernicious precedent. Nor could Elizabeth forget that her own mother, Anne Boleyn (though only a queen consort), had also been executed.

Though she had put Mary to death, Elizabeth’s unmarried and childless status left no Tudor to follow her. Thus, she was succeeded by her Mary’s son James, whose reign united the two kingdoms of England and Scotland. All British monarchs have since descended from James.

Mary, Queen of Scots: The History and Legacy of Mary Stuart of Scotland chronicles the tumultuous life of Mary and her role in history. Along with pictures of important people, places, and events, you will learn about Mary Stuart like never before, in no time at all.



World’s Greatest Warriors and Leaders – Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Alexander the Great: How their empires nearly conquered the world

by Wiroon Tanthapanichakoon

The purpose of this book is quite simple – to give you incredible insights on the world’s three greatest warriors and leaders of all times, namely Genghis Khan, Napoleon, and Alexander the Great. You can learn from their childhoods, and went on to understand what were the trigger points in their lives that made them the rulers and leaders of their empires. Then, it also shows you the unchangeable fact of life that prosperity never lasts forever and their empires would eventually fall, even for these three invincible warriors in their times.

This book covers everything essential about all three of them. You will be excited to learn about the three greatest warriors and leaders in world history. There are no other books which will put all three of them in the same book, and compare their strengths and weaknesses for young generations to learn.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

WHAT THIS BOOK WILL DO FOR YOU? iv

CHAPTER ONE 1

THE GREATEST WARRIORS AND LEADERS IN WORLD HISTORY 1

CHAPTER TWO 3

GENGHIS KHAN 3

His Childhood and Younger Days 3

Chief Conquests of Genghis Khan 7

The Peak of Genghis Khan’s Empire and His Conquests 10

Genghis Khan’s Death 10

Genghis Khan’s Key Milestones and Achievements at War 12

NAPOLEON BONAPARTE 14

His childhood and Younger days 14

Napoleon’s Education and Early Military Career 14

Napoleon’s Rise to Power: Reign of Napoleon I 15

The Coup of 18 Brumaire 19

Napoleon’s Marriages and Children 20

Napoleon’s Downfall and First Abdication 21

Napoleon’s Strategies and Tactics 22

Political Effects 23

Napoleon’s Key Milestones and Achievements at War 26

The Fall and End Napoleon’s Empire 27

Napoleon’s Final Years 27

Napoleon’s Death Mystery Solved 29

ALEXANDER THE GREAT 33

His Childhood and Younger Days 33

Adolescence and Education 35

Alexander’s Exile and Return 36

How Alexander Became the Greatest Ruler and Leader of Persia 38

Campaigns and Conquests 40

Alexander’s Consolidation of Power 43

Alexander’s Balkan Campaign 44

The Levant and Syria Relative 47

Napoleon’s Key Milestones and Achievements at War 47

Cultural Diffusion 47

The Death of Alexander the Great 49

CHAPTER FIVE 51

KEY LEARNINGS FROM THE WORLD’S GREATEST LEADERS 51

Interpersonal Skills 51

The Power in Making Good Decisions 53



The Chronicles of Ukraina – Entering Ukraine

by Samuel Sundar

This is a real life story of a foreign student in Ukraine. The circumstances which led to the decision, the preparation and time in Ukraine till I joined the course , two months after arriving in Ukraine are narrated here.

God’s providence and the lessons he taught me are central to my experience there. God’s goodness and man’s faith or trust which is the right response which God expects can be considered as the main theme of the book. God is good. Therefore, walk by faith, not by sight.



World’s Selfless Leaders – Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr.: How selfless leadership moved the whole nation and its people without money and political power

by WIROON TANTHAPANICHAKOON

The purpose of this book is quite simple – to give you incredible insights on the world’s three greatest selfless leaders of all times, namely Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, and Martin Luther King Jr.. You can learn from their childhoods, and went on to understand what were the trigger points in their lives that made them become selfless leaders. Then, it also shows you how they moved their nations or people without money and political power. They are true symbols of selflessness that no one can deny.

This book covers everything essential about all four of them. You will be excited to learn about the three greatest warriors and leaders in world history. There are no other books which will put all four of them in the same book, and explain in details about their ket milestones and legacies for young generations to learn.

WHAT THIS BOOK WILL DO FOR YOU? 3

CHAPTER ONE 4

Introduction 4

MAHATAMA GANDHI 9

CHAPTER TWO 9

Mahatma Gandhi 9

His childhood and younger days 10

How Gandhi became the most powerful selfless leader in India 11

Independence from England 13

India 1900 to 1947 13

Key milestones and legacies of Gandhi 22

The Legacy of Gandhi in the Wider World 25

MOTHER TERESA 33

CHAPTER THREE 33

Mother Teresa 33

Her childhood and younger days 34

How Mother Teresa became the most respected selfless leader in world 35

Her Missions and Activities 38

Key milestones and legacies of Mother Teresa 40

NELSON MANDELA 47

CHAPTER FOUR 47

Nelson Mandela 47

His childhood and younger days 48

How Mandela became the most powerful selfless leader in India 49

Mandela’s life in prison 51

His leadership styles 52

Key milestones and legacies of Mandela 53

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR 67

CHAPTER FIVE 67

Martin Luther King Jr. 67

His childhood and younger days 68

How King won the heart of African Americans 69

King’s Missions and Activities 70

King’s Nobel Peace Prize 71

King’s Shocking Assassination 72

Key milestones and legacies of King 72

Legacies of King 76



Jade Helm 15: The Patriot Report

by We The People

The inside scoop of the tyrannical move to overthrow the American people through operation Jade Helm. It is going to be a dark summer in 2015.



Stories of the Scholar Mohammad Amin Sheikho – Part Four: His Life, His Deeds, His Way to Al’lah

by Mohammad Amin Sheikho

Mohammad Amin Sheikho.
Birth: 1890 A.D.
Death: 1964 A.D.
Precept: Interpretation of the Holy Qur’an.

Early Years:
Scholar Sheikho was born in al-Ward district in Sarouja Quarter, one of the historical districts of Damascus, in Syria which was called mini-Istanbul during the period of the Ottoman rule. He was raised in an Arab style house situated opposite the famous public al-Ward Bathhouse. This house stands there to the present day. Scholar Sheikho was still young when his father, the merchant Ismael Sheikho, departed this world. Mohammad Saleem, the only and elder brother of Mohammad Amin, was assigned as a director of the Military School during the Ottoman rule.

Education:
At the age of twelve the boy who was to become the great scholar was enrolled at al-Rashidiya School, he then went on to complete his studies in Amber, the Royal Ottoman Faculty in Damascus. He received many certificates of praise and commendation during the Ottoman rule and then under the reign of King Faisal in Syria. There are many copies of these certificates still preserved in trustworthy hands.
One of His Pupils:
Professor A. K. John, alias al-Dayrani is the best known and most distinguished among the pupils of Scholar Sheikho. He received a certificate of General Education (a Syrian certificate which included the study of nine different sciences). Prof. al-Dayrani collected and verified more than fifty books which were dictated by Scholar Sheikho and written on his behalf. Therefore his name is always mentioned in association with the name of Mohammad Amin Sheikho.
A Glimpse of his distinguished thoughts and views:
He disclosed the true meaning of the letters (acronyms) that are reported at the beginning of the Fortresses of the Holy Qur’an, which was not understood by previous Muslim scholars and said that, “Al’lah knows best His Purpose behind them.” He disproved the stories which are ascribed wrongly to the noble Envoy Mohammad (cpth), such as the story of his being affected by the action of magic, the story of cutting his noble chest (cpth), and all that would put him (cpth) in the wrong. He elucidated that the noble Prophets are impeccable in all of their words, actions and deeds.

  • He was the first in the world to reveal the source of fresh spring and river water, which is the ice of the North and South Poles.
  • He gave an exact definition of the â??human spirit’ and clarified the difference between that and the â??soul’.
  • He differentiated between the â??mind’ and â??thought’
  • He talked about al-Azal world, the very beginning of creation in the world of immaterial spirits, and demonstrated the Godly Justice in that world and the reason for the coming of mankind to this world.
  • He elucidated the wisdom in turning towards al-ka’ba when communicating with God (praying); he explained the reason for fasting and the meaning of the Night of al-Qadr (Evaluation) and how to attain it.
  • He interpreted from the noble Qur’an how to derive the proportion of Zakat (almsgiving).


Stories of the Scholar Mohammad Amin Sheikho – Part Three: His Life, His Deeds, His Way to Al’lah

by Mohammad Amin Sheikho

Mohammad Amin Sheikho.
Birth: 1890 A.D.
Death: 1964 A.D.
Precept: Interpretation of the Holy Qur’an.

Early Years:
Scholar Sheikho was born in al-Ward district in Sarouja Quarter, one of the historical districts of Damascus, in Syria which was called mini-Istanbul during the period of the Ottoman rule. He was raised in an Arab style house situated opposite the famous public al-Ward Bathhouse. This house stands there to the present day. Scholar Sheikho was still young when his father, the merchant Ismael Sheikho, departed this world. Mohammad Saleem, the only and elder brother of Mohammad Amin, was assigned as a director of the Military School during the Ottoman rule.

Education:
At the age of twelve the boy who was to become the great scholar was enrolled at al-Rashidiya School, he then went on to complete his studies in Amber, the Royal Ottoman Faculty in Damascus. He received many certificates of praise and commendation during the Ottoman rule and then under the reign of King Faisal in Syria. There are many copies of these certificates still preserved in trustworthy hands.

One of His Pupils:
Professor A. K. John, alias al-Dayrani is the best known and most distinguished among the pupils of Scholar Sheikho. He received a certificate of General Education (a Syrian certificate which included the study of nine different sciences). Prof. al-Dayrani collected and verified more than fifty books which were dictated by Scholar Sheikho and written on his behalf. Therefore his name is always mentioned in association with the name of Mohammad Amin Sheikho.

A Glimpse of his distinguished thoughts and views:
He disclosed the true meaning of the letters (acronyms) that are reported at the beginning of the Fortresses of the Holy Qur’an, which was not understood by previous Muslim scholars and said that, “Al’lah knows best His Purpose behind them.” He disproved the stories which are ascribed wrongly to the noble Envoy Mohammad (cpth), such as the story of his being affected by the action of magic, the story of cutting his noble chest (cpth), and all that would put him (cpth) in the wrong. He elucidated that the noble Prophets are impeccable in all of their words, actions and deeds.

  • He was the first in the world to reveal the source of fresh spring and river water, which is the ice of the North and South Poles.
  • He gave an exact definition of the â??human spirit’ and clarified the difference between that and the â??soul’.
  • He differentiated between the â??mind’ and â??thought’
  • He talked about al-Azal world, the very beginning of creation in the world of immaterial spirits, and demonstrated the Godly Justice in that world and the reason for the coming of mankind to this world.
  • He elucidated the wisdom in turning towards al-ka’ba when communicating with God (praying); he explained the reason for fasting and the meaning of the Night of al-Qadr (Evaluation) and how to attain it.
  • He interpreted from the noble Qur’an how to derive the proportion of Zakat (almsgiving).


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