Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 08 May 15

Bonnie Parker: Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads with Brass Balls!! (Mob Molls – Beautiful Broads With Brass Balls Book 4)


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Standing less than five feet tall and never weighing more than 95 pounds, Bonnie Parker was a malicious animal with a taste for blood; from the time she was old enough to inflict damage on another human being.

When she was ten years old, Bonnie exchanged insults with a boy named Noel. Noel had the good sense to walk away from the confrontation. But Bonnie followed him into a drug store and proceeded to beat the crap out of him. Her cousin, Bess, was with Bonnie, but she was powerless to prevent her cousin’s vicious attack.

Bess later said, “When a passing neighborhood woman separated them, Bonnie had a razor blade in her hand and was threatening to cut Noel’s throat, if he ever made her mad again.”

When she was just days short of her sixteenth birthday, Bonnie married a hardened gangster named Roy Thornton. With Thornton frequently being in and out of jail, and also possessing a roving eye for other women, Bonnie soon gave up on their marriage.

Although she never divorced Thornton, months after her nineteenth birthday, Bonnie hooked up with a short, skinny, pimple-faced, homicidal maniac named Clyde “Schoolboy” Barrow, who longed to be a mobster in the mold of his idol, Pretty Boy Floyd.

In the early 1930s, Bonnie and Clyde, employing a revolving crew of killers, committed murder and mayhem in mid-America; robbing banks, gas stations, and stores, and leaving numerous people dead, including nine law enforcement officers.

There is no doubt that Bonnie was just as brutal a killer as Clyde. In 1934, after the Barrow Gang killed two highway patrolmen, Bonnie hovered over one of the dead cops and fired another bullet into his head.

Then, while giggling, she said to Clyde, “Looka there! His head bounced just like a rubber ball!”

Finally, Bonnie and Clyde’s luck ran out. When they were ambushed and slaughtered while they were riding in their stolen Ford, a total of 150 bullets were fired by lawmen. Clyde was hit 17 times, and Bonnie was riddled with 26 bullets.

It couldn’t have happened to a nicer couple.

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Aleister Crowley: Lore and Lies

by Connor Sansby

Aleister Crowley remains one of history’s most alluring targets for speculation, rumour and fabrication, but who was the real Crowley? Combing through Crowley’s journals, letters and contemporary accounts, Lore and Lies presents an unbiased account of Crowley’s life, seeking to neither demonise nor sanctify the life of this intriguing character, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions about one of history’s most controversial characters.

Born into money, Crowley set out on a journey to conquer the world and the sickness that blighted his childhood, both physically and spiritually.

The influence of Crowley can still be seen in the modern day occult, from his work on Tarot, Yoga and Kabbalah; still considered by many to have written the definitive works on many magical topics.

But Crowley’s contributions to pop culture cannot be overlooked, inspiring iconic musicians such as Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and David Bowie to more modern artists like Jay-Z, wearing his infamous motto: “Do What Thou Wilt”.

Aleister Crowley remains one of history’s most alluring targets for speculation, rumour and fabrication, but who was the real Crowley? Combing through Crowley’s journals, letters and contemporary accounts, Lore and Lies presents an unbiased account of Crowley’s life, seeking to neither demonise nor sanctify the life of this intriguing character, allowing the reader to draw their own conclusions about one of history’s most controversial characters.

Born into money, Crowley set out on a journey to conquer the world and the sickness that blighted his childhood, both physically and spiritually.

The influence of Crowley can still be seen in the modern day occult, from his work on Tarot, Yoga and Kabbalah; still considered by many to have written the definitive works on many magical topics.

But Crowley’s contributions to pop culture cannot be overlooked, inspiring iconic musicians such as Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and David Bowie to more modern artists like Jay-Z, wearing his infamous motto: “Do What Thou Wilt”. Crowley’s rebellion in his youth is even seen by many to have the catalyst of the modern teenager.

Arabesque: Dancing on the Edge in Los Angeles

by Cherie Magnus

It’s 1960 in Los Angeles. Cherie is 17 and on the threshold of change, even as the world awaits the cataclysmic turbulence that soon comes. Cherie is a dancer, a student at UCLA, and in love with a handsome, troubled graduate student who wants her to give up her career plans. The havoc sets her off-balance and into a nightmare world far from her dreams. A memoir of a specific time and place, but also of things that never change.
Arabesque is set in the L.A. of 1960, specifically the San Fernando Valley, Westwood and the campus of UCLA where she is a freshman student of dance.  Through the wide eyes of an impressionable teenager in transition to adulthood, the reader visits the coffee houses, googie-style coffee shops, theaters, nightclubs and venues no longer existing in 21st century L.A. Cherie’s coming of age story is her own, yet it is everyone’s journey through first love, higher education, career plans going awry, making life-changing decisions too young. Cherie’s agonizes over choices and relationships that shake her into a serious depression requiring hospitalization, as the world prepares for the social revolution and upheaval that changes everything forever.

Two Princesses: The Triumphs and Trials of Grace Kelly and Diana Spencer

by Kevin Noa

Two Princesses is a comparison biography of Princess Grace of Monaco and Diana: Princess of Wales

Self-Disclosure: Being Bi-Gender and My Journey

by Clinton Rusthoven

This is a true story of a biological male who came from much adversity at birth. His quest to fit into society because of his gender non-conformity made life a struggle but interesting. Take a journey with this author from sandy coasts to rugged mountains. This is definitely not your ordinary autobiography by revealing only accomplishments; this true story has much self-reflection with as much honesty as a publisher will allow. This autobiography will read as though it’s fiction at times, but don’t be fooled! All is real and raw.


by Frances C. Rodriguez

It all started from a promise. Latino Music is the first in a series inspired by Flora’s Legacy. Flora had been a devoted mother and wife with deep faith, sense of tradition, and value of family. She had asked only one thing on her death bed: to not be forgotten.

Though it had taken a few years to understand what she’d meant, it finally came clear one day that Flora had wanted the legacy of her faith, tradition, and family to live on and not be lost.

Latino Music is an eBook about the family Flora had inspired with her passion, with her history, and with her being. She had loved music and dance and they’d had their place in every aspect of her family’s life.

Everyone has threads from generations past. And when the stories aren’t shared, they die. Flora’s wish was not just for her family to remember their roots and foundation, but for everyone to carry the stories forward to the next generation.

Music and dance are loved by all. And to hear a song can invoke a memory decades old. Flora saw music and dance as a wonderful way to share the past with the present. In reading Latino Music, you are taken on a journey through one family’s rendezvous with traditions and their meaning to the future. In this book, you, too, may find the memories you’d like to pass on to the next generation.

10 Women Every Christian Should Know (Ebook Shorts): Learning from Heroines of the Faith

by Michelle DeRusha

The inspiring stories of ten women who helped to shape our faith

Throughout history, countless women have boldly stepped out in faith and courage, leaving their indelible mark on those around them and on the kingdom of God. In lively prose, Michelle DeRusha tells their stories, bringing into focus ten incredible heroines of the faith

· Teresa of Ávila
· Anne Hutchinson
· Harriet Beecher Stowe
· Harriet Tubman
· Fanny Crosby
· Catherine Booth
· Amy Carmichael
· Corrie ten Boom
· Edith Schaeffer
· Ruth Bell Graham

These engaging narratives are a potent reminder to us that we are not alone, the battles we face today are not new, and God is always with us in the midst of the struggle.

“Rich in inspiration and information. Reading it opened my eyes, broadened my vision, and challenged my faith.”–Warren W. Wiersbe, author and former pastor of the Moody Church, Chicago

“My daughter and I are both indebted to Michelle for introducing us to many women we are sure never to forget.”–Lisa-Jo Baker, community manager for (in)courage and author of Surprised by Motherhood

“A courageous and brave example of living faith and of living out faith, the evidence of things unseen.”–Deidra Riggs, managing editor, The High Calling; founder of Jumping Tandem

“This book inspired me, challenged me, and made me feel so proud to be a woman who belongs to Jesus.”–Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of Love Idol

Michelle DeRusha writes a monthly column on religion and spirituality for the Lincoln Journal Star and is a regular contributor to The High Calling and other online journals. She also writes about faith in the everyday on her blog at She lives with her husband and their two boys in Nebraska.

23 Days: A Memoir of 1939

by Antoni Joe Podolski

23 Days are the wartime memoirs of Antoni Jozef (Joe) Podolski

written by him some 44 years after the outbreak of World War 2 in 1939.

It records his fight against the invading Russian Army, his subsequent

capture, imprisonment and brutal interrogation before being sentenced

to death and spending 23 days on death row in a prison in the town of Orsha, Russia.

A reprieve condemned him to the Vorkuta Gulag in the Arctic Ural

Mountains. His subsequent escape to England via Finland is described

followed by details of his return to Europe through Lithuania as a

member of SOE. Finally a reunion with Polish Forces in the Middle

East was made possible after the Nazi invasion of Russia caused the

Soviets to become an uneasy ally of Poland.

He returned to England once more and became a fighter pilot with the

Polish Air Force at the tail end of hostilities, all by the ripe old age of 22.

He died in Norfolk in 1999 aged 76.

The Chemist – Based on a True Story

by Chris Blewitt

“Prohibition may seem like an unlikely catalyst for a work of suspense fiction, but Chris Blewitt makes it work–flawlessly. From the exciting opening chase scene down city streets, to the ending’s shocking revelation, The Chemist is a terrific work of historical short fiction guaranteed to make you want to finish it in one sitting.” — Michael Robertson, author of Regret (writing as Dan Dawkins)

Charlie White leads a simple life in 1920’s Philadelphia as a chemist at the Dupont Corporation. One day, as he’s walking home from work, he is approached by two men and is forced into the world of bootlegging, corruption and murder. When tragedy strikes, Charlie must decide whether to continue his double-life or tell the world his story before it’s too late. The Chemist is based on a true story during Prohibition.

Short Story – 7500 words/35 pages

Interview with Anne Helmenstine – PhD from follows the story.

Cacilda, Adventures In Paradise: Mozambique (Volume One Book 1)

by James Marren

We had spent weeks in Louisiana loading a cargo of corn before we finally got underway, bound for the East Coast of Africa. We were tramping, picking up cargo wherever we could. Orders and destinations could change at any time and there was plenty of that on this voyage. Sailing into a new foreign port is always an adventure, especially if you’re delivering grain; you could be in port for days with plenty of opportunities to get ashore. This is the story of one such port.

Daughter Of Promise

by Rachel Steer

A beautifully painful novel about love and loss, healing and redemption, about a family that only grows stronger in spite of the tragedy that threatens to tear them apart, and about a mother’s desperate love for her children.

“If I could have talked, I would have told the nurse that my life was over. I would have begged for my perfect family to go back to the way it had been. I would have pleaded to know the future, and cried to hold my newborn daughter. I would have screamed that this was not how it was supposed to be.”

From PTSD to PTL: (Praise the Lord)

by Reece Sherman

Journey from Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome to Praise the Lord.

Torso Art and War a Memoir

by James Marren

In January 1968 I was compelled to leave art school due to a lack of funds. Consequently my draft status was changed from 2-S (Student deferment) to 1-A (Soon to be called up).

I moved to Chicago and found work in a small in-house ad agency. A few months later I received a notice from the Selective Service Agency to report for a pre-induction physical. I knew that if I didn’t get back into college soon I would be drafted.

After having sent out a number of college applications I found a fat envelope stuffed into my mailbox. I opened it; “Greetings From The President Of The United States”.

I was inducted into the Army in January 1969 and within a year I was on my way to Vietnam. My luck had run out.

The story revolves around the construction of a sculpture, the “Torso” referred to in the story’s title. We all had our own ways of coping with the almost surreal environment that we had been dropped into, a sort of “parallel universe” that I refer to in the story, where all the rules we had learned before no longer applied. The “Torso” becomes somewhat of a metaphor throughout the story: prostitutes (torso-living), burning monks (torso-dying), body counts (torso-dead).

The military seeks to confine your individualism, it has to; it can’t afford to have a bunch of people running around doing as they please. Still, if you tried hard enough and were lucky, sometimes you could maintain a sense of self. That was part of my goal in building that sculpture. It wasn’t escapism (at least not altogether) but rather a rejection of the politics and a reflection of the war and what we had become. it was a direct result of the experiences that I had.

The United States was in turmoil during this period: college campuses were hot-beds of anti-war protesting, civil rights marches often degenerated into violent confrontations and the authorities had their hands full trying to maintain order. All of this was reflected in the Army in Vietnam.

I make no claim that my experiences were the norm, nor do I claim that they were unique. I simply record what happened.

Agrippa: An Introduction to Europe’s Most Influential Magician

by Connor Sansby

Heinrich Cornelius Agrippa stands as one of the the figureheads in Western Occult thought, pioneering, advancing and reviving study of a subject thought dead in his time. But despite his influence, the man Agrippa is often overshadowed by his work.

Standing as an advocate of women’s rights, practising law and medicine, Agrippa was a diverse and rare genius. In this short work, The man behind the mythology is explored, in a brief introduction to Agrippa.

THE CHESAPEAKE TODAY June 2014 All Crime All The Time

All crime, all the time in Maryland, Virginia and Delaware region of the mid-Atlantic

The Herman David (Bill) Gano Story

This is a brief but compelling story of a true hero for freedom. His name and his story must be preserved, so that others will know the high cost of keeping our country safe. Because some of Bill Gano’s experiences were so painful, just the highlights of what he went through are included in this book. The fascinating story of a man who believed God, was committed to his family, and served his country.

NINE LIVES: A rather unlikely memoir of a rather average man

This the first 19 years in a memoir of an 82 year old man. Just a teenager, right? So, what could a kid possibly do in just 19 years. I think you might be surprised, believe it or not!

Running From the Hand of Man: The Bob Weddell Story (Windriver Series 11)

by Dan Landeen

This book is dedicated to the memory of an outdoorsman named Bob Weddell who passed away in 2008. Bob was a great story teller and the reader will find his fishing and hunting stories and experiences to be both educational and illuminating. He spent the first 30 years in northern California and the remaining time in northern Idaho in a home very close to his beloved Clearwater River in Orofino, Idaho. Bob was one of the first truly great steelhead fly fishermen on the Clearwater River and was probably the first angler to use the “grease lining” technique that he learned from Walt Price in the 1950s.

The only Bob Weddell stories that have been published up to this point are those found in the Nez Perce Country Steelhead Fly fishing book that I wrote in 2006. Those stories only represent a small number of the stories and interviews that I had on file and recently I decided that I needed to write a book dedicated to Bob’s memory.

Bob was a very good storyteller and those who love fishing and hunting will appreciate his experiences that include hunting, steelhead fishing, salmon fishing, fly fishing for tarpon and more. Bob was very opinionated and several of his stories express his philosophy on a myriad of subjects. All of the stories in this book are from Bob’s own mouth, just as he told them.

After having several conversations with him I am confident that he is easily in the top 3 if not higher of men who have caught the most steelhead on a fly on the Clearwater and Snake Rivers in Washington and Idaho. Bob prided himself on “telling it like it is” and I have no reason to doubt his stories about all the fish he caught.

Bob’s salmon and steelhead stories from his early days in northern California were very illuminating not just because of the stories but he had a lot of information about other notable anglers he had fished with over the years including Bill Schaadt who in the opinion of those who knew him considered him the greatest fly fisherman that the United States has ever produced. Bob fished with Jim Adams, Walt Price, Duke Parkening, Jim Green, Russ Chatam, Tom McGuane, Woody Sexton, Stu Apt, Page Brown, and many others.

If you read the stories carefully you will get a handle on Bob’s personality and the values that he lived his life by. Bob was not an easy person to get close to. He had a very low opinion of the human race in general and tended to be a loner. He was a very selfish person and he wasn’t a great humanitarian. He wanted to be left alone and do his own thing. His attitude was that he didn’t want to put trust in anyone because sooner or later they would do something to disappoint you. He often made the comment that he had spent his whole life running from the hand of man and we both agreed that would be an appropriate title if I ever devoted a book to his stories.

Part of his cynicism was based on the environmental degradation that he observed and took very personal. He witnessed the demise of many salmon and steelhead rivers and the mighty redwoods in California. When he observed that the game and fish agencies in the west were basically “toothless tigers” as he liked to say, he swore he would never work for those agencies and he didn’t. He was of the opinion that when it came right down to it the dollar ruled the world and everything else was just window dressing.

Barack Obama’s Crimes against America

This book explains in detail the crimes committed against the American people by barack obama and also explains on the record fact about the direction he is trying to lead our country in. It is time for Americans to start paying attention to the details that you will not get on the main stream media.

Rogue Mobster: The Untold Story of Mark Silverman and The Boston Mafia

by Mark Silverman

Mark Silverman grew up in the Boston underworld, under the tutelage of the Winter Hill Gang in Somerville, and the inner circle of the Boston faction of the Patriarca Mafia family. Rogue Mobster is a firsthand account of the violent Boston mob wars of the 1990s, when bodies were piling up across New England and Mark was walking a tightrope between Winter Hill and the Mafia.

An amazing journey through the underworld of New England/Boston/Providence/Rhode Island/Massachusettes and the various crews of LCN & the Winter Hill Gang. Irish gangsters and Men of Respect operating in close proximity yet each respecting the other while everyone makes a dollar. This is not your, “run of the mill” tale or the same old story and names just re-arranged. “Rogue Mobster” tells the story of a young up and comer, with connections to the Irish Winter Hill Crew that can be compared to those that Henry Hill had in “Goodfellas”. As a youth surrounded by top gangsters, both of Irish and Italian heritage, this half Sicilian, 1/4 Jewish and 1/4 Portugese, makes his way through the treacherous days of the New England Mafia wars; the young renegades who feel that the old regime’s time has come and gone, and now want their turn running things as well as the diabolical two faced James “Whitey” Bulger and his Federal Bureau boys. Tumultous times to say the least, add into the mix the fact that the recognized leaders of LCN tap Mark to be their eyes and ears, due to his business proximity with the renegades and the fact that he himself is an up and comer, earning with both hands and enjoying himself along the way. As the saying goes, “keep your friends close, but keep your enemies closer”, this is a lesson that Mark always kept in mind, and it helped save him while out in the streets making a living. This is not your usual organized crime novel, it’s material is refreshing and the facts/details he divulges are a change of pace from the average book. If you are a true crime fan, this is a must read, not much is published about the Winter Hill Gang so be ready for some new names and the ‘usual’ ones also.

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