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The 50 Most Iconic Photographs Ever Taken

by Luke Dollard

The 50 most iconic photographs ever taken will include three separate U.S. government hoaxes that have been debunked.

This extraordinary book will help you understand why Phillips & Cohen LLP under the (qui tam) false claims act, are now involved in all three cases (shown in book) to sue the United States Government.

Fat Boy: A Short Memoir

by Dayne Sherman

“Fat Boy” is a short memoir about the author’s first job when he was fifteen years old. It shows the jagged life living on the margins of society, death all around him. Sherman was shaped by the experience working on the roadsides along with convicted felons. There is no quarter asked or given on these dusty Louisiana byways, and no one will ever be the same traveling it alone or together.

“Fat Boy” was first published in the Arkansas Review: A Journal of Delta Studies at Arkansas State University.

Endorsements of Dayne Sherman and his work:

“Dayne Sherman writes like I wish I could if I was still young enough to change.”

–Rick Bragg, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of All Over but the Shoutin’ & Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story

“Dayne Sherman’s exciting fiction takes us down a dusty Southern road to a place where both honor and ties of blood are more important than breath itself, and where even the religion is violent.”

–Tim Gautreaux, author of The Missing & The Clearing

“Sherman’s promising debut chronicles a young man’s thorny return to his Louisiana hometownâ?¦ Sherman brilliantly reunites a land with its own set of vicious rules with a native of that land who, as a changed man, simply wants peace. Weaving his way through a series of complex characters and a terrain fertilized with a proud but bloody history, Sherman tells a spirited and engaging tale.”

–Publishers Weekly

Impetuous: One man’s idea that defeated the War on Drugs

by T.S. Aguilar

The War on Drugs – initiated by US President Richard Nixon in the 1970s – was defeated on the day of its proclaimed biggest victory. It was Thursday, 2.December, 1993, when the drug overlord Pablo Escobar died from a self-inflicted gunshot to the head. Yet, the defeat of the War on Drugs was not a one-day affair. It had started two years earlier on Wednesday, 23.October 1991, the day the Second Generation, that is, the highly educated sons and daughters of Colombian drug bosses had started to take over the business of their fathers.

The Second Generation has been and still is extremely successful to this day in its endeavour. It controls today more than ninety percent of the cocaine and heroin trade worldwide worth hundreds of billions of dollars. How did it come about?

The protagonist Oscar Antonio Ortiz Acosta, a happy-go-lucky small time drug dealer from Colombia operating in the Central American country Costa Rica had a brilliant idea on Friday, 15.September 1989. After he read about the capture of cocaine and confiscation of drug money worth millions of dollars, he developed a plan to let the drug business disappear behind the screen of a global network of legal businesses. And as the old and proven wisdom states: An idea whose time has come is unstoppable.

But Oscar’s path wasn’t an easy road to success. Instead of being lauded for his forward thinking, his idea is taken the wrong way by Pablo Escobar and almost costs him his life. His descent into hell of a prison in Central America comes to an end when the Second Generation of Colombian drug overlords are made aware of his idea about eighteen months later. They arrange an audacious prison break and spirit him away to a health resort in Panama. A woman, Vanessa Camacho, nurses Oscar back to health. Her unwavering support gives him the confidence for her to become his sidekick in the endeavour of putting his idea into practice.

Within a short eight months this couple turns the traditional drug trade on its ear – in North America, Europe and Asia. Oscar manages to arrange the cooperation with the Golden Triangle, which turns out to be an unbeatable pact. The Colombians ship all the illicit drugs and the Asians transfer all the drug money making it legal in the process. Neither the covert shipping of drugs nor the transfer of money has ever been cracked by any drug enforcement organisation anywhere in the world. What followed in the wake of Oscar’s trip around the world was an unprecedented wave of unintentional suicide of drug addicts due to overdosing with pure and unadulterated heroin.

As stated above, the War on Drugs as conducted to this day has been defeated. It is a futile undertaking because the careless prescription of addictive opiate drugs by our self-proclaimed gods in white dustcoats creates every day more and more drug addicts. When these addicts can’t afford to pay for the expensive prescription drugs any longer, they turn to the relatively cheap and easily available alternatives heroin and cocaine.

The illicit drug trade has an estimated growth rate of 8% per annum and higher in countries with a growing middle-class and abundant wealth. It has reached a total volume of almost one trillion dollars in 2016 according to the UN Office on Drugs and Crime. This will continue and will go hand in hand with a rise in crime as can be seen in Mexico and other countries until the world starts to pay heed to the Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos’ call for a worldwide debate on the decriminalisation, regulation and legalization of illicit drugs, specifically cocaine and heroin.

Note: The names of persons and places in this book have been changed to protect the innocent as well as the guilty, except the names of public figures.

People I See

by Praveen P. Gopinath

In ‘People I See – 43 inspiring and heart-warming real life stories’, the author takes you on a serene ride through a series of 43 real life stories that would motivate you to be humane and follow your heart. The next time you meet a disadvantaged, you may stop to bring a little cheer to his/ her life. Call it not charity, but the art of giving and receiving. The author justifies William Morris’ statement, “The true secret of happiness lies in all the details of daily life.” Detailing what most of us may ignore, he simply muses over the tender joy of living a life. In this book, a simple ‘Hello’ and ‘Goodbye’ are not just a set of manners, but a way to give and receive smiles; ‘courage’ is not battling with insecurities but smiling at the sore phases; ‘kindness’ is not just a quality, but the character trait of a super-hero (And, who wouldn’t want to be a super-hero!); ‘pride’ is not a part of Pride and Prejudice, but self-assertion on who and what you are; it is okay to fall flat, but do it in ‘style’; ‘answers’ are derived not from pondering over the questions but from living through them; and ultimately, it is the ‘feel’ that matters, the feel of having lived a life worth remembering. A book on the flaws and imperfections and more ingredients, made into a beautiful recipe to help earn wings for life!

Negroes are Not a Popular Element of Society at Galt: The Murder of William Turner in Galt, Ontario, Canada (1867) (Historic Homicide Files Book 10)

by Hamilton Evening Times

Murder of a black man in Galt, Ontario (now Cambridge, Ontario) in December 1867. Word count: c. 1300.

Only What You Need: a memoir

by Sharon Jean Coleman

“Sharon Coleman writes about incredible difficulties in a way that makes you feel, without making you feel like she’s begging for sympathy. She doesn’t pander. She eloquently tells a heartbreaking story.”

-S.Honeycutt, author of The Dragon’s Daughter

“Sharon’s mum’s dead too,” Lottie said.

“Oh? What did she die of?” Spencer asked.

“Suicide,” I said. “Could you please pass the chutney?”

Their mother told them they were unicorns. Their grandfather told them they were related to mice. Their uncle told them he knew all about their Twiglets. And so Sharon and her sister believed in dreams.

But when six-year-old Sharon’s nightmares start coming true, and their mother tries to kill herself again and again, the kid catcher comes and takes them away.

The girls move … and move … and move. Until Sharon dreams her mother is dead one last time …

World War 2: Soldier Stories Part VI: Battlefield Stories from the Women of War (World War 2 Soldier Stories Book 6)

by Ryan Jenkins

The unsung story of women in WWII

Women in military, fighting alongside their male counterparts seems to be a thing of science fiction when looking at today’s military. In WWII though, brave women took to the sky, committed themselves to dangerous missions and at times sacrificed so that others may live. They are the embodiment of the brave soldier that we come to applaud. The difference is they are all women, typically the unsung heroes of war.

This book covers just some of the amazing feats that women performed in WWII era Europe and Asia. Far from the “Rosie Riveters” back home, this book tells the tales of fearless and courageous women who put their lives on the line to fight for their countries. Their stories will move and excite you.
Discover the flight of the “Night Witches”. The fearsome women that patrolled the night sky in little more than pine and canvas planes, striking fear in the hearts of men. They organized missions that today are held in high regard for their complexity and organization. Read about the life of a female Nazi pilot who held the regime in high esteem long after the fall of Hitler. Fanaticism aside, she flew flights that some of the bravest men could not stomach.

Across the continent in Asia, read the story of a brave nurse who nearly sacrificed her own life in order to save the lives of others. There’s the tale of her daring supply raid and the lengths that she went to help some of the children prisoners held along with her. Even in the face of death, she sacrificed so they would be safer.

Even if you are not an avid history buff, these stories will fascinate you, intrigue you, and entertain you. The sacrifices and heroics of these brave women should be recognized. Do your part in tell their tale and order your copy now!

Comments From Other Readers

“I grabbed this book because I’m an avid World War II buff. I try to read everything I can get my hands on. I knew that women were common in the Soviet and even the German armies but I honestly had no idea of the extent of their involvement. History books seem to gloss this all over. I was glad to see that the author included women from both sides of the battle lines. Regardless of what side they fought on, history needs to be written for everyone, not just the winner. I found the book easy to read and while it’s short, I liked the content. This was really an awesome book!” – Nick A. (Salt Lake City, USA)

“I don’t really read much history when it comes to wars but I found the premise of women soldiers interesting. I never knew that they did all of that! It really puts things into perspective when you’re looking at today’s women versus the women in this book. I really enjoyed the story of the “Night Witches”. To find one woman willing to go through what they did is incredible but so many of them! The author did a great job at capturing my attention.” – Nicole W. (Toronto, Canada)

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Donald Trump : TOP 20 Secrets In Life & Business: Edition 2016, Short Read, No-Fluff, Straight To The Point

by Alan Greenwich

Top 20 Secrets For Success In Life & Business: A No-Nonsense Field Guide To Prosperous Living

Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.

– Steve Jobs

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Whatever your age might be, the answers to honing fine personal skills that will catapult you towards success in all aspects of life and business, are directly conveyed in the “Top 20 Secrets For Success In Life & Business” eight-book series.

Alan Greenwich has distilled the knowledge and hard-gained experience of eight of modern history’s most distinguished personalities: Bill Gates, Warren Buffet, Elon Musks, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Donald Trump, Steve Jobs, Tony Robbins and Oprah Winfrey.

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