Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 29 Aug 16

Second World War: Soviet historian, Victor Suvorov, tells the true story of World War II, revealing that the war was started by the Soviets — not the Germans.

by Victor Suvorov

Soviet historian, Victor Suvorov, tells the true story of World War II, revealing that the war was started by the Soviets — not the Germans. He contends that the Soviet Union’s part in starting the war was very much greater and much more sinister than has hitherto been exposed.

The book takes a close look at the origins and development of World War II in Europe, and in particular the background to Hitler’s Operation Barbarossa attack against the Soviet Union on June 22, 1941. Since its original publication in Russian (entitled Ledokol) in France in 1988, it has been published in an astonishing 87 editions in 18 languages. In spite of rigid Soviet censorship, Suvorov has succeeded in digging up many nuggets of valuable information from publicly available Soviet writings that confirm his central thesis. Icebreaker is based on the author’s meticulous scouring of such published sources as memoirs of wartime Soviet military leaders, and histories of individual Soviet divisions, corps, armies, fleets, and air units.



Casey Anthony and Caylee Anthony What Really Happened? Crazy Conspiracy Theories From Around The World

by Gene Cooper

Casey Anthony and Caylee Anthony What Really Happened? Crazy Conspiracy Theories From Around The World is available on Kindle or you can download it to your computer with Amazon’s FREE Kindle application for PC.

The world has fallen in love with the shining spirit of a little girl from Orlando, Florida that died a tragic death. This girl’s name is Caylee Marie Anthony. Caylee’s mother, Casey Anthony, didn’t report her child missing until 31 days after Caylee’s disappearance; and only when she was forced to by Cindy Anthony (Casey’s Mother and Caylee’s Grandmother).

Casey Anthony takes the police, her family and the entire world on a wild goose chase with even wilder stories! Casey states that Zanny The Nanny kidnapped Caylee and Casey had been searching for Caylee on her own. Come to find out, there is no Zanny The Nanny and Casey has been gaily partying since her daughter’s disappearance!

As the truth comes to light about Casey’s lifestyle, her lies and her manipulations; we are astonished, flabbergasted and captivated by this story.

Follow me into this dark world as I offer crazy (and not so crazy) conspiracy theories about what really might have happened to Caylee Marie Anthony!

An Example:

Crazy Conspiracy Theory #1
The Alleged Suspect: Casey Anthony
The Method: Strangulation With Duct Tape
The Theory:
Casey hates everybody and everything. She hates her mom, Cindy, because she is so controlling and thinks Casey is a terrible mom. Casey worries that Cindy will push the issue and take Caylee away from her. Casey will never let that happen! Casey hates her dad, George, he’s such a wimp and loves Caylee much more than he ever loved Casey. Casey hates her brother, Lee, he leers at her in such a creepy way all the time! Casey hates her boyfriend, Tony, he’s such a loser and a cheater to boot! Casey hates her best friend, Amy, she’s so ugly and is always flirting with Tony! But most of all, Casey hates Caylee, she’s such a whiny, crying baby. She always needs so much; food, attention, clothes, toys, love and child care. Casey hates Caylee with all her heart! Caylee is such a crimp in Casey’s party lifestyle! Everybody loves Caylee, nobody loves Casey. Casey is expected to hold a job, pay bills, get along with others and care for all of Caylee’s needs. Nobody ever expects anything from Caylee! Everybody loves Caylee no matter what!

What’s a girl to do? Casey hatches an evil plan. She’s so cute and personable, she thinks no one would ever suspect her! Casey wants to kill everybody close to her. She wants to kill her mom, Cindy. She wants to kill her dad, George. She wants to kill Lee, her brother. She wants to kill Tony, her boyfriend. She wants to kill Amy, her best friend. But most of all, she wants to kill that snotty-nosed kid, Caylee, her bratty daughter! Omg! If her plan works, she will be sitting pretty. She will get the house, she will get the life insurance money, she will be free to live life on her terms with no more lies! She can start over with a new family, a new boyfriend and a new best friend! Life will be great, life will be wonderful!

“Okay,” Casey thinks to herself. “This is gonna be hard, this is gonna be very hard!” But Casey knows that life can be hard. Lord knows hers has been! What to do? What to do?

Casey starts a “To Do” List.

Step #1
Caylee will be the easiest to kill. She goes first. Figure out how to make chloroform. Search the internet.

Step #2
Mommy, Daddy and Lee. A fire would be great, but there goes my house. Yay! I’m gonna have my own house! Hmmmâ?¦. Carbon Monoxide Poisoning! Yes, simple! Wait till everybody’s asleep and fill the house with carbon monoxide. Maybe the night of Caylee’s funeral. Perfect!

Step #3
Tony and Amy. Note: wait at least a year. Regroup my thoughts then.

Casey kills Caylee but gets caught before she has the chance to kill anybody else.



the over fence: O V E R T H E F E N C E a novel by:Lowry Pei

by lowry pie

I remember I was next to the back fence when I almost died. I was in the back yard, doing nothing, wandering around scuffing my feet in the old leaves that were spilling off of the pile that I had put there the previous fall, and what was I thinking? Nothing cosmic enough for such an occasion. I was probably thinking about work without meaning to, or trying to figure out why Ellen was feeling however she was feeling, and then I found myself lying on the ground by the back fence, my face turned toward the house. My cheek felt ground into the dirt. I had no memory of getting there; I seemed to have fallen without knowing it. I wanted to feel my head to see what had hit me, but nothing seemed out of the ordinary



Fuimos putas (Spanish Edition)

by Ignacio Diaz

¿A qué hora se transforman las princesas en putas?

¿Qué se esconde detrás de una sonrisa que no desea sonreír?

Entre las millones de personas que diariamente transitan la Capital Federal de la Argentina existe un mercado oculto de venta de amor por un tiempo determinado. Morita, como otras tantas mujeres, cayó en la tentación y decidió probar suerte en una de las profesiones más difíciles del mundo proyectando una fecha de inicio y un objetivo final. Gran error: su vida se transformó en un círculo vicioso.

¿Cómo salir de ese agujero negro en medio de una ciudad inhumana? Sentía vergüenza cuando en su fuero interno admitía la verdad, reconocía su aspecto desesperado, el presente desmintiendo al pasado.

Habiendo pasado tantos hombres por su cuerpo sólo recordaba a uno, y ese fue el único que se cansó y no tuvo el menor remordimiento por haberle hecho daño.

El secreto comenzó a formar parte de su vida: aunque nadie lo supiera vivía día a día sin acostumbrarte a seguir viviendo.



The Chronicles of the Schooner Lusty I: A Sail Around the World in Search of Tropical Isles and the Green Flash

by Mike Williams

More than 40 years ago, two friends in Seattle were dreading the thought of leaving college and entering the Rat Race. One dreary afternoon at the University of Washington, they cooked up a plan to drop out of school and sail around the world.

The idea turned out to be one of those rare dreams that is actually realized. It was no easy task, however. It took six years, dozens of crew members and about 30,000 “blue water miles” of thrills and perils on the open sea, all aboard a 50-foot wooden schooner, appropriately christened the Lusty I.

The resulting tale is a sort of postmodern version of Homer’s Odyssey. Instead of journeying homeward and unintentionally getting seduced by women and caught up in adventures, the men and women aboard the Lusty I chose to flee the safety of home with the hopes of finding seduction and adventure abroad. And they found it.

They weathered dangerous storms in a leaking boat, fell in love, got shot at, got shooed away from island resorts by mafia bodyguards, found buried treasure, ate exotic meals, scaled volcanoes, witnessed the mysterious “green flash,” and visited a multitude of fascinating cultures and tropical Islands of unsurpassed beauty.

Beyond the tales of adventure and debauchery, the book also offers us a glimpse at a world much different from the one around us today. It was a post-war, post-colonial world, with freshman governments guiding newly-independent countries into periods of rapid development. Ports of call included the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia, the Cook Islands, Samoa, Fiji, New Zealand, the New Hebrides, the Solomons and Australia, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, Ceylon, Seychelles, Mombasa, Madagascar, Mozambique, South Africa, Brazil, Trinidad, and dozens of islands in the Caribbean.

Perhaps by revisiting this journey, one will be better able to understand the world we live in now, but whether for edification or just sheer fun, come along and enjoy this sailing saga with the author and the many friends of the schooner, Lusty I.

About the Author:

Mike Williams grew up in the Seattle area and at the age of twenty dropped out of school and journeyed to New York and subsequently Europe. He returned two years later to finish University, but not being very career-minded or a particularly good student, when the opportunity to go sailing came along he jumped at the chance. As he said, “It just felt like the right thing to do.”

After the years circumnavigating, Mike was never really able to settle back into a day job and a conventional life style. As a result, a good part of the last thirty or so years has been spent living overseas, and most of that time has been in Thailand. While the expat life suits him well, a few months every year are spent back in the Pacific Northwest at the old log cabin on Whidbey Island he calls his summer home.



Serial Killer Families : Top 10 Serial Killer Families (Serial Killer, Serial Killers, True Crime, Mass Murder, Evil, Murderers)

by Richard Berrington

10 Most Terrifying Serial Killer Families 

It’Ñ? never pleasurable to rеаd a Ñ?tоrÑ? аbоut murdеr. Thе fear felt bÑ? thе viсtim аnd thе саllоuÑ?, соld blooded nature of Ñ?оmеоnе tаking аnоthеr person’s life. Or a serial killеr thаt gоеÑ? on a murderous rаmÑ?аgе, Ñ?lаughtеring countless victims fоr mоnеÑ?, оr juÑ?t for Ñ?lеаÑ?urе.  

It’Ñ? juÑ?t thаt Ñ?еrÑ?оn whо iÑ? sick, right? I mеаn, Ñ?оu wouldn’t be аblе tо соnvinсе оthеr Ñ?еоÑ?lе tо jоin in? Wеll, thеÑ?е families did. Thаt’Ñ? right, families.  

Together thеÑ?е ten fаmiliеÑ? had their оwn rеignÑ? оf tеrrоr, finding and murdеring victims.  

Check out the list of the Ten Families 

 

        Most Terrifying Serial Killer Families

  1. “Thе BlооdÑ? BеndеrÑ?”1 

  2. Dеlfinа and Mаríа dе Jesús González13 

  3. Sawney Bеаn Clаn15 

  4. Thе BrilеÑ? BrоthеrÑ?24 

  5. “Big” and “Littlе” HаrÑ?е26 

  6. InеÑ?Ñ?а TаrvеrdiÑ?еvа and FаmilÑ?28 

  7. Frеdеriсk “Frеd” West and RоÑ?еmаrÑ? “RоÑ?е” WеÑ?t29 

  8. Karla Hоmоlkа аnd Paul Bеrnаrdо39 

  9. Dаvid аnd Cаthеrinе Birniе45 

  10. Dаn and Rоn LаffеrtÑ?53 



Ancient Greece: The Legacy of Leonidas I (The King of Sparta)

by T.D. van Basten

The King of Sparta

Leonidas is one of the most well known and remembered of all Sparta’s mighty military leaders. The leader of the famous Battle of 300, it was his bravery and cunning that would ultimately propel the Greeks to victory over the invading Persians. He would go down in history as a legendary leader and brave, valiant warrior for his strength in the face of opposition and his selfless willingness to lay down his life for his country.

His rise to kingship was rather unorthodox, but he would go down as one of the most legendary. He showed a keen understanding of how to make the best of the tools one has at their disposal, and to use one’s strategy, even in the face of insurmountable odds. He understood that much more than his own fate, that was at stake in the battles he would face. This courage was not only what led to his legendary status, it ultimately gave the Greeks the courage they needed to fend off foreign invaders and remain a sovereign collection of city-states.

The brave, self-sacrificing efforts of Leonidas and his men would go down in history and lore. Throughout history, he has been propped up as the ultimate warrior, who fought with skill and cunning, and was willing to give up his life for the greater good of the country. He was able to inspire the same feelings of kinship and bravery in his fellow soldiers, which was a key part of their success as warriors. Since he was raised in the brotherhood of warriors, he was able to speak the language of the warrior, making him a huge benefit as king and leader during a tumultuous time in Spartan history…

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Lenny Henry: A Biography

by Jonathan Margolis

Lenny Henry is one of the most famous faces on television â?? appealing to both young and old alike.

Born in Dudley, West Midlands, to Jamaican parents, the young Lenny first attracted attention amongst his school contemporaries with his uncanny abilities as a mimic.

His impressions ranged from Tommy Cooper and Frank Spencer to Muhammad Ali, and in 1975 these talents won him a place on TV’s New Faces, the show which was to launch his career.

What drives the man behind Theophilus P. Wildebeest?

Who is this man with a unique talent with a quicksilver appreciation of what it takes to tickle the contemporary British funny-bone?

The first ever biography of one of the best loved men in British comedy looks at Lenny’s indomitable Jamaican mother, his early apprenticeship in the working men’s clubs, his adoption by the alternative comedy circuit and his marriage to Dawn French.

Jonathan Margolis charts that career. It is both an in-depth chronology of Lenny Henry’s career, and a fascinating look at the man behind the laughter.

Praise for Lenny Henry: A Biography

â??The great joy of Margolis’s book is the detailed research that has gone into every stage of Henrys life’ – Time Out

â??[Henry] emerges as a dauntingly talented performer, but one whose full potential as an actor and comedian remains untapped’ – Daily Express

Jonathan Margolis is a journalist and author who writes for the Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian. He has been a European contributor to Time magazine and is known for his biographies and historical books including Cleese Encounters, The Big Yin, Bernard Manning and A Brief History of Tomorrow.



Sissi – Elisabeth, Kaiserin von Ã?sterreich und Königin von Ungarn: Schicksalsjahre voller Leidenschaft – Wahrheit und Legende Bd.4 (German Edition)

Der letzte Teil der schicksalhaftesten Lebensgeschichte des 19. Jahrhunderts endet mit dem tragischen Tod der Kaiserin, der Ermordung in Genf. Dass Sissi dem Attentat eines Geistesgestörten zum Opfer fällt, lässt die ganze Tragik ihres Lebens noch einmal wie in einem Brennpunkt deutlich werden: Es war die lebenslange Suche nach dem Glück – eine Suche, die letztlich scheitern musste.
Jenseits von Kitsch und Verklärung zeigt diese 4 bändige Biographie eine Frau, die aus heutiger Sicht geradezu moderne Züge trägt und unübersehbare Parallelen zum einstigen Schicksal Dianas, der Königin der Herzen neuerer Zeit, aufweist.

Nicht erst seit der Ermordung in Genf vor mehr als hundert Jahren hat Sissis Schicksal Millionen Menschen gerührt. Sissi wurde zur Legende und ihr Name zum Inbegriff für eine Frau, die in grö�tem Luxus leben konnte aber seit ihrem Eintritt in das höfische Leben in Wien zeitlebens auf liebevolle Wärme und menschlich Nähe verzichten musste und somit ihren weiteren Lebensweg entscheidend geprägt hat.

Den Abschluss dieses Bandes zeigt in tabellarischer Form nochmals alle Stationen dieses wahrhaft schicksalhaften Lebensweges, wie er in diesem und den vorausgegangenen 3 Bänden ausführlich beschrieben ist.



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by Ð?вгений АндÑ?еевиÑ? СоловÑ?ев-АндÑ?еевиÑ?

Ð?пеÑ?вÑ?е издана в 1894 годÑ? в сеÑ?ии «Ð?изнÑ? замеÑ?аÑ?елÑ?нÑ?Ñ? лÑ?дей», вÑ?пÑ?скавÑ?ейся в 1890â??1917, а Ñ?акже в 1922, 1924 годаÑ? издаÑ?елÑ?сÑ?вом Ф. Ф. Ð?авленкова.



LA ENTREVISTA.: Un autor en busca de sus personajes: Gardel, Perón, Borges, Fellini,Neruda, Gassman, Buñuel, Troilo, (Spanish Edition)

by Roberto Alifano

Ahora el lector podría tener entre sus manos un libro de entrevistas como reza el título. ¿Qué es una entrevista? Uno de tantos falaces diccionarios define que una entrevista “es un encuentro concertado entre varias personas para tratar un asunto” y que entrevistar es “visitar a una persona para interrogarla sobre algo e informar al público sobre sus respuestas”. Definiciones que además de su indigencia pasan misteriosamente de una reunión populosa en el caso del sustantivo a una visita intempestiva y policial en el caso verbal.Este libro de Roberto Alifano es un libro de entrevistas que no es un libro de entrevistas; es decir, no cabe en el Diccionario Perfecto, y por eso es un libro extraordinario. Alifano ha sabido convertir a su excepcional galería de entrevistados en arte. Cada entrevista es una pieza teatral en la que los protagonistas, por obra y gracia de Alifano, dejan entrever lo que hay detrás de sus palabras, silencios o gestos. Alifano no sólo nos hace ver (como lo quería Conrad), sino oír la voz única e irrepetible de cada uno de estos maravillosos personajes que el autor busca y encuentra. Alifano no emplea la palabra personaje de modo inocente. Bien sabe que la palabra persona en latín era la máscara que usaban los actores en el teatro romano. “Talla tu máscara”, aconsejaba Marco Aurelio. La máscara es el carácter de un hombre, y el carácter de un hombre es su talento, su destino, que consiste en representar su sueño. Todos estos hombres a los que Alifano hace hablar con tanto encanto y amenidad han representado sus sueños de manera notable en el vasto y difícil teatro de este mundo. Sólo un hombre bueno, gentil y sencillo como lo es Roberto ha podido obrar el milagro de la confianza de sus dramatis personae, algunos de ellos nada fáciles de entrevistar. Se los siente cómodos, sueltos y encantados porque están en compañía de un amigo, el buen amigo que es Alifano. El lector sentirá en estas páginas el inconfundible sabor de la amistad. Se sentirá entre amigos. ¡Y que amigo! Este es un libro extraordinario y no hay más que abandonarse a la sabiduría y felicidad que se encuentra en sus páginas.



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