Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 18 Jul 17

WHAT AILEEN DID: The World’s Most Evil Female Serial Killer Aileen Wuornos: True Crime Stories

by Frances J. Armstrong

Between 1976 and 2002, over 800 murderers were executed for their crimes in the United States. Only ten of these eight hundred were women. The tenth female murderer to be executed for her crimes in 2002 was Aileen Wuornos.

Between 1989 and 1990, the bodies of seven men were discovered in central Florida. These were the unfortunate victims of Aileen Wuornos and her killings…and now their stories are told.

A shocking insight into the life, times and crimes of Aileen Wuornos, one of a select band of women to fit the FBI profile of a serial killer. The definition of pure evil, a truly evil women? You’ve read the myth of Aileen – now this book gets to the truth.

America Freedom to fascism: The biggest conspiracy ever perpetrated on the American People

by Arron Russo

Do you file a 1040 every year? Discover the truth and the fraud being perpetrated on the American people by the government and the IRS. You will also learn how the federal reserve system is taking total control of the government and what their plans are for the future. It is time to wake up.

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.”

Sean O’Casey: A Life

by Garry O’Connor

The writer whose greatest creation was himselfâ?¦

The character Sean O’Casey designed for himself became real and inhabitable â?? much greater than any of the great stage characters he carved out of his Dublin upbringing.

Born John Casey in Dublin, 1880, whilst his oldest siblings had been educated to the age of eighteen, before he was fourteen the future playwright had already been sent out to work.

As a young man he embraced Irish nationalism, learnt the language, and Gaelicised his name; it was almost time for Sean O’Casey to enter stage right.

It was during this time he began writing, but, unlike the satirical ballads that became staples for the rebels, it would be 1923 before one of his plays was publically performed.

The Shadow of a Gunman marked the beginning of his relationship with the Abbey Theatre, and before long he was being touted as J. M. Synge’s heir.

Like his creations, drawn from his own life and those of the people around him, O’Casey’s blunt honesty, his readiness to fight over his opinions, incurred measures of ill will.

Sean O’Casey’s life is as rich and layered as any play, yet in this skilfully crafted biography Garry O’Connor reveals the man behind the myth, and all his glorious contradictions.

Praise for Sean O’Casey

â??Written with tenderness and great technical skillâ?¦ It is the measure of this biography that Sean O’Casey does indeed emerge at last as a noble myth-maker, a man of strength and kindness. Garry O’Connor lifts his human contradiction, his “parratox”, towards a universal predicament â?? an exile which still speaks to a world-wide audience â?? and makes the dramatist’s tenement a permanent symbol of the rag-and-bone shop of the human heart’ â?? Richard Holmes, The Times

â??We need the kind of book that Mr O’Connor has written, scrupulous in its factuality and full in its documentation. The portrait that emerges is of a good man but a perverse one â?¦ It is well and honestly done and it is highly recommended’ â?? Anthony Burgess, The Independent

â??Garry O’Connor’s sharp and moving biography is a portrait of the Irishman as a sour and stinging antagonist who two-fisted his way out of failure and success in a lifelong series of scraps â?¦ his grasp of the historical, social and political background to O’Casey’s long, uneven life is detailed, witty and accessible’ â?? Michael Ratcliffe, The Observer

â??Frankness and taste may be found in this life of O’Casey â?¦ this is a warm and meticulous book, rich in comprehensive sympathy and finely illustrated’ â?? John Jordan, The Irish Press

Garry O’Connor is an English biographer, novelist and playwright. He has written for many newspapers and periodicals, including the Times, Mail, and Theatre Quarterly, and has had more than twenty works of fiction and non-fiction published, including The Pursuit of Perfection: A Life of Maggie Teyte, his grand-aunt, and Darlings of the Gods: One Year in the Lives of Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. He is a former director at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

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