Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 01 Sep 17

Searching for Sitala Mata: Eradicating Smallpox in India

by Cornelia E. Davis MD MPH

In 1975, Cornelia E. Davis, MD, was a pioneering African American woman doctor fresh out of medical school. She journeys to rural India to help stamp out the last vestiges of smallpox on the planet. Her bold choice would benefit millions of lives.

The World Health Organization hired Davis to work in its landmark smallpox eradication program. Davis traveled to India, where she scoured the countryside for the last remnants of the brutal, deadly disease. Connie didn’t allow entrenched sexism, or caste taboos to deter her from her fascinating mission. She tracked smallpox through the Thar desert on camelback and across volatile Indo-Bangladeshi borders. She negotiated with smugglers and fakirs. She met Mother Theresa. She climbed to the base camp of Mount Everest. Finally, her symbolic search for Sitala Mata, the Hindu smallpox goddess, came to a positive conclusion. An international certification team declared smallpox eradicated in India.

To this day, smallpox is the only disease that’s been completely wiped out. Davis played a role in stopping a pestilence that’s dogged humanity for thousands of years. Searching for Sitala Mata is the story of how one brave woman’s simple desire to pay it forward had historic and positive ramifications worldwide.

Dungeon Dilettante: Adventures in Pay-to-Play S&M

by Dana Kane

This story is about an introduction – mine – to the world of Professional BDSM.

BDSM stands for Bondage, Discipline, Sadism, and Masochism, and is the practice of people dressing up funny and doing weird, possibly-sexual shit to one another in a consensual and often poorly-lit environment. Specifically, this mini-memoir is the recounting of the few months I spent working as a submissive in a Professional Dungeon.

This is a work of non-fiction. Some names, locations, and identifying characteristics have been changed to protect the kinky.

Das Todesurteil: Die Geschichte meines Prozesses: Wahre Verbrechen – Ein Krimi aus eigener Sicht (German Edition)

by Carl Hau

Dieses eBook: “Das Todesurteil: Die Geschichte meines Prozesses” ist mit einem detaillierten und dynamischen Inhaltsverzeichnis versehen und wurde sorgfältig korrekturgelesen.
Carl Hau (1881-1926) war ein deutscher Jurist, der im Juli 1907 in Karlsruhe wegen Mordes an seiner Schwiegermutter Josefine Molitor zum Tode verurteilt wurde. Der Indizienprozess erregte gro�e öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit. Hau wurde zu lebenslanger Zuchthausstrafe begnadigt und nach 17 Jahren Haft auf Bewährung freigelassen. Er verfasste danach zwei Bücher, in denen er den Prozess und die Haftzeit aus seiner Sicht schilderte.
Die Verhaftung
Die Reise nach Karlsruhe
In der Klinik
Der Tod meiner Frau
Die Verhandlung

Murder In Texas : The True Story of Rhonda Johnson & Sharon Shaw

by Jamie Foster

Rhonda Johnson and Sharon Shaw were two teenage girls murdered in 1971. But despite having had their lives taken so long ago, their case is still not satisfactorily solved. It’s a story that involves not just two girls being murdered so young, but a potentially innocent man imprisoned for over twenty years, a corrupt police force, a serial killer, and perhaps the wider context of the Texas Killing Fields murders.
The story of the twists and turns involved in finding justice for the two girls continues on until today. Michael Lloyd Self, the man who some believe to have been wrongly imprisoned for the murder of the two girls, has since died in prison of cancer. Because of his passing, and the difficulty that investigators have found in unearthing new evidence, it seemed unlikely that the full story will ever come out.
But not long ago, a revelation and a startling confession have brought Johnson and Shaw’s murders back into the limelight. Perhaps, at last, their families can discover the truth of their real killers.

Killer Con Woman : The True Story of Dee Dee Moore

by Susan Graham

“She was the coldest, most calculating woman I’ve ever met” – presiding judge over Abraham Shakespeare’s murder trial.
Abraham Shakespeare was working as a delivery man for eight dollars an hour when he bought the winning lottery ticket. He would receive over 17 million dollars in winnings and become the toast of his small town. All would not be rosy as he would be pestered by friends and family for money over the next few months before he finally got fed up. He had thought he had seen it all until he was befriended by Dee Dee Moore. She promised to write an article or a book about him but soon became his friend…she saw that he was tired…tired of being used and guilt-tripped into handing over his money…so she offered to help…she would place his money into an LLC where she would have control over. Abraham agreed but when he caught wind of how much Dee Dee was stealing from his account, he became enraged. He confronted Dee Dee over her theft and she had one answer for him….Two bullets to the chest…

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Hidden Monster (The Monsters Among Us Book 1)

by Amanda Strong

“This story isn’t just about abduction or falling in love. You will keep guessing who the “Hidden Monster” of the story is until right up to the end.” ~Adventures In All Things Food Blog

Trust few. Love none. The Monster could be anyone…

For seventeen-year-old Samantha Campbell, running back woods trails usually means freedom from her less-than-perfect life. That is, until the day a morning run turns into a living nightmare. When Samantha wakes up to find herself bound to a dirty, pinstriped mattress, she realizes she’s anything but free. With a masked abductor repeatedly injecting her arm with an unknown substance while holding her captive, Samantha tries in vain to find out what he wants, but he refuses to speak. Until the day he breaks his silence and his twisted words are worse than what she’d imagined. He promises her one day she will fall in love with him but the best part will be that she won’t know who he is… until it’s too late.

Finding herself freed from captivity, with her captor still at large, Samantha is on guard against everything and everyone around her. Unfortunately, walling up her heart proves difficult when eighteen-year-old Blake Knightley moves in next door. When Samantha starts experiencing strange changes within her, she realizes her captor may have left her more damaged than she originally thought. Now she must turn to Blake for help in order to unearth the truth behind the monster who started this all… or risk experiencing worse things than just falling in love.

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