Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 03 Jun 18

Step Beyond Courage (Bill Lowther Book 1)

by William Lowther SC

One man’s journey across three continents, from the War to end Wars, to Aboriginal missions in Outback Australia, this story of courage and determination chronicles the travels of Bill Lowther, a child during the London Blitz, rifleman in the King’s Royal Rifle Core, Australian Outback pastor and recipient of the Star of Courage for outstanding bravery in civilian rescue.



KILLING RASPUTIN: The Murder That Ended The Russian Empire

by Margarita Nelipa

“You can almost hear the whispering conspiracies and intrigues in the court of Nicholas and Alexandra. … A dramatic history with a touch of true crime.”–Steve Jackson, New York Times bestselling author of NO STONE UNTURNED

At last a book about the so-called “Mad Monk” of Imperial Russia that lays to rest the myths and reveals the truth about one of the most controversial characters in human history while exploring the impact his murder had on a dynasty, a people, and a country.

Written in three parts, KILLING RASPUTIN begins with a biography that describes how a simple unkempt “holy man” from the wilds of Siberia became a friend of Emperor Nicholas II and his empress, Alexandra, at the most crucial moment in Russian history. Part Two examines the infamous murder of Rasputin through the lens of a “cold case” homicide investigation. And lastly, the book considers the connection between a cold-blooded assassination and the revolution that followed; a revolution that led to civil war and the rise of the Soviet Union.

Unique about this book on Rasputin, is that the author combines Russian heritage (her parents were forced out of Russia during World War II and arrived as refugees in Australia in 1948) with medical science and legal training. Nelipa relied on Russian-language sources that she translated rather than depend on the interpretations of others. Her primary sources include police documents and witness testimonies, an autopsy report, diaries, letters and memoirs written in their native language by the participants in these historic events. Secondary sources include Russian-languages newspapers and other publications from that era. The narrative is copiously referenced and augmented with photographs (including graphic forensic photographs) and other documents, some of them published here for the first time.

Step into the imperial court of a 300-year-old dynasty in its final days with one of the most fascinating characters ever to grab our imaginations, judge whether Margarita Nelipa makes her case regarding his death, and if you agree that it was “the murder that ended the Russian empire.”



Treasures of Darkness: Finding light in the shadows of depression

by Chantelle Gradidge

An inspirational and personal account of the road traveled through the desolate and desperate world of anxiety and depression. From a very young age, the author experienced traumatic and abusive experiences. She fought her way through tumultuous teenage years and was labeled a problem child due to the lack of knowledge and understanding of mental illness. In this short story, she shares the trials she faced and the lessons she learnt with the hope of helping others to better understand mental illness.



DIVINE INTERVENTION – THE FINE LINE BETWEEN LIFE AND DEATH

by Paola Garcia

Life can change or cease to exist in the blink of an eye, and there’s nothing that can shield you from all its fancies and follies…
I’ve been there! And now I’m here to share with you my experience of the sudden onset of a series of symptoms that unleashed a relentless race against time to find their cause, and how my life was subsequently saved by a combination of science, professionalism, faith, and divine intervention.



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