Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 04 Nov 18

Beyond Suspicion: Russell Williams: A Canadian Serial Killer

by Alan Warren

Young girl’s panties started to go missing; sexual assaults began to occur, and then female bodies were found! Soon this quiet town of Tweed, Ontario, was in panic. What’s even more shocking was when an upstanding resident stood accused of the assaults. This was not just any man, but a pillar of the community; a decorated military pilot who had flown Canadian Forces VIP aircraft for dignitaries such as the Queen of England, Prince Philip, the Governor General and Prime Minister of Canada.

This is the story of serial killer Russell Williams, the elite pilot of Canada’s Air Force One, and the innocent victims he murdered. Unlike other serial killers, Williams seemed very unaffected about his crimes and leading two different lives.

Alan R. Warren describes the secret life including the abductions, rape and murders that were unleashed on an unsuspecting community. Included are letters written to the victims by Williams and descriptions of the assaults and rapes as seen on videos and photos taken by Williams during the attacks.

This updated version also contains the full brilliant police interrogation of Williams and his confession. Also the twisted way the Williams planned to pin his crimes on his unsuspecting neighbor.



MARK TWAIN: The greatest humorist America has produced. The Entire Life Story (GREAT BIOGRAPHIES Book 1)

by The History Hour

Mark Twain

Samuel Clemens

The greatest humorist America has produced

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Samuel Clemens, Mark Twain, whatever name you want to call him, was a complex individual who was moody and had a dark side but never showed it to his audience because he needed their buy-in for him to make money. When he worked as a riverboat captain, he saw how the rich and famous lived. He thought he would like that kind of life.

Inside you’ll read about

  • A Premature Baby Who Had a Lot to Say
  • All He Knew Was Work
  • Would He Ever Settle Down?
  • Sam & His Women
  • On Religion and Politics
  • Life Always Takes Its Toll

And much more!
Mark Twain liked giving his speeches and traveling as he made much more money and much more quickly. He was terrible with finances and went bankrupt at one point in his life but soon got his families footing back on solid ground. Of real interest, you will find he had two loves in his life. One who married him and stood by his side no matter what and one who came to him only in his dreams but was as real as anyone living that he kept correspondence with even after being married.



The Disappearance of Kristin Smart: A Collection of True Crime Stories

by Jodi Goggins

MISSING WOMEN

An anthology of unsolved disappearances headlined by the case of Kristin Smart…. When Kristin Smart was 19, she had lofty goals. After growing up in Stockton, California, Kristin was almost finished her freshman year at Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo in May of 1996.

“She was a dreamer. She had expectations,” her mother, Denise Smart, said in an interview with FOX40 in May of 2018. “She was going to be a millionaire. She was going to be an architect. She was going to be Joan Lunden. She was going to travel the world – she had a very adventurous spirit.”

But when Kristin called her mother on Memorial Day weekend in 1996, it was the last time her family would hear her voice. Three days later, Denise recalled, she got an SOS call from the Cal Poly Police Department, asking if they knew where their daughter was.



Kristin had gone missing from campus.



Spirit of a Dream: A Sailor’s Ultimate Journey Around the World Alone

by Dave Rearick

On October 2, 2013, Dave Rearick began an epic solo voyage around the world. Onboard his specifically built Class 40 racing sloop appropriately named Bodacious Dream, Dave sailed from Newport, Rhode Island, sailing the length of the Atlantic Ocean to Cape Town, South Africa, 8000 miles distant. From Cape Town, Dave sailed to Wellington, New Zealand where “Bo” was originally built, and then onto the fabled Galapagos Islands, one of the earth’s great nature preserves. On the final leg, Dave returned to Newport, Rhode Island by way of the Panama Canal. The full circumnavigation took 256 days to complete, leaving an indelible memory of the challenges and rewards of being at one with nature, the solitude of the open sea and the ever-changing landscape of life.

At age 12, Dave Rearick was introduced to sailing on a small boat. By the age of 14, he was captivated by the stories of legendary sailors who raced or sailed singlehandedly around the world. 40 years later, in 2011, now age 54, Dave finally began his quest to race the Singlehanded Global Ocean Race onboard. When the race was canceled, Dave, undaunted, continued his quest and embarked on the long-dreamed adventure that became a challenging journey of learning and discovery.

Join Dave and Bodacious Dream as they navigate the oceans of the world alone and the personal challenges met along the way.



Over 200 Greatest Quotes from Elon Musk: Tesla, SpaceX, and How We Started Colonization of Mars

by Tony Kruse

The world’s most revolutionary engineer and entrepreneur, Elon Musk, in his own quotes…

It’s hard to understand him better than through his own detailed explanations in his numerous interviews and public speeches. I’ve tried to collect his most incredible quotes and to sort them in the best way I could.
Elon Musk is a self-made man and one of the most incredible innovators in the history of humanity. Today he raises issues that spark debates and give us hope at the same time. IS OUR CIVILIZATION GOING TO SURVIVE?
Elon Musk insists that we are either going to become multi-planetary species, or one catastrophic event will sooner or later erase us. It is hard to argue that in historical context his mission is extremely valuable and noble-minded. This book of Elon Musk’s quotes has a mission to spread his great ideas and to inspire those who think no man is an island.

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Rebecca Davis and the BDSM Murders: A Collection of True Crime Stories

by Anna Benton

A True Crime anthology with the perpetrators being influenced by BDSM culture… When couples get together for the purpose of killing it is always fascinating from a psychoanalytic point of view. What is it about these two people coming together that provide such violent results? We have seen this numerous times, and those crimes are usually very brutal mostly because there are plenty of underlying issues beneath the surface of the entire relationship dynamic. Typically, one half of the couple is the dominant force that drives the other half to the extremes.
Rebecca Fincham Davis met Gary Lee Davis while he was locked up behind the bars. She knew he was a very dangerous individual and that was part of his appeal. However, she allowed him to come into her life and change it completely. Their relationship and marriage was certainly an odd one because Gary Lee Davis didn’t escalate to killing someone before they started seeing each other. Something in Rebecca made him push his limits even further. Perhaps it was his own sexual frustration or Rebecca herself.
While we have the evidence that proves what this killer couple did, Gary Lee Davis’ changing stories never truly revealed what exactly happened in Colorado in 1986. All we know is that a young woman was viciously killed by this violent couple.



Alexander the Great: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Alexander the Great

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Alexander the Great. A boy, groomed for greatness from the earliest age, who would put his stamp on the world for generations to come. A man who sought immortality and achieved it in just ten years. A soldier whose genius for strategy and tactics is still studied in the modern world. A ruler who understood how to win the hearts and minds of his subjects. This is the story of a Titan of the ancient world, a man who rose but, though he died, never truly fell.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Introduction
â?? The Genius of Philip of Macedon
â?? Alexander, King of Macedon
â?? Conquest of Persia
â?? Gaugamela and King of Asia
â?? The Death of Alexander
And much more!



Pear Shaped: The Funniest Book So Far This Year About Brain Cancer

by Adam Blain

Reviews

“This book is funny, moving and inspirational. I read some of it and had to get him on my radio show.” Christian O’Connell, Absolute Radio Breakfast Show DJ

“So honest, uninhibited, down-to-earth and readable despite the difficult subject. The best non-fiction book I have read in a very long time…..and I strongly recommend it.” Peter J

“Hilarious and moving in equal measures. What a brave man!” David Reuben

“Adam Blain manages to be funny, poignant and inspiring describing with heart breaking honesty his journey so far, beginning with a diagnosis no one ever wants to face.” RG

A must-read memoir about coping with cancer

Description

Adam is a middle aged father of three. Completely out of the blue, and for no reason other than sheer dumb chance, he was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive brain tumour. Adam has endured radiotherapy and chemotherapy which were preceded by major brain surgery to remove the tumour – helpfully described by his surgeon as being the size and shape of a pear.
Using the blackest of humour, this book charts Adam’s journey from normality to having a disease regularly described as a “death sentence”. How will he cope with the treatment? How will his relationship with family and friends be affected? Most important of all, how will his hair come through this?
Quite simply, it is the funniest book so far this year about brain cancer.
Warning – this book is intended for mature audiences due to the subject matter and use of strong language.
Also available now, the sequel Grin and Pear It



The Murder of Jessica Manners: Crimes of Passion Series (Book 2)

by REAL STORIES

On the Easter Sunday morning of 26 March, 1989, the nude body of Jessica Manners was found dumped on a rocky embankment near the edge of Setauket Harbor, Long Island, about five miles from her home. The Suffolk County police said that she had been strangled but that they had no suspects or motive in the case, the second murder of a teen-age girl on Long Island in that month.

Shocked and saddened, the residents of the Strathmore neighborhood were asking one question over and over: Why did 14-year-old Jessica Manners leave her house late Saturday? 

This is a story about secrets, lies, and passion gone wrong. This is a story about murder. A real story.



Shouldering the Cost: One Credit Union CEO’s Take on the Great Banking Collapse of 2008

by Tom Randle

The Great Recession of 2008 was responsible for tens of thousands of workers losing their jobs and their ability to provide for their families. Many lost their homes and suffered financial and emotional setbacks tfrom which they may never recover. For those of us who were personally involved during that time in the financial services industry (of which credit unions were a part), we’ve been afraid to reveal what went on behind the public’s back. Pulling back the curtain ois a risk that nobody has been willing to take…until now.

I spent 29 years as a Credit Union CEO and witnessed first-hand the egregious behavior of the National Credit Union Administration (NCUA), and the Florida Office of Financial Regulations (OFR). By presenting my first-person account of what really happened during the Collapse, I’m taking on the biggest machine I can take onâ??our state and federal regulatory agenciesâ??and they play dirty.

The disregard and disdain, lack of integrity and accountability by NCUA and FL OFR will be an eye-opener. The staff at your bank or credit union knows of examples that are equal to or worse than the ones of which I write. But, they cannot tell their story for fear of retaliation and/or loss of their job.

PRAISE FOR TOM RANDLE:

“I have had the pleasure of serving as the immediate past Chair of the Board on Sarasota Coastal Credit Union’s Board of Directors with Tom serving as the CEO. Tom has an engaging personal style that enables him to interact effectively with employees, members and potential partners within the community. Tom met the expected parameters of his job as the CEO and did so for 20 yearsâ?¦Tom, I know this is very hard and I appreciate your professionalism through this process. And, I meant what I said during the toast…you have demonstrated that you are a great leader and it shows in the loyalty and support of everyone around you… Thanks for all you are doing!” — Janet Cantees, Chair of the Board of Directors, Sarasota Coastal Credit Union

“I’ve known Tom Randle for all my 20 years here at CUES. He was a board member for six years and Chairman for one of those. I find him to be a man of integrity and competence who I would want my children to work for and learn from. My highest recommendation. He’s a natural CEO and marginal golfer (like me – the latter, not the former).” — Fred Johnson, CEO, Credit Union Executives Society

“Tom is a results oriented chief executive with exceptional leadership and motivational skills. He is a terrific communicator, yet listens carefully and is not afraid to entertain divergent points of view. He has a gifted analytical mind, one terrific sense of humor and is a pleasure to work with. Tom is not only a supportive, fair and ethical business partner; he is truly one of the good guys. I recommend him without hesitation or qualification!” — Bill Goldberg, President, Auto Advisor Services, LLC

ABOUT TOM RANDLE

Tom Randle served the credit union movement for twenty-nine years and served as CEO, Sarasota Coastal Credit Union from 1989 to 2009. He was employed with ITT Aetna Finance for ten years before beginning his credit union career. He is a US Army Vietnam veteran.

He has served on the Board of Directors of the Credit Union Executives Society (CUES), was the Chairman of the Board and elected to the CUES Hall of Fame. Tom was a member of the inaugural class to earn the designation of Certified Chief Executive (CCE). At that time, Tom was the first person elected via a petition to rise to Chair, CUES.

He earned the designation of Certified Credit Union Executive (CCUE) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business. He is a Credit Union Development Educator.

As a Certified Business Coach, he founded KES Group LLC in 2010 to develop leaders, team building and executive strategic planning.



Karloff: The Life of Boris Karloff

by Peter Underwood

Boris Karloff was the most famous of all horror actors. His memorable portrayal of the Frankenstein monster added a new word to English dictionaries.

This new edition of the first biography (published in 1972) – containing a new ‘Foreword’ by Eric McNaughton as well as a special piece about the book by grandson Ben Underwood, reveals that Karloff (whose real name was William Henry Pratt) was not born at Dulwich, London, as stated in all the reference books. People have been traced who remember young ‘W H P’, as he liked to call himself, when he played his first stage part, and in this fascinating story there are many delightful examples of the quiet, unassuming and lovable Billy Pratt before he received a legacy from his mother and tossed a sixpence to see whether he would emigrate to Canada or Australia. Canada won. In 1909 he sailed from Liverpool.

The book tells of his hard, impoverished life in Canada before answering a chance advertisement (for ‘an experienced character actor’) in the name of Boris Karloff, Karloff being a distant family name, and of his eventual touring of western Canada and the northern States of America. In 1917 he found himself in Los Angeles – in a district with the magic name of Hollywood.

We follow Karloff’s career from stage work to his early films. We learn of his classic creation of the screen monster Frankenstein: the origin of the story; the casting of Karloff; the conception of the unforgettable monster make-up; the filming; the preview (to which Karloff was not invited) and the overwhelming success of this most famous of all horror films.

Then came the aftermath of Frankenstein and the success story of Karloff in such memorable films as The Mummy, The Mask of Fu Manchu, the banned Devil’s Island and the haunting The Body Snatchers: scores of films of all kinds with little-known facts and side-lights on many of them, right up to the moving performance he gave in Targets. His later stage, radio and television work are all examined in close detail.

This work, the result of over four years’ research, includes a Discography of recordings made by Karloff, and a unique Appendix, giving a full, chronological record of one hundred and sixty-three films in which he appeared. It also contains many striking photographs.



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