Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 02 Dec 18

Telecommedy

by Scott Wilkinson

In the late 1990s, the telecommunications industry went briefly mad and a lot of very smart people made and then lost a lot of money doing some not very smart things. Telecommedy is a memoir / steamy tell-all / advice column / cathartic expression detailing one person’s experience moving through those times, interspersed with slightly educational interludes that justify the book’s existence in more prominent and discerning libraries.From the introduction:”The material in this book comes from two primary sources. The first source is a lecture that I give semi-regularly to graduate students at Georgia Tech who are about to enter the world of gainful employment. When asked to give my first lecture in the series, I did not realize that I was supposed to be speaking about technology and instead pulled together a series of humorous stories about my career scattered with platitudes about lessons learned. The class seemed to like it and they keep asking me back. The second source is a blog that I started, worked on furiously, and ultimately abandoned during the telecomm boom that was entitled “Telecommedy” (hence the book title). The blog was my attempt at turning serious telecomm topics into more entertaining articles, with varying success and little fanfare. Those blog posts were the starting point for the little technology interludes in-between chapters that try to set the stage and perhaps educate just a little, tiny, bit about what all this telecomm hoopla is about.”



THEY HAVE CHOSEN TO LIVE: The Jewish positive look on Life

by Haya Evelyne Berkowitz

What is the purpose of the human being in creation and how can he fulfill his destiny? Why do certain people overcome the trials of life and feel happy and others live poorly a life filled with failures and suffering?Joseph, Naomi, David, Esther, and Job give us all the answers. They are examples that instruct man to keep a positive outlook on his live, even in misfortune. It is the greatest challenge of life, to overcome one’s disadvantage or one’s hardships. It’s a time for introspection and submission. “They Have Chosen to Live” and they realized their destiny. I bring back life stories inspired by characters out of the ordinary. These are the heroes of the Bible, the archetypes of humanity. These model characters have become part of the Collective History because they have experienced human and universal dramas. However, they overcame them with a positive glance engraved in the essence of Judaism. Their strength and greatness offer us an educational model of conduct and thought. They express, in the midst of their sufferings, the positive Jewish look. It is an approach of personal development. These stories give inspiration and courage. They nourish everyone’s soul. It’s my approach to helping others and helping myself to live better.



Rumi Comes to America: How the Poet of Mystical Love Arrived on our Shores

by Bruce Miller

SECOND EDITION: In 1976, few people had heard of Jelaluddin Rumi. In a stellar leap no one could have predicted, this 13th-century Islamic theologian skyrocketed into public awareness to became America’s best-selling poet.

The story focuses on former British pop singer and author, Reshad Field and a group of young seekers who invite Süleyman Dede, sheikh of the Whirling Dervishes, to their modest duplex in Los Angeles.

Süleyman Dede was eighteen years old when he entered the dervish monastery in Konya, Turkey, but soon after, in 1926, all dervish activities were banned. As a humble cook, serving soup to the poor, Dede’s spiritual mastery went unnoticed until age 74, when he arrived in Los Angeles with a mission — to plant the path of Rumi in the West.

The book’s intimate recollections reveal how today’s Rumi phenomenon began in the hearts of young people dedicated to Rumi’s message of universal love. Working from improbable events, candid interviews, and archival recordings, Bruce Miller weaves an entertaining memoir of mystical magic and spiritual mayhem. As a teaching story, the book illuminates how the “sacred impulse” traversed across 700 years of history to inject an awakening force into America, Europe, and the world at large.

REVIEWS: “Bruce, thank you for doing this good work!” Coleman Barks, “The Essential Rumi”

“An illuminating book for those interested in how Sufism evolved in the West. We sense a child-like joy and gratitude, as well as mastery of the moment, as we read the words of Süleyman Dede.” Daniel Thomas Dyer, Chickpea Press”

This book tells the story of one of the most important moments in America’s recent religious and spiritual history using accounts of those involved and new translations of audio recordings from the time. Written with honesty, compassion, and understanding, it beautifully conveys the feeling of the place and period.” Mark Sedgwick, Department of the Study of Religion, Aarhus University, and author of “Western Sufism: From the Abbasids to the New Age” (Oxford University Press)



WHAT TED DID: The Story of America’s Most Prolific Serial Killer, Ted Bundy (True Crime Stories Book 2)

by Frances J. Armstrong

Picture in your mind a serial killer. Think of someone who has reached the depths of human evil, who has not only commi ed murder but has done it over and over again.

What if this thing that walked among us was indistinguishable from a normal person? They had no lazy eyes or menacing size, no awkwardness about them. In fact, what if this person were handsome? Instead of some basement dwelling monster living on rats, this was a man that had good skin and hair, who had a reassuring and calm voice, and a face that seemed friendly.

This is not a science fiction story, nor the story of a chameleon or shapeshifter. Such evil once walked among humanity, undetected even as he committed his awful crimes. His name was Ted Bundy. This book explores his life and crimes/

“Harrowing, honest and a gripping read…5 stars”



Ð?аписки болÑ?ного Ñ?еловека (Russian Edition)

by Ð?Ñ?еÑ?еÑ?ова Ð?Ñ?ина

Ð?онеÑ?но, эÑ?о вовсе не книга и не подÑ?одиÑ? Ñ?иÑ?аÑ?елям с Ñ?онким вкÑ?сом. Ð?аже не смейÑ?е бÑ?аÑ?Ñ? в Ñ?Ñ?ки! ЭÑ?о болÑ?Ñ?е поÑ?оже на лиÑ?нÑ?й дневник, обÑ?аÑ?ение к невидимомÑ? собеседникÑ?. Ð?амеÑ?ки писалисÑ? в Ñ?еÑ?ение полÑ?года, они где-Ñ?о наивнÑ?е, глÑ?пÑ?е, сÑ?Ñ?аннÑ?е.



Expensive Janitor

by David N. Pauly

Breaking Bad meets Boston Legal in this true story of an Albuquerque trial lawyer.

Desperately trying to save his practice, morals and sanity, David Pauly represents everyday people and takes you on an adventure into the real world of legal practice. There are no beautiful boardrooms overlooking Manhattan here, but a cultural wasteland isolated in sand, idiocy and rampant gunfire.

Along the way, you will learn the secrets that all good lawyers use to pervert justice, confuse the facts and navigate the treacherously fine line between absurdly clever and catastrophically stupid. You’ll meet dysfunctional judges, greedy clients, cannibalistic lawyers and alcohol-fueled insanity in the state of New Mexico, filled with perpetual chaos, poverty and substance abuse.

Expensive Janitor is darkly cynical and totally politically incorrect. You will never see the Law the same way again.



THE FREEWAY KILLER: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer William Bonin

by Roger Harrington

The Freeway Killer: The Socking True Story of Serial Killer William Bonin

America: home of the free, land of the brave. Thousands of screaming fans pack into baseball games, football (not soccer!) stadiums, and rock concerts. Americans like loud music, fast cars, and women with more plastic in them than the cutlery they use at Fourth of July picnics.

But America has another claim to fame. Killers. Sure, the rest of the world has turned in some iconic killers, from Jack the Ripper to Osama Bin Laden. But killers and serial killers, in general, are as American as apple pie.

The F.B.I. theorizes that there are anywhere between twenty-five and fifty serial killers active in the United States of America at any given time. They each murder an average of three people per year, and are active sometimes for decades.

The F.B.I. goes on to clarify that a serial killer is defined as having killed two or more people in separate events and times. These aren’t crimes of passion, where someone murders someone during an argument, or after catching their lover in bed with someone else. These are planned and calculated with a cold-blooded efficiency that reminds one of black-eyed sharks, slicing silently through the water to ambush their prey.

With all of that said, it appears as though the golden age of American serial killers is over. That crime has steadily fallen since the 1970’s and 1980’s. Sure they’re still around, men and (a few) women who take life after life with their knives and guns, but gone are the days of Bundy, Gacy, and their ilk.

We’ll take a look at one more, one not everyone is familiar with, but a man who carved a bloody path through multiple years as the 70’s gave way to the 80’s. His name was William Bonin, and they called him The Freeway Killer.



A Messy Ball of Yarn: a collection of poetry

by Carolyn Bentley

This is a collection of poetry written by Carolyn over the span of a year or so during a time of significant life change. The poems describe her inner experience as she moved through the changes and emotional turmoil of falling in and out of relationships and love.



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