Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 26 Dec 18

Dear Someone: Life in a Cult

by Sue Hei

Hephzibah thought she understood the world and how it worked. At seventeen, she was eager to be on her own and wanted, more than anything, to control her own fate. She wanted to help those in need and believed the best path toward that goal was through the teachings of Jesus Christ. What she did not know about the world would land her in the clutches of one of the most notorious and sinister cults in American history. Her desire to alleviate the suffering of others turns into a fight for her survival as well as the survival of her family. When Hephzibah realizes how deeply ensnared she’d become in the manipulation of madman, her faith is tested beyond anything she could have ever predicted. She is forced to choose between God and saving her family, even though she fears her soul may face eternal damnation.
How could she have known the man with the Bible in his hand could not be trusted? How could she have known that Pastors, Ministers, Church Elders and others representing Christ’s cause could be as manipulative and lust driven as any serial criminal in society? How could she ever have understood that given the right set of circumstances a person’s will could be destroyed and re-molded to the point they’d become de-facto slaves to their new master, cult leader, guru or spouse? How could Hephzibah have anticipated that being in God’s grace would mean abandoning her most fundamental beliefs as well as everything that made her who she was or would ever become?
Knowledge is power and what one doesn’t know can be the difference between life and death.



The True Story of John Chapman, Johnny Appleseed, an American Folk Hero

by Julie McDonald

This is a delightful, 10 minute read, that is both entertaining and educational. You will learn about John Chapman’s early family life, his ingenious business plan, remarkable work ethic, and love of all living things. He is a true folk hero that all Americans can be proud of!



MAKING A THEORY: The REAL KILLER in Making a Murderer

by Magus Beales

Millions of people want to know what really happened to Teresa Halbach on Halloween, 2005.

Who killed Teresa Halbach? How was it done? Where was she murdered? Why was she killed? Was evidence planted by the Manitowoc police? Was evidence planted by the REAL KILLER? Would someone confess to a crime they didn’t commit? What is true and what is a lie?

I answer all of these questions. I present the footage, the evidence, and the reasoning, so that you can ask yourself the illuminating questions and come to your own answers.

I’m not asking you to believe me. I’m asking you to open yourself to the possibility that you can discover the truth.

MAKING A THEORY is based exclusively on the information provided in the Netflix documentary Making a Murderer. This book is the ultimate show and tell.

As convoluted as people have managed to make this case, it’s surprisingly simple once you understand just two truths.

The wait is finally over.



La última apuesta: El juego de la vida (Spanish Edition)

by Favio Omar Ayala Fabián

Una novela donde la ficción y la realidad se mezclan para formar un caleidoscopio de personalidades, sucesos y emociones. Un hombre que cae en las garras del juego, se ve atrapado en un mundo que nunca imaginó. Entre crimen, seducción y suspenso, tendrá que sortear el principal juego� el de su vida misma y la de sus seres queridos.



Damn, I’m Not the Queen?!: From Under My Blanket

by Nellie Cake

Damn, I’m Not the Queen?: After a man kidnapped, beat and raped me when I was nine years old I had serious doubts of being the Queen. Then the same man kidnapped, beat, raped, and murdered of my two little nine year old card playing Hillbilly girl friends in front of me. So, I knew I would never be the Queen. Then I had a long life of homelessness, violence, abuse, rapes, beatings, guns, and knives while homeless and hitching on the highways which confirmed even further that I’ll never be the Queen. Many marriages and relationships with men were long, violent, abusive, rapes, beatings, guns, knives, and narcissistic abuse taking me further from being the Queen. They’re was lots of incest and inbreeding within both sides of mom and dad’s family, but they’re are no Kings or Queens. ALL of my family alienated me and acted as though they were Kings, Queens and Holier than me, so I wasn’t surprised to learn that I wasn’t the Queen.



Puttin on the Ritz: From Under My Blanket

by Nellie Cake

Exotic Strip Dancing: Exotic strip dancing is not glamorous, it’s one of the most dangerous, horrifying at times, underpaid, and unappreciated professions. Many exotic strip dancers paid a life savings for dancing lessons, karate, pole dancing, acrobatics, and outfits just to break even on most nights. Know how many people they pay before even leaving for the night? In the wake of being annihilated by husbands I was forced to go into exotic strip dancing to support my children, but it was such good money it was hard to quit. I started this adventure with my best friend in Kentucky, but continued this profession by myself. I’m taking up for the women and this profession. This is a true story of what it’s like to be an exotic strip dancer and what these women go through and why they continue this dangerous job. I’m taking you onto the back of the stage, behind the dancing routines, into our dressing rooms. Your going onto the stage with me, on top of tiny tables in front of many men getting a bird’s eye view, dancing the on the runways, working the pole or on top of men’s laps.



Last Call; Fire & Brimstone: From Under My Blanket

by Nellie Cake

Last Call: Many who drink does not know the extreme damage that drugs and alcohol causes. I have watched friends and acquaintances literally exploded from extended use of alcohol and drugs, including me. My experience took me into a nine month coma when my stomach exploded and two of my children were stolen while in the coma. You may dream of walking on Waterford crystal and being like an Eagle swooping down grabbing all the dealers drugs while on drugs and alcohol. But, in the end it’s not Waterford crystal you’ll be walking on. I was an alcoholic drug addict for most of my life, but I quit in an instant on a New Year’s Eve night, one minute till midnight.



Imigrante Ilegal: O Lado Negro do Sonho Americano [ebook] (Portuguese Edition)

by Raiam Santos

Best-Seller no Amazon Brasil

#1 em Biografias
#1 em Ficção Contemporânea
#10 da Lista de Ebooks Mais Vendidos da Revista Veja

Sinopse

Você deixaria seu filho de 14 anos se mudar para os Estados Unidos e morar com uma família desconhecida?

E se essa família o matriculasse na escola mais perigosa da cidade?

E se você descobrisse que os novos pais de seu filho estão envolvidos com o tráfico de drogas?

Numa narrativa envolvente, acelerada e politicamente incorreta, o jovem escritor Raiam Santos (Vencedor do Prêmio Amazon de Autor do Ano em 2016 & best-seller com Hackeando Tudo e Wall Street ) conta suas experiências vivendo no fogo cruzado de uma guerra racial entre latinos e afro americanos numa das escolas mais perigosas de todo Estados Unidos, dominada pelas facções criminosas dos Bloods e dos Crips.

Com o pano de fundo digno do jogo GTA San Andreas e repleto de referências ao hip-hop, aos cartéis de drogas do norte do México, e ao mundo dos esportes americanos, Imigrante Ilegal: O Lado Negro Do Sonho Americano mostra uma Califórnia bem diferente daquela retratada nos filmes adolescentes de Hollywood.

Por que será que os negros dos Estados Unidos conquistaram tantas coisas e os negros brasileiros continuam vivendo à margem da sociedade? Raiam Santos tem a resposta na ponta da língua.

O livro é sobre o que?

Apesar de ser estruturado como uma autobiografia, Imigrante Ilegal: O Lado Negro do Sonho Americano leva a narrativa para o lado político, histórico, social e antropológico usando uma abordagem diferente para falar de tópicos como racismo e xenofobia.

Qual a diferença entre ser negro no Brasil e negro nos Estados Unidos?

Por que certos tipos de negros americanos têm mais privilégios que outros?

Por que os brancos sofrem racismo em certos lugares dos Estados Unidos?

Qual é a diferença entre as facções afro americanas Bloods e Crips?

Como a cultura do hip-hop influenciou a eleição do Barack Obama?

Por que a Califórnia é um estado movido a drogas ilícitas?

Como funciona o mercado de olheiros da NCAA para jovens jogadores de futebol americano?

Como funciona o PROCESSO vestibular para grandes universidades como Harvard, Princeton e MIT?

Por que os EUA não têm SUS e por que as pessoas sem plano de saúde vivem à margem da sociedade?

Como é a vida dos mexicanos ilegais no Sul da Califórnia? Por que tantos deles conseguem se matricular em escolas públicas bancadas pelo contribuinte americano?

Sobre o Autor

Vencedor do Prêmio Amazon 2016 na categoria Negócios, Raiam Santos é escritor de obras de não-ficção voltadas ao público jovem.

Seu primeiro livro Hackeando Tudo: 90 Hábitos Para Mudar o Rumo de uma Geração foi um dos livros digitais mais vendidos do Brasil nos anos de 2015 e 2017, figurando na lista dos best-sellers do Amazon por 74 semanas consecutivas.

Brasileiro de nascença, Raiam passou a adolescência nos Estados Unidos e formou-se em Economia, Relações Internacionais e Letras na University of Pennsylvania, onde também se destacou como jogador de futebol americano. Sua maior missão de vida é levantar a auto-estima, a curiosidade, o conhecimento e a ambição da juventude brasileira.

Além do Hackeando Tudo (Editora Leya, 2016), Raiam também publicou outros seis livros:

Turismo Ousadia: Como Conquistar o Mundo Ainda Jovem (2015)
Wall Street: A Saga de Um Brasileiro na Bolsa de Nova York (Astral Cultural, 2016)
Missão Paulo Coelho (2016)
Classe Econômica #1: Europa Comunista (2016)
Imigrante Ilegal: O Lado Negro Do Sonho Americano (2016)
Arábia: A Incrível História De Um Brasileiro No Oriente Médio (2017)

Quer saber mais? Visite o blog MundoRaiam.com



Under the Same Sun

by Andre Jacobs

This is the biography of a South African army deserter named Louis Botha du Toit who stayed “lost” for 40 years before returning to his country of birth.

This real-life story was told to Andre Jacobs, who wrote this biographical account.



MEMORIES OF BEFORE HURRICANE MICHAEL: Being a Memoir of Two Trips to Mexico Beach, Port St. Joe, Apalachicola and Carrabelle Before They Were Completely Destroyed by Hurricane Michael

by Will Bevis

Some sixty years before Hurricane Michael utterly destroyed the towns in the Florida Panhandle…
My father took me there as a child,
And I loved being there
And being with him,
On my first trip to the Gulf
And the beautiful little towns that existed there.
That is what this is about;
Remembering the love I had for him on that first trip…
And the sights and sounds which were so different
From our own home’s.
And years later trying to retrace
Alone,
Each place we had been at…
Not having the slightest clue,
That someday Michael would come
And wipe clean everything
But the sand
And the water
And the sun.
This memoir was originally published under the title
Carrabella – Beautiful Face of my Father.
It is presented now
So if lost your memories of the places to Michael…
You are welcome to share in mine,
Here in this book or audio CD.
And should you have memories
Of before Michael
That you would like to share
With me
And with the world…
I would be happy to read them.
I am
Will Bevis
P.O. Box 1
Gadsden, AL 35902-0001
[email protected]
And though I can’t promise anything,
I will continue to do the best I can do,
Remembering that none of us are
Promised our next breath,
Much less tomorrow.
Just ask the people
Who died in Michael.

Will
Nov. 2, 2018
9:34 am and 6:07 pm
Thirty days After Michael hit Mexico Beach



Deathreats: The Life and Times of a Comic Book Rock Star

by Drew Hayes

Published posthumously, DEATHREATS provides an intimate look inside the mind of Drew Hayes, one of the comic book world’s most controversial and colorful celebrities. It’s a primary source of publishing history in the independent age of popular arts. In each issue of Poison Elves, Drew wrote a “Starting Note,” his own deeply personal editorial in which he spoke his mind on everything from the state of the comic book industry to the state of his love life, with an occasional diatribe on music, movies, modern art, and anything else that intrigued him. This volume collects all 100 of the Starting Notes from Poison Elves (annotated and illustrated to provide biographical context), as well as extended excerpts from Drew’s most revealing Deathreats letter columns. Grand Prize Winner of the Boston Book Festival. First Prize Autobiography Winner of the Los Angeles Book Festival.



Do we part.: Disappearance, Death, Politics, and the Largest Bank Fraud in History

by Nicole Hunter

Who would suspect that being a secretary in a local bank’s human resources department could become a potentially fatal occupation for two young women?

In 1965, newlywed Mary Shotwell Little walked out of a restaurant after dinner with an acquaintance and vanished. Mary’s co-worker, Diane Shields, stepped in to temporarily fill her missing friend’s position at the bank. Less than two years later, the recently engaged Diane left work for the day, never arriving home. Later that night her lifeless body was discovered stuffed in the trunk of her abandoned car.

After five decades, both Mary’s disappearance and Diane’s murder remain unsolved mysteriesâ?¦

Using her investigative skills, Nicole Hunter uncovers a previously unknown series of connections that start with Mary and Diane’s job, make their way through the Georgia politics of the 1960s and 1970s, travel all the way to the White House during the Jimmy Carter administration, and eventually tie to the fraud that led to the world’s largest bank collapse.

With one young woman missing and another murdered, what is going on? Nicole digs deep seeking answers. And while her observations might step on a few toes (including some “involved” in the fruitless investigative efforts of the past), she offers a hypothesis that better fits the facts than any other offered to date. And while some cities are eager to tell their stories, Atlanta has tried desperately to keep this one quiet…



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