Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 02 Mar 19

Land of July: A Real Life Scandal of Sex & Social Media at a Connecticut High School

by Robert M. Marchese

On an ordinary January afternoon, a disturbing revelation about his wife hurls one man into a maelstrom of public humiliation and heartbreak, and eventually on a spree of run-ins with lawyers, judges, therapists, and law enforcement. Land of July tells the true story of a teacher/student sex scandal that not only shocked an entire school and small suburban community, but made national news. It’s a story filled with countless anecdotes about marriage, trust, infidelity, grief, and the desperate search for hope and family in the face of ruin. Practically ripped from the daily headlines, Land of July is as salacious as it is sobering. At its best, it’s a cautionary tale that might just inspire an awakening of morality; at its worst, it’s one man’s tumultuous journey to hell…and possibly back.

You’re Not From Around Here, Are You?: Reminiscences/Memoir

by Helga Stipa Madland

The first part of my book concentrates on my family’s (sister, mother father) experiences during and after World War II. We lived in Upper Silesia, now a part of Poland; when the war came to an end and the Russian Army moved into Eastern Germany. We became refugees, fleeing to West Germany, along with many other people. As a six year old–my sister Ingrid was four –I was terrified; so were the adults. In the middle of air raid attacks — bombings, sirens, we barely missed the bombing of Dresden — we moved west by any means possible. Ultimately, after my father had escaped as a prisoner of war, we settled in West Germany and later emigrated to the United States.

The second half of my reminiscences/memoir describes the years after my graduation from high school– marriage, children, divorce, later graduate school, and and ends in 1981, at which time I accepted a position as an assistant professor. One reviewer said that part reads somewhat like a holiday letter — what we did last year — and she may be right. I don’t especially like holiday letters, but I try to be funny, and think sometimes I succeed. I like the comment by a reviewer who writes: “But it is Helga Madland’s sense of humor and stylistic lightness which makes this narrative very readable and keeps the story from becoming ponderous and painfully personal.”

The immediate impetus for this book is as follows: Not long ago I returned from a summer of research in Germany. After I took the shuttle from the airport in Oklahoma City to Norman and settled back into my house, I realized we needed an item that required a trip to a department store. Standing in line at the cash register I spoke to the cashier, when the woman behind me said: “You’re not from around here, are you?” “No,” I answered. It was a question I had heard many times. In fact I had just heard it in German when boarding my plane at the Frankfurt Airport

Luckily, I have been able to write it all down!.

Claudius: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History


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Often portrayed as an awkward, disfigured, and clumsy man, Claudius was the unlikely ruler of the Roman Empire from 41 CE to 54 CE. His reign would prove to be one of the longest of the time even though his rise to the throne did not come without opposition. Virtually no-one in Claudius’ family wanted to see him become emperorâ??only when he turned out to be the last surviving man of the Julio-Claudian dynasty did he ascend to the throne.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Born to Be Cast Out
â?? A Historian and a Husband
â?? The Conquest of Britain
â?? Plots and Intrigues
â?? The Assassination of Emperor Claudius
And much more!

No-one ever expected that the boy that was used as the comparative standard for stupidity by his own mother would become the emperor of Rome. Yet, he did. Claudius reign was riddled with conspiracies and attempts on his life by the Senate that was supposed to serve him. But despite all the opposition to his rule, Claudius would go on to be an able and efficient leader. He expanded the Roman Empire more than any other emperor had since the reign of Augustus.

Meri Kahani Meri Zubani (Hindi Edition)

by Shashi Mahajan

प्रिय पाठà¤?à¥?, ‘यादà¥?à¤? à¤?à¤?्à¤?à¥?-मà¥?ठà¥?’ à¤?था सà¤?à¤?्रह à¤?à¥? पश्à¤?ात मà¥?à¤? सरल वाणà¥? मà¥?à¤? ‘मà¥?रà¥? à¤?हानà¥? मà¥?रà¥? à¤?ुबानà¥?’ लà¤?ु à¤?पन्यास à¤?पà¤?à¥? भà¥?à¤?à¤? à¤?र रहà¥? हà¥?ँ। à¤?स लà¤?ु à¤?पन्यास मà¥?à¤? मà¥?à¤?नà¥? à¤?पनà¥? à¤?à¥?वन à¤?à¥? लà¤?्ष्य बनाया हà¥? à¤?र साथ-हà¥?-साथ à¤?न à¤?à¤?नाà¤?à¤? à¤?à¥? भà¥? à¤?à¥?à¥?ा हà¥? à¤?à¥? मà¥?रà¥? à¤?à¥?वन सà¥? सà¤?बद्ध हà¥?à¤?।

A Brief History of Our Marriage: A Memoir

by Dina Schuldner

This short, easy to read memoir of a marriage discusses all the major events that occurred over a span of 15 years. If you have ever been in love, or want to be, here is a romantic getaway for you to enjoy on your day off.

Super Nuke!: A Memoir About Life as a Nuclear Submariner and the Contributions of a Super Nuke – the USS RAY (SSN653) Toward Winning the Cold War

by Charles Cranston Jett

“Charles Jett has written an entertaining and factual memoir of an important time and series of events in the history of the cold war. He has succeeded in telling the unclassified story of the journey taken by an extraordinary group of men who built the first operational “Super Nuke” and effectively shared what they developed with others in the entire US nuclear submarine force. He created the SSN Pre Deployment training program, consolidated developments made on the Ray to create the highly useful Geographic Plot (Geo Plot) and wrote the tactical doctrine for the SSN based electronic intelligence collection system, AN/WLR-6. Well done, Charlie. I am proud to have had you as a shipmate.”
Albert L. Kelln
Rear Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)
Former Commanding Officer and Plank Owner
USS RAY (SSN 653) – The original “Super Nuke”
“Charlie Jett succeeds in providing an unclassified account of what it was like to be a nuclear qualified submariner who had the unique experience of building and serving aboard the first operational “Super Nuke” – the most modern fast attack nuclear submarine designed specifically to face the Soviet Navy during the Cold War. He describes the contributions of the commissioning crew in developing sonar techniques and operational tactics and how these lessons were ultimately and effectively communicated to later “Super Nukes.” Charlie provided the initial idea and was instrumental in establishing and implementing a new concept of training which significantly improved the operational readiness of the nuclear attack submarine force. He created the “Geographic Plot” to improve operational safety and wrote the tactical doctrine for a new and sophisticated nuclear attack submarine electronic intelligence gathering system. “Super Nuke” is a good read for those who have an interest in life as a submarine officer and how these marvelous machines and their crews contributed to winning the Cold War.”
The Honorable John H. Dalton
Former Nuclear Submarine Officer and
70th Secretary of the Navy
“This is a most interesting work on the U.S. Navy’s program to combat the Soviet submarine threat during the long Cold War. Charlie was in at the beginning and accurately describes the significant efforts, both in individual sacrifice and technical development that led to U.S. undersea superiority. As a junior officer his individual accomplishments were most significant. The submarine efforts were probably the most important U.S. competitive strategy that drove the Soviets to the poor house and led to the demise of the Soviet Union.”
Bruce DeMars
Admiral, United States Navy (Ret.)
Former Commanding Officer, USS CAVALLA (SSN 684) – a subsequent “Super Nuke”
Former Director of Naval Reactors

Milo, Me and The Beast: The Beginning…

by Nicci Taylor

Milo, Me and the Beast

Me ~ Nicci ~ will not remain a spinster forever. Which is why, in early 2015, I decided to give up the job I hated, sell everything I owned, buy a Motorhome and drive off into the wilderness to find Me a husband.

Milo ~ my Fox Red Labrador ~ my best friend and constant companion on this romantic quest.

The Beast ~ our rusty, tin box on wheels who carried us on our journey looking-for-love.

We travelled Scotland, San Pedro in Belize, Ireland, Portugal and France. Our adventure saw us lost, lonely and destitute ~ our adventure saw us found, befriended and secure.

“Oh, dear God Milo, what have I done?” I said on a regular basis.

Milo, Me and The Beast is the true story of our adventure, sometimes funny, occasionally scary and sometimes sad. A crazy tale that threw us into the media spotlight and resulted in many TV appearances. A journey of discovery, written just like it happened…

‘I love the woods. I love the fact there is always something beyond the woods; A meadow basked in the morning sunshine, a loch so clear and still, or a fairy tale castle beckoning you inside. Some days, if you can’t see the wood for the trees you must look at the trees, look beyond the trees and explore whatever is beckoning you…’

Marcus Aurelius: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Marcus Aurelius

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Have you ever heard of Marcus Aurelius? It wouldn’t come as much of a surprise if you haven’t. While names like Nero, Caligula, Hadrian, and Constantine grab all the attention with their exploits, Marcus Aurelius tends to sit more in the historical background of the Roman Empire. In many ways, he is a lesser known emperor even though his written works have stood the test of time. Marcus, a prolific writer and formidable scholar, was perhaps the first to fulfill Plato’s dream of the philosopher king.

Inside you will read about…

â?? Rise to Prominence
â?? Marriage of Convenience
â?? Losing His Twin Boys
â?? The Defeat of Parthia
â?? The Danger from Within
And much more!

Marcus Aurelius reigned over the Roman Empire for almost two decadesâ??from 161 CE until 180 CEâ??and during that span, he took the time to look back at his own life in the legendary Meditations. Penned in his own words in a mainly diary-styled format, this book was never meant for publication but was discovered several years after the emperor’s death. It was this book that ignited an interest in this otherwise unsung emperor, and that interest lasts to this very day.

Alexander the Great: A Life From Beginning to End (Military Biographies Book 2)

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!

Doctor Death: Harold Shipman (British Criminals Book 1)

by Michael Newton

Britain’s most prolific known serial killer wasn’t a ripper or strangler. He was a licensed physician, bound in theory by the good medical practice guidelines of the General Medical Council established in 1858, making care of patients his “first concern” while “being open, honest, and acting with integrity.”

The “healer” nicknamed Doctor Death achieved none of those goals. But even knowing what he did, the question still remains: Why did he kill?

Chronicles of Chiney B: Ch 1: MissTak3 (Chronicles of ChineyB)

by Chiney B

A lot can change in one year, no one can tell you more than Chiney B who takes you on her flight on the Iron Bird, a 6 year old girl follow her as she recounts her journey to the great “America”. Filled with dreams and admiration for this amazing country listen to her story as life molds her into a woman through her early experience. Listen as her story unfolds and family truths become un-burried and the tales of her dark reality come to light. Watch as she navigates the world of race and racism, understanding psychological projection of internalized self hatred among her own insecurities and personal biases.

Memoirs Of A Wrestling Fan

by Dustin Hartley

I am a fan of professional wrestling. I don’t remember ever not being a wrestling fan. It’s always been there, for as far back as my memory reaches. I was born in November of 1986, and I am pretty sure that place me in a time that was the best time to be a kid. We had Batman, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, X-Men, all the best Disney movies, and the most exciting sports figures; so there was a lot competing for my attention. But professional wrestling won out. Val Kilmer, Joe Montana, and Michael Jordan couldn’t win out over Hulk Hogan and Sting.

Augustus Caesar: A Life From Beginning to End (Roman Emperors: Julio-Claudian Dynasty Book 1)

by Hourly History


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He was the first emperor of one of the greatest empires ever known to man. He commanded unmatched authority in the ancient world and was always one step ahead of his opponents. He had an intellect and a sharp wit that could cut down his foes just as easily as the steel of his sword. The life of Octavianâ??later known as Augustusâ??is so rich and full, it would take several volumes to cover all of his exploits. Although he lived and died over 2,000 years ago, this founder of the Roman Empire is as intriguing as ever.

Inside you will read about…

â?? The Adoptive Son of Julius Caesar
â?? Defeating Mark Antony
â?? The Second Triumvirate
â?? The Suicide Pact
â?? The First Roman Emperor
And much more!

Learn the riveting history and the inspirational life of the most noble Roman of them allâ??Augustus.

Nero: A Life From Beginning to End (Roman Emperors: Julio-Claudian Dynasty Book 5)

by Hourly History


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Nero. The very name seems to embody the character of a tyrant. The years of his reign come down to us with tales full of self-serving totalitarianism. Wasn’t he the one that fiddled while Rome burned after all? Wasn’t this the mad monarch who wished to embark upon a building project, so he set the old buildings that were in his way on fire? But besides this power-mad tyranny, what do we know about Nero? Surely even the most despotic dictator has a good side? Come along with us as we explore the multifaceted nature of a man who is often presented as a one-dimensional, dictatorial caricature.

Inside you will read about…

â?? A Wedding and a Funeral
â?? The Great Fire of Rome
â?? Killing His Wife and Marrying His Manservant
â?? The Jewish-Roman War
â?? Nero’s Suicide
â?? The Year of the Four Emperors
And much more!

Growing Up in 1970’s Greenwich Village

by Sebastian Holst

This Growing Up tells the true story of growing up as the only child of two artists inside the world’s largest artist housing community, Westbeth, based in the heart of Greenwich Village, NYC in the 1970’s. Three short sections introduce a gritty, hard boiled version of Greenwich Village including brushes with escaped convicts, gun-toting pimps, and avant-garde artists – all told from the unflinching perspective of our 7 year old protagonist.

Not Normal: The uncensored account of an extraordinary true life story

by Paul Connolly

The latest book from bestselling author Paul Connolly. An uncensored account of his extraordinary true life story and his lifelong struggle to overcome an abusive childhood and build a ‘normal’ life for himself and his family.

Put out with the rubbish at 2 weeks old and into the care system of the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, Paul Connolly was sent to the notorious St Leonard’s home in Essex, where he heard that he was ‘Not Normal’ almost daily amongst years of mental, physical and sexual abuse. Childhood friendships made and lost. Total Neglect. Starvation. Sending an illiterate, very angry young man out into the world.

After years of extreme violence in London during the 1980’s and 90’s mixing with gangsters and a dark underworld, Paul confronted memories and demons from his past in the most shocking ways – eventually discovering that six from eight of the childhood friends he grew up with in St Leonard’s were no longer alive.

Great friends and a loving heart transformed Paul’s world and Paul has gone on to help thousands of people as a specialist conditioning coach, sports injury expert, celebrity personal trainer, presenter and best selling author. He works with various charities and is a core participant in the historical child abuse enquiry providing a voice for many of those no longer able to speak up. Above all else, Paul is now most proud of being a loving father to his two sons.

Life has been anything but normal and the demons will never go away, but Paul has learned to smile at them as many of the people that predicted the worst for him are now where they told this vulnerable little boy he would end up.

This is Paul Connolly’s story and it is Not Normal

BlindSpots: Why Good People Make Bad Choices

by Kevin McCarthy

A respected business leader, faithful husband and loving father suddenly finds himself in a federal prison for a crime he didn’t knowingly commit. As he struggles to understand the complexity of his bad decisions, an ever-widening web of conspiracy and corruption is revealed. But it’s not the legal conspiracy of the largest stock fraud in the history of Washington state involving some of the biggest names in sports or the enigmatic FBI – it’s a conspiracy of the mind. It’s a battle with the most nefarious enemy of us all: our own blind spots.

Blind spots are those unconscious biases, implicit associations, memory traps and thinking errors that affect our behavior and decision-making abilities. We all have them. Most of us think we don’t. That’s the conundrum.

Kevin McCarthy is a thought-leader and sought-after keynote speaker. He is a professional member National Speakers Association, and currently President of the Oregon chapter. He resides in the Portland, Oregon area with his best friend and faithful wife of more than thirty years, Rachel, and is the proud father of two amazing young adults, Chris and Noelle. In his spare time he is a certified referee and an avid pool player for the largest billiards association in America, a valuable skill he learned in prison.

Everything you didn’t know about the Casey Anthony Trial

by S.K. Patton

This book answers all the questions you had about the Casey Anthony case. Why did she get acquitted? Why did the jurors see George as a suspect? Why did they think she was a good mother? And how on God’s green earth did they miss the suffocation search? There are surprisingly good answers for all of these questions. I argue in this book that not only did the prosecution hide evidence from the jury, but that the evidence points to Casey being factually innocent as well. Regardless of whether you agree with my viewpoint, I guarantee you’ll learn something you didn’t know before about this infamous case.

Laughs, Luck…and Lucy: How I Came to Create the Most Popular Sitcom of All Time (with I LOVE LUCY’s Lost Scenes and rare Lucille Ball audio)

by Jess Oppenheimer

Jess Oppenheimer, the man Lucille Ball called the “brains” of “I Love Lucy”, gives us a rare first-hand look at television history as it was being made. A rich entertainment resource, “Laughs, Luckâ?¦and Lucy” features a hilarious memoir, and scores of rare photos, three never-before-published scripts (including the only “I Love Lucy” script that Lucy or Desi ever refused to perform), plus links to web-based audio of Lucy’s classic radio comedy performances, unheard for more than 40 years! Oppenheimer’s book, written with his son, Gregg, is not only a reliable record of how “I Love Lucy” was conceived an executed, but also a humorous insider’s account of the broadcasting industry’s development from the wild early days of radio to television’s “golden age.”

The 2nd Kindle Edition (2012) now contains the full script of Gregg Oppenheimer’s humorous play, “I Love Lucy: The Untold Story”, broadcast nationwide on SiriusXM Radio on Lucille Ball’s 100th birthday in 2011.

All royalties from this edition benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

Miss Mai

by Lewis MacLeod

“Miss Mai” is a romantic memoir set in the final years of the Vietnam War. The author’s progress as a naive draftee through the rigors of military training as an intelligence analyst inexorably lead him to the exotic streets of wartime Saigon. He meets Tuoi Mai under accidental circumstances and his life is altered forever after.




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The MY CRIME SERIES presents to the world books written on inmates by inmates.

Each book of the MY CRIME SERIES was written in 2018 by the presently incarcerated about the presently incarcerated.

Each book of the MY CRIME SERIES has been dictated, read, and reviewed by the subject.

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Buy the paperback for someone else and receive the eBook free for yourself.

The books of the MY CRIME SERIES grant citizens insight into the lives of unknown felons in the California prison system.  YOU become the judge. YOU will read about each subject’s interactions with family. YOU will get a sense of the subject’s neighborhood and school.  YOU will come to know each subject’s motivations.  YOU will move from childhood, youth, and adulthood with each subject.  YOU will get a sense of the why’s and how’s of what makes someone choose crime.  

The MY CRIME SERIES books have been produced so we better know each other, including the felon.  The ultimate goal is to create a better system, a system that lives up to our own standards of justice.   

All books are written on inmates, by inmates.  Welcome to BOOK FIVE of the MY CRIME SERIES.  

38 YEARS LATER details the lifetime journey of a man who lived like many of us yet made the decision to pursue violent crime.  38 YEARS LATER provides readers with the insight into the internal motivations that compel people toward crime.  38 YEARS LATER also grants a fair depiction of a lifetime lived behind bars.

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All books are written on inmates, by inmates.  Welcome to BOOK FIVE of the MY CRIME SERIES: 38 YEARS LATER

Brian Shipp is a risk taker. He skis black diamond slopes, throttles fast moving motorcycles, and cherishes the thrill of an occasional misdeed. He is a young man with a twinkle in his eye and a propensity for getting caught.  Through hard work and charm, Brian races his way to the top, only, time after time, to find himself crashing down due to ill-conceived schemes.

“38 Years Later” is a post-modern tale of a youth from a broken background making sense of the world by giving his all to every endeavor, be it unlawful or good-natured.  It is the tale of a life in progress, to this day.  

“38 Years Later” covers two periods in Brian’s life, before prison and life in prison.  The before prison story takes the reader through Brian’s upbringing and early life choices, including a play-by-play of Brian’s 1980 commitment offense, an offense for which he remains in prison today. The life in prison story reveals how time does not stop when men face the world in shackles.

Brian’s story is a tale of redemption and a tale that exemplifies the enduring character of human hope.

Thank you for taking time out of your day to read and learn about 38 YEARS LATER and the MY CRIME SERIES 

Content Includes:

Family Life – Neighborhood Life – Drug Use – Adult Incarceration – Kidnapping – Burglary – Property Theft – California Culture – Youth/Adult Sexuality – Church/Religion –

The Smuggler’s Promise: Based On A True Story

by Rufus Hylton


BASED ON A TRUE STORY! Stumbling into the dangerous and lucrative world of drug lords and the smuggling scene of the 1970’s was the last thing Ryan O’Dair pictured for himself when starting a new life in the Florida Keys. But like the lure of love and adventure in a tropical paradiseâ??it pulls Ryan inâ??planting him in the crosshairs of Scott Jones, a rogue DEA Agent who will stop at nothing short of sabotage, heists, and murder to take down Ryan and the crime syndicate as it networks across Florida, the Caribbean and South America. And as the pursuit becomes a high stakes game of survival, Ryan has to decide if the wrong side of the law is the right place to be.

No Tougher Duty, No Greater Honor: A memoir of a Mortuary Affairs Marine

by GySgt L. Christian Bussler

2018 NGIBA Finalist for Military category and Finalist for Autobiography in the 2018 Readers’ Favorite Awards!! â?? An autobiographical account of one US Marine Reservists tours as a Mortuary Affairs Marine. His story begins in 2002 as an everyday postal letter carrier in Springfield, Ohio when he gets the call to muster. In the next three years, his life is thrust onto the world stage as an active participant in combat. His unique perspective as a MA (Mortuary Affairs) Marine puts him and his fellow teammates directly into the path of war. Told in first person view, read what it was like to witness a despotic regime crumble, walk the streets of terrorist held cities on foot patrols, go on Search and Recovery missions to recover the fallen off of battlefields, and feel the sting of loss of a friend to the harsh realities of war. These are the stories that are never spoken, by a Marine who was there, to return the fallen home with honor.

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 politically incorrect. You will never see the Law the same way again.

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The Hole: Book One

by Dameon Gibbs

Experience and relive The Hole, it is a true inspiring story in which a young man desperately struggled to overcome The Hole. To him the streets of Baltimore city was a hole, it was a place that had bind and consumed his life, it gave some but took more. Surviving in the streets he had to watch as the drug game sucked many of his friends and family down into its dark abyss like the black hole it truly was. Finally realizing after years of tribulation and lost, he came to find that the key to his redemption lay in a form least expected.

Caligula: A Life From Beginning to End (Roman Emperors: Julio-Claudian Dynasty Book 3)

by Hourly History


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Caligula was one of the first rulers of the Roman Empire, and yet numbers among the most famous. His family history is mired in political scandals, tragedy, and murderous plots to forward the agendas of shadowy cabals that sought to oppose the nation in its early infancy. The full story of his life begins long before his birth, and his legacy continues long after his sensational murder at the hands of those closest to him.

Inside you will read about…

â?? The Rise of the Roman Empire
â?? The Julio-Claudian Dynasty
â?? Caligula’s Rise to Power
â?? An Emperor Driven Mad
â?? An Emperor Becomes a God
â?? The Assassination of the Emperor
And much more!

A true product of his time, Caligula’s rich and colorful story is sure to draw you in until the very end.

English Yarns and Beyond: A Collection of Short Stories and memoirs (The Ray Dennis Series Book 2)

by Gary Troia

Amazon bestsellers top 100.

In this short story collection, Gary Troia shares his adventures, travels and memoirs from his life.

Anyone who has ever done building work for brutal wage slavery and wondered if they were going mad, will recognise the life of Ray Dennis, (Troia’s alter ego) which evokes a vision of mind-numbing, soul-destroying workplaces and workmates. His is the voice of discord for the marginally employed, the creatively frustrated working Joe, who turns to a life of drink and drugs to elevate the monotony of life.

Few have brought this world to life with such despair, black humour and indifference as Gary Troia. He paints a beautifully sad portrait of a truly messed up person with potential, struggling to keep his messed up mind from drowning in cheap wine and self-loathing. Ray’s spirit is trapped in a world of endless grey mundanity.

English Yarns and Beyond is the ultimate “I hate this job” story, written in short stories and memoirs, each one containing a snapshot of the life of Ray. Troia captures the tedium of working in a low paid, menial job and living hand to mouth. This short story book is book is sad and questions the reader to ask questions about their own life. This book of short stories and memoirs achieves clarity without trying.

Ray has three expensive hobbies: drinking, drugs, and running away. Without the income that Bricklaying provides, he would not be able to maintain his chosen lifestyle, so he compromises his principles and continues with his trade.

A collection of short stories that include:

  • The Cuckoo’s Egg- Boyhood antics lead to tragedy.
  • No Comb on the Cock- Gypsies, champion fighting cocks, and career choices.
  • My Best Mates Head- Did a weekend of boozing save Ray from certain death?
  • The Shetland Isles- A trip to sunny Benidorm, a chance meeting with some Glaswegians, and a cold, miserable job in Lerwick.
  • Pointing a House in Islington- Too much alcohol and cocaine don’t mix well on building sites!
  • When I Joined a Cult- Sober dating as Ray discovers religion.
  • A Week in the Life of Ray Dennis- With the prospect of no money for food or alcohol this Christmas, Ray has to find work quickly.
  • Teaching Other People- The grass is always greener-the escape from bricklaying.
  • Steak, Egg and Intensive Care- A harmless dinner leads to hospitalisation.

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