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release date: Sep 22, 2018
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True Tales of the Supernatural Kind (3 Book Series)
From Book 1: Roused from a deep sleep, fraught with apprehension – cause unknown. I kept still, initiating perception, tuning in to every sense of my being. It was dead still, inhabitants of the house – quiet. The city was gently murmuring, an intimation that it must’ve been around midnight. Winter delivered a brisk breeze through the window, nuzzling my cheeks, affirming that I’m in fact awake. I took every fragment of courage I had and pitched my neck slightly forward, slowly turning left to right – surveying the room. Searching for anything out of place, probing every corner, my eyes fully adjusted to the night. Nothing unfamiliar, everything just as it was supposed to be. Unburdened, I dropped my head back onto my pillow with welcoming respite from the intense trepidation that woke me. Conclusion: it must’ve been a bad dream. I slowly closed my eyes. They were not entirely shut, when I felt it...

IMMERSED IN A GHOST is a short story of just over 3000 words.
release date: Sep 22, 2018
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President Biographies (3 Book Series)
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George Washington

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George Washington, the first president of the United States, is much more than a monument on Mount Rushmore. Who was Washington, the general, president, and husband? He was first and foremost a man of impeccable honor which, despite military adversity and political wrangling, never abandoned him. The Founding Fathers who squabbled and competed amongst themselves did agree on one thing: only Washington could lead the country, first in the country’s military fight for freedom and then as the man charged with transforming thirteen individual states into a united country. But in his youth, George Washington did not intend to become the Father of his Country. As a younger son of a middling class Virginian, he intended to earn his living as a surveyor, and in that role, he was introduced to the vast potential of the country that would one day be a nation. But when the death of his older brother made him the heir to Mount Vernon, Washington ascended to leadership in the military, political and social spheres of Virginia and the United States.

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✓ The Washington's of Virginia
✓ Europe Exports its Wars to the Colonies
✓ Washington at Mount Vernon
✓ An Englishman no Longer
✓ Washington at War
✓ The Father of His Country
✓ Return to Mount Vernon

As a member and later officer in the Virginia militia, he fought with the British army against the French as the two European powers struggled for control of the rich Ohio Valley. The British, who would refuse Washington a commission in their army, would later meet him in battle as the commander-in-chief of the Continental Army, fighting for independence against the forces of King George III. As a political leader, he would become the architect of the American government. As the master of Mount Vernon, Washington’s marriage to the wealthy Martha Dandridge Custis placed him among the elite of the Virginia aristocracy. His integrity established a model for subsequent generations to emulate. That few have managed to match his achievements is an indication of his influence and character. Meet George Washington, the man, and discover the identity of this remarkable leader.
release date: Sep 22, 2018
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Serial Killers (2 Book Series)
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True Crime Stories Of The Most Vicious Serial Killers In History: Serial Killers Profiles And Stories

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Why do they kill? What joy do serial killers get from murdering other people in such a brutal manner? Worse still, many of these serial killers end up murdering innocent children? What traumatic experience in their life made them so emotionally stunted that they enjoy the death of such pure innocence?

Hundreds of people have tried to study the minds of these psychopaths in an attempt to understand what fueled their hatred against their victims. The various reasons that motivate murderers to commit such heinous crimes, range from the sense of power to some trauma that they went through as a child.

In this book, we delve deep into the lives and crimes of such psychopaths in an attempt to understand the method in their madness. These psychopaths have become renowned for their gruesome crimes and the nonchalance with which they committed these crimes, which would leave any normal human being disgusted and full of remorse.

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  • Serial Killers – Robert Pickton – The Crazy Canadian
  • Serial Killers – Sergey Golovkin – The Soviet Fisher
  • Serial Killers – Ted Bundy – The Charming Monster
  • Serial Killers – Manuel Octavio Bermudez – The Monster of the Cane Fields
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release date: Jul 29, 2015
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A Soldier In the Cola Wars
There couldn’t have been a better time to get into advertising. There was a cultural revolution taking place in America. The Mad Men were besides themselves, some wearing long haired wigs, trying to stay relevant - but their days were done. The creative revolution which had started in small new agencies in the 1960’s was now overwhelming the “Madison Avenue” behemoths and although I didn’t know it, guys and gals like me were just what they needed.
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release date: Apr 24, 2018
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The Story of My Life (AmazonClassics Edition)

In her moving account of how she came to understand the world around her despite being blind and deaf since childhood, Helen Keller confirms that no physical obstacle can hinder the achievements of the human mind.

Included with Keller’s poignant autobiography are her letters, spanning fifteen years, which reveal her remarkable intellectual growth and empathic soul. Commentary by her teacher, Anne Sullivan, and the book’s original editor is also featured, providing illuminating insight from two of Keller’s closest companions.

The Story of My Life not only transformed societal attitudes toward those living with a disability, it inspired everyone who felt daunted by restrictions to dream big. Keller was eloquent proof of that dream—and of her belief that everything in life, even darkness and silence, held liberating possibilities and wonder.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Revised edition: Previously published as The Story of My Life, this edition of The Story of My Life (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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release date: Jul 18, 2017
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Walden (AmazonClassics Edition)

At Walden Pond, Henry David Thoreau reflected on simpler living in the natural world. By removing himself from the distractions of materialism, Thoreau hoped to not only improve his spiritual life but also gain a better understanding of society through solitary introspection.

In Walden, Thoreau condenses his two-year, two-month, two-day stay into a single year, using the four seasons to symbolize human development—a cycle of life shared by both nature and man. A celebration of personal renewal through self-reliance, independence, and simplicity, composed for all of us living in “quiet desperation,” Walden is eternal.

Revised edition: Previously published as Walden, this edition of Walden (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

release date: Jun 11, 2018
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Patrolling the Heart of the West: True Tales of a Nevada State Trooper
"Told with great humor and compassion, Raabe's tales show us the heart behind the badge."
--Michael Gurian, NY Times bestselling author of The Wonder of Boys

"Raabe's stories reflect “the good, the bad and the ugly” aspects of patrolling our highways. Patrolling the Heart of the West will bring a new appreciation for the unique role and responsibilities of state troopers, especially those who work in rural or remote areas."
--G Paul Corbin, criminal justice professor and former chief of the Nevada Highway Patrol

For decades, Trooper Steve Raabe patrolled some of the most desolate and dangerous highways in America. Alone in the remote Nevada desert, miles from any backup, Raabe was forced to contend with murderers, thieves, perverts, dope peddlers, and the occasional runaway train.

While often tragic and terrifying, Raabe's true tales also abound with his signature wit and playful good cheer. Policing can be a deadly serious business, but for Raabe it also entailed buying a prisoner an ice cream cone on a hot summer day, or laughing along with some good old boys before booking them into jail, as you'll discover in Patrolling the Heart of the West.

In our contentious and politicized era, when police officers are too often portrayed as either infallible superheroes or oppressive henchmen, Raabe's charming collection reminds us that cops are mostly just ordinary men and women who've chosen an extraordinary career.

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“Perhaps the most endearing police memoir yet written. As a son and brother of cops, I admire the humanity Raabe brings to each of these stories."
--Jon Gosch, author of Deep Fire Rise

Patrolling the Heart of the West is a quick, entertaining and informative glimpse into an important, sometimes dangerous career spent in a little understood corner of the country.”
--Ed Pearce, Senior Reporter, KOLO-TV Reno

"Whether you have an interest in law enforcement, are a fan of all things Nevadan, or just want to enjoy a good book that you won’t want to put down once you start reading it, you’ll find Patrolling the Heart of the West to be a memorable read. Highly recommended."
--Excerpt from Readers’ Favorite, review by Kimberlee J Benart

"Patrolling the Heart of the West is a thoroughly entertaining and enlightening read. With a style reminiscent of the war stories exchanged during a law-enforcement family barbecue, Raabe's skill as a storyteller is evident as he imparts his wisdom and experience with a unique sense of humor, candor, and insightfulness."
--Andy Brown, author of Warnings Unheeded: Twin Tragedies at Fairchild Air Force Base

"Raabe tells his experiences with excellent accuracy, grace and wit. I couldn’t put the book down!"
--Colonel Michael Hood, Nevada Highway Patrol
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release date: Apr 09, 2013
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Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century
If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and literally bring light to the world—then you want to read this book.

Imagination amplifies and colors every other element of genius, and unlocks our potential for understanding and ability.

It’s no coincidence that geniuses not only dare to dream of the impossible for their work, but do the same for their lives. They’re audacious enough to think that they’re not just ordinary players.

Few stories better illustrate this better than the life of the father of the modern world, a man of legendary imaginative power and wonder: Nikola Tesla.

In this book, you’ll be taken on a whirlwind journey through Tesla’s life and work, and not only learn about the successes and mistakes of one of history’s greatest inventors, but also how to look at the world in a different, more imaginative way.

Read this book now and learn lessons from Nikola Tesla on why imagination is so vital to awakening your inner genius, and insights into the real “secret” to creativity, as explained by people like Jobs, Picasso, Dali, and Twain.
release date: Jun 22, 2018
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Just South of the Solar Plexus: A One Woman Story of Losing Her Self, Surviving Cancer and Regaining Her Voice

I didn’t just lose my voice. I lost everything that I was and everything I had to give.

After a first lifetime of travel and books and moving and culture and art and family and friends. After all that I’d become: I lost myself. Just South of the Solar Plexus, a memoir, is a story about growing my voice and power, and then leaving them in the red dirt of the road when the world made it too hard to be who I was, hold my power, and deliver my voice. So: marriage, baby, cancer, then what? Facing life and facing death, so many of us—especially women—give up our voices, leaving who we are, what matters, and our power to change the world in the dust to wither. Here’s how I reclaimed mine.
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release date: Dec 05, 2017
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Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition)

Born into “the blessings of liberty in a free State,” Solomon Northup was kidnapped and sold into slavery in the Bayou Boeuf region of Louisiana’s Red River Valley. Twelve Years a Slave is the chronicle of his captivity at the mercy of sadistic plantation owner Edwin Epps, who tested Northup’s tenacity and self-control under the most brutal conditions. Until fate brought a Canadian abolitionist to Epps’s farm, Northup thought he would never draw another free breath.

To this day Northup’s harrowing memoir is recognized as the most reliable, accurate eyewitness account of the daily lives of slaves. As a significant historical reference, it is unsurpassed. As an authentic narrative of a man starved of his freedom, it is unforgettable.

AmazonClassics brings you timeless works from iconic authors. Ideal for anyone who wants to read a great work for the first time or revisit an old favorite, these new editions open the door to the stories and ideas that have shaped our world.

Revised edition: Previously published as Twelve Years a Slave, this edition of Twelve Years a Slave (AmazonClassics Edition) includes editorial revisions.

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