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release date: Dec 10, 2013
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Medicine Men:  Extreme Appalachian Doctoring
  • A Wall Street Journal Top-10 Best Seller in 2014 & 2015
  • An Amazon All-Star
  • Chosen for "15 Books Every Health Professional Should Read" by Physicians Weekly
  • Medicine Men is the follow-on to Heart in the Right Place. Both books have made national bestseller lists and #1 on Amazon in Biography, Memoir, Science, and Medicine.
  • Medicine Men is an extraordinary collection of the most memorable moments from old-school rural physicians who each practiced medicine for more than 50 years in the Southern Appalachian Mountains.
  • It contains hilarious, heroic, and heartwarming true stories of miracle cures, ghost dogs, and much madcap medical mayhem.
  • Jourdan's work is often compared to James Herriot and Bill Bryson.Her books are on hundreds of lists of best books of the year, funniest books, and best book club books.
  • Quotations in the book are rendered as they were spoken - in real-life Appalachian dialect.
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release date: Apr 18, 2017
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Nikola Tesla: A Life From Beginning to End

Nikola Tesla


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Nikola Tesla was a major figure in the world in which he lived. As the nineteenth century gave way to the twentieth, it was Tesla who would contribute to some of the world's most amazing inventions. It was Tesla's theories, patents, and experiments that would pave the way for the digital, wireless world we are so familiar with today.
Tesla didn't enjoy the high honors bestowed on so many of his contemporaries, yet he enjoyed the power of knowing that it was his inventions that were powering the world, literally.

Inside you will read about...


✓ Early Life
✓ Alternating Current and the Induction Motor
✓ Patents, Radio and X-rays
✓ Wardenclyffe Years
✓ Personal Life
✓ Later Years
✓ 10 Things You Never Knew About Nikola Tesla
And much more!

This book will take you through the life of Nikola Tesla. From his humble beginnings in Croatia to all he would accomplish as a citizen of the United States, Tesla shows how his imagination fueled his creativity and brought his inventions to life. See Nikola Tesla for what he truly was; an extraordinary visionary who sparked the world.
release date: Mar 22, 2017
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University of Berkshire Hathaway: 30 Years of Lessons Learned from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger at the Annual Shareholders Meeting
"A rare view into the mind of Warren Buffett." - Kirkus Reviews

Each year, for thirty years, two veteran investment advisors attended Berkshire Hathaway's Annual Shareholders Meeting. After each meeting, they chronicled Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger's best lessons from that year. This book compiles those thirty years of wisdom for the first time.
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: Nov 13, 2016
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Benjamin Franklin: A Life From Beginning to End

Benjamin Franklin



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Founding Father Benjamin Franklin came from humble beginnings to take his place in the annals of history as one of the most celebrated Americans ever to stand on the world stage. The Boston apprentice who ran away because of his brother’s ill-treatment found his destiny in Philadelphia, where he became a printer, a scientist, an author, an inventor, a politician, and a citizen of the world.

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✓ Born in Boston
✓ From Philadelphia to London
✓ Benjamin Franklin, the Citizen
✓ Benjamin Franklin, the Inventor
✓ Franklin and Colonial Politics
✓ Franklin the American
✓ Franklin: The Conscience of America

His inventions and his philosophies had the same ultimate goal—to make the world a better place—and Franklin achieved that goal. Europeans saw him as a symbol of what America represented; Franklin saw himself as the result of what America produced. Pragmatism ruled his life, and yet he believed passionately that it was the role of the government and the church to improve the world for all. He has been called the first American, but every American who followed owes something to this remarkable man who designed his own destiny.
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release date: Sep 25, 2016
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Charles Darwin: A Life From Beginning to End

Charles Darwin


Charles Darwin thought he would be a clergyman after an uneventful childhood, where he hated school but loved the natural world. All that would change when he was allowed to be a part of a worldwide expedition to faraway lands. He was able to collect specimens and keep notes on all he experienced.

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✓ Early Life and Education
✓ Round the World Aboard the Beagle
✓ Darwin's Evolutionary Theory
✓ Life Leading Up to Marriage
✓ Evolutionary Research
✓ The Theory of Natural Selection
✓ Darwin's Post-Publication Life
And much more!

This eBook takes a closer look at who Charles Darwin was, how he lived his everyday life and how influential he became; not just in his own day but into the modern world as well. Find out what interested his incredible mind and how Darwin presented his theories to a yet unsuspecting world.
From beetles to butterflies, coral reefs and tropical islands, from apes to humans, learn how Charles Darwin's evidence speaks even to the world today.
release date: Mar 07, 2017
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Thomas Edison: A Life From Beginning to End

Thomas Edison


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Thomas Edison passed on many decades ago, but his inventions still echo loudly through time. If you watch TV, listen to your favorite songs, or simply click on the lamp next to your bed, it was Thomas Edison who brought all of these innovations into the world.

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✓ Edison's Early Life
✓ The Electric Light
✓ The War of the Currents
✓ Other Inventions and Projects
✓ Final Years and Death
✓ Edison's Legacy
And much more!

Edison is sometimes regarded as someone who loved arguing with other inventors who were going in different directions from him, yet his tenacity and dedication to his own work were what made so many of his inventions workable.
No matter which way you look at Edison, from failed businessman, renowned inventor, distant father to his children, or to an argumentative scientist, there is one thing everyone can agree on; Thomas Edison was pure genius. After all, in his world, nothing less would do.
release date: Nov 18, 2017
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Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass
Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass is a memoir and treatise on abolition written by famous orator and ex-slave, Frederick Douglass. It is generally held to be the most famous of a number of narratives written by former slaves during the same period. In factual detail, the text describes the events of his life and is considered to be one of the most influential pieces of literature to fuel the abolitionist movement of the early 19th century in the United States. Frederick Douglass was born in slavery as Frederick Augustus Washington Bailey near Easton in Talbot County, Maryland. He was not sure of the exact year of his birth, but he knew that it was 1817 or 1818. As a young boy he was sent to Baltimore, to be a house servant, where he learned to read and write, with the assistance of his master's wife. In 1838 he escaped from slavery and went to New York City, where he married Anna Murray, a free colored woman whom he had met in Baltimore. Soon thereafter he changed his name to Frederick Douglass. In 1841 he addressed a convention of the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society in Nantucket and so greatly impressed the group that they immediately employed him as an agent. He was such an impressive orator that numerous persons doubted if he had ever been a slave, so he wrote Narrative Of The Life Of Frederick Douglass.
release date: Dec 19, 2013
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True Crime: 4 True American Crime Stories: Vol 1 (From police files of the 1920s to the 1950s)
Do you like true crime stories?

You should love these tales then

Originally authentic police files, True American Crime Stories are from the 1920s through to the 1950s - the era of gangster, molls and prohibition. Almost (but not quite), lost in the mists of time, these tales romp along with plenty of action and recreate the atmosphere of this exciting and dangerous era using the vernacular of the times.

You may not have heard much about some of these bad guys, but they were real, ruthless hoodlums and all had their "15 minutes of fame", leaving trails of death and mayhem behind them. Most did not live to an old age, and those that did were probably in jail.

Their escapades were daring and reckless and many paid the ultimate price in the end.

Volume 1 contains

•The Jekyll and Hyde Mob
After a rash of robberies, lawmen of the Los Angeles Sheriff's office had killed off or jailed every gang of bank robbers in the county. However, three suave gentlemen continued to loot the banks in daring fashion, leaving the lawmen completely clueless.

•The Whispering Bride
Death cast its long, silent shadow over a sleepy New England town as Mrs.Wegner, a widow, waved good-bye to the last of the summer boarders. Little did she realize that she was waving good-bye forever, that death would soon claim her as its victim in the strange case of THE WHISPERING BRIDE.

•The Red Bandit
The desperation of a hunted man gave Oklahoma its greatest reign of terror when a youth, vowing never to serve a 75 year rap for robbery, set off a series of events that gave the authorities a veritable nightmare as they pursued their quest down the bloody trail of crime.

•The Master Forgers
Counterfeit checks - hundreds of them - were flooding Milwaukee in 1937 and 1938 until science scored a victory for the law!

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release date: Jun 25, 2017
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A Texas Ranger
In 1874, Napoleon Augustus Jennings moved to Texas to join the Rangers under the command of L. H. McNelly. A year later, Jennings was thrown into the conflict between the native Spanish speaking Americans and the English speaking whites who came to settle the area. In an era of cattle thieving and terror, we follow Jennings through the southern border of Texas and find a vivid portrait of life in the late 19th century in one of the most lawless and hardest places to live in the early United States.
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