LUIS GARAVITO - Hunting The Beast: The Story of a Colombian Serial Killer
Luis Alfredo Garavito Cubillos was born on the 25th of January in 1957. He is known as 'The Beast' because he raped and murdered at least 140 young people. Based on the maps that he drew while he was in prison, investigators now believe that number could be closer to 300. Garavito was described by the media as "The worst serial murder in the world."
When Garavito was finally captured, he was given the maximum penalty of 30 years in prison in Columbia. However, because he helped the Colombian police locate the bodies and he confessed to the crime, his sentence was reduced to 22 years. It could also be reduced further due to good behavior and cooperation.
The people of Columbia were quite alarmed that Garavito could be released early and felt that he was not receiving adequate punishment for his crimes. At that time there was no way for his penalty to be extended and the legal system was not equipped to deal ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 117 Pages (1,526 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
SERIAL KILLER STORIES VOLUME 4: Donald Henry Gaskins and Luis Garavito
*Donald Henry Gaskins
2 Great Books in 1!
Donald Henry Gaskins
Once described as "the meanest man in America", Donald Henry "Pee Wee" Gaskins is one of the most violent, horrific, yet lesser-known serial killers. Gaskins claimed to have killed over one hundred victims in his life-long stint as a serial killer. Gaskins was born to a young, single mother and experienced abuse, ridicule, and neglect, all of which create a perfect storm of future violent behavior and offending. Similar killers such as Henry Lee Lucas, Otis Toole, and many others came from a similar line of abuse and neglect. Gaskins has also been referred to as "the redneck Charles Manson" due to the similarities in their lives and statures. Along with holding several distinctive titles, Gaskins' story is also full of other crimes, littered with bodies, and pervasive violence.
Luis Alfredo Garavito ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 229 Pages (2,221 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
AMERICAN CRIME STORIES VOLUME 2: Innocent and Conviction - 2 Books in 1
2 Great Books in 1!
Statistics show that no less than 4 percent of those that are on death row today are innocent. In the first study of its kind, a team concluded that out of the 8000 men and women who have been sentenced to death row since the 1970s, at least 200of those were innocent. The numbers, of course, are very conservative. However, the number shows that it is possible that there have been more than 200 people put to death for crimes that they have never committed and the real criminal went unpunished. This is a very disturbing statistic because it proves that despite our best efforts to prove that justice is served, a large number of innocent people have been put to death.
In 2007, the murder of Meredith Kercher inItaly was one of the most high profile cases in the past few decades. The young British exchange student had been killed by an ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 226 Pages (2,881 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
TRUE MURDER VOLUME 2: Yorkshire Ripper and Fred and Rose West - 2 Books in 1
*Fred and Rose West
2 Great Books in 1!
June 2nd, 1946. Peter William Sutcliffe was born to parents Kathleen and John Sutcliffe in the working class area of Bingley, Yorkshire. Considered by both of his parents to be a perfect baby, both his mother and father had their own expectations for what their first-born son was to become in later life. John, his father, wanted Peter to grow up to become a real man's man. A working class; local lad who would enjoy beer, football, weightlifting and an all-round extroverted lifestyle. His mother, Kathleen, had expectations of her son becoming a gentleman. A respectable boy who treated people properly and always made time for others. To the shock of both of his parents, Peter grew to be neither of these things. As a youngster, he was a quiet, introverted boy. He rarely associated with other children during his primary ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 249 Pages (1,982 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
The latest exciting Western from bestselling author Fred Staff! Experience the west as you've never experienced it before!
If you liked Revenant, the highly-acclaimed movie, you will be spellbound by Indomitable. Revenant was based on the story of Hugh Glass and his struggle for survival. Indomitable is based on the story of Larcena Pennington, who suffered more and accomplished far more than Hugh Glass. Her story makes Revenant look like a walk in the park.
The Larcena Pennington story will leave the reader in a state of wonderment. The reader will think that it is pure fiction, because the challenges she faces seem so impossible that no one could have survived, but this novel is based on her life and many of the escapades are true as written. That is why INDOMITABLE was the only word that described her many trials and conquest.
This historical western novel captures a great story of Arizona and some of the people that were involved in its development. In my research I have fond ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 170 Pages (2,894 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
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Nikola Tesla and Thomas Edison are two giants of electrical engineering. Their inventions changed history. But the electricity between the two is no secret to the world. This book will give a full account of Tesla's life, drawing from multiple sources, including his own autobiography, which he published in parts many years ago. It will review his life; his way of thinking - including both his moments of genius and his moments of odd or unusual behavior that many also know him for; and the work he did, which many have forgotten, but which is now recognized for its important influence on the progress of scientific development. Thomas is still remembered as one of the greatest inventors of all time, and perhaps the greatest that America has ever produced. In truth, Edison was a man who invented a lot of things while bringing about incredible advancements in ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 186 Pages (1,869 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
FLOAT LIKE A BUTTERFLY - MUHAMMAD ALI: The Greatest Boxer In History
On June 10 2016, hundreds of people lined the streets of Louisville, Kentucky, as a procession of black cars drove slowly by. A hearse, strewn with flowers placed by onlookers, carried the mortal remains of Muhammad Ali, born Cassius Marcellus Clay, Jnr.
The procession wound its way to Cave Hill Cemetery, where the ex-boxer known to the world as 'The Greatest' was laid to rest in a private ceremony.
It was a fitting end to a life that, powerful as it was, had really shone outside of the limelight.
But how did a boy from the streets of Louisville, Kentucky rise through the ranks to become one of the most famous sportsmen on the planet, and the undisputed greatest boxer ever to have lived? Float Like A Butterfly looks at the Ali story, from his early life, through to his career, his politics and his legacy on the world. A must-read for any Muhammad Ali or boxing fan.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 116 Pages (1,578 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
Joe Konrath has sold over two million books under various names.
As JA Konrath he's written the Lt. Jacqueline "Jack" Daniels series and the Timecaster series.
As Jack Kilborn he's written several horror novels.
As Melinda DuChamp he's written funny erotica.
With Ann Voss Peterson, he's written the Codename: Chandler spy thrillers.
Plus he's written a whole bunch of other stuff, a lot of it related to one or more of his series. It can get pretty confusing.
This complete bibliography contains every Konrath book, in all the genres he writes in. It's a checklist for readers who want to make sure they don't miss a book, or want to make sure the books are read in the proper order.
It also includes cover art, Amazon links to all of Konrath's ebooks, and a bonus Jack Daniels short story, ON THE ROCKS.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 43 Pages (181 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
The Original Manager of Queen and founder of Trident Studios, London, breaks his silence for the first time in an explosive autobiography about how Queen were discovered and what really went on behind the studio doors with Queen, The Beatles, Bowie, Elton John and many more .
Recording some of the biggest selling songs of all time such as "Hey Jude"-The Beatles, "Space Oddity"-David Bowie, "Candle in the Wind"-Elton John and many others, Trident was at the epicentre of the music industry's biggest names but it was one band in particular that caught the eye of the ex-drummer - a four piece unknown band called Smile. That band, under Sheffield's management, went on to become one of the biggest selling artists in the world - that band was Queen. It was a tumultuous relationship filled with twists, turns, trials and tribulations, scandal and rumour and one that ultimately led to an acrimonious split. Queen's volatile leader Freddie Mercury famously dedicating the opening track on their ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 283 Pages (3,822 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
This third book in Allan A. Murray's Series, 'Their World War', is the story of an 'ear wigger'.
Colin Thompson, from Newcastle, New South Wales, had a background in mining. In the early years of World War I he saw his family home empty as his sisters married and his brothers enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force. Following the enlistment of his brother-in-law, Robert Hughes, Colin also decided to join-up. His intention was to look after his younger sister's husband. After eight months of training together in Australia and England, both men were serving in Flanders as tunnellers on preparations for the 1917 Messines Offensive. Tragically, Robert was killed during this work near Hill 60, an outcome that Colin had tried to prevent.
Colin's unit, the 2nd Australian Tunnelling Company, was then moved to the Belgian coast. After another significant engagement with the Germans near Nieuport-Bains, Colin fell sick and was evacuated back to England. He was diagnosed with tuberculosis ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 67 Pages (9,820 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
Check any list of 'great men' of the 20th Century and you're sure to find Theodore 'Teddy" Roosevelt ranked near the very top. He was the military hero of San Juan Hill who, later on, as president, became a "champion of the people." TR - the Fake Historians assure us - in spite of his privileged upbringing, fought the big bad "capitalist" corporations of his own class in order to bring to the common man the "three C's" of the "Square Deal" -- conservation of natural resources, control of corporations, and consumer protection. In remembrance of such noble attributes and great deeds, statues of St. Theodore can be found all over the USA - including that famous mug shot so idolatrously carved into the side of Mount Rushmore. Postage stamps bear his image; children's books tell of his deeds; and schools bear his name -- as do parks, libraries, a dam, an island, a ship and, of course, the "Teddy Bear." There is just one wee-little problem with this flattering historical narrative of ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 112 Pages (60,780 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
Read the full account from the man who brought the story to the British media in 2016.
A full account of the infamous and internationally known "Beast of Barmston Drain," known internationally as "Old Stinker."
Hear how the story started, read the eyewitness accounts, see the locations with stunning recent and historical images, maps, plans, and step by step photographs showing how eyewitness saw the creature.
The book is also packed with exhaustive investigation logs, from each "werewolf hunt," and includes never before seen research on the case, plus, other local strange "Big Dog Sightings," and a full historical background on the drain itself, plus hundreds of entries pertaining to those who perished under the murky waters of the drain.
Featuring an exhaustive bibliography, references, and never before seen material.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 194 Pages (24,635 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
What do you do when you find yourself in the wrong place? You go home.
'Northbound' is a description of a journey along the Camino Portugués, from Lisbon to Santiago de Compostella, as it mirrors the interior journey from a false life to one of greater authenticity.
Following on from 'Ego Trip', 'Northbound' is neither guide book, nor 'How To', but a travelogue of the inner and outer journey of a pilgrim in Portugal.
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 205 Pages (1,576 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
Living the American Dream at the pinnacle of his life, R.W. Long had it all: a loving family, a promising career, and a multitude of blessings. All of this was cut short with the diagnosis of an incurable disease. In the prime of life, he lost nearly everything he had worked for and felt he was given a life sentence and incarcerated in his own body -- a body that no longer obeyed his commands and that would fail him in new ways daily.
For eight years, the struggle wore him down, nearly to the point of no return. Then came the phone call in the dead of night from a war-torn country half a world away.
"Dad, I don't think I'm going to make it out of here alive."
These words set in motion the most important mission of Long's life: Learning to walk again in order to meet his son. What was once considered an impossibility was transformed into a goal and a mission.
Set against the backdrop of the quest for Kilimanjaro's summit, Push the Rock is the true story of faith, second chances, ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 238 Pages (3,101 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019
The Angel of Death: The Shocking True Story of Serial Killer Charles Edmund Cullen
Charles Edmund Cullen is a former nurse who is considered to be the most prolific serial killer in New Jersey history and possibly also in American history.
Charles Edmund Cullen was born the youngest of eight children into a large New Jersey family. His childhood was largely an unhappy one, his father died when he was a few months old and Cullen was bullied throughout his schooling. Charles Edmund Cullen was still a young child when he made his first suicide attempt. It was far from being his last.
After losing his mother in a car accident Cullen dropped out of high school and joined the Navy. Here he trained as a ballistic missiles technician. However just as he had found as a
schoolboy Cullen struggled to fit in and was considered something of a misfit. During this period his mental health became increasingly unstable.
After being discharged from the Navy Cullen trained as a nurse. While ...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts Length: 100 Pages (1,286 KB) Lending: Not Enabled Added: Oct 15th, 2019