Napoleon Bonaparte was a man of unique distinction, the kind that only comes once every few centuries. In fact, he was so unique that his lasting legacy is still debated to this very day.
This book provides a concise and proper portrait of Napoleon Bonaparte's character and career. Napoleon as he was-not saint, not sinner, but a man dedicated to and ultimately devoured by his vision of himself, his empire, and his world. In the aftermath of the French Revolution, France was in a state of division and anarchy, and in desperate need of a leader.
This book endeavors to examine his entire life, history that have made him such a compelling figure in the nearly 200 years since his death and balancing the different aspects of his character. It also presents the true stories and struggles faced by Napoleon Bonaparte. The lens of historical retrospect is a powerful one, and it has created varying viewpoints of many historical figures. But perhaps there has never been a legacy quite as ...
A gripping story of a rising star in the tech industry and his decent into homelessness that led him to a pawn shop window searching for a gun to end his life. His journey takes him to the streets living with the mass of homeless people. It was there on a snowy Christmas morning where Richard was peering into the pawn shop window; his gift to himself was the purchase of gun to end his life... when fate stepped in. Journey with Richard on his amazing road back from the darkest moments of his life to a new dream as he pursues love that proves to be elusive and perfect to complete him. A story of triumph over tragedy that tugs at your heartstrings.elusive and perfect to complete him.
Beginning in June, 1890, two young American students made a bicycle journey around the world--so far as they could on land--and were back in New York, whence they had sailed for Liverpool to begin their wheeling in just under three years. They regard their journey through Western China and the Desert of Gobi as the most interesting and most dangerous parts of their travels.
Inspired by Art: A Peek at Bathsheba is a collection of art throughout the ages, around the story of David. This volume focuses on the most torrid love affair ever told: David's forbidden love affair with Bathsheba and his attempt to cover it up.
These amazing sculptures, paintings, etchings, and manuscripts inspired the author to write The David Chronicles, a series of three volumes, the second of which is A Peek at Bathsheba, where she imagines the love affair and the ensuing scandal. Besides being an artist and having worked as an architect, she taught art history, and this collection served as the basis for a research course analyzing the contrasts in viewpoints around the biblical story.
This collection is arranged not by artist, nor by artistic style or era, but rather by the story moment-by-moment, blow-by-blow, as imagined by various artists. Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Chagall, Picasso, and Jan Steen to name but a few.
First, Slash wrote his memoir. Then Duff wrote one, too. We even heard from one of the GNR roadies in his own (unauthorized) memoir.
But now it's time to read all about Guns and f'ng Roses... from a fan's perspective. Are you a fan of Guns N' f'ng Roses? Well, Matt Burns is f'ng too.
And he's written a Kindle single about his 30-year GNR love affair, one that all starts when he first sees the "Welcome to the Jungle" video on MTV in 1988 and culminates with finally seeing the newly-reunited GNR live in 2016.
What happens in between? Tears, drugs, booze, womanizing, dolphins, weddings, funerals, night trains, rocket queens, a T-1000 robot that just keeps coming... and a whole lotta jungle f'ng fever, that's what.
Read how Burns became so obsessed with Guns N' Roses that he listened to nothing but the 'Appetite' album, from first note to last, for a year straight.
How at the tender age of seven, he nearly gave his grandmother a heart attack by screaming, "Nanny, do YOU know where ...
**Warning! This book contains adult orientated themes which are essential for portraying the events, and the levels of exploitation practiced by individual characters, which may not suitable for minors**
Stephanie was very much the average girl next door, she could have been your sister, your daughter, or your friend. That was before she had the misfortune of becoming involved with Carl Butler, a man who would viciously exploit her using blackmail and coercion, dragging her down into the human sewer that was his world. Stephanie was forced into a world of drugs, prostitution, and seedy skin-flicks, and ultimately found herself becoming involved in a murder investigation. She witnessed things that would haunt her life forever, and very nearly killed her - only the intervention of a kindly clergyman (Father Patrick O'Madden) would save her from a certain death at the hands of Butler.
By the time Butler died, he was homeless and destitute, showing no signs of the status he once held as ...
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The enemy was determined to capture Hambleton at any cost. This is the incredible true story of his fight for survival.
BAT-21 is the story of Air Force Col. Iceal "Gene" Hambleton's real life rescue from behind enemy lines in Vietnam. At the time, the largest rescue operation in USAF history. This best-selling novel was later turned into a film by TriStar Pictures starring Gene Hackman and Danny Glover.
?What would you do if the hero of your family was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease?
?Would you call up the nearest nursing home?
?Would you stop everything and become the lifeline for this person, for the rest of his or her life?
Christine Zimmerman made that choice. She chose to drop college temporarily, and take the lead in caring for her beloved grandfather after he was unable to live alone due to Alzheimer's disease. In Beyond Forgetting you will read a harrowing tale -- first of a kind and brilliant man's love for his granddaughter, and of her selfless return of that love. You will laugh and cry along with the Nelson family as that once-formidable man experiences many surprising, upsetting, and sometimes fascinating changes. You will be astounded by the admirable strength of Zimmerman in the face of shock, frustration, sadness, and guilt. Finally, you will watch her grandfather undergo the downward turn that makes Alzheimer's a singularly devastating illness.
Alzheimer's is ...
Aged 18 in 1990 Nick Green did three jobs to save up enough money to fulfill his lifelong dream of visiting Machu Picchu: Night-fill in Budgens, barman at the local pub and tour guide at the nearby Blenheim Palace. The first journey to South America, which began a lifelong love affair, began the following year and saw him turn 19 in the Rio Carnival.
Since then he has climbed volcanoes, swam in frozen lakes, been held up at knife point and gun point by guerrillas, and traced Bruce Chatwin's steps all the way to Butch Cassidy's log cabin.
Nick Green's candid and sometimes hilarious diaries from 1991, 1998 and 2009 reveal a changing Patagonian and South American scene through the eyes of a boy becoming a man.
Author's Note: This abridged version of ARRESTING GRACE is leaner, stronger and more focused. I hope you enjoy.
Michael Green expected many things from his 38th year: to redeem a failed acting/music/writing career, to build upon friendships and church relationships, and most of all, to finally meet someone. He'd been looking -- and waiting -- a long time.
What he didn't expect was to get arrested for a DUI, driving home from a church dinner. That changed everything.
It was a shame, too. Two weeks earlier, he had met someone.
ARRESTING GRACE is the story of Michael Green's DUI arrest, as well as his long distance relationship with Jessie, a lovely woman from the Bay Area. Thoughtfully written and raw, with unflinching honesty, Arresting Grace recalls such works as Donald Miller's BLUE LIKE JAZZ and Anne LaMott's GRACE (EVENTUALLY). A man searches for answers most earnestly when he's brought low. This is the story of a man, fallen lower than imaginable, searching for God in the ...
Based on a true story of a mother's journey to save her son's life. When Vicente is diagnosed with "Idiopathic Infantile Spasms" at six months old, Karen doesn't know where to turn. Already pregnant with her second child, Karen begins a quest to get the answers regarding her son's rare medical condition. Battling against the clock, as Vicente begins seizing over three hundred times a day, Karen is determined to fight for his survival... even if that means risking her own family's safety.
A true story of one woman's relentless pursuit to prove the infamous "they" wrong. Despite all odds, a family is torn apart, only to discover that they will all do anything it takes to fight for the life of a little boy unable to fight for himself. Today, Vicente is 14 years old and lives with his mom and his 13 year old sister.
Crime coverage in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia. All Crime, All The Time. Fishing facts and tips in Chesapeake Bay region.
Major Crimes of murder, burglary, home invasions,kidnapping, carjacking's, and distribution of heroin, cocaine and meth are theprimary focus of coverage in the Chesapeake region. Many reports include detailed accounts ofplea deals and criminal history of the accused.
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Nikola Tesla pursued his ideas for wireless lighting and worldwide wireless electric power distribution in his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments. Tesla explained the principles of the rotating magnetic field in an induction motor by demonstrating how to make a copper egg stand on end, using a device that he constructed known as the Egg of Columbus and introduced his new steam powered oscillator AC generator.
Inside you'll read about
• A promising intellect
• Health complications
• Inventive work
• A troubled mind
• Unusual experiences
• Mental breakdown
• Controversial viewpoints
• A forgotten mind
• From breakdown to brainstorm
• Overshadowed by rivals
• Death of a forgotten mind
And much more!
Based on Tesla's new ideas for electrical equipment, including a thermo-magnetic motor idea, Alfred S. Brown and ...
With an I.Q. not much higher than "Forest Gump," Michael seems to have lived the dream. From high school dropout, to a world traveler, to an author!
This book started out as a journal for my grandkids. I wanted them to know who I really was. (Who really knows their grandparents?) Currently, they only know me as "Papa." I like that. I like being a papa. I like being known as the chubby little gray haired old man who works in the movie business. One grandchild, Jessica, once said to me, "Papa, you're not like my friends' papas, you're a little weird, but a cool weird." She then told me that I reminded her of Peter Pan, the boy who never grew up - just an older version now. I like that as well. My other grandkids, Rumor and Riley, called me "Willy Wonka". I believe this has something to do with the vast amounts of candy and sugar drinks I always seem to ply them with. (I do hope my kids have good dental insurance!)
Square Head is a funny, intoxicating, fast read.
There are no words that can express the devastation left behind of the crimes committed by mass murderers. Read the cases of rampage killings that have shocked the world and questioned our sanity.
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The horrific and the fascinating often go hand in hand. When it comes to high-profile stories in our news and media, it is those who delve deepest into the dark corners of humanity's psyche that most often capture the public's attention. Very often, these incidents arrive with a high body count. For one person to kill a number of others leaves us with many unanswered questions and a desire to find out exactly what happened. In these situations, the mass murderers can come across as morbidly captivating.
In this book, we will be examining some of the worst mass murders of the last century. If there is one facet of humanity that never ceases to amaze, it is the multitude of ways we find to murder one another. In this book, we will see how people can kill ...
Discover the Lives of the Women that Forever Changed the Course of History !!
This Book Contains the Fundamental History, Early Influences, Life Changing Events, & Lasting Impact of Historical Figures such as Eve, Cleopatra, Isabel the Catholic, Marie Curie, Winnie Mandela, Benazir Bhutto, Juana Azurduy and Many Others!
The 21st century stands witness to the achievements of some of the most influential women in the world. And yet, no matter how today's movers and shakers stand in contemporary rankings, how can we compare them to the giants of the past, the women who took history in their bare hands and bent it to their will? Whether they strode upon the stages of military power or at the altars of religious belief, they have left their marks on civilization.
Eva, Juana Azurduy, Isabel the Catholic, Marie Curie, Winnie Mandela & Benazir Bhutto were women whose lives changed the course of history. They would have been remarkable in any era in which they were born. But by living ...