Major Crimes of murder, burglary, home invasions, kidnapping, carjacking's, and distribution of heroin, cocaine, and meth are the primary focus of coverage in the Chesapeake region. Many reports include detailed accounts of plea deals and criminal history of the accused.
The Promised Land is the autobiography of Mary Antin, American author and immigration rights activist. It tells the story of her early life in what is now Belarus and her immigration to the United States. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States. After its publication, Antin lectured on her immigrant experience to many audiences across the country, and became a major supporter for Theodore Roosevelt and his Progressive Party.
A riveting story of a rising star in the tech industry and his decent into homelessness landing him in front of 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 a love that proves to be elusive and perfect to complete him. A story of triumph over tragedy that grips your heartstrings.
Discover the remarkable life of Ernest Shackleton...
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Ernest Shackleton was not just a great explorer -- he was also a great commander. When the chips were down, he could always be depended upon to put others ahead of himself. Shackleton knew how to push the limits until he was able to exceed well above even the most generous of expectations that had been laid out for him. Yet time and time again, he also proved to be a compassionate leader who made sure that he never left a single man behind on his expeditions. This compassionate concern for those under his charge was brilliantly evidenced in his famous journey to the Antarctic on the ship prophetically named the Endurance. The mission's main objective would prove to be a failure, but what Shackleton achieved in terms of common humanity was stunning all the same.
In this book, you will find presented in full the life, the legend, and the enduring spirit of one of the greatest adventurers this world has ever ...
The life of Sture Bergwall is a rollercoaster. He started off as an intelligent young man who had an interest in art and drama even though he lived in a small town. Unfortunately, his addiction to drugs turned him into a criminal. After that, he became known throughout the Europe as Sweden's most dangerous killer after he confessed to thirty cold cases which spanned throughout the decades.
But he did eventually come clean and claimed that every single story he told was a lie. Sture Bergwall, also known as Thomas Quick is now a free man, and his story sounds like something out of a detective novel set in a far corner of Northern Europe.
Here are the author's collected essays about her Newbery Honor book Enchantress from the Stars and other Young Adult and adult science fiction novels, plus two autobiographical essays illustrated with photos. Her comments on Enchantress deal with issues she would like all its readers to be aware of.
Please note: This book is one of three that replace Reflections on the Future, which dealt with different topics that have now been separated. Nearly all of the essays in this one were in that book.
"Memories of Childhood's Slavery Days" is an autobiographical account of Annie L. Burton, African-American memoirist from Alabama. Burton was born into slavery on a plantation near Clayton, and was liberated in childhood by the Union Army. Her father was a white man from Liverpool, England, who owned a nearby plantation and died in Alabama, in 1875. Moving North in 1879, she was among the earliest Black emigrants there from the South during the post-Civil War era, supporting herself in Boston and New York by working as a laundress and as a cook. In her autobiography, published in 1909, Burton relates that the end of slavery not only signaled a time for African Americans to start a new life, but also a time to redefine their lives.
It isn't nice but you're an animal, so you can do it, dressed in green and brown and black waiting to be attacked and smiling because you had bullets for teeth.
Adnan Sarwar, a Pakistani boy from Burnley, joined the British Army - the White Man's Army. Why did he do it? To prove he was as white as his friends? For Queen and Country? Or to work out who he was - British, Muslim or a Soldier? Perhaps he could be all three.
'British Muslim Soldier' is Adnan's journey through the battlegrounds of war, race and identity, facing up to the often brutal realities of these fraught warzones. There is racism, family ties, tedious routine, enemies and torture. But what Adnan's story really comes down to is love - love for his family, for his fellow squaddies - and a deep-rooted sense of identity and belonging.
... when did these clothes fit so well? When did Corporal become an older brother and when did the army become a mother? When did I become a British soldier?
"Anna was flat broke. But when she saw a person walking down the street she would think that individual had HER money in their pocket. If she had to kill that person to get HER money, then she would take out her poison and say 'let's get this party started.'" - forensic psychologist Paula Orange
Anna Marie Hahn had a gambling habit.
She indulged her addiction at the horse races and bookie joints throughout Cincinnati in the 1930s. Anna wasn't very good at picking horses, losing time and again while accruing debt.
But it was an addiction had to be fed.
She needed a scheme, a way to acquire money to keep her compulsion satisfied.
Anna Marie Hahn was a clever woman. While walking through her neighborhood of elderly pensioners, the idea came to her like a bolt of lightning.
She would befriend these lonely and pathetic men. Cook them meals, keep them company.
Then she would kill them for profit.
The second edition of this book was written to clean up some of the poorly worded statements in the first edition and to show important Bible verses rather than just refer to them.
This book has been written mainly to share with others what the Lord has done for me. These pages describe key events from my youth and explain how I grew up in a good home with good parents, in an average family environment. Nearly everything about my early life had been ideal. I had lived in a fairly small town, during what had seemed to be a fairly good period in our nation's history - the fifties and sixties. As I approached my teen years, the future looked bright except for one very important fact. I did not know the Lord as my Savior. Because of that, my whole existence from a spiritual perspective was totally backward and undone. Shortly out of the starting blocks of life, everything for me quickly went awry.
My life did eventually come back into order but only after several years of difficulty and ...
The true and compelling story of one of Australia's most infamous murders as told by the perpetrator's younger brother. The appalling Melbourne Railway Station Murder of the late 1980's rocked the state of Victoria and produced lurid headlines for months.
At last the background to that terrible crime can be told, through the eyes of the convicted murderer's only brother Graham.
Travel back in time to when they were boys in Wellington New Zealand and see what events led to the delusions and tormented mental state that would produce a heinous crime such as occurred that sad night in 1988.
Read how one brother became a dangerous convict while the other had his life turned around, to the point where he lives a successful life as a grandparent, loving marriage partner, IT professional and author of inspirational books.
Discover in intimate detail how inner healing and a loving community can offer hope to those who are lost on life's tortuous highway, enabling them to get free of ...
In her memoirs the author recounts her life and years as a courtesan for rich and influential men, including royalty. At the age of fifteen she allowed herself to be seduced by Lord Craven. Soon she was one of the most sought-after courtesans in London.
This is not a story about hedonism, adventure, and the inevitable collapse of my gambling escapades. This is the journey of an addiction spanning over 35 years. Diving into the very start of my addiction and how it manifested over a lifetime, I try to find some insight into why it was so hard to push back against the poison that made me feel so good. As I begin my recovery treatment, I discuss what's working, not working, and why recovery is so difficult to achieve, in real-time. Gambler's Anonymous and therapy have unearthed some of the emotions, memories, and perspectives that led to my addiction that I now need to purge and confront as they arise.My addiction became unmanageable and I didn't know why or how to stop and I felt conflicted about my behavior every day. I struggled with my addiction as a Christian and how it went against everything I believed in. I felt lost, empty, and alone with the looming fear of the mounting debt and how it would affect my loved-ones as a result of ...
We all love our mothers, right?
Our moms fed us, tucked is into our beds at night, and nursed all of our bruises, both physical and emotional when we were kids. For most of us, we have our mothers to thank for the men and women we are today.
But not all mothers are so great. In fact, some moms are just downright nasty and evil.
In this book, you'll learn about sixteen of the most terrible cases of moms who killed their own children. None of these women will get a mother of the year award and very few will get Mother's Day cards while they sit in prison, but their cases are sure to intrigue you.
You'll learn about little known details of some high-profile killer mom cases, such as Casey Anthony and Andrea Yates, and a few that are little known. You'll read about moms who killed their children for profit and others who did so because they were tired of them. There are also a few cases profiled in this book that just defy explanation and appear to have been driven by no motive other ...
Grayden Damien is one of the most charismatic and diverse entertainers to battle his way up the ranks of the gay wrestling world. First introduced to fans as, "Damien Flawless" wrestling for the popular gay oriented wrestling website UCW (Underground Championship Wrestling). This highly skilled performer quickly proved that he wasn't just another pretty face as he left his mark on the company. Paying his dues, competing in some high profile matches and helping company gain popularity in the social media era. Grayden's rise to prominence wasn't a smooth ride. His first memoir, "The Flawless Image of Deception" takes you on a journey offering a rare look behind the scenes of the world of gay professional wrestling and a rarer glimpse of how he got there. The journey to the top was filled with personal defeat, triumph, heartbreak, drama, and a little bit of fun. "The Flawless Image of Deception" is a must read for anyone that is a fan of the gay entertainment world or anyone that wants ...