Two Voices is the memoirs of my great grandfather N.P. Wik and my grandmother Emma Wik. They provide the most important primary source information of my paternal ancestry going back 150 years. Both manuscripts are undated. N.P. probably wrote his manifesto in the late 1920s. Emma wrote her memoir in the early 1940s.
Emma's writing is more literate and clearer. Emma's erudition and cosmopolitanism shines through in her words and anecdotes, giving us a hint as to how she inspired her eleven children in the depth of the Great Depression to go to college. In common with both memoirs is the sense that neither would shrink from their destiny and the adventure of facing life boldly and purposefully no matter how stern the challenge. These documents provide insight into the motives of this brave pioneering family. Here is an opportunity to appreciate without additional editorial comment their authentic voices -- their observations, the challenges they faced, and their values.
Two true stories of women so deranged that they murdered both their own children and those of others. One of these women is, Amelia Dyer who is considered one of the most prolific serial killers in history. Her reign of terror lasted over twenty years, as she is estimated to have killed as many as 400 children before finally being caught. There is also the case of Christina Marie Riggs who was convicted of murdering her two young children in Arkansas in 1997. Three years later, she would become the first woman executed in that state since 1845. Struggling with depression and mental health issues, Riggs succumbed to her own warped world view in a botched murder/suicide of her own children leaving an entire nation asking "why did you do it"?
CANADA'S MISSING WOMEN
With over 71,000 missing persons, Canada is one of the leading countries on this terrifying list. Even though the law enforcement is doing their best to locate these people, many of them slip through the cracks due to poorly led investigations. One of those cases is the disappearance of Marilyn Bergeron who was last seen in Quebec on February 17th, 2008. The city of Quebec is known as a safe place to live, and many of the residents love the fact that they can walk around their neighborhoods without fearing something bad might happen to them. So when a young woman vanished in the middle of the day, everyone was worried.
Being geeky isn't really geeky these days. But back in the 80s, being a geek was a death sentence for a kid's social life. Nobody knew that better than me.
I was the stereotypical nerd: I was smart, wore glasses, was terrible at sports, and had my nose stuck in a book most of the time. I was different, and that meant I was made fun of. To cope with all the teasing, I would lose myself in other worlds, those with spaceships and lasers, or longswords and dragons. I devoured TV, movies, and comic books with a fervent passion. None of these obsessions made me any more popular.
Inside this book are my most vivid memories of being a weird, nerdy kid. Some of these stories detail the different crazes I threw myself into, ranging from comic book heroes and form-shifting robots to Dungeons & Dragons and pop music. Some of these tales are about trying hard to fit in and be "normal". A healthy dollop of nostalgia flavors all these anecdotes of what it was like growing up geeky in the 80s.
Writing this book changed my life. Reading it could change yours.
Back in 2011, suffering depression after leaving the Royal Navy, author and songwriter Vicky Jones embarked upon a life-changing bucket list, including 300 things to tick off over the course of the next decade of her life.
This is the story of how this list came about, how it has helped her combat her depression, and how it can help you too.
Project Me, Project You is the first book in a heart-wrenching autobiographical series. If you like uplifting stories that inspire you, then you'll love Vicky Jones's latest read.
Read Project Me, Project You today and explore your own adventurous side.
NEVER LET YOUR LIFE RUIN YOUR DAY
Combining wisdom and biography, Never Let Your Life Ruin Your Day is the true story of a young man in search of happiness. Born into money, at the tender age of eighteen, after the tragic murder of his father, Daniel M. Taddeo inherits a small fortune. Under the name Daniel Weaver, he becomes known as a respected singer/songwriter. By the age of thirty three, having realized all his dreams, he loses it all - the money, the fame, the houses and the wife. Daniel finds himself alone, penniless and living in a parish with no choice but to ask, "What does it mean to truly be content?".
This book chronicles Daniel's journey and how he learned to cease resisting, finding lasting contentment by letting go of everything he thought he knew about life. If throughout your life, you have longed for, pursued and searched for peace of mind, this book is for you.
Those who knew Houston's 'Candy Man' Dean Corll all described him the same way - well-mannered, considerate, quiet, neatly groomed, and cheerful. He could usually be found in one of the more affluent communities within Houston, entertaining young boys at a small candy factory owned by his mother - the boys would pop in to watch as the pieces of candy came off the assembly line, and they all got along well with Dean.
But some boys saw a completely different side of the Candy Man.
From December 13, 1970 to July 25, 1973, 28 boys between the ages of 13 and 20 vanished from a neighbourhood just west of downtown Houston. The young men had all been tortured, then killed, by Dean Corll - who was, at that time, America's most prolific serial killer.
This eyewitness account reveals the truth about Baghdad's Red Zone during the American occupation, and describes the reality of daily life as the city descended into bloody civil war. How do you cheer on your national football team when you're terrified to step outside your front door? What's it like to go to the shops when your biggest fear is being blown up by a suicide bomber? Or risk being shot at a roadblock when you drive your pregnant wife to hospital?
As the Daily Telegraph's Baghdad bureau chief, Oliver Poole first arrived in Iraq in 2003, crossing the Kuwait border in the bank of a US armoured vehicle. Once in Baghdad his home would become a hotel room in the middle of the city's Red Zone, one of the most dangerous places on earth. He tells how the war changed this young Englishman's life - and also the life of his interpreter Ahmed, whose relations were among those slaughtered and who ultimately had to flee Iraq - with Oliver's help - in a vehicle filled with his ...
This is an inspirational, true story of a woman's struggle to deal with her sister's tragic death. With the guidance of a psychic medium, the sisters are reunited. Contact with the spirit realm brings new hope and a conscious awareness that extends beyond the physical world. A must read for those interested in Spiritualism and the next life.
Alan Luber wrote a compilation of emails to his family and friends while battling cancer. It was his way of coping and taking control of his health situation. Ultimately, these emails made it to total strangers throughout the country, and possibly, the world. Cancer affects millions of people worldwide on a daily basis. This is one man's journey of how he deals with it. He talks about the challenges and struggles he faces, along with coming to terms with what is really important in life. The chronicles are full of love, inspiration, anger, comedy, and even some vulgarity. This is the REAL Alan Luber. These are his Cancer Chronicles.
In the mid-20th century, an entire generation of women found themselves caught up in a revolution. Young women tossed aside society's rules that had governed women with an iron hand for hundreds of years. Suddenly women had agency, the right to their own identity. And their own sexual adventures. The story of Jessica Hardy and her seven-year marriage to Parker Grant brings that enormous cultural shift down to the personal level. As she enters college in 1966, Jessica is desperate to break out of her strict upbringing. Parker is her salvation, a graduating senior who becomes the love of her life. Newly married, they immerse in Parker's duties as an air force officer and a world of their own making -- nights in Las Vegas, windy Pacific beaches, and long summer days in the Philippine Islands. Slowly, with Parker's encouragement, Jessica gains self-confidence and a sense of herself. But Jessica has a problem. She wants more. More knowledge, more experience, autonomy. Leaving no stone ...
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal." These words from Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address are the foundation for this short book to deepen your understanding of our American heritage.
Consider these first words of the Gettysburg Address. For many, they comprise a mere introduction to the famous speech by Abraham Lincoln. Yet, taken on their own, they have a profound meaning. They speak to the actions and sacrifices of the Founding Mothers and Fathers, based on the concepts of Liberty and Equality. In this one sentence, Lincoln demonstrates the inspiring wisdom and humanity of our Founders.
Such wisdom and humanity appear to be lacking today. As you turn these pages, our Founders will indeed speak to you about the three concepts addressed by Lincoln - Liberty, our Country's Founding and Equality. For you, their voices will comprise an ...
Delightful memories of childhood days in rural Cornwall in the 1920s and 1930s. This autobiography will take you on a rich and colorful journey of discovery into village life, where you will meet local families, discover how they managed their smallholdings and businesses, and how their schools, transport and leisure changed over the years. It's a must for anyone wanting to find out more about life between the Wars, and the changes it brought to Cornish communities.
This eighth book in Allan A. Murray's Series, 'Their World War', is his diary from service with the Australian Army in the preparedness battle during the period when through the leadership of United States President, Ronald Reagan, the West won the Cold War.
The situation that was set in Europe in the late 1940s and early 50s was still in play in 1978 when Allan joined the Army; Communist eastern Europe was divided from western Europe. In Asia, although not so monolithic as in Europe, it was Communism that divided some nations from pro-Western nations. Through the three pillars of alliances, agreements and affiliations, Australia was aligned with the nations of the west.
For thirty years Western diplomacy aimed at avoiding the use of nuclear weapons, through a powerful nuclear deterrence, whilst retaining at high preparedness the conventional military capability to escalate any response up to just short of the nuclear option; the period of Détente. It made for a tense peace, ...