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The Big Book of Serial Killers: 150 Serial Killer Files of the Wo...
by , Rebecca Lo

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 10, 2017

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There is little more terrifying than those who hunt, stalk and snatch their prey under the cloak of darkness. These hunters search not for animals, but for the touch, taste, and empowerment of human flesh. They are cannibals, vampires and monsters, and they walk among us. <br /><br />These serial killers are not mythical beasts with horns and shaggy hair. They are people living among society, going about their day to day activities until nightfall. They are the Dennis Rader鈥檚, the fathers, husbands, church going members of the community. <br /><br />This A-Z encyclopedia of 150 serial killers is the ideal reference book. Included are the most famous true crime serial killers, like Jeffrey Dahmer, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Ramirez, and not to mention the women who kill, such as Aileen Wuornos and Martha Rendell. There are also lesser known serial killers, covering many countries around the world, so the range is broad.<br /><br />Each of the serial killer files includes information on when and how they killed the victims, the background of each killer, or the suspects in some cases such as the Zodiac killer, their trials and punishments. For some there are chilling quotes by the killers themselves. The Big Book of Serial Killers is an easy to follow collection of information on the world鈥檚 most heinous murderers.<br />
The Bed of Procrustes: Philosophical and Practical Aphorisms (Inc...
by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

Language

English

Pages

168

Publication Date

November 30, 2010

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<b><i>Bed of Procrustes聽</i>is a standalone book in Nassim Nicholas Taleb鈥檚 landmark Incerto series, an investigation of opacity, luck, uncertainty, probability, human error, risk, and decision-making in a world we don鈥檛 understand. The other books in the series are聽<i>Fooled by Randomness,聽The Black Swan,聽Antifragile,聽</i>and聽<i>Skin in the Game.</i></b><br /><br />By the author of the modern classic <i>The Black Swan</i>, this collection of aphorisms and meditations expresses his major ideas in ways you least expect.<br /><br /><i>The Bed of Procrustes</i> takes its title from Greek mythology: the story of a man who made his visitors fit his bed to perfection by either stretching them or cutting their limbs. It represents Taleb鈥檚 view of modern civilization鈥檚 hubristic side effects鈥攎odifying humans to satisfy technology, blaming reality for not fitting economic models, inventing diseases to sell drugs, defining intelligence as what can be tested in a classroom, and convincing people that employment is not slavery. <br /><br />Playful and irreverent, these aphorisms will surprise you by exposing self-delusions you have been living with but never recognized.<br /><br />With a rare combination of pointed wit and potent wisdom, Taleb plows through human illusions, contrasting the classical values of courage, elegance, and erudition against the modern diseases of nerdiness, philistinism, and phoniness.<br /><br /><b>鈥淭aleb鈥檚 crystalline nuggets of thought stand alone like esoteric poems.鈥濃€?lt;i>Financial Times</i></b>
Deconstructing Trump: The Trump Phenomenon Through the Lens of Qu...
by Dr. Mardy Grothe

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English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 23, 2019

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<p><strong>***Buy the paperback and get half off the Kindle eBook: just $1.99***</strong></p><br /><p>If history鈥檚 greatest thinkers, writers, and political leaders were around today, what would they say about Donald Trump? Happily for us, <em>they鈥檝e said amazing things</em> on this very subject, often in prescient and compelling ways. In the fourth century B.C., for example, Plato described Trump perfectly in his Laws:</p><p><strong>"There is simple ignorance, which is the source of lighter offenses, and double ignorance, which is accompanied by a conceit of wisdom; and he who is under the influence of the latter fancies that he knows all about matters of which he knows nothing."</strong></p><p>Is it a mere coincidence that someone writing 2,500 years ago was able to capture the essence of the current U. S. President?聽 Hardly.聽 In <em>Henry V</em> (1599), Shakespeare did it as well:</p><p><strong>"I did never know so full a voice issue from so empty a heart."</strong></p><p>And, in his 1798 Farewell Address, George Washington followed suit by saying:</p><p><strong>"Guard against the impostures of pretended patriotism."</strong></p><p>In 2015, not long after Trump declared John McCain a 鈥渓oser鈥?for becoming a Vietnam War POW, quotation maven Mardy Grothe accidentally stumbled upon a 350-year-old Moli貓re quotation that got him thinking, 鈥淲ow! That sounds a lot like Donald Trump.鈥?Over the next several months, after finding similar Trump-illuminating quotations from past thinkers, Grothe launched a quotation-seeking, self-help effort in order to help him cope more effectively with the disturbing reality of a Trump Presidency.</p><p>That self-help project ultimately evolved into this remarkable anthology of 1,000 quotations, <em>all of which</em> were written decades鈥攐r, more typically, centuries鈥攂efore Trump arrived on the political scene.聽 This book attempts to deconstruct The Trump Phenomenon.聽 It has been prepared exclusively for those who鈥檝e been alarmed, troubled, upset, embarrassed, bewildered, disgusted, or otherwise distressed by the whole idea of Donald J. Trump as President of the United States of America.</p>
The Shakespeare Book: Big Ideas Simply Explained
by DK

Language

English

Pages

352

Publication Date

March 10, 2015

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Packed with witty illustrations, clear graphics, and inspirational quotes,<b> </b><i><b>The Shakespeare Book</b> </i>is the perfect primer to the works of William Shakespeare<b>.</b> Every work is covered, from the comedies of <i>Twelfth Night</i> and <i>As You Like It</i> to the tragedies of <i>Julius Caesar</i> and <i>Hamlet</i>. With detailed plot summaries and a full analysis of the major characters and themes, this is a brilliant, innovative exploration of the entire canon of Shakespeare plays, sonnets, and other poetry.
Holy Cow!: Doggerel, Catnaps, Scapegoats, Foxtrots, and Horse Fea...
by Boze Hadleigh

Language

English

Pages

320

Publication Date

May 12, 2015

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We love animals but insult humans by calling them everything from weasels or pigs to sheep, mice, chickens, sharks, snakes, and bird-brains. Animal epithets, words, and phrases are so widespread we often take them for granted or remain ignorant of the fascinating stories and facts behind them.<br /><br />Spanning the entire animal kingdom, <i>Holy Cow!</i> explains:<br /><br /> Why hot dogs are named after canines. Why people talk turkey or go cold turkey.<br /> Why curiosity killed the cat, although dogs are more curious about us.<br /> Why letting the cat out of the bag originally referred to a duped shopper.<br /> What a horse of another color is, what horsefeathers politely alludes to, why a mule is a lady鈥檚 slipper, and what horseradish has to do with horses.<br /> Why the combination of humans and cows probably led to capitalism聴its name from Latin for head, as in heads of cows.<br /> Why holy cow and sacred cow have almost opposite meanings.<br /> Whether people actually chewed the fat or ate crow (and why it鈥檚 a crowbar).<br /> How a hog became a motorcycle and a chick a young woman.<br /> What happens to freeze the balls off a brass monkey. What buck has to do with being naked. Why the birds and the bees. <br /> Why a piggy bank and why one feeds the kitty.<br /> What lame ducks have to do with U.S. presidents.<br /> How red herring came about via activists opposed to fox hunting.<br /> Where snake oil, popular in the 1800s and rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, came from.<br /> That the proverbial fly in the ointment goes back to the Bible鈥檚 Ecclesiastes (10:1).<br /> How Swiss watchmakers created teensy-weensy coaches for fleas to pull in flea circuses.<br /> And much聴much!聴more. <br /><br />Don't be a lame duck and get this book!
Freud Verbatim: Quotations and Aphorisms
by Sigmund Freud

Language

English

Pages

138

Publication Date

November 12, 2014

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<b>The founder of psychoanalysis and one of the twentieth century鈥檚 most influential thinkers, in his own words.</b><br /> 聽<br /> Sigmund Freud is on the very short list of historical figures who have profoundly influenced鈥攑erhaps even revolutionized鈥攖he way we think and the way we see the world and ourselves. This book compiles quotes, maxims, observations, and witticisms from the founder of psychoanalysis and the popularizer of such terms as ego, superego, and id.<br /> 聽<br /> Covering subjects ranging from politics and religion to love and sex, this collection assembles passages from Freud鈥檚 major works, as well as making use of personal letters to his friends and family. Organized into ten thematic chapters, this thought-provoking compilation provides a representative look into all of Freud鈥檚 work.
1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom (1001 Pearls)
by Skyhorse

Language

English

Pages

401

Publication Date

April 15, 2014

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<b>The most inspirational and thought-provoking ruminations on spirituality.</b><br /><i>1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom</i> collects the most comforting and thought-provoking thoughts ever spoken and written. Not bound by any particular religion or ideology, the quotes inside reflect humanity鈥檚 most profound thoughts on the body, the soul, and how spirituality has provided us with the power and opportunity to live satisfying and enriching lives.<br />Categorized by some of the most foundational spiritual themes, <i>1,001 Pearls of Spiritual Wisdom</i> provides you with introspections for any situation or state of mind. Here are ideas to further your education into spirituality, to help you find success and fulfillment in your life and in the lives of those around you. Just a few examples you鈥檒l find inside are:<br /><br />聯Just as a candle cannot burn without fire, men cannot live without a spiritual life.鈥?聴Buddha<br /><br />聯I know God will not give me anything I can鈥檛 handle. I just wish he didn鈥檛 trust me so much.鈥?聴Mother Teresa<br /><br />聯My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.鈥?聴Albert Einstein
Mark Twain's Guide to Diet, Exercise, Beauty, Fashion, Investment...
by Prospect Park Books

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English

Pages

210

Publication Date

May 18, 2015

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<b>鈥淗ere is the master in all of his certainty, humor, and undertow鈥濃€攖his book</b><b>鈥渨onderfully underscores how contemporary Mark Twain is and always will be鈥?(Ken Burns).</b><br /> 聽<br /> Curated by a noted Mark Twain scholar who mined many of his lesser-known texts, speeches, and notebooks, this collection presents the best of the curmudgeonly author鈥檚 thoughts on many of life鈥檚 endeavors and distractions鈥攆rom diet and exercise to medicine, smoking, drinking, romance, parenting, old age, fashion, finances, politics, and stress management.<br /> 聽<br /> Always entertaining and unapologetically honest, Twain鈥檚 sage advice for the ages will leave you laughing鈥攁nd might even inspire you to rethink that plan to give up gluten and join a CrossFit class.<br /> 聽<br /><b>On politics:</b> 鈥淪uppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /><b>On happiness:</b> 鈥淭here is no sadder sight than a young pessimist, except an old optimist.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /><b>On parenthood: </b>鈥淔amiliarity breeds contempt鈥攁nd children.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /><b>On exercise</b>: 鈥淚 have seen slower people than I am聽.聽.聽. and even quieter, and more listless, and lazier people than I am. But they were dead.鈥?lt;br /> 聽<br /><b>On stress management: </b>鈥淟et us swear while we may, for in Heaven it will not be allowed.鈥?/div>
Badass Affirmations: The Wit and Wisdom of Wild Women
by Becca Anderson

Language

English

Pages

224

Publication Date

May 15, 2018

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<h3><strong>#1 Amazon New Release! 鈹€ Positive Affirmations for a Badass</strong></h3><p><strong>Fans of Rachel Hollis and聽</strong><em><strong>Girl, Wash Your Face</strong></em><strong>聽will love聽Becca Anderson's聽</strong><em><strong>Badass Affirmations</strong></em></p><p><strong>Even a badass needs daily affirmations:</strong>聽We all need reminders. You don鈥檛 leap out of bed knowing you are amazing and about to have an incredible day. All of us have a lot of demands, pressures, to-do鈥檚 and responsibilities. We find ourselves rushing around, working hard to please others. Often we find ourselves at the back of our own bus, having made everyone else happy but our own damn self. Then you go and beat yourself up about it. Let鈥檚 stop that, shall we?</p><p><strong>The incredible art of self-affirmation:</strong>聽Positive living and affirmation queen Becca Anderson reminds you that you are pretty darn great. I had to learn to remind myself, but you know what? It feels pretty darn good. It is even kind of addictive in the best way. There are reasons we need esteem boosters. We pick up scars and get bumps and bruises in daily life. If you had a bad childhood, you have old 鈥渢apes鈥?from poor parenting looping through your unconscious brain. 鈥淵ou鈥檒l never amount to anything. You鈥檙e not good at sports. Your sister has a better singing voice than you, so we鈥檙e sending her to music camp and you can stay behind and babysit.鈥?Even nice moms and dads perpetrate these parenting errors that leave marks on our souls. But, we can overcome with the right mix of badass affirmations. Every day and in every way, you can learn the art of self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>Self-affirmation adjustment:</strong>聽If you find yourself feeling overwhelmed and drained by life鈥檚 busyness and demands, stop in your tracks and do an attitude adjustment, or more specifically a 鈥済ratitude adjustment.鈥?You have need for some 鈥渕e TLC鈥?and a dose of radical self-affirmation.</p><p><strong>In <em>Badass Affirmations</em><em> you will:</em></strong></p><p>鈥?Learn the habit of affirming yourself daily<br />鈥?Experience a life filled with love, joy, fulfillment and satisfaction<br />鈥?Take control of your destiny<br />鈥?Strengthen your self-esteem</p>
My Warren Buffett Bible: A Short and Simple Guide to Rational Inv...
by Skyhorse Publishing

Language

English

Pages

170

Publication Date

September 22, 2015

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<br /><B>A gold mine of quotations and advice from the billionaire 鈥淥racle of Omaha鈥濃€攃ompiled with his blessing.</B><BR /> 聽<BR /> If the legendary Warren Buffett was willing to tell you the secrets that made him the world鈥檚 most successful investor, would you be interested? If you knew how simple, basic and powerful his wisdom is, you鈥檇 probably say 鈥測es!鈥?Beyond the financial benefits, the author shares a side of Buffett that is incredibly human, optimistic, and loaded with musings that will enrich every aspect of your life.<BR /> 聽<BR /> Warren Buffett turned Berkshire Hathaway from a struggling small textile business into the fifth-largest public company in the world, valued at nearly $350 billion. This book contains nearly three hundred quotes that Robert Bloch has personally found to be indispensable to financial success. With the written blessing of Buffett himself, Bloch has selected the best of Buffett鈥檚 wisdom that will guide you to be a more successful and disciplined long-term investor.<BR /> 聽<BR /> 鈥淔or the investor, the business owner, the intelligent man or woman of any employment or occupation, I cannot imagine a more useful book. This is a shining, brilliant star of advice and insights from a genuinely great man聽.聽.聽. You cannot afford NOT to buy this book.鈥?鈥擝en Stein, <I>New York Times</I>鈥揵estselling author and economist<BR /> 聽<BR /> 鈥淸A] great achievement.鈥?鈥擬ichael R.聽Bloomberg, founder and CEO of Bloomberg LP and 108th Mayor of New York City<br />

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