Meet Dianne Selchert
The “Presidency” has developed into the most powerful institution in the world. These individuals can start and end wars, grow or destroy economies, leave their countries in a better or worse place. The impact of political leadership is felt more acutely in countries that are still developing. This is particularly true across Africa where political leaders are a strong determinant of a country’s sustainable growth trajectory, or lack thereof.
This book offers a rare opportunity to pull back the curtains on political leadership in Africa and hear first hand the real-life political leadership experiences of individuals who were Heads of States in Africa.
Through their face-to-face interviews with the author, we learn how political leadership is a result of all their lived experiences that began early in their life to form and influence their behaviors, worldviews, responses, routines and knowledge. Equally important we see that what sets apart those leaders that left their countries in a better state than when they first took office is their awareness of their people and country’s needs, their own character and the gravitas of the office; the breadth of education and experiences they bring to the office of Head of State; as well as a clarity of focus and objectives, including when to step aside.
Building on these firsthand accounts of political leadership and the work of French sociologist Bourdieu, a new framework through which to view and discuss political leadership across Africa is offered. The “Habitus: Leading from Life” framework captures how everything in their lives prepared them for their role and effectiveness (or lack of) as Heads of State.
Unsolved: Top 5 Serial Killer Case Files from Around the World
Abducting victims in broad daylight, just meters away from their loved ones. Murdering a group of teenagers in minutes.
Performing unimaginably cruel crimes and… Getting away with it.
Disturbing cases of serial killers on the loose.
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Did You Come Face to Face with a Serial Killer?
Is there a serial killer in your town, lurking in the shadows, looking for the next victim?
Did you brush against each other on the street, make eye contact or exchange a smile?
There are serial killers on the loose all over the world and nobody knows who they really are.
Their Stories Have Been Buried by Time.
Like lions, they hunted their prey, targeting unsuspecting victims.
Communities, once shaken by terror, returned to normal. Forgetting that the beast is still creeping.
Are They Going to Strike Again?
Twisted enough to violently kill. Intelligent enough to get away with it. Arrogant enough to do it over and over again.
Nobody knows when they’ll strike next.
Dive Into the Dark Reality of Unsolved Murder Cases
Read the detailed accounts of the most disturbing unsolved serial killer cases from around the world.
Five Killers. Over 30 Bodies.
Plot twists, mysterious circumstances and spine-chilling accounts—each page more petrifying than the last.
This book dissects 5 unsolved serial killer case files from different parts of the world:
- Russia’s Dull Eyed Maniac
- Finland’s Cold Blooded Murderer
- Long Island’s Mystery Slayer
- Soka Forest’s Killer
- Cleveland’s Butcher
Each chapter explores in explicit detail the serial killers’ playgrounds, methods, victims, and the evidence and witness accounts from official investigations.
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A new “Era of the Unprecedented” is upon us. Geo-Poli-Cyber™ warfare has been escalating since 2010. Its most lethal perpetrators have no direct financial motivations; they are driven by political, ideological, religious, and extremist goals towards the destruction, devastation, and coercion of nations. Citizens across the world have little or no clue as to this reality nor how it impacts them.
Governments and businesses are routinely breached by unprecedented cyberattacks. Yet, they continue following the same cyber security strategies, solutions, policies, and procedures which continue failing to defend sovereignties and structures. Meanwhile, the lives and livelihoods of citizens are repeatedly ravaged.
In 2020,the COVID-19 pandemic exposed western democracies’ systemic failure to prepare for a precedented threat. This cost too many lives that could have been saved. Moreover, it exposed grave malfunctions in the current global world order—and its economic, legislative, regulative, and democratic models and institutions. It also crystalized that cyber security defenses and designs accepted as gospel are no longer fit for the purposes of defending the nation, businesses, and protecting the citizen.
Consider governmental failures to prepare for a pandemic they were warned about. Will yours be ready for cyber terrorism? Election meddling? Fake news? How about sinister exploitations of IOT, AI, and quantum computing? Overall, is your government prepared to mitigate Geo-Poli-Cyber™ attacks? This book explores those certainties and new paths forward.
In this new era, safeguarding nation-states, organizations, and citizens has less to do with cyber security . . . it has everything to do with survivability.
Bravery, courage, fear, treachery and love in a time of war.
A chance meeting draws Sabine Faure into the shadowy world of the French Resistance. Whilst acting as courier she meets four youths of her own age who wish to also join the Resistance. She is drawn to one in particular, Hérisson, who becomes her lover. Family loyalties are stretched to the limits as Sabine’s family try to navigate safely through the occupation.
Set in Dordogne in South-west France during World War II, the friends’ relationships and strengths are tested to the limits as life changes in horrific ways, The friends find themselves facing frightening situations and responding in ways they never thought possible as bravery and resistance take different forms in each of their actions.
Vivid and powerful in its illumination of a time and place filled with atrocities but also humanity and extraordinary bravery, Eilidh McGinness’s novel will evoke readers to ask – what would I have done?
The novel is the first part of a trilogy set in south-west France during WW2, and is essentially a family saga.
1993. The war-torn Bosnian countryside. Jane Abbott, a seasoned English conflict zone photographer who is no longer easily surprised, is surprised. Stunned, in fact, to’ve come across the son of THE notorious Ingrid Heimlich—who, until her traceless disappearance twenty years ago, had been the world’s most infamous leftist terrorist. Ben Heimlich, the stranded German kid and wannabe reporter she has picked up by the roadside, is either fearless or incredibly naïve—though probably naïve—and were it not for the platoon of Serbian partisans who intercept them on their way, she’d pestered him incessantly with questions of his mother’s whereabouts.
1994. Still reeling from the horror he had seen in Bosnia—and, as ever, wondering where in the world his mother is—Ben Heimlich moves to the United States and settles in the sparkling local neighborhood and global allegory known as Hollywood. As he gets older and, eventually, more affluent, Ben realizes that, no matter how ostensibly successful he’s become, he can’t escape his lingering despair. When he meets Isabel, who’s left her own traumatic early life in Mexico behind to make a new beginning in Los Angeles, his life takes a dramatic upward turn.
Chapter after chapter, Ben and his mother’s backgrounds and personae are illuminated from a multitude of angles by, among others, a former student activist aboard a hijacked airplane on a dusty stretch of tarmac in the capital of Libya in 1971; an aging homeless actor in Los Angeles still waiting for his break in 1994; a young girl who stumbles through the smoldering ruins of Berlin in 1945; a US State Department operative who interferes with sovereign states all over South America; the involuntary teenage wife of an imperious Sinaloan drug lord who attempts to flee her gilded cage; and the ninety-something-year-old son of German immigrants who’d fought for the United States against his parents’ onetime countrymen in World War II.
A slip and fall changed the course of 20th century history and broadcasting.
One man’s dislike of cats contributed to the deaths of millions of people.
A World War II pilot survives 3 plane crashes before switching gears and changing the world of science fiction forever.
A bullet fired in the Civil War nearly wiped yours truly from existence.
Told in the spirit of Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story, this series of short and fantastic historical stories will intrigue and delight readers who enjoy a fresh take on history. All of these stories come with a fun twist at the end, and some readers will enjoy guessing who or what each story is about as they follow along with each new tale. This is a short, but engaging read!
The book is a fictional account of what might have occurred if the president, the Secretary of War, the general-in-chief and the commander of the Union Army of the Potomac had aggressively used all forces available to them in order to prevent Lee’s escape with his army to Virginia after his defeat at Gettysburg. If such an effort were made and succeeded, the war would have ended in 1863, saving over 300,000 lives and millions of dollars.
When LA social worker Anabel Medina sees a heavily armed gunman open fire at a shopping mall in Malibu, she almost snickers at the cruelly ironic fact that, after everything she’s managed to survive throughout her violent childhood in El Salvador, she’s now about to die. Here. In Malibu.
Soon thereafter, while being interviewed on live TV—and asked how she was able to subdue the shooter with such unfazed bravery, as has been seen by millions on a viral video—Anabel demurs. She doesn’t want to talk about how she had spent her adolescence fleeing from marauding death squads in the Salvadoran hinterlands, and how a childhood in such constant close proximity to death begets a kind of callousness that’s difficult to grasp for people from the North. The hero worship fluff piece she’s expected to partake in comes entirely undone when Anabel—instead of giving some redundant play-by-play of the ordeal, or leaving it at yet another feckless argument for stricter gun control—opts to speak about the deeper reasons for the ceaseless stream of violence in, and from, America while giving an articulate assessment of a western system rife with corporate greed, extreme iniquity, perpetual wars, and smoldering rage.
Days later, Chris Heller, a disenchanted war photographer who’s visiting his hometown of Los Angeles, meets a woman by the name of Anabel who, as it turns out, has recently made waves in Malibu. Two damaged souls begin to bond and for the first time in god-knows-how-long, feel close to someone else.
When Anabel faces calls to use the platform she’s unwittingly achieved, Chris, afire with a newfound sense of purpose in her wake, encourages her to run for office as an independent candidate. What follows is an unrelenting media smear campaign against the former ‘Heroine of Malibu’ who, through her enormous popularity, rises to become a threat to the establishment.