The Boy

Enjoy this fantastic and simple story about a WW2 baby growing up on a farm.The hardships, the fun, the love shared, with the village community working together.The gentries arse-lickers that were dealt with by young boys.Pranks that were played on police and local gamekeeper, and school teachersGreat fun and excitement on this fantastic true adventure.

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Pianist in a Bordello

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Pianist in a Bordello

What would happen if a politician decided to tell the truth—the whole truth?
Richard Youngblood, aspiring Congressman, is about to find out. He’s running on a platform of honesty and transparency—and against the advice of his friends and advisers he’s decided to start with himself. His autobiography will lay his entire life bare before voters just days before the election.
And what a life he’s had. Born in a commune and named Richard Milhous Nixon Youngblood as an angry shot at his absent father, Richard grows up in the spotlight, the son of an enigmatic fugitive and the grandson of a Republican senator. He’s kidnapped and rescued, kicked out of college for a prank involving turkeys, arrested in Hawaii while trying to deliver secrets to the CIA…Dick Nixon Youngblood’s ready to tell all.
He’ll even tell his readers about the Amandas—three women who share a name but not much else, and who each have helped shape and define the man he’s become.
Are voters really ready for the whole truth?
Are you?
Pianist in a Bordello is a hilarious political romp through the last four decades of American history, from a narrator who is full of surprises.

Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s

What do a bubbly six year old, a Christian Scientist and a farmhouse boarder have in common?  They were all brutally murdered by a person that society least expected.

In Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s, you’ll travel back to a violent decade – a time when “idiots and morons” were police departments’ first suspects, when journalists had the opportunity to conduct interrogations and when forensics was in its infancy.  It also was a decade when crime of all varieties was surging, and experts blamed everything from immigration to lax parenting.

If you’re fascinated by true crime history, you’ll enjoy these 17 tales of murder and mysterious deaths.  The people you’ll meet include Hans Schmidt, a priest who believed his crime was divinely inspired; Russell Pethrick, a 22-year-old grocery delivery boy who was caught based on a new technology – fingerprint analysis; Thomas Fitzgerald, a pedophile who enjoyed showing little girls “pretty” pictures of dead people; and Nathan Swartz, a murder suspect whose family experienced intense shame after he went on the lam.

Heinous: Forgotten Murders From the 1910s also includes a bonus case: What Happened to Dorothy Arnold?   The socialite’s baffling disappearance made headlines for decades and remains unsolved to this day.

These stories made headlines more than a century ago and provide insight into how the media covered sensational crimes.

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Cassidy and the Lost Fairy of Allerton

Cassidy is bored. Very bored. None of Mommy’s and Daddy’s ideas sound fun, certainly not taking a walk in an elaborate park full of art and colorful flowers.

When no one else is looking, though, Cassidy spies a fluttering fairy peeking out from an evergreen hedge. Can Dayana help Cassidy see all the beauty and excitement around her?

This fairy tale is set in the beautiful Allerton Park & Retreat Center in Central Illinois. It will spark the imaginations of children and young readers age 4-8.

Early praise:

“I am an elementary reading teacher in Albany, WI and have three grandchildren in (or almost in) this age range.  My granddaughter would adore this book.  She has a vivid imagination, so this book would certainly spark her interest.  I love the dialogue between Dayana and Cassidy.  It would make for a great writing lesson on the skill. I also enjoyed all of the adjectives that describe actions, feelings, and objects in this story.  The illustrations are absolutely gorgeous and contribute greatly to the story. This book is one that I would genuinely enjoy sharing with the students at my school.  It is well written – and just an enjoyable story.” ~ Melissa

“It was absolutely enchanting. The illustrations are lovely and have just enough detail to drawn a young reader in, but not overwhelm them.” ~ Susan

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Anonymouse

A must read book to understand current events.

Arthur White takes us through the mechanisms of propaganda and indoctrination from the past and used in today’s social media. Sometimes reality is far more terrifying than fiction.

Arthur White gives a daring look to how freedom is stripped away. A society indoctrinated since birth, a world of fashionable morals.

Arthur White guides us through the tools used in everyday life to deceive mankind, divide and keep people in an invisible prison.

The magic trick is not stripping away free will from society. The real magic trick is doing it in a way that people willingly surrender free will and they do it with a big smile.

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Ashira’s World: The Queen of Heaven Returns

Ashira is a beautiful girl from Chicago who meets a billionaire from the Middle East. The whirlwind love affair sends Ashira on an emotional roller coaster. Ahmed sweeps her off her feet and moves her into his Manhattan mansion. He seems perfect. Just like the father she once knew. Ashira’s dreams are shattered when she learns a shocking secret. In search of truth she stumbles upon a deadly underworld that threatens the safety of girls and women globally. Only she has the power to save them. Guided by her ancestors the quest takes Ashira to ancient Africa.

There is power hidden inside Ashira that can save the world from self-destruction. But she doesn’t know she has this power because she doesn’t know who she is. The power was passed down from the Creator Goddess, Asherah through the black woman. The first human. It is passed on through the DNA of all black women and is waiting to be awakened. Ashira’s identity has been hidden because of male domination. All traces of the Goddesses were removed from history. The world is now violent and out of balance.

Because her identity is hidden, she doesn’t remember how to use her power. As a direct descendant of Mother Asherah, Ashira is called to awaken and save the world. But the battle within holds her back from finding true love. The power is passed through the black woman. But the black man carries the seed to activate it.

In order to find her soulmate, Ashira must first find herself. Guardian Orisha Yemoja, Oya, and Osun guide and protect Ashira on her journey.

There is power hidden inside Ashira that can save the world from self-destruction. But she doesn’t know she has this power because she doesn’t know who she is. The power was passed down from the Creator Goddess, Asherah through the black woman. The first human. It is passed on through the DNA of all black women and is waiting to be awakened. Ashira’s identity has been hidden because of male domination. All traces of the Goddesses were removed from history. The world is now violent and out of balance. As a direct descendant of Mother Asherah, Ashira is called to awaken and save the world. But the battle within holds her back from finding true love. In order to find her soulmate, Ashira must first find herself.

Guardian Orisha Yemoja, Oya, and Osun guide and protect Ashira on her journey.

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Nefer Blue Phoenix

We all fear the unknown. Scared of never achieving the ultimate dream. On an island of ancient super beings lives a warrior haunted by attaining one goal. Kill every rebel responsible for stripping an innocent child’s family of their throne. They left the empire decorated in death and gave birth to a warrior hellbent on restoring the rightful order of the nation. But will the warrior go as far as to risk forsaking friends? Family? The gods themselves? Absolutely…
In a land of magic, pharaohs, and thrones, one warrior will discover just how treacherous they will have to become to achieve the ultimate goal. Power. Welcome to the island nation of Serenium. Where the quest for power is a must. The ability to lose it is just a scandal away. When the rich and powerful cry. They kill.

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Missing Since Woodstock

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Sixteen year old Lisa slips away from home to go to Woodstock and does not return. She leaves her thirteen year old sister, Eve, to cover for her. A drifter, who calls himself Spirit, has persuaded Lisa to go with him to the rock festival. Their widowed mother blames Eve for hiding the truth from her and says she will never forgive her. Plagued with guilt, Eve begins a dangerous search for her sister. Later, in 1983, a stranger returns…one that Eve recognizes as Spirit. And Spirit claims he knows what happened to Lisa!

Our Story

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Inspired by works of biography and history, Our Story is a collection of 27 riveting tales from Western historical memory – primarily the U.S. presidency – that draw on the stories of individuals to illustrate important facets of our humanity. Through the lens of great historical figures and events, author Matt Lively shows the best, worst, and most exciting sides of presidents and other historical figures in personal and didactic short stories. This isn’t a scholarly work. It’s a fun, educational, short storybook, meant for current life and societal application as well as entertainment. History is fun, it can teach us a lot, and it’s extremely important for us to learn about for these reasons and more. That’s the point of Our Story.

I justify Hitler

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Even though there is a tons of literature written about the events of the First and Second World Wars, the historians still voice their debates that the true history of the 20th century hasn’t been written yet. Indeed, there are still no meaningful answers to the questions: who unleashed the First World War, why did the October Revolution in Russia happen, what were the true reasons for the Second World War? For these and other questions, the author is trying to find the answers in his book.
Of course, there is absolutely no way to justify the horrors of the war, but a different perspective of the generally held opinions of the historical events allows one to look at this troubling period in European and World history differently and make critical conclusions for the present.
The book is appropriate for a wide audience.