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A new theory on the identity of the Ripper. The author starts with all the information available on each murder (police, coroner report, etc.) then continues in the same manner with all the past and current Ripper identities. The organization of data in this manner brings to light some very interesting conclusions. The author thoroughly supports his new entry into the ongoing Ripper mystery.
When very young, I found an old "78" record with the ballad of Floyd Collins (can be found with a Google search). Of course, I fell in love with it. Over the years, I found very little information about the man in the song - usually just a short "cave explorer, died trapped during a cave exploration". At last, an informative book about someone I have been curious about all my life. I enjoy doing cave tours and really enjoyed how some of the caves were originally explored and set up for tourists that are still popular today. I found that the ballad was a very accurate recounting of the tragedy of a young man who died doing what he loved - cave exploring.
Very interesting look at the country and the people during the 20's.
I, like millions of others, was a loser when Enron fell. Again, like others, I watched the hearings and tried to understand how this could have happened. Now, it has been clearly explained! The full story of Enron is unbelievable and opens up the main reason for the domino fall of the other major companies and their subsequent bankruptcies which followed shortly thereafter. The average person will be dumbfounded to learn how these executives "thought" while the manipulation by the investment and accounting companies of the "stock" would appear to have been for the financial gain of everyone involved. It is easy to see why the current attitude of corporate malfeasance is so widespread.
I have enjoyed this book many times and each time something new comes to my attention.
The author has divided the book into sections such as education, military, history, culture, etc. which makes it very easy to see and for the first time understand how the country was taken over. Most books and documentaries attempt to give a linear history which becomes very complicated resulting in the loss of a lot of information. Some of the information given has been mentioned previously but the overall relationship to the coming of Hitler has never been as thoroughly explained until now. I have been reading on Hitler for several years and like others, have been searching for the reason that the German people turned to him for a leader. In my opinion, this book finally answers the question. Whether you are already familiar with the story of the German people and Hitler or just beginning - there is much to learn from this author's research and his organization of the massive amount of data available on the subject.
The book is in narrative form and is the first of a three book series on Germany. I am now reading the second book in the series, The Third Reich in Power, which is focusing on the actual take-over of Germany by the Nazi Party..
I would recommend this book to anyone thinking of having any type of body cosmetic changes-.liposuction, laser surgery, etc. The licensing and monitoring of these procedures is very scary or non-existent. I had read of several surgeries
Yes. I read a lot of true crime but in this book she has opened another area of crime that I have seldom found.
No. I did not like the narrator at all. The characters in this story were homosexuals. The narrator's portrayal consisted of using a very soft, female voice used with a slow cadence. Although the story involves several main characters the voice is always the same when carrying on conversations. When relating general background, etc. the only change in the voice is the tempo. The narrator merely speaks a little faster and not so soft.
It was wonderfully refreshing. Having Dr Watson narrating was different in that you felt you were more involved than with the normal naration. Loved it so much that I have now downloaded another Sherlock book!
When he revealed the identity of the Ripper. After all the books that I have read on Jack the Ripper the author has come up with someone new who possibly could have been the Ripper!
No, but he made the book with his Watson and the other characters. He moved from
The author, who is also the reader, makes this a story told among family and friends. I have "read" audio books for years but this was a totally different experience. The story is told not read - and there is a difference. It reminded me of sitting with my grandparents as they talked about the "old days". Along with the actual battle you learn about the Plains Indians, their way of life, their great chiefs, why the tribes were gathered at that place and time, family life, and much more. This is a wonderful piece of history told from the other side.
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