Charles Manson, the Yorkshire Ripper, Aileen Wuornos: take a closer look at some of the world's most prolific serial killers with in-depth profiles of history's most evil men and women. Explore their early lives, their twisted predilections, their horrifying crimes and the chase to bring them to justice, and marvel at how so many of these brutal murderers were, until their crimes came to light, seemingly just another face in the crowd.
"An interesting listen"
This book pays tribute to one of history's most celebrated and revered families. It is the story of an Irish immigrant family who, through hard work, unparalleled drive and ruthless ambition, worked their way up the ladder of American society, ultimately reaching the highest office in the land. The story of the Kennedys is a true reflection of the American dream and is one you will want to hear again and again.
Explore the fascinating history of one of the world's most iconic car manufacturers, from the company's humble beginnings to the very pinnacle of automotive perfection. Enzo Ferrari's legacy can be seen in every car to bear the distinctive Prancing Horse badge, from road cars to racing models and supercars, as well as in the years of dominance enjoyed by Ferrari as the most successful name in Grand Prix racing history. This is a story unlike any other. This is the story of Ferrari.
"A great gift!"
This audiobook profiles the life, career, and mysterious death of Marilyn Monroe. Discover the fascinating story of America's true sweetheart, from humble beginnings to her tragic end. A fascination with the glamour of the movies led her to the world of modeling and a career as one of the 20th century's most recognizable actresses. Celebrity husbands, international awards, and even rumors of a presidential affair would follow, but her death at the age of just 36 would leave behind many more questions than answers.
Thousands of years ago, did technologically sophisticated life forms really visit our planet, interact with ancient civilizations, and change the course of our development? On a quest for the truth, this audiobook explores multiple aspects of the arcane worlds of aliens, UFOs, gods, myths, and monsters. It includes the mysteries of astronomically aligned structures, the "angel phenomenon", Nazis and the Atlantis myth, and the most sensational UFO incident in history.
Take a trip back in time to the foggy streets of Victorian London, where a madman stalks the night. Investigate the savage murders attributed to Jack the Ripper using all the evidence available, including letters purporting to be from the killer himself. This publication features up-to-date theories on the identity of the Whitechapel murderer, detailing all the major suspects.
"It was just ok"
It's been five incredible years since One Direction formed, and although there are now four members since Zayn's shock departure, their enduring global appeal goes from strength to strength. The band's fan base continues to grow and the fans remain the focal point of what makes these boys so special, meaning international success looks set to continue for Niall, Liam, Harry and Louis. Packed with amazing images from throughout their glittering career, this is the story so far.
From its early amateur days played in the Corinthian Spirit, Preston North End's "Invincibles" of 1888 and great players like Stanley Matthews and Pelé, to the Premier League glory days of Sir Alex Ferguson and Arsène Wenger, A History of Football is the story of the dominant teams, memorable occasions, and larger-than-life characters that shaped the game throughout its development. For all lovers of the beautiful game, this is an essential reference to its 150-year history.
"Decent quick overview"
Never just a figurehead, always a driving force, His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has relished every challenge in his illustrious life. The longest-serving consort to a British monarch in history, his support for his wife and sovereign, Queen Elizabeth II, is unwavering. Explore Prince Philip's role as one half of one of the most celebrated and enduring partnerships of modern times in this fascinating publication.
With over 30 years' experience, there is perhaps no one better qualified in the art of carp fishing than angling legend John Wilson. In this essential carp fishing guide, John covers everything you need to know, providing beginners and experts alike with invaluable hints and tips. Along the way John offers advice on the best equipment for each scenario as he passes on a wealth of knowledge that can come only from a lifetime of fishing.
"Very well done."
With its proven pedigree as a fighter, the Spitfire ranks among the greatest aircraft ever built - remembered with affection by those who flew or maintained it, and revered by the British people who regarded it as the "defender of our skies" against Nazi invasion. Featuring vivid narrative, this publication reveals the full extent of the Spitfire's impact on the outcome of the war and the heroic efforts of the pilots who defended Britain at all costs.
The Second World War is littered with moments in which the destiny of the whole globe was shaped, but arguably few were as pivotal as the Battle of Britain. With invasion threatened, the hour of destiny over British shores was at hand. This was conflict in the raw, a life-or-death struggle in which the terrors of 20th-century combat were brutally brought home to the nation's doorsteps during what became known as the Blitz.
Charisma, machismo, sex appeal and a huge on-screen persona: John Wayne had it all. From his humble early roles on the silver screen when talkies began to oust the silent movie to his Oscar-winning performance in True Grit, Duke would star in 142 leading roles. From Western hero to Hollywood legend, this publication follows the career of one of history's most celebrated actors.
From drawing board to preservation, this publication examines how the Spitfire evolved during WWII, developing with each mark to meet the ever increasing demands that were placed on it. This legendary British aircraft is compared with its contemporaries, such as the Messerschmitt Bf 109 and the Hawker Hurricane, along with in-depth analysis of how Spitfires fared in various theatres of battle. This is the perfect tribute to a true British icon.
This history of the First World War charts the conflict from the diplomatic crisis of July 1914 to the defeat of Germany in November 1918. Key events on all battlefronts and at sea are covered to illustrate the scale of this truly global war. This history also shows how the First World War shaped the modern world, from the Russian Revolution and rise of the USA to conflict in the Balkans and the Middle East.
Thousands of years ago, myths were used to help frame the world of the ancients and dictate the guidelines of their societies. Today, they are often the first stories we learn as children, iconic tales where good and evil clash and humanity and fantasy collide. But what is the reality behind these stories? From the epic tragedy of Medusa, to Greek mythology's greatest action hero, Hercules, explore the myths and the legendary figures who inspired them.
Since the dawn of mankind, we have gazed up at the sky and wondered. Now, take an in-depth look at the heroic men and women whose life's work was a quest to reach out beyond Earth and into the great unknown of space, on some of the greatest adventures ever undertaken. This publication pays tribute to their incredible triumphs and achievements in a bold chapter of human history.
Whether it was the Mongols rampaging from the east, the Vandals and Huns laying waste to the Roman Empire or the Saxons and Vikings sweeping down from the north, the idea of the barbarian is one of savagery, destruction and otherness. From Attila the Hun to Genghis Khan, this incredible publication recalls the many legends that surround these fearsome warriors and asks whether today's common perception of barbarian tribes is historically accurate.
Selecting the beautiful game's greatest moments isn't easy. Everyone has their own favorites - moments that made them scream for joy, moments that made them howl in frustration, moments that made them laugh or even made them weep. Here are our choices: from moments of majestic skill to moments of madness, great matches, and golden goals - 100 magic moments that will forever stand the test of time.
Imperialism and the motivations behind it are a controversial and complex subject. But what powers the formation of an empire? Is it the fundamental urge to strike out into uncharted territory to discover "brave new worlds"? The sheer need for more territory? The desire to spread cultural, political, and religious influences? Or a straightforward lust for conquest, dominance, and plunder?