How to Be Like is a "character biography" series: biographies that also draw out important lessons from the life of their subjects. In this new book - by far the most exhaustive in the series - Pat Williams tackles one of the most influential people in recent history. While many recent biographies of Walt Disney have reveled in the negative, this audiobook takes an honest but positive look at the man behind the myth. For the first time, the book pulls together all the various strands of Disney's life into one straightforward, easy-to-listen-to tale.
"One of the best books I've heard yet!"
LA Police Officer Stephanie Lazarus became the center of national attention in a sensational trial in Los Angeles, in March 2012, as the accused murderer of Sherri Rasmussen, her ex-lover's new wife of only three months. What had once seemed unthinkable, had suddenly become a reality. Nels Rasmussen, the victim's father, had, some 20 years prior, pleaded with LAPD to take a look at Lazarus as a possible suspect. His daughter had said that Lazarus had been "stalking" her, but Rasmussen was summarily dismissed by police and told that he should "Stop watching so much television."
Learn the unbelievable true history of the great warrior tribes of Mexico. More than 13 centuries of incredible spellbinding history are detailed in this intriguing study of the rulers and warriors of Mexico. Dozens of these charismatic leaders of nations and armies are brought to life by the deep research and entertaining storytelling of Peter Tsouras. Tsouras introduces the reader to the colossal personalities of the period.
"Game of thrones meets the Americas"
Today’s coaches are challenged with the recurring task of weaving threads from several disciplines into a tapestry that is fit for purpose in helping their clients learn and succeed. In this sense, the coach has to become a discriminating eclectic, developing a keen sense of judgment to select which threads are best woven into the fabric and those that it would be better to simply throw away. Coaching for Leadership is intended to be a cherished companion in that learning journey presented by the world’s greatest coaches.
Homicidal is the story of the almost 25-year serial-murder crime spree of Lonnie Franklin Jr., who is alleged to have killed at least ten women in Los Angeles, if not more. Nicknamed by the media the Grim Sleeper, because there appeared to be a 13-year lull in the killings, Franklin met most of the women through random encounters that ended in murder. Significant blunders by the Los Angeles Police Department helped Franklin avoid arrest for years.
A hijacked Israeli submarine. An unprovoked attack against a US Navy destroyer. A civilian oil tanker with a secret cargo of nuclear weapons. Together, they add up to an ingenious plan to penetrate the ballistic missile defenses of the United States. Standing in the path of destruction is a crew of mercenary submarine sailors, led by ex-US naval officer Jake Slate. Exiled for crimes that should have earned him a military execution, Slate is not anyone's idea of a hero.
A Chinese blockade of Taiwan. A betrayed CIA operative who's beginning to doubt her own loyalties. A rogue Pakistani submarine commander bent on nuclear destruction. The stage is set for genocide and global catastrophe. Still a wanted man after the theft of a US ballistic missile submarine, renegade ex-naval office Jake Slate finds himself back in the thick of the action. Partnered with international arms dealer Pierre Renard, Slate and a crew of mercenary submarine sailors must catch a madman before he can trigger a nuclear war.
"Monteith is ALWAYS a good if not a GREAT !"
An explosion pulverizes the president-elect's helicopter on Election Night. It soon becomes clear that the group behind the assassination possesses far greater reach than anything the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force has yet encountered - and a plot so deeply interwoven in the country's fabric that it threatens to upend America's political system.
On an August night in 1994, French counterespionage officers seized the world's most wanted terrorist from a villa in the Sudan. After more than two decades on the run, Carlos "the Jackal" had finally been caged. For years he had murdered and bombed his way to notoriety, evading capture thanks to powerful backers and the blunders of Western secret services. Jackal is the definitive biography of this self-proclaimed "professional revolutionary", ladies man, and cold-blooded killer.
This is a collection of jokes and stories assembled from 37 years of getting jokes told to me or encountering them on the internet. It is ideal for salesmen, public speakers, masters of ceremonies, or just breaking the ice. Many of these jokes and stories have sexual innuendo, and they are not politically correct. There is over 13 1/2 hours of jokes and funny stories to entertain you. You will love some of them. This is the second book like this.
"Good buy for all the jokes. Liked Volume I best."
American humor by working class people. The humor is not politically correct and does have sexual innuendos. It is ideal for salesmen, public speakers, masters of ceremonies, or just breaking the ice. The original versions of these jokes are older than I am. Having been told so many times, they are public domain. These jokes and stories represent humor at the end of the 20th Century. Due to the age of the jokes, they have been updated to modern currency and vehicles. Doctors, nurses, priests and regular working class people can also enjoy these jokes.
Cidade de Deus: a place where the streets are awash with narcotics, where violence can erupt at any moment over drugs, money, and love - but also a place where the samba beat rocks till dawn, where the women are the most beautiful on earth, and where one young man wants to escape his background and become a photographer. When City of God erupted on screens worldwide, it became one of the most critically and commercially successful foreign films of recent years.
he Five Nations of Khorvaire stand on the brink of war. Gaven - exile, outlaw, and prophesied Storm Dragon - may be the one person able to stop it. But he can’t remember who he is. Wounded, tormented, and hovering on the brink of madness, Gaven’s friends - and even a few enemies–have to save him before it’s too late....
In this gripping investigation of the events that led to the plane's disappearance and why they could happen again, CNN aviation analyst David Soucie exposes the flaws in the aviation industry, shares what needs to be done so a plane doesn't go missing again, and uses a Bayesian analysis model to reveal what most likely happened onboard the plane that led to its downfall.
Gaven has fulfilled part of the prophecy and become the Storm Dragon. Now he seeks the Draconic Prophecy at its source in Argonessen, the dragon nation - but as he travels toward that ancient continent, Gaven may discover more than he suspected. Meanwhile, Aundairian loyalists - assisted by a sinister dragon cabal - are assembling the Dragon Forge: an eldritch machine designed to harness the power of a Siberys dragonmark and amplify it.
Hidden within the deep woods of rural Alabama, along the forgotten southern course of the Black Warrior River, lies an unseen world feared for centuries by the residents of the tiny town of Carlsdale. Only one person has ever survived a visit to this place long enough to tell about it. His name is Jack Kenney.
Once every decade, it is "decline time" in America. In recent years, it has been the unstoppable rise of China that has spelled "finis America." What the Chinese juggernaut is today, the Soviet Union ("We shall bury you") was in the 1950s. The Vietnam decade of the 1960s was described as America’s "collective suicide attempt," while in the 1970s, the United States succumbed to Jimmy Carter’s famous "malaise," as the dollar dangerously plummeted. .
"America the beautiful, strong, and welcoming."
A war hero, his mind broken by the wonders he witnessed on his last mission for his nation, has spent years in the deepest, darkest prison in all the world. Wallowing in despair and ever on the verge of madness, he is caught by surprise when a band of strangers breaks him out. But his rescuers don't exactly have his best interests at heart. The magic relic that broke his once-brilliant mind may be the key to stopping worldwide destruction - and whether he lives or dies really doesn't concern them.
"Good...but could have been better."
Paul Alexander, the best-selling author of the Kindle Single Murdered, introduces us to Tommy Harris, the 14-year veteran of the Houston Police force, his fight with a man outside a bar, a death, and the ensuing homicide trial. The district attorney had boasted, "Anyone can convict a guilty person, but it takes someone really good to convict an innocent one." Did Harris apply a naked choke-hold, or did the district attorney and his forensics team set up Harris?
Eager to escape his complicated past, Calvin Gates boards a train bound for Inner Mongolia, where he plans to join an archaeological dig. Also en route to the Gilbreth Expedition is Sylvia Dillaway, a beautiful young artist with a fierce independent streak. The two Americans become unwitting players in a high-stakes game of international intrigue when Sylvia's Australian guide gives her a silver inlaid cigarette case containing a coded message.