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Caring for an elderly parent can be extremely challenging. The role reversal involved is emotionally and intellectually demanding, and many caregivers find themselves unprepared to undertake such a difficult task.
In Trading Places: Becoming My Mother’s Mother, author Sandra Bullock Smith shares her personal experiences spending ten years caring for her ailing mother.
This heartfelt look at the trials and tribulations of that decade offers powerful insight and encouragement for anyone entering into a similar period of life. Smith’s touching stories share the heartbreaking, and sometimes...
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Warren Buffett has become a living legend because of his strong track record of sound investments and his overall success in everything he does. He is a prolific writer, publishing many books detailing the ways in which others could be as successful as he has become. Anyone can do what this man has accomplished if they...
George Hayford was a lawyer, or said he was. He once claimed to be a judge; he once claimed to be the attorney-general of Oregon. He often claimed to have money in banks which he did not really have. He was indeed a crook, and a crooked lawyer is known as a shyster, a word that stems from the German “Scheisse,” which means, uh, a piece of excrement.
He started out well, in 1889 volunteering to defend a poor Latina woman who had laid a wooden tie across a train track to showcase her claim that the Santa Fe railroad had not paid anything for the right to cross her land. The 20-year-old was...
‘Contains pace, cleverness and suspense’ – The Scotsman
Scotland, the 1930’s.
Peter Hamilton is a journalist deciding where to go on holiday when he finds an innocent looking green button lying in the street.
While drinking coffee in a local establishment he is approached by a beautiful woman, advising him he is late for the ‘meeting’.
Unwilling to correct her, for fear of her leaving, Hamilton goes along with the ruse.
Little does he know he’s about to be thrown into the middle of a deadly conspiracy.
The Green Company, a gathering of ten extremely wealthy and influential members of society,...
The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and … an Entertainment Pimp.
For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel’s heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids, and follow his dream to Africa. But before the move, he realizes that emotionally he wants—no, needs—his father to understand his reasons for leaving. Just as he is about to broach the subject, his father launches into the story of his own dream, as a teenager in Jamaica, of becoming an American. His father’s...
When physical disability from combat wounds brought about Jim Stockdale's early retirement from military life, he had the distinction of being the only three-star officer in the history of the navy to wear both aviator wings and the Congressional Medal of Honor. His writings have been many and varied, but all converge on the central theme of how man can rise with dignity to prevail in the face of adversity.
Watergate … a disaster without parallel in Presidential history.
The greatest political scandal of American history, Watergate brought an administration to its knees - and plunged a nation into crisis.
At 02:30 on June 17, 1972, five men — equipped with sophisticated burglary and wiretap equipment — were caught breaking in to DNC Headquarters in the Watergate complex.
Only when this “small crime” had blossomed into a crisis did the senior echelons of the White House begin to fully address it, including Nixon’s Chief of Staff, Bob Haldeman.
Despite ending US involvement in Vietnam, bringing...
Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born in Prague in 1619, heir to a life of incredible privilege. But while he was still a baby, his father, Frederick V, lost his crown in an ill-judged battle against the Habsburg Emperor. Utterly defeated, the family was given just eight hours to flee Prague, and in their hurry to escape, the infant prince was left behind. He was only saved when a courtier conducted a final sweep of the deserted palace and found him crying, alone, on the floor of one of the rooms.
Thus began a life of exile and adventure, which would see the prince at the heart of some of the...
'If you like psychological suspense thrillers, this is as good as it gets.' Frank Scozzari - Bestselling author.
Even the darkest secrets can’t stay hidden forever…
When twenty-nine-year-old Cynthia Galbraith struggles to come to terms with her traumatic past and the realities of prison life, a prison counsellor persuades her to write a personal journal exploring the events that led to a life sentence for murder.
Although unconvinced at first, Cynthia finally decides she has all the time in the world and very little, if anything, to lose. She begins writing and holds back nothing: sharing...
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“I don't want to be called 'the greatest' or 'one of the greatest'; let other guys claim to be the best. I just want to be known as a clown because to me that's the height of my profession. It means you can do everything-sing, dance, and above all, make people laugh.” – Red Skelton
“All I want to do is to make people laugh, to take the word ‘heartache’ out of their vocabulary” – Red Skelton
A lot of ink has been spilled covering the lives of history’s...