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Rating: 4.60 / 5
260 reviews

IMMORTAL MATCHMAKERS, INC. (Immortal Matchmakers, Inc. Series Book 1)

by Mimi Jean Pamfiloff

Because dysfunctional immortals need love, too... From New York Times Bestseller Mimi Jean Pamfiloff (STANDALONE STORY w/ teaser for next book)SEVEN DAYS TO GO FROM LETHAL IMMORTAL ASSASSIN TO PRINCE CHARMING. DOES HE STAND A CHANCE?Demigod Andrus Gray may look like every woman's dream, but when it comes to charm, he sees no point in pretending: He has none and makes no apologies for it. Behaving nicely hasn't made him the deadly assassin he is today. But is that really the reason he's still single?The Goddess Cimil--owner of Immortal Matchmakers, Inc.--thinks yes. So when she foresees a mate in Andrus's near future, she's determined to make the match happen. That means hiring aspiring actress Sadie Townsend to help the barbarian "act" a little more civilized.But are sev...

Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Business & Investing, Industries & Professions, Personal Finance, Children's eBooks, Arts, Music & Photography, Computers & Technology, Literature & Fiction, Comics & Graphic Novels, Mysteries & Detectives, Geography & Cultures, Holidays & Celebrations, Sports & Outdoors, Manga, Databases, Microsoft, Software, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Baking, Culinary Arts & Techniques, Drinks & Beverages, Meals, Quick & Easy, Special Occasions, H
Size: 199 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
25 reviews

Thomas Jefferson: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 4)

by Hourly History

Thomas Jefferson
At a White House dinner in 1962 honoring the Nobel Prize winners of the Western Hemisphere, President John Kennedy greeted them by saying: “I want to tell you how welcome you are to the White House. I think this is the most extraordinary collection of talent, of human knowledge, that has ever been gathered together at the White House, with the possible exception of when Thomas Jefferson dined alone.”
The laureates might have been a trifle nonplussed to hear themselves collectively compared to one man, but Thomas Jefferson left his imprint on his state of Virginia; his young country, the United States; France where he served as ambassador; and the world, where his opposition to tyranny and his advocacy of freedom have inspired generations to believe that th...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 50 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 30 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
39 reviews

Write To Remember...

by PHILIP McQUILLAN and Jane L Franklin

Growing up during the Great Depression, Philip had to contend with scarcity, hand-me-downs and a dearth of education options. His older brothers and sisters had all been "guided" into a convent or the priesthood. So how did Philip become a stalwart family man and neighborhood icon? Simply…he met Jean!

Philip had a passion for cooking, quoting Shakespeare and standing on his head. He could say stuff like “anything you can do I can do better” and yet remain a humble man. He had to be humble as Jean could be a hard taskmaster. He once said that his existence under her driving force was “survival of the fittest.” Not one to complain, normally he was willing to be at Jean’s beck and call.

The story begins with a glimpse of his pre-Depression origins, then f...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Sexuality
Size: 30 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
4 reviews

The Loneliest Hobo: The Longest Road

by Geoffrey Peyton

   Having made a fruitless search for some friends in the upmost western part of Cornwall I was left with financial difficulty in getting back to Birmingham. I had already been walking about the English countryside since April and it was now October. I was in no real rush to get back home immediately and I fancied a bit of a stroll anyway. This stroll took me over a month to complete, and as the chilly autumn became a very cold winter I realised that living the life of a hobo wasn't as easy as one may think. The only only items on my person that kept me going through the seven weeks or so was a hot water bottle, a single calor gas stove and my radio. But there were times when even those life savers ran out of their respective fuels, and soon depression, hunger and eventual thi...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure, Nonfiction
Size: 74 pages
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Rating: 3.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Laws according to Catholicism.: Memoirs of a Geezer.

by Geoffrey Peyton

This is the memoirs of an ordinary person, but by one who witnessed the hardships of a life of poverty and other misdemeanours of living in a household that contained eight children. This is a story of a boy who had religion rammed down his throat, only to eventually despise God and Christianity the more it was pushed towards him.  P.S. Do excuse the grammar; I have written this book myself and wished for it to be told by me, and not have anything added on by other sources....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 119 pages
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Memories of War 002: Koji Hosokawa

by Yohei Hayakawa

Yohei Hayakawa leads a project titled "Memories of War", which leaves voices of the people who survived World War II. Almost 70 years after the war, the number of people who survived the war is decreasing every year. That is why Hayakawa has decided to leave their 'voices'. He is not supporting any specific organization, and he is not agitating any thoughts.Mr. Koji Hosokawa, who worked in a navy factory, was a militaristic teenage boy. He lost his younger sister to the atomic bomb and saw the terrible sight around the center of the atomic bomb’s explosion first-hand. Sorrow and deep thorn still remain in his mind. He is one of the volunteer guides in Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and tells people about his experience actively through participating in the program which is for training ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 21 pages
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
144 reviews

Hopebreaker: A Steampunk Dystopian Fantasy (The Great Iron War, Book 1)

by Dean F. Wilson

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In the world of Altadas, there are no more human births. The Regime is replacing the unborn with demons, while the Resistance is trying to destroy a drug called Hope that the demons need to survive.

Between these two warring factions lies Jacob, a man who profits from smuggling contraceptive amulets into the city of Blackout. He cares little about the Great Iron War, but a chance capture, and an even more accidental rescue, embroils him in a plot to starve the Regime from power.

When Hope is an enemy, Jacob finds it harder than he thought to remain indifferent. When the Resistance opts to field its experimental landship, the Hopebreaker, the world may find that one victory does not win a war.

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Genre: Arts & Photography, Individual Artists, Fashion, Biographies & Memoirs, Children's eBooks, Literature & Fiction, Holidays & Celebrations, Computers & Technology, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Special Occasions, Humor & Entertainment, Pop Culture, Health, Fitness & Dieting, Personal Health, Psychology & Counseling, Reference, History, World, Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Design, World Literature, African American, Professional & Technical, Medical eBooks, Parenting & Relationships, Education & Reference, Consumer Guides, Religion & Spiritual
Size: 220 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 29 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Becoming the Best Interviewer In the World

by Yohei Hayakawa

Yohei Hayakawa became a media journalist after having worked as a newspaper reporter. In 2008 he debuted in the Internet radio program called ‘Podcast’, and since then he has conducted over 140 interviews. This ‘podcast’ has been downloaded over 15 million times every year. In recent years, he also conducted interviews in the commercials with the worldwide known brands such as UNIQLO and Nescafe.As the CEO of his own company KIQTAS Co., Ltd., he produces media materials for individual clients, companies and organizations. The core business ‘podcast’ is widely utilized by public organizations, educational institutions, companies, mass media and writers.From 2013, he has been working on the worldwide project ‘Memories of War’ to record voices of World War II survivors.Now, fo...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 26 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
3 reviews

Bimbo Music: A Short Story

by Rae Ellen Lee

Rae reluctantly moves from Montana to a sailboat with her new husband. They will sail to the Caribbean – that is, after they fix up the boat and learn to sail. Rae soon learns all about knockdowns and wet Triscuits, and the 1960s music that inspired her bonehead decision....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Travel, Essays & Travelogues
Size: 10 pages
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Rating: 4.30 / 5
7 reviews

Secrets & Lies: Heirs Book 1: (Romantic suspense) (Book 1 of 3 in Heirs series)

by Elleby Harper

Welcome to 1985 and a glitzy, ritzy, glam-filled year in Heirs. Maixent, heir to the most glamorous throne in Europe, is as cool as stone-washed jeans and Charley, heir to one of America’s greatest political families, has big hair and is not afraid to use it. But will their hearts find love or will a deadly secret from their mothers' past rip apart a royal dynasty and a political succession?...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Literature & Fiction, Contemporary Fiction, Genre Fiction, Political, Nonfiction, Parenting & Relationships, Family Relationships, Romance, Contemporary, Women's Fiction, Family Life, Mystery & Suspense, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Sagas
Size: 220 pages
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Rating: 2.00 / 5
2 reviews

Day 26

by Desara Imeraj

A short story of an innocent soldier doing his duty, but is this what he really want to do with his life?...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 8 pages
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Rating: 3.00 / 5
5 reviews

Purple Stew: A Journey to Joubert Syndrome

by Karen Tompkins

This is a book about Erin Tompkins, my daughter. It is also about my journey to being the best mom I can be for her needs. Erin has Joubert Syndrome, a very rare genetic disorder that disrupts the messages between her body and brain. For more information on this disorder or to find how how you can help, visit the Joubert Syndrome and Related Disorders Foundation on the web....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 54 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 28 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Charles W. Callow - My Autobiography

by Charles W. Callow

Charles William Callow was born in San Francisco, California on October 5, 1921. He grew up in Berkeley with his sister, Jean, and his brother, Merrill. He served in World War II, graduated from UC Berkeley in 1947, and went on to work as an electrical engineer for 39 years. He continues to enjoy his retirement in Walnut Creek, chasing golf balls and jitterbugging to the Big Band music that he loves....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 491 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
1 review

Global Travels of God's Servants

by Connie Smith

A dedicated couple travels to many countries to spread the Word of God, and they help many people along the way. They risk capture and imprisonment to smuggle precious Bibles into countries behind the Iron Curtain....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 122 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 2.90 / 5
12 reviews

Dot Smith's Jams & Chutneys

by Dot Smith

Dot Smith, Grande Dame of Riverstone, shares some of her jam and chutney recipesDot Smith describes herself as 'a woman's dream and a man's nightmare!' The exuberant 60-something, with bright pink flourishes in her hair, is the Grande Dame of the Riverstone complex, situated just north of Oamaru. It includes the award-winning restaurant, Riverstone Kitchen, Dot's giftware shops, oceans of organic vegetable and flower gardens and much more. Dot and her husband Neil moved to Riverstone over 30 years ago, when it was still 'a gravel pit'. Now, after years of hard yakka, they own six dairy farms running over 4000 cows. And green-fingered, clever and eccentric Dot is soon to become the queen of her own castle, a magnificent building project, set on an island at Riverstone and complete with dung...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Business & Investing, Small Business & Entrepreneurship, Cookbooks, Food & Wine, Canning & Preserving, Nonfiction
Size: 24 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
11 reviews

Terrified: Free sampler: The heartbreaking true story of a girl nobody loved and the woman who saved her

by Angela Hart

Terrified can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback.'A no holds barred insight into the reality of looking after someone else's children. A remarkable story from a remarkable woman, it brought back a lot of memories for me' Casey Watson'A moving story that testifies to the redemptive power of love. I hope Angela Hart inspires many others to foster' Torey HaydenTerrified tells the emotionally devastating but ultimately uplifting story of Vicky, a little girl who arrives on Angela's doorstep unwanted and unloved after suffering years of emotional abuse at the hands of her mother. Desperate never to return home, Vicky is haunted by many demons and wakin...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
2 reviews

The Miracle of a Lifetime

by Josiah Marshall

"It is after midnight. I walk the streets of my home town. Snow covers the ground and ice crunches under my feet. My direction is south. Not sure where I am going but that doesn’t matter."The following story is about how God took my failures and made them His success....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Rating: 4.10 / 5
8 reviews

I Just Saw Jesus: The JESUS Film – From Vision, to Reality, to the Unimaginable

by Paul Eshleman and Carolyn E. Phillips

This miraculous story reveals how JESUS began as one man’s vision and became a record-breaking film shown more than 9 billion times and convincing millions to follow Christ.

Volunteer film teams, missionaries, and pastors risk their lives daily, showing the film in remote tribes and villages, among religions that strictly prohibit Christianity, and even to the world’s most elite and powerful leaders. They have overcome threats, witches’ curses, and deadly diseases. The teams carry compact generators and portable projectors, often traveling by foot or horseback, bush plane or canoe. Their pure, unbridled joy comes from sharing JESUS with those who have not yet seen and heard the gospel.

Brian Deacon, the actor who portrays Jesus, speaks only words taken dire...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 167 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.50 / 5
2 reviews

The Bikini Prophecy: A true tale about love, loss, India ... and a date with fate. (Part 1)

by Matt Kyler

At thirty years of age, an unemployed and relationship-weary Matt Kyler decides to abandon his long-suffering partner in search of fame, fortune and guilt-free fornication. His reward for this bastard act of selfishness is an invite to work on a hit television show.Go figure.But if fortune favours the brave then misfortune is sure to find the cowardly Kyler. And before long his perfect new life begins to unravel, taking with it his masculinity, self-confidence and good humour.Desperate for spiritual guidance, he visits a tarot card reader. But instead of finding solace, he finds disaster at every turn and is, ultimately, reminded that there are two women in his life - one of whom he must not hurt.But which woman?The beautiful co-worker he is convinced will lead him to a better future?Or th...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Memoirs, Specific Groups, Humor & Entertainment, Nonfiction, Travel, Asia, Humor
Size: 134 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
1 review

Crimes of the powerful

by The Open University

This 2-hour free course examined the complexities of setting new criminological research agendas by considering research on crimes of the powerful....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Crime & Criminals, True Accounts
Size: Unknown
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The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved: Free Sampler

by Angela Hart

The Girl Who Just Wanted To Be Loved can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts.This is PART 1 of 3.Eight-year-old Keeley looks like the sweetest little girl you could wish to meet, but demons from the past make her behaviour far from angelic. She takes foster carer Angela on a rocky and very demanding emotional ride as she fights daily battles against her deep-rooted psychological problems. Can the love and specialist care Angela and husband Jonathan provide help Keeley triumph against the odds?...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Children's eBooks, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
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Beaten

by Scott C. Anderson

This is a story about evils. About Murder. And about forgiveness and pain. This is also the story of a woman, so hurt by life that she needed to lash out against anyone showing her kindness or support. This is a story about a young boy growing up in a family where being beaten was a normal occurrence. This is a story of survival and growing up around others who have no idea what it’s like to be degraded in order to satisfy the needs of a woman with a tarnished life. This is a story about growth.The story contains no profanity or explicit sexual content. None is needed, as simply being beaten is enough....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: 78 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Memories of War 003: Yuriko Hayashi

by Yohei Hayakawa and Yuriko Hayashi

Yohei Hayakawa leads a project titled "Memories of War", which leaves voices of the people who survived Word War II. More than 70 years after the war, the number of people who survived the war is decreasing every year. That is why Hayakawa has decided to leave their 'voices'.Yuriko Hayashi is one of the writers of "Children of Hiroshima" which has been read all over the world. This book consists of the children’s experiences of the atomic bomb, which is about a total of 105 notes. At that time, she was 9 years old, and she spent many hard times even
after the war ended. Moreover, she said it was also much painful for her to dredge up her memories and write the composition. 
However, in 2013, 62 years after the book was published, she published "Children of Hiroshima, After That". 
...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction
Size: Unknown
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.60 / 5
44 reviews

Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter

by Tom Horn

Thomas "Tom" Horn, Jr. (November 21, 1860 – November 20, 1903) was an American Old West scout, who carried out varied roles as hired gunman, Pinkerton, range detective, cowboy, and soldier. Believed to have committed 17 murders as a hired gunman in the West, in 1902 Horn was convicted of the murder of 14-year-old Willie Nickell near Iron Mountain, Wyoming. The boy was the son of sheep rancher Kels Nickell, who had been involved in a range feud with neighbor and cattle rancher Jim Miller. On the day before his 43rd birthday, Horn was executed by hanging in Cheyenne, Wyoming.While in jail he wrote his autobiography, Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter (1904), which was published posthumously. Numerous editions have been published of this book since the late 20th century, and...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 227 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
17 reviews

A Retrospect (Updated Edition): The Story Behind My Zeal for Missions

by J. Hudson Taylor

J. Hudson Taylor is known as a key influencer in modern missions – what is less known but more important is that his “methods” were to trust in the Lord utterly and completely. He chose to forgo financial support from his parents and other well-meaning individuals, but instead waited on the Lord in all things. He even went hungry rather than mentioning needs to those who would gladly have given, so strong was his faith in the Lord as the only true source of all provision.

The Lord proved his faithfulness, providing in such a way as to show that the He indeed is good and wants to give good gifts to his children – even more than an earthly father. As a result of J. Hudson Taylor’s faith, countless others caught the vision, and the beginnings of a massive “missionary ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 112 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.40 / 5
22 reviews

George Washington: A Life From Beginning to End (One Hour History US Presidents Book 2)

by Hourly History

George Washington
George Washington, the first president of the United States, is much more than a monument on Mount Rushmore. Who was Washington, the general, president, and husband? He was first and foremost a man of impeccable honor which, despite military adversity and political wrangling, never abandoned him. The Founding Fathers who squabbled and competed amongst themselves did agree on one thing: only Washington could lead the country, first in the country’s military fight for freedom and then as the man charged with transforming thirteen individual states into a united country. But in his youth, George Washington did not intend to become the Father of his Country. As a younger son of a middling class Virginian, he intended to earn his living as a surveyor, and in that role,...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Leaders & Notable People, Specific Groups, History, Nonfiction
Size: 41 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.80 / 5
10 reviews

Adolf Hitler: A Life From Beginning to End

by Hourly History

Adolf HitlerThe most notorious man in history, Adolf Hitler, is best known for having perpetrated crimes against humanity over the six-year course of World War II. His brutal extermination policies are responsible for the deaths of close to 30 million people he considered inferior, and added to that, the military casualties suffered by all parties, yields a grand total of approximately 60 million people dead by the end of the war. That number equates to 3% of the world’s population at the time. But, who was this man? What made him into the monster he became? Can his childhood explain the formation of such a brutal dictator? Inside you will read about...✓ Hitler’s Early Years✓ Hitler’s Years in Vienna✓ Life After Vienna – Hitler’s Early Military Career✓ The Formation of th...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Historical, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Military, Nonfiction
Size: 56 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.30 / 5
17 reviews

The Believer: How an Introvert with a Passion for Religion and Soccer Became Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Leader of the...

by William McCants

In The Believer Will McCants tells the story of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State (a.k.a. ISIS), a group so brutal and hardline that even al-Qaida deemed them to extreme. Baghdadi, an introverted religious scholar with a passion for soccer, now controls large swaths of land in Iraq and Syria. McCants shows how Baghdadi became radicalized in the Saddam Hussein era and found his path to power after connecting with other radicals in an American prison during the Iraq war, culminating in his declaration of a reborn Islamic empire bent on world conquest....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
Size: 21 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.00 / 5
61 reviews

Lincoln's Story: The Wayfarer

by Vel

“I would never presume to know God’s will or speak God’s words.”—Abraham Lincoln.Lincoln’s Story: The wayfarer sets out to answer many questions surrounding Abraham Lincoln and history. *Who is the Great Emancipator?* Did Lincoln believe in God?*Did he look for a sign when he was desperate?*Did he follow the Divine Will?*What was the necessity for two Emancipation Proclamations?*What was the root cause of the Civil War?*Could the Civil War be avoided?*Could the slaves be freed without war as British had done?* Who were responsible for the Lost Cause?Lincoln’s Story: The Wayfarer is a biography all about Lincoln and an outline of the Civil War in a nutshell. Reading it is like drinking from a fire-hose....

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 242 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 27 November 2016 onward PDT/PST 

Rating: 4.10 / 5
22 reviews

The Memoirs of Detective Vidocq (Illustrated): Convict, Spy and Principal Agent of the French Police

by Eugène François Vidocq

Eugène François Vidocq (1775-1857) was a French criminal who became the founder and first director of the crime-detection Sûreté Nationale as well as the head of the first known private detective agency. Vidocq is widely regarded as the father of modern criminology and of the French police department. He is also considered to be the first private detective. Vidocq's successes as an investigator inspired many Victorian authors who borrowed his brilliance to embody their fictional heroes. The characters of Sherlock Holmes is very much based on Vidocq; so are both Jean Valjean and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables. Dickens mentions Vidocq in Great Expectations; Melville cites him in Moby Dick; and Poe refers to Vidocq's methods in Murders in the Rue Morgue.

As a player in...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs, Specific Groups, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Mystery, Nonfiction, True Accounts
Size: 360 pages
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