Immortalized in the spellbinding documentary Dear Zachary, this angry, raw, and brutally honest memoir of murder and loss chronicles a system’s failure to prevent the death of a child.In November 2001, the body of a young doctor named Andrew Bagby was discovered in Keystone State Park outside Latrobe, Pennsylvania, five bullet wounds in his face, chest, buttocks, and the back of the head. For parents Dave and Kate, the pain was unbearable―but Andrew’s murder was only the first in a string of tragic events.The chief suspect for Andrew’s murder was his ex-girlfriend Shirley Turner―also a doctor. Obsessive and unstable, Shirley Turner lied to the police and fled to her family home in Newfoundland before she could be arrested. While fending off extradition efforts by U.S. law enforcement, she announced she was pregnant with Andrew's son, Zachary. The Bagbys―hoping to gain custody of Zachary―moved to Newfoundland and began a long, drawn-out battle in court and with Canadian social services to protect their grandson from the woman who had almost certainly murdered their son. Then, in August 2003, Shirley Turner killed herself and the one-year-old Zachary by jumping into the Atlantic Ocean. DANCE WITH THE DEVIL is a eulogy for a dead son, an elegy for lives cut tragically ...
Bernard Mulier was born in Lille, France, on June 8, 1941. His mother was not married to his father, and so to avoid scandal he was sent to an orphanage,to fend for himself. 5 years later, his mother returned, but not alone. She was with her soon to be husbund,a chinese man. A man that would change their lives forever...Dance with the Devil take you on a journey like no other, the life of Bernard Lau.
Her marriage to retired Navy admiral John Perry seemed almost too good to be true. Because it was? At the start of her relationship with the intelligent and worldly John Perry, Barbara Bentley couldn?t believe her luck?so when things didn?t add up, she struggled to ignore her doubts. She kept trying to put the pieces together?unaware that some of them were simply missing. Even as he drained her credit, dodged her questions, manipulated her and misled her, she stayed with him, suppressing her growing suspicions. Ultimately he would try to kill her, proving himself not a protector and provider, but a predator. This is Barbara?s courageous, compelling story, in her own words?of the slow, choking darkness that fell after the honeymoon was over, what it took to finally drive her to escape and start her life anew, and her tireless efforts to protect other women and help them learn from her example.
Chronicling Nick Kent’s up-close , personal, often harrowing adventures with the Rolling Stones, Lester Bangs, David Bowie, Led Zeppelin, the Sex Pistols, and Chrissie Hynde, among scores of others, Apathy for the Devil is a picaresque memoir that bears witness to the beautiful and the damned of this turbulent decade.As a college dropout barely out of his teens, Kent’s first five interviews were with the MC5, Captain Beefheart, the Grateful Dead, the Stooges, and Lou Reed. But after the excitement and freedom of those early years, his story would come to mirror that of the decade itself, as he slipped into excess and ever-worsening heroin use. Apathy for the Devil is a compelling story of inspiration, success, burn out, and rebirth from a classic wordsmith.
In the first in-depth biography of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall—the infamous other woman who made the marriage of Britain’s Prince Charles and Princess Diana "a bit crowded"—esteemed royal biographer Penny Junor tells the unlikely and extraordinary story of the woman reviled as a pariah who, thanks to numerous twists of fate, became the popular princess consort.Few know the Windsor family as well as veteran royal biographer and journalist Penny Junor. In The Duchess, she casts her insightful, sensitive eye on the intriguing, once widely despised, and little-known Camilla Parker Bowles, revealing in full, for the first time, the remarkable rise of a woman who was the most notorious mistress in the world.As Camilla’s marriage to Charles approached in 2005, the British public were upset at the prospect that this woman, universally reviled for wrecking the royal marriage, would one day become queen. Sensitive to public opinion, the palace announced that this would never happen; when Charles eventually acceded to the throne, Camilla would be known as the princess consort. Yet a decade later British public sentiment had changed, with a majority believing that Camilla should become queen.Junor argues that although Camilla played a central role in the darkest days of the modern m...
The book is about Rev. Grady Caldwell, who was in the 1960s the first African American to integrate the Albany (GA) High School football team. Grady knew and spent time with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and other civil rights leaders in Georgia. For a short period Grady, after graduating from college, became a political leader. But then he became addicted to drugs and for nearly 20 years remained that way and spent time in and out of prison. All the while his wife Kathleen did not leave him. Finally with Kathleen and God's help, Grady overcame his addiction and by 2007 became a Baptist minister with his own church in Griffin, Georgia. This is a compelling story about faith, love, and the power of God's forgiveness. “The story of Grady Lee Caldwell, Jr. is revealed with remarkable candor in this inspiring book…Grady’s story will touch your heart…When you see what God did for Grady Caldwell, you will never again wonder if God could somehow use you.” —Dr. J. Robert White, Executive Director, Georgia Baptist Convention “To Dance with the Devil’s Daughter is a must read for all men who desire to be courageous men. The book tells the honest account of Grady’s bold journey toward God’s purpose for his life. His story will draw you in because in some ways his story para...
Award-winning comedian Paula Poundstone is legendary for her spontaneous wit and razor-sharp humor. She is a popular panelist on NPR's Wait Wait . . . Don't Tell Me! and tours regularly, keeping audiences laughing in her one-woman shows. In North by Northwest, Paula is at her best in two memorable performances, one recorded in Bayfield, Wisconsin, at Lake Superior Big Top Chautauqua and the other at the historic Aladdin Theater in Portland, Oregon. Join Paula Poundstone in her element: sharing too much information, telling unpredictable stories, and interacting with her audience with a spontaneity that is considered without peer. Says Paula about her first double live CD, "Laughter is the best medicine, and I prescribe two CDs when symptoms occur." �
Kingsley Amis described Paul Johnson's Intellectuals as “a valuable and entertaining Rogues' Gallery of Adventures of the Mind.” Now the celebrated journalist and historian offers Creators, a companion volume of essays that examines a host of outstanding and prolific creative spirits. Here are Disney, Picasso, Bach, and Shakespeare; Austen, Twain, and T. S. Eliot; and Dürer, Hokusai, Pugin, and Viollet-le-Duc, among many others.Paul Johnson believes that creation cannot be satisfactorily analyzed, but it can be illustrated to bring out its salient characteristics. That is the purpose of this instructive and witty book.
Jack Higgins Military Thriller Collection 18 Book Set Includes- Drink wit the Devil, Edge of Danger, The Eagle Has flown, Night Judgement at Sinos, Cold Harbor, Year of the tiger, Thunder Point, Pay the Devil, East of Desolation, Eye of the Storm, The President's Daughter, Angel of Death, The Bormann Testament, The Judas Gate, Storm Warning, The White House Connection, Night of the Fox, Rough Justice
This story is about how as a child in the 5th grade I allowed life to take a negative hold on me and I had gone through a spiritual battle that caused me to stop living. Its about how I lost myself to almost no return, but through hope, determination and prayer I found myself and begin healing myself. This is a story about learning how to truly live and not only exist. That even what seems like the impossible is possible.