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Literary Essays, Critiques & Biographies

  • List of 10: The True Story of Serial Killer Joseph Naso

    by C.L. Swinney

    "Gritty. True. Compulsively readable. This is his best book."-- Gregg Olsen, NY Times Best Selling Author

    A narcissistic professional photographer lived a dangerous double life as a serial killer. He'd focus his rage on prostitutes mostly. It wasn't uncommon for him to bring them home then try to explain why they were there to his wife.

    Sexual urges met, the killer would strangle his victims and dump their bodies in places he knew the police would eventually find... more

  • Against All Odds: Zambia's President Edgar Chagwa Lungu's Rough Journey to State House

    by Anthony Mukwita
    An ailing 77 year old Zambian President dies in a London hospital, his chosen acting President is stripped off power in a hasty over night 'coup'. An election campaign is hastily put in place in pace 90 days ahead and Edgar Lungu wins a very close election after campaigning for only 20 days as intra party clashes for power escalate against him. Against all odds, a power inner click, business interest and a divisive anti Lungu white vice President Guy Scott, Edgar Lungu now 60 becomes the unwilli... more
  • A Man Without Arms : (The Unsanctioned Biography of)

    by Janna Hill
    A short biography based on the true accounts of one man, his battle with personal sexuality and his unrelenting feelings of helplessness.
  • August Wolf

    by Janna Hill
    A young man desperate for work and independence finds himself employed in a rural nursing home. When young Jason gets too close to a resident (a self-proclaimed KGB spy who is under the watchful eye of an agent known only as Chandler) he finds his only way out is in. Based on a true story.
  • Simply Gödel

    by Richard Tieszen

    Kurt Gödel was one of the most important mathematicians and logicians of modern times. He is best known for his incompleteness theorems—perhaps the most celebrated proofs in modern logic—which had a profound impact on scientific and philosophical thought, and helped define the postmodern era. In Simply Gödel, professor Richard Tieszen explains Gödel’s most significant ideas in clear and simple lang... more

  • Massage and the Writer: Essays on Asian Massage

    by Isham Cook

    Whether as bodily relief and relaxation, a means of seduction, or a form of prostitution, massage has long both fascinated and repelled. But what if these contradictory aspects of the practice--the therapeutic and the erotic--were seen as inseparable and integral to it? Spiced up by travels in the East in search of the ideal massage, bristling with trenchant, provocative essays, Massage and the Writer will appeal to littérateurs and aficionados of radical sexuality, while infuriating t... more

  • Starting from San Francisco: A Life in Writing

    by David Kherdian
    In this short insightful memoir, Kherdian takes us on his long journey to become a writer: a journey of self-discovery and deliverance to a life he could not believe he would ever achieve. Following him, we often forget what he is searching for, but what does become apparent are the revealing patterns of his life that unfold uncontrollably, as determined by his fate, that he must uncover before he can realize his true destiny. This little book, a writer’s testimony, also becomes a reader’s story... more
  • Simply Joyce

    by Margot Norris

    James Joyce’s name is often associated with his “difficult” masterpiece, Ulysses. But for many people, the Irish writer, as well as his funny and deeply human writings, remain unknown or extremely difficult. In Simply Joyce, scholar Margot Norris offers a thoroughly accessible introduction to both Joyce the man and all of his remarkable works, illuminating a singular literary personality and pr... more

  • Simply Faulkner

    by Philip Weinstein

    William Faulkner is considered to be one of the greatest—and most difficult—American writers of the 20th century. Yet, as author Philip Weinstein demonstrates, the complexity of Faulkner’s writing is inextricably bound up with the depth of his insights and—on another level—is a poignant reflection of the messiness of his life. Written for a general audience, Simply Faulkner offers access to this ... more

  • Simply Dirac

    by Helge Kragh

    Simply Dirac looks at the life and work of one of the world’s most accomplished—and strangest—theoretical physicists, Paul Dirac, who was among the founders of quantum mechanics. Written by physics scholar Helge Kragh for a non-academic audience, Simply Dirac is an engaging, accessible, and highly entertaining biography that requires no previous knowledge of physics to fully appreciate the... more

  • Simply Darwin

    by Michael Ruse

    Few ideas in the history of the world have had as much impact on our understanding of life as the theory of evolution through natural selection. In Simply Darwin, author Michael Ruse explores this revolutionary concept and the life of Charles Darwin, the man who changed the way we view the world around us. In addition to providing a deep understanding of Darwin and his theory, Simply Darwin brings the story into the present... more

  • Simply Austen

    by Joan Klingel Ray

    Simply Austen explores the life and work of Jane Austen, whose groundbreaking novels set a new standard for social and psychological realism, inspiring numerous films, comic books, TV series, Broadway musicals, and parody zombie books. Designed for hard-core “Janeites” and newbies alike, Simply Austen offers a treasure trove of little-known facts and fascinating insights into the life of one of the most widely read writers in ... more

  • Simply Wittgenstein

    by James C. Klagge

    Ludwig Wittgenstein is generally considered as one of the most influential philosophers of modern times. A scion of a wealthy and troubled family in turn-of-the-century Austria (three of his brothers committed suicide), Wittgenstein is remembered today for his two great works, the Tractatus Logico-Philosophicus (1921) and Philosophical Investigations (1953), which remain both relevant and controversial to this day. In Simply... more

  • Simply Dickens

    by Paul Schlicke

    The quintessential Victorian author, Charles Dickens not only created some of the most vivid characters in English classic literature, but he also lived his own life with a zest and drama that were novelistic in their intensity. In Simply Dickens, author Paul Schlicke explores the fascinating link between Dickens the writer and Dickens the person—a dynamic and driven social reformer who worked to improve the living cond... more

  • Songs of Yemaya

    by Nichelle Marie Calhoun
    A collection of poems, essays, quotes and short stories showing the fullness of black womanhood.
  • ASSIGNMENT CRUX

    by kathy brunt
    The attempt by students in creating their assigned work suffers a blow because of their inexperience and this firm provides them the ASSIGNMENT CRUX

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