Drawing from thousands of pages of police reports, court documents, interviews, letters, and diaries, Sillitoe's and Roberts's narrative cuts through the complexities of this famous crime investigation to deliver a gripping, Capote-esque tale. They embrace the details but lay them out systematically as seen through the eyes of the detectives, victims, and the perpetrator. The darkest secrets unravel gradually—allowing the reader fleeting glimpses of the infamous white salamander as it ducks in and out of its fabricator's head. What was the “salamander letter” and why were so many people determined to possess—and to conceal—it? Why was this one of the most unusual cases in American forensic history? A skilled con artist by anyone's assessment, Mark Hofmann eluded exposure by police and document authenticators—the FBI, Library of Congress, the LDS historical department, and polygraph experts—until George Throckmorton discovered the telltale microscopic alligatoring that was characteristic of the forgeries. What ensued was a suspense-ridden cat-and-mouse game between seasoned prosecutors and a clever, homicidal criminal. In the end, this story only verifies that some facts are indeed stranger than fiction.
As public education declined and many Americans despaired of their children's future, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jonathan Freedman volunteered as a writing mentor in some of California's toughest innercity schools. He discovered a program called AVID that gave him hope. In this work of creative non-fiction, Mr. Freedman interweaves the lives of AVID's founder, Mary Catherine Swanson, and six of her original AVID students over a 20-year period, from 1980 to 2000. With powerful personalities, explosive conflicts, and compelling action, Wall of Fame portrays the dramatic story of how one teacher in one classroom created a pragmatic program that has propelled thousands of students to college. This story of determination, courage, and hope inspires a new generation of teachers, students, and parents to fight for change from the bottom up.
Author: Eric Julien
Publisher: Allies Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2006-10-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
Finally, here is the breakthrough work that solve the mystery of UFOs and paranormal phenomena. After more than a half century of investigation, ric Julien offers a global and scientific solution to one of the greatest challenge known to science. For Julien, the fractal nature of time and its three dimensions, led to the emergence of a revolutionary global theory: Absolute Relativity! Even though this work is of a scientific nature, the general public can easily understand it. The precise explanations in this book will highlight the mistakes of science and will furthermore ofer insight into extraterrestrial technology, which the author calls Extratemporals. Diagrams are included.The Science of Extraterrestrials explains anti-gravitation, propulsion of UFOs, alien abductions, formation of crop circles, strange luminous phenomena, poltergeists, ghosts, post-mortem survival and time travel. All these phenomena are explained by this single unique concept. This book will undoubtely create a philosophical revolution.
From a handful of ingredients from your kitchen shelf and a couple of fresh ones from the store, you can create 100 amazing recipes. With a perfectly stocked kitchen shelf, you just need to pick up two ingredients from the store and you can make a delicious meal. The Kitchen Shelf is packed with recipes and information on how to have a perfectly stocked "kitchen shelf" so when you head home after a long day, all you need to do is pick up a couple of ingredients and you can be sure you have everything required to make a delicious meal. It is an excellent way to build up your repertoire in the kitchen and pick up on the bargains of the day in the shop or market. There are 30 shelf essentials of which there are 10 "key" essentials: A can of chickpeas, a bag of rice, a can of tomatoes, a bag of flour, a jar of peanut butter, a box of eggs, a bag of pasta, a can of coconut milk, a bar of chocolate, and a bottle of milk. With handy tips and simple techniques, the home cook will feel confident to swap ingredients and create new dishes to share with friends. Ultimately, it is a staple book for the kitchen: reliable recipes, no-fuss shopping and fantastic photographs of the finished dishes.