Originally published in 1906, this early work by legendary escapologist Harry Houdini is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains a wealth of information on the methods and history of various criminal art forms such as pick-pocketing, burglary, confidence tricksters and much more. This is a fascinating publication highly recommended for those interested in the techniques and practices of the old fashioned criminal. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Captivating essays reveal the trade secrets of successful criminals, gleaned from Houdini's interviews of police and thieves. Reveals the techniques employed by pickpockets, con artists, counterfeiters, and other crooks.
What is 'virtue'? And how can we lead moral lives? Exploring how contemporary moral philosophy has led to a revival of interest in the concepts of 'virtue', 'character' and 'flourishing', this is an accessible and critical introduction to virtue ethics. Comprising of three parts, the first part examines the work of key contemporary thinkers such as Elizabeth Anscombe and Bernard Williams in calling for a change of direction in moral philosophy and adopting a different approach to answering questions such as 'How should I live my life?'. The second part develops a detailed account of Aristotelian eudaimonistic virtue ethics, which considers the virtuous agent to be an ideal and highlights the importance of moral perception and practical wisdom. In the final part, Athanassoulis explores new challenges to virtue ethics from psychology, discusses the practical implications of educating for the virtues and finally considers the neo-Kantian response to virtue ethics. Virtue Ethics also includes chapter summaries and guides to further reading throughout to help readers explore, understand and develop a critical perspective towards this important school of contemporary ethical thought.
David Bailey, author of When The Forest Bleeds, has once again written another, "could not put down," riveting novel. When Carmen Hopper woke up in the morning, it started as any other. Her husband, Dan, had gone to work early and she was about to start another boring day, but it would hardly end that way. When the bank called asking where Dan was, it started a day that would change her life for eternity. Love and life as she had known it would change not only in her life, but in the lives of her closest friends. Her husband had done the unforgivable. He had broken a rule from which there was no redemption. His actions would affect people in an unimaginable, traumatic way. He had done the unforgivable, the unpardonable. He had broken The Final Rule.
Release on 2006-10-31 | by William Kalush,Larry Sloman
The Making of America's First Superhero
Author: William Kalush,Larry Sloman
Pubpsher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Handcuff King. Escape Artist. International Superstar. Since his death eighty-eight years ago, Harry Houdini’s life has been chronicled in books, in film, and on television. Now, in this groundbreaking biography, renowned magic expert William Kalush and bestselling writer Larry Sloman team up to find the man behind the myth. Drawing from millions of pages of research, they describe in vivid detail the passions that drove Houdini to perform ever-more-dangerous feats, his secret life as a spy, and a pernicious plot to subvert his legacy. The Secret Life of Houdini traces the arc of the master magician’s life from desperate poverty to worldwide fame—his legacy later threatened by a group of fanatical Spiritualists led by esteemed British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Initiating the reader along the way into the arcane world of professional magic, Kalush and Sloman decode a life based on deception, providing an intimate and riveting portrayal of Houdini, the man and the legend.
MAKE TOUGH CHOICES WITHFAITH AND CONFIDENCE. We all have to make decisions, big and small, every day. Sometimes those decisionsare life changing, and we can become paralyzed in the process. We wonder: “WHAT DOES GOD WANT ME TO DO? HOW CAN I KNOW HISWILL? WHAT IF I MAKE THE WRONG CHOICE?” How to Make the Right Decision Every Time reveals biblical and practical keysto help you find direction, uncover your purpose, discover God’s will, and getit right every time. With biblical wisdom and successful examples of everydaypeople, this book will empower you to: LEARN HOW GOD DESIRES TO GUIDE YOUEVERY DAY THROUGH HIS WORD DISCOVER PRACTICAL WAYS TO APPLY GOD’SPRINCIPLES FOR MAKING DECISIONS REMOVE THE PRESSURE AND FEAROF MAKING WRONG CHOICES You can turn apprehension to action, master the art ofdecision making, and approach life confidently every day.
As humans, things happen to us sometimes that we cannot fully understand. We desire to explain them when from human perspective there's no explanation that really exists. Our perplexion at things of that nature are not just about when they happen to us but also the things we witness in the world around us. They oftentimes shake the foundations of our faith in God to the core. But as much as not knowing hurts, at no time should our reaction be to accuse God for things we don't understand. Rather, we should know that God is not always the architect of all our problems and that He might not always save us from people that live to harm us or bless us the way we want because we take a stand with Him. His promise however is one thing and that is that He'll work it all out for HIS OWN ENDS even the wicked for a day of disaster Proverbs 16:4b. However your pain occurred, God's declared intentions are that He'll use all of your problems any which way they present to work out His will for your life. The deaths of some of the people that went before us is proof that for reasons best known to Him, God at times chooses not to deliver people that take a stand with Him. And it's not because He hated such people but because of what He already planned to use the situation for.
Release on 2010-03-01 | by Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
From a Preacher Who Keeps It Real
Author: Dr. Kenneth T. Whalum Jr.
Pubpsher: Author House
Category: Social Science
It is easy to condemn hip-hop for the condition of our society, but as we condemn our own young people for being who they are, what role do we play in making them who they are, and what do we have to offer them as an alternative to who they are? Hip-Hop Is Not Our Enemy is an insider's critique of the Black church's role and responsibility in co-opting hip-hop culture. It is written by a Black Baptist Pastor who survived a church split that occurred because of his dedication to co-opting hip-hop culture. The final chapter serves as a how-to guide to preparing a sermon that will connect with the hip-hop generation.