The Devil Is a Gentleman The Life and Times of Dennis Wheatley

Biographies

James St. James, “Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland”
The Devil is a Gentleman: The Life and times of Dennis Wheatley by Phil Baker
Life Is Not a Reality Show (Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All) by Kyle Richards
Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse
Marcus Brotherton, “Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers”

James St. James, “Disco Bloodbath: A Fabulous But True Tale of Murder in Clubland”

English | ISBN: 0684857642 | 1999 | EPUB/MOBI | 286 pages | 3 MB/1 MB

When was the last time you read a story about murder and degradation that made you laugh out loud? When was the last time you read something that you just had to share with somebody and soon had you reading passages aloud? When was the last time you read something that was so startling that it made you think, “My God, not only am I not in Kansas anymore, I’m not even sure what planet I’m on!”
Well, welcome to the world of “Disco Bloodbath,” and the crazy, maddening, terrifying, bizarre, and totally charming people who inhabit it, doing all sorts of unspeakable things to each other – and to themselves – all in an effort to keep ennui at bay just for one more day.
“Disco Bloodbath” is a dazzling, dizzying, amazingly vivid, and startlingly fresh look at a subculture that for several years pranced its hedonistic way across the dance floors of New York City’s trendiest clubs. It is also perhaps the funniest book about a murder you will ever read. Like its author, who experienced it all and has lived to tell the tale, it’s a true original.
When self-proclaimed king of club kids and party promoter extraordinaire Michael Alig was convicted in November 1996 of killing a drug dealer known as Angel, a spotlight was trained on a world few people even knew existed. Author James St. James knew that world, of course; in fact, he was one of its creators. He also knew the rules, knew them inside out, because he helped write them. And while it was a life and a lifestyle in which just about anything was acceptable so long as it wasn’t boring, murder was considered a no-no. So when Alig confessed his part in the crime to St. James, our author knew that there could be no going back – andthat this time the party really was over.
Now, in this unflinching tell-all book, James St. James leads the reader into the bizarre, almost surreal universe of abandon and gender-bending amorality, decadence, and drugs that he knew so well. And in a writing style as addictive as any drug, he details the rise and fall of Michael Alig, a kid from South Bend, Indiana, who burst on the downtown scene in the 1980s and quickly rose to the top as the mastermind of parties so outrageous that they became the stuff of legend.
Like its author and the people it depicts, this expose is outrageous and fascinating, much like seeing an accident on the side of the road that you feel compelled to stare at. Hysterically funny, heartbreakingly tragic, and wickedly decadent, “Disco Bloodbath” is both St. James’s attempt at closure and a stunning literary achievement.

The Devil is a Gentleman: The Life and times of Dennis Wheatley by Phil Baker

2011 | 699 Pages | ISBN: 1907650326 | EPUB | 3 MB

“It is not only the Hammer films based on Dennis Wheatley’s novels that are full-blooded, sensational entertainment, so was Wheatley’s life, brilliantly evoked by Phil Baker. This gripping biography draws out all the comedy from Wheatley’s history, from his childhood in a family of wine merchants who were dedicated to social climbing (the scrambling for status never left Wheatley either, even in his 70’s he was proudly joining gentlemen’s clubs such as White’s) to his experiences in World War One. Wheatley’s main ambition as a soldier was to join a socially acceptable regiment, but the Westminster Dragoons wouldn’t have him because he couldn’t ride (he claimed that he could but his first time on a horse rather exposed this lie), he was too short for the Artist’s Rifles and so he ended up in the Artillery. He spent most of the War attending training camps and hunting for casual sex (and writing his first, unpublished, novel), before being sent to the Western Front in 1917. A business disaster, along with the Depression, led him to turn his attention to writing novels as a means of escaping penury (an unconventional idea for becoming rich) and after selling 50 million books he succeeded. Wheatley lived on a grand scale, rather like a real-life bon vivant James Bond, of fine dining, expensive wines and even more expensive cigars. Phil Baker captures Wheatley’s personality, as well as the lurid extremes of his novels (their occult settings, the constant promise of orgies and threats to virgins). For such a detailed book The Devil is a Gentleman is astonishingly readable, as page-turning as Wheatley’s own novels.

Life Is Not a Reality Show (Keeping It Real with the Housewife Who Does It All) by Kyle Richards

English | December 27th, 2011 | ASIN: B005AJSSAU, ISBN: 0062113488, 006211350X | 307 pages | AZW3 | 7.25 MB

In Life Is Not a Reality Show, breakout star of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Kyle Richards reveals everything she’s learned about succeeding without getting stuck up, with insights into everything from keeping a marriage fresh while juggling four kids (with not a nanny in sight) to finding the best beauty steals and home-decorating inspirations.
Pop culture fanatics and fans of hip, no-nonsense women’s books from Kelly Cutrone, Bethenny Frankel, and Brandi Glanville will find all they’re looking for and more in Richards’s Life Is Not a Reality Show.

Amy, My Daughter by Mitch Winehouse

English | June 26, 2012 | ISBN: 0062191381, 0062218352 | 320 Pages | EPUB | 1,9 MB

The intimate, inside story of the ultimately tragic life of multiple Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Amy Winehouse (“Rehab,” “Back to Black”) is told by the one person most able to tell it—Amy’s closest advisor, her inspiration, and best friend: her father, Mitch. Amy, My Daughter includes exclusive, never-before-seen photos and paints an open and honest portrait of one of the greatest musical talents of our time.

Marcus Brotherton, “Shifty’s War: The Authorized Biography of Sergeant Darrell “Shifty” Powers, the Legendary Sharpshooter from the Band of Brothers”

English | ISBN: 0425247376 | 2011 | EPUB/MOBI | 304 pages | 2 MB/2 MB

As a boy growing up in the remote mining town of Clinchco, Virginia, Darrell “Shifty” Powers’s goal was to become the best rifle shot he could be. His father trained him to listen to the woods, to “see” without his eyes. Little did Shifty know his finely-tuned skills would one day save his life—and the lives of his friends.
As one of the original men who trained at Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Shifty was one out of only two soldiers in Easy Company to initially earn the coveted expert marksman designation. He parachuted into France on D-day and fought for a month in Normandy; eighty days in Holland; thirty-nine in the harshly cold winter of Bastogne; and for nearly thirty more near Haguenau, France, and the Ruhr pocket in Germany.
Shifty’s War is a tale of heroism and adventure, of a soldier’s blood-filled days fighting his way from the shores of France to the heartland of Germany, and the epic story of how one man’s skills as a sharpshooter and engagingly unassuming personality propelled him to a life greater than he could have ever imagined.