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Become a first-generation millionaire using the groundbreaking mindset of entrepreneurial phenom Johnny Wimbrey The meteoric rise of Johnny Wimbrey is one of the great rags-to-riches/tragedy to triumph tales of our time. By seizing control of his life and developing a brand-new mindset, Wimbrey gave up the hard-core streets and a world of drugs, created a business that's now worth over nine-figures, and is presently living the life of a multi-millionaire with his family. Now, in Building a Millionaire Mindset, he provides the knowledge, tools, and insights you need to achieve your dreams-life-changing advice you can take to the bank, including: Participating in Your Own Rescue; Being Busy Versus Being Productive; Realizing Someone Else's Mentality Isn't Your Reality; Becoming a Friend to Your Future Self; Controlling Your Emotion; Execute Versus Excuse; Banishing Your Inner Try-Baby; and Getting off Your 'But.' Building a Millionaire Mindset avoids the overwhelmingly complex or pie-in-the sky approach of other books by providing a 'building block' approach to entrepreneurial success: Each chapter provides a task you must complete before moving on.Show more
Deception and betrayal always carry a price, and sooner or later, someone has to pay. For a long time, Terry King and Damien Wolfe have dodged those debts while the people around them paid-in loneliness, grief, constant fear, and the loss of innocent lives. But no more. It's time to settle up, and though the difference between victim and villain isn't always clear, this familiar band of hackers, spies, and federal agents are holding nothing back. Questions are answered, hidden motives are revealed, secrets are brought to light, and this dangerous adventure comes to a conclusion. Partnerships ruined by betrayal. Lovers tested by secrets. Families broken by lies. With everything around them in shambles, which relationships will endure? And when the story comes full circle . . . who will come out alive? Contains mature themes.Show more
When it came to the grueling challenges of a courtroom, Phoebe Alexandria Rose could win her case on any day. As one of the lead attorneys at Rose and Garnet LLC, Phoebe enjoyed collecting information, breaking down the facts, and sealing her victory with an airtight litigation. On the outside looking in, Phoebe appeared to have it all together, but it was her personal life that she struggled to manage the most. Being in love from afar with her brother's best friend had been a prison sentence for as long as Phoebe could remember. And unfortunately for her, this sentence might be one fight she's not prepared to go up against. Business tycoon and fitness expert Quentin Davidson was considered off limits when it came to matters of the heart. Even with the trail of women lined up to be his next leading lady, Quentin made no promises of anything more than a late-night rendezvous. But when it came to his best friend's sister, Phoebe, all bets were off. Trying to stay away from her hadn't lessened the crescendo of emotions that fluttered through his core and heated his blood with just the mere thought of her. And when Quentin decides to throw caution to the wind to pursue Phoebe, he'll risk everything to prove he has what it takes to seal her happiness for all time. Contains mature themes.Show more
Activist and abolitionist Frederick Douglass is one of the most famous anti-slavery writers in American history. Following 20 years of enslavement in Maryland, Douglass made a daring bid for freedom in 1838, travelling north via the 'underground railroad' before arriving in New Bedford, Massachusetts, where he would settle. It was not long before Douglass took up the cause of black Americans, risking his freedom through writing and lecturing, and travelling the globe to spread his message. In My Bondage and My Freedom (1855) Douglass lays bare his story, illuminating the plight of slaves, the overwhelming prejudices of the time, and the dignity and determination that led to his emancipation.Show more
A New Yorker writer's intimate, revealing account of Tupac Shakur's life and legacy, timed to the fiftieth anniversary of his birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death. In the summer of 2020, Tupac Shakur's single "Changes" became an anthem for the worldwide protests against the murder of George Floyd. The song became so popular, in fact, it was vaulted back onto the iTunes charts more than twenty years after its release—making it clear that Tupac's music and the way it addresses systemic racism, police brutality, mass incarceration, income inequality, and a failing education system is just as important now as it was back then. In Changes, published to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of Tupac's birth and twenty-fifth anniversary of his death, Sheldon Pearce offers one of the most thoughtful and comprehensive accounts yet of the artist's life and legacy. Pearce, an editor and writer at The New Yorker, interviews dozens who knew Tupac throughout various phases of his life. While there are plenty of bold-faced names, the book focuses on the individuals who are lesser known and offer fresh stories and rare insight. Among these are the actor who costarred with him in a Harlem production of A Raisin in the Sun when he was twelve years old, the high school drama teacher who recognized and nurtured his talent, the music industry veteran who helped him develop a nonprofit devoted to helping young artists, the Death Row Records executive who has never before spoken on the record, and dozens of others. Meticulously woven together by Pearce, their voices combine to portray Tupac in all his complexity and contradiction. This remarkable book illustrates not only how he changed during his brief twenty-five years on this planet, but how he forever changed the world.Show more
Experience music history with this memoir by one of the last of the genuine old school Blues and R&B legends, the Grammy-winning dynamic showman Bobby Rush. This memoir charts the extraordinary rise to fame of living blues legend, Bobby Rush. Born Emmett Ellis, Jr. in Homer, Louisiana, he adopted the stage name Bobby Rush out of respect for his father, a pastor. As a teenager, Rush acquired his first real guitar and started playing in juke joints in Little Rock, Arkansas, donning a fake mustache to trick club owners into thinking he was old enough to gain entry. He led his first band in Arkansas between Little Rock and Pine Bluff in the 1950s. It was there he first had Elmore James play in his band. Rush later relocated to Chicago to pursue his musical career and started to work with Earl Hooker, Luther Allison, and Freddie King, and sat in with many of his musical heroes, such as Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Little Walter. Rush eventually began leading his own band in the 1960s, crafting his own distinct style of funky blues, and recording a succession of singles for various labels. It wasn't until the early 1970s that Rush finally scored a hit with "Chicken Heads." More recordings followed, including an album which went on to be listed in the Top 10 blues albums of the 1970s by Rolling Stone and a handful of regional jukebox favorites including "Sue" and "I Ain't Studdin' Ya." And Rush's career shows no signs of slowing down now. The man once beloved for performing in local jukejoints is now headlining major music/blues festivals, clubs, and theaters across the U.S. and as far as Japan and Australia. At age eighty-six, he is still on the road for over 200 days a year. His lifelong hectic tour schedule has earned him the affectionate title "King of the Chitlin' Circuit," from Rolling Stone. In 2007, he earned the distinction of being the first blues artist to play at the Great Wall of China. His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and his ribald sense of humor. He was featured in Martin Scorcese's The Blues docuseries on PBS, a documentary film called Take Me to the River, performed with Dan Aykroyd on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and most recently had a cameo in the Golden Globe nominated Netflix film, Dolemite Is My Name, starring Eddie Murphy. He was recently given the highest Blues Music Award honor of B.B. King Entertainer of the Year. His songs have also been featured in TV shows and films including HBO's Ballers and major motion pictures like Black Snake Moan, starring Samuel L. Jackson. Considered by many to be the greatest bluesman currently performing, this book will give readers unparalleled access into the man, the myth, the legend: Bobby Rush.Show more
New York Times bestselling author David Talbot and New Yorker journalist Margaret Talbot illuminate “America’s second revolutionary generation” in this gripping history of one of the most dynamic eras of the twentieth century—brought to life through seven defining radical moments that offer vibrant parallels and lessons for today. The political landscape of the 1960s and 1970s was perhaps one of the most tumultuous in this country's history, shaped by the fight for civil rights, women’s liberation, Black power, and the end to the Vietnam War. In many ways, this second American revolution was a belated fulfillment of the betrayed promises of the first, striving to extend the full protections of the Bill of Rights to non-white, non-male, non-elite Americans excluded by the nation’s founders. Based on exclusive interviews, original documents, and archival research, By the Light of Burning Dreams explores critical moments in the lives of a diverse cast of iconoclastic leaders of the twentieth century radical movement: Bobby Seale of the Black Panthers; Heather Booth and the Jane Collective, the first underground feminist abortion clinic; Vietnam War peace activists Tom Hayden and Jane Fonda; Cesar Chavez, Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers; Craig Rodwell and the Gay Pride movement; Dennis Banks, Madonna Thunder Hawk, Russell Means and the warriors of Wounded Knee; and John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s politics of stardom. Margaret and David Talbot reveal the epiphanies that galvanized these modern revolutionaries and created unexpected connections and alliances between individual movements and across race, class, and gender divides. America is still absorbing—and reacting against—the revolutionary forces of this tumultuous period. The change these leaders enacted demanded much of American society and the human imagination. By the Light of Burning Dreams is an immersive and compelling chronicle of seven lighting rods of change and the generation that engraved itself in American narrative—and set the stage for those today, fighting to bend forward the arc of history. Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.Show more
Secrets always have a way of coming to light. Special Agent Renata Parker learns this the hard way, when the secret she's held close for many years is finally revealed, exposing her as traitor to the team of thieves, spies, hackers, and federal agents who thought they shared a common goal-take down Damien Wolfe. Her dedication to their cause doesn't quite stand up to scrutiny-especially for Quentin, a fellow hacker who was drawn to Renata's quiet energy before her true identity was exposed. With her loyalty in question, Renata finds herself in a position where she's forced to rely on help from the very people she may have unwittingly betrayed. Quentin wants to trust Renata, but repairing their friendship-and possibly taking it further-requires the healing of past wounds, answering unresolved questions, and revealing unknown connections that bring new light to Damien Wolfe's misdeeds. While Quentin and Renata search for common ground, Marcus and Naomi navigate unexpected circumstances in their budding relationship, and Inez tries to resist Kendall's magnetic, dangerous appeal. Romance, danger, a little hacking, and a bit of espionage ensue as the team struggles to be released from the traumas of their past. Contains mature themes.Show more
Maryland gubernatorial candidate Caden Mitchell has achieved every goal he's ever set: West Point graduate, decorated Army war hero, mayor of Baltimore. That is, every goal but one: becoming a husband and father. That goal was dashed after his greatest love, Savannah Grace Vasquez, disappeared from his life without a trace more than a decade before. But during a fundraiser for his latest political bid, Caden spots a woman who looks just like Savannah. Can it be her? It is! Savannah has never stopped loving Caden, so she pulls another disappearing act after the fundraiser. She has a secret that could topple his political run, and she wants to keep it under wraps: She is the mother of his son. But when Caden finds out he's a father, he wants to make Savannah a permanent part of his life. What happens to these earnest lovers after Savannah is claimed by the hero? Contains mature themes.Show more
No man enraptured Martha Jean Richards. Not since her scoundrel of a late ex-husband left. Men came with problems, and she didn't believe in happily ever afters. But even Martha Jean's hard exterior couldn't hold after meeting Christopher Lee Rose, a multimillionaire mogul. He was the father of her recently acquired son-in-law, and Christopher wooed Martha Jean every time he entered a room. Now with a change of heart, Martha Jean decides it's time she marries a gentleman, but there is one person who stands in her way, Adeline Stevens. Also, newly joined into the Rose family through marriage, Adeline's spunky no-nonsense attitude affected everyone she met. For years, Adeline had lived by the rule that men could not be trusted. That was until she met Christopher. Baited by his charismatic charm, Adeline aspires to be the woman at the altar when it's all said and done. And if it's war that Martha Jean wants, it's war she will get. Contains mature themes.Show more
College, cookies, capers, Oh my! Daisy Payton has everything. Exceptional grades. Impeccable clothes. Model family. But perfection comes at a high cost, and Daisy is wilting. Determined to use college as her chance to bloom anew, she's focused on only one thing, leaving the Payton name behind and forging her own path-even if she has to tell the teeniest of fibs to do it. Trevor Boone has nothing. Abandoned as a child. Raised by distant relatives. Constantly reminded he's a burden. Trevor's lived at the edges of opulence for years, having all he's ever desired dangled just out of reach. But his ambition is finally about to pay off and nothing will distract him from his goal-finishing college top of his class and starting life, on his own terms. When Daisy and Trevor meet it's clear from the start that they'll tempt each other to distraction, can they learn to put their ambitions aside and fall or will they lose it all? Contains mature themes.Show more
Diligence. Focus. Agility. For Naomi Prescott, it's not just a cute little saying. It's a critical mantra, words to live by if she wants to retain her freedom, and more importantly, her life. Impeccable planning is the only way to ensure she sets off the small flutters that will trigger the big ripple she needs to pull off the score of a lifetime-no matter the stakes. FBI Agent Marcus Calloway is a straight-shooter . . . if you overlook his sometimes unconventional, law-skirting, expensive ways of solving a case. A big arrest would do wonders to restore his reputation, and he has one woman in mind: Jolie Voleuse. Unforeseen circumstances force them into a closer proximity than either-especially Naomi-would like to be. Sparks fly, and as surely as fire ignites, eventually their undeniable chemistry combusts into a passion that neither expected as they join forces in the dangerous pursuit of a common bounty. Contains mature themes.Show more
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