'Fascinating' LA Times '[Keyes] has carried it off brilliantly, bringing not only a fine clarity but a special warmth and empathy' Washington Post Billy Milligan was a man tormented by twenty-four distinct personalities battling for supremacy - a battle that culminated when he awoke in jail, arrested for the kidnap and rape of three women. In a landmark trial, Billy was acquitted of his crimes by reason of insanity caused by multiple personality disorder - the first such court decision in history. Among the twenty-four are: Philip, a petty criminal; Kevin, who dealt drugs; April, whose only ambition was to kill Billy's stepfather; Adalana, the shy, affection-starved lesbian who 'used' Billy's body in the rapes that led to his arrest; David, the eight-year-old 'keeper of the pain'; and the Teacher, the sum of all Billy's alter egos fused into one. In The Minds of Billy Milligan, Daniel Keyes brings to light the most remarkable and harrowing case of multiple personality ever recorded.
Trivia-on-Book: Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes Take the challenge yourself and share it with friends and family for a time of fun! Charlie Gordon is a mentally challenged man neglected even by his own mother, growing up confused and frustrated with human interactions. He works at the local bakery and is the subject of jokes by his coworkers. However, everything changes when he undergoes a surgery that enhances his intelligence and turns his life around. Renowned science fiction author Daniel Keyes sends readers into a world of mysteries to unravel the complexities of the human mind with his most popular book to date, Flowers for Algernon. You may have read the book, but not have liked it. You may have liked the book, but not be a fan. You may call yourself a fan, but few truly are. Are you a fan? Trivia-on-Books is an independently curated trivia quiz on the book for readers, students, and fans alike. Whether you're looking for new materials to the book or would like to take the challenge yourself and share it with your friends and family for a time of fun, Trivia-on-Books provides a unique approach to Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes that is both insightful and educational! Features You'll Find Inside: • 30 Multiple choice questions on the book, plots, characters and author • Insightful commentary to answer every question • Complementary quiz material for yourself or your reading group • Results provided with scores to determine "status" Promising quality and value, come play your trivia of a favorite book!
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Planetary Mysteries is a compilation of essays, fiction and non-fiction, meant to explore megaliths, glaciers, the face on Mars, and Aboriginal dreamtime, among other things. Contributors include: Richard Hoagland, Jeff Greenwald, Richard Grossinger, Normandi Ellis, John Brandi, Rob Brezny (the author of Pronoia), Gary David, and Richard Silberg.
The Mind Map Book introduces a revolutionary system of planning and note-taking that has already changed the lives of millions of people across the globe. The Mind Map, which has been called the 'Swiss army knife for the brain', is a ground-breaking, note-taking technique that is already used by more than 250 million people worldwide and has taken the educational and business world by storm. This book, the definitive full-colour illustrated edition of The Mind Map Book (Tony and Barry Buzan's multi-million-copy bestseller) introduces you to the fundamental operational principles of the ultimate bio-computer - your brain! In addition to helping you maximise your brain power, the book also features a range of stimulating exercises and a lavish and inspirational collection of photographs and original Mind Maps that illustrate the technique.
With the release of Avatar in December 2009, James Cameron cements his reputation as king of sci-fi and blockbuster filmmaking. It’s a distinction he’s long been building, through a directing career that includes such cinematic landmarks as The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, and the highest grossing movie of all time, Titanic. The Futurist is the first in-depth look at every aspect of this audacious creative genius—culminating in an exclusive behind-the-scenes glimpse of the making of Avatar, the movie that promises to utterly transform the way motion pictures are created and perceived. As decisive a break with the past as the transition from silents to talkies, Avatar pushes 3-D, live action, and photo-realistic CGI to a new level. It rips through the emotional barrier of the screen to transport the audience to a fabulous new virtual world. With cooperation from the often reclusive Cameron, author Rebecca Keegan has crafted a singularly revealing portrait of the director’s life and work. We meet the young truck driver who sees Star Wars and sets out to learn how to make even better movies himself—starting by taking apart the first 35mm camera he rented to see how it works. We observe the neophyte director deciding over lunch with Arnold Schwarzenegger that the ex-body builder turned actor is wrong in every way for the Terminator role as written, but perfect regardless. After the success of The Terminator, Cameron refines his special-effects wizardry with a big-time Hollywood budget in the creation of the relentlessly exciting Aliens. He builds an immense underwater set for The Abyss in the massive containment vessel of an abandoned nuclear power plant—where he pushes his scuba-breathing cast to and sometimes past their physical and emotional breaking points (including a white rat that Cameron saved from drowning by performing CPR). And on the set of Titanic, the director struggles to stay in charge when someone maliciously spikes craft services’ mussel chowder with a massive dose of PCP, rendering most of the cast and crew temporarily psychotic. Now, after his movies have earned over $5 billion at the box office, James Cameron is astounding the world with the most expensive, innovative, and ambitious movie of his career. For decades the moviemaker has been ready to tell the Avatar story but was forced to hold off his ambitions until technology caught up with his vision. Going beyond the technical ingenuity and narrative power that Cameron has long demonstrated, Avatar shatters old cinematic paradigms and ushers in a new era of storytelling. The Futurist is the story of the man who finally brought movies into the twenty-first century. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Based on three years of research and interviews with detectives, drug pushers, judges, and street people, this book reveals the true story of the Columbus, Ohio, triple homicide which Claudia Elaine Yasko confessed to but did not commit