e-Books and Print Books –
Truth for an Open Mind
by Lori Carangelo
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TRUE CRIME • ADOPTION • COOKBOOKS • HOW-TO
SERIAL KILLERS ON THE INTERSTATE - amfor.net/serial_killers.html
This unique by-state collection details over 200 of these killers -- over 100 by their known names, and over 100 unsolved cases. According to the FBI, Over 6,000 people per year die at the hands of serial killers, and close to 300 Highway Serial Killers, specifically, are on the loose in the United States, prowling the nation in big rigs -- particularly long-haul truckers who may pick up prey in one state and dump the body several states away. Many have been nicknamed by media according to their apparent "M.O." or victim type -- such as "The Bra Murderer,""The Co-Ed Killer,"" "The Flat Tire Killer,""The Donut Shop Killer," "The Orange Socks Killer," "The Candy Man," "The Freeway Killer," "The Suitcase Killer," "The Trash Bag Killer," etc. And they are in every state - California and Texas having the largest number of such serial killers, but even the smallest states thought t be the "safest" states have their share of these predators. So if you’re offered a ride by a smiling stranger, be afraid... Be very afraid. 132 pages. Photos. Indexed. To View the free sample which lists the killers by state, and order it at Amazon - amzn.com/dp/B018932PG6, BN - www.barnesandnoble.com/w/serial-killers-on-the-interstate-lori-carangelo/1123011349?ean=2940157723989 or GOOGLE BOOKS - play.google.com/store/books/details/Lori_Carangelo_SERIAL_KILLERS_ON_THE_INTERSTATE?id=D9P_CgAAQBAJ
IN THE COMPANY OF KILLERS - Unraveling James Michael Munro. Jim Munro was born and adopted with multiple medical, physical and mental handicaps. But was he, at age 18, an actual accomplice of California Freeway Killer, William Bonin, or one of Bonin’s victims? The author unravels Munro’s changing stories, confusing behaviors, and contradictory psychiatric opinions, to ferret out the real story and the real Jim Munro. Adult reading due to unavoidably graphic scenes. Coming soon.
ESPOSITO - The Notorious Man from Sicily - loricarangelo.com/esposito.html
It is said there are three sides to every story. This is the story of the short, many-sided man with many names whose story has never been completely told, despite that he became known worldwide, in the late 1880s, when the FBI dubbed him “the first Mafioso” to emigrate from Sicily to America. Italian, British, New York, Chicago and New Orleans newspapers even depicted home as “the first international serial killer.” The truth about “the first Mafioso” - his origins, his life, and even his death - has long been shrouded in mystery and folklore. Esposito’s story is narrated by Esposito himself, taking the reader through both comical and dark moments, with many twists and turns, until the surprise ending. Both loved and vilified, Joe Esposito was said to have been from a “good family” yet he was raised in a Catholic orphanage, his parents unknown to him. And so he searched for his identity throughout his life, trying on new ones as one would try on new clothes. Those who knew him as Joe Randazzo, met a man of an entirely different personality than that of his aliases, Vincent Rebello and Tony Costenza. Sporting a short or long beard, “peasant” attire, or good suits, or flashy shirts and his trademark white Panama hat, his multiple identities enabled even his flamboyant “Panama Joe” persona to “hide in plain sight,” thus lending further mystique to “the notorious man from Sicily.” Esposito’s reputation as being both a “Robin Hood” and a shady yet revered “Mafioso,” gave him the three things he needed to survive: Rispetto (Respect), Fortuna (Fortune), Famiglia (Family). But his dealings on the docks in New Orleans were at a time that was especially hostile to Italian immigrants in the South, where Italians were given a status that was neither “White” nor “Black,” and where they became victims of the largest lynching in U.S. history as result of a baseless and deliberately orchestrated “Mafia” scare. But to discover the “true” story of the “real” Joe Esposito, we meet Serafina -- the petite, bodacious, and strikingly beautiful Sicilian woman who had as many aliases as Esposito and for whom Joe endeavored to “walk the line.” The truth as to whether “Panama Joe” and Serafina were an Italian “Bonnie and Clyde” makes their story all the more compelling and reveals the greatest love story “never told.” Amzn.com/B019LGUJ4K, Barnes and Noble, and Google Books.
FACEBOOK KILLERS - True stories behind 20 uniquely shocking murders facilitated through Facebook with photos of the Killers and their Victims. also indexed, plus Bibliography of sources. Chapters are by category of murder such as, “Deadly Facebook Friending,” “Deadly Unfriendings,” “Facebook Stalker Murders,” “Fatal Facebook Affairs/Hookups,” “Facebook Bullying Suicides,” etc.. The author warns that the increasing number of Facebook-linked murders, which no law can prevent, is a testament to the dark side of human nature. It is therefore essential to be aware that social media’s anonymity which pretends to assure your privacy also nurtures “Facebook Killers.” Be afraid. Be very afraid! Available for Kindle at http://Amzn.com/dp/B019NHWEE0 and Nook at www.bn.com/w/facebook-killers-lori-carangelo/1116348223 or view on iPAD or PC.
KONDRO - The Untold Story of the Longview Serial Killer
Why did Joseph Kondro, who started life as a normal, healthy kid, raised by decent adoptive parents, become a child rapist-killer? For the first time, the killer reveals how he took a whole community’s children, and why the whole community kept his secrets as he "inhaled the last breaths" of his young victims. An Amazon KINDLE book at Amzn.com/dp/B019LILL2W and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at bn.com/w/kondro-the-untold-story-of-the-longview-serial-killer-lori-carangelo/1114195620.
BLOOD RELATIVES -
proves that truth is stranger than fiction. This is a “who done it” with twists and turns and multiple murders you won’t see coming. The characters and events are real - including “the woman who legalized abortion in America,” and her children who are caught up in complex family relationships resulting from adoption, abortion, incest, greed and corruption. Just as one may hand down a family recipe, this story, which takes the reader from the 1960s to the present, provides an intriguing mix of Southern pride and prejudice, mystery, motives and murders. Turn up the heat, stir in the action, add a pinch of reasonable doubt, allow to simmer, and feed your craving for a bloody tale.
Available at Amazon for Kindle,
for Nook, iPAD and PC.
WATCH FOR THE INVESTIGATION DISCOVERY (ID) TV DRAMATIZATION AND VIDEO, IN “EVIL KIN,” SEASON 4, 2016, BASED ON THIS BOOK.
PAST MISTAKES – and the Carefully Crafted CENTRAL COAST RAPIST – the true story of a mother’s failed dreams, an ambitious young female Prosecutor who carefully crafted a non-existent serial rapist, and a man with a dark past, an angel on his shoulder and a will to survive. Women were certainly his downfall. But was he The Central Coast Rapist? PART 1 of Joseph Belarde Garcia’s life spans more than half a century from Hollywood in its heyday to the bloody snake-pit of the prison underworld. The cast of characters includes movie stars, Mafioso, famous killers, prison gang leaders, fallen women, and credible supporters. PART 2 exposes the conspiracy to convict an innocent man based on his PAST MISTAKES, the nine women who accused him, and his 25-year struggle for freedom and exoneration. Available from Amazon KINDLE at amzn.com/dp/B019LQKCXI and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at www.bn.com/w/past-mistakes-lori-carangelo/1113899274?ean=2940015814934.
ADOPTED KILLERS –
300 Adoptees Who Killed Adopters and Strangers. Detailed and Indexed.
This unique and most extensive compilation is exclusively devoted to the stories behind the stories of adoptees who have killed, in order to answer WHY they killed. Organized by alphabetical last name under categories including: The Adopted Serial Killers; Mass Murdering Adoptees (Snipers, School Shooters, Bombers, etc.); Adoptees Who Killed Their Adopters or Adoptive Relatives; Adoptees Who Killed Their Biological Parents -- Why It’s Rare; Adoptees Who Killed Strangers; Special Cases, Special Victims: Fetus Abductions by Adoptees.
See contents and more at amfor.net/killers.
Available Amazon.com with FREE apps for Kindle, iPAD, PC at www.amazon.com/dp/B019LG27VI and at BN.com - bn.com/w/adopted-killers-lori-carangelo/1113994100, and Google Books.
NO REMORSE – When Greg Mox murdered both of his loving adoptive parents, he bludgeoned them, slashed their throats, poured gasoline on their bodies and set them on fire. Media always asks “why” when such crimes occur but rarely have answers. The author investigated and interviewed Greg Mox over time and has given him a voice to explain in his own words WHY he did it. Chapters detail his adoption story, family relationships, the murders, his trial, and his search for his “birth” family. Available at Amazon for Kindle - Amzn.com/dp/B019LVU4UO and http://bn.com/w/no-remorse-lori-carangelo/1003858242?ean=2940016070360 for NOOK, and iPad.
ADOPTION, GENEALOGY, SOCIAL ISSUES
The ADOPTION & DONOR CONCEPTION FACTBOOK –
The Only Comprehensive Source of U.S. & Global Data on the Invisible Families of Adoption,
Foster Care & Donor Conception.
NOW THERE ARE TWO - AN E-BOOK published by Access Press and a PRINT BOOK published by Clearfield Books.
Each provides an “at a glance” statistical resource and documentary for researchers, helping professionals, activists, lawmakers, journalists, students composing dissertations, other writers, genealogists -- and anyone interested in knowing the truth about America’s most secretive, multi-billion dollar, Adoption, Assisted Reproduction, and Foster Care industries. Browse the latest stats and back stories, consider the sources, follow the dollars, and judge for yourself. It’s about you, your family, your money. You have a
right to know. 210 pages, Indexed.
Browse the full DESCRIPTION, CONTENTS and INDEX pages at AmFOR.net/AdoptionFactbook
• Available for AMAZON KINDLE at amzn.com/B019LRAO6W
• and for BN NOOK at www.bn.com/w/the-adoption-and-donor-conception-factbook-lori-carangelo/1120605220?ean=2940149731381 or use their Free Apps for PC or iPAD.
• Also at Google Books.
FOR A FREE COPY - Since libraries are Clearfield’s major customers, ask your local library to order it to access it at your library without charge.
CHOSEN CHILDREN 2016 – People As Commodities In America’s Multi-Billion Dollar Failed Foster Care, Adoption and Prison Industries. A documentary and exposé that follows the dollars and identifies sources in support of the shocking facts. The author, who has worked with thousands of adoption affected families, including incarcerated adoptees, suggests alternatives to these failed systems.
View Contents and Reviews at
• Available at Amazon - www.amazon.com/dp/B01AU8C75M,
• Barnes & Noble – bn.com/w/chosen-children-2016-lori-carangelo/
•Google Books – books.google.com/books/about/CHOSEN_CHILDREN_2016.html
CALL ME MEAGAN - My Life as a Transgender in a Men’s Prison. Adoptee Lupe Mendoza Calvillo’s true story. Adult reading due to unavoidably graphic scenes. Coming soon.
THE ULTIMATE SEARCH BOOK — U.S. Adoption, Genealogy and Other Search Secrets Both e-Book and Print edition for searching the U.S. are available and also the print edition for searching Worldwide (see below) -- so you can find anyone, dead or alive, even adoptees and "birth" parents without a known name, despite sealed records. The author, whose organization, Americans For Open Records (AmFOR), helped 20,000 families to reconnect, without charge, reveals how.
Browse the Contents and Reviews at www.amfor.net/UltimateSearch and Order yours at Amazon for Kindle at www.amazon.com/dp/0806357290 or BN for Nook at www.bn.com/w/the-ultimate-search-book-lori-carangelo/1119916363?ean=2940149731428.
THE ULTIMATE SEARCH BOOK – Print Edition – WORLDWIDE Adoption, Genealogy and Other Search Secrets - Worldwide Adoption, Genealogy and Other Search Secrets - 293 pages; A "How To" Manual and Directory of Resources available from Clearfield Company; detailing with publisher link and how to obtain a FREE copy, at AmFOR.net/UltimateSearch.
ADOPTION UNCENSORED - Indexed 30-Year COLLECTION of SELECTED NEWSCLIPS and LETTERS TO AmFOR 1977- 2008 (from Legislators, Agencies, Attorneys, Organizations and Others on ADOPTION ISSUES); 292 pages; FREE e-book at AmFOR.net/Uncensored
FAKING CRAZY - The True Story of a Man’s Perilous Journey in Search of His Mother. As told by Tom McGee, his story begs the question asked by the late adoption reform pioneer, Jean Paton, "Do you have to be truant, steal cars, get into juvenile detention homes, or drop out of school in order for people to realize you need to have someone tell you about your origins?" And we might add, "Pretend to be crazy?" In the case of Tom McGee, the answer is Yes! Ironic is the outcome of his lifelong search for his biological family and himself. Available at Amazon for KINDLE at Amzn.com/dp/B019L6KG66 and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at www.bn.com/w/faking-crazy-lori-carangelo/1114023374.
ADOPT-A-QUOTE - Bridging the Adoption Experience - A Collection of Feelings - Amazon-Kindle e-book at Amazon.com/dp/B019LUI4VQ and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at bn.com/w/adopt-a-quote-bridging-the-adoption-experience-lori-carangelo/1113899272.
CLEIL’S TRILOGY - A Mother’s Whimsical Genealogy and Poetry Anthology - a precious, "vintage" book by the late Cleil Turkington, edited by Lori Carangelo for Cleil’s family and everyone to enjoy - Amazon-Kindle e-book Amazon.com/dp/B019LNF3XK and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at bn.com/w/cleils-trilogy-a-mothers-whimsical-genealogy-poetry-anthology-cleil-turkington/1113899266.
COOKBOOKS and “HOW TO” BOOKS
FROM ITALIAN-AMERICA with LOVE - Encyclopedia of Italian Cookery from Famous U.S.-Italian Restaurants - and More! -
A lot of LOVE went into this unique cookbook. Originally published in 1987, this delightful cookbook was carried in a print edition by Barnes and Noble bookstores as well as at Kitchen stores, gift stores, libraries, and also sold by the U.S. Italian restaurants that generously contributed their prize recipes. It was, and still is, popular not only for its cutely illustrated, giftable format but also for the completeness of its collection of every type of Italian dish. Noting the region of Italy where each originated, every dish could be not only sampled at the Italian restaurants that served the dishes, but also could be easily made at home due to the easy-to-follow instructions, one recipe per page. Italian-American cuisine differs from that of Italy only in our regional variations. America made no culinary contribution to Italy, but stimulated the native genius by giving it new materials with which to work -- Italian-America contributed the tomato (originally from Mexico), turkey, potato, peanut, vanilla and chocolate -- which Columbus introduced via Spain; also the cultivated strawberry, string beans, pumpkins, artichokes and certain squash. And Italy sent us sinfully rich pastries, seafood specialties, pasta, olives, polenta, more wines than any country in the world, and, of course, pizza which became "Americanized" worldwide. Grandma may no longer get up at 4:00 AM to "stir the sauce," but the Italian dinner table is still the center of Italian social life -- around it engagements are blessed, marriages are celebrated, friends are welcomed, disputes are settled, and even the bereaved are comforted. While the "Italian Tonight" cookbook is a collection of Italian recipes from Italian restaurants worldwide, with color photos in the front section, this cookbook, illustrated throughout, also has humorously illustrated tabbed divider pages for each food category... and was truly a labor of love. 253 pages. Illustrated & Indexed.
Original, fully illustrated version available at Amazon at amazon.com/dp/B019TTMNJ8
The Barnes and Noble edition is the Edited version which has ALL the recipes in the original cookbook with detailed Contents pages, but without tabbed divider pages, Glossary of Pasta Shapes, and Index in order to limit file size for B&N devices: www.bn.com/w/from-italian-america-with-love-lori-carangelo/1001280675
ITALIANS of ALL NATIONS with LOVE - loricarangelo.com/italiantonight
Encyclopedia of Italian Cuisine and Recipe Secrets from Italian Restaurant Chefs Worldwide - 185 pages; 200 Recipes. For the complete contents and reviews, go to: www.loricarangelo.com/italiantonight.
Amazon-Kindle e-book at Amazon.com/dp/B019LT9U3S and BN.com - www.bn.com/w/from-italians-of-all-nations-with-love-lori-carangelo/1001280677 and Google Books.
FROM ITALY WITH LOVE - loricarangelo.com/Italy
Chefs in Italy graciously contributed their best recipes, organized by food category with the chef and restaurant identified on the recipe page and also listed by region in this collection. So you can enjoy the cuisine in your own home or sample the delicious dishes at the famous restaurants in Italy where they are served. But first, the author explains how Italian restaurants in Italy are not the same as at Italian restaurants in America or other countries. There are photos of some of the restaurants and food section divider pages have humorous photos of Mona Lisa with the various foods.
• Amazon Kindle – amazon.com/dp/B01AQ9P8B0
• B&N Nook – bn.com/w/from-italy-with-love-lori-carangelo/1001280676
•Google Books – books.google.com/books/about/From_Italy_with_Love.html
INFERTILITY CURES - Instead of Adoption - Amazon-Kindle e-book Amazon.com/dp/B019MMSMSS and BN.com for NOOK and iPad at bn.com/w/infertility-cures-lori-carangelo/1113899269.
BIZ-OP$ - Starting, Buying & Selling Businesses, by Dr. Stanley S. Reyburn.
An Expert’s Step-by-Step Guide. Each chapter in BIZ-OPS provides the would-be business owner with “nuts-and-bolts” for success in ANY business, and in ANY economy. Also detailed are the requirements for specific businesses. Whether the reader is contemplating “starting from scratch”, buying or selling an existing small, heavily financed “mom and pop” business, or wants to know what’s involved in moving up to purchasing a national name-brand gas station with “mini-market” and land, or even an entire shopping mall, BIZ-OPS is “one stop shopping” for the entrepreneur. Available at Amzn.com/dp/B019P19FT6 for KINDLE and at http://bn.com/w/biz-ops-starting-buying-selling-businesses-dr-stanley-s-reyburn/1114695293 for NOOK and iPAD.
Meet the Author
Lori Carangelo was born in 1945 to Italian-American parents in New Haven, Connecticut. She is retired from 25 years administrative positions with environmental, job training/placement, and building departments in Santa Barbara and Palm Desert, California, and formerly managed the largest printing company in Palm Springs.
Lori has authored over 600 published articles and more than 20 unique non-fiction books, including biographical stories, "THE ULTIMATE SEARCH BOOK," and "THE ADOPTION AND DONOR CONCEPTION FACTBOOK" resulting from her adoption reform activism and over 20,000 adoptee-parent reunions she and her national volunteer network, Americans For Open Records, facilitated without charge. Her "true crime" books tell "why" they did it. "ESPOSITO" was inspired by parallels to lives of wrongfully convicted men she assisted including Joe Garcia in "PAST MISTAKES" and Joel Domingues in "BLOOD RELATIVES."
You can find Lori on Facebook at Facebook.com/l.carangelo.