By David Ritz, Jemeker Thompson-Hairston
Of course Jemeker paid a heavy price for her involvement in the drug game. Learning from her sources of a federal investigation, Jemeker went on the run. For two years she saw her son only intermittently. Her love for him brought her back to LA, even though she knew she would be arrested. Jemeker served twelve years in federal prison, losing precious years of her son's life that can never be recaptured, plus her legitimate business and her drug money. But in prison she was touched by God. She saw the path of destruction she had sown and vowed to change her life and carry forth a positive message upon her release. Jemeker has done so. In Queen Pin, written with New York Times bestselling author David Ritz and Geoff Martin, Jemeker has brought to life, in vivid and gripping detail, a story the likes of which has heretofore been told only as fiction
By Christopher Hibbert
In this surprising new life of Victoria, Christopher Hibbert, master of the telling anecdote and peerless biographer of England's great leaders, paints a fresh and intimate portrait of the woman who shaped a century. His Victoria is not only the formidable, demanding, capricious queen of popular imagination,she is also often shy, diffident, and vulnerable, prone to giggling fits and crying jags. Often censorious when confronted with her mother's moral lapses, she herself could be passionately sensual, emotional, and deeply sentimental. Ascending to the throne at age eighteen, Victoria ruled for sixty-four years,an astounding length for any world leader. During her reign, she dealt with conflicts ranging from royal quarrels to war in Crimea and rebellion in India. She saw monarchs fall, empires crumble, new continents explored, and England grow into a dominant global and industrial power. This personal history is a compelling look at the complex woman whom, until now, we only thought we knew.