Durante as mais de duas décadas em que atuou no FBI, o agente especial John Douglas tornou-se uma figura lendária. Em uma época em que a expressão serial killer, assassino em série, nem existia, Douglas foi um oficial exemplar na aplicação da lei e na perseguição aos mais conhecidos e sádicos homicidas de nosso tempo. Como Jack Crawford em O Silêncio dos Inocentes, Douglas confrontou, entrevistou e estudou dezenas de serial killers e assassinos, incluindo Charles Manson, Ted Bundy e Ed Gein.
Com uma habilidade fantástica de se colocar no lugar tanto da vítima quando no do criminoso, Douglas analisa cada cena de crime, revivendo as ações de um e de outro, definindo seus perfis, descrevendo seus hábitos e, sobretudo, prevendo seus próximos passos.
Com a força de um thriller, ainda que terrivelmente verdadeiro, Mindhunter: o primeiro caçador de serial killers americano é um fascinante relato da vida de um agente especial do FBI e da mente dos mais perturbados assassinos em série que ele perseguiu. A história de Douglas serviu de inspiração para a série homônima da Netflix, que conta com a direção de David Fincher (Garota Exemplar e Clube da Luta) e Jonathan Groff, Holt McCallany e Anna Torv.
Eastern Europe, 1944: Three women believe they are pregnant, but are torn from their husbands before they can be certain. Rachel is sent to Auschwitz, unaware that her husband has been shot. Priska and her husband travel there together, but are immediately separated. Also at Auschwitz, Anka hopes in vain to be reunited with her husband. With the rest of their families gassed, these young wives are determined to hold on to all they have left—their lives, and those of their unborn babies. Having concealed their condition from infamous Nazi doctor Josef Mengele, they are forced to work and almost starved to death, living in daily fear of their pregnancies being detected by the SS.
In April 1945, as the Allies close in, Priska gives birth. She and her baby, along with Anka, Rachel, and the remaining inmates, are sent to Mauthausen concentration camp on a hellish seventeen-day train journey. Rachel gives birth on the train, and Anka at the camp gates. All believe they will die, but then a miracle occurs. The gas chamber runs out of Zyklon-B, and as the Allied troops near, the SS flee. Against all odds, the three mothers and their newborns survive their treacherous journey to freedom.
On the seventieth anniversary of Mauthausen’s liberation from the Nazis by American soldiers, renowned biographer Wendy Holden recounts this extraordinary story of three children united by their mothers’ unbelievable—yet ultimately successful—fight for survival.
Across the country, the revolutionary MindUP program, which was developed under the auspices of the Hawn Foundation, established by Goldie Hawn, is teaching children vital social and emotional skills. By understanding how their brains work, children discover where their emotions come from and become more self-aware. They learn to appreciate the sensory aspects of their lives and to value the positive effects of mindfulness, compassion, and kindness. This, in turn, empowers them to manage and reduce their own stress-and helps them be happy.
Those who have seen the remarkable effects of this program have been eager to learn how to implement it in their own homes and use its practices for themselves, too. Now, for the first time, its secrets are being shared with all parents and children in 10 Mindful Minutes.