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The Trains We Rode
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,200. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
The dramatic true-life adventures of recreational collegiate freight train riding. Personal recollections of dodging railroad police (sometimes unsuccessfully); bone numbing cold, walking zombie tiredness, what the #@!$% moments and beautiful scenery you can only see seated in a lawn chair in the open doors of a boxcar.
Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.
Fire Sail: A Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream – Part 1
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.00 from 1 review)
This is a true, almost unbelievable story, of how our Maine family, over a 7-year period and on a shoestring budget, with sweat, tenacity, and what we conceded as Divine Intervention, managed to build a beautiful and seaworthy 40-foot sailboat. Then, a couple of years later, sell most everything we owned, enroll our 2 sons in correspondence school, and sail away for a 2-year adventure.
Summer with the Indians
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,980. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Summer with the Indians is my personal memoir as a boy working in the migrant orchards of the Okanogan in 1961. The book also provides an opportunity to see the Native American from a different perspective as I share some additional insight and experiences in the years that followed.
Raven's Flight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 56,820. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
This autobiography tells the fascinating tale of a woman's life through 7 decades from World War II into the 21st century, a journey of growing up and growing wiser in America.
Spirit of the Stones: A Retrieval of Earth Wisdom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,040. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Spiritual awakening
Earth shares the spirit of its wisdom with us at all times. All we have to do is stop, be still and listen to the silent voice of the EarthSpeak! In this true story, the author completes an ancient Earth assignment as a “secretary to the stones” to tap into the vital storehouse of wisdom to access the wealth of knowledge crucial to living in resonance with ourselves, our planet and beyond.
Tsunami Reflections - Otsuchi Remembered
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 56,920. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book details the fate of Otsuchi, the author’s retirement home, as a microcosm of the horrific tsunami that destroyed Japan’s Sanriku Coast on March 11, 2011. The narrative provides geographical and historical context and reflects on the tsunami’s aftermath, loss of family members and home, mass funerals, cultural aspects, humanitarian efforts, and plans for recovery.
How My Ordinary Became Extraordinary
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,840. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
I thought I needed some excitement in my life. Rushing to the hospital for eighteen hours of open-heart surgery wasn’t what I had in mind. This is the true story of my recovery from an aortic dissection and the people and mindsets that pulled me through it. Whether you are standing atop your personal mountain or still scaling the cliffs, this book is for you.
Fire Sail: The Journey Continues – Part 2
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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Fire Sail: The Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream– Part 1 describes the 7 yrs of trials & tribulations as the Marins build a 40-foot sailboat from a bare hull in Maine. Not a travelogue, the story follows their lives and events on a two-year live-aboard adventure. Part 2 finds the Marins sailing deep into exotic seas. Along the way they make new friends and experience new adventures.
Against The Flow - A True Story Beginning in 1930s Outback Australia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 30,760. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Life growing up in outback Queensland was tough in the 1930's. Ruth Ann Jellet should know, she lived it. In Against The Flow, her first book written just shy of her 80th birthday, she recalls the hardship and memories of a Queensland long gone.
Losing the Girls - My Journey Through Nipple-Sparing Mastectomy and Beyond
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Series: Breast Cancer, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Delve into the breast cancer journey and beyond in Losing the Girls, a unique memoir differentiated by the author’s cutting-edge nipple-sparing mastectomy (NSM)―a little-known breast cancer surgery technique that leaves the breast completely whole. Shirley Alarie shares her story to boost awareness of this specialized procedure so women facing mastectomies will know all of their options.
Used To Be: Life After The Glass Ceiling
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,410. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Experience the humor of life as a top female executive and the thought provoking growth which happens after a midlife decision to leave it all behind and find true happiness. With hilarious career anecdotes and questions about life beyond it, Nora will have you bouncing between laughing out loud and contemplating your own future. A great read for a generation of women facing these decisions.
Dear Susie: Tales from the Mill Village
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Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 29,420. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a series of short stories taking place in a small mountain town in Western North Carolina, revolving around life in a textile/cotton mill village. The stories center around the author's family and friends. It is a humorous look back at what life was like in a small town in scenes from the 1930's through the 1960's.
Fifty Shades of Arugula at the Psychiatric Salad Bar
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,040. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a diverse collection of short satirical pieces. There are rants against the Social Security Admin ; the customer service of Comcast, the perks of being a monopoly and a story about the shared horror of a trip to the RMV. Stories of life experiences include my first visit to an ashram: being one of the last people on earth to get a cell phone; and a trip to the Nervous Hospital.
Father, Rebel, Dreamer
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Parenting » Divorce and children
Writers and artists who are fathers; terrorist mothers-in-law; how to face the stealing of your children (including your book-children); this eclectic book on fatherhood and Mangalore from the author of the celebrated novel "The Revised Kama Sutra" is full of surprises, passion, poignancy,
Glass Half Full
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,250. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Is the glass half empty or half full? Ironically, sometimes life influences our view, and alters our perception.
The Wrong Shade of Yellow
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,260. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
I was middle aged and homeless, soon to be penniless, and really and truly no different from that bag lady sitting on the bench over there. I couldn’t jack it in and go home, because I didn’t have a home to go to anymore. The bicycle and the tent were now home. Wherever I found myself on any given night was now home. And that meant, for tonight, Genoa Piazza Principe Railway Station was home.
My Guarded Secrets
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,410. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Greg grows up on a farm in Charles City, Iowa. The son of alcoholic parents, neglected and left to fend for himself, Greg is drinking and driving at the age of thirteen. Never getting an allowance, he finds an easy way to access cash...once he masters his father’s signature.
Coup D’état Oman
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 87,900. Language: British English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In Oman on 23 July 1970, Ray Kane led the only coup d’état executed by British Officers in living memory. All accounts of the coup by academics innocently repeat and so perpetuate what might be termed the official approved version of events, while some other writers repeat rumors, fantasize or lie . Read on to learn the truth.
Un viitor luminos
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,190. Language: Romanian. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial s-a sfârşit dar vieţile ţăranilor din Lupoaia, un sătuc din Transilvania, sunt răvăşite de impunerea unor schimbări draconice şi fără sens de către un nou regim care doreşte să creeze un om nou, pentru o societate nouă. Guvernul totalitar recent instalat ameninţă să elimine familia Flonta, declarându-l pe Pavel, tatăl lui Teodor, chiabur – “duşman al poporului”.