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Coming to Astoria: An Immigrant's Tale by O.M. Kiam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Fiction » Literature » Coming of age(3.00 from 5 reviews)
Why do children growing up together in the same household turn out so completely different? How can a child raised in a family of twelve be so lonely? Coming to Astoria takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery which is humorous, entertaining, and educational. This is a fascinating human interest story filled with poignant memories about growing up alone in a large family.
Tall Poppies Along the Yarra by Ron Amor & Pat Gibson-Amor
Price: Free! Words: 91,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Port Campbell Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Many individuals with vision and drive made Victoria's Yarra Valley the vibrant place it is today. The stories of William Barak, Robert Hoddle, John Monash, Neil Doutlas, John Landy, Ian Penrose and seven others are told here. Many people don't know them, but young and old will be inspired by their stories.
Beatles: The Untold Story by Ernie Schultze
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An investigative reporter delves into the rumor of the death and replacement of Paul McCartney
The White Aborigine by Gerald K Walshe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the way life imitates art, Gerry Walshe's life began in a way similar to that of Steve Martin's character Navin R. Johnson in the movie 'The Jerk'. Gerry Walshe spent his early years living as an Australian Aborigine. As the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic woman, he was given away to a tribal Aboriginal woman at the age of four months. This is his story - an Australian story.
White River Junctions by Dave Norman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by f/64 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This fascinating look at White River Junction relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. Norman puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces that shaped the American Century. The opening chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad and several buildings. The final chapters introduce residents whose lives show a town--and country--in transition.
Catching Butterflies by Maurice Puyau
Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The random memories of my Dad's life as told in his unique and N'awlins gumbo style. The Spirit of Louisiana, and the Big Easiness of New Orleans, flows through these recollections reflecting his ever present joie de vivre. For 6 years, Dad sent 2 or 3 stories every other week to each of his 8 children in the mail. Come and "catch a butterfly" with Pops as his life is captured one smile at a time.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy by Glenn Boda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Survival is the game - death must be avoided. How to avoid the genocide? Even more problematic, how does a five year old boy escape starvation, execution, and fatal illness? How can a young boy maintain family ties when Pol Pot is cutting families apart by assignment to different, far removed camps? This is the story. It is a true story and is utterly amazing. In the survivor's own words.
Dairy Cows and Duck Races by Philip Dixon
Series: Earlswood Press Life Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,430. Language: British English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Earlswood Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
This first hand account of farming and associated business life in the north of England - near to 'James Herriot' country - in the 1970s and 1980s, relates heart-warming tales with humour and candour. It depicts some remarkable rural characters and the hard reality of business life.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge by Ian Hall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.
"But Sir" by Merv McRae
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This is the autobiography of Mervyn Alexander McRae, Australian, born 27th November, 1914. The book describes his early life as one of fourteen children, as a young man establishing a farm under very difficult conditions, joining the army and as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War 11. After that terrible ordeal, he became a soldier settler and raised his own family on his own farm.
Journey To Josie by James Chew
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,460. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Chinese-American adopts a child from China and, along the way, addresses some long-buried issues from being raised in a small California town where his family was the sole Chinese family.
Boredom is Anti-Life: 250 Anecdotes and Stories by David Bruce
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Sample: Ballerina Tanaquil Le Clercq paid no attention to the superstition that it is bad luck to whistle in a dressing room, but she once shared a dressing room with a ballerina who did. Because the only way to get rid of the bad luck is to go outside the dressing room and twirl three times, Ms. Le Clercq says that “for one whole season I spent more time twirling off stage than on.”
Coleshanger by Thomas Corfield
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,780. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » European
“If it can be said a village has a life, then this is a biography.” Norman Williams (1908-1969)
El Maco by Manuel de Jesús Valenzuela Valenzuela
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: Spanish. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
El Maco fue un hombre ordinario que vivió en la región de Navojoa entre 1920 y 1980 en el vendaval de la lucha posrevolucionaria por obtener tierras y se convirtió sin notarlo en un actor relevante del movimiento agrarista. En esta obra se da cuenta de sus anhelos y sus esfuerzos y se rinde homenaje a él y a quienes a su lado forjaron el México de hoy al reclamar sin tregua sus derechos.
Muslims Call Him Isa, Some Call Him Savior by Don Heckman
You set the price! Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Reconciliation requires time to listen to Muslims. There is no shortcut to listening. Also, knowing and becoming part of their eastern worldview creates acceptance, regardless of my western background. A western world view easily views spirituality like a postage stamp on an envelope in terms of religious and non-religious involvement. The eastern world view is the complete envelope.
Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors by Ellen Galford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Yiddish learner and novelist Ellen Galford (author of The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride and other feminist cult classics) takes a short, sharp look at the fragmentary, battered but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of her family’s journey from the Russian Pale of Settlement to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey.