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Procesos del arte en El Salvador
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,200. Language: Spanish. Published: November 15, 2014 by Ernesto Panamá. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Dentro de un nuevo concepto y un nuevo contexto social de difusión del arte nacional, este libro documenta una selecta recopilación de obras que pertenecen principalmente a colecciones de carácter público como las del Museo Forma, conservadas por la Fundación Julia Díaz, y las de la Colección Nacional, que son propiedad del Estado, y también a colecciones particulares o de los propios artistas.
A Thailand Diary 1 January - 31 December
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,940. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
One of a series of books on Thailand culture and lifestyle, written in a diary format and introducing real Thai people. Read what the Thais feel about the culture shock that foreigners usually experience during their visits here and be entertained by the surprises that Westerners find in their contact with the Thais. A readable and often humourous book with entries that are fun to browse. . .
The Struggle: My Life and Legacy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 38,870. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Live life until you run out of life! is the inspiring mantra of eighty-seven-year-old Bernice Sims. She was born during The Great Depression, a protester during the Civil Rights era, and a young single mother who raised six children. Sims has penned her struggles to offer hope and encouragement to future generations.
Tales of an All-Night Town
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The riveting story of the charismatic James Bollinger, law enforcer and desperado, who was shot to death in 1973 on the main street of Brooklyn, Illinois, the oldest all-black town in America, “Tales…” is also an electrifying, documentary-style portrayal of Seventies street life that has been compared to “The Executioner’s Song,” “In Cold Blood,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Wire.”
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
From the days of founder Endicott Peabody to national and world leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averell Harriman and Dean Acheson to writers like Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop, Groton School has made an indelible mark on the American scene. Divine Fire highlights many of the famous and influential graduates of the school who epitomize the school's purpose.
"But Sir"
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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.
Catching Butterflies
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Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
An Avenue in Time
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An Avenue In Time tells three simultaneous histories - that of the author, the life of his father, and the history of several parts of Scotland. Arthur's father, a church missionary, changed the face of Kenya for its citizens, and Arthur himself was instrumental in the work of the Samaritans in the United Kingdom.
Sight Beyond What I See: The Moses Jerome Jordan Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Moses grew up in the sixties. His early years were filled with drama and excitement that would continue until adulthood. All he wanted to do was to be accepted by his family. He was determined to find love in school or through friendships that he would find in later years. Like many youths whose fathers left them as infants, he would not feel sorry for himself. His mindset was to never give up.
Letters to Lyla
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
The author writes of Houlton, its river and streams, and its colorful characters and special places much like Mark Twain introduced an entire nation to frontier life in Hannibal, Missouri, the mighty Mississippi River and unforgettable people like Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Jim and Injun Joe. Indeed there are chapters in "Letters" that touch on everyday life in rural north
La dama se suelta el chongo
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
En La dama se suelta el chongo desfilan, con humor y entrañable sentimiento, las memorias de Laura Fernández MacGregor Maza: esposa, madre, hermana y amiga que por medio de una narración ágil, apasionada, franca, espontánea e hilarante, se suelta el chongo y nos cuenta, sin cautela, su historia.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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'.
Como apreciar a Alfonso Reyes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
Alfonso Reyes funda su doctrina en el hombre, en la situación y en el destino de este en el universo, por ello se interesa en su pasado y en su presente, defendiendo en muchos de sus textos el papel de América en el concierto de la cultura universal. En este libro se recorren ideas, consejos, el mundo en síntesis, sus costumbres, personajes e inquietudes poéticas.
For No One
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Beatles were one of the most important musical phenomena of the 20th century, and together with their manager, Brian Epstein, it can truly be stated that they changed the world. But there were dark aspects to the Beatles story to go along with the million-sellers, and the record-breaking tours. Lost opportunities, millions squandered or stolen, and the involvement of some very dark characters.
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization.
Beyond the Two Rivers: The Continuing Story of Mannig the Heroine of Between the Two Rivers Following the Armenian Genocide
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 71,260. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013 by Coffeetown Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
In Between the Two Rivers, Mannig rose from starving Armenian orphan to the teenage bride of a wealthy philanthropist. As her story continues in 1922, Mannig moves from the village desert castle of her in-laws to various farming village outposts where her engineer husband is sent to make the desert bloom. This is an Iraq that no longer exists, except in our memories and imaginations.
Bobby Troughton and the Kendal Otter Hounds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This book attempts to tell the story of Robert ‘Bobby’ Troughton, 1835-1912, and his reknowned pack of Otter Hounds, using material written at the time. Bobby was a remarkable man. In a time of poverty and hardship, he achieved fame but not perhaps great fortune, leaving a legacy of the buildings and bridges he built which are still visible in Kendal today.
Stories My Parents Told Me: Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Stories My Parents Told Me is a collection of seven short stories based on actual events during World War II on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The stories describe a difficult time for children and their families where survival was paramount and family ties were what sustained them. These stories describe a culture of a time past for a deeply religious and frugal people.
The Burning Cedars
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Price: $14.95 USD. Words: 42,440. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Ramzy Baroody provides a poignant and pragmatic account of the Lebanese civil war and ensuing turmoil while candidly unraveling the intricate secrets and at times turbulent relationships of a family whose heartbreaking struggles and emotional triumphs with unpredictable and surprising turns and twists continue to resonate with readers long after the last page has been turned over.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.