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The Brilliant Women Collection
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Feminism & Feminist Theory
(5.00 from 6 reviews)
‘It is simply a celebration of those unselfish women who have forged ahead in their chosen field and raised awareness of women’s issues in the process. The consistent message in this book is: ‘be yourself’ and ‘never give up’. A nice inspiring read.’ ‘It’s a tonic for young and old… one to recommend to your daughters when they are making life decisions.’
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 214,750. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
A Journey of a Bouncing Czech
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
Breaking Silence
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Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 29,670. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
The 60s. The crossroads of change and immobility. In 1964, C.A. Harris was three years old and living in a world of silence. Only nobody knew it – nobody knew her world was one of muffled and descriptionless sound. Motown ruled the airwaves and blacks weren’t allowed to cross 8 Mile -- and, C.A. Harris was growing up hearing impaired at the pinnacle of political and social unrest.
Anne of the Borders - The Story of Anne Hepple, Author, 1877-1959 - by Mary Rawnsley & Wendy Bell Scott
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Anne Hepple, novelist, who lived most of her life in Northumberland and Berwickshire. Her books, which often feature thinly-disguised local places have been read and enjoyed worldwide. Print Version Published 2009.
Survive to Live Free
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 99,820. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is a heart-breaking insight into the personal experiences of a little girl growing up during World War II in East Germany. The author's memories reveal through a child's eyes the effect the war had on herself, her family and her friends and their struggle to survive and adapt to the lack of food, the Hitler Regime and the bombings.
The Butterfly's Cage
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 25,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
'The Butterfly’s Cage', is the heart wrenching, inspiring true story of a young Pakistani woman’s flight to freedom. Suffering abuse, tyranny and disownment as a result of refusing to submit to the abuse received by not one but two violent husbands, Shahnaz opens the doors to a hidden world, illustrating how cultural values can allow human rights violations to prosper.
Madam Courage
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 58,130. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2011 by Raider Publishing International. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
By Martin Kari
Let's Raise a Glass to Absent Friends
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Price: Free! Words: 8,920. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
A tribute to a beloved sister who passed away in 2008, just before she was sixty. All she ever wanted was to be loved and remembered by her family and friends raising a glass to her now and then. And we do. Perhaps those downloading this book would also make a small donation to a Cancer Research charity in memory of my sister, or a loved one of their own.
A 'Normal' Woman's Life
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,940. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
A 'Normal' Woman's Life is a story about an everyday woman. She's not famous; but with her friends she is somewhat infamous. This is a peek into what someone who works daily, just to pay bills, goes through.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,180. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(4.00 from 1 review)
Judy Taylor relished her simple happy life. She had a loving husband, three young daughters, a beautiful suburban home. But after intestinal blood clots annihilated her guts, Judy faced starving to death in a cold Toronto hospital. The year was 1970. Judy lived two more decades without eating. "Lifeliner" is about her inspirational story from death to life, from ordinary woman to medical pioneer.
The Woman who Rewrote History
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Price: Free! Words: 16,570. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(4.00 from 1 review)
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
Where The River Meets The Sea - An Oral History Of Growing Up In The Wild King Country Of New Zealand During The Great Depression
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
'Where the river meets the sea; is a vivid account of a rural childhood in New Zealand during the Great Depression. It was a time of great hardship and life was very simple. For many, it meant living off the land and the sea to eke out a basic existence. The character and resilience of Grace - whose childhood is told, is reflected in this entertaining and informative oral history.
Grandma's Motorcycle
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Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
My Motorcycle describes a grandmother's humorous and unsuccessful attempts to ride a motorcycle. Even after professional lessons and assistance from motorcycle cops, the skill to stay upright eludes her. After a thousand miles of falls, road rash, and burns, the grandmother reflects on her failure.
Born a Gangster's Daughter: My Mother's Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,780. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
Maha Al Fahim tells her mother's story. This true tale is more than a disturbing account of hypocrisy, corruption, and betrayal. Thanks to Amina’s 14-year-old daughter, Maha, who skillfully brings her story to life in these pages, it is also an inspiring testament to the power of speaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and of discovering what truly matters in this life.
When I Woke Up, A Book of Abuse
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Price: Free! Words: 17,140. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(1.00 from 1 review)
She survived an impact from a gunshot wound to her head. This opened the Pandora box which led her to write.