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To Live, To Think, To Hope - Inspirational Quotes of Helen Keller
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Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 18,110. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Covering the entirety of her life, "To Live, To Think, To Hope" compiles over 600 quotes by Helen Keller on topics such as optimism, friendship, nature, religion, life, death & many more. The quotes come from Helen's various writings, all of which are sourced. This book also contains a selection of Helen's poetry.
Sala - More than a Survivor
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
This is the touching and inspirational story of Sala Lewis, who at age ten was left alone to wander the streets of Poland after her family was taken away by the Nazis. Sala had been out with her friends and came home to find her family gone and the apartment where she lived sealed off. Everything she possessed was no longer hers. She had no family, no clothes, no food, nothing ...
Interludes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,500. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by Steve Challis. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The author spent a month's holiday each year staying with his grandmother in rural Suffolk from the time he was ten to when war broke out when he was fifteen. This is a collection of six true short stories only totalling about 5700 words in which the author is able to capture the society and atmosphere of 1930's country England, and convey images of a bygone era.
Montana Memories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,010. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Montana Memories is a series of recollections of the author’s experiences growing up in Montana during the middle of the twentieth century. The nation had recovered from a long depression, fought and won a world war and faced the uncertainties of the Cold War. For young boys it was time of adventure and daring escapades while hunting and fishing in the spectacular Montana venues.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 6: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 6 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: It took decades for sculptor Louise Nevelson to become recognized as a major American artist. After she had become famous, a museum executive arrived 10 minutes late for a meeting with her, and he apologized. Ms. Nevelson replied, “What’s 10 minutes? Where were you 10 years ago?”
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 5: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 5 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 5. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,000. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: One Sunday, Texas preacher Edwin Porter was preaching when his three-year-old grandson grew tired. The grandson stood up on the pew and said in a loud voice, “Granddaddy, that will be about enough.” Mr. Porter immediately said, “We will close the service by singing, ‘Praise God from whom all blessings flow.’”
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 4: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 4 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 25,130. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Travelers must often be problem solvers. While traveling in Russia, Betty Clabaugh (the sister of Doris Jadan, wife of tenor Ivan Jadan) knew that she shouldn’t drink the water. Therefore, she brushed her teeth with champagne.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 3 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,900. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: In 1968, the New York Radical Women protested the Miss America pageant because they regarded it as being sexist. The activists filled a trash can with objects that they believed oppressed women, including bras, girdles, stiletto heels, and tweezers, and they chose—and put a crown on—their own, alternative Miss America: a live sheep.
The Funniest People in Families, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 2 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,850. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Patricia Cockburn’s mother once discovered the butler drunk and under the dining room table moments before a dinner party was to begin. She told him, “Stay where you are, Jones, and don’t touch any of the ladies’ ankles.”
The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,720. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Jimmy Piersall was an amazing center fielder who could both make seemingly impossible catches and rifle the baseball to home plate. Manager Casey Stengel was once asked if his team would run on Mr. Piersall. Mr. Stengel replied, “Oh, sure. We’ll run on him—every time somebody hits the ball over the center-field fence.”
Nelson Mandela’s Poetic Biography: How to Live Before You Die - Experience Leadership Academy, Best Business Quotes and Freedom Struggle
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 6,380. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Africa
"Nelson Mandela’s Poetic Biography: How to Live Before You Die - Experience Leadership Academy, Best Business Quotes and Freedom Struggle" is an ebook about Nelson Mandela's remarkable life and commitment to the Freedom struggle. This ebook was written to introduce
The Most Interesting People Who Live Life: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,450. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Nancy Cartwright, the voice of TV’s Bart Simpson, owns these vanity license plates: ELBARTO and DNTHVCW (short for Don’t Have a Cow). Before she could afford to buy good cars, she owned a 1968 Opel Kadette, paying $350 for it although it could barely go 45 mph. Because people got so angry at how slowly she drove, she put this bumper sticker on it: “It’s floored.”
The Funniest People Who Live Life, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,480. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Groucho Marx once asked Melinda, his little daughter, what she did at nursery school. She replied, “Oh, Daddy, all we do is paint and go to the toilet.” Groucho called this “the most accurate description of a nursery school that’s ever been uttered.”
The Funniest People in Families: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Funniest People in Families, Book 1 · The Funniest People in Families, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,010. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: While Eve Arden, famous especially for her radio and TV lead character in "Our Miss Brooks," was having labor pains for her son (Douglas), she ran into one small problem—nurses in the pre-labor room kept asking her for her autograph.
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 3: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,730. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
A sample: Bob Rafsky suffered from AIDS, and he was an activist for AIDS research. One day, he went to a Japanese pharmaceuticals company to ask why research was being delayed on a promising new drug. To make a point, he rolled the leg of his pants up, and then showed the executives a lesion-covered leg. (Some anecdotes are thought provoking rather than funny.)
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
A sample: Activist Abbie Hoffman was under constant surveillance by government agents for five years. He handled this situation well—when he needed to go somewhere, he used to hitchhike and get a ride with the agents who were trailing him.
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
A sample: Australians know how to engage in activism. When the Australian prime minister would not apologize to Aborigine peoples because of the removal of Aboriginal children from their homes, 250,000 people in Sydney walked on the Sydney Harbour bridge on May 28, 2000, and a plane above the bridge skywrote the word “Sorry.”
Daniel A Tale of Courage and Determination, of Love and Loss
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,150. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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A vivid, attention-grabbing insight into the everyday lives of pioneering New Zealanders, Daniel makes history come alive! A powerful and moving narrative traces Daniel Adin through the generations, from 1863 until his death in 1926. The story alternates between real-life events as they happen to Daniel and following Libby, the modern-day researcher, as she seeks his true story.
The Funniest People in Relationships: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,640. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Some happily married heterosexual men like to dress like women. One way to get the proper female frontal development is for the man to wear a mastectomy bra. Many wives have ordered a mastectomy bra and been treated so nicely by the sales staff over the telephone that they have been tempted to say, “Don’t worry. I don’t have breast cancer. My husband just likes to wear a bra.”
The Most Interesting People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Hugh Troy once worked as a sports reporter for the student newspaper at Cornell. As a reporter, he gave the newspaper the reports of track and field meets, but he felt bad for whoever finished last in an event. Therefore, he invented the name “Johnny Tsal” and always listed Johnny Tsal as finishing last in whatever event he was covering.