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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: $2.99 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: $0.99 USD. Words: 84,200. 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: $2.99 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: $2.99 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.
The Funniest People Who Live Life
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Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Comedian Bill Hicks and his comedian friends loved to watch such religious programs as "The PTL [Praise the Lord and People That Love] Club." They used to make bets about how long it would take the preacher to stop talking about Jesus and start talking about dollars.
The Most Interesting People in Religion: 250 Anecdotes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Lessons can be learned in strange ways. John Wesley and Samuel Bradburn once witnessed an angry quarrel between two women who used bad language but who used it passionately and well and with their whole being. Mr. Bradburn was disgusted by the language and wanted to leave, but Mr. Wesley told him, “Stay—and learn how to preach.”
250 Anecdotes About Religion: Volume 2
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Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: In the family of Quaker humorist Tom Mullen, as part of the Christmas tradition the youngest child opened her presents first. The youngest child was Ruthie, who was not as materialistic as her siblings. For Ruthie a great part of the pleasure of Christmas lay in making her siblings wait a long time to open their presents.
250 Anecdotes About Religion
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Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,850. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Andrew Carnegie was a very wealthy man who had a reputation for donating money to charitable causes. Mark Twain wrote him to say that he wanted to buy a $2 hymnbook, pointing out that “I will bless you, God will bless you and it will do a great deal of good.” Mr. Twain then added a postscript: “Don’t send the hymn-book—send me the two dollars.”
The Love of a Brother; From Plaistow to Passchendaele
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,460. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
A true life story written in 1917 and brought to 21st century readers after nearly 100 years left forgotten. It gives us the First World War with the reality of courage honour and death in the front line,interesting and intimate detail of what could happen away from the front and the close bond between two brothers. The publisher will donate all net sale proceeds to the charity Help for Heroes
Where The Forest Trail Meets The River
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,340. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
With the Nanaimo River on Vancouver Island as a back-drop, the author paints a vivid picture of the lifestyle, values and attitudes of a community of hard-working, country people in this true story of a young boy growing up on a farm in British Columbia in the 1960s.
A Kid in the Great Depression
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,840. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2011 by Lou Tyrrell. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Glendale, California. 1927. The family gathers around the table as father carves a roast duck while making a thrilling announcement that shortly we’ll be moving into a fabulous new house. Then history takes over. One day we were rich. The next we were broke. Living in a little cottage surrounded by a walnut grove. Come along as we lived through the worst depression in American history.
A Namibian Canvas
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 by Truth House Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Namibia’s history, both personal and national. Julia Steven’s diary of her stay in Namibia the year it gained independence from South Africa is pure poetry. The country comes alive in vivid colour and symphonic sound. Funny, insightful, and heart-stopping – for instance when she ventured into Angola while the war was still on...
Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Transforming the power in Eleanor Roosevelt’s story to your story starts now. Whatever the scale of your rendezvous with destiny, the fact remains it is up to you to live it. The audacity of Eleanor Roosevelt to live out her own destiny challenges us to do the same. After all, it’s not about Eleanor. Her story is history. It’s about us.
My New World, A Teenager's WWII Odyssey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A biography of Mary Cotsis, centered around her World War Two experiences as she escapes the Nazi Occupation of Greece and travels to America to begin a new life. Illustrated with period photographs.
The Fabulous Showman : A Biography of P. T. Barnum
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,230. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid," and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.
California Mystique
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Daughters and Sons of The Golden State. Famous and infamous.
The Real Napoleon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In this book Napoleon is shown for what and who he was and not as the caricature described by many bigoted historians, especially of the British persuasion. He was not short, he was often very generous and he seldom forgot a friend, particularly in the early days before he was famous. France was attacked in 1805, 1806, 1807, 1809 and 1814 - yet it is always Napoleon who is blamed for these wars.
Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House
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Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 34,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book chronicles the complex life of the woman who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to "remodel" her deceased father's house in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902. Susan Lawrence assumed several names and many roles as she entertained lavishly, traveled the world, championed the rights of women and African-Americans, shared her time and money, and led seekers of spiritual truths.
Only Yesterdays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
My father’s murder trial and appeal pitted certain elements of the AMA and the ‘Mafia’ against each other, a drama which was played out in the newspapers of the day, hurtling one hitherto obscure but proud family of immigrants from Sicily into the national spotlight.
Southern Sage:The Honorable Woodrow Melvin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
How many small town lawyers end their careers as a judge on the Appellate Court? Woodrow Melvin's passion for the law takes him on a journey into the courts of Florida as well as the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. Judge Melvin describes the gut-wrenching decisions he must make whether it be a child custody case or sentencing of a criminal. The legacy of Judge Melvin lives on.