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Kalahari Dream
By Chris Mercer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A book for animal lovers. From the authors of the critically acclaimed book 'For the Love of Wildlife' comes a compelling true story of one couple's struggle against overwhelming opposition from conservation authorities, to set up a wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Kalahari.
A Checkered Past
By William Van Poyck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.
Something Furry Underfoot
By Amy L Peterson
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
0.5 star(4.57 from 7 reviews)
Something Furry Underfoot is a funny, touching book about pets that Amy's husband brought home and how Amy ended up helping care for, and falling for, most of them. In addition to frogs, iguanas, dogs, a stray cat, rabbits, and lots of hamsters, you will meet a male hedgehog that escaped three times to mate with a female hedgehog, a ferret that cost $1,200 in vet bills and a domestic duck.
The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods
By Dorethy Hancock
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture
The Tao of Cob is a how-to book on earthen-house building, written as a memoir in Dorethy's pithy, homespun philosophical voice.
Letters Home: The Story of an Air Force Wife
By Glenda Helms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1970's, Glenda met the love of her life, Michael, a Sgt. in the Air Force. She left her family and all that was familiar to follow him to Italy where they married. During the next eight years, they were sent to Italy and Germany where their lives were filled with adventure, travel, hardships, and homesickness as they experienced the magic of Europe together.
Setting the Hook, a Diver's Return to the Andrea Doria
By Peter Hunt
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions, the “Mount Everest of wreck diving,” in the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot. Twenty years later, Hunt set out to dive the famous luxury liner again. An introspective odyssey of memory and heart-pounding adventure, Setting the Hook explores thirty years of extreme diving in a personal tale of learning to accept life’s oldest challenge.
MAD MAN KNITTING or The Waiter and The Fly
By Gregory Patrick
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,590. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
A beer, a ballcap, and mad amounts of knitting infuse this story about one of Savannah's most colorful restaurants as it faces its decline. Colorful characters and unabashed prose make this memoir a supplement to those who enjoyed "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil."
ChironTraining Volume 6: 2010
By Rory Miller
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,210. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
After seventeen years of dealing with violent criminals and a year as a contractor in Iraq, what's the next step? Time to do something really scary: Start a business. In 2010, Rory goes on the seminar circuit, writes and publishes and, as always, tries to write things out of his head. About teaching, about protection, about the emotional and psychological dimensions of conflict.
This Ocean Called Freedom: My Eight Decades of Challenge and Transformation
By Diane See
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,060. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This Ocean Called Freedom: My Eight Decades of Challenge and Transformation, is a poignant memoir that chronicles a woman’s search for a life that makes sense. During a span of 80 years, Diane See repeatedly challenged the status quo.
Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
Leaves of Change: Lessons on Love, Laughter, and Living
By Durham Editing and E-books
Series: Durham Editing and E-books Anthologies 2013. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 22,190. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Leaves of Change is a diverse collection of prose and poetry memoirs by independent authors. Featuring the works of Aleshia Clarke, Andrew Rose, Barbara H. Poole, Christina Gerberich, Julia Rose Grey, Kelli Lane, Linda Harris Sittig, Mellissa Black, Pamela Sloan, Rebecca Poole, April J. Durham, and Patrick Durham.
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By Kelvin Purdy
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 58,530. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Kelvin's story is a must read for anyone who has experienced childhood abandonment, familial trauma, and is seeking hope and meaning. For those studying the complexities of human behavior, and for anyone needing affirmation that risking vulnerability and living with profound empathy is the foundation of resilience and humanity, this book is a definite gift. PAUL DEMPSEY
Weight
By Darryl Reed
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 83,300. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2010 by Concrete Jungle Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the 1980’s, Darryl “Lil’ D” Reed became the youngest and most successful rock-cocaine dealer on the mean streets of Oakland, California. Darryl was raised in and taught the street hustle game at an early age, by the most noteworthy street legend in the history of the Bay Area, Felix Mitchell. Felix gave young Darryl the codes of the streets.
She's All Caught Up
By Jamila Davis
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 125,270. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2013 by Voices International Publications Inc. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
She's All Caught Up is a cautionary tale based on the life of Jamila T. Davis, a federal prisoner serving a 12 1/2 year sentence. Jamila grew up in a loving middle class home, raised to become her parent's ideal star child. All was copacetic until high school years. Jamila rebels and chooses to live life in the fast lane. When this good girl goes bad, it seems there is no turning back!
Los guerreros de la libertad (La guerra civil en El Salvador)
By Ernesto Panamá
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 64,820. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2009 by Ernesto Panamá. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Historia de El Salvador 1932-2008 La llamada: Guerra Civil salvadoreña, fue una guerra impuesta por conflicto Este - Oeste. Este es el único relato histórico, desde el punto de la derecha. La obra resulta profética al consumarse la derrota electoral de ARENA. El genero es histórico testimonial y relata hechos inéditos. La obra es de fácil lectura y mantiene al lector en la trama.
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher
By Carole Marshall
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher chronicles the learning curve of a white middle class professional over two decades in an urban high school in Providence, Rhode Island. While teaching students who desperately need an education, her life is radically enriched by them. It concludes with an inside look at the struggles to improve education and the disastrous effects of recent reforms.
The Final Push
By Chabopye Freddy Pilusa
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,400. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by Adam Piskorski. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A young Chabopye finds himself in the thick of the struggle against apartheid in the 1980's. Opposition to apartheid exposes him to constant harassment, detention and torture. This story is a triumph of spirit over adversity typical of young activists of his era. The story recognises the role played by rural activists in the journey towards freedom in South Africa.
Horizon Fever - Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary expedition through Africa, 1931 - 1935
By AE Filby
Price: $3.35 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 by Ant Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Proclaimed "the World's most travelled motorist", my Uncle Archie undertook some breathtaking expeditions, including this 37,000 mile journey from London to Cape Town and back. Encountering pygmies, big game, missionaries and much more, this is an honest, colourful, often shocking account.
Tales of Phan Rang
By Robert Chappelear
Series: Tales of Viet Nam, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
An account of the author's one year tour of duty flying C-123 cargo aircraft in Viet Nam. Provides descriptions of life in country and the missions that were flown. Presented not as a political view but rather simply as an account of that year and what it was like to be there.
When Life Was Unfair... How One Man Survived... And Learned How To Cope
By Roberto J. Samores
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,650. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
“Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; truth isn’t” - Mark Twain. This book chronicles a man’s journey through an eventful life. When his dreams were dashed and life knocked him down, how did he get up and move on? People can be amazingly resilient, but what determines who will be? Roberto hopes that sharing his story can help others.