Nonfiction » Biography

Sub-categories: Autobiographies & Memoirs | Personal memoir | Celebrity biography | Historical biography | Woman biographies | Military biography | Religious biography | Adventurers & explorers | Other biographies | Literary biography | Criminals & outlaws | Sports biography | All sub-categories >>
Bringing Home the War
By
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 81,980. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Based on the story of an Army Special Forces wife surviving amid the chaotic homefront during the War on Terror. An insider's perspective into the struggles of the families trying to survive in the shadows of the military are virtually untold. The book reads like a novel, but is all the more powerful because it is based on a true story.
Stokesified!
By
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 157,890. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Native Americans
Frank A. Stokes (1954-2010) said "Stokesified" to describe how any sound he heard he made his own. Raised in Brooklyn NY, he saw the rock and roll shows of Alan Freed and Murray The K. Playing in the 1970's CBGB's underground, emerging after meeting Jaco Pastorius as a jazz composer on fretless bass and recording, Frank Stokes honored his Native American heritage by offering each note as a prayer.
The Rubber Knife Gang
By
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,780. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Rubber Knife Gang is a funny, caustic, heart-wrenching series of essays written by a mother raising three boys in the wake of their father’s stunning decline. Amidst the maelstrom of his abuse, alcoholism, mental illness and abandonment, she writes of their plight with humor and pathos, as she charts their struggles and triumphs as they attempt to enter manhood without a map or compass.
Sweet Sour Bitter
By
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 16,300. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
In Sweet Sour Bitter: A Tale of a Friendship, a Transplant, and a Lemonade Stand, lifelong friends tell their story of how an impending liver transplant shaped their lives. It’s a tale offered to readers with the hope of inspiring them to see the richness of their own stories, friendships, and lives.
How Much More?
By
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 62,790. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2012 by Truth House Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In 2001 a family murder was committed that shocked the neighbourhood to the core. Newspapers followed events and the ensuing court cases closely, but these reports covered merely the superficial facts. Here for the first time is Penny’s story. There were times when she asked, “How much further, how much more can I take?” until she was able to see the panoramic of the Lord's bigger picture.
Survivor on Death Row
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2013 by Clare Nonhebel. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
30 years on Death Row, 1 failed execution, 2 non-matching dna profiles, no lawyer... Romell Broom, who has spent three decades on Ohio’s Death Row, tells his own story: a ‘throwaway’ boy from a disadvantaged background, hastily convicted for a crime he has always protested he didn’t do. Having survived a two-hour execution attempt in 2009 he is still asking, ‘Will anybody listen to the truth?'
A Sky Full of Challenges
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,440. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Extraordinary test pilot, Joe Dobronski colorfully tells his experiences flying early to recent jet aircraft in a way that is engaging for everyone and captivating for pilots. You will learn about many unique challenges encountered in the successes and tragedies of fighter development during the "Golden Age of Aviation." All proceeds are sent to Catholic Missions.
Fire Sail: The Journey Continues – Part 2
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 88,700. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Fire Sail: The Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream– Part 1 describes the 7 yrs of trials & tribulations as the Marins build a 40-foot sailboat from a bare hull in Maine. Not a travelogue, the story follows their lives and events on a two-year live-aboard adventure. Part 2 finds the Marins sailing deep into exotic seas. Along the way they make new friends and experience new adventures.
Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.
People Who Knew Jack-As Opposed to People Who Don't Know Jack
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,900. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I was inspired to recollect some of my acquaintances and life experiences and to record them in the form of an autobiography. My primary reason for undertaking this project was for my own satisfaction with the assumption that some family and friends might be interested in reading the book. Others may also find this book to be interesting and humorous.
The Philosophy of Shaving: Reflections on the Death of My Father
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,290. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The Philosophy of Shaving is a book about overcoming grief. It connects one man's loss of his father as a boy to the fact that he was never taught how to shave. Rooted in the author's own experience, it is an exhaustive attempt to learn about every aspect of shaving as a way to talk about subjects like father figures and manhood.
This Is Why I Cry
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,370. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2014 by Jonah Wolfe. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
"This Is Why I Cry" is my personal memoir of my struggles going up as a victim of childhood sexual abuse and how it impacted my adult life. I am honest and open about what happened to me and what I did to others. This is a no holds barred look at the life of a convicted sex offender and the path that got me there. This is also the story of what path I am on now.
Two Old Fools on a Camel ~ From Spain to Bahrain and back again
By
Series: Old Fools, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,100. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2012 by Ant Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
*New York Times Bestseller* Vicky and Joe leave their Spanish mountain village to work for a year in Bahrain. How could they know that the Arab Spring was poised to erupt, throwing them into violent events? Teaching Arab kids, working with crazy teachers, forming life-long friendships and being placed under house arrest, Vicky and Joe laugh and lurch through their year in Bahrain.
The Opa Legacy
By
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
1880's Willem Albert van Komen survives the Typhoid and Yellow Fever plagues in the West Indies plus the unexplained death of a friend. Upon his return to the Netherlands he finds a wife, a faith, and a family, leaving them a simple but profound legacy. This fictionalized history reveals the greatness of an understated life.
It's Only a Life -- But It's My Life
By
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,970. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A glorious cornucopia of real life adventures. She shares the mantra which carried her through difficult times. Her description of travels paint pictures of wondrous sights in the United States, Canada and Mexico. Men were attracted to her colorful way of life. Their stories add space to the later years. At 92 years Esther is still going strong.
Working to Support My Problem Until I Die
By
Price: $4.96 USD. Words: 135,890. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Working to Support My Problem Until I Die is Book Two in the true story trilogy, Crying Over You, of the Seaborn family drama, continued from Book One, Outwitting Death, both written by the surviving son, Christian.
Wayfaring Traveler: Whale Rider of the Tide
By
Series: The Wayfaring Traveler, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Wayfaring Traveler is the book that launches you into the heart of America and planetary change. Homeless and scared witless, Wafarer went plummeting into fiscal hemorrhage of downsizing and diaspora. Made long journey in old car; met interesting characters; lived in a tent. What mattered finally? Meet-your-eye people, truth in a handshake, the call of the wild, and seize-the-day.
Eightysixed: Life Lessons Learned
By
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 84,800. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2014 by Pandamoon Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Chicagoan Emily Belden has no idea what to do with her twenty-something life — particularly as it pertains to love — which is a tough problem for a hopelessly romantic half-Jew who's fresh out of a failed relationship. But if “figuring it all out” and “wanting it all” were Olympic sports, Emily would have been a gold medalist in both categories.
Wayfaring Traveler: Earth Whisperers
By
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 41,800. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Gardening
I had a farm, an organic farm in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. Friends who loved it called it Magic Valley–curving into another world of bright-water trout streams, rich bottom land, flower meadows and woodland, their fragrance rising to meet you. How would it be, I’d wondered, to circle the arc of solstice and equinox living as an earth-whisperer, not a brutalizer?
The Lid is Lifted
By
Price: $4.49 USD. Words: 129,030. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Middle East
(5.00 from 1 review)
What happens when you are held a gun-point, friends are raped, others are killed, your life destroyed? You get scared, really frightened. Then ... You get angry! And you learn to focus that anger ... to survive and fight back as best you know how. This is the true story of what happened in Kuwait in August 1990 when Iraq invaded. A terse narrative, it is based on the writer's diary.