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I Was a Cold War Penguin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,210. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Firstly, you can blame it all on Biggles. You remember him, the eponymous hero of such literary gems as Biggles Flies Undone.” So begins the memoirs of Dafydd Manton. These tales of life in the RAF during the 70's and 80's range from the comic to the absurd and have to be read to understand what it was like to have been a “Cold War Penguin”.
Shattered China Dream
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 245,870. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Asian
For 100 years, three generations of the author’s Anglo-Chinese family lived in China. They were unfairly treated due to their mixed blood, particularly in the era of Mao. After more than 20 years of studying, researching and verifying Chinese Modern History as well as family history, the author tells a remarkable true story of three generations living in China and tracing their British ancestry.
Witness to War: Truk Lagoon's Master Diver Kimiuo Aisek
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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Kimiuo Aisek was a seventeen-year old witness to “Operation Hailstone,” the U.S. attack on Truk, “the Gibraltar of the Pacific.” Dianne M. Strong's biography recognizes a humble islander who put Truk Lagoon on the world map for scuba divers, by founding Blue Lagoon Dive Shop in 1973. Through Aisek's eyes readers learn about the Japanese mandate, WW2 in the Pacific, and Aisek's unique legacy.
Disguised as a Man: Malachi Martin & Me
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,950. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Father Malachi Martin, a Roman Catholic priest, scholar and exorcist, was a best-selling author and media celebrity in the mid-1970's. At the peak of his career, a fifty-seven year-old Martin began a disastrous Abelard-Heloise-style love affair with a troubled teenager who had seen him on TV. She now recounts the story of her decade-long romance with the controversial cult figure and pop-prophet.
King Without a Kingdom
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 100,360. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
John Hulbert’s trek through the material world and the New Age, looking for answers surrounding the meaning of life, are vividly explored in this one man’s journey. The great stories of our civil­ization, from Homer’s “Odyssey” to “The Wizard of Oz” are epics of the heroic journey; returning home after an arduous and dangerous trip into foreign and unknown lands facing insurmountable obstacles.
Buckingham's Man: Balthazar Gerbier
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,470. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Balthazar Gerbier, an artist and architect, connoisseur and curator, secret agent and diplomat, a friend of Rubens and counsellor to kings, his life offers a window into dazzling 17th century England and Europe. Gerbier assembled the famous art collection for the Duke of Buckingham at London's York House. Lita-Rose Betcherman has written the definitive and long-awaited biography of Gerbier.
The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 126,060. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Nineteen-year-old Bill Shunn is a man on a mission—a Mormon mission, that is, trolling for converts door-to-door a thousand miles from home. This riveting memoir—by turns hilarious, provocative, and thrilling—traces his accidental journey from that humble beginning to hunted fugitive and international terrorist.
Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890 to 1919
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,930. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016 by Carolyn Dale. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In thirty-one episodes that read like short stories, Ella P. Jordan Dale writes with charm and humor authentic to the era about the Jordan family's farm near Mount St. Helens from 1890 to 1919. Vivid details recount daily life and adventures, and accompanying essays place the farm and family within the pioneer history of Washington State.
Sacrifice - The True Story of Courage over Chernobyl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,470. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2013 by Saint Gaudens Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism
Hero of the Soviet Union Gourgen Karapetyan and Gromov Experimental Test Pilot Anatoly Grishchenko flew into Hell over Chernobyl to save the Motherland and the World. Anatoly developed a radiation-induced, life-threatening, blood disorder. Gougen sought the assistance of a colleague in flight, Cap Parlier, to obtain a potential curative treatment for Anatoly in Seattle. This is their story.
Crying Over You - Surviving When Your Family Is Mentally Unstable
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 201,930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence
Crying Over You, the true story of surviving unimaginable violence at the hands of a mentally ill father and the mental, emotional and alcoholism damage that created over the course of many years. The 61 year story of the Seaborn family of Portland, Oregon and Seattle, Washington as told by Christian Seaborn.
This Funny Earth of Mine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"A ruthlessly inward-looking and intentionally antisocial celebration of solitude...if there's such a thing as cheerful abrasiveness, you'll find it here...it reads like a sort of Walden for the city dweller." (I.Q. Magazine) The author's last two humor books, Read This Instead and the Wacky Adventures of God, have been included after the new material.
A Hairdresser's Diary: Scissors Retired
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 116,390. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
. These are stories filled hardships and disasters, mingled with blessings and joy, and through it all you will come to see how a six-year old girl who was lost, unloved and abused became a woman of great passion and inspiration.
Prison Hulk to Redemption: Part One of a Family History 1788-1900
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,060. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
The author undertakes a journey with his ancestors through Australia's colonial history - a history that hardly has its equal. He traces the cultural continuities of Australian society and shows where his ancestors fitted in. An important part of the story is the indispensable role the convicts played in establishing the Australian nation. Nine convict ancestors are found in the direct line.
The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Told through alternating chapters, this inspiring father-son memoir recounts a young man’s seemingly insurmountable quest to regain movement in every part of his body, and a father’s struggle to be the rock his son and family lean on in the face of their worst nightmare. Chris Norton was given a 3 percent chance of ever moving anything below the neck...
Fleeing The Hijab, A Jewish Woman's Escape From Iran
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 142,290. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
A true account of Sima Goel, the Iranian teenager who crossed the most dangerous desert in the world rather than accept the restrictions of life in Iran of the early1980s. Her quest for freedom is a thrilling, timely inspiration for people longing to create a life of meaning.