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A Luminous Future by Teodor Flonta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 20 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
Beamish Boy (I Am Not My Story): A Memoir of Recovery & Awakening by Albert Flynn DeSilver
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 82,430. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Self-realization(5.00 from 9 reviews)
“. . .A beautifully written memoir. . .poignant and inspirational. . ." —Kirkus . . .a fascinating, poetic memoir. . .” —ForeWord Reviews “A compelling story of a boy's climb out of pain and into poetry” —Adair Lara, San Francisco Chronicle, former columnist and author of "Naked, Drunk, & Writing" "an extraordinary story of second chances" —Marci Shimoff, New York Times Bestselling Auth
Ringing the Bell: My Life in the Biz by Luke St Germaine
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 91,090. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 8 reviews)
The true story of how I was recruited by a notorious door-to-door sales organization, and traveled across the country in pursuit of success. My goal of making millions took some unexpected setbacks as I mastered the art of cold-calling, mouse-killing, and "ringing the bell." A rare look into the culture of Cydcor/DS-Max, this memoir is both harrowing and humorous.
Cat On A Leash by James Bathurst
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 53,210. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 8 reviews)
There is a fine line between admiration and stalking. The story of a persistent cat, the couple she “dated”, and their travels aboard the motor-vessel Wild Blue. The 50-something couple retired early, sold their home & photography business, scooped up the cat, and hit the waterways. Life isn’t always easy onboard a 25 foot boat, but it is an interesting escape. Featuring Molly the cat.
My Coyote Creek by Jeff Bradford
Price: $1.89 USD. Words: 63,140. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 8 reviews)
My Coyote Creek is an honest and emotional memoir told by the youngest of three children about a mother’s creative struggle to provide a normal upbringing for her children while living with an abusive sociopathic husband. This story shows a mother’s amazing resolve to create secure bliss for her children filled with adventures right out of a modern-day Huck Finn scenario.
Walking and Wondering: Living Under the Sign of the Cross in the Shadow of the Swastika by Robert Salomon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,630. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » European(5.00 from 7 reviews)
One man's quest to be reunited with his family during years of persecution, exile and jailings.
Confessions of an Instinctively Mutinous Baby Boomer and her Parable of the Tomato Plant by Marsha Roberts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,330. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Roberts takes the reader on a captivating journey where real life collides with real miracles. Stories range from candidly intimate to wonderfully adventurous, each uncovering a puzzle piece. The picture that emerges reflects her life-affirming faith, part of her secret formula for happiness. A charming read, you feel as if you're with a trusted friend, sharing life lessons over a cup of coffee.
An Eagle's Sky: My Life as a Birdman by John Stokes
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,840. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This is a true story of a man, John Stokes, who wields his lifelong passion for birds and flight to overcome adversity to ultimately free himself and a one-winged Bald Eagle from its earthly bonds.
Surviving Amnesia – Mind Over Memory by Adam Burns & Maureen Burns
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 54,530. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / Memory Improvement(5.00 from 5 reviews)
Imagine what it’s like to lose your memory. This is the true story of two people who beat impossible odds.
Chalk Pits & Cherry Stones by Jean Hendy-Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This is a memoir about growing up in an industrialized riverside area of North Kent in the nineteen forties and fifties. It was a time of food rationing and shortages, air raid warnings and Doodlebugs, cheerful poverty and overcrowding where of necessity the local chalk pits and bomb sites became familiar playgrounds.
A Checkered Past by William Van Poyck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 4 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.
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder by Michele Carter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 214,750. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
Conversations With Crystal The Woman Who Fell Off the Bridge by Crystal Manning, B.P. Storm
Price: $8.97 USD. Words: 104,260. Language: English. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Crystal Manning tells her story of that fateful day, August 1, 2007, the day the I-35W Bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, MN. In her book she tells how she was saved from death in the Mississippi River by her fiancee', Michael Stoner, Jr., only to see him immediately charged with child abuse of her daughter. A journey to the real story of how her family was shattered by a truly American experience.
Pizzles in Paradise by John Hicks
Series: An English Vet's Life in New Zealand, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,010. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire(5.00 from 4 reviews)
John Hicks is an English trained vet. In a quirky yet literate style this memoir describes his education, courtship and subsequent emigration to New Zealand with Viv, his young wife. His numerous anecdotes are lively and good-humoured, occasionally poignant and often hilarious. It will be enjoyed by all those who love animals, have owned a pet, worked on a farm or read James Herriot.
A Wander in Vetland by John Hicks
Series: An English Vet's Life in New Zealand, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,470. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire(5.00 from 4 reviews)
John Hicks has spent much of his working life as a vet in New Zealand. A Wander in Vetland is an insider's look at his changing profession. These lively tales draw the reader into the more curious aspects of medical and veterinary history - ideal reading for those curious about borborygmi, the use eunuchs made of goose quills, or the potion favoured by Italian women to seduce their lovers...
Beads on a String-America's Racially Intertwined Biographical History by Ey Wade
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 168,310. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2010 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Reference, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 3 reviews)
History was written in more than Black and White. With hyperlinks and videos Beads on a String-America’s Racially Intertwined Biographical History never stops celebrating our heritages and lauds loudly the accomplishments of all races that helped make America the great country it has become. (Newest version 5/29/2012)
A Journey of a Bouncing Czech by Natasha Novotny
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
Cripin Place by David Ashton
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,610. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2010 by Heather Mackay. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 3 reviews)
David’s life story isn’t for the faint hearted, feeble minded or humourless. It exposes how life is for persons living with MS, dependant on the vagaries and mindless inconsistencies of State funded care and oft times compassionless bureaucracy. A gripping and roller-coaster read, you will be outraged, humbled, overwhelmed, angered, nourished and inspired in turn, sometimes on the same page.
I'm Taking My Eggs and Going Home: How One Woman Dared to Say No to Motherhood by Lisa Manterfield
Price: $7.95 USD. Words: 67,630. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This award-winning memoir traces Manterfield’s descent from rational 21st century woman to desperate mama-wannabe. She examines the siren song of motherhood and the truth about being childless in a mom-centric society. This is a story about love, desire, and choices; it is the story of a woman who escapes her addiction, not with a baby, but with her sanity, marriage and sense-of-self intact.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders by Chip Langston
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.