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Prisoner of War (POW) #74324
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,940. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Real heroes aren’t born. Rather, they are ordinary people who have risen to meet seemingly insurmountable challenges in the face of adversity. What really defines a person is the way they face those obstacles and overcome them. We don’t have to look to Hollywood to find examples; in fact, we need look no further than our backyards. My backyard, that is. My father, my dad, John Stermscheg, is such
What Peace There May Be
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 86,400. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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In this coming of age memoir, the author recounts six critical years of her life of isolation, polygamy and abuse. After secretly reaching out to someone on the outside, she faces new challenges and finds renewed hope in her struggle to overcome the obstacles to free herself and discover her true worth as a human being.
Dragons and Butterflies: Just Like Her Father
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,510. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by SDS Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
UK #1 Kindle School-Age Bestseller from Marie Jensen. 1st of 6 books charting the life of Jean Ridgeway, an abused child who survives. A victim to start with, she worked through her issues. Her past haunted her for many years. Time is a great healer. Pain and suffering can give you inner strength, or break you. Once you have read Jean’s story, you will understand more about courage and cowardice.
Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus
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Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
One For The Gipper
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,080. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Patrick Chelland takes a look at the Gipp legend and examines what made the Gipper run. The only official biography, with an imprimatur from Notre Dame. Includes photographs.
The Sandy Creek Boys
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,420. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This entertaining memoir contains nearly 100 stories about the Matney boys, four brothers who found inventive and rambunctious ways to have fun around the Big Sandy Creek. From the 1930s to the 1950s, these brothers and boyhood friends entertained each other, whether in or out of trouble. These stories range from intimate to hilarious to hair raising as the boys try to outdo each other.
The Only Living Man With A Hole In His Head
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
One man. One Tamping Iron. One medical marvel. Based on a true story, “The Only Living Man With A Hole in His Head” tells the tale of railroad foreman Phineas Gage.
The Story of Mary MacLane
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,970. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by Riverbend Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author was a 19-year-old girl from the raw, masculine mining town of Butte, Montana. With the publication of this book, Mary MacLane became an overnight sensation. She was called the ‘Wild Woman of Butte,’ a Bohemian, a radical, a feminist, a rebel. Although MacLane went on to write other books, none had the impact of this one, which remains a tour de force about life, love, and longing.
Foy Short, A Life in Southern Africa
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,110. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Biography of Foy Short, a pioneer evangelist who lived in what is now Zambia and Zimbabwe from 1922 through 1995. The book explores not only the traditional hazards he faced as a “missionary” (wild animals, primitive tribesmen and dangerous travel) but also the doctrinal and spiritual challenges that he had to battle in establishing churches of Christ and training African teachers.
Adventures with Knives, Surviving 1000 Hours of Culinary School
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 72,480. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Staring down a milestone age, Bob Foulkes was not content to experience life from the comfort of his easy chair. 60 years old, semi-retired, restless, and yes, bored, Bob was ready for his next adventure when he enrolls in a 6 month culinary program — 1,000 hours of intensive training in the art of classical French cooking. This behind the scenes account is humorous, eye-opening and inspiring.
Fighting the Effects of Gravity: A Bittersweet Journey Into Middle Life
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 57,310. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Fighting the Effects of Gravity could be considered a "Bible for the Baby Boomer." Witty, engaging, and oftentimes poignant, fighting the Effects of Gravity examines the physical and mental aspects of middle age. The book is filled with humorous anecdotes and life lessons that will resonate with the young, the old and everyone in between. Never has mortality been so much fun.
The Year My Mother Died
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 92,720. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Scott portrays a year-long journey from the perspective of a palliative/hospice trained physician. The book is punctuated by nostalgia and quirky behavior and ultimately offers hope to those who grieve. Through humor and reflection, she finds a way to honor her mother's profound contribution to her life.
The Days I Knew
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,670. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
She was the most sought after professional beauty in Victorian London, the favorite of artists, photographers and the literati. She soon caught the eye of the Prince of Wales and became his acknowledged mistress. But, realizing that her relationship with the future king of England could not and would not last forever, she became a stage actress and in no time
An Accidental Cowboy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,070. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Not long after Simon & Simon went off the air, the author was shot twice and left for dead. Physically, he recovered fairly quickly. Psychologically, however, the effects were far more severe and long-lasting, sending him into a spiral of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression. As a result, almost by accident, he ended up in a world of horses and cattle and ranching that helped him survive.
Naked in Budapest - Travels with a passionate nomad
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,370. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Trip Journals
Whether naked in Budapest, canoeing down the Zambesi, sailing the Great Barrier Reef, eating durian in Malaysia, cooking in Athens, shaking hands with the King of Cambodia, watching bear cubs in Alaska, visiting Gracelands or having a young Egyptian lover, Heather says she feels most alive when on the road. A slow traveler, Heather gets to know locals, eat their food & learn something as she goes.
Kara Mia
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Price: Free! Words: 55,440. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Kara Mia is the story of sudden loss and slow recovery in a teenager with Long QT syndrome - a genetic cause of an often fatal heart rhythm disturbance. Told by her mother and her physician the book combines the unique insights of both as Kara slowly recovers from a near fatal cardiac arrest.
The Sable Provenance
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,760. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Australia & New Zealand
This 200-year saga (1790 – 1990) is a close-to-true novel that began with a criminal family in England, another in Scotland, and a family of nobles in Ireland. It is the story of how they came to be in Australia and how the progress of convicts and aristocrats resulted in the SABLE siblings of Western Australia.
Shadows on the Ceiling: a memoir of disability and abuse
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,330. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Susan Wheeler brings a voice to the unspoken words shared by many abuse survivors who experience their life with physical disabilities. Her portrayal of resilience redefines the term survival of the fittest. This is an inspiring and thought-provoking read.
A Lucky Life
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 77,730. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From an inauspicious start, John Tassell's life took a dramatic turn, leading to business and personal success in his extraordinary and Lucky Life.
All My Georgias: Paris-New York-Tbilisi
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Price: Free! Words: 72,550. Language: English. Published: January 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Redjeb Jordania is the son of the first president of Georgia, Noé Jordania. All my Georgias is a book of memoirs structured as a compilation of real life stories that paint a vivid picture of the author's lifelong journey through the hectic 20th century . These stories are told in a masterful manner, fascinating, sometimes comical, with historical and cultural insights as background.