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Bitter Freedom: Memoir of a Holocaust Survivor
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 53,900. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Gihon River Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Holocaust
Remarkable first-person story of survival in Nazi occupied Poland. Narrowly escaping the Nazi sweep in Southern Poland, Jafa Wallach and her husband, Natan, a physician, were able to send their four-year-old daughter to safety (they prayed) while they themselves—along with two of Jafa's brothers—managed to dig a shallow hole in the ground beneath the cellar of an heroic Polish mechanic's shop.
Spread Thin & Moving Fast
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,930. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A tale of adventure, exploring new worlds, and meeting crazy characters. After growing up in an Irish-Mexican family, Ed became a restless street kid and adventurous teen. As a young adult he was thrown out of schools, became a golf hustler, hung out with artists, pimps, and actors, got drugs for friends, escaped from many petty scrapes, and followed his first love to the University of California.
Melissa's Gift
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 143,860. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012 by Bay Tree Publishing/Ardenwood Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A poignant, personal memoir, Melissa’s Gift recounts how a deeply solitary man discovers he has fathered a daughter while traveling years before in Central America. She evokes a capacity to love in him he has never known, even while she slowly wastes from the dreadful disease of cystic fibrosis.Written with beauty and power, Melissa’s Gift is an unforgettable story and a deeply moving read.
Roy Acuff and Me
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A tribute to Roy Acuff and his fiddle. Childhood memories of listening to Roy Acuff on battery powered radio in the late 1930's and how he instilled in me a lasting love of fiddle music. Includes my memorable and inspiring visit with Mr Acuff in the 1980's at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville.
Shute the Messenger
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Compelling biography of a remarkable achiever, successful author and aviator Nevil Shute. Fricke interweaves the sweep of 20th Century history with Shute’s life and writing career. A lifelong passion for flying led Shute to fly a tiny plane to Australia where he settled in 1948 His diverse experiences fuelled and inspired his many books including A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
Blessed Returns
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,210. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Camden, New Jersey, is quite possibly the most troubled and dangerous city in America. Blessed Returns is the moving, deeply personal account of a young man's coming-of-age amidst a life-changing summer. Albright worked at a youth facility in the heart of Camden's blighted, industrial core, and he discovered a community governed by faith and resilience in the face of unimaginable despair.
Walking Through The Pain
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 43,460. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Walking Through The Pain is based on a true story of a baby given up for adoption in Barbados by parents who think it has a better chance of surviving in a middle class family. His adopted father whom he grows to love very much dies when he is eight. After ten months, adverse circumstances force his adopted mother to sell up and downgrade to a much smaller shop far away from his friends.
John Somerset Pakington: his first 50 years
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 166,440. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
A biography of the Sir John Pakington of Westwood Park, Droitwich, born in 1799, who was MP for Droitwich, Worcestershire for 37 years. At Westminster he served on many select committees, including that investigating the Andover Union scandal. He was also much involved in Worcestershire affairs..
Midnight Sun, Arctic Moon
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 61,090. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Epicenter Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A young upstate New York woman begins an adventure of a life-time as she moves away from her safe and conventional path. She is unable to resist the excitement and challenge of a chance to become a geological explorer in Alaska, where she maps remote wilderness areas and journeys to the depths of her own heart.
Mama and Me
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 300,220. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Includes many of the “Mama and Me” and “Bette’s Barbs” columns written for The Martinsville Reporter and The Reporter-Times in Martinsville, IN, for the last half century. The columns talk about things that happened—births, deaths, schools, store openings, fires, crimes, store closings, historical events, tragedies, wars, events in Martinsville and Morgan County, and stories about local people.
Marilyn Monroe: Legend and Tragedy, an essay (The David Morrell Cultural-Icon Series)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,730. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Few movie stars made as great an impact as Marilyn Monroe. Two of the men she married made a powerful cultural impact. In this moving essay, David Morrell analyses Monroe’s poignant life, which had more significance than any movie in which she appeared. Even her most knowledgeable fans will find something new in this in-depth homage to a star whose luster outshone her films.
One Bite Of The Cherry
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,530. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 1964, a young Australian mother is plunged into a land of servants, markets, crazy traffic and endless heat when her Army Officer husband is posted to Bangkok. A Bite of the Cherry, gives a courageous, candid, but often humourous view, of Jacqui's experiences living in a new country.
A Satin Place/Hope After Abortion
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,930. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Millions of women suffer from the aftermath of abortion. It's our country's best kept secret. This author shares her story. Nineteen, single and pregnant, those she loved and trusted the most told her she should have an abortion. No one cared what she wanted. Little did she know the impact it would have on her for the rest of her life.
The Highest Peak
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 59,280. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Miracles or Coincidences A powerful and captivating memoir of a woman’s determination to push past the obstacles that should have defeated her.
Memories from Canada to Colorado
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Price: Free! Words: 1,360. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Taking a small boy on the train to Denver from Toronto was not an easy decision but we had the time of our lives! We learned how to ride horses and ski in the Rockies.
Shouting for Justice: The Journey of a Jewish Journalist
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,450. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This memoir of Herb Brin reveals a truly unique American life, the story of a courageous journalist, publisher, and poet, who was a tireless fighter, both for his people and for justice. Born in 1915 to a poor Chicago family of immigrants, Herb became a gangland reporter in 1930s Chicago, served as an army reporter during World War II, then covered top stories of the century.
13 Years in America
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Price: Free! Words: 66,870. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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The powerful story of one woman’s search for happiness and fulfillment in modern-day America.
The Protected Will Never Know: 10th Anniversary Edition
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,400. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Two Peas Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Entering the Army in June of 1969 and “In Country” by November, there began the journey. Vietnam was more than just a war. Vietnam was also the oppressive heat of the jungle, the bugs and mosquitoes, the snakes, the swamps and rice paddies, the monsoon rains and the constant grind of “Humping the Boonies.”
A Genteel Spy
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,650. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2012 by Two Peas Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Betsey Royce knows better than to say anything on that day in 1862 when she peeks around the upstairs bedroom door to discover her mother staring out the window with a pair of field glasses. Martha Royce sits watching and counting as men in blue uniforms march up Columbia Turnpike and into Franklin, Tennessee. For Betsey, that can mean only one thing: the war has come to her doorstep.
Mending Matthew
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Price: Free! Words: 54,260. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
This is the story of a child’s first ten years of a life he was not supposed to have. Born with severe FASD, he has suffered cranio-facial deformities, respiratory problems, cardiac problems, brain damage and more. It is also my story: of my relationship with this child, as his foster mother and advocate; and my battle to keep him alive despite the odds.