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Ordinary Wisdom
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,890. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This collection of short family stories is heartwarming and genuine.Be prepared to smile, laugh and maybe even cry a little as you enjoy reading of ordinary wisdom.
Keiko-san's Story: An Account of the Minamata Tragedy
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Price: Free! Words: 1,860. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(2.00 from 1 review)
In 2008, I had the opportunity to listen to the story of a victim of the Minamata tragedy. Here is her story.
Death Valley Madam
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,680. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012 by Arrowhead Classics Publishing Co.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The story of a woman during the Great Depression who left her family farm in Missouri, at the age of 16 to make her way in life in San Francisco. Instead of finding legitimate work, however, she worked as a prostitute and then a madam -- for the next 60 plus years.
My China Eye
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,690. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The final work of Israel Epstein (1915-2005), one of the very few Westerners to experience the Chinese Communist Revolution firsthand, from its earliest days to the highest levels of power.
Promises That I Broke
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Vietnam Veteran Dewayne Mitchell returns home after his discharge from the army with no job and no plans for the future as he struggles to readjust to civilian life through a maze of drugs, alcohol and broken relationships.
Calvin and Courage - Under the cross
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,460. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Book shows how Calvin, in 1553, displayed courage in the face of Servetus's heresy, the poor behaviour of the Libertines, and all while ministering to five young student ministers facing martyrdom. Establishes his credentials as a loving, caring pastor who refused to provide simplistic answers to life's most perplexing challenges. His letters to the young martyrs reveal a warm-hearted pastor.
A Merchant Seaman's Survival - An Autobiography - An Escape Story of World War II
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Price: $6.89 USD. Words: 53,510. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2012 by Allan J. Sweeney. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true-life World War 2 escape story. Edward J Sweeney’s merchant ship was sunk by a German raider, which led to hair-raising escapes from jails in France and Spain. He was re-captured and escaped from a German troop train on the way to a labour camp; a concentration camp in Argeles Sur Mer, France; and from the notorious labour concentration camp at Miranda de Ebro, in Spain...
Out of the Bag: A Search for Missing Pieces
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
We begin in the secreted, all-boys world of a Catholic seminary in the 1950s and progress through Vietnam protests, race riots, and the sexual revolution. A young would-be priest crosses his fingers during the oath of celibacy, moves to the Haight Ashbury, gets his girlfriend pregnant, and finally wakes up naked and sore in a padded cell. It's the boomer tutorial, all about change and humor.
I, the People: How Marvin Zindler Busted the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Behind the scenes of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas lies an authentic true crime history yarn just as entertaining and as much a part of the Lone Star State’s many fabled legends. In I, the People, veteran Houston journalist Gary Taylor recreates the real story behind the closing of the Chicken Ranch and explains the forces that unleashed TV icon Marvin Zindler upon the national scene.
Undercover Girl: Growing up transgender
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 125,200. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In 1966, on the edge of a puberty she doesn't want, a transgender girl hears a news story, and knows there are other people like her. Will she ever become her true self? A story of love, hope, friendship, growing up, and acceptance, with some comedy and terror thrown in.
Tainted Ladies: Female Outlaws, Renegade Women and Soiled Doves of the Old West
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,610. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
This lively little guide rounds up a host of colorful women from Wild West history from stagecoach robbers to cattle rustlers. Meet Calamity Jane, who could out-drink and out-shoot any man, and Poker Alice, a widow who earned a living playing cards. Read about the madams and soiled doves and the many renegade women who defied convention in the Old West
Inspiration to Live Your MAGIC!™
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Price: Free! Words: 35,190. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
(5.00 from 1 review)
Inspiration to Live Your MAGIC!™ contains 75 biographical introductions of about 400 words each. Every person in this collection is an inspiration to others, through their response to challenges (and some of them faced incredible challenges), by their commitment to serving humanity and their fidelity to their values. A book of inspiration for everyone.
Excursions in My Mind
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Series: Ghanaman Musings, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,690. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In this brilliant series of articles, supported by quotations from literary sources, the Bible and contemporary Church leaders, Nana Awere Damoah covers the broad sweep of Christian faith as practised in everyday life.
The Oklahoma Summer
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Price: Free! Words: 1,330. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and culture
What do you do when your only friend just wants to sleep with you? The Oklahoma Summer is a quirky—and true—short story about an improbable friendship between a clueless Yale student and a small-town Oklahoma drag queen. Dry and amusing, The Oklahoma Summers is an insightful look into the hidden corners of small towns and imperfect friendships.
Sally Bone
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 87,210. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012 by Blenheim Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
At the age of four Sally gets into the wrong carriage in a train of evacuees and ends up in a little village called Chrishall. Churchill's victory speech was the first real disaster in Sally's life: she had to leave her little Paradise and return to a world she had not known for six years. But although living far away, she promised that one day she would tell the World about her wartime friends.
If it wasn't for bad luck, I'd have no luck at all
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,490. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Through my life I've been plagued by the most ridiculous bad luck you can imagine. This is a short book detailing those events making for a very funny read.
Born Minus
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,280. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Armand Miele's autobiography and selected musings for the Rockland County Times tell the American struggle from every angle, from growing up in the Depression-era Bronx, to building and re-building successful businesses, to battling terminal cancer and winning, and surviving the crushing loss of a child. Miele revived the weekly Rockland County Times from bankruptcy in his senior years, saving a l
Becoming Patrick: A Memoir
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 107,750. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Becoming Patrick is the story of one adopted man’s universal quest for identity by uncovering the truth of his past. After an anguished search, the call to his original mother releases a torrent of conflicting emotions. He absorbs her shocking revelations, comes out as gay once again, and during a sometimes turbulent unfolding, forges a profound bond which shapes a future rooted in truth.
Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When chest pain and exhaustion forced a pause in her busy life, author Lonna Cunningham was called upon to take a closer look at the big events of her past: the death of her infant daughter, her husband's sudden personality changes and the discovery of the brain tumour that had triggered them ... then she had to rethink her past in order to find her path to the future.
Combat Crew
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,060. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Combat Crew is one of the best memoirs about the air war over Europe ever written. John Comer kept a journal of the 25 missions he flew in 1943 when the casualty rate on his base was close to 80%. After each raid Comer gathered the crew together and pieced together the air battle from a 360-degree perspective. His book is handwritten history, recorded within hours after the battles occured.