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Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”
Once Upon A Road Trip
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,700. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Romance
*Think 'Eat, Pray, Love'...the teen version. A pre-life crisis on a shoestring budget. *A geeky girl goes on an unlikely 8-week adventure--encountering unexpected danger, wonderment, grief, and love. *A fiction-like retelling of a young woman's true story--made up of 3rd person narrative and actual journal entries.
In Bed With Gore Vidal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2013 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Gore Vidal claimed there was no such thing as “gay,” only gay sexual acts. But what was the truth about his sex life and sexuality—and how did it affect and influence his writing and public life?
Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,990. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
"Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land" reveals the guts, glory, and grief of 1960s social upheaval and documents the real accomplishments wrought when dreams are forged into reality. In turn funny, heart-rending, and inspiring, these thirty-two interviews reflect not only the flavor of those times but also the continuing ethic so deeply embedded in the Baby Boom generation’s consciousness.
The Armageddon Project - Tales From the Kingdom Hall
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,200. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Religious cults, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
This is a provocative and highly disturbing work of non-fiction; an epic account featuring brainwashing and isolationism, sex and demons, blood and fear, Bible prophecy, mankind’s impending demise and the forbidden fruit... A detailed journey through the inner sanctum of a prominent religious organization as told by two people who were there.
John Dee and Edward Kelley
Price: Free! Words: 119,200. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The biography of the lives and strange relationship of John Dee, Elizabethan savant and student of the occult and Edward Kelley who acted as his medium.
Growing Up 50's
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 159,710. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is the journal of a young Mormon girl growing up in Utah in the 1950's from 5th grade through college.
Sixteen Vs, Book Three, The Adolescent Years
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 130,300. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence
Amazing life lessons, broken bones, getting shot at, and several other ‘firsts’ in Victor’s life make this an exciting phase of learning. A typical experimenting teenager trying to dodge the pitfalls of life while having fun. Breaking his vow, Victor is forced to quit school. Several life-threatening events will keep you glued to the pages, holding you in suspense, as you search for the outcome.
Betty's Child
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 186,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Dream of Things. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In the tradition of Frank McCourt and "Angela's Ashes," Don Dempsey uses "Betty's Child" to tell the story of life with his cruel and neglectful mother, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who want to save twelve-year-old Donny's soul but ignore threats to his physical well-being. A Hoffer Award Grand Prize Finalist. "Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews
Making Weight
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 118,050. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Did you ever wonder what it's like to be blind? This book is about the life of a 65-year-old blind athlete. There will be happy stories, sad stories, and funny stories and there will be problems and their solutions. The intent of this book is to educate the sighted world regarding situations as they relate not only to blind people, but also to all society.
Grey Blue Water
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 115,450. Language: American English. Published: October 4, 2013 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Grey-Blue Water traces the life of John Douglas Taylor, the son of a wealthy Southern gentleman, from his childhood on a Tennessee plantation, to his adventures in the newly-formed Republic of Texas, and later to his time as a riverboat captain on the Mississippi. Author Daniel Mabrey Taylor has based his novel on true accounts taken from family letters, journals, and other historical documents.
Paulyanna: International Rent-boy
Price: $5.90 USD. Words: 141,300. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Travel
(5.00 from 1 review)
Paulyanna: International Rent-boy is a honest and frank portrayal of a working-class male prostitute’s life. Early abandonment, poverty, lack of education and sexual abuse delivered Paul onto the streets. But, ever optimistic, he does not dwell too much on the past. Without added glamour or grit, Paul shares the raw accounts of his life as a rent-boy in the 90s, from London to Los Angeles.
The Arab Sword
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,820. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This novel is a work of fiction inspired by a true story. It is about a ten-year old boy called Abdul, later renamed Mike, who is orphaned following the brutal murder of his family by American soldiers in Basra, Iraq during the first Gulf War. During the liberation of Kuwait from Iraq, Saddam Hussein’s army is defeated within days by the superior international military forces led by ...
The Algarve Asparagus Man Plus One
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 179,390. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2013 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
This is a relocation book like no other. Read about David Collins' crazy but ultimately successful scheme to leave a well-paid career in the UK and reinvent himself as the ‘Algarve Asparagus Man' in a tiny Portuguese village way back in the 1980s. You'll be laughing and you'll be crying when you read about the trials and tribulations he and his wife had to endure: flash floods and frosts
Master Chronology of JFK Assassination: Death
Series: Master Chronology of JFK Assassination, Book 2. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,200,600. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Book II: Death (November 22nd—November 24, 1963) The Master Chronology is the most well researched, in depth look at JFK assassination ever assembled.
Master Chronology of JFK Assassination: Dynasty
Series: Master Chronology of JFK Assassination, Book 1. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 1,134,300. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013 and represented by David Vigliano. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Book I: Dynasty (1823—November 21, 1963The birth of the first Kennedy to come to the United States; the second generation become saloon keepers; Joseph P. Kennedy is the third generation; his nine children create a political dynasty that will be torn apart by plane crashes, assassins, and all manner of tragedies. Book I will conclude very late in the evening of November 21, 1963.
SIXTEEN Vs, Book Two, The Mid Teen Years
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 2. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 111,450. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / school age
Tragedy hits Victor's family and recovering from the temporary split-up helps shape his character. School yard games spin off in nostalgic events for kids living in the early 1960s. His continual desire for adventure creates several problems and unexpected outcomes. His many ‘firsts’ provide humorous memories for anyone. Life lessons abound as he escapes dangerous situations.
A Voyage Of Self Discovery
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 139,620. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
My unbelievably incredible adventures as a United States Army dentist in the Pacific theater of World War Two, the path that led to my being there, and how the experiences helped me discover who I am.
Steinbeck: Citizen Spy
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,580. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
After languishing in the CIA’s archives for 60 years, a letter is uncovered in John Steinbeck’s own hand that shatters everything history tells us about the author’s life. Written in 1952, to CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith, Steinbeck makes an offer to become an asset for the Agency during a trip to Europe later that year. More shocking than Steinbeck’s letter is Smith’s reply accepting.