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Little Girl Big Depression
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2013 and represented by Bird-in-Hand Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A tender, memory-preserved record of growing up in America's Great Depression. Four-year-old Annette Sanasack wakes to consciousness in a tiny Midwestern, Catholic, largely French-speaking town. By the time the novel ends, Annie is six years old and readers have witnessed, from her short-statured but perceptive vantage point, her family’s spiritual struggles through adversity.
The Old Man in the Bag and Other True Stories of Good Intentions
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,490. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: January 18, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Philanthropy & Charity
This collection of true short stories (with old photographs and letters) is about a young American couple who spend two years in a tiny village of grass huts helping very poor Ethiopian farmers establish a new town in the lowland jungle of Ethiopia’s Rift Valley. The stories are about how life choices are never black and white and even selfless good intentions can sometime have a serious downside.
No Dramas
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,060. Language: Australian English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A humorous trip through Hollywood and beyond with award winning Aussie actor Peter Phelps.
Hiding in Water: A Memoir Based Mostly in Reality
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 82,730. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
What happens when your father claims to be a prophet from another planet? Hiding in Water uses its unique platform to share a universal story of reconciling belief with reality: belief in ourselves, in others, in our chosen religions, and even in those who lead our countries. (EPUB version)
A Place in the Shower Schedule: 101 Favorite Columns
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 65,030. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For over two decades Roger Aylworth has written a weekly humor column based on his own large family. Over time he has gathered hundreds of columns on all kinds of subjects from the "death" of the family washer to the passing of a beloved granddaughter. Each has been warmly welcomed by readers who have laughed and cried with the Aylworth family. This book is a collection 101 of those favorites.
Senior Showers: 99 More Favorite Columns
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Price: $3.83 USD. Words: 58,800. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For over two decades Roger Aylworth has written a weekly humor column based on his own large family. Over time he has gathered hundreds of columns on subjects from the sudden appearance of a possum in his yard to the death of "Davy Crockett," Fess Parker. Each has been warmly welcomed by readers who have laughed and cried with his family. This second volume includes 99 hand-picked favorites.
The Class President's Son
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
‘Petey’ Powell’s memoir is the brilliantly illustrated story of how a son's love for his father and family, inadvertently resulted in him making millions in the drug trade in rural North Carolina.
Walking The Path
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Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 117,590. Language: British English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Everyone has a journey through life. In the esoteric world it is known as 'walking the path'. For those who step willingly on the path, they agree to a speeding up of internal growth. Shane P Ward took that step and the result may be considered controversial; was it just life unfolding and did implausible events really happen? Whatever you may think, be prepared for an emotional roller coaster.
Katherine Mansfield: The Story-Teller
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Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 215,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
The compelling, intimate, and often controversial, story of Katherine Mansfield - one of the world's greatest short story writers – the only writer Virginia Woolf confessed to being afraid of. Using previously unavailable material Jones vividly evokes the tragic, but courageous, drama of this fragile yet feisty author: her life, loves and her passion for writing.
Overthinking the Marathon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 69,810. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Running & jogging
Overthinking the Marathon is an intimate look at one man's preparation for his 21st marathon, covering the details that make running interesting and fun, even – no, especially – when it hurts. "Ray's loaning himself out as a thoughtful, veteran, and funny training partner. You couldn't find a better one as you get ready for your next 26.2-miler." -Amby Burfoot, 1968 Boston Marathon winner
Music of the Spheres: An Unfinished Journey
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Price: $5.20 USD. Words: 52,520. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"The rain bounced off the bonnet of the car, the wipers working at a furious speed did little to improve my vision and reflected my inner agitation. Orange patches of light shed a comfortless glow on the road. As the red traffic lights loomed in the mist, I applied the brakes. Nothing happened. I pumped the pedal, and panicked."
Hold Fast to Your Dreams
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 57,450. Language: American English. Published: January 15, 2013 by Evangelista Media srl. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From humble beginnings in Ireland, George Lee’s inspiring, dream-catching story soars through blue skies that include piloting Royal Air Force Phantom fighter jets, winning three World Gliding Championships titles, and taking HRH Prince Charles on his first gliding flights.
After Everest: The Experiences of a Mountaineer and Medical Missionary
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 100,060. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013 by Alan Jones. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
The memoir of the remarkable T. Howard Somervell, best known for his role in the British expeditions to climb Mount Everest in the 1920s, including the legendary second attempt during which George Mallory and Sandy Irvine vanished on their way to the peak. Somervell also recounts his early climbing days in Europe, the horrors of the front during WWI, and his medical work among the poor of India.
Gaudí, l’arquitecte de la Sagrada Família - biografia breu
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Price: $24.00 USD. Words: 73,340. Language: Catalan. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Biografia cronològica d'Antoni Gaudí, geni apassionat de l'arquitectura i les arts plàstiques. Aquest llibre se centra en la vida i la personalitat humana i artística.
Mảnh Trời Xanh Trên Thung Lũng
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 283,750. Language: Vietnamese. Published: January 12, 2013 by Kệ Sách eBook. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
TIÊU DAO BẢO CỰ MẢNH TRỜI XANH TRÊN THUNG LŨNG Hồi Ký – Tự Truyện Copyrighted @2013 Tiêu Dao Bảo Cự Published by Kệ Sách eBook Publishing Center Smashwords Edition ISBN 978-1-3017-2853-4
The Black Tuna Diaries
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,300. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a true account of the life of America's most written about marijuana smuggler. Between the accounts of his smuggling adventures, Robert tells his life story. Life as a member of "The South St. Gang", his years as an actor, a famous pitchman, a successful entrepreneur in America and England, Bull Fighter in Spain, TV producer, smuggling pilot, big game fisherman, and federal inmate.
Film and Photography on the Front Range
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Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,950. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Category: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
Film and Photography on the Front Range will acquaint the reader with the stories of many photographers of this Colorado region. From the earliest Rocky Mountain daguerreotypist in 1851, landscape pioneers, portraitists, silent filmmakers, theater commercial producers, fine arts photographers, to photojournalists, you will discover a picturesque history of Colorado image making.
Almazan. El unico general revolucionario
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 174,710. Language: Spanish. Published: January 10, 2013 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Mucho se ha silenciado la presencia del único general revolucionario Juan Andreu Almazán, con el propósito, entre otros, de preservar la imagen de Lázaro Cárdenas. Ésta es una biografía que da voz a quien, después de Zapata y Villa, ha sido el único verdadero revolucionario que ha tenido México.
Vagabond Boy: Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,440. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
A boy navigates through a chaotic childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle lessons he must choose or discard. He is swept toward an emotional chasm that threatens to swallow and imprison him forever, and he must decipher secrets in a local pond to secure his future.
Each One Must Shine: The Legacy of Vasily Sukhomlinsky
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 77,090. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
An account of the life and ideas of the holistic Ukrainian educator Vasily Sukhomlinsky. This study introduces English speakers to the work of a very signficant educator, who has influenced the practices of many teachers in Ukraine, Russia, China and other parts of the world.