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Donutheads and Dilettantes
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,730. Language: American English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Melange Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Why would the rich need a social worker? Who would ever believe it? Yet, Michael, a newbie social worker, would soon find out. And in doing so, would uncover a world of wisdom, stamina, laughter, and friendship. Life lessons for all.
A Small House in France
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Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 77,930. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A magical holiday to rural France some years before had sowed the seeds of a daring plan for Brenda and Ray Barrington – to spend the early years of their retirement buying and restoring a cottage in the French countryside for use as a maison secondaire. Their budget and time were limited, but their enthusiasm and determination were boundless.
The Uses of Adversity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,710. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of my mother, who, in 1939, discovered her husband was suffering from tertiary syphilis – an affliction which could be cured then only by long years of treatment. The horror with which syphilis was surrounded was similar to that provoked by HIV/AIDS in the 1980s.
Stories of the Scholar Mohammad Amin Sheikho
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Price: Free! Words: 121,900. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2014 by amin-sheikho.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Mohammad Amin Sheikho - Birth: 1890 A.D. - Death: 1964 A.D. - Precept: Interpretation of the Holy Qur’an. Scholar M. A. Sheikho was born in al-Ward district in Sarouja Quarter, one of the historical districts of Damascus, in Syria which was called mini-Istanbul during the period of the Ottoman rule. He was raised in an Arab style house situated opposite the famous public al-Ward Bathhouse.
From the Somme to “Sydney’s Little Chicago"
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Price: Free! Words: 67,150. Language: Australian English. Published: June 26, 2014 by booksunleashed. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Lancashire-born George at 17 leaves his girlfriend Olive in Sydney for Gallipoli. In 1916 he is caught by a shell at the Somme. He becomes an accountant at a village near Sydney that grows into a centre of industry. During a local power struggle after World War II George backs one side and Olive the other. The struggle leads to national headlines about 'Sydney's Little Chicago'.
Anatomy of a Life
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 223,030. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
Anatomy of a Life is a haunting and heart-rending memoir, a truly inspirational story strongly recommended to anyone struggling to find their place in this world. It brings to light what most people bury deep inside and never speak of; raw emotion expressed in a unique and captivating style as well as including little known facts on abuse and the diverse effects ill-treatment has on one's psyche
Ms’ Guided Angel
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,190. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014 by MyVoice Publishing Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Caroline Carey survived sexual abuse, violent husbands and single parenting to raise six children and become one of today's most respected teachers of shamanic dance. This is her story.
Certified: Learning to Repair Myself and the World in the Emerald City
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 55,770. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2014 by Green Snake Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Acclaimed author Kim Antieau returns to school in Seattle to learn sustainable food systems and permaculture methods. But something happens on the way to getting her certificate. She learns about herself, the world, and her place in it. And it’s nothing she ever expected. Join Kim as she recounts her adventures and misadventures on the road to getting certified.
Why Do Lettuces Grow
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Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 139,990. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is an autobiography of an ordinary man's life, starting from his earliest memories as a child until his mid-seventies. It includes his experiences, thoughts that worried him deeply, his different careers, his travels to many different countries both for work and pleasure and the quest for some understanding of the intriguing mysteries surrounding life, the world we live in and human behaviou
Sober Truths: The Making of an Honest Woman
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,650. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
After 20 years of misery drinking, Kelly found she had to change most of her life to stay sober. This memoir tells how she learned to be with loneliness and anxiety, oo let go of the jealous dramas of the past, and to embrace a new life. Sobriety isn't easy; in fact, it is continual hard work. But Kelly offers hope to those who cannot imagine a life without alcohol from one who has recreated hers.
Teaching and Learning in Japan: An English Teacher Abroad
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 233,910. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
If you’ve ever considered going overseas to teach or are curious about what it’s like to live in Japan as an American, this book is for you. I went to Japan, but many of the problems and situations I came across would be the same anywhere. I discuss the stresses of getting trained in a university-level TEFL course, getting over there, learning my way around, and getting through day-to-day life.
Behind the Ivy Walls
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Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014 by Black Rose Writing sales@blackrosewriting.com. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Behind the Ivy Walls is based on the true story of a young boy seemingly born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. It is written in the time-honored tradition of a feel-bad/feel-good story in which someone else's tragedy teaches us life lessons about positive thinking and seizing each day as a gift.
Finding Harry
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 148,340. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
One man’s struggle to rise above his Midwestern Protestant roots to live a fulfilling life despite the attempts to keep him emotionally broken. It’s a journey of self-discovery. It’s a story unlike any other: it’s a coming out story, a coming of age story. It’s the story of his struggle to rise above all those who would entangle him and forever keep him from rising above.
The Lacemaker's Son
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Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 80,300. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by McAvaney Media Pty Ltd. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ted Setnikar was just four years old when his father sold him for two litres of schnapps and a handful of cigarettes. This is the story of his escape from servitude in Tito's Slovenia and his eventual journey to find freedom a world away, in South Australia.
Second Time Lucky
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,940. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Like thousands of others, Derek Paterson was incarcerated in Chile's notorious National Stadium following the coup of 11 September 1973. Politically and economically it was a different country when he returned to live 36 years later. This time he travelled throughout the country, reaffirming his love for the people and the landscape.
Outwitting Death, Book One in the Crying Over You Trilogy and True Story
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Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 95,990. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This amazing true story of surviving terrors beyond imagining, combined with deep love and compassion, covers sixty-two years. Outwitting Death is the first book in a trilogy under the title Crying Over You and is the first sixteen years of the story. Written by the surviving son, it is the account, rich in vivid details, of one of the better-known and wealthy families of Seattle and Portland.
Under Four Flags for France - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave
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Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 5. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 80,180. Language: British English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Through his vivid, accurate and illuminating narrative, George Clarke Musgrave draws his pictures with an eye to the diplomatic reasons behind the plans of war, the great sweep of armies as they manoeuvre for advantage, and the effect of the life and death decisions of Generals on the fighting man and on the civilian population.
Someone's Father Someone's Son
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 209,300. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Someone’s Father Someone’s Son written with insight and reflection tells of Thea Fietje’s childhood after leaving war-torn Europe to settle with her family in Australia; the shame she felt at having a father addicted to alcohol; her travel adventures since leaving home at sixteen and her roller-coaster rides with three troubled men and the valuable lessons she learnt along the way.
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
From the days of founder Endicott Peabody to national and world leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averell Harriman and Dean Acheson to writers like Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop, Groton School has made an indelible mark on the American scene. Divine Fire highlights many of the famous and influential graduates of the school who epitomize the school's purpose.
In South Africa with Buller - the Life and Times of George Clarke Musgrave
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Series: George Clarke Musgrave - a Victorian Adventurer, Book 3. Price: $1.69 USD. Words: 52,460. Language: British English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
A hard-hitting chronological account of the second Boer war with a special emphasis on the actions of Sir Redvers Buller and his General Staff. The Boer sieges and the subsequent battles for the relief of Kimberley, Mafeking and Ladysmith are covered both in strategic terms and in the intimate detail that is the reality of individuals fighting, suffering and dying for their country