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Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,190. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen is a fascinating and intimate account of the famous star who was for many years the highest-paid woman in America and a favorite pin-up all over the world. Filled with fascinating and intimate accounts from many who knew her well, this publication is a well-documented and eminently readable biography of the sparkling, complex personality of one of Grable.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Simon & Garfunkel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Do you know who are the most popular duo of all time? Simon & Garfunkel. This is another in the series of tributes to rock and roll heroes of the past and present. Simon & Garfunkel only produced 5 albums together before breaking up in 1971, but they are the sound of the Sixties and will be remembered for many years to come. Each had a successful solo career and that also is covered in this book.
Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic's Chris Wood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 173,070. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Traffic was the most enigmatic British band of their day. Formed in early 1967 by Chris Wood, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason, they rejected the bright lights of London, in favor of a run-down, supposedly haunted, cottage in the country – a place to live communally and write music. Researched and written over a 10-year period, this is the definitive account of Chris Wood and the band.
Young and Malay: Growing Up in Multicultural Malaysia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This collection of nine essays by young and 'youngish' Malays who are artists, novelists, lawyers, politicians, journalists, and social activists is a compelling read for observers and researchers of contemporary Malay and Malaysian politics and culture. ‚Äč
Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 81,910. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
“A deeply compelling memoir from a transgender man who birthed and breastfed his children – it’s informative, inspiring, and transformational.” – DIANA WEST, co-author of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding, 8th edition
The Bikini Prophecy - Part One: Just some Aussie bloke's story about stuff
Price: Free! Words: 33,100. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
At thirty years of age, an unemployed and relationship-weary Matt Kyler decides to abandon his long-suffering partner in search of fame, fortune and guilt-free fornication. His reward for this bastard act of selfishness is an invite to work on a hit television show. Go figure. But if fortune favours the brave then misfortune is sure to find the cowardly Kyler.
Tin Baths, Tallymen & Time Travel
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 43,130. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2016 by Aurora House. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Travel through time with a blast from the past. Marianne takes you on an epic journey through some of the most memorable historical times of the 20th century. History comes to life as she relays occurrences with flying saucers, meeting many of the 1960s and 1970s pop stars, disclosing much of her quirky and professional journey along the way, including some extraordinary paranormal experiences.
Cahier Roché
Price: $23.00 USD. Words: 153,460. Language: French. Published: May 23, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Les raisons ne manquent pas de rendre à Henri Pierre Roché la place qui est la sienne. Le travail que nous présentons cherche à rendre compte des multiples facettes de ce personnage hors-norme, dont l’œuvre doit connaître la lumière. Et que lorsqu’est mentionné le nom de Roché, on ne soit plus obligé de dire : Roché ? L’ami de…
The Heart Behind the Badge
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,110. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Heart Behind the Badge is a memoir that outlines the life and events of Ron Shipp that led up to him testifying against one of his friends in what would be known as The Trial of the Century. Not one of his 15 years on the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) could have prepared him for what he was about to face.
Stanley's Coat
Price: $2.45 USD. Words: 100,070. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
Peedie William was born in Orkney in 1956, the eldest of seven children. He was brought up suffering mental and physical abuse by a violent drunken father who never acknowledged him as a son. A childhood lived in fear and humiliation at the hands of a man who was capable of evil and sadistic acts. This is the true story of a childhood lost, and the struggles to overcome his mental illness.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Michael Jackson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 26,150. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
They called Michael Jackson the "King of Pop". He outsold Elvis and every other performer of the past fifty years. His story is one of success, heartbreak and loneliness: extreme highs and terrible lows. He was called every name the press could think of. His life was not a happy one, but he rose above it all and became one of the most beloved performers of of the past hundred years.
Cahier Camus
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 108,120. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ce Cahier offre au lecteur un parcours très éclectique autour de Camus, et vise à proposer des éclairages originaux sur la vie de Camus, sur ses oeuvres – roman et théâtre -, sur sa pensée et sur ses engagements.
Cahier Simenon
Price: $29.00 USD. Words: 100,980. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Literature
La vie et l’oeuvre de Simenon ont déjà fait couler beaucoup d’encre, tant de la part des critiques littéraires que des journalistes de la presse people. C’est dans ce contexte que les Cahiers de L’Herne consacrent un numéro au père de Maigret qui se veut à la fois généraliste et particulier : sa diversité et sa richesse sont de nature à combler à la fois les spécialistes de l’œuvre et tout lecteur
Cahier Singer
Price: $23.00 USD. Words: 118,440. Language: French. Published: May 20, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Ce que propose de montrer ce Cahier de L’Herne, c’est une image d’Isaac Bashevis Singer et de son œuvre qui se situe très loin des stéréotypes habituels – l’aimable fabuliste de l’âme juive, le lutin talmudique échappé d’une toile de Chagall ou encore le conteur nostalgique ressuscitant inlassablement le folklore pittoresque d’un yiddishland enfoui.
Henry Miller: The Last Days
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 49,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016 by Sky Blue Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Social Science » Death & Dying
Only months after Barbara Kraft's dear friend Anais Nin died, she saw Henry Miller give a reading. She was inspired enough to read "An Open Letter to Henry Miller" on a local NPR station, and when Miller heard it, he invited Kraft to be one of his rotating cooks. What ensued was a close friendship with the famous author and a touching and detailed recording of the last two years of his life.
Born of the 11th of September
Price: $9.11 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The autobiography of Timothy Rodgers. This title has been first published when he was at the age of 30. "One of the biggest mistakes anyone can make is supporting the government when it is wrong."
Legends of Soul - James Brown
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,290. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Soul & R 'n B
Have you ever wondered who the real James Brown is? Read Legends of Soul - James Brown to find out. This book covers his entire life, from his stillborn birth in Georgia to his death in 2006 and everything in between, concentrating on the wonderful music. This book is about the music. In fact, when a James Brown song came on the radio, it was hard not to get up and dance.
Cahier Modiano
Price: $30.00 USD. Words: 114,220. Language: French. Published: May 17, 2016 by Editions de L'Herne. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
S’adressant à la fois aux amateurs et aux chercheurs, ce Cahier comporte des inédits de l’auteur et des textes rares, des études approfondies par des spécialistes, des articles critiques, des entretiens, des témoignages et une volumineuse correspondance. Il offre l’occasion de revenir sur les aspects marquants d’une œuvre littéraire remarquablement cohérente mais aussi de révéler sa diversité en a
Kids Don't Get Cancer - : The Remarkably Inspiring Story of Michael Crossland
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,990. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Evolve Global Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Michael has an absolute passion and belief in people’s ability to change direction and become who they truly want to be and achieve success. This passion stems from his own story … Before Michael was even one year old, he was diagnosed with an aggressive cancer of the central nervous system – a tumour had taken over half of his tiny body. The chance of Michael surviving was virtually non-existent.
The Love of One: A Memoir of the Creative Power that Weaved a Miracle
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 95,870. Language: Australian English. Published: May 17, 2016 by Six Degrees Publishing Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Part magical mystery, part awakening and collective journal, this book intimately explores how we create the suffering of disconnection, and illuminates the possibilities when we are love in action. Raw, candid, and insightful, this story is for anyone struggling in life, relationships, or seeking inspiration on how to connect and receive from the richest depths of vulnerability and the heart.