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Growing Up Mostly Normal in the Middle of Nowhere: A Memoir
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 85,030. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2009 by Foremost Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
With the depth of a memoir and the flow of a novel, John Sheirer chronicles how his simple youth of farm, sports, school, nature, and family led him to an unlikely adulthood as an author and college professor. He explores intensely personal experiences and relationships with humor, surprise, awe, suspense, and deep insight. He teaches us we can go home again.
The Subway Diaries
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,920. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Sociology
Heidi leads you on a guided tour through a subterranean world peopled by creative artists and sidewalk visionaries. Down winding tunnels and across gritty subway platforms, through her writing, both gritty and raw, she introduces you to an underground world and unforgettable cast of characters, a world that millions pass through, but few know well.A world where the music is the heartbeat of NYC.
Elijah Lovejoy's Fight for Freedom
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography
Two decades before the Civil War, Elijah Lovejoy used his newspaper to protest slavery. His beliefs were dangerous enough. Taking his cause public proved deadly as he defended press after press before losing his life to a mob. Insisting on his constitutional right to speak freely about unpopular subjects, he refused to be intimidated by those who would silence him. A biography for young readers.
Hannah Robinson: The Celebrated Beauty of Her Day, A Play in Two Acts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 11,300. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2010. Category: Screenplays » History
The beautiful, strong-willed Hannah Robinson defies her powerful father Rowland and marries the man she loves. The action takes places on a plantation in colonial Rhode Island in the mid 1700s. This play is based on historical records and the legends that sprang up over the centuries after Hannah died her early, tragic death.
Beautiful Bad Girl, The Vicki Morgan Story
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,150. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Sex and politics
Vicki Morgan, mistress to department store heir and Ronald Reagan confidant, Alfred Bloomingdale, lived beyond her years and died before her time, the victim of a brutal murder. Seething with power, intrigue, sex and obsession, it's a ringside seat into the darker habits of the world's rich and powerful.
Daddy Bent-Legs: The 40-Year-Old Musings of a Physically Disabled Man, Husband, and Father
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 26,020. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
DADDY BENT-LEGS is a memoir all about the author's life experience growing up with a physical disability (Cerebral Palsy). Told through a series of eclectic anecdotes, the book is very much an "Everything-You-Ever-Wanted-To-Know-About-Physical-Disabilities-But-Were-Afraid-To-Ask" affair. It's light-hearted, humorous, and an easy-to-pick-up read for all ... an impactful, inspirational testimony.
Luciano di Samosata. Autobiografia non autorizzata
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Price: Free! Words: 4,970. Language: Italian. Published: March 16, 2010 by Area51 Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
“Scrivo dunque di cose che non vidi, non mi capitarono, non seppi da nessuno, e che per di più non esistono affatto, né a priori possono accadere. Chi si trovi a leggerle, non ci deve assolutamente credere.” (Luciano di Samosata, Storia vera) La storia vera di un uomo che ha fatto della sua immaginazione l'unica realtà.
Sex, Drugs and Techno: A journey to the brink - and beyond
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,800. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery
As a DJ, the club/party scene showed Paul a world he thought only the rich and famous could taste. But that seductive, drug-induced scene took him to the very edge. Visiting the mystical island of Bali he found a tribal community, offering Paul a way. Severing the lifestyle he loved and cherished was only the beginning; severing the pain of the past was a journey to the brink – and beyond.
The Spirit Of New Orleans
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Price: $15.99 USD. Words: 15,820. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
She heard a loud boom & a rumble & could feel the ground shake beneath the house. She went to the window to see what she could. Suddenly, a big wave of water came rushing through the parking lot and burst the front door open! Auntie ran to the door & pushed with all her strength. She fell against the wall & tried to push the door closed with her foot but the water was too strong and too fast...
The Years of Walter Gordon Fischer: Fleeting Moments
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 93,160. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
In a life on the front lines of 80 years of political, military and social upheaval Gordon Fischer has done it all: dancing while bombs landed in Damascus, held at gunpoint in Togo, dating Ms India, skiing with the aristocracy during the Korean War and deer stalking in Scotland. Travel the world and go back in time to see the rich and the poor as you have never done before.