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From Prison to Pulpit
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 52,280. Language: American English. Published: June 27, 2013 by Evangelista Media srl. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Inspirational
Lawrence “Solution” Oji was born with the proverbial silver spoon in his mouth. He could have risen to the top echelons of life in his native Nigeria—through the civil service, the military, or the private sector. After a few golden, but squandered opportunities, destiny handed him yet another chance for a fresh start with a university education in New Delhi, India.
Honest Sid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 68,850. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
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If you're going to live outside the law, you'd better be honest. This seeming paradox was the operating principle of Sid Probstein's life. Guileless and endlessly optimistic, he was known as Honest Sid around his stomping ground of New York's Broadway. Sid wasn't a tough guy, or even a bad guy.
Mary Reed: Female Pirate
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / United States / General
One of the most famous pirates to sail the seas, was Mary Reed, a female pirate! Some people spell her last name Read, but since Mary couldn't read or write, it made no difference to her. Mary was born into a sailing family. Find out about the life of this girl who was raised as a boy, and who grew up to become one of only two women convicted of piracy! A 15-minute biography.
Bloody Mary: Queen of England
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » History » European
Mary Tudor was a princess who should have been a queen. But her father shunned and disowned her because she was not a boy. After the deaths of her father and half brother, she had to fight those in power who sought to keep her off the throne. Eventually crowned Queen of England, her battles to abolish her father’s new church and return England to Roman Catholicism eaarned her the name Bloody Mary.
Sacajawea: Lewis and Clark Interpreter and Guide
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,110. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Many people have heard of Sacajawea and how she helped to lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition. But many people have not heard of her life before or after this time. Sacajawea had a very hard life, and she died young. Find out about the life of the 17-year-old girl who helped to lead Lewis and Clark to the Pacific in this 15-minute biography.
The Lives Of Saints - BOOK 1 -St John The Russian
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 3,030. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christianity / Orthodox
Book 1 of The Lives of Saints Series looks at the life of St John the Russian and explores what Orthodoxy means.
I Made a Promise
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 42,450. Language: American English. Published: June 6, 2013 by Evangelista Media srl. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
One night I fervently prayed to God, “Lord, You say that You exist. My dream is to become a soccer player in Serie A. If You make this dream come true, I’ll be a missionary for You throughout the world.” This is the promise I made to God. He has done His part—now it's my turn.
From the Septic tank to St. Peters
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 35,990. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
An amusing glimpse into the hazardous and imaginative world of a child obsessed with all things dangerous. Exhausted guardian angels worked overtime to keep this restless soul from picking the locks on heaven's pearly gates, or perhaps blowing them up. Share the bizarre chain of events that were created and surprisingly survived by the author during his journey from early childhood to adolescence.
Sally Ride: The First American Woman in Space
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,790. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Science & Nature / Astronomy
The morning of June 18, 1983, was an important date for women. On that day, Sally Ride became the first American woman to fly in space. At age 32, she was also the youngest to orbit the Earth. This historic flight took Sally and four men on a six-day trip in the space shuttle Challenger. Find out more about the first American woman in space in this 15-Minute biography for kids.
Joan of Arc: The Girl Who Fought For France
Series: 15-Minute Books · 15-Minute Biographies. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by LearningIsland.com. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Historical, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Joan of Arc was a young farm girl who heard the voices of saints. She led an army in battles to drive the English out of France and put the rightful King on the throne. After she was captured, the King and the armies did nothing to help her. She was sold to the English and put on trial for crimes against the Church. Joan was convicted and burned at the stake. Find out more in this 15-Minute bio.