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Memoirs of a Rum-Runner
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,430. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 19th Century
This is the true life story of a Spaniard in the New World. Landing in Mexico as a boy in 1816, Clemente is at heart an entrepreneur, or mafioso; he hustles through wars, gambles against revolutionaries, teetering from one side of the law to the other. Between Havana, Tampico and New Orleans, he amasses fortunes and shakes his fist at death. A bronze statue of him still stands in Utrera, Spain.
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 30,280. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Stubborn Hope: Memoir of an Urban Teacher chronicles the learning curve of a white middle class professional over two decades in an urban high school in Providence, Rhode Island. While teaching students who desperately need an education, her life is radically enriched by them. It concludes with an inside look at the struggles to improve education and the disastrous effects of recent reforms.
We're Crazy!, a Memoir About U.S. Values
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 151,590. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » US Constitution
This is a guidebook for our children and grandchildren, to make sure they understand the mess the seniors are leaving them! They inherit the confusion of a struggle of values. So this is a low-tuition course on "What's Important?", from the curriculum of The School of Hard Knocks, from one senior citizen who wants us all to keep thinking about our own values.
The Leftover Table: Memoir of an Ivy League Outcast
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,560. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by Penner Media. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Get into an Ivy League and a Seven Sisters school and you think you’re ‘in.’ Think again. In eight short vignettes, Jessica Fox’s short memoir gives a glimpse into life as an Ivy League Outcast.
Fisheye: A Memoir
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,990. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
In the era of "Mad Men," a true story about the daughter of a television executive who strays way off the entitled path of her spoiled childhood into a seedy underworld.
Dagny Rocks
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 148,380. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Sailing
Rhea grows up in the hippie days of the 70's aboard a hand-built, ocean-going tugboat. Later she joins Icelander Petur on his big sailing ketch. With an ever-changing crew, Dagny voyages nearly non-stop happily surviving mechanical failures, ripped sails, a keel conversion, irate port captains, multiple mast-removals, and two Newfoundland winters.
Cross-Country: Adventures Alone Across America and Back
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
After many summers in the back seat, four months before 1/1/2000, M.M. Justus followed several literary heroes and drove alone across America for 3 months. She went from the Little Town on the Prairie to Scotty's Castle, and from the Twin Towers to an 'alien' landing site in Wyoming. After over 14,000 miles and one life-changing event, she arrived back home, only to discover home changed, too.
Mister Shifter
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Price: $4.80 USD. Words: 87,880. Language: British English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
The trials, tantrums and triumphs of a removals man. Based on the author’s real-life experiences, Mister Shifter will leave you chuckling at the exploits of Frank and his team, while nodding your head in sympathy at the predicaments they find themselves in along the way.
Swinging on the Garden Gate: A Spiritual Memoir
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 63,600. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
A woman's coming-of-age journey through the rugged landscape of Wales to the reflective quiet of a retreat center. Along the way she questions and explores the depth of her Methodist faith as she comes to terms with her bisexual identity. Andrew skillfully and seamlessly weaves the threads of spirituality, sexuality and the creative process out of the compelling events of her life.
The Making of a Soldier
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,150. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author gained custody of his great grandfather’s Civil War diary at age seven. He then bought his CW musket from his grandfather for $25.00. He spent years translating the diary from Welsh to English and adding family history, starting with their immigration from Wales in 1825. The author briefly had the pleasure of knowing his great grandmother, Sarah. He still remembers her tiny pipe.