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B4:20 Trippin' Down the Reaper's Road: A Deadly Descent into Drug Addiction
By Kennesaw Taylor
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 169,100. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2014 by Lemon Press. Category: Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Addiction and recovery
Bonus included, free copy of Bestselling Novel 'Informally Educated' B4:20 is a gritty book about drug addiction. It contains Foul language and Adult Situations. For some the euphoria and enlightenment they provide help to ease the stress of a world careening out of control. For others they provide a life of escalating nightmares.
Times To Weep, Times To Laugh
By Shirley Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,390. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
From extremely poor beginnings Shirley Phillips worked her way up to the highest levels of the nursing profession.
The Stargate Chronicles: Memoirs of a Psychic Spy
By Joseph McMoneagle
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 122,290. Language: English. Published: February 28, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Joseph McMoneagle is now known as the best Operational Remote Viewer in the history of the U.S. Army's Special Project—Stargate. His intelligence collection results have never been surpassed and rarely equaled. This remarkable memoir chronicles his military career, his early life, and gives a wonderful birds-eye view into US Military politics.
Sixteen Vs, Book Four, The Young Adult Years
By Victor Cox
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 4. Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 225,150. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Chaos and unusual circumstances reign in Victor's life during the late '60s. At this last home location, he struggles in unique life lessons, surprising school events, and backfired plans. Tragedy in romance, a puzzling marriage start, and the military draft round out his trials. As Victor comes of age, he navigates through different types of challenges. Some successfully, and others, not so well.
Where There's Will - There's a Way - Reflections on My Son Will and His Cancer Journey
By Tom Canan
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 122,160. Language: American English. Published: February 9, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is the story of Will's life, how he weathered so much adversity in his fight with cancer and kept fighting when many would have given up, how he deeply loved the many kind people and the gentle animals that helped him and his family along the way, and the signs he sent us after he left us for heaven. It is a story which cannot help but inspire people, a story that needed to be told.
Brass Bands and Rice Pudding
By Roy Osborne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,350. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A heartfelt remembrance of times past. Growing up on the East Coast of England before and during the Second World War, it's the story of an evacuation to the country, and the onwards journey through life in a era now forgotten.
Getting Down to Brass Tacks - My Adventures in the World of Jazz, Rio, and Beyond
By Amy Duncan
Price: Free! Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the 1950's a young teenage piano student is given an LP of a jazz pianist and is struck with a major epiphany while listening to his music: this was what she wanted to do with her life! This riveting autobiography of a woman in the world of jazz takes us on Amy Duncan’s adventures as a struggling musician and writer in Boston and New York to her exotic life in Rio de Janeiro
Un viitor luminos
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 111,190. Language: Romanian. Published: January 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
Cel de-al Doilea Război Mondial s-a sfârşit dar vieţile ţăranilor din Lupoaia, un sătuc din Transilvania, sunt răvăşite de impunerea unor schimbări draconice şi fără sens de către un nou regim care doreşte să creeze un om nou, pentru o societate nouă. Guvernul totalitar recent instalat ameninţă să elimine familia Flonta, declarându-l pe Pavel, tatăl lui Teodor, chiabur – “duşman al poporului”.
Footnote to a Dream
By Benny Michel
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 185,620. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: December 23, 2013 by ShalvaPub. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This autobiography by Benny Michel chronicles his triumph of becoming one of South Africa's most popular musicians, despite his crippling polio affliction and abuse by his domineering father. It provides unique insights into the music world in South Africa during the "Big Band" era, and records the history of Jewish society in the early days of Johannesburg's history.
Where the Rainbow Fell Down
By Lynette Robinson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 108,160. Language: English (New Zealand dialect). Published: December 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A raw and deeply moving memoir beginning in mid century New Zealand, Lynette Robinson battles to survive an upbringing profoundly impacted by poverty, family dysfunction and the Catholic Church.
Green Suede Shoes: An Irish-American Odyssey
By Larry Kirwan
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 138,810. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2013 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This rock 'n' roll Angela's Ashes begins in County Wexford, Ireland, a then womb-like theocracy. After emigrating Kirwan finds himself with the Ramones at CBGBs and the brothers McCourt & Lester Bangs at The Bells of Hell. He forms Black 47 under the watchful eye of Joe Strummer. Green Suede Shoes remembers three decades of a lost New York, and the people who have made it what it is.
Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land
By Denele Campbell
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 102,150. Language: English. Published: October 28, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
"Aquarian Revolution: Back to the Land" reveals the guts, glory, and grief of 1960s social upheaval and documents the real accomplishments wrought when dreams are forged into reality. In turn funny, heart-rending, and inspiring, these thirty-two interviews reflect not only the flavor of those times but also the continuing ethic so deeply embedded in the Baby Boom generation’s consciousness.
Sixteen Vs, Book Three, The Adolescent Years
By Victor Cox
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 3. Price: $1.50 USD. Words: 128,180. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Amazing life lessons, broken bones, getting shot at, and several other ‘firsts’ in Victor’s life make this an exciting phase of learning. A typical experimenting teenager trying to dodge the pitfalls of life while having fun. Breaking his vow, Victor is forced to quit school. Several life-threatening events will keep you glued to the pages, holding you in suspense, as you search for the outcome.
Betty's Child
By Donald Dempsey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 186,640. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the tradition of Frank McCourt and "Angela's Ashes," Don Dempsey uses "Betty's Child" to tell the story of life with his cruel and neglectful mother, his mother's abusive boyfriends, and hypocritical church leaders who want to save twelve-year-old Donny's soul but ignore threats to his physical well-being. A classic coming-of-age story. "Heartrending and humorous." Kirkus Reviews
SIXTEEN Vs, Book Two, The Mid Teen Years
By Victor Cox
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 2. Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 111,450. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Tragedy hits Victor's family and recovering from the temporary split-up helps shape his character. School yard games spin off in nostalgic events for kids living in the early 1960s. His continual desire for adventure creates several problems and unexpected outcomes. His many ‘firsts’ provide humorous memories for anyone. Life lessons abound as he escapes dangerous situations.
Savvy Stories
By Dan Alatorre
Series: Savvy Stories, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,470. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A funny look at childhood's lost, magical moments, viewed through the heart of a father.
Outrageous Fortune
By Terence Frisby
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 214,410. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2013 by Amolibros. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Controversial, passionate and wittily written account of a leading playwright’s success, marriage, divorce and his encounter with legal stupidity and malice.A young actor/playwright, a nobody from nowhere, met a beautiful aspiring model. They fell in love, married; he wrote an international smash hit play and film comedy and made their fortune with There’s A Girl in My Soup.
Why Me? The Sammy Davis, Jr. Story
By Burt Boyar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 146,330. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Why Me? is the self-portrait of one of the extraordinary men of our time, who became a figure of controversy because he dared to live his life not as a Negro but as a man.
The Patriotic Art
By Martin Rickerd
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 126,870. Language: English. Published: May 3, 2013 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(4.00 from 1 review)
The FCO gave Martin Rickerd a fascinating career, which took him to some wonderful parts of the world – and some less wonderful, but they too were immensely interesting and memorable. No retired member of the Diplomatic Service can claim to have been entirely happy about everything throughout their career. But neither can they say they did not enjoy some marvellous benefits in terms of experience.
A Life in the Academy
By Robert Paul Wolff
Price: $9.00 USD. Words: 263,750. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 by Society for Philosophy & Culture. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography
A delightful journey that takes the author from his second year of life to his seventy-fourth. Along the way, Wolff gives us an inside look at Harvard, the University of Chicago, Columbia, the University of Massachusetts, and a variety of other institutions of higher learning in the United States and South Africa.