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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels by Claire Chao & Isabel Chao
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Multi-award winning memoir featuring true stories of glamour, drama and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution.
Catching Butterflies by Maurice Puyau
Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage(5.00 from 1 review)
The random memories of my Dad's life as told in his unique and N'awlins gumbo style. The Spirit of Louisiana, and the Big Easiness of New Orleans, flows through these recollections reflecting his ever present joie de vivre. For 6 years, Dad sent 2 or 3 stories every other week to each of his 8 children in the mail. Come and "catch a butterfly" with Pops as his life is captured one smile at a time.
The Invisible Immigrant by Pete Bellisano, Jr
Price: Free! Words: 56,450. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Story of an Italian immigrant whose life takes a sad and tragic turn that causes him to disappear. Written by the grandson he never met.
The Burning of Murder City USA by Michael C. Hughes
Price: $4.99 USD. (Free until Feb. 29!) Words: 66,790. Language: American English. Published: April 14, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century(4.00 from 1 review)
Detroit in 1950 was a bustling metropolis, the most advanced and fastest growing city on the planet at the time... "Motor City USA": a place with the brightest of futures. But by 1967 it was being called "Murder City USA" and, in July of that year, tensions that had been simmering for too many years finally blew. In four days of rioting Blackbottom, the heart and soul of old black Detroit, burned.
DRAVIDA BRAHMANA CHARITHRA (History of Dravida Telugu Brahmins) by Venkata Subba Rao Mantha
Price: Free! Language: English. Published: May 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This book gives detailed description of various aspects of one of the sub-sects of Telugu Brahmins, called Dravidlu. It gives the history, details of different family names under the sub-sect, etc.
Hidden Footprints of Unity: Beyond Tribalism and Towards a New Australian Identity by Raja Arasa Ratnam
Price: Free! Words: 64,870. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2013 by William R. Potter. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This book is the third in the series triggered by advice from the spirit world, that the author "could contribute to building a bridge" from where he came to where he now is. It is essentially about the inter-connectedness of mankind....
The Crazy Emigrant by Robert Longpre
Price: Free! Words: 44,680. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Fatherhood
I originally wrote this because Andrew’s stories intrigued me. I also knew that at some point my own children would want to know more about their Ukrainian roots. With that said, I dedicate this book to all of the descendants of Andrew Kohuch, who was born Nicholas Berdowitz.
The Alchemist of Light: A Biography of Georges Méliès by Osie Turner
Price: Free! Words: 1,980. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Georges Méliès was the first sci-fi movie director, not to mention one of the worlds’ first movie directors. He made 552 films between 1896 and 1913--nearly all of which are under twenty minutes in length (many are only one or two minutes long.) His films are some of the most imaginative films ever to be directed, even by today’s standards.
Mulatto Daughter of America by Florencia LaChance
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships & Family » Abuse / general, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Mulatto Daughter of America is an inspirational, historical, raw coming-of-age Memoir in which the Author details her experiences growing up black in Maine during the 80's and having to overcome a very tough childhood. It offers reflection and hope to those who have also suffered child abuse, childhood sexual abuse and foster care. The book follows the author on a quest for identity and purpose
First Sikh Guru: Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji by Rajkumar Sharma
Series: Novels and Stories, Book 91 · Sikh Gurus: Biographies. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Religion & Spirituality » Sikhism
Incarnation of divinity, a mystic, a saint, the founder of Sikhism, Shri Guru Nanak Sahib Ji was born on 13th of April, 1469, at Rai-Bhai-di, Talwandi (Now in Pakistan). It is situated now in Shekhupar District of Pakistan.
Tall Poppies Along the Yarra by Ron Amor & Pat Gibson-Amor
Price: Free! Words: 91,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Port Campbell Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography(5.00 from 1 review)
Many individuals with vision and drive made Victoria's Yarra Valley the vibrant place it is today. The stories of William Barak, Robert Hoddle, John Monash, Neil Doutlas, John Landy, Ian Penrose and seven others are told here. Many people don't know them, but young and old will be inspired by their stories.
Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey by Adam Henig
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,570. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » North America
In 1977, following the airing of the mega hit television mini-series Roots, its author, Alex Haley, became America’s newest “folk hero." His book was a best seller, a story had captivated the world. Alex Haley was on his way to becoming the most successful author until it all fell apart. Henig investigates the unraveling of one of America’s most successful yet enigmatic authors.
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans by Ellen Marie Jensen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration & Emigration, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
During the immigration period of 1880-1940 an unknown number of Sámi people (the indigenous people of Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and the Kola Peninsula of Russia) left Sápmi (Samiland; “Lapland”) for North America alongside Nordic peoples. The storytellers in this book give moving accounts of the history of their ancestors and tell their own stories of cultural revitalization.
Buddug, Brenhines Iceni Prydain/Boudicca, Britain’s Queen of the Iceni by Laurel A. Rockefeller
Series: Cyfres Merched Chwedlonol yn Hanes y Byd, 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,580. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » European
Stori wir syfrdanol am arwres Prydain yn yr hen oes – ar gael i’w darllen yn Gymraeg a Saesneg mewn un gyfrol ddwyieithog! The fascinating true story of ancient Britain's greatest heroine -- now told in both Welsh and English in one bilingual volume! Perfect for students of both Welsh and English, improve your language proficiency while you learn about ancient Britain.
Crossing the Bamboo Bridge: Memoirs of a Bad Luck Girl by Mai Donohue
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,170. Language: American English. Published: August 30, 2016 by Stillwater River Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This vivid, compulsively readable memoir of courage, grief and redemption illuminates the life of Mai, a young girl from Vietnam’s rice fields, who risks everything to escape poverty, abuse and war.
A Dead Woman by Carlene Eye
Price: Free! Words: 1,340. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A humorous, real-life adventure from the rural, Midwest in the 1950's. Told from the twelve-year-old's perspective.
Un hombre acabado by Giovanni Papini
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 68,550. Language: Spanish. Published: June 29, 2016 by Libros Selectos. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Un hombre acabado (autobiografía) es considerada la obra maestra de Giovanni Papini. Un libro lleno de fuerza, con un deseo ferviente de traspasar los límites impuestos al hombre por el tiempo y el contorno. Como diría Jorge Luis Borges: “una melancólica autobiografía”. Como comienza el libro: Yo nunca he sido niño. No he tenido infancia...
Vanuatu: The Foreign Education of Abel by Karin Jensen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,610. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
12-year-old Abel invites you to walk a few miles in his flip-flops as he leaves his tribal home for the first time to go to boarding school. Here, in the jungles of the South Pacific, he has to fight not only for knowledge, but for food, acceptance and friendship. Thanks to what he’s learning about himself and the world around him, he discovers how to become the leader his community will need.
My Road Home : From Secular Jew to Anglican Priest to Fulfilled Jew in The Land of Promise by Michael Neal Cohen
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 59,340. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2015 by Evangelista Media srl. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
My Road Home is the moving and unique story of a secular Jewish boy from North London who was converted to Christianity after surviving his tumultuous teen years, and told by the “church” and his family that he was no longer Jewish.
50 Years with my hands in a basin - A memoir by Susan Ratapu by Susan Ratapu
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,020. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016 and represented by IntrepidSparks. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
50 Years with my hands in a basin, is a short memoir by Susan Ratapu, featuring a collection of memories and short stories from both her early life growing up in and around Greytown, New Zealand, and her over 50 years experience as a hairdresser, including owning and operating 4 hair and beauty salons around the region.