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Coming to Astoria: An Immigrant's Tale by O.M. Kiam
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Fiction » Coming of age(3.00 from 5 reviews)
Why do children growing up together in the same household turn out so completely different? How can a child raised in a family of twelve be so lonely? Coming to Astoria takes the reader on a journey of self-discovery which is humorous, entertaining, and educational. This is a fascinating human interest story filled with poignant memories about growing up alone in a large family.
Pablo Neruda y Matilde Urrutia. La eterna amante del capitan by Esteban Campos
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 32,430. Language: Spanish. Published: July 2, 2012 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Este libro cuenta la historia de amor del poeta Pablo Neruda y la cantante Matilde Urrutia. El era ya un reconocido poeta cuando la conoció, y ella una cantante con gran tesón y relativa fortura. Fue amor a primera vista, y cuando, después de encuentros furtivos y períodos de distancia, pudieron convivir, ya no se separaron hasta la muerte del poeta.
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
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.
Beatles: The Untold Story by Ernie Schultze
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,280. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2012 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An investigative reporter delves into the rumor of the death and replacement of Paul McCartney
The White Aborigine by Gerald K Walshe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,860. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2013 by MoshPit Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In the way life imitates art, Gerry Walshe's life began in a way similar to that of Steve Martin's character Navin R. Johnson in the movie 'The Jerk'. Gerry Walshe spent his early years living as an Australian Aborigine. As the illegitimate son of a Roman Catholic woman, he was given away to a tribal Aboriginal woman at the age of four months. This is his story - an Australian story.
Stories My Parents Told Me: Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta by Rupert C. Grech
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Stories My Parents Told Me is a collection of seven short stories based on actual events during World War II on the Mediterranean island nation of Malta. The stories describe a difficult time for children and their families where survival was paramount and family ties were what sustained them. These stories describe a culture of a time past for a deeply religious and frugal people.
A Changing World by Terence Kearey
Series: History Comes to Life, Book 3. Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 62,020. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A Changing World is the third in a quartet of books by Terence Kearey dealing with aspects of life in Britain through the centuries from the perspective of his own family. It focuses on the years from the 1930s through to the 1960s and covers a period when the country was at times in turbulence and chaos and changing faster that it ever has before or since.
La dama se suelta el chongo by Laura Fernandez MacGregor Maza
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Latin America / Mexico
En La dama se suelta el chongo desfilan, con humor y entrañable sentimiento, las memorias de Laura Fernández MacGregor Maza: esposa, madre, hermana y amiga que por medio de una narración ágil, apasionada, franca, espontánea e hilarante, se suelta el chongo y nos cuenta, sin cautela, su historia.
Como apreciar a Alfonso Reyes by Alfonso Reyes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Caribbean & Latin American, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Alfonso Reyes funda su doctrina en el hombre, en la situación y en el destino de este en el universo, por ello se interesa en su pasado y en su presente, defendiendo en muchos de sus textos el papel de América en el concierto de la cultura universal. En este libro se recorren ideas, consejos, el mundo en síntesis, sus costumbres, personajes e inquietudes poéticas.
From Smuggling to Cotton Kings - the Greg Story by Michael Janes
Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 34,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book covers a period when Britain was the cradle of change and innovation in many fields - commerce, agriculture, manufacturing, finance and the development of democratic political structures and it goes on to portray the slow decline of a family-based industrial enterprise under the political, social and economic pressures of the late 19th and 20th centuries.
Letters to Lyla by Bob Fields
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The author writes of Houlton, its river and streams, and its colorful characters and special places much like Mark Twain introduced an entire nation to frontier life in Hannibal, Missouri, the mighty Mississippi River and unforgettable people like Huckleberry Finn, Tom Sawyer, Becky Thatcher, Jim and Injun Joe. Indeed there are chapters in "Letters" that touch on everyday life in rural north
White River Junctions by Dave Norman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,360. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2012 by f/64 Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This fascinating look at White River Junction relates the history of this Vermont river town to the country at large. Norman puts faces, names, and anecdotes to the forces that shaped the American Century. The opening chapters tell the town's story through histories of the railroad and several buildings. The final chapters introduce residents whose lives show a town--and country--in transition.
Bobby Troughton and the Kendal Otter Hounds by Ron Black
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Hunting
This book attempts to tell the story of Robert ‘Bobby’ Troughton, 1835-1912, and his reknowned pack of Otter Hounds, using material written at the time. Bobby was a remarkable man. In a time of poverty and hardship, he achieved fame but not perhaps great fortune, leaving a legacy of the buildings and bridges he built which are still visible in Kendal today.
Procesos del arte en El Salvador by Astrid Bahamond Panamá
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 93,200. Language: Spanish. Published: November 15, 2014 by Ernesto Panamá. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Dentro de un nuevo concepto y un nuevo contexto social de difusión del arte nacional, este libro documenta una selecta recopilación de obras que pertenecen principalmente a colecciones de carácter público como las del Museo Forma, conservadas por la Fundación Julia Díaz, y las de la Colección Nacional, que son propiedad del Estado, y también a colecciones particulares o de los propios artistas.
Dairy Cows and Duck Races by Philip Dixon
Series: Earlswood Press Life Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,440. Language: British English. Published: June 15, 2014 by Earlswood Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family activities
This first hand account of farming and associated business life in the north of England - near to 'James Herriot' country - in the 1970s and 1980s, relates heart-warming tales with humour and candour. It depicts some remarkable rural characters and the hard reality of business life.
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
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 Seagull's Gardener: My Father's Last Odyssey by Pam Chun
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,320. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
In the early 1900s Woody grew up running barefoot in the lush valleys of Territorial Hawaii. As he approaches ninety he insists he’s too busy to die. A tale told with photos of Old Hawaii, signature dishes, & unforgettable dreams, Pam Chun’s lyrical memoir of her father describes their bond across time and distance and her frustration of caring from him from 3,000 miles away.
For No One by Alan Bradley
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 180,590. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Beatles were one of the most important musical phenomena of the 20th century, and together with their manager, Brian Epstein, it can truly be stated that they changed the world. But there were dark aspects to the Beatles story to go along with the million-sellers, and the record-breaking tours. Lost opportunities, millions squandered or stolen, and the involvement of some very dark characters.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy by Glenn Boda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Survival is the game - death must be avoided. How to avoid the genocide? Even more problematic, how does a five year old boy escape starvation, execution, and fatal illness? How can a young boy maintain family ties when Pol Pot is cutting families apart by assignment to different, far removed camps? This is the story. It is a true story and is utterly amazing. In the survivor's own words.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge by Ian Hall
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Gorebridge, just ten miles south of Edinburgh, Scotland, is a typical village. "Childhood Memories" is a look back at the author's early memories, growing up in the 1960's and 1970's. Family, friends, school, leisure, and local tradition play their part in shaping a youngster. Each chapter is a personal accounts of adventures, interactions and memories of childhood life 'back in the day'.