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Two Fat Ladies and Hercules Tom: The Story of the Australian Giant Family
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2015 by Mirador Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Clara, Anna and Tom Snell, from Gippsland, travelled the world as the Australian Giant Family, and were acclaimed as the most famous and familiar figures in Australia during the late 1800s. Following their ‘discovery’ in 1886 by Max Kreitmayer, proprietor of the Melbourne Waxworks, they appeared as ‘prodigies’ at various venues in America, Great Britain, South Africa, Ceylon and New Zealand.
Comin' Up Cracker - The Adventures Of A Southern Preacher's Kid
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A whimsical look at growing up in rural Florida as part of an ever-growing family of preacher’s kids. The author relates events as seen from the eyes of a little girl in the post-war ‘40’s to the ‘60’s. This book takes the reader on a leisurely journey along the unpaved byways of quaint country towns where residents still proudly claim to be “Florida Crackers”.
From The Eagle's Nest: Growing Up In Goldthwaite
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Growing up in the rural Texas town of Goldthwaite in the 50's and 60's was rich, not in material ways, but in the things that really mattered. Family was first; friends and community ran a close second, and life was full of adventure if you only used your imagination. In this coming of age story, a girl explores her past and her roots. It is a look back in time to the way things were then.
Tall Poppies Along the Yarra
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.
A Thailand Diary 1 January - 31 December
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,940. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
One of a series of books on Thailand culture and lifestyle, written in a diary format and introducing real Thai people. Read what the Thais feel about the culture shock that foreigners usually experience during their visits here and be entertained by the surprises that Westerners find in their contact with the Thais. A readable and often humourous book with entries that are fun to browse. . .
Tales of an All-Night Town
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The riveting story of the charismatic James Bollinger, law enforcer and desperado, who was shot to death in 1973 on the main street of Brooklyn, Illinois, the oldest all-black town in America, “Tales…” is also an electrifying, documentary-style portrayal of Seventies street life that has been compared to “The Executioner’s Song,” “In Cold Blood,” “The Friends of Eddie Coyle,” and “The Wire.”
Divine Fire: Groton School and the American Century
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Social history
From the days of founder Endicott Peabody to national and world leaders like Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Averell Harriman and Dean Acheson to writers like Joseph Alsop and Stewart Alsop, Groton School has made an indelible mark on the American scene. Divine Fire highlights many of the famous and influential graduates of the school who epitomize the school's purpose.
"But Sir"
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This is the autobiography of Mervyn Alexander McRae, Australian, born 27th November, 1914. The book describes his early life as one of fourteen children, as a young man establishing a farm under very difficult conditions, joining the army and as a prisoner of the Japanese in World War 11. After that terrible ordeal, he became a soldier settler and raised his own family on his own farm.
Catching Butterflies
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.
An Avenue in Time
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
An Avenue In Time tells three simultaneous histories - that of the author, the life of his father, and the history of several parts of Scotland. Arthur's father, a church missionary, changed the face of Kenya for its citizens, and Arthur himself was instrumental in the work of the Samaritans in the United Kingdom.
Sight Beyond What I See: The Moses Jerome Jordan Story
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Moses grew up in the sixties. His early years were filled with drama and excitement that would continue until adulthood. All he wanted to do was to be accepted by his family. He was determined to find love in school or through friendships that he would find in later years. Like many youths whose fathers left them as infants, he would not feel sorry for himself. His mindset was to never give up.
Letters to Lyla
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
La dama se suelta el chongo
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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism, 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.
Bobby Troughton and the Kendal Otter Hounds
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.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy
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.
The White Aborigine
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
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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.
Wayfaring Traveler: Whale Rider of the Tide
Series: The Wayfaring Traveler, Book 1. Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 80,620. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Wayfaring Traveler is the book that launches you into the heart of America and planetary change. Homeless and scared witless, Wafarer went plummeting into fiscal hemorrhage of downsizing and diaspora. Made long journey in old car; met interesting characters; lived in a tent. What mattered finally? Meet-your-eye people, truth in a handshake, the call of the wild, and seize-the-day.
White River Junctions
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.
Beatles: The Untold Story
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