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Comin' Up Cracker - The Adventures Of A Southern Preacher's Kid
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,010. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
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Price: Free! Words: 91,930. Language: Australian English. Published: February 15, 2015 by Port Campbell Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.
We Were Adopted: Triumph of the Human Spirit From the Lives of Celebrated People Who Were Adopted
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
A book about celebrated people who were adopted. It's for all of us who wonder: Can I make it? Do I have value? Do I have a future? You're not alone. You do have a future. It's in your hands. It should be read by every boy and girl, every teenager, every young adult - but especially those who have been or are being raised by one or more adults who are not their natural parents.
Alex Haley's Roots: An Author's Odyssey
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,890. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.
A Thailand Diary 1 January - 31 December
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,940. Language: English. Published: September 29, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 54,310. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2014 and represented by Dystel and Goderich Literary Management. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 50,150. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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"
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Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 54,490. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
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
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Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,660. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Category: 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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,620. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,210. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,140. Language: Spanish. Published: February 16, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.
Childhood Memories of Gorebridge
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,260. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Social history
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'.
Como apreciar a Alfonso Reyes
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,430. Language: Spanish. Published: January 17, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary criticism
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.
We Stopped Forgetting: Stories from Sami Americans
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 42,860. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2013 by ČálliidLágádus/Authors’ Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Social Science » Immigration and Emigration
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.
Bobby Troughton and the Kendal Otter Hounds
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,290. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.
Stories My Parents Told Me: Tales of Growing Up in Wartime Malta
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013 by FARAXA Publishing (USA). Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
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.
Run, Run, Run: A Young Boy's Journey through the Cambodian Tragedy
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 89,950. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
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.