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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.
Boys by Bob Fields
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,760. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Customs & Traditions
Boys author Bob Fields depicts an accurate and vivid description of young adolescent males in the 1940's & early 1950's in rural Maine. Fields’ perceptive analysis of boy’s personality traits and how they influence their attitude toward life (and girls) is on target. The onset of testosterone further complicates boy’s views about girls and sets up conflict and confusion about sex.
The Rangity Tango Kids by Lorraine Rominger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Rangity Tango Kids is the story of a fifth-generation, German Catholic farm family in 1950s and 1960s California, narrated by the eldest of 17 grandchildren. Born into a loving, hard-working, highly competitive family, and united by a strong faith, every day was an adventure growing up on a bucolic American farm, a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.
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...
The Little Gate-Crasher: The Life and Photos of Mace Bugen by Gabrielle Kaplan-Mayer
Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 13,730. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016 by The Sager Group. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Mace Bugen might have been an achondroplastic dwarf—forty-three inches tall with an average-sized head and a torso set on small, twisted legs—but that didn’t mean he was an idiot or a pushover. In truth, he was smarter than most; over the years, he learned to effectively turn what society in those days called a handicap into a powerful tool he could use to his advantage.
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.
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.
Yiddish Lost and Found: Eavesdropping on the Ancestors by Ellen Galford
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 21,980. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Social Science » Jewish studies
Yiddish learner and novelist Ellen Galford (author of The Dyke and the Dybbuk, The Fires of Bride and other feminist cult classics) takes a short, sharp look at the fragmentary, battered but tenacious Yiddish that survived three generations of her family’s journey from the Russian Pale of Settlement to the fleshpots of the Bronx and the wilds of New Jersey.
The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary by William Shunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,170. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Nineteen-year-old Bill Shunn is a man on a mission—a Mormon mission, that is, trolling for converts door-to-door a thousand miles from home. This riveting memoir—by turns hilarious, provocative, and thrilling—traces his accidental journey from that humble beginning to hunted fugitive and international terrorist.
Muslims Call Him Isa, Some Call Him Savior by Don Heckman
You set the price! Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Reconciliation requires time to listen to Muslims. There is no shortcut to listening. Also, knowing and becoming part of their eastern worldview creates acceptance, regardless of my western background. A western world view easily views spirituality like a postage stamp on an envelope in terms of religious and non-religious involvement. The eastern world view is the complete envelope.
Iron Blood: 300 Years of the Dmitri Kantemir Dynasty by Princess Eleonora Borisovna Kantemir
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,410. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2015 by Bettie Youngs Book Publishing Co.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » Russian
Prince Dmitri Kantemir, the Prince of Moldavia and Imperial Chancellor to Peter the Great, lived in forced exile for 22 yrs. He became a great writer, statesman, scientist. Centuries later American Ella Kantemir makes a startling discovery: she has a sister who shares her name—and her own true identity is that of a Princess: HSH Eleonora Borisovna Kantemir. 300 yrs. of intriguing Kantemir history.
Grandma Julia by Ann Y. Tyler
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 21,540. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Ann Tyler’s African ancestress, Edyth, arrived in Virginia in shackles in the 1700’s. Ann’s Grandma Julia wrote down her oral memories over two hundred years later, presenting a unique portrait of Virginia plantation life. Absorb the poignant struggles of the ancestral slaves and a special Sioux portrayed with love and hope in this unique slice of American history Illustrated with family photos.
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.
Ivica: A True Story of an Immigrant by Robert Ljuba
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,210. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The second son of a widow who works diligently just to keep herself and her young sons alive, John Ljuba dreams of seeing the world and having a life somewhere beyond the tiny coastal island he calls home.
El Maco by Manuel de Jesús Valenzuela Valenzuela
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,990. Language: Spanish. Published: July 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
El Maco fue un hombre ordinario que vivió en la región de Navojoa entre 1920 y 1980 en el vendaval de la lucha posrevolucionaria por obtener tierras y se convirtió sin notarlo en un actor relevante del movimiento agrarista. En esta obra se da cuenta de sus anhelos y sus esfuerzos y se rinde homenaje a él y a quienes a su lado forjaron el México de hoy al reclamar sin tregua sus derechos.
Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom by Derek Padula
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 159,000. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Comics (nonfictional), Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
With a foreword from Christopher Sabat and Sean Schemmel, Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom is a grand celebration of the world's greatest anime and manga and it's momentous 30th Anniversary. Features 81 stories from fans in 25 countries, plus 27 stories from professionals who helped created Dragon Ball in 7 countries, and bring the series to fans across the world.
That's the Way the Cookie Bounces! by Tamara Kulish
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,630. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
This is the story of a man who was taken from his parent’s home at the age of seventeen by Hitler’s soldiers, to be put into a slave labor camp. This is one of the foundational stories of the writing of "On Becoming a Lemonade Maker",
Literature Help: Having Our Say by Students' Academy
Series: A Quick Guide · Study Guides: English Literature. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: May 8, 2015 by Raja Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The writer sisters were the daughters of a former slave. Their father was the first African American elected Bishop in the Episcopal Church in the United States of America.
Two Fat Ladies and Hercules Tom: The Story of the Australian Giant Family by Terence Fitzsimons
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.
Winds of Valor by Carol Harp Norman
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 96,580. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Running Quail Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Winds of Valor is the second book in historian Carol Harp Norman's "The Texas Wind" series. It is the story of James Campbell, one of the first Texas Rangers. He worked valiantly during the conflict of The War of Independence from Mexico in his mission to bring justice to Texas between 1831-1840. Here is an up close, authentic look at Texas' fight against Mexico and the battle of the Alamo.