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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.
A Change of Consciousness: A Hippie’s Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond by Rand L. Greenfield
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,670. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
1968. San Francisco transformed a naïve 18-year old preppie from a small town in the Midwest into a hippie. Here are the tales of a time of seeking magic. These are the stories of an aged hippie, of the times he lived through and where they took him, the memories of an unconventional life. It began, as it must have, with sex, drugs and rock n’ roll.
The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary by William Shunn
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 126,100. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
1987. A faltering missionary named Bill Shunn lands himself in a Canadian jail on charges of hijacking. 1844. A frontier prophet named Joseph Smith lands himself in an Illinois jail on charges of treason. This riveting memoir weaves from these stories a spellbinding tapestry of deception, desperation and defiance. Answer its call and you'll never look at a Mormon missionary the same way again.
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.
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.
Comin' Up Cracker - The Adventures Of A Southern Preacher's Kid by Carolyn Smith Flavell
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 by Glenda Geeslin Helms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 53,470. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage(5.00 from 1 review)
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.
What We Have Lost by Robert Lee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,390. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Psychology » Child Abuse
Poverty comes in many forms: intellectual, emotional and financial are but a few. When mental illness pervades a family life filled with social and economic deprivation, each member is shaped by his or her choices and interactions. This biography examines one such family. It is a story of pathos and crisis, of growth and decay. It is harsh, but it is real. It is about life and it is about death.
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.
The Untimely Suicide of Sebastian Goat -- A Cowboy Story by Fredric L. Rice
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2015. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage(4.00 from 1 review)
Sebastian was a highly spirited goat living with other animals on his New Mexico ranch. Over the years the goat had managed to violently assault pretty much all of the cowboys and other animals that worked and lived on the ranch until the day Sebastian finally fell down on to a ledge he couldn't escape from.
We Were Adopted: Triumph of the Human Spirit From the Lives of Celebrated People Who Were Adopted by Gregory P. Hawkins
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,550. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » Parenting » Adoption
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.