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The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary by William Shunn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 126,070. 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.
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.
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.
Dragon Soul: 30 Years of Dragon Ball Fandom by Derek Padula
Price: $7.99 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.
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.
Pleasant Valley Lost by Joseph J. Swope
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 138,020. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2015 by Black Rose Writing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
Set amid the turbulent times of the late 1960s, Pleasant Valley Lost chronicles the last days of a family dairy farm condemned to destruction by a federal dam project. As the family struggles to find a new home and build their future, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers moves into Pleasant Valley, ruthlessly destroying a community and its history.
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.
Coleshanger by Thomas Corfield
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 67,690. Language: British English. Published: November 20, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage, Nonfiction » History » European
“If it can be said a village has a life, then this is a biography.” Norman Williams (1908-1969)
Procesos del arte en El Salvador by Astrid Bahamond
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.
A Thailand Diary 1 January - 31 December by Matt Owens Rees
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 by Elin Schoen Brockman
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 by RMeibers
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" by Merv McRae
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.
Dairy Cows and Duck Races by Philip Dixon
Series: Earlswood Press Life Stories. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,430. 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.
An Avenue in Time by David Arthur
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.