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The Woman who Rewrote History by Claire Lloyd
Price: Free! Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Luisa Isabel Álvarez de Toledo, 21st Duchess of Medina Sidonia, was known as the Red Duchess for her political views and imprisoned by Franco during Spain´s fascist dictatorship. She found evidence in her family's archive that much of Spain's accepted history had been 'cleaned up'. To preserve the archive for posterity she married her secretary on her deathbed, disinheriting her children.
Testing the Waters (Fifteen &...What!?) by Elizabeth McNew
Price: Free! Words: 9,400. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships » History of sex(4.00 from 1 review)
Planning her own pregnancy at the age of fourteen was more than a mistake. This choice would soon lead Elizabeth to the darkest places that life has to offer; emotionally, physically, and spiritually. She raises her family as a productive and healthy teenage mom for three years. Until the unthinkable happens. A mothers most horrific nightmare.
Sophia Grantham aka Kezia Tregilgus by Barry Allan
Price: Free! Words: 73,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 1 review)
The true story of a female convict transported to Van Diemens Land aboard the Rajah in 1841. She married a seaman known as Handspike Jack Tregilgus and together they pioneered the settlement of central Queensland. They built the first hotels at Taroom and Rolleston, then moved to Rockhampton where she ran bushranger-friendly hotels before she died at the age of 52.
A Pain in the Toenails by Melissa Yuan-Innes
Price: Free! Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011 by Olo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Ah, the innocence of medical school. This is a story from my third year of clinical clerkship, when I started rotating through the hospital wards. One patient taught me about ulcerative colitis...and a few other things. You can also find this essay in my book, The Most Unfeeling Doctor in the World and Other True Tales from the Emergency Room.
A Journey of a Bouncing Czech by Natasha Novotny
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 83,840. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 3 reviews)
A story of a Czech girl who finds herself after the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia in London, her subsequent departure for Canada, her adventures, travels and survival in the world of retail, her sicknesses, triumphs and setbacks she handles and retains with her drive and a sense of humor. Part memoir, part history lesson and the enjoyment of the story of the woman who lived it.
Lifeliner: The Judy Taylor Story by Shireen Jeejeebhoy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 67,170. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies(4.00 from 1 review)
Judy Taylor relished her simple happy life. She had a loving husband, three young daughters, a beautiful suburban home. But after intestinal blood clots annihilated her guts, Judy faced starving to death in a cold Toronto hospital. The year was 1970. Judy lived two more decades without eating. "Lifeliner" is about her inspirational story from death to life, from ordinary woman to medical pioneer.
Amazing Women In History: 5 Kick-Ass Women the History Books Left Out by KeriLynn Engel
Price: Free! Words: 3,580. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Amazing Women In History is a blog about all the kick-ass women the history books left out. In this book, you’ll find the five most popular posts: Mary Anderson, inventor Stephanie Kwolek, inventor of Kevlar Carmen Amaya, Queen of the Gypsies Katharine McCormick, biologist & millionaire philanthropist Ana Nzinga Mbande, fearless African queen Download now to read about these amazing women!
Anne of the Borders - The Story of Anne Hepple, Author, 1877-1959 - by Mary Rawnsley & Wendy Bell Scott by Mary Rawnsley
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,650. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2012 by Blue Button Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Written to mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Anne Hepple, novelist, who lived most of her life in Northumberland and Berwickshire. Her books, which often feature thinly-disguised local places have been read and enjoyed worldwide. Print Version Published 2009.
Grandma's Motorcycle by Carlene Eye
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(3.67 from 3 reviews)
My Motorcycle describes a grandmother's humorous and unsuccessful attempts to ride a motorcycle. Even after professional lessons and assistance from motorcycle cops, the skill to stay upright eludes her. After a thousand miles of falls, road rash, and burns, the grandmother reflects on her failure.
Princess: A True Story of Life Behind the Veil in Saudi Arabia by Jean Sasson
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 79,250. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
PRINCESS reveals the secret life of Princess Sultana Al Sa'ud, from the royal house of Saudi Arabia. Hidden behind her black veil, she is a prisoner, jailed by her father, her husband and her country. A New York Times bestseller, PRINCESS was named one of the 500 Great Books by Women since 1300, an Alternate Selection of the Literary Guild, a Doubleday Book Club pick, & a Reader's Digest Selection
A 40-year-old Midget in a Little Girl's Suit by Bette Nunn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,740. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This story is about Abby Walls Huff’s life and the funny things she said and did. The book is compiled from things her mother, the author, collected over the years, adding that Abby was the funniest of her three children. This is a story about an extended family and things that happened as they were growing up.
The Remarkable Life of Kitty McInerney: How A Poor Irish Immigrant Raised 17 Children in Great Depression New York by Christopher Prince
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The true story of a poor Irish immigrant who raised 17 children in Great Depression New York. Kitty McInerney’s life rode a wave of social and political transformation that would come to define modern America. Poor, burdened, and uncelebrated, Kitty McInerney is remarkable for her unrelenting faith, her unique, individual struggle and for exemplifying the American immigrant experience.
THE DUNES OF PILGRIM LAKE - One Woman's Search for Family by heather dune macadam
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,630. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Natl Book Award Nominated author brings out her memoir about one woman's struggle to find her family. Told from 3 different points of view and framed by the creation and deconstruction of a painting, this story within a story tells each family member's individual story until they finally come together on canvas, in a work of art that can only be defined as family. See paintings on my website
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder by Michele Carter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 208,540. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
Reflections...Tales from Nanna by PATRIA CANNING
Price: Free! Words: 24,400. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » Middle Eastern
Ms Canning has already published on Smashwords her searing account of deceit and betrayal in the memoire A Tree Change…at any age—and the risks/rewards of meeting a man on the Internet. Now we have a chance to discover a little more about this writer’s background and experiences, through short stories, poems and reflections written over four decades.
Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila by Jeannette Katzir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
World War II has long since ended,and yet Jacyln and her siblings grow up learning to survive it.Having lived through the Holocaust on the principle of constant distrust, their mother, Channa, dutifully teaches her children to cling to one another while casting a suspicious eye to the outside world.When Channa dies the contents of her will will force her children to fight . . each other.
2010 Hindsight: A Year of Personal Growth, In Spite of Myself by Sharon E. Cathcart
Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 19,480. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Author Sharon E. Cathcart started 2010 with two resolutions: take more exercise and learn French cookery. Instead, she found herself on a journey of personal growth as she rose to unanticipated challenges.
A Painful Journey by Vernon W. Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 5,530. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
This is a true story about a woman who is forced to leave her home, north of Kimberley, with five young children at the outbreak of the Boer War in 1899. She undertakes a journey of a 1000 kilometres partly through a war torn country and semi desert area of South Africa to reach the safety of Cape Town.
Princess Sultana's Daughters by Jean Sasson
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,850. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Readers of PRINCESS were gripped by Jean Sasson's powerful indictment of women's lives behind the veil. Now, in the compelling sequel, Jean Sasson and Princess Sultana turn the spotlight on Sultana's two teenage daughters, Maha and Amani.
Actress in Spite of Herself: The Life of Anna Cora Mowatt by Mildred Allen Butler
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 50,880. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011 by Ad Stellae Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Anna Cora Mowatt holds an important place in American theater history. She was the first woman to give public readings; she wrote the first social satire for the stage; and, having become a star overnight without previous acting experience, she was the first American to make the acting profession for women respectable--proving that a lady could be an actress and an actress a lady. Ages 12 up.