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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.
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!
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.
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.
A Painful Journey by Vernon W. Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 5,560. 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.
Imani Means Faith by Imani Morales
Price: Free! Words: 16,420. Language: English. Published: December 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Imani Means Faith is the true testimony of a Nuyorican woman: Imani. This testimony is one of much pain, loss, faith, hope, and love. Imani Means Faith is based upon the life of one woman in America - yet, her voice is the echo of millions around the world, today. Imani's testimony is real, raw, passionate, and an all-together beautiful testament of God's Holy Hand upon one of his children.
The Invincible Alice by Alice L. Luckhardt
You set the price! Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Alice L. Walters Wallace is a Florida-raised, privileged, educated and lovely young woman in 1940. Yet, for the next 69 years she endured numerous personal illnesses, family deaths and four different husbands within a few years. In spite of the problems she managed to live life to its fullest; whether being a pilot, model, businesswoman or nurse, she attempted it and achieved success at them all.
A Steak & Potatoes Man by Viga Boland
Price: Free! Words: 1,060. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
What do you do when the secret ingredient in hubby's meal is the last thing he wants in there and it's missing what he wants most?
Know Who You're Working With in Real Estate!: From tips on real estate to working as a team, the Oros sisters let you in on all they have learned from New York City. by OROSTEAM
Price: Free! Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Career Guides » Business Management, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
From personal stories to tips on real estate in NYC, learn how two sisters balance working, living, traveling and spending most of their time together. You will learn the basic information necessary to start the process of apartment hunt and understand the benefits of working together as a team with your real estate broker.
Brave Emilia - The Story of Countess Emilia Plater by Hazel Plater
Price: Free! Words: 1,480. Language: British English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » European
The story of Emilia Plater (Emilija Pliateryté), a feminist and revolutionary icon. Retold by Hazel Plater, illustrated by Becky Johnson.
Below the Peacock Fan: First Ladies of the Raj by Marian Fowler
You set the price! Words: 93,530. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
When the British ruled India, four Victorian women find themselves in a disturbing land, experiencing extremes of decadence amid crushing poverty. Emily Eden, Charlotte Canning, Edith Lytton and Mary Curzon followed husbands or a brother who were appointed Viceroys. In this compelling slice of colonial history we see how India marked them with its heat, mutinies and lascivious secrets.
TEI, a Memoir of the End of War and Beginning of Peace by Nanako Mizushima
You set the price! Words: 84,260. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In a nation devastated by World War II, Tei Fujiwara wrote her memoir 流れる星は生きている (Nagareru Hoshiwa Ikiteiru) about her harrowing journey home with her three young children. Tei’s memoir began in August 1945 in Manchuria and has continued in Japan through 46 printings, a movie, TV series and recognition from the Imperial Family. Now her story continues in English for another new generation.
Things My Mother Used to Say by Elizabeth T. Pardo
Price: Free! Words: 10,520. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A multi-chapter journey through our shared past, Things My Mother Used to Say tries to recapture my mother's most important sayings and figure out not only why she said them, but how they relate to my life today.
Today is great again and I thank again by Clover CK
Price: Free! Words: 2,460. Language: Korean. Published: December 14, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
One day, I received a short memo from my mom. After she bought a smart phone, she decided to practice typing by emailing me a short note every day. Reading her memo helped me go through any tough time. Whenever I miss my family, I read her notes. Now she is 60 years old and I am making this book to celebrate her birthday.
¿Por qué sigo siendo católica? by DEMAC A.C.
Price: Free! Words: 33,550. Language: Spanish. Published: June 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
La Iglesia católica no nos reconoce a las mujeres la autoridad moral para tomar decisiones, ni nos permite ser sacerdotes: ¿por qué sigues siendo católica? ¿Qué nos mantiene en la Iglesia? Ciertamente, ésta no es una pregunta menor si tomamos en cuenta que la población católica de esta región es de un poco más de quinientos millones de personas (alrededor de 40% de la población católica mundial),
We All Have a Voice: My Mother's Story by Maha Al Fahim
You set the price! Words: 35,720. Language: English. Published: November 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
At the age of 14, Maha Al Fahim skillfully brings her mother's story to life in these pages, creating an inspiring testament to the power of speaking the truth, of bringing meaning to suffering, and of discovering what truly matters in this life. Her mother’s experiences highlight the denigrating effects of discrimination, the abuse of labor laws, and the corrupting power of greed.
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