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Mother Teresa (A Brief Biography) by James David
Price: $1.33 USD. Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Mother Teresa was able to start an open air school and established a home for the destitute who were dying unattended in the city. For this, she was able to convince the city authorities to donate her dilapidated building.
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.”
I Didn't Know Biomedical Engineering Was an Option by Udochi Okeke
Price: Free! Words: 8,480. Language: English. Published: July 10, 2014. Categories: Essay » Sociology, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
This book gives one woman's perspective, from personal experience, on the lack of minority group representation in the STEM fields.
Political Chemistry: Margaret Thatcher and Dorothy Hodgkin by Rob Walters
Price: $3.48 USD. Words: 25,830. Language: British English. Published: June 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A fascinating set of fiction from fact conversations between two extraordinary women. Margaret Thatcher is known to all. Dorothy Hodgkin should be: she is Britain's only female scientific Nobel Prize winner, a reward for her groundbreaking work in determining the structure of penicillin and vitamin B12. Dorothy, a woman of the left, was Margaret's tutor at Oxford university where this book is set.
Great Indian by Moony Suthan
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Gandhiji was very simple even in his childhood. He never fought with anyone and did not life to play much. He used to climb trees and admire nature. One day he was sitting on the branch of a tree. His elder brother came near him and pulled his legs down.
Down The Line by Jim Gardner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,790. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Having survived the trauma of acrimonious divorces and travelling the world opening bank accounts,Joe and Helen decide it’s time to put down some roots. For logistical reasons the South of Spain is their preferred option and for a while life is good. The economy is booming and money freely available. Come 9/11 however they are forced to sell their apartment and again become embroiled in bad things
Naughty Boys: Ten Rogues of Oxford by Rob Walters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 44,380. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Biography
Love them or hate them, rogues mesmerise us. From Bill Clinton, ex-president, to Howard Marks, ex-drug smuggler, this book describes the exploits of the ten top Oxford rogues. All of them have lived and studied in the city and all have had exciting lives: some were womanisers, others big drinkers, most were great fun.
The Heart of a Hero by Palari Publishing
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 41,160. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
How do you keep going forward when hope and a miracle are nowhere in sight? From the dust and rubble of Ground Zero on 9/11, Clarence Singleton takes readers on a harrowing emotional journey to hope and starting over. From the jungles of Vietnam, where he was awarded a Purple Heart, to the ash of that unspeakable day in our history, from a hard-scrabble childhood, to a new marriage and the promise
The Room: A Memoir of Youth, Football and a Win-or-Die Coach by John M. Brewer, Jr.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 40,720. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2013 by One Monkey Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
A high school football player’s memoir of rebellion against a “winning” coach who encouraged brutality and bullying and ignored concussions and other serious injuries to his players. An engaging, candid, often grim, often wry account of growing up in Pittsburgh’s African-American community in the 1950’s and early 60’s. This book should be read by young athletes, their coaches and their mentors.
Finally Reid: The Extraordinary Testimonies of an Ordinary Woman by Marcia Reid
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,470. Language: English. Published: February 17, 2013 by WheelMan Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration
Finally Reid: The Extraordinary Testimonies of an Ordinary Woman is the life journey of a little girl from the poor and rural hills of the island of Jamaica, chronicling her struggles with epilepsy as a young girl, as a student with Attention Deficit Disorder; as a child who was ashamed of her mother’s occupation...
Against Heavy Odds by Darren Shell
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,030. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2013 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Against Heavy Odds is the story of how little guy Eddie Swanson ended up becoming a world champion power lifter. This “little guy makes it big” tale will make you an Eddie Swanson fan and have you cheering for all the things he stands for in life.
Clara Luper: Civil Rights Pioneer by Stan Paregien, Sr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,260. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » History » Social history
Though a school teacher by profession and proud of it, Clara Luper courageously began early in her career a life-long battle against racism. She made local and national news in 1958 when she organized a small group of teenagers (including her own children) and led them in a sit-in a drugstore diner which did not serve Black people. They persisted, day after day, and were successful.
Reginald F. Lewis Before TLC Beatrice: The Young Man Before The Billion-Dollar Empire by Lin Hart
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 57,610. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Following the 1987 leveraged buyout of Beatrice Foods, Reginald F. Lewis was solidly positioned as CEO of a billion dollar conglomerate and a major player on Wall Street. Still in his forties, with a personal fortune that placed him on the Forbes 400 list, this pioneering African American businessman had achieved unimaginable success without benefit of inherited wealth or family connections.
Tamales for Sale: The Untold Story of an Immigrant Family by Niccole Martinez
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The short biography of the struggles a real, undocumented family faced in the United States and the unlikely road they travelled to success.
Prisons to Presidents by Ramzu Yunus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,590. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
HOW A CONVICTED FELON WHO WAS WRITTEN OFF BY FAMILY AND FRIENDS ROSE TO THE HIGHER ECHELONS OF POWER AND WEALTH AND STEPS ON HOW ANYONE CAN CLIMB THE PYRAMID TO SUCCESS THROUGH SELF ACTUALIZATION.
Phil Duse: 25 + Years Combating Ruses by Phillip M. Duse, Sr
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 24,590. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Social Science » Conspiracy theories
This book “Phil Duse 25 + Years Combating Ruses” captures the essence of Government “running amuck” to pursue “Mental Masturbations” against a law abider for the pure sake of: we do it because we can—and you can’t do any thing about it!
Hakuna Matata by ThinkWriteSpeak Library
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 15,750. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Imagine being 3 years old and losing your entire family to war. This is the story, in his own words, of one of the Lost Boys of the Sudan. Manyang tells how he survived a refugee camp by scavenging for food and shelter. He describes growing up without adult guidance or help. Since coming to America at age 15 he has become a success story as the Founder of Humanity Helping Sudan Project.
John Kirby and His Orchestra - Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm by Alan Williams
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 9,710. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Big Band & Swing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
John Kirby's talent and humble beginnings in Winchester, Va. landed him in New York City in 1929 as the tubaist and bassist for The Fletcher Henderson Orchestra. Performing with Chick Webb and Billie Holiday, led him to form his own group. John Kirby's Orchestra set a precedence for jazz orchestras when they sponsored their radio jazz series on CBS called "Flow Gently Sweet Rhythm" in 1940-41.
The Boy Who Learned to Read by Mohamud Ege
Price: $2.85 USD. Words: 25,590. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2012 by Mereo Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals
Born into a family of nomads in northern Somalia, Mohamud Ege’s life changed forever at five years old when his father was killed by a snake. Thanks to the foresight of a wise uncle, he was sent to school, where he discovered a love of learning. Forty years on, after many adventures and trials, he is a doctor in the UK.