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Hermann Ungar: a Life and Works by Vicky Unwin
Price: Free! Words: 213,560. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
English translation of Dieter Südhoff's PhD thesis on the life of forgotten Czech Jewish writer, Hermann Ungar, who died in 1929.
Honoré de Balzac by David Desmond
Price: Free! Words: 51,850. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Language Instruction » French
First published in 1859, this biography of Honoré de Balzac by his friend and colleague Théophile Gautier is now being released in this dual language edition, with a new English translation by David Desmond followed by the original French text.
When Publishers Stalked The Earth by Mel C. Thompson
Price: Free! Words: 23,500. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Literary criticism » Poetry(5.00 from 1 review)
Tales of San Francisco poetry publishers in the 1990s and beyond by performance-poet Mel C. Thompson. Instead of just publishing another volume of poetry, the author tells stories of the publishers he knew in the golden age of print media. In between the stories, the author includes the poems of his that these publishers printed.
Dates and Dorothy by Richard Lung
Price: Free! Words: 58,450. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Essay » Author profile
Since coming of age I wanted to change the world, when, in middle age, the world returned the compliment by changing me. That is when I met my guide and mentor Dorothy Cowlin.
50 Stories in 50 States: Tales Inspired by a Motorcycle Journey Across the USA Vol 4, the Midwest by Kevin B Parsons
Price: Free! Words: 26,550. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Biographical, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
50 Stories visits the Midwest in the same flavor of the previous three volumes, with a look at each state's culture woven throughout the tales. Ten states make up the Midwest tome, with love stories, investments gone bad and some dirty politics thrown in the mix. Ron Lessman's Truckhenge and catfish pond break the fiction mold with a look at his quirky place in Kansas. Approx. 26k words.
Best-Kept Boy in the World by Arthur Vanderbilt
Price: $9.99 $6.99 USD. (30% off!) Words: 54,640. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014 by Riverdale Avenue Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay & lesbian, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Denham (Denny) Fouts, the twentieth century's most famous male prostitute, was a socialite and literary muse whose extraordinary life started off humbly in Jacksonville, Florida. But in short order he befriended (and bedded) the rich and celebrated and in the process conquered the world.
Shute the Messenger by Graham Fricke
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 46,740. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Compelling biography of a remarkable achiever, successful author and aviator Nevil Shute. Fricke interweaves the sweep of 20th Century history with Shute’s life and writing career. A lifelong passion for flying led Shute to fly a tiny plane to Australia where he settled in 1948 His diverse experiences fuelled and inspired his many books including A Town Like Alice and On the Beach.
George Orwell: An Introduction to the Man and his Work by Andrew Means
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,060. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers
The life and writing of novelist and essayist George Orwell, from his childhood in England to his masterpieces, Animal Farm and 1984, and finally his death from tuberculosis in 1950.
Henry Williamson, author of Tarka the Otter: A brief look at his Life and Writings in North Devon in the 1920s and '30s, the area known today as Tarka Country by Henry Williamson
Series: Henry Williamson Collections, Book 20. Price: $3.85 USD. Words: 21,950. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Fiction » Literary collections » European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
This short anthology serves as an introduction to Henry Williamson’s early writings about North Devon, which established his reputation as perhaps the foremost British nature writer of the twentieth century. There are extracts from Williamson’s classic novels 'Tarka the Otter' and 'Salar the Salmon', as well as from less well-known works, illustrated by contemporary photographs.
Burnt Promises (Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles Book One) Second Edition by Brenda Perlin
Series: Burnt Promises: Brooklyn and Bo Chronicles (Book One). Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 40,770. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Bo and Brooklyn’s relationship is tested while Bo’s soon-to-be-ex wife continues to try to hold on for dear life. Bo’s ongoing divorce battle seems never-ending.
100+ Black Women in Horror by Sumiko Saulson
Price: $0.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 40,520. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2018 by Iconoclast Productions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Containing the biographies of over one hundred black women who write horror, and seventeen interviews, 100+ Black Women in Horror is a reference guide, a veritable who’s who of female horror writers from the African Diaspora. It is an expansion of the original 2014 book 60 Black Women in Horror.
A Good Place to Come From by Morley Torgov
Series: Morley Torgov Classics. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Winner of the Leacock Medal for Humor, this memoir captures life in a small northern town of Torgov’s youth in the heady era of the 20th C from the Depression to WWII. Here Jewish merchants, English lawyers, Scots bankers, Ukrainian domestics and a few Chinese struggle to make a living in a remote outpost. And it is here that a young man, yearning for a larger life, turns his comic gaze.
Martians, Morlocks and Moon Landings: How British Science Fiction Conquered The World by Jamie Austin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,430. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2014 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Martians, Morlocks and Moon Landings details the influence of British Science Fiction on the world stage and is a must-read resource for anyone with an interest in the genre.
The Executioner, Don Pendleton Creates Mack Bolan, 50 Year Anniversary by Linda Pendleton
Price: $4.79 USD. Words: 23,530. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
This book gives Don Pendleton's insights into the creation of his fictional character, Mack Bolan, and explores why Bolan continues the popularity with readers many decades after he was created. Linda Pendleton, wife of the late Don Pendleton shares a look-back at two inspiring men, one, a talented author, the other, a skilled fictional hero.
Beyond the Gray Leaf: The Life and Poems of J.P. Irvine by Dustin Renwick
Price: $3.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 20,600. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Poetry » American poetry » General
Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, and J.P. Irvine all worked as clerks in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War. But Irvine, a small-town poet from Illinois, was the one selected to address President Grant and 10,000 spectators. Those words were lost, along with Irvine's legacy. Until now.
Italian Funerals and Other Festive Occasions by John (Giovanni) Miranda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,880. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Italian
The Mafia at his doorstep, a scary grandmother with “special powers” and his favorite aunt who knitted him sweaters and smuggled gin: New York in the 20s seemed so normal to the seven year old boy. With great humor Mr. Miranda shares his bizarre family secrets with us, and also twelve of his secret family recipes going back five Sicilian generations. He proves reality is stranger than fiction!
Esbozo biográfico de Julio Verne by Autor desconocido
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 31,760. Language: Spanish. Published: October 21, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Breve biografía acerca de la vida y la obra del gran escritor francés Julio Verne, cuyas obras de ficción inspiraron a muchos jóvenes de los siglos XIX y XX a soñar con escenarios, que con el paso del tiempo se han ido convirtiendo en realidades materializadas por científicos, que han transformado la vida del ser humano del siglo XXI. Lectura obligada para amantes de la literatura.
The Agony of Lewis Carroll by Richard Wallace
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,930. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Two years after publishing Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, Lewis Carroll told a child friend that the book was about malice. What he didn't tell her was that he had filled the book with self disclosure and Victorian smut hidden in the nonsense. This book is about what he did and why, and it demonstrates just how far all his nonsense works are from being just children's books.
Steinbeck: Citizen Spy by Brian Kannard
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,580. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2013 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » History, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
After languishing in the CIA’s archives for 60 years, a letter is uncovered in John Steinbeck’s own hand that shatters everything history tells us about the author’s life. Written in 1952, to CIA Director Walter Bedell Smith, Steinbeck makes an offer to become an asset for the Agency during a trip to Europe later that year. More shocking than Steinbeck’s letter is Smith’s reply accepting.