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Eleanor Roosevelt's Life of Soul Searching and Self Discovery
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 34,660. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Transforming the power in Eleanor Roosevelt’s story to your story starts now. Whatever the scale of your rendezvous with destiny, the fact remains it is up to you to live it. The audacity of Eleanor Roosevelt to live out her own destiny challenges us to do the same. After all, it’s not about Eleanor. Her story is history. It’s about us.
My New World, A Teenager's WWII Odyssey
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 23,350. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A biography of Mary Cotsis, centered around her World War Two experiences as she escapes the Nazi Occupation of Greece and travels to America to begin a new life. Illustrated with period photographs.
The Fabulous Showman : A Biography of P. T. Barnum
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,230. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2011 by Crossroad Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Besides the towering figure of Barnum himself, this book's cast of characters includes not only Jenny Lind, Jumbo, and Tom Thumb, but also such ill-assorted figures a Chang and Eng (the original Siamese Twins), Queen Victoria herself, captive white whales, "The Feejee Mermaid," and Abraham Lincoln. This is far and away the best biography of one of the most fascinating of all Americans.
California Mystique
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,320. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Daughters and Sons of The Golden State. Famous and infamous.
The Real Napoleon
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In this book Napoleon is shown for what and who he was and not as the caricature described by many bigoted historians, especially of the British persuasion. He was not short, he was often very generous and he seldom forgot a friend, particularly in the early days before he was famous. France was attacked in 1805, 1806, 1807, 1809 and 1814 - yet it is always Napoleon who is blamed for these wars.
Only Yesterdays
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
My father’s murder trial and appeal pitted certain elements of the AMA and the ‘Mafia’ against each other, a drama which was played out in the newspapers of the day, hurtling one hitherto obscure but proud family of immigrants from Sicily into the national spotlight.
Southern Sage:The Honorable Woodrow Melvin
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
How many small town lawyers end their careers as a judge on the Appellate Court? Woodrow Melvin's passion for the law takes him on a journey into the courts of Florida as well as the State House of Representatives and the State Senate. Judge Melvin describes the gut-wrenching decisions he must make whether it be a child custody case or sentencing of a criminal. The legacy of Judge Melvin lives on.
Sirens and Grey Balloons
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The life of a small boy living in a London suburb which sustained heavy damage from enemy bombing where over a hundred of its citizens were killed and only ten percent of its buildings survived the war unscathed. He recalls the terror of lying in a cupboard under the stairs as the Luftwaffe bombed his suburb and later devastation caused by V1 flying bombs and long range V2 rockets.
John Pio Came to Maine
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Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Biography
This is a biography of Madeiran immigrant John Pio and his wife, Margaret Ordway, and of most of their descendants. It cites a website where you can find family-related photos and documents, and provides instructions for finding the items you want to access. This book provides a glimpse of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts history as it relates to the Pio line.
No Minute Hand to My Clock
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Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 102,970. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Henry Bossau was a staunch but intelligent, opinionated but enlightened Afrikaner. He was a farmer, writer, painter, philosopher and scholar who lived in the first half of the 20th century. He was also an alcoholic. Experience his rollercoaster life as he tussles with the questions of life and riches. Yet, all too often the answers seem to linger at the bottom of a brandy bottle.
Tent Boxer
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Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Tent Boxer, narrates the life story of Kevin Leigh; an orphan turned Jimmy Shamran's prize fighter in the Australian agricultural show circuit in the 1950's as he discovers his heart's only true love. His epic romance with the striptease-tent owner's daughter spans decades to show the endurance of love. Embellished biographical
Travelleres among the stars. Family Chronicles
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,460. Language: Russian. Published: September 9, 2011 by izdat-knigu.ru. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Сборник новелл, в которых заложено желание осмыслить жизнь и историю семьи на фоне сложной истории России ХХ века. Collection of short stories written with the desire to understand life and family history on the background of the complex history of Russia of the twentieth century.
Miracles and Fate on 78: A 9/11 Story of Inspiration
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A gripping, inspiring first-hand account of the miracles and fate that allowed Ari Schonbrun to make it out from the 78th floor of the World Trade Center on 9/11 – a story of courage, heroism, and rebirth in the wake of the greatest attack on America in the 21st century. A truly unforgettable story of hope that will force the reader to re-examine what matters most in life.
Dutch Schultz
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Series: Gangsters, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
One of crime’s most colourful and idiosyncratic leaders is examined in crime writer Nate Hendley’s fast-paced book. A treat for fans of true-crime and bizarre mob stories. Nate Hendley brings to the lexicon of gangster profiles a meticulously researched, very human examination of this legendary figure.
The Smuggling Life of Gabriel Tomkins
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Gabriel Tomkins was a smuggler … and a customs officer! This is his extraordinary story spanning the first half of the 18th century in which he rode with the notorious Hawkhurst gang, led the Mayfield smugglers, was shot, arrested, jailed, transported and finally hanged in Bedford in 1750.
The Green Bough
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,420. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011 by Criterion House. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In 1913, the year after the Titanic sank and Oregon women got the vote, Gladys Humphrey, daughter of a Portland, Oregon physician, was hired to teach nine children in a one-room schoolhouse at a loggers' camp in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. But as a city girl and fresh out of school herself, she found this experience to be much more than she bargained for.
Rhodes & Barnato - The Premier and The Prancer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 120,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Cecil Rhodes and ‘Barney’ Barnato were born within a year of each other, one the son of a Hertfordshire clergyman, the other in the East End of London. They helped transform a minor pastoral colony into a major industrial nation and became two of the most influential people in the world. This is the story of how they grew in parallel – two giants at the end of the Nineteenth Century.
Wussie: In Praise of Spineless Men
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,140. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
This droll assortment of biographical “Profiles in Wussitude,” reviews of sex toys for timid men and other essays scrutinizes male gutlessness from every imaginable angle. How do wussies face death? How do they face naked ladies, or Starbucks baristas? Josh Muggins brings his refreshing comic voice to these issues and more.
Katrina Wedding
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A true story from south Mississippi about a couple trying to keep their October wedding date after losing everything to Hurricane Katrina.
The White House Queen: The Elegance and Strength of Michelle Obama
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
First Lady Michelle Obama is a remarkable figure, and author Raymond Sturgis carefully selected the words of this book to highlight the passion and life of Michelle Obama. Many know of her many achievements, however, what about her agenda to help change the nutritional conditions of America’s children.