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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.
Ils ont donné leur nom à une rue de Nantes
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Price: $17.00 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: French. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Plus de 1200 biographies des personnages illustres et méconnus qui ont donné leur nom à une Rue de Nantes (France) Over 1200 biographies of famous people and unknown who gave their name to a street of the city of Nantes (France).
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.
French Sketches: Cap Ferrat and Somerset Maugham
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Series: French Sketches, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
In 1928, world famous author Somerset Maugham moved into a sumptuous villa on twelve gardened acres on Cap Ferrat on the French Riviera. Maugham’s marriage to his wife Syrie was behind him; his secretary and companion Gregory Haxton was with him. And so Maugham lived at his beloved Villa Mauresque until his death in 1965. This essay highlights an adventurous life lived amongst great splendor.
The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Volume 7: 250 Anecdotes
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Series: The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 64,010. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Don Rickles’ father taught him everything he ever needed to know about making car repairs: Pay someone else to make them. His father was a very kind man. He sold life insurance, and when his customers could not afford to pay the premiums, often he would pay the premiums for them. When his father died, his customers showed their respect for him by paying back what they owed him.
Zimbabwe a passion shared
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Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Zimbabwe, a passion shared gives some insight on what life is like in Zimbabwe today. The book pictures the daily life of the author and includes contributions of some of her Belgian, Dutch and Zimbabwean friends who portray their lives as well.
Mirror From Stone
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 89,780. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Mirror From Stone is the memoir of Kourosh, as he adjusts to post revolution life in Iran before and during the war.
A Man Called Nash
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 34,430. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Printed here for the first time, this heart-warming true story of Professor W.E. “Willie” Nash and his wife Willa, is told by Mr. Scruggs and his daughter Deborah Scruggs-Cox. The authors share other stories, political and historical references exhibiting the struggles faced by Professor Nash and other blacks in the South following Reconstruction and extending into the 20th century.
Still Time to Live: A Biography of Jack Belden
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Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 95,330. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
TIME-LIFE correspondent Jack Belden covered war and only war reporting from China, Burma, North Africa and Europe in the 1930s and 1940s. Now, in this first-ever biography of an American original -- described by Edgar Snow as “mad and gifted” -- we see him wounded in battle fighting his way back to the front lines only to be wounded again, perhaps irreparably, by the ravages of McCarthyism.
Jamestown Odyssey: America's Unspoken Legacy of Multi-Racial Families From Its Founders
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,420. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
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Jamestown Odyssey is a ground breaking book on race and family in America. It chronicles the author's journey researching his family's Southern history. When he discovers that he has ancestors and distant cousins in both the black and Native communities, he has to come to terms with his, and American society's, hidden racial prejudices. Many Americans, if they have the courage, will find the same.
From the Diplomatic Bag
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Price: $4.85 USD. Words: 84,320. Language: English. Published: June 12, 2011 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
During his life in India, William McDowell was offered the freedom of the harem by his friend the Maharaja of Patiala, he unwittingly threw the president of the Punjabi National Congress out of a train after a dispute about the occupancy of a compartment, and he shot his own foot off in a hunting accident. His life makes the kind of colourful story that simply doesn’t happen in the modern world.
The Milk Jug Was A Goat
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Price: $10.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2011 by E-Books Publisher. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The author describes his Burt and Berridge ancestors and how they helped run St Kitts and Nevis in the Caribbean and parts of the British Empire for over 300 years. Extensive quotations from contemporary official correspondence give a flavour of the times and illustrate the difficulties experienced by the British government ruling the Empire in the days before air transport, radio and telephones.
We Can Do It! A Rosie the Riveter Story, a Biography of my Mom.
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,340. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is one woman's story about what it was like to grow up during the World War II era, retold by her son, Mr. G Sagmiller. Read what it was like working as a schoolteacher in a one-room schoolhouse or as a real-life "Rosie the Riveter". This story is rich with history, and really shows how much times have changed.
French Sketches: Cap d'Antibes and the Murphys
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Series: French Sketches, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Gerald and Sara Murphy, a wealthy young American couple, arrived in Paris in 1921 and walked into the Modernist cultural revolution sweeping through France. They were charter members of the Lost Generation chronicled so poignantly by Ernest Hemingway in "The Sun Also Rises." In 1925 the couple moved into their beautiful home, the Villa America, on Cap d'Antibes where they famously entertained.