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The Randolph Women & Their Men
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Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 76,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
A rich and vivid portrait of post-Revolution life in the South on the scale of Gone With the Wind – only this story is true. Ruth Doumlele has cleverly woven the many lives of the famous and infamous of that time into one seamless narrative. While the Randolphs hold center stage, their exploits bring them together with those influential people who determined our nation’s legacy.
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: $3.99 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: 69,090. 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: 65,220. 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.