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Susan Lawrence: The Enigma in the Wright House
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 34,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book chronicles the complex life of the woman who commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright to "remodel" her deceased father's house in Springfield, Illinois, in 1902. Susan Lawrence assumed several names and many roles as she entertained lavishly, traveled the world, championed the rights of women and African-Americans, shared her time and money, and led seekers of spiritual truths.
Only Yesterdays
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 96,960. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 45,250. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,050. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
The Randolph Women & Their Men
Price: $11.99 USD. Words: 76,490. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: Free! Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical 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
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 102,970. Language: English. Published: September 28, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,810. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,460. Language: Russian. Published: September 9, 2011 by izdat-knigu.ru. Categories: 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
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: September 6, 2011. Categories: 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
Series: Gangsters, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,300. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2011 by Five Rivers Publishing info@5rivers.org. Categories: 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
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 14,590. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2011. Categories: 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.
Rhodes & Barnato - The Premier and The Prancer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,300. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,090. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: $17.00 USD. Words: 50,580. Language: French. Published: August 25, 2011. Categories: 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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,200. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,920. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: 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
Series: French Sketches, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,970. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity 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
Series: The Kindest People Who Do Good Deeds, Book 7. Price: Free! Words: 65,220. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 83,570. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2011. Categories: 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.