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Gilding the Coucal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,460. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Military
From his parents loving arms to command of a US Navy submarine rescue ship, Lt. Commander James W. Gibson takes readers on an E-ticket ride to distant ports while rescuing hapless boaters at peril in the open ocean and eradicating starfish destroying fragile coral reefs. In Gilding the Coucal, he describes training as a US Navy Deep Diver, an Engineman, Fireman and in all stations of command.
Grace's Daughter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Sentenced to life in a men’s prison for killing her former therapist in self-defense, a transgendered woman battles for 20 years for gender-affirming surgery. The memoir begins with the author realizing that she is a girl at age three, and culminates in a legal victory made possible by what can only be described as Grace in action. This beautiful memoir is not only an expose, but a story of hope.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
Blip on the Radar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mix one dreamy Irish helicopter pilot with a crew of Taiwanese, Chinese, Philippinos and Indonesians, and you get everything – from confusion, to fireworks, to hilarity. Flying in those remote Pacific areas, thousands of miles from Search and Rescue capability, ‘Moggy’ Meyrick was touched by our common humanity, and awed by Nature. This book is written for everybody, not just helicopter pilots.
Film and Photography on the Front Range
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,930. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Film and Photography on the Front Range will acquaint the reader with the stories of many photographers of this Colorado region. From the earliest Rocky Mountain daguerreotypist in 1851, landscape pioneers, portraitists, silent filmmakers, theater commercial producers, fine arts photographers, to photojournalists, you will discover a picturesque history of Colorado image making.
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”
El santo que libertó una raza
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,330. Language: Spanish. Published: September 16, 2017 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
La vida y la obra de San Pedro Claver constituyen admirable ejemplo de dedicación, amor a la humanidad, defensa de los derechos humanos y absoluta fidelidad a Dios. Como sacerdote jesuíta enviado desde España a la Nueva Granada, para de evangelizar esclavos africanos secuestrados y luego vendidos por codiciosos e inescrupulosos comerciantes de seres humanos. Su labor fue excepcional y sin par.
Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,630. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography is an intimate look at the day-to-day dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. It's also the story of a boy born in poverty Texas who grew up in a single-parent household in the heart of South Central Los Angeles, pushed through the school system each year and ended up illiterate. His options were few, and he turned to drug dealing.
Room for Two: A Memoir
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,060. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
At some point, each of us face devastating afflictions and must eventually cope with loss. Regardless of how it happens, the outcome is still the same - we are left isolated, alone, wondering what we could have done differently, and where we can turn for peace. Abel's search for peace and the miracle that follows is proof that love and hope can endure, despite the struggles that shape our lives.
Man of Many Hats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The youngest of 9 children traces his family’s journey from Catherine the Great’s Russia to life on a farm in Oklahoma and Montana in the 1900s. He journeys to California at 26 with his wife and 3 small children to work in construction. Their lives were filled with adventure, hardships, a lot of hard work, and happiness. This memoir was written for his children, grandchildren and extended family.
Flying Colors
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 66,900. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Essay » Sociology
(5.00 from 1 review)
Jonathan cracks open many doors for an intimate yet revealing look at a world most people never get to see; Apartheid, civil aviation, Israel, gay rights & more “I really enjoyed [your book]. I read it in one sitting and found it absolutely riveting. You’re both a strong writer and a gifted story teller. Many thanks for sharing it with me.” Matt Mills, Editorial Director, Pink Triangle Press.
Under the Influence of Evil - A Brutally Abusive Childhood Exposed
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,410. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Child abuse
Isolated from the outside world, Darlene had no idea how brutally abusive her life was. She just thought it was normal. Her mother, Jean, beat her from infancy, mentally abused her, and later sold her to men to use as they pleased. All the while, Darlene suffered sexual abuse at the hands of her father since a toddler as Jean looked the other way. Leaving home as a young teen, Darlene ended up in
A Luminous Future
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 20 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
The First Floor Revisited: Autobiography of a High-Class Call Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by SDS Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Prostitution
Engaging, charming, yet disturbing true story of a girl who sinks to the depths of society working on the dangerous London West End call-girl circuit for celebrities and gangsters. She battles alcoholism and prescription drug dependency, suffering life-threatening injury and tragedy whilst trying to reinvent herself. Featured by Daily Mail, Liverpool Echo, Wigan Post, and Radio City Merseyside.
The Pencil Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 123,950. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A hit on the head with a pencil case began Paul Wilson's lifelong battle against the system and the pencil-pushers who tormented him. Neither wrongful incarceration nor childhood abuse and deprivation could break Paul Wilson’s indomitable spirit, but survival meant an endless battle against the system that stole him from his family and denied him his freedom and his identity.
RT! - Reflections on a Career in Respiratory Therapy
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 51,290. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
As a Respiratory Therapist, I had over thirty years of fascinating Health Care experience ranging from resuscitation of extremely premature babies to rehabilitation of older folks with chronic lung disease. The tales I tell may seem tall, but they are all true. Here you will find life, death, altruism, tragedy, and miracles. At times, I criticize perceived wrongs, but also embrace forgiveness.
Paper Rings
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,820. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Fiction » Romance » Clean & wholesome
Teodor is just twenty-two, a student struggling to survive under the regime of President Ceau┼čescu. One day his world is turned upside down when Ariella, a young Italian girl arrives in the city. For him it is love at first sight. But there is one big obstacle: contact between Romanians and Westerners is not allowed by the laws of the tyrannical regime. Will they be able to continue their romance?
Girl, Taken: A True Story of Abduction, Captivity and Survival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,030. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
"An astonishing, inspiring true story of abduction, war and survival" - Brian Whitney, author of SUBVERSIVE. In the fall of 1994, 21-year-old Elena Nikitina disappeared. Drugged and kidnapped by a group of Chechen gangsters, she was taken to Chechnya and held in a tiny room. Through eight horrifying months of captivity, and the outbreak of a genocidal war, all that kept her alive was hope.