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I Was a Cold War Penguin by Dafydd Manton
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,210. Language: British English. Published: January 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Firstly, you can blame it all on Biggles. You remember him, the eponymous hero of such literary gems as Biggles Flies Undone.” So begins the memoirs of Dafydd Manton. These tales of life in the RAF during the 70's and 80's range from the comic to the absurd and have to be read to understand what it was like to have been a “Cold War Penguin”.
More Faster Backwards: Rebuilding David B by Christine Smith
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,960. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 1 review)
More Faster Backwards is the story of Christine and Jeffrey Smith’s uncertain struggle to rebuild the Motor Vessel David B and their journey to Alaska on an untested seventy-seven year old wooden boat to begin the life of their dreams.
My Butterfly Gland by Louise Conway
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 28,160. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This is the memoir of Louise who at age 30 experienced 3 recurrent miscarriages and who 2 years later was diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer. This is Louise's story of heartbreak and loss, of grief and despair but most of all, of hope and of joy. It is her fight to not only get what she wants more than anything in the world but to also be alive long enough to enjoy it.
Right On Laurel Street: Another Westside Story by Jessica Smith
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,170. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Emotions
Jessica Smith, class clown of Santa Cruz High’s class of ’94, suffered multiple tragic losses after graduating. The most life-altering loss occurred the day Darryl Virostko won the 1st annual Mavericks contest. Here Smith shares the losses and lessons that restored her joy and will to live.
The Right Thing by Celia Banting
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,170. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists, Nonfiction » Inspiration » General self-help
This is a true account of a four-month period in Dr. Banting’s life, where she was faced with a life or death choice after lodging with strangers she “met” on the Internet. Dr. Banting highlights the plight of the forgotten who suffer silently in homes that could be in your neighborhood.
If Pets Could Talk by Dave Courtice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,710. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
If pets could talk, think of the tales they could tell! Dave Courtice, a veterinarian for over forty years, regales us with what pets have told him. The life of an animal care giver is full of happiness, sorrow and pathos – and Dave has seen everything “in the book” and more. Share his life and experiences as the practice of veterinary science changes throughout his career. Enjoy the humor.
Disguised as a Man: Malachi Martin & Me by Sally Hawthorne
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 175,950. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Father Malachi Martin, a Roman Catholic priest, scholar and exorcist, was a best-selling author and media celebrity in the mid-1970's. At the peak of his career, a fifty-seven year-old Martin began a disastrous Abelard-Heloise-style love affair with a troubled teenager who had seen him on TV. She now recounts the story of her decade-long romance with the controversial cult figure and pop-prophet.
Just an Ordinary Woman by Myriam Donin
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 35,550. Language: English (South African dialect). Published: February 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
My life is curiously riveting, not because it involves wars or celebrities, quite the opposite. I'm just an ordinary woman, who thanks to unwise decisions and some plain old bad luck, has spent the last forty years stumbling from one disaster to the next. This is my story.
See You Now: A Memoir of Shane's Triumph Over SMA by Lisa Oltmans
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 57,490. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Motivation and inspiration
This book is a memoir of triumph and miracles. You always have the choice to either give up or fight. This is the story of the fight to live in spite of insurmountable odds. Maybe giving up is the easiest choice, but we never picked the easy way. Shane received a death diagnosis at the tender age of 8 weeks old. According to the medical books, death by age 2. Fortunately, Shane couldn't read.
Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre by Lonna Cunningham
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When chest pain and exhaustion forced a pause in her busy life, author Lonna Cunningham was called upon to take a closer look at the big events of her past: the death of her infant daughter, her husband's sudden personality changes and the discovery of the brain tumour that had triggered them ... then she had to rethink her past in order to find her path to the future.
I Cheated Death! by Greta Kataha-Spica
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,820. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Greta's story of racism and prejudice, sexual exploitation, personal and business setbacks; but God was faithful to keep her safe and in His will to serve Him all the days of her life!
Blip on the Radar by Francis Meyrick
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.
Memoirs: Life on the Farm for the Seven Jordan Sisters 1890 to 1919 by Ella P. Jordan Dale
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 105,930. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2016 by Carolyn Dale. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
In thirty-one episodes that read like short stories, Ella P. Jordan Dale writes with charm and humor authentic to the era about the Jordan family's farm near Mount St. Helens from 1890 to 1919. Vivid details recount daily life and adventures, and accompanying essays place the farm and family within the pioneer history of Washington State.
Open Wide: Dr. Mark Manhart's Journey in Dentistry, Theatre, Education, Family, and Life by Leo Biga
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 74,370. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2011 and represented by Concierge Publishing Services. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
Mark Manhart's memoir takes the reader through his "open life" and his "secret life". A highly trained dentist who is actively engaged in developing new treatments and therapies, his inner passion, which keeps him charged, is his involvement in theatre as a playwright, director, and sometimes an actor.
Picture Perfect? by Kordale Lewis
Price: $5.29 USD. Words: 49,550. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Parenting
Picture Perfect? is an honest, soul-bearing memoir that pulls back the curtain on the story behind a family picture that went viral. With inspiring candor, Kordale Lewis describes his struggles with childhood sexual abuse, a drug-addicted mother, suicide, the trials of teen fatherhood, and more. His story provides a bold challenge for readers to redefine their own meaning of a perfect family.
Footpaths and fishing boats : growing up in Nipper's Harbour by Audrey Starkes
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 33,320. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2015 by Petra Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Memoirs: girl growing up in remote Newfoundland fishing port, 1950s-1960s, Canada
Taking Fog to Nantucket by Michael Mosier
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 98,870. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
This book is a true life account of a nomad boy who grew up alcoholic, suffered injury and struggled with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and who remained shackled by lack of insight until empowered by love.
The Adas 2015: The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize, The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize, The Young Adas Short Story Prize and Graphic Short Story Prize. by Williamstown Literary Festival
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This ebook volume of the Ada Cambridge literary awards anthology contains the short-listed and winning entries for three of the prizes: Biographical Prose Prize, Poetry Prize, and Young Adas Short Stories. The print edition, available for loan or purchase at any Hobsons Bay Libraries branch, also features two entries for the Young Adas Graphic Short Stories.
Widowhood 101 by Dawn Millen
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,070. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
The story of my journey through the first 18 months of being a widow. It's a big learning curve and I hope that some of what I've learned will be of value for others
Living at Twice the Speed of Sound by Eddie Shapiro
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013 by Dov Silverman. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Eitan (Eddie) Shapiro gives you a sharply focused view of Israel's Economic Miracle through this memoir. He goes to war only to later storm the corporate boardroom and take his part in shaping his country's future. Information in this book has been cleared for disclosure by the Israeli Military Censor. Some names and dates were changed to protect those endangered by evidential exposure.