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Maude (1883-1993): She Grew Up With the Country
By Mardo Williams
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 118,930. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2010 by Calliope Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
Maude started farm life as a pregnant bride of 19. By age 110, she’d lived through half of America’s history. With poetry and human dramas (two murders and a suicide), written by her son, a master journalist, the book shows the impact of the changing times on shy, unassuming Maude, her fun-loving husband Lee, and their four active children. An award-winning biography, with over 70 photographs
Broken Birds, The Story of My Momila
By Jeannette Katzir
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 113,970. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
World War II has long since ended,and yet Jacyln and her siblings grow up learning to survive it.Having lived through the Holocaust on the principle of constant distrust, their mother, Channa, dutifully teaches her children to cling to one another while casting a suspicious eye to the outside world.When Channa dies the contents of her will will force her children to fight . . each other.
I Saw Them Ride Away
By Harry Arthur Gant
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 133,210. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2010 by Castle Knob Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
Harry Arthur Gant lived at the intersection of the Old West and the New West. He was a cowboy in Colorado during the 1890s and a silent-film cameraman in Hollywood. He tells his story with a distinctive mix of Old West plain speaking and New West sophistication, with the rough edges left on. This memoir spans two of the most fascinating parts of America's past.
My Only Crime Was Being Born - An Autobiography, Volume 1
By Jeffrey Weber
Series: My Only Crime Was Being Born, an autobiography, Volume 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 111,280. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
I was born on Friday the 13th, the only Friday the 13th incidently, in the year I was born. I have led an interesting life, with many strange, odd incidents. However some good things happened which you see when I show you the wonderful letters my "Pen Pal" from Hong Kong wrote me and finally after six years we got together. I write about school, college baseball, bad jobs with great satire.
Children of Arnhems Kaleidoscope
By Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 141,680. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This book is a memoir of a family's life in a remote aboriginal community, in Australia's Northern Territory, something the equivalent of remote Canada or Alaska, where few people go. The place Oenpelli,(now Gunbalanya) is near Kadadu National Park, made famous in Crocodile Dundee. It tells of changing world as a missionary family and an aboriginal community become part of modern Australia
Gewetenlose Strate - Lewe in die Apartheid Polisie
By Jacobus Kotze
Price: Free! Words: 200,520. Language: Afrikaans. Published: May 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
Hierdie boek is nie jou gewone "troepie" boek nie maar 'n seldsame blik op die lewe in die Suid Afrikaanse Polisie Mag in die vyf jaar voor Mnr. Nelson Mandela vrygelaat is in Suid-Afrika. Die SAP was toe een van die mees gevreesde polisie magte in die wêreld en met rede ook. Gewetenlose Strate is outobiografies en gebaseer op feite. Dit is nie fiksie nie.
Shadow Scorpion Memoirs of an Assassin
By White Wolf Von Atzingen
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 217,500. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Shadow Scorpion by White Wolf Von Atzingen is an autobiography of a young man who was taken into the CIA and trained in the elite and shadowy methods of assassination. Through many years he survives severe mind control, programming, and experiences that can only be described as a living hell. Living through the unlivable, and triumphing, Wolf is able to begin the long, toilsome path of healing.
Floating Point
By Shelley Buck
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Imagine running away to sea without giving up your day job! In Floating Point, the author and her family seek to shorten a daunting commute to Silicon Valley by moving to a boat. This travel memoir chronicles an adventure lived beneath the radar of suburban life as the new owners of the Egret learn the ropes and are transformed by their life on the water. Published by ePicaro Press.
The Divine Mistake
By Theresa Byrnes
Price: $13.91 USD. Words: 106,920. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
From Sydney, then the Aboriginal community of Yirrkala, then South America, then New York, the artist Theresa Byrnes experiments with Iyengar yoga, acupuncture, psychic massage, tantric sex and even bondage. And while moving into a wheelchair on July 27, 1996, was “one of the saddest days in my life,” Byrnes later concedes the greater mobility “liberated me from my awkwardness.”
As you desire me: the psychology of a multiple personality
By ET Aul
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 116,760. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2012 by Juanita White. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Social scientists & psychologists
Publisher's comment:.....It's a powerful and moving story. Readers literally walk in her shoes. One said, "I identified with her from the first page!" And survivors, of all kinds of abuse, will find validation, support and comfort in it.
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I
By Paul Streitz
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,300. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
On July 21, 1548, Princess Elizabeth Tudor gave birth to a son at Cheshunt, England. The father of the child was Thomas Seymour, her stepfather. The child was placed in the home of John de Vere, 16th Earl of Oxford and raised as Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford, better known to the world by his pen name "William Shakespeare." This is his story.
Charlotte Bronte's Thunder
By Michele Carter
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 214,750. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Charlotte Brontë, author of 'Jane Eyre,' spent most of her life concealing a secret. Like a wizard or magician, she could conjure thousands of anagrams in her mind and then hide them inside the pages of her writing. In her childhood, this talent was a novelty, but later her secret code took on immense proportions and serious consequences when she wrote about corruption and murder in her township.
Three Lives of a Warrior
By Phillip Butler
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 222,750. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Few men have literally been blown out of the sky and lived to tell about it. If you can call being starved, beaten and otherwise tortured living. But not only did Phil Butler survive, he came out of the experience a new man...a war hero, a loving husband, a warrior for peace and justice.
DIARY OF A 
YOUNG MUSICIAN — Final Days of the Big Band Era 1948-1962
By Felix Mayerhofer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 146,890. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Felix Mayerhofer grew up fast when he went from Juilliard School of Music in New York City to the professional "dog eat dog" world of big bands. It was there he encountered drugs, drinking, and women while traveling on the road. After a couple of years in an air force band during the Korean War, it was back on the road with more jazz groups. A fast read, filled with humor and excitement.
A Time Before Facebook
By Jimmy James Jr.
Series: A Time Before Facebook, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 138,000. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Literary
(4.00 from 1 review)
Two families on opposite sides of the US/Canada Border are forever united through a marriage, children, and then a death. Jimmy is now growing up in a time before computers, email and social networking. The stories are true, but some persons and events have been fictionalized where necessary.
Grandpa Stories
By James McCann
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,280. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
It all started one day, when BJ and Darrian giggled at me and made fun of how I started so many things that I said to them with the phrase, " When I was a boy .. ". But Grandpa Stories is not about being their grandpa so much as a collection of stories of how I was lucky enough to grow up to be their Grandpa. I have always loved great story telling and I hope you do as well
Brandy: Portrait Of An Intelligence Officer
By Chuck Render
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,360. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
(5.00 from 1 review)
This book will take you along on a historical odyssey throughout the world and into many little-known and unpublished events that explain, for better or for worse, why the world situation is what it is today. Frank M. “Brandy” Brandstetter’s incredible life is as an exemplar to the generations to follow as they take up their flag and rendezvous with destiny.
Cocky's Boy
By Bert Clayton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
“Not since Kirk Douglas’ memoir, The Ragman’s Son, has a memoir spoken so clearly to “The Greatest Generation.”” Night Owl Reviews Through humor intermingled with drama and with nearly total recall, Bert Clayton tells the story of struggling his way through life, joyful, triumphant, sometimes crushed in the process.
Crazy: My Seven Years at Bruno Bettelheim's Orthogenic School
By Roberta Carly Redford
Price: Free! Words: 140,820. Language: English. Published: November 12, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author resided at the Orthogenic School for seven years and shares her most personal experiences there. The world-renowned Bruno Bettelheim was the director, and she shows him for the tyrant he was, bullying the children both mentally and physically and telling them they were crazy when they clearly were not.
Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom
By Mark Shaw
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 129,840. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
The only authorized biography of the legendary San Francisco attorney Melvin Belli, known as the "King of Torts." Credited with pioneering many of the courtroom tactics utilized today, Belli's clients included The Rolling Stones, Jack Ruby, Errol Flynn, Mohammed Ali, Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker, and Mae West.