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Getting Down to Brass Tacks - My Adventures in the World of Jazz, Rio, and Beyond
Price: Free! Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the 1950's a young teenage piano student is given an LP of a jazz pianist and is struck with a major epiphany while listening to his music: this was what she wanted to do with her life! This riveting autobiography of a woman in the world of jazz takes us on Amy Duncan’s adventures as a struggling musician and writer in Boston and New York to her exotic life in Rio de Janeiro
A Checkered Past
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 4 reviews)
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.
The Divine Mistake
Price: $13.91 USD. Words: 106,920. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2009. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
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.”
An Eagle's Sky: My Life as a Birdman
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 104,840. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Environmentalists & naturalists
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This is a true story of a man, John Stokes, who wields his lifelong passion for birds and flight to overcome adversity to ultimately free himself and a one-winged Bald Eagle from its earthly bonds.
Oxford: Son of Queen Elizabeth I
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical 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.
Well Wishers-Second Edition
Series: The M.I. autobiograpy.... Price: Free! Words: 133,320. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Become aware of what is entailed about mental illness in this revealing, accurate and insightful story. A autobiography about living and surviving the very incurring and irascible condition. Exploring and delineating the exaction and experience from being institutionalized and what came to create it that way. It is a true expose on the encounter and eventuality...
Three Lives of a Warrior
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 222,750. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
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.
Cocky's Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: 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.
The Last Campaign: Robert F. Kennedy and 82 Days That Inspired America
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 112,480. Language: English. Published: April 17, 2013 and represented by David Halpern. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state
The bestselling definitive account of Robert Kennedy's exhilarating and tragic 1968 campaign for President.
Diary of a Young Musician — Final Days of the Big Band Era 1948-1962
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 146,880. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2010 by Fideli Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
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.
Melvin Belli: King of the Courtroom
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 129,840. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2009. Categories: 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.
Grandpa Stories
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,280. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Storytelling
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
9/11 Truther: The Fight for Peace, Justice and Accountability
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 106,680. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Activism
9/11 Truther is the story about an everyday American who saw that something was wrong with what we were told about 9/11, and tried to do something about it.
Eccentric Explorers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 132,980. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
(5.00 from 1 review)
Eccentric Explorers was Winner of the Biography category at the 2009 Indie Excellence Book Awards, California, USA. In this extensively researched book, the rich culture and history of Tibet are viewed through a rather special lens--through the eyes of ten wild and wacky adventurers, each bent on unlocking the strange riddles and secrets of Tibet.
My Blissful Life As a Submariner's Wife
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,160. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Military families have it all, don't they? Free medical, dental, and benefits galore. But what about the dependents left behind when the active duty member deploys? No amount of money can replace when they miss some of life's major milestones, such as the birth of a child, a baby's first steps, or a high school graduation. Do you think you understand the life of the military family? Think again...
Brandy: Portrait Of An Intelligence Officer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,360. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2010 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: 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.
The Diary of John Banfield 1983-90
Price: Free! Words: 482,900. Language: British English. Published: April 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
John Banfield retired from the teaching profession in 1983 when he and his wife, Dorothy, moved from Lincoln to Eccleshall, Staffordshire, to enjoy their retirement together. John began a diary which recounts their many and varied interests and culminates in his tragic death from cancer. Both mundane and moving, it will be of particular interest to his descendants.
Monkey on the Wing
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 155,190. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
This is the true story of the life of a loveable Aussie larrikin, tracing his wild and exuberant, often shocking, youthful adventures and travels all over the world, up until the accident that took his eyesight and should have taken his life.
Bernborough
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 102,370. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011 by Proglen. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Bernborough by Duncan Stearn is the eBook edition of this definitive book on this famous Australian racehorse. Was Bernborough the greatest racehorse Australia has ever seen?
Sixteen Vs, Book One, The Childhood Years
Series: Sixteen Vs, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 119,130. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / school age
Sixteen Vs in one family? Maybe you thought you had a large family? Imagine sixteen. Read my compelling and exciting collection of life events that will make you wonder how I survived in a large family. Experience my early life trials spanning near-death, to tender and heartwarming moments growing up in the 1950/60s on a Louisiana farm.