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A World Ago: A Navy Man's Letters Home (1954-1956)
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 168,790. Language: English. Published: July 29, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » Military
A World Ago chronicles, through one young man's journal and vivid letters to his parents, his life, adventures, and experiences at a magical time. It follows him from being a Naval Aviation Cadet to becoming a “regular” sailor aboard the aircraft carrier USS Ticonderoga on an eight-month tour of duty in the politically tense Mediterranean Sea.
The Salon of Exiled Artists in California: Salka Viertel Took in Actors, Prominent Intellectuals and Anonymous People in Exile Fleeing From Nazism
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 66,080. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A biography of Salka Viertel, a Jewish actress who emigrated to Hollywood and was popularly known as the screenwriter of the Swedish actress Greta Garbo. She had a salon in California, which was attended by a large part of the European intelligentsia in exile. Salka was a very modern and interesting woman for her time who should be recognized as such. An extensive and high-quality research project
Bogart: In Search of My Father
Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 91,010. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
For countless millions, Humphrey Bogart’s screen performances and real-life persona merged to make him one of the world’s most fabled figures—a legend of mythic proportions. But for his only son, Stephen, eight years old in 1957 when his father died of lung cancer, Humphrey Bogart’s giant shadow was a burden he carried until he finally came to understand the private man.
My Father's Guru
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As a child growing up in the Hollywood Hills during the 1950s, Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson thought it was perfectly normal that a guru named Paul Brunton lived with his family and dictated everything about their daily rituals, from their diet to their travel plans to his parents’ sex life. But in this extraordinary memoir, Masson reflects on just how bizarre everything about his childhood was.
The Barrios of Manta
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 116,720. Language: English. Published: July 4, 2019 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Developing & Emerging Countries
In February 1962, Earle and Rhoda Brooks, a young sales engineer and his schoolteacher wife, left home and friends in Illinois to serve as members of the Peace Corps in Manta, Ecuador. This book is an account of their life in the Peace Corps. The first book ever written by Peace Corps volunteers, it is a revealing chronicle of people from vastly different cultures learning to know one another.
The Rangity Tango Kids
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 73,970. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2016 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage
The Rangity Tango Kids is the story of a fifth-generation, German Catholic farm family in 1950s and 1960s California, narrated by the eldest of 17 grandchildren. Born into a loving, hard-working, highly competitive family, and united by a strong faith, every day was an adventure growing up on a bucolic American farm, a way of life that is rapidly disappearing.
Brazilian Saddle Sores
Price: $3.99 $2.99 USD. (25% off until Oct. 8!) Words: 78,660. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Bruce Vaughan provides an entertaining and informative overview of Brazilian cattle ranching during the fifties. This is one man’s personal journey from the British Army to the open ranges of a foreign country. Here and throughout, the author provides essential hooks that keep me engaged as a reader. As readers, we follow the author as he learns Portuguese and adapts to a different culture.
Kivlan Zen : Personal Memoranda, dari Fitnah ke Fitnah
Price: $7.50 $6.00 USD. (20% off until Oct. 10!) Words: 101,090. Language: Indonesian (Bahasa Indonesia). Published: September 23, 2020 by LPMI. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Biografi Mayor Jendral (Purn) Kivlan Zen, seorang tokoh militer di Indonesia
Heirs To The Legacy - A Generational Memoir
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until Dec. 31!) Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Heirs To The Legacy began as a personal memoir, driven by two statements from the latter years of Dr. Warford's career: "It takes a lot of third-graders to make one engineer." and "Having entered college in 1962, at the height of the Cold War, the Arms Race, and the Space Race, my destiny was to become an engineer." Early research for the book quickly expanded the memoir to an entire generation.
The Girl Next Door...And How She Grew
Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 72,600. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
She was the sweet-faced gal who won our hearts as the spunky heroine of SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS…the all-American beauty who kicked up her heels with Fred Astaire in ROYAL WEDDING. Jane Powell grew up alongside Elizabeth Taylor, Roddy McDowall and Ann Blyth…and she and Liz were bridesmaids at each other’s weddings. But MGM’s golden-voiced girl realized she’d never found happiness...
El salón de los artistas exiliados en California: Salka Viertel acogió en su exilio a actores, intelectuales prominentes y personas anónimas huidas del nazismo
Price: $9.99 $9.49 USD. (5% off until Oct. 14!) Words: 69,110. Language: Spanish. Published: January 26, 2020. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » European
Salka Viertel acogió en su exilio a actores, intelectuales prominentes y personas anónimas huidas del nazismo.
Both Sides Now: One Man's Journey Through Womanhood
Price: $5.99 $4.19 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 112,410. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Social Science » Gender studies
Both Sides Now is a vivid and compelling account of how one man’s search for wholeness led him through multiple, complex, and life-threatening surgeries that transformed him not only physically, but emotionally and spiritually as well. Born with the body of a female, Dhillon Khosla knew very early on that his true identity was male, yet he spent nearly two decades repressing that knowledge.
So Far, So Good: The Saga of a Broken Neck, and the Good Life that Can Follow
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Physical impairments
Every year, 40,000 Americans suffer spinal cord injuries. Lee Goldstein is one of them. Lee has been living with his injury for 66+ years, making him unofficially the longest living quadriplegic in history. The story of his injury and the reasons for his survival are chronicled in this stunning book. Lee tells of his terrible injury, his fight for life, & the amazing life he has led ever since.
Final Analysis: The Making and Unmaking of a Psychoanalyst
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 75,760. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Psychology » History
He was the rising star of psychoanalysis, an intimate associate of Anna Freud and Kurt Eissler, a member of the Freudian “inner circle” with unrestricted access to the Freud Archives. And then Jeffrey Moussaieff Masson threw it all away because he dared to break the psychoanalytic community’s deepest taboo: he told the truth in public.
Station Identification: Confessions of a Video Kid
Price: $4.99 $3.49 USD. (30% off until Oct. 1!) Words: 63,250. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
This is a memoir by a thirty-one-year-old man who has just given up the most meaningful, heartwarming and enduring relationship in his life—his television set. The tale begins with Donald Bowie’s discovery of Howdy Doody, and ends as he bids farewell to television after the last episode of the Mary Tyler Moor Show.