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From Tundra to Tropics: Letters Home from a Canadian Nurse by Lois James-Chetelat
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,140. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2019 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals
When Lois James graduated as a nurse in 1961, she yearned to travel and experience the world. At a time when Canadian women were increasingly breaking free of social constraints, the author found work helping others in distant corners of the globe.
Tales From a West Australian Cop- Revised Edition by Bob MacDonald
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 129,430. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Law » General law
The following manuscript comprises sixty-four chapters of vignettes and anecdotal phenomena with which I was personally involved during my thirty-year career as a police officer in the Western Australia Police Force.
Twentieth Century Music Writers - A Hyperlist by Neil E. Clement
Price: $8.00 USD. Words: 205,240. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
A hyperlist of over 14,000 composers, lyricists & songwriters from the twentieth century.
Someone Like Me… Of Difference and Anguish by Sanitee T'Chong
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 251,620. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2019 by Warrior Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships » Men's sexuality
This long book is about bullying. James’ basic thesis is that his life to age 16 is representative of many young people growing up; it is a period of growth in which he/they encounter many trials, tribulations and triumphs, in a society that is unable or unwilling to acknowledge these tribulations, and especially the sexuality of young people and the bullying they experience, and its effects.
The Unacceptable Face - a 21st century story of an itinerant career under apartheid, European socialism and disparate iterations of capitalism, laced with corporate politics and skullduggery. by Flemming Heilmann
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 125,510. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
A Danish-born internationalist’s mid-20th century encounters with apartheid, socialism and iterations of capitalism on three continents during a career challenged by corporate and national politics. Some foes are engaged, others sidestepped. Immersion in disparate cultures spawns evolving beliefs and priorities, not always politically correct, just as traditional preconceptions are debunked.
This Faithful Book: A Diary from World War Two in the Netherlands by Madzy Brender à Brandis
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 124,770. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2019 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
An ordinary task like grocery shopping becomes far from ordinary when there are warplanes roaring and diving overhead. From 1942 to 1945 Madzy Brender à Brandis recorded what life was like for herself and her two small children in the Netherlands during the German occupation.
Frida and Me: Art, and One Woman's Triumph Over PTSD by Eli Nancy Weintraub
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 101,070. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2019 by Columbine Publishing Group, LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Depression
In 1976 Nancy Weintraub was a rebellious teen who set out for Mexico, against her parents wishes, to study art and language. It was the adventure of a lifetime--until the bus crashed. Family, friends, doctors, and complete strangers battled to save her life. She appeared to be a miracle, but untreated PTSD nearly killed her. This is her true story.
Top Secret by Kobus De Villiers
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 174,200. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019 by Malherbe Uitgewers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This is a memoir translated from the Afrikaans "Uiters Geheim", by Kobus de Villiers, a South African engineer who worked on top secret projects. He recounts episodes in his life with a wry sense of humour, and older readers will recognize many of the references to childhood and growing up in the South Africa of that era.
My View from the Blackened Rocks: A Woman's Battle for Equality and Respect in Canada's Mining Industry by Cathy Mulroy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 131,940. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2019 by Tellwell Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
A daughter of a hard rock miner. Married at the age of sixteen. At nineteen, Cathy Mulroy was hired at mining giant Inco and became one of the first women to work there since the war years in a non-traditional job. In 1930, legislation stated it was too dangerous for women to do this work.
The Learned Commander by Captain Dele Ore
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: August 31, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Captain Oladele Ore is a seasoned and an accomplished pilot who commanded the presidential fleet from 1976-1979, a director of flight operations between 1984 and 1986, and A training captain and type rating examiner and two time Chief Pilot of Nigeria Airways.
Disappearing: The Story of a Modern Would-Be Nomad, The People he Upset and the Many Who Died by Chris Heal
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,620. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2019 by Amolibros. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
You may assume that most of this book is fantasy, but the facts check out. You sense that the author has been there, from rock climbing to Van Gogh, from flamenco to the Biafran war, from begging in Winchester to travelling through the Sahara. Much of the story may be true. It could even mostly be true.
Changing My Lifestyle by Flora Jackson
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 178,480. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The book looks at my early life in Africa and why myself and my family were forced to leave. It also looks at my life in the UK.
A Curious Life: From Rebel Orphan to Innovative Scientist by Thomas H. Haines & Mindy Lewis
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,540. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2019 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
The funny, moving, and surprising story of how Thomas Haines—who grew up in the famed Graham School orphanage—became a prominent scientist, social activist, New York City landlord, educator, and founder of the City University of New York Medical School.
Memorias by Aquileo Parra
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 207,800. Language: Spanish. Published: August 5, 2019 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography, Nonfiction » History » South American
Relato en forma de memorias autobiográficas del dirigente liberal Aquileo Parra, quien llegó a ser presidente de la república de Colombia 1876-1878 en uno de los mas turbulentos episodios de la vida nacional, periodo en que los tropicalismos de los dirigentes políticos dividieron al país en una federación, causa de varias guerras civiles y tensiones por la ambición del poder dentro de cada Estado.
Sweet Thunder: Duke Ellington's Music in Nine Themes by Jack Chambers
Price: $25.00 USD. Words: 108,070. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2019 by CanamBooks. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Jazz, Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
Sweet Thunder explores the music of Duke Ellington by tracing nine themes through his amazingly productive 50-year career as composer, orchestrator, pianist, and cultural icon. Lifelong listeners to Ellington and newcomers seeking an entry-point into Ellington’s voluminous works will find this book stimulating, illuminating, and entertaining.
My Life In Pieces by Mzangila Snr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,600. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: July 14, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A young man, raised in a poor village tries to do everything he can to emancipate himself from the snares surrounding him. He dreams of becoming a better person and making his dad proud. However, life becomes difficult with each step he makes. His dreams seem to fade with each decision he makes. Full of hope when growing up, now he's a hapless chap with a dark, boring and dangerous future.
Baba Summer: Part One by Judy Hogan
Price: $9.77 USD. Words: 131,400. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2019 by Adelaide Books Publishers. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
Hogan has been proving her ability for keen observation up to this point and continues to do so. Her descriptions bring the Haw River environment to life, puts us there to smell the clean-scented though muddy water and see the wildlife that comes near her as she sits, day after day, on the rock near the beaver dam in Saxapahaw as she writes – except when it rains.
The Days of Guns, & Raz's by Raz Cue
Price: Free! Words: 121,260. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Music » Heavy Metal
"A rollicking account of a paralyzed Gen Xer coming of age in the oft-times sordid Hollywood rock scene of the mid '80s, "The Days of Guns, And Raz's" is a treasure trove of little-known anecdotes from the formative days of Guns N' Roses, LA Guns and other Hollywood hard-rock and heavy metal luminaries. Related in a wry, cynical voice, Raz Cue's memorable memoir is ESSENTIAL reading."
The Barrios of Manta by Rhoda Brooks
Price: $4.99 USD. 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.