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Catching Butterflies by Maurice Puyau
Price: Free! Words: 103,130. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Cultural heritage(5.00 from 1 review)
The random memories of my Dad's life as told in his unique and N'awlins gumbo style. The Spirit of Louisiana, and the Big Easiness of New Orleans, flows through these recollections reflecting his ever present joie de vivre. For 6 years, Dad sent 2 or 3 stories every other week to each of his 8 children in the mail. Come and "catch a butterfly" with Pops as his life is captured one smile at a time.
Adventures of an Idaho Mountain Pilot by Harold Dougal
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 136,770. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 and represented by Kathryn Judson. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » North America(5.00 from 1 review)
Back country pilot Harold Dougal shares true tales gleaned from decades flying in a region known for rough terrain, dangerous weather, interesting residents, and a few airstrips that can only be successfully approached one way. Illustrated with photos and line drawings.
YO MIZ! (1 teacher + 25 schools = 1 wacky year) by Elizabeth Rose
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 110,020. Language: English. Published: September 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
What’s really going on in our public school classrooms? Good question. - Journalists are not allowed in… - Teachers risk punishment if they speak out… - School administrators will only share the good stuff… - Most lawmakers? Clueless. Yo Miz! has the answer. Yo Miz! is the seriously funny memoir of an unconventional “edu-tainer,” assigned to teach at 25 Manhattan public high schools. Fa real!
Being an account by Ernest Lycette of his life as a young man and soldier in the years between 1911 and 1921 by Ernest Lycette
Price: Free! Words: 103,090. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
Being an account by Ernest Lycette of his life as a young man and soldier in the years between 1911 and 1921. This covers his time as a soldier in the British Army in such places as Gallipoli, Somme, Italy, Egypt, Vimy Ridge, Dardanelles, Amiens among many others. His memoirs also cover his time post-war in the army of occupation of Rhineland, and also the Auxiliary Division in Ireland.
The Diary of John Banfield 1983-90 by Robert Banfield
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.
Witness to War: Truk Lagoon's Master Diver Kimiuo Aisek by Dianne Strong
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,590. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers(5.00 from 1 review)
Kimiuo Aisek was a seventeen-year old witness to “Operation Hailstone,” the U.S. attack on Truk, “the Gibraltar of the Pacific.” Dianne M. Strong's biography recognizes a humble islander who put Truk Lagoon on the world map for scuba divers, by founding Blue Lagoon Dive Shop in 1973. Through Aisek's eyes readers learn about the Japanese mandate, WW2 in the Pacific, and Aisek's unique legacy.
The Power of Faith When Tragedy Strikes by Chris Norton & Christy Hayes
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 100,370. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Spiritual inspiration(5.00 from 1 review)
Told through alternating chapters, this inspiring father-son memoir recounts a young man’s seemingly insurmountable quest to regain movement in every part of his body, and a father’s struggle to be the rock his son and family lean on in the face of their worst nightmare. Chris Norton was given a 3 percent chance of ever moving anything below the neck...
Twists and Turns. The Life and Times of a Nurse 1935-2015 by Laurie Maddison
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 143,650. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Healthcare issues(5.00 from 1 review)
Laurie Maddison describes her experiences as a child in Malaya, Australia and England. After school she enters nursing, marries, has a child and returns to Perth, Western Australia, where she works at Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital and in specialist areas at Royal Perth, followed by community nursing, post-graduate courses at University, mental health nursing, and finally as a university lecturer.
Leave a Legacy of Wisdom: A Process to Inspire Sharing Your Stories, Values & Insights by Iris Barratt
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 116,550. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
This powerful catalyst of intriguing questions, moving stories, gentle wisdom, meaningful insights and delicious humor is ready to inspire your life's treasury now. Do the right thing for your family and future generations! Embrace this opportunity to pass on your values, insights, wisdom and understandings to those you love. You are important and so is your life! Cherish and share it all now~
It'll Feel Better when it Quits Hurting by Lisa Orban
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,830. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies(4.88 from 8 reviews)
Many years ago my friends and I would sit around and play what we called "Jerry Springer: the Home Game". The object of the game was to see how many upcoming shows we qualified for, and whoever had the most at the end of the program won. I was the reigning champion. For better or for worse, this is the mostly true, fairly accurate, and almost completely factual account of my life.
Sons In The Shadow: Surviving the Family Busines As an SOB (Son of the Boss) Revised 2012 Edition by Roy H. Park, Jr.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 151,790. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2009 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.67 from 3 reviews)
“Sons in the Shadow is a wonderful book.” – P. J. O’Rourke, Author "It's a gripping human drama." Award-winning author and commentator Robert H. Frank, Professor, Cornell University
Children of Arnhem's Kaleidoscope by Graham Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 141,760. Language: English. Published: October 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Australia & New Zealand(4.67 from 3 reviews)
It was hot. There was sudden stillness in the late afternoon air and the surface of the small waterhole shone with unnatural smoothness. Fresh pig tracks at water's edge suggested pigs just gone. Two bubbles popped to the surface near the edge of the pool; just decaying vegetation, said my mind. I should have smelt crocodile! A story of a missionary family in remote aboriginal Australia.
Floating Point by Shelley Buck
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 136,410. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(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.
Odd Road to Kabul by Patricia Keen-Diaz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 106,080. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.50 from 2 reviews)
This is the remarkable story of survival and a child’s unique ability to pull through a harrowing fourteen-year cycle of neglect and abuse.
Wavering Between Extremes by Herman Garner III
Price: Free! Words: 201,390. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Motivational(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Herman's memoir explores the reasons why so many diversity candidates have a difficult time assimilating into mainstream American culture. His special circumstances add value to the discussion. In particular, he has an MBA and was arrested for a drug offense while in law school.
"¡Papi, Quiero Ser Un Menudo!" by Ramon Acevedo, Sr
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 100,830. Language: Spanish. Published: September 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography(4.50 from 2 reviews)
La veridica historia de como un niño de 12 años de edad se atrevió a soñar con un imposible, pertenecer a la grupación Menudo. Con el apoyo de su familia se enfrentó a los retos que conllevaba esta ilución y lograr con exito llegar a su meta. Luego el enfrentamiento con Padosa y Edgardo Díaz, manejadores del grupo, y su forma peculiar chocante de conducir los negocios de los Menudos.
Cross-Country: Adventures Alone Across America and Back by M. M. Justus
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 102,940. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.50 from 2 reviews)
After many summers in the back seat, four months before 1/1/2000, M.M. Justus followed several literary heroes and drove alone across America for 3 months. She went from the Little Town on the Prairie to Scotty's Castle, and from the Twin Towers to an 'alien' landing site in Wyoming. After over 14,000 miles and one life-changing event, she arrived back home, only to discover home changed, too.
Be Brave, Be Strong: A Journey Across the Great Divide by Jill Homer
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 123,090. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.43 from 7 reviews)
This is an inspiring and often harrowing account of Jill Homer's record-breaking, 2,740-mile mountain bike ride from Canada to Mexico along the Great Divide. The book follows the thrilling adventure, grueling physical challenges, and emotional turmoil of an ordinary person trying to do something extraordinary.
The Postie And The Priest A Look At Father Bob Maguire Through His Letterbox by Ron Burrows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,780. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography(4.33 from 3 reviews)
The Postie And The Priest is an unlikely collaboration between a priest and his postie whose alter ego demands that he write. Whilst penning the priest's story, laced with the postie's interjections, he allows his alter-ego some latitude resulting in a biography about the iconic Father Bob Maguire whose message could well be: "Love thy neighbour but don't become holier than thou whilst doing it."