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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.
Cocky's Boy by Bert Clayton
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,780. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2009 by Elderberry Press. 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.
Flying With My Angel - surviving religion, sex and helicopters by Phil Latz
Price: $2.95 USD. Words: 170,580. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
Phil, a feral white outback kid speared at age 4, grew up in desert isolation. He ate snakes, lizards, grubs & ants with Aboriginal friends in Central Australia. His frank account of Church boarding school life & morphing into a world-wide chopper mechanic/pilot/manager is an action packed, inspiring adventure story. Society wedding, divorce, ruin, corruption shown, photos. See reviews on Amazon.
Eccentric Explorers by Michael Buckley
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.
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. 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 Paragon Gang by P. I. McKenzie
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 108,740. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
“The Paragon Gang” is the hilarious, touching and inspiring story of five happy kids in the fifties who dreamed of America. It recounts the lives of children growing up in a different era and the aspirations of an entire generation. Their hilarious adventures over 12 years leads them to adulthood but eventually of them one reaches their dream.
The Rise and Fall of A Modern-Day Icarus by A Wilson
Price: Free! Words: 136,300. Language: Canadian English. Published: October 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir(5.00 from 1 review)
Are you lifting weights because you want to develop more muscle mass? Why do most think that more muscle mass leads to an increase of resting fat metabolism? When you hypertrophy your muscles, you are enlarging Type IIb muscle fibres, which are glycolytic. There is an increase of carbohydrate metabolism, not fat metabolism. I have had problems with stress. Read my life-struggle to understand why.
The Bucko Mate: Twenty Years in the Merchant Marine by Kevin Zahn
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 141,710. Language: English. Published: November 11, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers(5.00 from 1 review)
The Bucko Mate describes the author's seafaring experiences sailing as an officer in the American merchant marine. Mates lived a colorful life few have ever experienced. From the storms, fog, waterfront bars and union halls, to the near collisions, deaths at sea, fights, dangerous cargo and foreign lands, it is an exciting life. This is my way of getting some of that colorful era written down.
Yes I Can: the story of Sammy Davis Jr by Burt Boyar
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 239,790. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography(5.00 from 1 review)
In Yes I Can, his 1965 worldwide Number One Best Selling autobiography, Sammy Davis recounts the extraordinary obstacles he overcame to become the undisputed world’s greatest entertainer. A half century after it became an immediate bestseller, Yes I can is still an intensely absorbing book, full of the vitality and aggressive greatness of Sammy Davis, Jr.
Vagabond Boy: Memoir of a Youth's Journey Through a Heartland of Chaos by Joel Everett Harding
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 110,440. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Parenting » Childhood development(5.00 from 1 review)
A boy navigates through a chaotic childhood while traveling throughout 1950s America with his restless parents. The author's encounters with strange landscapes, curious people, and dubious caretakers dangle lessons he must choose or discard. He is swept toward an emotional chasm that threatens to swallow and imprison him forever, and he must decipher secrets in a local pond to secure his future.
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. 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.
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(4.67 from 3 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.
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.
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.
"¡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.
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.