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Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia Enforcer and Loan Shark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio had a stake in Atlantic City's Club 500 and owned a Philly bar that served as his office on most days. A rough operator with cold, dead eyes, his nickname came from his fondness for razors as weapons. He often carried a thin blade in the pocket of his suit. Many people who borrowed money from the Philly mob were soundly beaten if they failed to pay back their loans.
Wayfaring Wounded Wondrously
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 21,290. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2017 by Silver Bow Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A Survivors journey through Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on the long road to recovery and the emotional ups and downs a TBI Survivor experiences.
Number 41
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,930. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Michael had no idea what to do when he left school in 1977 so he decided to try a few different jobs, for, say, forty years or so, just to be sure. His only ambition was to never be bored, and he managed to achieve that in diverse occupations from soldier, to ship’s Captain to personal development trainer. This is one Aussie bloke’s humorous search for the perfect job in the perfect place.
Free Diving to Fame and Fortune
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,680. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Scuba & Snorkeling, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
The incredible adventures of a pioneer freediver in Sri Lanka in the early 50's. Setting himself up as an underwater guide, he attracted the rich and famous seeking a new interest. They invited him to their homes where the led a glamorous life style he hardly knew existed. Hans Hass and Jaques Cousteau both offered him employment. Later he made a fortune as a commercial diver in Singapore.
The Richest Girl in England
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,840. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017 by Bev Editions. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Katherine Manners was the richest girl in England, a Catholic, and wife to royal favourite George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham. George's reputation spiralled until his bloody assassination, and religious tension loomed over Kate's 2nd marriage to an Irish noble. She was a woman behind great men, and this is her definitive biography.
When Walls Become Bridges: A Journey of Discovery to Heal and Conquer Hatred
Price: $5.69 USD. Words: 78,620. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Political
This narrative begins with a true account of a Jewish man in the heart of the Cold War. On a spontaneous trip to East Berlin, Stuart Lewis meets a man named Frank who lived within the confines of the Communist Soviet system. The divisions between the East and the West are disturbingly similar to the realities of today, proving that connecting with each other as human beings trumps all.
Sexual Blackmail in New York City Nightclubs A Gay Extortion Ring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
An extortion ring operating in New York bilked gay men out of large amounts of money for more than a decade. The ruse involved posing an attractive man at a hotel or night club. This decoy usually accompanied men home and had sex with them. While the crook was in the home or apartment he stole something significant. Days later a person impersonating a police showed up and the extortion began.
Love Letters in the Grand: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Big-City Piano Tuner
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 28,540. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Here are 30 true tales, variously funny, touching, and dramatic, from the author's 28 years of piano tuning. Whether he's telling about tuning a piano for Elvis Presley, clobbering a vicious dog with his tool kit, or finding Tommy guns and love letters in pianos, the author's dedication to his craft, his love of people and music, his strong work ethic and his caring nature all shine through.
Joe "Socks" Lanza Genovese Family Caporegime
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joe Lanza ascended the ranks at the Fulton Street Fish Market. First he was a laborer who unloaded fish from ships. Later he helped organize the Seafood Workers Union, Local 359. At one point Lanza went to prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He perfected a systematic method of extorting large sums of money from wholesale fish dealers, refusing to allow them to unload their own cargo.
Stairlift to Heaven
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,080. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Stairlift to Heaven, the journal of an old age pensioner, is an irreverent, hilarious look at one man’s life after retirement. Although written by an old age pensioner, non-coffin dodgers should not be put off by this.
White Nigger: The Struggles and Triumphs Growing up Bi-Racial in America
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 172,270. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Social Science » Minority Studies
From high school dropout and convicted drug dealer, to successful entertainment industry executive, eventual law school graduate, and college professor, this is an explosively emotional inspirational journey exploring the ups & downs of growing up bi-racial in America. 
SpiritQuest Weekend 1991
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,000. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Journal detailing the author's experiences over the period of a weekend in 1991.
Passant: A Journey to Elsewhere
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 127,070. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Passant offers an account of a doubly divided family, involving its New Zealand and wealthy, distant British branches during the 1930s and 1940s. It covers the early years of its chief protagonist who relates the experience of growing up against the background of the Great Depression and the Second World War
School Shit
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Kevin candidly presents the highs and lows of a teaching career spanning four decades, and gives useful advice on how to motivate children to learn. The book is intended to appeal to practising professionals, anyone considering teaching as a career and those with an interest in what goes on behind school doors.
Enfants de papier
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,860. Language: Canadian French. Published: October 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
L’histoire des vaillants efforts démographiques de l’auteure, au milieu de champ de mines des pressions sociales exercées sur les mères. Récit court et mordant pour les mamans découragées par l'obligation de performance, par Michèle Laframboise, auteure de science-fiction de la francophonie.
By The Way
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,540. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Think you know football? Not like Bob Cass you don’t. By The Way recounts Bob’s glorious life in sports journalism and gives you a first-hand account of every football story that ever mattered.
When I Was a Child
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,590. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Born in the early 1900's Edythe took the time to write down what life was like for her growing up. She takes you on a quaint journey of a different time. As you read her memories, you can't help but feel like you are right there with her as she grows up. Please enjoy this lovely little book and all it has to offer.
A Life Worth Living
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,540. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Sometimes, looking at your past can give you the strength to move forward. As the classic symptoms of Parkinson’s disease began to take control of Simon’s life, he became a shadow of his former self. After months of fighting to keep the disease in check, Simon finally found the strength to tell his family and even managed to book an appointment with a neurologist.
Little Big Steps - A Life-Changing Injury and the Inspirational Journey to Overcome the Odds
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 69,040. Language: American English. Published: October 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After living a healthy, rewarding and exciting life, I wake up in a hospital bed unable to move. The neurosurgeon says I won’t regain any function in my body and I won't improve. I'm sent home and told to adapt to my new life. This is my story of challenging the dire prognoses, committing myself to getting back on my feet, and overcoming immense challenges to achieve the seemingly impossible.
Rescue 911: Tales from a First Responder
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 64,540. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2017 by Post Hill Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
People from all walks of life call 911 when things go bad. These are their stories, told by the people who respond and make things better.