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Ernest Amory Codman: The End Result of a Life in Medicine by Bill Mallon, M.D.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 114,310. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Physicians & medical professionals, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Medicine
Here's the first book-length biography of Ernest A. Codman (1869-1940), "father of shoulder surgery" and pioneer in outcomes research. This book vividly recalls Codman's career, including his breakthrough idea that patients' progress should be followed long enough to determine if their treatments are working.
My Eye in the Storm - Katrina Close Up by Amy Crimi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,550. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » American(5.00 from 1 review)
My Eye In the Storm – Katrina Close Up is a memoir of the time I spent working as a Disaster Housing Inspector in 2005, after the most devastating hurricane of our lifetime hit the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Katrina. This is a story of the victims, the destruction, disaster workers, bad politics, and human behavior during a time when all aspects of life were pushed to the limit.
This Ocean Called Freedom: My Eight Decades of Challenge and Transformation by Diane See
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,060. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This Ocean Called Freedom: My Eight Decades of Challenge and Transformation, is a poignant memoir that chronicles a woman’s search for a life that makes sense. During a span of 80 years, Diane See repeatedly challenged the status quo.
The Joys and Perils of Serving Abroad: Memoirs of a U.S Foreign Service Family by Diego Asencio
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,990. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014 by MAP. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Diego's first overseas assignment was to Mexico, where he assisted jailed or troubled Americans and shipped dead Americans home, tasks that were "an effective introduction to the Foreign Service," he opines. Diego went on to assignments in Panama, Portugal, Brazil, and Venezuela, was appointed ambassador to Colombia and Brazil, and also served as Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
A Lonely Soldier by John Behan
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 64,270. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: January 15, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
A story of the Rhodesian civil war based on the experiences of a man who fought and lost. Never again was life the same for Noel, nor could it be. John Behan. Author. Dublin. Ireland. January 2014.
Running From Cancer: a tilted memoir by DebiLyn Smith
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,440. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
"You can run, but you can't hide" is the start of this insightful memoir down the Breast Cancer Freeway. Author/survivor DebiLyn Smith says she is your horrible warning. "Don't be naive like I was. Stop running from cancer. Learn to stand and fight back. The earlier you start fighting cancer, the more hope you have. Right now would be a good time." "Fantastic. Funny. Helpful. Precious."
Matinee and Evening “The Story of Actors Abby Lewis and John Seymour” by Paula Moore
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 74,900. Language: American English. Published: January 13, 2014 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This is the story of Abby Lewis, a beautiful, strong, and determined actress, and her husband, the charming, sophisticated actor John Seymour. Their love story spans more than five decades, through many trials and triumphs. The story gives an insider’s look into the trials and rewards of life as an actor. It paints a compelling portrait of a couple who “made it” in an extremely competitive field.
Brass Bands and Rice Pudding by Roy Osborne
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 106,350. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A heartfelt remembrance of times past. Growing up on the East Coast of England before and during the Second World War, it's the story of an evacuation to the country, and the onwards journey through life in a era now forgotten.
Getting Down to Brass Tacks - My Adventures in the World of Jazz, Rio, and Beyond by Amy Duncan
Price: Free! Words: 112,990. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In the 1950's a young teenage piano student is given an LP of a jazz pianist and is struck with a major epiphany while listening to his music: this was what she wanted to do with her life! This riveting autobiography of a woman in the world of jazz takes us on Amy Duncan’s adventures as a struggling musician and writer in Boston and New York to her exotic life in Rio de Janeiro
A Promise Fulfilled, My life as a Wife and Mother, Soldier and General Officer by Julia Jeter Cleckley Brig. Gen. (Ret.)
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,070. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family health
A Promise Fulfilled is the story of how a young woman sheds her timid nature by making unconventional choices to protect those closest to her. Her bold decision reveals the brave warrior she is inside. Cleckley’s story is one of triumph over loss, determination in the face of tragedy and the strength of love.
The Pioneer of Chinese American Education - Dr. Theodore Chen by Wen-Hui Chen
Price: Free! Words: 61,950. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Teachers & educators
The story of Dr. Theodore Chen, lovingly told by Dr. Wen-Hui, his wife of 60 years. Professor Chen was the first Chinese scholar to be granted tenure at USC, where he taught for 35 years and revived the Asian Studies Department. Dr. Chen's academic, literary, humanitarian, and public speaking accomplishments are interspersed with the moving story of the Chens' long marriage and family life.
Who Turned Out The Lights? by Ronald Wilde
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,640. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Vision
Hold on for a bumpy ride! For Ron Wilde, it’s like a 24/7 roller coaster with eyes closed. Every turn brings new challenges like blindness, and new joys and adventures including forbidden hospital love. Ron will make you laugh one second at the characters he meets and gasp the next at the gut wrenching details of his epic health struggles.
Another Thursday's Child by E.S. Abramson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,310. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sardonyx, the fiery green gemstone created by volcanic eruption, describes Another Thursday’s Child’s unique life. The tales that chronicle the life of the author Elaine Abramson prove just how true that is. Throughout her life, adversity and misfortune frequently led to hilarity as she struggled to overcome the myriad of obstacles life dropkicked in her path including headhunters, crazed bosses,
One Woman and Her Dog by Viv Billingham
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,960. Language: British English. Published: January 11, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Farming
Originally published in the 1980s, this popular and entertaining book describes Viv’s life as a shepherdess in the Cheviot Hills. Both humorous and serious, lively and reflective, energetic and calm, Viv presents the reader with a refreshing, diverting and informative narrative and cannot fail to delight all who read it.
1985, An Atlantic Crossing Memoir by Skot David Wilson
Price: $2.22 USD. Words: 39,320. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
A pseudo autobiographical account of my Atlantic circumnavigation written in third person. It was where I found redemption and peace, coming to terms with the death of my father, injustices I endured, and anger and resentment which drove me to lose myself and make serious and costly life mistakes, and how I found redemption, forgiveness, and resolve to life by my conscience without regrets.
Sirocco: A French Girl Comes of Age in War-Torn Algeria by Danielle A. Dahl
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 87,770. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Africa
The Algerian War of Independence begins in 1954, forever changing the lives of the French colonials, including 10-year-old Nanna and her family. The conflict lasts for 8 years, but despite the constant threat of terrorist attacks, Nanna confronts the usual challenges of growing up--helping to raise her spirited siblings, struggling with math, and defying her harsh father by falling in love.
Echoes From An Unexamined Life by Steve Sagarra
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 51,760. Language: American English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Inspirational(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Friendship, love, regret, history, reflection...how many lives does it take to save just one? This is the question underlying Echoes From An Unexamined Life, a journey of spiritual humanism concentrated on the existent presence of our mortal lives and the connections we make over a lifetime.
Diary of a Cornish Fisherman: Newquay, 1962–1967 by Trevor Simpson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,480. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Life in a Cornish fishing community in 1960s is the subject of this absorbing memoir, told in a style that is warm, engaging, humorous and packed full of incident. A book that will appeal to anyone who has gone to sea or wishes that they had. Generously illustrated, complete with a glossary of nautical and fishing terms, it doesn’t just introduce us to the life of the seafarer; it invites us in.
A Green Hill Far Away by Joan Vardy
Price: $5.30 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: British English. Published: January 5, 2014 by Gingernut Books Ltd. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Green Hill Far Away is a collection of Joan's earlier memoirs, a delightful and poignant mix harking back to the latter days of the war years. Never self-pitying, the stories have elements that will draw a smile or a tear and sometimes a full belly-laugh.