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Zero to Sixty
By Bruce MacMullan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Zero to Sixty perceptively defines the geriatric predicament that we're either already in or will be sooner than we think. At some point, we all begin to take a closer look in that rearview mirror. Bruce simply challenges us to, "Give life its due respect and take it all in with as many laughs as possible...while it is still a laughing matter."
Behind The Eye Shadow
By Brigitte Kobenan
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,410. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Many books about the medical, scientific, psychological and social aspects of autism have been written. "Behind the Eye Shadow" is not one of them. This book is a poignant and thought-provoking narrative about a mother’s story on learning her son’s autism diagnosis.
PreDumb: Before I Came To LA
By Mark Hayes
Series: RanDumb: The Adventures of an Irish Guy in L.A., Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,880. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Mark Hayes has been dubbed "Ireland's craziest and wittiest writer, a poet at times". Saying that, he has also been called "the runt of Irish litter-ature" so take your pick. Before the #1 Amazon Humour book RANDUMB: THE ADVENTURES OF AN IRISH GUY IN LA there was PREDUMB, the hilarious stories of Mark growing up in Cork, the real capital of Ireland, as they like to call it.
Lost in Transplantation: Memoir of an Unconventional Organ Donor
By Eldonna Edwards
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,370. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Anne Lamott meets Nora Ephron in this entertaining memoir of massage therapist and single mother Ellie's mission to donate a kidney to an ailing stranger. Written with self-effacing humor and warm authenticity, Lost in Transplantation seeks to touch that place in each of us that hopes to find meaning and purpose in our overlapping lives.
Marianne Hofmann
By Christel Hoverkamp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Marianne Jerke-Hofmann was born in May, 1917 in Berlin, Germany during the height of World War I. Perhaps her birth at such a tumultuous time, prior to the new birth of Berlin, played an important role in shaping her equally tumultuous personality. Marianne survived the First World War and struggled through the Second, even finding employment that benefitted the rise of the Third Reich.
Aryan Avatars
By Mahendra Sukhdeo
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,560. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Discovering the roots is a recurrent dream of every displaced descendant. This book is a graphic account of rural Indian peasants who left their rustic homeland in search of their El Dorado in distant colonial outposts. Interwoven with reflections on his Aryan pedigree, the author relives the Indian experience in Fiji and how their dreams were emasculated by a string of coups.
Once Upon An Albatross... Volume 3 (2007-2008) (Blog Postings)
By C.D. Reimer
Series: Once Upon An Albatross... Blog Postings. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,140. Language: American English. Published: March 22, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The third volume of blog postings from Once Upon An Albatross... about Silicon Valley, California and whatever else, featuring 42 blog postings from 2007 and 2008: "The Problem With Windows Vista," "Ceramics, Code & Macs," "Something About That Beard," "The Harry Potter Line," "The Mythical Wii-Beast of Black Friday," "The Horror of Video Cam Movies," and "Sprint Misplaces A Decimal Point."
A Hidden Madness
By James T. R. Jones
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 101,830. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book tells the candid story of an accomplished individual--a law professor--who has reached the pinnacle of his profession despite suffering for over 30 years from the severe mental illness bipolar disorder. He has done so mostly in silence because of fear of stigma. He shows that one can enjoy a successful and fulfilling professional and personal life, even with a serious disease.
How to Catch an African Chicken ~ A Canadian Woman’s Outrageous but True Story of Marriage Fraud
By Lainie Towell
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 96,980. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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A dancer named Lainie traveled to West Africa and fell in love with a drummer named Keza. After several trips, they got married. Lainie then sponsored him to come to Canada. Soon after Keza arrived, he disappeared. If he collected welfare, Lainie would be responsible for reimbursing the government. She went public with her story and sparked a movement that helped to change an entire system
Great Indian
By Moony Suthan
Price: $1.22 USD. Words: 15,760. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Gandhiji was very simple even in his childhood. He never fought with anyone and did not life to play much. He used to climb trees and admire nature. One day he was sitting on the branch of a tree. His elder brother came near him and pulled his legs down.
Against the Grain: A Historian's Journey
By Jerold S. Auerbach
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 109,850. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
AGAINST THE GRAIN is a collection of challenging and insightful essays from a reflective American historian. Jerold Auerbach, Professor Emeritus at Wellesley (where he taught 40 years), writes in the Foreword how his academic career and his time in Israel "each in its own distinctive way converged to liberate me from my past as a non-Jewish Jew." The historian reflects back on this dilemma.
Tapestry of Grace
By Leah Nisbet
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by DAYSPRINGS PUBLISHING. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Christian Life / Personal Growth
Tapestry of Grace is an honest account of how a life that started with so much promise in a Christian home can end up on the rocks of abuse and self-destruction. Leah's story is a vivid account of a young woman’s struggles to find meaning and solace in life, leading her to make so many wrong choices. Thankfully, like the prodigal son, she found the courage to return, to her home and to her God.
Unrestorable Habitat: Microsoft Is My Neighbor Now
By Lois Phillips Hudson
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 123,030. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014 by Foreverland Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Unrestorable Habitat: Microsoft Is My Neighbor Now recounts how that valley was transformed over the course of Hudson's lifetime, roughly the sixty-five years from 1937 to 2003.
The Manson Family “Then and Now”
By David Pietras
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,660. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Charles Manson and other members of his so-called family were convicted of killing actress Sharon Tate and six other people during a bloody rampage in the Los Angeles area during two August nights in 1969. Since that night “Charles Manson” has become a household name. Over 40 years later we will revisit the gruesome crime scene and the carnage of that deadly night.
Screefing: A Tree Planter's Reflection
By Rodger Wilkie
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,090. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Poetry » Canadian Poetry
'Screefing' tells of a group of tree-planters working on the clear-cuts of the northern forest, tracing their development as they become increasingly removed from the urban society in which they have lived. The book is both a narrative and a meditation on individual work, relationships, spirituality, and the human interaction with a rough, fragile, and profoundly ancient landscape.
Still Seeking Justice: One Officer's Story
By Joel E. Gordon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 28,670. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
The real life story of former Baltimore City and Crofton, Maryland Police Officer and Kingwood, West Virginia Chief of Police Joel E. Gordon. From his childhood prayers to his teenage observations of police operations, through an entire law enforcement career filled with both triumphs and injustices. Experience a riveting first hand account of police experiences and affirmative action mandates.
Amazing Women In History: Inspiring Stories Of 20 Women The History Books Left Out
By KeriLynn Engel
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,940. Language: American English. Published: March 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Read the stories of 20 amazing women in history, including pirate queen Sayyida al-Hurra, cross-dressing Civil War soldier Cathay Williams, bohemian artist Suzanne Valadon, and poet nun Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz.
Fire Men: Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family
By Gary Ryman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,540. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A family memoir of three generations of firefighters - grandfather, father and son.
Vietnam My Great Escape
By Tina Bui
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 41,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014 by Bookpal Australia. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
My name is Tina Bui, I was born and raised in Vietnam. I came to Australia more than 38 years ago after escaping three days before the fall of Saigon, which ended the Vietnam War. To be born and raised in the war torn country of Vietnam, life was not an easy one.
Success Can Kill You: One man’s story of success, failure and forgiveness
By Rodney Jetton
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,870. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Rodney Jetton became the second youngest House Speaker in Missouri state history only four years after being elected to the state legislature. He was a powerful force in the Republican Party and on the fast track to becoming Governor of Missouri, when his personal life exploded as he went through a very public and humiliating fall.