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Stephen Curry - A Sharpshooter's Journey to the NBA & Beyond
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,220. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016 by James Wilson. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Baseball, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
What if you could learn the secrets of Steph Curry? What if you could learn how to become a great basketball shooter, just by studying how one of the best basketball shooters in the world got to where he is today? In Stephen Curry, you’ll find out the real story behind the man’s meteoric rise of fame as one of the all-time basketball greats.
Frank the Dasher Abbandano
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Abbandano was a career criminal who began his unlawful life as the head of the Ocean Hill Hooligans, an East New York gang. Along with Kid Twist, Frank the Dasher became a member of Murder Inc., a criminal organization that hired thugs to murder by contract. Abbandano carried out as many as 40 murders during his stint with Murder Inc. His son, Frank Jr. was a member of the Gambino family.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Heart
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Ann and Nancy Wilson were among the first to show us that women could rock as well as men. There have been other women rockers, but no one like the Wilson sisters. Their band Heart has been at the top of the album charts for over 40 years. They have sold more than 35 million albums throughout their career. They have had twenty Top 40 singles, seven Top Ten albums and four Grammy Awards.
Beyond Bourda Green: a memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Beyond Bourda Green tells the story of growing up in Bourda, a ward of the city of Georgetown in Guyana, the land of many waters--a ward connected to the colonial past. It is a simple story of being raised in a tenement yard by a single parent mother who sacrificed her own life sustained by the dream of a better life for myself and my sister.
Through the Fires: An American Story of Turbulence, Business Triumph and Giving Back
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 48,280. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Business biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This is a triumphant story of comeback in life and business. Robert Carr experienced decades of struggle that took him to the brink of home foreclosure at age fifty. He would later make a fortune in the card payments industry, only to lose almost everything in 2009, after one of the most devastating data breaches ever.
Legends of Rock & Roll - The Monkees
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,250. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
“Hey, Hey, We’re the Monkees!” Who doesn’t remember those famous words? This is another in the series of tributes to rock and roll heroes of the past and present. Micky, Davy, Peter and Michael were America's answer to the Beatles. They were a great band (after a little practice), they had their own television show and they even made a movie. Return to the Sixties and remember the Monkees.
Wilderness Life DIY: A City Family Bumbles Towards Self-Sufficiency
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,050. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Can a clueless city couple learn to build a house in the wilderness completely by themselves? What is life like on 525 watts of power? When is the right time to change a toilet bucket? The answers to these questions and more are in 'Wilderness Life DIY', the tale of a city family who leaves a comfortable city existence to make a home in the Australian Tasmanian wilderness.
A Hole in My Life. Battling Chronic Dizziness.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 84,670. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases
DEBUT MEMOIR REVEALS HOW SHORT FLIGHT TURNED WOMAN'S LIFE INTO DIZZY NIGHTMARE Embarking on a much-needed weekend of respite from the care of her disabled son, Philippa's life is turned upside down when a sudden drop in pressure triggers a rare balance disorder. Destined to be a classic on the subject of dizziness, the compelling narrative deftly guides us through valuable medical information.
Mad Sam DeStefano Chicago Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mad Sam DeStefano was a prominent figure in Chicago crime history until his death in 1973. He was rubbed out by the man he mentored, Tony the Ant Spilotro. Mad Sam was a petty criminal until he joined the Forty-Two gang in 1930. DeStefano has been compared to Chuck Nicoletti in terms of ruthlessness. Along the way Sam acquired the nicknames the Mad Hatter and Marquis de Sade of the syndicate.
Entre la Esquizofrenia y Mi Voluntad: Una Historia de Locura y Esperanza
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 45,340. Language: Spanish. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Mental health
Muchas biografías de personas que padecen enfermedades mentales parecen centrarse exclusivamente en los sentimientos de desesperanza, manteniendo bajas las expectativas en cuanto al futuro de la persona aquejada. En su autobiografía, en cambio, William Jiang le da un giro a esta letanía de dolor. Se presenta a sí mismo como el resultado de los milagros que puede producir la medicina moderna.
Stella
Price: Free! Words: 51,720. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Fiction » Literature » Biographical
Stella is about a young woman’s struggle to survive during the Great Depression, confronted with abuse, poverty and the consequences of her own passionate choices.
Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,190. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Betty Grable: The Reluctant Movie Queen is a fascinating and intimate account of the famous star who was for many years the highest-paid woman in America and a favorite pin-up all over the world. Filled with fascinating and intimate accounts from many who knew her well, this publication is a well-documented and eminently readable biography of the sparkling, complex personality of one of Grable.
Legends of Rock & Roll - Simon & Garfunkel
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,270. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
Do you know who are the most popular duo of all time? Simon & Garfunkel. This is another in the series of tributes to rock and roll heroes of the past and present. Simon & Garfunkel only produced 5 albums together before breaking up in 1971, but they are the sound of the Sixties and will be remembered for many years to come. Each had a successful solo career and that also is covered in this book.
Wolf Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,590. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by PPC Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Meet Lazarus...a mighty predator wolf dominated only by the fortitude, and compassionate bonding. This documentary of short episodes reveal the life changing dynamics when caring for a wolf hybrid.
Tragic Magic: The Life of Traffic's Chris Wood
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 173,070. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Bennion Kearny. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Traffic was the most enigmatic British band of their day. Formed in early 1967 by Chris Wood, Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi and Dave Mason, they rejected the bright lights of London, in favor of a run-down, supposedly haunted, cottage in the country – a place to live communally and write music. Researched and written over a 10-year period, this is the definitive account of Chris Wood and the band.
Young and Malay: Growing Up in Multicultural Malaysia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,380. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2016 by Gerakbudaya Digital Sdn Bhd. Categories: Essay » Political, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This collection of nine essays by young and 'youngish' Malays who are artists, novelists, lawyers, politicians, journalists, and social activists is a compelling read for observers and researchers of contemporary Malay and Malaysian politics and culture. ‚Äč
Sick in the Head: Conversations about Life and Comedy | Summary
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,150. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Judd Apatow, the comedic mastermind behind films like Knocked Up, Funny People, and most recently Trainwreck, starts his book of interviews by telling us why his obsession over comedy never faltered during the course of his life. He grew up watching comedic greats like Steve Martin and George Carlin, and their talent inspired a love affair for comedy that only grew as time went on.
Legends of Rock & Roll - The Grateful Dead
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,930. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Music » Rock music
The Dead were the most important band of the psychedelic era (the last half of the Sixties) and, arguably, one of the most ground breaking bands in the history of Rock & Roll. They gradually increased their fans until hundreds of thousands would show up for a concert. The Grateful Dead are almost single handedly responsible for keeping the spirit of the Sixties alive through the next twenty years
The Pea
Price: Free! Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The author (Agent 33) recounts the day that he and his son found an unusual object inside a spray paint can. Approx. 1100 words. Violence: None. Sex: None. Drug usage: None. Mr. Malloy: Not present. Strangeness level: Moderate.
Tribute: Prince
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 50. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
So much has been left unsaid about the passing of legendary music innovator Prince Rogers Nelson. Prince, a prolific musician from Minneapolis, started a musical revolution with the hits “1999,” “Little Red Corvette,” “When Doves Cry,” “Purple Rain,” “Batdance,” and more, challenging even the “King of Pop,” Michael Jackson, for chart supremacy during the 1980’s.