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A Lifetime of Small Adventures
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,840. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
An adventurer’s stories from childhood to senior years including crash landing in a small plane in rural Mexico and surviving numerous close-call hitchhiking experiences. At age 64, when turned down by the Peace Corps’ medical department, Bill and his wife sold their home and moved to Peru where they created their own volunteer opportunities. If you love adventure, this book's for you.
Accepting the Unacceptable Alone
Series: Accepting the Unacceptable, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,010. Language: English. Published: February 13, 2013 by Elderberry Press, Inc.. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer
The day after his thirty-ninth birthday JoAnn Flanery’s husband had a massive heart attack and died in her arms.  While trying to adjust to a new life alone and facing the unique challenges of raising a disabled daughter by herself, she moved across the country to get the special help needed for her child while fighting breast cancer herself.  Tears blend with laughter in this inspirational story.
Kolleblommen
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,610. Language: Dutch. Published: February 13, 2013 by De Scriptomanen. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Verbijstering, vertwijfeling, angst voor de dood, aanvaarding en verzet: de emoties waarmee Noëlla Danckaert te maken kreeg nadat de diagnose "borstkanker" werd gesteld. Dit dagboek is het relaas van haar strijd tegen de gevreesde ziekte, voor velen nog steeds een taboewoord. Maar "Kolleblommen" (dialect voor klaprozen) straalt ondanks de beladen inhoud een positieve boodschap uit.
Twilight Zone Curse of the Stars Volume 3 Resigned to Suicide
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 60,410. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Fresh on the heels of his other riveting "Twilight Zone Curse" of the Stars books, investigative journalist Wayne Rollan Melton uncovers the shocking details of why and how dozens of former stars of the iconic series and their closest friends have committed suicide. The suicide curse began during the iconic series from 1959 to 1964, still continuing today without letup.
The Early Years
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 80,320. Language: American English. Published: February 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
THE EARLY YEARS is a biography about growing up in New York City during the 1930's and 40's. This part spans approximately 80 years, including the 1930’s depression years, the rise of the mafia, and the author's brush with it. The first immigrants came from Caggiano, a small Italian village in the south of Italy, near Pompeii and Sorrento. Settling in the East side of NYC along the East River.
The Gunners of Shenyang
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 73,410. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013 by Typhoon Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Yu Jihui's memoir of his life as a university student in China as the nation starved during Mao's Great Leap Forward.
Exit Strategy: Depriving Death of Its Strangeness
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,590. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Cancer, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Instead of crawling into a cave, or fighting to futility, David Oliver chose to use his “Stage IV” cancer diagnosis as an opportunity to help others. Although given a death sentence, he has written this compelling and inspirational story that has reached around the world. It will make you laugh, cry, and want to rise up and give him a standing ovation.
George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors, Nonfiction » History » Biography
"George Gamow: The Whimsical Mind Behind the Big Bang" is the first complete biography of a colorful and influential physicist who instigated the modern Big Bang theory of the universe's birth. The book, rich in anecdotes reflecting Gamow's humorous and clowning side, is a detailed account of his scientific insights and contributions.
Just A Couple Of Chickens
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,970. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“Just A Couple of Chickens” is a genuinely enjoyable read. Laugh out loud funny, informative and utterly timely. Getting a couple of chickens was Andrew’s idea, but Corinne took it over the top with thirty fluffy pheasant, five and twenty chickens, over forty chukar, and fifteen ducklings. There were twelve smelly quail, nine girl geese, two roosters, and a partridge in a pine tree.
Talking with Strangers
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 92,270. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Why would a woman travel on her own through the Middle East? With an interest in alternate travel and ancient history, she ignores pulped opinion and terrorist hype and goes to find the truth. This book is a journey from Athens to Cairo on local transport; through towns, markets and ancient ruins. It confronts trusted opinions and demands a greater respect for all people.
Drunk & Crying on Stilts
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,680. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Drunk & Crying on Stilts is a birds-eye view of an unforgettable family out of whack, told through the eyes of a pugnacious child who holds out hope that one of the TV families she worships will one day adopt her. Part nod to her drunken but well-intentioned father, and part trip through her mother's demon battleground, Payne is a master at blending heartbreak and hilarity.
Six Years From Home
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,890. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » History » War
(5.00 from 1 review)
Six Years From Home tells of the events and atrocities a young American boy experienced when he was caught in Yugoslavia (Croatia) at the outbreak of World War II.
The Importance of Being Shine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,540. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by Inknbeans Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Mamma named me Shine not just because of my sunshine colored fur, but because the day she came to get me I was shining with excitement. There I lived all my days: just me and Mamma, a dog named Luna, 59 cats, a one winged pigeon and an infamous rodent. This is my story...
The Sun Shines Again
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,470. Language: English. Published: February 4, 2013 by BWM Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Enjoying a well off comfortable life with her family in Australia, the author looks back at the life she endured during occupied Hungary in WWII and later. Mari takes us back to the years after that very dark period and allows us to travel through some parts of Europe, including the ruins of Pompeii, then to free, but austere Australia of the 1950s.
On One Occasion ... Ivory Tower and Road Warrior Stories
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,500. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
The author, a retired electronics consultant engineer, spent eleven years as a researcher and lecturer at Southampton University (the Ivory Tower) and a further twenty-eight years in industry, mostly as a one-man-band consultant roving the world (the Road Warrior). These are his stories: some funny, some sad, and some just interesting.
Where Destiny Leads
Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 89,440. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
this is the story of an adventurous young man, that bored with main stream Britain headed off to travel the world, finally working on a huge cattle station in Northern Australia. The world was a very different place than we see today. It offers fascinating insights into life that seems long ago and shares many of the experiences with memorable pen portraits, of people and events.
БП. Между Прошлым и будущим. Книга вторая
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 183,040. Language: Russian. Published: January 30, 2013 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
Я листаю эту книгу не первый вечер под часами, идущими вспять. Я и сама – на мосту, взгорбленном над Настоящим. Вздыбленном поверх него. Но опоры- то моста – именно здесь, рядом со мной, с нами, в нашем сегодняшнем дне.
The Mom Who Took Off On Her Motorcycle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,010. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
When New York Times writer Diana Bletter sets off on a motorcycle journey from New York to Alaska, she has no idea what she's in for. After all, she only has six motorcycle lessons under her belt. How will she fight off her fears, winds, rains,grizzly bears, bison and...helmet hair? In this spellbinding tale, Bletter shares humor and passion of her and her husband's ride that changes them forever.
Threshold: A Memoir
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,450. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.00 from 1 review)
A series of eighteen stories about one American family’s struggle to thrive across race and through time and space. From five-year-old Joseph Swope kidnapped and adopted by a war chief to Cecil Colburn, blasting up U.S. 41 with a turtle as co-pilot, trying to save a marriage, this memoir reveals what happens when communities fail and how they thrive.
БП. Между Прошлым и будущим. Книга первая
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 186,660. Language: Russian. Published: January 30, 2013 by T/O "Neformat". Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Я листаю эту книгу не первый вечер под часами, идущими вспять. Я и сама – на мосту, взгорбленном над Настоящим. Вздыбленном поверх него. Но опоры- то моста – именно здесь, рядом со мной, с нами, в нашем сегодняшнем дне.