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My-Te-Fine Merchant by Fred Leeson
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 91,140. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography
Pioneering merchant Fred G. Meyer created one-stop shopping centers and changed Pacific Northwest shopping habits during a 70-year career. The domineering, smart, aggressive and abrasive entrepreneur became an iconic figure admired for his devotion to customers and to cutting costs. Parsimonious himself, Meyer left his vast estate to create Oregon's largest charitable trust.
Under a Morning Glory Cloud by Sylvia Hammann
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 70,480. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2014 by Bookpal Australia. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This book is about five little girls who lived in a small remote town in the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland, Australia. After their mother died, the girls at the age of ten to two along with a young lad who the family had taken in lived on their own in an old haunted house when their father had to work away from home.
La vida de Buda by Edward J. Thomas
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 116,280. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Buddhism
Este libro ofrece un análisis fascinante de la tradición alrededor de la vida de Buda: como leyenda y personaje. Desde sus ancestros, su nacimiento y juventud, hasta sus días finales, esta obra hace una crónica exacta de las primeras prédicas, de los veinte años de peregrinación, del establecimiento de las escuelas rivales de filosofía y mucho más
La historia de Lao Tse by Chen Jian
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 51,600. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Taoist
Este libro nos introduce en la vida y trayectoria de uno de los grandes pensadores y fundador del sistema filosofico denominado taoismo, contenido en el clasico Tao Te King, que tuvo un gran impacto en la filosofia china de los periodos subsecuentes.
La historia de Confucio by Luo Chenglei
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 57,130. Language: Spanish. Published: April 2, 2014 by LD Books - Lectorum. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Philosopher biography, Nonfiction » History » Asian
Confucio es el más grande filósofo chino y por más de dos mil años ha sido parte de la conciencia ética, la vida espiritual, las tradiciones y costumbres de China. Este libro cuenta su vida, la pobreza en su juventud, su desarrollo espiritual y la creacion de la escuela de pensamiento o confucionismo.
Fire Sail: A Miraculous Attainment of a Family's Dream – Part 1 by Roger A. Marin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 87,150. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers(4.00 from 2 reviews)
This is a true, almost unbelievable story, of how our Maine family, over a 7-year period and on a shoestring budget, with sweat, tenacity, and what we conceded as Divine Intervention, managed to build a beautiful and seaworthy 40-foot sailboat. Then, a couple of years later, sell most everything we owned, enroll our 2 sons in correspondence school, and sail away for a 2-year adventure.
Times To Weep, Times To Laugh by Shirley Phillips
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,390. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2014 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
From extremely poor beginnings Shirley Phillips worked her way up to the highest levels of the nursing profession.
My Story by Les Shipp
Price: Free! Words: 101,950. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 1 review)
This is my life story beginning from 1920 before I was born to the present 2014. Growing up in isolation as a child, battles to become integrated into ordinary society.
My Life with Jacqueline Kennedy by Mary Barelli Gallagher
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 128,380. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This book reveals Jacqueline Kennedy as a real person, as a wife, as a mother, as a seeker of perfection in art and life. It reveals in depth information only known by the person with the closest relationship to her, as we worked together on a daily basis. It was published in the United States of America and six additional foreign countries in 1969 and rated #1 on TIME Magazine's Best Seller list.
Earthbound Misfit by Jerry Foster
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 199,520. Language: American English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Earthbound Misfit is the compelling story of a pioneer of TV news aviation. A story that details his rise to fame, his fall from grace, and his redemption through the outreach of his many fans, and friends.
As Ever, Pudd by Anita A. Caruso
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,850. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2014 by SDP Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
It’s difficult to pretend you love someone when you don’t. It’s even harder to pretend you don’t love someone when you do. To whom do we belong? To our spouses or to each other? My husband, the love of my life, met me when we were married to other people. Unforeseen circumstances gave us the chance to receive and absorb real love. This memoir is the story of our romance, told in letters.
East by Shelley Buck
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,560. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Travel memoir: Inspired by a slim guidebook purchased at Fred and Pat Cody's legendary Berkeley bookstore, Shelley Buck took off alone in 1972 on a journey she hoped would take her overland from Europe to India and Nepal, using mostly public transit. East chronicles Shelley's emergence into adulthood as she crosses into lands she dreamed of visiting. The journey will make her a feminist.
Zero to Sixty: Memoirs of an Inexplicable Scot by Bruce MacMullan
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
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."
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. Categories: 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.
Encounters with an Inexplicable Man: Stories of Osho as Told by his People by Savita Brandt
Price: $14.90 USD. Words: 111,920. Language: English. Published: March 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Meditations
Osho, then known as Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh, drew world attention by driving Rolls Royces, dressing in otherworldly robes and attracting vast numbers of red-clothed followers. Savita Brandt brings together stories of those who lived through extraordinary times close to this man whose views so challenged Indian and Western society and whose hundreds of books continue to sell in scores of languages.
Marianne Hofmann by Christel Hoverkamp
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,610. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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: $3.99 USD. Words: 70,560. Language: British English. Published: March 22, 2014. Categories: 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.
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Law » Legal Education
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. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography(5.00 from 1 review)
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