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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.
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
(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
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.
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.
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.
Even More Ketchup than Salsa: The Final Dollop
By Joe Cawley
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,650. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Have you ever dreamed of just throwing it all in and starting life again somewhere else? If the first six months of running the Smugglers Tavern had been a baptism of fire, the subsequent years were about as much fun as bobbing for apples in a vat of acid. The trials and tribulations of trying to make a better life abroad continue with disastrous consequences in this true life travel narrative.
Deception
By Deb Myers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,390. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by LIFE SENTENCE Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Abuse / general
Deception takes us on a deaf girl's emotional journey. In this powerful theatre-of-the-mind memoir, Deb Myers examines the devastating consequences of the sexual abuse that followed her life. At sixteen, after a break up with her boyfriend, she reached out to a much older married teacher for emotional support. Their friendship crossed the line.
Should I Forgive?
By Nyasha Gapa
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 64,580. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The courageous few Zimbabweans who dared to stand up to President Robert Mugabe and his Zanu PF party in the election campaigns of 2008 were persecuted, assaulted and in many cases brutally murdered. Should I Forgive? is based on the experiences of a young wife and mother, Nyasha Gapa, who was raped and beaten for daring to campaign for Morgan Tsvangirai’s opposition party MDC
The Cockney Commando
By Anthony Collins
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 60,350. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Motherless and sent to an orphanage by his out-of-work father, Tony Collins found the odds were stacked against him as he started life in the rough East End of London. But by joining the Royal Marines, Tony escaped into a new world, fraught with danger and tragedy, but also with the chance for love, friendship and success. A story of triumph in adversity and of challenges overcome.
Not a Complete Shambles
By Nikki Rollinson
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 75,580. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Nikki Rollinson's life has often seemed to her, and possibly to others, to be a 'complete shambles', following a series of traumatic events which included years of domination and abuse by an evil cult leader and illness and loss, leading to a major breakdown. But through it all she has clung to the certainty that God has a purpose for her in life.
Travels on the Breadline
By Fran Adams
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 74,750. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
They found themselves having to deal with torrential rain and furious gales, frequent punctures and mechanical hitches and encounters with eccentrics from both sides of the English Channel, but in the end their tight budget did not stop them having the holiday of a lifetime and collecting some never-to-be-forgotten memories. Travels on the Breadline is Fran’s memoir of happy holidays.
An Iranian at Home and Abroad
By Cyrus Kamrani
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 127,690. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Imagine visiting a tourist town for a break and being picked up by the police because you are not a local, then finding yourself with a rope around your neck in a public execution? Iran comes under close scrutiny as the author tries to come to terms with life where freedom of speech, movement and to wear the clothing of one's choice does not exist.
I Couldn't Even Boil An Egg
By Elisabeth Lindesay
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 91,280. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After moving from Iran to Jordan while their first child was still a tiny baby, the couple went on to set up home successively in Syria, Lebanon, Sudan, Tunisia, Libya, Qatar, Kuwait and Morocco, giving them a far greater insight into life in the Middle East than most Westerners could dream of. I Couldn’t Even Boil an Egg is Lis’s account of those happy, hectic years.
Another Yin Oan a Wan Way Tickut
By Brian Brown
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 131,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2014 by Memoirs Publishing. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
This is Brian Brown's personal diary of his rise from Belisha Boy signalman up to the giddy heights of 2nd Lieutenant in the Royal Corps of Signals between 1939 until 1945 and includes 31/2 years as a Prisoner of War after being ordered by CIC Percival to surrender to the Japanese at the fall of Singapore on 15th February 1942.
The Last Governor Diaries
By John W Heffernan
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 86,930. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2014 by Bookpal Australia. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Last Governor Diaries is a virtual record of the author’s 30 year journey through the NSW Department of Corrective Services and the many remarkable characters he meets along the way. Frightening yet, at times.
Way Gone: A Memoir
By Melissa Veilleux
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 56,700. Language: Canadian English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In 2013 Melissa Veilleux's life was out of control but by the grace of God and her neighbor Wessel, she managed to turn her life around. Way Gone is Melissa's powerful testimony of love, passion and forgiveness.
Trailing: A Memoir
By Kristin Louise Duncombe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,870. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Trailing is superb telling of a young wife's emotional struggles to find her place in life while following her dedicated doctor husband on humanitarian medical misisons in East Africa. Painfully honest, she shares the good, the bad, and the ugly of living in the shadow of someone else's dream. This book is certain to act as a mirror for anyone who feels stuck and without purpose. An inspiration!
Free to Be: How I Went From Unhappily Married Conservative Bible Believer to Happily Divorced Atheistic Humanist In One Year and Several Complicated Steps
By Kaleesha Williams
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 73,630. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
This book is a collection of one woman’s thoughts over the course of one year as her life changed and her freedom evolved, as she worked her way out of religious bondage, as she decided there probably is no God and considered why mankind wants one (or two or three), as she explored her freedoms, her past, her future, her culture and her universe. Spattered with wit, beauty, sadness and sarcasm.
Presidents' Body Counts: The Twelve Worst and Four Best American Presidents Based on How Many Lived or Died Because of Their Actions
By Al Carroll
Price: Free! Words: 162,740. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
Speak No Evil About Presidents. So say most textbooks, journalists, commentators, and even some historians. Not in this book. An eye opening look at all the evil done by presidents, mass murder, incompetence, and terrorism, and a look at the noblest presidents also. The most insightful and damning expose of the presidency you will ever see, by a historian and professor.