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Jack Brass in Country
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,650. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War
Jack was living the life; Tech school was over, and he had done well, so well that he was made an instructor. There was a beach party somewhere every weekend, and with three squares a day, he had it made. Out of the blue, he got orders for Vietnam; His life was about to change, in ways he could not anticipate.
Blip on the Radar
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,340. Language: British English. Published: November 29, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Ocean life, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
Mix one dreamy Irish helicopter pilot with a crew of Taiwanese, Chinese, Philippinos and Indonesians, and you get everything – from confusion, to fireworks, to hilarity. Flying in those remote Pacific areas, thousands of miles from Search and Rescue capability, ‘Moggy’ Meyrick was touched by our common humanity, and awed by Nature. This book is written for everybody, not just helicopter pilots.
Gifts From My Grandparents
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,710. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This memoir shares the youth of a girl in the 1940s in an historic New Hampshire town and her love for her grandparents.
Fighting Against Failure: Memories and Thoughts of a Black Autistic Woman
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free!) Words: 13,340. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A black autistic woman discusses her thoughts and memories in this heartfelt read.
The First Floor Revisited: Autobiography of a High-Class Call Girl
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 65,980. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by SDS Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Sex and Relationships  » Prostitution
Engaging, charming, yet disturbing true story of a girl who sinks to the depths of society working on the dangerous London West End call-girl circuit for celebrities and gangsters. She battles alcoholism and prescription drug dependency, suffering life-threatening injury and tragedy whilst trying to reinvent herself. Featured by Daily Mail, Liverpool Echo, Wigan Post, and Radio City Merseyside.
Man of Many Hats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The youngest of 9 children traces his family’s journey from Catherine the Great’s Russia to life on a farm in Oklahoma and Montana in the 1900s. He journeys to California at 26 with his wife and 3 small children to work in construction. Their lives were filled with adventure, hardships, a lot of hard work, and happiness. This memoir was written for his children, grandchildren and extended family.
Anzacs Betrayed The Story of the 2nd D&E Platoon
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 94,800. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Military
Atrocities, Corruption, Murder. The Falsification of History. May 1969, the Vietnam War. Don Tate now provides an in-depth analysis of one of the most sordid matters in Australian military history, the deletion of the 2nd D&E Platoon from all the histories of the Vietnam War and his 38 year battle to have it reinstated. It is a story of many parts- but at its heart, it is a story of betrayal.
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 100,520. Language: English. Published: November 13, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Extraordinary Women of the Rocky Mountain West brings us the real women who homesteaded, worked the ranches, built the cities, ran the businesses, brought art to the frontier, founded the institutions, preserved human history and natural wonders, fought against racial and gender discrimination, and advanced the cause of equality for women.
Outward Bound (Merchant Navy post ww2)
Price: $7.84 USD. Words: 49,690. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by M. Brown. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » Military
The author describes his first post-war year in the Merchant Navy, on the Liberty Ship Samnesse, with detailed information about the different countries visited and numerous interesting photographs. Outward Bound is the sequel to "Life Aboard a Wartime Liberty Ship" published by Amberley and which received excellent reviews.
Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 83,630. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
Freeway Rick Ross: The Untold Autobiography is an intimate look at the day-to-day dealings of a drug kingpin in the heart of the ghetto. It's also the story of a boy born in poverty Texas who grew up in a single-parent household in the heart of South Central Los Angeles, pushed through the school system each year and ended up illiterate. His options were few, and he turned to drug dealing.
Firelight of a Different Colour: The Life and Times of Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 127,740. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2014 by Signal 8 Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Gay and lesbian
When Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing threw himself to his death from the terrace of Hong Kong’s Mandarin Oriental Hotel in 2003, he was the greatest star of his generation in the city. At the forefront of almost all the cultural changes Hong Kong saw during his lifetime, Leslie came to embody the unique spirit of the city. Firelight of a Different Colour commemorates a life that continues to inspire.
Inside Those Walls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: June 19, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
When my mother's body was found dumped on the side of a river road, I was just a year old. As difficult as that was to deal with, the child abuse we would endure made things that much worse. But when my sister brutally murdered her 15 year old daughter in 2009, I realized just how much worse our upbringing was for her. Come read what happened inside our walls.
Connected: How a Cochlear Implant Made Me More Deaf
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 41,390. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Social Science » People with Disabilities
Born deaf, John Cradden grew up as a 'hearing' person - mainstream schools, no sign language, no deaf friends. In his late thirties he went almost completely deaf and chose to get a cochlear implant. In this honest account, he describes the long but fascinating process of getting one and its success. But, in a curious twist, he also writes about how he ended up feeling more 'Deaf' than hearing.
The Innocence Of Guilt
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 34,920. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
This book tells the story of the author growing up in Mayfair, a tough cosmopolitan suburb, where Lebanese, Greeks, Italians, Portuguese, Jews, Indians, Coloureds, Blacks and of course Afrikaners, all mingled together to create the famous history and tremendous amount of character of the area.
Our Name Wasn't Written - A Malta Memoir (1936-1943)
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,670. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Military, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(4.60 from 10 reviews)
This is the memoir of a young mother struggling to feed, clothe and house her family on “the most bombed island on earth” — Malta, during World War II. Written by two generations of eye-witnesses to the destruction wrought on the strategically vital island of Malta by Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.
The Tao of Cob: How a Kansas Grandmother Built Her Own Natural Home in the Woods
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 43,420. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Tao of Cob is a how-to book on earthen-house building, written as a memoir in Dorethy's pithy, homespun philosophical voice.
El santo que libertó una raza
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 132,330. Language: Spanish. Published: September 16, 2017 by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Latin America / General, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
La vida y la obra de San Pedro Claver constituyen admirable ejemplo de dedicación, amor a la humanidad, defensa de los derechos humanos y absoluta fidelidad a Dios. Como sacerdote jesuíta enviado desde España a la Nueva Granada, para de evangelizar esclavos africanos secuestrados y luego vendidos por codiciosos e inescrupulosos comerciantes de seres humanos. Su labor fue excepcional y sin par.
Under Pressure: Buried Alive and Other Ordinary Miracles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 48,090. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography, Nonfiction » Self-improvement » Personal Growth / General
Come ride along with me on my journey from a life of dysfunction and chaos to self discovery and abundant joy.
The War Poets and the Diary of an Ordinary Tommy: Convergence, Class and Transmission
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 24,910. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2018 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The book is a highly original and personal response to the diary of an RAMC soldier recording his experiences at the Somme and Arras. Written by his granddaughter, who never knew him
Legends, Labors & Loves: William Jackson Palmer, 1836—1909
Series: Regional History Series. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 126,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2013 by Pikes Peak Library District. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
Legends, Labors & Loves reveals a remarkable and modest man and opens every reader’s eyes to a new view of Colorado Springs’ founder William Jackson Palmer. There is no scandal, nor is there deception. Not only will you find integrity, leadership and compassion in this book, but you will witness Palmer’s tenacious conviction, strength, and shrewdness—just how one imagines a true “founding father.”