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Ghost Trails: Journeys Through a Lifetime
By Jill Homer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 78,200. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bicycling
0.5 star(3.50 from 2 reviews)
"Ghost Trails" is the true story of an ordinary person - timid, nonathletic, raised in the suburbs of Salt Lake City - and her unlikely route to one of the most difficult bicycle races in the world, a 350-mile epic along Alaska's frozen Iditarod trail. Through her struggles and intimate confrontations with her fears and weaknesses, she discovers the surprising destination of her life's trails.
Swimming with Maya: A Mother's Story
By Eleanor Vincent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 91,570. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2013 by Dream of Things. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
In a memoir that has been called "heartbreaking and heart-healing," Eleanor Vincent shares an inspiring true story of courage, creativity, faith, and sheer tenacity as she seeks to find balance after unthinkable tragedy. "Vincent's poignant decision to donate Maya's organs will resonate with even hard-boiled readers." Booklist "A moving saga." Midwest Book Review
The Good-Bye Man
By Linda Brown
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,070. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
(5.00 from 1 review)
The clandestine career choices made by her father, Thomas Townsend Brown, and by the man who was her first love, would affect Linda Brown's life for years. Her memoir, THE GOOD-BYE MAN, offers an unusual perspective of the Cold War era from NICAP to General Curtis LeMay and the RAND Corp. It is her love song to her parents, and to some unusual companions, seen and unseen along the way.
A Checkered Past
By William Van Poyck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 118,160. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Miami native William Van Poyck- burglar, bank robber, escape artist, and novelist - pens a sweeping, vividly sketched autobiography guiding readers on an unforgettable, four-decade odyssey, from barefoot youth to reform school to death row. Projected through the lens of raw experience, this is a brutally authentic look into the hardscrabble underbelly of America's criminal justice system.
Aslanlı Yol
By Sevan Nişanyan
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 56,320. Language: Turkish. Published: December 16, 2013 by Propaganda Yayınları. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sevan Nişanyan'ın otobiyografisi, yaşadığı ilginç öykülerin ötesinde, bir duygu paylaşımı. Nişanyan'ı daha iyi tanımak, maceralı bir hayatı okumaktan zevk almak isteyenlerin kaçırmaması gereken bir çalışma "Aslanlı Yol".
Web of Lies - My Life with a Narcissist
By Sarah Tate
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,720. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is an auto-biographical novel which describes in graphic (and often harrowing) detail, what it's like to be sucked into the world of a person with a personality disorder. The reader is taken on a journey of what first seems like the perfect love story, but which ends in a nightmare as Sarah describes how her life was almost destroyed by her pathological partner.
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. Category: 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.
A Tramp for all Oceans
By Geoffrey Walker
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 70,070. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The exploits, memories and experiences of a young man who arrived in Hong Kong at an early age, grew up there then embarked upon a career at sea as a Apprentice Deck Officer in the Merchant Navy. Set in the 1960's the main theme is Asia, India, Oceania, East and South Africa. It traces the voyages and adventures of this young man during his novice years spent at sea.
Horse Vet - Chronicles of a Mobile Veterinarian
By Courtney Diehl
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 51,170. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
(5.00 from 1 review)
Gunshot injuries. Breeding disasters. Controlling trainers, nutty horse owners, warm hearted clients and “laugh-out-loud-funny stories that you just can’t make up”- Dr. Courtney deals with it all in this lively series of tales about the life of a mobile vet in the Colorado Rockies. Diehl makes us laugh, cry and smile, and shows what it’s really like to be a mobile veterinarian.
Letters Home: The Story of an Air Force Wife
By Glenda Helms
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 55,360. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 1 review)
In the 1970's, Glenda met the love of her life, Michael, a Sgt. in the Air Force. She left her family and all that was familiar to follow him to Italy where they married. During the next eight years, they were sent to Italy and Germany where their lives were filled with adventure, travel, hardships, and homesickness as they experienced the magic of Europe together.
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.
Kalahari Dream
By Chris Mercer
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,480. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
A book for animal lovers. From the authors of the critically acclaimed book 'For the Love of Wildlife' comes a compelling true story of one couple's struggle against overwhelming opposition from conservation authorities, to set up a wildlife rehabilitation centre in the Kalahari.
Grace's Daughter
By Michelle Lynne Kosilek
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,010. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Sentenced to life in a men’s prison for killing her former therapist in self-defense, a transgendered woman battles for 20 years for gender-affirming surgery. The memoir begins with the author realizing that she is a girl at age three, and culminates in a legal victory made possible by what can only be described as Grace in action. This beautiful memoir is not only an expose, but a story of hope.
Full Time & Sub-Nine: Fitting Iron Distance Training into Everyday Life
By David Glover
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 82,100. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Inspiration » Personal inspiration
Whether you’re training to finish a triathlon or just looking for an inspirational story, Full Time & Sub-Nine - written by triathlete, Naval Academy graduate, submarine officer, Eagle Scout and cancer survivor David Glover - will help you find the balance and inspiration in your own life with endurance sports or with any other passion you might have.
The Singing Elms - The Autobiography of Lauris Elms
By Lauris Elms
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 124,400. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Sir Charles Mackerras: Lauris in her day was one of the great Australian Singers. now she has added writing to her achievements. Dame Joan Sutherland: i am sure this book will be avidly read by the opera and concert going public, and that they will have almost as much pleasure from it as i have.
The Postie And The Priest A Look At Father Bob Maguire Through His Letterbox
By Ron Burrows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 152,780. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
The Postie And The Priest is an unlikely collaboration between a priest and his postie whose alter ego demands that he write. Whilst penning the priest's story, laced with the postie's interjections, he allows his alter-ego some latitude resulting in a biography about the iconic Father Bob Maguire whose message could well be: "Love thy neighbour but don't become holier than thou whilst doing it."
Setting the Hook, a Diver's Return to the Andrea Doria
By Peter Hunt
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 92,110. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Peter Hunt crewed on five Andrea Doria expeditions, the “Mount Everest of wreck diving,” in the early 1980s before becoming a Navy pilot. Twenty years later, Hunt set out to dive the famous luxury liner again. An introspective odyssey of memory and heart-pounding adventure, Setting the Hook explores thirty years of extreme diving in a personal tale of learning to accept life’s oldest challenge.
A Luminous Future
By Teodor Flonta
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,640. Language: English. Published: May 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
(5.00 from 19 reviews)
The Second World War is over but the lives of the inhabitants of Lupoaia (Valley of the Wolves), a little village in Transylvania, are thrown into turmoil with the imposition of drastic, senseless changes by a new regime, intent on creating a new man for a new society. The new totalitarian government threatens to eliminate the Flonta family by declaring Teodor's father an 'enemy of the people.'
Los guerreros de la libertad (La guerra civil en El Salvador)
By Ernesto Panamá
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 64,820. Language: Spanish. Published: September 21, 2009 by Ernesto Panamá. Category: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
Historia de El Salvador 1932-2008 La llamada: Guerra Civil salvadoreña, fue una guerra impuesta por conflicto Este - Oeste. Este es el único relato histórico, desde el punto de la derecha. La obra resulta profética al consumarse la derrota electoral de ARENA. El genero es histórico testimonial y relata hechos inéditos. La obra es de fácil lectura y mantiene al lector en la trama.
Horizon Fever - Explorer A E Filby's own account of his extraordinary expedition through Africa, 1931 - 1935
By AE Filby
Price: $3.35 USD. Words: 70,120. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012 by Ant Press. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Proclaimed "the World's most travelled motorist", my Uncle Archie undertook some breathtaking expeditions, including this 37,000 mile journey from London to Cape Town and back. Encountering pygmies, big game, missionaries and much more, this is an honest, colourful, often shocking account.