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199th Light Infantry Brigade Redcatcher MP by Mickey Bright
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 101,810. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » History » War(4.00 from 1 review)
Mickey put his heart and soul into his book about his three tours in the Vietnam War. He brings to life the men he served with and treasured as friends as well as the Vietnamese people he grew to know and respect. He describes everything he saw and felt about the country in vivid detail. That includes the horrors of war as well as the men's feverish efforts to block their worries and fears.
Hitler The Dictator by Mahesh Dutt Sharma
Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 28,490. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Adolf Hitler’s 12 years a ruler of Germany led to the deaths of millions in World War II and earned him the crown of one of history’s most hated villains. With a passion for art and the penchant to be an architect, young Adolf Hitler spent many years in Vienna. After dropping out of school at the age of 16, he earned his bread by selling paintings on postcards to locals and tourists alike.
Iron Man Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel (A Complete Biography) by Arthar Joy
Price: $1.33 USD. Words: 32,530. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by Mahesh Dutt Sharma. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Political biography
Sardar Patel had studied deeply about the ways of the police how they used to entangle and trap the innocent people. Sardar Patel would always study anything very deeply and then later on would find out some alternate solution to it through which he could disclose his manipulated story in trapping the innocent.
Just Keep Knitting: a journey of healing through forgiveness, faith, and fibre by Lonna Cunningham
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,760. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012 by Apple Jack Creek Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies(4.33 from 3 reviews)
When chest pain and exhaustion forced a pause in her busy life, author Lonna Cunningham was called upon to take a closer look at the big events of her past: the death of her infant daughter, her husband's sudden personality changes and the discovery of the brain tumour that had triggered them ... then she had to rethink her past in order to find her path to the future.
How I Accidentally Started the Sixties by Howard Bloom
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 73,760. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
“This is a monumental, epic, glorious literary achievement. Every page, every paragraph, every sentence sparkles with captivating metaphors, delightful verbal concoctions, alchemical insights, philosophic whimsy, absurd illogicals, scientific comedy routines, relentless, non-stop waves of hilarity. The comparisons to James Joyce are undeniable. Wow! Whew! Wild! Wonderful!”" Timothy Leary
I, the People: How Marvin Zindler Busted the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas by Gary Taylor
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 35,200. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Behind the scenes of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas lies an authentic true crime history yarn just as entertaining and as much a part of the Lone Star State’s many fabled legends. In I, the People, veteran Houston journalist Gary Taylor recreates the real story behind the closing of the Chicken Ranch and explains the forces that unleashed TV icon Marvin Zindler upon the national scene.
Love Poured Out for Viet Nam by Trena Chellino
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 71,350. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2013 by Living Stones Publications. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography
Chester and Mary Travis were Christian & Missionary Alliance missionaries to French Indo-China (today known as Viet Nam) between 1925-1975. They experienced an abundant measure of Christ’s indwelling and overflowing life. One of the aims of this book is to share the unusual experiences and their unshakable faith in their Lord and Saviour.
This Funny Earth of Mine by Chris Federico
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 102,270. Language: English. Published: August 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"A ruthlessly inward-looking and intentionally antisocial celebration of solitude...if there's such a thing as cheerful abrasiveness, you'll find it here...it reads like a sort of Walden for the city dweller." (I.Q. Magazine) The author's last two humor books, Read This Instead and the Wacky Adventures of God, have been included after the new material.
Campbell's Rambles: How a Seeing Eye Dog Retrieved My Life by Patricia L. Fletcher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,090. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(4.00 from 2 reviews)
How the author obtained her first guide dog, Campbell: what motivated her, the extensive training she had, the special relationship she developed with her trainer, and the good friends she made. Challenges awaited her back home, including domestic abuse. With honesty, courage, and humor, Patty Fletcher tells an inspiring and informative story of personal development.
After the Bitter Comes the Sweet by Dori Jones Yang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 135,590. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
After growing up in poverty in wartime China, Yulin Wang married Sidney Rittenberg, an idealistic American who had stayed in China to help the Communists after 1949. Working for Radio Peking, they had four children and a good life until the Cultural Revolution, when her husband was jailed on false charges. Her memoir is a tale of determination, resilience, and struggle.
Chalk Pits & Cherry Stones by Jean Hendy-Harris
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,510. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs(5.00 from 5 reviews)
This is a memoir about growing up in an industrialized riverside area of North Kent in the nineteen forties and fifties. It was a time of food rationing and shortages, air raid warnings and Doodlebugs, cheerful poverty and overcrowding where of necessity the local chalk pits and bomb sites became familiar playgrounds.
Entering the Race to the Moon - Autobiography of an Apollo Rocket Scientist by John P. Hornung
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 84,830. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
This is the autobiography of a rocket scientist during the early years of NASA’s Apollo Mission to the moon. This writing describes four chapters of his life. Three were significant in U.S. history; early school integration in the deep south, a period of brutality in the Marine Corps, and the race to land a man on the moon. A fourth chapter includes short stories of his Sea Scout adventures.
The Sea of Talmud: A Brief and Personal Introduction by Henry Abramson
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 21,450. Language: English. Published: June 8, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Judaism / Talmud, Nonfiction » Biography » Religious biography(5.00 from 3 reviews)
Scholarly yet readable, The Sea of Talmud combines basic, authoritative information on the Talmud with the author’s unique and personal journey to traditional Judaism. Tracing the history of the Talmud from its origins in ancient Israel and Babylon to Internet-based texts, Dr. Abramson describes the excitement and thrill of studying Talmud from an insider’s perspective.
Autobiography of an Unknown Man by Christopher Bruce
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 157,930. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The story of one man's life from his birth in war torn England in 1941, emigration to Namibia in 1951, school and University in Namibia and South Africa, creation of a major construction company during the Border War in Namibia, the company's collapse under apartheid and its effect on his family, making a new start as a contracts manager in the Far and Middle East and his retirement to Thailand.
Our Name Wasn't Written - A Malta Memoir (1936-1943) by David Vernon
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,680. 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.
Trans Boomer: A Memoir of My Journey from Female to Male by Lee Jay
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 57,170. Language: English. Published: July 2, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Gay and Lesbian » Transgender
This book tells the story of one Baby Boomer's life: from a religious childhood to teenage rebellion to an adulthood in which he finally is able to live life as his true self.
The Adas 2015: The Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize, The Ada Cambridge Poetry Prize, The Young Adas Short Story Prize and Graphic Short Story Prize. by Williamstown Literary Festival
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 35,770. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies
This ebook volume of the Ada Cambridge literary awards anthology contains the short-listed and winning entries for three of the prizes: Biographical Prose Prize, Poetry Prize, and Young Adas Short Stories. The print edition, available for loan or purchase at any Hobsons Bay Libraries branch, also features two entries for the Young Adas Graphic Short Stories.
The Eleanor Venture: A Memoir by Eleanor Carlson Flanders by Paul Flanders
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 54,960. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The Eleanor Venture tells a coming-of-age story informed by The Dust Bowl and the Great Depression—two events that create hardship in the author’s early years. Eleanor Carlson, oldest of seven and spunky farm girl, forges her unique path into adulthood. A fearless seeker of new places, people, and parties, hers is a humorous, blunt, and self-analytic woman’s voice in the “Greatest Generation.”
Taos Soul: Love Stories, Heroes, and Wild Adventure by John Hamilton Farr
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 50,960. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2010. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
"It was Friday afternoon, and the post office was full of Indians..." From the opening sentence, you know you're in a different world. Part memoir, nature writing, black comedy, confession, and journal of spiritual discovery, Taos Soul is a collection of 62 true stories about life in an old adobe at 7,000 feet in northern New Mexico from 2005 to 2010. (See Buffalo Lights book for earlier years)
Man of a Million Fragments: The True Story of Clay Shaw by Donald H. Carpenter
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 405,560. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A biography of Clay Shaw, the New Orleans man implicated in the assassination of President Kennedy. It tells of Shaw’s life as playwright and telegraph employee, public relations man, his service during World War II, his spectacular career at the International Trade Mart in New Orleans, life as a gay businessman and CIA information source, through his arrest, trial, and ongoing litigation. Unique!