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The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 29,450. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Activist Abbie Hoffman was under constant surveillance by government agents for five years. He handled this situation well—when he needed to go somewhere, he used to hitchhike and get a ride with the agents who were trailing him.
The Most Interesting People in Politics and History: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Most Interesting People in Politics and History, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,140. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
A sample: Australians know how to engage in activism. When the Australian prime minister would not apologize to Aborigine peoples because of the removal of Aboriginal children from their homes, 250,000 people in Sydney walked on the Sydney Harbour bridge on May 28, 2000, and a plane above the bridge skywrote the word “Sorry.”
The Funniest People in Relationships: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,820. Language: English. Published: November 24, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Some happily married heterosexual men like to dress like women. One way to get the proper female frontal development is for the man to wear a mastectomy bra. Many wives have ordered a mastectomy bra and been treated so nicely by the sales staff over the telephone that they have been tempted to say, “Don’t worry. I don’t have breast cancer. My husband just likes to wear a bra.”
The Most Interesting People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 27,390. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Hugh Troy once worked as a sports reporter for the student newspaper at Cornell. As a reporter, he gave the newspaper the reports of track and field meets, but he felt bad for whoever finished last in an event. Therefore, he invented the name “Johnny Tsal” and always listed Johnny Tsal as finishing last in whatever event he was covering.
The Funniest People Who Live Life
Series: The Funniest People Who Live Life, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,090. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Comedian Bill Hicks and his comedian friends loved to watch such religious programs as "The PTL [Praise the Lord and People That Love] Club." They used to make bets about how long it would take the preacher to stop talking about Jesus and start talking about dollars.
The Funniest People in Sports, Volume 2: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,540. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: When future NFL player Pat Tillman was attending Arizona State, his coach, Bruce Snyder, planned to redshirt him, thus keeping him eligible to play college football for an additional year. Mr. Tillman told him, “You can do whatever you want with me, but in four years I’m gone. I’ve got things to do with my life.”
The Funniest People in Sports: 250 Anecdotes
Series: The Funniest People in Sports, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 24,750. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Joe Venuti played jazz violin much better than he played golf. After hitting the ball into the lake at the Lakeside Golf Club in Hollywood, Mr. Venuti became so frustrated that he threw his club into the water, then he threw his other clubs and golf bag into the water, then he picked up his caddy and threw him into the water, and finally he threw himself into the water.
The Most Interesting People in Religion: 250 Anecdotes
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,120. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Lessons can be learned in strange ways. John Wesley and Samuel Bradburn once witnessed an angry quarrel between two women who used bad language but who used it passionately and well and with their whole being. Mr. Bradburn was disgusted by the language and wanted to leave, but Mr. Wesley told him, “Stay—and learn how to preach.”
250 Anecdotes About Religion: Volume 2
Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,740. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: In the family of Quaker humorist Tom Mullen, as part of the Christmas tradition the youngest child opened her presents first. The youngest child was Ruthie, who was not as materialistic as her siblings. For Ruthie a great part of the pleasure of Christmas lay in making her siblings wait a long time to open their presents.
250 Anecdotes About Religion
Series: 250 Anecdotes About Religion, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 23,840. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
A sample: Andrew Carnegie was a very wealthy man who had a reputation for donating money to charitable causes. Mark Twain wrote him to say that he wanted to buy a $2 hymnbook, pointing out that “I will bless you, God will bless you and it will do a great deal of good.” Mr. Twain then added a postscript: “Don’t send the hymn-book—send me the two dollars.”