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Quest
By Dr James T. Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,440. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Fiction
Growing up in 1920's rural Texas is hard enough, but nearly impossible when your father abandons the family. Follow the story of two brave brothers who take to the road in search of the father that left them and answers to their nagging questions. Quest will remind readers of Greek tragedies in the scope and depth of the personal struggle of these two lads.
House of Love
By Jason Dry
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 85,780. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010. Category: Fiction
Young Paul moves to his grandparents’ house after his sister drowned. A medium to the spirit world, his great-grandmother Big Mama teaches Paul to communicate with the living and the dead, opening a door that forces Paul to realize he will never return to his life as it was before. House of Love is about family, forgiveness and the unshakable bonds that unite family through life and afterlife.
Finding Heroes
By Byron Starr
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 65,100. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Creative Guy Publishing. Category: Nonfiction
The story of the search and recovery effort during the 2003 Columbia disaster. Mr. Starr and his family run a funeral home and were called upon, along with hundreds of other volunteers from the area, to help search for and catalogue debris from the shuttle, and sadly, the bodies of the astronauts. In searching for the heroes, they discovered the heroes within themselves.
Flatheads
By Byron Starr
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 40,550. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2010 by Creative Guy Publishing. Category: Fiction
Back in East Texas for the summer break, college student Kevin Harvey gets more excitement than he counted on when he signs on with a logging crew to escape his dull summer job bagging groceries. As he and the other 'flatheads' (so called on the off chance they don't get out of the way of falling trees) soon discover, the Texas piney woods hold many secrets -- some better left undiscovered.
United States Post Offices Volume 2 The Great Plains
By Richard Helbock
Price: $12.99 USD. Words: 80,200. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The second volume in a set of eight that comprises an alphabetical listing of the over 166,000 post offices that have ever operated in the 50 United states from 1776 to date. The listing for each office contains a county location, dates of operation and a Scarcity Index (S/I) value that offers postmark collectors with a guide to the relative value of postmarks from that post office.
With Bowie at the Alamo
By Frederick West
Price: $12.95 USD. Words: 226,020. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2010 by G and J Publishing. Category: Fiction
Remember The Alamo is a slogan we learned in grade school, but it was the horror of Goliad, where the infamous Mexican General Santa Anna massacred hundreds of prisoners of war, that motivated author Frederick West to pen With Bowie At The Alamo. The result is a sweeping novel of such scope and depth that one cannot help being caught up in the drama even when the end is known.
Cross the Styx
By Kenneth E. Ingle
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2010 by Rob Preece. Category: Fiction
"They're going to kill you." That wasn't what business manager James Clayton had expected. But his recommendation to buy and hold a small company caused big problems for a Russian Mafia leader and when the Russian Mob has problems, they share the pain. Now James has to stay ahead of the mob and find a way to stop the Russians from destroying his company and the woman he loves.
To Catch a Killer
By Tim Madigan
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2010. Category: Nonfiction
The gruesome murder of a young woman named Brenda Salazar was only the first chapter in one of the most riveting crime stories in the history of Fort Worth, Texas. When it was all over, three young women were dead and a number of law officers were angry about the missed opportunities. The story came to a close in the killer's bedroom, where the detectives found a shop of horrors.
Inside the State: The Bracero Program, Immigration, and the I.N.S.
By Kitty Calavita
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 99,230. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2010 by Quid Pro Books. Category: Nonfiction
A socio-political study of the rise and fall of the Bracero worker program and what it means for immigration policy and organizational theory. A classic book with continuing substantive and methodological value. As a new Foreword notes, worries about immigration and labor persist, as does basic dysfunction of the present form of INS. Digging deeper reveals the persistence of a structural catch-22.
Peter Peacock Passes
By Dr James T. Baker
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 95,120. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2010 by Grave Distractions Publications. Category: Fiction
Peter Peacock Passes is the tale of a Texas youth in the 1960's who has to come to terms with his desire to become a minister and find a meaningful relationship. Follow Peter's misadventures as he learns to minister to his flock and the women he meets along the way. When one adds in the needs of those Peter ministers to, the path to the straight and narrow becomes complicated.