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Down But Not Out! - Personal Stories of the Great Depression By Life Story Authors
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In October 24, 1929, the Stock Market crashed and left a bloody path of former millionaires, who found themselves 'stoney broke'. Those who didn't commit suicide tried to find some kind of work. Even... More > their wives looked for work- what could they do? The "Depression" was felt in every corner of America, from Buffalo, NY,Missouri,Indiana, the Carolina's, California, Minnesota,Montana and down South. Read on to see how individual families coped through the 1930's.< Less
Memoirs and Personal Stories' By Keith Boyer
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How does a boy transform his early fascination with how the world works into a career as a notable physicist? Follow Keith’s Boyer’s stories of working with explosives in the mines as a... More > teen, through offbeat jobs to pay for college, and on to a doctorate from MIT. This story is a journey of discovery. Keith’s life’s labors ranged from work on early radar, high energy physics, nuclear engines for interplanetary travel, and thermonuclear fusion research, to lasers capable of crushing matter to create temperatures similar to the sun’s core. After a career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Keith worked into his nineties to pursue new objectives such as X-ray lasers and holographic methods capable of imaging molecules and atoms. With a mixture of personal stories and approachable accounts of adventures with complex technologies, discover Big Physics and engineering that helped shape twentieth century technology, seen through the eyes of an inquisitive pioneer.< Less
Memoirs and Personal Stories' By Keith Boyer
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How does a boy transform his early fascination with how the world works into a career as a notable physicist? Follow Keith’s Boyer’s stories of working with explosives in the mines as a... More > teen, through offbeat jobs to pay for college, and on to a doctorate from MIT. This story is a journey of discovery. Keith’s life’s labors ranged from work on early radar, high energy physics, nuclear engines for interplanetary travel, and thermonuclear fusion research, to lasers capable of crushing matter to create temperatures similar to the sun’s core. After a career at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico, Keith worked into his nineties to pursue new objectives such as X-ray lasers and holographic methods capable of imaging molecules and atoms. With a mixture of personal stories and approachable accounts of adventures with complex technologies, discover Big Physics and engineering that helped shape twentieth century technology, seen through the eyes of an inquisitive pioneer.< Less
Sometimes a Person Needs a Story By John Jarvis
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Over a decade ago in his best selling book Crow and Weasel, Cheyenne author Barry Lopez summed up the core of his Native American philosophy on living. He wrote: "It is good to be alive. To... More > have friends, to have a family, to have children, to live in a particular place. These relationships are sacred." Lopez also added a thought-provoking piece of advice, "Sometimes a person needs a story more than food to stay alive." The various writers in this book respond to the down-to-earth wisdom of Lopez and other Native writers in an effort to pass on Native gifts to their own children and loved ones that might otherwise be lost. The resulting collection of stories and lessons is a feast of personal connections to America’s Native heritage, to the goodness of the earth, to people who’ve been loved and lost, to people who’ve been loved and not lost, and to some of the best parts of the human story as it has been lived and is now being lived in America.< Less
The Story of a Migrant: a Personal Memoire By Donal Cruise O'Brien
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This memoire begins by charting a personal journey from a childhood spent in Howth, swimming in the cove and exploring the cliffs to Quaker boarding school in Waterford. Donal’s studies took... More > him from Dublin to Paris and Cambridge with graduate work in California and London. His decision to work on Africa began during university holidays in the Congo with his father who was serving in the United Nations in 1960. The School of Oriental and African Studies was the locus of Donal’s entire career from Research Fellow to Professor of Political Studies. Many have paid tribute to his capacity to listen, observe and develop his own unique perspective. Equal homage has been paid to his role as a teacher. In his retirement, Donal began work on this story of an Irishman living abroad. As a mark of his persistent courage, he completed the text in the last months of his life, despite serious illness. The migrant travelled well.< Less
Living With Bipolar: A Personal Story By James Delaney
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I suffered from bipolar for 5 years and 8 months. I don’t suffer from it anymore. I have experienced the death of family members and I had to watch my loved ones battling cancer. Experiencing... More > bipolar was worse. Bipolar was 50 times worse than any other tragedy I have ever experienced. And what’s worse is that it was completely invisible. No one knew I had it. I didn’t even know I had it. How can a person have a mental illness for years and his or her closest friends can’t tell? How can somebody be mentally ill and they don’t even know? What is it like to have bipolar? This book is my personal account of my illness. I will tell you how I got it, how it affected my life, what I tried to do to combat it, and how I beat it.< Less
Spinning the warp: A Personal Story By Judith H. Morrison
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Too taboo talk about? Shouldn't have been. From an idyllic early childhood and academic success, the course of the author’s life changed in her late twenties following a few hours wait in... More > casualty. What followed were family illnesses, bereavements and disability. While growing up she’d absorbed, as if by osmosis, the influence of her parents’ interests in naturopathy and Buddhism. That was the seed which sprouted in her thirties, developed into an interest in health and grew into her personal philosophy of practical epigenetics. An optimistic philosophy which arose from a synthesis of her life’s experiences, the study of psychology, Ayurveda, Permaculture and Emotional Logic and managing the challenges brought by multiple sclerosis.< Less
Okult By Wilhelm Person
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Okult is a GM-less horror RPG about people returning to the place where they grew up and find that things are not right. As they investigate they relive their teenage years through flashbacks and... More > find the roots of their problems in the past.< Less
Nightmares of Eminent Persons: And Other Stories By Bertrand Russell
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Nightmares of Eminent Persons: And Other Stories
Nightmares of Eminent Persons: And Other Stories By Bertrand Russell
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