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Finding Calcutta: Memoirs of a Photographer By Marie Bissell Constantin
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In 1984, Mother Teresa arrived in New Orleans to speak to a large crowd waiting in the Superdome. As Marie Bissell Constantin drove in from Baton Rouge to take her photograph, she had no idea that... More > her encounter would mark the first of many, and that one day one of her images of Mother Teresa would be unveiled in front of over three hundred thousand people for her beatification ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. In her photographic memoir, Constantin leads others through her unique journey of exploring the possibility of becoming a nun herself as she traveled to capture Mother Teresa in rare, private moments. In addition to powerful black-and-white images of Mother Teresa, Constantin shares personal stories that shine a light on the selfless life of nuns, from other religious orders, who live and work among the most abandoned people in the world.< Less
My Memoirs (paperback) By William H. Johnson, Jr.
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William Helge Johnson, Jr., was born on June 26, 1917 in Tuxedo Park, New York. In 1960, he moved with his family to Satellite Beach, Florida, from Seattle, Washington, and to West Melbourne in 1997.... More > William was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II and worked for Boeing as an engineer, retiring from Kennedy Space Center. Both for work and at home, he was always inventing things. He was a talented woodcarver and had carved hundreds of pieces for his family and friends. He always saw the lighter side in life and was known as a great jokester. He and his wife were world travelers. He taught his family that it’s never too late to achieve your dreams - at 89, he took flying lessons. At the suggestion of his daughter, William wrote his own memoirs, contained in these pages. He died at the age of 92, on January 28, 2010.< Less
Connections and Reflections: A Memoir By Bruce Lippert
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This is the memoir of Bruce Lippert, a prominent biochemist, husband and father, who lived an active, engaged life; whose work and interests took him to live and do research in many cities and many... More > countries. But he is also someone with what he describes as a “time bomb” in his brain and spine. He has MS. It is a story that moves from a time when he was young, active and strong, and enjoyed hiking, camping, and extensive travel, up to today, where he lives in a nursing home in Brookline, Massachusetts, unable to move anything below his shoulders. But it is not a tale of sorrow or grief, but one of resilience and stamina and even humor. In spite of his disease Lippert has lived a vibrant--if not healthy--life, in the midst of overwhelming circumstances. In this book he writes about that life in a jaunty, pleasant, non-self-pitying manner, describing joys and heartaches, and details of his research in a calm, compassionate voice.< Less
The Memoires of Alison Edye By Alison Edye
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These are the memoires of Alison Edye. She was born in 1921. Before the war she worked in London's theatre-land, designing costumes; but when war came she joined the WAAFs and was trained as a cipher... More > officer. After the war she Married John Edye and lived a somewhat bohemian existence in London. She worked for the campaigner, Marjory Fry, helped start a bookshop and raised three children. She became a teacher, and did a great deal to improve the educational opportunities for dyslexics and travellers' children. On top of all that, she was one of the funniest, kindest and cleverest people I have ever known. This is the extraordinary life of an extraordinary, ordinary woman. It is a wonderful read, full of wit and humour and stories of the fascinating times through which she lived.< Less
Vow Renewal Ceremony Memoirs By Garnet & Tanya Stewart
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On the 14th September 2016, Garnet & Tanya Stewart travelled from Australia overseas for the 1st time, to the other side of the world, to follow the Stewart Ancestors footsteps in Scotland and... More > Ireland. It marked their 25th Wedding Anniversary where they decided to renew their Wedding Vows in the Church that Garnet's 4th removed Grandfather married his Grandmother, that being James & Isobel Will on the 20th August, 1803. Standing at the same altar in the St. Mary's Parish Church, Dundee Scotland. The amazing day was captured by the very talented "Photography by Jacqueline", and the day was shared with a very small group of newly made friends that helped tie the whole event together with us, whilst the family back home in Australia, watched the Church Ceremony live stream, via social media.< 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
A Charmed Life: A memoir By Kenneth Nixon
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Life has been very interesting for me. Perhaps my story will be for you. First there was a short dull job in an oil lab, then an exciting time in the air. Three short, varied stints and one long... More > one in different Universities. A great, fulfilling job in the British Civil service. Lots of travel all over Europe, North America and other places. Navigation - Test Flying - Study and Research- Customer Service - Nuclear Waste- Trainer Development - Postgraduate Medical Education. There have not been many poor bits and very few sad ones. So, if you're addicted to angst and crime this is not the book for you. It’s generally upbeat and cheerful - more about the steady bonds of love at home and efforts to make life easier for myself and at the same time for others at work. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I did living the story.< Less
Chasing Dreams, A Memoir By Govind Garg
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The story of a hearing impaired boy growing up in a small village in India. To realize his dream of becoming a doctor he had to overcome many obstacles: a harsh father, poor hearing, lack of... More > comprehension and little emotional support. See the difficulties he faced through college and finally medical school. From India he traveled to Canada and the United States, where he received exemplary training in Anesthesia at McGill University and Harvard Medical School. Follow his career and personal growth through academic medicine and private practice, along with the ups and downs he faced as a result of his poor hearing. Finally, with the many improvements in hearing aid technology, he was able to hear and function almost normally. Read how he developed one of the first freestanding surgical centers in the US. Then follow the challenges of a partnership, financing the project and finally running the center. His study of philosophy and existentialism have been important aspects of his life.< Less
Counter Steer: Memoir and Essays On a Motorcycle By V Ron Krug
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Motorcycles run through my veins. It began with my father who spent three years in prison after a failed attempt to rob a gas station during an initiation into a biker gang. I was Mom to my own... More > gang! We didn't rob anything- we rode on nice Sunday afternoons- and I rode my own bike- for about two weeks. Most of the time I was on the back- but I have a tattoo! I'm a biker. Counter Steer is a series of humorous memoir, short stories and essays on the life and travels of a motorcyclist. Just like counter steer on a motorcycle you sometimes have to steer directly at the problem before veering away from it. V Ron Krug has been a part of motorcycling for the past 43 years.< Less

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