Dr. James Finnegan spent one year in Vietnam during the war as a combat surgeon, including heading a surgical team in Khe Sanh during the famous 77 day siege of that combat base. His stories are... More > personal, unique, and describe a side of the war seldom reported in the media. Each story is based on the true personal experiences of a physician who himself received a Purple Heart for wounds he sustained in action.< Less
Kristin Murdock could be called the world's only "entre-manure", after finding great success in turning cow dung into fun creations.
It all started while hiking near Lake Powell, Utah,... More > when she stumbled upon a batch of old sun-dried cow droppings. What a great gag gift for the person who has everything, she thought. She gathered a few, lacquered and drilled holes in them, and stuffed them with a battery powered clock.
Quite accidentally, Donny Osmond saw one and featured it on the Donny and Marie TV talk show. A business was born!
Enjoy this inspirational story told with heart, humor and honesty as she shares her cowpie journey.< Less
The world's number one instrumental group had a worldwide hit in 1960 with "Walk-Don't Run." They hit high again with "Hawaii Five-0," continuing on a fifty-year career of... More > recording and touring towards America's Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Written in collaboration with band members and associates over a 9 year period, the heavily illustrated book contains data for over 50 of the band's sixties recording sessions.
Once I got started, I couldn't put it down. There are so many twists and turns through the decades while fads and fortunes propel the group from success to success, rising and falling with the trends of music and fate. This story provides ample proof of what happens to the roller coaster at the bottom. It rises up again!
There are many hidden stories within that tell of the times and people and make one aware of just how significant The Ventures are for all these years on their way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Danny Marks - JAZZ.FM91
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These snapshots of bygone days gathered in Pieces of China very much resonate in the present. Told in a deceptively breezy voice by Peter Lighte - unlikely Ming scholar and unlikelier banker - his... More > stories illuminate shadows of the Cultural Revolution, the hilarity of bureaucracy, the complexity of relationships and the daily adventures of a young man who thinks he somehow fits into a world beyond the looking glass.
All profits from Pieces of China will be donated to Half the Sky, a foundation which seeks to bring a caring adult into the life of each orphan in China - www.halfthesky.org.< Less