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Convicted - Converted - Forgiven By Levon E. Davis
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Have you ever wondered how someone gets to the point where he commits murder? That was the question I asked myself while serving a double life sentence plus two years, and the potential to face the... More > death penalty. I had a hard heart and no hope of release when I met a tiny woman who changed my life. She asked me what I wanted to do with my life. No one had ever asked me that before, but it got me thinking and I couldn’t help but wonder why I was born. Was there really a God who had a master plan that included someone like me? And if so, was there still time to live out His dream?< Less
AMAA WHO'S WHO in the Martial Arts Autobiography By Jessie Bowen
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The American Martial Arts Alliance, LLC 2015 Who's Who in the Martial Arts autobiography book provides in-depth biographical information of the lives of today's martial arts leaders and achievers... More > from both the United States and around the world. This resource immediately takes a place at the forefront of references covering martial artists—and stands out as the new benchmark for martial arts accomplishment. Read inspirational stories by renowned martial arts masters and grandmasters, as they share their martial arts journey.< Less
Combat Master - Sid Woodcock and Detonics By Allen Chinn
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If I told you that there was a person that was one of the early 1940s OSS (Office of Strategic Services) operatives and later worked under contract for the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), Atomic... More > Energy Commission, Department of Defense, FBI (Federal Bureau of Investigation), Secret Service and the Department of Justice; trained at Shaolin during World War II, trained at the Kodokan in Japan after World War II, was a Grandmaster of Chin Na, 8th Degree Black Belt in Shinobi, instructor of units from the U.S. Army Special Forces and U.S. Navy Seal Teams, taught Bruce Lee joint locking techniques; an expert in firearms and explosives, and a watch maker you would think I was crazy or a liar. Sid was all of these things and more. This book is my memoir of my friend Sid Woodcock and Detonics the gun company he made famous. Sid's background insured that the Detonics Combat Master was a pistol fit for impossible missions. Sid and the pistol that he made famous were indeed Combat Masters.< Less
Tails of the Gypsy Musher: Alaska and Beyond By Hugh H. Neff
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“This one's for the dreamers. Hugh Neff's "Tails of the Gypsy Musher" chronicles Neff's unlikely journey from the big city of Chicago to the remote outposts of Alaska. The story pulls... More > you along as easily as Neff's sled dogs do from competition to competition, from adventure to adventure. Told in a style ranging from light-hearted whimsy to wide-eyed wonder, Neff takes you into his world of beauty and love, where dogs are family and the environment is holy and sacred. It's a road worth traveling. All along the way, the spirit of Neff and his sled dogs shines through, illuminating the way for future dreamers. Geronimo, indeed.” --K.C. Johnson, Chicago-based sportswriter< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Neil-O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz led an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in Northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea and... More > the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950's, he witnessed the sights of a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a safe place with his family.< Less
Wasted Years and Wasted Tears By Kristina Brantley
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Takes you through a journey through the authors life as she describes her strained and sometimes violent relationship with her ex husband, what caused her to stay and what eventually caused her to... More > leave him. Its a story of faith, hope, and God's grace and protection.< Less
Eight Dollars and A Dream: My American Journey By Raj Gupta, Syd Havely
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“Eight Dollars and a Dream tells of a remarkable personal and professional journey by one of America’s premier CEOs and corporate directors. Raj Gupta, working with Syd Havely, offers a... More > candid and captivating story, told with passion and special appreciation for how family, mentors and other leaders transformed him and how he in turn changed his world, a compelling account for all who are navigating a corner office, a boardroom, or their life course. “ – Michael Useem, Professor and Director of the Leadership Center, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania “Raj's story is the American dream writ large with a focus on what is really important in life. I have had the privilege of working with Raj for many years and have seen his qualities as a business leader firsthand. But I have benefitted even more by watching his example of how to lead one's life with dignity, integrity, and grace. This is a book that needs to be read!” – Bill McNabb, Chairman and CEO, The Vanguard Group, Inc.< Less
Road Towards The Eastern Giant By Erik J Churchill
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From the first page of chapter one this story is sure to have you at the edge of your seat - or hammock. This is the incredible biography of the first Colombian Missionary to step foot into the heart... More > of China and Tibet. This is his story. From a gang-member in the streets of Bogota, God takes Victor and turns him into one of His Generals. This book is sure to help you see God in a much more personal manner than you are used to. Let your faith be boosted, and soon you will see yourself step out to the unknown to fulfill the astounding call that God has for you.< Less
Obama, The Jackie Robinson President By Frank Palacio
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Thank you President Obama for being an inspirational person and leader who worked compassionately with underserved and underprivileged communities even before you aspired towards higher office to... More > help infinitely more people! You are the embodiment of Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream. You and Jackie Robinson both sacrificed tremendously and overcame a great deal of obstacles and adversities in spite of all the odds. The entire human race can learn from your courage, perseverance dignity and nobility of character.< Less
My Story: Eighty Years of Living By Arthur J. Edgar
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Life and times of Arthur J. Edgar. Eighty years of life documented.
Fighting for My Life: How I Found God and Beat Lyme Disease By Patrick Collins
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Patrick Collins has the life that he has always wanted: a loving family and supportive friends who help him in following his dreams. He has an accomplished baseball career and a unique passion to... More > change the world. That is, until illness strikes. Plagued by fatigue, arthritis, chronic sinus infections, mood swings, and seizures, Patrick is left without a guide in his search for what is wrong with him. Doctor after doctor runs tests and comes up without a diagnosis. The family is told it is “all in Patrick’s head,” and is offered antidepressants. Two years and tens of thousands of dollars later, a diagnosis is given: Lyme disease. Although Patrick’s malady finally has a name, the extensive testing for, and treatment of, this enigmatic disease is not covered by insurance companies, leaving the family financially devastated. This memoir draws readers into the mind of this young sufferer of Lyme disease who had lost all hope of recovery, missing out on years of his childhood.< Less
The Precious Pearl By Michael Di Gregorio, oSA
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“Peacemaker,” “Saint of the Impossible,” the “Saint Who Asks Too Much” are just a few of the many adjectives used to describe one of the most popular saints of our... More > times. With the canonization of Saint Rita in 1900, interest in and devotion to the “Precious Pearl of Umbria” spread rapidly not only in her native Italy, but throughout many nations. As a woman who had experienced the various states of life as wife and widow, mother and nun, St. Rita has much to say to women of every time and place. As a victim of violence and a witness to forgiveness, she offers powerful testimony to men and women alike. It is hoped that this little book will bring many to find in St. Rita’s example a model whom they can emulate and an intercessor on whom they can count in their time of need.< Less
IN HIS GRIP By SHEILA PATRICIA INGRAM
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There are so many young women and men who are lost in our contemporary society . The culture dictates many behaviors that are immoral and always lead to a path of confusion, depression, substance... More > abuse and in many instances death.  I know this well because at the age of 5 I began a fast journey  into adulthood  that was filled  with undisclosed landmines mixed with enormous  challenges.  As my husband was gun down on the same day I gave birth to our second daughter, I thought I would lose my  mind.  In my hours of despair God's grace and unwavering mercy was the armor, unbeknownst to me that I was clothed in.  Where I saw no future God had secured one-a future that has allowed  me to reach out to those who don't see a way out, who are buried under the debris of the circumstances of life, I thought the church was the healing factor where, there too betrayal, jealousy and judgement found me. It is in the peace and relationship with God that my sanity is found. We are all in the grip of God.< Less
Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory: The Life and Times of Doctor David Ross, Surgeon, Sot-Weed Factor, Importer of Human Labor, of Bladensburg, Maryland, and related individuals By Stewart Lillard
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“Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory” relates the facts about Doctor David Ross of Bladensburg, his family life, his business and political connections, and his efforts to... More > develop a productive iron mine along the upper Potomac River on lower Antietam Creek in Washington County, Maryland. Through his diligence and the skills of his close relatives, Dr. Ross was in a position to recommend the taking up of arms against Great Britain to his river neighbors of the Committee of Correspondence. His son was later appointed to serve briefly as one of the first auditors for the newly formed District of Columbia. His nephew by marriage, James Maccubbin Lingan, a victim of the Baltimore Riot of July 28, 1812, was one of the first group of leaders who set Georgetown, Maryland (and later D.C.), on its course to greatness as a deep water port. He remains the only veteran of the American Revolutionary War to be buried in Arlington National Cemetery.< Less
Her Unseen Life By Shannon Richards
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Ever felt all alone or abandoned? Were you bullied or picked on in school? Have you always desired a better relationship with your parents? Or have you been in an abusive relationship and didn't know... More > if it was worth saving? Shannon Richards has... Because her parents were in jail for the majority of her childhood, Shannon's great aunt raised her. As a result, Shannon grew up learning the ropes of adolescence the hard way, and as an adult, she struggled with abusive relationships and even doubted her ability to raise a child. But through perseverance, Shannon navigated the pitfalls of life and found a way to come out shining. Her Unseen Life is the new release from author Shannon Richards. In this memoir share all of Shannon's personal ups and downs while she encounters life from every angle. Journey with her to find out how she makes it through the good, the bad, and the ugly as she sails through life's most difficult storms.< Less
Benito Santiago Behind the Mask: My Life of Baseball By Charlie Hudson
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All-Star Catcher Benito Santiago, the man who could throw from his knees to second base to get a runner out, reveals personal and professional stories of his baseball career.
In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five By Terry G. Kennedy
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Two days after Christmas in 1969, five young, forward-thinking mountaineers set out to climb Mount Cleveland, the highest peak in Glacier National Park. They were never seen alive again. The Mount... More > Cleveland tragedy will remain one of the most enigmatic mountaineering accidents in the United States. In this tale, the author fast–tracks himself into mountaineering at age 15. His quest is to vindicate the Mount Cleveland Five by climbing the north face with the brother of one of the missing. In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five is a true story about the coming-of-age, racing through 22 years of climbing endeavors with colorful Montana climbers and their close calls, antics and tears. The grief and inspiration of the Mount Cleveland avalanche never leaves the rear view mirror. The story ends on a peak in the Alaska Range as the author attempts a new route with the son of his longtime climbing partner. The slope they are ascending threatens to avalanche—and history is on the verge of repeating itself.< Less
In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five By Terry G. Kennedy
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Two days after Christmas in 1969, five young, forward-thinking mountaineers set out to climb Mount Cleveland, the highest peak in Glacier National Park. They were never seen alive again. The Mount... More > Cleveland tragedy will remain one of the most enigmatic mountaineering accidents in the United States. The author fast–tracks himself into mountaineering at age 15. His quest is to vindicate the Mount Cleveland Five by climbing the north face with the brother of one of the missing. In Search of the Mount Cleveland Five is a true story about the coming-of-age, racing through 22 years of climbing endeavors with colorful Montana climbers and their close calls, antics and tears. The grief and inspiration of the Mount Cleveland avalanche never leaves the rear view mirror. The story ends on a peak in the Alaska Range as the author attempts a new route with the son of his longtime climbing partner. The slope they are ascending threatens to avalanche—and history is on the verge of repeating itself.< Less
A Child's-Eye View By Mary White Gordon
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In 1977, in her 79th year, Mary White Gordon penned this intimate and engaging portrait of her childhood years in the frontier mining town of Wallace, Idaho.
Hidden Truth By Jamie Porter
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This story is about a specific time in a young girl’s life where she hid the darkest secret from her loved ones. It describes in vivid details things that were done to her that she was afraid... More > to tell because of the fear of not being believed. Not because she was a liar, but because of who her perpetrator was. She would later share her story with a close relative, who would then let the secret out. After years of hiding her pain, she shares how you can forgive someone who has done you wrong, even if they are not sorry. She encourages young men and women to say something even if you don’t think you will be believed by others. Always speak out and stand up against abuse. This story describes the lifetime effects that sexual abuse can have on a child, but most of all this story tells the hidden truth.< Less
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ON the RUG- 2017 Kentucky Governor's Scholars' memoirs By Morehead GSP 2017 Creative Writers
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A collection of memoirs developed during the five week 2017 Kentucky Governor's Scholars Program. Students collaborated in their Creative Writing class to share similarities and differences of their... More > lives in "their Kentucky."< Less
American Educator By Ginger L Franklin
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American Educator chronicles one woman’s journey from ninth-grade dropout, to university professor and beyond. The novella takes place over a turbulent eleven years of teaching in colleges and... More > even in prison. Franklin helped students from over 50 different countries, many of whom are refugees from war-torn regions. Through their personal, often heart-wrenching stories, she presents some of the complex realities of overseas conflicts that are rarely seen on the news. These people changed her life and perspective, and she feels compelled to share what she learned. Throughout, the author interweaves her personal journey and her own struggle of trying to earn a living as an educator in a system that makes it nearly impossible. She went from making a nice living in the beginning of her teaching career to near homelessness, all while undergoing a personal transformation in her goals and identity.< Less
73 Bristol Boys By Walter Michaels
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A collection of names, letters, news, and events about the 73 men whom left Bristol Connecticut in July 1917 to enlist into Company D and fight in the Great War, WW1. Author Walt L. Michaels has... More > compiled information from soldier’s letters home, news clips, and other sources to give the reader an insight to the rages of war that these brave men witnessed.< Less
Life of Michael Novice By Michael Novice
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This volume is the story of our beloved Dad, Michael Novice, who survived the Holocaust. Part 1 is his “Autobiography”, which summarizes his life from birth to about 1995. He describes... More > his life before the war as well as his incredible and terrifying experiences during the Holocaust. Part 2 is an article called “Recollections”, in which he describes his experiences, thoughts and feelings as he created a new life for himself after the war. He was brought to England after liberation as one of a group of 732 young survivors known as “The Boys”. Dad describes the kinds of medical, financial, educational and emotional support he received as a “Boy”” as well as several memorable experiences he had as he recovered from the horrific traumas of the Holocaust. Additional parts bring the reader up to date in 2017 at his 90th birthday celebration.< Less