The life of Davenport Padgett spanned part of the 19th century and most of the twentieth. His almost-photographic memory goes back to 1898 when he was four and saw his first train. Beginning with... More > this first memory, he tells the reader story after story that reveal a remarkable man who loved life, appreciated people, and enjoyed every day. He said he lived his life as his father taught him: to treat every man as his brother and every woman as his sister. He also said he believed that people were good if you’d let them be and that love is the most important thing in the world.< Less
"The object of this book is to share my upbringing and experiences in this little town of Rodeo (NM), and the surrounding areas, mostly in the Bootheel of our state and the Portal (AZ)... More > area."< Less
From Zero To Hero. Naked Cowboy has weathered rain, sleet, snow, terrorist and assassin threats fearlessly with only a cowboy hat, boots, guitar and in his underwear. Armed with his goals and... More > ambitions clearly refined in his journals as formulas for success and betterment, in the pursuit of excellence he has achieved worldwide popularity. He is recognized as an American Icon, a New York City Tourist Attraction in the ranks of The Statue of Liberty & The Empire State Building. He has created a world famous brand that rivals major corporations. This is a true and beautiful love story of a man who went from nothing, to running for the President of The United States. A fantastic autobiographical journey in self motivation and the successful attainment of Super Stardom.< Less
There is a fine line between admiration and stalking. The story of a persistent cat, the couple she “dated”, and their travels aboard the motor-vessel Wild Blue. The 50-something couple... More > retired early, sold their home & photography business, scooped up the cat, and hit the waterways. Life isn’t always easy onboard a 25 foot boat, but it is an interesting escape. Featuring Molly the cat.< Less
This volume is a reflective and motivational collection of speeches, pieces, prayers, and musings. In it, the reader will discover the importance of knowing one’s history, being able to... More > establish a sense of identity in a hostile environment, having pride in one’s self, speaking out and advocating for others, and that the secret to a contented life is to willingly give thanks while requiring no thanks from others. The author shares what it was like growing up in the segregated south under the oppressive cloud of Jim Crow and how she overcame such oppression through the mentoring and support of caring teachers and extended family.< Less
Uncommon men in common cars, mostly Ford and Chevrolet: Here are the stories of the "real" drivers...
The quiet hamlet of Riverhead on New York’s Long Island is known today as the... More > Gateway to the East End for vacationers en route to the Hamptons. But in 1957, Riverhead, and the rest of Long Island, was a much louder place. That year, as a 10-year-old boy, Ken Spooner saw his first stock car race at Riverhead Raceway. After that, he watched many nights unfold from the stands of both Riverhead and the now-demolished Islip Speedway. As so many boys watching men with their toys, he eventually got the itch to join the fun. So it was in the summer of 1965 that Spooner raced at Riverhead right alongside some of his childhood heroes. More than four decades later, he returned to Long Island to interview those drivers. These are their stories.
You will be transported right into the drivers seat, to experience the way racing was and will never be again.< Less
Susen Hickman’s memoir is an engaging story that speaks to the human desire for connection to oneself and others, not only in the face of loss, but in the moving forward to embrace new... More > horizons. Susen’s exquisite imagery and grace-filled poetry drew me directly into the experience of a broken heart that was transported back to wholeness. No one escapes life without loss; there is something for everyone on these pages.
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In the 1960s, Nancy Powell became TAMMI TRUE, the burlesque headliner at Jack Ruby’s Carousel Club. She lived a double life, PTA mom by day and stripper by night. Then Jack Ruby shot Lee Harvey... More > Oswald and everything changed.
From Catholic school to the juvenile court system, from a noisy club in Dallas to a quiet farm in the country, Nancy’s life is wondrous and wayward, hilarious and heartfelt. Here it is, her world in her own words—in and out of the spotlight, and ready for an encore.
Tammi True bares it all.
“Using the glamorous backdrop of Dallas in 1963, Tammi True brings the truth about Jack Ruby and the JFK assassination to a whole new generation. It is a must read story!” - Katie Dunn, director, producer of True Tales: JFK. 1963. EXPOSED
“Tammi True is the ultimate Texan burlesque queen with big hair and big attitude. Nobody can turn you on and make you laugh quite like Tammi.” - Ginger Valentine, co-producer, director of Ruby Revue< Less
Memories of Tommie's is a book about Tommie Goodrich who had a dream to be a "soda jerk" and his wife Helen Virvan Goodrich, who worked hard to help him accomplish this. It is a story... More > about a small town coffee shop/soda shop/ice cream parlor that was everyone's favorite place to go and why they enjoyed going there. It also is a story about the author, Joan Goodrich Adams, growing up with Tommie, Helen and the shop. Maybe it will shake your memory bank and bring back good, wholesome memories of your hometown or a place that you remember with fond memories.< Less
This is the story of Keith Stanworth, a man who was shaped by his mother and father, the land he grew up on, the people around him, and the faith he was taught. More than that, it is the story of a... More > man who took full responsibility for what he became—for good or bad.
When he was a young man, his teachers, coaches, and leaders influenced him greatly. He wanted the chance to use his love of sports to help others shape their lives and so decided to become a coach, focusing his abilities and dedication on shaping young people. He was raised in the outdoors and couldn’t have imagined a career without time on a mountain—a fact that led him to his home with the Forest Service. In both careers, he had some of the most wonderful—and frightening—experiences of his life.
This memoir shares the story of the life of Keith Stanworth. Sometimes people see the same things differently, but this is the way he saw it.< Less
Born near a manger is the story of Joe D. Simmons, a man from humble beginnings who placed his faith in God in order to become a prosperous family and business man. Never forgetting the teachings... More > of his loving parents Dal and Daisy Simmons; Joe has used their principals for handling the tough situations of life. His story is told through his own eyes as he reflects to his audience the triumphs and tribulations of his childhood, school years, early adulthood, and current life.< Less
Transforming challenging life circumstances into positive growth and change is what this volume is meant to celebrate and hopes to inspire. This book shares a selection of inspirational essays (and... More > poems) written by women who entered the 2013 Challenge into Change Essay Contest. Together, they explored such themes as: physical and mental abuse, mental illness, depression, disability, discrimination, violence, poverty, abandonment, job loss, starting over, teen pregnancy, raising children, faith, and finding a purpose. Everyone has a story to tell. But not everyone tells it. Fewer still write the story down, read it before an audience, or allow it to be published in a collection like this. Yet personal stories of triumph over adversity are the most compelling stories of all. They are wisdom stories. Shared with others, they awaken compassion and remind us of our similarities instead of our differences.< Less
Where does history begin? In the Lower Rio Grande Valley (LRGV) history began more than one hundred centuries ago during the Pleistocene epoch with the native Coahuiltecans as they roamed an open... More > land. Beginning in 1749, the region was incorporated as a new agricultural and ranching colony in New Spain. A hundred and fifty years later—with the introduction of irrigation and railroads—the LRGV began a century of commercial agriculture. It was in this latter period that Peter Norquest and his family found a new home in the region. This book, based on research conducted by UTPA student in the CHAPS Program, chronicles how the land was changed over the past ten thousand years, and tells the story of the Norquest family's contributions to the history of the region.< Less
From the first days of his life, Mike begins to doubt and question authority. From Santa Claus to the Catholic Church to the Selective Service. His quest eventually leads to a dramatic ending in the... More > courts.< Less
I have chosen the title, Gentle Warrior, for my life story. Mine is the story of how God turned a bashful, timid boy into a bold, earnest warrior preacher. As it would be impossible to tell the... More > Apostle Paul’s life story by limiting it to his travels and to geographical details and ignoring the spiritual warfare he faced throughout his life: so it would be impossible for me to tell my story apart from dealing with the spiritual warfare I faced throughout my life as a Gospel preacher.< Less
This book is a collection of remembrances, a series of incidences, almost all fun and enjoyable, that together tells much of the story of my life. Included are humorous adventures from taxi driver... More > to Navy aviator, building log rafts on the Connecticut River and attending a one room schoolhouse in Maine to climbing in the Himalaya. One of my favorite expressions is from a television beer commercial. The "World's Most Interesting Man" toasts his audience and says, "Stay thirsty, my friend." I think I have lived "thirsty" all my life. I am having a wonderful ride through life. So hop aboard and join me for the journey.< Less