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Old Gangsters & Young Guns: The True Tales of Two Worlds By Cavario H.
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These are the true stories of several of America's most notorious Black and Latino gangsters whose careers created the utmost revered legends of the past 40 years. Their exploits and extremes have... More > been chronicled across many mediums, including film and television but as a firsthand participant in the lifestyle, I was a friend to many and a contemporary of most so I have written stories that few have either the knowledge or experience to share. This is BEYOND THE HOOD.< Less
Joys & Sorrows By Carrie Kindle Brewer
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Memories of my joys and sorrows will never die for me. This book was exceedingly difficult to write, while this life has been difficult to live. I was the youngest of six children. The oldest boy... More > was fourteen year old. My grandparents had all passed away except a grandfather. We had to live in different foster homes. After about five and a half years, my oldest brother, Hollan- age 19, got us all back together. He worked and sent us fine children to school. About three years later, Hollan was drafted in the army in World War II. My next oldest brother, Albert, then became our guardian. We all lived together until Hollan was wounded in action, was discharged from the army, and soon returned home. Come with me now into the world of “My Joys and Sorrows”.< Less
History of Joseph Lee Robinson, Paperback By Joseph Lee Robinson
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Joseph Lee Robinson lived from 1811 to 1893. Like many Americans of his time he was part of the great movement west. Starting from his birthplace in Vermont he and his family moved first to New York... More > then to Nauvoo, Illinois where they joined the largest organized migration in American history, the Mormon exodus to the Utah Territory. There the Robinsons settled in several branches and wrested a living from the desert. Robinson was elected a justice of the peace and served as a lay leader of his local church congregation. His journal reveals him to be a devoted father and husband, a friendly, confident man motivated by an unwavering faith in God. 388 pages. Includes timeline charts, maps, photos and an additional section of correspondence. Edited by Oliver Preston Robinson.< Less
A Simple Guide For Writing Your Life Story By Barbara H. Shaver
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A guide for writing your life story
The Dirt On Jane By Jane Fishman
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“The Dirt On Jane” is Jane Fishman’s anti-memoir. It’s a tale of aging, a style of gardening, a rage at having to wear two pairs of glasses to read a map in the car.... More > It’s a meditation in maintaining a sense of humor when visiting her mother in the assisted living facility and hearing someone ask, “When did you move in?” It’s a prayer for patience when her mother says, “All I want for Mother’s Day is for you to polish your nails with some Iced Mocha I bought on sale.” It’s a look at a life that is haphazard, loopy, fun and always in need of straightening. As a judge in the Savannah Garden Exposition once said of her ten-foot-by-twelve-foot faux garden entry: “Delightful! Shows one doesn't have to spend a lot of money to enjoy gardening. Lacks cohesiveness.” For twenty years Jane Fishman has written a human interest column for the Savannah Morning News. She is the author of “Everyone’s Gotta Be Somewhere,” a collection of newspaper columns. She lives in Savannah, Georgia. ISBN 978-1-4675-0404-1< Less
My Combat Diary With Eighth Air Force B-17s 390th Bomb Group By Andrew Anzanos
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B-17 "Flying Fortress" Combat Diary of Andy Anzanos, 26 missions, credited with destruction of an ME-110 and damaging an ME-109. Many engine failures and massive rocket attack made for a... More > memorable experience. Loss of all room mates and their aircraft "Liberty Bell-e." Soon after completing his combat missions, Andy was shot down by friendly fire. Also writes of other training experiences. Andy is also a major designer and builder of the 390th Memorial Museum in Tucson, Arizona dedicated to his bomb group.< Less
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A primal scream erupted in the Charity Ward of Providence Hospital in Washington, DC. Crying out for Mother,baby Movsisian felt her loving grip for only minutes after birth. Judy's bassinet was... More > wheeled away, then hidden, once her birth blood was washed away. Her family was nearly destroyed in the Armenian Genocide; only 5 survived from Nor Kegh, Charsandjak, Kharpert, in the Euphrates River Valley. They emigrated to the U.S.A. in 1913 and 1921. Fate determined that this newborn would be the last one to inherit the family name. Cloaked in secrecy, Mary's identity remained a secret from her until she was 38! Mary did not know that Armenians had origins from the Cradle of Civilization and were the first people to accept Christianity.Her birth records were sealed, then falsified. How did she find her family? Mary's tenacity resulted in her discovering 'something.' How did THE LETTER, written 9-17-1945, and hidden inside an old box in a closet, yet found by accident 42 years later, solve Mary's mystery?< Less
Giving Back By James Jones, Jody Fuson
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The Community Justice Center Story is written in perspective of the author and his experiences with restorative justice.
To Climb That Mountain By Marian Baker-Rave
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This is a Memoir of Marian Baker-Rave's life in the Alaska wilderness in the 1930's. Having only his wife and four daughters to help him, Marian's father recruited the aide of Marian to help him... More > run his lumber mill in rural Alaska. Even through many hardships this family had the strength to prosper through their faith in God.< Less
Looking Through Glass Eyes By Noah I. Brown
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With hurdles that test their faith and almost take them over the edge, four friends try their best to maintain the security of their musical group and their friendship. But how long can they keep up... More > the façade, before everything blows up in the worst way? -- Based on a true story, this book will take you on a journey into the lives of four young men – hungry for success, yet tormented by personal insecurities.< Less
Detoured Destiny By Jessica Davenport
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Jessica Davenport tells her inspiring story and details her journey to recovery after suffering a life changing stroke due to birth control.
Threads from the Loom of Time By Dorothy L. Thompson
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In the early 1860’s, the government of Upper Canada advertised free grant lands in the district of Muskoka and anyone could apply. Two intrepid families, the Casselmans and the Wares, took up... More > the challenge and became neighbours on the twin sister lakes, Fairy and Peninsula. In 1901, their granddaughter, Beatrice Casselman was born with the gift of second sight in the burgeoning pioneer town of Huntsville. She was an eager receptacle for both her paternal and maternal grandfather’s family histories, taking us back to the 1700’s in Germany and the 1800’s in England and Ireland. Beatrice spent a lifetime collecting the stories of the early settlers. Now her daughter has taken the family histories and her mother’s memories of her remarkable life and woven it into a compelling epic celebrating the courage and determination of the people who built the new world.< Less
Troubled By Maranda Evans
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Troubled is a true story based on the life of Maranda Evans. After the tragic death of a few loved ones, she struggles to find her purpose in life over a ten-year period. While losing everything,... More > Maranda forgets what she learned as a child. Abuse, love and scandalous men break her down piece by piece. Will she make it through these struggles and become the woman she always wanted to be, or will her bad decisions ruin her life forever?< Less
John Ball By Ms Hen
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John Ball was an explorer, starting when he was a young boy. As an adult, his travels led him to visit with a President and a King, and into many other adventures, some that nearly killed him.... More > Finally, he and his family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the zoo is named for him and you can climb on John Ball -- his statue, that is.< Less
Mixing the Memories By Zanesville High School Sophomore Honors English 14-15
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Zanesville High School Sophomore Honors English 14-15 class collection of nonfiction narratives
Flagrant Fouls By Stephen A. Saine Sr.
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Stephen A. Saine grew up in Memphis. He is currently the Pastor at Higher Heights Christian Church in his hometown. His rise from street hustler to Man of God is chronicled in this autobiography, his... More > first book offering. Saine escaped narrow calls to answer his calling as preacher. He hopes to be a source of inspiration to those who have taken the wrong road in life. He wants them to know they can also get on the right path. He is a husband, a father, a son, a brother, friend, but more importantly a humble servant of Christ.< Less
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Seriously God, Am I That Girl? By Tammi Terrell Dixon
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Just a year after her divorce, author Tammi Terrell Dixon, a single mom with no health insurance, learned she had breast cancer. In Seriously God, Am I That Girl?, she opens up and reveals intimate... More > details about her battle with breast cancer. Initially, she wanted to hide under a rock, but her faith led her to believe God was orchestrating behind the scenes. Based on a journal she kept throughout her journey, Dixon opens the story with a quick look at her life after all the tears and procedures. Then she takes a look back, describing how she battled for her life and eventually found inner peace. She offers updates and the lessons learned throughout her ordeal. With a hint of humor used to discuss a life-threatening issue, Seriously God, Am I That Girl? delivers Dixon’s story to help others who face the same diagnosis. It shares one woman’s story of surviving breast cancer because of God’s intervention and resulted in a beautiful transformation.< Less
Breathing the Same Air: A Peace Corps Romance By Gerry Christmas
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Author Gerry Christmas is one of “Kennedy’s Children,” an idealist who answered the call to join the Peace Corps not once but twice. In Breathing the Same Air, a gritty memoir of... More > love and loss, he narrates his volunteer experiences in both Thailand and Samoa. From the sultry alleys of Bangkok to the serpentine paths of his Polynesian island, Christmas explores new frontiers of mind, body, and spirit. He shares stories from cross-cultural miscues and screw-ups to Peace Corps politics and squabbles. He also ventures into the classroom where he talks about his Thai and Samoan students who effuse a certain candor, curiosity, and charm. And he narrates pursuing Aied, his long-lost love, and the difficult decision to return to the United States. As Christmas looks back on his Peace Corps days, he is mindful of President Kennedy’s words: “… we all inhabit this small planet. We all cherish our children’s futures. We all breathe the same air. And we are all mortal.”< Less
A Day in Mrs Bolt's Classroom By Brittany Humphreys
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It's a Miracle By Alfred Wojtowicz
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This is the autobiography of a German immigrant's miraculous life in Post War Germany and the United States.
The Fragrance of Lilacs By Phyllis Lambert
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A young girl's odyssey from birth to young adult growing up on a farm from 1934 to 1950 in upstate New York
From Mill Town to College Town 2 By Alton Little
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Growing up in North Carolina in the 1930's-1950's in a cotton mill town, obtaining a doctorate degree and teaching at Western Kentucky University.
DON'T YOU KNOW ME? By Edgar B. Madsen
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This is the account of a survivor of the post World War II Russian prison camps. He describes the descent from a happy childhood, including tutoring by a then 15-year old future Pope Benedict XVI in... More > Latin and Greek, into a virtual hell on earth and his ensuing salvation.< Less
Adventures of Our Past By BCMHS Sophomores of 2017
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This is a collection of stories from the family histories of the BCMHS Sophomores, Class of 2017. We've gathered meaningful, fun, and entertaining stories from relatives and compiled them into one... More > awesome anthology that shows who we are, where we're from, and the adventures from our past!< Less