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Organic Revolutionary By Grace Gershuny
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Grace Gershuny was a principal author of the USDA’s first proposed National Organic rule, and left the National Organic Program staff shortly before the final rule was published. The story of... More > this process, which consumed much of her life for five years, is interwoven here with the story of her movement along her own personal timeline before, during, and after this arduous federal process. It’s the story of how the organic revolution became rooted well before the federal government cared to notice, and the personal, political, and practical struggles that ensued in the heroic effort to move it beyond farmers’ markets and into supermarkets.< Less
Damn, I Shot My Horse By Fred Hauptmann
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The coming of age story about Fred, a boy who is sent into the desert with very few resources to help build his family's homestead. Many colorful characters come into his life, among them ranchers,... More > prostitutes, miners and other unlikely mentors. Over eleven hard years as a homesteader, hard-rock miner and buckaroo, he learns to live in solitude and keep his emotions in check. Oh, he also learns to dig a ditch.< Less
Love Letters from the Tennessee Hills By Marilyn Powell Hutchinson
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The courtship correspondence of a Tennessee couple during the early 1920's.
The Secrets of Egypt - Dance, Life & Beyond - 2nd Edition By Joana Saahirah
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Once upon a time I had a dream and I chased it. This Magical Book tells about my Adventure in Egypt, the Price we pay for our Dreams and the Wisdom we gather on the Journey up the Mountain. Almost... More > killed, chased, shocked and amazed with an Egyptian (fascinating) underworld very few foreigners ever get to know. How did I end up living and performing in Egypt for almost a decade, succeeding in my - polemic - career against all odds? How did I do it* when everyone yelled: YOU CAN´T! The answer to these – and other – intriguing questions is above rational understanding. That´s the Magic this book talks about.< Less
The First Fifty: Lessons Learned in a Half Century of Living By Cory Ellsworth
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The First Fifty: Lessons Learned in Fifty Years of Living, by Cory Ellsworth, is an insightful and humorous look into one man's life and the things he has learned along the way. From his early days... More > on a dairy in Arizona, Cory's experiences have included working on three continents and visiting over 40 countries, raising a large family, losing beloved sons along the way, enjoying a life of service in the LDS church including a two-year mission in Germany, and creating two stage musicals. He and his wife, Amy, have moved forward with faith and humor. Life's lessons learned and shared in this book are well worth the read.< Less
Through It All By Russell Stolp
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When I began to seriously consider taking on the job of writing this book, I had to ask myself the question, “Why?” As I gave some thought to an old adage that “hindsight is always... More > 20/20 vision,” God gave me the answer to my question and revealed to me one of the great truths in His Word. I have preached and taught this wonderful truth through all these years, but I never really saw it as plainly as I did when my wife and I took a look through the lens of “hindsight is always 20/20 vision.”< Less
Humble Roots: Earl and Caroline By Lona Root Haskins
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An epic of a poor humble family’s survival. A poignant portrayal of a beautiful woman from the northern Wisconsin countryside and a man from the city who met at the end of World War I, fell in... More > love and married. It is about raising a large family in sometimes destitute situations, and about how alcoholism affected their life, the failures of Prohibition, and a father driven to desperate measures. It is about their hard work ethic, and how finally owning property gave them a new determination to make something of their life. You will be transported back to a time of country life before electricity, indoor plumbing, washing machines, or tractors, through the years of the Great Depression and the Dustbowl, and about how the Works Project Administration rescued families from a life of total poverty, about the emergency shipyards of World War II providing a living wage to unskilled laborers, and a family apart, with life in a logging camp, and the building of a new town.< Less
The Nam: A Marine's Memoir Of Vietnam By Richard D. Preston
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These writings are the true experiences of this former Marine. The chronological order of things: I can’t guarantee. It’s been over forty years since my tour in Vietnam and my mind is a... More > little foggy on some aspects and crystal clear on others. I have spent the last few years writing bits and pieces about my tour in the Nam down on paper. They are written with no particular rhyme or reason. You will find these pages seasoned with poetry that I have penned over the past few years. Sometimes I can’t find the words to explain my thoughts and rhyming seems easier for me to explain what I feel. When I started my memoirs I had no forethought of ever piecing them together. I have only recently decided to make these writings public.< Less
Running A Volunteer Fire Department By Dr. Harry R. Carter
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This book was created to assist those people who have been placed in positions of leadership in a volunteer fire department. This book will help them to understand what a fire department is, what... More > leadership consists of and how they must act. It also covers such things as , training, mentoring, and coaching, as well as what ethical behavior is.< Less
Angels of the Blockade: The Story of Marina Sergeyevna Karetnikova By Bill O'Byrne
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God was not absent or silent during the "900-Day Siege" or Blockade of Leningrad (now Saint Petersburg, Russia). The compelling story of little Marina Sergeyevna and her parents... More > demonstrates the significant role that one family of Christians played in surviving the Blockade, and how Russian Christians helped other people survive it with dignity and with faith in God. They did so at great political and personal risk to themselves. This story could not have been told during the militantly atheist, soviet era, but it has an important message to convey to post-soviet Russians, who believe that chance or their own strength saved them from fascism. God did not abandon Russia. Faith in God was the secret of strength in weakness. Ideal for classrooms and home-schooling environments, Angels of the Blockade includes project ideas to accompany any unit on World War II on age appropriate levels from about 4th grade and up.< Less
Living Among Sasquatch: A Primer By Dave Gibson
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All of the events described in this book actually happened to Dave and Pam Gibson. Truly, no one is more amazed than they are. They bought land and rented a small cabin to live in while they built... More > their mountain home. In the first year, they were oblivious to the creatures that lived near and passed by their cabin. In the second summer there, they found their first Sasquatch footprint. They discovered that Sasquatches were not only real, but that they lived among them. This book chronicles their path from nonbelievers in Sasquatch to knowers over a very short period of time, but also reveals many amazing things about these incredible beings. One Sasquatch, in particular, developed a fondness for Pam. She left it apples, and it left her flowers and even half of a squirrel. She also learned that she could communicate with it. Follow their journey of learning of Sasquatch, North America's most amazing being.< Less
Resonance By Boraan Abdulkarim
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Boraan Abdulkarim enjoys capturing moments through spontaneous adventures, photography, and long conversations with her family and friends. She has found an outlet for sharing these moments through... More > writing ever since she started her first journal at the age of six. She has adapted her writing style since then, and continues to discover herself through her own words. In her free time, she can usually be found reading in a cafe or just walking outdoors. She thrives on inspiration, which she finds in everything from flowers to unforgettable people and beautiful words.< Less
The Girl From Silver Creek Book One By Doris Willis Gracia
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Short stories from the life of a Nurse from Silver Creek, Mississippi. Travel back to when life was simpler, work was harder and the good times made good memories and even better stories.
Constellations By Claire Robson
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This collection forefronts the voices of writers who came together in 2015 at Cascadia Retreat Centre on the Sunshine Coast in BC Canada. Written around the theme of "Constellations' they cover... More > the gamut of human connections, from generational to cosmic.< Less
Henrietta Susmilch My Life By Mary A. Susmilch-Monroe
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The life of Henrietta Susmilch at 90 years old, as told to Mary A. Susmilch-Monroe.
Short Stories and Other Musings By Thomas Lambrick
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Short stories written by Thomas Lambrick who was born in 1938 in Orillia Canada and joined the RCAF and flew in Europe. He later went on to fly 34 years for United Airlines and then flew a Stearman... More > biplane in retirement.The collection of stories include childhood memories and flying exploits from the fifty years of flying.< Less
This Is Your Life By Steven Lewis, Editor
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An anthology of Micro Writings by members of the Fall 2015 Microfiction/Nonfiction Workshop at the Sarah Lawrence College Writing Institute.
DREAMING CHEMISTRY: The Professional Life of Dr. Nathan Allen Coward (1927-1990) By David R. Coward
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A documentary history of my father Dr. Nathan Allen Coward (1927-1990), including his 1953 Ph.D. thesis and his professional life as a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin-Superior,... More > 1959-1989.< Less
The Hellyer Say By Art Hellyer
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THE HELLYER SAY is a collection of 18 autobiographical essays by Chicago radio and television pioneer and legend Art Hellyer. Art's career has spanned more than 55 years, and his stories, hilarious... More > and poignant, make for entertaining reading, and provide an insider's view of radio and television history, not just in Chicago, but across America. ------------------------------------------------- “Oh, I remember with delight Art Hellyer’s broadcasts during all those flowering days of radio. There was always something joyous, heart-warming and graceful in his appearances. It makes my heart good to enthusiastically endorse this book.” — Studs Terkel, author of Working, Hope Dies Last, Chicago and the Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Good War”< Less
Letter to my Father By Franz Kafka, Howard Colyer
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This letter is the closest that Kafka came to setting down his autobiography. He was driven to write it by his father's opposition to his engagement with Julie Wohryzek. The marriage did not take... More > place; the letter was not delivered.< Less
Hood Scholar By Bryan Holloman
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This book is outline in short synopses based on true stories about my life, and how a subpar GPA transitioned me from the streets to a science laboratory. The book is written in vernacular English so... More > readers can grasp more of a feel to my situation. Follow my journey through drug distribution, criminal activities, military achievements, and lastly a science laboratory.< Less
Grace, Gratitude, and a Positive Attitude By Kathy J. Ragsdale
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An intimate account of one survivor's journey as she takes each step through detection, treatment, and ultimate survival of breast cancer, a disease that affects one in eight women, and her discovery... More > of so many opportunities for gratitude along the way.< Less
Breast Cancer Discovered & True Love Revealed By Ruth Ann Slaby, Randall J Slaby
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This is a story about a young woman's battle with breast cancer and it also deals others around her that develop a similar disease. The story is written as kind of a conversation to a third party.... More > Ruth and Randy provide there own prespective on the situations and the struggles that they would have to overcome. The story describes how their love began before she had been diagnosed with breast cancer and how their love flourished, with the ups and downs that developed along the way. The true meaning of love was revealed to them, and they would like to share that revelation with whoever would like to read the story. The story is informative, thought provoking, and very emotional; even for those people who were part of the story and who have had a chance to read through the manuscript once it was completed. This composition is written to hopefully educate and in some cases, inspire those who are involved with an individual in their own lives, who is going through a tough battle with a very aggessive cancer.< Less
The Bridge By Yvon Ledoux
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“The Bridge” was written with two purposes. Part I is his life story. Part II is life illustrations with parallels in the Bible with the intent to communicate that everyone’s life... More > can be visualized in every single book of the Bible. The Bible is the story of this world from the creation to the end. It is the story of what is to follow in eternity. It is the instrument of God’s will for everyone’s life. God’s Word is the bridge from here to eternity. It is the bridge that will take us to Him at the end of our life here on this earth. It is everyone’s story today. Yvon opens his heart and life up to us in this wonderful book so we can better understand how God's Word is a bridge we can all use to connect us to Him. He makes it very easy to see how the ancient scriptures of the Bible are alive and applicable in our lives today. Thank you Yvon for building a bridge in your daily life so we can all witness God's love through you! Jennifer R. Lippens O.D.< Less
:"God Knows My Name" By Frances Patterson Harper "Ann"
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"God Knows My Name" tells a story of a family's relationships growing up and over a period of years. It is a dedication, or tribute to an inimitatable woman named Mandy. It's the... More > outpouring of life's lessons and a family's understandings as well as their misunderstandings. It was written for the purpose of providing healing, hope and an honest perspective to move forward with life and being the best person you can be.< Less