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Dancing with My Cancer Demon: All the Way to a NIH/NCI Immunotherapy Clinical Trial By Clark B. Hanmer, MD
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This is not your typical death and dying, search for the meaning of life, cancer story. More like a dance lesson. I'm a family doc who flipped to Stage-4 cancer overnight. Making my way with... More > this terrible problem, I've managed to survive a year, learning a lot in the process. This is my journal, with commentary from friends, written as events unfolded. I offer it for others to find insights and make their dance a little easier. Subjects explored: CANCER: the emotional roller coaster, managing well-wishers, keeping everyone up to date, sorting treatment options and clinical trials. HEALTH CARE: find good doctors, manage your medical record, rebut insurance denials, and find an advocate to assist. DOCTORING: my rural practice stories explore what it takes to become a wise physician, by learning from patients. SURVIVING: Resilience, faith, personal choice, palliative care, and advanced directives. LIVING: Reconnecting and having some fun. Making the best of the time we have left.< Less
Positively State Street: The Best of Chuck Pora By Chuck Pora
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The best of Chuck Pora's collections of fun, nostalgic, dorky and depressing pieces about growing up in Erie, Pennsylvania in the Sixties.
Iran to America Running 1001 Marathons Journey from Badwater to Mount Everest Seven Continents to World Records By Parvaneh Moayedi
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Experience Parvaneh’s memories, stories, history, geography, ancestors, culture, tradition, beliefs, customs, practices, rituals and morals. Travel with Parvaneh as she runs marathons on all... More > seven continents. Run across the Mojave Desert during summer to reach Badwater Ultramarathon finish line. Sail to Antarctica on a Cold War Soviet Spy Ship to run a marathon on white continent. Summit Mount Kilimanjaro in Africa and Dive the Great Barrier Reef in Australia. Overnight at Mount Everest base camp and then run the world’s highest marathon. Witness breathtaking mountains and waterfalls in South America through her eyes. Absorb the enchanting cultures in Asia and hike the rugged Swiss Alps. Discover Parvaneh’s motivation to conquer the most difficult challenges in the world. Explore Parvaneh’s childhood and the intrigue of her ancestral past. Be immersed in Persian history, geography, traditions, beliefs and customs. Be inspired by embracing the unique gift of life during its darkest moments.< Less
Lest We Forget By Opal Hetterle
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My reason for writing this book is to glorify God for the many things he has done for me. As I have been writing these stories of my life, I realize even more than at the time they happened, how much... More > God cares for us. God is love. I truly believe that we “Have nothing to fear for the future, unless we forget how God has led us in the past.”< Less
Did I Do Enough? By Elwin B. Hart
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A memoir by Colonel Elwin B. Hart USMC (Ret.) on his life in combat, his marriage, his devotion to duty, and to his wife.
LOL After 67 Years By Peter Span
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This is the story of Peter Span, who at the age of six spent a year in a German labor camp with his mother and two brothers. His vivid personal memories as a child and the story of his family.
Roberta's Story By John Handyside, Kenneth Handyside
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A wonderful witnessing tool, an exciting first hand account of God's, Mercy, Grace and Love! The Life Story of Roberta Handyside, Roberta Handyside was a Nurse at the Katwa Leper Colony and a... More > missionary to the Belgian Congo for almost a decade during the nations struggle for independence. An excellent story for children boys and girls, demonstrating faith in God and including an invitation. For the Christian the story is an excellent reminder that God is faithful and will fulfill his promises! Roberta Dedicated her life to various Christian Ministries as well as being a dedicated wife and mother to three children. While age and Parkinson's disease have made it difficult for her to express herself, the stories are told by her family, who knew her best as she would have told them if she could have. Features: Why Roberta went swimming with the mission stations radio transmitter. -and- The Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner Miracle -and- How Roberta taught using a Wordless Book!< Less
Led By The Holy Spirit By Alice Moure
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This is an intriguing story of a families journey to escape communism and imigrate to the United States. The setting is Northwestern China where many White Russian refugees had emigrated to. The... More > memoir of Alice Moure describes how in late 1948, unrest and bloody massacres claimed the life of her father and forced her mom and her sister to flee China with a group of Christian White Russians to Shanghai, then to the Philippines and eventually to the United States. It was a 3 year journey laced with danger and surprises, prophecies and miracles.< Less
Go for It: Surviving the Challenges of Becoming an Artist By Nora Germain
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In “Go For It …Surviving the Challenges of Becoming an Artist,” we have a rare invitation to explore the mind of a young jazz violinist, from the very beginning of her life to the... More > present moment and beyond. We are taken on a journey through childhood, through heartache and loss, through moments of success and accomplishment, periods of uncertainty, creative blockage and inner challenge. Within these stories and memories we’re also taken on a journey of our own, a journey that inspires and uplifts us, and asks us tough creative and spiritual questions. Both candid and passionate, “Go For It” reignites our love of the arts and gives us advice and confidence that fuels our own creative paths. Nora Germain is a jazz violinist, recording artist, author, bandleader, and songwriter currently residing in Los Angeles, California. At age 24 she has already released four of her own albums.< Less
Lanterns to Lights By Jeffory Morshead
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A Cornish Lad in California 1857 - 1915 This is a work of faction. The dates and other historical da-ta are true, but the authors have taken the novelist’s liberty of entering thoughts and... More > imagining scenes.< Less
Soaring Above, Memoirs of Pierre Evert Giliam By Julie Wright
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Born in exotic Java in the Dutch East Indies, Pierre enjoyed a care-free childhood until World War II brought it to an abrupt end. European men became prisoners of war, leaving women and children... More > vulnerable to looters who pillaged their homes, raping and killing along the way. This is Pierre's story of his family’s courageous struggle to survive those dangerous times and endure 3 1/2 years as captives in the oppressive Japanese concentration camps. After watching his brother die and nearly dying from cerebral malaria, Pierre was separated from his mother and sisters and sent to a men’s camp for the duration of the war. During those lonely, desperate years of hard labor, he risked his life daily to stay alive. Despite missing 5 years of school and nearly dying from disease and starvation, Pierre miraculously passed stringent testing and physical requirements to become a fighter pilot in the Royal Dutch Air Force. His story shows how faith can help us soar to greater heights than we can navigate on our own.< Less
Dancing with My Cancer Demon: All the Way to a NIH/NCI Immunotherapy Clinical Trial By Clark B. Hanmer, M.D.
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This is not your typical death and dying, search for the meaning of life, cancer story. More like a dance lesson. I'm a family doc who flipped to Stage-4 cancer overnight. Making my way with this... More > terrible problem, I've managed to survive a year, learning a lot in the process. This is my journal, with commentary from friends, written as events unfolded. I offer it for others to find insights and make their dance a little easier. Subjects explored: CANCER: the emotional roller coaster, managing well-wishers, keeping everyone up to date, sorting treatment options and clinical trials. HEALTH CARE: find good doctors, manage your medical record, rebut insurance denials, and find an advocate to assist. DOCTORING: my rural practice stories explore what it takes to become a wise physician, by learning from patients. SURVIVING: Resilience, faith, personal choice, palliative care, and advanced directives. LIVING: Reconnecting and having some fun. Making the best of the time we have left.< Less
The Carrell Ten By Ruth Tilden
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The saga of the Carrell family's life and times from the late 1800s through the Second World War in Indian Territory/Oklahoma. Myrtle and Newton Carrell and each of their ten children recount their... More > childhood growing up in Hughes County Oklahoma. Moving from one farm to another, enduring floods, droughts, hard labor and wild animals, they found grace and laughter amid their toils. This chronicle follows the family through the eyes of each child as they grew up and found their way into the world.< Less
THUD PILOT By Victor Vizcarra
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Thud Pilot is the memoirs of a combat fighter pilot who flew the Air Force’s premier fighter-bomber in the most dangerous skies in the history of warfare. The F-105 Thunderchief conducted 75%... More > of the Air Force bombing mission in North Vietnam during the first five years of the war and Thud Pilot tells the story of the courageous men who flew them. The personal perspective from years of combat experience reveals just how the political mismanagement and inane Rules of Engagement made them as much the hunted as they were the hunters. Thud Pilot goes beyond the battle air space and shares the emotional impact on the families left behind.< Less
Palliative Care: A Different Kind of Hope By Patrick J Macmillan, M.D.
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Palliative medicine is one of the greatest gifts we have to offer folks at the end of their life or during the chronic phases of illness. Patrick J. Macmillan, M.D., conveys that message loud and... More > clear in this book featuring sixteen poignant stories of patients who found themselves at the end of life. Chaplains, nurses, social workers, and others play an important role in each tale. You’ll meet Grace, who wanted to keep fighting even though she had pancreatic cancer. Her family wanted her to keep battling as much as she did, but eventually she had to tell them that she didn’t want any more interventions. While doctors were unable to save her life in the conventional sense, they helped her spend her final days at home with loved ones. She is just one of many brave souls who have fought the good fight but eventually realized that surrendering to death offered their best hope at living with dignity.< Less
Around the World in 93 Years: An Uncharted Journey By Sue Dabney Catalano
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From 1923 to 2016, Sue Dabney Catalano’s memoir captures life amid the historic events and people of her time. Her personal perspective is gripping, informative, and uplifting. Beginning with... More > the simplicity of childhood in the 1920s, the glamour and affluence of Hollywood and Beverly Hills, and the bizarre effect of WWII blackouts in San Francisco and Los Angeles, Sue sets the scene for her riveting journey. Sue exposes their fascinating years after the war living in foreign countries— Saipan, Thailand, Laos, and Taiwan—sometimes undercover with the CIA. Their associations and friendships with remarkable and famous people made for a life of depth and intrigue.< Less
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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
Ilona at 96 By John Lucas, Ilona Royce Smithkin
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Ilona Royce Smithkin is a force. A force of nature. A force of willpower. A force of woman. At 90 years old, this lifelong artist was spotted by writer and photographer Ari Seth Cohen and featured... More > in his blog and blockbuster documentary, Advanced Style. Since then, she has become a fashion model and New York City icon. Now, at 96, Ilona shares her insights on aging and staying creative. An inspirational collection of reflections from this forever young, one-woman zeitgeist.< Less
After April By Eva McCollaum
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On April 15, 2007 SSGT Scott Lilley was hit by a piece of shrapnel while manning the gun of a humvee on a road his military buddies hilariously called “IED Alley.” The hot piece of metal... More > entered his skull just under his left temple, and that changed his life forever.< Less
Grey Quill Society Review - Fall 2016 By Peter Dunne, Editor
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The Grey Quill Society Review is an anthology of fiction, poetry, memoir, essays and artwork created by members of The Grey Quill Society Writers' Workshop at the Motion Picture and Television Fund... More > retirement community in Woodland Hills, California. The anthology includes life stories from men and women who spent their lives in front of and behind the cameras in the motion picture and television industries - telling stories that have entertained and moved hearts around the globe.< Less
Memories Eternal By Nicholas N. Chronis
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An affirmative and inspirational, early 20th Century love story about an immigrant shepherd from a small village in the rugged mountains of Greece’s Peloponnesian Peninsula and the lovely,... More > first generation daughter of Polish immigrants born in Pennsylvania coal country. This book chronicles their humble births, the challenges of their youths, their disparate religious upbringings and, eventually, the extraordinary family hardships that brought them together in a marriage that flourished for nearly fifty years. This historical biography about the author’s parents and family describes the unlikely story of how this pioneering interfaith couple – one a Greek Orthodox and the other a Roman Catholic – overcame incredible odds to include strong opposition to their marriage. This heartwarming actual memoir affirms the overarching power of love and how it and a virtuous dedication to family values underpinned their American Success Story.< Less
It Defies Language! By Greg Bishop
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A collection of essays about the UFO subject and related phenomena. The first chapter discusses the U.S. Government's involvement along with the author's personal experiences with agents and military... More > personnel. The text also includes historical perspectives on the subject, and theories and opinions on the current search for answers about UFOs from a viewpoint that is neither belief-based nor that of a doctrinaire skeptic. There are also entries about square craters on the Moon, black-eyed kids, and baseball games at Area 51. Foreword by Nick Redfern. Illustrated by "Red Pill Junkie."< Less
Tailor Made For Life - A Story of Survival During the Nazi Holocaust By Jack Zaifman, as told to Deanna Bosco Sass
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This is the extraordinary story of faith, survival and courage, of a young man who survived the death camps of Auschwitz and Dachau, and came to America to teach others the lessons of hope, tolerance... More > and love.< Less
Tusquittee Tales: Stories That Made the Water Dogs Laugh By Howard Blankenship
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Stories from the Tusquittee Mountain region of western North Carolina, filled with the adventures of a local man and the people in his small community of Cold Branch.