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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.
No More State Greens By Troy Hough
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G-five grew up in the streets of NYC with the intentions of getting rich but suddenly realizing the path he chose is not what it seems.Back an forth out of the system. Getting shot and almost... More > Kidnapped he has to make a decision...Is this the path he really wants or does it takes for him to go to jail to start using the 5 steps of decision making to get his life back in order.< Less
Invisible Handcuffs: Colorado Community Corrections (Halfway House) for Women By Tammy Garrett-Williams
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Do not get too comfortable while reading “Invisible Handcuffs” This book will make you think you are dreaming and you will want to wake up, but the reality of this dream is, IT’S... More > REAL! You may not want to have another bowl of Oatmeal and if you miss a phone call, could it cost you, your freedom? This book is especially for families and friends who has someone in Jail or Prison planning to (by putting in their papers from DOC) or those that have been direct sentenced to Community Corrections (Diversion Client), to understand what factors goes into their loved ones successfully completing such a program as a Community Corrections Resident. This book is great reference for an inmate of Department of Corrections (DOC). They will get a chance to see and understand that Community Correction is not what they possibly think it is. To some of the inmates it may be a struggle they do not want to take on. To others it may be just what they need. Good read for Lawyers, Judges and Probation/Parole Officers.< Less
Once Upon a Tom By John Pople
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Biography of Tom Hostetler, SSRL beamline operator for SSRL. A compilation of his craziest antics
Queen of the Underworld: Her Descent and Return, The Maiden By Heidi Pangratis
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Queen of the Underworld: Her Descent and Return, The Maiden is one novelette in a series of three. It is a Persephone story surrounding the immersion of a young woman into the darkness of the... More > underworld only to return with wise women's knowledge which she is then able to share with others. This very personal story draws from Jungian psychology, spirituality, women's issues and from a myriad of gurus that the author has encountered on her life journey. The author's hope is that others may relate to her experiences and from that find hope and inspiration to trudge forward in their own personal journey with renewed vigor.< Less
From Felony to Fitness To Free By Doug Bopst
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A life changing story about how a young man made the most out of his second chance. Once, a full blown drug addict and felon, he is now passionate about helping others get healthy every day.
“I Don’t Want to Sit In the Front Row Anymore” By Diana Walker
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Death and dying amongst family members can be traumatic, endearing and “spirit” filled, thus providing many lessons learned even as adults. We are not alone as we walk this earth. Our... More > love deepens with each loss. Join the author as she shares many tearful and light hearted occurrences in order to endure personal loss.“ I have learned so much in the past few years. I feel as though throughout my experiences I have worn many hats, medically, legally and especially as the oldest child in an Italian Catholic family that I would like to share with all of you”< Less
How God Saved Me: My Inspirational Story By Christopher Fox
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My name is Chris Fox, and I was born with Tourette’s syndrome and obsessive-compulsive disorder. In the past, I constantly battled getting bullied in school, which eventually led to substance... More > abuse and a life that was out of control. I wasn’t living anymore; I was trying to survive. My life was filled with turmoil and I almost lost it numerous times, until I met the woman of my dreams. She accepted my Tourette’s and OCD, but I almost lost her due to my out of control lifestyle. I was in too deep and I had to choose to walk alone or walk with God. I surrendered to God and encountered the Holy Spirit. The Spirit revealed that I had a special gift to make others laugh, and I needed to put all of my trust in God to pursue my dreams. After living such a painful past, I knew I had made the biggest decision of my life.< Less
I Think I’ve Done Pretty Good!: Ruby Mae (Etherton) Owens Her Life, Her Family By James M. Owens
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In “I Think I’ve Done Pretty Good!” I trace ninety-seven years of my mother’s remarkable life, 1915 to 2012. Ruby Mae (Etherton) Owens grew up on a modest, by today’s... More > standards poor, Southern Illinois farm. She really did walk a mile to school, a one-room school, occasionally riding a mule. My mother boarded out and worked her way through high school and college. She taught in rural one-room schools, married, transitioned from rural to urban life, worked in the Willow Run Bomber Plant during World War II, gave birth to three children, taught in and retired from suburban schools. Her life is clearly a story of success. She is certainly proud of the way she lived her life. In later life, she often declared, with great satisfaction, “I Think I’ve Done Pretty Good!” I am confident the readers of this sketch will have a better awareness of what life was like in Ruby’s time and will agree she “did pretty good!”< Less
My Father, My Friends ~ Memories of World War II ~ By Sparky Barnes Sargent
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This book features ten veterans who share their memories of their World War II experiences. These men lived through the inherent dangers of the war—whether attacking a surfaced German... More > submarine, bailing out of a disabled bomber or a fighter plane on fire, landing cargo gliders behind enemy lines amidst gunfire, fighting in vicious aerial combat, or tending to the wounded and dying after a horrendous kamikaze attack on the USS Saratoga. Veterans include: a radar operator and a radio operator who served together on a B-24 Liberator; a B-17 engineering officer; four glider pilots who flew the Waco CG-4A and British Horsa; and three fighter pilots who flew the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, and F6F Hellcat. Foreword by Budd Davisson, Editor-in-Chief, Flight Journal. 1st Ed., May 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9818238-3-6 6”x9” paperback, 264 pages, more than 270 photos.< Less
Remembering Florida's Forgotten Coast By J. Kent Thompson
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Come experience the beauty of North Florida's beaches, attend a womanless beauty pageant or ride on a twelve car ferry to one of Florida’s barrier Islands. Drive the beach in search of a... More > loggerhead turtle laying her eggs late at night and tell ghost stories around a campfire. This book focuses on a little known area of North Florida’s coast. These are stories of the people and events that make up one of Florida's hidden secrets--it's crown jewel called the Forgotten Coast.< Less
The Kindred Path By Steve Hazell
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The Kindred Path tells the story of a remarkable 22-year friendship. Brought together by a shared love of music, reunited through political action, Bob Weitzel and Steve Hazell were in and out of... More > each other's lives until Weitzel's final quest, his solo kayak journey on Lake Superior. The Kindred Path provides a history of the Green Apple Folk Music Society, reflections from the author's 17 years as a folk music performer, a participant's view of the 2011 protests at the State Capitol in Madison, and an account of Weitzel's fatal Lake Superior challenge, based on the journal he kept during the voyage. The book ends with the author's odyssey of discovery to gain closure with the death of a friend.< Less
Remembering: 25 Years of God's Faithfulness in India By Bula Dell Blanchard
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Maurice and Bula Dell were young Tennesseans called to do big things for the Lord, and it would require a lifetime of their reliance upon God’s faithfulness. Having made the willing, yet... More > thoughtful decision to accept God’s call, they traveled to Burma to begin working as Christian missionaries. Events of World War II forced them to evacuate separately, not knowing where or when they would ever find each other again. Through a series of awe-inspiring events, God planted them in Ramapatnam, South India. He used the following years to grow them in ways that would help fulfill His purposes in that part of the world. Bula Dell’s 1940’s American dream of honeysuckle and roses around their front door was traded for beautiful eternal “blossoms” of new believers at Heaven’s door.< Less
Journey Of A Lifetime: Unexpected Experiences, Anecdotes and Lessons Learned From America’s Heartland By Julie Rosenbaum-Engelhardt
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When a girl from the Bronx is uprooted to small town Indiana, she capitalizes on the small-pond opportunities and leads you on a behind the scenes roller coaster ride of her charmed life in some of... More > the world's most coveted stages, from the dugout with baseball legend Albert Pujols to hanging out on the infamous Honeysuckle Rose, Willie Nelson's famed tour bus, and so many more epic experiences. "Julie's book walks us through old Ebbets Field and her love of the Brooklyn Dodgers, especially Duke Snider, Jackie Robinson, and Gil Hodges, through legendary entertainment artists and several stops in between, with knowledge, heart, and passion." -Don Mattingly, manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers "Julie has such a unique way of capturing life and allowing her readers to see and feel exactly what she portrays. I have always loved to read her writings and been moved by her stories." -Tom Arnold, actor< Less
My Line in the Sand By Chick Keating
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This is a true story taken from the real-life events of an ordinary couple, born into extraordinary times. This book is a memoir, a journal, and a tender and wonderful love story; a walk through... More > history during the times of what is now referred to as the “Greatest Generation.” More so, it is a soul-searching portrait relevant for anyone setting the bar too high, and having the wish, the ambition, the talent and the courage to reach for the stars without fear. Written by Chick Keating< Less
The Wild and Wayward Tales of Tammi True By David Hopkins, Nancy Myers
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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
We Fought Them On the Seas: Seven Years in the Royal Navy By Lieut. Ian S. Menzies, D.S.C. R.N.V.R.
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This splendid book is far more than one man’s memoir. While it is certainly that, it is also a dramatic account of one of the twentieth century’s most critical times. Ian Menzies takes us... More > into the crucible of World War II as the drama was played out on the seas. Written with eloquence and authority, this book is a richly detailed and vivid account of life on a British destroyer with its hours of boredom interrupted by harrowing episodes of naval battles and sea rescues. Menzies writes of acts of wartime courage and humanitarianism, and he includes moving accounts of the sinking of The Empress of Canada, the Murmansk convoys, and the D-Day task that earned the D.S.C (Distinguished Service Cross).< Less
I'd Rather Sit at the Kids' Table By Lu Sweet
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These stories are a compilation of articles I wrote over the past ten years as an educator, coach, parent and lifelong learner. Most are inspired by children - my own and those I have taught and... More > coached. Children inspire!< Less
Lost Seoul By Jin Stearns, Carolyn Stearns
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Lost Seoul is the inspirational true story of one man's journey to find his family after becoming lost in a crowded Seoul train station at the age of six. It relays his courage, and never-ending... More > hope, to understand his path in life while discovering unimaginable inner strength along the way.< Less
Phe By Phyllis Blanck
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A modern American story of human emotion, frailty, and triumph
Lester's Legacy By Lester Cook
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Lester's Legacy is inspired by a true story of Hollywood. Bette Bligh the stories main character was born and bred in Beverly Hills, Ca. She ultimately leaves wealth for poverty when she marries one... More > the first abstract expressionists of the time in Venice, Ca. The secondary character in the book is Bette's son Monte who is orphaned at 9 years old, he does not discover his roots until he is a grown man by finding a manuscript penned by his father. After a bizarre odyssey he finds out why his father disappeared and other mysteries of his families past. It is truly a riches to rags story.< Less
My Life In Shorts By Tom Stanford
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The life and times of Tom Stanford (Ladybird's Gallery) as told by himself.
Ruminations of a Grumpy Shepherd By Richard Regnery
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Ruminations of a Grumpy Shepherd recounts Dick and Gretchen Regnery's experiences from over 20 years of raising sheep in Door County in northeast Wisconsin. In their late 30's, they abandoned their... More > urban life to buy and rehabilitate an old dairy farm. Their flock of white and naturally colored Corriedale sheep produces specialized wool for use in handspinning. Along with insights on raising and caring for sheep and producing quality wool, the book introduces many of the individual members of the flock. Certain flock members also contribute their own essays in order to assure that a "balanced" perspective is maintained. Join us for tales ranging from trolls and phobias to artificial insemination to a journey to the end of the earth.< Less
Marthaville and More By Joe Barney Berry
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In his first memoir, Joe Berry writes about his childhood in Marthaville, Louisiana. Growing up in a large but poor family, he hunted, swam, and got into trouble now and then. As a man, he left home... More > and found meaning in his family and faith.< Less
See the Dragon By Don Arndt
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How could such a small portion of a man’s life affect him so much? What can happen to a man in only two years that could so profoundly reshape the entire rest of his life? Why can’t a... More > soldier just forget it and let it go? I did hold it in and kept it mostly out of mind for decades. I’ve asked myself those questions, and my friends have asked that of me too. I have no answer except to understand that for those few months, every moment was so intense and so emotionally filled that it somehow burns into a man so deep that it becomes like a scar on the inside, but not visible on the outside.< Less