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A Gift of Leadership By Class of 1965 USCGA
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Eighty five essays on leadership experience and philosophy written by members of the Class of 1965, U.S. Coast Guard Academy. Experiences range across many activities in military, business,... More > government and non-profit organizations. Many of the essays focus on introducing leadership to teenagers. Includes reading and learning resource listings relating to leadership.< Less
My Affliction By Chuck Pora
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Another fun, nostalgic, dorky and depressing trip back into the Erie-sistable past, by Chuck Pora, author of "Pora Lotta Lore," "Pora Lot More Lore" and "Peace to You Too,... More > Brother."< Less
The Monhollon Homesteaders: Kansas, Oklahoma, and Colorado 1859-1987 By Diane Thaxton Baublits
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The Monhollon Homesteaders is a biography of the life of western pioneers Isaiah and Etta Monhollon, who participated in the Oklahoma Land Run, encountered Jesse and Frank James, and raised five... More > children while surviving drought and the Dust Bowl Days. Inspired by her mother's journal, author Diane Thaxton Baublits spent nearly 15 years researching her family genealogy in preparation of writing this book. Mrs. Baublits was born and raised in Las Animas, Colorado where she raised three children, taught high school speech and English, served as an assistant principal, and worked as the district media specialist. She and her husband Bill recently celebrated 53 years of marriage.< Less
The Fisher Family By Ann Jackson
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THE FISHER FAMILY The Family of Walter H. Fisher Sheriff of Iron County, Missouri, 1891 through 1894 With Ancestry of Allied Families: Padgett and Andrews
Gia Tộc Nguyễn Văn Nho - Nguyễn Thị Trợ By Con Cháu Nguyễn Văn Nho
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Quyển sách nầy sẽ giúp con cháu tìm về nguồn gốc của mình. Hiểu rõ hơn về các bậc cha... More > mẹ, ông bà, chú, bác, cô, dì đã có công sinh thành và góp bàn tay vun đắp cho tương lai của mình. Quyển sách nầy cũng phần nào phản ảnh lòng mến thương của anh chị em dành cho nhau từ thưở bé, lúc chung sống trong một mái nhà cho tới ngày thành gia thất và chia tay nhau đi khắp bốn phương, như đàn chim rời tổ ấm khi đã đủ lông cánh. Những người đã khuất bóng cũng được nhắc nhở với lòng trìu mến tri ân của con cháu và anh chị em.< Less
Lessons from My Sister By Margaret Guttshall
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Chapbook with two stories from the interesting life of Margaret Guttshall.
WHAT A TEXAS! The Life and Times of Louis P. Cooke By Terrie Pau
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WHAT A TEXAS! The Life and Times of Louis P. Cooke is about the real life adventures of a young man who came to Texas to fight in the Texas revolution. Leaving West Point, he joined other volunteers... More > on the ship Matawomkeg ready for adventure in a new land. His voyage to Texas included being falsely imprisoned as a pirate in the Bahamas, almost ship wrecking near Cuba and a brawl in New Orleans. His life in Texas after the revolution saw him elected to Congress twice and by age 24 serving as Secretary of the Navy. His daring spirit got him into self-made trouble in a gunfight which led to a murder trial; but that same bravado made him a leader among men and spurred his brave actions against marauding Indians, Mexican bandits and an invading Mexican Army. Exhibiting the same bravery, he served as a spy for the U.S. Army during the Mexican-American War. Born a Kentuckian he died a Texan. This is his story.< Less
2014 HARTLEY FAMILY BOOK By Kenneth Brown & Barbara (Hartley) Wilbert
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This book is dedicated to the lives and descendant families of Ira & Mintia (Gunnels) Hartley of Douglas County in the southern Missouri Ozarks. In 1910, Ira Hartley and Mintia Gunnels married... More > in western Douglas County, a few miles west of the county seat of Ava. The first part of the book focuses on the couple’s marriage, parents and siblings. The reader should note that this is not a traditional family history book that attempts to trace a family back as far as possible. Instead this is called a “family book’ that starts with the lives of Ira & Mintia and traces their descendants forward to the present time. While it tells the reader about Ira and Mintia’s, the book focuses even more on their four children and their 20 grandchildren. This book is printed in color because many of its over 400 hundred photos are in color. We hope members of our Hartley family and many more who have an interest in Douglas County and the Hartley and Gunnels lines will enjoy it.< Less
A Prairie Girl’s Life: The Story of The Reverend Edna Lenora Perry By Edna L. Perry, Keith C. Perry
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From Edna’s childhood wearing a flour sack dress while living in a leaky barn to breaking ground in a small mid-west city, outdoor education and the ministry, this story chronicles a determined... More > Canadian prairie pioneer through defining 20th century world events. The following excerpt is from the dedication of her street, Edna Perry Way: “If you grew up in Transcona between the 1950s and 1980s you likely will know the name Edna Perry”.< Less
Backroads and Barefoot By Mary Green
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Life leaves us with so many questions. Why did I go through that? What was the purpose? Why is life so unfair? We can get so caught up on asking the questions that we never hear the answers. I looked... More > back at my life and realized I wasted a lot of time traveling back roads looking for answers. Answer's that could only be found in Jesus, answer's He was providing along my journey I just couldn't hear Him. I allowed the darkness of those back roads to completely consume me. Today, I have come off those roads and I found all the answer's I will ever need in Jesus. That is why I want to "bare" all and share with you how Jesus can change your circumstances and take you off the back roads of life and onto His Devine Path.< Less
Life in Between Attapulgus & Bainbridge, GA By Robbie Miller
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Life for me wasn’t always easy, but I made the best of it. I grew up in two towns called Attapulgus and Bainbridge, GA. You probably never heard of them because they are so small. The... More > population is less than 500 to this day. It’s on Hwy 241 and off Hwy 27. It only has one traffic light. When you come through the town you will see all the houses on one side--that’s about 15 houses. Most houses got cats and dogs in their front yard, but not this town. They have hogs, goats, cows, chickens and their bitties (baby chickens) following them. Now that’s what you call country as hell. What I’m about to tell you will make you laugh and want to kill me for the things I did to people growing up? This book is mainly about four men. The first one: some people called him Fadlow and some called him Buddy. But, he had another name he was called. He hated it. The name was Booger Nose Mule Train. The second: ShakerHead. The third: Splinter. And last, but not least, myself, BAD ASS ROBBIE DUKE.< Less
FT. LAUDERDALE & MIAMI, FLORIDA-LIFE BOUNDED BEYOND THE TRAPP ZONE By Robbie Miller
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One weekend, mama & Ms. Nell had a Bar-B-Q. People played cards, smoked weed, drunk & tried to talk to each other’s man or woman. Ms. Nell’s daughter, JoAnn, kept going over to my... More > mama’s apartment. I already heard she snorted cocaine. She was buying it from Ke-Ke. I went in the house to get some of mama's Banana Pudding. Soon as I walked in, I saw mama with a clear, small bag in her hand by her chin. She had her pinky finger in her nose, snorting cocaine. She tried to hide the bag, but it was too late. I knew she smoked weed. It didn’t bother me. When I saw her doing cocaine, it really hurt me. Mama told JoAnn “you can get this shit back, this shit burning my goddamn nose.” She leaned over to the sink & turned on the water faucet & put water in her hand & washed her nose out. JoAnn took another hit & laughed at mama. I asked mama “why you doing cocaine?” She said “Robbie, stay in a child’s place & stay the hell out my goddamn business, & get yo ass own out the door.” I'll never get that image out my head.< Less
The Unordained Priest By Dr. Daniel Keilman
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The Unordained Priest is a memoir of the life and lessons learned from Daniel Keilman. As a child in Dyer, Indiana, Keilman takes the reader through his exploits in his neighborhood, his school,... More > his church as he readied to become a priest. Although Keilman may never have been fully ordained, the reader learns the many ways that Keilman has fulfilled the mission of priesthood, serving his fellow human as a teacher, principal, and educational administrator at the state level, in addition to his role as husband, father, and friend. Told with a sense of humor, a conversational style, and an insatiable excitement for life despite life altering events early in his life, Keilman's story is an inspiration to all who read his stories and lessons. This book is essential reading for those who know Keilman, and those who look to learn more about his life, and even more about their own.< Less
The Woman Who Saved An Island By Jane Fishman
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As more and more coastline is lost to rapacious commercialization and outrageous governmental taxes, we have someone like Sandy West, now 101 years old, who put her family fortune into keeping... More > Ossabaw Island wild and free of development when many wanted to buy it to build resorts and gated communities. Read about her fights with the state of Georgia to preserve this pristine barrier island, some 15 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Learn how her parents, moneyed people from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, bought the island in 1924. See why Sandy decided to share it with artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and, yes, astronomers. Enjoy all this through the observations of a writer who over the years has become Sandy’s friend and advocate. Jane Fishman has had full access to the humor, perspicacity and integrity of Sandy West and to the beauty of the island. The color version of “The Woman Who Saved an Island” includes 50 breath-taking photographs and encaustic renderings by artists Betsy Cain and Carmela Aliffi.< Less
More Pipeline Stories Is Mankind Ready For This? By Gerald E. COLE
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This book "More Pipeline Stories,,," is a small addendum to my book "Surveyors Built The Trans Alaska Pipeline With Some Help From Others". These are pipeline or Alaska stories... More > that did not seem apparent to include In the first book. There is more history in this one. it took a thirteen year old Aleut native boy, living at the Methodist operated orphanage in Seward AK.to make me realize that in 1970, when I went on the project, there was only about 75K non-natives and about that many natives living in the Great Land.< Less
Nurse! Nurse! I'm Worse! By Loretta Hanson-Wallace
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The author's stories follow her education, her long career in Nursing and reflect her Christian faith.
"You're Crazy" - Volume One By Craig Lewis
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You’re Crazy Volume One compiles twenty-five first-hand accounts of people from the punk scene who live with mental illness, addiction and trauma. This volume also includes two stories of punk... More > rockers who are allies to those of us who struggle and their experience. This book exists to help empower the writers who are sharing their personal experiences so that they can be better understood. It also exists to help show that we are not alone in this world and that life can get better. It’s a necessity in our community. We all deserve to be heard. You’re Crazy aims to help decrease the stigma that the authors, and those like them, face while dealing with mental illness, addiction and trauma. By sharing their stories they are putting themselves on the line as they take ownership of their lives and experiences while demonstrating the reality of their lives. These stories educate and inspire, increasing understanding and empathy while reducing stigma.< 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
Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago By Elaine Hegwood Bowen
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In the 1950s, ‘60s and ‘70s, the Englewood neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago was akin to many urban areas throughout the nation, such as those in Atlanta, Miami, Los Angeles, and... More > San Francisco, among others. Once thriving black, working-class areas, many of these neighborhoods—like Englewood—are now beset by black-on-black violence and drug activity. In Old School Adventures from Englewood—South Side of Chicago, author Elaine Hegwood Bowen shares her recollections of what life was like growing up in Englewood when her parents migrated to Chicago in the early 1950s and purchased a home in 1959. She grounds her stories in exciting childhood adventures, as well as the cultural happenings of the time, discussing such issues as Dr. Martin Luther King, race riots, and integration. She provides a glimpse into what the infamous neighborhood was once like.< Less
My Skin Don't Fit By Aegina Angeliades
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My Skin Don't Fit is 61,000 words of funny and heart-rending story detailing one woman's quest to resolve her physical and spiritual conflicts, told in a refreshingly honest way. Aegina Angeliades... More > knew she'd always struggled with her weight, but until the day she saw a home video of herself at age two devouring a steak and loaf of bread buttered by her own chubby fingers-her proud Greek parents filming the scene-she had no idea when are where her problems started.< Less
One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet By Michael Clark
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Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy—difficult for his mother, although he wasn’t a bad child. In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the fifties... More > and sixties in rural Michigan, where he built forts, became an Eagle Scout, and met his future wife. As the Vietnam War raged, when he turned eighteen, he eventually registered for the draft. In 1969, after his number was called, Clark details how life changed exponentially as he left his new bride behind and reported for duty amid violent protests and draft card burnings. As he narrates his experiences from basic training to his assignment to the army’s medical training center and finally his service in Vietnam, Clark provides a compelling glimpse into the emotional influences of war. In this engaging memoir, a Vietnam veteran chronicles his path before, during, and after war as he accepted his fate and learned to embrace the precious gift of life.< Less
A Slice of Territory Life By Katherine Region of Writers
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‘A Slice of Territory Life’ is number nine in the series of anthologies produced by Katherine Region of Writers. All entries are based on recollections, research or interviews conducted... More > by the authors. The subjects range from the teenagers living in Katherine today to well-known historical figures, born and bred Territorians to recent arrivals, the trauma of Cyclone Tracy to the beauty of our native birds. This is a cross section of Territory life – pain, passion and humour set against the magnificence of our country. Every effort has been made for historical accuracy. However these pieces are written from a very personal perspective and might include memories in which details differ from others’ accounts of the same incident, person or subject.< Less
Why This Happened To Me? By Robbie Miller
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PLEASE DON’T BELIEVE THE HYPE of thinking the Hip-Hop industry & nice cars, wearing big platinum & gold chains, with big booty females & fast money is the easy way of life. It ain't... More > what you think it’s all about. I got into the dope game looking for the fast way out instead of using my God-given talents & keeping my head up & staying in school, doing the right thing, & becoming an NBA basketball star. I was once compared to Michael Jordan, the greatest. In the hood, I was called "Baby Jordan." I had the meanest & coldest crossovers & dunks. But my dreams were shattered. I wanted the money the easy & fast way instead of earning it the right way. It cost me 10 yrs in the Feds. I have seen it all behind those walls. Things you don’t want to see at all. So don’t you put yourself in my blue Payless Ked Shoes playing Jail House Basketball. I'm sharing a part of my life experiences with the Youth & hope it influence them to make the right decisions in life. Because there’s no place like home.< Less
Bill Tapp - Cattle King By Toni Tapp Coutts
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The story of a Territory legend and pioneer cattleman Bill Tapp. A man with a big hat, a big heart and a big dream
Listen to the Crickets: Centennial Edition By Ruth S. King
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In all seasons, the work of the family farm and mill was demanding, but it also involved a closeness to the natural world and all its sensual splendor. Traveling by horse instead of automobile,... More > reading by kerosene lamp instead of electric light, and eating sausage from one’s own pig, their lives were very different from ours today. Arguably, technology has facilitated travel, communication, and access to material goods in ways that would have astonished our forebears. But one cannot read this memoir without also realizing that the so-called advancements have come at a price: the connectedness to the earth, its seasons, and our fellow creatures. Take a moment and “Listen to the crickets.”< Less