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Uncle Cam By James & Marti Hefley
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Uncle "Cam's" story. Cameron Townsends journey into the founding of Wycliffe Bible Translators.
Doorways and Dreamfields - A True Fairy Tale By Angi Sullins
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Every life is a fairy tale, but most of us fail to recognize the wondrous power of our story. Angi Sullins was blessed and cursed with a birth defect: the same wandering eyes that garnered teasing... More > and torment on the playground, also allowed her to see visions of Otherwhere, while living fully in the Here and Now. Her unique vision gave rise to a belief that dreams come true and impossible things happen every day, even in the midst of tragedy. At 28 years old, a neck injury left Angi physically and emotionally paralyzed. Her wandering eyes, once a curse, became a golden ticket from devastation to triumph. Now she shares that vision with us in the memoir Doorways and Dreamfields: A True Fairy Tale, inspiring us to remember our magical origins by learning to see truly.< Less
A Letter to My Grandchildren and Other Correspondence: Reminiscences of a Holocaust Survivor By Bernard H. Burton
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In July 1941, Bernard Burton and his parents escaped Nazi Berlin on one of the last “Jewish wagons” going west. The family traveled to Spain and then to Cuba, using visas that no official... More > noticed had expired months before, and remained in Cuba for three years before joining relatives in the United States. There, young Bernard would go on to serve in the U.S. Army, attend college, marry, have a successful career and raise a family. Through the years, Bernard corresponded with journalists, academics and others about topics relating to the Holocaust and to his life as a Jewish child and teen in Nazi Berlin. With an adult’s hindsight formed by decades of reflection, he has assembled these letters and crafted narrative around them, and has shared descriptions of related events from later in life. The result is a vivid look at a world witnessed by a Jewish child under Hitler, a European refugee in Cuba, an American soldier occupying his native German soil, and ultimately an adult, grandfather, and survivor.< Less
Tails of the Gypsy Musher: Alaska and Beyond By Hugh H. Neff
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“This one's for the dreamers. Hugh Neff's "Tails of the Gypsy Musher" chronicles Neff's unlikely journey from the big city of Chicago to the remote outposts of Alaska. The story pulls... More > you along as easily as Neff's sled dogs do from competition to competition, from adventure to adventure. Told in a style ranging from light-hearted whimsy to wide-eyed wonder, Neff takes you into his world of beauty and love, where dogs are family and the environment is holy and sacred. It's a road worth traveling. All along the way, the spirit of Neff and his sled dogs shines through, illuminating the way for future dreamers. Geronimo, indeed.” --K.C. Johnson, Chicago-based sportswriter< 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
Faith and Courage in a Time of Trouble By France Pruitt As Told to Judy Priven
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This book tells the story of a nominally Jewish Belgian family who spent more than four years during the Second World War as refugees in the south of France. The narrator was five years old when the... More > family left Brussels and ten when they returned. At first, the family lived openly in a rented farm, supporting themselves as farmers. But they eventually had to go into hiding and were sheltered by families in the region who risked their lives by doing so. In June of 2005, several members of the family returned to the region to dedicate a granite bench in honor of the courageous efforts of its people. Speeches and pictures from the dedication ceremony are presented at the end of the book.< Less
Coming Out of These Closed Walls By Latisha Levines
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This is a short biography about a young woman who witnessed the abuse of her mother, only to experience it herself and understand why her mother kept quiet for so long. Latisha found the courage to... More > not stand for it anymore, and neither keep silent.< Less
The Biography of Harvey Stromme By Irene Ward
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From the Dust Bowls of the Canadian Prairies to the Parched Sahara of Africa - The Story of Harvey Stromme, Missionary to Nigeria
Today is My Favorite Day and Right Now Is My Favorite Time: The Autobiography of James E. McEachern By Jim McEachern
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Success or failure is too often tied to abstract principles without practical application. The autobiography of James E. McEachern presents in “high definition” his story attempting to... More > bridge that gap. His life story continually emphasizes the relationship of faith, personal growth, and effort to success. In Today is My Favorite Day, you will learn the principles for transforming dreams into reality. You will also learn how goal setting in all areas of life can bring about the future you desire. This isn’t the power of “magical thinking” but the power of goals and sustained effort over a life-time toward a predetermined end. It was Jim’s greatest hope that by telling his story others would understand the secrets of his success and from this realize their own possibilities for succeeding in life.< Less
When the African Bus Came Down By Elaine Bosman
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With only their wit and a dream, the Bosman family set out from a sophisticated city life in South Africa to build a photographic safari lodge in Rhodesia. They were 90 miles from the nearest paved... More > road, making bricks with sand and cement, cutting timber to build accommodations, and growing everything they were to eat. They encountered many challenges as they created their luxury safari lodge - from curious elephants to hungry buffalo and everything in between. Along the way they encountered a cast of characters, had hilarious adventures, and made friends and memories to last a lifetime.< Less
The Castle By Jeffrey Jacobson
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Shortly after purchasing Turtle Bay Gardens, a complex of brownstone townhouses in New York City, socialite Charlotte Bronson Hunnewell began building a unique country retreat for herself and her... More > husband, Dr. Walton Martin, in Cornwall, Connecticut. Dubbed "The Castle" by locals, the 8,412 square foot mansion was completed in 1924 and was used as a summer retreat. Charlotte added a pottery to the estate in 1927, hiring Vincenzo Rondinone to be her resident artist. Rondinone's Narrow Valley Pottery, and the Castle itself, became integral parts of Cornwall's history. The book is an adaptation of a lecture given by Cornwall resident Jeffrey Jacobson for the Cornwall Historical Society. It includes biographies of Charlotte Bronson Hunnewell and Vincenzo Rondinone and is illustrated by 21 historic and contemporary images.< Less
Memoirs of a Certain Sansei: A Japanese American Mother and Teacher By Elsie Higa
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For more than four decades, author and teacher Elsie Higa has inspired thousands of students, many of whom write complimentary notes to her. In Memoirs of a Certain Sansei, she shares her stories,... More > including her parenting secrets. This memoir also springs from the comments of her students and her responses to them. These two forces inspired Higa to combine her knowledge of parenthood with her teaching expertise in a warm and wise narrative that parents, teachers, students, and children will learn from. "Without guidance from Sensei, I would not be where I am today." (alumnus) Higa set out to share parental and scholarly wisdom, and she achieved far more through stories packed with illumination on life in general. They are beautifully written, fast paced, entertaining, and enlightening. Any reader in search of tips for better living, effective relationships, and personal reward will enjoy and profit from this book. Dr. Doris M. Ching Vice President Emeritus Student Affairs University of Hawaii< Less
100 Years of Change on the Eastern Shore: The Willis Family Journals 1847-1951 By James Dawson, Nick Willis
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A rare chronicle of daily life on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, 1847-1951 “So rare, so historically valuable - - -The only daily account of its kind in the state.” –Brice Stump,... More > Salisbury (Maryland) Daily Times “Unique among farm journals….a wide range of observations” –Edward C. Papenfuse, State Archivist, Maryland State Archives “Documentation of an uninterrupted single-family-owned farm located in Talbot County for over 100 years……Slave holdings, conflicts, introduction of mechanized farm equipment, local & state political/economic material” –Allan J. Stypeck, Accredited Senior Appraiser, American Society of Appraisers.< Less
Changing Places By Myra Yarborough DeBruhl
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In 1950, Myra Yarborough, age six, finds herself transported from rural North Carolina to the NC State School for the Blind in the state’s capitol of Raleigh. The family she loves seem far away... More > as there are no phones in her home and a six week long stretch between visits. As America is changing, the school for the blind has an archaic feel and the housemothers seem to have stepped right out of one of Grimm’s fairy tales. Follow the challenges of growing up in an environment that seems resistant to change. Many people and friends contribute to Myra’s search for balance between a blind and sighted existence, between smiles and tears, and between opinions and reality. As you follow Myra’s growing years, you will get a glimpse of being blind through this perspective, and come away with a new understanding of blindness in the 1950s, as well as what it is like today.< Less
Chips, etc. By Rollie Barton
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Another collection of poems and short stories from the author of Chips, Grass, and Feathers
From Brownshirt to Turtleneck: Memoir of a Documentary Filmmaker By Werner Schumann
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From Brownshirt to Turtleneck details one man’s unforgettable journey from Nazi Germany to America as he matured from a disillusioned Hitler Youth to an award-winning documentary filmmaker. As... More > Werner Schumann chronicles his disillusionment with Germany and his eventual immigration to America—where he married a Jewish emigre—he shares a fascinating glimpse into his war experiences, coming-of-age adventures, family life, and film projects. A fascinating narrative of an extraordinary life. The section on his boyhood Nazi Germany and World War II is riveting, and the story of his amazing career as a film maker and his wonderful marriage makes compelling reading. I couldn’t put it down. —William R. Murry, PhD., Author and Educator From Brownshirt to Turtleneck is the gripping account of what it was like to grow up in Germany during and immediately after World War II: the almost nightly bombings, the struggle for food, the constant moves in quest of survival…. —Patsy Sims, author of The Klan< Less
Capt’n Bob’s Adventures in Child Psychology By Robert Belenky
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“Capt’n Bob’s Adventures in Child Psychology” is a professional memoir, informally written, that begins with the story of the author, his ancestors, his childhood and his... More > education. The focus, however, is on the high spirited experiences that have marked his career whether in Boston, Vermont, Russia or Haiti, working mostly with the poor. Dr. Belenky is a wise and witty innovator in psychology and education. Robert Belenky is a retired clinical child psychologist who has worked in many settings domestic and foreign. His major interest is with the creation of small, supportive groups with a focus on prevention.< Less
Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Prayers: Firefighting and EMS from Some of the Toughest Streets in America By Gary Ludwig
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Author Gary Ludwig was an innocent eighteen-year-old kid when he began his first job with the City of St. Louis in 1977. With his newbie status, he was assigned to work on an ambulance on the... More > city’s north side. Ludwig’s first call involved a woman in labor. He didn’t have medical training or an EMT license and certainly no experience delivering babies. That first call started an incredible journey where Ludwig witnessed things he’ll never forget and saw others he wishes he hadn’t. In Blood, Sweat, Tears, and Prayers, he tells of working thirty-four years of his thirty-seven-year-career in two of the toughest cities in the United States—St. Louis and Memphis. He crossed paths with presidents, a pope, people who became his friends, and many he’d met at the worst time of their life. Ludwig tells the heart-wrenching stories of dealing with death and tragedy but also the celebration of a life saved. He shares the emotions, the laughs, and the tears that come with being a firefighter and a paramedic.< Less
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
Remembering . . . Our Journey to Africa By Lois Spangenberg
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Looking back over sixty years, Lois writes about her life as a young bride in Nigeria to a young missionary teacher. God's abundant grace shines through as she remembers moments of joy and loss,... More > journeys to faraway lands, and a blessed life with her beloved Ray.< Less
Remembrances. France 1937-1946 By Eva Gluckman
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In 1937, fifteen year-old Eva Luft was sent by her parents to Paris to escape Nazi Germany. In this book, she writes about her years in France, including the start of the war and her internment and... More > escape from a camp in Southern France. Her troubles increased with the German occupation, forcing her to live underground with forged papers and a false identity. She found help from nuns who hid her in a convent. She later became part-owner of a bar frequented by the German Gestapo and SS. Knowing that at any time she could be arrested and deported, she persevered, surviving until her liberation by the American army and her eventual reunion with the surviving members of her family in Sweden.< Less
Real Talk By Joshua Jones, Jr.
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Life among The People of Greensboro and Atlanta changes between poverty and hope in the blink of an eye.
We'll Remember Still By Everette Parker
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Re-live what if felt like to walk the halls of Beaufort High. Remember and laugh at the stories, the first day of school, and the legendary educators as you are blown away by those experiences. ... More > Allow yourself to be awaken to laughter and memories of the excitement of attending your high school, Beaufort High School. She's our Alma Mater and WE REMEMBER STILL!< Less
A Temple Fitly Framed By Mary Jeanne Grupp
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For many years now, God and His people have urged me to write down the events that have taken place in our lives and in our ministry, what we have experienced of God’s faithfulness, guidance,... More > provision and my personal relationship with our Lord. Also, events that they, and we, feel should be shared with others. The story of our lives, the story of God at work in our lives, and in the ministry entrusted to us is not really my story or our story. It is the story of God at work in and through us. A Temple Fitly Framed is about God’s work through people, to create a community. We highlight the spiritual guidance, the challenges faced, the miracles of His will and the impacts on many touched.< Less
Out of a "Dark and Narrow Tunnel" By Sr. Stella Sabina
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Out of a "Dark and Narrow Tunnel" is my true life story which I wanted to share and encourage those who might face similar experiences in life to take courage. I have learned that you can... More > conquer every hardship with faith and hope. There are many people in my story that I will remember forever because they have helped me to keep going however narrow and darker the "tunnel" became. I am thankful. As you read my story, I invite you to reflect on your own story too and appreciate all the stepping stones and blessings that have enabled you to get where you are now.< Less