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Growing Up With Raleigh: Smedes York Memoirs and Reflections of a Native Son, Conversations with John Sharpe By John Sharpe
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Smedes was once asked as a child what did you want to be? His answer: “I wanted to be part of our family business after attending college. I also wanted to attend and play basketball for North... More > Carolina State University.” He did both. Smedes grew up with Raleigh. He saw the city evolve from a small state capital with legislative and educational institutions to the vibrant metropolitan community that it is today. The Smedeses and the Yorks put their mark on the community through education and construction. And Smedes followed their example. In these conversations he gives us his perspective on what they gave him as well as what the community gave in return. Growing up in Raleigh in the 1940s and ’50s, he also reflects on how foreign the sensibilities of those years are to us today.< Less
The Barnard Journals - History, Humor and Healdsburg By Marge Barnard
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Stories by Marge Barnard and Barney Barnard. Healdsburg, California historical autobiography.
Joy of Life Paperback By Jerome Friedman
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An Ordinary Man… A Life Changing Story An incredibly powerful faith-filled story of how Jerome Friedman, an ordinary man, courageously battled three cancers. During this journey, he... More > experienced an extraordinary gift from God… true joy. This gift left him free from all life stresses filling him with a genuine lasting peace. He humbly shares his story with you so that you may embrace everlasting joy for the rest of your life.< Less
The Testimony of a Black Sheep By Willie Stokes
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The Testimony of a Black Sheep provides an “up close and inside” view into the gang culture. The author uses a continuous and consistent flow of personal anecdotes that vividly describes... More > the dangerous and subservient life of a gang member. I have shared this book with minors who are currently incarcerated in a juvenile correctional facility for crimes committed while associated with youth gangs. It was indeed a “wake up call” for the youth to get a “real” look into their futures. They were able to relate to many of the situations that the author described. Michael Fautt MA Juvenile Probation Counselor Sociology Instructor, Community College< Less
The Best of Trent By Trent Loos, Teresa Platt
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An insightful collection reflecting the values of rural America, The Best of Trent movingly expresses the hopes and fears of those living and working in rural America. If you love animals, if you... More > love the countryside, you'll love The Best of Trent.< 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
My Resilience By Sarah Gabriel
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She was eight when the civil war broke out. She thought the sound of guns was thunder and was looking forward to playing in the mud. Before the day was out her neighbours were being shot in the... More > street. Sarah Gabriel remembers the run to the border, refugees eaten by crocodiles, her time in a rebel training camp and then, like magic, being whisked away to a residential boarding school in Cuba. This was a trial all on its own because her father, the SPLM ambassador for South Sudan, was recalled and he and her mother then disappeared! How she found the inner strength to overcome these obstacles, finish school, fly to Canada as a refugee and then prosper there through hard work, is one compelling theme of this book. But beyond that is the story of how Sarah not only found herself, but saved her family. One small girl against the world. It's quite a journey; you'll be amazed, awed, comforted and uplifted by her story and her resilience.< Less
Your Time Will Come: Jack Yerman and His Incredible Journey to the 1960 Olympics By Bruce Hamilton Yerman
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Jack Yerman's incredible journey to the 1960 Olympics and his gold medal victory is a story of personal triumph intertwined with significant events of the Twentieth Century. This is the inspiring... More > story of a boy who overcomes adversity to become a world class athlete, who is a true champion in character and on the track. Some may read this book and question, "How could so much happen to one person?" Be assured - these stories are true.< 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
The Family of Cephus Stone and Eliza Jane Fowler Stone By James W. Stone
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This is a compilation of family notes on the Genealogy of "The Family of Cephus French Stone and Eliza Jane Fowler Stone", who lived in Carroll and Wythe counties of southwestern Virginia... More > during the late 1800's. Cephus and Eliza had ten children, who gave them sixty grandchildren. The book traces ancestry lineage back to the birth of Christopher Hurste, who was born in Buckinghamshire, England, in 1525, and connects it to the thousands of living members of the family alive today who can claim to be direct descendants of Cephus & Eliza Stone. This edition provides newly added information to help understand how our family participated as the European explorers populated the New World. There is a new section in this edition showing cemetery locations where our relatives have been laid to rest.< Less
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
Mr. C - A Portrait of Santa By Carol A. Walker
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This book is a collection of stories from Mr. C. as he played Santa Claus in the City of Morris, Illinois and surrounding areas for over 40 years.
The Hidden Miracle By Catherine Smith, Anna Kranz
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A woman narrates her inspiring journey from fear and anger to a renewed faith in God as she and her family learned to cope with the after-effects of her stroke.
Only the Faces Change (A High School Odyssey) By Herb Williams
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Only the Faces Change is a humorous, touching story of teachers, both good and bad, of students searching for truth in education and in their personal lives, and of failed bureaucratic attempts to... More > improve the system. Herb Williams encourages students to speak for themselves through discussions and notes (Dear Herbies) from a coffee can; satirizes directives from principals, counselors, attendance supervisors, and parents; solicits contributions from colleagues (From the Campus Inn); incorporates the latest rumors from one who knows them all (The Ear With an Attitude); and integrates satirical columns from his newspaper days (Fiction and Fact from the Almanac). For over fifteen years, Herb Williams wrote a humor column, titled “Life and Times,” published in three different newspapers in Norwalk, Cerritos, and Redlands, California. This is his third book in addition to his travel memoir, North to Alaska with a No-Account Cat and his “how to” booklet, Easy Writing Across the Curriculum or Anywhere Else.< Less
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
There is No Heroin in Heaven By Mary Margaret McKenna
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SUMMARY: This book is the memoires of a mothers 10 year struggle with her sons struggle with heroin addiction. It is the raw truth of what happens to a family as they descend into the depths of... More > hell. Names and location have been changed to protect what remains of her family.< Less
The Life of Every Party By Noel Tennison
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Coming off the back of his successful first book “My Spin in PR”, raconteur, writer and PR guru Noel Tennison tells the amusing story of his life over eight decades in Queensland and... More > Victoria during which he became probably the only man in Australian history to have served six different political parties and five trade unions, wrestled with the Catholic Church and enjoyed three marriages and six children! His experiences ranging from illegal bookmaker to top government adviser provide a rich vein of humour and a unique view of Australian history starting only 30 years after Federation and extending to the present day.< Less
2014 EASTBANK RECIPES By Dr. Linton Hutchinson
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This is the 2014 Eastbank Christmas recipe book that was constructed by Linton Hutchinson and has 52 recipes that friends of Eastbank completed. Thanks to Kevin Snipes for the great concept of having... More > individuals send in a story with their recipes.< Less
From Abandonment to Abundance By Anita Ellis
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Have you ever been abandoned by someone you thought loved you? How about feeling unwanted and unloved by your mother or father? From Abandonment to Abundance is a real story of an African American... More > girl abandoned at birth yet determined to live life abundantly. Throughout her life, Anita Alston Ellis struggled with self-confidence and self-love, unable to comprehend why her mother and father weren’t part of her life. She goes on a journey to resolve her unanswered questions and reminisce on the childhood experiences that made her who she is today. After a long journey of struggles, heartbreaks, and triumphs she thought it was only befitting to reveal the truth. Through her challenges Anita discovers her purpose in life and empowers those around her. This book will inspire you to overcome life challenges and understand that a setback is only a setup for a comeback! Get ready to be empowered!< Less
A Basket of Words: Twenty Years of Writing Together By Ruth Cox, Patricia Cavanaugh, Meredith Stout
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All writers have experienced feelings of isolation and intimidation when they are faced with a blank page. For over twenty years, three women discovered that engaging together in the writing... More > process—rather than working in solitude—rewarded them with a gratifying friendship and a growing anthology of work. This delightful collection is proof that writing need not be a lonely endeavor.< 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
Dad's Other Life By Will Lehtinen
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Stories for my kids and grandkids about my work life while away from my family in Alaska from 1975-2002.
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
The Woman Who Saved An Island (BW) 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. This black & white version of “The Woman Who Saved an Island” includes breath-taking photographs and encaustic renderings by artists Betsy Cain & Carmela Aliffi.< 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