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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
My Road By Richard Hughes Wilcox Jr., with Vernon Hastings
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This book is not to brag on the accomplishments in my life but to establish in one work ,the history of my family and those who made my life’s work possible. With the fast moving technology of... More > today much is lost in the seemingly mundane details of one’s life. Rest assured that coming generations will have questions whose answers are only here as the older generations pass with no written record. Much of the details in my book were gleaned from oral histories provided by my Uncle Bruce Lynn and Aunt Joanne Smith. Beyond this I mean to record the wonderful times in which I and my friends grew to adults. The Fifities in America was a time of prosperity and peace. We lived a carefree life not understood today. Finally, each life is important. I urge the reader to begin recording their life journey now.< Less
Faces on a Journey By Ho Tran
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Born amidst a tumultuous time in Vietnamese history, Ho Tran faced great challenges to hold her family together after the Fall of Saigon. With her husband thrown into a Communist re-education camp,... More > she was left to raise their three young children and support her ageing parents under the new, oppressive regime. After his release, they undertook a great risk to flee the country in order to afford their children an opportunity at a real future. Despite having to start anew, she forged ahead to eventually become the CEO of a non-profit organization championing public health in minority communities. This is Ho Tran’s enduring story of perseverance and resilience. In the face of the deepest personal loss, she maintained an optimistic view and devoted her life to help those in need. Her story is one of personal strength and, perhaps most appropriately, one of hope.< 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
GLAMAZON QUEEN KONG: My Life of Glitter, Guts, and Glory By Deanna Booher
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Read about mixed Collegiate wrestling, Apartment style wrestling adventures, Mud Wrestling triumphs with Queen Kong, Roller Derby Queen, Actress in Hollywood Film and Television sitcoms and the Star... More > of the World Wide Hit 'GLOW' The Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling, explicit escapades in Open Marriage, Creating the First Telephone Sex Biz in the World, becoming a World Renowned Dominatrix, being a pioneer in Real Sex Journalism.< Less
Gone Off With the Angels By Mark Kelly
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Gone Off With Angels is the memoir of Mark H. Kelly’s son, Benjamin-Hayes Door-Kelly, who passed away at age nine after a two-year struggle against leukemia. The work is based on newspaper... More > columns, magazine feature stories, and personal reflections written by Kelly throughout his son’s illness and two years after his passing in October 1999. Much of the story is based on Benjamin-Hayes’ communication with angels, a phenomena the young boy termed “Golden Love.” Gone Off With The Angels is also a story of a parent-child relationship expressed with a search for Jesus the day after Christmas, a chance encounter with a reindeer, and coming to the aid of Santa Claus when the jolly old elf is overcome with the reality of Benjamin-Hayes’ illness. A work of spiritual non-fiction, Kelly’s Gone Off With The Angels takes readers into the heart of grief and into a life of faithful observance of his son’s life.< 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
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
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
Looking In The RearView Mirror By Gloria M Sudler
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In this book Gloria shares how she suffered the loss of her mother, her marriage and the struggle of raising three sons as well as 5 foster children. How she got addicted to drugs and she got clean... More > to be hired by Eastern Authority Transportation Company in Philadelphia. Gloria struggled with relationships and struggled with self-esteem. She struggled with herself about who she really was and she always felt she had to be who someone else thought she should be. When Gloria met her lifetime partner of 20 years, Janice Reid, they move to New Castle, Delaware. In Delaware, Gloria received her real estate license and worked as an agent with Keller Williams. She also became a tax preparer for H&R Block and worked in the Delaware office. Gloria is the Founder and CEO of GLOWS PARADISE TRAVEL LLC. She has overcome great obstacles that has stood in her way; death, marriage, children, drugs, alcohol, and career. She writes to inspire others struggling with self-esteem, relationships and identities.< Less
The Battle for Breezy Point By Sebastian Danese
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On October 29, 2012, Hurricane Sandy struck Breezy Point, home to many New York City first responders. Firefighters from the Roxbury, Rockaway Point, and Point Breeze Volunteer Fire Departments... More > remained on duty throughout the storm, ready to assist our neighbors. That night, our quiet, oceanfront community was ravaged by the hurricane’s winds and waves, leaving 202 homes destroyed and 2,219 severely damaged. Another 126 homes were then devoured by one of the largest residential fires in New York City history. In the weeks following, our actions became international news and an inspiration for a massive recovery effort. Despite freezing temperatures and primitive conditions, volunteers from across the globe fought to save and rebuild our battered community. During this time, we witnessed incredible acts of bravery, sacrifice and selflessness by the volunteers and residents who struggled to carry on. This is our story.< 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.
Couch Time with Carolyn By Katie Smith
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What could a woman in her thirties, emotionally and financially vulnerable after ending her marriage, possibly gain from sitting around, reminiscing, while drinking wine, sampling chocolates and... More > smoking cigarettes with the slowly dying mother of a best friend? Laughing and crying through her own true stories, Smith reveals why “couch time” sessions with Carolyn empower her to take control of her life and cherish all that she has. Among her life’s treasures are her girlfriends, known as the Dunwoody Girls, who have been together since elementary school. Considered an especially tight but gregarious group, they enjoy their reputation as a sweet sisterhood yet happily conjure a little harmless mischief every now and then. Quintessential Southern gals, they also jump into action, delivering prayers, love, wine and casseroles when a fellow DG is down. Throughout, even in the darkest times, they spew hilarious one-liners, spontaneously fall over laughing and realize they can overcome anything together.< Less
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
Paradox Bob's Praddlings By Robert Ira Riddle
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History,sonnets, poems, and "praddling" about childhood, teaching, ranch life, and war.
I Did What? By Herb Mentzer
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This book is a fun look at one of televisions most popular personalities, Bozo the Clown. Follow the life of Art Cervi who played Bozo in Detroit for 13 years.
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.
King of Sprinkler Lane: A Charmed Life By Michael R. Gardner
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A humorous memoir about a mischievous kid who, through relentless efforts by his parents, Jesuit teachers and wife succeeds as a U.S. Ambassador, lawyer, author, Georgetown professor and four-time... More > Presidential appointee.< 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
Ненька моя Евреïна: Две тысячи лет украинского еврейства By Владимир Гальперин
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Евреïна - мною выдуманая страна,... More > несуществующий в географических атласах топоним. И всё-же это вполне реальное место на карте. ... Не знаю, любимая ли, но безусловно родная земля многих поколений моих предков. Судьба украинского еврейства тесно переплетена, но, тем не менее, весьма отлична от судьбы ураинского народа. Моя Евреïна - страна со своим языком, со своей религией и с удивительной, более чем двухтысячелетней истрией.< Less
What is a Real Grandmother? By Harry J. Lawrence
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"What is a Real Grandmother?" is a beautiful tribute of a loving grandson, to his cherished grandmother. Harry shares Ms. Oddie with us, so we can truely see her amazing style, quiet grace... More > and a godly faith."< Less
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
JOHN X. JAMRICH: THE MAN AND THE UNIVERSITY By Russell M. Magnaghi
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This is a biography of the President of Northern Michigan University, John X. Jamrich 1968-1983. This biography focuses on the challenges of his administration.
Stories Of A Good Old Boy From Acworth, GA: Growing Up In Acworth In The Fifties And Beyond By Walter Flanagan
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This book contains my true stories of growing up in Acworth, GA in the fifties and other experiences from my almost seventy years of life. For those of you that also grew up in the fifties, you'll... More > know that 1950s BC means 'before cell phones, before computers and before air conditioners.' As a kid growing up in a small town, we never worried about crime. Our doors were never locked and our windows were left open in the summertime due to the heat. We knew all of our neighbors, children and parents, and they knew us. Kick back and enjoy these short stories from a good old boy from Acworth!< Less
Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich By Frederick O. Bley
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As Fritz grew up in pre-World War II Germany, he thrived as his father’s opera career took them from city to city. In 1940 when his father obtained work in Czechoslovakia, Fritz had no idea of... More > what his destiny held—only that when the air raid sirens sounded he knew he must head for shelter. In his compelling memoir, Fritz details how his peaceful childhood was interrupted by the chaos of World War II as bombs exploded, searchlights scanned the skies, and at age ten, he was expected to sign up for the Hitler Youth. As he moved from playing in the Youth’s marching band to designing airplanes to transporting refugees, Fritz eventually became an officer who had to escape numerous Russian POW camps and never could have imagined that one day, he would immigrate to America and create a new life. Born in the Shadow of the Third Reich shares a fascinating glimpse into World War II through the eyes of a boy determined to survive.< Less