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The Katherine's Comin' Down By Katherine Region Of Writers
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A collection of stories and personal accounts from the survivors of the 1998 Australia Day Floods in Katherine Northern Territory Australia.
Three Islands in My Life and Ministry By James Parker Keller
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This book traces the non-traditional ministry of James Parker Keller. It starts in Union Theological Seminary, goes to the Iona Community and Burntisland in Scotland (2 years), returns to the Bronx... More > (10 years), then to social service in Massachusetts (19 years), goes to Mexico for missionary work and Habitat for Humanity, then returns to Rhode Island for Habitat for Humanity and promoting immigration reform. It describes his successful battles to open school records in New York City, build dry toilets (baños secos) in Mexico, and develop a successful Habitat for Humanity program in Providence.< 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
Real Love II By Beverly Broadus Green
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Real Love is the detailed journey of celebrity mom and extraordinary woman, Beverly Broadus Green, mother of four sons, including rapper/hip-hop artist, Snoop Dogg. If you have ever wanted a behind... More > the scenes look at the life of the mom of a high profile world-renowned rap artist, this book will give you what you are looking for. With its highest highs and lowest lows, Beverly Broadus Green intimately shares her journey from her roots in the deep south to the bright lights of Hollywood. She gives an exceptional glimpse into what it really takes to live a life you truly love. It's more than a sharing of her experiences, but it's her story about how she learns just how deep God loves her and that it is His love that is truly the real thing.< Less
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.
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.
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
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
A Jewel on a Silver Platter By Padmanabhan Krishna
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This book gives an intimate portrayal of the philosopher sage Jiddu Krishnamurti by several of his colleagues who knew him over many decades and interacted with him closely. It reveals several... More > aspects of the man and investigates his teachings in depth. The author, Professor P.Krishna, was a Professor of Physics and was closely associated with him for nearly 3 decades. He has lectured all over the world and conducted dialogues about Krishnamurti's teachings.< Less
John Ball By Ms Hen
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John Ball was an explorer, starting when he was a young boy. As an adult, his travels led him to visit with a President and a King, and into many other adventures, some that nearly killed him.... More > Finally, he and his family settled in Grand Rapids, Michigan where the zoo is named for him and you can climb on John Ball -- his statue, that is.< Less
The Fragrance of Lilacs By Phyllis Lambert
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A young girl's odyssey from birth to young adult growing up on a farm from 1934 to 1950 in upstate New York
From Mill Town to College Town 2 By Alton Little
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Growing up in North Carolina in the 1930's-1950's in a cotton mill town, obtaining a doctorate degree and teaching at Western Kentucky University.
Herrmann the Great - A Journey through Media By Michael Cantor
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Lithe of build, graceful of tongue and carriage, dark, piercing eyes, and facial features cast from a prince of the underworld, Alexander Herrmann embodied the word “magician.” His... More > persona permeated the popular culture of his day, and his image still holds power in our present societal subconscious as the archetypal conjurer. A mesmeric personality both on and off the stage, he was ever the theatrical magician, ever the exhibitor of his craft. The book is intended to be a journey of Herrmann through the lens of his audience, as projected through the newsprint of the day. It does not seek to delve behind the scenes, but to hopefully paint a picture on the canvas of the goal of his craft – mystifying vast audiences of theatrical patrons. A fascinating progression of Herrmann’s art and influence, as well as a glimpse of the ubiquitous theater and its value in bygone American culture.< Less
Journeys By Shannon Forest Christian School 6th Grade Class
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This book accounts the stories and memories of the residents of The Gardens at Eastside assisted living home told through the fresh perspective of Shannon Forest Christian School's 6th grade class of... More > the 2014-2015 school year.< Less
Confessions of an Anarchist Math Teacher By John Thayer
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“Teaching is about taking risks and crossing borders. It’s an unpredictable road trip with your family dog. You have responsibilities and worries, but the dog is always ready to go... More > forward, to jubilantly explore and happily negotiate a way out of a gunfight.”   John Thayer learned this the weird way after teaching in many schools throughout the country, and being open to learning from his experiences. Like the time in the ambulance on the first day of school one year, “That kid has probably always wanted to do that to a math teacher,” he joked to the paramedics after they found him flopping around on the pavement like a fish, and wishing he’d taken the bus.   In this candid look at teaching, he challenges the status quo and asks hard questions to get at the heart of how teachers can solve problems.< Less
Robert Potter: Memorial Book By Multiple Authors
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This is a memorial book for Robert Potter. It features pictures, along with stories from his family and friends, quotes, song lyrics, and poems.
Everything is Copacetic: The Life of Stanley Studebaker By Gary W. Studebaker
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The resilience of a farmer, private pilot and family provider. A story of hard work, adventure, family pride and fulfillment. Gary W. Studebaker is a special education instructor in Southern... More > California. He has written six published books in the areas of poetry, biography and the autism spectrum. He is one of the eight children of Stanley Studebaker.< Less
Life Behind the Tinted Windows By Nikkia Lewis
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This book is about my life, and the things I have been through growing up as a young lady in the streets of Miami. It tells some of the things I've went through with men, friends, and the trials,... More > tribulations, and obstacles I overcame. Living and chasing a dollar in the streets of Miami, and they say, Money can't buy love..... well it bought me, and took me straight through a lot of drama in my life. However, stay tuned for Part II, because this is only the 1st edition.< Less
Never Fear: The Life & Times of Forest K. Ferguson Jr. By Bob D'Angelo
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The story of Forest K. Ferguson Jr. is one of athletic greatness at tiny Stuart High School in the late 1930s and at the University of Florida in the early 1940s. "Fergie" was a World War... More > II hero who won the Distinguished Service Cross on D-Day, and paid dearly for his bravery as his promising athletic career -- and life -- would be cut short by his sacrifices. Longtime Florida sports journalist Bob D'Angelo digs into the past and presents a fresh look at a man whose skills and courage were evident on the playing field -- and on the field of battle.< Less
Adventures of Our Past By BCMHS Sophomores of 2017
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This is a collection of stories from the family histories of the BCMHS Sophomores, Class of 2017. We've gathered meaningful, fun, and entertaining stories from relatives and compiled them into one... More > awesome anthology that shows who we are, where we're from, and the adventures from our past!< Less
Getting Beyond the Pain By Rebecca Towers
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My struggle through life to me, was the lack of education, poverty, and the death of a child. All of this could have made me a bitter person, but God was directing my life when I didn't even know... More > it. I drew closer to God as he drew closer to me. In all of the hurt and pain that I went through I was able to find my rainbow at the end of my storm. So,in my son's death I have dedicated my life to helping mentally and physically disabled people. By giving them a place to call home, offering personal care services in the privacy of their own home, having a daycare for the elderly that have dementia, and having an event center where families come together to celebrate life events.< Less
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My Life: from Cotton Patches on the South Plains of Texas to Negotiation Tables in China and North Korea By Robert Baldwin
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This book is the account of an ordinary person whose life experiences were atypical. He was the fifth of seven children born into the home of a rural minister and educator. The author taught in... More > public schools for six years. After that he was a telephone man. The breakup of the Bell System was experienced from the inside. The last three years of his telecommunications experience were with the United Nation, and afforded him the opportunity to travel to more than forty-five countries. His UN tenure was during the chaos of network privatization. Concurrently with his interesting professional career, he was a caregiver of a chronically ill spouse and father of an active daughter. He was a serious runner among other non-job passions. A spiritual story is also entwined: believer in childhood, atheist in his forties who regained faith some twenty years later. Details of death of first wife, remarriage followed by divorce, and third marriage at age seventy-five are included.< Less
Reflections of NORMAL By Trisha Bertussi
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The Journey of a woman finding her Normal is outside of the box.
"Our Journeys, Our Identities: Immigration Stories from the South Bronx" By Students MACS
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This anthology is comprised of personal narratives written by high school students at Morris Academy of Collaborative Studies.