A prisoner of war during World War II and a NASA photographer during the glory days of spaceflight, Eugene Edmonds witnessed firsthand the two defining events of the 20th century. In these pages, he... More > recalls an amazing life--from a humble childhood in rural Virginia, to his ordeal as a captive of the Nazis, to his long fulfilling career as a cameraman in America's space program.< Less
"Mytteriet" omhandler ikke et mytteri, men en situation, der på grund af en uduelig eskadreledelse i søværnet, nemt kunne have udviklet sig til et mytteri.Heldigvis blev... More > dette afværget af besætningen der i tre måneder i Nord Atlanten måtte leve med en alkoholiseret skibschef og en søværnsledelse der satte karriereplaner,normer og tradioner over sikkerhed til søs og hjælp til alkoholiseret skibschef.< Less
“And I, I will always be split in two – did I make the right decision? And, being torn, I will always have a life which straddles the ocean – a foot on each continent. I will never... More > be completely whole again.” In 2004, Bronwyn McIntosh wrote an article about her reasons for leaving South Africa. The unexpected spate of emails that followed was exacerbated by President Mbeki’s public criticism of the article. After five years of ongoing correspondence with a wide range of people, Bronwyn wrote a book about her journey to becoming an expatriate. In it she also shares the stories, emotions, experiences and opinions of her numerous correspondents. A few stories are amusing; most are poignant; some are not for the faint-hearted.< Less
If you only read this introduction I want you to know that things do happen for a reason, even if we do not know why. I believe people are put into our lives and it’s up to us to make the most... More > of those encounters. And, that you can find love within the most troubling times or darkest moments in your life, as well as in the lives of others. This is the story of a chance meeting and my commitment to do what that voice in my head, as well as my heart, said was the right thing to do.
I would not wish the last year of Candy’s life on anyone. She lived through “hell on earth”, the death of her unborn child, being diagnosed with cancer, then discovering more about herself, her “real” friends, and the family she never knew she had.< Less
Colonel Robert Tansill, USMC, CSMC, CSA; a decorated veteran of the Mexican-American War who accompanied Perry to Japan lies forgotten in a tiny orphan cemetery in the field next door. This is his... More > story.< Less
"One of the best books of 2011"…A nerve-wracking saga in which life and death depend on a capricious fate…absorbing lucidity…vivid portraits…simple moral vision... More > that resonates: "I became immunized against prejudice”. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience.— KIRKUS REVIEWS.
***Surviving the Holocaust by a hair, Anders became a brilliant scientist. Part I is a memoir of his youth, including the Soviet and German occupations of Latvia. Part II discusses, with objectivity and precision, Latvian conduct during WWII. —ANDREW EZERGAILIS, Professor of History, Ithaca, NY.
***Anders survived by an outright lie (invented by his father) that his mother was a German foundling raised by a Jewish couple. His father was soon executed, but Edward and his mother bluffed their way through the nightmarish years of the German occupation (1941-1945). —MORRIS HALLE, Institute Professor of Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.< Less
“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
When twenty-one-year-old Betty Runyen becomes the first nurse at a small hospital in the Mojave Desert of 1933, she has no idea that her life is about to change in ways she can never imagine.
The... More > skinny red-headed doctor who welcomes her will become the love of her life, but his love is a prize that proves difficult to win. Her habitual distrust is a stumbling block in her romance with Dr. Sid Garfield, as the young couple struggles with anti-Semitic sentiments in the buildup to World War II.
Meanwhile, the local construction workers unleash a string of humorous adventures on Betty, even smoke bombing her new car. Despite everything, she always manages to have the last laugh.< Less
Born near a manger is the story of Joe D. Simmons, a man from humble beginnings who placed his faith in God in order to become a prosperous family and business man. Never forgetting the teachings... More > of his loving parents Dal and Daisy Simmons; Joe has used their principals for handling the tough situations of life. His story is told through his own eyes as he reflects to his audience the triumphs and tribulations of his childhood, school years, early adulthood, and current life.< Less
From first grade runaway to college professor, from ditch digger and janitor to airline pilot and business consultant, from crippling illness to healing, from troubled past to a life fully and... More > passionately lived. See and discover the events, experiences, and triumphs that lead to one man’s story of seeing the world, finding success, and fulfillment.
Share the inside view of the military, aviation, business, education, radio and television, and family entanglements.
You know that every man has a story to tell. Sometimes funny, sometimes somber, always absorbing, this passionate narrative captures one life that few can duplicate but with which all can relate. It may even stimulate you to share your story as well!< Less
As we celebrate Caroll Bessire’s 98th birthday, this collection of short stories and poems represent a lifetime of remembrances and anecdotes, of good times and bad. Written over a period of... More > decades, memories often change, but Caroll’s unique style shines through, reflecting a full life rich with relationships, experiences and, most of all, love.< Less
A FEW YEARS AGO, ONE OF my wife Terry’s long time dear
friends from their high school days at Bishop McDonnell
High School in Brooklyn, Mary (Fitzie) Hamilton, was
writing her memoirs and at... More > one get together she said to me “you have
had an interesting life and have been all over the world and met so
many important personalities, your memoirs would be a great story
of success”. She encouraged me to take on the task. Well thank you
Fitzie for implanting this idea in my head!< Less
A collection of short stories that are nonfiction and go deep to the heart of one woman's Christian journey to hear God. Speaking honestly from her heart to God she finds healing in the voice that... More > rose above the noise.
She knew from the first communication the message was to be shared but did not know how. The first story burned in her memory until a year later when she cried out to God asking what was wanted of her and was told to "Write it down!". She did and then the next event happened. This pattern followed until the last story in the book was written.
The messages came through life circumstances yet with the barriers removed of not being able to hear and understand the Holy Spirit during the specific events. Messages that have brought healing to her life and has built a relationship with Jesus Christ laying a foundation in spite of the wounds she has carried in life. Knowing it has been given her to share this, she prays others may find healing and the love of Christ in their life.< Less
This is the true story of the life and death adventures of
film-maker Mike Swain. It is an exciting yet humorous look at the life of a photographer who risked it all in the dangerous everyday... More > pursuit of extreme photography.
Mike’s adventures are vividly told and well written. Don’t miss the story of how he filmed a skydiver who made a jump without a parachute! Swimming with sharks or falling at 120 mph while filming was all part of the job.< Less
Wentworth genealogy dating back to 1085 and William the Conqueror. Family history in New England and North Dakota. Family memoir of farm life in 1900 to 1955. Some history of the Red River Valley... More > of North Dakota.< Less
This memoir gives a glimpse into a woman's life, who through her unshakeable faith, was able to overcome many different challenges. By family members recounting memories and stories, a picture is... More > painted of the life that Elzbieta has led. Join in celebrating this remarkable woman.< Less
A mother dies a few days after the birth of her 12th child. The father is unable to keep the family together, and though separated, the children struggle to keep their connection. They remember... More > their mother's advice and influence and attempt to live in a manner that would make her proud. Four of the older siblings share their memories and stories to keep the sense of family strong among them all.< Less