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Angel on my Shoulder By Arthur Wyllie
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This is a book is primarily about the author's time in Vietnam. It goes through the hardships and life in a combat zone. It describes in detail the many things that happen in combat and in life that... More > cannot be explained away as merely coincidence. This book is my way of acknowledging God's presence in my life. It is an illustration of just how well He has watched out over me and how He watches out for all of us. I hope that these stories will be an inspiration to everyone.< Less
Is It Me? Or Is It the Wine? " Confessions of a 30 Yr Old SWF " By Kate C. Wright
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I am 30 years old, still single, following a dream, wallowing in self pity; yet I manage to briefly mask my self-loathing with wine, random flings with B list celebrities, professional athletes,... More > dating men that are full blown sociopaths, and basically being a well known socialite. Unlike most relationship/non-fiction books about random people’s lives, I am the voice of every 30 something woman, who just hasn’t quite figured it out yet. This is about finding love, losing love, finding yourself, losing yourself, eating Taco Bell until you feel like you are going to die, and remembering regret overrides fear. Everyone has a story, I just have the balls to tell mine. This is my life, raw and unedited.< Less
Trail-er Trash: Thoughts on an Appalachian Trail Thru-hike By Alexander Warzinski
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I knew I would hike the Appalachian Trail. My dad took me on my first backpacking trip into when I was 16, and I instantly fell in love. Backpacking isn’t easy, but it’s simple. Perfectly... More > simple. I draw extreme pleasure from being able to survive with nothing but what I can carry on my back. You establish a baseline of comfort, and from there you are free to wander and wonder. Something in my 16-year-old head understood that thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail was the ultimate backpacking experience. After years of talking about it in high school and college to extremely patient friends, I was excited and frantically planning during my final semester at school to finally get underway. I’m pleased to say I hiked all 2,185.3 miles from Springer Mountain, Georgia to Mount Katahdin, Maine from May 24th-Sep. 27th, 2014. This book contains the fullest written description of my trail experience that I can produce.< Less
My Fishing Memoir (1947-2007) B&W By Fredrick Ashoory
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This is a book written by Fredrick Ashoory who has explored fishing in four continents.
Raoul Vaneigem: Self-Portraits and Caricatures of the Situationist International By Raoul Vaneigem
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A translation of what amounts to the autobiography of Raoul Vaneigem, one of the most important members of the Situationist International. First published in French in 2014, this book offers a unique... More > series of self-portraits and caricatures of the members of the situationist movement.< Less
THIS SIDE OF SUNDAY By Kristin Schneider Derck
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Stories about the Schneider family during World War II in Czechoslovkia, and also histories regarding the effects of Nazi, Communist, and American regimes during these times.
My Skating Life: Fifty Plus Years of Skating - Index By Ellen Phillips
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Thank you Ellen Phillips! Ellen Phillips put together the index that goes with MY SKATING LIFE: FIFTY PLUS YEARS OF SKATING by Jo Ann Schneider Farris. The index is amazing and is a true... More > “labor of love.” In addition, this index enhances Jo Ann's story since there are so many people, places, events, and skating terms in Ellen's wonderful and thorough index. The first edition of MY SKATING LIFE, published in late 2014, did not include the index, so this supplemental index has been made especially for readers who purchased MY SKATING LIFE before the index was completed. Thank you so much. Ellen! Happy Skating!< Less
Probing the Deep By Karl J Boericke
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Probing the Deep is one man's attempt to make sense of the role he played in the Cold War. It is my attempt to tell my story and bring clarity to some unresolved questions about the position I held,... More > the mission I might have been asked to carry out, and the nightmares that have continued for years thereafter.< Less
Books and Bombs By Joseph H. Doenges
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On January 7, 2015, two Islamic radicals attacked the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a satirical magazine in Paris. Twelve people were killed. French police went on nationwide alert. Schools throughout... More > the city went into lockdown. This terrorist incident came in the long wake of September 11, 2001, when another group of Islamic radicals hijacked airplanes and flew them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York and into the Pentagon Building in Arlington, Virginia. “Books and Bombs” documents events in the aftermath of September 11, as they unfolded 3,657 miles away in Waterloo, Belgium. Just as the Paris massacre sent shock waves around the globe, the terror attacks in the United States had worldwide ramifications. Reaction on the campus of St. John’s International School touched every corner of its diverse learning community. Multiple nationalities, ethnicities, and faith traditions were all dramatically affected by events that occurred six time zones away.< Less
Funny Man Abraham By Larry Toller
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Much has been written about Abraham Lincoln. Almost every account of him makes note of his tremendous sense of humor. Lincoln loved laughter. If he or anyone else could make him the brunt of any... More > joke, all the better. He loved the sound of others laughing. Perhaps it was his simple ordinariness, which put people at ease. Often in conversation he would swing his long leg over the arm of the chair and speak in commonplace language. It was hard to be awed in the presence of Lincoln; he was approachable, human, and simple. He would use humor to disarm opposition, or gain good will.< Less
Comforting a Nation By Larry Toller
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President Abraham Lincoln was Assassinated on Good Friday, April 12, 1865. As the news spread across the nation, pastors knew their Easter Sunday Message must change. The nation was plunged into... More > mourning and as they entered places of worship on Sunday, they needed a Word from the Lord. They needed comfort. Many sermons and orations marked the occasion of President Lincoln's death on April 14, 1865. These sermons by prominent Pastors of the day are representative the multitudes who brought comfort to a grieving nation.< Less
Stinky Goes to College: And Doesn’t Leave for Fifty-Eight Years! By Bob Pearson
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In 1956, Bob “Stinky” Pearson began attending college. From that time until the present, he has always been connected to higher education in some way, as a student, teacher, coach, and... More > administrator at various colleges and universities around the United States. In this second volume of his memoirs, Pearson picks up his life’s story at the start of his college career, at Michigan State. He graduated from Brockport State in 1960, and what followed was a fifty-four-year career in university-level education and administration. Pearson shares nearly one hundred humorous and interesting moments and anecdotes from his collegiate and professional life, recalling many of the best and brightest students and coworkers whom he encountered along the way. Offering self-deprecating humor and inspiring insights, this memoir provides reflections, recollections, and teachable moments from a career spent in America’s colleges.< Less
Freddie’s Journey: A Place of Being By Freddie Wright Grice
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For author Freddie Wright Grice, moving from her home of forty-four years in Washington, DC, to Greensboro, North Carolina, at the age of seventy-three was a milestone in her quiet life. Her home... More > that she purchased in November of 1961 held many memories of joyous occasions. Freddie prayed God would help her find a solution. In Freddie’s Journey: A Place of Being, Grice narrates her life story against the backdrop of her home—from its purchase, to its renovations, and the important role it played in her family’s life. This memoir also includes a family history and shares anecdotes about Grice’s work as a nurse, her love of travel, and her active membership in her local church. Through trials and tribulations, Grice tells about the decision to leave her home and Washington, DC, to move to North Carolina to be close to her son and his family. Grice shares how she feels safe and has found peace and quiet in her new community.< Less
Letters to Helen By Lynda Reiner-Leith
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Harvey and Lynda met while in college on an international study year abroad in Sweden. Their dreams brought them to Ankara, Turkey on assignment with the US State Department. It was there their... More > second son was born, and it was there Harvey was diagnosed with a brain tumor. They were whisked back to DC for treatment then returned to Turkey where Lynda discovered she was pregnant with their third child. Take a firsthand look as one woman navigates the challenges in balancing family, healthcare, and geography in this heartbreaking and inspiring true story. Lynda received her BA in communications from California State University, Chico in 1987. She currently resides in Northern California.< Less
Dogpatch A Place I Remember By Clemon Hodge
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Dogpatch: A Place I Remember is the first in the series of Memoirs by Clemon Hodge. It's an endearing story of young Jitterbug growing up in Dogpatch, a small neighborhood of Columbus, Ohio.
Who Will Polish the Silver?: A Southern Baby Boomer’s Remembrance By Marie Land Avery
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Marie (“Missy”) estimates that as the hostess for family celebrations she has polished 6,720 fork tines front, back, and in between. She’s seen her duty, and she’s done it. In... More > Who Will Polish the Silver? she shares the stories about her life growing up in the 1940s South, surrounded by several generations of an eccentric family grounded in its lineage and formed by the expectations accompanying that lineage. It was a time when Victorian manners and Civil War pride still permeated the culture. Framed by Missy’s legacy of the family silver which symbolizes her heritage and its responsibilities, Who Will Polish the Silver? follows her through rapidly changing decades toward her inevitable status as an aging baby boomer. A young girl’s recollections growing up in Statesville, North Carolina, are juxtaposed with the older Missy’s later broader experiences; this alignment demonstrates that the values and self-image acquired in childhood endure.< Less
Behind the Smile By Sandra J. Johnson
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I’d like to share a story about sorrow, survival, strength, and success - the miracle of my life. This story is told as it was experienced by me, not someone else’s version of what they... More > thought was happening, but what I felt about what was happening with me and my siblings as we not only survived but flourished in spite of horrendous circumstances. This is a true story of one little girl’s journey from sorrow to success. This is my story.< Less
Since I'm Still Here By Joy Stone George
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A true story of love and faith in the life of Joy Stone George, born in Louisville, Kentucky. Joy grew up as "a preacher's kid and found the perfect man to marry. As life goes, there were... More > complications.< Less
Genealogy Report for families of Floyd Emil and Anna Tull By Rick Albright
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A genealogy report for the descendants of Emil and Anna Tull from Conway Springs, Kansas. This report details the relationships of direct ancestors and descendants and includes family trees for... More > families of Emil and Anna's children and ancestors.< Less
A Cop's Life By J.K. Wallace Wallace
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If you, a family member, or someone you know wants to be a “Cop” tell them to think about it some more, before they jump into life’s cesspool. As a “Cop” they will roll... More > in the sloppiness of society’s underbelly and slog slowly through a quagmire of drugs, drunks and thieves. Every once in awhile you will encounter an act of kindness or goodwill, that will make being a “Cop” worth it all. This is a story base on the author’s thirty-six years serving the public as a Sheriff, a Road Cop, an Undercover Operative, an Investigator and eventually Supervisor of Investigations for all of Northwest Indiana. This area included Gary, Indiana a city known at one time to be the murder capital of the U.S.< Less
Designing Your Life By Mary Cook
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Designing Your Life is... My Life's Story. My goal and ultimate aim is to share my experiences and wisdom with those who will gleam benefits through my honest and unique approach to life. I aspire... More > to help those who are in need of advice when facing life's challenges.< Less
Mending Broken Dreams By Paul Carty
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Mending Broken Dreams is the story of a young man who had a dream: to become a priest. After twenty years in the priesthood, Paul Carty responded to another calling, that of family and marriage. This... More > is his tale of the trauma, heartbreak, and eventual love that he encountered in the process.< Less
The Boy Who Skipped By Jeff Adkins
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What seems like a series of unconnected anecdotes become the threads that bind together the story of three people, and one very unusual year at Col. Devitt Caudill Memorial High School. The Boy Who... More > Skipped tells three intertwined stories: Jeff Mason auditions for the school play as a favor to his older sister. He is a bright science geek, looking for his place in the universe as well as in the hallways of his school. Lynn Anderson is a gifted actress and cheerleader, seeking something to make her life meaningful in her new rural school far from the suburban life she had expected and the suburban life she feared. And young teacher Carol Caudill is determined to bring the beauty and power of theater to a town that would just as soon live without it...and heaven help anyone who stands in her way. The story is set in a small town in 1970’s Eastern Kentucky. Based on real events, it tells stories about how these three people and a group of young actors set out to do what everyone told them was impossible.< Less
How To Write A Life - A Quick Guide By E. J. McCrohan
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This is a practical hands-on book which has been written to enable people to write their own story and create a finished work. If you have always been going to write about your life 'one day' this... More > guide will encourage you to start writing and keep going. It covers: Where to start. How to make it interesting to readers. Finding time to write. Setting up your work in print and/or for publication. Plus much more. What readers say: 'Now I feel confident I can do it!' B. Beresny 'I've been able to make sense of the jumble in my mind and get a logical, interesting and cohesive story done.' L. Grant 'After this I feel like an author' A. Taylor< Less
Welcome to the Golden Waffle Inn By Tommy Layden
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Aunt Fussy started her restaurant by Golden, Colorado, in 1927 with two boxcars and builds it into a lovely country estate with a reputation for fine dining. Twenty years later young Tommy comes to... More > help his grandma run the restaurant and finds joy in life. A heart-warming historical memoir about the Golden Waffle Inn Restaurant 1940-60.< Less