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Tell me a story ... By Wendy Pruitt
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A Grandparents' Journal! Questions prompt storytelling that can be cherished and shared. Over 50 questions; more than enough to fill out a page a week for a year. Cover has space for personalization.
Cloudbase, An Odyssey of Flight By Edward Holland
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A story beginning with a child's dream of flight taking the reader through his flight training and eventually to a fun-filled career as a pilot.
Trying to Make a Difference By Powell Taylor
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"Trying to Make a Difference" chronicles the life of Nathan Powell Taylor III (as told in the first person) as he shares his personal life story from boyhood to retirement. After learning... More > about how the start up of the reknowned Answer Center at G.E., readers will enjoy the resulting developed business philosophies Powell shares. Other chapters include political and social opinions, an extensive family history, and recent family photos.< Less
Fire Chief By Jim Dittmeier
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Short stories of firefighting from a Chief's Viewpoint and the different problems over 24 years from State to State.
Pioneer Memories By Harry Dorris
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Those Americans born between “The Great War” and “The Great Depression” have received well-deserved accolades as “The Greatest Generation.” Having experienced... More > neither, I have no idea which is more daunting—establishing a beachhead against superbly trained, well-fortified enemy forces prepared to die for their emperor or facing alone in dawn’s early light an unbroken field of prairie in the panhandle of Oklahoma, armed with nothing but a one-foot sod plow and a team of horses. As one who has reaped the spoils of other’s tireless efforts, I think it is reasonable to assume that each generation is inexorably linked to the preceding one. Thus, I submit that pioneers such as my Grandpa through their actions, not words, sowed the seeds of success that drove America to save the world a generation later. -R. Mack Carlisle< Less
LIFE THROUGH A KEYHOLE By Anita Bowers
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This is a biography of Anita Powers. The story breaks down her epic journey from the former Yugoslavia to modern day New York.
Buttons and Bows By Patricia Dennis Boshears
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This book takes up where Shades of Color stopped. Picking up with college life, marriage, and graduation, it outlines early career experiences mixed with some home-owner humor and beginning a family.... More > With details of day-to-day life for a young stay-at-home mom,this memoir traces the events of pregnancy and motherhood through the lives of two daughters.< Less
Soldiers' Stories By David Stutzman
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These stories are from members of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force & Coast Guard and some foreign sources. Many are first hand accounts, some by family members and some from gatherings of... More > veterans. These stories are told by veterans from the American Civil War to current conflicts. Some are lighthearted, some are told after many tears over many years and others are almost unbelievable. All stories are told to share real life experiences and to give the reader an up-close and personal view of how it really was.< Less
Glow Worms: Biased Memoirs of a Global Public Relator By Toni Muzi Falconi
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The son of an Italian aristocrat and career diplomat, 74-year-old Toni Muzi Falconi recalls over fifty years as an international Public Relations professional and scholar. As CEO of the most... More > successful PR consultancy of the ‘80s in Italy, and equally at ease with North American giants such as Steve Jobs and Leonard Cohen, Toni’s narrative in Biased Memoirs of a Public Relator is unusually candid: from politics to journalism, earnouts and transcontinental business deals, the personal voice of one man never fades against the background of ideologies, history, individuals’ ambitions, exotic cultures, and the rise and fall of business empires, at home as abroad. Work and personal life are tightly weaved to create a vibrant, passionate and colourful fabric; the entire point of the Biased Memoirs is not to consign to history a point of view through a professional’s ‘spin’, rather to use the narrator’s own experience to cut through it, and tell of an incredible career.< Less
The stories of my life By Inessa Bee
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my Life start millions and millions years ago. And guess what? I remember everithing.
La Familia de los Santos Book 3 By Lita de los Santos
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In part three of her memoir of growing up in a family of sixteen children on a small Texas farm, Lita de los Santos recalls the joys and sorrows, triumphs and tragedies of life as tenant farmers and... More > migrant farmworkers in 1930s. (In English with short passages of dialog in Spanish.)< Less
Where the Huckleberries Grow By Agnes Rands
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In 1912, teenage sisters Tilda and Ida leave their father and their indentured farm in Finland and immigrate to Portland, Oregon. Here in a bustling city with a large Scandinavian population, they... More > find the good life America promised. Yet, when Tilda marries Charlie, a handsome Swede Finn logger, she moves into a remote logging camp in the Olympic Mountains and finds herself indentured to a life even more severe than the one she left. Logging methods are primitive and camp life is harsh. Forest fires and accidents plague the logging community. Still, with optimism and spirit, these families—primarily Scandinavian immigrants—find ways to enjoy life. This book is about these years—the good times and the bad times. It ends in 1939, when Charlie takes his family and leaves the woods for a less-strenuous occupation.< Less
A Young Man’s Incidental Odyssey By Jan Kolodziej
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A memoir of one man’s journey during World War II from Soviet-occupied Poland to the United States.
For the Record: The Life and Times of John William Neville 1908-1973 By John G. Neville
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A third-generation Canadian, John Neville left Ottawa, where he and his parents had been born and always lived, to begin his studies at Harvard Law School in 1929. He had excelled academically and... More > athletically at the University of Ottawa from where he graduated with three degrees at the age of 20. Before him lay not only academic challenges, but also financial ones as he tried to earn his place in a world which would be devastated by the Great Depression and World War II. He could not have anticipated that he would meet a French war-widow to whom he would be married for a relatively short time and with whom he would have a son. The bitter divorce prompted a campaign of slander against him that would threaten his career and his relationship with his only child. He deserved better treatment. This book, written by his son, attempts to clear his name “For the Record” and to honor this exceptional man and the life he lived.< Less
Bonding of Warriors By (Complied by) Bob Hernandez
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They were men who were just the best at what they did. They had to have patience and a good instinct for survival in the type of covert warfare we were involved in. They also had to have the ability... More > to accept danger and hardship without succumbing to the stress that went along with it. They were good at what they did and they liked it.< Less
On the Shoulders of Giants By Joseph Ward
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On the Shoulders of Giants is a mini eBook highlighting heroes of African-American, African and Indigenous American decent. This eBook is an extension of my blog page On the Shoulders of Giants; this... More > book and the blog page were designed to create awareness about heroes of the past and present who gave the world hope and freedom. It is important to recognize and understand the contributions of those before you, particularly those of African or Indigenous descent. Our past is significant because of the plight we had to overcome and in some aspects are still overcoming to be considered human beings.< Less
Joshua L. McKean and his Descendants: From Scotland to the Michigan Prairie By Nancy Reger
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A short family history tracing what is known of Joshua L. McKean and his emigration to Michigan in the 1840s along with family information on his descendants.
Life Accomplished: A Memoir By Perry Iasiello
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Life accomplished: a memoir takes you on an inspirational journey about a father learning to overcome and live with the rare autoimmune diseases Guillian-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and Chronic Inflammatory... More > Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP). The author is a behavioral health professional who tells the story from both the physical and emotional perspectives of coping with a serious illness.< Less
You Can Take the Lad Out of Pekin--- By Thomas R. Dirksen
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A book written for the 65th high school reunion gathering, containing memories of growing up in Pekin, Illinois.
Lost in the Stars of the Southern Cross By Jordan M. Young
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Just weeks before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, 21-year-old Jordan Young arrived in Brazil with $35 in his pocket and dreams of adventure. Unable to return to the U.S. because of war travel... More > restrictions, Jordan studied at the University of São Paulo, worked as a rural sociologist in the Amazon, and helped organize the Rubber Army to support the WWII war effort. In the process he met the Brazilian beauty whom he married many years later. His memoir tells the story of the Brazil of the 1940s that no longer exists and the making of a Brazilianist. Jordan M. Young is professor emeritus of history at Pace University in New York, NY. He is the author of several books about Brazil and an early proponent of the study of Brazilian culture in the United States.< Less
“Kuttu” The Girl from Malaya: A Memoir By Elizabeth Goh Sharman
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An inspirational memoir of Elizabeth "Kuttu" Goh Sharman, from rural Malaya. Given away at birth by her biological parents, she is raised by a saintly aunt, Heok Ee. At birth, she was given... More > the nickname "Kuttu", by her great aunt, the word meaning head lice. The relative explained the name would strengthen her to overcome her weak health and poor prospects. The effect seems to work perhaps leading Elizabeth to great success on a larger stage, however possibly at the cost of an inferiority complex that with the name sticks with her all her life. Initially a poor student, several "guardian angels" come along to encourage her to believe in herself, work hard and persevere. She eventually excels at business school and qualifies for a top job with a UN branch in Kuala Lumpur then in Geneva. In Geneva she marries a renowned international labor organizer, an Englishman. She starts a family and travels the world with her new husband before settling down in the US as her American dream comes true.< Less
From Baghdad with Tears to California with Hopes By Shimshon Antar
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Shimshon Antar, an Assyrian Christian was born on May 25, 1937 in Mosul, Iraq. The author was educated in private American Jesuits schools. As a graduate from the best high school and university in... More > the whole Middle East, his future seemed very bright. However life has its own twists and tragedies.< Less
WHEN THE WHEELS OF FAITH QUIT TURNING By Earlene Jernigan-Carter
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This book specifically gives details of how my cancer was discovered, prior test and second opinions, the type of surgery performed, the discomforts of first waking up with little if any acceptance... More > after the surgery, the chemo treatments, a look back on my eating habits, and the love and patience from those who were instrumental in my recovery.< Less
The Other Rodeo By M. E. (Jr.) Gomez
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"The object of this book is to share my upbringing and experiences in this little town of Rodeo (NM), and the surrounding areas, mostly in the Bootheel of our state and the Portal (AZ)... More > area."< Less
Bridges To Peace By Paul Ohrman
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Paul Ohrman describes his experiences as the photographer and cartographer in the 264th Combat Engineers attached to Patton's 3rd Army during War in Europe. The book includes over 200 of photographs... More > that he shot and developed during and in the aftermath of the war.< Less