The true story of a Minnesota family - first generation immigrants - and their lives on a poor farm in Central Minnesota. From the flu epidemic through the Great Depression, World War II and Korea -... More > how life was for them every day.< Less
This book focuses on the Trans-Generational emotional impact that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (also known as PTSD and as defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of mental disorders, 4th... More > Edition had on my life and the offspring for which I was neither cognizant of nor was I willing to admit at the time. There were some caveats that came along with the trial that I endured; specifically, learning the true meaning of friendship. (I met my friend Sugar at a time when the tribulations in my life seemed unbearable.) She offered the refuge of spirituality about which I knew nothing and was resistant to at first. Sugar turned out to be a Godsend and later became my best friend and confidante. Using her deep wisdom, she was able to teach me the correlation between the spiritual and the physical and showed me the residual effects that generational curses had on my life. This book is a tribute to her and the deep spirituality she instilled in me.< Less
Growing up in middle class America during the 40's-50's,the author, has compiled fourteen short stories for your enjoyment.
Some are funny, some are sad; all are true.
Widowed twice, divorced once... More > plue having a wide variety of life experiences
were the driving force in compliling this book fulfilling a life long dream.< Less
This book is the first volume of a compilation of stories from conflicts in the Middle East written by alumni of the American Community School at Beirut. The idea came out of a discussion on a... More > mailing list of ACS alumni.
Most ACS alumni were teenagers or grade school pupils at the time of their stories, others were faculty or staff. These stories describe their experiences in the Middle East, when they were at ACS, or the dramas of later years.
Being at ACS left no one untouched. Some were there only a short period of time, never to return. A few have come back in later years and some just never left.< Less
The story of my life with Howard Buddy Jacobson. Buddy was linked with one of the most notorious murder cases in New York City history. What is behind the veil of the man accused of "Murder on... More > the Upper East Side."
This is the inside scoop of his life before and after his arrest right up to his death only hours before possible new trail date.
Buddy was one of the greatest horse trainers of all times setting records that still hold today. His fight against the sometime antisemitic waspy blue bloods that were out to destroy him after he led the first strike against the NYRA in support of the backstretch workers.
Outside of the track he discovered a new world of glamor, sex, drugs and treachery.
This is my attempt to correct many of the falsehoods and lies that have been spread about him by the envious and self serving people that really never knew him.
Read this and form your own opinion while you enjoy your stroll back into the 60's and the world of racing from an insiders perspective.< Less
In this memoir of one of Africa's prolific writers from Liberia, West Africa, K-Moses Nagbe, the writer, celebrates the spoken and written word as the vehicle of value formation and the meaningful... More > appreciation of life.< Less
Barbara Elvy Strate is a dancer, a wife, an artist, and an author.
Her creativity is apparent in all phases of her life – as a seamstress, painter, sculptor, illustrator, and author. Raised... More > near London, England, Barbara brought to America a love of gardening and flowers, especially lavender.
This collection of columns follows Barbara through her childhood in England, her move to Montana, and adventures raising four children far from civilization.
She and her husband Sherm finally settled in Bigfork, Montana where Barbara cultivated a beautiful perennial garden, with raspberries for homemade jam and beds of lilacs and sweet peas for springtime bouquets. It was there she discovered her ‘vocation’ and began writing a column for the local newspaper, the Bigfork Eagle.
Though she recently retired from writing, her legacy lives on.< Less
This is a brave, passionate and timely book. In it the author deftly weaves together history, accounts of his own travels and experience, and reflection. While largely told against the backdrop of... More > Aden, it includes chapters on Israel/Palestine and Iran, where he and his wife have also lived and worked.
It challenges some popular caricatures of Muslims and Islam, Iran, the Palestinians, Israel and Israelis. And whether the author is describing the plight of Somali refugees, being held up at gunpoint with friends on the road to Sanaa or being suddenly struck down by a life-threatening sickness on a remote island in the Indian Ocean , he tells the story with humour, warmth and hope.< Less
In Hollywood or Lust, Robert Julian picks up where he left off in his memoir, Postcards from Palm Springs. When Hollywood calls, the author is thrown into a whirlwind of meetings, phone calls, and... More > pitch sessions surrounding several proposed television series. As Julian’s Hollywood saga unfolds, he explores the more outré corners of Palm Springs and its alternate universe of sexual hedonism. In the process, he finds himself fighting City Hall - and the police department.
Hollywood or Lust is the final installment in Julian’s autobiographical trilogy. The author’s odyssey reflects times and places, both past and present, and the journey of an entire generation of men – many of whom are no longer present to tell their own stories. Hollywood or Lust takes the reader on an amusing, heartbreaking, and ultimately insightful journey that is as unexpected and unpredictable as it is moving. Robert Julian now works in reality television.< Less
Brazen Throats is an epic poem by a veteran: "Bill Nixon gives us what seems to be straightforward narrative of the string of epic moments, horrifying in their
suddenness and violence and even... More > more so as they –the men, the moments—double over into bonding and
ecstatic fusion; moving beyond what any of them had ever conceived as a normal reality, ideology falls away
and it is Us verses Them." [....] from the preface< Less
This is a moving memoir of a survivor's family, her childhood, and growing up in pre-war Rohatyn, Poland. She retraces how tragically World War II, with the ensuing years of the Holocaust virtually... More > eliminates the entire Jewish community including the murder of her parents, relatives, and friends. It is a story of tragedy and triumph, fervent family dedication and individual perseverance, the separation from, as well as the unbelievable reuniting with a soul mate.
This book is mostly biographical in nature, in addition to being a a historical reference of the horrific destruction of a Jewish community in Poland. It is also a love story about two people who, despite incredible adversities, miraculously reunite after surviving World War II, and build a new life together.< Less
The autobiography of Steve Aiken. Written for the “Christian” who may have strayed from Lord, and cannot find their way back. This evangelistic tool will also hold the interest of the... More > “non-believer,” from start to finish. For those who have been hurt or scarred in or by Christians, churches, or Christian organizations, this is a must read for those who have fallen and can’t get up!
As a former police officer, bodyguard, D.C. lobbyist, and radio talk show host, Steve tells the story of his life with a self-help approach that is certain to encourage the reader.
From the pinnacle of success to absolute ruin and public scorn; from breaking his neck to coming back years later and winning a state racquetball championship; and from running one of the most heated congressional campaigns in the country, to losing almost everything in his life (again.) Steve holds nothing back in sharing the biblical, life lessons, he has learned.< Less
The discovery of an unfinished novel that survived a house fire compels the author to look into the past to find out why her father, a New York ad man, would self-destruct at the height of his... More > career. What insights could she find in his writing? This provocative memoir invites others seeking the truth about a loss to go the distance. THE LOST CHAPTERS explores class, love, and the legacy of addiction, and delivers a hopeful rendering of a difficult journey.< Less
Richard Mikolitch worked and ran some of New York's most famous kitchens.
He cooked for and rubbed elbows with the likes of James Beard, Leona Helmsley and Vincent Sardi.
None of his stops were long... More > as he was never the answer to but only these places band-aid.
Along the way he found some great stories to tell of the life of an Interim Chef< Less
This a compendium of the world's greatest council of Grandmasters. These Grandmasters both past and present represent an amazing history of the martial arts. It contains their bios told as they want... More > it heard and seen along with pictures past and present of these Grandmasters. The WHFSC World Head of Family Sokeship Council brings together Grandmasters and Sokes from every style of martial arts to a yearly meeting, with an awards dinner, Hall of Fame and seminars sessions given by the Grandmasters themselves. Included in the book are some of the upcoming masters in the martial arts.< Less
Paul Kalmbach Autobiography 10-24-1897 Knadau, Krasnodar, Russia to 8-12-1981 Seattle, WA, USA. Get past the extremes and innocence of a wild but simple life in a Russian village, rivers flush with... More > every fish, young children thinking nothing of tying lizard tails together at play, amidst cossacks on horseback in bear caps returning from the hunt rife with wolf pelts, and feel astounding adventures growing up, in this true story, of a German-Russian boy near Krasnodar,immediately preceding the Bolshevik Revolution. Devour this autobiography, available for the first time on paperback, of brave and lucky Paul, who escaped by himself at sixteen, on a ship bound for North America, initially joining cousins in Calgary, Canada, attending Redfield College Academy and Seminary, then York College in Nebraska. Fulfilling his Mom's wish to become a Congregational Ministerm and later Real Estate Agent, surviving college work, dock work and Chicago's 1920s Mob Streets, always cherishing his destiny of becoming American.< Less
Few people have had the opportunity to travel and experience the changing world so quickly and at such a young age. Join James Gillespie as he recalls being born the son of Baptist Missionaries, life... More > in China before World War II, life under the Japanese occupation of China, his father’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp, a time when non-essential Americans were being told to leave, and many other important episodes from the other side of the world of which most Americans weren’t even aware.
With a natural writing style that makes you feel like you’re sitting down next to him around a campfire, the author unfolds tale after tale of adventure, tragedy, humor, heartache and the power of a family’s love against impossible odds. Most pleasant are his memories of acclimating to life in America after the war, and the strong bond with his identical twin brother...including their exciting and unpredictable adventures in biology, chemistry, amateur radio, and hitchhiking in those “safer” days long ago.< Less
Aerospace Engineer and former NASA employee Clark C. McClelland has compiled a list of exciting, controversial UFO and extraterrestrial events and assembled them as a book, presented here are its... More > first 10 chapters. The information compiled is impressive and perhaps startling to some. Much will be regarded as new and fresh to the UFO community. McClelland's long association with the UFO phenomenon has followed him throughout his aerospace career. In 1958 he was assigned to the national space program at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and helped launch hundreds of rockets and spacecraft. In addition to being an Aerospace Engineer and Technical Assistant to the Apollo Program Manager during the Apollo moon landings, McClelland and other SpaceCraft Operators did extensive technical checkout of simulated flights and mission objectives of the various Space Shuttles to assure orbital success and the personal safety of the astronauts. He has worked at major aerospace companies throughout his life and at NASA until 1992.< Less