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240 Shorty: A Celebration of the Life of the Late Nhra Funny Car Driver, Tripp Shumake By Heather Shumake
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Tripp Shumake loved anything with an engine. From fixing up hot rods in high school in Glendale, Arizona, to becoming an NHRA champion Funny Car driver, Shumake was born to drive. He was well... More > respected in the racing community for his abilities not only as a driver but also for being the humble, funny, family man he was. Off the track, Shumake was a Christian and deeply involved in his church community. Tragically, on November 13, 1999, Tripp was killed in a hit-and-run accident on his motorcycle. Taken too soon, his friends, family, and fellow racers share their memories and celebrate the life of Tripp in 240 Shorty. “Tripp was a hell of a racer and a really good guy and I don’t know if you could ask for more than that.” —Don Prudhomme “I know for a fact if Tripp were here today he would ask you one question, ‘Do you know Jesus Christ?’ —Dave Shupe< Less
Unsung & Unstoppable By Janine Shea
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Giving voice to unexpected and everyday heroes, Unsung & Unstoppable introduces readers to individuals and organizations making an impact on the disability community. Their stories of... More > determination both inspire and entertain. A unique collection of personal profiles, Unsung & Unstoppable spotlights the passion and perseverance that make us human.< Less
The Man From Cross Plains - A Celebration of Two-Gun Bob Howard By Dennis McHaney
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A Doctor? Who, Me? By Harold G. Johnson, M.D.
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The life and small town practice of Harold G. Johnson, M.D.
Change and Challenge: My Life After Thirty By Joan Lorch Staple
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Change and Challenge: My Life After Thirty is the sequel of Chance and Choice, My First Thirty Years (2007). It describes the birth of the author’s two sons in the 1950s and the change from her... More > life as a London research biologist to motherhood in rural England. After emigrating to Birmingham, Alabama Joan faced the challenge of raising her sons in a segregated society. In 1963 the Staple family moved to Buffalo, NY; here Joan resumed her research, which involved the “creation” of living amoebas, as well as witnessing the evolution of a new amoeba strain. Coping with teenagers in the Sixties and starting her teaching career at a Jesuit college complete the story.< Less
La Dolce Vita: An American Childhood In Rome in the 60's By Douglas Ritter
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An American Childhood in Rome in the 60's. Mr. Ritter recalls his childhood years spent growing up in Rome, Italy and attending the Overseas School of Rome and Notre Dame International.
Night of the Sun By Mike McAndrew
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From the first days of his life, Mike begins to doubt and question authority. From Santa Claus to the Catholic Church to the Selective Service. His quest eventually leads to a dramatic ending in the... More > courts.< Less
From Brownshirt to Turtleneck: Memoir of a Documentary Filmmaker By Werner Schumann
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From Brownshirt to Turtleneck details one man’s unforgettable journey from Nazi Germany to America as he matured from a disillusioned Hitler Youth to an award-winning documentary filmmaker. As... More > Werner Schumann chronicles his disillusionment with Germany and his eventual immigration to America—where he married a Jewish emigre—he shares a fascinating glimpse into his war experiences, coming-of-age adventures, family life, and film projects. A fascinating narrative of an extraordinary life. The section on his boyhood Nazi Germany and World War II is riveting, and the story of his amazing career as a film maker and his wonderful marriage makes compelling reading. I couldn’t put it down. —William R. Murry, PhD., Author and Educator From Brownshirt to Turtleneck is the gripping account of what it was like to grow up in Germany during and immediately after World War II: the almost nightly bombings, the struggle for food, the constant moves in quest of survival…. —Patsy Sims, author of The Klan< Less
Renovo Storytellers: Bill Friel By Donna Kshir
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Bill Friel was a professional baseball player born in a small town nestled in the endless mountains of Pennsylvania called Renovo. Friel began his career in the minor leagues in 1895 and in 1901 he... More > signed on and played with the Milwaukee Brewers. Friel played three seasons of professional baseball as a outfielder, second and third baseman. He remained with the franchise in 1902-1903 after it moved to St. Louis and became the Browns. He played several more years in the minors before becoming a manager. Imagine being able to capture and share the most cherished memories of your town, the people, the buildings that have fallen into disrepair, the empty lots where thriving businesses used to stand and the relationships with the people you love the most for future generations to experience. Bestselling author Donna Kshir has spent the last few years speaking with local townsmen and recording information she found; beginning a journey back to the past through storytelling.< Less
From the Family Store to the House of Lords: The Jewish Philippsborn/Philipsborn Family of Bentschen/Zbaszyn And Their Descendants, 2nd Edition By Judith Berlowitz
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A narrated history of the Jewish Philippsborn/Philipsborn family originating in Bentschen/Zbaszyn, Prussia, modern-day Poland, and their descendants.
Son, I Like Your Dress By Meredith Guest
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“Son, I Like Your Dress” is an intimate, funny, excruciatingly honest account of a male-to-female transsexual who considers herself living proof that God does have a sense of humor... More > – and a wicked one at that. It is rich with stories and infused with insights from a thoughtful person with an uncommon perspective.< Less
I Hold Your Foot: The Story of My Enduring Bond with Liberia By Mary Leonora Tucker, SSND
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I Hold Your Foot weaves three strands into a unified whole: the historical background and present reality of Liberia; the missionary efforts of the School Sisters of Notre Dame in that country and... More > beyond; and the personal journey of Leonora Tucker, SSND. It brings this county and its people to life by clear and vivid descriptions of the events that have shaped modern Liberia. It depicts the power of the SSND missionary spirit to "stay the course" through war and violence. It illuminates God's action in the lives of SSNDs and the people whom they serve. Kathleen Feeley, SSND, President Emerita of Notre Dame of Maryland University, author of "That Deeper Knowing," and nine-year missionary in Ghana, West Africa< Less
My Side of the Table By Seera Wolf
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A healer from Santa Cruz, California relocates to a small Northern Minnesota town where she sets up her table, bringing with her an intuitive awareness and healing energy far unlike the community has... More > seen before. Armed with her unique gifts and some prophetic words from an old friend, Seera Wolf must face the challenges of building her business in a conservative-minded town, wading her way through negativity and non-believers. During the course of her journey, Seera’s eyes were opened to a new movement of healing. After decades of developing herself and studying the works of authors like Louise Hay, James Redfield, Gregg Braden and Dr. John Sarno, she parlayed her gifts and developed a unique form of wellness; that which includes the mind and body. These memoirs take you through her long journey from a displaced solo parent to a distinguished Intuitive Healer through self-determination and the help of her Ancestral Spirit Guides, showing you what it is like to be on her side of the table.< Less
Whenever Rotary Scouts Fall in Line By Rich Wasmer
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“Waz’ knows how to entertain us. Erv Hutter’s contributions to the history of the OA, our lodges, and Rotary are accurate. This book is a collector’s item for all O.A. members... More > & anyone dedicated to Rotary!” Tom Stoppa, OA Lodge Advisor, Alpena, MI. “Wazzuuupp?! Waz’s journey with Marv and Justine Valentine is both humorous and inspirational.” Curtis Davenport, Scouter, Pontiac, MI. “Awesome! Brings back many wonderful memories. You won’t be disappointed. This book is a must for the veteran Rotary camper as well as the newer camper.” Larry Jeziorski, Scouter, Bloomfield Hills, MI. “Around the campfire with the ‘WAZ’ and his classic campfire tales are finally in print, a long time coming.” Ron Comtois, Scouter, Bay City, MI. “The factual happenings of Lost Lake and Harry Bennett is fantastic! Camp Rotary’s John Potter saga is one of a kind. It’s beyond scary.” Dan Tanciar, Scouter, Garden City, MI.< Less
The Gift By George Schaub
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An autobiography describing the two years after the death of my wife, with travels for exploration, learning about my past and healing.
The Mouse is Still Alive: Thoughts and Reflections By Joseph Cronin
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A biographical introduction to Basil Hall Chamberlain (1850-1935) and a translation of his last book ...encore est vive la Souris (1933).
My Remembrances of Life at Tompkins Barracks By SP4 Kirk
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THIS IS A BRIEF LOOK AT THREE YEARS IN THE LIFE OF ONE COLLEGE-EDUCATED SOLDIER DRAFTED DURING THE VIETNAM WAR. IT IS HIS EXPERIENCES, OPINIONS, FRUSTRATIONS, AND THE RESULTANT RAGE HE CAME AWAY WITH... More > BECAUSE OF HIS UNWILLINGNESS TO ADAPT TO HIS SITUATION. HE MADE HISTORY WITH OPERATION ORANGE PEEL, A MILITARY PROTEST THAT SHOULD HAVE PUT HIM IN THE STOCKADE. WHILE STATIONED IN WEST GERMANY, HE CAME TO THE CONCLUSION THAT SOMETHING WAS HORRIBLY WRONG WITH THE U.S. MILITARY SYSTEM.< Less
The Politzers of Stupne By Shalva Klement
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A history of the Politzer family from the town of Stupne in Slovakia.
The Childhood Memories and Mission Journal of Ron Paul Gailey By Ron Gailey
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In 2013 and 2014, while living in Thailand, I found extra time to reflect on my simple, yet interesting childhood. It was a different world and one worth preserving. This volume reflects the... More > innocence of the time. I've also included my mission journals.< Less
Finding My Moccasins By Charmiene Maxwell-Batten
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'Finding My Moccasins' voices the sentiment of 'finding home' or feeling at peace with one's life. This is a personal and authentic account of events in the life of someone who has explored and... More > reflected on the meaning and contentment of discovering the serenity of enlightened acceptance. This author's life journey touches on aspects throughout our collective human existence, that express those shared human emotions, experiences and challenges that are felt and known by all of humanity in different forms.< Less
Radio Waves By Todd R. Nelson
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Maine Public Radio commentaries, written and broadcast between 1998 and 2008, by writer and educator Todd R. Nelson.
Police Trippin-No Way!!! By Preston Nelson
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Dealing with the police is stressful for the citizen and the police but the police have the upper hand. History of policing since the black codes to the present.There are good cops but the bad ones... More > have the power to ruin a citizens life. Always comply, get their badge number and live to fight them another day.< Less
Twenty-two months in the Trenches: the memoirs of a survivor of the Battle of the Somme 1916-1917 By Philip Brocklesby
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Philip Brocklesby came from a religious united middle class family. He was one of four brothers. In spite of the shocking experiences during the war, and many of his friends and colleagues being... More > killed, he managed to keep his mental balance and a sense of humour. He spent 1 year and 10 months in France and participated in the Battle of the Somme from the first attack on 1 July 1916. During this period he narrowly escaped being killed on several occasions, and this was a fact which concerned him all his life, because he tried to find some reason why he should have been saved when so many of his companions had been killed.< Less
Abraham Jacob & Maria Loewen Family: A Journey Under God's Providence By David F Loewen
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The story of one Mennonite family that chose to leave the Soviet Union when others were choosing to remain, not realizing this was the last opportunity. They left everything familiar and dear, for an... More > unknown future in a land where they knew no one. They had a deep trust in God and after a long and prosperous life in Canada, they were quick to acknowedge God's faithfulness throughout their life's journey. Also contains a Loewen genealogy, 1735 - 2015.< Less
SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command By 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion
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A MILITARY WHISTLEBLOWING REPORT TO CONGRESS EXPOSING THE BETRAYAL AND COVER-UP BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND-TERRORIST THREAT FINANCE CONNECTION TO EDWARD SNOWDEN'S REPORT... More > ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON AND U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND. SUBMITTED BY 2LT SCOTT BENNETT, 11TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, U.S. ARMY RESERVE< Less