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Jack's Memoirs By John H Pinkham
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Memiors of a WWII P-40 Fighter Pilot attached to the RAF in the North African Campaign, and Invasions of Sicily and Italy.
In My Mind's Eye By Pauline Triplett Beckman
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In My Mind’s Eye spans nearly a century of Pauline Beckman’s memories: From watching her mother sweep a dirt-floored kitchen to kicking up her heels during the Roaring ‘20s. From... More > mastering the art of “flour-sack frugal” during the Depression to discovering a natural affinity for storytelling late in her eighth decade. But this collection of stories is more than just a colorful personal memoir. It’s a rich historical record of American life as it was lived in an earlier era. In the words of J.M Barrie, “God gave us memory that we might have roses in December.” So come on in. Share in these snapshots of days past—stop and smell the roses.< Less
Welch Pioneer Guide By Anita Wells
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Biographies of the 34 pioneer ancestors of the Unita Woodland and John Welch family.
Joshua Jones Jr. Story By Joshua Jones, Jr.
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A stunning inside story of a man determined to overcome issues in relationships, family life, and homelessness; told from the perspective of a summer in Atlanta.
Threads .. a girl in Corbeau Town By Jeanette Hinkson
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Jeanette Hinkson nee Bain the only daughter in a large family of boys, Born 1918 in Cobo Town, Port of Spain, Trinidad. The Bains were a well known family in the city, her children also became well... More > known as adults. This is her story written in amazing detail and with love for her early childhood life, the people of a special neighbourhood filled with wonderful characters. Jeanette Bain's book is of a lost lifestyle not so long ago. A time of innocence and simplicity at the start of an era where rapid change and independence were approaching. She has a storyteller's ability and her story is both easy to read and well written.< Less
From Being Considered At-Risk to Becoming Resilient: An Autoethnography of Abuse and Poverty Second Edition By Dr. Rosalinda Mercado-Garza, PhD
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I have written a narrative. Autoethnography was the process by which I wrote about the abuse and impoverished conditions I experienced throughout my young life. Autoethnography was also the method by... More > which I disclosed how I moved from being considered at-risk and became resilient. This story represents my life journey, but it can represent the life of many readers who have lived in the United States in poverty and/or have lived through physical, emotional, verbal and sexual abuse by family members or intimate others. There were several tenets of resilience utilized to identify the “state, condition and practice(s)” I put in place in order to overcome (Knight, 2007, p. 544).< Less
Daybreak in the Mountains By M. McCoy Franklin
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This biography of C. McCoy Franklin describes his nurture in the culture of Appalachia, his burning desire to get an education, his return to the mountain community where he grew up, Crossnore, NC,... More > to provide spiritual and educational resources for other mountain youth. He spent half of his life in Weatern North Carolina and half in Eastern Tennessee. His story will make you laugh, make you cry, might make you angry, and will surely inspire you.< Less
Butterflies, Buses, and a Guardian Angel By Alexa Sue Hooser
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A teacher's memories of childhood poverty, heartbreak, and loneliness were mirrored in the eyes of her students. This begins a story of teaching, tragedy, and triumph. Inspired by euphoric dreams... More > with loved ones on the other side, a mysterious “go ahead” voice, and her mother’s caring nature, she began a program to provide faith, hope and love for the children. She called it Suspreno. Likened to a butterfly by the children, the teacher suffers the loss of her mother and adorns her resting place with one final lavender rose. The teacher and the kids stick together and survive a myriad of adventures. Although there were dangers on their fifteen-year odyssey, it’s clear this group was guided and protected by guardian angels. Together, they also experience exhilaration when they crowd onto buses headed for “one more taste of heaven” at Suspreno meetings. This book will make you want to examine your place in life and look deeper into the eyes of every little child you see.< Less
Long Ride on a Short Track By Ken Spooner
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Uncommon men in common cars, mostly Ford and Chevrolet: Here are the stories of the "real" drivers... The quiet hamlet of Riverhead on New York’s Long Island is known today as the... More > Gateway to the East End for vacationers en route to the Hamptons. But in 1957, Riverhead, and the rest of Long Island, was a much louder place. That year, as a 10-year-old boy, Ken Spooner saw his first stock car race at Riverhead Raceway. After that, he watched many nights unfold from the stands of both Riverhead and the now-demolished Islip Speedway. As so many boys watching men with their toys, he eventually got the itch to join the fun. So it was in the summer of 1965 that Spooner raced at Riverhead right alongside some of his childhood heroes. More than four decades later, he returned to Long Island to interview those drivers. These are their stories. You will be transported right into the drivers seat, to experience the way racing was and will never be again.< Less
Caroline Scott Harrison By Marjorie Foster Bowers
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A look at the life of Caroline Scott Harrison, Oxford, Ohio's first lady. (BLACK AND WHITE)
There Will Be No Rescue By Steve Aiken
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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
A Priest Forever: The Life and Times of Father Robert F. McNamara By Ann K. Maloney
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A Priest Forever: The Life and Times of Father Robert McNamara draws together research, insights from family, parishioners, and colleagues, and original writings to fashion a portrait of Father... More > Robert Francis McNamara, a Roman Catholic priest who served the church’s Rochester Diocese. Ann K. Maloney draws together material from a variety of sources to present the life and times of a man whom Rochester’s Bishop Matthew H. Clark called “an extraordinary man.” In a time in the church’s history when deep doubts about the clergy lead many to question the trustworthiness of the church itself, A Priest Forever tells how one man—a faithful servant of God—carried out both his calling to priestly service and his immersion in the life of his wider community.< Less
Helen Jean Stories By Helen Ledford
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Helen F. Ledford tells stories about growing up on a teeming Caswell County, North Carolina farm in the 1930s, '40s, and '50s with her Mama Allie Farthing, a passel of siblings, and the Lord only... More > knows how many dogs, cats, ducks, and other beasts. A nostalgic look into slower times well remembered, Helen's prose, poetry, and pictures invite warm contemplation of an era gone by.< Less
I Won't Complain By J. Inerje Barrett
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“I WON‘T COMPLAIN” is a dramatic story of Tommy, a young African American man, who is expected to live in the shadows of his militant alcoholic stepfather. He endures physical and... More > mental abuse. TOMMY is a hard but sensitive, articulate young man, who is raised in a welfare laden Philadelphia Public Housing surrounding, but is not bound by the neighborhood mentality. He keeps his abusive memories a secret from others. Only he and his best friend share the truth. Tommy learns to cover his wounds and pretend all is well. The gospel song “I WON’T COMPLAIN” becomes Tommys anthem as he fights very hard to hold on to what small self esteem he has. The inner conflict is great and his self worth causes a battle in his mind. His abusers are the Boogieman who sometimes lurk in the shadows.< Less
The Eagle Ford: A Partly Factual and Occasionally True Memoir from the Oilfields of South Texas and Northern Mexico By Brandon Seale
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In South Texas and northern Mexico, the Eagle Ford play has brought the oil and gas industry to the forefront of people’s minds. Yet outsiders find it hard to see the industry sympathetically,... More > because they so rarely see the people that inhabit it. The collection offers a vivid picture of life and people in the industry and includes short stories (some fictional, some not) about gun battles with Mexican cartels, songs without music masquerading as poems, and essays on the oil and gas business and the larger-than-life personalities in it.< Less
The Garrens: From Hoopers Creek to Cocoa By Genia Cowart Fadely
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This a private family book that documents the lives of pioneers John and Susie Garren, who moved our family from North Carolina to Florida over 110 years ago. It holds over 150 restored photos,... More > antidotes, and genealogy of our family throughout the last century. Although their sons died without children, ending the Garren name in our family, John and Susie live on through their daughters' married names: the Kings, Dixons, and Pooles; and their granddaughters: the Cowarts, Barnetts, Grays, and Jacksons.< Less
The Tip Jar By Viorica Culea
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Follow one young woman's real life journey from infancy in a horrific Romanian orphanage, to the broken promise of a loving adoptive family. Her new life with her adoptive parents turns into a... More > nightmare of drunken rage and hostility towards she and her heritage. As she discovers where she is from, she decides to reconnect with her roots and seek out her natural family, still living in Romania.< Less
17 years of Family Xmas Card Pictures By James L. Ferry Jr.
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17 years of Family Xmas Card Pictures Published By: James L. Ferry Jr. Sacramento, California
Wren & Ignacio By Brooke Criswell
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A true to life love story of two independent, nomadic individuals who meet and begin a new journey together. The tale of soul mates existing in daily life. Follow Wren & Ignacio as they meet,... More > find love, travel, face challenges with grace, strength, ingenuity and compassion.< Less
Remembering David By Mary Mullen, Ruth Royal
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Nine young people became part of a tight friendship group at North Central College in Naperville, IL, between 1958 and 1962. A central figure in this friendship group was David Walker. Like many... More > in the group, he participated in the college Writer’s Club and worked on the college newspaper, the North Central College Chronicle. David edited the Chronicle for a year. Many in this group also ate together at one of the dorm dining rooms where family-style meals brought everyone closer. Trips to Chicago to hear blues or attend films ensued. In mid-January 2014, David died of leukemia. Now, in memory of his life, 8 of his friends have contributed their fond memories of David both at college and beyond. All 8 have also provided biographical information about themselves to describe what they have done since college graduation.< Less
Today is My Favorite Day and Right Now Is My Favorite Time: The Autobiography of James E. McEachern By Jim McEachern
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Success or failure is too often tied to abstract principles without practical application. The autobiography of James E. McEachern presents in “high definition” his story attempting to... More > bridge that gap. His life story continually emphasizes the relationship of faith, personal growth, and effort to success. In Today is My Favorite Day, you will learn the principles for transforming dreams into reality. You will also learn how goal setting in all areas of life can bring about the future you desire. This isn’t the power of “magical thinking” but the power of goals and sustained effort over a life-time toward a predetermined end. It was Jim’s greatest hope that by telling his story others would understand the secrets of his success and from this realize their own possibilities for succeeding in life.< Less
Healing, Romance & Revolution • Prequel 1921 By Dennis Buckmaster
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HARRIET H. SMITH, idealistic young nurse sets off for the Yale in China school of nursing and its hospital to apply her recent nursing qualification and build her knowledge and skills and pursue her... More > humanitarian causes.   Upon arriving she discovers much more than she thought possible:   A fascinating country and culture offering adventure Professional challenges aplenty. A “strange” society and culture she soon learns to appreciate and love. A Roaring ‘20’s social life, of dinners, dances, romance, challenged social mores and booze. Society in disarray with civic unrest, chaotic politics, militarism and war. Harriet questioning life and future. Enjoy, marvel at, wonder and laugh in reading how Harriet faces all of these challenges.   Discover how Harriet became so many things to so many people:   Fiery, flag waving radical. Dedicated nurse and educator Gifted raconteur Keen observer of her life and times Adventuress Inspiration to thousands< Less
The Ringmasters - Flying Bombing Combat with the Mighty 8th Air Force 1944-1945 By Frank H. Lewis
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Frank H. Lewis tells the story of the 30 combat missions he flew, in B24 Liberators, as part of the Ray Trapp crew. They were part of the 852/3 Bomb Squadron of the 491st Bomb group, of the 14th... More > Combat Bomb Wing of the 8th Air Force, which was then part of the Army Air Corp. The first mission was October 5, 1944 and the last was April 4, 1945. All were flown over Germany during one of the harshest winters Europe has known. He was part of the 4000 plane mission to relieve the Allied troops on Christmas Eve, during the Battle of the Bulge. His most harrowing mission was the Hamburg Oil Refineries on November 21, 1944.< Less
A Hundred Years of Helen By Britta Peterson
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Throughout the ages people all over the world have searched for the secrets to long life. Helen finally reluctantly admitted her true age for her big 90th birthday party, and a close friend searched... More > and found her birth certificate since he didn’t believe she could possibly be that old! Perhaps now that she is ready to enter her second century, we might discover her secret in the story of her life? Please enjoy "A Hundred Years of Helen" spoken in her own words...< 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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