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Time and Tide: A Nautical Memoir By Robert Van Blaricom
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A boy born and raised in Montana with no knowledge of the sea suddenly finds himself living with it literally on his doorstep. It is love at first sight. This is the story of finding adventure and... More > fulfillment while learning the arts of the sailor and the joy of sailing and venturing upon the waters in everything from a small sailing skiff converted to a little sailboat to deep water sailing yachts. Humorous stories and adventures are described in voyages from the Mediterranean to Australia and from the South Seas to the Northwest Passage.< Less
Letters to a Son By John Winthrop
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Rules of the Road By John Winthrop
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Rules of the Road is a very short book which attempts to reach across generations and communicate ideas on some essential subjects of our journey through life.
The Golden Pioneer By Colleen Estes Cassell
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Joel Estes was a Golden Pioneer - He was a gold-seeker, a family man, but his greatest achievement was his discovery of Estes Park, Colorado
Walking Wounded: Memoir of a Combat Veteran By Fred Tomasello Jr.
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Looking for excitement, a patriotic college sophomore joins the Marine Corps, completes officer training and experiences combat as an infantry platoon commander. Wounded, he recovers and joins the... More > Aerial Observer section where he calls in artillery and close air support. Wounded again, he returns to the United States and makes casualty calls notifying families of Marines wounded or killed in action. Using language that is authentic, raw and brutally honest, Fred Tomasello reveals the adverse effects of war and PTSD on a young man and his family.< Less
Highlights By Ed Hardy
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Autobiographical account of a man who has been interested in how things work his whole life and continues to learn even in his 8th decade.
A Blessed Dying By Lois Sussman Shenker
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A Blessed Dying is a memoir of the death and dying of Lois Sussman Shenker’s parents who died four weeks apart; her Mother after a lingering illness, her Father suddenly and unexpectedly. The... More > author not only tells us her story, but simultaneously observes and comments on the events as they occur, helping both herself and the reader step back and look at what is happening. While poignant and sad, the narrative also offers humor, inspiration and hope, leaving the reader at peace, as is the author.< Less
ourstory By John Ray
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John and Charlotte Ray - a love story of our family spanning more than eighty years, written by John L. Ray and dedicated to his late wife, Charlotte - the love of his life.
"It Shocked Even Us!" By Frank Cipolla
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Frank Cipolla is the author of “It Shocked Even Us!” - A look behind the scenes at all the funny stories from his 30-years of covering news in the New York Metropolitan area and working... More > with TV and radio personalities Don Imus, Howard Stern, Alan Colmes, Rolland Smith, Doctor Frank Field and many more.< Less
My Life By Hoy Holm
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This is my story from birth to the year 1994, when I was 67 years old, and I remember it well, but my life did not end in 1994 so I'm setting this legacy up for another sequel starting in 1994.
No Place but UP! By Lance Fox
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Growing up in central Wisconsin is synonymous with growing up on flat ground and in oxygen-rich air. At age sixteen I faced my first uphill climb; the emotional battle of coping with the loss of my... More > father. At thirty-six years of age Hodgkin's Lymphoma claimed his life. His death was a wake-up call for me that life can be short. Eleven years later, I became a father. The day occurred six weeks earlier than expected. The fragility of life was once again revealing itself. During my premature son's hospital stay I picked up a book about Mount Everest. Although I had never climbed before, my dream to stand on top of the world was sparked within after reading that book. I didn't exactly know how or when but I knew that I would go to that mountain. Within all of us resides a vision, a defined quest in life. It is a unique purpose, waiting to be unlocked. Twelve years after my vision occurred, I became one of less than four thousand people in the world to reach its highest point.< Less
Pora Lot More Lore By Chuck Pora
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"Forty more fun, nostalgic, dorky, depressing and longer short essays," by Chuck Pora, lifelong Erie, Pa. resident and author of "Pora Lotta Lore."
Webbed Toes: A Birth Mother's Life Story By Winifred Latham
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In Webbed Toes: A Birth Mother’s Story, Winifred Latham takes readers on the journey of her life, from growing up in small town Washington, North Carolina, to earning a nursing degree from the... More > Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, to locales both stateside and international during her career as a United States Air Force nurse during the Vietnam War era. This candid memoir shares Latham’s story as a young woman who was date-raped before finishing nursing school in the late 1950s and, finding herself pregnant, her agonizing decision to give the baby up for adoption. Woven throughout the narrative is her struggle to maintain the secret that she carried with her for 35 years. Latham’s story goes full circle when she receives a letter out of the blue from a woman who knows about the child she thought she would never see again.< Less
Facebook Education II: FB, Coffee, LOLs, and Conversations. How to Get More FB Likes and Comments By Frank Palacio
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Facebook keeps a count to let you know if your post is popular with lots of comments and likes or if it's a snoozer that only your mother would like or comment on. By reading the examples of the... More > status, posts, and updates in this book, you will be able to tailor your own posts and acquire the art of winning friends and influencing people on Facebook. I believe that Facebook can help bring about world peace because of the influence of positive people like you and me. I enjoy writing and interestingly enough, Facebook helped me to develop as a writer. I wrote a poem about Facebook, and then a book, prayer, and a joke all about Facebook. I posted about each of these and I received a great deal of support and encouragement from my Facebook friends.< Less
Walk Beside Me By Thelma Rodgers
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Born in rural Chambers County, Alabama, almost a century ago, Thelma Adams Rodgers shares from her heart and soul through personal, often poignant and humorous anecdotes. Her memoirs and poems are... More > uplifting, interesting, and reflective of over nine decades of a life lived in the heartland of the South. Always a country girl at heart, she portrays wisdom and wit, along with Christian inspiration that comes from a personal relationship with Jesus and upbringing in the Bible Belt of our country. Come, walk beside her on an inspiring and engaging journey.< Less
DEER PARK: MEMORIES FROM A LOWCOUNTRY NEIGHBORHOOD 2014 Edition By Julia Martha Long
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Recognition of, and appreciation for, family and neighbors in the community of Deer Park, North Charleston, South Carolina.
Yakima Horizons By Al Allaway
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True short stories and poems offered by members and friends of Yakima's premier writing group, The Yakwriters. Stories feature memoirs about growing up during World War II years, about observations... More > of unusual places and things, and about the ever changing natural objects around us. Wherever or whatever one might see on the physical or emotional horizon of Cental Washington State,is fodder for this book< Less
28 Dog Years By James Gregory Catledge
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28 Dog Years is a reminiscence of another time and place. Set in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1950's and early 1960's, it is the story of a young boy, his grandparents, and the homely little dog... More > that they all loved.< Less
The Joy of My Journey By Dawn Blake Souza
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The Joy of My Journey provides a glimpse into the life of a woman who struggles to raise her children after divorce and moves from a comfortable suburban life on Cape Cod to unchartered waters where... More > they face nearly insurmountable challenges. Her story includes real life characters such as a Texas oil millionaire, Chicano gang members, unscrupulous lawyers, generous strangers, etc. In the end, she triumphs over a horrendous auto accident, a life-threatening brain-tumor,loss of vision, fire and floods, and gains invaluable lessons about family and finding joy in all of life's experiences.< Less
The McMullan Family in New Zealand By Randall McMullan
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This collection of stories, facts and photos is about a family living in Otago, New Zealand in the last half of the nineteenth century and into the twentieth century. The family lived in Gabriels... More > Gully, Lawrence, Otago where the Gold Rush of the 1860s began. The stories centre on Thomas McMullan and Beatrice Howe-Johns, and their 8 children. Between them they lived from the 1870s until the 2000s. As with most families, their lives were both ordinary and special. Their ordinary lives helped to build a country and their special lives formed us who are descended from them. Rather than find gold they made it – gold of the family type.< Less
Vietnam The Way I Saw It By Warren D. Welch
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This book is about the recollections I have of my experiences in the U.S. Army from 1965 to 1968. Many people have written books about their experiences in Vietnam. I wanted to approach the subject... More > from my perspective as a support technician who was there very early in the conflict and never had to experience the effects of incoming Chinese rockets, their base perimeter being penetrated, or the Tet offensive in 1968. Most of my approximately 2,000 slides and pictures from Vietnam got lost during the trials and tribulations of life, and I am left with 100 slides that I had digitized in 2000. I have included over 70 of my best pictures from Hawaii and Vietnam in this book, as well as many stock photos, maps and documents. At 70 years old my memory is not what it once was, but I have tried my best to be factual and not embellish my experiences. Thank you for your interest in my book and I hope you enjoy it.< Less
I Am A Piano By Ulla Morris-Carter
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This is the ‘moving’ memoir of an upright piano, made in 1925 in Darmstadt, Germany by an apprentice of Herr Heinrich Steinweg, aka Mr. Henry Steinway. After its trials and tribulations,... More > from Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass) to bombardments of its birthplace, it finally landed in the 1960s in the family of an American foreign correspondent and his German wife. The piano recounts its multiple trans-continental moves from Bonn to Beirut to Athens to America and the turbulent times and journeys of the family up to its current peaceful resting place in Los Altos Hills, California. With its fussy, ‘bourgeois’ pride and limited perspective, this easily disgruntled instrument with sensitive strings concludes, “I am a survivor.” This is an A5, Perfect Bound with White pages.< Less
I Am A Piano By Ulla Morris-Carter
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This is the ‘moving’ memoir of an upright piano, made in 1925 in Darmstadt, Germany by an apprentice of Herr Heinrich Steinweg, aka Mr. Henry Steinway. After its trials and tribulations,... More > from Kristallnacht (the night of broken glass) to bombardments of its birthplace, it finally landed in the 1960s in the family of an American foreign correspondent and his German wife. The piano recounts its multiple trans-continental moves from Bonn to Beirut to Athens to America and the turbulent times and journeys of the family up to its current peaceful resting place in Los Altos Hills, California. With its fussy, ‘bourgeois’ pride and limited perspective, this easily disgruntled instrument with sensitive strings concludes, “I am a survivor.” 6x9 PerfectBound, Cream Pages< Less
The Opa Legacy By Janie Van Komen
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In a gesture of goodwill Willem Albert Van Komen takes his friend's military lottery position in 1880's Netherlands, a time of peace, or is it? This simple choice spirits Willem Albert across the... More > ocean to foreign people, culture, and survival. Will disease, discouragement, or despair destroy him first. Willem Albert discovers what it takes to become a real hero by suffering through unexplained twists of fate and the support of unexpected people. The question is, in the end, what will he choose to do?< Less
Nobody Calls Me Father Anymore: Experiencing the Priesthood From Pre to Post Vatican Two By Richard Gonser D. Min.
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A retired Catholic priest relates his experience of the changing face of the priesthood from seminary to retirement. What he writes about those turbulent and challenging years from 1950 to 2010... More > reveals the personal and, at times, the very difficult journey of a parish priest. With remarkable clarity and detail, Fr. Gonser shares his story of more than fifty years of priesthood in the Diocese of Cleveland. Young and older readers, laity and priests will be fascinated or reminded about the tumult of those years. An intriguing journey! Rev. Albert A. Krupp, Delegate for Senior Priests, Diocese of Cleveland While nobody may call him Father anymore , Richard Gonser writes movingly about the mystery of grace working in his own life and in the lives of the people he served and loved. His memoir captures his quiet fidelity to Gospel values in the challenging year following the Second Vatican Council. Rev. Donald Cozzens, author of Notes from the Underground: The Spiritual Journey of a Secular Priest.< Less