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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
FROM ME TO YOU By WHANDAH
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This book is consist of Letters of love and admiration to various family members, friends, lovers and emotions.
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.
The Giving Space, A Daughter's Memoirs By Debra Mechley
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The Giving Space is a heart warming collection of memories that one daughter gave and shared with her dying mother. A beautiful remembering of a childhood past, written in warm gratitude and loving... More > awareness during her mother's last months of life. Find your own heart sing through these very passages and remember the best memories in your life expressed is why we are here, how we live and who we become...< 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
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
“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
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
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.
Early Morning Flow By Deborah Sandweiss
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Early Morning Flow is a collection spanning 20 years of Deb’s life. Discover the freedom of cycling the California coast and explore the terrain of body image. Deb’s work with young... More > people from the San Francisco Bay Area gives us a glimpse into the complex world of teaching. The grief of a lost pregnancy and the joy of her son’s first steps takes us into the mysterious world of parenting. Deb tunes into the moments of our lives that make up our humanity.< Less
One Man’s Story: Memoirs of a Vietnam Vet By Michael Clark
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Michael Clark was an inquisitive, active boy—difficult for his mother, although he wasn’t a bad child. In this memoir, Clark begins by detailing his childhood growing up in the fifties... More > and sixties in rural Michigan, where he built forts, became an Eagle Scout, and met his future wife. As the Vietnam War raged, when he turned eighteen, he eventually registered for the draft. In 1969, after his number was called, Clark details how life changed exponentially as he left his new bride behind and reported for duty amid violent protests and draft card burnings. As he narrates his experiences from basic training to his assignment to the army’s medical training center and finally his service in Vietnam, Clark provides a compelling glimpse into the emotional influences of war. In this engaging memoir, a Vietnam veteran chronicles his path before, during, and after war as he accepted his fate and learned to embrace the precious gift of life.< Less
Negotiating A Lion’s Share of Freedom: Adventures of an Idealist Caught Up in the Ethiopian Civil War By Makonnen Araya
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Ethiopian civil war in the 1970s and guerilla war against military junta
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
50 Years of Service By Bradley Jones
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The New South Wales Naval Reserve Legal Panel 50 Years of Service edited by Lieutenant Commander Bradley Jones, RANR
Three Dogs and a Dancer By Stephen Ward
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An intimate and autobiographical account of a Dancer's journey from Newcastle-upon-Tyne to his travels in Europe. Accepted at the age of sixteen by the Royal Ballet School (London) he completed a... More > three year dance course culminating in a performance at the Royal Opera House (Covent Garden). His professional Career took him to Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland and back to London again. Stephen founded his own ‘Focus on Dance’ company, a performing and educational enterprise based in Bournemouth, England, touring the south and south-west of England. Then he took his dance to the streets of Europe. He has subsequently performed to street audiences in the major cities and towns of Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Holland, France and Italy. In 1989 he moved to Fiano, in northern Tuscany. Stephen Ward died in 2013. This book is his lasting testament. A tender, moving portrait and a tribute to dance, dogs, friends, nature - and to life itself!< Less
Live, Die, Live Again By Ron Irwin
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An amazing life story filled with overwhelming adventure and powerful but real tales of stunning survival. Ron Irwin faced his first death as he had faced his entire life, with unshakeable... More > determination to not only survive but to thrive. This is his story and a great guide for all who seek a stronger and longer life.< 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.
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
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
GRAND ISLAND--The Real Story By Robert Morrison
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What really happened when Grand Island was made into a National Recreation Area. It is not the best for the community, or even the State.
Captured : Memoir of World War II By James D. Pascoe
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Two years after the United States entered the Second World War, 21 year old college student James D. Pascoe was drafted into the U. S. Army Air Force. The California native trained as a tail gunner,... More > and was assigned to a B-26 Marauder. On his 11th mission, the young airman was shot down over the French countryside. Passed by local families to the Résistance, Pascoe spent weeks on the run. Betrayed, he was captured and imprisoned by the Germans. This memoir, based on the daily journal he kept through the war, tells the story of an ordinary American - from civilian to POW and back again.< 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.
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
Beauty From Obscurity-My Journey Through Bulimia Nervosa By Nicole Pionke
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My journey through bulimia and anorexia nervosa. I wrote this book to be an encouragement to young girls and women all over that healing and recovery is VERY possible.
Claude and Carrie Slusser By Larry Slusser
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Stories and photos of Claude Lee and Carrie Louise Koontz Slusser and their children.