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Possiplex By Ted Nelson
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The life and work of a controversial thinker.
Amidst Latvians During the Holocaust By Edward Anders
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"One of the best books of 2011"…A nerve-wracking saga in which life and death depend on a capricious fate…absorbing lucidity…vivid portraits…simple moral vision... More > that resonates: "I became immunized against prejudice”. A testament of remarkable clarity and humanity, wrung from dark experience.— KIRKUS REVIEWS. ***Surviving the Holocaust by a hair, Anders became a brilliant scientist. Part I is a memoir of his youth, including the Soviet and German occupations of Latvia. Part II discusses, with objectivity and precision, Latvian conduct during WWII. —ANDREW EZERGAILIS, Professor of History, Ithaca, NY. ***Anders survived by an outright lie (invented by his father) that his mother was a German foundling raised by a Jewish couple. His father was soon executed, but Edward and his mother bluffed their way through the nightmarish years of the German occupation (1941-1945). —MORRIS HALLE, Institute Professor of Linguistics, MIT, Cambridge, MA.< Less
Saint Benedict the Moor By Dolores A. Foster Williams M.Ed.
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Taking five years to complete, writing Saint Benedict the Moor was a labor of love inspired by my deep respect for Americans of African descent whose progeny graced the Wisconsin/Milwaukee scene as... More > early as 1835. They continued throughout the years to be instruments of their own economic and social advancement. Along the way, they had help from well-meaning Caucasian individuals, but their drive and single-minded purpose allowed them to survive in hostile environments and to achieve measures of success in their individual and group endeavors. This book outlines their presence in Milwaukee from the time of their early entry into the territory that is now Milwaukee, to their struggles for survival during their early years in Milwaukee, to the successful efforts of Roman Catholics to proselytize a group of them, and the influence St. Benedict Boarding and Day School had on the lives of its enrollees during their periods of enrollment in the school and their lives thereafter.< Less
To Care Enough By Bob Fine
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For more than fifty years, Bob Fine taught in family studies, education, religious studies, human services, and the Holocaust. He also worked professionally in human services, bringing his academic... More > interests to bear on real-life problems of people in distress. In this new collection of essays, he explores his own life journey—from a difficult childhood to his cherished role as father and grandfather—and argues with passion and wit on such wide-ranging topics as parenting, public education, bigotry, violence, and the life-affirming properties of American jazz.< Less
The Right Amount of Sunshine...Cultivating Little Girls into Young Ladies By Brenda's Child
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Mentor,teacher,poet and mother, Brenda's Child offers advice and shares the struggles and triumphs of her teen years in hopes of sparking conversation between young girls and caregivers.
...Our Beat Goes On By Richard Antti
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The book consists of three parts: the story of an exciting trip back to a land we revisited in March of 2010 called Vietnam; combat experiences from the areas we fought; and an analysis of the effect... More > our service experiences have had on our lives and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder's challenges.< Less
Por Un Amor By JavierFlores
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Por Un Amor is a voice. The content of this book is the reality, memory, fiction, context, document, trace, reflection and a witness of 12 siblings and concerning their multiple perceptions with... More > accordance to a narrative. A walking band of gypsies that searches and gleans for a new dawn. This mosaic of brothers and sisters is just this, a well-versed montage on what Love conjures, provokes and adds to our life. thank you all who share and further dreams -JavierFlores, Editor< Less
The Last Ninja of Koga By Donald Roley
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Fujita Seiko was born into a family descended from the ninja of Koga. After running away at a young age, his grandfather agreed to teach him the family art of ninjutsu. This book is his story in his... More > words. From his time as a young brat, to his time teaching during the war at the Nakano Spy Academy and his time promoting Japanese martial arts after the war, this is his tale.< Less
Echoes of '58: Recollections of the Notre Dame class of 1958 By Jack Barthel
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It has been over 60 years since the Notre Dame class of 1958 first set foot on the campus. 1249 men were in the graduating group. The fact that almost 2/3 of the number still are alive is a... More > remarkable one considering their ages are at or approaching 80. Perhaps even more remarkable is that 10% of them have contributed recollections of their days at Notre Dame, where life has led them, resulting in somewhat a history of the time.The stories are interesting, funny, touching and reflective. Many of them show their deep affection and influence Notre Dame has had on their lives.< Less
The God of Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and Joe By Dr. Joe H. West
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A biography by Dr. Joe H West recounting the many instances that God showed HIS mighty hand when an unrelenting faith was placed in HIM.
The Landscape of My Memory By Richard Antti
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The Landscape of My Memory is a uniquely designed book that recounts my experiences as a lowly infantry grunt in The First Battalion 5th Mechanized Infantry from October 13,1966 to October 12,1967 in... More > the jungles of Vietnam. The book contains U.S. Army Daily After Action Reports for the year, my personal experiences and commentaries and how they related to us as common soldiers. The book includes over 100 pictures taken by soldiers in the field, making the stories come alive to the reader. My hope is that the reader will feel a tiny part of 'our" Vietnam experience.< Less
WHATEVER IT TAKES: Life Lessons From A Real Superhero By Chris Hallsey
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Inspiration can be found in many places. Within the pages of this book you will be inspired by a boy named Tyler. During his battle with cancer, thousands joined him on his journey by vowing to do... More > "Whatever it takes" to overcome their own trials. His impact was felt far and wide, reaching people as far away as China and Saudi Arabia. His light and life touched men, women, corporate executives, professional athletes, the young, and the old. Your heart will be touched by the strength, optimism, and faith of a boy people called, Superman.< Less
No Regrets: Love, Laughter and Life with Colon Cancer By Patsy Petzold
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Patsy was diagnosed with Stage IV colon cancer February 25th, 2013. She was 34 years old, a happy, healthy mother of 3 with no symptoms or family medical history of colorectal cancer. Her next 3... More > years would be filled with chemo, surgeries, CT/PET scans and disappointments as treatment failed to clear the cancer. But they were also filled with happiness, faith, love, laughter, advocacy and dancing. We put her writings together in order that others can benefit from her amazing spirit and so we can share her with the world. This is the book she always wanted to write.< Less
In the Eyes of Matthew By C.J. Garrason
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This is a true story about the gift of life. In one day, two precious children were lost, but thanks to a generous and selfless donation, the organ of one child was transplanted into a young boy... More > thousands of miles a way, giving him and his family a hope for a new life. The gift of Matthew to Zach, the liver transplant recipient, was not only a benevolent donation, but a visible miracle seen through the eyes of one little boy, even if it was only for a few hours.< Less
The Colantonio Files By Frederick A. Colantonio
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The people I’ve met in my life were the impetus for writing this book. They are the good, bad and ugly people. Those I remember the most are those who were good to me and helped me along the... More > way to become a professional broadcaster and newspaper journalist. Others were not kind and often said aloud that I would fail at achieving my goals. One relative went so far as to ask “Why can't you hold a job?" He knew nothing of how unstable the job market was at the time for the jobs I held. It did not deter me; it fueled my desire to succeed. I knew what I wanted out of life and that is what I am currently doing. Sadly many who were unkind to me were unwilling to help people in need. Coffins don't have pockets was a phrase my parents often used. My mother said to me that she had two words of wisdom for me. They were not ‘thank you those two words were BE NICE. It is the legacy I want to leave behind.< Less
A Good Start is a Great Beginning By Dr. Joe M. Phillips, Jr.
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Dr. Joe M. Phillips, Jr., a resident of Dr. John D. Thompson, shares what it was like to go through residency at a large charitable hospital in the south during a time of great social, economic, and... More > technological change.< Less
Thirty Nine and Letting Go By John B. Jenkins
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Thirty Nine and Letting Go: A Father’s Journey through a Son’s Addiction and Depression shares the difficult journey of a father who faced a parent’s worst-case tragedy: the loss of... More > a child. John B. Jenkins, a Christian minister, presents the story of his son’s addiction, depression, and eventual death. John felt inspired by the Lord to write this book while his son, Josh, was in a coma after his automobile accident in June 2016. He knew he needed to start writing the day after his son’s funeral. It is his hope and prayer that others can find comfort and encouragement as they read the experiences he chronicles of Josh’s journey through his depression, his addiction, and his untimely death. As a minister, he hopes to show how the love and mercy of God is truly unending, and his grace is most certainly all-sufficient. A father’s memoir recalls the life and accidental death of a son and points to the boundless love and mercy of God that overcomes even reality’s most trying moments.< Less
Jonathan Frid An Actor's Curious Journey, Commemorative Edition By Malia Howard
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Career biography of actor Jonathan Frid. This classically trained actor enjoyed a distinguished career on stage, in television and on film. He became American television's first matinee idol due to... More > his spellbinding portrayal of "Barnabas Collins" on ABC Television's "Dark Shadows" in the late 1960s. He also enjoyed a highly successful run as the evil brother,Jonathan, in the national touring company of "Arsenic & Old Lace" in the late 1980s. In the latter stages of his career, he created a series of Reader's Theatre One-Man-Shows that toured the U.S. from coast to coast. Frid mesmerized audiences with his unique gift for interpreting the nuances of a wide array of characters, all while relying only on his own voice, facial expressions and his remarkable ability to inspire the imagination of his audiences. He viewed this part of his career as the most satisfying, as it allowed him to play numerous characters covering dark comedy, classic horror and the horrors of the mind.< Less
Greek Angels in the Lion's Den By Nicolette Chelios
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Greek Angels in the Lion’s Den is a candid and passionately written memoir, eight years in the making, introducing the reader to a motherless daughter. Nicolette worked hard to discover her... More > roots and identity while living with a mean-spirited and abusive Greek “stepmother” and an aloof, womanizing Greek father. This memoir addresses more than what one thinks exists in Greek households and what has been portrayed in a popular Greek film and its sequel. On the contrary, this memoir delves deeply into spousal and child abuse, alcoholism, ethnocentrism, racism, poverty, sports fame, health issues, the Greek underworld, sexism, arranged Greek marriages, and the effects these issues have had on the mental and physical health of those family members and friends.< Less
Elno J Lunt: Man of Faith By Annette Lunt Hunter
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The autobiography and life story of Elno James Lunt of Duncan, Arizona. His stories and experience of a lifetime of faith.
Relentless By Gary O. Pittman
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Gary Pittman's new book Relentless is truly brilliant. No matter how you know him, you will know him infinitely better after reading this. This hilarious, wise and revealing new book will keep you... More > turning the page. Pittman moves readers through the events of his life; where he grew up, time on the farm, working for Occidental Chemical, and his work with me on our films, "The Great Culling and Fluoride," Poison on Tap," spinning all of the ups and downs of his life into one moving book. He delivers a perfect blend of heart, humor and style. It takes you on a nearly 200 page journey through his life that will leave you moved and wanting more. Paul Wittenbergern, Framing the World, Hollywood, CA< Less
God's Plan for My Life By Joyce Brown
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The life of Joyce Brown and how God's design for her life was already planned and became known to her through time and experiences.
An American Prisoner of War By Clyde Aaron Hopper
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Detailed memoirs of an American World War II Prisoner of War.
My Reality Check By Wendy Harriss
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A journey to the discovery of happiness found within one own being.
My Happy Feet By Ruth Anne Drown
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This is the story of my twenty-six year journey with Parkinson's Disease,and its progression since my diagnosis in 1990. It is a story of faith, family, love,and hope. It contains memoirs of early... More > symptoms, emotions, and details about the progression of the disease. My journey is also about spiritual healing. I hope my story offers hope to those who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's. There is life beyond this diagnosis. My journey continues today, as I battle this disease with my loved ones.< Less