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Eight Candles of Consciousness: Essays on Jewish Nonviolence By Rabbi Yonassan Gershom
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Rabbi Yonassan Gershom, vegetarian and lifelong pacifist, shares his best anti-war articles, thoughts, poems and memories from 40 years of peace activism. Includes his nonviolent Hanukkah service,... More > "Eight Candles of Consciousness"; his anti-Kahane protest actions in the 1980s; essays on ecology and Judaism; why he supports gay rights; how he became a vegetarian; thoughts, essays, stories, prayers, anecdotes and quotes on peace. A fascinating retrospective, woven together in a personal style that combines good scholarship with easy reading. Accessible to both Jews and Gentiles, this anthology will forever change your ideas about Judaism and nonviolence.< Less
SIX MILES NORTH OF CHEROKEE By ROGER ADAMS
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The story of a farm family and how they survived the great depression and World War II.
I'm a Free Man By Al Erwin
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The story of a young man who used sailing to escape his burden with bi-polar disease and the effects it wrought upon his family, parents, sisters, and friends.
A Lone Candle: Secrets Too Heavy To Bear By Bernice Fishman, Carol Fishman
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As you read this history of a family caught in the midst of World War II, you will shed tears, be horrified by perpetrators, and amazed by the family’s resilience, tenacity and luck, as they... More > tried to survive the harrowing world in Poland. This is a glimpse of life through a child’s eyes of a typical Jewish family before, during and after the Holocaust. Bernice wanted her story published for current and future generations of the Friedenberg and Graudens families. She knew the details would be lost over the years, and the stories gone within a few generations.< Less
Around the World and Headed South By James P. Gillespie
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Few people have had the opportunity to travel and experience the changing world so quickly and at such a young age. Join James Gillespie as he recalls being born the son of Baptist Missionaries, life... More > in China before World War II, life under the Japanese occupation of China, his father’s imprisonment in a Japanese concentration camp, a time when non-essential Americans were being told to leave, and many other important episodes from the other side of the world of which most Americans weren’t even aware. With a natural writing style that makes you feel like you’re sitting down next to him around a campfire, the author unfolds tale after tale of adventure, tragedy, humor, heartache and the power of a family’s love against impossible odds. Most pleasant are his memories of acclimating to life in America after the war, and the strong bond with his identical twin brother...including their exciting and unpredictable adventures in biology, chemistry, amateur radio, and hitchhiking in those “safer” days long ago.< Less
Once an Islander By Dr. Joseph F. Souza, Jr.
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Once an Islander tells the story of young boy born in a humble country village on the island of Sao Nicolau, Cape Verde Islands, who made his way to America and became a military officer, a... More > psychologist, and an accomplished artist and writer.< Less
In Search of Chestnuts By Dawn Blake Souza
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In Search of Chestnuts is a compilation of poetry and biographical short stories about growing up in a large, racially-mixed New England family. It offers a humorous and thought-provoking glimpse... More > into a life filled with cross-cultural experiences.< Less
Carol Davis: A Herstory By Carol Davis
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This is a memoir written by Carol Cunningham Davis, who was born in Springfield, Missouri, in 1925.
My Father, My Friends ~ Memories of World War II ~ By Sparky Barnes Sargent
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This book features ten veterans who share their memories of their World War II experiences. These men lived through the inherent dangers of the war—whether attacking a surfaced German... More > submarine, bailing out of a disabled bomber or a fighter plane on fire, landing cargo gliders behind enemy lines amidst gunfire, fighting in vicious aerial combat, or tending to the wounded and dying after a horrendous kamikaze attack on the USS Saratoga. Veterans include: a radar operator and a radio operator who served together on a B-24 Liberator; a B-17 engineering officer; four glider pilots who flew the Waco CG-4A and British Horsa; and three fighter pilots who flew the P-51 Mustang, P-40 Warhawk, and F6F Hellcat. Foreword by Budd Davisson, Editor-in-Chief, Flight Journal. 1st Ed., May 2014 ISBN: 978-0-9818238-3-6 6”x9” paperback, 264 pages, more than 270 photos.< 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, and fire and floods, and gains invaluable lessons about family and finding joy in all of life's experiences.< Less
Raven & the Willow Tree: An "Automoir" of Passion & Freedom By Ms. Treyce Montoya, MA
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Decades of lies and deception. A girl who stood to lose both everything and nothing. Bullying. Abuse. Assault. Imprisonment. Stalking. Hired Gun. Asperger's. When Teca Burq experienced decades of... More > trauma, she build a “hit list” and attempted to end her life. Along with the raven and the willow tree, and her hidden esoteric wisdom, she was able to fight battles within herself and in dangerous environments. Running from herself, she managed to keep her private side a secret. Until now.< Less
My Story by Christel Willian By Christel Willian
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It is with much encouragement for many years from my daughters and friends that I finally sit down and record some of my life experiences growing up in Berlin, Germany. Many of my memories are happy... More > ones, but there were times when we endured difficult and frightening circumstances during the war that lasted six years. My family did what we had to do to survive, and we lived to tell about it. Many were not so lucky.< Less
On the Shoulders of Giants: Volume 1. North America By Joseph Ward
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On the Shoulder of Giants is a mini book 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
The Gray Box Documents By Richard. & James Hursey
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This Appendix to Mechanic: The Life and Hard Times of Carlton H. Hursey contains transcriptions and facsimiles of the documents used as source material for that book, most of which were in the Gray... More > Box found among the authors’ father’s meager belongings after his death. A full account of the Gray Box and its contents can be found in the Prolog of that volume. The documents include letters between Carlton and Esta Murphy that go back to the early twenties when they were courting, and many other letters from his siblings, parents and children, as well as other forms, certificates, licenses, notes and official correspondence. Also included here are transcriptions of the journals Carlton kept between 1939 and 1947. This Appendix is a treasure trove for those who want to go beyond the narrative into the primary source material for Mechanic.< Less
A Louisiana Soldier: Willis A. Fontenot: 86th Chemical Mortar Battalion, WWII By Dianne Dempsey-Legnon
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Willis Fontenot grew up fishing the bayou waters, hunting for game, and racing bareback on horses with little knowledge of the world beyond Belaire Cove, Louisiana. But as the Allied powers sought to... More > invade Europe in 1943, duty uprooted Willis, thrust him into one of the most difficult times in history, and altered his view of humanity forever. Narrated by his third daughter, Willis’s story of sacrifice and survival follows his journey as he unveils memories and reflects on life experiences as he falls in love, trains for war, and crosses the ocean to battle the enemy as a member of a battalion that battered German positions for over three hundred days. While conveying his fears, love for his fellow soldiers, despair, and ultimately his desire to survive, Willis shines a light on members of a courageous generation that persevered under horrific conditions to ensure freedom.< Less
Veronica’s Hero By Veronica Ortiz Rivera, Jared Laskey
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Veronica Ortiz Rivera’s worst nightmare came true Nov. 16, 2010, when her doorbell rang at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Three men were standing outside: two U.S. Marines and... More > one man wearing a U.S. Navy uniform. At first, she didn’t know why they were there, but reality set in when one of them said, “We need to speak with you regarding your husband. May we come inside?” In this heartfelt story about grief, family, and appreciating our nation’s heroes, she recalls hearing the devastating news that her husband, Javier Ortiz Rivera, had been killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device—and how she broke the news to her children. She also celebrates the memory of her husband, their love, and how her family stuck together during the most difficult of times. Drawing on their faith, they continue to honor their hero through how they live their lives. They are not alone.< Less
Veronica’s Hero By Veronica Ortiz Rivera, Jared Laskey
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Veronica Ortiz Rivera’s worst nightmare came true Nov. 16, 2010, when her doorbell rang at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. Three men were standing outside: two U.S. Marines and... More > one man wearing a U.S. Navy uniform. At first, she didn’t know why they were there, but reality set in when one of them said, “We need to speak with you regarding your husband. May we come inside?” In this heartfelt story about grief, family, and appreciating our nation’s heroes, she recalls hearing the devastating news that her husband, Javier Ortiz Rivera, had been killed in Afghanistan by an improvised explosive device—and how she broke the news to her children. She also celebrates the memory of her husband, their love, and how her family stuck together during the most difficult of times. Drawing on their faith, they continue to honor their hero through how they live their lives. They are not alone.< Less
Writing Your Life History: A Journey of Self-Discovery By Hilda K. Ross, Ph.D.
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This manual provides valuable tools such as the Life Framework, techniques for organizing your material, a reading list, memory prodders, and the writing hints that have been deemed worthy of special... More > mention by the students. Hilda states: “My interest in working with the Life History stems from many years of professional involvement with the older people. Clearly the Life History helped them recall their abilities in surmounting great difficulties, providing a strong foundation for getting on with life with renewed vigor and enthusiasm. A completed Life History gives the writer grand rewards: an enthusiasm for getting on with life, a document for living for the next generations, and for your family and friends, an opportunity to know who you are.”< Less
Rhoda, A Tragic & True Story Of A Farmer's Daughter - Black & White Edition By D. Doc Derry
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This black & white edition of Rhoda, A Tragic & True Story of a Farmer's Daughter, is a love story gone horribly wrong. Legends, myths and folklore surround this true story of a young woman... More > in a forbidden love, cursed by witchcraft and insanity. "Blinded by fear, confined by human nature." - Reality's End Films< Less
Mechanic: The Life and Hard Times of Carlton H. Hursey By Richard. & James Hursey
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Carlton Hursey was born and raised on a farm in Tuscarawas County, Ohio. After military service during World War I he married a lass from two hollows over. The couple settled in nearby Coshocton and... More > started a family. In his spare time Carl was a happy fiddler and band leader, but he was devastated when his beloved young wife died. His health soon failed and his family of five bright, boisterous children was separated. He lived most of the rest of his life in veterans’ hospitals. Years after his death and the eventual passing of his three older children, the two youngest, who had been raised in an orphanage, discovered among their siblings’ papers a small gray box that contained a cache of his diaries, journals and letters, some dating from when he was courting their mother. They decided that these papers might help them discover who this mysterious stranger, their father, was. This remarkable, family-oriented biography is the result of that quest.< Less
Ted's Shorts: One Man's Thoughts By Ted Haynie
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I call these writings “Shorts.” If they work for you, they may get you to think about love, or death, or faith, or work, or vulnerability, or friendship, or, or, or… No answers.... More > Just a singular mind at work, producing pieces with no labels—some speeches, some fiction, some non-fiction, some musings. I’ve enjoyed writing them over the past couple of years; I hope you enjoy reading them. TH< Less
Rascal By Deb Gerstner
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Debra Ardene Carpenter Gerstner tells stories about her dad that will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart. Dad was Art Carpenter who was born in the tiny little town of Bigelow, Kansas that... More > was founded by his great grandfather. Art was a loving father to three daughters, but he loved life and enjoyed a prank or two during his life.< Less
"Free" to Be Faithful By Pamela Britt
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This is a memoir of my life from four years old to today; including all that God has brought me through - murder of my mother, raped twice, and numerous accounts of abuse during my marriage and... More > growing up. I wrote this book in hopes of helping others to see there is hope through Christ in all situations.< Less
My Reflection in the Mirror By Shannon Spruill
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Take a journey with Shannon as she shares her inner most feelings! This book gives voice to the person in the mirror. My Reflection in the Mirror dives into the inner strength of a woman determined... More > to get beyond the demons that hold her captive. When she looks in the mirror, she sees an image that makes her unhappy. Join her on her journey of self-discovery and see how she transforms to a beautiful reflection in the mirror.< 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