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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
ALL-WAYS the Rebel; Escape Into Two World Wars By Al Allaway
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Basil Lawrence "Pete" Allaway (1899-1962) served in both world wars, first in the United States Navy as a yeoman chief petty officer aboard the U.S.S. Huron, an impounded German cruise... More > liner that was converted for troop transport, mostly between New York and France. Later, in the Second World War, as a U.S. Army corporal in Assam, India, supporting the construction of the Ledo Road into Burma. The new road was to supply help to the Chinese in order to repel the Japanese invaders. These are his tales of escape from reality and moral responsibility, told with some regard for fact, but mostly with lighthearted humor. It is a work of imagination and fiction, liberally sprinkled with some of Pete's poetry. History buffs and scholars will appreciate the good parallel with the time-lines of the two wars, with Prohibition and the Great Depression. The story covers with precision the places Pete was sent and most of what he accomplished (or failed to accomplish).< Less
The Poker Trip By Jonathan Comey
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A 33-year-old newspaper sports editor puts everything on hold (including his happy marriage) to go casino to casino across the country, trying to get in on the poker phenomemenon while it's still... More > young. He's not sure how he'll fare, or what he's looking for, but he sure hopes he'll figure it out by the time he gets to Reno for the 2004 World Poker Finals ... or loses it all. It's one man's very personal take on the poker boom that's still reverberating across the nation, funny and heartbreaking, always entertaining.< Less
Twice Surreal - A Memoir of World War II and Korea By Stuart Gardner Hunt
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I myself was one of those eager young people, ready to go fight for our country, willing to accept that my life was a number, disposable on the cheap, and not to question. But when the war was over... More > my reflections centered more on the waste of humanity than on the glory. On my second experience of war, in Korea, I was not as gung ho. I had seen the horror of war. My thinking was more on doing the time and returning home to my family. There is no glory in war, and often enough you have to experience it to understand that fully. ― Stuart G. Hunt< Less
Touching Lives By Raymond Floyd Butcher Jr.
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A nonfiction account of a man's progression through life with his dogs and the dogs that impacted his life. The author writes of his intimate feelings and thoughts as events both humorous and tragic... More > take place with the dogs in his life. How dogs awakened a spirtual influence in his life. From 1950 to 2010 the lives of fourty five dogs are covered in the sixty year time span. All types of dogs both purebred and cross breeds ranging from a tea cup Poodle, English Pointers, Dobermans to a Great Dane. It is written in a chronological or historical order as the events actually occured in the authors life. For 12 years and up. 67 pictures through out the book.< Less
God & Katrina in Franklinton By Denman Watson, Jr.
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God & Katrina in Franklinton is a book, part poetry, part memoir, penned by Franklinton, Louisiana native, Denman Watson, Jr. in the midst of the devastating Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
Sunlight and Shadows By Etta Lindsey Allen
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This is the story of Dick and Laura Ann Pirtle Lindsey and their ten children. Written by Etta Lindsey Allen, one of the children, she chronicles their journey from Tennessee to Texas in 1917,... More > sharing the memories of her parents and childhood to preserve the family heritage. She provides the entertaining and tragic tales of growing up in a family whose bond kept them together through sunlight and shadows.< Less
The King and Me By Nan Prener
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The true story of Elvis Presley's 1969 comeback appearance at the Hotel International in Las Vegas.
Memoirs of Willie Mae Sweeney Arrington By Kathy Arrington Rodgers
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The following was transcribed by Kathy Arrington Rogers from a handwritten notebook located by Arden Arrington in 2007. Though not a complete history by any means, these few memories are expressed... More > uniquely in Momma Arrington's own way and are very precious. The only changes made are in brackets, and are words necessary to fill in the incomplete sentences, or to add certain family information omitted.< Less
My Collection of Thoughts and Family Stories By Bob Snyder
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This represents a series of stories that will leave a legacy for the author's grand children as they continue on their path of life. It is a book of success - about a young man born with little... More > financial means but rich with friends that learns about life through different family circumstances and a loyalty and commitment to his country.< Less
To Climb That Mountain By Marian Baker-Rave
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This is a Memoir of Marian Baker-Rave's life in the Alaska wilderness in the 1930's. Having only his wife and four daughters to help him, Marian's father recruited the aide of Marian to help him... More > run his lumber mill in rural Alaska. Even through many hardships this family had the strength to prosper through their faith in God.< Less
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Pablo Picasso once said, “Every Child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” I am not certain this is true, but it was certainly true for me. Someone once... More > called my work enigmatic, and maybe it is, because without my knowing it, I seem to have been driven by the need to create that ineffable something, that allows us to see once again with our original mind, unimpaired by preconceived ideas of what art should be.< Less
Angel on my Shoulder By Arthur Wyllie
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This is a book is primarily about the author's time in Vietnam. It goes through the hardships and life in a combat zone. It describes in detail the many things that happen in combat and in life that... More > cannot be explained away as merely coincidence. This book is my way of acknowledging God's presence in my life. It is an illustration of just how well He has watched out over me and how He watches out for all of us. I hope that these stories will be an inspiration to everyone.< Less
Life of Joy By Annette Hudgins
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Annette Hudgins' devotional journal from 2010-2015. This is a memoir of her faith, love and relationship with "her papa" Jesus Christ.
I'm Not Much On Backing Down By Mary Beth Bozzelli
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These stories are taken directly from recordings of Gene Hannah. These are his stories, memories, and life lessons.
Comments and Conversations On The Growth of Cary, North Carolina, 1955-2015 By J. “Ray” Sparrow
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It is not often that you run across a citizen who knows more than anyone else about a small town that he wasn’t even born in. Ray Sparrow adopted Cary, North Carolina in 1956, just about the... More > time it began to grow by leaps and bounds. Although he says this book is not about him, when you read his observations on his participation in Cary’s growth spurt over the last 60 years, his place is undeniable. One feels as if they are right there beside him in a big comfy chair listening to him reflect upon the people he has met and worked with over the years to make Cary a better place to live. Ray, a designer and builder of many of Cary’s finest homes and businesses, not only worked with Cary’s leaders, he was an ambassador of good will, running a business that put him in touch with people far and wide; many who came to Cary because of him. Ray Sparrow likes people, building their homes, getting to know their families, making friends with them.< Less
My Life, My Illness, and My Assurance in God By Patricia Miller
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Patricia "Pat" Miller has lived in or near the rural community of Stanton, Michigan most of her life. As a young woman she graduated from the Butterworth School of Nursing in Grand Rapids... More > never dreaming how crucial her medical education would be years later when confronting her life-threatening battle with Guillain-Barre Syndrome. This is her true-life story of courage overcoming challenge to resume an active, meaningful life. This heartfelt, page-turning remembrance speaks of blessings and hardships, as well as the treasured love of her family & friends. But most of all it is the story of her close walk with God who continues to watch over her.< Less
My Lucky Life By Darwin O'Ryan Curtis
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A memoir by Darwin Curtis of his work, family and travels over a full and fascinating life.
The Life and times of Charlie Browne By Charlie Browne
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Memoirs of Charles Martin Browne. He was born and grew up in Northern Wisconsin and attended Pillsbury College. This is written by him.
Ned O'Gorman: A Glance Back By Elizabeth Howard
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Ned O’Gorman: A Glance Back is a book of essays and reflections representing the various facets of Ned’s life:  The Poet, The Church, Harlem, and Sacred Spaces. The book is edited... More > by Elizabeth Howard.< Less
Chikombedzi II - The Adventure Continues By Esther Embree, Paul Embree
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Dr. Paul and Esther Embree have spent their lives in service to the Lord. The two Chikombedzi books tell if their more "colorful" years as they raised three children and Paul practiced... More > medicine at the remote and primitive Chikombedzi Mission Hospital in the bush of Rhodesia (now called Zimbabwe). "Chikombedzi II: the adventure continues" is the story of their second term of missionary service from 1963 to 1967. It includes medical adventures, elephant chases, and endless visitors - set against the early turmoil of Zimbabwe's struggle for independence.< Less
The Marriage God Put Back Together By Wilma Sanders
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"THE MARRIAGE GOD PUT BACK TOGETHER", is a true story. It gives the account of what took place in the author and her children's life before and during her divorce. Wilma went through some... More > very hard times, including illnesses and major surgeries, before God turned her captivity around and put her marriage back together. She shares with you tales of inspiration, truth, pain, joy, faith and restoration!< Less
The Holisky Family: Three Generations By Mary Euretig
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A photo memoir of three generations of the Holisky family with an emphasis on the offspring of William James Holisky and Genevieve Alice Sathe Holisky.
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My Time Machine By Robert McNeil Crawford
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Being an experiment the point of which is to provide short vignettes remembering some moments of my life before they or it fade and disappear.