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Hidden Pain: My Life with Pancreatitis By Christina Cox
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This is a true story about a young girl who struggles with the incurable and often times terminal illness called pancreatitis. It tells about her life growing up with pancreatitis and the many... More > struggles,pain,doctors and operations she has had to endure.< Less
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Once In A Blue Moon Election By Gerry Bowles, Andrea Bertole
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With a national and state political environment that was discouraging in its bipartisan scandals and disheartening in its reliance on "big money", Gerry Bowles embarked in 2006 on an... More > eight-month adventure to get elected to the North Carolina State Senate. Motivated by her desire to involve her fellow citizens in the process of elections, Gerry built an energized grassroots campaign that operated on a shoestring budget and came close to securing her district's seat. Emerging afterward with a renewed passion to educate, entertain, engage and empower others in her community regarding participation in politics, Gerry writes of her experiences with her 2006 campaign. This book offers a personal how-to for other grassroots advocates, gives a behind the scenes peek at the political process, and shows the many wins that come from making people, not money, the priority in the campaign.< Less
The Writings of Hugh Forgey Crawford and the Crawford Letters of 1827-1856 By Kenneth L. Edmondson
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Hugh F. Crawford, of Knox County, Tennessee, wrote a biography of his Revolutionary War veteran father, Samuel Crawford. Hugh also wrote of his family in Knox and Hawkins County, TN. Between 1881... More > and 1885 Hugh wrote each New Year’s. Nine letters written between 1827 and 1856 of the Crawford family are included. These writings identify many of the people who are mentioned in the letters. Then each of the nine letters are entered. After the letters are Hugh’s “New Year’s” notes. Some 180 people are mentioned in fifty-five pages. Three generation genealogical lists are included for the families both of Hugh’s parents. One hundred and twenty of those mentioned in the writings have been identified. Each of these is included in an appendix with birth, death, place of burial, and relationship, where known. Hugh lived on Washington Pike in Knoxville, Tennessee. Part of an 1895 map, with various families identified, is included. Also, several photographs of Hugh’s family members are in the book.< Less
Queen for a Day in Willy Nilly on the Wash - So Much with So Little By King Eric of Sweden
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It’s a special day in 1572 for the town of Willy Nilly on the Wash! Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth I, has dropped by for a visit and though she doesn’t know it yet, the royal treasury is... More > running a bit low. The fate of the empire is at stake, so join the cast of the 2016 Ohio Renaissance Festival in verse and portrait, as they live and re-live that glorious day!< Less
William J. Richardson, S.J., Reflections in Memoriam By Babette Babich
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William J. Richardson, S.J., was born in Brooklyn, New York on the 2nd of November, 1920. He died at the Jesuit Campion Health Center, in Weston, Massachusetts, on the 10th of December, 2016. Leo... More > O’Donovan, S.J., Richard Kearney, and Jeffrey Bloechl, each in different ways gathered the diffusions of mourning friends, students, colleagues, patients, and admirers of the late William J. Richardson, via email over the days leading up to and after his funeral. Inasmuch as Bill Richardson was one of the founding members of the Heidegger Circle (Penn State, 1967), beginning with the first major US conference on Heidegger’s thought held in 1964. Julia Ireland, convenor of the 51st meeting of the Heidegger Circle, 2017, asked the editor to take on the task of gathering a few words and recollections for the sake of the members of the Heidegger Circle.< Less
Fighting for My Life: How I Found God and Beat Lyme Disease By Patrick Collins
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Patrick Collins has the life that he has always wanted: a loving family and supportive friends who help him in following his dreams. He has an accomplished baseball career and a unique passion to... More > change the world. That is, until illness strikes. Plagued by fatigue, arthritis, chronic sinus infections, mood swings, and seizures, Patrick is left without a guide in his search for what is wrong with him. Doctor after doctor runs tests and comes up without a diagnosis. The family is told it is “all in Patrick’s head,” and is offered antidepressants. Two years and tens of thousands of dollars later, a diagnosis is given: Lyme disease. Although Patrick’s malady finally has a name, the extensive testing for, and treatment of, this enigmatic disease is not covered by insurance companies, leaving the family financially devastated. This memoir draws readers into the mind of this young sufferer of Lyme disease who had lost all hope of recovery, missing out on years of his childhood.< Less
Dewey and Effie Hobart, A Pictorial Biography By Jerry D Hasting
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A biography expressed in both pictures and prose of Dewey and Effie Hobart of Ojai, California. From scrapbooks and photo albums, this biography was assembled on the lives of Dewey and Effie.
Warranted By Anca Dumitrescu
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WARRANTED is a sum of Anca Dumitrescu's writing in 2015 and early 2016, along the theme of recovery from mental illness.
Diamond In the Rough: The Reason Why I Survived By Mohamed Kamara
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The first-born son and brother to six siblings, author Mohamed Kamara was just a year old when the civil war started in Sierra Leone. But it wasn’t until he was six that the war reared its ugly... More > head in his village, Mile 91 Tonkolili District of the Northern Province. In the middle of the night, Mohamed and his family fled into the woods, leaving their burning home behind. In Diamond in the Rough, he shares the story of his flight from Africa to the United States. As a young child, he witnessed unspeakable atrocities while the family struggled to stay alive, hiding in the woods and journeying from village to village during the night. Kamara narrates his tale of survival and his return home when the war ended. In this memoir, he tells of his opportunity to travel to America, graduating from both high school and Johnson and Wales University, and creating a nonprofit to benefit his village. Kamara offers a story of pain, suffering, love, endurance, and courage.< Less
A Shadowland of the Surreal By George Syring, Ph.D.
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The alien enigma continues to gain more interest as information on the subject increases. Books are widely available along with information through the computer as well as various news media.... More > Knowledge alone, however, does not prove aliens already are among us. Positive proof hinges on some sort of personal experience such as abduction or missing time. The vicarious alien experiences you will have through me in this book are the next best thing to personal experience. Denial and disbelief are likely as you walk in my shoes and meet my alien contacts. You cannot read about these experiences anywhere else as they are unique to me. I am genetically a part of the alien enigma. —George Syring Texas, 2017< Less
Not for Public Consumption By Jo Ann Rowe, Dale Robin Rowe
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Jo Ann Rowe's memoir shares her experiences and observations breaking through barriers of tradition and discrimination to achieve success as a radio and television broadcaster and White House... More > Correspondent.< Less
Kept In The Midst Of It All By Mercelle McCutcheon
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Kept In The Midst Of It All takes you on one woman's journey of abuse, brokenness, heartbreak, and shame, and how Jesus Christ would ultimately bring her healing and hope through faith and trust in... More > him. Jesus Christ will never turn his back on us, no matter what we find ourselves caught up in. He gives us power to endure all things and stands by our side through life's difficulties. Even when we don't realize we need him, he's there under girding us and keeping us. With Christ, you can make it!< Less
My Hardcover Book By Pamela Mburo
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A compilation of short stories dating back to when I was a child, until My Mom's untimely death in 2015 and hence forth. These variety of short stories consists of Daily Life hassles that has... More > influenced and impacted my well-being throughout this timeframe.< Less
Buy Candy, Eat Doritos Tonight By Sandy Davis
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A collection of short stories about the life of the author, Sandy Davis.
Wild Willful Heart By W. Boone Hedgepeth
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Take a wild megalomaniacal trip into the American spiritual and Cultural Revolution of the 1960s-1990s, as a young southern man gives fresh perspective to the propaganda, bad marriages, a collection... More > of strange gurus and some bizarre mystical places. For many years, author W. Boone Hedgepeth was a magnet for unusual occurrences of an ethereal nature which vigorously affected the world around him. Suffering a life threatening illness and after a near death experience, Boone goes on an adrenalized journey from the American south and across the country seeking answers. Here, force of will and prayer are the proven best weapons against very unusual circumstances. Literally seeking the face of God, the author plunges into the magical medicine of his native ancestors, the new age metaphysical movement, Christian fundamentalism, and other wild and life-changing experiences before coming out of the fires to the other side.< Less
My Polio Memoir: 1953–2016 By Ida Curtis
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I was eighteen and diagnosed with polio. My only symptoms were a headache, high temperature, and the inability to eat. I soon discovered I was unable to move my arms. After a time, I was moved to... More > Newington Home and Hospital for Crippled Children for treatment by physiotherapists, making friends in a ward of twelve girls, attending high school in a bed, and graduating from High School. During that time, I recovered the ability to use my arms, but not my legs, and met my husband-to-be. Using a wheelchair, I became independent enough to leave the hospital and return to my parents’ home. The second part tells of my life in a wheelchair. I attended college, married, and had two children. My husband and I lived in eight different states and in British Columbia, Canada. The need to find accessible housing with each move was a challenge. In the last chapter I tell of the changes in views about what people with disabilities can accomplish and the changes in legislation that make all aspects of life more accessible.< Less
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Chikombedzi I - A Missionary Wife Writes Home 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 of 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 I: a missionary wife writes home" is the story of their first term of missionary service from 1955 to 1961. It includes medical adventures, elephant chases, and a deep faith that brought joy in the midst of a very challenging life.< 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 of 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 Corless-Stewart Family By Carrie C. Stephenson, John C. Corless
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Life story of Lulu Rachel Stewart, who lived to be 103 years old. Born of Mormon pioneers, Lulu spent her youth in Mexico and Utah. After marrying Robert Corless, they ran a sheep ranch in Idaho... More > until his death in 1953. A widow for over 30 years, Lu is remembered as a strong-willed woman who valued education and hospitality.< Less
The Pressure Cooker: Forging Naval Officers Through Marine Leadership By John Crouch
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From 1947 until 1994, the Navy ran an officer training and commissioning program at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida. Outside the main academic building hung a wood sign with gold metal... More > lettering. It read: "Through These Doors Walk The Future Of Naval Aviation" Between the covers of this book, A Marine Corps Drill Instructor presents a collection of stories, memories and recollections provided by now seasoned, U.S. Navy Officers. 240 stories are told with the same raw intensity as experienced decades earlier when the candidates were but young men and women trying to get past their Marine Drill Instructor to earn a commission that awaited them at the finish line. The insults, threats and even rare moments of enthusiastic support are all here. You won't find examples of political correctness, generalizations or pulling punches in this book, or any coddling of the candidates; future naval aviators were prepared here, it was the most intense officer candidate school in the military.< Less
A Life for A Life: A Memoir: My Career in Espionage Working for the Central Intelligence Agency By Howard Phillips Hart
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This is the tale of one operations officer in America’s espionage service. It begins with the story about his imprisonment in a Japanese internment camp with his parents in the Philippines... More > during World War II, and how that led him to serve his country at the height of the Cold War. Howard Phillips Hart served most of his 25 year career in South Asia and the Middle East. He was involved in the Iranian Revolution; planned, started, and led the CIA’s massive covert action programs against the Soviet invasion and occupation of Afghanistan; and directed CIA support for the ill-fated 1980 attempt to rescue the American Embassy hostages in Iran. Mr. Hart was the Founding Director of the CIA’s Crime and Counter-narcotics Center.< 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.