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The Stargate Chronicles - Chapters 1-10 - By Clark C. McClelland
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Aerospace Engineer and former NASA employee Clark C. McClelland has compiled a list of exciting, controversial UFO and extraterrestrial events and assembled them as a book, presented here are its... More > first 10 chapters. The information compiled is impressive and perhaps startling to some. Much will be regarded as new and fresh to the UFO community. McClelland's long association with the UFO phenomenon has followed him throughout his aerospace career. In 1958 he was assigned to the national space program at Cape Canaveral, Florida, and helped launch hundreds of rockets and spacecraft. In addition to being an Aerospace Engineer and Technical Assistant to the Apollo Program Manager during the Apollo moon landings, McClelland and other SpaceCraft Operators did extensive technical checkout of simulated flights and mission objectives of the various Space Shuttles to assure orbital success and the personal safety of the astronauts. He has worked at major aerospace companies throughout his life and at NASA until 1992.< Less
Two Hundred to Grapes By Valerie Okleshen
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Inspirational and informative, Two Hundred to Grapes tells the story of my battle to lose weight. Inside this book, I share my experience losing 70 pounds, and the strength and hope I recieved from... More > making changes and beating the odds. My story begins at twenty-eight years old when I weighed 205 pounds - the heaviest of my life. Honestly, I didn't know what had happened to me. After I got married, I just ballooned. Sometimes I'd see myself in a mirror or photograph and feel utterly disgusted. There were days when I seriously cried over how fat I had become. Fortunately, after enough sad times as an overweight person, I decided to make some changes. And what started off slow, turned out to be an incredible weight-loss journey. Over a 12-month period I faced fears, changed lifelong habits, battled addictions, and in the end transformed from a fast-food-junkie-couch-potato into a healthy, active-and-loving-it beautiful woman.< Less
Matrose: The Story of Reinhold Scholz By Jeanette O'Callaghan
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Reinhold Scholz lived an extraordinary life in extraordinary times. He witnessed the devastation of World War II as a child in northern Germany. He survived its dismal depths by escaping to the sea... More > and the merchant cargo ships. As a sailor in the 1950s, he witnessed a world gone by at the dawn of modern global commerce. In the excitement and adventure of the unpredictable life of a sailor, he never forgot his life's goal: to live a happy life in a stable place with his family.< Less
Trail Mix By Jeffrey Ide
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This book is a compilation of blog entries from my late husband Jeff during his fight with brain cancer. They are random thoughts, memories and stories from Jeff's life and how he approached... More > everything with humor and a strong sense of faith. He holds nothing back as he shares his daily experiences and struggles. You will find his humorous insights, throughout his journey with this relentless disease, an inspiration. Jeff never wanted to come across as preaching so his vision and goal was to reach people and draw them nearer to God. He always said, “Laughter is good medicine but add God to the mix and the heart smiles!“ - Diane Ide< Less
A Memoir Horace and Jean Always By Jean Crowder Williams
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This is the story of our courtship, marriage, and family life from the 1930's through the 1980's.
On My Father's Side - Black and White By Elaine Willoughby
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This is the story of the Garbolino Family from Italy to California. (All pictures are in black and white.)
Night of the Sun By Mike McAndrew
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From the first days of his life, Mike begins to doubt and question authority. From Santa Claus to the Catholic Church to the Selective Service. His quest eventually leads to a dramatic ending in the... More > courts.< Less
Semi-Nomadic Anecdotes By Howard Balloch
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This is a personal story of a life lived in many places, from a childhood in Newfoundland to the bustling and increasingly modern metropolis of Beijing, China. It includes stops in London and Paris... More > and Jakarta and Prague, and many years in Ottawa, where I was lucky to serve in a number of senior positions, including Deputy Secretary to the Cabinet during the intense period leading up to the Québec referendum on sovereignty in 1995. It is not a diary, nor a complete history of the events through which I have lived. It is simply a collection of anecdotes and events as I remember them.< Less
Marion's Moments: The 'Eye' Tell Stories Collection By Marion Tuckwiller
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Marion T. Tuckwiller's "Eye" Tell Stories Collection is a collaboration of short, non-fiction, experiences through the Eyes of and individual who sees beyond normal vision...
Bassler - Schwind Ancestry By Mia and John (Bob) Bassler
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Mia and John spent several years chasing Mia's genealogy 'bug'; writing to sources in English, German and French, traveling to Europe, researching in dark church basements and city archives, digging... More > through microfiche, reviewing ship manifests, censuses, translating old German script, and visiting graveyards to locate, decipher, and assemble the pieces to a puzzle that was very near and dear to Mia's heart. It was Mia's wish to present and distribute this book on a visit to Iowa in the fall of 2013. She talked about making that trip several times, but that was not in God's plans. Mia's wishes were that this not be published or copied to any public forum, but kept within the family. We finished the last content edit a month before she died.< Less
Metamorphosis - Triumph Through Trials By Evan Stark
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Have you ever been frustrated, lonely and exhausted to the point of suicide? Ever felt trapped in a lifestyle that you never wanted? Author Evan Stark explores a world of sexual discovery, church... More > legalism, bullying, racism and family issues that left him in despair. However, after years of pain and confusion he found hope and healing in unexpected places. Metamorphosis is an eye-opening story that will reshape the way you think about the church, community, homosexuality, sexual addiction and the process of recovery.< 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
Bassler - Schwind Ancestry By Mia and John (Bob) Bassler
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Mia and John spent several years chasing Mia's genealogy 'bug'; writing to sources in English, German and French, traveling to Europe, researching in dark church basements and city archives, digging... More > through microfiche, reviewing ship manifests, censuses, translating old German script, and visiting graveyards to locate, decipher, and assemble the pieces to a puzzle that was very near and dear to Mia's heart. It was Mia's wish to present and distribute this book on a visit to Iowa in the fall of 2013. She talked about making that trip several times, but that was not in God's plans. Mia's wishes were that this not be published or copied to any public forum, but kept within the family. We finished the last content edit a month before she died.< Less
In My Life Time By Rasheeda White
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Lucky is a young lady from the Bedford Stuyvesant area in Brooklyn,NY. She deals with rough and tough times throughout her life, her childhood memories and experiences seem to never leave her,thus... More > she looks for love in all the wrong places.< Less
IN THE LINE OF FIRE By Mike Wittmayer
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Stories of ten of our family's grandfathers and their service to our country from the French and Indian War to World War II.
Thinking of Spooner, Volume IV By Fred Baltrusis
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In the following pages, you will find some of the stories, reflections and connections written about my favorite place to be, Spooner, Wisconsin. My first trip to Spooner was in August of 1969, when... More > I was two years old. That was when my love for Spooner and the Northwoods of Wisconsin started. Since then, I’ve gone back at every possible opportunity. Thinking of Spooner, Volume IV is a collection of my weekly columns that were written in 2013. Columns that were written in 2010-2012 can be found in Volumes I – III. If you enjoy reading them even half as much as I enjoyed living and writing them, it will be time well spent.< Less
Tattooed Heart; A Little Piece of Heaven S.E. By D. Doc Derry
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As I think about my relationship with Jeri, it is not enough to merely say Jeri and I were lovers and best friends. Our relationship resides in a place much deeper than the physical realm in which we... More > all view our world. She confided in me her deepest hopes, her dreams, her aspirations…and her fears. I cannot count the sum of me without including her in the equation. She is forever, a part of me.< Less
I GOT A STORY FROM A TO Z By Melissa Gaddis-Leinicke
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Melissa Leinicke has a short story for every letter in the alphabet. Most stories are her own personal experiences, but some are accounts from close friends and family. Some of these stories will... More > leave you in tears, most will have you laughing out loud.< Less
Your Grandfather's Buddies By Charles Wayne Collins
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This work contains anecdotes and stories concerning the friends of Charles Wayne Collins. The characters lived in Jellico, Tennessee, and Price Hill in Cincinnati. Also included are a few anecdotes... More > about some unusual ball games played in Ohio and Tennessee.< Less
The Collinses, Blantons, and Jefferses By Charles Wayne Collins
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This work contains anecdotes, stories, and a little family history concerning the Collinses, Blantons, and Jefferses. The accounts are derived from hours of listening to my grandparents, aunts, and... More > uncles.< Less
April in Paris By Charles House
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A memoir about an estranged mother and adult son traveling through Europe, discovering adventure, pleasure, and each other. Coincident with American bombing of Libya, the duo become immersed in the... More > aftermath--hiding in a bunker, espying OPEC ministers debating the next action, becoming unwitting targets of terrorists, strolling in the radiation-laden air of Chernobyl. The outcome is surprising -- opening the doors to a second family. learning about a secret genetic heritage, coming to terms with and respecting life choices for each.< Less
FROM THE MOUNTAINS TO THE PRAIRIES By GLADYS CHRISTINE KNUTSON
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This is the story of my Norwegian mother who left her native land at the age of fifteen - her heart full of hope and adventure, not realizing how different it would be. At that age she could not... More > possibly visualize the difficulties this new life would hold for her. Fortunately, for all of us in our family, she was determined and stubborn enough to carry on, no matter what misfortunes came her way.< Less
Frederick Douglass in Galt By David Menary
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Before the American Civil War, and almost a decade before Confederation, abolitionist and former slave Frederick Douglass visited Galt (present-day Cambridge, Ontario), Canada West. It was... More > mid-December 1857, and he lectured about "The Brotherhood of Nations." Douglass was a familiar figure on the lecture circuit, having helped many fugitive slaves flee to Canada through the Underground Railroad. Although Douglass had been a close associate of radical abolitionist John Brown, he also developed a friendship with President Abraham Lincoln that lasted until Lincoln's assassination by John Wilkes Booth. The lecture series that winter in Galt included other well-known speakers, but all other speeches were free to the residents of the town, except for the Douglass lecture, which charged an admission of 12-and-a-half cents. Proceeds helped defray travel costs for Douglass, and fund his anti-slavery newspaper in Rochester, N.Y. When he died in 1895, he was one of the best-known men in America.< Less
RSA in the mountains By Stan Harris
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This the memoir of Stan Harris and his experiences as a boy living near Crane, TX.
My Margot By Ken Ludden
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Margot Fonteyn's closest friends don't appear in Daneman's detailed biography. Lita Legarda (a doctor) gets a one line mention. Angie Novello (Margot's Washington Hostess), Theodora Christon... More > (Margot's personal secretary) and Ken Ludden aren't mentioned at all. These were the people she trusted most, who kept her confidences and never spoke to the press. Everyone knew Margot differently. BQ, her mother, knew one Margot. Tito, her husband, knew another. Ludden, her circle's youngest by a large margin, knew yet another side of Margot: hence the title 'My Margot'. Ken shares that Margot--who taught him so much about ballet and life, and with whom he worked to plan ballet's future. Beyond Margot we learn about Ken's delightful relationship with BQ, a close friendship between a teenager and a woman of eighty. Ken also writes with unflinching honesty of the hostile relationship he had with Rudolf Nureyev, which developed over time into a grudging mutual respect and a shared grief when Margot died.< Less