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One Day Away By Kevin Johnson
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Acclaimed golfer Gary Player once said, “The more I practice, the luckier I get.” To some extent that’s the case with all boxers at an elite level, myself included. However, it... More > seems in my life my the biggest downfalls and biggest triumphs I never would've guess were not one punch away but rather one day away. From being an arrogant eighteen year old street kid who spends almost a year and a half of his life locked up for an act of violence on a passerby who mouthed vulgarities towards my girlfriend; to a chance meeting with the right person that guided me and advanced me through the high-stakes/high money dealing of the real estate market;To being a three fight novice almost pulling off an upset over a highly touted 13-0 fighter. Just twenty four hours prior to these events I could have never anticipated what pratfalls and milestones were only one day away.< Less
Unlikely Brothers: Just Trying to Make It Home By Shannon Newberry
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Alan Newberry always believed it was a man’s duty to answer his country’s call and serve with dignity. When he received his draft notice at age nineteen, he knew he had to mentally... More > prepare himself for what he was about to face: a brutal war in Vietnam. In a riveting memoir, Alan’s son, Shannon, shares a walk through not only his father’s journey, but also the journeys of other soldiers who put their lives on the line for freedom. Beginning with Alan’s arrival at boot camp in 1969, Shannon details how his father became “brothers” with his fellow soldiers while attempting to survive infantry life, learning to kill or be killed, and facing the brutal North Vietnamese Army. As Shannon chronicles the soldiers’ experiences from the battlefields to their eventual return home, he reveals the many challenges they faced while processing the emotional after-effects of a war that took so many young lives.< Less
REMEMBRANCE ... JAMES W. 'JIM' CASE Creative TV Pioneer By Daniel Warvelle Harbaugh
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James W. 'Jim' Case was a creative pioneer in the early days of television when talent and skill fueled the industry. He was also an accomplished newspaper columnist.
Do it again, Mr. Flynn! By Michael Burke Flynn
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My name is Michael Burke Flynn. I was born December 29, 1919, in Brooklyn, NY, to Michael Aloysius Flynn and Beatrice Burke Flynn. One of my earliest memories is from when I was 3 years old. I... More > remember I lived with my parents on the third floor of a four-story apartment house. My baby sister Monica was in a baby carriage at that time. The Palisades of the Hudson River were nearby, where bigger boys would climb down the steep cliffs and get pigeon eggs. It was a very dangerous thing to do, and I was impressed and have never forgotten it.< Less
Guardians of Life By Evan Butler
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A collection of short memoirs and essays about the the author's summer job as a lifeguard. The stories illustrate how a simple task, like watching a pool, can quickly escalate into all sorts of crazy... More > events ranging from girls to explosions and everything in between.< Less
Язык родной, страна чужая By Валерий Сандлер
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Книга, к чтению которой вы... More > готовитесь приступить, завершает проект, не имеющий аналога в русскоязычной прессе мира. Проект уместился в четырех томах. В них собрано около 150 интервью, большинство которых дали представители трех волн русской эмиграции, делясь сокровенными мыслями о жизни и о своем месте в ней.< Less
No Regrets My story as a victim of domestic violence for 27 Years By Gail Gopaul-Crawford
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Gail Crawford was once a confident, well educated girl from the Island of Trinidad. But over the course of her twenty-seven-year marriage, her husband beat her down and robbed her of her sense of... More > self-worth. She had to get her husband out of her life, and out of her head.< Less
Shamanic Sovereignty (Seventh Edition) By Stuart N. Taba
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In this book, the author writes of 3 shaman (Lawrence of Arabia, Gandhi of India, and the author, unsaid leader of his hometown hosts) -- intermediaries between the mortal and immortal realms -- who... More > sought hegemony for 3 societies.< Less
Adventures of Our Past By BCMHS Sophomores of 2017
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This is a collection of stories from the family histories of the BCMHS Sophomores, Class of 2017. We've gathered meaningful, fun, and entertaining stories from relatives and compiled them into one... More > awesome anthology that shows who we are, where we're from, and the adventures from our past!< Less
I-Ran Into the Light By Venus & Mars
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This book is a memoir, a window into each and everyone's life. The specifics, where I was born, how I lived, how I love, those details are mine. But the life lessons, the will to be free, the courage... More > to love, and the truth to healing are all ours to share. Venus was born in Iran where she learned many challenging life lessons. She is now a practicing life coach and spiritual adviser. She has guided people in recognizing the pitfalls of the mind and the truths of love for many years. Through spiritual intuition she helps searching individuals gain awareness of the jewels living within the heart, accessing these treasures by healing the conditioned mind, and teaches how to operate in everyday life above the states of illusion and emotional imprisonment.< Less
No Regrets My story as a victim of domestic violence for 27 Years By Gail Gopaul
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Gail Crawford was once a confident, well educated girl from the Island of Trinidad. But over the course of her twenty-seven-year marriage, her husband beat her down and robbed her of her sense of... More > self-worth. She had to get her husband out of her life, and out of her head.< Less
The Sharecropper's Wife: A Memoir By Lucille Daniel
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Growing up in rural Person County, North Carolina during the Great Depression, Lucille Daniel learned how to work at a very early age. Like most sharecroppers, her family moved almost every year,... More > enduring harsh conditions and dishonest landowners. She attended a one-room school house through the eighth grade, and married a sharecropper at age 19. Being a sharecropper’s wife meant uprooting her family every spring and moving to a different tobacco farm. It meant using every ounce of creativity and resourcefulness to turn a shack into a home. It meant using her faith to make something out of nothing. Through it all, she kept one dream in her heart: her children would get the education that she was denied. They would have a better life than she did. They would not be forced to work someone else’s land. And they would leave the tobacco fields forever.< Less
From Brownshirt to Turtleneck: Memoir of a Documentary Filmmaker By Werner Schumann
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From Brownshirt to Turtleneck details one man’s unforgettable journey from Nazi Germany to America as he matured from a disillusioned Hitler Youth to an award-winning documentary filmmaker. As... More > Werner Schumann chronicles his disillusionment with Germany and his eventual immigration to America—where he married a Jewish emigre—he shares a fascinating glimpse into his war experiences, coming-of-age adventures, family life, and film projects. A fascinating narrative of an extraordinary life. The section on his boyhood Nazi Germany and World War II is riveting, and the story of his amazing career as a film maker and his wonderful marriage makes compelling reading. I couldn’t put it down. —William R. Murry, PhD., Author and Educator From Brownshirt to Turtleneck is the gripping account of what it was like to grow up in Germany during and immediately after World War II: the almost nightly bombings, the struggle for food, the constant moves in quest of survival…. —Patsy Sims, author of The Klan< Less
Bartholomew Heritage By Sandra Lytle
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Life history of John and Kathleen Bartholomew arranged by Sandra Lytle.
Hold My Beer! 45 True Tales of Adventure & Mischief You Wouldn't Get Away With Today! By C. Anne Morgan, Donnie Brock
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WARNING: Contains salty language; read at your own risk! I don't know how I lived through some of the things I did when I was younger, or how I avoided getting into trouble for them. I do know, for... More > an absolute fact, that you could never, ever get away with most of this today. We should all have a book of adventures, a collection of stories that are our moments we love to look back on fondly and laugh. The stories you are about to read are true; the names have been changed to protect the guilty. If I ever offended anyone with the things I did, consider this my apology. Now, hold my beer...< Less
The Quest for Noah's Ark: Expedition Journal By Aaron Judkins
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The Search for Noah's Ark has remained elusive throughout history. It is the ultimate quest to search for the unknown; the undiscovered- the hidden history of mankind. For thousands of years, the... More > story of Noah's Ark has been written about in almost every culture of the world with one common thread- they all talk about a man named "Noah" surviving a great flood on a boat. It is the story of legends- or is it? A confirmed discovery could change everything we know about our history & confirm the ancient accounts... Some have claimed it has been found but others are sure it's still frozen in time on Mt. Ararat. Join Man vs Archaeology's Dr. Aaron Judkins as he documents his perilous journey for one of the last great archaeological searches of all time- the Quest for Noah's Ark.< Less
I Am Never Alone By Brandy Williams
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I used to wonder why I always seemed to live in a haunted house no matter where I moved. The truth of the matter though was that while some of the houses were haunted, it was by and large me. From a... More > very early age I knew I was not like others and everywhere I went I saw and experienced things that most people never did. This is the story of my paranormal life and how eventually I began to see that what others viewed as paranormal was just normal for me.< Less
Who Will Rise Up? By Jed Smock
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The autobiography of open air preacher Jed Smock. George E. (Jed) Smock has preached on hundreds of colleges and universities in every state and abroad. He has practiced confrontational evangelism... More > for over four decades. He ministers five hours a day, five days a week on campuses. Jed and his wife Cindy travel together and have five grown daughters who continue to minister with them on occasion.< 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
Iran - Stories From the Peace Corps By John Krauskopf
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A collection of 27 stories spanning 5 years of Peace Corps service in Iran in the early years of the Peace Corps in the late 1960s.
Those Three Words By Thomas A. Ryerson, Karen L. Litwin
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Those Three Words is a memoir of love, loss and survial. It is for the person who has lost a love one, held onto that love hoping it would return. In all the while that person had that love inside... More > and carried that love her whole life. Instead of giving up, she pushes forward and takes on each challenge..< Less
Breaking The Cycle By Omar "Amaru" D. Lewis
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A hard hitting drama about a family man who lies about his past to protect his family's future. (Story inspired by actual events) Edited by: Kristen Kirsch
DP - Memoir of a Post-War Childhood in Displaced Persons Camps in Germany By Karlis (Charlie) Dankers
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Memoir of the author's family's flight from the Soviet invasion of Latvia during World War II and his childhood on a farm in Bavaria and in various DP camps in post-war Germany. Includes personal... More > historical narrative and select documents relating to the German and Soviet occupations of Latvia and the author's father's significant role as Director General in Latvia under the German occupation during the period of 1941-1944. Contains 120 photos within the text.< Less
Walking Wounded: Memoir of a Combat Veteran By Fred Tomasello Jr.
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Looking for excitement, a patriotic college sophomore joins the Marine Corps, completes officer training and experiences combat as an infantry platoon commander. Wounded, he recovers and joins the... More > Aerial Observer section where he calls in artillery and close air support. Wounded again, he returns to the United States and makes casualty calls notifying families of Marines wounded or killed in action. Using language that is authentic, raw and brutally honest, Fred Tomasello reveals the adverse effects of war and PTSD on a young man and his family.< Less
Time and Tide: A Nautical Memoir By Robert Van Blaricom
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A boy born and raised in Montana with no knowledge of the sea suddenly finds himself living with it literally on his doorstep. It is love at first sight. This is the story of finding adventure and... More > fulfillment while learning the arts of the sailor and the joy of sailing and venturing upon the waters in everything from a small sailing skiff converted to a little sailboat to deep water sailing yachts. Humorous stories and adventures are described in voyages from the Mediterranean to Australia and from the South Seas to the Northwest Passage.< Less