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MELON SEED: A Memoir of an African’s Journey to Washington DC By Femi Akinrebiyo
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Melon Seed is the powerful and inspiring story of how a small child from rural Africa overcame the challenges in his path and let nothing deter him from reaching for the stars. With the support of... More > his hardworking single mother and a vast wellspring of determination and drive, he followed his dreams through obstacles and across continents, ultimately becoming a highly educated and experienced executive in the elite field of development finance.< Less
The Best of Luck By Gary Petersen
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The Best of Luck is a spectacular autobiography about a young boy named Gary growing up on a remote dairy farm in northern Wisconsin. It begins with Gary’s birth in 1939, shortly before the... More > beginning of World War II, and ends with his graduation from Luck High School and preparation for college in 1957. This book is a stirring description of the fun and difficulties of growing up during a time without electricity and running water. Amazing details are provided about farm life including food, fun, and jobs using many humorous anecdotes. It is easy to become immersed within the one-room school environment and all the antics of Gary’s high school years. What an adventure following the people and personalities that surrounded Gary during his developmental years on the farm. Growing up a little out of Luck certainly created an enchanting environment that is wonderfully described in this fun and enlightening book.< Less
My mother's story, 1897-1994: From Elk Mountain to Coyote Springs, Wyoming By Margaret Karstoft
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Coyote Springs is a wide spot on Highway 30 in the south-central part Wyoming. My father, Andrew R. Anderson, and my grandfather, Andrew B. Anderson,homesteaded there in the early 1930s. My mother,... More > Gertrude, followed Dad there and set up housekeeping in a one-room log shack. Dad built a filling station next to the highway. He ran it until his death in 1953. Mom took over the business until turning it over to my brothers. She lived there until she died in 1994. This is their story, as well as of their parents and families, all of whom emigrated from Sweden in the late 1800s.They settled in Carbon County in the mining town of Carbon itself and in the settlement of Elk Mountain.< Less
Living Past the Pain: Reflections of the Past By Helen Richmond
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This book depicts portions of my life through a series of significant events which helped shape me into who I am today. My story is filled with pain and suffering. Sometimes I did not know if I... More > would live or die. Sometimes I thought I had died and gone to hell. Overall, my story will encourage women from all walks of life because the course of my life changes for the better.< Less
Pride: a Journey that Changed My Life By Terry Cox
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TERRY COX Professes not to be a writer but that of a story teller. In this book, he will take you through his remarkable journey that led him from early childhood to growing up in Los Angeles, CA in... More > the fun loving innocence of the 50’s and the turbulent times of the 60’s. It was during this period that molded his character and took him down the three paths that would eventually become his destiny. His first path–Track & Field, which took him to record heights as a high jumper and pole vaulter, breaking school records in Jr. High, High School and College. His second path–Music, where he learned to play guitar from a group of Hawaiians while on the surfing beaches of California to creating his own folk group at Oregon State University. And finally, his third path–the U.S. Marine Corps, which took him to “Death’s Doorway” – the war in Vietnam. Follow him as he takes you through his personal journey of being in a war zone and being shot down in the fastest fighter jet in the world–The F-4 Phantom.< Less
The Woman Who Saved An Island (BW) By Jane Fishman
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As more and more coastline is lost to rapacious commercialization and outrageous governmental taxes, we have someone like Sandy West, now 101 years old, who put her family fortune into keeping... More > Ossabaw Island wild and free of development when many wanted to buy it to build resorts and gated communities. Read about her fights with the state of Georgia to preserve this pristine barrier island, some 15 miles from Savannah, Georgia. Learn how her parents, moneyed people from Grosse Pointe, Michigan, bought the island in 1924. See why Sandy decided to share it with artists, writers, musicians, philosophers and, yes, astronomers. Enjoy all this through the observations of a writer who over the years has become Sandy’s friend and advocate. Jane Fishman has had full access to the humor, perspicacity and integrity of Sandy West and to the beauty of the island. This black & white version of “The Woman Who Saved an Island” includes breath-taking photographs and encaustic renderings by artists Betsy Cain & Carmela Aliffi.< Less
Wings of Man(y) By Neal Holland
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A compilation of stories, some published, but all pertaining to Eastern Airlines, employees, and friends. The stories were contributed by Captains and Flight Attendants from Eastern Airlines as well... More > as individuals associated with Eastern or air travel.< Less
I'm Still Smiling By Peter Weisz
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When he was 19 years old, Andrew Merey was told by the top neurosurgeons in America that he had less than a year to live. But thanks to an indomitable spirit and a positive mindset, he succeeded in... More > surviving and thriving for another quarter century. In both quantity and quality, Andrew's inspiring life saga demonstrates the power of the mind-body relationship and how one man was able to cope with unimaginable challenges while all the while proclaiming: "I'm Still Smiling!"< Less
The 911 Truth Memos By Robert David Steele, Editor and Scott Bennett
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An intelligence analysis briefing to President Donald Trump about the attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001, and the evidence of government corruption, treason, and betrayal against... More > the American people. www.nexusstrategicanalytics.com< Less
Lyme Light By Erinna Kowhai Chen
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This is the book I wanted to find and read when we had entered that dark tunnel that is Lyme disease and this is the book that did not exist. A book that not only sheds light on what "Lyme... More > disease" is, but one which also emphatically states, "there is light at the end of the tunnel and you can get there." I made a vow in 2009 to write this book, a book called Lyme Light. A true story of getting over Lyme disease for real, of getting to live life again, of no more pain from this disease ever, and of not living in fear of relapse. I did not know what would cure our family of four, but I vowed our story would have a happy ending and when we found it, I would write it down to help others. What healed our family was a very specific form of energy work, EM, Eminus Mirus, created by Ethan Borg MAOM LAc. This is what cured me, my husband and two daughters after trying everything we could for four years. Anyone can learn this energy work, which is now my life's passion to practice and teach.< Less
SHELL GAME: A Military Whistleblowing Report to the U.S. Congress Exposing the Betrayal and Cover-Up by the U.S. Government of the Union Bank of Switzerland-Terrorist Threat Finance Connection to Booz Allen Hamilton and U.S. Central Command By 2LT Scott Bennett 11th Psychological Operations Battalion
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A MILITARY WHISTLEBLOWING REPORT TO CONGRESS EXPOSING THE BETRAYAL AND COVER-UP BY THE U.S. GOVERNMENT OF THE UNION BANK OF SWITZERLAND-TERRORIST THREAT FINANCE CONNECTION TO EDWARD SNOWDEN'S REPORT... More > ON THE NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY, CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY, BOOZ ALLEN HAMILTON AND U.S. CENTRAL COMMAND, AND THE CLINTON FOUNDATION WIKILEAKS REVELATIONS. SUBMITTED BY 2LT SCOTT BENNETT, 11TH PSYCHOLOGICAL OPERATIONS BATTALION, U.S. ARMY RESERVE< Less
Surprised: A Richardson Story By Daniel P Richardson
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The autobiography of Daniel P. Richardson, a retired educator with a remarkable life story.
Precious Memories By Ethelyn Pierson
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Stories of the life of Ethelyn Pierson, written by her at age 93 and 94.
Normal Wear and Tear By Susan McCarty
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Take a nostalgic and hysterical trip down memory lane as this first time author shares her memories of growing up in a simpler time. These short stories of finding our way in the world as a product... More > of the 80s will keep you laughing and hungry for more.< Less
From Peenemünde to Cape Canaveral, and Beyond By Werner Hengst
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Werner Hengst was born in 1936 and grew up in the North of Germany in a little town named Peenemünde. His father, Dr. Gerhard Hengst, was a physicist who worked with Wernher von Braun on the... More > German rocket research in WWII. In August, 1943, the entire town was destroyed in a bombing raid. After the war, Werner's father was asked to come to the US to work on the American rocket and space program. The family moved to Cape Canaveral, Florida, and started a new life. This book is the account of growing up in wartime Germany, the adventures of immigrating to the US, and a life-time of keen observation of nature, both animal and human.< Less
Charles Manson and the Killing of Shorty Shea By Edwin Colin
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This book gives the inside story of a man searching for answers as to why his friend Shorty Shea was murdered by Charles Manson and other members of the Manson Family.
Legacy By Christina Black
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Taken from her real life experiences, the author relays short stories and poems on ideas that she endeavors to pass on to her progeny. Through non fiction and fictionalized stories alike, these are... More > raw, emotional glimpses into the author's personal journey.< Less
Inmate 458627 A Man’s story of Mental Health, Love, Hurt & Healing By Rashad Mills
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Monday I was providing Mental Health Services to inmates. Tuesday I was an inmate in need of the very services I provided. As each gate closed behind me and the shackles got tighter around my wrist,... More > I realized I was in for a rude awakening. Rashad Mills takes us on this unlikely journey of mental health, love,hurt and healing. This story is a true representation of the resiliency that lies in the human spirit.< Less
Growing Old by Accident By Dennis N. Reed
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After working on my family history for many years, the realization that I knew very little about the early lives of my parents, and absolutely nothing of my grandparents youth, prompted me to record... More > a few of what I believed were interesting episodes and from my life. I have attempted to recall events with a reasonable degree of accuracy but am sure I have remembered things differently than others might. Other than not “letting the facts stand in the way of a good story” I have attempted to be as accurate as I could. This short book is my attempt to leave a few recollections that tell a little about who I was.< Less
On My Own By Earl LeClaire
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“In the first, of a three-book anthology, Earl LeClaire relates events of an early childhood which eventually leads to leaving home at fifteen on a motorcycle and just enough cash to see him... More > through. What he lacked in guidance from parents, and growing up in an Italian culture, was made up for by devoted friends, teachers, and the books he read that told of a world beyond lobstering off the coast of Rhode Island. On My Own will serve as an inspiration to teenagers who feel they face insurmountable barriers.” ~ruth weiss, “Last Train Out”, “Desert Journal”, “Can’t Stop the Beat”.< Less
Diary "I give you permission" By Akyra Eiland
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Do you know someone who's grieving and wish you could help? Are you the one grieving and wonder if what you're going through is normal? Do you know how it feel to almost lose your life? In this... More > deeply personal, easy to read book titled: "Diary, I give you permission", you will experience the author Akyra Eiland heart and you will learn the following" - How to better manage the up and down roller-coaster emotions of grief? - How to manage being taken advantage of by friends and family? - How to think about and how to face the future with hope? Akyra Eiland is a native of Defuniak Springs, Florida. She is a mother of three beautiful girls; her middle child was lost in a tragedic accident, which you will learn about. She is a woman of God, who has taken the time out of her busy schedule to share her heart by way of her diary. Akyra goal is to reach others, who may have experienced grief or may know of someone that needs guidance on what to do in a situation, where it seems like all hope is lost.< Less
Accidental Journey (or so I thought) By Shelley Adams
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Shelley Adams claims to be an ordinary suburbanite. Her misadventures, family disasters, paranormal coincidences, and generally high capacity for humor and tragedy belie that. Laugh through your... More > tears with this touching, hilarious memoir of what counts as ordinary in Marin County.< Less
The Last Voyageurs - Genealogy of the 56 Caughnawaga Mohawk Voyageurs on the Egypt Expedition 1884-85 By John Masiewicz
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On September 14, 1884, fifty-six men from the Mohawk Indian Reserve in Caughnawaga (Kahnawake), set sail from Montreal in Quebec Canada, destined for Alexandria, Egypt. They were expert boatmen and... More > river pilots, called voyageurs, who worked on the Saint Lawrence River, experts at traversing the rapids and riverways of the Northwest. They were recruited by the British Government to help transport British troops and supplies halfway around the world, through the cataracts of the Nile. This book supplements the work of others who identified many of these men. We can now provide new details about their genealogy, including records of their births, marriages, parents, and names of many of their children. Our purpose is that their descendants may discover their ancestors and learn of their adventures on the Nile.< Less
Wow! I'm 80! By Samuel Solomon
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When I reached my 80th birthday, I was reminded of my thinking when I was in my late 30’s and my father was 72. He proudly stated he was a member of SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives)... More > and was helping local businesses. I had difficulty believing he was capable of helping others based on his advanced age. In retrospect, I now realize he was almost 10 years younger than I am, so I am documenting, to share with others, what someone in his 80’s can do.< Less
Among the Original Dwellers: Remembering Ferdinand Hahn By Mary Girard
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Uncovering the story of a forgotten great-great-grandfather took me on a journey of discovery and exploration into how identity is shaped in a strange mix of cultures. Ferdinand Hahn was a German... More > missionary living in British India, among the original dwellers (Adivasi), prior to World War I. He played a significant role in helping the Adivasi retain their culture and fight for their liberation. In telling his story the history of the Adivasi in India will be heard.< Less