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President George H. W. Bush: A Short Biography by Doug West President George H. W. Bush: A Short Biography by March 23, 2017 $2.99 10628 words Sample 20%
George H. W. Bush is an American politician who was the 41st President of the United States from 1989 to 1993 and the 43rd Vice President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. A member of the U.S. Republican Party, he was previously a congressman, ambassador, and Director of Central Intelligence Agency.
Early Memories - Poems of Childhood by Martin Litherland Early Memories - Poems of Childhood by March 22, 2017 $0.99 6602 words Sample 15%
The poet of Richard III and Lost World now recounts his early memories with a linking narrative and many original photographs. Read of a magical trip to Cowdray Park; of life in an east Manchester manse; a schoolboy’s view of Jim Laker’s cricket Test; of his great uncle lost in no man’s land; and of other family members who died too young.
A picture of a dead horse by Trevor Herdman A picture of a dead horse by March 21, 2017 Free! 55210 words Read a sample
In 1972 Trevor was an average teenager growing up in the North of England when he had an accident celebrating his 19th birthday. He broke his neck leaving him paralysed from the chest down. This book follows his rehabilitation through to University, work, love and marriage, all whilst seeking to become a Paralympian. It's funny and entertaining and not just another triumph over tragedy story.
Through the Dragon's Gate by Jean O'Hara Through the Dragon's Gate by March 20, 2017 $4.00 83460 words Sample 10%
Jean O'Hara is now a prominent psychiatrist in London, but she grew up in a humble tenement flat in Hong Kong in the 1960s. Jean developed a fascination for medicine and moved to the UK to attend medical school. This book is her account of a childhood steeped in the culture of China, and first steps in a career in medicine.
Motherhood: Lost and Found by Ann Campanella Motherhood: Lost and Found by March 20, 2017 $7.99 108675 words Sample 15%
Motherhood: Lost and Found takes the reader on a journey where Alzheimer’s disease and infertility intersect. At age 33, award-winning author and poet Ann Campanella returns to her home state of North Carolina ready to build a horse farm and start a family. Ann’s foundation is shaken when she experiences multiple miscarriages at the same time her mother spirals into Alzheimer’s.
A Toppled Labor Giant: Arthur Griffith: NSW’s Revolutionary  Minister for Public Works & Education by Morris Graham A Toppled Labor Giant: Arthur Griffith: NSW’s Revolutionary Minister for Public Works & Education by March 19, 2017 $7.50 90778 words Sample 20%
Arthur Hill Griffith had long been hailed as a giant in the Labor Party. In 1913 he was given most of the credit as Minister for Public Works for the Party’s triumphant electoral success confirming it as a credible party of government in New South Wales. To what extent was he responsible for the destruction of his hitherto brilliant career in the political life of New South Wales?
A Tame Colonial Girl by Wendy Stanley A Tame Colonial Girl by March 19, 2017 $3.65 83195 words Sample 20%
This intimate diary of the author's life begins when she, a small girl born in England, travels to Kenya to join her parents who had arrived there overland via the Sahara Desert circa 1947/1948. The story is told with a deliberate honesty that demonstrates the integrity of the author and her desire to tell the world what it is really like to leave your native country how to live in a new world!
The Diary of a Panty Whore. by kandikaine . The Diary of a Panty Whore. by March 19, 2017 $2.99 71948 words Sample 20%
When young aged but mature minded laundry assistant #kandikaine, attends the last supposed day of her workplace position, which she has already discussed the options of how to make quick cash with a few of her fellow work colleagues. She comes across the prospect of males, who become highly aroused by the sight, smell and taste of worn lingerie online.
The Gift of Death by Disenchanted The Gift of Death by March 19, 2017 $0.99 15971 words Sample 20%
This book describes all the wrong decisions I have made in my life. It goes through my life telling about on and off drug addictions from the age of 12 to 60. Having 3 daughters with the youngest dieing from a overdose and how it changed my life.
Louis XVII Survived the Temple Prison: The DNA Proof by Charles Louis De bourbon Louis XVII Survived the Temple Prison: The DNA Proof by March 17, 2017 $6.99 84967 words Sample 20%
For over 220 years, my family and I have done everything in our power to let truth come out : the son of Louis XVI co-founder of the United-States, Louis XVII, didn’t die in the Temple prison, contrary to what all successive Governments, and Bourbon and Orleans ruling families, have been trying to make you believe...
Operación Odiseo- Final de Alfonso Cano, Filósofo del Narcoterrorismo Comunista contra Colombia by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Operación Odiseo- Final de Alfonso Cano, Filósofo del Narcoterrorismo Comunista contra Colombia by March 16, 2017 $4.99 63204 words Sample 20%
Operación Odiseo es la reconstrucción histórica del trasiego criminal del narcoterrorista Alfonso Cano, desde su vinculación como activista del Partido Comunista Colombiano, hasta cuando fue abatido en combate por las Fuerzas Militares de Colombia cuando oficiaba como principal cabecilla de las Farc.
Visiting the Girl by Aoife Valley Visiting the Girl by March 15, 2017 $7.99 34907 words Sample 25%
A Memoir of Healing Trauma with Imagination and Meditation
In Those Other Lands by Caroline Mertens In Those Other Lands by March 15, 2017 $9.99 189298 words Sample 20%
The Dekkers are a Dutch family transplanted from the Netherlands into the maturing culture of the Dutch East Indies, and the country transforms them – as they help influence the country.
Dueling the Dragon - Adventures in Chinese Media and Education by Abdiel LeRoy Dueling the Dragon - Adventures in Chinese Media and Education by March 15, 2017 $4.95 42679 words Sample 20%
"Fascinating", "eloquent", "horrifying!" These are among the ways readers have described LeRoy's first-hand accounts of China and of working in its state-media and education systems. With a journalist's eye and lively wit, his narrative weaves through extremes of elation and despair, while uncovering the deep roots of corruption tearing at China's social fabric.
Laddie: My Four-Legged Protector by Don Marler Laddie: My Four-Legged Protector by March 13, 2017 $2.99 59171 words Sample 15%
Back in 1945 on Christmas Eve Day, a blizzard hit Wichita, Kansas. A freezing puppy crawled through a hole in the cinderblock wall of Tex's Welding shop. Tex had told Donnie the week before, "There's no money to buy presents this year." How could Tex anticipate what his wife, Irene, might do, if he took a free dog home to their four-year-old son so he could have a Christmas present, after all?
Trees Grow Over Fences by Michaellee James Trees Grow Over Fences by March 13, 2017 $4.99 43525 words Sample 15%
Schooling for five-year-olds in Trinidad and Tobago became compulsory in the mid-60s. She was a frail little girl, at the end of primary school, she was not given a place at a secondary school because she ‘failed’ to attain the necessary grade. She felt defeated. It was at that point she decided to defy expectations. She saw a glimmer of hope. Dreaming was once again- possible.
Cranial Capacity 1400cc by Rob Godfrey Cranial Capacity 1400cc by March 13, 2017 $5.99 53373 words Sample 15%
Rural France and a house renovation, a radio station and holiday rentals. Rob Godfrey's fourth memoir covers the decade between 2007 and 2017, a period that saw some momentous events in history.
And the Winner is by Author Tasha Page-Lockhart And the Winner is by March 13, 2017 $7.99 19775 words Sample 20%
Gospel Recording Artist Tasha Page-Lockhart takes her readers on a journey from childhood, to becoming BET’s Sunday Best Season Six Winner. Her intense real life accounts will leave you undoubtedly inspired as she reveals details of overcoming trials and tribulations. It is the heartwarming story of redemption and unwavering faith that she passionately shares.
Confessions of a Man: The Evolution of a Playa by Anthony Gonzalez Confessions of a Man: The Evolution of a Playa by March 12, 2017 $9.99 36390 words Sample 10%
There's pros and cons to being a playa. One can lie to big themselves up for fame. For fortunes. For friends and women. Yet at the end of the day one can't lie to themselves. Throughout my journey I've encountered countless men and women who put up the facade of a playa and truly don't know what being a playa is.
Another Life in the City by Henry Argasinski, RPA Another Life in the City by March 11, 2017 Free! 4194 words Read a sample
Another Life in the City chronicles the life of a young man in the years following his role as a member of the original Mall Walkers of The Eaton Centre as told in the first volume, A Life in the City. This book tells his story in the eight years following his departure from the bright lights of his life in the city to his eventual leaving of the city he loved forever.
Author's Biography by Virginia Watkins Author's Biography by March 11, 2017 Free! 693 words Read a sample
This is a short author biography, about the life and works of Virginia L. Watkins (AKA- Gin Lee). A Author who resides in Northeast Arkansas.
Princess and I, The First Years by Franco Bolli Princess and I, The First Years by March 11, 2017 Free! 63788 words Read a sample
This is the first volume of a series of extractions of our blog, SirFrancoBolli.org. It is our diary, about us, Princess and I.
Churchill on the Riviera: Winston Churchill, Wendy Reves  and the Villa La Pausa Built by Coco Chanel by Nancy Smith Churchill on the Riviera: Winston Churchill, Wendy Reves and the Villa La Pausa Built by Coco Chanel by March 10, 2017 $9.95 91015 words Sample 20%
Churchill on the Riviera by Nancy Smith tells the story of how a villa on the Riviera tied a world leader, a fashion icon, and a world renowned model together with many of the most famous people and events of the twentieth century.
Narendra Modi Baba Ramdev 7 Life Lessons by VJ Cartier Narendra Modi Baba Ramdev 7 Life Lessons by March 10, 2017 $4.99 14286 words Sample 10%
Two Indian Millenium Legends Who Traversed from Inconsequentials to The Irresistibles
Living On The Edge by Louisa Ausai-Magele Living On The Edge by March 10, 2017 $6.00 37671 words Sample 10%
If you have been diagnosed with End-Stage Renal Failure, or any other Chronic Degenerative Disease, this book may be helpful in supporting yourself as a patient, a family member, or a friend whose personal life has been massively influenced by such a calamity.
From A Blood-Red Sea: The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins by Paul Brown From A Blood-Red Sea: The Last Voyage of Daniel Collins by March 10, 2017 $0.99 14466 words Sample 20%
The true survival story of a US sailor who, in 1824, was shipwrecked in shark-infested waters, brutally attacked by pirates, and forced to endure an epic journey across land and sea in a desperate effort to escape from the pirates, to reach civilization, and to find a way home. For fans of "The Revenant" and "In the Heart of the Sea".
Johnny De Silver FDA: Reflections of a Candy Cop by BF Oswald Johnny De Silver FDA: Reflections of a Candy Cop by March 09, 2017 $4.88 121614 words Sample 15%
You would think working for the Food and Drug Administration would be humdrum and routine... but it seldom was. From assignments that included inspections of the cosmetic industry, to white-collar violations and even undercover investigations, no two assignments were the same. This is the true story of the life of investigator #768 in the FDA from 1960 to 1964.
Out of Latvia - The son of a Latvian immigrant searches for his roots by David Kerr Out of Latvia - The son of a Latvian immigrant searches for his roots by March 09, 2017 $0.99 73643 words Sample 20%
Peter Jirgens tells the story of his youth as the son of a Latvian immigrant in Australia. He shares his father’s stories of life under Soviet rule and dreams of seeing Latvia himself. In1980, despite the possibility of being drafted into the Soviet army or sent to Siberia, Peter enters Latvia. His thirst for adventure almost costs him his life.
The Delirium of the Liberator by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido The Delirium of the Liberator by March 08, 2017 $4.99 79253 words Sample 10%
As an outstanding hero in world history, Bolívar built networks of democracy and independence in six republics, commanded in the field of battle more than a million soldiers of different nationalities, participated in 14 military campaigns, wrote several constitutions and fought in more of 400 battles against the powerful Spanish empire in Latin America settled until the early nineteenth century.
Paddling Down the Darling by Tony Pritchard Paddling Down the Darling by March 07, 2017 $2.99 52405 words Sample 20%
In the 1970s I had drifted down the Darling River in western New South Wales. An eighteen month trip in a ten-foot boat with no motor. I had adventure, found love, and experienced a personal awakening (sometimes referred to as a breakdown). Then in 2010 I returned to the Darling, and just in case I missed something, I did the same trip in 2012 and in 2013.
Growing Up: Farm Life & Basketball in the 1940s & '50s by Harold Schoen Growing Up: Farm Life & Basketball in the 1940s & '50s by March 06, 2017 $3.99 65118 words Sample 20%
FAMILY, FARM WORK AND PLAY; BASKETBALL AT UNIVERSITY OF DAYTON; WINNING 1962 NIT. Born in 1941, Hal Schoen grew up on a farm in a family of 15. The first in his family to attend college, he obtained a basketball scholarship from legendary UD coach Tom Blackburn. A story of a long-gone world of working with neighbors, radio entertainment, few telephones, unsupervised play, and sports just for fun.
Anger Turned Sideways by A Hartmann Anger Turned Sideways by March 06, 2017 $2.99 25990 words Sample 15%
In thirty-three stories, a man traces his chaotic transformation from adolescence to a dark adulthood.
Fish Out Of Water by Jade Edmistone Fish Out Of Water by March 05, 2017 $11.99 44017 words Sample 20%
Fish Out Of Water is a fantastically raw account of the struggles and difficulties faced by athletes as they transition from a world of eilitism into a 'normal' existence. With very honest and brave contributions from some of Australia's best female athletes including Libby Trickett, Petria Thomas, Jess Schipper, Samantha Riley and Sarah Ryan. Get your copy today!
The Prodigal Daughter, My Road From Addiction To Freedom by Elizabeth Moldovan The Prodigal Daughter, My Road From Addiction To Freedom by March 05, 2017 $5.00 92197 words Sample 20%
I used heroin and methadone everyday for 21 years while trying to raise my 5 children. Ten years ago, I became homeless, I had no car, money, phone or friends and my health was very bad. I was dying and I attempted suicide. For the following two years I raised my 3 year old by myself, and without rehabilitation of any kind, no doctors or meetings etc. I walked out of addiction to freedom.
Volúpia - O beijo na boca, A mordida no lábio, A língua penetrante, O desejo ardente. (Portuguese) by Edward Warrior, Sr Volúpia - O beijo na boca, A mordida no lábio, A língua penetrante, O desejo ardente. (Portuguese) by March 05, 2017 $2.99 108794 words Sample 30%
“Prazer sensitivo; satisfação obtida através dos sentidos: beber com volúpia. Excesso de prazer em geral: as volúpias do trabalho, do estudo. Prazer sexual de modo excessivo; luxúria, Libido. (Etm. do latim: volúpia). Desejo Profundo!”
Heaven and Hell in the Philippines: Journal of a Peace Corps Volunteer by Daniel H. Wieczorek Heaven and Hell in the Philippines: Journal of a Peace Corps Volunteer by March 05, 2017 $3.49 232867 words Sample 35%
The author served as a Peace Corps Volunteer (PCV) in the Philippines from 1985 to 1987 as an agro-forestry specialist. This book is a daily journal describing some of the encounters, experiences, trials and tribulations he went through as he became a part of the culture and daily life of a small farming community in Quirino Province. This book is a transcription of his entire journal.
A Perfect Yesterday by Ann L. Tucker A Perfect Yesterday by March 05, 2017 $4.99 16742 words Sample 20%
Parental pressure ended Ann's teenage interracial friendship in 1970 with George, but she never forgot his grace and dignity. Decades later, Ann was determined to find him, and when she did, with George's help she created an alternative ending that celebrated and restored their friendship, this time leaving their hearts and memories intact.
Delirio del Libertador by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Delirio del Libertador by March 04, 2017 $4.99 72876 words Sample 10%
Biografía del héroe universal, Simón Bolívar quien construyó redes de democracia en seis repúblicas independientes; comandó en la guerra a mas de un millón de soldados de diferentes nacionalidades, participó en 14 campañas militares, redactó varias constituciones y combatió en mas de 400 batallas contra el poderoso imperio español asentado en Latinoamérica durante casi cuatro siglos.
ABCs of the BOP by L. A. Johnson ABCs of the BOP by March 04, 2017 $4.99 72277 words Sample 25%
In a new eBook, ABCs of the BOP: A Teacher’s Prison Primer, L. A. Johnson writes about the 55 months she spent in prison for crimes she did not commit. Johnson talks about her initial despair; her battles, both legal and emotional; her hope; disappointment; and eventual acceptance of the plight she found herself in.
Martes de Horror by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Martes de Horror by March 03, 2017 $2.99 56237 words Sample 10%
Impactante relato del obrero puertorriqueño William Rodríguez, quien laboraba como aseador de las escaleras de la torre norte del World Trade Center y por razón de su oficio poseía una llave maestra que le permitía acceso a todos los pisos de la edificación, con la que abrió muchas puertas y salvó a decenas de personas que estaban atrapadas en la torre norte.
President Ronald Reagan: A Short Biography by Doug West President Ronald Reagan: A Short Biography by March 03, 2017 $2.99 9561 words Sample 20%
Hollywood movie star turned politician, Ronald Reagan became the fortieth president of United States. He was a proponent of a smaller government, lower taxes, and a strong military.
LE VAN VIEN The Tiger of Saigon by Henry Moa LE VAN VIEN The Tiger of Saigon by March 03, 2017 $2.99 39935 words Sample 20%
Indochina, after the second world war, experienced great upheavals that would highlight players who would battle for the control of areas in their possession. Ho Chi Minh kept hold the North of the country, the South was the scene of clashes between the nationalist Vietnamese, politico-religious movements and the Binh Xuyen, a criminal group that languished in the Cholon area, in West of Saigon.
The Woman with Two Birthdays by Carolyn Sorrell The Woman with Two Birthdays by March 02, 2017 $8.65 115898 words Sample 20%
I awoke to find Mary Shelley in my bedroom. When I got up to put on a housecoat, I found Ernest Hemingway standing by the corner of the room. Mary was trying to explain to Ernest how she came up with the idea for Frankenstein. Surprisingly, she said that she drew his character and the idea for him from her husband, a neighbor and a friend … Frankenstein was actually a composite of people she knew.
The Ghetto Valedictorian by Willis Major The Ghetto Valedictorian by March 02, 2017 $6.99 32474 words Sample 20%
This book is about how a young boy from the inner city hood was able to defy the odds and become successful.
Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner (A Historical True Crime Short) by March 02, 2017 $3.99 13368 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and bestselling author of Murder at the Pencil Factory and Murder of the Banker's Daughter comes the historical true crime short, Murder During the Chicago World's Fair: The Killing of Little Emma Werner.
Revelry and Redemption: The Real Story of the Death of Charles Lennox, Fourth Duke of Richmond by Leslie Smith Dow Revelry and Redemption: The Real Story of the Death of Charles Lennox, Fourth Duke of Richmond by March 02, 2017 You set the price! 68716 words Sample 20%
Charles Lennox is dying in the barn of the Chapman farm, of rabies contracted from the bite of an infected fox 60 days before. His stamina, for one who has never shown much ambition before, is astounding. He wavers in and out of consciousness & froths at the mouth. The man in charge of Canada is dying of rabies.
Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond 'The King and I' by Leslie Smith Dow Anna Leonowens: A Life Beyond 'The King and I' by March 02, 2017 $1.99 31008 words Sample 20%
Anna Leonowens was famous for tutoring the children and wives of King Maha Mongkut (Rama IV) of Siam (now Thailand). Yet she disguised her lowly birth in India and pretended to be an English Governess. In her spare time, she travelled alone to Russia and wrote several books, including the fabulous bestseller, The English Governess at the Siamese Court, which astonished the world.
Reiki - One Student to Another by Phillip Hawkins Reiki - One Student to Another by March 01, 2017 $4.50 88696 words Sample 10%
Reiki - One Student to Another invites readers into the life and continued learning & development of its author Phillip Hawkins. Many of you will be familiar with Phillips work this book gives an insight into how he came to be a Teacher, mentor, and student of Reiki. Developing his own style challenging others to re-assess their own belief systems.
A World Without Smells by Lars Lundqvist A World Without Smells by March 01, 2017 $2.99 30553 words Sample 20%
Imagine living in a world where smells do not exist. How does food taste without smells and how do you avoid eating bad food? How do you keep yourself and your surroundings clean if no smells can tell you things are dirty? In this book Lars Lundqvist tells you about his anosmic life without a sense of smell, of a world where everyone around him perceives a dimension that never existed to him.
The Sun Will Always Rise by Vivian Bri Masuku The Sun Will Always Rise by March 01, 2017 $5.99 42958 words Sample 10%
This book is a reflection of my life and how I had to make tough decisions that make me who I am today. I am an advocate for conscious living and are in tune with my life now. As a child, you grow up with the hope and wish that your life will be perfect.