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A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Five by Thomas J. Strang A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Five by June 29, 2016 $1.99 8075 words Sample 20%
This ebook consists of ten female entrepreneurs. The book is part three in a series. The female entrepreneurs are: Carrie Perrodo, Dagmar Dolby, Élisabeth Badinter, Folorunsho Alakija, Friede Springer, Magdalena Martullo-Blocher, María Asunción Aramburuzabala, Maria-Elisabeth Schaeffler and Randa Williams.
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Xavier Cockroachal Damon's, Um, Entirely Fictitious Autobiography by Xavier Cockroachal Damon Xavier Cockroachal Damon's, Um, Entirely Fictitious Autobiography by June 29, 2016 $1.25 47444 words Sample 20%
The fictitious autobiography of Xavier Cockroachal Damon. The story of the life of me, while also in no way whatsoever at all.
Amber Heard - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Amber Heard - Celebrity Books by June 29, 2016 $4.27 4074 words Sample 10%
Ever wondered how Amber Heard rose to stardom? American actress Amber Heard was born in Austin, Texas, in April 1986. Her mother and father, an internet researcher and a contractor, raised their daughters among guns and Catholicism, but allowed their children to pursue and explore their own individual interests growing up.
A Perfect Love to Conquer Perfectionism by Jennifer Z. Wright A Perfect Love to Conquer Perfectionism by June 28, 2016 Free! 108532 words Read a sample
Hear how a young woman bound by depression and anxiety stemming from perfectionism was completely set free by an intimate loving God. Learn how to date (and not to date!) as she spent 20 years searching for the ideal man in the midst of thriving Christian community. Then God flipped her world and priorities upside down.
Flying Sand Dollars, Left-handed Crabs, Giant Earwigs, and Other Curiosities by Malcolm Telford Flying Sand Dollars, Left-handed Crabs, Giant Earwigs, and Other Curiosities by June 28, 2016 $7.99 81730 words Sample 20%
In this uniquely personal collection of essays a self-proclaimed “incorrigible” and sometimes politically incorrect, biologist merges autobiography and history with accounts of intriguing animals and plants.
The Salvatore Maranzano Giuseppe Masseria War For Mafia Supremacy by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Salvatore Maranzano Giuseppe Masseria War For Mafia Supremacy by June 28, 2016 $2.99 2632 words Sample 5%
In April 1931 Giuseppe Masseria was betrayed by one of his closest associates Lucky Luciano. Giuseppe's execution in a Coney Island restaurant was one of many events in a gang war in which the Masseria group lost 40 to 60 of its men to gun violence. My e-book looks at the murders of Masseria men, Steve Ferrigno and Al Mineo, Masseria's rise to power and his assassination by people he trusted most.
A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Four by Thomas J. Strang A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Four by June 28, 2016 $1.99 12925 words Sample 20%
Female entrepreneurs, also known as women entrepreneurs, encompass approximately 1/3 of all entrepreneurs worldwide. This ebook consists of ten female entrepreneurs. The book is part four in a series. The female entrepreneurs are: Esther Grether, Gayle Cook, Heidi Horten, Leonore Annenberg, Lily Safra, Liz Mohn, Meg Whitman, Milane Frantz, Zhang Xin and Zhang Yin.
Mein Kampf: Adolph Hitler - for anti-fascists (eBook/Audio book track edition) by Adolph Hitler Mein Kampf: Adolph Hitler - for anti-fascists (eBook/Audio book track edition) by June 27, 2016 Free! 276002 words Read a sample
Adolph Hitler: Mein Kampf - for anti-fascists. Translated into English by James Murphy: 1939. eBook/Audio book-track edition narrated by British singer/songwriter & novelist; ‘Odd Jonathan’. www.Brittunculi.co.uk.
Nowhere Man: Los últimos días de John Lennon by Robert Rosen Nowhere Man: Los últimos días de John Lennon by June 27, 2016 $9.99 74356 words Sample 20%
Nowhere Man es un viaje íntimo a través de los últimos años de Lennon, que nos lleva desde su seclusión auto-impuesta hasta su reingreso en la vida pública con la creación del Double Fantasy. El retrato que emerge es el de una vida durante un tiempo de trastorno, que está justo alcanzando una renovación creativa, sólo para ser truncada por un acto de violencia delirante.
My Brothers and Me: The World War II Years by Pauline Hager My Brothers and Me: The World War II Years by June 26, 2016 $2.99 13748 words Sample 20%
Three brothers survive their sinking ships during World War II. Sister recalls these events, supported by old letters and news clippings. She describes strict war-time living conditions, including the rationing of food, gasoline, cigarettes and other items. Living through the Great Depression and World War II was difficult, and resulted in the makings of The Greatest Generation.
Gaetano Reina The Murder That Started The Castellammarese War by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Gaetano Reina The Murder That Started The Castellammarese War by June 26, 2016 $2.99 2445 words Sample 5%
Gaetano Reina was a wealthy ice dealer who earned around one million before he was slain by an assassin with a sawed off shotgun. This era before the modern Mafia families formed is an intriguing one. Reina once worked at Columbia Wet Wash Laundry, a firm owned by Tommaso Gagliano, who was later a Lucchese family boss. Reina was once of three men implicated in the murder of a rich poultry dealer.
From Bastard To Believer by Ronald Dunham From Bastard To Believer by June 25, 2016 $9.99 92291 words Sample 10%
The story of growing up in the 1950's and 1960's, coming to terms with one's sexuality and reconciling that sexuality to a true belief in God and what that means to me as a Christian. It is also the story of a personal journey toward that reconciliation and the trials and pitfalls I have had to go through to get to that place in my life.
Black Butterfly by Victoria McGrew Black Butterfly by June 25, 2016 $6.99 50764 words Sample 20%
Black Butterfly is a story of hope, perseverance, and destiny. It is a memoir of the events and memories that shaped Victoria McGrew's early life.
Jamie Vardy's Having a Party: Leicester City's Miracle Season by David Gardner Jamie Vardy's Having a Party: Leicester City's Miracle Season by June 24, 2016 $2.99 27294 words Sample 20%
Jamie Vardy's incredible rags-to-riches rise from the oblivion of non-league football to shoot his Leicester City team to the top of the English Premier League and lead England's attack in Euro 2016.
Elsewhere: The Journals of Meghan McDonnell by Meghan McDonnell Elsewhere: The Journals of Meghan McDonnell by June 24, 2016 $4.99 85471 words Sample 20%
The journey continues in the fourth volume of Meghan McDonnell's personal journals. In volume four of this addictive and vicarious series, McDonnell visits New York and London, walks away from her first love, begins her foray into acting, wades through family friction, and goes back to college.
Harlem Heroin(e)- My Love Affair With Harlem Street Life and The Men Who Ruled It by Ms. Tee Harlem Heroin(e)- My Love Affair With Harlem Street Life and The Men Who Ruled It by June 24, 2016 $6.00 61030 words Sample 20%
Ms. Tee takes us on a journey back to her life on the streets of Harlem, a journey that intertwines the stories of many Street legends. You may have heard the myths about the hustlers, gangsters, and street beefs of Harlem in the 80's and 90's, but she was there for many of them. She paid a price to live in "The Life". Was it all worth it? Read and you decide.
Angelo Caruso Mafia Underboss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Angelo Caruso Mafia Underboss by June 24, 2016 $2.99 2381 words Sample 5%
The early 1930s was a time of the Castellammarese War and the murder of "Joe the Boss" Masseria in a Coney Island restaurant in 1931. My ebook focuses on the short tenure of Salvatore Maranzano as Mafia boss of bosses. Specifically I look at the life of Angelo Caruso chosen by Maranzano as his underboss in 1930. Caruso was a career criminal who came to a bloody end in prison on Welfare Island.
Firebrand by Aaron Barnhart Firebrand by June 24, 2016 $2.99 32013 words Sample 25%
1848. The Bondi family is leaving for a better life in America. But 15-year-old Anschl doesn’t want to go. He’s found his life’s purpose in Vienna, fighting on the barricades against a tyrant king. But Anschl is about to confront an even more monstrous evil in his adopted land — slavery — and the fight will take him to Kansas and the army of the notorious John Brown. Based on a true story.
Scrisorile  tinereţii by Marcel Benedict Scrisorile tinereţii by June 23, 2016 $4.28 93696 words Sample 20%
Dragoste, legaturi, tradare, munca; casatorie. Multe persoane au iubit vreodata, dar putine au stiut pe cine sa iubeasca. Toti facem greseli in viata, nimeni nu este perfect, dar trebuie sa trecem peste ele.
WHAT A WASTE: The Untold Stories From The Inside by Julie Grant WHAT A WASTE: The Untold Stories From The Inside by June 23, 2016 $2.99 67342 words Sample 10%
I hope that this book enlightens everyone to the horror of the system. I hope that it opens the eyes of those whose stories are in this book to see their ridiculous behaviors and to rethink their lives. Maybe if they read actual accounts of some of the things that they have said and/or done they will see what fools they have made of themselves.
Waterfall Horror by Mike Bozart Waterfall Horror by June 23, 2016 Free! 1515 words Read a sample
Agents 32 and 33 go to Blowing Rock (NC, USA) on a nice spring day to check out a waterfall where a tragedy occurred during the Great Depression. A heroine from that grim day has a connection to Charlotte and the Univ. of Texas. Another tale in the psecret psociety pshort pstory pseries. Approx. 1500 words. Sex: No. Violence: No. Drug usage: No. Strangeness level: Low. Real-life accuracy: High.
The Clod by Luke Farid The Clod by June 23, 2016 $2.99 85057 words Sample 15%
A true story of the struggle faced by young soulmates in 1970s England. When Zahra, a Pakistani Muslim, introduces her intended marriage partner, fellow Mental Health Nursing colleague, Luke, to her family there ensues a dramatic clash of cultures, family tragedy and a desperate struggle against all the odds to reunite across continents and convention in a tale of love, loss and faith.
Good Girl, Bad Girl: An Insider’s 1996 Biography of Whitney Houston by Kevin Ammons Good Girl, Bad Girl: An Insider’s 1996 Biography of Whitney Houston by June 22, 2016 $3.99 74187 words Sample 20%
Whitney Houston is a show-business phenomenon and one of Hollywood's most sought-after black actresses. Here is the first-ever behind-the-scenes book about Whitney. Good Girl, Bad Girl is written by Kevin Ammons, who spent a great deal of time with Whitney since his girlfriend, Regina Brown, was Whitney's publicist. During his four-year affair with Brown, Ammons saw Whitney at her bitchiest.
Kevin Durant - Rise Above And Shoot, The Kevin Durant Story by Steve James Kevin Durant - Rise Above And Shoot, The Kevin Durant Story by June 22, 2016 $2.99 9447 words Sample 13%
Have you ever wondered how Kevin Durant became one of the best basketball players on the court today? In this book, you’ll discover the most comprehensive biography of the man behind the legend yet. A full biography of his career from high school to the NBA is covered including the highs and lows, along with some explosive insider information never seen before. Would You Like To Know More?
Kobe Bryant - A League Of His Own, Kobe Bryant by Steve James Kobe Bryant - A League Of His Own, Kobe Bryant by June 22, 2016 $2.99 11630 words Sample 14%
Have you ever wondered what makes Kobe great and sets him apart? Whether you’re an aspiring athlete seeking to take inspiration from one of basketballs greats and discover how to overcome challenges while training to be the best or simply a fan wanting to know more, this inspiring book lays out the full Kobe Bryant story as it has never been told before!
Beware the Falling Avocados by Catharine Withenay Beware the Falling Avocados by June 22, 2016 $3.99 72747 words Sample 20%
In Beware the Falling Avocados, Catharine returns with her family to Lusaka, Zambia ready to contend with cockroaches, prepared to cope with fuel and water shortages and keen to tour the country with The Bishop and The Professor… She makes plans to settle down, but an unexpected turn of events throws them all into confusion.
When Your Body Attacks Itself by Alison Ebert When Your Body Attacks Itself by June 22, 2016 $2.99 10203 words Sample 5%
Autoimmune diseases often go undiagnosed due to lack of knowledge. When Your Body Attacks Itself will get you started on your journey towards wellness. My hope is that by reading my journey you will become proactive about your own health.
Jumping into Love of Life by Maria Antonieta Osornio Ramirez Jumping into Love of Life by June 22, 2016 Free! 17561 words Read a sample
Jumping into Love of Life is the real story of Tony, who after suffering a sky diving accident she became paraplegic. Tony describes the different emotions. A process of dealing with reality and learning how to embrace life once again. The story is an example of surviving deceptions and learning to love and be happy again.
Cartas a mi hermana en La Habana by Mercedes Sarduy Cartas a mi hermana en La Habana by June 22, 2016 $7.99 78821 words Sample 10%
Dedicado a las familias separadas por causas ajenas a su voluntad, este libro es un testimonio que muestra cómo la evolución política-desde la fe en el proyecto revolucionario hasta el desengaño- se empeña en destruir los lazos de amor y respeto de la familia cubana. Testimonios basados en la extensa correspondencia que Severo Sarduy mantuvo con su familia durante los 34 años de separación física
Le Désert des Agriates by Brigitte Paturzo Le Désert des Agriates by June 22, 2016 $1.99 6582 words Sample 40%
Les vertiges d'un amour qui finit, les douleurs d'un amour en attente. Un texte comme une photo instantanée qui saisit l'intimité d'un moment fort et fugace.
Block Party by Jewell Parker Rhodes Block Party by June 21, 2016 $0.99 1283 words Sample 20%
A summer memory of family, community, and fun. Jewell Parker Rhodes’s favorite childhood memory—a neighborhood block party.
When Mahatma Gandhi  Calls Blacks  Lazy, Raw Kaffirs  Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race by Sabine von Herbert When Mahatma Gandhi Calls Blacks Lazy, Raw Kaffirs Was He Racist? Read Original Quotes from Gandhi on Race by June 21, 2016 Free! 7004 words Read a sample
Was Mahatma Gandhi a racist? His original writings on race is compiled in this short book so that readers can have their own conclusions. Presented in a lucid form for the readers who do not have any previous knowledge of Gandhi, India or South Africa. This is the first volume of the series: "How I Began to Dislike Gandhi" (available also as an all-series volume).
The Legendary Brad Pitt by J.D. Rockefeller The Legendary Brad Pitt by June 20, 2016 $4.99 6985 words Sample 20%
As a well-known actor and a public figure, Brad Pitt has been cited as one of the most powerful and influential people in the American entertainment industry, as well as the most attractive man in the world by various media outlets. After their divorce, he then got married to another popular actress in Hollywood, Angelina Jolie in 2014. Learn more about the life of this fascinating Hollywood actor
Albert Einstein: The Most Popular Genius by J.D. Rockefeller Albert Einstein: The Most Popular Genius by June 20, 2016 $4.99 6984 words Sample 20%
One of the great scientists, who had influenced and continued to inspire people, is Albert Einstein. If you are new to science, you will perhaps find that some of his ideas would take time to get used to. But if you take much time, you will realize how great his works are! Encounter Albert Einstein as you get through every chapter of this book.
My War Is Not Over by Harry Shindler and Marco Patucchi My War Is Not Over by June 20, 2016 $4.99 47186 words Sample 20%
My War is not Over by Harry Shindler and Marco Patucchi is a fascinating account of life in Italy during the Second World War. Set against the backdrop of already very well documented events; this story focuses instead on the detail and the minutiae of how ordinary people's lives were affected by the conflict.
A Case For Murder: Brittany Murphy Files by Bryn Curt James Hammond A Case For Murder: Brittany Murphy Files by June 20, 2016 $3.99 53769 words Sample 15%
On December 20th 2009 paramedics responded to a call from the West Hollywood home of Brittany Murphy. Murphy's body was limp and slumped on the tiled floor of the bathroom. Prior to Murphy collapsing at her home she had become a recluse, paranoid as her career hit a tail spin. What went wrong? How did she die? The truth is stranger than the theories!
My Name is Lorna, Not Bitch!: The Traumas of an Unwanted Child by Lorna Godson My Name is Lorna, Not Bitch!: The Traumas of an Unwanted Child by June 19, 2016 $0.99 25234 words Sample 20%
A bright young girl struggles to survive in the shadows of a narcissistic mother, a womanizing father and a cruel older sister.
Whitey Bulger and the Manhunt Through Justice: The Most Wanted Gangster of America by J.D. Rockefeller Whitey Bulger and the Manhunt Through Justice: The Most Wanted Gangster of America by June 19, 2016 $5.99 7326 words Sample 20%
One of the most prominent figures in the organized crime scene in Boston from the 1970s up until the mid-90s was Whitey Bulger. Find out more more about this most wanted gangster of America and how he travelled his journey, only reaching to the point that justice had prevailed.
Jack Ma's Life Lessons and Rules for Success by J.D. Rockefeller Jack Ma's Life Lessons and Rules for Success by June 19, 2016 $5.99 7192 words Sample 20%
Financial success is the success in an aspect of life, and not necessarily success in life. Equating financial success with an entire success is similar to equating a part to the whole. Success has to do with balancing every aspect of life. Jack Ma is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the world, and learning his top rules for success can greatly help you pursue your dreams!
Idiots I Have Known by Wendell Blue Idiots I Have Known by June 19, 2016 Free! 9059 words Sample 100%
They say that dead people don't feel pain; it's those around them that suffer. The same holds true for idiots. In the course of my life I have had many close encounters of the idiotic kind. This short work details a few of them.
Albania History, National Awakening and the Birth of Albania, 1876-1918 by Uzo Marvin Albania History, National Awakening and the Birth of Albania, 1876-1918 by June 19, 2016 $9.99 80334 words Sample 5%
The Society and its Environment, The Economy, Government and Politics
Karthik's Glimpse Of Past by Akshit Dhar Karthik's Glimpse Of Past by June 19, 2016 Free! 865 words Read a sample
The story is based on the real incident that took place in the Srinagar in 1980-1990's. The story is based on teenager boy, Karthik whose family goes through the worst nightmare that he could ever imagine.
Oprah Winfrey: Top 10 Tricks to Winning in Life by J.D. Rockefeller Oprah Winfrey: Top 10 Tricks to Winning in Life by June 17, 2016 $5.99 7201 words Sample 20%
In the end, keep in mind that there are lots of paths leading to different destinations in life. To meet both ends and achieve a dramatic form of success down the road, Oprah shares with you some life-battle tested tricks. Be guided by these 10 life-changing tips of Oprah Winfrey.
El Chapo Guzman: His Life of Crime by J.D. Rockefeller El Chapo Guzman: His Life of Crime by June 17, 2016 $14.99 10636 words Sample 20%
In this book, we will take a look at the Mexican drug kingpin El Chapo Guzman: his early life, how he entered the business of drug trafficking, how he expanded his business, and how he increased his control over the Mexican drug cartels. Of course, who can forget about his arrests and the many number of escapes he made from the authorities?
Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by Jed Golden Shrink: The Autobiography of a Psychotherapist by June 16, 2016 $3.99 149632 words Sample 20%
The wild, autobiographical story of Marty Obler, shrink: his childhood in an extremely poor, dysfunctional family eventually returning to Brooklyn and storming through Brooklyn College, getting his Ph. D., and, finally beginning a successful practice as a psychotherapist, in which he details a number of riveting case studies, not the least of which is his own—more of a self-analysis.
Relished Vices: A Self-Portrait In Essays by Corey Michael Smithson Relished Vices: A Self-Portrait In Essays by June 16, 2016 $3.99 63319 words Sample 20%
"RELISHED VICES" is an unorthodox self-portrait, a collection of essays describing a few transformative years in the life of a queer American artist. Struggling to come to terms with his alcoholism, loneliness, and depression, he attempts a period of total sobriety, only to discover a much deeper connection to his own life.
A Spider in the Wind: My World, My Time, My Life, My Thoughts by Albert L. Chu A Spider in the Wind: My World, My Time, My Life, My Thoughts by June 16, 2016 $3.99 110682 words Sample 20%
Growing up in the colonized Vietnam, this is an account of how, armed with a good family education and blessed with a good measure of luck, I managed to crawl my way out of the situation and eventually landed on the American soil, built a career and a family. My experience may serve as useful guide or at least a cautionary tale to youngsters who are looking down their life's path with wonderment.
A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Three by Thomas J. Strang A Biography Of Ten Of The Wealthiest Female Entrepreneurs Part Three by June 16, 2016 $2.99 21154 words Sample 20%
This ebook consists of ten female entrepreneurs. The book is part three in a series. The female entrepreneurs are: Chen Lihua, Denise Coates, Gina Rinehart, Iris Fontbona, J. K. Rowling, Liliane Bettencourt, Lynda Resnick, Katherine Rayner, Kirsten Rausing and Sheryl Sandberg.