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Muck, Silk and Socialism by John Platts-Mills Muck, Silk and Socialism by June 21, 2018 $7.99 276,130 words Sample 10%
Autobiography of John Platts-Mills witnessed and participated in most of the changing events of the twentieth century. He held an unusual position in English society – a genuine, empowered, political radical, who is also a Queen’s Counsel, Member of the Common Council of the City of London and internationally renowned jurist.
Finding Gilbert: A Promise Fulfilled by Diane Covington-Carter Finding Gilbert: A Promise Fulfilled by June 20, 2018 $4.99 51,510 words Sample 20%
This book is a testament to the importance of a father's love and how a caring father can change lives in ways that ripple down through the generations.
Anya's Story You Are Not Alone by Hilda Journey Anya's Story You Are Not Alone by June 20, 2018 $3.99 64,580 words Sample 15%
Anya's Story details one woman's journey through and beyond an abusive marriage that provides hope to other victims to take the steps today to live happier, healthier lives.
Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Harry Stromberg Alias Nig Rosen Philadelphia Mafioso by June 20, 2018 $2.99 2,360 words Sample 5%
Nig Rosen was an important Jewish gangster who was active in three U.S. cities, particularly in the 1930s and 1940s. In January 1937 four of his associates were arrested by police during a Camden, New Jersey sting. On one occasion Rosen's men were taken into custody in an Upper Darby, Pennsylvania home. They were apprehended by police raiders in the basement of a home while using adding machines.
Freaks Like Me by Georgina Peterson Freaks Like Me by June 19, 2018 $4.99 33,040 words
Georgie was just a typical teenager when it happened; she was studying hard for a place at her dream university and having fun with her friends on weekends.
I'm Not The Man I Used To Be by Kenna Henderson I'm Not The Man I Used To Be by June 18, 2018 $2.99 67,380 words Sample 15%
Informative, brutally honest, thought-provoking and funny, this is the true life story of a transgender person who, after five decades of secrecy, accepts the spirit trapped inside and sets it free.
骨肉兄弟  Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour 骨肉兄弟 Blood Brothers by June 18, 2018 Free! 2,150 words Sample 10%
This is a Chinese version of Abuna Chacour's Blood Brothers. 埃利亚斯·沙库自幼生活在巴勒斯坦一个小村庄,在那里,基督教传统可追溯至公元一世纪,他们和周围的犹太邻居们和睦同居,共同过着平和而安宁的日子。但是,在1947年初,他们田园诗般的生活被暴力席卷而去。数以万计的巴勒斯坦人被杀,近百万人被迫进入难民营。作为一个在自己家园寓居的流放者,如何保持对以色列人的爱、如何面对世界对巴勒斯坦的误解,这个问题成为他内心长久的挣扎。他是怎样去回应的呢?埃利亚斯·沙库将他戏剧性的人生经历与历史研究相交织,讲述了一段中东动荡岁月中少为人知的故事。
Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Anthony Spilotro Chicago and Las Vegas Mafia Enforcer by June 17, 2018 $2.99 2,670 words Sample 5%
Anthony Spilotro and his brother Michael were victims of Mafia hits in 1986. Their beating deaths occurred soon after they agreed to meet with unidentified parties. Michael ran a restaurant in Oak Park, Illinois. The Spilotro brothers were executed in Bensenville, Illinois and buried in an Enos, Indiana cornfield. Much of my research comes from the investigative reporting of writer Jack Anderson.
My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound by Jed Diamond My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound by June 17, 2018 $14.99 82,690 words Sample 15%
There is one problem surpassing all others in its impact on men, women, and society: the family father wound. If it were classified as a disease, fatherlessness would be an epidemic. My Distant Dad: Healing the Family Father Wound is the first book to address its impact on men and women through the personal experiences of a world-renowned expert on men’s health, Jed Diamond, Ph.D..
Filosofias de Boteco e Devaneios - Volume 1 by Renato Souza Filosofias de Boteco e Devaneios - Volume 1 by June 16, 2018 $2.00 5,180 words Sample 15%
Nada é permanente nesse grande mictório da civilização humana. Tudo é transitório. Ser pobre hoje em dia, como em qualquer outra época do passado, continua sendo uma merda. Portanto, beba com moderação e aproveite a leitura!
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
I was built from broken by Shamicka Ramirez I was built from broken by June 16, 2018 $10.00 8,060 words Sample 5%
Helping through my words.
Damaged Souls The Exploitation of Society’s Most Vulnerable by Alice Walsh Damaged Souls The Exploitation of Society’s Most Vulnerable by June 16, 2018 $4.99 25,890 words Sample 5%
Phillip McGraw of the Dr. Phil show defines psychopaths, sociopaths and other bad characters as BAITERs, an acronym for Backstabbers/Abusers/Imposters/Takers/Exploiters/Reckless people. However, despite his contempt for such people, McGraw has at one time or another exhibited many of their characteristics.
Guardianship a Daughter's Journal by Pamela Turner Guardianship a Daughter's Journal by June 15, 2018 $4.99 59,330 words Sample 15%
Our father revoked his Power of Attorney and then started to misbehave. Strangers ask I share my nonfiction narrative with the process of evaluations, required notices, authorizations, consents, waivers, motions, petitions, docs and inexperienced counsel through the extensive procedures of Elder Adult Guardianship.
About This Reincarnation Thing by Thomas J. Mason About This Reincarnation Thing by June 15, 2018 $3.99 22,830 words Sample 20%
We come back, we know it, yet we start out each life pretending it’s going to be different this time around. Otherwise, we would carry on from where we left off last lifetime: still courting the same girl; still hanging out with the same friends; being born back into the same family: or still blaming the same people for the world’s problems.
The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath by E.L. DuBois The Glass Mask: Monsters Lurk Beneath by June 15, 2018 $0.99 72,060 words
A beautiful, naïve young woman with fairy-tale dreams... And a beast of a man who only finds pleasure in the vicious acts he commits. Will Beauty be able to outmaneuver the Beast? Or will he take the ultimate sadistic prize? Her Life.
The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials 2018 Edition by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials 2018 Edition by June 15, 2018 $5.99 36,370 words
2017, and more so 2018, have been active and exciting years for Cher — and her fans. With the success of Classic Cher and Edith+Eddie, and the announcements of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, the Here We Go Again Tour and The Cher Show, plus Cher receiving the Billboard Icon Award, it paved the way for updated versions of The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials and The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline.
Understanding Illness by Ann Bond Understanding Illness by June 13, 2018 $4.99 39,060 words
This book is part memoir and part case studies drawn from the author’s working life as a medical student, general practitioner, counsellor and psychoanalytical psychotherapist—a career made even more difficult than usual by ill health.
The Ghost Within by Dermoth Alexander Henry - The Scribe The Ghost Within by June 13, 2018 $4.99 37,200 words
This enlightening book, The Ghost Within, explains some of the questions man has been looking for. There are clear and precise examples – some of which are hypothetical and others based on personal experiences.
Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Anthony and Vito Giacalone Detroit Mobster Brothers by June 13, 2018 $2.99 2,370 words Sample 5%
Anthony Giacalone may have been part of the reason that the Detroit Tigers lost a close pennant race to the Boston Red Sox in 1967. Sports Illustrated reported that Tigers' star pitcher Denny McLain's toes were dislocated in a bizarre incident near season's end. An organist and bookie in a Flint, Michigan steak house, Denny paid out funds to a disgruntled bettor who'd lost money in a horse race.
Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model (A Historical True Crime Short) by June 13, 2018 $3.99 20,530 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murdered by the King of Western Swing, Murder at the Pencil Factory, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, and Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, comes the riveting historical true crime short, Murder of the Horse Trainer’s Rival: The Bitter Breakup of Buddy Jacobson and the Model.
Tales of an Ikut Swami by Cristina Kessler Tales of an Ikut Swami by June 13, 2018 $6.00 34,930 words Sample 10%
Tales of an Ikut Swami is an encouraging and exciting book. Cristina Kessler introduces us to some of the remarkable women she encountered during 45 years of living and working throughout the world. Profiles of women from Mali, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Zanzibar Island (Tanzania), South Africa, Sudan, Kenya, Niue (South Pacific) and the U.S. Virgin Islands give us a glimpse of their important roles.
Joshua The Age of Miracles by Tony Duffy Joshua The Age of Miracles by June 13, 2018 $7.99 58,540 words Sample 10%
TONY DUFFY is a retired sales manager having been in sales and marketing all his working life. this first novel about two years ago as a hobby. It slowly grew into an obsession and it is at last completed. The fire and interest has not gone as he is already writing the sequel. His hobbies have been sailing, photography, motor sport and combat shooting.
A Conversation with Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz by Perdana Leadership Foundation A Conversation with Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz by June 12, 2018 $4.99 16,980 words Sample 20%
This conversation with Malaysia's longest-serving Minister of International Trade and Industry traces her childhood to her years in academia and subsequently, her entry into politics. She also shares her views on trade negotiations, women in leadership, education, and politics. This publication shines a spotlight on one of Malaysia’s most dynamic leaders, Tan Sri Rafidah Aziz.
Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meat Loaf Guide by Daniel Wheway Everything Louder Than Everything Else: Meat Loaf Guide by June 12, 2018 $3.50 17,910 words
Meat Loaf's epic collaborations with songwriter Jim Steinman are legendary, as are his striking album covers, wide-ranging operatic voice, female duet partners, signature red handkerchief and theatrical live performances. In 2016, he was presented with the Q Hero Award; to many that have had a hand in helping him sell near 100-million records, he is exactly that – a musical hero.
The Mad, Bad and Dangerous Guide to Dead Or Alive and Pete Burns by Daniel Wheway The Mad, Bad and Dangerous Guide to Dead Or Alive and Pete Burns by June 12, 2018 $3.99 11,210 words
The Mad, Bad & Dangerous Guide To Dead Or Alive & Pete Burns is the first of its kind: A tribute to Pete Burns. With Pete Burns quotes scattered throughout, the book showcases Dead Or Alive's - and Pete's - career successes with a condensed biography of their musical output, Pete's colourful personal life, and his television successes.
If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough: Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protesters, and Politicians by Mike Broomhead & Lisa De Pasquale If You're Gonna Be Dumb, You Better Be Tough: Lessons from My Life with Bulls, Protesters, and Politicians by
& June 12, 2018
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Mike Broomhead’s inspiring story of overcoming poverty and tragedy through faith, hard work, and commitment to mentoring the next generation.
Malice: The Rampage and Revelation of Marvin Heemeyer by L.L. Press Malice: The Rampage and Revelation of Marvin Heemeyer by June 11, 2018 $5.99 87,640 words Sample 20%
The true story of a man, feeling he was being persecuted by his local government, who destroyed his hometown with a homemade tank.
Polikarpov  — Polikarpov — "The king of fighters" or?... Поликарпов — «король истребителей» или?... by June 11, 2018 You set the price! 5,770 words Sample 30%
Прошло много лет со дня смерти Сталина, но споры о нём не стихают. Одни люди его поддерживают, другие – критикуют. Особенно спорят о «сталинском порядке». Автор на примере судьбы авиаконструктора Н Поликарпова пытается понять, что собой представлял этот «порядок», приведший к выпуску явно неудачных истребителей Як-1 и ЛаГГ-3?
Kaige Banda Tuttu-Autobiography by GURUPRASAD D.V Kaige Banda Tuttu-Autobiography by June 11, 2018 $2.99 58,310 words Sample 5%
This is an autobiography of senior Indian Police Service officer from Karnataka D.V.Guruprasad. It describes his life in various capacities in Police departments in Karnataka, his work in Central Police Force, his experience as an officer in Security and intelligence.
Stevie Nicks Biography: Love Affairs, Cocaine and Inside Rumors About Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac by Chris Diamond Stevie Nicks Biography: Love Affairs, Cocaine and Inside Rumors About Lindsey Buckingham and Fleetwood Mac by June 11, 2018 $3.99 9,920 words Sample 7%
Stevie Nicks is a musical visionary, poet and songwriter with a truly controversial life story. She was not always rich and famous as she was struggling to make the ends meet at the beginning of her career, especially when tracing Stevie’s life from her Arizona childhood. If you want to learn more about her, this biography is a revealing and inspiring portrait of Stevie Nicks...
Lucille Ball Biography: The Tumultuous Life of The Legendary Comedian From ‘I Love Lucy,’ Relationships, Rumors and More by Chris Dicker Lucille Ball Biography: The Tumultuous Life of The Legendary Comedian From ‘I Love Lucy,’ Relationships, Rumors and More by June 11, 2018 $3.99 9,890 words Sample 7%
Lucille Ball has inspired and paved the way for many women in the modern comedy; including Ellen DeGeneres, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler and others. Lucille was one of the first women to run her own production company (Lucille Ball Productions - it came from Desilu Productions). Back in the days interracial dating was still taboo, yet Lucille Ball dated and married the Cuban-born actor, musician...
Billie Holiday Biography: The Unforgettable Lady Day Feminism, Strange Fruit Controversies, Relationships, Rumors and More by Chris Dicker Billie Holiday Biography: The Unforgettable Lady Day Feminism, Strange Fruit Controversies, Relationships, Rumors and More by June 10, 2018 $3.99 10,120 words Sample 7%
Billie Holiday, also known as the Lady Day was a very talented jazz and blues singer during the Great Depression and beyond in the United States. She lived and coped during the most difficult times in the United States, especially when it comes to gender inequality, racism and discrimination. In fact, some of her songs were considered "protest songs" against racism. The most controversial song...
Jayne Mansfield Biography: The Tragic Life of the Hollywood’s Blonde Bombshell, Inside Rumors and More by Chris Dicker Jayne Mansfield Biography: The Tragic Life of the Hollywood’s Blonde Bombshell, Inside Rumors and More by June 10, 2018 $3.99 9,230 words Sample 7%
Jayne Mansfield, most people would consider her as the Marilyn Monroe successor. In fact, Jayne has played some of the Monroe's films "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" and "Bus Stop." Many fans would compare her to Monroe in so many ways, mostly due to her physical appearance, singing and dancing abilities. However, she was quite different. Jayne had a style and often made statements with her pink...
Princess Diana Biography: The Astonishing Life of the Princess of Wales by Chris Dicker Princess Diana Biography: The Astonishing Life of the Princess of Wales by June 10, 2018 $3.99 9,950 words Sample 7%
Princess Diana was known for her various contributions and charity work related to HIV / AIDS, leprosy disease and many others. In fact, she was the "Queen of People's Hearts," as she often visited, listened and talked to people with serious diseases and conditions in life (like homeless, AIDS patients, battered women, drug addicts and others). In fact, the moment she started helping people...
Vivien Leigh Biography: The Controversial Life of Vivien Leigh, Her Relationship with Herbert Leigh Holman, Laurence Olivier and More by Chris Dicker Vivien Leigh Biography: The Controversial Life of Vivien Leigh, Her Relationship with Herbert Leigh Holman, Laurence Olivier and More by June 10, 2018 $3.99 9,780 words Sample 7%
Vivien Leigh has been a very talented British actress. Vivien's secret weapon was a combination of beauty, romance, glamour, especially in the Oscar-winning performances in "Gone With the Wind" and "Streetcar Named Desire." She has inspired many of the greatest visionaries: Laurence Olivier, Winston Churchill and Christian Dior. Her legendary performances include the fictional character Scarlett..
Banana Patch by Michael David Banana Patch by June 10, 2018 $1.98 103,150 words Sample 15%
An adventure in spirit, fantasy and fiction set in a mostly-idyllic Hawaiian hippie paradise. Take the trip to Banana Patch!
Jackie Kennedy Biography: The Strength and the Struggles of the Former First Lady of the United States Due to JFK Assassination, Unexpected Life Events and More: Jacqueline’s Personal Life, JFK Affairs, Her Life Before/After Kennedy by Chris Dicker Jackie Kennedy Biography: The Strength and the Struggles of the Former First Lady of the United States Due to JFK Assassination, Unexpected Life Events and More: Jacqueline’s Personal Life, JFK Affairs, Her Life Before/After Kennedy by June 10, 2018 $4.99 10,360 words Sample 7%
Do you want to learn more about Jackie Kennedy and the terrifying events of the JFK assassination, JFK (John F. Kennedy) affairs and more? This biography will give you a glimpse into the personal and professional life of Jackie Kennedy (Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis), the former First Lady of the United States. Jackie Kеnnеdу is a woman of strength, grace and style during her lifetime...
Tina Fey Biography: The Most Loved Female Comedians of Our Time by Chris Dicker Tina Fey Biography: The Most Loved Female Comedians of Our Time by June 10, 2018 $3.99 9,500 words Sample 7%
Tina Fey, the most talented comedian of our time. How it all got started for her? Tina Fey was not born with a silver spoon in mouth, but she had this talent from an early age. You'll learn some specifics of her childhood, family background and how they affected her career and life in general. You'll also learn some of her deals with major companies and how she made it to Saturday Night Live...
Judy Garland Biography: The Real Life of Dorothy from The Magical Land of Oz by Chris Dicker Judy Garland Biography: The Real Life of Dorothy from The Magical Land of Oz by June 10, 2018 $4.99 10,020 words Sample 7%
Judy Garland is known to play the legendary role of Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz." She was not just a good actress, but a singer. She used both in synchrony to showcase her talents. Judy Garland died quite some time ago, but this biography completely captures her spirit, struggles and talents. That's because she always lived at full throttle on stage and personal life...
Angelina Jolie Biography: Controversies, Career, Relationships, and Rumors About Brad Pitt, Jon Voight, Billy Bob and Others That Changed The Way She Was by Chris Dicker Angelina Jolie Biography: Controversies, Career, Relationships, and Rumors About Brad Pitt, Jon Voight, Billy Bob and Others That Changed The Way She Was by June 10, 2018 $3.99 9,670 words Sample 7%
Angelina Jolie, the sex symbol of Hollywood has involved over the years. There isn't a person who did not hear of her and the Tomb Raider's franchise, which was the exploding point of her career. In this biography, we are going to explore the life of Angelina Jolie over the years and how she transitioned from a model, actress, producer to a head envoy of the UN refugee program...
My Father's Blood by Michael C. Robinson My Father's Blood by June 10, 2018 $4.99 88,070 words Sample 15%
My Father’s Blood delves into one man’s pursuit of recognition and approval in the wrong places, only to discover that it is available through the Father who paid the ultimate price through the shed blood of Jesus. Read his story of how rejection, restoration and redemption—acceptance of Jesus Christ—led him to a destiny he thought he was unworthy of.
Vincent Vincent "Gigi" Portello Marino The New England Mob On Trial by June 09, 2018 $2.99 2,600 words Sample 5%
A trip to Nevada and Arizona immediately preceded the arrest of Gigi Portella's at Boston's Logan Airport. Peralta had flown west to spend quality time with his son Taken into custody on December 14, 1996, Gigi's Nahant home was quickly served with a warrant. An 87-page indictment and three-month trial soon followed. Portello was accused of killing three men and attempting to murder seven others.
Héroes y villanos by Gabriela Orozco Héroes y villanos by June 08, 2018 $7.99 50,940 words Sample 10%
En este libro encontrará 40 personajes que por sus acciones serán recordados para siempre, algunos queridos, otros odiados, pero trascendentales en la historia de la humanidad. Esa es la condición humana, y nadie escapa de ser considerado héroe o villano.
Roadblocks to Hell by Dr Carrie Wachsmann Roadblocks to Hell by June 08, 2018 $4.99 64,500 words Sample 20%
Born into poverty and abused by his stepdad, Walther Colt heads down a dangerous and tragic road to personal destruction. Sentenced to a federal penitentiary at the age of 15 for trying to shoot the police chief, was his life over? Why would Cali, a young Mennonite girl, befriend this angry, rebellious man? How many roadblocks will it take before he finds the redemption he so desperately seeks?
I Have Fallen In Love With President Trump: The Joy & Frustration of Being a Trump Supporter in Edmonton Alberta by Vevangapi Katjamana I Have Fallen In Love With President Trump: The Joy & Frustration of Being a Trump Supporter in Edmonton Alberta by June 08, 2018 $6.99 41,490 words Sample 20%
The contrast this book present is interesting: that my love and endorsement of President Trump seems to be unpopular against the sensational negativity of the American president as publicized in various media. But my story holds an interesting stance, and an important one because I am not an American. I am a black Canadian immigrant, and that perspective itself holds a lot of narrative weight.
Darcy Clare by Anonymour Darcy Clare by June 07, 2018 $2.99 43,590 words Sample 20%
And now in this fourth book-“Darcy Clare”-we do a U-turn out of the cemetery and perambulate back into the higher-ground of sunlit vitality, showing how the Periodic Table structure-of-time can be blended with a popularized, but scientifically well-disciplined cosmology to discern a natural direction in one’s life “vector pectoralis”? and then capitalizing on this through “temporal circumspection.
Fridge Truck by Charles G. Dyer Fridge Truck by June 07, 2018 $1.99 3,270 words
A coffee break book. Early in the South African Border war, I am stationed near the Angola border as a military transport driver. This is the story of one memorable exciting incident that took place there.
Regsdraaie: Allegaartjies van my reis in Suider Afrika by Jacandel Regsdraaie: Allegaartjies van my reis in Suider Afrika by June 07, 2018 $9.99 50,840 words Sample 20%
Hierdie is letterlik n nege maande reis van digby 40 000 kilometer van regtige regsdraaie op die regte oomblikke deur Suider Afrika.