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Guardians of the Grail: A Life of Diplomacy on the Edge by Christopher Datta Guardians of the Grail: A Life of Diplomacy on the Edge by May 25, 2018 $0.99 72,380 words Sample 20%
Chris Datta is a colleague, friend and personal hero of mine. As a fellow Foreign Service Officer, I've done some hard jobs, but nothing compared to Chris's service in the toughest, most dangerous places on earth. Thank you, Chris, for telling our story so well. Ambassador (Ret.) Tom Krajeski
The Meghan Factor: A Royal Expert’s Insight on America's New Princess—and How She Could Change the Windsor Dynasty Forever by Patrick Jephson The Meghan Factor: A Royal Expert’s Insight on America's New Princess—and How She Could Change the Windsor Dynasty Forever by May 24, 2018 $9.99 25,100 words Sample 20%
As Californian TV star Meghan Markle becomes a British princess, is this the dawn of a bright new era for the ancient House of Windsor…or a dangerous, destabilizing step too far?
The Showie Boy by David William Eames The Showie Boy by May 23, 2018 $4.99 95,860 words Sample 20%
The series of stories that trace his life will shock the reader with explicit detail, others will have you laughing till you burst, lifting your spirits to the highest plane. The people he meets along the way are both amusing and inspirational.
The Rock & Roll Stories by M. Harris Yeager The Rock & Roll Stories by May 23, 2018 $4.99 91,530 words Sample 20%
The Rock & Roll Stories is a coming of age memoir that follows the author from school dances and cruising hamburger stands with his buddies, to Vietnam. His passion for rock & roll music, born in the fifties when he first heard Elvis on the radio, is a sustaining thread throughout. While he’s away, the country dramatically changes and can never return to the way it was, and neither can Yeager.
When God Will Not Let Go by Dr John McElhaney When God Will Not Let Go by May 22, 2018 $5.99 31,940 words Sample 20%
How the Sovereign God protected one man through the War in Vietnam and the fight with his own demons afterward, until he was brought in
Karsten Ohnstad; I Wanted To Be A Teacher Just Like My Dad by Peggy Chong Karsten Ohnstad; I Wanted To Be A Teacher Just Like My Dad by May 22, 2018 $1.99 41,690 words Sample 15%
A boy from McIntosh, MN begins to lose his sight. His father enlists the help of his fellow doctors to save his vision. After two years, they conclude that Karsten will be blind for the rest of his life. Everything must change, but what are the best paths to take? This book travels with Karsten as he becomes a blind man, makes choices, second guesses himself and finally learns to trust himsef
Destiny Will Out: The Experiences of a Multicultural Malayan in White Australia by Raja Arasa Ratnam Destiny Will Out: The Experiences of a Multicultural Malayan in White Australia by May 21, 2018 Free! 154,990 words Read a sample
Destiny Will Out (1997), a memoir, introduces White Australia, as observed (from the late 1940s) by a young coloured student from British Malaya. Observing all, and analysing each facet of observed Australian life neutrally, he offers (in a clear narrative form) an interesting scenario of a somewhat anxious white enclave set in coloured seas, with worrying foreign cultures nearby.
The Jackson Man by Dean Simmons The Jackson Man by May 21, 2018 $2.67 26,370 words Sample 15%
Simmons takes us on a heavy tour of a 21st Century Brighton unfamiliar to the day-trippers.
Peter Maggio Philadelphia Mafia Capo by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Peter Maggio Philadelphia Mafia Capo by May 20, 2018 $2.99 2,530 words Sample 5%
Peter Maggio became a caporegime in the Philadelphia crime family of Angelo Bruno. FBI informant Joseph Verica performed surveillance on Maggio and Bruno in 1962.. In '65 one of Verica's memos to J. Edgar Hoover identified Maggio as a Soldato of the Philadelphia family of La Cosa Nostra. In the mid 1960s both Bruno and Maggio purchased homes in the Philadelphia area. The FBI watched them closely.
Eat First, Cry Later - The Life Lessons of a First-Generation College Graduate, Penn State Alumna and Female CEO by Mimi Barash Coppersmith Eat First, Cry Later - The Life Lessons of a First-Generation College Graduate, Penn State Alumna and Female CEO by May 19, 2018 $9.99 67,450 words Sample 5%
After my brother’s death, our home collapsed into a grotto of sorrow. I became the person I am as we began the terrible thing that was continuing life without someone we had counted on to hold so many things together.
Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961 (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961 (A Historical True Crime Short) by May 17, 2018 $3.99 17,610 words Sample 20%
From R. Barri Flowers, award-winning criminologist and the bestselling author of Murderess on the Loose, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Sex Slave Murders, comes the gripping historical true crime short, Murdered by the King of Western Swing: The Beating Death of Ella Mae Cooley in 1961.
Chronicles From The Hall by Christine Mackinnon Chronicles From The Hall by May 16, 2018 $9.99 46,130 words Sample 20%
CHRONICLES FROM THE HALL is a coming of age story set in a Catholic boarding school run by the Sisters of Mercy called McAuley Hall. The Hall is set in the heart of the Roman Catholic Precinct of st.John's, Newfoundland and takes place during the fast changing late 1960's.
Abraham Eisenman: a Man Built  of Iron by Alexandra Ciniglio Abraham Eisenman: a Man Built of Iron by May 16, 2018 $2.99 24,970 words Sample 10%
In the Poland of the early twentieth century, lived a happy family: The Aizenman, which literally means: "Men of Iron." This is the story of someone who lived up to his last name. From a childhood abruptly interrupted by Nazi barbarism, to clandestine life in the woods of Poland; from the ashes of the Holocaust, to the defense of the coasts of the reborn State of Israel.
Rough Hills - An East End Story by Derek Mills Rough Hills - An East End Story by May 16, 2018 $2.99 66,650 words Sample 10%
Rough Hills - An East End Story - In 1953, a shy 4-year-old moved with his parents from the warmth and security of life with his grandparents in Bushbury to start a new life in a new house on a new estate. We were the latest residents of Rough Hills Estate: a construction site, work in progress. We had shops, a pub and the promise of a new neighbourhood school and community centre.
Road Fish: Tales from Fly Fishing’s Coyote Nowhere by John Holt Road Fish: Tales from Fly Fishing’s Coyote Nowhere by May 15, 2018 $3.99 55,180 words
John Holt tells us, “It’s now been more than fifty years that I’ve been fishing, and roaming and loving Montana and the rest of the northern high plains. Lines on maps don’t mean a damn thing to good country or to me. Montana flows into Alberta and British Columbia and Wyoming. The western Dakotas are the same place as Eastern Montana only with different names. Land is connected...
SIERRA TWO: A Navy SEAL's Odyssey in War and Peace by Marc Lonergan-Hertel & Jonathan T. Gilliam SIERRA TWO: A Navy SEAL's Odyssey in War and Peace by
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Former Navy SEAL and lifelong adventurer Marc Lonergan-Hertel thinks his latest mission is to be a sniper in the jungles of South America—but he finds that’s merely a stepping-stone to his true purpose in life: protecting the vulnerable people he encounters when operating alone and in dangerous places.
Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations by Barbara from Harlem Escaping the Racism of Low Expectations by May 15, 2018 $7.99 77,710 words Sample 20%
I am Barbara from Harlem and my God, my Country, and my Conscience are my guides.
Thirty Years a Dresser by Dennis Milam Bensie Thirty Years a Dresser by May 15, 2018 $6.95 63,220 words Sample 20%
Watching The Tony Awards as a teenager in the early 1980s, Dennis Milam Bensie knew he wanted to be in theater. Costumes became his calling, at first in summer stock and gradually with union houses, wherever he could find work. Thirty Years a Dresser is Bensie's third memoir, after Shorn: Toys to Men and One Gay American. His stories involve behind-the-scenes dish and drama during a wide range of
Zonas de quema by Jorge P. Newbery Zonas de quema by May 14, 2018 $6.99 55,880 words Sample 20%
Un desastre natural asoló el negocio de Jorge Newbery, dejándole una deuda de $26 millones. Contra todo pronóstico, se recuperó y se propuso ayudar a los demás a hacer lo mismo. Zonas de quema ("Burn Zones") es la inspiradora historia de un hombre que tuvo que superar sus límites y salió de ello fortalecido.
U.S. Congressman Cornelius F. Gallagher and Mafioso U.S. Congressman Cornelius F. Gallagher and Mafioso "Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli by May 14, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
"Bayonne Joe" Zicarelli was a noteworthy mobster who was a major figure in Bayonne, New Jersey gambling activities. He turned to U.S. Representative Cornelius Gallagher to keep law enforcement off his back. Gallagher contemplated a lawsuit against Life Magazine. An August 1968 story linked the politician and the La Cosa Nostra figure. After his re-election the NJ pol gave up his plan to sue Life.
Follow The Money: Bob Marley's Grand Daughter vs The Police & More by Pastor Alfred Follow The Money: Bob Marley's Grand Daughter vs The Police & More by May 14, 2018 $9.99 4,000 words Sample 20%
"Follow The Money" is a new series by Pastor Alfred that follows the money around the News and shows you how to turn the News into Cashflow. This series was not created for everybody, it is only for those who are not shy about getting richer.
Notebook of an [Un]Successful Musician by Zdenek Bruderhans Notebook of an [Un]Successful Musician by May 14, 2018 $4.99 111,080 words
Zdenek Bruderhans started learning piano at eight and flute at fifteen years of age.
Just One Word, Just One Smile: Life and Love After an Aneurysm by Tony Caplice Just One Word, Just One Smile: Life and Love After an Aneurysm by May 14, 2018 $4.99 61,730 words
Just One Word, Just One Smile – A Memoir. An empty-nester couple, Sue and Tony, are travelling independently through South America when Sue endures a brain aneurysm.
The Bule Diaries by Rowan Vincent The Bule Diaries by May 13, 2018 $4.99 26,590 words
The Bule Diaries. This is a brutally honest account of expectations of living in Jakarta
Bolívar y la emancipación de las colonias desde los orígenes hasta 1815 by Jules Mancini Bolívar y la emancipación de las colonias desde los orígenes hasta 1815 by May 13, 2018 $6.59 173,440 words Sample 20%
Extensa investigación biográfica de la historia de las colonias de la corona española en el continente americano y los primeros cinco años de la guerra de independencia encabezada por Simón Bolívar contra las tropas realistas. Este e suno de los libros mejor documentados de la historia colombiana, razón por la cual no puede faltar en la biblioteca de historiadores y lectores afines al tema.
A Holistic Treatise On Overpopulation by Michiel Stofferis A Holistic Treatise On Overpopulation by May 12, 2018 $4.99 45,610 words
Rising world population is often mentioned as a key factor impacting the environment. But there is more to a rising world population.
Now I Layme by Michael Sherrod Now I Layme by May 11, 2018 $4.99 103,220 words
The title of this book is taken from my understanding of the ‘The Children’s Prayer’, as learned at age three.
You Don't Know How Lucky You Are: An Adoptee's Journey Through The American Adoption Experience by Rudy Owens You Don't Know How Lucky You Are: An Adoptee's Journey Through The American Adoption Experience by May 11, 2018 $7.99 116,520 words Sample 5%
Rudy Owens’s memoir, You Don’t Know How Lucky You Are, weaves his successful journey of self-discovery as an adoptee with public health, historic, and scientific research. His quest for his identity and justice reveal how biology, kinship, and discrimination still shape the U.S. adoption system, one of greatest social-engineering experiments in U.S. history.
Beef Cubes And Burdock by John Phillpott Beef Cubes And Burdock by May 11, 2018 $4.99 54,400 words
The rural landscape of John Phillpott’s boyhood has changed irrevocably over the last half-century.
NICOSIA _ Whispers of the Past by Anthie Zachariadou NICOSIA _ Whispers of the Past by May 11, 2018 $3.99 15,240 words Sample 10%
NICOSIA …Whispers of the Past Barbara, just out of art school, meets the love of her life. He moves to strife-torn Cyprus and she follows her heart into the middle of the political unrest. It is 1956 and the Cypriots are fighting the British, faithful to their cause for union with Greece. She can leave, and be safe in England but she grows attached. But she stays ... for life!
Witness: Volume Ten by Meghan McDonnell Witness: Volume Ten by May 11, 2018 $2.99 81,030 words Sample 20%
An ordinary American woman reveals her mind and heart on the page as a map for humanity.
Tasman Echo Alpha by Guy Clapshaw Tasman Echo Alpha by May 11, 2018 $4.99 177,710 words
Tasman Echo Alpha is the embellished experience of former air New Zealand pilot Guy Clapshaw at a time when airline flight brought magic and romance to lives.
Meet Alice by Elle Osfang Meet Alice by May 11, 2018 $2.99 54,110 words Sample 10%
Has anyone ever told you that you were a walking disaster? Have you ever felt not good enough to date the handsome guy next door? Meet Alice, she knows what it feels like to be the uneven number. This tale begins on New Year’s eve and follows Alice on a path that leads her through horrific dates, mental institutions and hidden stories from the past. Will Alice cope with what she finds?
Un-Broken, To Hell and Back by De Angelo R. Moody Un-Broken, To Hell and Back by May 11, 2018 $6.99 71,570 words
A 5-year old, weak and insecure on the streets of D.C. enters The School of Hard Knocks. There he learns to trust no one, except the truth and pain, need and rejection. Submerged deep in the darkness of sorrow he thinks himself to be the Anti-Christ. Later he matures and graduates to The School of Excellence where he earns a Ph.D. in trying and failing.
Renaissance Man  -  The Lin-Manuel Miranda Story An Unauthorized Biography by Marc Shapiro Renaissance Man - The Lin-Manuel Miranda Story An Unauthorized Biography by May 10, 2018 $9.99 47,480 words Sample 5%
Lin-Manuel Miranda created the Broadway hit-musical of the decade in Hamilton. His earlier production In The Heights set theater audiences dancing to a hip hop/ Latin beat. And if you have children or are a child at heart, you know all about the music of Moana. But there’s a lot you don’t know about this pop culture genius.
Sisterly Shove: A Fight to the Death Against Pancreatic Cancer and Dementia by Malia Kline Sisterly Shove: A Fight to the Death Against Pancreatic Cancer and Dementia by May 10, 2018 $6.99 66,850 words Sample 20%
Growing up, Malia and Diane always loved each other despite their birth order differences. But the two sisters don’t see how truly oppositely they view life, death and the caregiving in between until their beloved parents are whittled away by cancer and dementia. As they struggle to share eldercare from opposite coasts and conflicting mindsets, sisterly love changes to sisterly shove.
The Adventures Of The Clubhouse Girls And Other Teenage Stories by Kaliasha J Pillay The Adventures Of The Clubhouse Girls And Other Teenage Stories by May 10, 2018 $7.99 73,740 words Sample 10%
‘ I gasped for air and the hand gripped my throat harder. Emma and Whitney were with me in the bathroom, not able to see my murder taking place! Then, as I faded from the room, my eyes blurred to see, beads of sweat trickling from my forehead as a strong white light appeared...’
A Roman and a Celt-Memoirs of a Past-Life by April E Claridge A Roman and a Celt-Memoirs of a Past-Life by May 10, 2018 $4.99 81,940 words
What was life like living in Roman Britain at the time of the Roman invasion? How difficult was it for a young Briton to fit into the Roman world?
Not Any Joe Blow by Anthony Virgara Not Any Joe Blow by May 10, 2018 $4.99 49,410 words
My father immigrated to Australia in early 1951 to establish a new life for his family, having experienced the ravages of the Mussolini era and the decay of our lifestyle in Italy.
Against the Odds: Surviving the World’s Worst Tsunami and Overcoming Trauma by John Maddocks Against the Odds: Surviving the World’s Worst Tsunami and Overcoming Trauma by May 09, 2018 $4.99 66,810 words Sample 20%
Against the Odds is an amazing true account of survival in the face of the world's worst tsunami. Journalist John Maddocks survived being smashed by a 10-metre high wall of water as thousands around him died. Returning home, John faced an epic struggle to overcome severe trauma. This is his story of resilience and recovery.
The Montreal, Canada Narcotics Ring and Charles The Montreal, Canada Narcotics Ring and Charles "Lucky" Luciano by May 09, 2018 $2.99 2,540 words Sample 5%
Joseph Bonanno sent Carmine Galante to Montreal to organize the gambling and vice rackets. By the mid-1950s the syndicate was infested there. A cold-blooded killer, Galante used coercion to bring betting houses in line for the New York mob. Protection payments and extortion insured a steady flow of money from Montreal to Gotham. Then Luciano began the French Connection from exile in Naples.
A Dopeboy's Resume by Darnicea Hope A Dopeboy's Resume by May 08, 2018 $6.99 25,520 words Sample 20%
A story that needed to be told.The real story of Cheese, a young, black male from an inner-city in America who became a product of his environment after making choices with his life with limited options. A Dopeboy’s Resume details his upbringing from the baby crib to the corner crack sales to the blood that eventually stained the concrete.
A Gift Of Laughter, The Autobiography Of Allan Sherman by Allan Sherman A Gift Of Laughter, The Autobiography Of Allan Sherman by May 08, 2018 $4.99 97,560 words Sample 15%
"A Gift of Laughter", the autobiography of 1960s comedian-singer-songwriter Allan Sherman, tells in his own words how he “became an overnight success in only 38 years.” After surviving World War II (in Camp Wolters, Texas, where he was discharged as medically unfit -- for an allergy to Brazil nuts), and then getting expelled from the University of Illinois for breaking into a campus sorority house
Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands by Jorge P. Newbery Burn Zones: Playing Life's Bad Hands by May 08, 2018 $6.99 53,160 words
A natural disaster devastated Jorge Newbery’s business, leaving him $26 million in debt. Against extraordinary odds, he rebuilt himself – and set out to help others do the same. Burn Zones is an inspirational story of a man who was pushed to his mental and physical limits, and came out the other side even stronger.
A Policeman's Life Remembered by Ralph T. Miller A Policeman's Life Remembered by May 08, 2018 $9.99 30,390 words Sample 15%
This is a collection of true stories that retired Police Captain R.T. Miller compiled to illustrate what it was like to be a Policeman in a small Kentucky town. In service for the community for nearly 20 years, Ralph has helped many people and in the process had some fascinating experiences.
One Chance To Be A Man by D. Revolution One Chance To Be A Man by May 08, 2018 $2.99 57,350 words
A true story. This book is about sex, lesbians, crack, black women, love, the police, to make one powerful story!
You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling by Spencer Christian You Bet Your Life: How I Survived Jim Crow Racism, Hurricane Chasing, and Gambling by May 08, 2018 $9.99 33,720 words Sample 20%
The inspiring true story of a popular national broadcaster who thought he had it all—until he lost it.
Follow The Money: Donald Trump, Syria & More by Pastor Alfred Follow The Money: Donald Trump, Syria & More by May 07, 2018 $9.99 4,180 words Sample 20%
"Follow The Money" is a new series by Pastor Alfred that follows the money bring the news and shows how to turn the news into cashflow.
Elon Musk: El Creador De Tesla, Paypal y Space X Que Anticipa El Futuro – Resumen Del Libro De Ashlee Vance by Sapiens Editorial Elon Musk: El Creador De Tesla, Paypal y Space X Que Anticipa El Futuro – Resumen Del Libro De Ashlee Vance by May 07, 2018 $6.99 13,740 words Sample 20%
¿Qué se necesita para salvar a la raza humana? ¿Cómo perfila un emprendedor sus metas y visiones para lograr un futuro prometedor? El libro ELON MUSK (2015) nos permite entrar en la vida de este brillante (y difícil) empresario, uno de los hombres más ricos y poderosos del mundo cuya misión es ayudar a la humanidad.
Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips (A Historical True Crime Short) by R. Barri Flowers Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips (A Historical True Crime Short) by May 07, 2018 $3.99 15,930 words Sample 20%
From award-winning criminologist R. Barri Flowers and bestselling author of Murder During the Chicago World’s Fair, Murder of the Doctor’s Wife, Murder at the Pencil Factory, and The Pickaxe Killers, comes the gripping historical true crime short, Murderess on the Loose: The 1922 Hammer Wrath of Clara Phillips.