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We are Women. Hear us Roar! by labintwomen We are Women. Hear us Roar! by Sep. 18, 2018 $0.99 22,900 words Sample 20%
A collection of short biographies and poems from Labour international Women's Group.
Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison by Howard Green Railroader: The Unfiltered Genius and Controversy of Four-Time CEO Hunter Harrison by Sep. 18, 2018 $9.99 108,640 words Sample 20%
Hunter Harrison, the revolutionary railroader from Memphis, dramatically turned four publicly traded companies into cash machines. Starting as a laborer when he was a wayward teenager, Harrison spent a half century in the rail business and nearly two decades running Illinois Central, Canadian National, Canadian Pacific, and CSX.
(Traditional Chinese version) The Story of the War and My Family -Atomic-bomb, Kamikaze Attack and War Crimes- 戰爭傳說記 -母親的原子彈,父親的敢死隊和我- by Koji Aiba 相葉宏二 相叶宏二 (Traditional Chinese version) The Story of the War and My Family -Atomic-bomb, Kamikaze Attack and War Crimes- 戰爭傳說記 -母親的原子彈,父親的敢死隊和我- by Sep. 17, 2018 Free! 380 words Read a sample
The author's Mother experienced the A-bomb in Nagasaki and Father participated in a Kamikaze Attack on a Navy bomber. In the early 1960s, the 7-year-old author went to Singapore together with his family and heard about what the Japanese army had done in Singapore. This is a family story of the War and tries to tell younger generation about WWII. 戰爭傳說記 -母親的原子彈,父親的敢死隊和我- (課本上不記載的歷史 別冊)
(Simplified Chinese version) The Story of the War and My Family -Atomic-bomb, Kamikaze Attack and War Crimes- 战争传说记 -母亲的原子弹,父亲的敢死队和我- by Koji Aiba 相葉宏二 相叶宏二 (Simplified Chinese version) The Story of the War and My Family -Atomic-bomb, Kamikaze Attack and War Crimes- 战争传说记 -母亲的原子弹,父亲的敢死队和我- by Sep. 17, 2018 Free! 390 words Read a sample
(Simplified Chinese version)  The author’s Mother experienced A-bomb in Nagasaki, and Father participated in Kamikaze Attack on a Navy bomber. In the early 1960s, the 7-year-old author went to Singapore together with the family and hears about what the Japanese army did in Singapore. This is a family story of a Japanese, who tries to convey to younger generation about the WWII.
Nicaragua: Anécdotas y algo más by Libros Nicaragua Nicaragua: Anécdotas y algo más by Sep. 17, 2018 $3.00 41,230 words Sample 10%
Cada uno de los 17 participantes (hombres y mujeres), relatan su historia íntima, experiencia en el vecindario de su ciudad de la forma espontánea, sin imponernos ninguna línea homogénea o hegemónica. Hay una unidad en la diversidad y no hay preponderancia de una región sobre otra.
Painting Life with Words of Encouragement by Tony Amico Painting Life with Words of Encouragement by Sep. 17, 2018 $1.99 20,660 words Sample 5%
In Tony Amico’s debut work, he takes the reader on a poignant and thought-provoking journey with his musings on self-discovery and the meaning of life. Follow along as he delves into his inner-turmoil on the darkest of days, and then pulls you into a place of hope and inspiration as he colors your world with words of encouragement.
Winnipeg by Mel C. Thompson Winnipeg by Sep. 16, 2018 Free! 4,360 words Read a sample
An American poet and tourist takes a nine-day trip to Winnipeg, Manitoba. Fueled by coffee, beer and sugar-laden desserts, he obsessively crisscrosses this mini-mega-city by bus, taking copious photographs of everything he sees, but not for the purpose of publishing photographs, but rather poems. These poems are the "ekphrastic" results of that photography.
Anthony Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso Lucchese Family Underboss by Sep. 16, 2018 $2.99 2,510 words Sample 5%
Anthony "Gaspipe" Casso was implicated in the August 10, 1989 murders of two East Northport, New York garbage carters. The victims, Robert Kubecka and Donald Barstow, were killed in their business offices on the morning of August 10th. The case resulted in a significant reward of compensation to the murdered men's families. As informants Kubecka and Barstow were supposed to have been protected.
María Antonieta la reina decapitada por la revolución francesa by Stefan Zweig María Antonieta la reina decapitada por la revolución francesa by Sep. 15, 2018 $6.99 181,260 words Sample 10%
Quizás la biografía mas completa y apasionante de la trágica vida de María Antonieta, la bella austriaca que se casó con el cuestionado rey francés Luis XVI, cuyo pésimo gobierno estimuló la revolución francesa con la nefasta consecuencia que la pareja real fue pasada por la guillotina del régimen del terror impuesto por Maximiliano Robespierre.
留学日本:情谊酒吧 by 胡英子、 苏珊 留学日本:情谊酒吧 by Sep. 15, 2018 $4.99 5,830 words
《留学日本 情谊酒吧》是一部反映20世纪80年代中国留学生在日本求学及生活的小说。小说主要记述了改革开放后,赴日留学生岩岩与同胞们通过自己的努力奋斗,克服在异国遇到的种种困难,求学成功及与日本百姓友好交往的故事,作者希望通过这部小说,能够为中日两国人民友好往来及两国之间文化交流增加正能量。全书共26章,在简单交代了上世纪80年代中国赴日自费留学的背景后,作者以女主人公岩岩打工的平民酒吧为主要场景,记述了岩岩初入酒吧、开始与日本平民交往、遭遇违约、适应日本生活和社会及求学成功、立足于日本社会的全过程,同时,也展现了与岩岩同时代的中国在日留学生的学习和生活的故事,反映了善良的日本百姓对中日关系的认识及侵华战争的反省和忏悔。
rules. by jonathan m. stewart rules. by Sep. 14, 2018 You set the price! 82,490 words
I thought this would lead to me being happy. It did not.
Cowboys Don’t Fly by John Steed Cowboys Don’t Fly by Sep. 14, 2018 $7.99 90,250 words Sample 10%
Adventures in African Aviation. In the colonial era, John Steed starts life in Kenya as a soldier and businessman. Learning to fly on jets in the RAF, he return to Africa and has many escapades including deportation from Uganda. Later, in Rhodesia, he becomes an aviation entrepreneur, TV presenter and wartime bush pilot. Air translocation of a rare Black Rhino ends this entertaining memoir.
Inhaled by Isabelle Duval Inhaled by Sep. 13, 2018 $7.99 142,550 words Sample 20%
With her marriage failing, Isabelle cannot ignore the opportunity life has given her: the opportunity to enter a new world—a world of sexual freedom. Quickly seduced and hypnotized by Patrick, a Nicaraguan man she meets online, she gradually begins to understand something about him is amiss.
Salvatore Avellino Lucchese Family Caporegime by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Salvatore Avellino Lucchese Family Caporegime by Sep. 13, 2018 $2.99 2,730 words Sample 5%
On the morning of August 10, 1989 two carting industry managers, Robert Kubecka and Donald Edward Barstow, were gunned down in their offices in East Northport. The murdered men had cooperated willingly with federal investigators. Kubecka had worn a wire and also advised federal agents regarding the bugging of Salvatore Avellino's 1982 Jaguar. The victims' families were awarded a large settlement.
U.S. Air Force Academy Survival Course by Stephen Austen U.S. Air Force Academy Survival Course by Sep. 11, 2018 Free! 10,180 words Read a sample
Short statement Civil Air Patrol’s “Annual Report to Congress” reported that: “In July, 63 male Cadets attended the Air Force Academy Survival Course at the Air Force Academy, Colorado. The course is the same course given to Air Force Academy cadets and includes training in water survival, living off the land, and developing life-sustaining techniques in mountainous country.”
Bridges by Kymberlie Ingalls Bridges by Sep. 10, 2018 $2.99 50,480 words Sample 15%
Dive into the forgotten life of a woman who searches for meaning in the everyday, and you will fall deep into a popular online journal to see the extraordinary blossom from the ordinary. In this compilation of both published and previously unseen work, journey with Kymberlie through multiple generations of her life, spanning from a young adult to a mature woman.
A Mother's Son by J.E. de Sousa A Mother's Son by Sep. 10, 2018 $4.88 169,990 words Sample 20%
A profound and moving account of one man's struggle to find out who he is - and who he was - when he hears of the death of his mother.
Angelo Lapietra Chinatown Caporegime Chicago Outfit by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Angelo Lapietra Chinatown Caporegime Chicago Outfit by Sep. 10, 2018 $2.99 2,470 words Sample 5%
Angelo Lapietra was a caporegime for the Chicago Mafia, known as the Chicago Outfit. Working directly for boss Joseph John "Joey Doves" Aiuppa, Angelo's base of operations centered around 26th Street and Chinatown. Turk Torello, a West Side underboss, was also his superior. My e-book discusses a number of clandestine crimes carried out by the Calabrese Crew, run by Nick and Frank Calabrese.
It Is Me - How I detached my past and united peace within by Kenqin Zhong It Is Me - How I detached my past and united peace within by Sep. 09, 2018 $6.99 42,180 words Sample 20%
If you desire to heal yourself then you must take a hard look at your past and fully accept and forgive the person you have been.
Anatomy Of Amazing Lyrics! Autobiography by Adam Stark Anatomy Of Amazing Lyrics! Autobiography by Sep. 09, 2018 Free! 43,820 words Read a sample
Complete anthology of everything I have written! My accomplishments and inventions are completely explained. I prove scientifically, and provide evidence to prove that I am one of the greatest writers of all time when it comes to technical skill! Everything I show you is publicly available on the internet, and this book provides the time-stamps. I have broken down barriers in the English language!
Going Home by Tan Kim Shong Going Home by Sep. 08, 2018 $4.99 71,620 words
It is a true adventure story about the life of a Singaporean retiree who wishes to find out what his destiny is after his retirement.
Gutter Queen's Royal Rumble - Round Two by Jessica Barber Gutter Queen's Royal Rumble - Round Two by Sep. 08, 2018 $9.99 81,390 words Sample 30%
If you enjoying laughing at someone else’s expense, then this is the book for you. Join me on a tragically humorous adventure where I share stories of my life with you. From killing a baby pigeon by accident to pepper-spraying my husband’s genitals one rambunctious night. An honest account of my eclectically outrageous life so far. Not for the faint of heart - you have been warned.
Murdered Members of Teamsters Local 560 Hoboken, New Jersey by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Murdered Members of Teamsters Local 560 Hoboken, New Jersey by Sep. 07, 2018 $2.99 2,300 words Sample 5%
Local 560 in Hoboken, New Jersey is an intriguing study of one family's dominance of a union. The Provenzano brothers controlled Local 560 until Anthony Provenzano's conviction in the murder of union treasurer Anthony Castellito. Castellito disappeared following a Local 560 meeting in June 1961. Never seen again, his slayers murdered him with piano wire. Several more Teamster dissidents also died.
Woman Plans, God Laughs by Debie Monax Woman Plans, God Laughs by Sep. 07, 2018 $3.99 59,260 words Sample 20%
Debie Monax had her life all planned out. Established in a successful career as a CPA and engaged to a wonderful man, she was confident that she would soon have the family and the career that she desired. But the picture perfect life Debie had planned hit a road block when she was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis and advanced endometriosis.
Disposable Employee by Diane Bennett Disposable Employee by Sep. 07, 2018 $7.99 41,210 words Sample 10%
‘I will take your bad days with your good days, I will love you unconditionally…’ A gripping, suspenseful book, about how an employer plots the demise of its own employee, when due to the employer’s negligence, the employee can no longer serve their needs in the workplace.
The Princess of 42nd Street - Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Times Square’s King of Porn by Romola Hodas & Elizabeth Ridley The Princess of 42nd Street - Surviving My Childhood as the Daughter of Times Square’s King of Porn by
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The eldest daughter of the Times Square “King of Porn,” Romola Hodas recounts her chaotic childhood amid the turmoil of publically growing up as the daughter of the man who almost single-handedly built New York City’s pornography and adult entertainment empire from the 1960s to the 1980s before his spectacular and public fall from grace.
First Survivor by Mark Unger First Survivor by Sep. 05, 2018 $5.99 57,110 words Sample 15%
The true story of how one family's tireless search for answers saved their son and countless others from a rare form of pediatric cancer and a “zero chance of survival” diagnosis. With the world’s best doctors and the advocacy of his parents, Louis Unger would fight and win a 5-year battle for his young life. All proceeds are donated to the Carrot Seed Foundation.
La aviación en Nicaragua: Reseña Histórica 1922-1976 by Ricardo Boza La aviación en Nicaragua: Reseña Histórica 1922-1976 by Sep. 04, 2018 $3.00 22,190 words Sample 10%
Sincera y honesta aportación, que nos permite introducirnos a través de vivencias del autor en sus conversaciones con pilotos fundadores de nuestra Fuerza Aérea Nacional (FAN) y saborear la historia y el desarrollo de la fuerza aérea en Nicaragua entre 1922 a 1976.
The English Girl by Michael Taylor The English Girl by Sep. 04, 2018 Free! 26,250 words Read a sample
Patricia has been a heart breaker, a wife, a mother, a successful businesswoman and a world traveller. At eighty - six years of age, she has no plans to slow down.
A 40-Year Trek by David Alan Harwood A 40-Year Trek by Sep. 03, 2018 $2.99 59,200 words Sample 5%
This is the story of my life from age 4 or so to the present time. It covers my life from being an upstate New York small town boy and the experiences of that time until I went overseas to work as a volunteer in Nepal for the Peace Corps. I explain key events that show my character and those who shaped it and the situations I was in various places in both the US and overseas. Most of the learning
A Little Guy with Big Dreams That Are Soooo Totally Not Gonna Happen by Ernest Antwi A Little Guy with Big Dreams That Are Soooo Totally Not Gonna Happen by Sep. 03, 2018 $1.49 16,950 words Sample 20%
This is the coming of age story of a tall lanky boy with knock-knees who tried to find his place in life by trying to write like his favourite author. The story journals his mischievous escapades, his awful shyness of girls, the reality of the world around him, and his brazen efforts to publish the book, although he was told to forget about that, as it was never going to happen.
Boy 2 Man (A Waha Story) by James Welcome Boy 2 Man (A Waha Story) by Sep. 03, 2018 $1.50 38,700 words Sample 20%
This story is about my life growing up. How the street life and poverty influenced me to go to into the street. Being a hard headed kid trying to help out with bills, ended my butt in them prison blues. It took my a while to find out who I am, once I got out that life and focused on something else my life started to change and I'm never going back to that life. This is only the beginning.
Pieces of Me by Rose Marie Abrams Pieces of Me by Sep. 02, 2018 $3.99 49,390 words Sample 20%
No matter how dark the terrors of the past, there is always hope for healing.
Albert Albert "Terry" Tarantino Genovese Family Gambling Racketeer by Sep. 01, 2018 $2.99 2,550 words Sample 5%
Albert "Terry" Tarantino was arrested following an eight-month investigation led by an undercover investigator in New York. The probe effectively ended a gambling operation that netted $1 million annually for the mob. Identified only by his alias, Robert Shapiro, the district attorney prober, was chased out of town by organized crime operatives. A grand jury soon returned a 67-count indictment.
Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Valeria Teles Fit for Joy: The Healing Power of Being You by Sep. 01, 2018 $9.99 69,710 words Sample 15%
In this intimate memoir, first-prize fitness competitor and personal trainer Valeria Teles invites you to reflect on the idea that joy is an ever-present choice. Fit for Joy will inspire you to establish a harmonious mind-body connection that is based on self-knowledge and self-love.
Soaring Higher: One Man’s True Story of Following God in an Adventurous and Rewarding Lifetime of Field Evangelism by Dr. Philip C. Eyster Soaring Higher: One Man’s True Story of Following God in an Adventurous and Rewarding Lifetime of Field Evangelism by Sep. 01, 2018 $3.99 62,400 words
Alarming and even near-death experiences, hilarious misfortunes due to cultural and language barriers, but most importantly, many inspiring testimonies to the goodness and saving power of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts: My Memoirs of David Reilly & God Lives Underwater by Brian Paone Dreams Are Unfinished Thoughts: My Memoirs of David Reilly & God Lives Underwater by Aug. 31, 2018 $2.99 106,120 words Sample 10%
When the lines between a drug-addicted rock star and a die-hard fan begin to blur ...
The Inheritance Thief by Adrienne Nairn Maria de Jong The Inheritance Thief by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 65,670 words
What happens when someone in your family can’t be trusted? What happens when that person is your brother, a former SAS soldier, who moves in on your elderly stepmother with an eye on the inheritance?
A Perforation-On the Toilet Roll of Life by Eddie Smith A Perforation-On the Toilet Roll of Life by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 70,670 words
For many years after leaving the army, and because of unlucky situations which arose during my service and afterwards, I firmly believe that I was shadowed by what they term “Covert Investigators”.
Ted Harrison's Rainbow Road by Jan Stirling Ted Harrison's Rainbow Road by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 57,700 words
Jan Stirling and Ted Harrison, the celebrated Canadian painter, met in 2007 and felt an immediate connection. Jan spent more and more time with him, oblivious of their age difference, always feeling his acceptance of her quirky, candid nature.
Is There Anybody There? by Joan B. Pritchard Is There Anybody There? by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 39,420 words
Don’t be afraid to come into the world of shadows and see things through the eyes of others.
Gillian Richardson by Joe Castello Gillian Richardson by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 33,900 words
Most of this family memoir was written between the years of 1970 and 1974, but it was finally completed long after the deaths of Gillian and both her parents. Gillian lived till the age of 22, but she never walked because she had been born in 1950 with a rare form of muscular dystrophy.
Memories of a National Service Doctor by Dr John A Lunn Memories of a National Service Doctor by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 18,960 words
Dr John Lunn, at the outset of his National Service, could not have imagined the events which lay ahead. He writes of his first year in the Suez Canal Zone, the last year of the British Army occupation.
Ice the Ultimate Sacrifice by Karen Crane Ice the Ultimate Sacrifice by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 23,820 words
This is my story, being one of nine children in a less-than-functioning family but always feeling the love of her mother. I was married once, before I found the love of my life, my second husband, Bradley John Crane. The love he gave me, I never knew existed on this earth.
Unloved by Stuart John Mills Unloved by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 32,960 words
In the emotionally immersive Unloved, read one man’s deeply personal experience of rejection – from the raw accounts of abuse and abandonment by his father,
Just an Ashtray by Samih alqasim Just an Ashtray by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 87,720 words
This autobiography is much more than a life story. Some people in politics, public service or in the world of arts may write their autobiography for personal purposes, so to speak.
An Armchair of Dissent by Richard George An Armchair of Dissent by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 203,480 words
I should say how proud I am of myself, my origins, my existence as a White, Anglo-Saxon, English, British, Christian, Anglican middle-class male of a certain age… but I cannot.
Anything You Like! by L.R Spickett Anything You Like! by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 64,130 words
Louis Spickett is a product of the mid-twenties who was, as a young child, witness to the vagaries of that era and the subsequent one which terminated (1939) in chaos and a war in which he participated. Experience tempers the soul, or so they say, and he claims his involvement with people has broadened his regard for at least some in the human race.
Worth It! by Reet Mann Worth It! by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 45,070 words
Heer Shergill was relishing a dream life when she suddenly finds herself falling into an abyss. Enduring disaster in every way possible, when no mortal comes to her aid, she has no choice but to look within.
Old Days And Old Ways by Maggie Smith Bendell BEM Old Days And Old Ways by Aug. 31, 2018 $4.99 57,270 words
Maggie was born into a race of Romani Gypsies first discovered within Scotland in the 14th century; they were then known as “Little Egyptians”, which later got corrupted to Gypsy or Gypo, but were known to each other as “Travelers”.