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The Reporting of Ben Hall the Brave Bushranger by Trudy Toohill The Reporting of Ben Hall the Brave Bushranger by Sep. 30, 2016 $2.99 107972 words Sample 5%
The Reporting of Ben Hall the Brave Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1862 to 1866, which tell the story of the life and death of Ben Hall and his gang in intricate detail as it was read by the nation, and Ben Hall himself, over a century ago.
The Reporting of Captain Thunderbolt the Gentleman Bushranger by Trudy Toohill The Reporting of Captain Thunderbolt the Gentleman Bushranger by Sep. 30, 2016 $2.99 44441 words Sample 5%
The Reporting of Captain Thunderbolt the Gentleman Bushranger, is a compilation of newspaper articles published from 1856 to 1941, which tell the story of the life and death of Frederick Wordsworth Ward, ‘Captain Thunderbolt’, and his companions in intricate detail as it was read by the nation over a century ago.
When There Is No Wind, Row: One Woman's Retrospective on the Most Transformative Changes Over the Past 50 Years by Paula Singer When There Is No Wind, Row: One Woman's Retrospective on the Most Transformative Changes Over the Past 50 Years by Sep. 30, 2016 $9.99 94352 words Sample 15%
When There Is No Wind, Row tells about the remarkable 50-year career path the author traveled to become a lawyer. In the 60s social and cultural barriers were high – women were supposed to become wives and mothers not lawyers - forcing her to take many detours, “tacking” in sailing terms. Her stories are a vivid reminder of how far women have come since want ads were segregated by “Male/Female.”
Feisty, Fabulous and 50 Plus: 21 Women Share Their Candid and Compelling Stories by Julie Ankers Feisty, Fabulous and 50 Plus: 21 Women Share Their Candid and Compelling Stories by Sep. 30, 2016 $4.99 75581 words Sample 20%
Feisty, Fabulous & 50+ is a collection of 21 ‘warts and all’ stories written by women navigating their way through their 50s and beyond. The stories are inspirational, frank and uplifting as each woman tackles her own set of challenges – all recounted with humour, insight and self-deprecation. A true testament to understated strength and resilience.
Skase, Spain & Me by Harold Antony 'Tony' Larkins Skase, Spain & Me by Sep. 29, 2016 $4.99 136000 words Sample 20%
Australian entrepreneur Christopher Skase created a global resort and media empire with glamorous wife Pixie by his side. Then it crashed and they headed for the Spanish island of Mallorca, the marauding media at their gate. Was he really sick? Where did all the money go? Now, the truth, from Tony Larkins who worked side by side with Skase during his decade-long, doomed attempt to regain his life.
Bellecita, Sueño Azul by Mercedes Hernández Rabaza Bellecita, Sueño Azul by Sep. 29, 2016 $2.99 25969 words Sample 10%
Bellecita, Sueño Azul es un relato autobiográfico que pretende rendir homenaje al popular cuarteto Los Zafiros, en especial a su contratenor Ignacio Elejalde a través de las vivencias de una joven de dieciséis años y sus experiencias vividas en las décadas de los '60, '70 y algo más que fueron indiscutiblemente los años más convulsos e impredecibles vividos por los jóvenes de nuestra generación.
Memories of Malloy by Mike Bozart Memories of Malloy by Sep. 29, 2016 Free! 1315 words Read a sample
Before going to watch the Liverpool - Hull City football/soccer match at an uptown pub, the author (Agent 33) and his wife (Agent 32) discuss the legendary Mr. Malloy at a Starbucks in an older Charlotte (USA) neighborhood. The barista overhears their conversation and gets herself wound into the story. Approx. 1300 words. No sex, drugs, violence, or foul language. Movie rating: G.
Entre la aceptacion y el rechazo - El reto de vivir en Cuba by Raudel García Bringas Entre la aceptacion y el rechazo - El reto de vivir en Cuba by Sep. 29, 2016 $4.99 117289 words Sample 20%
“Eres un símbolo de la ¬fidelidad de Dios y la integridad del hombre. Eres un Job de la era moderna. Con Dios siempre tendremos un ¬final feliz, y si este momento no es un momento feliz, entonces significa que no es el ¬final” Pbro. Guillermo Ramos Mantilla Miembro de la Junta Directiva de la Convención Bautista de Cuba Occidental y profesor del Seminario Teológico Bautista de La Habana
Age in Good Time by Larry Matthews Age in Good Time by Sep. 29, 2016 $4.99 61213 words Sample 15%
Seven extraordinary men serve as beacons of learning to the modern generation as the reveal their lives and knowledge for the first time.
Obituary for a Bad Man by Shawn Michel de Montaigne Obituary for a Bad Man by Sep. 28, 2016 Free! 8148 words Read a sample
People who lived rotten lives, who were rotten to others, to their family, are commonly eulogized in obituaries and funerals as decent, loving souls. This is my attempt to set the record straight concerning one particularly rotten soul, my father, Louis J. Helbert, Jr.
Bill Spivey Kentucky All-American by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Bill Spivey Kentucky All-American by Sep. 28, 2016 $3.75 3265 words Sample 5%
Bill Spivey was a Warner-Robbins, Georgia 7-footer who starred for the Kentucky Wildcats for two seasons from 1949-1951. Along with Shelby Linville he was the finest player on Adolph Rupp's teams that advanced to the quarter finals of the NIT Championship (1950) and won the NCAA basketball championship vs. Kansas State in March 1951. Spivey's banishment continued to plague him as a professional.
I Am Woman by Daliah Husu I Am Woman by Sep. 28, 2016 $4.00 76219 words Sample 10%
In this emotionally charged memoir, Daliah Husu declares her trans womanhood with an honest voice. Searching for herself, Daliah shares her painful journey that starts as a young boy growing up in the slums of Santo Domingo, and who later transforms into a young woman obsessed with men, forced into sex work, and haunted by alcohol and drug abuse.
Syed Jamaluddin Afghani by Naima Sohaib Syed Jamaluddin Afghani by Sep. 28, 2016 Free! 13702 words Read a sample
Jamaluddin Afghani was a political activist & ideologist in the 19th century. An advocate of Pan-Islamic unity & Islamic modernism, his influential anti-imperialist views led to his exile from multiple countries. His towering personality, sparkling ideology, & eloquence made him a highly influential Muslim of his time. His spirit lives even today through his influence on those who came after him.
Khadija (RA) by Naima Sohaib Khadija (RA) by Sep. 28, 2016 Free! 10508 words Read a sample
Khadija was the first wife of Prophet Muhammad. The first one to embrace Islam, she stood behind her great husband & lent him strength during his long struggle. It was she who proposed to him and they had a long & happy marriage. Her devotion as a believer, her loyalty as a wife, her success as a businesswoman & her skills as a mother make her an inspiration for Muslim women for all times to come.
2016, 2017.... Help Save Lawrence Yudowitz's Life!: Stop This Real Hit Team Now by Larry Margulies 2016, 2017.... Help Save Lawrence Yudowitz's Life!: Stop This Real Hit Team Now by Sep. 27, 2016 Free! 8036 words Read a sample
This is a current event. Many personal details explain the motives behind this suspected in-family murder for hire.
Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost by Richard Kirby Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost by Sep. 26, 2016 $9.95 29056 words Sample 20%
Desperately Seeking Marie Prevost takes a look back at the life and work of a beautiful, talented, yet ill-fated actress, who was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars of the 1920s.
The Long Arm of Lunacy by John Mercer The Long Arm of Lunacy by Sep. 26, 2016 $4.99 58069 words Sample 20%
This second volume of memoir continues themes from "Swearing in English: Tall Tales at Shotgun." Here are more true stories including two from the west coast of Scotland, one recalling bullying at an English public school, and others about a favorite dog, baseball, foxes, and a search for the elusive perfect club sandwich.
The Dickens-Power Gang Boston & Schenectady 1936-1938 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr The Dickens-Power Gang Boston & Schenectady 1936-1938 by Sep. 26, 2016 $2.99 2581 words Sample 5%
The Dickens-Power Gang robbed an oil company office in Stoneham, Massachusetts and robbed a safe on a Schenectady, New York dairy farm of $25,000 in bonds and securities. Dickens came to Massachusetts as a youth from New Mexico. Other gang members were from Boston, Brookline, Roxbury and other towns in the Bay State. Gangster Melvin Aquith continued thieving until he was arrested in January 1938.
Sharp! Flicknife Records and Other Adventures by Greg Healey & Marco 'Frenchy' Gloder Sharp! Flicknife Records and Other Adventures by
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An unflinching and honest portrait of Marc Frenchy Gloder's journey from Grenoble ghetto to independent record label success at the heart of London's music scene.
The Lost Book of King Arthur by Simon Keegan The Lost Book of King Arthur by Sep. 26, 2016 $9.99 38841 words Sample 20%
The Lost Book of King Arthur shows through maps, charts and the piecing together of lost texts, that the legendary King Arthur was very much a real king and not only were his battle sites well documented they were etched forever into the side of great chalices. These cups were treasured at Arthur's Hadrian's Wall garrison.
Brutiful Outsider Art by Ginger Freedom Brutiful Outsider Art by Sep. 24, 2016 $3.99 108939 words Sample 20%
The final episode of the Patchwork Chameleon Chronicles - a good read for any healer that provides support to trauma survivors with DID and for survivors themselves curious if it ever gets better. It does! TRIGGER WARNING: The introduction outlines the nature of PTSD, dissociative disorders, and extreme abuse. The final section contains graphic descriptions of violence.
Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab by Naima Sohaib Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab by Sep. 24, 2016 Free! 10567 words Read a sample
Muhammad bin Abdul Wahab was one of the greatest reformers in Islamic history. He appeared in Arabia in the 18th century, and called people back to the right path in the light of Quran and Sunnah at a time when superstitions, grave worship, & other forms of polytheism were widespread. There is much misinformation about his movement, but he was without doubt a highly influential person in history.
Sultan Mohammad Fateh by Naima Sohaib Sultan Mohammad Fateh by Sep. 24, 2016 Free! 7516 words Read a sample
Sultan Muhammad Fateh was a remarkable ruler of the Ottoman Empire. At the age of 21, he conquered Constantinople which was thought to be almost impossible. His great conquests, his love of literature & education, his services to his people, his dynamic personality, and his respect & tolerance for people of all religions make him an extraordinary figure & one of the great heroes of Muslim history.
Imam Ibne Taymiyyah by Naima Sohaib Imam Ibne Taymiyyah by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 8952 words Read a sample
Imam Ibne Taymiyyah was a scholar & a warrior. A master of the sciences, Arabic grammar & Islamic jurisprudence, he taught for many years and was greatly admired by both common people and academics. He lived in the challenging times of the Mongol invasions and played a major role in resistance. Strongly opinionated, he was jailed for his works where he died, leaving an inspirational legacy behind.
Finding My Way Back by Deborah Killebrew Finding My Way Back by Sep. 23, 2016 $9.99 73540 words
“A Tragic & Inspirational Story Told by a Woman Who Can Not Speak” What would you do if you suddenly found everything you knew was taken away from you? What if in the blink of an eye, you no longer were able to speak, walk, work, or dress yourself? What would you do if you could not even tell your children that you loved them?
An Orlando Saturday by Mike Bozart An Orlando Saturday by Sep. 23, 2016 Free! 2232 words Read a sample
The author (Agent 33) and his wife, Monique (Agent 32), meet up with Monique's older brother, Steve (no agent number yet), in Casselberry, Florida, USA. From there they take public transit to downtown Orlando to watch the Liverpool - Leicester City football/soccer match at an Irish bar. Some curious scenes and statements are noted along the way. Approx. 2200 words. Movie rating: PG-13.
The Life and Crimes of Pablo Escobar by J.D. Rockefeller The Life and Crimes of Pablo Escobar by Sep. 22, 2016 $4.99 10607 words Sample 20%
As leader of one of the world’s most notorious and powerful drug organizations, Pablo Escobar made billions of dollars in the drug trade and murdered thousands of people. He had his own fleet of airplanes, multiple mansions, and even a private zoo, not to mention his own army of criminals. How did Escobar become one of the most powerful Colombian drug lords? Let’s find out in this book!
Jude Law - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jude Law - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 3712 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Jude Law rose to stardom? David Jude Heyworth Law, professionally known as Jude Law was born on 29 December, 1972 in Lewisham, London, England. Both of his parents, Peter and Maggie Law were school teachers. Later in his life, at one point of time, he commented that his father was the youngest Head Master in the schools of London in his time.
Joseph Gordon Levitt - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Joseph Gordon Levitt - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 6033 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Joseph Gordon-Levitt rose to stardom? When Joseph Gordon-Levitt first burst onto the screen as a bubbly, precocious, and slightly nerdy child star, very few audiences could have predicted that he would become one of the most respected and innovative presences in Hollywood. Starting off at an extremely young age, Gordon-Levitt grew up around the lights and cameras.
Jim Caviezel - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jim Caviezel - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 5618 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Jim Caviezel rose to stardom? James Caviezel was born to a close-knit Catholic family in Mount Vernon, Washington, on September 26, 1968. Growing up dreaming of becoming a professional basketball player, a foot injury forced him to turn to acting. After early struggles he began to attain prominence with a role in The Thin Red Line.
Jim Carrey - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jim Carrey - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 6838 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Jim Carrey rose to stardom? It is said that make people laugh is far more difficult than make them cry. Hats off to the artists, those have the guts to make fun of themselves and amuse the audience. One of such great names is Jim Eugene Carrey whose charismatic personality is revered a lot in the world of acting and comedy.
James Franco - Celebrity Books by Matt Green James Franco - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 5427 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how James Franco rose to stardom? James Edward Franco was born on 19th April, 1978. He is an American director, teacher, actor, author and producer. He took his first leading role in acting as Daniel Desario on a short-lived cult hit television program Freaks and Geeks. Afterwards James played another role in the TV biographical film James Dean (2001).
Jack Nicholson - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Jack Nicholson - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 4452 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Jack Nicholson rose to stardom? Jack Nicholson is without a doubt one of the most popular and gifted American actors of the 20th century. The characteristic features of Jack include the dark tinted sun glasses, without which he is rarely seen outdoors, and the somewhat maniacal grin which has a great hand in shaping up his on-screen persona as a psychotic..
Dwayne Johnson - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Dwayne Johnson - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 4381 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Dwayne Johnson rose to stardom? Greatness is dreamed by all of us and Dwayne Johnson, The Rock, is undoubtedly that born star who achieved it through his indomitable talent and supreme devotion. He is one of the most celebrated figures in the world. His charismatic persona, witty approach and ability to connect with the audience have made his the most revered sports person.
Dustin Hoffman - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Dustin Hoffman - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 5251 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Dustin Hoffman rose to stardom? Hoffman has been in acting career since from 1960’s. This ebook reveals that how he made himself such a legendary figure. How his journey of struggle and eventually success has been? This throws light on various aspects of his family life and career building. Success or victory is never served in a platter.
Chris Hemsworth - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Chris Hemsworth - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 5776 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Chris Hemsworth rose to stardom? The chiseled face and commanding presence of Chris Hemsworth has always seemed destined to be attached to a movie star. With a booming voice and natural charisma, it is little surprise that the actor has become best known in mainstream film for portraying a literal god in human form.
Charlize Theron - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Charlize Theron - Celebrity Books by Sep. 22, 2016 $2.99 7003 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Charlize Theron rose to stardom? Known for her stately beauty and radiant stage presence, South African actress Charlize Theron has emerged from a tragic upbringing to become one of Hollywood’s hardest working and most respected actresses. Born out of an early life of violence and poverty, Theron relentlessly pursued her acting dream against all odds.
Channing Tatum - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Channing Tatum - Celebrity Books by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 7227 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Channing Tatum rose to stardom? If there is a record for most meteoric rise from unknown actor to Hollywood A-list superstar, Channing Tatum would be in serious contention. The muscular and attractive leading man has charmed audiences for what has seemed like years, but, in reality, has only been acting for less than a decade.
Bruce Willis - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Bruce Willis - Celebrity Books by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 7487 words Sample 20%
Ever wondered how Bruce Willis rose to stardom? Very few actors have been able to enjoy the diverse critical and commercial success that actor Bruce Willis has established over the many decades of his career. Willis’s films have grossed over $3 billion in box office revenue and are responsible for some of the most iconic characters and scenes in film history.
Ben Affleck - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Ben Affleck - Celebrity Books by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 5569 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Ben Affleck rose to stardom? Benjamin Geza Affleck, better known as “Ben Affleck,” is worth noticing as one of many American prominent actors, film director, screenwriter, producer and activist. He was born on August 15, 1972 in Berkeley, California, USA.
Al Pacino - Celebrity Books by Matt Green Al Pacino - Celebrity Books by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 3272 words Sample 15%
Ever wondered how Al Pacino rose to stardom? Al Pacino was born in East Horme New York City. Al Pacino’s parents divorced when he was only two .His mother later moved to another part of the city ,near the Bronx Zoo to live with her parents Kate and James Gerard.
The Mexican Horse Thief by Wayne Bisset The Mexican Horse Thief by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.88 28244 words Sample 4%
From A Jehovah's Witness to a conscript and then a mercenary, with all the adventures that followed. PTSD and alcoholism, and the attempt to get well again.
My Polish Grandmother: From Tragedy In Poland To Her Rose Garden In America by Stephen Szabados My Polish Grandmother: From Tragedy In Poland To Her Rose Garden In America by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 7612 words Sample 20%
Anna was the youngest daughter of a Polish farmer and very small physically. However, she was always in command when she was in the room. This book describes the tragedies in her early life and the challenges she overcame to make a new life in America. It is different from many stories of immigrants because it is told from the perspective of a woman.
Contos Verdadeiros e Auto Experientes by J. C. Fon Contos Verdadeiros e Auto Experientes by Sep. 21, 2016 $2.99 11298 words Sample 20%
Uma Coleção um Pouco Absurda, Completamente Divertida, Comovente e Francamente Virtuosa
No Jam Butterfly: A Transgender Novella by Nicole Jay No Jam Butterfly: A Transgender Novella by Sep. 20, 2016 $2.99 12151 words Sample 10%
Live life through the eyes of a transgender woman. In this novella, I write about my personal experiences as a transgender woman before I identified as transgender. This novella focuses on how transgender feelings affect someone before they themselves know that they're transgender. It touches on matters of love, suicide, confusion, and dysphoria.
Books by Daniel Nyberg by Daniel Nyberg Books by Daniel Nyberg by Sep. 20, 2016 $9.99 97249 words
This is a compilation of three books written by me. They are entitled:- Dave (A True Story) - Nonfiction; My Final Flight (Discovering the Psychology to Survive) - Nonfiction; and, H.R.H. - Fiction, based in part on my autobiography. They are available as a package or individually. Please enjoy. Kind regards, Daniel Nyberg.
False Starts: Mistakes & Missteps Growing Up In The 70s by Ken La Salle False Starts: Mistakes & Missteps Growing Up In The 70s by Sep. 20, 2016 $4.95 99456 words Sample 15%
“It was the hippest of times. It was the funkiest of times. It was the 1970s.” The 70’s were a swirling minefield filled with a family destroyed by poverty and divorce, horrible TV shows, bad disco on AM radio, wretched food… and the only saving grace a child like me had was Pong. My teachers tried to put me on drugs. My sister taught me the art of shoplifting. And I wouldn’t change a thing.
Switch by Shu Jing Liu Switch by Sep. 20, 2016 $2.99 3284 words Sample 30%
I immigrated from China to Canada in 2005. What happens to a man when he is immigrating from one country to another while the two countries are totally different in culture and system? The story tells my own experience when I went though this dramatic life-changing moment. Ninety percent of the story actually happened.
Autobiography of Kajsa Blom by Kajsa Blom Autobiography of Kajsa Blom by Sep. 20, 2016 You set the price! 4219 words Sample 5%
Behind everything there's a woman. This woman wasn't about to get left behind. Thrown between families and switching between languages, from barrier to another she has lived happy her own way - as herself, even as a patient, when it was not so nice.
An Imaginary Conversation with Muhammad Ali by Eric v.d. Luft An Imaginary Conversation with Muhammad Ali by Sep. 19, 2016 $3.99 14859 words Sample 12%
Social, political, literary, and cultural criticism and commentary, presented as if it were a humorous conversation between the author and Muhammad Ali.