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The State of Libya after Gadhafi by Liam Carman The State of Libya after Gadhafi by May 14, 2017 $9.99 22649 words Sample 7%
The State of Libya after Gadhafi. A Book on Libya, the entire history of Libyan War aftermath, how is Libya copping without Gadhafi Civil wars most frequently occur in states that lack the resources necessary to sustain the basic institutions of governance and provide public services. Libya, however, was wealthy in comparison with many other war-torn countries.The Entire Environment.
Now to Him by Faith Rose Now to Him by May 13, 2017 $3.99 10973 words Sample 15%
A prayer of hope through one family's struggle with Autism, inspired by Ephesians 3:20-21.
Lessons Beneath the Mask by Reuel Barksdale Lessons Beneath the Mask by May 11, 2017 $4.99 37894 words Sample 5%
What do a little Iranian girl with a dream, a white boy from Detroit on his way to alcoholism, a black boy from the inner-city, and a church girl suffering from sexual abuse have in common? They all wear a mask that hides their pain, and yet God had a plan for each of them. Each of us has a story that others may never know. It is that part of our reality that we keep hidden.
A Minger`s Tale: Beginnings by RBN Bookmark A Minger`s Tale: Beginnings by May 11, 2017 $1.99 66425 words Sample 15%
"Do pastures greener exist for the colour blind.....& how would they ever know? Ribban Bookmarks humorous and often satirical semi autobiographical acccount about growing up in northern England. Poverty is a serious matter - making light of it is not!
Mark by Mercy by Mark Johnston Mark by Mercy by May 11, 2017 $7.50 40626 words Sample 20%
From a very young age, Mark Johnston grew up around pubs, parties, drunks, drug addicts and criminals. He was a victim of physical, sexual, mental and emotional abuse. By the age of 19 Mark had attempted suicide numerous times and was put into 7 drug induced comas, self mutilated, planned on murdering other people. and was an extremely violent individual that detested life.
Sylvester Stallone: I Made It! Your Turn Now by Riccardo Lo Faro Sylvester Stallone: I Made It! Your Turn Now by May 09, 2017 $3.00 3304 words Sample 25%
You look at his movies, you see the strong and successful Rocky Balboa and Rambo... Sylvester Stallone, Sly to all his friends, went through truly tough times during all his youth. Physical problems, family abuses, and so on. Learn how he made it and start believing you can too!
A Letter to my Grandchildren by Maria Sharp A Letter to my Grandchildren by May 09, 2017 $4.50 28154 words Sample 10%
Maria Sharp was born Maria Zdenka Besan in Croatia in 1941, just after the Nazis had invaded her country, and as a young child she witnessed 'events that imprinted themselves upon her soul forever'. Many years later settled in the USA, she has written this book for her two grandchildren to explain her origins and tell her family's story.
Cycle of Hope: My Journey from Paralysis to Possibility by Tricia Downing Cycle of Hope: My Journey from Paralysis to Possibility by May 08, 2017 $5.99 61221 words Sample 20%
On September 17, 2000, Tricia Downing's life took a detour. While training on her bicycle, Tricia collides with a car that turns directly in her path, and instantly becomes paralyzed from the chest down. Cycle of Hope chronicles Tricia's journey from the first terrifying moments of impact with the car through rehab and her emergence as a world-class athlete.
Not By Might Nor By Power: The Jesus Revolution 2nd Edition by Roger Sachs Not By Might Nor By Power: The Jesus Revolution 2nd Edition by May 08, 2017 $7.99 66832 words Sample 20%
Not by Might, Nor by Power is the only authorized autobiographical series of Lonnie Frisbee, an evangelist, missionary, and the original “hippy preacher” of the late 1960s and early 1970s. In The Jesus Revolution, Lonnie opens up about the brokenness that marked his early life, his experimentation with drugs and different forms of spirituality, and his radical conversion to Christianity.
Antarctica Tourism and Wildlife by Jude Jarvis Antarctica Tourism and Wildlife by May 08, 2017 $9.99 38162 words Sample 8%
The Beauty of the Earth, and Diversity of its Nature. Antarctica, Antarctica History, Antarctica Travel Guide, Antarctica Wildlife, where is Antarctica located, South Pole, Australia wildlife. Antarctica Tourism and Wildlife. The Beauty of the Earth, and Diversity of its Nature. A Book. Although legend had told of a vast southern land referred to as Terra Australis since the 1st century AD....
You Are Not Alone - Don't Give Up by Linda LS Larson You Are Not Alone - Don't Give Up by May 08, 2017 $3.99 27540 words Sample 20%
You Are Not Alone is written to encourage readers to not give up when feeling overwhelmed by discouragement and depression. The author inspires readers through visions, healing thoughts, meeting special people, and the prospects of angels, reincarnation, and the afterlife. She stresses that God is always near, and we never travel life's journey alone.
Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles by Lee Schneider Chronicle of a Startup Town: Los Angeles by May 07, 2017 $5.99 30945 words Sample 20%
Los Angeles has become known as a startup town. This is the book that tells the story using interviews with founders and investors.
Guilty Hearts - The World of Prison Romances by Caroline Giammanco Guilty Hearts - The World of Prison Romances by May 07, 2017 $4.99 72244 words Sample 20%
A in-depth non-fiction exploration of romance between prison inmates on the inside and romantic women who fall in love with t hem.
Coping Mechanisms by Tracy Black Coping Mechanisms by May 07, 2017 $1.49 33224 words Sample 5%
Coping with PTSD from sexual abuse is difficult to deal with. True stores from Coping Mechanisms will help you.
African Entrepreneurs and  their Success stories by Harmony Publishing African Entrepreneurs and their Success stories by May 07, 2017 You set the price! 17335 words Sample 10%
The book, African Entrepreneurs and their success stories, is the result of an internet research work carried out by Quemchy Angels Investments.There was no one-on-one interview carried out with the entrepreneurs. The stories contained in this book were compiled from write-ups about the entrepreneurs on the internet. We do not take credit for the stories, we only take credit for the compilation.
Habsburgs in the 21st Century by Daniel A. Willis Habsburgs in the 21st Century by May 06, 2017 $9.99 38409 words Sample 10%
At the height of their power, the Habsburg family ruled nearly two-thirds of the European continent, but their reign came to end nearly a century ago. Although they are not reigning any longer, there are over a hundred people living today entitled to call themselves Archduke of Austria. What has become of them?
Swipe Right For Loneliness by S.D. Gately Swipe Right For Loneliness by May 06, 2017 Free! 78396 words Read a sample
A memoir of sex, love, and dating on the swipe-apps. But mostly just sex.
My Cars by Charles G. Dyer My Cars by May 06, 2017 $2.99 11739 words Sample 10%
This is a sort of potted history of forty-six years of motoring. It is the story of the vehicles that I have driven, and occasionally wrecked and repaired since I first ventured onto the road. Included are the cars that I wanted to build and the one that I successfully completed.
The Thorn In My Side:  A Memoir Of Healing by Alexis Monro The Thorn In My Side: A Memoir Of Healing by May 05, 2017 $1.99 24972 words Sample 20%
The Thorn in My Side: A Memoir of Healing is about Ms. Monro’s experience as a Christian woman who has experienced clergy abuse. She allows the reader to observe the journey she took from blaming herself for the abuse and almost losing confidence in her faith to accepting her spiritual scars and finding her voice again.
Trapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1947-1955 by Anais Nin Trapeze: The Unexpurgated Diary of Anais Nin, 1947-1955 by May 04, 2017 $9.99 174924 words Sample 10%
Trapeze is the gripping account of how novelist/diarist Anais Nin began and maintained a nearly-impossible double life with a husband in New York and a young lover in California.
Auslander by A. Schneider Auslander by May 03, 2017 Free! 79530 words Read a sample
In this true story, the author describes his life as a biracial boy and young man in the German Democratic Republic. Even though racism contradicts the communist ideology, the author was confronted with it, hidden and open, from childhood on. He lets the reader know how difficult it was for him to cope with this situation, and the high price he had to pay when his response was aggressiveness and
En busca de la felicidad by Marta Anchustegui En busca de la felicidad by May 03, 2017 Free! 18561 words Read a sample
Testimonios de 9 niñas y mujeres jóvenes que han sido rescatadas de la violencia y maltrato en su entorno, y que han salido adelante. A través del taller impartido por DEMAC, las niñas descubrieron el poder de la escritura autobiográfica y nos comparten sus historias para prevenir y detectar estas situaciones.
Trusting the River by Jean Aspen Trusting the River by May 03, 2017 $9.95 160584 words Sample 20%
Jean Aspen, daughter of arctic explorer and author Constance Helmericks, began life in the wilderness. Throughout six decades, the natural world has remained central to her. What began as a series of letters to her son, Lucas, when she and her husband Tom set out to search for a different future, evolved over the seasons into a many snapshots of her remarkable life.
Manatee County, Florida: Facts, Folks & Photos by Stan Paregien, Sr Manatee County, Florida: Facts, Folks & Photos by May 03, 2017 $9.99 158724 words Sample 20%
This eBook has four main parts: (1) It is a travelguide for the beaches and other attractions in Manatee County; (2) It is a who's who of today's leaders and yesterday's heroes; (3) It is an "extended family" photo album; and (4) It is a fun history book with 450 photos and 470 profiles of folks.
The False Spy by Nirmal Ajwani The False Spy by May 03, 2017 $2.99 61971 words Sample 20%
Between August 1978 and January 1979, in a brief span of six months, 50-odd army persons were arrested by the Military Intelligence authorities under the charge of spying for Pakistan in what eventually came to be known as the ‘Samba Spy Scandal’. What followed was nothing less than a humiliating debacle of justice in one of the most sordid dramas of greed, intrigues, cowardice and fabrication, as
Neon Leon Fast Track to Hell: A Psychedelic Glam Punk Rock and Roll Story by Leon Matthews Neon Leon Fast Track to Hell: A Psychedelic Glam Punk Rock and Roll Story by May 03, 2017 $9.99 79885 words Sample 20%
A sometimes shocking inside look. the music, the wild girls and guys, the parties ,the drugs. "The Fast Track to Hell" of it all! What the Rock and Roll lifestyle really was like, with Johnny Thunders, recording with Mick Jagger ,Sussex ,England to the wild and beautiful Rock and Roll Girls of Scandinavia and those Hot Summer nights of pure Rock and Roll !
911 is Disconnected: So This is Rock and Roll by Adam Bomb 911 is Disconnected: So This is Rock and Roll by May 03, 2017 $9.99 103719 words Sample 20%
Adam Bomb shares his backstage guitar lessons from Eddie Van Halen, sharing a stage with Kiss, and encounters with the struggling young rockers who would become Guns & Roses, Bon Jovi, Queensryche, Def Leppard…the list is endless. Adam’s story is packed with experiences, good and bad, from the rock music biz. All laced with large measures of Sex, drugs and Rock & Roll!
Come eravamo (C'era una volta la Pubblicità) by Guido Sperandio Come eravamo (C'era una volta la Pubblicità) by May 02, 2017 Free! 2378 words Read a sample
Mario Bruno è il ragazzo della via Mac Mahon che analogamente al ragazzo della via Gluck di Celentano "va in città" ma a fare il creativo in Pubblicità. Per il resto, i miti sono gli stessi: quelli dell'American Dream, dal rock'roll a Hemingway. Attraverso le peripezie di Mario Bruno rivivono situazioni e vezzi di quegli anni restati leggenda, gli Anni del Boom, e culminanti nella Milano da Bere.
Nora Trims Her Lamp: An Autobiography by Nora Ruiz Ednacot Brozo Nora Trims Her Lamp: An Autobiography by May 02, 2017 $5.00 39614 words Sample 20%
The author of this book languished for forty years in spiritual darkness until the brightness of God’s light made her lamp shine. For centuries, God has been on a lookout for people willing to become part of His kingdom. Millions have responded. It does not matter what background you come from. This book tells of a God who changes the hearts of people who come to Him for pardon.
From Nazis to Nurses: My Life, So Far by Gerlinde Pizzuto From Nazis to Nurses: My Life, So Far by May 02, 2017 Free! 40906 words Read a sample
Gerlinde (Lee) Pizzuto grew up in World War II Germany. As a teenager, she and her family escaped in front of the Russian invasion. After finishing high school, she went to England to study nursing. Emigrating to the United States, she continued her studies. She married and joined the Army, rising eventually to full colonel. She also taught nursing at San Quentin Prison.
I Get Knocked Down, But God Gets Me Up Again by Sydney Douglas Smith I Get Knocked Down, But God Gets Me Up Again by May 02, 2017 $1.99 46151 words
In this book, I will share with you some inspirational stories of my own as well as other people’s experiences of resilience and what I call "bouncebackability", some poems, anecdotes, quotes and practical lessons to apply to your life to help you learn to brush yourself off and get back up again.
Growing Up Viking by Ieda Jonasdottir Herman Growing Up Viking by May 02, 2017 $2.99 59887 words Sample 20%
The author recalls Iceland 1935, a simpler time and draws the reader into a childhood routine that had been virtually unchanged since the days of the Vikings. The enchanting legends of trolls and hidden folk of Iceland are interwoven with the hopes and fears of a child growing up amidst the hardships of daily life in this mysterious land of eerie landscapes, erupting volcanoes, gushing geysers.
You Have No F**king Idea: The Naked Truth About My Life by Matt Baier & Amber Portwood You Have No F**king Idea: The Naked Truth About My Life by
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Deadbeat Dad. Con Artist. Liar. Manipulator. If you believe the tabloid press about Teen Mom OG star Amber Portwood’s fiancé Matt Baier, your opinions of him are most likely wrapped in scandalous rumors and gossip.
Your Friend and Mine, Andy Devine: A Memoir of a Father and His Son by Dennis Devine Your Friend and Mine, Andy Devine: A Memoir of a Father and His Son by May 01, 2017 $9.95 73208 words Sample 20%
In this book you will meet many Hollywood characters who were clever, funny and unpredictable.
The Heat by Faustina Anciute The Heat by May 01, 2017 $0.99 7856 words Sample 20%
The heat was unbearable, the tension even less so. Admitting your own vulnerability isn't always easy and that's exactly what ''The heat'' is about. A short story filled with romance and drama as the life itself, based on my own encounters.
Michael Kranish &  Marc Fisher's Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power Summary by Ant Hive Media Michael Kranish & Marc Fisher's Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power Summary by May 01, 2017 $3.95 2810 words Sample 20%
This is a summary of Michael Kranish & Marc Fisher's Trump Revealed: An American Journey of Ambition, Ego, Money, and Power Authoritative, timely, and provocative, this deeply researched biography of Donald Trump provides a comprehensive examination of the life of the 45th president.
Resfeber by Kelly Damon Resfeber by May 01, 2017 $6.50 74538 words Sample 20%
This is a travel memoir that I wrote about two different journeys to the Netherlands. I tried to run away from my problems and learned that sometimes running away is the answer.
Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions by Sharon E. Cathcart Music, Mayhem, and Bad Decisions by May 01, 2017 $2.99 25584 words Sample 20%
During her teenage years, award-winning author Sharon E. Cathcart dreamed of working in the music business. She lived that dream for seven years, beginning at age 18. Unfortunately, she learned that dreams can turn quickly to nightmares.
I Testify by Dahlia McCutchen I Testify by May 01, 2017 $19.99 92234 words Sample 10%
WHO would have known that Tupac Shakur and I would meet again but under completely different circumstances. Those circumstances would lead to an apology and a life filled with entertainment and music.
Soul of Africa by Jumoke Akinniranye Soul of Africa by May 01, 2017 $10.66 69020 words Sample 20%
A Story of Racial Discrimination in the UK following a Unique Encounter with God
"Boycott Yudowitz.com" by April 30, 2017 Free! 3990 words Read a sample
A boycott is asked on Yudowitz.com for giving poor legal advice, ignoring imminent danger to another human being, and breaking a legally binding agreement. This account is a nonfiction real time boycott which asks for a review of Yudowitz.com's legal advice and ethics for possible disbarment. A man's life is on the line, others have already been murdered.
These Bastards Will See No God! by Ron Blaha These Bastards Will See No God! by April 30, 2017 $9.95 92545 words Sample 20%
Remember in the movie My Cousin Vinny, that he (Vinny) was pleading with his nephew to allow him to have a shot at defending him in court because he knew that the case against him was an illusion? Well, my case was also an illusion. But unlike Mr. Trotter, the prosecutor, who was an honorable man, the lawyers who opposed me were greedy criminals. AND I WILL PROVE IT TO YOU IN THE FIRST CHAPTER.
The Geriatrician in Court by Dr Geoffrey Phillips FRCP The Geriatrician in Court by April 29, 2017 $4.99 56692 words Sample 20%
Courts call upon expert witnesses from the medical field often, but there are few, if any books written by qualified geriatricians in this context.
Memoirs of a Dog Walker by April Jean Leite Memoirs of a Dog Walker by April 28, 2017 $4.99 44362 words Sample 20%
Broke, facing divorce and bankruptcy, April, aged 35, is facing a dilemma. Her new job at a corporate childcare center, leaves her feeling unfulfilled and empty.
Life Changing Paramedic Stories by Dion Siluch Life Changing Paramedic Stories by April 28, 2017 $0.99 13578 words Sample 20%
Have you ever wondered what it's like to save a life? In his book, Life Changing Paramedic Stories, Dion talks about 12 life changing experiences while working as a Canadian Paramedic.
Journey by Angie nicholls Journey by April 28, 2017 $4.00 8932 words Sample 20%
A journey is the story of a child's life, it is the story of childhood in a world of abuse and pain it is the story of courage and determination in the most hopeless situation, how the healing process has changed my life and given me hope of a future I so badly craved as a child.
Quondong Pie by Lexie Dun Quondong Pie by April 28, 2017 $4.99 63560 words Sample 20%
"As we started to round the corner I turned and looked back and waved a fond farewell, not only to my mother, but also to my childhood, as I began the first day of the rest of my life."
Morris Morris "Moe" Kleinman Cleveland Mobster by April 27, 2017 $2.99 3110 words Sample 5%
Moe Kleinman was involved in murder along with the gambling and liquor rackets he controlled. Among the most publicized murders linked to him was the 1931 slaying of Cleveland City Councilman William Potter. Moe Dalitz recalled the details of Potter's demise. At first the murder appeared to be a suicide. Then police found Potter dead inside an apartment suite. A Kleinman associate was seen there.
Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork by Gail Pool Lost Among the Baining: Adventure, Marriage, and Other Fieldwork by April 27, 2017 $3.99 79783 words Sample 20%
In this wry travel memoir, a fiasco of an anthropological field trip leaves the writer and her husband haunted by the Baining of New Guinea, a people who upend Western theories as well as the couple's young lives. Years later, they return to the jungle to make peace with this very different culture and their youthful past.
Memoirs of an Artist: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by Billy Selesnick Memoirs of an Artist: Confessions of a Dangerous Mind by April 27, 2017 $3.99 75302 words Sample 10%
Here’s the first-person story of a talented artist who freelanced as an assassin. If this sounds somewhat like Gong Show host Chuck Barris’s “unauthorized autobiography,” Confessions of a Dangerous Mind, there’s good reason. Billy Selesnick’s life has been a fascinating journey of art, sex, drugs, political activism, and breathless travels around the world.