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Albert Einstein's Theories by IntroBooks Albert Einstein's Theories by July 08, 2017 $2.99 6136 words
IntroBooks delivers up to the minute information covering everything on a topic in only one hour of reading. Our books are written to give essential information in a straight-to-the-point, easy to read format. We have cut out technical jargon, waffle, and unnecessary filler to ensure you get the essential information you need to achieve your goals with confidence.
Stephen Hawking's Theories on Universe by IntroBooks Stephen Hawking's Theories on Universe by July 08, 2017 $2.99 5946 words
IntroBooks delivers up to the minute information covering everything on a topic in only one hour of reading. Our books are written to give essential information in a straight-to-the-point, easy to read format. We have cut out technical jargon, waffle, and unnecessary filler to ensure you get the essential information you need to achieve your goals with confidence.
Lightning Strikes Twice: A Short Story about Intuition by Matthew Felix Lightning Strikes Twice: A Short Story about Intuition by July 07, 2017 Free! 3140 words Read a sample
He thought he was just taking a hike on the coast. He never expected to find himself face-to-face with one of his biggest fears. He never could have imagined the surreal clarity with which he'd engage with his inner voice. A true short story as entertaining as unbelievable, reminding us there's more to reality than we might ordinarily suspect. (approx. 3200 words)
Samuel, el ciclista de oro by Nacho Labarga Samuel, el ciclista de oro by July 07, 2017 $7.99 42927 words
· La historia personal de Samuel Sánchez, el único campeón olímpico español en la prueba de ruta. · Los retos y obstáculos en la trayectoria de uno de los mejores ciclistas de nuestro país en el siglo XXI.
Una dura carrera by Paul Kimmage Una dura carrera by July 07, 2017 $9.99 120165 words
Una dura carrera. Por los entresijos del ciclismo, a rueda de un ciclista profesional, es uno de los mejores libros nunca escritos sobre la vida de un ciclista profesional. Por primera vez, la obra de Paul Kimmage en castellano.
La Carte de Tinder by Amélie Tornade La Carte de Tinder by July 07, 2017 $4.30 47375 words Sample 15%
FRENCH DESCRIPTION (English description below): 9 semaines, 82 "matchs", et 15 "dates". La carte de Tinder relate le témoignage sans filtre de deux mois d’utilisation intensive de l’application, principalement à Paris, par trentenaire qui tente de faire des rencontres en dehors de ses cercles habituels. Tous les faits sont véridiques et tous les dialogues ont été retranscrits à la virgule près.
Geri's Story - Her Life, Her Loves, Her Lord by Geraldine Bond Geri's Story - Her Life, Her Loves, Her Lord by July 05, 2017 $3.99 57000 words Sample 9%
Geri Bond lived a varied life facing great hardships including an overprotective mother, the agony of a divorce and finally a calming nearly 56-year marriage to the co-author. She had an amazing work ethic which included grocery checker, assistant to an accountant, working in logging operation, newspaper teletype operator, housewife, school crossing guard and juvenile probation officer.
Mark's Pathetic Life. by Melissa Jensen Mark's Pathetic Life. by July 05, 2017 $1.99 57324 words Sample 10%
5 Chapters about my Pathetic Life from my Birth in 1965 until the end of 1999.
From There to Here via Blogs by Jean MacIntyre From There to Here via Blogs by July 04, 2017 Free! 12282 words Read a sample
My writing history told through blogs from beginning to the end (possibly) of my career.
ZOETROPE by Zoe Therese ZOETROPE by July 04, 2017 $4.99 75006 words Sample 20%
An Artist's impression of The Human Condition, with a terminal element: intestinal dysfunction and the fashionable label, bipolar affective disorder. With an accommodating provenance and a repertoire governed by the essential sense of humour, bravado beats The Spite of Life and oppresses the toxic obsession of scanning the ubiquitous mind for landmines or scapegoats.
You Just Hear That Word Cancer and You Just Can't Take It by Lisa Primrose You Just Hear That Word Cancer and You Just Can't Take It by July 04, 2017 $4.99 5564 words Sample 20%
Written as a diary, Lisa Primrose goes through the lows and highs of her experiences after being diagnosed with Cancer.
Long Journey to Jimbopo by James Lettice Long Journey to Jimbopo by July 04, 2017 $4.99 31325 words Sample 20%
James Lettice was born in Wigan in 1940, a wartime baby. His cheery autobiography takes us through his short but eventful army career. A young man with a spectacular talent for getting into trouble, James' senior officers couldn't decide whether he was a leader or a follower and soon his name went before him as he made his mark on friends, colleagues and officers.
Forgive Me If I Disagree: A Modern Chaucer's Tale by Jack Lauriger Forgive Me If I Disagree: A Modern Chaucer's Tale by July 04, 2017 $4.99 50002 words Sample 20%
The author delves deep into his family history and secrets kept for fifty years to uncover the truth of his birth. His search for the reasons behind the secrets bring surprise and intrigue, yet his journey highlights the strength of love and family bonds.
Just Me and my Green Singing Finch - How Marriage Changed Me by Angela Lacey Just Me and my Green Singing Finch - How Marriage Changed Me by July 04, 2017 $4.99 24431 words Sample 20%
In a work of perhaps catharsis, writer Angela Lacey presents in Just Me and my Green Singing Finch observations on the interaction between herself and her former partner now that partnership has been dissolved.
In the World's Shadows by Christopher Hamilton In the World's Shadows by July 04, 2017 $4.99 71206 words Sample 20%
Christopher's life is lived in the shadow of great historical events, with a childhood spent in colonial India, in South Africa during World War II, and then in bleak post-war England.
The Wright Choices by Ronald M. Gauthier The Wright Choices by July 04, 2017 $4.99 60517 words Sample 20%
The legacy of Richard Wright is little known. Born of personal experience, his works threw a harsh light on the continued struggles of African Americans in the first half of the twentieth century. Almost completely self-educated, he was a writer, thinker, and activist whose passion for the plight of his people never waned. His works continue to influence young minds to this day.
Colonial Mandarin: The Life and Times of Alexander Macleay by James Donaldson Colonial Mandarin: The Life and Times of Alexander Macleay by July 03, 2017 $4.99 89682 words Sample 20%
The Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767-1848), was an entomologist and notable political figure in the nineteenth-century pioneer days of Sydney, Australia. Criticised for his salary, his free house and the large land grants he received, he was also ridiculed for his stature and his fat legs, that he survived this crude sniping until his retirement in 1846 is testament to his endurance and indefatigable
Lifetime True Story of a Bosnian Boy Soldier by Spiro Dobrijevic Lifetime True Story of a Bosnian Boy Soldier by July 03, 2017 $4.99 63099 words Sample 20%
As a general rule, memoirs are written by people who are clever, rich or famous. People who, over the years, make notes of interesting events which, years after, help them to write about them. In my case I am neither clever, rich nor famous, nor have I written any notes to make use of. I will depend entirely on my memory and my recollections.
We Don't Talk About That - A Riveting Story of Survival WWII by Giselle Roeder We Don't Talk About That - A Riveting Story of Survival WWII by July 03, 2017 $4.99 97022 words Sample 30%
Millions of women were abused and raped during the final stages of WW II, and while the attitude among many survivors is "We don't talk about that," this woman has found the courage to place her memories on record. This book describes the author's life for ten years under Nazi rule, ten years under Communism before escaping to the "Golden West". Another ten years later she contemplated emigrating.
Dark Ops: An Anonymous Story by Commander X Dark Ops: An Anonymous Story by July 03, 2017 $2.00 65710 words
Over a decade after Anonymous first appeared, it has grown from a small band of hacktivists to a Global Collective with organized National Cells in half the countries on Earth & 2.5 million dedicated participants worldwide. Dark Ops explores four years in the history of the global and viral meme of revolution called Anonymous, as it continues to battle the forces of evil bent on world domination.
A Farm Girl Forever by Wanda Joyce Yohn A Farm Girl Forever by July 03, 2017 $9.99 48909 words Sample 5%
Wherever Wanda Yohn's path has led her, what’s important to her has remained constant: her love of God and His creation, family, adventure, learning, discovering—and being a farm girl forever. She has often stopped and wondered, “How did this little farm girl get here?” Yohn shares many of her life experiences, lessons learned, things she is thankful for, inspirational quotes, and Bible truths.
Life After My Saucepans, Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic by Lindsay de Feliz Life After My Saucepans, Lifting the Lid on Living in the Dominican Republic by July 03, 2017 $5.99 66064 words
In What About Your Saucepans? Lindsay de Feliz gave up marriage and a successful career in the UK to follow her dreams as a scuba diving instructor in the Dominican Republic. She met and married her Dominican man and went on an incredible adventure involving political corruption and being shot in her own home. Life After My Saucepans continues the incredible story.
Four Feet To Fame - A Hollywood Dog Trainer’s Journey by Bob Weatherwax & Richard Lester Four Feet To Fame - A Hollywood Dog Trainer’s Journey by
& July 02, 2017
$9.95 58860 words
They were the most successful film dog trainers of all time, and they faced personal tragedy and fear of failure and loss, yet they survived to tell the tale of tails.
The Price of Freedom by Maryke Coetzee The Price of Freedom by July 02, 2017 $17.99 46879 words Sample 10%
Maryke Coetzee – a born Namibian - never truly had the chance to experience childhood since the age of three, as her view on life was forever altered by a paedophile. At the age of six, she found herself living in the “red zone” in the epicentre of the Namibian liberation war between Angola and Namibia. She witnessed many atrocities, experienced a lot of heartache and her already inquisitive min
Hand In Hand He Walks With Me by Mary Serrette Hand In Hand He Walks With Me by July 02, 2017 $3.95 57802 words Sample 15%
A story of lifelong perseverance and eventual spiritual enlightenment. Mary Serrette's autobiography is filled with trials, heart break, and loss, and her courage to persevere against all odds to attain her dreams of love, family life, and personal success. Hers’ is a journey that leads to spiritual enlightenment as she seeks out her life’s purpose. A bitter-sweet journey of love and sacrifice.
Help! Michael Anne Martin Evelyn and Bernard Yudowitz’s Murder Inc. $50,000 Reward for Info Leading to an Arrest Contact Attorney Ken Shulman by Larry Margulies Help! Michael Anne Martin Evelyn and Bernard Yudowitz’s Murder Inc. $50,000 Reward for Info Leading to an Arrest Contact Attorney Ken Shulman by July 02, 2017 Free! 1256 words Read a sample
This is my story how my family entrapped me still again over and over while I tried to get away until finally they hired a hit team to kill me and murdered my child.
Michael The Archangel by Michael Spears Michael The Archangel by July 01, 2017 Free! 84582 words Read a sample
These are the complete works of Saint Michael the Archangel, sent here to save us from self-destruction. This book contains a complete cosmology, the difference between good and evil, the origin of the universe, the meaning of life, the unity of all religion, the road to world peace, and the ultimate fate of the human race. The answers you seek are within.
Open: Open: "Where the Truth Lies" Part 1 by June 30, 2017 You set the price! 10229 words Sample 20%
Beauty lies within the eyes of the beholder. This novel is based on a girl whom dealt with many obstacles, however was able to live in and through them to move forward despite all. Love yourself!
Eli Yahweh The Father of the Traveler by Mike Kabange Eli Yahweh The Father of the Traveler by June 30, 2017 $1.99 31876 words Sample 20%
Eli Yahweh The Father of the Traveler was born through a desire of writing a book and was backed by a revelation through the medium of a dream or a vision, I cannot clearly distinguish. For all I remembered when I woke up was that I laid on my bed and started speaking willingly in other tongues has given the utterance by the holy ghost. So the next thing I had was this revelation.
Dance With Me: My Journey through Cancer by Melinda Finn Dance With Me: My Journey through Cancer by June 29, 2017 $4.99 63366 words Sample 8%
The true story of a courageous young woman's struggle against incredible odds. Fighting against a rare cancer, Melinda Finn sees her journey as a blessing in disguise, helping her to grow as a person and to never take anyone, or anything, for granted.
My Journey of Hope by Becky Erkkila My Journey of Hope by June 29, 2017 $8.99 29665 words Sample 20%
This is a book of triumph, courage, and the will to not only survive but thrive! This is a must read. Becky's heartbreaking story will change you forever. Discover her miraculous journey of hope after being beaten, raped and left for dead.
Just Another Girl's Story by Laura Eckert Just Another Girl's Story by June 29, 2017 $5.99 43264 words
Laura Eckert takes the darkness and shame of her teenage years and sheds light on the controversial topic of abortion and her bout with a teenage sex addiction. At ages 16 and 17, Laura found herself as a patient at an abortion clinic after her parents had learned she was pregnant. Laura’s story is shocking at times, yet riveting, honest and heartfelt. Join her on her journey to redemption.
The Kindly Gent by Diana Hildreth The Kindly Gent by June 28, 2017 $2.99 14136 words Sample 20%
The writings of the Kindly Gent are not intended to be boastful but if you’re telling the truth you are not bragging. It is with sincere hopes and wishes that the lessons learned by the school of hard knocks by the Gent can be passed on without others having to repeat them. Thanks in advance for reading this. Sincerely, Kindly Gent
Aniello DellaCroce Gambino Family Underboss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Aniello DellaCroce Gambino Family Underboss by June 28, 2017 $2.99 2857 words Sample 5%
Aniello DellaCroce was a resident of Mulberry Street in New York City's Little Italy. Oddly he avoided indictment for the 1974 murder of Charles Calise, a principal in DellaCroce's Gambino loansharking operation. Calise had turned FBI informant before his assassination. DellaCroce's residence was just across the street from the Ravenite Social Club, a center of Gambino family crime activity.
La rueda de la mentira by Juliet Macur La rueda de la mentira by June 28, 2017 $9.99 140855 words
El relato definitivo del espectacular ascenso y caída de Lance Armstrong. La biografía más completa de Lance Armstrong, escrita por Julit Macur, periodista del New York Times, una de las periodistas que más acceso tuvo al ciclista norteamericano, antes y después de su confesión.
I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To) by Maci Bookout I Wasn't Born Bulletproof: Lessons I've Learned (So You Don't Have To) by June 27, 2017 $7.99 28112 words
Maci Bookout, the reality television megastar of Teen Mom and the New York Times bestselling author of Bulletproof, offers down-to-earth, practical advice on how to navigate life, love, and everything in between.
The Indestructible Man: the True Story of World War II Hero The Indestructible Man: the True Story of World War II Hero "Captain Dixie" by
& June 26, 2017
$7.99 68853 words Sample 15%
Dixie Kiefer was a true World War II hero, a sailor's skipper. But his valor when his big aircraft carrier was hit by Japanese kamikaze planes was unsurpassed, earning him the nickname "the indestructible man." He was an inspiration to his crew but also to a nation at war. But no one could have foreseen the end to "Captain Dixie's" amazing true story of bravery and leadership,
After Suicide by Charlotte Underwood After Suicide by June 26, 2017 Free! 7622 words Read a sample
After Suicide is Charlottes personal account of her fathers suicide, including before and after the event. This books main purpose is to be a support aid for people in a similar situation or people wanting to understand more about suicide and how it affects the survivor, it is not however meant to be a replacement for your doctors recommendations. This book is help from someone that understands.
The Lost is Found by Jacob Guot The Lost is Found by June 26, 2017 $8.00 44685 words Sample 20%
At seven years of age, Jacob Guot became a “Lost Boy” of Sudan when Muslim militia members raided his village. He spent the rest of his childhood on the run and as a refugee, until the United States government brought him to America. Jacob’s story is one of nearly indescribable terror, hardship, and trauma, and of God’s love and protection throughout his life.
Brad Pitt on Love, Movies, and Life by Toby Welch Brad Pitt on Love, Movies, and Life by June 25, 2017 $0.99 21507 words Sample 25%
Known as much for his family life and sexy vibe as the movies he makes, Brad Pitt is an entertainment superstar. Pitt arrived in Hollywood in the late ‘80s and has been a movie-making machine ever since, both as an actor and a producer. This glimpse into the life of Pitt shows that he is so much more than a pretty face.
Escapee from Sandbed Hell by Gordon Long Escapee from Sandbed Hell by June 25, 2017 $4.00 136034 words Sample 20%
"Escapee from Sandbed Hell" chronicles the life of a young man from rural Georgia as he begins exploring the world. It starts in 1950, when he enlists in the Air Force as the Korean War heats up. Poignant and humorous vignettes capture his footsteps as they change from bare feet on the farm through military boots to dress shoes of academia. What a ride! See also: "Livin' PO in Sandbed Hell Redux."
Long Tussle with Dearth by Kennedy Siboe Long Tussle with Dearth by June 24, 2017 $5.99 65079 words Sample 20%
It is not easy growing up in a little village on the slopes of Mt Elgon. It is a marginalized, desolate place devoid of basic government infrastructure. In the eighties and nineties, the region was (and it still is) steeped in myth, custom, tradition and abject poverty. Almost everything was governed by superstitions and curious belief in mythical forces.
Thomas Thomas "Tommy Karate" Pitera Bonanno Family Hit Man by June 24, 2017 $2.99 2737 words Sample 5%
Thomas Karate Pitera was a methodical killer who dismembered his victims and kept parts of their anatomy, i.e. ears, etc., as trophies. He had a long career with the Bonanno family and was most recently confined to a Federal prison in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Pitera was a skilled martial arts proponent who preferred killing with a gun. He buried his victims on a Staten Island beach.
An Automobile Odyssey by John Dalessio An Automobile Odyssey by June 24, 2017 $4.99 25044 words Sample 15%
You are about to read a story of a man who started out in life with next to nothing and was able to achieve the American dream with notable success in the automobile industry. Much has been written about America’s love affair with the automobile. My love affair with the automobile was a lasting one. I can recall my humble start as a parts counterman in a NAPA Auto Parts store.
A Tale of Two Ag Pilots: It started as frothy fun for both of them but ended up becoming toxic – Aerotoxic by PilotPressLTD A Tale of Two Ag Pilots: It started as frothy fun for both of them but ended up becoming toxic – Aerotoxic by June 24, 2017 $3.83 58951 words
Enjoy these tales told in parallel by two wannabes, both of whom had a burning desire to fly agricultural aircraft and become qualified, working Ag Pilots in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Peter Lawton and John Hoyte describe their separate tactics and routes towards achieving their Holy Grails.
CIA War Bride by TD Barnes CIA War Bride by June 23, 2017 $4.50 68951 words Sample 20%
CIA War Bride is a biography of the life of Velma and Werner Weiss, a CIA family. They meet during World War II when he and Velma are working for the CIA in England. Their work takes them to Japan where Werner managed the U-2 surveillance plane detachment deployed from Area 51. The author worked with Werner Weiss at Area 51 and was a close friend of Velma Weiss until her death
Richard Nixon: A Short Biography - 37th President of the United States by Doug West Richard Nixon: A Short Biography - 37th President of the United States by June 23, 2017 $2.99 11899 words Sample 20%
Richard Nixon rose through the political ranks to become the 37th U.S. president of the United States and has the dubious distinction of being the only president to be forced from the White House after the 1970s Watergate scandal.
Turbulent Times & Clear Skies by Nazie El Masry & Jane Warren Turbulent Times & Clear Skies by
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$4.00 60208 words Sample 10%
As a senior aeronautical engineer with Britain's airlines in the 60s, 70s & 80s, it was engineer and playboy Nazie El Masry's job to keep these man-made birds in perfect condition. Turbulent Times and Clear Skies is the story of his exploits in the most glamorous industry of all, as he defeated the odds to build an aviation business of his own.
Adevăruri nespuse despre Nicolae Ceaușescu by Dumitru Burlan Adevăruri nespuse despre Nicolae Ceaușescu by June 22, 2017 $3.99 54766 words
Cartea va ajuta la reliefarea unei opinii ştiinţifice, corecte din punct de vedere analitic, echilibrate, obiective, legate de istoria recentă a României.
The Cottage: A True Haunted House Story by Jess Breitling The Cottage: A True Haunted House Story by June 21, 2017 Free! 5990 words Read a sample
The true, short story of a family coping with life in a cottage where they experience months of paranormal phenomena. Jess, her husband Gabe, and their two young children deal with the unexplained the best that they can before, to their relief, they find themselves moving to a new city. They happily leave the cottage, not knowing their brush with haunted houses is far from over.