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The Lives of the Four Imams by IDP Research Division The Lives of the Four Imams by April 08, 2018 $4.99 33,680 words Sample 20%
In todays times there seems to be a lot of confusion when it comes to the subject of following a madhab and Fiqhi Rulings. This seems to be one of the major reasons behing the differences and disagreements in the Muslim Ummah. I believe that for a simple layman, this book will prove extremely beneficial as a starting point before reading more advanced literature on this subject.
The Biography of Imam An-Nawawi by IDP Research Division The Biography of Imam An-Nawawi by April 08, 2018 $2.99 15,080 words Sample 20%
It is important for Muslims to take the time to learn about the lives of the pious predecessors. The great scholars and pious individuals of the past can be great examples for the living. Their behavior and actions can have a great effect upon the hearts. Their examples demonstrate that in every age, there were pious Muslims who followed the way of the Prophet (S) and his Companions.
La vida de Rose by Johnn A. Escobar La vida de Rose by April 07, 2018 $11.99 9,800 words Sample 30%
La Vida de Rose es una obra biográfica, breve pero bien definida sobre las desventuras de una persona muy especial para mí, mi madre Rose B. I con quien comparto la autoría de tal libro y quién confió en mí para ser narrador de su historia de vida. Espero de todo corazón les agrade, desde ya muchas gracias.
Las guerrillas del Llano by Eduardo Franco Isaza Las guerrillas del Llano by April 07, 2018 $5.99 152,680 words Sample 10%
Relato autobiográfico del dirigente político y guerrillero liberal Eduardo Franco Isaza para describir la violencia política liberal conservadora durant el lapso 1948-1953, mas conocido en la historiografía colombiana como el periodo de La Violencia
Warrior Patient Heartbeats by Temple Emmet Williams Warrior Patient Heartbeats by April 07, 2018 $3.99 63,510 words Sample 8%
Warrior Patient Heartbeats is Edition II of an upbeat story of recovery from problems created by today's medical system, supposedly designed to prevent them. It is also a romantic love story between a husband and a wife who saves him, physically as well as mentally. The book is filled with humor, because the author knows, and shows, that laughter is the best medicine.
The Cher Bible 2 In 1: Vol. 1 Essentials & Vol. 2 Timeline by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible 2 In 1: Vol. 1 Essentials & Vol. 2 Timeline by April 07, 2018 $7.99 61,560 words
"Let's call it what it is, before Britney, before Madonna, there was only Cher." - Gene Simmons, KISS. "She's been in our lives every decade. She kind of grew up with us." - Cyndi Lauper
The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible, Vol. 2: Timeline by April 07, 2018 $3.99 27,530 words
"She's been in our lives every decade. She kind of grew up with us." - Cyndi Lauper
The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials by Daniel Wheway The Cher Bible, Vol. 1: Essentials by April 07, 2018 $3.99 35,410 words Sample 15%
"Let's call it what it is, before Britney, before Madonna, there was only Cher." - Gene Simmons, KISS.
El zar de la droga, la vida y la muerte de un narcotraficante mexicano by Terrence Poppa El zar de la droga, la vida y la muerte de un narcotraficante mexicano by April 06, 2018 $6.99 111,600 words Sample 20%
El zar de la droga es la biografía de Pablo Acosta, narco mexicano que construyó uno de los más poderosos imperios en la historia del narcotráfico mundial, convirtiendo a Ojinaga, Chihuahua, en el mayor “depósito” de cocaina del mundo occidental. También es la historia de la corrupción, violencia sin límite y opulencia del infernal mundo de los narcotraficantes.
Donald Trump by Cristian Butnariu Donald Trump by April 06, 2018 $2.00 45,110 words Sample 5%
In 1971 Donald Trump was given control of the company, which he later renamed the Trump Organization. He also moved his residence to Manhattan, where he began to make important connections with influential people. Convinced of the city's economic opportunity, Trump soon became involved in large building projects in Manhattan that would offer opportunities for earning high profits, using ....
Bootneck Bootneck by Frank Croskerry Bootneck Bootneck by April 06, 2018 $4.99 168,990 words
From an early childhood of post war austerity in a bankrupted Britain, the book is Croskerry's journey from a troubled adolescence to a life of normality. Whether you are a former serviceman, a baby boomer, or just someone looking for an adventurous read, you will enjoy a nostalgic walk through a transformative period of our time.
Traces: The Way and Path of My Life by Seosamh Ó Cuinneagáin Traces: The Way and Path of My Life by April 05, 2018 $9.99 80,620 words Sample 20%
Traces gives a vivid account of Seosamh's life in this autobiography. He documents the hardships both he and his family endured during his formative years from the time he was growing up on a small farm in the parish of Lisdowney in County Kilkenny. Ireland was recovering from both the Economic War and World War II when there was strict rationing enforced.
Genios de la la Estrategia Militar Volumen III Simón Bolívar, el hombre de las dificultades by Luis Alberto Villamarin Pulido Genios de la la Estrategia Militar Volumen III Simón Bolívar, el hombre de las dificultades by April 04, 2018 $4.99 179,030 words Sample 20%
Tres libros de tres autores militares diferentes condensados en uno solo, para analizar la visión estratégica, la habilidad táctica y la capacidad de liderazgo del Libertador Simón Bolívar para conducir las tropas patriotas durante la guerra de la independencia contra la corona española
Summary of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover by SpeedyReads Summary of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover by April 04, 2018 $3.99 7,540 words
Wanna Read But Not Enough Time? Then, grab a SpeedyReads of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover now! *This is an unofficial summary of Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover. It is not endorsed, affiliated by Educated: A Memoir or Tara Westover. It is not the full book.
Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There's a Will, There's a Way.... by Cheryl Aguiar Great Horned Owlets Rescue: Where There's a Will, There's a Way.... by April 04, 2018 $4.99 22,540 words Sample 10%
The captivating story of two Great Horned Owlets rescued after a fallen nest leaves the family homeless. These normally aggressive birds show a different side when faced with sudden adversity. In this personal narrative, Cheryl shares the details of the rescue, the emotional journey of the two adorable owlets which she names Wisdom and Willow, and the heartwarming outcome of a courageous rescue.
Sensitivity Girl by LuAnn Billett Sensitivity Girl by April 04, 2018 $9.99 63,160 words Sample 20%
Sensitivity Girl is the true story of one woman's journey, the lessons she learned, and the sidekicks and superheroes she picked up along the way. It is a tale of triumph over tragedy, of embracing one's differences, and of the development of a super woman. It is also about the hidden powers and the hero inside us all.
History's Greatest Deceptions and Confidence Scams by Steven Lazaroff Mark Rodger History's Greatest Deceptions and Confidence Scams by April 03, 2018 $6.99 63,480 words Sample 15%
Throughout history, there have always been fraudsters and tricksters ready and willing to part people and their money with smooth talking and tall tales, but the first formally recorded “confidence trick” was uniquely American in its origins and set the bar for both simplicity and sheer guts, both hallmarks of the most successful frauds ever perpetrated. This is a story of some of the greatest.
A Ribbon in Many Lights by Arthur H. G. Mittermaier A Ribbon in Many Lights by April 03, 2018 Free! 69,080 words
Arthur was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa in 1931, and lived on a remote farm with his parents and brothers. His parents were of German origin. They decided to return to Germany due his father's poor health. But they picked the wrong time: they arrived in July 1939, to Berlin, just before the Second World War began. Abruptly, Arthur was swallowed up by things that were beyond his control.
Rupert Brooke of Rugby: Biography, Commentary, Poetry, Prose, and Photographs by Keith Hale Rupert Brooke of Rugby: Biography, Commentary, Poetry, Prose, and Photographs by April 03, 2018 $9.99 81,540 words Sample 10%
This volume details the bowdlerization of Brooke by his early biographers, discusses Brooke's sexuality, and ties Brooke's early poems to the romantic friendships he developed at Rugby School. Brooke's poetry is then presented, followed by his travel writing, complete with the stunning tribute by Henry James. Photographs of Brooke appear throughout the book and tell a story of their own.
An Uncommon Road: How Canadian Sikhs Struggled out of the Fringes and into the Mainstream by Gian Sandhu An Uncommon Road: How Canadian Sikhs Struggled out of the Fringes and into the Mainstream by April 03, 2018 $9.95 74,950 words
A riveting, incisive account of some of the most complex politics in modern Canada, from the founder of the World Sikh Organization of Canada. An Uncommon Road is the celebration of an extraordinarily resilient people and a moving roadmap for how individuals, and a community, can fight for their own social justice and gain justice for all.
All Rise – The Aaron Judge Story by Bill Gutman All Rise – The Aaron Judge Story by April 03, 2018 $5.99 34,940 words
There is little doubt that the Yankees' Aaron Judge has enormous talent–think Ruth, DiMaggio, Mantle, and Jeter–and could become a baseball great in his own right. This is his story.
Grandma Was a Pioneer: Life Sketches of Twelve Pioneer Women by Matthew Mangum Grandma Was a Pioneer: Life Sketches of Twelve Pioneer Women by April 02, 2018 Free! 11,310 words Read a sample
Life was hard for early members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This is a collection of life sketches of twelve incredible women who sacrificed everything they had for the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Rescue the Captors 2: Faith That Can Move Mountains by Russell M. Stendal Rescue the Captors 2: Faith That Can Move Mountains by April 02, 2018 $3.99 46,880 words
Missionary Russell Martin Stendal returns to Colombia, where years earlier he was captured and held hostage for five months. His mission? To take Jesus Christ to his enemies.
The Walking Miracle by Tyuan Rice The Walking Miracle by April 02, 2018 $3.99 21,660 words Sample 5%
In 2013, Tyuan Rice is diagnosed with a condition known as Cardiomyopathy. Despite a death sentence from his doctors and rapidly declining health, this modern-day Job holds on to God's promise of healing and breakthrough. This is his story.
Finding Feathers by Jeannie Perrin Finding Feathers by April 01, 2018 $1.99 45,300 words Sample 20%
"Finding Feathers" is a collection of true stories about extraordinary things which happened to ordinary me. I came to believe that a white quail could be a divine messenger leading me through a period of enlightenment and finding faith.
Through the Fire: The True Story of a 21st Century Job by Pete Dechat Through the Fire: The True Story of a 21st Century Job by April 01, 2018 $3.99 37,780 words Sample 20%
Pete Dechat truly is a 21st Century Job. When a Nascar plane crashed into the neighbor's house, the fuel tank broke loose and crashed into Pete's home Pete suffered burns on 96% of his body trying to save his 4-year-old daughter, who died. Doctors were certain Pete would die. Through five months in a coma, and afterward, Pete battled intensely to survive impossible odds. He is an inspiration.
Los generales alemanes hablan Revelaciones de la ambición geopolítica y militar de Adolfo Hitler by Lidell Hart Los generales alemanes hablan Revelaciones de la ambición geopolítica y militar de Adolfo Hitler by March 31, 2018 $5.99 170,650 words Sample 10%
Recopilación de valiosos testimonios de primera mano tomados y editados por el historiador y analista de asuntos estratégicos, el capitán británico Lidell Hart. Es uno de los documentos más importantes, escritos despúes de finalizada la Segunda Guerra Mundial, para comprender la ambición geopolítica y militar de Hitler relatada por sus mas cercanos colaboradores.
Songs for Joss by Colin Rock Songs for Joss by March 31, 2018 $2.50 26,170 words Sample 20%
A truly unique book containing links to 38 songs, one per year, performed badly but boldly, and all for the woman he finally married. Starting in 1981, 'Songs for Joss' is an ongoing chronicle of two baby boomers growing old together.
Moj 25-dnevni izziv by Dusanka Mravlja Moj 25-dnevni izziv by March 31, 2018 Free! 19,160 words Sample 20%
Moj 25-dnevni blog (in Slovenian: "Moj 25-dnevni izziv", in English: "My 25-days challenge"), objavljan na Facebooku leta 2016 in posodobljen leta 2018.
The Demons Within by Susan Murray The Demons Within by March 30, 2018 $1.99 6,440 words Sample 30%
This book The Demons Within discusses particular vices such as addiction to chemical substances/alcohol, prostitution, homelessness, caused my life to spiral out of control, and the lessons that I learned.
The Silent Cries Within From Bullying by Susan Murray The Silent Cries Within From Bullying by March 30, 2018 $1.99 4,490 words Sample 30%
This book describes how I was bullied by my peers all throughout my academic years in school growing up in the 1970's and 1980's. I was a shy, quiet student and came from a poor background. I have two siblings and life was difficult in terms of growing up poor.I share personal experiences with my peers in grades 5 through my high school years.
My Name Is Susan, I'm An Addict by Susan Murray My Name Is Susan, I'm An Addict by March 30, 2018 $1.99 5,910 words Sample 30%
This book is a personal story of how addiction to substances/alcohol consumed my life and the ups and downs throughout the period of addiction to drugs/alcohol. I share my feelings, such as shame, and guilt, and also, my success of recovery.
Chasing the Chronicles of Childhood. by R. N. Berry Chasing the Chronicles of Childhood. by March 30, 2018 $9.99 130,380 words Sample 5%
Some shockers in life are just unbelievable, while others were really nightmares escaping into the world of authenticity. Born to the union of a paradoxical family, Reggie grappled with the choice of patricide or suicide. Which carried the lesser penalty? His first demon visiting at the age of five left without answering but somehow he knew thereafter, it would've been a rocky ride to adulthood.
The Only Woman in the Room: The Making of a Stockbroker by Jean Hough Davey The Only Woman in the Room: The Making of a Stockbroker by March 30, 2018 $9.99 53,500 words
Jean Hough Davey’s candid memoir of becoming one of the first women in North America to be licensed as a stockbroker. Jean was a pioneer who rose to the highest levels of her profession, becoming Vice President and Director of ScotiaMcLeod.
Obsessive-Compulsive Dramatic: My Fight Against OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction by Jack A. Bingham Obsessive-Compulsive Dramatic: My Fight Against OCD, Borderline Personality Disorder, and Addiction by March 29, 2018 $3.99 62,970 words
My name is Jack Bingham, I'm twenty-one and a full-blown mental patient. This is going to be a look into my mind-the way I've learned to cope with my mental illnesses. I wish I could tell you that my story is going to be chock-full of amazing insight, but a lot of it is learning what not to do. You'll get an idea of what it's like to have extreme obsessive-compulsive disorder...
Escape from Samsara by David Rogan Escape from Samsara by March 29, 2018 Free! 17,450 words Read a sample
Liberation is the only game in town.
Bolívar: Un continente y un destino by José Luis Salcedo Bastardo Bolívar: Un continente y un destino by March 28, 2018 $4.99 125,080 words Sample 10%
En Bolívar un continente y un destino, el escritor venezolano José Luis Salcedo Bastardo, elabora un análisis historiográfico de la visión integral del Libertador Simón Bolívar en torno al destino social, económico, político, cultural y estratégico del continente latinoamericano, frente a Estados Unidos y las potencias eueropeas.
Hombre de Sabiduría by Camilla Chance Hombre de Sabiduría by March 28, 2018 Free! 90,490 words Read a sample
Una amistad de 27 años entre la autora, Camilla Chance, y Banjo dio forma al corazón de este libro, donde la memoria de Clarke vivirá para siempre. Él luchó toda su vida contra el racismo y las barreras culturales; aún así, él sabiamente supo que no debía sentir rabia hacia quienes lo lastimaban. Fue con esperanza y fe en sí mismo, y en su pueblo, que Banjo logró inspirar a mucha gente.
Henry Davison:  You Can Be What You Want To Be by Tricia Andersen Henry Davison: You Can Be What You Want To Be by March 28, 2018 $3.99 22,790 words Sample 20%
This book tells the story of Henry’s life from humble beginnings in the Deep South during the 1920s through his years of dedication to community service in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. It is a testament of the accomplishments of a man who confronted the hardships of life, worked hard, had strong values and integrity, and an unfailing faith in the Lord. This is Henry's own story as told to Steve Springer.
Pyroclastic Nanoscapes by Anonymour Pyroclastic Nanoscapes by March 27, 2018 $2.99 53,560 words Sample 20%
If today is the tomorrow you dreamed about yesterday----and the present contains nothing more than the past----and what is found in the effect was already in the cause, then dreams are the tomorrow of the self that we see in the mirror.
Fact or Fake News? True Stories of the Trump Whisperer by Brian McDowell Fact or Fake News? True Stories of the Trump Whisperer by March 26, 2018 $12.99 108,240 words Sample 20%
Brian McDowell tells the world what it means to be a tried and true supporter of Donald Trump. Despite the President's sometimes erratic behavior, McDowell wants the world to recognize that our President is smarter than the average American gives him credit for. McDowell first met Donald Trump in 2005 when he was selected to be on The Apprentice television show. Insider's book about Trump Campaign
The Hedge - Todd Johnson and the Story of Pomifera® Oil by toddjohnson1 & Robert Joseph Ahola The Hedge - Todd Johnson and the Story of Pomifera® Oil by
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THE HEDGE is Todd Johnson’s story, taken from interviews with Dr. Johnson on how a well-orchestrated journey of research, discovery and learning to navigate the complex universe of “entrepreneurial chemistry” helped him uncover one of Nature’s modern miracles—Pomifera® Oil, and all the wonders that follow.
With Passion: An Activist Lawyer's Life by Michael Meltsner With Passion: An Activist Lawyer's Life by March 26, 2018 $9.99 101,930 words
Growing up in a Depression battered family, one tangled by a mortal secret, this book tells the improbable story of a leader of the civil rights movement who thought of himself as a miscast lawyer but ended up defending peaceful protesters, representing Mohammad Ali, counseling Lenny Bruce, bringing the case integrating 100s of Southern hospitals, and leading the fight against the death penalty.
The Akeing Heart. Letters Between Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland and Elizabeth Wade White. by Peter Haring Judd The Akeing Heart. Letters Between Sylvia Townsend Warner, Valentine Ackland and Elizabeth Wade White. by March 26, 2018 $7.99 141,370 words
The Akeing Heart is the story of the tormented relationships between the British novelist and poet Sylvia Townsend Warner; her life partner Valentine Ackland; their American friend who threatened their happiness, Elizabeth Wade White; and Elizabeth’s neglected partner Evelyn Holahan.
Anti Gravity Device Company by John Oliver Anti Gravity Device Company by March 24, 2018 $4.99 42,840 words Sample 20%
My son and I attended the Santa Barbara, California premiere of The Search for Animal Chin, May 7, 1987. What happened next is the subject of this book; describing our times in the professional skateboarding world of Powell-Peralta and the evolution of our ramp-building, leading up to the construction of Powell’s SkateZone skatepark in 1990, and the fabulous SkateStreet skatepark in Ventura, 1997
FBI Sting Buffalo, New York Targets Gambino Family Heroin Smuggling by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr FBI Sting Buffalo, New York Targets Gambino Family Heroin Smuggling by March 24, 2018 $2.99 2,470 words Sample 5%
My e-book looks at the pizza industry in several northeastern states as front for big time heroin smuggling. The Gambino families of New York and New Jersey were caught up in this as well as the remnants of the Bonanno family crime network. The Bonannos had a history of pushing the Gambinos around. Heroin was smuggled into the U.S. in wine bottles and distributed in pizzerias in the northeast U.S.
Prikosnoveniya by Vyacheslav Khotulev Prikosnoveniya by March 24, 2018 $3.49 184,750 words Sample 20%
The documentary novel by Vyacheslav Khotulev, the famous Russian film director and writer, goes far beyond your typical memoir literature. It is written easily, elegantly, with a great deal of self-irony. And at the same time, the proposed publication is not without serious, deep reflections on the fate of Russia, its difficult and dramatic history.
Polish Girl: In Pursuit Of The English Dream by Monika Wisniewska Polish Girl: In Pursuit Of The English Dream by March 24, 2018 $5.50 98,920 words Sample 20%
Life is an incredible journey to self-discovery and finding true love. An inspirational, true story of a strong woman, shared with a refreshing, raw honesty, giving a unique insight into a life of an immigrant in a foreign country. Be moved, shocked and intrigued by the unexpected twists and turns of love, heartbreaks, drama, wealth and poverty, wanting to turn the page.
Destination Freiheit, Die Unzensierte Version by Lily Amis Destination Freiheit, Die Unzensierte Version by March 24, 2018 $1.99 47,540 words Sample 10%
Von den Flüchtlingen wird viel erwartet. Es wird, eine hundertprozentige Integration gewünscht. Aber wenn man von Integration spricht, dann darf man dabei einen wesentlichen Punkt nicht vergessen, dazu gehören immer zwei. Es ist ein Geben und ein Nehmen, keine Einbahnstraße. Nun frage ich mich: Wer wird Verantwortung für meine gestohlene Kindheit tragen?
Eu & Meu Amigo DDA – Autobiografia de um Portador do Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade (Prévia da 2ª Edição) by Marcus Deminco Eu & Meu Amigo DDA – Autobiografia de um Portador do Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade (Prévia da 2ª Edição) by March 24, 2018 $1.99 9,600 words Sample 20%
Trata-se de uma Edição Prévia da 2ª Edição do Livro, EU & MEU AMIGO DDA – o primeiro relato autobiográfico feito por um jovem portador do Transtorno do Déficit de Atenção com Hiperatividade (TDAH).