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The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part II (2001-2017) and Appendix by Jeff Head The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part II (2001-2017) and Appendix by Oct. 31, 2017 $2.99 97398 words
This is Part II (2001-2017) and a very strong Appendix of the autobiography of Jeffrey Lynn Head, a well known author and individual involved in conservative/constitutional issues. Jeff's honest description of his life and how he and his family have experienced the good and the difficult and come through it with success, patriotism and faith can help any individual or family do the same.
The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part I (1956-2001) by Jeff Head The Life Story of Jeffrey Lynn Head Part I (1956-2001) by Oct. 31, 2017 $1.99 47267 words
This is Part I (1956-2000) of the autobiography of Jeffrey Lynn Head, a well known author and individual involved in conservative/constitutional issues. He's been an engineer in the defense, power, and computer industries, implementing CAD/CAM/CAE technology. Jeff touches on the good and ill of life and how to be successful in marriage and life, maintaining faith, a positive outlook, and love.
Lexie's Village - A New Kind of Family by Natalie Lovett Lexie's Village - A New Kind of Family by Oct. 31, 2017 $11.45 66710 words
What would you do to have a family? At 43, time was running out for Natalie Lovett. A demanding career, combined with a series of failed relationships, and years of back pain meant her chances to have a child were rapidly diminishing. Instead of waiting for life to meet her needs, she decided to go it alone.
Catalogo fotografico de medicas mexicanas - Tomo I by Ana Cecilia Rodríguez de Romo Catalogo fotografico de medicas mexicanas - Tomo I by Oct. 31, 2017 $2.00 20270 words Sample 30%
La expresión “una imagen dice más que mil palabras” refleja muy bien uno de los objetivos de este libro. Por medio de las fotografías de las primeras médicas mexicanas, se buscó establecer quienes fueron esas pioneras que en nuestro país incursionaron en la medicina. Se ha trabajado en bibliotecas nacionales y extranjeras, pero sobre todo con materiales primarios en diferentes archivos del país.
A Six Volume Michael Overleaves Appendix: Volume 2 by Arvin da Brgha A Six Volume Michael Overleaves Appendix: Volume 2 by Oct. 31, 2017 $9.99 31206 words
Michael Overleaves by authentic Michael channellers™ who worked with original Michael group member or was a member of original Michael group of the first two Chelsea Quinn Yarbro books. More than 170 Michael overleaves with many not having been previously channelled.
Merlin and Arvin: A Shamanic Dream Odyssey: Volume 2 by Arvin da Brgha Merlin and Arvin: A Shamanic Dream Odyssey: Volume 2 by Oct. 31, 2017 $9.99 169879 words
Human civilisation's first dream memoirs. AIDS memoir set in theatre world of late-20th century New York City and Toronto. Spiritual odyssey which spans past lives through dreams of lovers embarked on their soul's evolution. Reincarnation, past-life dreams and Michael Teachings overleaves add depth and insights to the abiding love of two star-crossed lovers.
Sleeping With The Rabbits by Susanne Defoe Sleeping With The Rabbits by Oct. 31, 2017 $2.99 59015 words Sample 10%
Susanne Defoe suffered violence and bullying at school on a daily basis throughout her childhood, finding comfort only with her pet rabbits. Desperate to escape from her controlling father and ignorant mother, she found herself pregnant at fifteen. This is the story of how Susanne struggled to escape from a life of abuse, cruelty and ignorance.
The Green Badge of Knowledge by Tony Davidson The Green Badge of Knowledge by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 27299 words Sample 20%
An Oxton cockney and proud of it, Tony Davidson speaks in East End vernacular, giving the lowdown on a childhood of tough love among London’s street allegiances and hard ethics.
A Box To Think Out Of by Kevin Martin A Box To Think Out Of by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 31584 words Sample 20%
A Box To Think Out Of is the latest collection of inspirational poetry by award-winning writer Kevin Martin.“A Box To Think Out Of is a journey through my mind, my emotions, and my self as a young gay man entering my twenties, on the path of life to understanding who I am, what the world means, what love is, what happiness is, and what life truly is all about.
Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are by Hillary L. McBride & Ramani Durvasula Mothers, Daughters, and Body Image: Learning to Love Ourselves as We Are by
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Discover why women are so often unhappy with their appearance—and how they can learn to love themselves.
Did I Wake You, Pet? by Fiona Bowman Did I Wake You, Pet? by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 19846 words Sample 20%
Her back hurt, her head hurt, her legs ached, her lips were split and bleeding, her nose felt numb and she could feel her cheek swelling up under her eye. He still had his arm around her shoulders
Goodbye to the Horse Village by Frank Wingate Goodbye to the Horse Village by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 54417 words Sample 20%
This is mainly a memoir, describing the author’s early years growing up in the 1950s in the unspectacular, but pretty, North Hertfordshire village of St Ippolyts, which was named after the patron saint for horses – Saint Hippolytus
How to Best Help an Autism Mum by Sharon King How to Best Help an Autism Mum by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 60038 words Sample 20%
Life changes rapidly when a child is diagnosed with autism.
Sibougo: Born in a Pig's Hut by Paul Titus Sibougo: Born in a Pig's Hut by Oct. 31, 2017 $4.99 42064 words Sample 20%
A story of an orphan who grew up in a remote village of New Guinea Highlands in Papua New Guinea.
A Charmed Life   The Story Behind Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle. by Kaitlin Ann Trepanier A Charmed Life The Story Behind Connecting The Dots With The Respect Principle. by Oct. 30, 2017 $2.49 30777 words Sample 20%
What drives a person not only to overcome a series of traumatic experiences, but also to develop a preventative tool to reduce and/or eliminate avoidable traumatic experiences? A Charmed Life reveals startling experiences and the different methods the author used from childhood onward to cope with situations that many adults would struggle with at any time in their lives.
Roswell He Survived by Domingos Francisco Martins Araujo Roswell He Survived by Oct. 29, 2017 $19.00 12 words Sample 15%
This book is presenting the truth behind the transistor, optical fiber, laser, and so many other elements that are now part of our daily activities, besides giving us the real information of where we came from and who is really protecting us in and out of Earth.
A Family Affair by William Schwenn A Family Affair by Oct. 29, 2017 $5.99 57369 words Sample 15%
As Skip reaches retirement, he begins to invest more time and energy in his relationship with his parents as they slowly age, become ill, and pass from this life. In the end, Skip reviews his regrets, but focuses more on the lessons his parents taught him and the love they gave him throughout his life.
The Opera Singer by Christopher G. Bremicker The Opera Singer by Oct. 28, 2017 $4.99 5220 words Sample 20%
I had a relationship with an opera singer. She was dingy, beautiful, and had family problems with which I tried to help her. Her intelligence, guts, and fortitude in the face of the court system, an abusive husband, from whom she was separated, and the challenge of raising children on a budget, were inspiring. She maintained her singing career at the same time.
Bolívar 1783-1830 by Indalecio Liévano Aguirre Bolívar 1783-1830 by Oct. 26, 2017 $4.99 197807 words Sample 10%
Una de las mejores biografías que se han escrito acerca de la vida y la obra del general Simón Bolívar, Libertador de seis repúblicas y considerado el ser humano más grande que haya nacido en el continente americano.
Strike! Quitting is Not an Option, Neither Quitting is a Choice by Aimsy McNamara Strike! Quitting is Not an Option, Neither Quitting is a Choice by Oct. 26, 2017 Free! 37351 words Read a sample
Desperate to provide a better future for her kids, Megan takes a risk by leaving them in the care of their grandparents, while she takes every opportunity to advance herself by taking any job she can in London. Despite working hard, success eludes Megan. And so failures come with debts, which threaten to finish all her dreams. And there is yet worse to confront. Megan fights against all the odds.
Pain Was My Friend by Pete O'Shea Pain Was My Friend by Oct. 26, 2017 $9.95 43680 words Sample 15%
Pain Was My Friend is a powerful true story, thirty years in the making, of suffering, miracles, triumph, and more personally experienced by a decent, yet flawed man.
Scabs Heal All Wounds: True Story of a Replacement Player by Edward Porcelli Scabs Heal All Wounds: True Story of a Replacement Player by Oct. 25, 2017 $9.99 76917 words
Edward Porcelli tells the story of the 1994 MLB strike from the perspective of a replacement player during perhaps the darkest time in MLB history. He reveals behind the scenes interactions with minor league players and their views on "crossing the line" and the ramifications of becoming a scab. Ed also discusses the coaches' feelings and the role of the media in the public's view of the players.
Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks by Paula Pederson Mysterious Builder of Seattle Landmarks by Oct. 25, 2017 $9.99 75974 words
After decades of believing her mother's tale that Danish immigrant Hans Pederson left them penniless, Paula uncovers the truth about her father's wealth and incredible contributions to Seattle, Washington. Paula discovers her mysterious father's boom to bust life in the early 1900s, as she grapples with family secrets and heartbreaking deception in this very personal memoir.
Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust by Ann Chiappetta Follow Your Dog: A Story of Love and Trust by Oct. 24, 2017 $3.99 40421 words Sample 20%
Follow the author as she moves from an unhappy early life and her unstoppable loss of vision to happiness and fulfillment as a guide dog user, wife, and mother who works as a V.A. counselor. This touching, informative, beautifully written book will surely resonate with many besides guide dog raisers, trainers, and handlers. Includes stories and photos of her most beloved dogs, past and present.
Look Away by Jo Holatte by Jo Holatte Look Away by Jo Holatte by Oct. 24, 2017 $2.99 36736 words
Tara Sivec, USA Today Bestselling Author, "One of my favorite books for 2017!" Look Away is based on actual events. These are my true stories. These are my experiences, my collisions with the ungodly and unseen forces of this world. You don't just read my stories, you experience them with me. Can you look away once you feel what I felt? See what I saw? Will you be able to look away?
Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me (Revised Edition) by Shireen Jeejeebhoy Concussion Is Brain Injury: Treating the Neurons and Me (Revised Edition) by Oct. 24, 2017 $9.99 106434 words
In the year 2000, two drivers slammed into the car Shireen Jeejeebhoy was in. Her brain bounced around inside her skull; the person she'd been died. Shireen searched and searched for treatments to heal her dead neurons and regrow her brain. This is her journey. These are the treatments she found. This is her message: you are not alone.
The Joke Man: Bow to Stern by Jackie Martling & Artie Lange The Joke Man: Bow to Stern by
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For the first time, Jackie “The Joke Man” Martling opens up about his life as a cast member and head writer for the comedy powerhouse The Howard Stern Show.
Keeping My Ghosts Alive by Laura Bond Keeping My Ghosts Alive by Oct. 23, 2017 $9.99 63527 words Sample 20%
Keeping My Ghosts Alive is a heartwarming and multi-faceted chronicle of a woman who, up to her untimely death, lived life with exceptional energy and intensity. Having been misdiagnosed with cancer in 2007, she was given one year to live. This is her story written in her words, which were discovered after her death by her husband, who completed her memoir. An enduring monument to Laura Bond.
A Stone in the Road: Two Years in Southern Tanzania by James French A Stone in the Road: Two Years in Southern Tanzania by Oct. 22, 2017 $6.99 76602 words
A single-lane, dirt road, 18 miles long, leads to a secondary school in the deep bush of Southern Tanzania. Jim French and his wife Marlyn, CUSO volunteers, journeyed to the end of this road in 1967 for two years of teaching and unexpected adventure. The only Canadians ever at St. Joseph's College, Chidya...
Life As A Recluse by Mark Mueller Life As A Recluse by Oct. 22, 2017 Free! 1360 words Read a sample
My story of living life as a recluse and how I cope with Social anxiety (SA) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).
Ivory Coast Conflict, Under Democracy by Ethan Bellamy Ivory Coast Conflict, Under Democracy by Oct. 22, 2017 $9.99 33049 words
Division among Ethnics for Presidential Interest. Ivory Coast Conflict under Democracy. Crises, Ethnic tension, real War, Democracy under treat. Find out more on Ivory Coast and the safety status. A Book on Ivory Coast. After gaining independence from France in 1960, the Ivory Coast fell under the role of authoritarian but charismatic leader, Félix Houphouët-Boigny.
Memorias de Porfirio Díaz by Porfirio Díaz Memorias de Porfirio Díaz by Oct. 22, 2017 $4.99 140372 words Sample 10%
Autobiografía del general mexicano Porfirio Díaz, quien fue presidente de su país durante 35 años, y es uno de los personajes mas importantes de la convulsa historia política de ese país latinoamericano.
Chad Governance Under Conflict Situation by Emy Alberto Chad Governance Under Conflict Situation by Oct. 22, 2017 $9.99 32435 words
Darfur unrest. The Crises. Chad Governance under Conflict Situation. Chad Political situation, find out about Chad conflict, Chad history Book. Chad is highly ethnically fractionalized. With an ethnic fractionalization score of 0.77 it is more ethnically diverse than the sub- Saharan average.
Burundi Political Conflict, and Governance by John Uwaka Burundi Political Conflict, and Governance by Oct. 22, 2017 $9.99 18511 words
Burundi Environmental Study. The assessment of the Burundian crisis to be developed in this paper takes as its starting point conclusions reached by notable scholars of the region like Prunier (1995), Lemarchand (1994), Chrétien (1993), and Vidal (1991), where terms like
Botswana Governance and Political History by Vincent Lawal Botswana Governance and Political History by Oct. 22, 2017 $9.99 23781 words
Botswana from the beginning . Botswana Governance and Political History, Towards the turn of the 19th century, the people who resided in the area known as Botswana, made up at least eight ethnic Chiefdoms whose peoples shared a common language and history, and co-existed in relative peace.
Benin Republic, and Dahomey. Kingdom by Dosu Alfonse Benin Republic, and Dahomey. Kingdom by Oct. 22, 2017 $9.99 31255 words
History of Dahomey, Queen Mother, and the Ruling Environment. Benin Republic, and Dahomey. The Pre-history of Dahomey Kingdom and the Queen Mother. Benin was the seat of one of the great medieval African kingdoms called Dahomey. Europeans began arriving in the area in the 18th century, as the kingdom of Dahomey was expanding its territory.
Felix Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio Philadelphia and Atlantic City Mafia Enforcer and Loan Shark by Oct. 22, 2017 $2.99 2614 words Sample 5%
Felix "Skinny Razor" DeTullio had a stake in Atlantic City's Club 500 and owned a Philly bar that served as his office on most days. A rough operator with cold, dead eyes, his nickname came from his fondness for razors as weapons. He often carried a thin blade in the pocket of his suit. Many people who borrowed money from the Philly mob were soundly beaten if they failed to pay back their loans.
Wayfaring Wounded Wondrously by Helene Levasseur Wayfaring Wounded Wondrously by Oct. 20, 2017 $3.49 21293 words Sample 20%
A Survivors journey through Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) on the long road to recovery and the emotional ups and downs a TBI Survivor experiences.
Number 41 by Michael Taylor Number 41 by Oct. 18, 2017 $1.99 55939 words Sample 20%
Michael had no idea what to do when he left school in 1977 so he decided to try a few different jobs, for, say, forty years or so, just to be sure. His only ambition was to never be bored, and he managed to achieve that in diverse occupations from soldier, to ship’s Captain to personal development trainer. This is one Aussie bloke’s humorous search for the perfect job in the perfect place.
On My Road to Heaven : A Bold and Joyful Life by Ozzie Delgadillo On My Road to Heaven : A Bold and Joyful Life by Oct. 18, 2017 $6.99 111215 words Sample 20%
Mexico. Juárez in the ‘40s, watch out! Better be nimble, tough, and clever. Ozzie is all that with charm and charisma. He has bold conquests in business, money, romance, and mystical adventures. Through spirit, he does miracles of healing. Later, in his hero’s journey, he loses it all. He surrenders to unconditional love, finds joy and riches within. He fulfills his life purpose—enlightenment.
Free Diving to Fame and Fortune by Tony Buxton Free Diving to Fame and Fortune by Oct. 17, 2017 $4.99 84680 words
The incredible adventures of a pioneer freediver in Sri Lanka in the early 50's. Setting himself up as an underwater guide, he attracted the rich and famous seeking a new interest. They invited him to their homes where the led a glamorous life style he hardly knew existed. Hans Hass and Jaques Cousteau both offered him employment. Later he made a fortune as a commercial diver in Singapore.
When Walls Become Bridges: A Journey of Discovery to Heal and Conquer Hatred by Stuart Lewis When Walls Become Bridges: A Journey of Discovery to Heal and Conquer Hatred by Oct. 16, 2017 $5.69 78623 words Sample 20%
This narrative begins with a true account of a Jewish man in the heart of the Cold War. On a spontaneous trip to East Berlin, Stuart Lewis meets a man named Frank who lived within the confines of the Communist Soviet system. The divisions between the East and the West are disturbingly similar to the realities of today, proving that connecting with each other as human beings trumps all.
The Richest Girl in England by Lita-Rose Betcherman The Richest Girl in England by Oct. 16, 2017 $4.99 82848 words Sample 20%
Katherine Manners was the richest girl in England, a Catholic, and wife to royal favourite George Villiers, the Duke of Buckingham. George's reputation spiralled until his bloody assassination, and religious tension loomed over Kate's 2nd marriage to an Irish noble. She was a woman behind great men, and this is her definitive biography.
Sexual Blackmail in New York City Nightclubs A Gay Extortion Ring by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Sexual Blackmail in New York City Nightclubs A Gay Extortion Ring by Oct. 15, 2017 $2.99 2667 words Sample 5%
An extortion ring operating in New York bilked gay men out of large amounts of money for more than a decade. The ruse involved posing an attractive man at a hotel or night club. This decoy usually accompanied men home and had sex with them. While the crook was in the home or apartment he stole something significant. Days later a person impersonating a police showed up and the extortion began.
My Story My Life - The Life and Times of ... by Warwick Lyons My Story My Life - The Life and Times of ... by Oct. 14, 2017 $9.47 2135 words Sample 20%
Use your Favourite PDF Reader on your Computer, Laptop, Tablet or Smartphone to save your Family’s Valuable History, Memories and Stories in this easy to use data insertable Family Memory Booklet.
Snakes and Ratters And Other Bits by Gillibran Brown Snakes and Ratters And Other Bits by Oct. 14, 2017 $1.85 12640 words Sample 20%
Another serving of houseboy witterings from Gillibran Brown. Snakes and Ratters is a tasty new tale sandwiched between two other light bites about life with Dick and Shane.
No More Crying Angels - Be a Victor, Not a Victim by Morgan St. James, Bella Capo, & Dernnis Griffin No More Crying Angels - Be a Victor, Not a Victim by ,
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The shocking but inspiring true story of the abused child of a power broker with organized crime ties who grew up to be a white woman boss in the Crips and establish an online movement to help abuse victims while she was in hiding.
Love Letters in the Grand: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Big-City Piano Tuner by John Justice Love Letters in the Grand: The Adventures and Misadventures of a Big-City Piano Tuner by Oct. 12, 2017 $2.99 28543 words Sample 20%
Here are 30 true tales, variously funny, touching, and dramatic, from the author's 28 years of piano tuning. Whether he's telling about tuning a piano for Elvis Presley, clobbering a vicious dog with his tool kit, or finding Tommy guns and love letters in pianos, the author's dedication to his craft, his love of people and music, his strong work ethic and his caring nature all shine through.
Joe Joe "Socks" Lanza Genovese Family Caporegime by Oct. 12, 2017 $2.99 2583 words Sample 5%
Joe Lanza ascended the ranks at the Fulton Street Fish Market. First he was a laborer who unloaded fish from ships. Later he helped organize the Seafood Workers Union, Local 359. At one point Lanza went to prison for violating the Sherman Antitrust Act. He perfected a systematic method of extorting large sums of money from wholesale fish dealers, refusing to allow them to unload their own cargo.
Stairlift to Heaven by Terry Ravenscroft Stairlift to Heaven by Oct. 12, 2017 $3.99 61082 words Sample 15%
Stairlift to Heaven, the journal of an old age pensioner, is an irreverent, hilarious look at one man’s life after retirement. Although written by an old age pensioner, non-coffin dodgers should not be put off by this.