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Stairlift to Heaven 3 - Almost There by Terry Ravenscroft Stairlift to Heaven 3 - Almost There by Sep. 06, 2017 $3.99 59095 words Sample 20%
In the latest volume of the Stairlift to Heaven series Terry Ravenscroft, his wife The Trouble, and his best friend Atkins are at it once more, growing older and even more disgracefully than ever.
Only Time - A Memoir of Twin Flames by Shannon Addison Only Time - A Memoir of Twin Flames by Sep. 05, 2017 $2.99 59895 words
Shannon and Jack met when they were just twelve and thirteen years old. It was love at first site for them their attraction was magnetic. But it was not their time to be together and the universe conspired to keep them apart. This is a True story of Twin Flames reunited after forty long years apart. A Memoir of their lives before they met, how they met and beyond.
Gennaro Gerry Lang Langella Colombo Family Mafia Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Gennaro Gerry Lang Langella Colombo Family Mafia Boss by Sep. 05, 2017 $2.99 2555 words Sample 20%
My e-book reveals the ties between the Colombo and Lucchese crime families, the friendship between John Gotti and Gennaro Langella and other Mafiosi details. The mid 1980s was a time when NYC District Attorney Rudolph Guiliani and FBI Director made serious inroads into suppressing mob power in the New York metropolitan area. Gerry Lang Langella and the Persico brothers were hunted as fugitives.
Lincolns Missing Papers and Chair by Richard Ankony Lincolns Missing Papers and Chair by Sep. 05, 2017 $3.99 32408 words Sample 10%
All my life I have been a hunter for the truth, which led me to investigate Abraham Lincoln's alleged assassinations chair. Yet as the facts were uncovered this book metamorphosized and took on a life of it's own and led me to the conclusion that Abraham Lincoln assassination chair claimed to be held at the Henry Ford Museum with 100% certainty is either deliberately or inadvertently misleading.
Boomhood: A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood by Robert Hafey Boomhood: A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood by Sep. 05, 2017 $4.99 61184 words
"Boomhood - A Baby Boomer's Free-Range Childhood" overviews generational memories created by common childhood experiences and historical events. It is a flash-back, whimsical and fun account of one baby-boomer's childhood.
Where the Straight Path Leads by Dan Propp Where the Straight Path Leads by Sep. 05, 2017 $5.99 46767 words Sample 5%
In this autobiography, Arthur Propp guides the reader through the life of a German Jew from East Prussia from the end of the nineteenth to the middle of the twentieth century.
Time Machine by John Walford Time Machine by Sep. 05, 2017 $2.99 25732 words Sample 20%
From his love of music and the Trad Jazz scene of Hull, to unexpected cultural experiences and the joys and trials of travel. From the passé optimism of Tomorrow's World to the practical tribulations of reorganizing a life after divorce, ex-train conductor John Walford explores the wondrous and crazy experiences of a life well-lived, reflecting on his personal journey through time in concise but m
Abused Part 2 The Addiction Years by Steven Brain Abused Part 2 The Addiction Years by Sep. 04, 2017 $1.99 15027 words Sample 15%
This is the second of 3 books which cover the addiction I suffered and starts at the end of my last book at 16 years old when I joined the army and goes through the ups and downs of my life and leads to addiction to drugs and alcohol. I go from a soldier to a drug addict and alcoholic and the change is drastic and damaging leading to brushes with death.
Elizabeth Báthory: Vampire, Witch or Serial Killer? by Jane Jude Elizabeth Báthory: Vampire, Witch or Serial Killer? by Sep. 02, 2017 $0.99 7405 words
Countess Elizabeth Báthory was from one of the most important Hungarian families. The legend says Elizabeth used to have a bath in blood of the girls to keep her body and soul young and has been named a witch or vampire for this. Considered the most prolific female serial killer, she received the nicknames "The Tiger of Csejte", "Countess Dracula" or "The Blood Countess".
München 2012 by Miyoko Goto München 2012 by Sep. 02, 2017 $6.00 19345 words
The Targeted Individual's life in Munich described as a year long story at schools and the living places.
Abused Part 1 0-16 years old by Steven Brain Abused Part 1 0-16 years old by Sep. 01, 2017 $1.99 14481 words Sample 15%
A history of abuse from the ages of 0-16 and is a very frank and open account of the abuse I suffered at the hands of the people who supposed to love me and the language is very graphic so if easily offended do not read my book because it is very descriptive.
Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity by Gordon Lore Connections: A Lifetime Journey Through the World of Celebrity by Sep. 01, 2017 $9.95 66806 words
For fifty years, Lore associated with an eclectic mix of fascinating people you would nowadays expect to find in a time capsule, such as President Harry S. Truman, James Cagney, Robert Mitchum, Rita Hayworth, Claire Bloom, John F. and Robert F. Kennedy and more.
My Amish Story: Breaking Generations of Silence by Rebecca Borntrager Graber My Amish Story: Breaking Generations of Silence by Sep. 01, 2017 $5.99 43397 words
My Amish Story is the story of the last few years of Amish life for the Graber family in the 1990s. It’s about the hurdles of breaking the barriers of centuries, of family circles being broken with no goodbyes, of heartbreak and estrangement, and of the transitions and adjustments to a new way of living.
Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on America's Tallest Peak by Lew Freedman Denali Ranger: A Life of Drama and Adventure on America's Tallest Peak by Sep. 01, 2017 $9.95 82237 words
Roger Robinson has been Denali mountaineering for over forty years and has worked as a ranger for most of this time. Robinson has climbed Denali, at 20,310 feet, numerous times, leading patrols and rescues on the mountain and experiencing a series of adventures on one of the best-known and formidable mountains in the world, a mountain that for many is the symbol of Alaska, the 49th state.
Americo Americo "Pete" DePietto Chicago Mafia Heroin Dealer by Aug. 31, 2017 $2.99 2717 words Sample 5%
Americo "Pete" DePietto was a central figure in a Chicago drug sting that was carried out in late October 1963. A Lombard, Illinois resident DePietto served as narcotics point man for Chicago's Outfit crime syndicate. He had 5 accomplices, one of whom remained free on bond for another crime. My ebook focuses on DePietto's varied criminal life. He later served an extended stint in Fort Leavenworth.
A Young WAAF Hitch Hikers Guide to England by Elizabeth Hutchings A Young WAAF Hitch Hikers Guide to England by Aug. 31, 2017 $4.99 42792 words Sample 20%
In A Young WAAF Hitchhiker's Guide to England, hitchhiker and author, Elizabeth Hutchings, takes the reader through her diaries from 1945-1947, when she did a considerable amount of hitchhiking around England.
Keeping My Promise by Flynn Wilkinson Keeping My Promise by Aug. 31, 2017 $4.99 19608 words Sample 20%
It is one task to stand in front of a classroom and mechanically convey material required by a curriculum, but it is another job entirely to actually engage and connect with pupils of today’s youth.
A Peruvian Diary by Philip JS Jones A Peruvian Diary by Aug. 31, 2017 $4.99 75948 words Sample 20%
Philip Jones left the rat race in the late ’90s. He has since gained a degree in English Law with Spanish Law and has pursued some charitable endeavours. One such venture led to him writing this unique insight into life in the Peruvian Andes. He flew to Peru in September 2009, expecting to assist in the construction of a soup kitchen in a shanty town in Lima on the behalf of a charity.
Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption by Emily Hipchen Coming Apart Together: Fragments from an Adoption by Aug. 30, 2017 $9.99 71731 words
Coming Apart Together recounts the stories that are necessarily part of any adoption and birth-parent reunion experience, and meditates on what those stories mean (or don’t mean). It is also an imaginative exploration of what it may feel like to adopt a child, to be an adopted child, and to give up a child for adoption.
ΑΣΠΑΣΙΑ. Για το παιδί και την όπερα by Ioannis Develegkas ΑΣΠΑΣΙΑ. Για το παιδί και την όπερα by Aug. 29, 2017 $3.99 20250 words Sample 15%
To βιβλίο που κρατάτε στα χέρια σας, είναι μια σύντομη συνάντηση με την Ασπασία Ζέρβα. Μια πρωινή κουβεντούλα, που σφιχταγκαλιασμένη με το άρωμα της στιγμής και του ελληνικού καφέ ξεδιπλώνεται αβίαστα, άλλοτε με οδηγό το χιούμορ κι άλλοτε πάλι με τις θύμησες εκείνες που δεν συμφιλιώθηκαν ποτέ με τη φθορά του χρόνου, γιατί έσμιξαν με το πάθος της δημιουργίας και το βαθύ συναίσθημα του καλλιτέχνη.
A Child @ 70 by Terence Doyle A Child @ 70 by Aug. 29, 2017 $4.99 102324 words
A New Life in the Philippines When Terence arrived in Asia for the first time as a single man, in February, 2010, and met an intoxicating stream of attractive girls he explicitly told each of them two things: that he had no plans to get married and certainly did not intend to have any children. Divorced many years before and well on his way to 70, he was adamant that he did not want to deal with
Rocking Horse: A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton by Gene Arceri Rocking Horse: A Personal Biography of Betty Hutton by Aug. 29, 2017 $9.95 27150 words
In Rocking Horse Betty Hutton speaks for herself - through recorded interviews before her passing in 2007- from her own point of view of the spectacle, stardom and nostalgia.
Voicing the Eagle by Amanda Matti Voicing the Eagle by Aug. 28, 2017 $4.99 61923 words Sample 15%
The true experiences of a young Muslim translator working with the United States Military Forces during the Iraq war.
Real Medicine Alternative Hockey: If Only This Stethoscope Could Talk by Dr. Guy Robert Blais Real Medicine Alternative Hockey: If Only This Stethoscope Could Talk by Aug. 28, 2017 $4.99 39000 words
What stories the stethoscope could tell if it could talk as it has hung around a family physician's neck for over 30 years and in 2 different centuries. These tales are both humorous and serious for you to enjoy. In addition see how this family physician can tie together his love of family medicine and hockey together in his writings for your reading pleasure.
Die Kleine Lily by Lily Amis Die Kleine Lily by Aug. 27, 2017 $0.99 5054 words
"Die kleine Lily" ist eine liebevolle Geschichte über den Schutzengel der Hoffnung, welcher ein kleines Kriegskind namens Lily und ihre Mutter Sima beschützt.
Destiny by Azemina Klobodanovic Destiny by Aug. 26, 2017 $2.99 26817 words Sample 20%
This book is talking about the life of Bosnian woman who was born in spite of all and who was stronger then her destiny. It was destined her to come to this world and to be different and better than all in her family. With her persistence and strong will, she overcome almost all the obstacles that the life was giving her, from the beginning and later....
The Revelation of the Little Ones: a Testimony of Faith by Damasia Aberg Cobo The Revelation of the Little Ones: a Testimony of Faith by Aug. 26, 2017 $10.00 49620 words Sample 20%
"This is the brave story of a mother and her family who show us, in simple and deep words, how the moments of greatest pain were points of encounter with their brothers and God. When they walk us through their life, they show us how their gaze changed, what at first seemed like a heavy cross, ended up being a blessing. This is a moving and inspiring message. "
Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Frank Valenti Rochester, New York Mobster Exiled To Pittsburgh by Aug. 26, 2017 $2.99 2886 words Sample 5%
Frank Valenti was an underworld figure whose prominence spanned several decades. From the 1950s until 1972 his influence was apparent in Rochester gangland circles. In fact, even though it was never made official, the Valenti family operated as an independent entity, separate from their Magaddino superiors. Valenti carried out Mafia orders relating to gambling, harness racing, real estate, etc.
Meet...THE Oddsmaker by Ted Hasson Meet...THE Oddsmaker by Aug. 24, 2017 $8.98 80334 words Sample 20%
What happens when a malicious executive, his duplicitous wife, and a nefarious pole-dancing paramour face off with Ted Hasson, a trusted financial facilitator in the insurance industry? A fast-paced, riveting exposé about what happens when you make enemies of the powerful with an agenda.
Ramblings of a Gutter Queen by Jessica Barber Ramblings of a Gutter Queen by Aug. 24, 2017 $7.99 74244 words Sample 20%
A memoir from a crazy housewife. Funny, tragic, and gross stories, all true, written to make you laugh out loud and realise that no matter what life has dealt you, you can overcome anything as long as you have a sense of humour, understand sarcasm and don't mind the occasional swearword. Ramblings of a Gutter Queen is an honest book about my life's trials and tribulations. I hope you enjoy!!!
Living The American Dream by Patricia Jordan Living The American Dream by Aug. 22, 2017 $3.99 24769 words Sample 20%
"Living the American Dream," is a personal story about the spirit of American entrepreneurship. It takes place in the Great Smoky Mountains, and is how my parents, M. G. and June (Lloyd) Bell went from poverty to becoming millionaires! They married in June 1946. By 1952 they had all five of us children. But, also throughout the book are smaller inspiring stories that lead up to the main story.
Old Knuckleduster: A Biography of David Davis by Alan Fosse Old Knuckleduster: A Biography of David Davis by Aug. 22, 2017 $2.99 11892 words
David Davis is one of the most recognisable politicians in the United Kingdom today. With his broken nose and unremitting self-confidence, he is the Brexit Secretary charged with securing the best possible deal for the country following its exit from the European Union in 2019. The book covers the David Davis story as part of The “Concise Political Histories Series”; a collection of short works.
Commodore's Messenger: A Child Adrift in the Scientology Sea Organization by Janis Gillham Grady Commodore's Messenger: A Child Adrift in the Scientology Sea Organization by Aug. 22, 2017 $9.99 136768 words Sample 15%
At age 11, Janis, along with her brother Peter Jr. and her sister Terri, traveled to the Mediterranean to join Scientology’s inner core, the Sea Organization. Aboard the Scientology ship Apollo, she worked for eight years as one of the personal messengers of Scientology’s controversial founder, L. Ron Hubbard. She had a front-row seat as Hubbard expanded his new religion into a worldwide empire.
Life and Times of Wild Bill Troutwine by Bill Troutwine Life and Times of Wild Bill Troutwine by Aug. 21, 2017 $6.99 61859 words Sample 20%
Bill Troutwine, shares memoirs of a fascinating life through his flourish for storytelling. With a story that begins in Kentucky, a move to Montana, and circling back to Kentucky…which includes a wild ride with Indian Joe through Canada. His masterful, storytelling style takes the reader on a fast-paced ride through the life of “The Last Gunslinger”.
Anthony Anthony "Tony Boy" Boiardo Newark, New Jersey Mobster Genovese Crime Family by Aug. 21, 2017 $2.99 2717 words Sample 5%
Ruggerio "Richie the Boot" Boiardo was a capo in the Genovese crime family. His extended career in crime lasted from the 1920s-1970s. As late as 1969 he was in court indicted on gambling charges. "Tony Boy" Boiardo, Richie's son's crimes were more varied. He was linked to political scandals, power company fraud and mail theft at airports. The Boiardos were a fixture in the New Jersey Mafia.
Growing Up Under the Third Reich by Helga Arndt Growing Up Under the Third Reich by Aug. 21, 2017 $3.95 29751 words Sample 10%
This is a true story of one ordinary family’s struggle to persevere during WWII living in Germany. In their own words family members recall their adaption to a changing political, economic and social environment occurring under Hitler’s reign. Narrated by the youngest in the family, Helga describes the tragic and happy events that led to her family’s immigration to the United States of America.
15 Minutes With… Forty Years of Interviews by G. Michael Dobbs 15 Minutes With… Forty Years of Interviews by Aug. 20, 2017 $7.40 127612 words
Journalist G. Michael Dobbs has been fortunate to have spoken with dozens of newsmakers and celebrities during his almost 40 year career.
Artful Alchemy: Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating by Anne Copeland Artful Alchemy: Physically Challenged Fiber Artists Creating by Aug. 20, 2017 $4.99 34421 words Sample 20%
This book is a collection of beautiful art photos, along with the personal stories of the 23 talented contributors. No strangers to the Internet, teaching, public speaking, writing, selling art, and winning major awards for their fiber arts in major exhibits, these women proactively articulate their beliefs related to their physical challenges, demonstrating the need to view them in a new light.
I made a Mother out of May by Hala Alzaghal I made a Mother out of May by Aug. 19, 2017 $1.99 41890 words Sample 20%
This memoir including two poems documents the thoughts, painful memories of the past and the fear of the uncertainty of the future. From rainy days and a smoke-filled room to a spring's love affair, this memoir touches on the author's depression, oppression, physical pain, mental pain, loss, desire, love, and sexuality...
Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Meyer Shapiro Brownsville, Brooklyn Thug by Aug. 17, 2017 $2.99 2578 words Sample 20%
Abe "Kid Twist" Reles, a former partner of Meyer Shapiro, later proved his undoing. The growth of the slot machine industry enriched them but eventually led to a split in their association. There was too much money to be earned in prostitution and various other rackets. Competition for territory in Brooklyn and the Lower East Side led Reles to move out on his own. He became the Shapiros' enemy.
The Silent Sentinel by Reuben Carter The Silent Sentinel by Aug. 15, 2017 $5.50 42416 words Sample 10%
The story is a mainly autobiographical account of his growing up as a Catholic in a rural area in Australia in the 1950’s. The silent sentinel represents conscience moulded by his religious upbringing into a ..Going-to -heaven versus Not- going- to- heaven division of children.
Riding the Wild Side of Denali: Alaska Adventures with Horses and Huskies (Rev. 2nd Edition) by Miki Collins & Julie Collins Riding the Wild Side of Denali: Alaska Adventures with Horses and Huskies (Rev. 2nd Edition) by
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Identical twins Miki and Julie Collins trap, hunt, fish, and garden in Alaska's wilderness just north of Denali National Park in Alaska's vast interior. Their closest companions are loyal sled dogs and Icelandic horses. Theirs is an unusual lifestyle even by Alaska standards. In this revised second edition, the sisters share what has happened in their lives in the past twenty-five years.
Ada's Christmas Wish by Lacey Greenwood Ada's Christmas Wish by Aug. 14, 2017 $1.99 1647 words Sample 20%
This story is a mostly fact-based account of what my dear nana lived through. The polio outbreak affected countless families.In reality,it was her step-sister who contracted the disease.She would never regain the use of her leg the way it was. Ada is an eleven year old girl.Her indomitable spirit shines a light in even the darkest places.
Sudbina by Azemina Klobodanovic Sudbina by Aug. 12, 2017 $2.99 24629 words Sample 20%
Ova knjiga govori o životu Bosanke rođene u inat svemu i koja je bila jača od svoje sudbine. Bilo joj je suđeno da dođe na ovaj svijet, ali i da bude drugačija i bolja od svih u svojoj porodici. Svojom upornošću i jakom voljom ona je i uspjela u tome savlađujući gotovo sve prepreke koje joj je život servirao, od samog početka pa dalje....
A Triumphant Detour by Racquel Sarah A. Castro A Triumphant Detour by Aug. 12, 2017 $1.99 25956 words Sample 20%
See the incredible journey of a woman with cerebral palsy who wishes to inspire people and give hope to those who are trying their best to live according to God’s will.
Dream Big!: Overcoming a Lifetime of Trauma & Abuse That Led to Dreams of Success. by Kathy Tuccaro Dream Big!: Overcoming a Lifetime of Trauma & Abuse That Led to Dreams of Success. by Aug. 11, 2017 $7.77 62244 words
DREAM BIG! is a story of change through faith, courage, hope, and an unrelenting determination to push forward and attain your goals. Follow Kathy on her journey through the winds of change as she overcomes years of sexual abuse, violence, and trauma, as she deals with overcoming fear, loneliness, depression, and co-dependence.
World War II in Antwerp, Belgium.  - Experiences of a Young Boy. by William LeMaire World War II in Antwerp, Belgium. - Experiences of a Young Boy. by Aug. 11, 2017 Free! 17600 words Read a sample
In a series of anecdotes I describe my experiences living in Antwerp, Belgium during the German occupation of WW II. I was 7 years old when the war broke out and 11 at the end. While I experienced some of the hardships of that era, I also have memories that made me think of it being an "adventure". Realizing now the darkness of that era, I apologize for the lighthearted tone in the book .
Discarded No Longer Required by Tony Kid Yarwood Discarded No Longer Required by Aug. 11, 2017 You set the price! 34597 words Sample 20%
The MoD is supposed to care for our veterans. A young seriously wounded soldier was refused treatment at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham because he was not English! Some very seriously wounded young veterans are being placed in old people’s homes. Serving wounded personnel are also being let down so have to resort to legal action against the MoD and NHS to receive better care.
Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: New Annotated Edition by Benjamin Franklin Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin: New Annotated Edition by Aug. 09, 2017 $4.99 112203 words
Benjamin Franklin's Autobiography has received widespread praise, both for its historical value as a record of an important early American and for its literary style. William Dean Howells in 1905 asserted that "Franklin's is one of the greatest autobiographies in literature, and towers over other autobiographies as Franklin towered over other men."
Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (volume I) by Ulysses S. Grant Personal Memoirs of Ulysses S. Grant (volume I) by Aug. 09, 2017 $4.99 181578 words
The autobiography of Ulysses Grant has been highly regarded by the general public, military historians and literary critics. Positive attention is often directed toward Grant's prose, which has been praised for its conciseness and clarity, He portrayed himself in the persona of the honorable Western hero, whose strength lies in his honesty and straightforwardness.