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KICK-ASS From Basement to Billions - The Story of JUST-EAT and My Life as an Entrepreneur by Jesper Buch & Mai Bakmand KICK-ASS From Basement to Billions - The Story of JUST-EAT and My Life as an Entrepreneur by Oct. 19, 2018 $9.99 103,430 words Sample 15%
In 2000 Jesper Buch sat in Oslo and wanted a pizza. This gave rise to the startup idea that later would become just-eat.dk. Ten years later, Just-Eat generated billions. Jesper tells the story about his wild youth, entrepreneur spirit, hard work and the rise of Just-Eat and gives hist best pieces of advice to other entrepreneurs.
So Be It! by Don Sutherland So Be It! by Oct. 19, 2018 Free! 37,840 words Read a sample
Dodging attacks by Stuka dive-bombers, digging up unexploded bombs, dragging bodies from burning aircraft, running the gauntlet of the Portsmouth Blitz; Don Sutherland's true story of service in the wartime RAF brings to life the terror and tedium of the life of groundcrew in those desperate days.
A Barrister's Brief by BarristerHK A Barrister's Brief by Oct. 18, 2018 $5.00 30,410 words Sample 20%
Bernie Ryan's fifty year journey as a Prosecutor in Australia, new Guinea and Hong Kong.
Autism and My Life by Nicole Neubert Autism and My Life by Oct. 18, 2018 $2.99 5,380 words Sample 20%
Nicole grew up in Lino Lakes Minnesota. She was born on March 20th, 1998, and went to Centennial High School in Circle Pines, MN. Her goal is to further educate people about and to bring more awareness to Autism. She enjoys reading books about Psychology and Autism, as it really interests her and she can learn something new. She enjoys reading and loves to write.
Desert Soliloquy by Desertphile Desert Soliloquy by Oct. 18, 2018 $14.00 97,480 words Sample 20%
Starting in year 2000, I spent 29 months living alone in a cave in the desolate wilderness of the Avawatz Mountain Range (which borders the southeast side of Death Valley).
Biker 101: The Life of Don: The Trilogy: II of III by Donny Petersen Biker 101: The Life of Don: The Trilogy: II of III by Oct. 17, 2018 $9.99 142,100 words Sample 20%
The thrill of speed overcomes fear of death, Leaning hard into aggressive -wind, Screaming engine pulsates; throbbing below. Brothers in front and to the back of me; one, tight beside me. Straight ahead, squinting eyes, tearing, salt burning the skin, We dare not look; we feel, we hear, we sense where each of us be.
Michael Scandifia Gambino Family Loanshark Murdered Near Tuxedo, New York December 1968 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Michael Scandifia Gambino Family Loanshark Murdered Near Tuxedo, New York December 1968 by Oct. 17, 2018 $2.99 2,350 words Sample 5%
Michael Scandifia was a Gambino family crime figure closely associated with brothers John and Carmine Lombardozzi. In the mid-1960s Scandifia was indicted for stealing jewels along with John Lombardozzi. The gems, valued at $88,000, were taken from a West 47th Street jeweler. The dragnet that nabbed Scandifia and NYPD Patrolman Grossman used electronic surveillance, very controversial at the time.
Wisdom of the American Bandito : George S. Patton Quotes by Sreechinth C Wisdom of the American Bandito : George S. Patton Quotes by Oct. 17, 2018 $1.87 6,240 words Sample 20%
Let's delve into the power packed words of ‘Old Blood-and-Guts’ who revolutionized the tank warfare strategies…
CB's War: A Writer’s Journey by Matthew B. Wall CB's War: A Writer’s Journey by Oct. 17, 2018 $9.95 98,490 words Sample 20%
Just before the U.S. entered World War II, a young American journalist, CB Wall, traveled to wartime Germany. He was on the receiving end of bombing attacks by England's Royal Air Force and under threat of imprisonment behind enemy lines as America joined the war. CB's newspaper accounts capture the privations of war at a time when the horrors of the holocaust could not yet be known.
Henrietta Lacks by Naven Johnson Henrietta Lacks by Oct. 16, 2018 $3.99 4,880 words Sample 10%
On a bright day of August 1st, in the year of 1920, Eliza and Johnny Pleasant brought forth a girl Loretta Pleasant, who’s name was later on changed to Henrietta Lacks for reasons unknown to the family. As she grew up, she was given the nickname Hennie.
El potencial de soñar: Vida y obra del Dr. Fernando Vélez Paiz by Fernando Vélez-Paiz Brenner El potencial de soñar: Vida y obra del Dr. Fernando Vélez Paiz by Oct. 16, 2018 $3.00 58,280 words Sample 20%
En este libro abordo aspectos de la vida del Dr. Fernando Vélez Paiz, algunos que son de conocimiento popular y otros que fueron guardados celosamente por quienes lo conocieron mejor, sus familiares (esposa, hijos y sobrinos).
Confessions of a Do‐Gooder Gone Bad by Ann K. Howley Confessions of a Do‐Gooder Gone Bad by Oct. 16, 2018 $3.49 61,710 words Sample 20%
Confessions of A Do-Gooder Gone Bad, a 2014 TAZ Award winner, is a wry, humorous coming of age memoir about a well-intentioned “problem child” raised by conservative, evangelical Christian parents in Southern California during the Sixties and Seventies.
The Beauty in My Mess: Stories of Truth, Transparencies and Triumphs by Dr. Nicole Long The Beauty in My Mess: Stories of Truth, Transparencies and Triumphs by Oct. 15, 2018 $7.99 99,240 words
Over 30 courageous women joined together to tell a small piece of their autobiography that had a profound impact on their lives. Within these pages, the authors have poured their hearts and souls into their story by unveiling a time in their life where they had to find the deep inner strength, faith, & determination to see the beauty in their mess.They are stories of pain, healing & perseverance.
60 лет в хирургии by avkarpenko 60 лет в хирургии by Oct. 14, 2018 Free! 142,910 words Read a sample
Мемуары выдающегося украинского хирурга Виктора Степановича Карпенко (1923 – 2003) – особенный памятник эпохе. В них напряженный пульс истории глазами активного участника событий, кристальный дух в буднях войны и труда, высокая цель профессионального совершенства и радость творить добро. Это живая книга, захватывающая читателя. Дух сильного, умного и честного человека общается с нами.
Salvatore Salvatore "Crazy Sal" Polisi Gambino Family Turncoat by Oct. 14, 2018 $2.99 2,520 words Sample 5%
Salvatore Polisi was in the Colombo crime family organization before becoming an associate of the Gambino organization. His contacts included Dominick Cataldo with whom he began a successful gambling enterprise. In 1971 Polisi opened the Sinatra Club at 87th Street and Atlantic Avenue in Ozone Park. In 1979 Polisi clothed his youth football team in unis purchased from the proceeds heroin sales.
Муров by Катрин Стэллинг Муров by Oct. 14, 2018 $2.47 31,040 words
«Муров» — острая биографическая драма Катрин Стэллинг. Произведение рассказывает о юности русского писателя и актера Алекса Мурова. Когда парень только начинает сниматься в сериалах и выступать на концертах в столице, параллельно с этим у него развивается сильное обсессивно-компульсивное расстройство, вследствие чего у Мурова возникают серьёзные проблемы с наркотиками и социумом.
Inside Out & Backwards: Stories of Humor & Hope for Life’s Journey by Walker Moore Inside Out & Backwards: Stories of Humor & Hope for Life’s Journey by Oct. 13, 2018 $6.99 33,550 words Sample 20%
Stories that tickle your funny bone—and touch your heart. Following the wild success of Chicken Lips, Snake Legs, & Jesus, Walker Moore has pulled together a second heaping helping of laughter and hope. Inside Out & Backwards draws on Walker’s adventures across the globe, spiced with his unique blend of homespun humor and wisdom.
The Big Schnitzel~Outflanking the Corps with the Coffee-call Commandos of the KAB by Steve Smith The Big Schnitzel~Outflanking the Corps with the Coffee-call Commandos of the KAB by Oct. 13, 2018 $1.99 58,090 words Sample 20%
For veterans of the fifties and sixties, this book will revive memories of duty stations where boredom and aggravation fought for dominance with the wacky humor inescapable in the living comic strip that was the Peacetime Army.
Paghayag Ng Katotohanan [Truth Be Told: Tagalog Edition] by Tashima Dukes Paghayag Ng Katotohanan [Truth Be Told: Tagalog Edition] by Oct. 13, 2018 $3.49 35,420 words Sample 20%
Ang Tashima Duke ay isang dating anak na nagmamay-ari na nagwawasak ng hindi kapani-paniwala na kakaiba upang makahanap ng tagumpay at layunin, ngayon siya ay naglalakbay nang malawakan, naghahatid ng mensahe ng pag-asa, pagpapagaling, at layunin sa Diyos na pagyamanin ang mga bata, mga magulang at mga propesyonal sa Industriya sa buong bansa.
Ship of Dreams by Charles T. Whipple Ship of Dreams by Oct. 12, 2018 $3.99 70,680 words Sample 15%
"'Lucky is the man who is obsessed with the sea, and the one who builds a craft worthy of her greatest challenge.' This book might be the closest thing to accomplishing both, whether you sail or not." --Corinne Joy Brown, bestselling author of "Hidden Star", winner of the New Mexico/Arizona book award, historical fiction.
Untitled: The Story of Sixty by Khali Raymond Untitled: The Story of Sixty by Oct. 12, 2018 $3.99 16,830 words
Having sixty books published, Khali decides to tell you the story behind it all.
Vivencias de un joven en la vieja Managua by Jaime Caldera Vivencias de un joven en la vieja Managua by Oct. 11, 2018 $3.00 21,970 words Sample 20%
Jaime Caldera Fuentes (22 de junio de 1955) nos presenta en este libro, vivencias de su niñez y juventud en barrios, parques y calles de la vieja Managua pocos años antes que fuera destruida en 1972, por un terremoto.
Ancient Heroines by Laurel A. Rockefeller Ancient Heroines by Oct. 11, 2018 $4.99 45,430 words Sample 20%
The fascinating and inspiring stories of three of the ancient world's most famous heroice women come together in one volume. Begin the journey with "Cleopatra VII: Egypt's Last Pharaoh." Then discover Roman Britain with "Boudicca, Britain's Queen of the Iceni." Finally, defend the light with "Hypatia of Alexandria." Three heroic women. One boxed set you won't be able to put down!
Alphonse Alphonse "The Professor" D'Arco Lucchese Family Acting Boss by Oct. 11, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
Anthony "Little Al" D'Arco was a principal figure in the Lucchese crime family organization, beginning in the 1980s. Also a hired killer for the mob, D'Arco sent a team of assassins to kill "Fat Pete" Chiodo. Mafiosi were worried that Chiodo would reveal mob secrets to the government. A difficult convert, Chiodo eventually turned government informant after he survived an assassination attempt.
An Encounter with Invisible People by Md Taslim An Encounter with Invisible People by Oct. 10, 2018 $4.99 26,140 words Sample 15%
It is an intriguing story of my encounter with invisible people. This story will give you shrill and force you to sit and wonder, what lies in this world and beyond. Brace down to take a journey never taken before. Unleashing for you a story gravely real, a tale of shamans, the fortune tellers, the faith healers and the Goodman, who are so-called mediums, connectors between worlds.
19S17. ES MÁS LA ESPERANZA. TESTIMONIOS DEL SISMO DE 2017 by DEMAC A.C. 19S17. ES MÁS LA ESPERANZA. TESTIMONIOS DEL SISMO DE 2017 by Oct. 10, 2018 Free! 65,150 words
Mujeres que cuentan por escrito sus historias del temblor de 2017.
A Way With Words by Daniel P. Quinn A Way With Words by Oct. 09, 2018 You set the price! 12,460 words Sample 50%
A collection of thoughts and feelings, Through my eyes and onto paper. In my words, my way..
The Absolute Woman: It's All About Feminine Power by Vicky Tiel The Absolute Woman: It's All About Feminine Power by Oct. 09, 2018 $9.99 34,740 words Sample 20%
Design legend Vicky Tiel shares everything she’s learned about love, confidence, and style from decades of dressing the world’s most powerful women.
Strip Me Naked by Miss Aubrean Ellís Strip Me Naked by Oct. 09, 2018 $1000.99 6,790 words
STRIP ME NAKED is a series within a series written by Miss Aubrean Ellis'. Her series takes you on a journey of a single mother with an unknown multiple personality disorder trying to find her way to success. In the mist of her journey, she gets stuck in her mind, trying to live a life that wasn't in her means, to keep her children from enduring what she suffered.
Eugene Boffa New Jersey Bank and Mail Fraud by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Eugene Boffa New Jersey Bank and Mail Fraud by Oct. 08, 2018 $2.99 2,220 words Sample 5%
Eugene Boffa was president of the Edgewater Bank of New Jersey when it collapsed in 1958. The failed bank was the creation of "boy wonder" entrepreneur Earl Belle. Belle fled to Rio de Janeiro before facing U.S. federal charges. The indictment against Pittsburgh resident Belle and his codirector, Mitchell Ostwind grew out of a federal investigation. In June '58 Boffa controlled the Edgewater Bank.
Archived Essays of Khali Raymond by Khali Raymond Archived Essays of Khali Raymond by Oct. 08, 2018 $3.50 21,720 words
Today, Khali has went into the deep crevices of his archives, digging up an intense selection of gems that he will drop for you today.
Dr. Awadhesh Kishore  (Biography) by Dr Rakhi Sharma Dr. Awadhesh Kishore (Biography) by Oct. 07, 2018 Free! 4,110 words Read a sample
Dr. Awadhesh Kishore born on Oct. 26, 1967, at Firozabad (India) has completed graduation, post-graduation, and Ph.D. in the Agricultural subject in 1986, 1992, and 1997, respectively. Now he is working as the Professor and Dean, Sunrise University, Alwar, Rajasthan, India. Till date, he has an experience of more than 29 years in the field of teaching, research, and extension in his field.
Adventures Of A Kid by Mario V. Farina Adventures Of A Kid by Oct. 07, 2018 Free! 11,300 words Read a sample
This book is a collection of events in the life of a kid. The kid was the author of this publication. This story gives you an idea of what life was like in the era around the time of the "Great Depression". The story begins with the author's early life and continues from there. The story is open-ended. He expects to keep adding topics on a frequent basis for an indefinite period
Chronicle Of My Testimony: A True Life Story by Uche Mike Chukwuma Chronicle Of My Testimony: A True Life Story by Oct. 06, 2018 $4.99 27,790 words Sample 20%
This is not fiction, this is my story, this is my song. "After dark" they say, "come shine". This is a true life story written for posterity and for all who had had misconception of what transpired, as far as my testimony at the 2015 Rivers State Governorship Election Tribunal issue was ...
Alfred Diete-Spiff: A Tribute by Uche Mike Chukwuma Alfred Diete-Spiff: A Tribute by Oct. 06, 2018 $4.99 10,080 words Sample 20%
“When a woman gives birth to a baby, there is always a celebration. When that child is a baby boy, the happiness and pride of the parents are more pronounced” so goes a local saying. This was the case on 30th July, 1942, at the ancient town of Twon Brass, when the Lord blessed Chief Claude Diete-Amangi and his wife, Princess Sarah Ann Diete-Amangi, nee Olali Okhai, with a handsome...
John Spurdis NYPD John Spurdis NYPD "Hero Cop" Mafia Associate by Oct. 05, 2018 $2.99 2,800 words Sample 5%
John Spurdis was cited on multiple occasions as a hero cop prior to his abrupt dismissal from the New York Police Department. On June 6, 1979 Spurdis was convicted for attempted murder in an August 1978 shooting of Yonkers pharmacist Joseph Loeb. Spurdis' expulsion from the NYPD stemmed from his association with mobsters like Joseph DiNapoli. Before this Spurdis received multiple commendations.
Dearly Loved Exile by Janell Mellish Dearly Loved Exile by Oct. 04, 2018 $6.99 53,170 words Sample 15%
Periods of captivity are not ideal. Being held captive, you focus on wanting to breathe. Your attention stays directed to survival. These aren’t times of productivity, but of existence. Behind every smile is a tear. The future is non-existent; goals are unimportant, and hope is lost. Captivity becomes consumed by a life of survival.
Fear And Joy: A Life In And Out Of Nappies by Michael Bent Fear And Joy: A Life In And Out Of Nappies by Oct. 04, 2018 $4.75 59,130 words Sample 10%
Ben Ingram's first person account of growing up in England wearing nappies and bedwetting and developing an interest in them that lasted until today.
Master In The Making by Julie Ann Guthrie-Smulson Master In The Making by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.99 56,100 words Sample 20%
A Stranger than fiction spiritual journey. If You Give a Pig a Pancake meets Dr. Strange! Julie starts out trying to heal her broken heart and life with a Reiki session. Feeling sick after the Reiki session, she seeks out a different healer for more healing. Julie begins to have mystical and supernatural experiences and finds herself amidst a spiritual awakening.
And Then The Snow Fell by Vikki Hammond And Then The Snow Fell by Oct. 03, 2018 $2.99 50,090 words Sample 20%
The day Kai came into our lives it snowed, and the day he left so suddenly, it snowed. This is the final book to my previous two, WHENEVER I FALL and AFTER THE FALL. One I didn't plan on writing. But after sharing Kai with everyone, it didn't seem right not to share his final journey. Some people never get to meet their hero, I was lucky, I gave birth to mine.
A Ramble by William Gehron A Ramble by Oct. 02, 2018 Free! 83,090 words Read a sample
Three generations of Gehrons lives are chronicled in this memoir by one of those whose life typified what has come to be known as The Greatest Generation.
Matthew Ianniello Genovese Family Acting Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Matthew Ianniello Genovese Family Acting Boss by Oct. 02, 2018 $2.99 2,440 words Sample 5%
Matthew Ianniello was called "Matty the Horse" from a nickname he acquired following a youth baseball game. A resident of Old Westbury, Long Island, Ianniello became acting boss for the Genovese crime family. My e-book focuses on Genovese manipulation and extortion from a Utica, New York Teamsters pension fund. The retirement fund was raided by famous mobsters like Anthony "Tony Pro" Provenzano.
Orphans by Ana Iacob Orphans by Oct. 01, 2018 $7.30 46,620 words Sample 20%
A little girl's journey from her parent's poor home to a family in England who make her dreams come true.
Seen: A Memoir by Leah Zaccaria Seen: A Memoir by Oct. 01, 2018 $2.99 63,410 words
An inspirational journey to openness and vulnerability, love and self-worth, seeing and being seen.
A Dime to My Name: Breaking the Silence, Healing the Brokenness, & Living the Dream by Kim Harris A Dime to My Name: Breaking the Silence, Healing the Brokenness, & Living the Dream by Oct. 01, 2018 $10.99 28,730 words
Is your money story holding you hostage? One woman held hostage by a single dime wrapped in a sadistic cycle of abuse which led to a lifetime of torment, shame, and emotional trauma. Sexually assaulted at the age of five, living with the pain resulted in being broken, broke, homeless, and suicidal. A story of replenished self-love and forgiveness that led to a life of abundance and prosperity.
Relentless - An Immigrant Story by Wudasie Nayzgi & Ken J. Howe Relentless - An Immigrant Story by
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After returning to a war-torn Eritrea, a young mother receives a devastating medical diagnosis for her first-born child. With adequate treatment unavailable in-country and her desperate search elsewhere thwarted by an increasingly oppressive government, she must make a heartbreaking decision - stay and risk her daughter's health, or leave and divide her family, possibly forever.
Skeletons in My Closet: Life Lessons From a Homicide Detective by Dave Sweet Skeletons in My Closet: Life Lessons From a Homicide Detective by Sep. 29, 2018 $9.99 65,820 words
Skeletons in My Closet is an unorthodox police memoir taking readers on a ride-along like no other, revealing poignant truths about life and death, and how we can all work and live together. Danger and grit pair with humour and compassion in this gripping, fresh read.
Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities by Belo Miguel Cipriani Firsts: Coming of Age Stories by People with Disabilities by Sep. 29, 2018 $3.99 70,820 words Sample 20%
Take a step back in time with some of the best writers with disabilities as they recount their first adventure, their first heartbreak, and the first time the unexpected treaded into their life. From body transformations to societal setbacks, to love affairs and family trauma, Firsts collects the most thought-provoking and exciting stories of our time by people with disabilities.
John John "Handsome Jack" Giordano Gambino Family Caporegime by Sep. 29, 2018 $2.99 2,500 words Sample 5%
John and Joseph Giordano were nephews of career Gambino associate Joseph "Piney" Armone. Born in Manhattan's Upper East Side, Armone was a Gambino underboss from 1986-1990. Having joined the Gambino syndicate in the 1950s Armone was scarred in a 1964 barroom fight. Shot at point blank range, its miraculous that the gangster survived. The Giordanos were prosecuted by Manhattan D.A. Morgenthau.
Поколение обманутых физиков. Хроники бывшего физтеха 1980-х by Андрей Савельев Поколение обманутых физиков. Хроники бывшего физтеха 1980-х by Sep. 29, 2018 $30.00 109,200 words Sample 20%
Книга писателя и политика Андрея Савельева посвящена его сверстникам – поколению ученых-физиков, по судьбе которых пришелся самый сильный удар социально-экономической катастрофы конца 80-х - начала 90-х годов ХХ века, заставивший многих сменить профессию и планы на будущее.