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William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr William Bufalino Detroit Teamster and Jimmy Hoffa's Lawyer by July 25, 2017 $2.99 2593 words Sample 5%
William Bufalino came head to head with Senate Rackets Committee Chief Counsel Robert Kennedy in 1959. Kennedy and committee chairman John McClellan were convinced of Bufalino's ties to organized crime. Bufalino denied this as a witness and sued Kennedy following the conclusion of the Senate proceedings. Bufalino later defended Alan Markowitz, a topless dance club owner, before retiring in 1982.
Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom by Jenelle Evans & Tonia Brown Read Between the Lines: From the Diary of a Teenage Mom by
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Jenelle Evans shares the raw emotional stories of her youth that helped shape the woman she has become, all drawn from her childhood diary.
Culua: My Other Life in Mexico by Samantha Wood Culua: My Other Life in Mexico by July 24, 2017 $2.97 89821 words
A young Australian woman travels to Mexico, her mother's homeland, on a search for identity. What begins as a visit to her enigmatic grandmother becomes a quest to find out what it means to be Mexican. As she learns to embrace Mexico verdadero - the real Mexico - she discovers a people who give a new meaning to larger than life, and the invincible bonds between family, food, and the spirit world.
Riots & Revolutions: Travels Of The Very First Female Journalist To... by Carol Abaya Riots & Revolutions: Travels Of The Very First Female Journalist To... by July 24, 2017 $6.95 81363 words Sample 20%
I was there in the midst of these upheavals because I predicted several: • Chinese invasion of India in 1962, • the 1965 communist revolution in Indonesia, • the increased tension and acts of violence in the Middle East, and • the 1972 coup in the Philippines
Queen Called Bitch: Tales of a Teenage Bitter-Ass Homosexual by Waldell Goode Queen Called Bitch: Tales of a Teenage Bitter-Ass Homosexual by July 24, 2017 $5.49 69217 words Sample 20%
A loud-mouth, black, gay teenager struggles to find himself in rural America.
How to Become Temple Grandin by Tara Higgins How to Become Temple Grandin by July 23, 2017 $0.99 2674 words Sample 15%
Tara shares how she has worked hard to be as successful as Temple Grandin. Temple is her role model and while she shares certain things in common with Dr. Grandin she is also her own person who has her own specific wants, needs, and desires. Tara says it is important for children and teens with autism today to have someone more compatible to relate to than Temple Grandin who grew up in the 1960's.
Bureacratic Inferno by Lucille Harmon Bureacratic Inferno by July 23, 2017 $1.99 16284 words Sample 20%
A true story of a young family's nightmare. A house fire in the middle of the night, in 9* weather, makes for two and half years of arson accusations, arrests, a court trial, a pregnancy scare and stalking. Packed with excitement, sure to keep you on the edge of your seat!
Stairlift to Heaven 2  Further up the Stairlift: Still growing old disgracefully. by Terry Ravenscroft Stairlift to Heaven 2 Further up the Stairlift: Still growing old disgracefully. by July 23, 2017 $2.99 63800 words Sample 15%
A further volume chronicling the life of an old age pensioner. As with Stairlift to Heaven, this book's best-selling predecessor predecessor, those people of a non coffin-dodging age should not be put off by this. You will be old yourself one day, if you're lucky, and there are valuable lessons to be learned here in coping with old age: you will find many of them within this volume.
Sawyer the Lawyer by Terry Ravenscroft Sawyer the Lawyer by July 23, 2017 $2.99 64646 words Sample 15%
The blog of Jonathan Sawyer. Laugh along with Sawyer as the young legal eagle takes you where no lawyer has been before (at least not on purpose). When we first meet Sawyer he has it made, what with free board and lodging courtesy of his doting parents, a decent income, good career prospects and a steady supply of girlfriends. However it isn't long before things start to go rapidly downhill.
Intersection With History by Alan Livingston Intersection With History by July 21, 2017 $2.99 35317 words Sample 15%
November 22, 1963, Fort Worth, Texas: Air Force One carries President Kennedy and his party to their next stop in Fort Worth’s sister city. But when shots ring out in Dallas, lives change. Among those are the author and his family. Intersection With History tells how that day refreshed old memories for a mother and former teacher, and how her oldest son’s life was changed forever by a hand shake.
Excerpts From A Full Life by Sheldon Saltman Excerpts From A Full Life by July 20, 2017 $9.99 85993 words Sample 20%
Excerpts From A Full Life, Book One... It’s about Intrigue, celebrities, mobsters, dictators, governments and love
A Year in Haikus by Teresa Hubley A Year in Haikus by July 19, 2017 Free! 6896 words Read a sample
This poetic diary covers a year in one woman's life through haikus written one per day, regardless of writer's block, catastrophe, and monotony
Mirror Image Shattered: A Twin’s True Story by Madeleine Watson Mirror Image Shattered: A Twin’s True Story by July 19, 2017 $2.99 79896 words Sample 20%
This is a true story spanning almost 50 years, fuelled by events that are unique and horrifying. But my account may offer insight on how the mind works under extreme conditions. A page-a-day diary I kept for 11 years between 1977 and 1988 has been used as part of the account. Certain readers may find some of the content unsettling.
Viktor Frankl by Dr. Ruth Carr Viktor Frankl by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7436 words Sample 10%
Viktor Frankl Understanding the Life and Teachings of One Resilient Man Who Made an Enormous Impact on the Evolution of Humanity By Dr. Ruth Carr If you have ever seen the movie, The Sound of Music, you would know that indeed, “The hills are alive…” in Austria. Austria is a beautiful country with a rich and vibrant history. Many famous people have come from the hills of Austria including...
Tony Robbins by Dr. Ruth Carr Tony Robbins by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7870 words Sample 10%
Tony Robbins Understanding the Life and Teachings of One Of The World’s Great Leaders Who Is Responsible For Helping Millions Of People Improve their Lives By Dr. Ruth Carr Financial freedom is essentially a philosophical term. No human in existence is free from finances, rather financial freedom refers to having sufficient personal wealth to live without having to actively work to obtain...
Thich Nhat Hanh by Dr. Ruth Carr Thich Nhat Hanh by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7666 words Sample 20%
Thich Nhat Hanh Understanding the Life and Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh: The Zen Buddhist Monk Who Traveled the World in Exile While Spreading His Message of Love, Peace, and Understanding By Dr. Ruth Carr Thich Nhat Hanh was born in the city of Qu'ng Ngai, Vietnam in 1926 as Nguyen Xuan Bao. Not much is known about his early life or childhood. Known as a Vietnamese Buddhist monk...
The Dalai Lama by Dr. Ruth Carr The Dalai Lama by July 19, 2017 $3.99 4553 words Sample 10%
The Dalai Lama Understanding the Origin and Teachings of the Dalai Lama By Dr. Ruth Carr The world has changed a great deal in the past century. People have the ability to instantly communicate with each other all over the world. It is possible to travel around the world in less than a single day. These changes have made it possible for a man named The Dalai Lama to teach the world...
Mother Teresa by Dr. Ruth Carr Mother Teresa by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7672 words Sample 10%
Mother Teresa Understanding the Life and Lessons of One of the World’s Most Well Known Public Servants By Dr. Ruth Carr Why learn about Mother Teresa's life? What do we really know? Almost everybody has heard the name Mother Teresa in one circumstance or another – but what do we really know about her? We usually get the idea that she was religious and spent most of her life sacrificing...
Maya Angelou by Dr. Ruth Carr Maya Angelou by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7806 words Sample 10%
Maya Angelou Understanding the Life and Teachings of A True American Author, Poet, and Civil Rights Leader By Dr. Ruth Carr When we think of poetry and writing, a few names come to mind. Shakespeare, of course. Robert Frost, certainly. Emily Dickinson without a doubt. Oh, and let's not forget Edgar Allen Poe. However, it is impossible to think of this pantheon of talent without bringing up...
Hillary Clinton by Dr. Ruth Carr Hillary Clinton by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7901 words Sample 10%
Hillary Clinton Understanding the Life and Accomplishments of Hillary Rodham Clinton By Dr. Ruth Carr Hillary Rodham Clinton is an influential American leader who has made many significant accomplishments. She has the ability to transcend society’s boundaries and do things that people thought could not be done. Hillary is a very smart woman who uses her education to make the world...
Elizabeth Warren by Dr. Ruth Carr Elizabeth Warren by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7677 words Sample 10%
Elizabeth Warren Understanding the Life and Teachings of Elizabeth Warren: Lawyer, Social Activist, Politician, and Defender of the American Middle Class By Dr. Ruth Carr A resident of Massachusetts, Democrat Elizabeth Warren is no stranger to the world of politics and lawmaking. In fact, she is a bonafide superstar in the world of diplomacy. Fierce and unflinching in her beliefs...
Eckhart Tolle by Dr. Ruth Carr Eckhart Tolle by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7994 words Sample 10%
Eckhart Tolle Understanding the Life and Teachings of Eckhart Tolle on Consciousness and Spirituality By Dr. Ruth Carr Eckhart Tolle is one of the most influential spiritual teachers to have ever walked the planet. This is a man who has such a deep connection with consciousness that he has developed the ability to understand how to teach other people to reach the same level of consciousness.
Earl Nightingale by Dr. Ruth Carr Earl Nightingale by July 19, 2017 $3.99 7939 words Sample 10%
Earl Nightingale Understanding the Life and Teachings of One of Americas First and Greatest Motivational Speakers By Dr. Ruth Carr The life of the man who is arguably one of the greatest philosophers of his era began in a time when one would not expect such a profound outcome. Born in Los Angeles, California on March 12, 1921, while America was struggling to overcome The Great Depression...
Dr. Travis Stork by Dr. Ruth Carr Dr. Travis Stork by July 18, 2017 $3.99 6762 words Sample 10%
Dr. Travis Stork Understanding the Life and Lessons of the Creator of The Doctors Diet and The Doctors Talk Show By Dr. Ruth Carr Travis Stork is one of the most well known doctors in the United States. After working as a physician in a Tennessee hospital, he realized that he could help the world become a healthier place. Working with patients taught him that there were many...
Dietrich Bonhoeffer by Patrick Bunker Dietrich Bonhoeffer by July 18, 2017 $3.99 7767 words Sample 10%
Dietrich Bonhoeffer The Inspirational Life Story of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; Peace Activist, Preacher, and World War II Hero By Patrick Bunker Most everyone knows something about the horrific events of World War II. In particular, Nazi Germany's role in the war was one of magnified terror with Adolf Hitler at the epicenter. We are familiar with his hatred of the Jewish people and his need...
Deepak Chopra by Dr. Ruth Carr Deepak Chopra by July 18, 2017 $3.99 5819 words Sample 10%
Deepak Chopra Understanding the Medical Guru’s Life Story and His Teachings on Health and Consciousness By Dr. Ruth Carr Deepak Chopra is a man who is ahead of his time. He practices ancient teachings and combines them with the latest technology. He operates in a manner that is not defined by scientific evidence or process, yet he has the support of some of the most respected scientists...
The Girl with Tiger's Eyes by Robert Schneider The Girl with Tiger's Eyes by July 17, 2017 Free! 18057 words Read a sample
The Girl with Tiger's Eyes is a biography of a Cambodian woman who lived alone in the jungle when she was just 8 years old. Eventually, she found her way home, but her family had moved on. They were reunited and she lived a happy life at the edge of the jungle until she moved to Sihanoukville, Cambodia to earn a living to help her family. The author met her there and learned her remarkable story.
Contradiction by Charles Carpenter Contradiction by July 17, 2017 $2.99 16682 words Sample 20%
Contradiction is a riveting and dynamic account in which Charles Carpenter unveils the core of why at risk youth become attracted to gang subculture. Charles Carpenter shares his personal experience regarding his attraction to gang life. Profound insight is offered regarding loyalty and the ugly face of betrayal.
Sex Celebrities and Spy Cameras by Paul Nichols Sex Celebrities and Spy Cameras by July 17, 2017 $2.85 60850 words Sample 10%
When Paul Nichols took a job as a night manager in a top London hotel, he was hoping to meet a few A-list celebs along the way. He wasn't disappointed. He had no idea that he would also have to play detective, deal with theft and cover up several sex and drugs scandals. An entertaining account of life behind the scenes at a millionaires' hotel.
Tom Hanks Biography: The Most Intriguing Movie Star Hollywood Has Ever Known by Chris Dicker Tom Hanks Biography: The Most Intriguing Movie Star Hollywood Has Ever Known by July 17, 2017 $3.99 8087 words Sample 5%
How Tom Hanks developed from an awkward boy to a worldwide superstar? There were a lot of psychological and emotional traumas for Hanks, especially in early life, but you are about to discover how he successfully managed them to become one of the America's trusted man. We explore some of Tom Hanks struggles and failures and how he learned from them to become one of the Hollywood's...
Nelson Mandela Biography - The Long Walk to Freedom by Chris Dicker Nelson Mandela Biography - The Long Walk to Freedom by July 17, 2017 $3.99 6755 words Sample 5%
If you believe there are no modern heroes - that fortitude and unselfish judgement in the face of adversity are out-of-date virtues, you need to read this book. Who would survive 27 years in prison without being vindictive and bitter? What he would have accomplished for 27 years if he was not in prison? This is the biography of an extraordinary human being - Nelson Mandela...
Once Upon a Record: A Very Musical Autobiography by Geoffrey K Weule Once Upon a Record: A Very Musical Autobiography by July 16, 2017 $8.99 94430 words
Once Upon a Record takes the reader behind the usually sacrosanct doors of the music industry. Geoffrey Weule has worked with some of the greatest names in music and entertainment. His career, spanning more than half a century, covered record retail, record companies, artist management, music, video publishing and, live shows. From Michael Jackson to Dame Joan Sutherland, it's all here!
The Wonderful World of Bernies: An Irish-Italian Adventure in Queens by Rhea Griffiths The Wonderful World of Bernies: An Irish-Italian Adventure in Queens by July 16, 2017 $9.99 90054 words
Dr. Patten's funny, honest (sometimes too honest) look back at growing up with dyslexia and a phonographic memory. His family came from two very different worlds - Irish and Italian - and he was stuck in the middle. The Irish Luck of his father's side saved him more than once. An avowed atheist, Dr. Patten explains his departure from Catholicism without malice.
In My Father's Hands by Bunty Bunce In My Father's Hands by July 15, 2017 $9.99 48994 words Sample 20%
Personal relationship with the living God as seen through the eyes of a child.
Francis Francis "Two Gun" Crowley Nassau County, New York Police Killer by July 15, 2017 $2.99 3321 words Sample 5%
Two Gun Crowley entered Sing Sing Prison in Ossining, New York after being treated for multiple wounds at Bellevue and Nassau County Hospitals. His lawyers mailed a desperate appeal to NY Governor Franklin Roosevelt. The plea to save Crowley's life asked that he be saved to study criminals like him, who were an absolute menace to American society. Crowley made headlines for two brutal murders.
Pat’s India: Memories Of Childhood by Patricia Booth Pat’s India: Memories Of Childhood by July 14, 2017 $5.99 21856 words
How do we each define our own intimate culture? How do we know where we belong? Daughter of New Zealand Baptist missionaries, Patricia Booth was born in north-east India during World War Two. In recording her childhood memories, she has pondered on the various cultural influences she experienced. How have they shaped her understanding of who she is and where she belongs as she enters old age?
Abraham Hicks by Dr. Ruth Carr Abraham Hicks by July 14, 2017 $3.99 8162 words Sample 10%
Abraham Hicks Understanding the Life and Teachings of The Source That Operates Through Esther Hicks By Dr. Ruth Carr The master motivational speaker and spiritual channeler now known as Abraham Hicks was born Esther Weaver on March 5, 1948 in Coalville, Utah. Her parents, Henry “Bill” Emerson Weaver and Ruth Blazzard Weaver raised Esther and her sisters Jeanne and Rebecca Weaver...
The History of My Shoes  and The Evolution of Darwin’s Theory by Kenny Fries The History of My Shoes and The Evolution of Darwin’s Theory by July 14, 2017 $10.99 49157 words Sample 15%
In The History of My Shoes and the Evolution of Darwin’s Theory, Kenny Fries tells us two stories: the development of the theory of “survival of the fittest,” as articulated by Charles Darwin and Alfred Russel Wallace; and the history of his ever-changing, made-to-order, orthopedic shoes.
Ajuma by TJ Davis Ajuma by July 13, 2017 $4.99 24320 words Sample 20%
TJ Davis' debut consists of a memoir and three short stories. Favors for Neighbors: The true story of TJ starting his own volunteering project. Only in Dreams: A man gets daily emails of the past night's dreams. Ajuma: A Korean subway car cleaner finds a dead body. Expulsion: A trip to the principal's office.
My Life Story Over coming Tribulation by Glenn Latimer My Life Story Over coming Tribulation by July 13, 2017 $12.00 23112 words Sample 20%
I hope more than ever that people are willing to change their lifestyles so they can become better individuals. They can't allow their past to determine who they are today. Through life experience, I learned with God's help that I can change the way I think and behave. I wanted a different quality of life, and I knew that I had to start doing something different by doing God will not mine.
Caretakers and Lifesavers by Dale M. Bayliss Caretakers and Lifesavers by July 13, 2017 $6.95 118838 words
This book is about my complex, fulfilling life in EMS, Health Care, Medicine and many personal adventures as I can remember them. The stories and presentations are as accurate and as clear as I could portray them without hurting or harming others along the way. Along the way, I have learned so many valuable lifelong lessons...
Growing Up in White South Africa by Neville Herrington Growing Up in White South Africa by July 13, 2017 $11.39 215849 words Sample 20%
“Growing up in White South Africa” is a delightful journey back into the past that brings alive an era that should resonate with those who lived through it, and fascinate those that didn’t. Neville captures the sounds, smells, nuances, events and special characteristics of a post war age that remain etched in his memory.
Tally Ho, Eagles... Book Two by Gerald Grantham Tally Ho, Eagles... Book Two by July 11, 2017 $3.99 84611 words Sample 20%
TALLY HO, EAGLES In the Fall of 1942, the three RAF Eagle Squadrons became the 4th Fighter Group, US 8th Air Force. They had started out flying Spitfires, and eating British food … then they had to change to the big P‑47, and Spam! This is the story of that change …how they adapted to the American forces; their women, and their losses.
Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe - Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 and Beyond by Gary Vitacco-Robles Icon: The Life, Times, and Films of Marilyn Monroe - Volume 2: 1956 to 1962 and Beyond by July 11, 2017 $9.95 280522 words
Based upon interviews, diaries, and personal files—void of sensationalism—Icon: The Life, Times, & Films of Marilyn Monroe Vol. 2 dispels many myths and reveals the ultimate truth about Hollywood's most charismatic, beloved, and enduring star.
From Behind the Machine by Beale Stainton From Behind the Machine by July 10, 2017 $4.99 85083 words
From Behind the Machine is a bitter and beautiful love story told across intrepid travels to unknown places with unknown people. It is timeless, painful, compassionate, and, above all, it is a reminder of how we should all be living and loving - with honesty, bravery, curiosity ... and a good, strong coffee.
Парадоксы мореходки by Mihhail Zujev Парадоксы мореходки by July 10, 2017 $69.99 29448 words Sample 2%
Эта история о том, как перерождалась школа, как устаревшее и неэффективное давало дорогу новому. Как образование ХХI века проложило себе дорогу, с треском выкинув ненужное. Процесс шел по всему миру, но мы вам расскажем о том, как он выглядел в Эстонии, когда там существовала морская академия, где еще оставались пережитки прошлого.
The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living: A Daughter's Memoir by Mary Hiland The Bumpy Road to Assisted Living: A Daughter's Memoir by July 09, 2017 $3.99 59868 words Sample 20%
As a blind only child, the author enjoyed the single-minded love and devotion of her parents. So when her mother, in the early stages of Alzheimer’s, was going blind and deaf and needed to move into assisted living, it was time for Ms. Hiland to assume the duties and role reversals required for her mother. She wrote her book with the hope of being helpful to others in this tough place in life.
Hi, I'm Here for a Recording. The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist by Pilar Orti Hi, I'm Here for a Recording. The Ordinary Life of a Voiceover Artist by July 09, 2017 $2.59 42653 words Sample 15%
Read stories of success and setback as a freelancer in this telling account of everyday life. From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to a major audition for a popular cartoon series. Walk with her. Find out why Pilar’s voiceover career revealed more about herself than anything else and how these insights helped her to discover a new passion for podcasting.
My Life by Saffin Alimamy My Life by July 08, 2017 Free! 19027 words Read a sample
This book is an autobiography of my own, Saffin Alimamy, where I faced many situations in my life by living in multiple countries and experiencing their social lives. I am a multi-cultural young male adult, and I hope this book can help to inspire you in many different ways.
The Search for Connection: A Spiritual Journey to Physical, Emotional, and Financial Health by Joan Sotkin The Search for Connection: A Spiritual Journey to Physical, Emotional, and Financial Health by July 08, 2017 $2.99 37482 words Sample 20%
Follow one woman's journey to inner peace, physical health and financial well-being from young adulthood to the present. As part of her quest, In 1976, Joan Sotkin gave everything she owned away and wandered from place to place for many years, trusting her inner guidance. Her story is one of courage and tenacity and has inspired many readers who search for their own answers.