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Le Festival de Wight 70 vu par 2 Frenchies by Gaelle Kermen Le Festival de Wight 70 vu par 2 Frenchies by Sep. 20, 2017 $10.99 9351 words
Le Festival de Wight 1970 vu par 2 Frenchies nous plonge au cœur de l'ambiance qui a régné pendant trois jours exceptionnels du 28 août au 31 août 1970 sur la colline d'Afton Down, au-dessus de l'enceinte cernée de palissades en tôle où se déroulait "the best ever organised" festival of music. Notes et photographies prises au vol, dans l'instant souvent magique et poétique d'un temps suspendu.
Mary Queen of Scots Biography: The Executed Queen Who Lost the Throne For Love by Chris Dicker Mary Queen of Scots Biography: The Executed Queen Who Lost the Throne For Love by Sep. 19, 2017 $3.99 8303 words Sample 7%
Mary Queen of Scots was dazzlingly beautiful queen of Scotland. She was crowned at birth, but her destiny was quite different. Mary never had control over her life and somebody else was making choices for her. She followed blindly someone else's agenda without giving any critical thought on the outcome. First, she was sent to France when Mary was only 5 years old...
Notes from Bisbee: Twenty years on the Border with killer bees, rattlesnakes, and folks needing supervision. by Debrah Strait Notes from Bisbee: Twenty years on the Border with killer bees, rattlesnakes, and folks needing supervision. by Sep. 19, 2017 $4.99 40564 words Sample 20%
Here in Southeastern Arizona, Tombstone is called the town too tough to die. Bisbee, on the other hand, is known as the town too high to care. That description might refer to the mile high altitude. Every year I’ve written a newsletter to family and friends about the wonders of Bisbee. The letters are all here, just as I sent them out. I hope you enjoy them.
Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph by Marc Buoniconti Undefeated: From Tragedy to Triumph by Sep. 19, 2017 $9.99 94436 words
Marc Buoniconti, son of an NFL Hall of Fame legend Nick Buoniconti, enjoyed an admittedly reckless lifestyle until a paralyzing football injury changed his outlook and pushed him to dedicate himself to helping others.
To Hell and Back: A Former Hells Angel’s Story of Recovery and Redemption by Joe Calendino To Hell and Back: A Former Hells Angel’s Story of Recovery and Redemption by Sep. 19, 2017 $7.99 57150 words
A gripping portrait of a notorious Vancouver gangster and Hells Angels elite who descended into a life of homelessness and addiction, ultimately redeeming himself through award-winning youth advocacy.
Diplomat, Dissident, Spook by Bill Warden Diplomat, Dissident, Spook by Sep. 18, 2017 $7.99 101587 words
The colourful and compelling tale concerns that of a former cold warrior who gets successively disabused of his ideological certainties, going from espionage-central in Berlin in the late 1950s, to the belly of the beast of "the Evil Empire" in Moscow, to Cuba, where he worked gathering intelligence for the CIA...
We're Queer And We Should Be Here by Darryl Telles We're Queer And We Should Be Here by Sep. 18, 2017 $2.99 74589 words Sample 10%
Darryl Telles's sexuality is as important to him as his passion for Tottenham Hotspur, yet like other gay football supporters, he has had to endure decades of abuse from homophobic fans. Homosexuality is still so reviled that there is not a single `out' gay player in the top four tiers of the Football League. This is the story.
Bad Choices Make Good Stories by Oliver Markus Malloy Bad Choices Make Good Stories by Sep. 17, 2017 Free! 67508 words Read a sample
A darkly funny coming-of-age novel based on true events. Oliver, a teenage hacker living in Germany, meets Donna online. She's an American girl living in New York. After chatting and talking on the phone for months, he finally decides to surprise her with a visit. But he soon finds out that things are not what they appeared to be, and that this visit will change his life forever.
Carmine Tramunti New York City Cosa Nostra Boss by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr Carmine Tramunti New York City Cosa Nostra Boss by Sep. 17, 2017 $2.99 2583 words Sample 5%
Carmine Tramunti's mob dominated criminal life in the northern Bronx and Westchester County areas. A convict at 22, Tramunti was imprisoned at Sing Sing in 1932. His first offense was discharging his gun at a New York City Policeman during daylight hours. Along with football player Joe Namath. Tramunti became the target of a 1969 FBI investigation. NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle intervened.
El santo que libertó una raza by Angel Valtierra El santo que libertó una raza by Sep. 16, 2017 $4.99 132337 words Sample 10%
La vida y la obra de San Pedro Claver constituyen admirable ejemplo de dedicación, amor a la humanidad, defensa de los derechos humanos y absoluta fidelidad a Dios. Como sacerdote jesuíta enviado desde España a la Nueva Granada, para de evangelizar esclavos africanos secuestrados y luego vendidos por codiciosos e inescrupulosos comerciantes de seres humanos. Su labor fue excepcional y sin par.
Annie's War by Mackenzie Brown Annie's War by Sep. 16, 2017 $2.99 61197 words
An ordinary family living through extraordinary times.
Anthony Vatore's Steinwinter Conspiracy by Anthony Vatore Anthony Vatore's Steinwinter Conspiracy by Sep. 15, 2017 $12.99 57218 words Sample 10%
It was, tagged ‘The Truck of the Future, known as the Steinwinter 2040. Prior to coming on the scene, no one had ever heard of it or the men known as Manfred Steinwinter, and WC Presley. However, time proved any connection to all three created a conspiracy like never seen before in the state of Tennessee, that would reach all the way to Stuttgart Germany.
Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer by Matt Tullis Running With Ghosts: A Memoir of Surviving Childhood Cancer by Sep. 15, 2017 $10.99 81349 words
Author Matt Tullis reminds us that surviving childhood cancer can be a challenge as formidable as fighting for your life—and more enduring. As an adult,he began to be haunted by the memories of all the friends and caregivers he’d left behind on the cancer ward of Akron Children’s Hospital and decided to seek them out. A beautiful true story about friendship, loss and closure.
The DeCavalcante Assassination of Gambino Family Soldier Joseph The DeCavalcante Assassination of Gambino Family Soldier Joseph "Joey Surprise" Feola April 19, 1965 by Sep. 14, 2017 $2.99 3255 words Sample 5%
Joseph Feola was hoping to expand his waste disposal business into northern New Jersey. FBI sources indicate he became a target of his own Gambino family leader, Carlo Gambino. Don Carlo and Sam the Plumber DeCavalcante were in on a garbage deal that encompassed Mount Vernon, Westchester County and northern New Jersey. Apparently Feola was sacrificed when he began encroaching on Colombo turf.
Donald Trump Biography: The Real Donald Trump Mainstream Media Does Not Want You To Know: The 45th President of The United States by Chris Dicker Donald Trump Biography: The Real Donald Trump Mainstream Media Does Not Want You To Know: The 45th President of The United States by Sep. 14, 2017 $4.99 10691 words Sample 7%
Who's the REAL Donald Trump? Why CNN, MSNBC, ABC and others say one thing, InfoWars, Drudge Report, Wiki Leaks say another? There are a lot of speculations about the true intentions of Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States. Some say, he'll unite the nation, others say he's break it apart. What's the truth behind all of that and who's right? In this biography, we'll examine...
Babe Ruth Biography: How The Baseball Legend Shaped The Sport Industry and Made Baseball Popular? by Chris Dicker Babe Ruth Biography: How The Baseball Legend Shaped The Sport Industry and Made Baseball Popular? by Sep. 14, 2017 $3.99 8050 words Sample 7%
Babe Ruth, known as George Herman Ruth, was a big baseball legend lived back in the yearly 1900s. Some speculate if wasn't for Babe Ruth, the baseball would not be as famous in the United States as it is today. Babe Ruth successfully managed to draw attention to baseball due to his playing capabilities and impressive hits at that time. In fact, as a result of Ruth’s contract to New York...
Weak Bones, Strong Wills, The Stories of XLH by The XLH Network, Inc. Weak Bones, Strong Wills, The Stories of XLH by Sep. 14, 2017 $9.99 33204 words Sample 10%
Hypophosphatemia causes our bones to be soft and our lives to be hard, but we are strong and resilient. We persevere, despite all the challenges. But if there's one thing that can slow us down, it's the lack of solid information about the real-life consequences of our rare medical condition. That's why we're here to tell the real stories of XLH and the people affected by it.
Tom Petty Biography: How The American Rock and Roll Legend Shaped the Music Industry?: [Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Debut] by Chris Dicker Tom Petty Biography: How The American Rock and Roll Legend Shaped the Music Industry?: [Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Debut] by Sep. 14, 2017 $4.99 10657 words Sample 7%
Would you like to learn more about Tom Petty? How he managed to incorporate his personal problems into the greatest music hits of all time? Music to Tom Petty was not just money and fame. It was a way to express himself through difficult times, challenges and struggles. Somehow he found a way to channel personal problems into the music and broadcast it to fans around the world...
Wild Road Home: Memoir of an Adventuress by Christina Nealson Wild Road Home: Memoir of an Adventuress by Sep. 14, 2017 $9.99 59149 words Sample 20%
She’s not sure where she's going but that's okay. Traveling solo, she hands intuition the wheel and heeds the call to trust. To let awe transmute terror, fear become resolve. Never alone, her messengers are many: human and tree, fur and feather. Somewhere, she knows, there is a piece of her that resides in a home like no other. It sits at the end of a wild road, a nervy procession of initiations
Farabi by Emre Sarı Farabi by Sep. 14, 2017 $2.00 15131 words
Ebu Nasır Muhammed bin Muhammed bin Tarhan bin Uzlug El-Farabi (879-950) (batıda Alpharabus), Sır-ı Derya’da Faraba şehrinde doğdu. Aristo’nun derin bilgiç çalışmacısı, matematikçi ve doktor olarak ün kazandı.
Down, But Never Out by Jayda Badman Down, But Never Out by Sep. 14, 2017 $2.99 46606 words
A gripping version of events unfolds as globally known Barber, Jay Adams allows us into his world and lets us in on what happens on the other side of the barber chair... Violence, Cash, Travel, Love, and Power are just a few elements to this twisted true story
Betrayed by Frederic H Martini Betrayed by Sep. 13, 2017 $9.99 140954 words
In 1944, Staff Sergeant Frederic C. Martini’s bomber was shot down over France. He was captured by the Gestapo and, along with 167 other Allied airmen, sent to Buchenwald concentration camp to await execution. He survived—but just barely. When he returned home, the US government, the Army, and the VA denied his accounts to protect Nazi specialists brought to the US with fabricated histories.
Nightfall to Daybreak by Sally Walls Nightfall to Daybreak by Sep. 13, 2017 $4.99 23048 words
Never did it cross my mind that we would one day bury our child. But death, the cruel thief, came one evening and claimed him. And though the 'why' never leaves, hope finds its way through the long, dark night.
Oprah Winfrey Biography: How Oprah Winfrey Rose From Poverty To Become One of the Most Successful Women in the World? by Chris Dicker Oprah Winfrey Biography: How Oprah Winfrey Rose From Poverty To Become One of the Most Successful Women in the World? by Sep. 13, 2017 $4.99 8775 words Sample 7%
Oprah Winfrey, one of the most successful women in the world. She wasn't always like this, she actually came from a poor family without much role models in life. Yet, she was able to reach her wildest dreams and nothing is by accident. She knew something most people do not. She knew how to handle failures, get along with people and create success. What made her a true innovator, forging her...
Taylor Swift Biography: What Does It Take To Be Like Taylor Swift And Her Stratospheric Rise to Fame by Chris Dicker Taylor Swift Biography: What Does It Take To Be Like Taylor Swift And Her Stratospheric Rise to Fame by Sep. 13, 2017 $3.99 8318 words Sample 7%
Would you like to learn more about Taylor Swift? How she was able to stratospherically rise to fame? Some time ago, unknown and insecure 16-year-old teen released self-titled amateurish debut album and a decade later the same person has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. This unknown girls was Taylor Swift, becoming 10-time Grammy winner, establishing herself as a musician...
Emily Dickinson Biography: The Secrets Behind Emily Dickinson’s Life, Poetry and Legacy by Chris Dicker Emily Dickinson Biography: The Secrets Behind Emily Dickinson’s Life, Poetry and Legacy by Sep. 13, 2017 $3.99 8158 words Sample 7%
What inspired Emily Dickinson to write so many poems and become one of the greatest American poets of all time? After her death, Dickinson gained popularity. She tried to make a change in the world through her writings, innermost feelings and inspirations. Despite all the critics, Emily Dickinson did not seek any recognition but the poetry was aimed at her individuality and perception of the world
Mark Zuckerberg Biography: What It Took To Invent Facebook and More? by Chris Dicker Mark Zuckerberg Biography: What It Took To Invent Facebook and More? by Sep. 13, 2017 $3.99 8834 words Sample 7%
Probably you've watched "The Social Network" movie to see what's like to be Mark Zuckerberg and what he did to become successful. However, Mark Zuckerberg himself criticized the movie by questioning some facts about his life mentioned in the film. Overall, Mark was amused by the efforts someone put in to create a movie of him, but he did not really liked the idea at first...
Warren Buffett Biography: Think and Grow as an Investor Billionaire: Business Strategies, Personal Life and More by Chris Dicker Warren Buffett Biography: Think and Grow as an Investor Billionaire: Business Strategies, Personal Life and More by Sep. 13, 2017 $4.99 9170 words Sample 7%
Warren Buffett, one of the best Billionaire investors of all time. There's hardly a person who does not know who Warren Buffett actually is, unless they have been living in a cave for the last 70 years. In this biography, you'll discover how to be the next Warren Buffett. This is more than just a biography of his life, but it consists of investment, business strategies and costly mistakes...
From Karaoke to the Platters by Paul B Allen III From Karaoke to the Platters by Sep. 13, 2017 $9.99 43431 words Sample 15%
The incredible and inspirational tale of how Paul B Allen III went from singing in karaoke establishments, to become the lead singer of one of the greatest vocal groups of all time, The Platters (Only You; Smoke Gets in Your Eyes; The Great Pretender, etc.). Paul documents step by step the things he did to make it happen, giving anecdotal experiences from his life that will entertain and delight.
Autobiografia de un 7 en el eneagrama by Dorian Oria Autobiografia de un 7 en el eneagrama by Sep. 12, 2017 Free! 17252 words
Desde que escribí este manuscrito, como parte de los requisitos para graduarme como terapeuta gestáltico, me he preguntado si hacerlo público, más allá del círculo de la escuela donde estudié, porque creo que servirá de ejemplo (y ojalá de inspiración) para aquellos que estén interesados en su trabajo de conocerse.
Weighing Things Up, Book Two by Robert T. Branco Weighing Things Up, Book Two by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 49338 words Sample 20%
Like Bob Branco’s first book of essays, Weighing Things Up (2014), this book (his 5th) consists of more than 100 short, mainly conservative essays. Many of them were previously published in magazines or on a blog. The categories are general social issues, government and politics, blindness and disability, education, science and technology, employment, medical issues and concerns, and sports.
Samuel Johnson: A Biography by John Wain Samuel Johnson: A Biography by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 192251 words
John Wain presents a major biography of England's greatest man of letters. He describes how "Johnson often mixed with people who were desperate human wrecks, some of whom were close friends; to the end of his life he filled house with people who were not successes in the eyes of the world, yet at the same time he conversed on equal and better than equal terms."
The Lost Intruder, the Search for a Missing Navy Jet by Peter Hunt The Lost Intruder, the Search for a Missing Navy Jet by Sep. 12, 2017 $9.99 77650 words Sample 10%
In 1989, a U.S. Navy A-6 Intruder crashed off Whidbey Island, Washington. The Navy's search for the jet came up empty handed. Former Navy pilot Peter Hunt knew the lost Intruder well, as the jet came from his squadron; he had flown that aircraft. Hunt long imagined the thrill of finding the sunken A-6. In 2014 he struck out to find the missing A-6 while battling young onset Parkinson's disease.
Prince Biography: How Prince Nelson Shaped the Music Industry Against the Special Interests?: Purple Rain Mysteries by Chris Dicker Prince Biography: How Prince Nelson Shaped the Music Industry Against the Special Interests?: Purple Rain Mysteries by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 5698 words Sample 7%
Have you wondered what inspired Prince and how he became one of the most famous artists in the planet? What you are about to learn in this biography about Prince is very little known, because he was a very private person. Mostly people from his inner circle knew him into some extent. In this biography we have provided in-depth analysis from some of the people Prince worked with in studios...
Whitney Houston Biography: Secrets and Rumors Most People Would Never Know by Chris Dicker Whitney Houston Biography: Secrets and Rumors Most People Would Never Know by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 9924 words Sample 7%
Whitney Houston, the revolutionary pop icon who changed the face of the entertainment industry and paved the way to many black singers and musicians in the 1990s and early 2000s. Before Whitney, there was not any black woman singer allowed on MTV. She was one of the first black women to receive air-time on MTV. Whitney was the first woman to receive three number one hits in one album...
Shirley Temple Biography: The ‘Perfect Life’ of the Child Star Shirley Temple During the Great Depression by Chris Dicker Shirley Temple Biography: The ‘Perfect Life’ of the Child Star Shirley Temple During the Great Depression by Sep. 12, 2017 $4.99 9258 words Sample 7%
You are about to discover the astonishing and quite unusual success of Shirley Temple during the harsh times the United States has ever known - The Great Depression of the 1930s. While people struggle for survival, food, shelter, and money, Shirley Temple rocked the entertainment industry and prevented many of the film companies like Twentieth Century Fox from bankruptcy...
Dolly Parton Biography: The Queen of the Country Music, Dollywood and More by Chris Dicker Dolly Parton Biography: The Queen of the Country Music, Dollywood and More by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 9482 words Sample 7%
Dolly Parton, the undisputed "Queen of Country Music," sold over 100 million records around the world. Dolly is not just singer, songwriter. She's also involved in acting and films. During her diverse career, she eliminated the myth of "dumb blondes," as she is advocating women empowerment and independence. Dolly Parton is quite an independent and business woman...
Elon Musk Biography: How The World Would Look Like in the Next 30 Years?: Tesla Cars, SpaceX, SolarCity and Other Inventions by Chris Dicker Elon Musk Biography: How The World Would Look Like in the Next 30 Years?: Tesla Cars, SpaceX, SolarCity and Other Inventions by Sep. 12, 2017 $4.99 7936 words Sample 7%
Elon Musk, the "TONY STARK" of the 21st century! Unlike Tony Stark, this is not a fiction movie. Elon Musk, self-made billionaire, inventor, and entrepreneur has started a quest for advancements in the technology like Tony Stark in the Iron Man movies. Elon's vision of the future is enormously different from 99,7% of the population. 90% of his inventions were initially ideas where most people...
Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road by Chris Dicker Janis Joplin Biography: The Pearl of The Rock N’ Roll: Promiscuity, Cocaine and Alcohol Abuse On the Road by Sep. 12, 2017 $3.99 10089 words Sample 7%
Janis Joplin, the PEARL of the Rock N' Roll in the 1960s. Unlike other singers and artists, she passed away very soon, unable to finish probably one of her best albums in her career. Janis Joplin's lifestyle was quite messy. There's a reason for her death, especially when it comes to the events back from her childhood. Janis was an outcast in the society, but ...
John Fury Rochester, New York Public Enemy #1 by Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr John Fury Rochester, New York Public Enemy #1 by Sep. 12, 2017 $2.99 2663 words Sample 5%
A gang of three led by John Fury was discovered holed up inside the Miller Garage in Rochester in December 1936. His accomplices were second offender Frank Miller, 29, and first offender Anthony Ollis, 32. The triumvirate was responsible for stealing safes from restaurants, bakeries, etc. Over a five year period their 10-20 year sentences were shortened and then reinstated by various judges.
The Great Escape: The Inside Story of the Dannemora Prison Escape by Paul "Doc" Gaccione The Great Escape: The Inside Story of the Dannemora Prison Escape by Sep. 12, 2017 $5.99 73821 words Sample 20%
Written in his own unique style, Author Paul “Doc” Gaccione covers his experiences as a prisoner in this maximum security facility during the time of the Danemora Prison Escape.
de Kennedy à Madonna by Daniel Ichbiah de Kennedy à Madonna by Sep. 12, 2017 $4.77 89656 words
Kennedy, Bob Dylan, Mazarine, Serge Gainsbourg, Madonna... 17 destinées exceptionnelles sont dépeintes dans ce récit. Ce livre est constitué d'une série d'écrits que j'ai réalisés au fil des années et qui ont connu une popularité marquante. Gageons que vous frissonnerez en découvrant comment Steve Jobs et Bill Gates ont bataillé au fil des années, comment est née la chanson Imagine de Lennon ou
French License by Joe Start French License by Sep. 11, 2017 $3.99 64791 words
A narrative non-fiction story covers a Californian expat's hilarious attempt at getting a driver's license in Paris. What appears simple enough becomes a tragicomedy as he confronts one obstacle after another. There are impossible situations, 'only in France' characters and cautionary tales from the bumbling of an average Joe. Read until the end to see if he beat the odds and made it or not.
American Wage Slave by Mel Thompson American Wage Slave by Sep. 10, 2017 Free! 20415 words Read a sample
Wage Slave is mentally ill and physically ill. When he can work, he is relegated to soul-killing jobs that drive him deeper into depression, anxiety and insomnia. His disastrous work record assures that his next job is usually more horrific the last. This spiral of downward mobility alienates him from lovers, family and friends, leaving him elderly, alone and floundering social services.
The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation by Mollie Player The Power of Acceptance: One Year of Mindfulness and Meditation by Sep. 09, 2017 Free! 31650 words Read a sample
For a day, a week, even a month at a time, she had the feeling continuously. It was the feeling of connection with the Divine, and Mollie Player wanted to hold on to it forever. But how? The Power of Acceptance is a year-long journal in which she shares her attempt to do a sitting meditation each day, then remain in the state of meditation as much as possible after that.
What I Learned from Jane by Mollie Player What I Learned from Jane by Sep. 09, 2017 Free! 13229 words Read a sample
What I Learned From Jane is the true story of how a child born with severe brain damage changed her mother's life. Here is an excerpt: "And I have no other explanation for how it feels to have given birth to a person and then spent a few days with them before letting them go other than that: It feels like being a mother probably feels every day. It felt like being a mother."
Vladimir Putin Biography: The Rise of the New Tsar, How Putin Will Rule The World and The New Russian Empire? | The Glory of Vladimir Putin, The Glory of Russia by Chris Dicker Vladimir Putin Biography: The Rise of the New Tsar, How Putin Will Rule The World and The New Russian Empire? | The Glory of Vladimir Putin, The Glory of Russia by Sep. 08, 2017 $4.99 10497 words Sample 5%
There's hardly a person who does not heard of Vladimir Putin. Most of the Western media describe him as an aggressor, dictator and autocrat. We are going to eliminate some of the common myths about Putin and see the "real Putin" behind the scenes...
Through Fields to an Education by Ana A. Cavazos Through Fields to an Education by Sep. 08, 2017 $2.99 791 words Sample 20%
In this memoir, the author uses descriptive language and voice to transport the reader into the day in the life of a teenage girl, as she accompanies her family to work in the fields during a summer in the Rio Grande Valley.
A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing by Cherie Kephart A Few Minor Adjustments: A Memoir of Healing by Sep. 07, 2017 $4.99 67430 words
Told with brutal honesty, astonishing wit, and a haunting vulnerability, A Few Minor Adjustments is an unforgettable memoir that will move you with its fiercely inspirational account of one woman’s incredible journey to find life-saving answers to a mysterious illness. In the end, she finds much more than a diagnosis.
The Extraordinary Case of Sister Liguori by Maureen McKeown The Extraordinary Case of Sister Liguori by Sep. 07, 2017 $3.99 53880 words Sample 20%
The remarkable but true story of a young Irish nun who flees her convent in Wagga Wagga, NSW, barefoot, in her nightgown, on a foggy winter’s night in 1920, setting the scene for a religious storm unprecedented in Australia’s history. She finds refuge in the home of local Protestants who refuse to disclose her whereabouts to the Catholic authorities.