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Literary Essays, Critiques & Biographies

  • Iraqi Americans: The War Generation

    by Weam Namou
    The War Generation, the first of the Iraqi Americans book series, is a collection of 36 articles that Weam Namou wrote over the years which paint a picture of Iraqi Americans’ political and social situation and their struggles. Namou writes, “The views that leaders, politicians and activists I interviewed had about Iraq and the United States fascinated me, especially since their views largely differed from, or were not found in, mainstream media. Given these people’s direct connection to both co... more
  • Sugartime: The Sweet and Sticky Life of Country Music Legend Charlie "Sugartime" Phillips

    by Cy Cushenberry

    Charlie "Sugartime" Phillips is the forgotten country music legend. He is increasingly recognized as a pioneer in Western Swing, Country, and Rockabilly genres of music. After the onslaught of his Gold Record winning song, "Sugartime," as popularized by the McGuire Sisters in 1958, Charlie's life would see the rise and stagnation of a fascinating 68 year musical career. His associations with Buddy Holly and the Crickets, Ray Price, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Merle H... more

  • Beyond the Gray Leaf: The Life and Poems of J.P. Irvine

    by Dustin Renwick
    Walt Whitman, John Burroughs, and J.P. Irvine represent a handful of the thousands of government clerks who worked in Washington, D.C., after the Civil War. But Irvine, a small-town poet from the prairies, was the one selected to address President Ulysses S. Grant and a crowd of 10,000 on Memorial Day 1873. Those words were lost, along with the legacy of the man. Until now.
  • Who Is Hunter Thompson's 'Counselor'

    by W. Chenault Smith
    This is a true account of Hunter S. Thompson, the father of GONZO journalism, the "OUTLW Journalist" who in the last few months of his life came to know Jesus Christ as his COUNSELOR, before he took his own life.
  • A Matter of Survival: The Story of Frances

    by Arleen Mercorella
    When do life's troubles become too much to handle? For Frances it wasn't when her father abandoned her at age six. Or when she spent the next ten years in an orphanage, with stern nuns who offered little in the way of comfort or consolation. And that was just the beginning of the obstacles she faced in life, after being born on 1917 to an Italian immigrant couple who seemed to resent her very existence. But as documented by her daughter in this amazing true story, Frances never sh... more
  • Scars & Make-Up

    by Shantay Williams
    To all my single mothers out there who have or are going through the struggle do not let anything deter you from what you want in life and what you have been striving for. The best is yet to come and although things have seemed too far-fetched or out of reach; as strong Black women we were destined for greatness. Always shoot for the stars and aim high in whatever endeavors you pursue and never let anything get you down regardless of your situation. Always take the good with the bad and smile wh... more
  • Real Reality or the consequential human reality

    by Nicolas Desire
    This book is not to be spoiled. Open it, have fun discovering interest or disinterest. There is no reason for me to encourage the feeling of numbness of the comfort by giving the potential readers already the full plot and meaning of my book. Discovering is finding your path through the shallow and deep waters, through storms and barbaric winds, to finally land at the shore of revelation.
  • Jesus wanted

    by Pawel Zelwan
    The book “Jesus wanted” is a personal call for the verification of common representations of the figure and identity of the Originator of Christian faith. The call is addressed primarily to believers, but only due to the same reason why the Master of Nazareth gave priority access to the benefits of the Gospel to the elect of his Father. I therefore also direct the invitation to face the thought and faith contained herein to Readers who are only loosely or even antagonistically connected t... more
  • Controversial Commentary About America

    by James W. Breedlove

    James W. Breedlove is the author of CONTROVERSIAL COMMENTARY

    ABOUT AMERICA; Doris Taylor compiled the articles in this anthlogy.

    The book is an anthology of articles written by Breedlove over a period of

    years. It deals mostly with race relations and issues.

  • Queen of Deception - The true story of Daisy Bates

    by Brian D. Lomas
    Daisy Bates was regarded as an expert on Aboriginal culture, and her influence penetrated every corner of white Australia. An uncommon woman; she became a celebrity who met princes, dined at the governor’s table, lectured to packed halls, stayed at the best hotels and travelled first-class. It is also the tale of a woman who met naked men, women and children as they came out from the desert, cooked on a campfire, wrote on scraps of paper, lived under canvas and journeyed by camel buggy. What unf... more
  • Fact & Fake Files & Fiction of the Paranormal

    by Timothy Spenard
    All of us are haunted. You don’t agree? Consider for a moment…there are images, experiences, people you carry with you, whether you want to or not. They’re the ghosts of your past, of yourself, of your life. Once you understand that simple truth—the veil between everyday life and the paranormal dissolves, and you are ready to step into the eerie world of Fact & Fake Files & Fiction of the Paranormal. A unique creation, half of this book recounts chilling moments of the author’s life, and half en... more
  • Rasputin and the Jews: A Reversal of History

    by Delin Colon
    This book is a well-documented account of Rasputin as a healer, equal rights activist and man of God, and why he was so vilified by the aristocracy that their vicious rumors became accepted as history. For nearly a century, Grigory Rasputin, spiritual advisor to Russia's last Tsar and Tsarina, has been unjustly maligned simply because history is written by the politically powerful and not by the common man. A wealth of evidence shows that Rasputin was discredited by a fanatically anti-Semitic Ru... more
  • Mexico: Sunlight & Shadows: Short Stories & Essays by Mexico Writers

    by Mikel Miller
    This is the paperback version of the 2015 Gold Award Kindle book, one of the best books available about life for both expat residents and natives in villages and cities across Mexico. What sets it apart from other books about living in Mexico is that it's a literary collection of twenty-two short stories and essays, full of insights by contemporary authors who write and live full time in Mexico or who have spent a lot of time living in the country. Their writing spans a variety of topics; many c... more
  • Evolving a New Model of Health Care Evaluation in India

    by Dipayan Chowdhury
    The objective of this study is to analyze the growing implications of malpractice litigation on the evolution of health care reform in India and to further examine the interdependence of the two. The study is specifically in the context of a recent judgment in the Indian Supreme Court, Dr. Balram Prasad v. Doctor Kunal Saha & Ors. , where a 770 million rupees compensation had been awarded to the claimant of the suit, on account of certain special circumstances which have further been discussed i... more
  • One Man Out Of Many

    by Omar Joseph
    Omar Joseph is a young aspiring rapper who’s looking for his big break in the music industry. After being abandoned by his father and watching his mother (Evelyn) die from AIDS when he was 17, he was then forced into manhood where he becomes the man of the house for his younger brother Bilal. One way that Omar begins to cope with his new life was to write music. His passion for writing and recording music gets him his local notoriety, but the temptations and the allure of the drug dealing an... more
  • The Sound of Serenity

    by Paeti Gustav Xaviers

    This book was an autobiography of thought that began with the little girl, trying to prove she was a genius by figuring out God. As the book developed, the subconscious seed that was planted when she was a child grew and blossomed, affecting all aspects of her life.

    Through periods of marijuana abuse to being diagnosed with mental illness, she pursued her quest: to find God. In the book she related experiences that proved, to her, God's existence and she shared what she believe... more