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  • Tough and Competent

    by Eugene F. Kranz
    “It was as tough a test as could be conceived and put to flight control . . . if there was any weakness, the team would have crumbled. The teams dealt with IT!! There is no way that you could have a team stand up the way we did. We knew we had IT. It was all built in as we had been working on IT! for years.”— Arnold Aldrich (Apollo 13) Tough and Competent documents the leadership and teamwork principles which emerged from an organization of novice, part-time engineers in NASA Mercury Control.... more
  • The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking

    by Greg Munck

    Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head or snorting cocaine at 13 with his dad, the unpredictable and unwanted were Greg Munck’s normal. But just when the anxiety and anger inside of him were starting to vent and rumble, the United States Marines and a long boat ride to Kuwait to fight in the Gulf War intervened to change the tra... more

  • The Birth of a Radical

    by Clifton Reive Whitley Jr
    This book traces the development of the author from early childhood through a long chain of experiences ranging from a semi-handicapped child to a combat hero with triple bronze stars. It traces his, the author's, development from a hired sawmill hand to a functioning farming cooperative. The book follows the author from a disenfranchised war veteran to a vice-chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Pocket of Pain

    by LadyWarfield
    Pocket of Pain is a coming-of-age memoir that takes place in a world of 80’s popular culture, music, and fashion. As her parent’s marriage falls apart, Suzanne escapes into a relationship with a boy who is five years older and ends up being more controlling than her father. She escapes once again, this time as she leaves for college, and submerges herself in the RVA punk rock scene. Ultimately, a dark secret from the past surfaces, and she is forced to take another hard look at the relationsh... more
  • Me and The Times: My wild ride from elevator operator to New York Times editor, columnist, and change agent (1967-97)

    by Robert W. Stock
    On one level, an intimate, warts-and-all account of the making of The New York Times Sunday package in its pre-Internet heyday, told from the vantage point of an editor, writer, columnist and change agent. On another level, the personal odyssey of a suddenly married Yale freshman with a baby on the way with no job and no prospects. From hia early days as a World War II air raid bicycle messenger…to hia seat at the captain’s table of the S.S. France…to his belated sowing of wild oats at age 45... more
  • Time Served

    by T. L. Cromwell
    HOW TO SURVIVE IN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST AND MOST DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS IN AMERICA! If you have ever wondered what happens in prison, then Time Served is for you. It's an in-depth memoir from a correctional officer's perspective. The incarcerated population have written many books, but only a few have been written by prison staff. Meet T. L. Cromwell, an African American woman, who shares her truth about 21+ years of time served in prison. She shares her experience walking the "Toughest Beat in... more
  • Running Away From Cancer

    by Greg Schnoor
    My name is Greg Schnoor and I wanted to share my book I just released, "Running Away From Cancer." My book is an inspirational journey of me being a non-runner who turned to running after being diagnosed with malignant brain cancer. I was never a runner before but over 12 years ago, my life took a drastic turn with a brain cancer diagnosis. A year later, I began running, transforming from struggling to reach the mailbox to now completing 96 marathons, including 9 100-mile ultramarathons, in... more
  • The Secret Practice: Eighteen Years on the Dark Side of Yoga

    by Joelle Tamraz
    His yoga focused on control and manipulation. Until she broke the sequence. For fans of Netflix’s Bikram, Tara Westover’s Educated, and Megan Phelps-Roper’s Unfollow "an intense and suspenseful memoir"—Kirkus Reviews "I didn't want to put it down."—Karen DeBonis, author of Growth “The word yoga comes from the same root as the word yoke—to tie together.” Joelle Tamraz was barely past twenty when she traveled to India in search of spiritual wisdom. In Rishikesh, the home of yoga, sh... more
  • Sometimes Cruel: Short Stories

    by Demetrius Koubourlis PhD
    Does war excuse domestic violence? Does it encourage it?  If people are cruel to each other in a war society, are they more prone to abuse their children? Some stories occur in World War II Greece and involve family and non-family violence in an environment where the author witnessed Jews hauled like cattle. The author presents vivid accounts of his childhood and ponders the role of war and culture in our lives. He offers insightful ways to cope with our feelings toward one's parents that may he... more
  • Kansas GenExistential: Essays from the Heartland

    by Amber Fraley
    With her trademark biting wit, Fraley describes the foibles and follies of growing up a kid in the turbulent and strange decade of the 1980s, odd characters she encountered in the 1990s, and how GenXers are now handling midlife differently than their parents. She also talks frankly about her late entry into the reproductive justice movement and what menopause is really like with equal parts humor and compassion. From the long, strange trip of the Reagan years to the Trump years, and the particul... more
  • Little Boy Lost

    by David Peters
    A memoir about a boy's journey after the suicide of his mother.
  • Flat Please Hold the Shame

    by Ellyn Winters
    One in eight women will be affected by breast cancer in their lifetime. FLAT PLEASE is one woman’s story. After the initial shock of hearing that you have breast cancer, women find themselves navigating the foreign waters of medical diagnostics, surgery and treatment. As a fellow traveller on this road, Ellyn Winters quickly realized that with knowledge comes power, and that power gives women the semblance of control in what is, quite honestly an uncontrollable situation. She began to un... more
  • Running with Grace

    by Lori Van Dusen

    “Having had the privilege of witnessing this journey from ideation to release, the resounding theme has been Lori's courage.” —Ian J. Wilson, MD, philanthropist and founder WALLTHERAPY


    Nothing about Lori Van Dusen’s childhood indicated she’d become one of the nation’s top independent financial advisors. She was born prematurely on the wrong side of the tracks and with a genetic blood disorder. Her parents div... more

  • No Crying in the Operating Room: My Life as an International Relief Doctor, from Haiti, to South Sudan, to the Syrian Civil War

    by Cecily Wang, M.D.
    Cecily Wang wanted to become a doctor to help people in the most fundamental ways possible, only to become disillusioned with the profession during medical school and residency. It wasn’t until she went on an international relief mission to Haiti in 2006 that she found herself practicing medicine as she had originally envisioned. She was able to help a sick person in great need, unencumbered by red tape and regulations. The patient’s health was all that mattered. Cecily has continued to do inter... more
  • Stories That Move

    by Bill Berry

    "Stories That Move” is a collection of compelling, raw tales that document the author’s journey through childhood bullying, harsh family dynamics, near death experiences, and heart pumping adventure. From the first page to the last, you’ll be drawn into the human experience at a depth few authors are able to traverse. And in so doing, you'll discover things about yourself.

  • Brave Face: The Inspiring WWII Memoir of a Dutch/German Child

    by Caroline Crocker
    As the daughter of a Dutch postman and his German wife, five-year-old Meta finds her life totally changed when WWII begins. Meta’s anxiety is exacerbated by der Stiefel, a Nazi soldier who haunts her. Life continues downhill until starvation renders the formerly vivacious child so weak that she doesn’t care if she dies. After the war ends, poverty, prejudice, and PTSD dog her every step, and Meta finds herself unable to pursue her dream of becoming a physician. Should she give in to despair, jus... more