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  • Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees: A Travelogue of Vietnam

    by C. L. Hoang

    Rain Falling on Tamarind Trees recaptures my recent visit to Vietnam. The trip was my first time going back to my ancestral homeland in over 40 years, since I’d left there in the 1970's. The book retraces the highlights of the trip: Saigon, my former hometown in the south; Hoi-An, the best preserved medieval port in Southeast Asia; Hue, the ancient capital of imperial Vietnam, on the central coast; Halong Bay, a world-renowned natural wonder; and Hanoi, the countr... more

  • I Want to Be a Teacher

    by Cathine G. Scott, Ph.D.
    Everyone knows that educators should be competent and well qualified, but what about caring for the students?<p> In life, when the boss cares about employees, they are more productive, and Cathine Gilchrist Scott, Ph.D., knows that the same is true in the classroom.<p> She looks back at her career as an educator, from her first job to earning her doctorate of philosophy degree to sharing lessons learned from teaching students of all ages at home and abroad. Throughout the book, you w... more
  • To the Fire of Normandy and Beyond

    by Frank Kozol
    Frank Kozol “Paul Kramer”, who served in the U.S. Army during WWII is the eyes and ears for the reader on what it was like to leave home and go off to War. While he’s changed the names of the people he served with, everything he writes about is true. As he takes the reader on his journey to serve his country from leaving his family and neighborhood for Registration to returning as an honorably discharged WWII veteran, the author describes his day to day adventures which lead to unexpected ser... more
  • It's the Coach's Fault

    by Lauritz Raymond Ingram

    A boy grows up in a broken family in Philadelphia. He gets in trouble and is sent to a reform school. There he finds the game of basketball. He pursues the dream of becoming a player and learns that the coaches behind us in every facet of our lives help us to become whoever and whatever we are. He decides to try and become one of those coaches. There are triumphs, failures and even disasters along his journey. He learns the lesson that sometimes all we can do is... all we can do.

  • MY JOB: Real People at Work Around the World

    by Suzanne Skees

    MY JOB is a book project and a community exploring the dignity, identity, economic viability, and inherent challenges of a variety of global occupations. Each chapter featuring folks working in tech, finance, farming, hip-hop, architecture, and more, reveals its narrator's unique life experience and personality, while creating a strong connection with the reader through the universal experience of work. Following in the tradition of Studs Terkel's 1974 bestseller WORKING, the MY ... more

  • Scholes of the Yard: The Casebook of a Scotland Yard Detective 1888 to 1924

    by G S Burroughs
    Alfred Earnest Scholes joined the Metropolitan Police in February 1888 and was one of many constables that were posted to the dark slums of Whitechapel during the Jack the Ripper scare of the same year. In a career spanning 36 years from lowly PC Scholes to Detective Inspector, this book examines some of the most fascinating crimes and criminals that had Victorian and Edwardian England shocked and enthralled. Beginning with the infamous Mrs Pearcey in the Kentish Town Murder, who cut the throat ... more
  • Lessons from Life: Four Keys to Living with More Meaning, Purpose, and Success

    by Steven Darter
    Through incredible storytelling, Steve Darter entertains and connects with readers while encouraging them to think about what makes a meaningful, purposeful, and successful life. Steve’s book is a deeply personal philosophical, spiritual, self-help memoir that discusses how to live life with more meaning, purpose, and success—at any age, young, old, or in between.
  • "On The Q.T."

    by Robert Nelson Young
    I find massive Medicaid pharmaceutical fraud, report it and nothing is done, leading to a 26-year qui tam False Claims Case, started in 1862 by Abraham Lincoln and amended in 1986 because it didn't work - and show it still doesn't as nobody in government wants to prosecute Pharmaceutical manufacturers for $57 billion missing rebates!
  • To the Mothers of the Movement, With Love

    by Dianne Liuzzi Hagan

    This memoir, dedicated to the mothers of the Black Lives Matter movement, and set against the stories of unarmed black men and women who were victims of excessive use of force and racial bias, documents Liuzzi Hagan’s journey of learning about race in America. She is white; her husband is black. Their relationship spans over forty years.  She reveals personal stories, ranging from microaggressions to the truly terrifying, and offers suggestions based on her personal experience... more

  • There Are No Alligators In Heaven

    by Donna Codell
    This is a powerful story about our daughter, Jennifer, who was born with Cystic Fibrosis. She was an amazing example of how to live fully in spite of the unrelenting savagery of Cystic Fibrosis, which eventually claimed her life in December 2015 one month before her 44th birthday. It was written with the intent of helping others that are going through their own health challenges. We wanted her words to encourage others to never give up hope and to always look for the silver lining, or light a... more
  • A Colonial Williamsburg Love Affair: Tales, Takes, and Tips From a Lifetime of Visits

    by Debra Bailey
    What draws us to travel to certain places? Why does one destination touch our souls and another leaves us cold? A Colonial Williamsburg Love Affair: Tales, Takes, and Tips From a Lifetime of Visits, explores these questions.   Through heartfelt and intimate reflections about the people, the programs, and the historic town over decades of visits, the author discovers why she still loves and returns to Colonial Williamsburg again and again. Part memoir, part science, and part history, the book als... more
  • Thank God I Died

    by Jane A. Chandler
    Thank God I Died is an extraordinary memoir about the resilience of a little girl who suffered unimaginable acts of evil, only to be saved by the power of love through her death. Jane's church-going family lived a white-picket-fence facade; in public, Jane's father and oldest brother were charming and charismatic, but behind the walls of the house their depraved abuse created terror and panic. Her mother inflicted a madness of her own. Decades later, plagued by inexplicable fear and anxiet... more
  • Dear Dad

    by Douglas Keil
    Children with cancer become wise beyond their years. During his ten weeks of experimental chemotherapy, the author's 14-year-old son, Dustin, fights for control of his environment, creating situational friendships with similarly stricken adolescents, and learning life lessons. The author has re-created a family's true experience. This emotional yet uplifting story is told in the voice of Dustin. After all, it is his story.
  • Sicilian Summer. An Adventure in Cooking with my Grandsons

    by Mary Taylor Simeti
    Part memoir, part family recipe collection, part delightful photographic record of an extraordinary experience, ithis book is also a meditation on the role food can play within the family in bonding, creating memories, and consolidating tradition and identity.
  • Our Fated Century

    by Grant V. Radokey, MD
    Our Fated Century is a kaleidoscopic scan of events and attitudes that have affected us and our fellow earthly travellers during the tumultuous period from 1917 to 2017. During this period, the earth, its people, and their ideas have been ever-changing, and our horizon has shifted from Earth to the universe. The author has had extensive experience in various work and life environments, study, teaching, clinical practice in surgery, medical research, travel, and social interaction. He invites the... more
  • All The Oceans

    by Ron Holland
    All The Oceans, Designing by the seat of my pants: Ron Holland's memoir follows the trajectory of a small-town lad with a keen sense of adventure over all the oceans to an undiscovered world of super yacht design. “Just say yes!” Ron never let the fact it had not been done before get in his way. He started out racing small dinghies and went on to win races at an international level, sailing his own designs. The autobiographical story of how his combination of talent and zest for adventure attr... more