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  • Swing Low My Sweet Chariot

    by James McEachiin
    The road has been hard, and the road has been long... In his own words comes the song of James McEachin's his-story, his early years were spent in segregated North Carolina where he had few opportunities to know what was beyond the cotton fields and shanties of Rennert. The move to Hackensack, New Jersey opened his eyes to new possibilities and there he fell in love with the uniform, joining the Army at just 17. It was during his second hitch that he would experience the darkest of days, t... more
  • Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers, and Ladies of the Night

    by Mark Langan

    13 seconds of pure terror in a shootout with a drug dealer... Real crime. Real-life cop stories.

    Sergeant Mark Langan relives his front-row seat working the seamier side of crime during his decorated twenty-six-year career from youngest rookie in 1978 to narcotics sergeant on the Omaha Police force.

    Langan caught bold burglars who silently entered homes to get thrills off of touching sleeping victims. He hit bookie joints in smoke-filled bars, squeezed snitches for information, an... more

  • My Alcoholic, My Love

    by Margaret J. Moschak
    To save yourself and your family from the destruction the alcoholic brings to your life, you must turn away and learn how to take care of yourself and your loved ones. This is not easy. Most of us have been raised to love and care for the people in our lives. To break this tradition is heart wrenching and nearly impossible. Few can do it alone and the author found the Al-Anon organization of tremendous help. Here are the author's struggles as she battled to find her way to a new satisfying life ... more
  • Minus the Journey: A Journal through Europe-a Redemption in Serbia

    by Michael N. Sever
    In the fall of 1993 author Michael Sever smuggled $10,000 to family members in war torn Yugoslavia. He undertook this mission to honor his father who passed away earlier that year. But prior to the harrowing border crossing, (with a forged visa), and subsequent monetary handover, he traveled through Europe on the cheap. While planning and plotting, he experienced nearly the whole gamut of Europe, from artistic to atrocious, from silly to somber. This journal details those two months of adven... more
  • Remembrances of Things to Come

    by Douglas Bullis
    We all love to read history, but what was it like to live it? 'Remembrances of Things to Come' is a walk through France that begins in the year 1003 and ends in 1975. What did it mean to live an everyday life like you, me, or anyone we see during the day if we walked with them a hundred years ago? Three hundred years ago? Six hundred? A thousand? What did people wear? What were their jobs? What did they eat and how did they make it? What did they smell and hear. What made them laugh or cry? Wha... more
  • Bali: Life on the Ring of Fire

    by Arlo Hennings
    10 years 10 spells about true stories as an expat living in Bali.
  • Holding Fast: A Memoir of Sailing, Love, and Loss

    by Susan Cole
    HOLDING FAST: A Memoir of Sailing, Love, and Loss is Susan Cole’s story of leaving everything behind to follow her husband's lifelong dream of sailing away. Susan’s journey took her from the glitzy world of Madison Avenue advertising to riding out Hurricane Mitch, the largest hurricane on record at the time, on a sailboat in Guatemala. She hadn’t wanted to go in the first place, but ended up on a life-changing odyssey.
  • California Chrome: Our Story

    by Perry Martin
    California Chrome – Our Story A compelling book about family, life, and love. Building a dream, then getting swept away by the horse of a lifetime. The Martins had built a comfortable middle-class life, only to risk it all and push their finances to the limit in building Martin Testing Laboratories. After years of struggling, they made the business profitable through sheer will. Regaining their financial feet, you would think they would relax and enjoy their earned success. Instead, they embark... more
  • Drive Through the NIght

    by L. M. Browning
    Following the release of her micro-memoir, To Lose the Madness, and the TEDx Talk at Yale University based on her life, Browning returns from a six-year poetic silence with, Drive through the Night. Raw, gritty, lonesome, and stunningly authentic—we pick up Browning’s trail at mid-life as the poet reflects on her journey through her major relationships, both with lovers and self. The map of these poems traces the poet’s journey of overcoming and re-becoming while simultaneously set agains... more
  • The Book by Nobody for Everybody

    by Herman Goldstein
    With eighty years of life experiences as his guide, Herman Goldstein provides a guide to life for anyone and everyone. It’s an exploration of the most profound: religion, God, and the afterlife. But it’s also about dating, marriage, children, healthy living, and much, much more. The Book by Nobody for Everybody is a truly unique blend of sage advice and introspection. Witty, frank, and clever, Goldstein’s nuggets of wisdom from a life well-lived are relatable to readers of all ages and life sta... more
  • Midnight Calling: A Memoir of a Drug Smuggler's Daughter

    by Lynn Walker
    Lynn was the happy-go-lucky daughter of a Miami undercover narcotics agent—until her dad snuck out of their house in the dark of night without a glance back. She never knew what happened to him until he landed in prison for smuggling 12,000 pounds of marijuana. By then, Lynn was filling the emptiness he’d left in her life with a massive drug habit of her own. It was a perfect setup for her to latch onto the only connection to her dad that remained once he was paroled from prison—cocaine. After y... more
  • Counsel & King

    by Zyion Houston-Sconiers
    On Halloween night, 2012, Zyion Houston-Sconiers, who was 17, and Treson Lee Roberts, then 16, carried a white-handled .32-caliber revolver around Tacoma streets robbing Tacoma trick-or-treaters of 96 pieces of candy, a cellphone, and a devil mask. Zyion Houston-Sconiers and Treson Roberts were tried as adults, convicted of robbery, and given prison terms of 31 and 26 years, respectively, for the robbery spree. In 1995, Zyion was born in a in a small urban section of Tacoma Washington called... more
  • Bridging the Cultural Gap My Memoir

    by sam gupta
    Can the vast cultural gap that exists between a conservative Caucasian Hindu from India and a divorced Christian Caucasian woman from America be bridged? Can such an intercultural marriage stand the stress and test of time? This memoir answers these questions. My wife, Carol, and I come from vastly different cultures and have been married for 50 years. I, a conservative north Indian Hindu came to America for higher education in 1966; married Carol, a divorced white Caucasian American with a... more
  • Dude, Where's My Walking Stick?

    by Kevin Moore
    After my life was suddenly flipped and turned upside down, I decided to take a long walk across New Zealand’s South Island to clear my mind and heal my soul. With a pack of old, worn out equipment, very little experience, and a body that hadn’t seen a lot of physical exercise, I set off alone and terrified, to tackle the Te Waipounamu section of the Te Araroa: a 1,300 kilometre trail through some of the most incredible and beautiful landscapes Aotearoa has to offer. From the highest of highs to ... more
  • Raccoon Love

    by Stephen Akey
    Ever fallen in love? If so, you might remember some of the feelings: the dizziness, the silliness, the rapture, the idealization that ennobles both the lover and the beloved. Stephen Akey remembers all this and more in his funny, touching, and heartbreaking memoir of his twenty-three years with Lucy Ha Kung, the dazzling Chinese-Philippine graduate student that he meets one spring day in 1980 on the campus of Columbia University. And he also remembers the obverse: the disillusion, the despair, a... more
  • OK, Little Bird

    by Deena Goldstein
    In the world of Little Bird, three siblings experience the same father differently, Navigating stringent rules, cantankerous family dinners, unfiltered commentaries and lots of love, OK, Little Bird takes the reader on a bouncy ride from laughter to tears. Everything is funny till a seemingly invincible father succumbs to a terminal illness amidst the Covid19 pandemic. Little Bird sets out to make things ok for her father one last time. Through a lifetime of wry banter, voicemails, letters and... more

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