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One Day Stronger: How One Union Local Saved a Mill and Changed an Industry--and What It Means for American Manufacturingby Thomas M. NelsonIn August, 2017, the death knell sounded for yet another troubled American manufacturer: Appleton Coated, a historic paper mill in Wisconsin’s Fox River Valley. The mill and its parts were set to be sold for scrap, devastating a community. But then the unlikely happened. Dedicated union workers teamed with a lone local official to leverage an obscure legal strategy proposed by a community-minded attorney to stop the sale, enable a profitable new business plan, and save hundreds of jobs. In a wor... more
by Erika ObandoBrought to the United States illegally by Colombian parents seeking a better life for their family, Erika Obando allows her readers a candid view of the horrors and hardships she endured and how she used them to transform her life. This powerful, coming of age story traces Erika's growth into a resolute young woman who struggled to overcome incredible odds and build a solid and successful life for her son, herself and those who follow in her footsteps.
by Ralph WebsterSurviving two wars, sharing one husband, searching for answers. A hidden compartment in a black lacquer cabinet left in an attic reveals the secrets of two incredible women: Hilda, born and raised in one of the wealthiest Jewish families in turn-of-the-century San Francisco, and Katie, whose early life in Germany is marked by tragedy and death. Their lives are forever entwined by their love of the same man, the brilliant and compassionate Dr. Josef Samson. From the earliest, rough-and-tumb... more
by Dorothy Paredes26 & Fu¢ked is a story of many — whether afflicted by cancer or something else — that forces us to look inward and assess our personal histories, relationships, health, and the important decisions and actions that inform and define our futures. It is an honest, raw, transformative story of hope through adversity, and growth through challenge that wraps the reader in the intimacy and upheaval of her emotions as she struggles through her diagnosis.
by Ellyn WolfeParents aren’t supposed to outlive their children, but they do. Ellyn Wolfe’s journey through hell and out the other side begins with a phone call from 3,000 miles away, “Mom, I have cancer.” A memoir of loss and survival, denial and fear, optimism and coping strategies, “Grateful for the Color Blue” is a compassionate outreach to anyone who has lived through loss and needs to know they are not alone. Beautifully written with heart-wrenching intensity, diversionary escapes into natu... more
by Marklyn Beck
With bold and courageous arrows of love and truth, Polka-Dot Bath shoots straight and aims skillfully for the heart!
A 28-year veteran & award-winning RN tells the real issues, the facts, the never-before-told-happens-every-day-everywhere issues in nursing homes... their very secrecy maintained by the most often unspoken, always understood, highly effective oath of silence… those secrets are finally revealed. The closet is opened. The thick dust is clearing; for... more
by Alan V. GoldmanPresented as seventy-three narrative-style poems, some of which are rhyming and others are in prose or blank verse, Reflections on Mountaineering, A Revised and Expanded EDITION: A Journey Through Life as Experienced in the Mountains summarizes much of what the author, Alan V. Goldman, learned in his more than thirty years of climbing. Many of the same moral issues that confront us in everyday life are present in the high mountains, only to a sharper degree. Musing on topics such as awe and wond... more
by Simone KnegoDo you wake up every day feeling like you’re going through the motions, that the hundreds of choices you make have almost no impact on the people around you? Many motivational books will tell you that in order to better the world, you must first better yourself. But you really only need to change the way you see yourself and the world around you will change. What you do everyday matters and inspires others. By sharing your story, you can motivate and encourage those around you—and in doing so,... more
by William HartMy coming of age memoir about an amateur roller racing team poignantly recounts my education in love and sex against a backdrop of flat-out athletic competition.
The Queen's Christmas & Easter Messages: Queen Elizabeth II Describes the Significance of Christmas & Easterby Geoffrey WaughQueen Elizabeth II describes the significance of Christmas and Easter. An illustrated anthology with a double page for each broadcast from every year of The Queen's reign.
by Angela Ruiz & Mary RuizWhat lies in the mind of an innocent child who cannot sleep? From the young age of three, Esperanza suffers endless nights of deprived sleep, set on a path of struggle against her perverted father, Hector, and her enabling mother, Carmen. Unable to rely on the two most important people in her life, to care for, protect, and love her, Esperanza instead grows up with regular physical and sexual abuse from her father. Esperanza’s four brothers knew little to nothing of the torment going on down the... more
by Michael SchauchIn 2012, Michael Schauch and his wife, Chantal, undertook an expedition deep in the Himalaya of northern Nepal, into a remote valley that had been closed off to outsiders for decades. They led a team of artists (a photographer, a musician, and a painter), with the objective of capturing a moment in time through their unique lenses. As a mountaineering fanatic, Michael had a second (and less conspicuous) goal to climb an unknown mountain he had only identified through a photograph. What unfolded ... more
by Bob FarinaI Didn’t Always Like Calamari is Bob’s detailed recollection of growing up in post-war New York during the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s, as well as the growth of his own family and career all the way through the turn of the new millennium. Bob’s early memories paint a vivid picture of that time in his - and American - history including numerous depictions of Italian-American family gatherings, but also tales of coming-of-age experiences familiar to American youths of that era, regardless of their ethnic... more
by Cristina Pugh
The message in this book is a universal one about experiencing firsthand the horrors of war and living with the aftermath, The Vietnam War did its best to ruin my late husband's life from the day he landed, there to the day he died from an aggressive lung cancer linked to his exposure to Agent Orange while he was stationed in South Vietnam.
He began writing his account of the Vietnam War years back, but he died in 2011 before it was finished. Before he passed away, I promi... more
by David Pietrusza
A sardonic expedition into a small-town ethnic childhood and post-World War II America—and how to survive Rust Belt hard times.
At last . . . a memoir finally worthy of comparison to the uproariously funny fiction of the great Jean Shepherd, author and narrator of the beloved A Christmas Story.
Only . . . it’s all true. Sometimes . . . sadly true.
Award-winning presidential historian and baseball scholar David Pietrusza’s witty and wise tale o... more