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  • Natālija

    by Valda Zalums Gebhart

    A young Latvian woman, responsible for the safety of her parents, her sister and their nursing children, leads the family’s remarkable journey of escape ahead the Soviet Army advancing on Rīga and into the clutches of the retreating German Army. Natālija is brave story rich in human emotion.  It is a memoir of survival, irreconcilable love, and heart wrenching loss as the Petrockis family is dispatched to a series of German labor camps before liberation by American fo... more

  • The Impossible Road

    by Joe Massaro
    From academic failure and drag racing with Don Garlits to hidden drama at the 1980 Winter Olympics and a dream of constructing a Frank Lloyd Wright master’s masterpiece, Joe Massaro hits all the peaks and valleys on his Impossible Road. Overcoming a Learning Disability Joe Massaro says he’s a lucky guy, but luck got a leg up from his swift business instincts, street smarts, and perseverance. Encumbered by an undiagnosed learning disability and 10 years of academic failure and summer school, J... more
  • A Scientific Life

    by Graham Richards
    All generations of students think that they are special and possibly unique. Those of us who went up to Brasenose College in Oxford in 1958 can justify that claim better than most, particularly if that ‘Class’ includes, as is reasonable, those who came up in 1959 but went into the second year and hence took their Finals with most of us: the Class of 1961 in the north American usage, which dates by the year of graduation rather than of matriculation. The most notable additions were the several Rh... more
  • The Man in the Arena

    by Eddie Gallagher
    On September 11, 2018, Navy SEAL Chief Edward Gallagher—a highly-decorated combat veteran with nine deployments to war zones in Africa, Afghanistan, and Iraq—was arrested for war crimes at the TBI medical clinic where he was receiving treatment. His incarceration was the culmination of a year-long whisper campaign started by a group of disgruntled members of his SEAL platoon after a successful deployment fighting ISIS in Mosul, Iraq. At the end of that deployment, Chief Gallagher was named t... more
  • "Don't Fall: Adventures in Love, Loss, and Lead Climbing"

    by Sophie Smith
    22-year-old Sophie is living a life of paradoxes. She loves rock climbing but is afraid of heights. She has embarked on a solo traveling adventure but keeps meeting attractive men who insist on complicating things. She is heartbroken after the death of her mother but feels more alive than ever as she traverses three continents and eleven countries, trying to find her way. This is a coming-of-age story; a tale of adventure; and a powerful memoir of loss and love.
  • Balcony View, Living at Ground Zero after 9/11

    by JULIA FREY
    Very quietly Ron said, “You know, I think the Towers are going to go. Maybe we’d better get out of here.” \tIf either of the Towers fell at a certain angle, our building was directly in the line of fall. Above the raging flames, the perpendicular steel I-beams were beginning to bulge out, softening in the heat. Again his unnaturally quiet voice, “I can’t stay here. If the Towers fall on us, I’ll die of fright.” Julia Frey’s diary begins with September 11, 2001, when she and her terminally ... more
  • Hysterical Memories

    by Eugene Wallace
    Here is the story of a man’s life that has been riddled and ruffled with emotionally unstable personality disorder, a known mental illness. Despite spending a considerable part of his life at various rehabilitation facilities, Eugene’s life was largely marred with crazy-bound incidences. He was a convicted drug dealer with a history of violence. His case was so bad that he even attacked his dad with a claw hammer. He was everything you could think of when it came to drugs and crime. However, fro... more
  • Overcoming the Emotional Stigmas of Infertility: Barren but Not Ashamed

    by Frances Jones
    Do you feel like a failure because you cannot conceive or carry a baby to full term? Do you feel unworthy for being infertile? Are you ready to transform from a mindset of defeat and low self-esteem to one of victory, freedom, and peace? There was a time when I saw myself as damaged goods. I was hard on myself, felt unworthy because of my infertility, and was tormented by negative thoughts and emotions. The worst part was that I didn’t know how to stop. Then a miracle happened: I had an awakenin... more
  • 978-0-578-91662-0

    by Peter Funt
    Based on a lifetime doing TV's original reality show, "Candid Camera," as well as experiences from an insane number of odd jobs, Self-Amused offers laughs, loves and "Candid Camera" secrets, with zero universality.
  • The Other Computer History

    by Hans Bodmer
    Synopsis. The writer, an elderly man, writes his experiences from the early days of computer science until 2004. At that time, it was not recognized for a long time what a gigantic transformation it will bring in human history. Successes of the IT and thereby also the so usual 'flops' as well as its own will be described as subjectively as possible. It is attempted by non-technical examples and 'parables' and precise translation of the computer-specific terms to make the whole 'thing' for layme... more
  • Standing on Alligator Heads

    by Larry Jackson
    Why the title: Standing on alligator heads is a metaphor for life being a river you have to cross. In my case, with only my courage and wits, the journey is treacherous. Total destruction will come at the slightest misstep, especially when the only way across is on the proverbial heads of alligators. This is a true story about overcoming crushing hardships in life. The author was the result of the vicious and incestuous rape of his mother. He grew up in the abject poverty of the ghettos of Phil... more
  • Turning Mountains into Molehills

    by Yvonne M Morgan
    Yvonne's story follows a path from personal devastation to personal triumph through God's call to mission and serving others through ministry. Her fears, disappointments, and heartaches are all detailed in this adventure about how God's calling beckons her to continue on her mission no matter what troubles arise. Ultimately, God shows her how to turn her mountains into molehills.
  • Wrong Country, memoir

    by Larisa Rimerman

    My memoir about the transformation of young girl who, under Communist propaganda, passionately wanted to build Communism in her country and, not yet 16, went to Siberia, answering the Komsomol Appeal to the youth. Her father, rather successful Soviet writer, after spending seven years of his life in GULAG, was afraid to explain his estranged daughter the truth about

  • Love Song for Haiti: A Memoir of Life with Street Boys

    by Charlotte Oneille Adams

    Against the backdrop of Haitian culture and civil unrest, a single mother and her teenage daughter arrive in 1993 just as political violence escalates. As Director of a non-profit organization, Charlotte hopes to find a new sense of purpose and restore her relationship with her daughter. Yet nothing unfolds as she expects.

    In the city, lively street boys win her over, but they have desperate needs. In caring for them, they come to depend on her, and she, in turn, comes to relish their b... more

  • Red Thoughts

    by Tamar Nadiradze
    Matilda is a young woman who was born in a tiny city in a small country, in a very large family. She was an obedient girl with a calm nature, who was not revealing her wishes too loudly. Eventually, it ended up with suppression of her self and following the decisions of the family, without any objections. Over time Matilda kind of fell into a deep sleep and turned her life to Auto-Pilot. She was tormented by red neurosis, which forced her to abandon some social activities, her wishes, goals, and... more
  • Uncle Ted: A G.I.'s Journal of World War II

    by Barbara Gibby
    Barbara Gibby's passion for documenting the lives of family members is only surpassed by her unerring sense of history. In this exciting narrative, she faithfully follows Uncle Ted from the day he was drafted into the army in 1941 to the end of WWII. During this young G.I.'s tour of duty he had several assignments. He served as a gunner with the Air Corps in B-17s as well as driving a fast truck for the Red Ball Express, which was the hot line transportation outfit that delivered vital supplies ... more

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