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by Andrew Pansini“Fathers of Invention” is the engaging success story of a family that embodies the American values of hard work, innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. It is a story of the life of Andrew L. Pansini the inventor of the world’s first automatic pool cleaner in 1917. This was the first of many of his inventions spanning over his lifetime. He founded Jandy Industries and developed, manufactured and sold products that help to change the entire swimming pool industry.
by Rev. Candace Nadine BreenA woman describes her life of abuse and how she was able to overcome the negativity and thrive.
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by Linda M. BestMarek Maria Pienkowski was born in Łódź, Poland, on Sept. 8, 1945, with a hereditary title of nobility in the country enduring the tribulations of World War II longer than any other in Europe. Pienkowski’s rebellion against Poland’s loss of independence after the war began at age five or six, when he became a founding member, with two friends, of the modestly-named “Organization to Liberate Poland.” The trio recognized that liberation required secret identities—so the author was Snake and his... more
by Diane Bay
by Kerry L Stevens
A strong woman embraces life on her own terms.
Berthella Stevens is shaped by childhood adversity in an impoverished, fatherless home during the Great Depression. As an unconventional adult ahead of her time, she’s inspired by natural living, flower gardening, writing and raising her family. But when she dares to be herself in her rural Indiana community, she endures ostracism and loneliness, finding solace in her faith.
Berthella’s story is expressed ... more
by James WelcomeThe book is about the different things, young Scoota went through growing up. The hard times his family endured, and how he tried to better the situation. He thought the streets was the answer until he ended up behind bars, in those prison blues.
by Sherry Smith R.N.N.P.This is a collection of stories involving love, loss and life lessons. It deals with death and communication from across the veil. The spiritual messages are profound and the living examples of inspiration, courage and the many ways love weaves it's way throughout the author's life are deeply moving. Readers are raving about this book!
by Jamiyl SamuelsThe touching literary debut memoir from Jamiyl Samuels about a young father determined to break the cycle of absentee fatherhood experienced during his childhood. When his father walks out of his life as a young boy, Jamiyl grows increasingly angry and resentful. Samuels finds refuge in the power of Hip Hop music channeling his angst into the art of rhyme. The birth of his child adds new purpose to Jamiyl's life and "Pass The Torch..." is his story of reflection, heartbreak, forgiveness and d... more
by J. Calvitt Clarke III, PhDA consummate and innovative entrepreneur and fundraiser, by the 1950s Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke was running the world?s largest Protestant organization dedicated to the welfare of children. Yet while Dr. Clarke?s life and accomplishments make him one of the twentieth century?s foremost and beloved figures in philanthropy, his legacy is sometimes recorded with confusion, contradiction, and even outright error. In Fifty Years of Begging, Dr. J. Calvitt Clarke III, author and grandson to Dr. Clarke,... more
by Mario Dell'OlioA mid-life crisis, a sailing adventure, and a rescue at sea, Coming About tells a story of survival and inner-strength through a foundational loving relationship. Coming About is a memoir of Mario and Jim who, at 40, quit their jobs and sell their home in San Francisco to follow their dream. They buy a 50-foot sailboat and move to St. Thomas, Virgin Islands where they discover many quirky facets of adjusting to life on the island as well as its many cultural idiosyncrasies. During the maiden voy... more
by Moshe Ziv
"Buttons in my soup" is the story of a boy, Moshe-Yankel Zisovitch, who survived the Holocaust.
This is without a doubt one of the most fascinating testimonies of that dark period, thanks to the author's ability not only to recount what he endured, but also to reflect on his feelings back then, in the camps. Existential difficulties preceded the deportation of Hungarian Jewry, yet nothing could have been worse than the extermination camps.... more
by Jewel HartHow Does a Child's Life Change When His Mother Tries to Murder Him? It's one of the most profound betrayals imaginable, and it can follow the victim into adulthood, into all he does with his life, tainting his sense of self and his relationships with others. How does a man's life change when he discovers that with his thoughts, his imagination, and his ability to listen to his higher self, he has the power to overcome the devastating events of his past and build a new life and a family? This ... more
by Florence Grende
The Butcher’s Daughter: A Memoir, is an unflinching account of what it means to be the daughter of Holocaust survivors. In short chapters and with lyrical prose the reader is brought back into a post-war New York world, into a house sheltering secrets, and then further back into the Polish forests where partisans and families coexited, and where her parents survived.
by VALERIE STAGGSJust a few days before Christmas 2009, Valerie Staggs received a call that would change her life forever. Her husband, Ken Staggs, had been found unconscious at the bottom of their pool. Four days later he would be declared dead leaving her a widow at 42 and her son, Ryan, fatherless at the age of seven. This Side of Heaven chronicles the lives of Valerie and Ryan as they struggle to survive the aftermath of Ken's death in a world that neither they nor anyone around them really knows how to n... more
by Awais HussainAfter graduating from Harvard University in 2015 where I studied philosophy and physics, I travelled around India for the best part of 15 months. I went with only a backpack and an open mind aimed towards experience and discovery. This book is a collection of essays produced from those travels. Along the way, I got to live on a train for 15 days and travel over 8,000km by rail. I lived in Bihar, one of India's poorest states, where I got to see the birth of a new rural university, and I comp... more