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  • sons of valor parents of faith

    by james odonnell
    As a retired 1st responder to wtc on 9-11. I have interviewd the parents of nine fdny firefighters and one nypd dectective killed that day. The book examines their lives and the emotional and spiritual journeys of their parents.
  • Captain Puckett

    by William D. LaRue
    Come along with retired Panama Canal pilot Kenneth P. Puckett as he shares "sea stories" and other personal memories that have made him a popular teacher and lecturer. For nearly 16 years, until he retired in 1996, he helped to guide ships through the historic Panama Canal on more than 1,400 transits. On these pages he navigates through tales of his rocky childhood in northern Kentucky; his military adventures in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Army, where he served two tours of Vietnam; and what it... more
  • Starting Small and Making It Big: An Entrepreneur's Journey to Billion-Dollar Philanthropist

    by Bill Cummings
    Bill Cummings never aspired to be a billionaire—and never acknowledged he was one until long after it happened. That’s because it is not money that motivates him, but rather the immense enjoyment he gets from building and growing successful businesses. He thrives at being an opportunist and believes that this often-misunderstood trait is one of the key characteristics of successful entrepreneurs. Bill’s parents—a housepainter and a homemaker—encouraged his entrepreneurial nature by instilling i... more
  • Walk Through This Journey: Volume One (10 Year Anniversary)

    by Yanatha Desouvre
    This marks Yanatha Desouvre's 10th year as an independently published author. Yanatha wants to celebrate this time with you. 10 years ago, August 2016, he released Walk Through this Journey: Volume One. This August, 2016 will be the 10th Year Anniversary of Walk Through this Journey Volume One. This Anniversary edition includes 10 unreleased works dealing with social injustices: "50 Shots 50 States, Destiny with 'Already Written (Make a Difference), "Karma" and much more. This book is about us. ... more
  • Walk Through This Journey: Volume 2 The Next Step Forward

    by Yanatha Desouvre
    The next step forward continues Yanatha's journey to aspire to inspire. Everyday one deals with joy, doubt, insecurities, family life, long work hours and unfortunately the lost of loved ones. Who do we become through all these experiences? Yanatha, through his creative writings touches on these topics. These circumstances are here to bring out the best in you. Read what some of his well over 200 subscribers to his blogs have to say about: "Walk Through This Journey: Volume Two (The Next Step Fo... more
  • A Family Affair: Inspirational Short Stories & Poetry about Family & Faith

    by Yanatha Desouvre
    Celebrate Unconditional Love with "A Family Affair Inspirational Short Stories and Poetry about Family & Faith" Désouvré's work is so personal, however his inspirational work has such a universal theme. From his Family to yours experience "A Family Affair Today" reading for the whole Family. Expecting a child read "To My Unborn Children" Désouvré's words will leap off the page as you read each word.
  • The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge

    by Marc Ashton
    The Spirit of Villarosa juxtaposes Marc Ashton’s 2001 kidnapping in Haiti with his father’s life story. Horace Ashton, an acclaimed photojournalist, early member of the Explorers Club, and diplomat, visited many perilous, captivating corners of the world and worked with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. He spent time with Rasputin, Mussolini, King Juan Carlos, and Kemal Ataturk on his journeys. This true father-son adventure keeps readers spellbound up to its dramatic ending... more
  • The Spirit of Villarosa: A Father's Extraordinary Adventures; A Son's Challenge

    by Libby Atwater
    The Spirit of Villarosa juxtaposes Marc Ashton’s 2001 kidnapping in Haiti with his father’s life story. Horace Ashton, an acclaimed photojournalist, early member of the Explorers Club, and diplomat, visited many perilous, captivating corners of the world and worked with Presidents Theodore Roosevelt and William Howard Taft. He spent time with Rasputin, Mussolini, King Juan Carlos, and Kemal Ataturk on his journeys. This true father-son adventure keeps readers spellbound up to its dramatic ending... more
  • A Life Rebuilt: The Remarkable Transformation of a War Orphan

    by Sylvia Ruth Gutmann

    Born in Belgium in 1939 to Jewish parents who were murdered at Auchwitz, Sylvia Ruth Gutmann and her two sisters spent their early years in hiding in the south of France.  Deeply traumatized, Syvia arrived in NYC at age seven, where a well-meaning uncle and a cruel aunt take her in.  She is told to leave the past behind and move on.  As an adult, Syvlia spends decades putting the pieces of her life back together. A Life Rebuilt c... more

  • Sibling Revelries - Finding Family After 62 Years

    by Mary Jo Latham-Martin
    It started with a shaky hand, a worried heart and a quivering voice. Those symptoms were caused by a neurological disease that Mary Jo was told was hereditary. It wasn’t on her mother’s side. That left only her father’s genetics to explain it. Mary Jo grew up in a single-parent household and never know her father. Her mother, one of the first women to be accepted into the Marine Corps in WWII, refused to talk about him. The diagnosis of that neurological condition sparked a chain reactio... more
  • A Word for It

    by Warren Slesinger
    New definitions of words in a semi-autobiographical lexicon.
  • Finding Theo: A Father's True Story of Loss, Courage, and Discovery

    by Timothy Krause
    Theo Krause gains speed as he drops into a ravine on a remote Colorado mountain biking trail. As he rounds a bend his bike hits an awkward bump that catapults him head first into a loan aspen tree, splintering his neck. Staring at the sky, paralyzed, he thinks, “This is where I will die.” A mountain rescue team races in while a helicopter crew positions for a dangerous airlift. Hours later and five hundred miles away, Theo’s mother takes a phone call. The news is devastating. Her son will... more
  • Inside the Mind of a Borderline Personality: My Life and Recovery with BPD: A Book on Borderline Personality Disorder

    by Matthew J. Gewinner
    This is Matthew's story about his life living both diagnosed and undiagnosed with several mental health conditions, along with his struggles dealing with addiction and recovery, and self-harm. It's a journey of a ride and the book is meant for people living with these conditions so they know they are not the only one. Furthermore, it is designed so a family member or loved one can read it to know what it is like to live inside their minds.
  • Walk Until Sunrise

    by J.J. Maze
    Walk Until Sunrise is a raw observation of a runaway's journey and the circumstances leading up to that crucial brink. J.J.'s theatre of life was beautiful and unstable. The family unit consisted of a firebird of a mother, the shadow of a nonexistent father, and her silent older sister. Tensions built up over the years and escalated to an intolerable din. J.J. took off, and a wilderness experience of epic proportions ensued. The contrasting settings she shifted through (LA, Vegas, Mexico, an... more
  • Growing Up in the Shadow of Yankee Stadium in the '50s and '60s

    by Lee Netzer
    This book is a collaboration by two best friends of over 63 years about their experiences growing up in the neighborhood just one block east of Yankee Stadium. The book describes what made the neighborhood so special to the people growing up there, recounts what it was like to grow up in a very stable, predominantly Jewish neighborhood that was literally in the shadow of Yankee Stadium, and gives a flavor of the neighborhood, including the shop and restaurant owners, the feeling of safety and se... more
  • The Immortal Seeds: A Tribute to Golden Treasures

    by Sambath Meas

    The vortex of evil is inching closer to the western province. Sarin Meas has been warned and has a small window of opportunity to escape it. Tragically, fear of the unknown, of moving to a foreign land, deters him from leaving a familiar place. When young men, garb in black pajamas, newsboy’s hats, rubber sandals, and checkered scarves, march and tote their rifles into his Gem City, inconceivable behaviors and actions start to happen. The end results would be catastrophic.

    How wil... more

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