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by Rocky Hawkins
"An eyewitness account of the rough-and- tumble world of East Texas hustling, as seen through the eyes of an impressionable youth force to grow up quickly. A tale of beer joints, outlaws, corrupt officials, oil field money, and intrigue fueled by an endless parade of strange characters drawn to the mix.
Rocky's ability to share his story and emotions, gives the reader a sense of how normal his life must have seemed to him at the time, but how outragous it appears on the written... more
by Howard PatrickMy memoir describes my Vietnam tour with the First Cavalry Division, the constant struggles and setbacks I went through after returning home, and how I was finally rescued from the grips of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. My goal in writing my story was to provide veterans and their families with a better understanding of PTSD, and the stress and anxiety issues many combat vets have to deal with in their attempts at readjusting to civilian life.
by Norma Thorstad Knapp"Scoria Roads" with a subtitle of "Twenty Houses in Twenty-One Years" is a memoir and more set mostly in western North Dakota. In heart-rending short stories (titled names of songs) set from 1942 to 1963, it shows how living with loss, abuse, poverty, and domestic violence can give life lessons. This memoir, including letters to a sister, is filled with towns and landscapes changed from the sweet safe 40s, 50s, and 60s to the chaotic world today caused by the blistering oil boom. Throughout, ... more
by Susie GuckinWhat would you do if the only 20 years you have lived were erased in an instant? Who would you be? How would you act? How would you find your place in the world? I did that very thing with the support of the troops returning from war at the local Army base's medical hold unit, where I volunteered for over eight years. Discover the path of my life from devastating invisible injuries and twenty years of memory loss, to triumphant tools that are used to inspire and help others on their path of ... more
by Sergiu Viorel Urma
Screwed chronicles how AP correspondent Sergiu Urma's life becomes a cat-and-mouse game with the Securitate, Romania's version of the Soviet KGB. The memoir offers a rare peek behind the Iron Curtain as it documents the life of a reporter working in an extremely dangerous political environment in Ceausescu's Romania.
by Susie DavidsonMy husband and I have been traveling world-wide full time as House/Pet Sitters since we sold our home in 2/2002. We have slept in more than 800 beds. This books shares our travels through the first 5+ years of travels and gives advice to other travelers.
America the Black Point of View: An Investigation and Study of the White People of America and Western Europe and the Autobiograby Tony RoseI found out early on that this was not going to be an easy book to write. I wanted to write an autobiography about my early childhood and teen years and the horrific murderers, pimps, gangsters, drug dealers, drug addicts, rapists, child abusers and thieves, that I grew up with, lived with, called family, and write about in The Autobiography of an American Ghetto Boy. I soon realized that I could not write about me as an African American child and teen living in America, without writing about Wh... more
by Suzanne ShermanMore than 50 women and girls from around the U.S. describe the life and times in every decade between 1910 and 2010 as it was — and is — under age 13. What's universal and what's unique? It's all here. Ten chapters include four to six personal stories in the girls' voices and open with a list of fun pop culture highlights from the decade. It’s history in motion powered by the personal — engaging, educational, and original.
by Marsha CampbellThis is my autobiography. It details of how God delivered me from unthinkable circumstance through my prayers and unyielding faith in Him! It is both encouraging and inspiring!
by John NorsemanJohn Norseman looks back at the incredible journey that led him to become the CEO of four major companies, travel throughout the world, and eventually become a shaman. The story begins with his traumatic childhood, which taught him the importance of learning to forgive others and close doors to move forward with confidence. As you read his story, you’ll learn valuable lessons, such as following your heart instead of your head, the importance of walking away from all negativity, and realizi... more
by Grace LozadaWe all live a lifetime of many experiences. Life can be a roller-coaster ride for some more than others. Mine has been this way. Born into generations of educated, privileged, and successful millionaires, I tell a story of how one generation’s downfall due to financial, emotional, and addiction problems had crippling, traumatic effects on everyone around them, including myself. This story is about my journey of how I was going to fight with every fiber of my being, to not follow in the footste... more
by Ben Batchelder
Novelist Ben Batchelder abandoned a cozy corporate career and, instead of returning to the U.S. like a normal re-pat, moved deep into the interior of Brazil. Here, he drives his two-wheel drive station wagon into the Amazon, on the notoriously dangerous Belém-Brasília highway, and back along Brazil’s endless Atlantic Coast, on roads few if any Brazilians brave. Hence the need for such a ferocious breed as Labrador: for protection. Along the way, humorous encounters with co... more
by Gene Olson
by Gene OlsonGrowing up in the Pacific Northwest. Dropping out of college in 1964, drafted Army released to the Navy. Spent 2 years in Vietnam on a flat bottom LST amphibious Navy, Saigon River, Mekong Delta, beachings along coast. Three years back from Vietnam hospitalized at Seattle VA hospital. Six years later spent 5 months at VA Medical Center, Tacoma, WA diagnosed as manic depression or now Bipolar Disorder. Later met a beautiful Polish girl on vacation. God not only sent me a beautiful Polish girl, ... more
by Nicole ThomasShe’s spent a good portion of her life in search of happiness—struggling to find her place, and to discover her worth. But if there’s one thing Nicole Thomas has figured out, it’s that every experience contains an important lesson, and that God has been there for every step along the way. So with that knowledge, she began to blog. From the ins and outs of divorce and child-rearing, to important conversations with friends, her everyday reflections have served as a creative outlet, documenting ... more
by Edward C. LarsonIn 1943, Eddie Larson went to war. He was sent to the far reaches of western China, to a place nestled in the shadows of the mighty Himalayas—the infamous Hump—to fly whatever aircraft he could coax into the skies. He was one of the youngest pilots in the China-Burma-India Theater. This is a story of manic devotion to airplanes and all things flying in a time when the world experienced vast and remarkable changes. It is a story of a life truly well lived—a story of joy, and commitment, and findi... more