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by Wendy HinmanTightwads on the Loose tells the story of Wendy and Garth, lured to sea by the promise of adventure. They buy a 31-foot boat that fits their budget better than it fits Garth’s large frame and set sail for an open-ended voyage, never imagining they’d be gone seven years, or cover 34,000 miles at the pace of a fast walk. They live without most “necessities” and learn that teamwork and a sense of humor matter most as they face endless “character-building opportunities.” Tightwads on the Loose offe... more
by Andrea CaganAndrea Cagan, author of Memoirs of a Ghost, is emerging from beneath the sheet of invisibility to write her own story. A ghostwriter for decades, she has had more than a dozen books on the best seller lists, including NY Times and LA Times #1 best sellers. In Memoirs of a Ghost, Andrea’s chapters span her life as a professional ballet dancer, a healing researcher, a truth teller, a ghost writer to the stars, and above all else, an author and story teller. In her memoir, she reveals her trea... more
by David SmithMy book is part autobiographical, part political/social commentary on the state of early childcare in NZ. It is a reflection on my 30 years an ECE teacher and my experience as a father of 3 children. Join me as I try to inform, challenge, question and make suggestions around the everyday logistics and the issues that arise on a daily basis for teachers, children, parents and society as a whole. Issues like space, hours of attendance, values, profit or non profit numbers of children. Issues t... more
by Peggy ButlerAnd Then There Was One is the true story of a young girl from the Appalachian foothills of southern Ohio, who loves music and dreams of becoming a performer, until illness in her early teens changes her goal and her life dramatically. This stirring memoir offers a vivid picture of what it was like to be an aspiring nurse in the 1950s. The author's accounts of the stigma endured by people with tuberculosis, a contagious disease with no known cure at that time, are heart-rending. Taking us back in... more
by Kyle GarlettThroughout his life, there was nothing Kyle Garlett hated more than losing, and he knew early on that four diagnoses of cancer could not match his spirit of competition. His appetite for victory and success and his love of life pushed him past his health hurdles—including a bone marrow transplant, hip replacement, and a heart transplant—and into the greatest challenge of his life: the Ironman Triathlon World Championship. Kyle tells his amazing life story, beginning with his diagnosis of lymphom... more
by Lizzie HarwoodA travel memoir about money, myopia, and men. Welcome to Xamnesia... where you forget who you were when you landed. At twenty-three, Lizzie leaves her native New Zealand to work for VIP billionaires in a remote oil-rich oasis. Legally forbidden to talk about her employers, she calls their country 'Xamnesia.' The place has its perks, such as hugging Michael Jackson and receiving diamond watches, but it's also a rabbit hole that quells a gal's self-confidence. Even transferred to Paris, s... more
by Sonja Millings
"I never did get the hang of coin-operated public showers, but nailed sneaking shots of vodka from the freezer while my husband filled up the gas tank."
In January of 2012, Sonja Millings took an early retirement from the fast-paced corporate world to reluctantly accompany her new husband on his bucket list dream of traveling across the country in a small RV. Prior to the trip, they had never spent more than two consecutive weeks together. What could possibly go wrong?
by David R Beasley
MCKEE RANKIN burst upon the theatre world in the l860s. By the age of twenty-one, Rankin, a Canadian by birth, had become leading man at the Arch Street Theatre in Philadelphia, considered to be the best theatre in the country. A matinee idol and a superb character actor, he formed one of the first combination companies to tour America. He wrote successful Western dramas, in which he and his wife, the famous Kitty Blanchard, created unforgettable characters. He built a theatre in New York Cit... more
by David R BeasleyBy analyzing Tennyson's use of memory in his poetry, this study shows Tennyson as the abiding experimentalist in the use of the poetic memory—through it, he presents his diverse themes in a variety of ways. Discussed in this book are selections from his earliest volumes and “Poems (1842)”, “In Memoriam”, “Maud”, and “Idylls of the King”, which are chosen not only for their rich illustrative variety in the use of memory but also because they span the whole of his poetic career and, therefore, att... more
by David R BeasleySan Francisco artist Clay Spohn (1898--1977), one of the best artists of the modern era, originated art movements of the twentieth century and painted with great beauty. Using Spohn's Notebooks, David Beasley has traced his thought and career. This book is amply illustrated with Spohn's drawings and paintings placed to elucidate the text. Many paintings are in color as Spohn used color superbly. "I consider David Beasley's monograph on the work of Clay Spohn one of the most moving documents I ha... more
by David R BeasleyCanadian born, MacAgy was international in his influence. From a privileged student at the Barnes Foundation through innovative years at the San Francisco Museum of Art, as Director at the California School of Fine Arts from 1945-50, when he was the catalyst for the advent of American abstraction, as curator at MOMA, as the spirit behind the modern art movement in Dallas, as the introducer and interpreter of European and Russian art to America, as the head of the National Endowment for the Arts,... more
by Victoria HaddonA diary written in 1919 at the time of the Russian Civil War by Mr R A Jowett whom worked on board one of the many naval ships sent to North Russia to help with evacuations of British troops.
by Tracy MayMy dad was one of the first dads in the state of California to gain custody of a little girl, while the mother was declared a "fit parent" by the court. The court ruling gave my mother access to me, which allowed the abuse to continue. Keeping Mother's Secrets is the gripping story of my childhood fight to survive the four types of child abuse, including molestation. It is a story of courage and hope, and how I did not allow my past to dictate or control my future, or the person I wanted to beco... more
by Suzette WebbBy her late thirties, Suzette Webb appeared to be living the dream, but instead of feeling satisfied, she felt trapped between portraying the appearance of success and actually being fulfilled by purpose. Honest, humorous, and shockingly transparent, Blues to Blessings is Suzette's step-by-step journey towards self-discovery, but it doesn't come without her having to confront the painful complexities of her past. Each chapter leaves you craving for more as she transcends from Fearful to Faithf... more
by Joe R. EaglemanJoe R. Eagleman, Ph.D. tells in this autobiography about the many facets of his life. His invention of a tornado in his laboratory was used to settle a lawsuit between Universal Studios in Hollywood and the Volvo Company. Now a 50 foot version of his tornado is the main attraction in the Twister Building at Universal Studios Park in Orlando Florida. His early life on the farm as the 11th of 12 children is included and experiences in the one room rural grade school. It also tells about his life a... more
by Journey to a StarIn 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 fi... more