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  • The Great History of the Manor Bouchove Part 1: Small Village in the Big World

    by Pith Schure
    Having lived in a house the villagers of Bouchove sweetly call châtelet, I realised I have enjoyed a privileged life. This is also true for the place of my birth, Maastricht—the most beautiful town of the world, I shamelessly claim. I have grown up there in a good family with ten children. Eighteen years old, I started my study on Rural Development in Wageningen, which is the smallest university town of the Netherlands. There, I had the luck to find my lifetime wife, who followed me to all th... more
  • The Great History of the Manor Bouchove Part 1: Small Village in the Big World

    by Pith Schure
    We live in a house in the centre of a small village. With its stately façades and turret, the villagers sweetly call it châtelet. Before us, French noblesse stayed in it, gentry with impressive estates in France. During numerous holiday trips, we located and documented all of it. But that didn't give an answer to the question: How to present it in a digestible...no, into a captivating manner? How to abridge the centuries and how to connect the turbulent history of Europe with everyday life in... more
  • Head Strong: How a Broken Neck Strengthened My Spirit

    by Scott W. Fedor
    On July 3, 2009, Scott Fedor dove into a lake, broke his neck, and instantly altered the course of his life–forever. A driven individual, with a thirst for adventure who thought he had his life planned out, Fedor was left paralyzed and subsequently drowned. Given little hope by doctors for a productive life, Scott refused to give up and instead made it his mission to embark upon a new adventure and defy the odds. This captivating and inspirational memoir recounts the collection of life experi... more
  • If I Survive: Nazi Germany and the Jews, 100-year-old Lena Goldstein's Miracle Story

    by Barbara Miller
    “If I Survive.” This thought haunted Lena. Her loved ones were cruelly forced from her arms in the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland and perished in Treblinka Death Camp. This is a true story of Holocaust survival. In ww2 books, it is a searing story of human rights abuses and genocide. The story of Nazi Germany and the Jews is a story of anti-Semitism, Nazi concentration camps, gas chambers and World War 11 (wwii). The Warsaw ghetto where the Nazis had imprisoned the Jews was being emptied as Hitl... more
  • Public

    by Charles Roberto
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  • Kid69

    by Sandy McKnight
    Sandy was a Brooklyn boy in search of a world beyond Bensonhurst. By 1969, he was 15, and ready for anything --- and in the fields of people at Woodstock, on the incense-laced streets of the East Village, and amidst Vietnam war demonstrators...he found it. It's the story of an adventurous kid in even more adventurous times. Part 'coming of age', part 'coming of rage', part revolution, part revelation...here comes Kid69!
  • Dylan & Me: 50 Years of Adventures

    by Louie Kemp
    "It was at summer camp in northern Wisconsin in 1953 that I first met Bobby Zimmerman from Hibbing. He was twelve years old and he had a guitar. He would go around telling everybody that he was going to be a rock-and-roll star. I was eleven and I believed him." So begins this honest, funny, and deeply affectionate memoir of a friendship that has spanned five decades of wild adventures, soul searching conversation, musical milestones, and enduring comradery. As Bobby Zimmerman became Bob Dylan an... more
  • ISBN 9781544514154

    by William Manzanares IV
    If not being able to read was a disease, it would be an epidemic. Millions of Americans can't read but illiteracy often goes unacknowledged or unnoticed. If you are the parent or teacher of a child who struggles with reading, you know the painful way that illiteracy steals their confidence and robs them of the joy that comes from learning. William Manzanares IV - a member of the Puyallup Tribe in Washington state - wrote I Can't Read to give the literacy conversation a much-needed jumpstar... more
  • Stealing Cinderella: How I Became an International Fugitive for Love

    by Mark D. Diehl
    Jennifer and I fell in love in a country where even sitting together brought angry stares, taunts, and threats. One day, her influential family doubted her story and had her followed. After days of hiding and violence, we abandoned everything and fled to Hong Kong, where our situation only became more dire.
  • Smuggler

    by Nicholas Fillmore
    When twenty-something post-grad Nick Fillmore discovers the zine he’s been recruited to edit is a front for drug profits, he begins a dangerous flirtation with an international heroin smuggling conspiracy and in a matter of months finds himself on a fast ride he doesn’t know how to get off of. After a bag goes missing in an airport transit lounge he is summoned to West Africa to take a fetish oath with Nigerian mafia. Bound to drug boss Alhaji, he returns to Europe to put the job right, but i... more
  • If You Knew Me You'd Know This

    by Suzanne Rolph-McFalls
  • Terrible Omens: Happiness Is the Other Way

    by Alane Gray
    Terrible Omens is a darkly witty, fast-paced ride through a fifteen-year relationship that starts with a twenty-something romance and ends in divorce. It is the story of a marriage that is eventually unmasked to reveal its true self—a strangely hilarious horror story.
  • Iron Legacy: Childhood Trauma and Adult Transformation

    by Donna Bevan-Lee
    Dr. Bevan-Lee utilizes a combination of memoir,scholastic and self help to address the impact of childhood trauma on adult functionality.
  • My White Fiance: Deep Rooted Racism

    by Yaffa Lawson

    Yaffa’s short memoir of an interracial relationship with her then White boyfriend, Karl Frederick Schultz. The good, bad, and shadiness that she recalls they encountered among family and friends when discussing plans to marry. What color will our children be? came into importance when debating about their future offspring racial identity. In conclusion, Yaffa’s thought-provoking insight into her early adult life.

    The question she asks herself today, “If I could do it a... more

  • Smoke Rings Rising: Triumph of a Drug-Endangered Daughter

    by Jennifer L. Hunt
    JENNY, 16, WISHED SHE HADN’T FOUND IT. Bobbi’s monthly list of bills, scrawled on an Aid to Families with Dependent Children stipend envelope, was tucked beneath an ashtray holding a half-smoked joint and smashed cigarette butts. “Mary Jane…rent…PG&E…groceries.” As always, Jenny’s mom’s weed connection topped the list while food sat at the bottom. Residing in rural Concow, California, in the 1980s, Jenny is accustomed to pot being the priority within her household and the necessities that mos... more

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