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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
by Norman Yee
An inspiring, humorous memoir of Fiji's civil aviation veteran of pioneering efforts in new technologies world-wide, a rare expose of a Chinese migrant family in Fiji and Norman's incredible spiritual experiences when he had a dramatic encounter with God that changed his life.
by Norman YeeAn inspiring memoir, spanning 73 years, from humble beginnings to becoming the head of Fiji's civil aviation regulator, and participating with ICAO in the introduction of new technologies (such as GPS) which made aviation safer and more efficient locally regionally and internationally. \tAnd a rare expose into the personal lives of a Chinese migrant family living in Fiji, of childhood escapades, of love and marriage, as well as Norman's incredible spiritual experiences where in mid-career, God... more
by Norman YeeAn inspiring memoir from humble beginnings to becoming head of Fiji's aviation regulator and participating locally and internationally in the introduction of new technologies which made aviation safer and more efficient. Also his unbelievable spirtual experiences where in mid-career God intervened dramatically and changed his whole life. And a rare exposure into the personal lives of qa Chinese migrant family in Fiji. This book can inspire you to 'Catch the Wind' of your dreams of a successful... more
by Peggy MerrimanExplore what matters most in Peggy Merriman's haunting debut collection, Otherwise Known; The Story of A Life Otherwise Known, A Life Not So Different From Your Own... A rare blend of poetry and prose, this stunning compilation tackles some of life's most relevant and immediate themes head on. The author's exploration of dreams, the subject of which plays an integral part in poems such as "The Awakening," challenges the borders that seemingly exist between reality and fantasy in a way th... more