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  • Tough and Competent

    by Eugene F. Kranz
    “It was as tough a test as could be conceived and put to flight control . . . if there was any weakness, the team would have crumbled. The teams dealt with IT!! There is no way that you could have a team stand up the way we did. We knew we had IT. It was all built in as we had been working on IT! for years.”— Arnold Aldrich (Apollo 13) Tough and Competent documents the leadership and teamwork principles which emerged from an organization of novice, part-time engineers in NASA Mercury Control.... more
  • No Regrets: A Life in Catalonia

    by Dvora Treisman
    At the age of fifty-two, Dvora Treisman took her cat and flew off from the San Francisco Bay Area to a new life in Barcelona. She had gone salsa dancing, met and married a Catalan, and they were going to live in his hometown. There are adventures, there are cultural and other discoveries, there are highs (getting a Spanish driver’s license) and lows (getting a divorce), there is the challenge of learning a new language and trying to fit in, and there is the life-enchancing adoption of two cats a... more
  • Yesterday"s Soldier, A Passage From Prayer to the Vietnam War

    by Tom Keating
    “Yesterday’s Soldier, A Passage from Prayer to the Vietnam War” is a Vietnam War memoir of a different flavor. Packed into this tidy book is the story of a young man's coming of age in troubled times. The author, after five years of studying for the priesthood in a Catholic seminary, leaves and is quickly exposed to the Draft. He chooses to enlist rather than be drafted, and proceeds through the Army’s infantry training cycle of weapons and war tactics, which clash with his years of prayer. Duri... more
  • Diplomat to the Galaxy

    by Glenda Pliler
  • The Guide: Survival, Warfighting, Peacemaking

    by Greg Munck

    Life with a drug-addicted father meant sleeping with one eye open, nervously anticipating but not knowing what chaotic event would happen next. Whether it was having a shotgun placed against his head or snorting cocaine at 13 with his dad, the unpredictable and unwanted were Greg Munck’s normal. But just when the anxiety and anger inside of him were starting to vent and rumble, the United States Marines and a long boat ride to Kuwait to fight in the Gulf War intervened to change the tra... more

  • The Birth of a Radical

    by Clifton Reive Whitley Jr
    This book traces the development of the author from early childhood through a long chain of experiences ranging from a semi-handicapped child to a combat hero with triple bronze stars. It traces his, the author's, development from a hired sawmill hand to a functioning farming cooperative. The book follows the author from a disenfranchised war veteran to a vice-chairman of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
  • Pocket of Pain

    by LadyWarfield
    Pocket of Pain is a coming-of-age memoir that takes place in a world of 80’s popular culture, music, and fashion. As her parent’s marriage falls apart, Suzanne escapes into a relationship with a boy who is five years older and ends up being more controlling than her father. She escapes once again, this time as she leaves for college, and submerges herself in the RVA punk rock scene. Ultimately, a dark secret from the past surfaces, and she is forced to take another hard look at the relationsh... more
  • Go and Live

    by supriya singh
    Discover the unbreakable bond of a mother's love as you embark on a heartfelt journey of pain, struggle, and growth. Experience the power of unconditional support and unwavering devotion that guides you through life's challenges. In this tale, you'll witness the strength and love that can conquer anything, reminding you of the incredible force that exists between a mother and her child.
  • Rent Boy

    by Vixen

    Based on my uproarious & eye-opening life as a gay escort.

    Discover "Rent Boy": A Memoir of Love and Survival

    In a world veiled by neon lights and secrets, Vixen navigates the perilous line between love and survival. As an escort entrapped by a relentless past, he owes a dangerous debt to an ex-lover turned ruthless pimp. But his life takes an unforeseen turn when he finds himself ensnared in a forbidden love affair with a client, Quinn. As ten... more

  • Losing Dad, Paranoid Schizophrenia: A Family's Search for Hope (10th Anniversary Edition)

    by Amanda LaPera

    No drugs. No alcohol. So, how does a fifty-three-year-old develop schizophrenia? That question puzzles Joseph’s family when his mind descends into madness, filled with delusions and paranoia. He roams the world as a self-proclaimed prophet-of-God—purportedly arrested in Israel, advised the Mafioso in Italy, and hailed as a prophet in Africa. When he returns to the United States, he faces down drug dealers and prostitutes while homeless, then disappears.

    His ... more

  • Me and The Times: My wild ride from elevator operator to New York Times editor, columnist, and change agent (1967-97)

    by Robert W. Stock
    On one level, an intimate, warts-and-all account of the making of The New York Times Sunday package in its pre-Internet heyday, told from the vantage point of an editor, writer, columnist and change agent. On another level, the personal odyssey of a suddenly married Yale freshman with a baby on the way with no job and no prospects. From hia early days as a World War II air raid bicycle messenger…to hia seat at the captain’s table of the S.S. France…to his belated sowing of wild oats at age 45... more
  • 9798424289316

    by Julian W. King, author; Terri Doepker

    The author's spent most of his childhood living in poverty. His alcoholic mother was divorced and remarried four times, often to other alcoholics. After moving more than twenty times and attending thirteen schools he escaped his tumultuous childhood when he married at the age of nineteen. Life held more and bigger challenges for him. Children came rapidly. At the age of 25 and with only a high school education and no special training, he was supporting five children on a modest salary as ... more

  • Tracking the Camino de Santiago de Compostela

    by Jean Goulden
    Sweat with Jean and her partner Chris as they explore Spain's 500 mile Camino route to Santiago de Compostela, walking in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims. See the sights, meet the fellow travelers and savor the food, all the while enjoying Jean's insightful and humorous account.
  • Time Served

    by T. L. Cromwell
    HOW TO SURVIVE IN ONE OF THE TOUGHEST AND MOST DANGEROUS ENVIRONMENTS IN AMERICA! If you have ever wondered what happens in prison, then Time Served is for you. It's an in-depth memoir from a correctional officer's perspective. The incarcerated population have written many books, but only a few have been written by prison staff. Meet T. L. Cromwell, an African American woman, who shares her truth about 21+ years of time served in prison. She shares her experience walking the "Toughest Beat in... more
  • Running Away From Cancer

    by Greg Schnoor
    My name is Greg Schnoor and I wanted to share my book I just released, "Running Away From Cancer." My book is an inspirational journey of me being a non-runner who turned to running after being diagnosed with malignant brain cancer. I was never a runner before but over 12 years ago, my life took a drastic turn with a brain cancer diagnosis. A year later, I began running, transforming from struggling to reach the mailbox to now completing 96 marathons, including 9 100-mile ultramarathons, in... more
  • Century's Witness, the Extraordinary Life Of Journalist Wallace Carroll

    by Mary Llewellyn McNeil
    Biography of journalist Wallace Carroll, one of the most influential journalists of the 20t Century. Carroll covered the League of Nations and World War II as. UP correspondent before becoming news editor of the Washington Bureau of the New York Times and finally editor and publisher of the Winston-Salem Journal. Donald Graham has called the book "essential reading for anyone interested in daily newspapers, and Jon Sawyer, head of the Pulitzer Center, "the best roadmap I know if we aim to re... more
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