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by Betty DawsonLiving in a quiet corner of rural Northern Ireland in the 50s and 60s, children had an idyllic freedom to explore plus a healthy respect for hard work and community spirit. Moving from this, to the bustle and confusion of London, enjoying a short spell living in historic Bath to then living in the Far East, was in itself a lifetime experience. But follow this on with a broken marriage, a protracted divorce and the harsh realities of living with the ‘troubles’ in Northern Ireland, was a route no... more
by Edward Orrick McDonnell Barry
Admiral Eddie: The Story of America's Greatest Naval Aviator is the fascinating true story of Medal of Honor winner and 18th naval aviator in U.S. history, Vice-Admiral Edward Orrick McDonnell, (USNA class of 1912). In addition, Eddie McDonnell was an investment banker involved with the founding of Pan American, Hertrz and Pepsi Cola.
An avid outdoorsman who fished with Hemingway and Elizabeth II and Phillip of England and hun... more
by Laura J. MillerThreads of a Tapestry is a memoir of Laura Miller’s life: living a seemingly idyllic childhood; raising her first-born son with significant special needs, and how the Lord equipped her through this season until his death; and journeying through the triumphs and challenges of adopting five children out of foster care. Included are practical tips for raising children who suffer from depression, autism, Reactive Attachment Disorder (RAD), and other issues adoptive children face. Laura recounts “al... more
by Vincent ViolandiBetween The Two is a journey subtly woven with words of woe of past generations, confronted by the force of ill-nature. Fulled with the author's own witty words of pain and sorrow, in its own time. Leaving no stone unturned. having the reader see how he had suffered with faith, compared to others in the past, to find happiness with fate in the end.
by Adam BanksHave you ever heard? - I know I have to get sober, I just need to do it my way. - I am a functional alcoholic. - I went to AA, and it didn’t work for me. - I am going to moderate myself. - They won’t recover until you let them hit rock bottom. - It’s my life, I will recover when I am ready. Recovery from an addiction requires a new plan to intervene on a loved one and give them a structured path back to health. Navigating Recovery - Ground School, organizes the intervention process in... more
by Vivienne Grilliot WorthingtonBorn into the post WW2 society of an English village and ultimately becoming a child of the world when her British mother married an American Airman in 1951, this is the story of an Air Force BRAT who lived in Britain, France, and America during the fifties and sixties. From the death of her younger brother (Eisenhower's biggest fan) to the tumultuous years encompassing both desegregation in Mississippi and the Cuban Missile Crisis, this memoir is a celebration of military children and families ... more
by J. AdamsPart memoir, part polemic on sexuality, Bent takes you on one man’s journey from straight growing up to beyond the labels by the time he’s settled down to raise a family. As a former firefighter, escort, and all-around knockabout, Adams has tales to share, and he delivers them with candor, humor, and an instinctive curiosity toward the issues they raise: Who is really straight and what does that even mean?• What effect can sleeping with a gender-fluid individual have on your orientation? •H... more
by Patrick W. SmithWhen Patrick first intentionally recalled his childhood memories of the late 1950s and early 1960s, witnessing his family playing this eyebrow-raising game, it was clear he had a story to share. He realized he had participated in the beginnings of a sport that now has taken on a life of its own. Little did his family - the Bechtells - know that while presenting fundraisers for the Republicans of Washington State, including Joel Pritchard, Dan Evans, and Slade Gorton, they also were planting the ... more
by Jeffrey L. CarrierIt isn’t easy growing up in the Bible Belt of East Tennessee when you start having same-sex fantasies as a child, especially when your father is a preacher who thinks that homosexuality is a sin. Moments of pleasure and the torment of guilt intersect in this memoir by Jeffrey Carrier. He relates the exploration of his nature and his effort to make sense of his feelings, taking us along on his journey of acceptance. Beginning with his childhood in the 1960s, he introduces us to the many peopl... more
by Andy C Wareing
The year is 1986; no smartphones, no google maps, no internet—the destination is distant and mysterious Istanbul—what could go wrong?
Jump on the back of Andy’s Suzuki GS1000 as we cross Europe and ride through the Iron Curtain to reach the very edge of Asia. Witty, poignant and accidentally informative, the story tells of travel in an era long gone, a time when the USSR was the largest country in the world and the threat of nuclear war seemed inevitab... more
by Michael Chapman Pincher
by chris petersonTrue cases spanning the career of the author - both as a sheriff deputy and a private investigator Chris Peterson grew up in rural Washington State, graduating from WSU with a degree in Police Science. He joined the Air Force and spent time on a Turkish Air Force base as a Captain in the security police. From there he spent 26 years at the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office retiring in 1997. He has been an established Private Investigator since then.
by Kevin M O'ConnorAs a child in the 1950s, Kevin O’Connor knew his house was different than his friends. A stately, three-story, nineteenth-century Victorian. His bed is tucked next to a stage in a former ballroom. His uncle and aunt lived with their three daughters on the floor below. A large electric organ in a bay window of the first-floor mortuary business. Stacked caskets and an embalming room in the basement. \tNobody had a house like his. \tSet from the 1920s to ‘80s, Two Floors Above Grief is full o... more
by Emil RemNEW YORK IS THE BACKDROP FOR A FAMILY CHRISTMAS FULL OF COMPLICATED MEMORIES AND NEW PERSPECTIVES The adventure continues... In his second novel—another collection of beautifully written and illustrated stories—Emil takes us through perilous, sometimes humorous, and always fascinating tales of a past and present that seamlessly intertwine to create a personal narrative that will resonate with every reader. ...“The snow-flaked, fog-bound skyline of Manhattan loomed out at him as though thro... more
by Shaun HayesAt 29, banker Shaun Hayes was on his way to his goal of becoming a millionaire. Guided by hustle and ingenuity, he purchased his first bank and was CEO of one of the largest publicly held bank holding companies in Missouri. For years, he was lauded as one of the Midwest’s top entrepreneurs and riding high as a business leader and family man. He took the risks and made the sharp decisions others wouldn’t— Until those decisions led him to his downfall … and prison. Learn the true story of en... more
by Alexander Grand and Joshua S. BermanCriminal-turned-psychologist Joey Berkowitz has a complicated past, extending through East Coast mobs, the psychedelic 60s, the New York celebrity drug culture, Berkeley Peace movement, the Paris riots, Altamont, Woodstock, laundering money in Southeast Asia, and sitting meditation courses in Tibet. Join Joey as he manages to escape prosecution time and time again by the seat of his pants, ultimately becoming a noteworthy shrink in Seattle where he manages to find himself as a central figure in ... more