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by Kevin RoseAfter the horrific events of September 11, 2001, Kevin Rose knew that warfare was inevitable, and he needed to develop a way to help those who served when they returned home. He witnessed how the devastating attacks affected the country’s collective psyche and felt the resulting meteoric rise in his manual therapy clients’ stress levels. Kevin knew if he could build a program to help combat veterans counterbalance stress, people from all walks of life could benefit as well. Calling on a lifet... more
by Thomas HainesA Curious Life chronicles the remarkable life of preeminent biochemist Thomas Haines. Born in 1933, Haines was barely four when he was sent by court order to The Graham School, an orphanage in Hastings-on-Hudson NY founded in 1806 by Isabella Graham and Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton. His trajectory is a series of radical reversals: from penniless orphan to innovative scientist and educator; from right-wing McCarthyite to left-wing activist; founder of the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Educat... more
by Phil Barber
A "Sex Detective's" (health dept. field investigator) memoir in prose poetry form dealing with the early years of one of the three (Influenza 1917, Polio, 1950s) major epidemics of the 20th century in America, the AIDS crisis (1981-1997).
by anita george
Every body have craze on cars. All people have their own favorite cars. But it is not possible to buy all the favorite cars. But there is another option to full fill your wish . Rent a car is a brilliant option to drive any car of your choice of mid.Rent a car service in very common now a days. Many rent a car services now offer all types of car like sports car , automatic car or luxury cars etc. One of the main advantage s that it is possible to drive any car of your choice at a very afforda... more
by Don Crowell Jr.
by Tom GettyHow does someone make a blockbuster movie? Especially if they... Live nowhere near Hollywood... Have no money... and NO industry connections. And that's a blockbuster movie. Not a short. Not a documentary. Not a YouTube video. A REAL, BLOCKBUSTER MOVIE. Like Inception, Die Hard, Jurassic Park, Memento, & The Dark Knight. Movies that people actually love! Would you like to make that kind of movie? Then READ this book now. Are you a filmmaker looking to make the jump to feature filmmaking (or... more
by Ceci SturmanEnabled is the memoir of Ceci and Lucy Sturman, following a love story of inseparable sisterhood. A vulnerable exposition of their relationship illuminates how Lucy (19), radiant, theatrical, diagnosed with Down Syndrome, has been able to claim her ability with the help of her older sister. Similarly, how Ceci (22), artistic, prone to anxiety, has come to terms with her own. With both sisters alternating perspectives through a mix of poetry and prose, Enabled aims to offer both beauty and truth ... more
by Arlene Murray Adelkopf
Born to an unwed mother in 1916 and left with 2 maiden aunts who take in all the unwanted children in the family, Rona learns early that life can be happy or hard but it is never predictable. Follow her as she moves from a poor home to a posh boarding school then back; then is sent to America at 15 to live with a mother she doesn't know and a step-father who doesn't want her. See her determination to return to Scotland to marry her pen pal; watch her bring 3 children into the world du... more
by Laurie FreedleA lifelong history of magically receiving exactly what she wanted, created an unconscious knowledge that whatever Laurie needed would be received. Conversely and more importantly, she learned, whatever she received was exactly what she had asked for. This strong lesson came when she had a stroke—losing part of her vision and hampering many cognitive processes, making it impossible to do her job as budget director of a billion dollar per year agency. In the journey that ensued, she found that she... more
by Susan Cross
Not sure you have what it takes to get through the big and small disruptions of everyday living? Guess what? You do. In my candid memoir, I share my survival story — my appendix ruptured while vacationing on a remote Caribbean island – and how I turned the whole experience into a personal eruption of the best kind. I had to nearly die in order to learn how to really live. The Power of Disruption: A Memoir of Discovery tells my story.
by Jim Quinn BSc FIMechEThis is the inside story of the man who was known as the White Tornado in Rolls-Royce Bristol aero engines, for he outlines the work he and others carried out over twenty-one years during the early concept, development, and service stages of the Panavia Tornado engines. He went on to project manage Rolls-Royce?s first production single-crystal turbine blades and then worked on control systems for several years, describing these works as the story proceeds. A whistle-blower, he enjoyed Gilbert an... more
Resurrection Lily: The BRCA Gene, Hereditary Cancer & Lifesaving Whispers from the Grandmother I Never Knewby Amy Byer ShainmanResurrection Lily shares a story of inheritance and intuition, of what can surface in the body and the spirit when linked by DNA. As Amy Byer Shainman discovers she has inherited a BRCA gene mutation that puts her at high risk of developing certain cancers, she struggles to come to terms with preventively removing her breasts when she does not have a breast cancer diagnosis. Through her experience making decisions about her health, Amy becomes invigorated with purpose and establishes herself as ... more
by Gary KarlsenIt is the mid-1960s, a time of cultural change and an awakening consciousness of worlds beyond our shores. A brazen young man, fresh out of high school in Vancouver, crews on a deep-sea freighter in the hopes that it will take him to Norway, the land of his ancestors. The author’s voyages, recounted with wit and humour, begin on the southwest coast of BC, and continue along the sea of life, to unexpected destinations. In his memoir, No Ordinary Seaman, Gary Karlsen unravels some of the unfathoma... more
by DeWayne LandwehrStory of a young man growing up along historic Route 66 in Missoutri, in the 1950s. Personal experiences include working in a filling station on Route 66, helping in family business, dealing with some physical and sexual abuse, meeting some very interesting characters who stop at the filling station.
by van quatrro
I was lost (again) So I headed up to the Aleutian Islands to find work on a fishing boat. But everywhere I go I bring me. This was a tough time in my life.
by Charles EisendrathCHARLES R. EISENDRATH, in this series of essays spanning four decades, explores the things that grow lives of their own when left undisturbed at a second home — things like an “ancestor room,” a storm- struck forest, a player piano and a childhood fear of wild dogs. These essays are about the loves of a place inhabited temporarily, but which shape a person permanently. In 1973, after covering the assassination of Chilean President Salvador Allende for Time magazine, Eisendrath decided to not ... more