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Lost in the District, Lost in the Federal Territory: The Life and Times of Doctor David Ross, Surgeon, Sot-Weed Factor, Importerby Stewart Lillard"Lost in the District" relates the facts about Doctor David Ross of Bladensburg, Md., his family life, his business and political connections. and his efforts to develop a productive iron mine along the upper Potomac River on lower Antietam Creek in Washington County, Md. Through his diligence and the skills of his close relatives, Dr. Ross was in a position to recommend the taking up of arms against Great Britain to his river neighbors of the Committee of Correspondence, George Washington and ... more
by Renee Le Verrier
by Emmanuella RaphaellePart memoir, part prose poem, and part inspirational journal, this story is a well crafted redemptive saga of a young mother's fall from grace. The reader experiences the heartbreak of her marriage to an emotionally absent spouse, and her consequent search for comfort in the arms of a lover. We experience her downward spiral of pain as her marriage breaks up, her self esteem shatters, and then slowly she finds her way out of the emotional morass of her life. It is a heartbreaking every woman sto... more
by Liza Cheuk May Chan
A no-holds-barred memoir of a Chinese woman born in Hong Kong under British colonial rule, nurtured and groomed in the 1950's and 1960's in that unique, bi-cultural society, came of age as a lesbian-feminist in New York City while an undergraduate at Barnard College in the 1970's, and proceeded to attain graduate and professional degrees as a “foreign student” in America. While practicing as a young attorney in Michigan in the early 1980’s, she gain... more
by Nakesha Ross
by Linda SchoonoverAn illusion of Normal is the Best selling memoir of the life of a child whose mother suffers from paranoid schizophrenia. At times shocking and heartbreaking, her story exposes the darkness in a home tormented by a parent's mental illness and the light that shows the way out. An inspirational story for anyone overcoming difficult circumstances.
by Bryan T. BluntTHE PORTRAIT MAKER: GOD?S FAITHFUL HAND IN MARRIAGE, CANCER AND CAREGIVING reviews the unlikely intersection at which the lives of two families converged?an intersection at which the life of a child was saved by the man who would later become that child?s father-in-law. The book moves through two youngsters? ill-equipped marriage?recounting the time at which they were called to be Christ?s disciples and the life they then forged for themselves and their children. But much more than that, THE POR... more
by William KnippschildMy book deals with my life from birth until the present time. It is about our family and our problems, our joys and our trials, and tribulations. I try to portray my schooling, my work, and my accomplishments. I did a lot of traveling for my work. I designed and installed SVCs in fourteen different states, fourteen foreign countries, and five Canadian provinces.
by Deanna JonesWhat if every weekend with my parents was always a time to dread? When you are a child, you naturally expect to feel safe, but that was not my experience. What if your mom was an accessory to the crimes your dad permitted? What if you carry anguish, pain, and devastation of your childhood into your marriage? What if, instead of your dad being a protector, he is instead the one who brings terror into your life?
by Richard SpitzRichard and his two best friends?Ed and Bob?had it all figured out when they left their homes in Kennebunkport, Maine, for the warmer climes of Daytona Beach, Florida. The high schoolers had realized that their parents knew nothing. They could surely make their own decisions. In High Water, Spitz recalls that fateful trip in the 1950s, when gasoline was seventeen cents a gallon, good hamburgers were a quarter, and segregation was commonplace. While he enjoyed many adventures, the boys eventually... more
by Loraine Van TuylWith captivating lyricism, Amazon Wisdom Keeper transports us into the multicultural upbringing and transformation of Loraine Van Tuyl, a clinical psychology graduate student and budding shamanic healer who’s blindsided by startling visions, elusive drumming, and her inseverable mystical ties to the Amazon rainforest of her native Suriname. Is she in the wrong field, or did her childhood dreams, spirit guides, and premonitions somehow prepare her for these challenges? Did Suriname’s militar... more
by Martin LondonLife of litigator who was chairman of major NYC law firm, head of Litigation Department, representing major national figures such as Jackie Onassis, Vice Presidents Spiro Agnew and Humbert Humphrey, and physicians threatened by extremists who championed the murder of gynecologists who provided reproduction health services to women, including legal abortion for those who needed or chose that procedure. Book also details the successful opposition to Donald Trump, Roy Cohn, Laurance Rockefeller, an... more
by Lee GaitanHeartbreak, Humor and, ultimately, Hope That’s the message that comes through loud and clear in My Pineapples Went to Houston, Lee Gaitan’s personal and powerful tale of surviving a decade of relentless chaos and loss. The “shock and awfulness” began in 2002 when her father died, her mother teetered on the brink of a coma and her husband of 22 years secretly lost all their money and ran off with a stripper. And it was all downhill from there! Then one day in the midst of all the chaos—somewh... more
by Jonathan KohlmeierEveryone has fears. A fear of the dark, a fear of heights, or even a fear of the unknown can make leading an otherwise normal life difficult. But what if you were afraid not of the dark or of heights-but of other people? What if you were overcome with paralyzing terror and even pushed to the brink of sickness each time you talked with another person-even though you wanted more than anything to be with and enjoy the company of that person? In Learning to Play the Game: My Journey through Silence,... more
by Brandon Davis Jennings
Here, we fail to repress the memory of what Brandon Davis Jennings experienced on the night the invincible Iron Mike Tyson was defeated by Buster Douglas. Here together, we are Brandon Davis Jennings. Here, we remember. Here, it follows us. Here, we try to understand pain and memory as it tracks us through our lives, unknowingly shaping and motivating every step forward. Here, we join the Air Force, we travel to the desert, to tech rooms, to Africa, to the sea, to Vegas, to Jap... more
by C. Read
Walking With the Enemy: A Testimony is a provocative and highly controversial exposé revealing Read’s struggles and triumphs while “Walking With the Enemy.”
This true story is about the author’s involvement with a Bible study group that turned out to be a cult remarkably similar to the Branch Davidians of Waco, Texas, led by David Koresh.
As of 28 February 1993, Read had been with them for some three years, and had grown to love and trust the leaders completely; but after she foun... more