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  • Schools and Politics: The Rise and Fall of Pat Tornillo

    by Louis Tornillo
    This is the dramatic story of Pat Tornillo, young years in the vanished First Ward Italian neighborhood of Newark, his rise to power as the leader of Florida's teachers, his historic achievements in public education, the statewide Florida teachers' strike of 1968, his visionary ideas to reform public schools, and the catastrophic errors in judgement that ended his career. Written from a Federal prison, it is a cautionary tale of what can happen when any leader has too much power without accoun... more
  • Hogan's Hope: A Deaf Dog, A Courageous Journey, and A Christian's Faith

    by Connie Bombaci
    Hogan’s Hope is the riveting and valiant story of a deaf dog who escaped death during the time when the belief was that deaf dogs needed to be destroyed. It is the tale of a legendary deaf canine champion who, after being rescued from severe abuse, prevailed as he turned upside down the myths of deaf dogs being stubborn, difficult to train, and harmful. Hogan learned American Sign Language, engaged in “normal” puppy activities such as agility, Frisbee, and lure coursing, and provided the hope of... more
  • Beyond the Visible Edge: A Grieving Mother's Pilgrimage While Walking the Dog

    by Betsy Kelleher

    Betsy Kelleher's world shattered after a phone call on Nov. 17, 2008.

    "Hi Mom, it's your son Bob," she heard and she smiled at the way he always began his calls. But her smile quickly faded; Bob was in the hospital. He had just learned he had multiple myeloma cancer of the bone marrow and there was no cure.

    For four years and three months, Kelleher found hope in her faith that God could work a miracle. Prayers did not bring healing, and a mother's heart was b... more

  • In The Driver's Seat - Interstate Trucking, A Journey

    by Marc Mayfield
    One month after his 45th birthday, Marc Mayfield became a long-haul truck driver, something he'd always wanted to do. Away from home for weeks at a time, he crisscrossed America in 18-wheelers. Drove into sunsets and, often, nonstop through the night. Learned firsthand that truckers paid by the mile are shortchanged with every paycheck, that the federal Hours of Service are as unrealistic as they are dangerous, that every day meant threats to his truck, his cargoes, and his life. But he loved th... more
  • Relish Your Story

    by Amy Reynolds
  • Jeeses Christ

    by Gregory GOrDon
    On July 4, 1990, GREGORY STUART GORDON found himself pushed face-first up against a wall, the business end of a Secret Service agent’s handgun pressed against his head. Gordon had broken into PRESIDENT RONALD REAGAN’s Bel Air, California, home. He was on a mission. When questioned about this mission, Gordon knew that what he was about to tell the agents would get him in a great deal of trouble. But he also knew that by telling them that he was there to kill Reagan, his life’s work would finall... more
  • Losing My Country, Keeping My Soul

    by Allan Glass
    I am a college student in Florida who is drafted for the Vietnam War. After taking all of the training and getting ready to leave from Oakland, California, I instead go AWOL, and then classified as a deserter. A fugitive for one year, in and out of jail, covering both coasts, when I finally make plans to leave for Canada from the Presidio Army base in San Francisco,. entering Canada in a most unusual way.
  • Return to Fourth Street

    by Marcia Meier
    Synopsis of Return to Fourth Street, A Memoir Return to Fourth Street by journalist and editor Marcia Meier tells the story of her tragic encounter with a car while walking her bike across the street at the age of five. Knocked to the pavement and dragged nearly 200 feet, Meier loses her left cheek and eyelid and subsequently endures twenty plastic and reconstructive surgeries over the next fifteen years. Return opens in 2016, when Meier has gone back to her hometown in Michigan for the... more
  • SHACKLED: A Journey From Political Imprisonment To Freedom

    by Adam Siddiq
    Khaled Siddiq "Charkhi" is only six years old when he and his entire extended family are imprisoned. Following a grand betrayal, Khaled's father and uncles, the respected right-hand men to the King of Afghanistan, become targets of the new regime. Khaled's father is exiled, his uncles are executed, and their families are locked away in a forgotten corner of Kabul. So begins a decades-long struggle in captivity where Khaled faces the hardship of prison life while enduring tragedies as more of ... more
  • The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine: Raising Awareness and Creating Peace

    by Jeannette Gagan
    Is peace attainable? Every reader has asked this question, typically on hearing news of hatred and violence and they feel hopeless. The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine: Raising Awareness and Creating Peace answers this question to the affirmative, explaining the power of feminine energy and provides a variety of concrete ways individuals--both men and women--can cultivate feminine energy in their lives.
  • The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine: Raising Awareness and Creating Peace

    by Jeannette Gagan
    Is peace attainable? Every reader has asked this question, typically on hearing news of hatred and violence and they feel hopeless. The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine: Raising Awareness and Creating Peace answers this question to the affirmative, explaining the power of feminine energy and provides a variety of concrete ways individuals--both men and women--can cultivate feminine energy in their lives.
  • The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine

    by Jeannette Gagan Gagan
    Is peace attainable? Every reader has asked this question, typically on hearing news of hatred and violence and typically they feel hopeless. The Paradoxical Return of the Feminine: Raising Awareness and Creating Peace answers this question in the affirmative, explaining the power of feminine energy and provides a variety of concrete ways individuals--both men and women--can cultivate feminine energy in their lives.
  • Amsterdam Exposed: An American's Journey Into The Red Light District

    by David Wienir
    Amsterdam Exposed tells the true one-of-a-kind story of an innocent exchange student who moves to Amsterdam hoping to write a book about the red light district and everything that follows. It’s an American abroad story, and also a love story; it’s an uplifting tragedy, full of humor from beginning to end; it’s an Amsterdam survival guide; a sympathetic look at a societal problem; a little piece of policy; a sweet farewell to a world just about gone; and, ultimately, as close as you can come to a... more
  • Live Learn Grow: Lessons of a Reluctant Tiger

    by Brannon Beliso
    Brannon Beliso invites you to walk with him on his wild journey of self-discovery. Heartfelt and blatantly honest, Live Learn Grow: Lessons of a Reluctant Tiger portrays Brannon's struggles and victories, and the insights that moved him forward step-by-step. Growing up poor in San Francisco. Child abuse. Foster Care. Becoming a martial arts champion. His life as a rock star in the Philippines. And then, fed up with his decadent lifestyle, returning to San Francisco on a quest for clarity.... more
  • Near Death in the Gila National Forest

    by Don Lubov
    Brief Synopsis — “Near Death in the Gila National Forest”    It’s 1971 and a university art instructor has just been informed that his contract won’t be renewed. His life is spiraling out of control. He decides to set out on a solo hiking trip across the U.S. Two men, offer to pay him $50,000, to set up a drug deal in Mexico. He agrees to do it, with the hopes that he will finally be financially secure. In 4,500 miles, he encounters a 7-day rock festival in the woods, an invitation to a lync... more
  • An Appalachain Boy's Life

    by Flem R. Messer
    The subtitle of my book is A Walk Three Centuries.I grew up in a very remote area of the Appalachian Mountains. We had no modern conveniences are electricity until I was age 15.I had to walk 2 or more miles to a one room school.I dropped out of school at age 15 in the fourth grade.I enolled and a boarding school age 17 1/2 .81/2 years later I graduated from college.I talked to one year.Worked in the war on poverty for 18 years.I became an investment advisor for many years.I retired as the vice p... more

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