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  • A Lucky Lawyers Life

    by Paul Dewitt Carrington
    This work recounts pleasures that I have enjoyed as a lawyer and shared with my family. I try to explain why and how I became a lawyer; my forebears played a major role in causing that outcome. I then identify many of the legal disputes and political issues in which I have been actively engaged since 1948. I will also recount how my romance with law and my professional good luck connected to an amazing family resulting from more than sixty two years of marriage.
  • Jack's Journey

    by Jack H Garven
    Jack's childhood and formative years on the family farm in Scotland during World War II are recounted here. This is followed by an account of Jack and Pat?s journey from marriage at an early age to retirement, including many poems and stories from events along the way. A keen interest in things mechanical became a passion and a driver for Jack in the fields of construction and commissioning. Various projects and locations are discussed, including working in the Middle East deserts to Alaska and ... more
  • My Parents' Values

    by Carol Salmon
    My Parents’ Values is a narrative about the lives of the author’s parents, Ethel Bendix Annear and Wilbur Annear. The author has created a vivid fictionalized account that begins in 1907, when her mother was born in Illinois. By the time Ethel is in first grade, her mother has died in a sudden accident and her father decides to send her to be raised by her aunt and uncle in North Dakota. Ethel forms a lifelong bond with her cousin, Hazel, who later pens a memoir, Along Paupay Creek, which the... more
  • Le Chef a Sérieusement les Boules

    by Denis Bourg

    Ceux qui aimeraient penser que ce recueil, étalé sur une quarantaine d'années, est encore un autre bouquin de recettes a la c*n ou à la Tante Marie, ou de la confiture mal étalée, sorry, vous l'avez dans le baba. 41 jobs gastronomiques à faire à bouffer à plusieurs millions de voraces, mieux con-nus sous le nom de clients, ou enfoirés. Les rapides de calcul péroraisonnent à blanc. La vache!..... Il ne ... more

  • Subprime Felon: Inside Federal Prison Camp

    by Pyerse Dandridge
    Pyerse Dandridge thought he was on the way up. After earning his BA in English from Sacramento State University, he was paying his daily expenses by toiling in a restaurant while working on his novel. But his purchase of five houses with faulty subprime loans cost him his freedom. After the houses were lost to foreclosure, Pyerse was prosecuted by the federal government for loan fraud and sentenced to 17 months in Herlong Prison Camp, near the California-Nevada border. This book recounts Pyer... more
  • https://www.amazon.com/Italian-Thing-Patricia-Salamone-ebook/dp/B00EL0AGIG

    by Patricia Salamone
    Join me in my hilarious recount of how I explored my heritage during a more-than-memorable trip to Sicily. I detail our adventures and misadventures as my husband and I visited our relatives in Naro. I share how we got to know the locals, their customs and lifestyle, and how everyone seemed to think that "everything will be fine" no matter what troubles they were in. During those weeks, we went through culture shock despite the fact that we are both Italian. In the end, it was "the Italian thing... more
  • The Lost Son: A Rock 'n' Roll Road to Redemption (and True American Parable)

    by Peter McNeela, M.D., M.P.H.
    ONE YEAR AFTER LEAVING MEDICAL RESIDENCY, desperately in need of some meaning and a reason to continue, a young doctor embarks on a solitary cross-country trip. Over the course of three wondrous weeks, he treks across America from the Deep South to the splendor of the Grand Canyon, from the temptations of Las Vegas to the pristine wilderness of Utah. Gradually, he makes peace with a broken past and learns to live anew. The Lost Son, based on the ragged travel diary dutifully kept during this... more
  • Monsoon Diaries

    by Kevin Koranteng

    A memoir of an African who travelled through India following the death of his mother. The journey of one life that set forth in search of freedom and found the deepest freedom even amongst those whose ignorance lashed out; born from deep set ideas about skin colour and nationality. Paradoxically, in this land, the brightest of lights came to be felt through some mystical experiences. A light which compelled him to change direction on his return, turning to confront the juggernaut of the statu... more

  • From Chicago to Vietnam: A Memoir of War

    by Michael Duffy
    In the early hours of January 31, 1968, eighty-thousand North Vietnamese and Vietcong combat troops attacked every major city and military base in South Vietnam. The perimeter of the massive Saigon Airbase, Tan Son Nhut, was breached, and fighting raged all morning. Both gritty and intimate, From Chicago to Vietnam tells the powerful story of the ensuing epic battle, the Tet Offensive, from the perspective of one brave American soldier, Michael Duffy, whose life, like so many others, would for... more
  • Loveyoubye: Holding Fast, Letting Go, And Then There's The Dog

    by Rossandra White
    Loveyoubye begins as Rossandra White’s world falls apart during a collision of crises on two continents. Just as her American husband disappears to Mexico, her brother’s health crisis calls her back to Africa, and her beloved dog receives a fatal diagnosis. Standing on the edge of the past and future as she travels between her birth country and the shifting foundations at home, she finds the courage to make a painful decision — stay in a crumbling marriage, or face her demons and leave her husba... more
  • ENCHANTED, Book 2

    by Larry J Dunlap

    IN BOOK 2 OF THINGS WE LOST IN THE NIGHT:

    IT’S SPRING IN HONOLULU as the band opens at an off-the-beaten-path, beach-front nightclub, playing to packed audiences of locals and American warriors during the most violent months of the Vietnam War. Larry meets someone here who changes his life forever. Back on the Mainland, Larry tries to leave his romantic island fantasy behind and searches for redemption as the band returns to its Indiana roots. Though the record everyone had expect... more

  • Walled In, Walled Out: A Young American Woman in Iran

    by Mary Dana Marks
    The shah reigns in Iran and John F. Kennedy has left his mark on the world when Mary joins the Peace Corps. Sent to Kerman, a conservative city on the Iranian plateau, she teaches English to high school girls. In the classroom, or walking through the bazaar, a turbaned Baluchi tribesman in front and a chanting Sufi dervish behind, she is the exotic one. But the adobe walls that seclude women exclude her, a bareheaded foreigner. Woven throughout are dusty travels from the Persian Gulf to the C... more
  • Confessions of an Accidental Zoo Curator

    by Annette Libeskind Berkovits

    From cougars, orangutans, supersize snakes, fugitive pigs, and a shocked New York City cabbie, Confessions is fascinating, and often hilarious. Berkovits masterfully regales readers with stories that give the inside scoop on what went on behind the scenes at one of the world’s most famous zoos with facts that read like fiction! Her tales will surprise and enlighten. A must read for all animal lovers and those interested in the future of wildlife.

  • Letters Never Meant to be Read (Volume 1)

    by Marc D. Crepeaux
    Have you ever wanted to write a letter to that guy or gal you brushed up against on the train? How about that lost love or the friend that did you wrong? The family member who never really saw you? The teacher or boss who declined to see your worth? What about the person you wished you had thanked? Letters that the writers had no intention of ever sending, this collection of salty rants and unspoken melodies has been curated for the entire world to marvel upon. Raw and well-edited, reads like fi... more
  • Without Return: Memoirs Of An Egyptian Jew 1930-1957

    by Jacques Sardas
    An inspiring story about a Sephardic Jew’s life in Egypt during the last years in which Jews, Muslims, and Christians lived peacefully side by side before a nationalistic fervor swept Egypt and escalated into prejudice and violence against Jews. Forced to flee, the man who would eventually rise up from refugee to become president of Goodyear’s worldwide tire division set off for a distant continent with a gut-wrenching stamp on his passport—“Departure definitive, without return.”

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