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A Mile in Their Shoes

Aaron Elson has been recording the stories of World War 2 veterans for more than 20 years. In this collection he presents a dozen compelling interviews. They include a conversation with five 101st Airborne Division veterans of the siege of Bastogne, a 90th Infantry...

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A Close Run Thing

In 1982, Argentina invaded the Falkland Islands, triggering the last great naval battle of the 20th-century. The British Task Force sent to re-claim the islands was the largest amphibious landing since D-day in the Second World War.In this ground-breaking essay, the...

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College Unbound

What is the value of a college degree?The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that higher education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment of college...

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The Excellent Doctor Blackwell

When British-born Elizabeth Blackwell earned her medical degree in America in 1849 there was an international outcry. Few at the time would have disagreed with the actress Fanny Kemble’s remark – ‘What, trust a woman doctor – never!’Yet by the time Dr Blackwell died...

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Bed, Breakfast & Drunken Threats

Dave Seminara created his first international incident in 1986—provoking outrage among the Maltese by dressing up like Colonel Muammar Gaddafi while representing the tiny, Catholic island nation during an 8th grade model U.N. exercise. Since then, he has spent much of...

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A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf

"JOHN MUIR, Earth-planet, Universe."—These words are written on the inside cover of the notebook from which the contents of this volume have been taken. They reflect the mood in which the late author and explorer undertook his thousand-mile walk to the Gulf of Mexico....

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Secrets of Supermom

Are you tired, overwhelmed, and searching for the ever elusive “work-life balance”? You want an extraordinary, fulfilling career and you want to be an extraordinary, present mom—without sacrificing either. How do moms who want to climb the career ladder and at the...

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My Own Story

The British suffragette who led the movement to victory tells her story of tireless activism in this political memoir.One of the most influential leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Emmeline Pankhurst developed a confrontational style of protest that would get...

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Haunted Places

Some of the scariest, strangest and unusual cases of haunted houses, paranormal and supernatural places, and ghost stories in the World!Download FREE with Kindle Unlimited!Do you know what lies behind every door?There are certain buildings which can be unsettling,...

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The Watermelon King

After being laid off from his job at a prestigious consulting firm, Dean decides to embark on a journey across East Africa with his younger brother. Unknowingly, they travel into bandit territory where a medical emergency forces them to choose between their safety and...

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Man Bites Talking Dog

Fleet Street in its glory days of the 1970s and 1980s was the craziest, most extravagant, most competitive and unscrupulous industry in the world.And Colin Dunne was in the thick of it - one of its brightest stars, and most artful dodgers. From a modest start on a...

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Spiked

The author shares the shocking true account of how overnight her life was turned into a living hell, after her drink was spiked with GhB - a drug that can virtually turn anyone into a willing slave, combined with the potentially lethal power of hypnosis, gang stalkers...

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The Survivor’s Guide to Family Happiness

Three women, three lives, and one chance to become a family…whether they want to or not.Newly orphaned, recently divorced, and semiadrift, Nina Popkin is on a search for her birth mother. She’s spent her life looking into strangers’ faces, fantasizing they’re related...

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Gifted Hands

Ben Carson used to be the class dummy. Today he is one of the world’s most brilliant surgeons.Gifted Hands Kids Edition tells the extraordinary true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to become one of the...

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White Ghetto

Decaying values. Sexually transmitted diseases.Fatherless homes. Rampant drug use.These aren't just problems for today's inner cities.It's the plight of all America.Much has been said about Bill Cosby's incendiary remarks about urban black culture and its "dirty...

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How Not To Run A B&B

HOW HARD CAN IT BE?? A HUMOROUS MEMOIRBobby Hutchinson, a best selling Harlequin romance writer, decides to open a B&B in Vancouver, B.C.Despite never having stayed in a B&B and knowing absolutely nothing about running one, she jumps right in. Strange people from...

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Mobility Matters

Adventurous international teacher, Amy Bovaird, is diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa, a hereditary eye disease that will blind her. In spite of that, she manages to continue teaching overseas. Then her father’s final illness brings her back home for good. There,...

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At Death Do Us Part

After your spouse dies, how do you go forward? This beautifully-written memoir faces the realities of a loved one dying.Following a long fight with breast cancer, Tracy's death ended their 13-year marriage. In the months after his loss, Frederick Marx wrote about...

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Dogs and Love

Do you remember your first dog ...the way it somehow knew you alone were its person? There’s something about a dog’s companionship, and utter devotion, that eases the hard days and brings more joy to the good days. Entertaining, heartwarming and insightful, each of...

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Wholly Unraveled

Sometimes all that it takes to start over is the courage to say you will.In Kathleen’s home, red jeans were a sin. Parties were punishable with violence. Fear was part of the daily norm. Growing up in a Catholic cult, under the unforgiving eye of her abusive father,...

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Nancy Wake

‘Of all the variously talented women SOE sent to France, Nancy Wake was perhaps the most formidable’ —Sebastian FaulksThis is the incredible true story of the greatest spy you’ve never heard of—as told to the author by the woman herself.At the outbreak of World War...

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Monsoon Mansion

Told with a lyrical, almost-dreamlike voice as intoxicating as the moonflowers and orchids that inhabit this world, Monsoon Mansion is a harrowing yet triumphant coming-of-age memoir exploring the dark, troubled waters of a family’s rise and fall from grace in the...

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A Beautiful Work In Progress

Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from...

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Never Stop Walking

An extraordinary memoir of one woman’s fight to find her true self between the life into which she was born and the one she was given.Christiana Mara Coelho was born into extreme poverty in Brazil. After spending the first seven years of her life with her loving...

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The Warner Boys

An emotional, revealing memoir of one family’s life in seclusion—and the love, strength, and faith it took to save it.Seahawks star running back Curt Warner and his wife, Ana, were prominent figures in Seattle in the early 1990s. When they dropped from the public eye...

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The Sky Below

“Scott Parazynski’s drive, curiosity, inventiveness, and great humor shine through the pages of The Sky Below and will certainly inspire future generations to pursue their dreams with every fiber in their being.” —John Glenn, NASA astronautAn epic memoir from a man...

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52 Times Britain was a Bellend

JAMES FELTON''S NEW BOOK "SUNBURN" (''AN ASTONISHING PIECE OF WORK'' James O''Brien; ''FUNNY, SCATHING AND WITTY'' IAN DUNT) IS OUT NOW''Scurrilous, scandalous and frequently disgusting. I absolutely loved it'' James O''BrienTwitter hero James Felton brings you the...

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A Beautiful Work In Progress

Runners’ vocabulary is full of acronyms like DNS for “Did Not Start” and DNF for “Did Not Finish,” but when Mirna Valerio stepped up to the starting line, she needed a new one: DNQ for “Did Not Quit.”Valerio has tied on her running shoes all across the country, from...

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853 Hard To Believe Facts

Award-winning author: 2020 Readers' Favorite Silver Medal***‘A fun mix of facts that will surprise and amuse you.’ The Wishing Shelf Book AwardsThis book is full of fun and verified facts, presented in an accessible manner that I hope will provide you with hours of...

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Banging My Head Against the Wall

Seinfeld writer Andy Cowan's 2018 comedy memoir, Banging My Head Against the Wall: A Comedy Writer’s Guide to Seeing Stars, foreword by Jay Leno, was recently acquired by The National Comedy Center in Jamestown, New York, a 2019 USA Today Best New Attraction.“The...

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Life Strategies for Parenting Teenagers

"Your teen is a child who is old enough to understand, but is still young enough to be pliable." In Life Strategies for Teens, author Bukky Ekine-Ogunlana draws on 14 years of experience working with teenagers and their parents to offer proven methods for improving...

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Where’s Your Hat?

This is a story of a New York state trooper told by another trooper. The story is about Sean Ruane, who worked for the state police for 21 years and was responsible many notable cases including 4 murder arrests. During Sean’s uniform career he would be responsible for...

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Why Have Kids?

A provocative and intimate exploration of modern parenthood by “a gutsy young third wave feminist” – The New York TimesIf parenting is making Americans unhappy, if it’s impossible to “have it all,” if people don’t have the economic, social, or political structures...

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A Long Way From Nowhere

What is it like to hike the length of the Continental Divide Trail? For Matt and Julie, also known as Optimist and Stopwatch, life on the trail meant twenty-seven days without seeing another hiker, six bears encountered within fifteen hours, two sets of maps, a GPS,...

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