Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 16 Dec 13

Growing into a Farm: Before the Walden Effect (Modern Simplicity)

by Anna Hess

“This is a love story in three parts about how I ended up with much more than I bargained for, and grew beyond the person I thought I’d be.”

Anna Hess spent her early childhood chasing ornery cows back into the barn, eating all the strawberries before they got ripe so she didn’t have to share them, and climbing sap-riddled pine trees. The reality of farm life seemed to be summed up in one word — bliss. So when her back-to-the-lander parents threw in the towel and moved the family to a nearby town, Anna resolved to save her pennies and find a farm of her own, one that she would never have to leave.

A couple of decades later, Anna had bought the property, but soon realized she couldn’t make her dreams come true alone. When a friend set her up with a potential mate, Anna went along grudgingly. “To be honest, at the time I was still pretty sure that a farm and a man were incompatible,” Anna wrote, “and given the choice I leaned toward the farm.” Little did she know that the best partnership was a threesome — a man, a woman, and a farm.

Full of photos, this book serves as a preface to the popular homesteading blog, Walden Effect.

From Thug to Scholar: An Odyssey to Unmask My True Potential

by James A. Williams

This is a journey through my life where being intelligent and following the didactic spiritual teachings of my parents got me laughed at and teased until I adopted and embraced a thug mentality. I became a prisoner of my mind by seeking to please and to gain acceptance from others. Chasing a masked lifestyle that was opposed to my God-given potential, I was no different from the millions of people who chase materialistic things, lifestyles, and religions to please their parents, friends, or partners. Most of these people wake up unhappy, unfulfilled, and unable to identify the person reflecting back in their bathroom mirror. I was that person for many years, but I transformed and this book will inspire you to transform and unmask your true potential. Life lessons and fascinating journeys will be shared to demonstrate how I unmasked and went from a thug to a scholar.

Jane Austen and Food

by Maggie Lane

What was the significance of the pyramid of fruit which confronted Elizabeth Bennet at Pemberley? Or of the cold beef eaten by Willoughby on his journey of repentance to see Marianne?

Why is it so appropriate that the scene of Emma’s disgrace should be a picnic, and how do the different styles of housekeeping in Mansfield Park relate to the social issues of the day?

While Jane Austen does not luxuriate in cataloguing meals in the way of Victorian novelists, food in fact plays a vital part in her novels.

Her mainly domestic plots are deeply imbued with the rituals of giving and sharing meals. The attitudes of her characters to eating, to housekeeping and to hospitality are important indicators of their moral worth. This culminates in the artistic triumph of Emma, in which repeated references to food not only contribute to the portrait of her world, but provide an extended metaphor for the interdependence of a community.

In this original, lively and well-researched book, Maggie Lane not only offers a fresh perspective on the novels of Jane Austen, but illuminates a fascinating period of food history, as England stood on the brink of urbanisation, middle-class luxury, and a revolution in the role of women.

Ranging over topics from greed to gender to mealtimes and manners, and drawing on the novels, letters and Austen family papers, she also discusses Jane Austen’s own ambivalent attitude to the provision and enjoyment of food.

‘Jane Austen And Food’ is a brilliant and original study of one of England’s greatest novelists and will fascinate her many fans.

‘This book will enrich our interpretation of Jane Austen’s fiction, for Ms Lane makes us look afresh at the use of food as symbol and metaphor.’ Jane Austen Society Newsletter

Maggie Lane is the author of many books on Jane Austen including ‘Jane Austen’s Family’, ‘Jane Austen’s England’, ‘Jane Austen and Names’, ‘Understanding Austen’ and the forthcoming ‘Growing Older with Jane Austen’. She also lectures and writes for the journals of the Jane Austen Societies of the UK, US and Australia and is Consultant Editor of Regency World magazine.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher.

Nikola Tesla: The Controversial Story & Secrets of the Famous Inventor of Electricity

by Timothy Bauer

Discover the Secrets behind the Man who Invented the 20th Century, Nikola Tesla

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Nikola Tesla is arguably one of the biggest contributor to the electrical revolution that happened in the 20th century. He is an outstanding inventor, and his patents have transformed the world into a electrical paradise. Tesla is one of the first celebrity scientists, along with his competitor Thomas Edison. Nikola, however, had a odd public image, as he was rather strange and controversial. Tesla had OCD issues, sleeping problems, and theories that were outrageous.

In this book, we will examine Nikola Tesla’s personality, character, theories, and wisdom, along with his inventions and patents. The secrets of Nikola Tesla’s lives will be revealed once and for all.

Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* Who was Nikola Tesla

* Why he decided to pursue science?

* Tesla’s Inventions & scientific achievements

* The works of his Alternating Current (AC)

* The details of the Tesla Coil

* The first man to use robots

* The Genius of Tesla

* Mystery invention…?

* Strange Habits & Obsessions of Nikola Tesla

* and much much more…


Comments From Other Readers

“Nikola Tesla is such an interesting character. I quite enjoy reading about him. This book is no exception. Good read, informative, and learned a lot about him.” – Nicole W. (Los Angeles, USA)

“The book talked a lot about Tesla’s weird quirks and strange habits. It was definitely a worthwhile read.” – Bob F. (Portland, USA)

“My book report was on Nikola Tesla, and his book helped me tremendously!” – Eugene G. (Atlanta, USA)

Tags: Nikola Tesla, Thomas Edison, Imagination and the man that invented the 20th century, my invention, inventor of the electrical age, electricity, Benjamin Franklin, wireless tesla, Alternating current, radio, robots, robotics, OCD, tunguska explosion

The Late Great Santa Claus (Earth to Joni)

by Joni Rodgers

“I had stopped believing in Santa Clause long before his powder blue Buick Skylark ripped through a busy intersection in Allentown, Pennsylvania, clipped the back of a pickup truck, bolted over the curb, and slammed into the corner of an abandoned gas station…” A tragic moment on an icy street corner leads a busy young mother to heartfelt reflections on those moments in life when our innocence is lost and how we find it again in the most unexpected places.

Take a 15-minute break from holiday hurry to enjoy this laughter-through-tears story from the archives of Earth to Joni, the nationally syndicated column by Joni Rodgers, NYT bestselling author of BALD IN THE LAND OF BIG HAIR.

“A mix of Molly Ivins’ blowsy wit and Anna Quindlen’s suburban logic…Rodgers manages the rare literary feat of being painful and funny in one urgent breath.” ~ Entertainment Weekly

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Want to read more from Earth to Joni series? Included here are the first chapters of LOVE & OTHER NATURAL DISASTERS and FIRST YOU WRITE.

When God Comes Calling

by Ted Fletcher

This is a story about a man who had achieved success, but wasn’t content. Ted had a vision for the world, a vision for all people to have an opportunity to learn about Jesus. Ted reasoned, “Why should some hear the life-giving message many times before some had the chance to hear it once?” Ted and his wife, Peggy, applied to become missionaries, but were declined. They were too old, had too many kids, and did not have the right education. All avenues for personal involvement in world evangelization seemed closed, so the Fletchers founded their own organization. Drawing on Ted’s experience as a Marine and as a corporate executive, they stepped out in faith to send others to places in the world where missionaries were not welcome. Despite the odds, the mission grew beyond any of their expectations. This updated edition of When God Comes Calling includes two new chapters by Pioneers’ cofounder, Peggy Fletcher, who writes about the growth of the mission among the unreached since the first edition was published in 2001 and since Ted’s homegoing in 2003. 170 pages, 2010.

It’s Not Easy Bein’ Me: A Lifetime of No Respect but Plenty of Sex and Drugs (Korean Edition)

by Rodney Dangerfield

An American comic icon tells the story of his second-act rise from obscurity to multimedia stardom.

Memoirs of a Feline Fool: Vol. 1, A Cat Christmas

by Enrico Antiporda

A Cat Christmas is Volume 1 of a five-volume series titled Memoirs of a Feline Fool. Each installment is a complete story about my life with my cat and how my experiences with her changed the way I view the world and the animals that inhabit it. Told in tongue-in-cheek humor and quirky narrative, it is a book everyone will enjoy.


by Charlotte Robbins

Mary and Joseph lived in the dangerous days when Rome ruled Israel. Let us go with them on their journey from Nazareth to Bethlehem, where their baby was born. Because King Herod had decreed that all male babies under the age of two should be killed, Mary and Joseph took the baby and fled to Egypt. Joseph, God’s man, rose to the occasion to meet the needs of his family as they made the dangerous trip. Your memories of the Christmas story will never be the same. You will enjoy this little love story.

A Cautious Descent Part 14: To All Of The People Telling Me How To Raise My Kids (Retro Essay) (A Cautious Descent Into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

Wherein I reach back into the well and get really angry.

A Cautious Descent Part 10: Hello Mother … Hello Father (A Cautious Descent into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

Wherein we get Freudian and discuss Mommy and Daddy/

A Cautious Descent Part 17: I’m a Writer (Installment 3) – Grandma was my First Editor (A Cautious Descent Into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

In which I receive my first critical feedback on my writing.

A Cautious Descent Part Seven: A Deep Pool of Wasted Potential (A Cautious Descent Into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

Wherein I am a pretentious Emo Douche Bag who cries over his wasted education and squandered talents.

A Cautious Descent Part 15: I’m Half a Man But Better Than an Entire Walrus (A Cautious Descent Into Respectability)

by Josh Hilden

Wherein I discuss the dysfunction of my John Thomas.

Adam Beach: Aboriginal Canadian

by Mac Sharp

A brief biography of Canadian Aboriginal actor Adam Beach.

AnnaSophia Robb Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by R.B. Grimm

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“At first I thought she couldn’t pull off the Carrie character but she impressed me! A thumb’s up for her and this book!” – Alex Carrey

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This books one of a kind. We bring you the fun, the dirt, the back story, videos, quizzes and more. The content makes this series a best buy. You will get a great insight on your favorite entertainer that you might have thought you knew a lot about.

We have created a layout that not only educates, but also entertains the readers. This makes learning finding about your favorite star fun.

Take a journey with us as we bring you closer than ever to AnnaSophia Robb.

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by Dusan Miklja

â??Knjiga DuÅ¡ana Miklje predstavlja politički portret Enrika Berlingvera, nedavno nenadano preminulog lidera italijanskih komunista i jedne od najmarkantnijih ličnosti savremenog komunističkog pokreta. U tom portretiranju autor daje i osnovne elemente biografije generalnog sekretara IKP, pri čemu se posebno zadržava na moralnom liku ‘crvenog monaha’, kako su, ne bez razloga, ponekad nazivali Berlingvera. Svoju novinarsku naraciju Miklja zasniva, pre svega, na interpretiranju stanoviÅ¡ta samog Berlingvera, zatim, na brojnim svedočenjima i analitičkim viÄ?enjima drugih o Berlingveru i njegovim političkim shvatanjima. Pritom su obuhvaÄ?ena uglavnom sva ključna pitanja koja dominiraju u mnoÅ¡tvu dogaÄ?anja u političkom životu Italije i njene komunističke partije, kao i u svetskom socijalističkom kretanju u poslednjih petnaestak godina.”

(Iz recenzije dr Ä?edomira Å trpca)

â??Enriko Berlingver u svojoj ličnosti otelotvoruje moralnu strogost, političku lucidnost i oseÄ?anje za opÅ¡te dobro. Bio je najuzorniji predvodnik generacije boraca radničkog pokreta.”

Sandro Pertini, predsednik Republike Italije

â??Glavni razlog Berlingverovog uspona treba tražiti u njegovom – za Italiju netipičnom – shvatanju javne dužnosti. Kod nas je primetna težnja da se politika odvoji od morala. Za Berlingvera, naprotiv, ta dva pojma predstavljaju celinu.”

Lučano Lama, generalni sekretar Generalne konfederacije rada Italije

Children’s Book About Presidents: A Kids Picture Book About Presidents with Photos and Fun Facts

by Ling Chung

Children’s Author, Ling Chung, is pleased to present her new picture book for kids. Children’s Book About Presidents: A Kids Picture Book About Presidents with Photos and Fun Facts is a fascinating, educational book for children which contains many colorful images and interesting facts about the presidents. Kids will learn all about some related facts related to serving the country and what makes them so special. The information is broken up into different short sections that will encourage your child to explore, read and learn on their own. Each chapter contains its own set of facts and cool pictures.

The writing is fun and lively as well as educational. The vivid images of presidents and other related photos will draw your child into their amazing world and will keep them coming back for more.

At the end of each chapter are more fun facts. This invites further learning with added information about the topic, allowing your child to gain even a higher level of understanding. Children’s Book About Presidents contains vivid images for each chapter so your child can visit up close with them in a fun and educational format. The images are highly detailed providing you with a fantastic, educational opportunity, giving your child a clear look at them that they may never otherwise experience.

This book is truly a great way for children to explore, learn and to have fun while they dive into the world of leaders. This educational book will spark their interest and keep them coming back for more.

Life Chances: Relationships

by Coy Bundy

Life Chances: Relationships is a look at what types of relationships I had from the age of 17 years old to 40 years old. The relationships that I had gave me life experiences along with insight on what type of man I wanted to date and what type of men I did not want to date. I talk about family relationships also in this book. There’s a little insight on online dating and I even write about my time traveling with the carnival. This is not a children’s book so I do not suggest letting anyone under the age of 18 read this.

After The Descent Essay #11 – Cat Fight

by Josh Hilden

In which I bitch and moan about writers slagging other writers to make themselves feel big.

Bill Clinton and Me

by Rush Limbaugh

Former president Bill Clinton is called upon by a friend to participate in her wedding. Sensing something is wrong the president recruits Sherlock Holmes and doctor Watson and together they must rescue the woman from a diabolical attempt by a gigolo to blackmail her in this 11000 word, 40-page novelette.

Maybe I know He’s Been Cheatin’

by Hillary Clinton

Former president Bill Clinton must use all his intelligence and strength to help solve the death of a political ally. While the police are baffled by the murder the president solicits the help of a calico cat and together they must deal with a frosty Hillary and must stay sane enough to solve the mystery of the dead meddlesome mother in this 10000 word, 35-page novelette.

The Poker Game

by Bill Clinton

Former president Bill Clinton has many friends. This memoir pertains to one of his high stakes poker games. How high the stakes are, becomes apparent soon as the president must use all his acumen and strength to stay ahead of a killer, who is killing his poker buddies one by one. While the police have no idea what is happening the president travels the world to resolve the mystery of the deadly poker game in this 10000 word, 35-page novelette.


by Daniel McVay

This is an archival autobiography by

Author Daniel McVay, including:



Report Cards




Anecdotal Evidence


My Schools, Homes, Jobs & Travels


My Diet Plan

“The Fight”

I Recommend

Author’s Note

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