Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 23 Dec 13

Never Give In To Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom

by Marti MacGibbon

Never Give in to Fear: Laughing All the Way Up from Rock Bottom, the enhanced edition of this darkly funny, dramatic memoir, describes an emerging standup comic’s drug-fueled descent into the underworld, escape from human traffickers, homelessness, and ultimate redemption. With brutal honesty, humor, and clarity, the author vividly describes her experiences as she rides her downward spiral: a near-miss with a notorious serial killer, a series of tragically hilarious misadventures in the California drug world, and a terrifying account of imprisonment at the hands of Japanese organized crime, to name a few. This revised and re-edited version contains three additional chapters that introduce readers to quirky characters, insights into standup comedy, resilience and recovery, and deliver an inspiring message about healing, hope, and courage to change.

The Yellow Brick Road Is Sometimes Jaded

by Matt Staudt

A collection of short stories, poetry & creative meditations written by a 25 year old recovering alcoholic serving a three year prison term. These creations mark the turning point in a life. Some are dark and some are light but all are the expressions of a boy turning into a man. A boy who is finally coming to terms with the harsh realities of the world around him, and more importantly, those within.

Cleopatra: Life Lessons from the Last Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt

by Timothy Bauer

Learn the Life Lessons of the Famous Queen of Egypt, Cleopatra

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Cleopatra is the charming queen and the last Pharaoh of ancient Egypt. She was famous for her charm, beauty, and sexual appeal. She used her ability to charm the most powerful men in ancient times, such as Mark Antony & Julius Caesar.

In this book, we will examine Cleopatra’s secrets of success. Her personality, character, virtues, principles, and wisdom will be explored in great detail. Her journey and her life lessons will be revealed once and for all.

Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* Family of Cleopatra

* History of her life

* Her Power Struggle & Fight over Egypt

* How she was exiled

* The relationship between Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Cleopatra

* The life experiences & lesson of Cleopatra

* The death of Caesar and what it meant to Cleopatra

* The wisdom & wit of Cleopatra

* and much much more!


Comments From Other Readers

“I used this book for a school project and got an “A” on it. It has some really excellent points of view on Cleopatra’s relationship with Mark Antony & Julius Caesar. Great for book reports.” – Kim R. (Boston, USA)

“Cleopatra is a clear example of how women used their charm on men. This book gives the audience a unique way to view Cleopatra and who she really was.” – Garrett D (London, UK)

“I’m glad I read this book! I’ve heard all about Cleopatra but never knew who really was. This is a really great book for those interested in Cleopatra and her tales” – Shannon L. (Calgary, Canada)

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All Roads Led to Shanghai

by Clio Calodoukas

In my book All Roads led to Shanghai I try to give my readers a glimpse of an environment so different from present times when, as a young girl during the 1930s and 1940s, I lived in the International Settlement of Shanghai. The scenes I witnessed were unique to this city; some scenes filled me with wonder and delight, but others with sadness and disquiet. I grew up in an era when the world was in turmoil as dynasties fell, revolutions erupted and two World Wars displaced millions of people from their homelands. Shanghai offered people a sanctuary. A thriving financial centre, governed by the British, the city was a community made up of many nationalities. Entry visas were not required and this allowed thousands of refugees to descend upon this city, amongst them Russians fleeing Bolshevik forces, as well as European Jews escaping Nazi persecution. These refugees, having lost their homes and most of their possessions, had to quickly learn to stand on their own feet at a time when there were hardly any governments or charities interested in their welfare. They persevered and created a society that was diverse, vibrant and colourful. As the city grew in financial dominance its inhabitants increased substantially over the years when rural Chinese left their farms and came to Shanghai to seek work in its factories.
I write of my family who were also impacted by these central events of history. My White Russian grandparents, who had to flee from Vladivostok with their two daughters, and had sought refuge in China; my Greek father, who had left Asia Minor just prior to the calamity that befell the Greeks in that region, where thousands perished in death marches, amongst them his parents.
Meanwhile, China was going through its own political upheavals. The fall of the Ch’ing Dynasty had brought about a phase of enormous transition and a growing awareness of China’s subjection to foreign demands. A republic was formed but struggles ensued between Right and Left factions of the Kuomintang. In 1937, a dominant Japan took advantage of China’s political instability, invaded China and occupied Shanghai and a great part of the country. World War II followed and it brought further suffering to China’s inhabitants. The end of WWII saw a re-emergence of hostilities between Left and Right factions ending in a Communist takeover of the country, when all foreign concerns and foreigners in general were no longer welcomed. All foreigners were forced to depart from Shanghai, a city they loved and had called home for many decades.
It is within the context of these events that my family’s story unfolded. We lived in dangerous but memorable times. I am grateful to my father for giving us a good and stable life in spite of the circumstances surrounding us. His positive outlook and good entrepreneurial skills managed to cushion our family from the many political and financial obstacles that constantly impacted on our lives.

Change The Game

by Michael Conliffe

Everyone want to go from the bottom to the top. Problem is,not to many want to do or go through what it takes to get there. Shit ain’t always sweet. Sometimes you got to get down and dirty in order to get ahead. Not everyone that goes in with you during the struggle will be standing with you in the end; process of elimination. We was on a come up and things got a little hectic. Not everyone can go from rags to riches.

Julius Caesar: Life Lessons from the Famous Roman General & the Dictator of Rome

by Timothy Bauer

Learn the Extraordinary Life Lessons of Ancient Rome’s Greatest Leader, Julius Caesar!

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Julius Caesar is one of Rome’s best general, and became a major contributor to the rise of the Roman Empire. His mythical military and political stories have been told by philosophers, scientists, and even Shakespeare himself. Julius Caesar almost single handed built Rome to become one of the most powerful nations in ancient history.

In this book, we will examine Julius Caesar’s personality, character, values, principles, and most importantly, his life lessons in detail. We will discover the secrets of Julius Caesar and how he was able to dominate Rome.

Come and discover the leadership secrets and life lessons from Julius Caesar!

Here’s a Preview of What You Will Learn

* Early Life of Julius Caesar & Military Career

* His Rise to Dictatorship

* His work with Pompey & Crassus

* Why did he invade the Gauls?

* His for conquest of Britain

* The Changing point of the Roman Republic

* Life Lessons of Caesar

* and much much more!


Comments From Other Readers

“Julius Caesar is a great leader to study. He was definitely not the one with the best principles, but he was one of the most successful. This book captures his tale in a great way, and provides us with some life lessons as well!” – Nicole T. (Portland, USA)

“As someone who loves to learn about the Roman Empire, I could not pass up this Caesar book. Turns out it was the right choice! Highly recommended, 5 stars!” – Marcus H. (Los Angeles, USA)

“There is no other book that offers the life lessons of Julius Caesar. This is a great in depth view of the famous Roman general” – Patrick L. (Toronto, Canada)

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Shree Shirdi Sai Baba Of South San Francisco: Divine Touch

by Gwyn McGee

A personal account of how Shirdi Sai Baba who made His Maha Samadhi…His physical transition in India in 1918, is keeping His renowned Eleven Promises known as the Gyarah Vachan in a present day mandir in California where Sai Baba “comes”. The most powerful of those promises clearly stated although Sai Baba’s physical body would pass away, He would continue to be vigorously involved in the lives of those who believed in Him.
In this non-fiction Anita Bawa, a researcher/scientist, shares miraculous experiences after accumulating 10 years of notes in South San Francisco.
Bawa reveals how Shirdi Sai Baba has kept His word…how His Divine Touch lives.

The Age of Innocence: Memoirs of Wartime England (True Stories)

by Joan Riley

In a time before television, when access even to the radio was a luxury, the world may have been further apart, but community was never closer.

Older readers will remember fondly the days of seaside holidays and Vera Lynne, and those younger will be inspired by this heart-warming account of a young girl’s life, growing up in a working-class neighbourhood of Manchester, during the 1930’s and 40’s.

And whilst there were no strangers in the street, life behind closed doors could be particularly tough. Money was scarce, family tragedies struck with merciless frequency and war was ever looming.

Yet through it all a spirit of camaraderie enlivened her community, giving its members the strength to face these dark times with courage, and even hope. Further proof, perhaps, of that old adage, which asserts that sometimes the most adverse conditions of life provide the most fertile soil for happinessâ?¦

1940 World War 2 Diary Private John Edgar Humphrey Royal Armoured Corps

by Deborah Shores

A diary written by John Edgar Humphrey who was in the Royal Amoured Corps British Army as a private soldier in 1940. While being trained for war he moved around England and Wales quite extensively. His 21st birthday was on the 22nd August 1940 and he had originally thought he’d be in France by that date!

Whilst he records mainly his leisure activities revolving mainly around girls, drinking, playing cards, it also details getting into trouble with his superiors and how he often tried avoiding working too hard! There are some gaps with no entries in December, but all in all it makes it makes for some fairly lively reading!

I’m pleased to confirm that John survived the war and eventually became a schoolmaster. He married Joyce in June1950 but they had no children before sadly passing away in November 1995 aged 76.


by Abigail Frost

Welcome to the New Short Biographies Of The Stars (Volumes 1, 2 & 3). Celebrity gossip on tap. We know that moms lead busy lives so whether you’re looking for a mental break or you’re genuinely interested in reading short biographies of some of the biggest stars on the planet, past and present, then look no further.

Volume 1:

Charlie Chaplin, Walt Disney, Clark Gable, Cary Grant, Tom Hanks, Katharine Hepburn, Michael Jackson, Marilyn Monroe, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Meryl Streep.

Volume 2:

Fred Astaire, Humphrey Bogart, Marlon Brando, James Cagney, Tom Cruise, Leonardo DiCaprio, Madonna, Ginger Rogers, Denzel Washington, Kate Winslet.

Volume 3:

Sandra Bullock, George Clooney, Gary Cooper, Bette Davis, James Dean,
Marlene Deitrich, Kirk Douglas, Charlton Heston, George Michael, Sylvester Stallone.

Abigail. x

Clive Shrimpton: A Goal Achieved

by Gillian Mary Webb

The story of one Thame boy who would not give up.

As told by his daughter his story runs through a childhood in Thame, growing up in the Chilterns, to tea with the Queen and beyond. He was schooled at Lord Williams and was chorister at St Mary’s Church. The book tells of his struggle to put himself through theological college and of his ordination, his goal achieved, in 1939. It tells of some very ordinary and some extraordinary events along the way.

Bharosha Ma: 22 Weeks With Divinity

by Gwyn McGee

For twenty-two weeks Gwyn McGee, a former journalist, documents the extraordinary healings and phenomenon that are a part of Bharosha Ma’s life. In 1995, Bharosha Adhikari was pronounced dead for more than an hour. When she unexpectantly emerged from death Bharosha recalled how an avatar, Sathya Sai Baba, was the catalyst for her rebirth. In her new life, Sai Baba proclaims Bharosha Ma a reincarnation of Sita, best recalled in Indian history in the classic, The Ramayana, and amazing manifestations and healings are a daily constant. But the author says this book comes with a warning. Be careful! Bharosha Ma: 22 Weeks With Divinity, where the extraordinary is the ordinary, may shatter your perspective of physical reality. A percentage of the net proftis generated by the sale of this book will go to support Bharosha Ma and the community service projects she has undertaken in Nepal.

Blue Like the Sky

by Jason Brooks

This is a book about family, grief, faith and a million other things. It charts the course that my life took during the last few months of my grandfather’s life, and what things went through my mind during that period. I originally wrote these words on my blog as a way of making sense of what was going on around me; when my grandfather died, I turned those words into a book for my family. But this isn’t just a book for my family. It is for anyone who has ever lost a loved one. It is for anyone who wants to remember. It is for anyone who wants to know what love looks like in its truest and best form. It is a honest peek into what it means to grieve a loss more powerful than you can imagine – and how to find the strength to continue on.

Keira Knightly Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by R.B. Grimm

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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 Keira Knightly.

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Thru Hell to no Heaven


The road to hell is paved with good intentions! It is especially true for GAMBLING, for I have never met a gambler playing with evil wishes in their mind, and it seems sure, that they are on the road to Hell. Some of them walking with a comfy pace, some have to run, some are in a hurry, and sooner or later they WILL get there. They will get there, each to their own custom-made, personalized Hell. On the long road to get there, they (or should I say you…?) will sink deep in filth, will lose their sense of morality, ethics, self respect, for that matter, any respect. they will lose their job, their families, any and all things what worth to live for, even, in many cases their very life. This story is about a man, a gambler, a father , husband and friend, who fought his way thru this deadly addiction and came out on the other end, not well, not ahead, however he at least came out. This book should be an essential reed to anybody who are involved in gambling in any way. You think you are not one of them? Perhaps not! Let me ask you: have you ever been to a casino? Did you ever go back? Why? “THRU HELL TO NO HEAVEN” can help you find your answers.

Odyssey Continues

by Rahila

The author of My Desert Odyssey continues her journey. A lone mother in London, she confronts the hypocritical professional who threaten removal of her baby. She travels, with her son and without, from familiar Algeria and Tunisia, then Jordan, Morocco to Mauritania, to be in her element.

The recent world affairs and her fascination with drift ice along the Okhotsk open some long closed doors to her troubled old days in Japan. Six years after the death of her grandmother, she opens her grandparents’ cupboard. Sixty years after the other grandfather’s untimely demise, she sails the Pacific and finally allows him to jump overboard.

Another intimate portrait: the narrator’s love for her son, passion for the disappearing esert, and constant moves.

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