Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 27 Dec 13

Big Backpack – Little World

by Donna Morang

In 2000 Donna Morang sold all her earthly possessions and left the United States to teach ESL (English as a second language). Join her as she travels to three continents, and twelve countries.
Step into her classroom and teach English in Mexico, Nicaragua, Colombia, and Vietnam, or vacation with her in Spain, Thailand, and Cambodia.
Fall in love with her students learning English, the special street kids, some crazy bartenders, and fellow backpackers. Meet new friends and hear their stories, or laugh with a romantic man or two from around the world.
Venture into the countryside to dance with local people, drink moonshine, explore caves, fish for marlin, catch buckets of squid, or squirm as she eats strange bugs and worms.
Hold her hand as she explores new city streets and countries– often lost, once robbed, or tremble when guns are pointed at her, as she crosses one more border.
Donna Morang, teacher and traveler has done this and more with a smile and a gusto for life. She definitely knows how to experience life as a true adventurer.
This book is NOT about a woman going in search of herself, or looking for a better life. She already knows that life is beautiful, and she lives it to the fullest



Tip O’Neill and the Democratic Century: A Biography

by John A. Farrell

Award-winning New York Times Notable Book of the Year, national bestseller, and winner of the D.B. Hardeman prize, it is the definitive biography of the legendary Speaker of the House. To read this book is to revisit many of the greatest moments of late 20th-century American politics: colorful characters, grand triumphs, and bitter ideological wars during the rise and decline of Democratic politics. When most modern political personas seem to be slick and elusive images fashioned by outside interests and partisan spinmasters, O’Neill’s legacy endures as a champion of the common man who never forgot where he came from. A garrulous legislative titan and rogue, he used the force of his personality to persuade his colleagues to work with him at a time when the government’s role as a protector of society was changing dramatically. Given exclusive access to previously untapped resources, Farrell has written a rich, compelling work of narrative history and a model of the biographer’s art. It is an invaluable addition to the American political canon.



Memoirs of a Rotor Head

by Patrick Michael Ramsey

The memoirs of Captain (retired) Patrick Michael Ramsey, from his early life through his service during the Vietnam War, and covering his time after that as a medvac pilot, a Peace Corps volunteer in Nicaragua, and culminating with his work as a National Park Ranger.



Liam Hemsworth Unauthorized & Uncensored (All Ages Deluxe Edition with Videos)

by R.B. Grimm

*** Deluxe Edition with Videos ***

People Love Reading Liam Hemsworth Unauthorized & Uncensored

“I think he’ll go far, he is talented. Thanks for completing this book, it’s awesome!” – Sophie Laurent

“I love the videos in this book, it’s also informative,” – Casey Anne Houston

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 Liam Hemsworth.

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A Walk Through Grief: Crossing the Bridge Between Worlds

by Linda Pendleton

This deeply felt, revealing book offers real hope for a healing of the mind and spirit as one moves beyond grief and comes to understand that loss is but a stepping-stone on the soul’s journey and an opportunity for tremendous growth and new understanding.

Linda Pendleton’s story of her personal walk through grief following the sudden death of her husband, author Don Pendleton, in October of 1995, is a walk of a universal nature filled with emotions, pain, questions, fears, and is a journey most people are forced to take at various times throughout their lives.

This book is written for those in mourning but also as preparation for loss and, most importantly, for a greater understanding of the life and death process. It became apparent to Linda shortly following Don’s death that there is a void within grief literature as the majority of grief books deal with the religious or psychological aspects and avoid the spiritual (or paranormal) aspects that are often a common occurrence following the death of a loved one. Linda explores her own spiritual experiences and those of others who have lost loved ones in a revealing and enlightening manner which lends credibility to the understanding that consciousness survives death of the physical body.

Her book is also a beautiful love story–the story of the deep love bond shared by her and her husband-and how that bond of love has not been broken by the dimensional changes that have occurred with death. Linda stepped across the bridge that separates the physical and spiritual realms and discovered healing, joy and purpose.

A Walk Through Grief is a reassuring testimonial of hope, comfort, and affirmation that love lives on forever.

About the Author
Linda Pendleton’s writings cover a variety of genres: nonfiction, mystery, Comic books, e-books, and e-courses. A lifelong interest in the fields of metaphysics and the paranormal has influenced Linda’s writing. In 1990, the nonfiction book, “To Dance With Angels,” a definitive study of life and death and spirit communication, coauthored with her husband, author Don Pendleton was published. Don and Linda also wrote, “Whispers of the Soul, the Divine Dance of Consciousness. “To Dance With Angels” was her first of several nonfiction books, e-books, and e-courses in the area of metaphysics, angels, spirit communication, and UFOs.

Her fiction includes the “Catherine Winter, Private Investigator” Series; “Corn Silk Days, Iowa 1862;” “The Unknown;” “Sound of Silence;” and “Roulette: The Search for the Sunrise Killer,” written with Don Pendleton. Linda is a member of the Authors Guild and Authors League.



The Colour of Dying Flesh

by Peter Francis

A real Western set in the dying years of desert mining in California. A tall cowboy crosses dry lakes and mirages in order to find his nephew and his nephew’s daughter. He encounters a world where America prepares to engage in war and where life can still be cheap. There are enough real people in this story to make it almost true. A Western epic.



1945 World War 2 Diary ACW Jean Whitear WAAF RAF Feltwell

by Deborah Shores

Follow Jean’s day by day exploits as a 24 year old WAAF in the last year of the Second World War on a Lancaster bomber base at RAF Feltwell and Methwold stations in Nofolk.

Lots of going to the pictures & shows, visiting relatives on 36 hour passes, cycling, drinking in pubs, dancing and generally enjoying life.

One item of great sadness on the 5th June 1945 just after VE day is the loss of a Lancaster bomber piloted by F/O Peter Tottle on a return journey repatriating former POWs from liberated France. Note that another kindle published diary of Flight Sargeant Dennis Wright of 149 Squadron too also flew with this officer in 1945 shortly before he was killed.

Despite this tragedy Jean flies twice with her “boys” on short trips afterwards before celebrating VJ day and finally seeing 1945 out.

“Domestic day, polishing etc,” will always raise a smile in my memory of Jean.



Soldier for the Mafia

by William Johnson

Soldier for the Mafia, Will Johnson’s fascinating and shocking fictionalized memoir, exposes his secret life as a soldier for the Mastrolio Crime Family of East Boston. But Johnson was no ordinary soldier. As the grandson of Italian mobster Nick Mastrolio, Johnson was groomed as the Prince of the Family. His life story weaves through Boston, Hollywood, Las Vegas, and Aruba, mixing everyday gangster business–chauffeuring VIPs, trafficking drugs, placing bets, and delivering messages–with the lives of the rich, the powerful, and the dangerous–dinner with Frank Sinatra, romantic escapades of Natalie Wood, secret business dealings of J. Edgar Hoover, the forbidden knowledge held by Howard Hughs, and collaboration and competition with gangsters like Vito Genovese and Al Capone. Johnson’s story reveals his own doubts, paranoia, and loneliness as he grew to inherit his Family’s power and the joy he found as he at last turned his back on it all.



Herons in the Orchard

by K G Tuckton

Product description

When a townie goes to live in the depths of the countryside, she finds a lot to inform, and sometimes amuse, her. Since Kay is English but the rural surroundings are Portuguese, there is even more to interest her. Armed with a 35mm camera and fountain-pen, she keeps journals, which form the basis for this illustrated “diary”

about four seasons in a Portuguese cottage.

Quotes

“The woodland caught fire this morning. The glum smallholders across the little bridge were burning canes on their land and the flames spread to the woods. The smell of smoke alerted me and I went down hill to offer access to a tap. The electrician came along and demanded the fire-brigade be called. Dona Margarida the Younger appeared, her exhaust pipe advertising her arrival ……..”

“The chill is easing. I need to use less heat in the house. Birds are building nests. Wagtails alight in pairs on the rough ground near the septic tank. The cat is alert but doesn’t jump down from her look-out point on the wall. The swallows have reappeared, swooping low over the back yard. The door to the annexe is closed. They can nest elsewhere – in the eaves, under the terracotta tiles. Hoopoes peck in the dusty road. Crows tumble from the crowns of the pine-trees like broken black umbrellas.”

Reader’s Comment

“A good antidote to that curious and typically Brit sentimentality which city dwellers have about the countryside.” (R.H., Dorset resident)

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Artists of the World – Sarah Sofia Granborg

by Sarah Sofia Granborg

ARTISTS OF THE WORLD – Sarah Sofia Granborg

The artists of the world-series features artist and writer Sarah Sofia Granborg in a colorful, well illustrated autobiographic art-guide.

Lots of examples are shown of her different types of art and she talks about inspiration, influences and techniques and of course about Scandinavia as well.

This is a NVP-Guide and part of the “Artists of the World”-Series.



Son Of A Coal Miner

by Clair J. Hoffman

Clair J. Hoffman’s autobiographical account of growing up in Pennsylvania coal country during the 1930’s and 1940’s. Told as a number of stories involving the author’s family and the people of the small town of Aristis, this is a personal remembrance of a childhood spent in an America that no longer exists. Written to capture the vernacular used by the local people these tales will bring a smile to the face of anyone who grew up in those days in small town America. Illustrated.



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