Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 25 May 15

Equestrian Under the Influence: Travel Tales of Questionable Taste

by Vik Milan

Vik Milan has a problem – an inability to sit still. From a childhood in suburban Pennsylvania, to an increasingly chaotic globetrotting lifestyle, his affliction has only become more severe. In “Equestrian Under the Influence”, Milan reflects on a decade spent in planes, trains, and unmarked vans, always finding a way to escape from the comfort of home, often with a pretentious drink in-hand.

“Equestrian Under the Influence” finds Milan in thirteen countries under a variety of questionable circumstances, such as incorporating wine into equine sports, receiving a daily mugging in the Caribbean, fleeing handsome ladies of the night, and getting rushed to the hospital in Mexico by his assailant, all while sampling the local libations of countries worldwide. He also discovers that maybe we aren’t all so different, and everyone can find common ground across cultures, often in a highball glass over ice.

In his debut novel, Vik Milan shares his experiences from around the world with a light-hearted, tongue-in cheek humor and fresh approach to storytelling that will delight anyone with chronic wanderlust and a penchant for cocktails.

Mosby’s War Reminiscences and Stuart’s Cavalry Campaigns

by John Mosby

Mosby’s War Reminiscences and Stuart’s Cavalry Campaigns is a classic text from the famous Confederate John Singleton Mosby.

A table of contents is included.

The Coffin

by Jason Miller

This is my coffinâ??a journal where the struggles of coming home from war have been laid to rest. I’m a United States Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD). And this is my story. After a diagnosis of PTSD from three combat tours in Iraq and at the heels of a mild traumatic brain injury, this is my attempt to heal. To heal and help others understand the process of coming home from war and the aftermath that comes from getting the poison out.

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers

by Diogenes Laertius

Chios Classics brings literature’s greatest works back to life for new generations.  All our books contain a linked table of contents.

The Lives and Opinions of Eminent Philosophers is a classic collection of biographies written during the 3rd century A.D.

From Teplitz Schönau to Johannesburg: The Biography of Peter Horn

by Peter Horn

From Teplitz Schönau to Johannesburg 1

Biography Peter Horn 1

Teplitz-Schönau 7 December 1934 3

Diphtheria and Scarlet Fever 5

World War II 5

Primary School, Schönau and Gymnasium Teplitz (Gymnázium Teplice) 6

Firestorm Dresden, my two cousins 6

Air raid 8th May 1945 7

Refugee – Russian trucks, our Nanny, and the Czech border 8

March through Saxony – crossing the Border of the Russian Zone 9

Refugee camp Hof 10

Oppertshofen 10

The Virgin Mary saved from Iconoclasm

by Santiago Sevilla

A XVI Century painting of the Virgin Mary of the Black Rosary appears to have been saved from destructive fanaticism of the Protestants in England, after the death of Queen Mary Tudor.


by Phillip J Mather

Whinchat is a nostalgic reminiscence of a long-ago bucolic vacation that awakened a life-long interest in nature. Skilfully written and self-narrated by Phillip J. Mather, the tale will strike a chord with birdwatchers and nature lovers alike, and will remind all of gentler times in 1950’s England.

Some Successful Americans

by Sherman Williams

Some Successful Americans is a collection of short biographies of famous Americans.

A table of contents is included.

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