Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 23 Aug 16

It’s Their House; I’m Just a Guest

by Douglas Kent

Convicted of Fraud, Douglas Kent is sentenced to 46 months in Federal Prison. This amusing but accurate memoir recounts the time he spent in the Federal Prison system, from the day of his arrival at Allenwood Prison in Pennsylvania through his time spent in a Federal Halfway House in the Dallas, Texas area. Along the way he meets unique and amusing characters, navigates the prison bureaucracy, suffers through the prison medical system, and tries to survive this forced vacation in one piece and his sanity intact. At times funny and at other times emotional and harrowing, follow the ups and downs of low-security prison life and the tedious experience. Laugh, cry, and perhaps pick up a tip or two about how you might make it through your own incarceration should you be unlucky enough to be sentenced to a Federal prison term. The memoir also offers glimpses into other parts of Douglas’ life and what led him to become the person he is today.



Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines

by Tom Molito

Mickey Mantle: Inside and Outside the Lines is different from any other Mickey Mantle book. It was written for baseball lovers and Mantle fans who will live vicariously through it’s author Tom Molito.

The year 2016 is the 60th Anniversary of Mantle’s Triple Crown season, which many baseball experts consider one of the best seasons ever for a ball player. Paradoxically, those who experienced that season are decreasing in numbers. But, Mickey Mantle is more popular than ever. The value of his memorabilia is second to none. He remains respected and admired for the redemptive quality of his life.

The book recalls never told before stories: from Park Avenue, to Las Vegas, to Cooperstown; from television shoots to concerts and Mickey’s restaurant on Central Park West.

Molito collaborated with the highly respected baseball historian Harold “Doc” Friend. The late Mr. Friend wrote for Bleacher Report (CBS) and uncovered previously unknown facts about Mantle’s career – such as Mickey hitting the facade in Yankee Stadium 3 times not the reported twice. An entire chapter updates Mantle’s career with present day statistical measures and comes to the indisputable conclusion that “Mickey Mantle was even better then we thought!”

The book utilizes archival newspaper articles, websites and more than 35 books on Mantle to weave the most complete, unique look at an American Icon.



Sabbatical of the Mind: The Journey from Anxiety to Peace

by David Winters

While racing around Washington’s Beltway on his way to successful career, the author misplaced his personal peace. Anxiety started to creep in and eventually panic attacks landed him in several funny and embarrassing situations. Eventually, he pulled his life into pit row and searched for answers to life’s big questions. His interesting Sabbatical of the Mind led to answers and eventually a triumphant return to work for a three-letter government agency. If you are looking for spiritual, physical, psychological or emotional healing, you just might find several answers while riding along for this journey.

Excerpt:

My colleagues and I sat down at a ridiculously large table with comfortable chairs. Immediately I knew I was not well. My fear of heights had reared its ugly head as I had exited the elevator, and now warnings were going off: Heartbeat irregular. Breathing shallow and difficult. Stomach spitting acid. Something terrible was about to happen. Was this the big heart attack I’d been expecting?



My Journeys as a Travelling Magazine Salesman

by David Higgins

Step inside a brief period of my life where I experienced travelling around the United States selling magazines. My best friend Tyler and I were in pursuit of money and were both heavy drugs users at the time. Little did we know that our boss whom we had been travelling with as well was a serial killer, whom is now spending the rest of his life in prison for murdering numerous prostitutes throughout this journey we had embarked on.



Ð? пеÑ?есÑ?Ñ?ойке. 1987-2000: из дневниковÑ?Ñ? записок (Russian Edition)

by СаÑ?онова-Ð?иÑ?Ñ?с Ð?алина Семеновна

«Ð? пеÑ?есÑ?Ñ?ойке. 1987â??2000» â?? мои дневниковÑ?е записки, в коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?Ñ? â?? оÑ?ноÑ?ение наÑ?ей семÑ?и к пÑ?оисÑ?одивÑ?емÑ? в Ñ?е годÑ?. Ð?опÑ?скаÑ?, Ñ?Ñ?о наблÑ?дая всÑ? слиÑ?ком «близко», мÑ? не всегда делали пÑ?авилÑ?нÑ?е вÑ?водÑ?, но Ñ?о бÑ?ло наÑ?е воспÑ?ияÑ?ие Ñ?еÑ? собÑ?Ñ?ий и, возможно, комÑ?-Ñ?о бÑ?деÑ? инÑ?еÑ?есно об эÑ?ом Ñ?знаÑ?Ñ?.



Ð?оÑ?ж Санд. Ð?е жизнÑ? и лиÑ?еÑ?аÑ?Ñ?Ñ?ная деяÑ?елÑ?носÑ?Ñ? (Russian Edition)

by АлександÑ?а НикиÑ?иÑ?на Анненская

Ð?пеÑ?вÑ?е издана в 1893 годÑ? в сеÑ?ии «Ð?изнÑ? замеÑ?аÑ?елÑ?нÑ?Ñ? лÑ?дей», вÑ?пÑ?скавÑ?ейся в 1890â??1917, а Ñ?акже в 1922, 1924 годаÑ? издаÑ?елÑ?сÑ?вом Ф. Ф. Ð?авленкова.



Ð?ливеÑ? Ð?Ñ?омвелÑ?. Ð?го жизнÑ? и полиÑ?иÑ?еская деяÑ?елÑ?носÑ?Ñ?.: Ð?иогÑ?аÑ?иÑ?еский оÑ?еÑ?к. С поÑ?Ñ?Ñ?еÑ?ом Ð?Ñ?омвеля, гÑ?авиÑ?ованнÑ?м в Ð?ейпÑ?иге Ð?еданом (Russian Edition)

by Ð?вгений АндÑ?еевиÑ? СоловÑ?ев-АндÑ?еевиÑ?

Ð?пеÑ?вÑ?е издана в 1893 годÑ? в сеÑ?ии «Ð?изнÑ? замеÑ?аÑ?елÑ?нÑ?Ñ? лÑ?дей», вÑ?пÑ?скавÑ?ейся в 1890â??1917, а Ñ?акже в 1922, 1924 годаÑ? издаÑ?елÑ?сÑ?вом Ф. Ф. Ð?авленкова. «Ð?евяÑ?надÑ?аÑ?ое сÑ?олеÑ?ие â?? за Ð?Ñ?омвеля. Некогда «Ñ?Ñ?довиÑ?е нÑ?авсÑ?венносÑ?и» и сÑ?н Ð?елÑ?зевÑ?ла, он наÑ?ел себе Ñ?акого спокойного и спÑ?аведливого сÑ?дÑ?Ñ?, как Ранке, Ñ?акого восÑ?оÑ?женного и сÑ?Ñ?асÑ?ного адвокаÑ?а, как Ð?аÑ?лейлÑ?, Ñ?акиÑ? кÑ?асноÑ?еÑ?ивÑ?Ñ? и даÑ?овиÑ?Ñ?Ñ? заÑ?иÑ?ников, как Ð?аколей, Ð?изо и пÑ?. НеÑ? ни одного мало-малÑ?ски вÑ?даÑ?Ñ?егося исÑ?оÑ?ика, коÑ?оÑ?Ñ?й сомневался бÑ? в его велиÑ?ии. А Ñ?аз велиÑ?ие пÑ?изнано, Ñ?о Ñ?Ñ?о еÑ?е осÑ?аеÑ?ся пÑ?изнаÑ?Ñ?, по кÑ?айней меÑ?е, в данном слÑ?Ñ?ае? Ð?едÑ? Ð?Ñ?омвелÑ? не мÑ?слиÑ?елÑ?-Ñ?еоÑ?еÑ?ик, не спеÑ?иалисÑ? наÑ?ки, не поэÑ? или Ñ?Ñ?дожник, эÑ?о пÑ?ежде всего пÑ?акÑ?иÑ?еский деяÑ?елÑ?, «born king of men», как назÑ?ваеÑ? его Ð?аÑ?лейлÑ?».



Ð?Ñ?Ñ?Ñ?вок дневника 1857 года (Russian Edition)

by Ð?ев НиколаевиÑ? ТолсÑ?ой

Ð?невниковÑ?е записи Ð?Ñ?ва НиколаевиÑ?а ТолсÑ?ого (1828â??1910), оÑ?носяÑ?иеся к 1857 годÑ?.



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