Free biographies and memoirs Kindle books for 15 Dec 17

Learning to Weather the Storm: A Story of Life, Love, and Alzheimer’s

by Lauren Dykovitz

Have you ever missed someone so much that it caused you actual physical pain? Have you ever grieved the loss of someone for so long that you thought you would never get over it? What if the person you were missing was sitting right next to you, but there was nothing you could do to bring that person back?

That is exactly what my life has been like since my mom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s Disease at the age of 62. I have been missing her and grieving for her ever since. At just 25 years old, I was forced to navigate the biggest storm of my life so far, while learning lessons of life, love, and friendship along the way.

Learning to Weather the Storm is a real and raw account of one daughter’s struggle to accept her mom’s Alzheimer’s. Learning to Weather the Storm is guaranteed to make you laugh, cry, and pick up the phone to call your mom.

THE CASE OF THE VANISHING WIDOW (True Crime & Mystery Files Book 1)

by Nick Stowe

One crisp Sunday night in early October, three screams were heard, and soon after, pretty 29-year-old widow Ella McDowell Rogers was found to have disappeared from her apartment in Louisville, Kentucky, as though she had vanished like smoke.

What happened to Ella Rogers? Was she murdered, was she kidnapped, did she commit suicide, or did she leave to start a new life somewhere far away? The strange disappearance of one of Louisville’s most beautiful women spurred an army of detectives and investigators to search for her. A variety of clues, stories, rumors and suspicious individuals sent them all over the country in their desperate efforts to find the lovely Mrs. Rogers.


The riveting and baffling true-life mystery of Ella Rogers is explored in this, the first book in Nick Stowe’s True Crime & Mystery Files series. The series shines an in-depth spotlight on some of the most fascinating crimes and mysteries of the past, many of which have been virtually forgotten with the passage of time but are just as interesting, compelling and shocking as anything in today’s headlines.

This special edition includes the Bonus File: Five Bullets to the Head.

The way of fate: A True Story From the Kindertransport

by George Shefi

George Shefi’s entire world falls apart when he is only seven years old!

This book opens with the happy childhood of the author in Germany, where he was raised by a loving single mother, grandfather, and aunt. The Nazis came to power when he was two. After the horrors of Kristallnacht, six years later, his mother managed to send him to England with the Kindertransport, to save his life. He did not realize that waving goodbye would be the last time he would see his mother; she was murdered in Auschwitz.

Join him on his journey as a homeless child refugee via England, Canada, and America finally to his homeland

Shefi tells this amazing story with humor: his wanderings in England and journey to an uncle in America during World War II and his immigration to Israel in 1949. There he finally found his home, served in the navy, and established a loving family.

Be there when he discovers his own long lost father completely by chance!

The book describes his remarkable life and his family, especially the unbelievable sequence of events that led to his discovery of his father in Australia, whom he met for the first time at age 35, when Shefi was already a father of three daughters.

Scroll up now to get your copy of The Way of Fate!


by John French

For a memoir of World War I, Sir John French’s book 1914, does a fairly good job of recounting the facts, however skewed they may be. French, whose full name and titles are quite daunting, was Field Marshal John Denton Pinkstone French, 1st Earl of Ypres KP, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCMG, ADC, PC (1852 – 1925). He was Commader-in-Chief of the BEF (British Expeditionary Forces) against the Germain advances through Continental Europe. French, who was stubborn and hotheaded, ordered maneuvers which weren’t the best course of action, for which he was eventually switched out for another commander. 

Though he was the obvious choice for Commander-in-Chief at the time, French was fighting a 20th century war with a 19th century mindset. Images of him at the time portray him mounted on horseback, a billowing feather in his hat… meanwhile the tanks and tear gas are just over the horizon.

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