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Book: Down Below - Reminiscences of a World War II Engine Room Merchant Seaman by Edward Ted Jones Whitehead
World War II perils and adventure as never told before, from the eyes of a merchant navy engine room seaman. Ted takes the reader from his native Wales in the Rhondda Valley, to global journeys on numerous ships pursued by German U boats The narrative takes the reader to Canada, where his ship the S/S Lilliy was torpedoed on his first Trans Atlantic crossing. After to New York, The Caribbean [...]
 
Book: The Mailman Went UA (A Vietnam Memoir) by David W. Mulldune
Some readers will be upset by the use of racial references, some will be upset by the vulgar language, some by the stark brutality, some by the sexual references. I can sanitize my manuscript and give the reader a false sense of how war reduces the humanity of an individual. Not only that, but sanitizing the past distorts history and lulls a person into a nonchalant manner of behavior in [...]
 
Book: My Journey Through War and Peace - Explorations of a Young Filmmaker, Feminist and Spiritual Seeker (Pathfinder Trilogy Book 1) by Melissa Burch
MEMOIR 2017 SILVER WINNER OF IBPA* BENJAMIN FRANKLIN AWARD 2016 SILVER Foreword INDIES AWARD WINNER Adventure For readers of Cheryl Strayed, Martha Beck, and Elizabeth Gilbert In this adventurous spiritual memoir, Melissa Burch discovers that by facing her near death, living outside her comfort zone and trusting her intuition, she could find herself and set a new course for her life. *Independent [...]
 
Book: The Bride's Trunk - A Story of War and Reconciliation by Ingrid Dixon
Do you like books that bring history to life? Then you'll love The Bride's Trunk , because it's a page-turner, a true story of love and reconciliation in the aftermath of World War 2. Beautifully told, it stays with you long after the last page is sadly turned. Imagine you must decide the rest of your life in one evening. This is the momentous choice facing Minny, a young woman who has grown up [...]
 
Book: A Captain At War - Stories of an American Advisor In Fallujah, Iraq by Christopher Michael Westhoff
He is trained and ready for war. Instead of leading Marines into combat, a Marine Captain is given the mission of advising an Iraqi Army battalion in one of the most violent cities in Iraq. The collected stories span seven months of nearly constant combat in 2006 and 2007, at the height of the insurgency in Iraq. This book is the raw, visceral story of a combat adviser with a lot more combat than [...]
 
Book: Ever the Patriot - Recollections of Vincent J. Riccio, World War II Veteran and POW by Candace Riccio Salem
Like many Americans, as soon as Vincent J. Riccio heard about the attack on Pearl Harbor he wanted to enlist in the military. This memoir recounts his experiences in the United States Army Air Corps as an Instrument Technician, Aviation Cadet, and Flight Engineer in World War II. It describes his escapades during training and deployment, the missions flown over Germany, the fateful events that [...]
 
Book: You Can Write A Million Dollar Memoir by David H Burns
If you're like millions of others, over the years, you may have daydreamed of writing a memoir. Hopefully not a thick, dry autobiography on the dust shelves of yesteryear, but a fresh, new slice-of-life memoir right out of your own memory! Generals, politicians and movie stars write (often boring or stuffy) autobiographies spanning their whole lives. Modern day memoirists write about a certain, [...]
 
Book: Memories of Evil - A World War II Childhood by Peter Kubicek
We Holocaust survivors all suffered from what is now called PTSD -- post-traumatic stress disorder. In effect, we found it difficult to live with our memories. Each of us had to make his way back to normalcy in his own way -- a long circuitous road, which some traversed better and some worse. There are many Holocaust survivors who were unable to ever speak of their experiences and ultimately took [...]
 
Book: Dr. Tom's War by Lucia Viti
One fateful day, Lucia Viti stumbled upon an ancient Harry & David fruit box while cleaning the attic. The box was filled with Vietnam memorabilia the remnants of her father's tour of duty in 1967 as a Battalion Surgeon in An Hoa. Lucia became obsessed with a need to reconnect with the memories of her father and spent four years traveling across America, gathering stories from the Marines of the [...]
 
Book: Under the Same Roof - My Life as the Son of Holocaust Resisters by Mark Henry Kinn
Dr. Mark Henry Kinn grew up both searching for and running from his parents' tragic past. How do you live through a trauma that isn't even your own? How does a child live with the poignancy and sadness of a generation, following him to school, to work, and out into a world that doesn't understand? Kinn's mother, Sonia, evaded the Nazis by hiding in the forest, but she never forgot her murdered [...]
 
Book: How to Publish Your Memoirs for Free by Bohdan O. Szuprowicz
This is a special E-Guide for all who want to write and publish their memoirs on the Internet specifically designed for reading and use on mobile devices. Besides an account of the proper procedures to publish an E-Memoir on Kindle for free, this E-Guide discusses the various types of memoirs and requirements for each. It forces the writer to ask the questions of why and for what audience he is [...]
 
Book: We Came to Fight a War - The Story of a B-17 Radio Gunner and his Pilot by Jack Flynn
WE CAME TO FIGHT A WAR emanates from the heart, mind and memory of 85 year old Al Kotler, who was barely twenty when he climbed onto a fully armed B-17 in the dense, fog filled morning, in Foggia, Italy, having no idea whether he or his fellow crew members would still be alive by afternoon. Yes this is a war story a war story that takes the reader viscerally through heart pounding moments of [...]
 
Book: Good Afternoon Vietnam - A Civilian in the Vietnam War by Gary Wilhelm
Good Afternoon Vietnam This is the story of a civilian technology engineer working with the Marines in DaNang, Vietnam, in 1968 and 1969. Wilhelm arrived in a blue suit and tie from a military chartered plane and finally found his back way to the USA for a company that resisted ending his work term and allowing him to come home. A Civilian Working in a War Zone The position was working with the [...]
 
Book: Adventurers Against Their Will - Extraordinary World War II Stories of Survival, Escape, and Connection-Unlike Any Others by Joanie Holzer Schirm
"The ornately painted Chinese Boxes loomed just out of reach throughout my childhood...but my brother and sister and I paid no attention. The twin, red boxes were part of the familiar-to-the-point-of-being-invisible landscape, like that big tree outside your window with a botanical name you never learn." Sorting through her parents belongings after their deaths, Joanie Holzer Schirm discovered an [...]
 
Book: Hamster Island by Joan Heartwell
Heartwell chronicles her heroic (and often hilarious) determination to live an unremarkable life as a member of a poor, super-dysfunctional family that includes a mostly absent father, a religious fanatic mother, a kleptomaniac grandmother, and two special needs siblings, all residing more or less in the middle of a parking lot. The story moves from Heartwell's lively coming of age in the sixties [...]
 
Book: Civil War Journal of a Union Soldier by P.C. Zick
Here is a personal account of the Civil War when young men were forced to kill their own countrymen.Harmon Camburn signed up for duty as a Union soldier two weeks after the first shots were fired in the Civil War. He served for the next three years, fighting in both Battles of Bull Run and other skirmishes of the War Between the States. His tour of duty ended with a shot through his lung and [...]
 
Book: A Life Out of Context by Angie Haider
Whether she was journaling after a panic attack, journaling about beautiful children or journaling about her divorce, Angie Haider soon realized that when one emotion dominated her life, she compulsively accepted that emotion as her fate. Whether a happening hit her with a crushing sadness or an awesome embarrassment, her mind was relentlessly flooded with similar past experiences that compelled [...]
 
Book: Time Never Heals by Gene Ligotti
Time Never Heals is the story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the first battalion TIME NEVER HEALS is the story of Dr. Frank Lunati, the first battalion surgeon for the 2/5th First Cavalry Division in Vietnam. This is his story of his tour of duty, the battles, the casualties and deaths, along with all his thoughts and feelings. He relives in vivid detail the Search and Destroy missions, the battles of [...]
 
Book: Hills of the Tigers by Richard French
An artist rises above war and the perils of a competitive city to find love and do work that stands out. "The Hills of the Tigers" takes place in two different environments. In the even-numbered chapters, the painter Carl Norberg writes about his experiences as a soldier in the American army during a war in an Asian nation called Kulon. He decided when he was in high school that he wanted to work [...]
 
Book: First Love - Just Once in a Lifetime - A Memoir by Violeta Barrett
By 1956 Violeta Barrett had been working for a Wall Street investment firm more than a decade. Recently separated from her husband and feeling overworked, Violeta decided to vacation in Mexico. After her plane landed in Mexico City, a stranger with a deep, accented voice introduced himself as her tour guide. Violeta and Jorge had no idea they were about to begin a four-year romance that would [...]
 
Book: Stop and Think About Guns in Your Life -Teenage Years by Bohdan O. Szuprowicz
This is a unique form of memoir which focuses exclusively on specific events during a lifetime that exposed the writer to various types of firearms and weapons in a whole gamut of situations that took place in many different parts of the world. The author, draws almost exclusively on his own experiences. He is neither a gun collector nor gun enthusiast, and has never served in any military or [...]
 
Book: A Jamaican's Journey To Time and Patience - Broken Vows, Shattered Dreams, Redeeming Grace by Derrick Garland Coy
A Jamaican's Journey to Time and Patience is Derrick Garland Coy's portrait of his multiethnic family whose African, Chinese, and European roots merge in Jamaica during the 1800s, then scatter across the globe in the mid 1900s, sending him on an odyssey to discover and fulfill God's call in his life, heal family wounds, and share Christ's message of redeeming grace and love. Against the [...]
 
Book: The Accidental Anarchist - From the Diaries of Jacob Marateck by Bryna Kranzler
What kind of man needs to be sentenced to death more than once to learn his lesson that standing up for his principles did not pay in pre-Russian Revolution Russia? My grandfather, Jacob Marateck: that's who. He was sentenced to death three times, and exiled to Siberia, for defending his Jewish heritage and trying to overthrow the Czar, among other things. Despite poverty, starvation, and the [...]
 
Book: Sleeping Under The Bandstand - An Historical Memoir by Enola D. Handgis
Sleeping Under The Bandstand is a memoir written by my mother, Enola D. Handgis. This memoir is historical in nature being the author's accounting of her life describes places and events that are now but historical memories, socially and personally.The book is comprised of stories my mother has compiled in the oral tradition, describing her personal life growing up in Kansas, her adventures as a [...]
 
Book: The Dandelion Clock - A wish to end all wishes. The war to end all wars. by Rebecca Bryn
Families torn apart by the Great War. When war is declared in August 1914, Bill, a farm boy brought up in a village on the Duke of Buccleuch's Northamptonshire estate, is plucking up his courage to ask his sweetheart, Florrie, to marry him. Florrie has given up her dream of being a dancer to bring up her siblings and protect them from their violent and abusive widowed father. For her, marriage to [...]
 
Book: A Stranger On My Land - A Civil War Romance by Sandra Merville Hart
Inspirational Reader's Choice Award Finalist Carrie and her little brother, Jay, find a wounded soldier on their land after a battle which later became known as "The Battle Above the Clouds." Adam, a Union soldier, has been shot twice in the arm. Though Carrie is reluctant to take Adam to their cave where her family hides their livestock from both armies, she cannot turn her back on him. But her [...]
 
Book: Lost Family - FOUND! by Heather L. Nelson
Lost Family: FOUND! is an astonishing, epic, true story. The incredible discovery in our "golden-years," (68 years after the end of WWII), of an American family found by an unknown brother left behind in England, who led us to find other family secrets too impossible to imagine. As adult children investigate their parents' lives trying to understand their own existence, they discover a love [...]
 
Book: Life Would Suck Without You - A Girlfriend Memoir by Jennifer Preuss
When life makes no sense, and the world is going straight to hell, a girl knows she can count on her best friends There are all types of friends. Rich friends. Poor friends. Fair weather friends and then there are Best Friends your BFF's. Meet Jennifer, a wannabe soap opera star, new to LA and waiting tables in Century City. She makes three new friends, and they turn out to be inseparable. [...]
 
Book: Last Eyewitnesses, World War II Memories - D-Day to 70th Anniversary by Walter Parks
This book was written to help celebrate the 70th anniversary of D-Day and to preserve the last personal voices of the truly great soldiers that went ashore at Normandy on June 6, 1944 or shortly thereafter. Soon, all these brave men will pass to another time and place. We believe that these men should never be forgotten. Their personal memories must be preserved. Paratroopers, glider pilots, [...]
 
Book: Mr. Jefferson's Piano - & Other Central Harlem Stories by B.L. Wilson
Mr. Jefferson's Piano & Other Central Harlem Stories is the second updated edition of an anthology that weaves together a rich tapestry of 68 short stories, agency memos, and letters of events that take place during the late seventies, eighties, and nineties as seen through Melba Farris' eyes. Melba writes notes about everything work-related, chronicling her journey into the field of property [...]
 
Book: The Reverent Surrender - A Memoir by James Finster
The Reverent Surrender is an insightful memoir that tells the story of a father's dynamic and beautiful relationship with his son cut short when he took his own life. How does one retain the life lessons past on without becoming resentful of their father's decision? As an only son, James Finster, retells the memories of the life and times he experienced with his father and looks for the messages [...]
 
Book: Blaming Japhy Rider - Memoir of a Dharma Bum Who Survived by Philip A. Bralich Ph.D.
Inspired by and responding to Jack Kerouac's Dharma Bums, this memoir details the psychological and spiritual triumph over severe psychological difficulties caused by a series of traumas endured in the Peace Corps in West Africa in 1978. Surveying the spiritual landscape of America through the seventies to the present in Zen, Tibetan Buddhist, New Age and Christian movements, this memoir [...]
 
Book: Waking Up Naked by Grant M. Handgis
Waking up naked is a philosophical metaphor for the condition of finding oneself no longer completely clueless in life, yet without practice, or a plan, and feeling rather socially vulnerable. "Waking Up Naked" takes up where "I Have Mine... Show Me Yours" left off, completing the memoir. A satirical look at life as it is handed each of us, what we do with what we remember of our social training [...]
 
Book: Confederado do Norte by Linda Bennett Pennell
October, 1866 - Mary Catherine is devastated when her family emigrates from Georgia to Brazil because her father and maternal uncle refuse to accept the terms of Reconstruction following the Confederacy's defeat. Shortly after arrival in their new country, she is orphaned, leaving her in Uncle Nathan's care. He hates Mary Catherine, blaming her for his sister's death. She despises him because she [...]
 
Book: Goodbye Junie Moon by June Collins
Goodbye Junie Moon is a memoir written by June Collins, co-author of The Khaki Mafia. A curvaceous Australian dancer entertains the troops in Vietnam. She uncovers a get rich quick scheme involving the sergeants running the American Army clubs. Discovering that she has reported them to the CID, they place a high price on her head. She learns they are watching the only airport out, preventing her [...]
 


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