In First Person

Author: Lucy Paz

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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Alice is thrilled with her new baby, but then war looms on the horizonSince her baby was born Alice was in a permanent state of euphoria.She could spend hours cuddling her, feeding, doing everything possible just to touch her. But then black clouds gathered on the horizonas war loomed ahead.People began to hoard food, military-aged men disappeared from the streets, and long linesformed at stores. It was Alice’s first war in Israel, and the situation was grave.The personal horror story of Alice’s first war comes back to haunt herAlice was beside herself; the ground felt unsteady under her feet. Was it possible that what had happened then is going to happen again? Alice was born when World War II was raging. Her father joined the army and never returned. When the Nazis started transporting Jews to ghettos and death camps, her mother wanted to save her. So she gave her away.Will Alice be mercilessly thrown back into the appalling experiences of her past? Alice never knew her parents. They are faceless to her; she can’t see or imagine them. Was this war now happening so that Alice would finally be able to feel like her mother when she gave her child away?Scroll up now to get your copy of In First Person!

Rusted Rhinestones – A Memoir by Ms. Fifi Frost

Author: Fifi Frost

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Warning, does contain adult content. I was set on a journey as a gay youth in the deep south at the age of 14 in the late 1970's. The battles with my family, organized religion, anti gay conversion therapy, homelessness as a minor, mental illness, as well as government and institutionalized discrimination have made me the man I am today. Surviving 2 brutal hate crimes, trying to live, love, and have my piece of the American Dream. Edited by Barbi Winterhalder and Fifi. Cover image done by Barbi and John Winterhalder Rusted Rhinestones has won the 2016 Next Generation Indie Book Award for Best Non Fiction Ebook.

Talking to the Dead (Kate and Maggie Fox and the Rise of Spiritualism)

Author: Barbara Weisberg

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A fascinating story of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts in the second half of nineteenth century America viewed through the lives of Kate and Maggie Fox, the sisters whose purported communication with the dead gave rise to the Spiritualism movement – and whose recanting forty years later is still shrouded in mystery. In March of 1848, Kate and Maggie Fox – sisters aged 11 and 14 – anxiously reported to a neighbor that they had been hearing strange, unidentified sounds in their house. From a sequence of knocks and rattles translated by the young girls as a "voice from beyond," the Modern Spiritualism movement was born. Talking to the Dead follows the fascinating story of the two girls who were catapulted into an odd limelight after communicating with spirits that March night. Within a few years, tens of thousands of Americans were flocking to seances. An international movement followed. Yet thirty years after those first knocks, the sisters shocked the country by denying they had ever contacted spirits. Shortly after, the sisters once again changed their story and reaffirmed their belief in the spirit world. Weisberg traces not only the lives of the Fox sisters and their family (including their mysterious Svengali–like sister Leah) but also the social, religious, economic and political climates that provided the breeding ground for the movement. While this is a thorough, compelling overview of a potent time in US history, it is also an incredible ghost story. An entertaining read – a story of spirits and conjurors, skeptics and converts – Talking to the Dead is full of emotion and surprise. Yet it will also provoke questions that were being asked in the 19th century, and are still being asked today – how do we know what we know, and how secure are we in our knowledge?

My Forever Heartache – Four Years of Discovery with the Kalahari Bushmen

Author: Bernard Horton

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In 1994 entrepreneur and award-winning businessman Bernard Horton decided to give up the rat race and all the trappings of wealth in order to follow his heart and live among the Bushman people of Botswana’s western Kalahari. He bought and converted an ex-military Land Rover 101” Forward Control (known to the Bushmen as Ibope from the distinctive sound of the V8 engine), and set about driving all the way from Durban in South Africa to Maun, Botswana - still a dusty frontier town in those days.My Forever Heartache is the fascinating story of Bernard’s four-year adventure which saw him become one with these gentle and inspirational people, who still live in harmony with mother nature as they have done for thousands of years.

Lockhart Memories – Growing Up in Small Town Texas in the 1940s and 50s

Author: Jim Stedman

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Have you ever watched one of those old 1950s TV shows, like Leave It to Beaver, and wondered what growing up then would have been like? This was a time when most kids lived with two parents, often mom stayed home, before drugs, before quick and easy divorce, literally the last generation raised under those conditions. Well, this book will tell you what it was like, at least what it was like in small town Texas. This collection of memories and stories started as a project dreamed up by Wayne Scott and Jim Stedman with the aim of collecting the recollections of our peers about growing up during the 1940s and 50s. We sent out the call via email lists of classmates, asking for stories and memories about various themes: grade school, high school, sports, life in the country, places, entertainment, the songs, and so on. Very shortly, we had over 1,500 pages of email sent in by the “authors” you will get to know as you read our book. These “authors” were born between 1935 and 1944 when the country was still in the Great Depression and, then, entering WWII. Many of us still have memories of WWII events and the ensuing peacetime of the 1940s. Many of us were raised on farms and attended country schools with several grades in one or two rooms; some rode horses to school. Some experienced discrimination, both in where they attended school and where they could watch a movie. We grew up with few medications and few vaccinations, when the threat of polio was real, and family doctors still made house calls, even out in the country. Some of our stories will make you cringe a little; others will make you laugh. If you are old enough, some will seem similar to your own growing-up experiences. So, we invite you partake of our stories. They have been edited, but only with a light touch, so do not expect smooth prose. They are what they are: memories put down as our “authors” were moved by recall. Jim Stedman, Editor

Never Give Up

Author: Kevin Johnson

Category: Biographies & Memoirs

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"thanks dear for creating such a wonderful book." - Amazon Customer"It is a good compilation of stories and I am thankful he went with a diverse list of people." - Amazon Customer"Good resource when one needs a bright light in their lives. I recommend it." - Sharon D. Anderson, Ph.D."Pumped up!" - Alexis"Great book" - Terence C."Great source of inspiration!" - Stefanie Hamilton"I love this book!" - Jordan"Inspiring!" - Frankie Johnnie"Motivational Stories That Will Inspire You!" - Piaras"Good motivation" - Rajiv DubeyHere Is A Preview Of People Whose Stories We'll Cover In This Book...Sylvester StalloneSoichiro HondaJoanne RowlingMichael JordanOprah WinfreyMarshall MathersArnold SchwarzeneggerPhil IveyAnthony RobbinsAbraham Lincoln