Orb Stones and Geoglyphs: A Writer’s Journey

Author: Daniel a. Smith

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From the author of the award winning historical novel, "Storykeeper", comes a soulful mix of writing, geology, ancient tales, and rock and roll. The thought-provoking account of a ten-year search for mystical orbs, mysterious earthworks, and forgotten lives will inspire the storyteller in all of us to begin their own journey.

Fisheye

Author: Trish Thorpe

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Recognize Narcissism BEFORE Getting Conned

The sting of being duped by a narcissist is devastating regardless of economic status. This candid memoir shines an urgently-needed spotlight on the narcissist's con-game habit of using human emotions as collateral.

The book starts by sharing details of author Trish Thorpe's indulgent Hollywood childhood. Her parents, and everyone else in the moneyed world they live in, are thoroughly absorbed with their own narcissistic fantasies, oblivious to Trish and her siblings lurching their way through adolescence on their own. As Trish's life stumbles into adulthood, she unwittingly duplicates an eerily familiar adult family life, a same-sex family this time, and finds herself incarcerated by money once again. Forced to make a 'Sophie's Choice' decision, she emancipates herself from her adult family. It's not until she loses everything in the Great Recession and experiences the solitude of homelessness that she's able to put together the narcissism puzzle pieces that have handcuffed her life.

Now more than ever, recognizing and prevailing over narcissism is essential. 'Fisheye' deftly illuminates the subject with heartfelt storytelling, humor, and a happy ending.

The Romanovs

Author: Virginia Cowles

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For over 300 years, the Romanov family ruled over Russia.Its glittering Tsars and Tsarinas were autocratic despots, who between them embraced all the vices (and too few of the virtues) of absolute rulers.Their name has become a byword for excess, avarice and cruelty, they have aroused intrigue and horror in equal measure. Virginia Cowles offers a portrait gallery of the outstanding members of this incredible family — from Alexis (a Tartar in his wrath) and Peter the Great (a terrifying giant) to the nymphomaniac Catherine and the doomed Nicholas II, last of the Tsars.Their domination of Russia was brought to an end in March 1917, as a result of the February Revolution. Of the 65 family members, 18 were killed by the Bolsheviks and the remaining 47 were exiled abroad.Delving behind the mass of obscure and unfamiliar historical detail, she reveals the characters and personal ties behind these strange, and often daunting, figures. She looks beyond what is written about them in the history books and explores how their family lives and secrets affected the entirety of Russia and its many citizens. ‘Recounted at great speed, and with splendid life, vigour and readability’ – Antonia Fraser, Evening StandardVirginia Spencer Cowles OBE was a noted American journalist, biographer, and travel writer. During her long career, Cowles went from covering fashion, to covering the Spanish Civil War, the turbulent period in Europe leading up to World War II, and the entire war. After the war, she published a number of critically acclaimed biographies of historical figures.Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

Five Years in Nepal and Tibet

Author: M.G. Hawking

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Discover an Extraordinary World and its Profound Knowledge. Composed from the journals of explorer M.G. Hawking’s five years in remote areas of the Himalayas, this book transports the reader into regions of our planet that in all history only a handful of people have experienced, a journey that leads to the discovery of unparalleled esoteric knowledge.
Over the past years the team at Wisdom Masters Press has assembled a series of books based on Hawking’s chronicles containing unprecedented accounts of his experiences and conversations with the remarkably enlightened individuals he encountered, including first-hand narratives of the psychokinetic abilities he witnessed and in-depth descriptions of the esoteric knowledge and techniques that made such exceptional abilities possible.
We invite you to journey into a legendary world deep in the Himalayan Mountains to explore the knowledge of true masters and sages. Discover profound revelations that for long millenniums have remained concealed from the world at large. Magical, entertaining and richly enlightening, this anthology is an incomparable read for anyone seeking greater knowledge and personal power. A Kindle Unlimited Book. For more information, please see the book’s Amazon description and ‘Look Inside’ feature. Thank you.

Gourmands on the Run (Part 1)

Author: Dame DJ

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Dame DJ and her partner Tom, a New Yorker who loved great food, wanted to sample the best dining in France, retrace a frantic and surprising gourmet journey from Paris to Monaco.
He thought France was small, the best hotels & restaurants from would be waiting for them, & she thought she could eat, relax and the trip would be a breeze; they were both wrong!
They hired a car, drove through the special Loire Valley visiting the magnificent Chateaux Amboise, Chambord, Chenonceaux, Montrichard, down through romantic Provence and onto the glamourous Cote d'Azur staying at Relais Chateaux along the way.
Gourmet dining at some of the worlds most famous places, Maison Troisgros, Chateau de Codigant, Colombe d'Or and the wonderful Bernard Loiseau made it the trip of a lifetime but reality soon took over.
It opened up a whole new world of sensations, discoveries, joys, hardships, illness, intensity, beauty, talents, and artistry, all unique to France, and so they became 'Gourmands on the Run!'
Illustrated with delicate watercolours done by Dame DJ along the journey, which survived against the odds.
Arriving hot, tiered, hungry, with, and without, reservations, ordering from oversized menus, paying some heavy prices, they were welcomed and looked after like long lost family, one night at a time.
They drove, they ran, they ate, they packed, then unpacked yet again..and on every page, we are right there with them, along for this amazing ride.

Small Puddles – the Triumphant Story of Yale’s Worst Oarsman. Ever.

Author: Michael Danziger

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Small Puddles is about rowing, rites of passage, persistence, and trying to find your way. Michael “Zig” Danziger projects a certain devil-may-care persona. But don’t let the larger-than-life, hail-fellow-well-met routine fool you - there is far more to his story than being born on third base. Zig’s intense experience as a Yale oarsman is a case study on the journey itself being the reward. He was never going to make the first varsity boat, or the second. Not even the third boat. But he worked his rear-end off to earn a seat in the fourth boat - and became a Yale Crew legend. Small Puddles tells the story of those years at Yale and the people who shaped Zig’s one-of-a-kind view of the world.

A story of tenacity, determination, and unrelenting sticktoitiveness.

Small Puddles is a heart-warming and hilarious memoir, but don’t expect to read about what a saint Zig is. He’s no saint. And don’t expect any syrupy soft-focus vignettes of New England collegiate life. Zig’s raucous yarns, spun one after another, are warts-and-all, high-definition windows into the glory days. No punches pulled.

Raucous, ribald, ridiculous, raunchy, romantic, and relatable.

Small Puddles has plenty for everyone, but anyone who has had the good fortune to pull an oar will feel Zig’s pain. Up and down stadium stairs until you can’t walk another step? Barfed after crushing an erg piece? Pulled a power ten? Given a shirt? Gotten a shirt? Been up at 5am for practice after a big night out? Felt the adrenaline surge at “Êtes-vous prêt? Partez!”? Stood on the bank to cheer friends at The Head of the Charles, The Dad Vails, Eastern Sprints, Henley? Don’t miss this book.

Enjoyed other rowing books? If you think you might enjoy a version of Halberstam’s The Amateurs co-authored with Tucker Max, or you’re hoping Quentin Tarantino might direct the film adaptation of The Boys In the Boat, don’t miss this one.