The Power of Positive Pessimism

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In The Art of the Steal, Abagnale tells the remarkable story of how he parlayed his knowledge of cons and scams into a successful career as a consultant on preventing financial foul play--while showing you how to identify and outsmart perpetrators of fraud. The dehumanizing of history that surrounds the Shoa can only be conquered by humanizing its memory. They have a nice selection of genres to narrow the listings. Together, they take us on a gossip-filled whistle-stop tour of four decades of British fashion.

The Fall of Napoleon: An Historical Memoir, Volume 1

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Pete Seeger is no stranger to area music lovers. Project Gutenberg Australia has a very nice listing of autobiographies available for download in a large number of formats. All sixty two volumes of Hitler’s supposed diaries had been expensive forgeries, the work of Konrad Kujua, a forger specializing in duping collectors of Nazi memorabilia. Son of top Hamas leader to produce epic historical account of the prophet Muhammad despite controversy surrounding Anti-Islam film.

Lulu in the Sky: A Daughter of Cambodia Finds Love, Healing,

Loung Ung

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216 pp Here is the life story of the most successful fighter pilot of all time, with 352 air combat victories – who spent… The life of Luftwaffe fighter pilot Walter Nowotny – in photographs, documents, and commentary. Book Spotlight: Losing the Dollhouse by S. This edition was translated by James Kirkup and Ernest Jones. Christian, Atheist or whatever, there is no denying the impact Jesus has had on history. And some people become celebrities through writing their autobiography.

Paris, My Sweet: A Year in the City of Light (and Dark

Amy Thomas

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If you were involved with the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and would like to submit a video memoir, please contact us. Bill Bryson’s warm style makes him a pleasure to read and his reflections on everything from gardening to the death penalty provide a welcome narration to any journey stateside. Burroughs was a figurehead of the Beat Movement. A lesbian left-wing journalist, Sara, surprising even herself, receives communion and becomes a Christian.

Starr King in California

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Skyfaring: A Journey With A Pilot by Mark Vanhoenacker (Vintage, £8.99) 1. His body remained still though and thus begins Martin’s journey as the self-dubbed, “Ghost Boy”. If you were Ebay I'd leave A+++++ feedback! Not so: Dorothie Feilding describes, for the most part cheerfully if exhaustedly, her hard life ferrying Belgian wounded from the front line to the medical units around Furnes. The gift of artistic vision on the large stage of life is rare.

Surviving the Island of Grace: Life on the Wild Edge of

Leslie Leyland Fields

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Despite all those urban myths floating around, not all Vietnam Vets are mental cases with terrible flashbacks of the War. I'm glad he didn't -- there's enough competition out there! Published in The Comics Journal, October 1991: Spiegelman says of the animal portrayals, "These images are not my images. Or the story of Aron Ralston, whose “personal story of overcoming adversity” also had huge media attention from the very beginning and later became the book Between a Rock and a Hard Place and the movie “ 127 Hours .” There have been some recent notable cancer memoirs, such as Kelly Corrigan’s The Middle Place, and you may wonder how they managed to get published.

Sunset Oasis

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Mann Few people may remember him today, but once upon a time William Haines was the #1 box office star in America. After a week of talks it was announced that a royal commission would be set up to determine the independence issue. Intriguing account about the aerial resupply effort for Stalingrad. From my quick look at the listings, not all are biographies, but still a good collection for this genre. eBook Lobby (Biography & Memoirs) 76 books available, some for online viewing some for PDF download. eBooks Directory has 54 free books in its biographies & memoirs section.

The Women's Victory - And After: Personal Reminiscences,

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When his village is attacked and his family killed, Ishmael is forced into service as a boy solder where he sees and does terrible things that are hard to read about. It is an absorbing book; even my wife could not put it down! On reaching manhood in 1837, his parents moved to Georgia, and he accompanied them. It’s a funny, heartfelt book with a message of hope and energy for the coming generation. After the main events chapters, memoirs wind down, with a 'looking back' perspective, and some information about events afterwards.

Aroma of Orange Pekoe by Jeff Tikari - non-fiction, memoirs

Jeff Tikari

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How did this person or event personally impact your community or your family? 4. The author provides an account of some of the early French-Canadian traders who operated around Vincennes beginning in 1702, and includes a list of traders licensed by Governor Harrison in 1801-2. In 1736 he, a Jesuit missionary, and a number of other French officers were all burned at the stake in a village of Chickasaw Indians located in the present state of Mississippi.

Gathering No Moss: Memoir of a Reluctant World Traveler

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This biography, complete with charming illustrations, points out the differences between the fictional series as well as the many similarities. Among them was eight-year-old Asad Abdullahi. Reproduces letters written by Andreas Hjerpeland, Berta Serina Kingestad, Gunnary Høst, Hans Øverland, Barbro Ramseth, Hans Hansen, Sivert Øien, Bergljot Anker Nillsen, and Christ Gundersen during the period from 1871 to 1945. Autobiographies go into so much more detail than biographies and you can relate to them so much more since it reads like fiction.