Biography and Autobiography eBooks


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No Hand to Hold & No Legs To Dance On


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While the battle for the compensation of Thalidomide victims was raging in the 1970s, former Labour MP Jack Ashley asked in a parliamentary debate how Louise, then 11 years old...
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No Regrets: The Civil War Diary Of David Day


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A rediscovered gem... Originally published under the title My Diary of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, with Burnside's Coast Division; 18th Army Corps...
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Once Blind


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Every generation seems to have people who make a habit of embodying evil, John Newton observed-people who have to look up in order to see the bottom. When they...
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Outward Leg


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After seven years ashore and after having his left leg amputated, Tristan Jones decided to return to the sea. He began to piece together Operation Star and found the perfect...
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Parris Island: A Woman's Memoir of Parris Island 2008 Edition


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2010 EPPIE AWARD Finalist! Nineteen-year-old Lisa Cordeiro has no idea what to do with her life. She changes her major every week at UMass Amherst...
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Peter Mark Roget: The Man Who Became a Book


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Every day thousands of people worldwide consult Roget's Thesaurus. How many stop to consider why that endlessly useful reference book is so called? Of those who...
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Put the Billy On


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Put the Billy On gives us insights into what it was like to grow up in Australia in the 1930s and 40s. The story is mixed with undertones of delightful humour...
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Relentless


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Lee Headington's poignant memoir of growing up in working-class England is both disturbing and uplifting. There is a profound sadness underlying the...
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Ruined Time


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Ruined Time is a memoir, a personal cultural autobiography of the Great Depression, World War II and the 1950s ... of Hiroshima and the Beat Generation...
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Sailing Alone Around the World


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Sailing Alone Around the World (1899) is a sailing memoir by Joshua Slocum about his single-handed global circumnavigation aboard the sloop Spray...
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Seagulls in My Soup


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More adventures and more encounters a la Tristan Jones, including the delivery of a yacht from Algiers to Marseilles with some unexpected machine-gun fire throw|n...
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Somewheres East of Suez


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Third in Jones' works since he lost his leg ( Outward Leg, The Improbable Voyage ), continuing his marvelous voyages as the world's greatest sailor of small ships...
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Sounds of Many Waters


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Have you ever wanted to travel the world, meet new people, and experience new things? John De Silva chose a life on the sea, which allowed him to meet many...
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Stage Whispers


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Douglas Wilmer is one of the finest character actors the British theatre has ever produced. Remembered for playing Sherlock Holmes in the 1960s BBC television...
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Starting Over Again


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A personal memoir of one woman's courageous struggle to survive. Do you like reading true stories? Are you inspired by books which talk about a person who overcomes...
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Story of a Disastrous Internet Romance


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A young Russian woman Natalia corresponds with an American man and then he visits Russia to meet her parents and marry her. Shortly after she arrives to the USA...
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