In this gripping collection of first-hand accounts, Ian Knight presents the adventure of nineteenth-century warfare – from the thrill of the cavalry charges at Balaklava and Omdurman, to the terror of battle against an overwhelming odds such as Rorke's... show more
The twenty-two-year-old me is thoroughly enjoying life in Southern California. I have a promising career, a beautiful girlfriend, a healthy family, and an envious social life as I party around town with my best friend. Then, in a dramatic reversal of f... show more
Rick Sterry grew up near the Canadian border in north central Montana and ranked fourth academically in his high school class of six. Following graduation he left for Southern California, confident that he would be discovered as the next James Dean. ... show more
World War II helped to define Tristan Jones as an adventurous Welsh youth. After losing his parents, he spent much of his life working on sailing barges and so he is no stranger to the seas when he's called to fight for Britain during the Blitz in 1940... show more
Have you ever wondered what happens to kids in state care? How did this experience prepare them to cope when facing life's challenges? These are the issues the author battled with through life from an early age, beginning in boys' homes and 'gra... show more
"Crossing the River Ohio" takes the reader on an emotional roller coaster ride from the Jim Crow South in the fifties to a small steel town in Ohio through the late sixties, to Kent State University in the early seventies to relive the tragic shootings.
More than 2,000 interviews with former slaves, who, in blunt, simple language, provide often-startling first-person accounts of their lives in bondage. Includes some of the most detailed, compelling, and engrossing life histories in the Slave Narrative... show more
For years, friends and associates said that they enjoyed hearing stories about my experiences in and around the advertising business and suggested I write a book. I resisted, thinking that if anyone wanted to read about the ad biz, they'd rather read ... show more
This carefully crafted ebook: "Prentice Mulford: Life by Land and Sea, The Californian's Return - Twenty Years From Home & Other Autobiographical Works” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents.
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A compilation of short stories by Police Lieutenant Ernie Hinkle, who retired from the City of Austin November 1995 as one of the most decorated officers of his time with 35 years of service. The streets were where the people were and where he felt he... show more
Written on the twentieth anniversary of James Baldwin’s death, Letter to Jimmy is African writer Alain Mabanckou’s ode to his literary hero and an effort to place Baldwin’s life in context within the greater African diaspora.