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Privy Papers: The Story of Chooky Rooch, Britain’s Oldest Film Star (Volume Book 1) by Kit Smethurst 4.4 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Bolton. 1901. Charlotte Roach is born. Destined for a life being deafened by the looms at the Mill and dying of consumption (often cheaper than buying a job lot of Cholera), she wants none of it. Trouble is, she's a bit potato faced, and no-one thinks she'll amount to anything. Determined to have a better life for herself, she sets out on a singular path to achieving Hollywood stardom... via the outdoor lav. It's a long slog and along the way she discovers that if you're from Lancashire, you can never quite remove all traces of chip ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 251 Pages (1,144 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

Army Life in a Black Regiment by Thomas Wentworth Higginson (e-artnow) 4.5 Stars (25 Reviews)    Price verified 3 minutes ago

"Army Life in a Black Regiment" is an account by Thomas Wentworth Higginson, a colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized black regiment, in which he described his Civil War experiences. Higginson's account is particularly important owing to the fact that he contributed to the preservation of Negro spirituals by copying dialect verses and music he heard sung around the regiment's campfires.

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 132 Pages (2,302 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

Heroines of World War II by Robert Jackson (Lume Books) 4.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 3 minutes ago

A girl in her early twenties leads an attack on an enemy stronghold. Another flies a tiny aircraft into a beleaguered city through a storm of flak. A third hurls defiance at her oppressors in a death-camp. The difference between the three? Very little -- except that one is British, the second German, the third Polish. Their common denominator is courage. This book tells of courage -- of the incredible bravery of eleven women of half a dozen nations who, during the dark days of the Second World War, stood and fought for the ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 119 Pages (1,210 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

The Wild and Twisted Branch: The Story of Stavros Metropoulos and How He Survived the Greek Civil War by Angelo Metropoulos 5.0 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The amazing true story of one man's survival during the German occupation of Greece in World War II and the ensuing Greek civil war. In 1941 everything is going right for Stavros Metropoulos, with a growing business and a growing family, until Greece is invaded and pulled into World War II. What starts as a means of fighting back against the hated German occupation leads him down a path he never could have envisioned. He soon finds himself running for his life from one near-death experience to another.Using Stavros' written memoirs, ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

Rabbit Trail: How a Former Playboy Bunny Found Her Way by Tricia Pimental 4.8 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

It's the 1950's, and Irish Catholic Tricia Williams is surviving childhood in Brooklyn, New York, watching Leave It to Beaver and hanging out at Gino's Pizzeria. Though the family scene is short on security, she's got friends and faith. Twenty years later, the surging sexual revolution is in full swing, and her obsession is "breaking away." She's abandoned the Church, and now in a hurry to leave home, makes a daring move to Los Angeles. It's a strange city, and Tricia soon realizes it might not be the start of something big, but bad. ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 182 Pages (1,848 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

BACK FROM THE BRINK by JESSICA SCHWARTZMAN 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Jessica has been confronted by adversity from the day she was born. It has taken her fifty years to confront it head on and take back her life. Jessica has spent much of her adult life serving others, working in the emergency medical field, and helping those who cannot help themselves. At times to the detriment of her own health and well-being. This woman takes her readers on a trip, not only to the places she has been to around the world, but to some of the dark recesses of her own mind, and tells us of the despondency she has felt ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 329 Pages (17,119 KB) / Lending: Not Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

1110 Days in Ireland: The Adventures of a Brazilian in the land of the leprechauns by Bruno César 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

How about knowing the history of a Brazilian in Ireland? In this book I will show you why I chose Ireland to learn English and live an incredible adventure for 3 years and what my experience was like. I can say with all the words that living for 1110 days in Ireland was simply the best decision I made in my life. I will tell you all the details of my trip, what motivated me to go, my process to learn English, my love life, the funny situations, my countless jobs, and mainly what was the return I got both in my professional life ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 293 Pages (2,882 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020

The Fifty Shades Murders: A collection of True Crime by Tabitha Riley 3.3 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A true crime anthology series where some of the killers engaged in BDSM games that went way too far. MORGAN JANE SMITH The case looked like the plot line of Fifty Shades of Grey with a plot twist of murder. Morgan Jane Smith and Darryl Smith shared an affinity for bondage. For over ten years, she was at his beck and call to do whatever he pleased. But Darryl grew tired of Morgan's slavish ways and found a new girlfriend in Andrea Stranko. Obsessed with Darryl, Morgan would not take the break-up laying down. She took a 20-gauge ...

Genre: Biographies & Memoirs [x] / Length: 226 Pages (1,232 KB) / Lending: Enabled / Added: Sep 18th, 2020
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