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Lakota Woman Lakota Woman

Mary Brave Bird grew up fatherless in a one-room cabin, without running water or electricity, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Rebelling against the aimless drinking, punishing missionary school, narrow strictures for women, and violence and hopeless of reservation life, she joined the new movement of tribal pride sweeping Native American communities in the sixties and seventies. Mary eventually married Leonard Crow Dog, the American Indian Movement's chief medicine man, who re

Jul 27, 2016
The man who made things out of trees The man who made things out of trees

The story of how one man cut down a single tree to see how many things could be made from it.

Jul 27, 2016
The gentle messenger - an authentic psychic's story The gentle messenger - an authentic psychic's story

Professional psychic Rebecca Bartlett details her journey as a psychic from her teen years on with true stories of her experiences in pre-cognition, medical intuition and mediumship. Prophetic dreams were her first indication that she had a special ability. She tells of her desire to help humanity in the face of skeptics, insults and challenges in being recognized by those who could use her ability to save lives. Bartlett concludes with a review of scientific literature verifying the psychic exp

Jul 25, 2016
The Rose temple - a child holocaust survivor's vision of faith, hope and our collective future The Rose temple - a child holocaust survivor's vision of faith, hope and our collective future

The Rose Temple is the dramatic, inspirational account of a woman's transformation from child Holocaust survivor to spiritual messenger. Part memoir; part call to action, it follows the life of Lucia Weitzman from a small town in Poland, where at age five she discovered her Jewish origins after the Second World War--yet remained, under often trying circumstances, with the adoptive Catholic parents who saved her--to a worldwide spiritual quest, begun in midlife long after she'd reconnected with t

Jul 22, 2016
The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story The girl who escaped ISIS - this is my story

"A rare and riveting first-hand account of the terror and torture inflicted by ISIS on young Iraqi Yazidi women, and an inspiring personal story of bravery and resilience in the face of unspeakable horrors. In the early summer of 2014, Farida Khalaf was a typical Yazidi teenager living with her parents and three brothers in her village in the mountains of Northern Iraq. In one horrific day, she lost everything: ISIS invaded her village, destroyed her family, and sold her into sexual slavery. The

Jul 22, 2016
For the love of money - a memoir For the love of money - a memoir

"A former hedge-fund trader presents a memoir about coming of age on Wall Street, his obsessive pursuit of money, his disillusionment and the radical new way he has come to define success,"--NoveList.

Jul 22, 2016
La Americana - a memoir La Americana - a memoir

"La Americana is the story of Melanie Bowden Simon, who, at the age of twenty-five, left her job at Tina Brown's Talk magazine following the death of her mother and decided to take a vacation in Havana, Cuba, with a friend. Little did she know that she would meet and fall in love with a Cuban man named Luis and dive headlong into a culture defined by beauty, humor, and grace within the unnerving realities of communism. In this memoir, Simon details her fascination with Cuban culture as she grapp

Jul 21, 2016
Trying to float - coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel Trying to float - coming of age in the Chelsea Hotel

Jul 21, 2016
Angela Merkel - Europe's most influential leader Angela Merkel - Europe's most influential leader

"The in-depth biography of Angela Merkel, using exclusive new sources and research to tell how the daughter of a clergyman from East Germany rose to become one of the most powerful women in the world."--NoveList.

Jul 21, 2016
Ice diaries - an Antarctic memoir Ice diaries - an Antarctic memoir

"What do we stand to lose in a world without ice? A decade ago, novelist and short story writer Jean McNeil spent a year as writer in residence with the British Antarctic Survey, and four months on the world's most enigmatic continent--Antarctica. Access to the Antarctic remains largely reserved for scientists, and it is the only piece of earth which is nobody's country. Ice Diaries is the story of McNeil's years spent in ice, not only in the Antarctic but her subsequent travels in Greenland, Ic

Jul 21, 2016
Worlds apart, worlds united, a European-American story - the memoirs of Ann and Alfred Diamant Worlds apart, worlds united, a European-American story - the memoirs of Ann and Alfred Diamant

Jul 21, 2016
Sixty degrees north - around the world in search of home Sixty degrees north - around the world in search of home

From the northern wilds of Greenland and Scotland to the far away reaches of Scandinavia and Siberia, a moving meditation on the allure of travel and the meaning of home. The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds. Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden, and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half. The parallel also passes through Shetland, wher

Jul 21, 2016
The last punisher - a SEAL Team THREE sniper's true account of the Battle of Ramadi The last punisher - a SEAL Team THREE sniper's true account of the Battle of Ramadi

"A first-person account of the Iraq War, from a Navy SEAL who was part of SEAL Team 3 with American Sniper Chris Kyle, describes their legendary unit, "The Punishers," and provides gripping details of their missions in Ramadi,"--NoveList.

Jul 21, 2016