Download Kid Carolina by Heidi Schnakenberg (.ePUB)

Kid Carolina: R. J. Reynolds Jr., a Tobacco Fortune, and the Mysterious Death of a Southern Icon by Heidi Schnakenberg
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Overview: The Reynolds tobacco family was an American dynasty like the Rockefellers, Vanderbilts, and Astors. R.J. “Dick” Reynolds Jr. was born into privilege and decadence, but his disastrous personal life eventually destroyed almost every relationship he cherished and stole his health at a relatively young age.

Dick Reynolds was dubbed “Kid Carolina” when as a teenager, he ran away from home and stowed away as part of the crew on a freighter. For the rest of his life he’d turn to the sea, instead of his friends and family, for comfort. Dick disappeared for months at a time, leading the dual life of a business mogul and troubled soul, both of which became legendary.

Despite his personal demons, Dick played a pivotal role in shaping twentieth-century America through his business savvy and politics. He developed Delta and Eastern Airlines, single handedly secured FDR’s third term election, and served as mayor of Winston-Salem, where his tobacco fortune was built. Yet below the gilded surface lay a turbulent life of alcoholism, infidelity, and loneliness. His chaotic existence culminated in a surprise fourth marriage and was shortly followed by a strange death, the end of a life every bit as awe-inspiring as it was disturbing.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives by Christopher Harding (.ePUB)

The Japanese: A History in Twenty Lives by Christopher Harding
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 42 MB
Overview: From the acclaimed author of Japan Story, this is the history of Japan, distilled into the stories of twenty remarkable individuals.

The vivid and entertaining portraits in Chris Harding’s enormously enjoyable new book take the reader from the earliest written accounts of Japan right through to the life of the current empress, Masako. We encounter shamans and warlords, poets and revolutionaries, scientists, artists and adventurers – each offering insights of their own into this extraordinary place.

For anyone new to Japan, this book is the ideal introduction. For anyone already deeply involved with it, this is a book filled with surprises and pleasures.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary (.PDF)

My Own Two Feet by Beverly Cleary
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Overview: This second installment of the Newbery Medalist’s autobiography (after A Girl from Yamhill) begins during the ’30s, with the young Cleary leaving her home state of Oregon to attend junior college in California. The volume ends in 1949. Follows the her through college years during the Depression; jobs including that of librarian; marriage; and writing and publication of her first book, “Henry Huggins”
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download A Girl From Yamhill: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary (.ePUB)

A Girl From Yamhill: A Memoir by Beverly Cleary
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Overview: Told in her own words, A Girl from Yamhill is Newbery Medal–winning author Beverly Cleary’s heartfelt and relatable memoir.

For everyone who has enjoyed the pranks and schemes, embarrassing moments, and all of the other poignant and colorful images of childhood brought to life in Beverly Cleary’s books, here is the fascinating true story of the remarkable woman who created them.

Generations of children have read Beverly Cleary’s books. From Ramona Quimby to Henry Huggins, Ralph S. Mouse to Ellen Tebbits, she has created an evergreen body of work based on the humorous tales and heartfelt anxieties of middle graders.

But in A Girl from Yamhill, Beverly Cleary tells a more personal story—her story—of what adolescence was like. In warm but honest detail, Beverly describes life in Oregon during the Great Depression, including her difficulties in learning to read, and offers a slew of anecdotes that were, perhaps, the inspiration for some of her beloved stories.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download Wrestling Hurricanes by Tiffany Haines (.ePUB)

Wrestling Hurricanes: Navigating Life’s Relentless Storms for God’s Glory by Tiffany Haines
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Overview: Wrestling Hurricanes is the honest and incredible account of one family’s journey through a medical mystery and raising kids with special needs.

It is a journey that led Tiffany Haines to the answer for every one of life’s “why” questions. And, spoiler alert, the answer is simply the glory of God. For parents of atypical children, Wrestling Hurricanes speaks to the highs and lows of a chaotic life, which no one else can understand. For the Church, it provides an authentic example of how Christ followers can choose to react to life’s storms. For every person who has asked why, it provides a clear, compelling, and biblical answer. In the end, Wrestling Hurricanes can be a foundational, modern story of resilience by which small group and ministry leaders can teach not just the Gospel, but also share God’s ultimate plan for now and eternity.
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Download Jozef Pilsudski: Hero of Poland by Antoni Lenkiewicz (.ePUB)

Jozef Pilsudski: Hero of Poland by Antoni Lenkiewicz
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Overview: Józef Piłsudski (1868-1935) is the heroic and controversial leader of the reconstituted Poland that emerged out of World War I. He was a revolutionary who defeated the Red Armies outside of Warsaw and although he never held an elected office, he placed his personal stamp on the development of the Pre-War Polish Republic. In some ways he was a visionary for the era (A Federation of Eastern States, free education, woman’s suffrage) he also was responsible for a dominant military presence and a coup against the elected government. Dr. Lenkiewicz examines the life of this hero of Poland based on original documentation and people who knew him.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download Fighting for the French Foreign Legion by Alex Lochrie (.ePUB)

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion: Memoirs of a Scottish Legionnaire by Alex Lochrie
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Overview: This is a very rare and fascinating account of life as a modern day Legionnaire. The author describes how, with no French language ability, he approached recruiters for the French Foreign Legion in Paris and the demanding selection process that followed. When he was accepted, he and other prospective legionnaires were sent to Southern France to begin the harsh recruit training course. The mix of different nationalities and backgrounds among his fellows was enormous. New members are traditionally allowed to change their identities – the author chose to alter his age becoming 28 not 38! Elite paratrooper training followed in Corsica before the author earned his ‘wings’.

The FFL is never far from the front line and we read of challenging active service in former French colonies in Africa as well as during the First Gulf War, evicting Saddam Hussein from Kuwait and operations in Bosnia and Sarajevo.

This is a completely authentic book that lifts the veil of mystery and myth and reveals much about the realities of service in the Foreign Legion. The author is not given to exaggeration – there is no need for it. A gripping read.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download Bringing Mulligan Home by Dale Maharidge (.ePUB)

Bringing Mulligan Home: The Other Side of the Good War by Dale Maharidge
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Overview: Sergeant Steve Maharidge returned from World War II an angry man. The only evidence that he’d served in the Marines was a photograph of himself and a buddy tacked to the basement wall. On one terrifyingly memorable occasion his teenage son, Dale, witnessed Steve screaming at the photograph: “They said I killed him! But I didn’t kill him! It wasn’t my fault!”

After Steve died, Dale Maharidge began a twelve-year quest to face down his father’s wartime ghosts. He found more than two dozen members of Love Company, the Marine unit in which his father had served. Many of them, now in their eighties, finally began talking about the war. They’d never spoken so openly and emotionally, even to their families. Through them, Maharidge brilliantly re-creates Love Company’s battles and the war that followed them home. In addition, Maharidge traveled to Okinawa to experience where the man in his father’s picture died and meet the families connected to his father’s wartime souvenirs.

The survivors Dale met on both sides of the Pacific Ocean demonstrate that wars do not end when the guns go quiet—the scars and demons remain for decades. Bringing Mulligan Home is a story of fathers and sons, war and postwar, silence and cries in the dark. Most of all it is a tribute to soldiers of all wars—past and present—and the secret burdens they, and their families, must often bear.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download The Truth at the Heart of the Lie by James Carroll (.ePUB)

The Truth at the Heart of the Lie: How the Catholic Church Lost Its Soul by James Carroll
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Overview: Courageous and inspiring.”—Karen Armstrong, author of The Case for God

“James Carroll takes us to the heart of one of the great crises of our times.”—Stephen Greenblatt, author of The Swerve

An eloquent memoir by a former priest and National Book Award–winning writer who traces the roots of the Catholic sexual abuse scandal back to the power structure of the Church itself, as he explores his own crisis of faith and journey to renewal

James Carroll weaves together the story of his quest to understand his personal beliefs and his relationship to the Catholic Church with the history of the Church itself. From his first awakening of faith as a boy to his gradual disillusionment as a Catholic, Carroll offers a razor-sharp examination both of himself and of how the Church became an institution that places power and dominance over people through an all-male clergy.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Biographies & Memoirs

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Download The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon by Moira Greyland (.ePUB)

The Last Closet: The Dark Side of Avalon by Moira Greyland, Vox Day (Foreword)
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Overview: Marion Zimmer Bradley was a bestselling science fiction author, a feminist icon, and was awarded the World Fantasy Award for lifetime achievement. She was best known for the Arthurian fiction novel THE MISTS OF AVALON and for her very popular Darkover series.
She was also a monster.
THE LAST CLOSET: The Dark Side of Avalon is a brutal tale of a harrowing childhood. It is the true story of predatory adults preying on the innocence of children without shame, guilt, or remorse. It is an eyewitness account of how high-minded utopian intellectuals, unchecked by law, tradition, religion, or morality, can create a literal Hell on Earth.
THE LAST CLOSET is also an inspiring story of survival. It is a powerful testimony to courage, to hope, and to faith. It is the story of Moira Greyland, the only daughter of Marion Zimmer Bradley and convicted child molester Walter Breen, told in her own words.
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