Non-Fiction - Biography

Unremembered

Tales of the Nearly Famous & the Not Quite Forgotten
By Ken Zurski

Unremembered: Tales of the Nearly Famous & the Not Quite Forgotten is a nonfiction collection of historical events and figures written by Ken Zurski. Zurski is a broadcaster, speaker and author whose books recreate the past. This book casts a spotlight on several dozen personalities...

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Candlelight in a Storm

Born to be a Berliner
By Naveen Sridhar

We have all read the history books, seen the movies and heard the stories about World War II and its aftermath. These are often the stories of the leaders and the front line heroes. However, as the fathers and husbands left for war, most of...

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Straining Forward

Minh Phuong Towner's Story
By Michelle Layer Rahal

Author Michelle Layer Rahal has brought us a stunningly honest and frank portrayal of the life of a Vietnamese boat person in the 1970’s. In Straining Forward we read the biography of Minh Phuong Towner, as she is caught up in the tumultuous events of...

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The Kokomo Railroad

By Susan Giffin and Charles Edward Lockert

The Kokomo Railroad by Susan Giffin and Charles Edward Lockert is not about building a railroad. It is one of the most penetrating stories of investigative journalism that I have ever read! It exposes the deep-rooted malaise of corruption, racism, bigotry and ‘sheer cussedness,’ as...

Walking to my Promised Land

By Worth C. Hampton

When I was a kid, World War II movies, books, and TV shows were everywhere. I learned about the war through entertainment media before I was old enough to study it in school. A few years ago, Tom Brokaw wrote a bestseller called The Greatest...

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A Quiet Hero

The Life of Charles W. Denko, PhD, MD
By Joanne D. Denko, MD, MS

A Quiet Hero: The Life of Charles W. Denko, PhD, MD by Joanne D. Denko, MD, MS is an inspiring true story about the life of an unsung hero: Charles W. Denko. A first generation American of Russian descent, his life unfolds in Cleveland where...

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Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived

By Claire Ohlsson Geheb

Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived is a real life biographic memoir penned by author Claire Ohlsson Geheb. Delving back into her own family history, Geheb explores the life and times of Willy Oswald Geheb, a German American immigrant who sought...

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Dear Prudence

The Story Behind the Song
By Prudence Farrow Bruns

Dear Prudence: The Story Behind the Song by Prudence Farrow Bruns is a personal memoir about growing up with an exceptional family ensconced in the 1940s-1950s Hollywood lifestyle up through the culture of the 1960s and beyond. Most importantly, it is the personal growth of...

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From Sea to Sea

River Plate to Lake Michigan
By Nelda Bedford Gaydou

From Sea to Sea: River Plate to Lake Michigan by Nelda Bedford Gaydou is a wonderfully adventurous memoir that speaks about the author’s and her family’s exploits as they travel across the United States, Europe, and South America. This is the story of a couple...

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Where is Home?

How a Childhood in East Germany during World War II Shaped My Adult Life - 2nd Edition
By Anneros Valensi

Anneros Valensi's Where is Home? How a Childhood in East Germany during World War II Shaped My Adult Life - 2nd Edition is a poignant memoir about a little girl growing up amidst the turmoil of the Second World War. The place is Falkenau in...

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