They Called Him Marvin

By Roger Stark

They Called Him Marvin is a work of non-fiction in the historical, biography, and family history sub-genres, and was penned by author Roger Stark. The work is intended for the general adult reading audience and contains some very mild references to adult themes and wartime...

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Blooming in Winter

The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman
By Pam Valois

Blooming in Winter: The Story of a Remarkable Twentieth-Century Woman is written by Pam Valois. Valois and her husband’s first meeting with Jacomena Maybeck was in 1977. Jackie, as she preferred to be called, was on a roof, and Valois and her husband knew then...

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Red Card: A Bet You Can Win!

By Tony Kelly

Red Card: A Bet You Can Win! documents the fascinating journey of a former professional football player, Tony Kelly, including his struggle with gambling and his experiences with racism. Kelly was born in 1966 and grew up in Coventry, UK. His family, especially his twin...

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Liberty-Loving Lafayette

How ‘America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman’ Helped Win Our Independence
By Dorothea Jensen

In the wonderfully conceived and magnificently presented Liberty-Loving Lafayette: How 'America’s Favorite Fighting Frenchman' Helped Win Our Independence, Dorothea Jensen presents her theme in visuals and verse, alternating them page by page as she traces Gilbert’s (Lafayette’s) dedicated involvement in America’s Revolutionary War. The visuals...

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One Girl...Two Countries

By Estelle McDoniel

At the age of thirteen, Terry and her brother Derry left their schoolfriends behind as their father accepted a position working in Venezuela. It was 1953 and the community of Puerto Ordaz where they would live was almost completely undeveloped. It was a drastic change...

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Chasing the Surge

Life as a Travel Nurse in a Global Pandemic
By Grover Nicodemus Street R.N., Sandra de Abreu Guidry-Street M.D., Ja-ne de Abreu

Chasing the Surge: Life as a Travel Nurse in a Global Pandemic by Grover Nicodemus Street R.N., Sandra de Abreu Guidry-Street M.D., and Ja-ne de Abreu is an inspiring story of a nurse who sets out to serve in places that were hardest hit by...

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Wonders All Around

The Incredible True Story of Astronaut Bruce McCandless II and the First Untethered Flight in Space
By Bruce McCandless III

In 1984, Space Shuttle Challenger launched into space. Among the astronauts on board was Bruce McCandless II, a brilliant engineer and aviator. At the time of the flight, McCandless was forty-six years old. He became the first person to complete an untethered spacewalk. Authored by...

Icebound Empire

Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938
By Elizabeth A. Tower, author and John H. Clark, editor

Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier 1898 - 1938 by Elizabeth A. Tower is a historical account of the arrival of political and industrial influences in Alaska around the beginning of the twentieth century, driven by the prospect of untapped natural resources....

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Surviving Father of Pakistan Army Aviation

Brigadier Mokhtar Karim
By Ayesha Majid

Ayesha Majid writes a loving tribute to her grandfather in Surviving Father of Pakistan Army Aviation. Her grandfather is Brigadier Mokhtar Karim. Karim had the honor of serving in the British Indian military before the division of India and Pakistan. After the British left India,...

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Behind the Camera

American Women Photographers Who Shaped How We See the World
By Maria Ausherman

The history of photography has been sadly overlooked by many. It’s difficult to realize that the quick recordings of life, the selfies, and touristy shots, all made on cell phones, were once a matter of planning, heavy equipment, unreliable lighting, and waiting for the film...

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