Non-Fiction - Cultural

Out of Rushmore's Shadow

The Luigi Del Bianco Story – An Italian Immigrant's Unsung Role as Chief Carver
By Lou Del Bianco

Out of Rushmore's Shadow by Lou Del Bianco is the true story of a 25-year struggle to give a charismatic and talented Italian immigrant, Luigi Del Bianco, the recognition he deserved as Chief Carver on the iconic Mount Rushmore National Memorial, one of America's grandest...

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On the Wallaby Track

Essential Australian Words and Phrases (Woman Alone Series Book 1)
By Laine Cunningham

On the Wallaby Track: Essential Australian Words and Phrases (Woman Alone Series Book 1) by Laine Cunningham is an entertaining guide that gives some interesting information about Australia, its culture, the English language spoken with an Aussie slang, and the essence of this beautiful country...

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Orwell, Two Guinea Pigs, A Cat and A Goat and Other Essays

By Tim Dalgleish

As the title more than hints at, Tim Dalgleish’s Orwell, Two Guinea Pigs, a Cat and a Goat and Other Essays is an eclectic and wide-ranging collection of writings by the British playwright-poet-essayist-editor and actor. In the more than two dozen pieces comprising the book,...

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Over the Next Horizon

In Retrospect
By Brian D. Ratty

Over the Next Horizon: In Retrospect is a nonfiction memoir, which includes a collection of short fiction and nonfiction articles, written by Brian D. Ratty. Ratty is a published nonfiction and fiction author with a special interest in history; he’s also a retired media executive,...

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Over the Hill But Not the Cliff

Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers to Push Past Ageism and Find a Job in the Loyalty-Free Workplace
By Lori B. Rassas

If you are over the age of 40, do you ever feel that your age is fighting against you when you are looking for a job or changing careers? In today's marketplace, it can seem like it's the millennials vs the aging, but aging can...

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Out Front

I Am Actually in the Forbidden City
By Elizabeth Wu

Out Front is a lovely, engaging book by Elizabeth Wu about a girl from a royal family who lives on an island. Because of a storm devastating the island, she finds herself moving to live in China. You will enjoy reading how she meets friends,...

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Oral Literature in Africa

World Oral Literature
By Ruth Finnegan

I am an American. To be more precise and more politically correct, I am an African-American. For the most part, this is just a phrase or term that someone else made popular and now most of us use. In truth, I know very little about...

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Old McLarsen Had Some Farms

Brave Beginnings
By Christine Larsen

If you're a true-blue Aussie proud of your Australian heritage, you will enjoy Old McLarsen Had Some Farms by Christine Larsen. If you weren't raised in Australia, but like learning about other cultures, or Crocodile Dundee made you curious about all aspects of those tough,...

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On Seng Poh Road

By Stephen Black

Tiong Bahru, Singapore. This piece of writing introduces readers to a short history of this part of Singapore - more specifically from the Japanese occupation of Singapore in World War Two to communist Singapore. It uses Seng Poh Road as its focal point to demonstrate...

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Open

Candid Haikus about Everyday Life
By Z. E. Frey

Z.E. Frey's "Open: Candid Haikus about Everyday Life" is an interesting take on the standard haiku format. The book is divided into seven sections, each devoted to a different theme, including sections on love, work, faith, racism and friendship. Don't expect the old conventions --...

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