Biographies & Memoirs



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    Author: Cipora Hurwitz

    ISBN: 13: 978-1885881380


    The writing style of Forbidden Strawberries, the memoir of Cipora Hurwitz, a Polish Jew forced to grow up during the Holocaust, is stark, matter-of-fact, and not necessarily elegant, but because of this simplicity and especially because of Hurwitz's vivid recollections, it is powerfully emotive.




    Author: Kimberly L. Smith
    ISBN: 978-1-4347-0212-8
    Publisher: David C Cook


    Passport Through Darkness, is a true story, told with great passion by the author.  Kimberly L. Smith was an ordinary American woman, happily married with a successful career.

    Isaac Millman

    ISBN: 13-978-1456333522

    Publisher: CreateSpace


    Imagine – it is 1942 in Paris. You are eight and a half years old and you witness your father’s arrest and your mother’s deportation. It is the last time you will ever see your parents. You survive only because of the kindness of strangers who hide you from the Nazis.



    Author: Jeanne Denault
    ISBN: 9781846943843
    Publisher: O Books

    Author:  D.J. Necterr

    Publisher: Poinsettia Publications

    ISBN-10: 0615394477 : ISBN-13: 978-0615394473




    Author: P.J. Sullivan
    Publisher: Infinity Publishers
    ISBN: 0-7414-6167-6
     


    Author: John Cherry
    Publisher: The Peppertree Press
    ISBN: 978-1-936343-42-3

    John Cherry’s short, hit-and-run overview of Paul McCartney’s solo recordings falls in the camp of enthusiastic fans who wish to share their responses to the canon of their inspiration.

    Author: William E. Farr

    Publisher: Oklahoma Press

    ISBN: 978-0-8061-4014-8

    When Julius Seyler, a successful German Impressionist painter, found himself in Glacier National Park, Montana, during the summer of 1913, he encountered – and painted – some gorgeous landscapes. And some Blackfeet Indians.



    Author: Harvey Kubernik
    Publisher: Sterling;
    ISBN-10: 1402765894:   ISBN-13: 978-1402765896

    It’s an epic story, and Harvey Kubernik should be credited with assembling a massive tapestry of the times, places, and people.


    Author: Laura Legere
    Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc.
    ISBN: 978-1-4327-5049-7

    Don’t miss this chance to come into touch with a gentle and inspiring woman who has a great deal of compassion for, and empathy with, those who seek a deeper meaning in life.             


    Author: Judy McFadden
    Publisher: Summit Mountain Publishing
    ISBN: 0-982455-40-2

    A delightful and heart-warming book, Life with McDuff is unputdownable and inspirational.


    Author: Keith Richards
    Publishers: Little, Brown and Company
    ISBN-10: 031603438X ISBN-13: 978-0316034388

    It’s a book hard to put down, perhaps now one of the most important books on rock ever written by someone who helped shape music of more than one era. An ideal Christmas gift for anyone who cares about rock from any generation.

      

    Author: Cipora Hurwitz

    Publisher : Multi Educator, Incorporated

    ISBN-13: 978-1885881380


    Not yet six years old, Fela (called Faygeleh by her family) Rozensztajn lived with her Jewish parents and two older brothers in Hrubieszow, Poland where family meals, laughter, joy, security and loving support were an everyday occurrence


    Author:  Condoleezza Rice
    ISBN:  978-0-385-73879-8

    As a person who has been a fan of Ms. Rice's for a long time now, I can only tell you that my admiration for this woman has increased ten-fold after reading this story.


    A uthors: Cooper, Pat; as told to Rich Herschlag and Steve Garrin
    Publisher: Square One Publishers
    ISBN: 978-0-7570-0363-9

    Pat Cooper’s sensitivity and insightfulness shine out from behind his ostensibly brash and offensive style in this memoir of six decades and more in show business.


    Author: Glenn A. Mosley
    Publisher: BearManor Media (October 20, 2010)
    ISBN-10: 1593936133:  ISBN-13: 978-1593936136

    As author Glenn Mosley addresses in the first pages of his anatomy of a largely forgotten TV Western, few television or film fans know Henry Fonda starred in the 1959 The Deputy. Even fewer recall that The Deputy was something of a controversial show for two seasons. On those grounds alone, Glenn Mosley offers both Fonda and television watchers a very readable and needed exploration into a neglected chapter of entertainment history.
     


    Author: Paul Lester
    Publisher: Omnibus Press
    ISBN-10: 1849384053:   ISBN-13: 978-1849384056

    Since late 2008, New Yorker Stefani Germanotta’s transformation into international superstar Lady Gaga has fascinated just about everyone who listens to popular music.

    Author: Brenda Maddox

    ISBN: 978-0-230-10518-8

    In this sympathetic biography of the celebrated 19th century novelist, George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), Brenda Maddox clearly presents the author and the creation of her books, some of English literature’s most unforgettable.




    Authors: Pat Cooper, Rich Herschlag, Steve Garrin
    Publisher: Square One Publishers
    ISBN-10: 075700363X:  ISBN-13: 978-0757003639


    Cooper’s very readable memoir, How Dare You Say How Dare me is a bitter rant against all the slings and arrows he has faced on and off stage


    Author: Karen Kerschen
    Publisher: ABQ Press
    ISBN: 978-0-9843024-1-3

    This unauthorized biography of the life and art of the notable Chilean folklorist and visual artist, Violeta Parra, provides valuable insights into the emotionally troubled existence of one of the most gifted South Americans of the past century.

    Author: Jennie Miller Helderman

    ISBN: 9780982773208

    Publisher: The Summers Bridge Press

    A spellbinding narrative that reads like a chilling soap opera, constantly reminding us of the horror of wife battering and its repercussions




    Author: Richard A. Barrett
    Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
    ISBN: 978-1-4500-7352-3

    Tales from a Spanish Village is the tale of how Barrett, as a young man, lived, with his Japanese wife, in a small village, Benabarre, in the sub-Pyrenees zone of Upper Aragon in northern Spain for just over a year in the late 1960s in order to conduct research for his studies as a cultural anthropologist


    Author: Susan Parker
    Publisher: San Diego, CA: Silver Threads
    ISBN: 978-0-893067-09-7

    Walking in the Deep End is a powerfully evocative and poignant memoir of a woman who has exerted great effort in coming to a profound understanding of her own being, especially in relation to those around her. The memoir deserves to be read by all thinking women, no matter where in the world they are. Revelatory, probing, transforming and transcending the mundane—this work is a gem that deserves to be treasured.



    Author: Charles Fox

    Publisher: The Scarecrow Press, Inc.

    ISBN-10: 0810869918: ISBN-13: 978-0810869912


    Author: Bonnie Barnett

    Publisher: Austin, TX: Synergy Books

    ISBN: 978-0-9842358-7-2


    This memoir should find resonance with anyone from a broken home who has struggled to make contact with an estranged parent. With so many marriages ending in divorce and separation these days, the prospective audience for the book should be very wide indeed



    Author: Charles Fox (Foreword by Roberta Flack)
    ISBN:  978-0-8108-6991-2
     
    I not only recommend this wonderful story (with great pictures, by the way) to musicians, composers, and people desperately trying to make their musical dreams come true, but I also recommend this bio to all readers in general

    Author: John T. Spike

    Publisher: New York: The Vendome Press

    ISBN: 978-0-86565-166-8


    Author:  Aura Imbarus

    Publisher: Bettie Youngs Books Publishing Company

    ISBN: 089-0-98430-812-5

     

    Out of the Transylvania Night is a deeply moving account of one woman’s search for her own identity, firstly under the Communist dictatorship of the ruthlessly oppressive Ceauşescu, and, later, as she struggles to maintain her integrity in the face of overwhelming materialism.

    Author: John T. Spike.

    ISBN: 978-0865652668

    Publisher: The Vendome Press





    Author: Alison Johnson

    Publisher: Cumberland Press

    ISBN: 13: 978-0-9675619-2-9: 10:0-9675619-2-2


    Alison Johnson displays a impressive analytic intelligence that makes this work provocative, although nonetheless, quite disturbing


    Author: Aeronwy Thomas

    Publisher: New York: Skyhorse Publishing, c. 2009

    ISBN: 978-1-61608-101-0

    This memoir by the daughter of Dylan Thomas is written in a simple and straightforward style, telling of the many years that his family spent living in the Boat House in Langharne, thanks to Dylan’s patron, Margaret Taylor


    Author: James Ellroy

    ISBN:  978-0-3075-9350-4

    From the fantastic writer who brought us unforgettable books like L.A. Confidential, and The Black Dahlia, comes this extraordinary in-depth work about his own life.  As always, Mr. Ellroy is extremely explicit, writing every word of this memoir with an in-your-face passion, elegance, and anger that will literally stop readers in their tracks



    Author: Manal M. Omar

    Publisher:  Sourcebooks

    ISBN: 978-1-4022-3721-8

    Giving both an insider’s and an outsider’s view of the unfolding drama of Iraq, the memoir should prove worthwhile reading for anyone who has a keen interest in developments in the Middle East


    Author: Aeronwy Thomas

    ISBN: 978-1-61608-101-0

    Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing

    Aeronwy Thomas tells the story of her life with her father Dylan Thomas and her mother Caitlin in a novel that reveals much about this poet and father


    Author: Ruth Simkin

    Publisher: Ekstasis Editions Canada


    ISBN: 9 781897 430545





    The Jagged Years of Ruthie J., by author Ruth Simkin is a memoir about the author’s painful adolescent years “incarcerated” in a psychiatric institution. Chestnut Lodge in Rockville Maryland, a facility that treats the seriously mentally ill. It was there that the author’s parents trustingly, however naively, placed their daughter in the hands of a psychiatrist who lacked compassion, misdiagnosed and goaded her into acting out her frustrations when she asked why she was placed in a psychiatric hospital for the seriously mentally ill population.

    Author: Georgia Durante

    ISBN: 978-0-451-22568-9

    This book was originally published in 1998. As a re-release, this mass-market paperback edition includes an epilogue which shows real redemption and genuine soul-searching. Georgia is now involved in leading an abused-women organization and using her adventurous spirit to help people in crisis. I am looking forward to her next memoir.


    Author: Mark Goddard

    Publisher: IUniverse Pub.

    ISBN: 13: 978-0-595-51742-8 (pbk) ISBN: 13: 978-0-595-62013-5 (ebk)

    To Space and Back is a book for fans and those interested in TV history

     


    Author: Anya Achtenberg

    ISBN: 9781932690620

    Publisher: Modern History Press

    If you love reading experimental fiction/non-fiction and new forms of literary approaches to social observation and critique, The Stories of Devil-Girl is just the book for you



    Author: Ruth Doumlele
    ISBN: 978-1-935359-25-8

    This is an extraordinary book!!!  I can't think of enough adjectives to describe the moments I spent reading The Randolph Women and their Men.  It's just exceptional.


    Author: Ken Corday

    ISBN-13: 978-1-4022-4222-9

    As a long time Days fan (I saw my first show at age 14), this book was an enjoyable trip down memory lane allowing me to reminisce about the good old days of growing up with Bo and Hope and Kayla and Patch. The families of Days are so courageous and strong and, reading this book, it is no wonder


    • Author: Roseann Lombardi
    • ISBN: 9781935097167
    • Publisher: Two Harbors
    With an ending that you bring you to tears, author Roseann Lombardi’s tribute to her mom, Anna Plato Lauro, is a must read for anyone who is thinking about care for a loved outside their home

    Author: Alison Arngrim
    ISBN:  978-0-06-196214-1


    Let me begin by saying that this was a fantastic reminder of my father.  Yes, my father…God rest his soul.  My sister and I so loved Little House, but every time the theme song came on my father would grunt and roll his eyes at us.  In fact, he did that with Charlie’s Angels, too.  (Good thing he loved us J)

    Author: Jonathan Rogers
    Publisher: Thomas Nelson
    ISBN: 978-1-59555-305-8

    This lively text should appeal to both youngster and adult alike, and should serve as a welcome addition to any home, school or college library


    Author: Jeannette Katzir
    Publisher: Jeannette Katzir
    ISBN: 978-0-615-27483-6

    Broken Birds is a well-written study in personal insight, relative ties, and human patience as a woman discovers who she is because of and despite her family's past



    Author: Christopher Heard
    ISBN:-10: 1926745027
    ISBN:-13: 978-1926745022
    Publisher: Transit Publishing

    Great work Mr. Heard!  You made me a Spears fan.  Not the singing, perhaps, but definitely an admirer of her determination and sheer will




    Author: Amy Dickinson
    ISBN:  978-1-4013-1012-7

    In reading this wonderfully written memoir, I felt like I’d found my “soul-sister.”  Not only do we share the same name, but we believe that our family is literally the backbone of who we are, and draw our strength and courage from the people who love us the most.




    Author: Helen Waldstein Wilkes
    ISBN: 978-1-897425-53-4
    Publisher: Athabasca University Press

    In an unforgettable read, the author has cleverly included the context of the letters, pictures she was able to locate, and her own heartfelt story behind the discoveries. It was an emotional journey for me as well, as I learned more about this family and their struggle to survive in a most overwhelming time


    Author: Ruth Kassinger
    Publisher: Harper Collins
    ISBN: 978-0-06-154774-4



    Author: Christopher Heard
    ISBN:-10: 1926745027
    ISBN:-13: 978-1926745022
    Publisher: Transit Publishing

    Brittany needs to fix that mirror and create a clearer picture. You don’t have to please the world, you need to be who you are and that is just fine and deserve a big hug and congrats for your comeback

    Author: Pamela Ferris-Olson
    ISBN:  978-0-615-34066-1
    Publisher:  Out of the Box Publishing Company LLC

    This book is about three women and the choices they made for their lives.  Each woman, a different nationality with perhaps more in common than they knew, all living in the Dayton area.

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