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"But Sir"

by Merv McRae

<p>Merv was brought up as one of 14 children. His father was a farmer, and for most of his life, Merv was a farmer. He volunteered to join the army during the second World War, and was sent to Singapore. When a decision was made that Singapore ...

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"That's What They Used to Say"

Reflections on American Indian Oral Traditions

by Donald L. Fixico

<p>As a child growing up in rural Oklahoma, Donald Fixico often heard “hvmakimata”—“that’s what they used to say”—a phrase Mvskoke Creeks and Seminoles use to end stories. In his latest work, Fixico, who is Shawnee, Sac and Fox, Mvskoke Creek, ...

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’Membering

by Austin Clarke

<p><em>2016 OCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature — Longlisted</em><br /> <em>2016 RBC Taylor Prize — Longlisted</em></p> <p><strong>The unforgettable memoir of Giller Prize–winning author and poet Austin Clarke, called “Canada’s first ...

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12 Years a Slave

by Solomon Northup

<p>This unforgettable memoir was the basis for the Academy Award-winning film 12 Years a Slave. This is the true story of Solomon Northup, born a freeman in New York. He lived the American dream, with a house and a loving family - a wife and two

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12 Years A Slave

The original story behind the Oscar Winning Best Picture.

by Solomon Northup

Twelve Years A Slave is subtitled Narrative of Solomon Northup, citizen of New York, kidnapped in Washington city in 1841, and rescued in 1853 from a cotton plantation near the Red River in Louisiana. This subtitle accurately describes the book

ISBN: 9781783943401

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1946

A True Story of Wealth, Extraordinary Success and Great Tragedy

by Diana Gillmor

<p>Only a few anecdotes about the authors grandparents remained after their deaths more than half a century ago. Research of nearly a decade led her to some startling information and the amazing story of the couples lives. The author also ...

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22 and the Mother of 11

An Alaska Frontier Instant Mother's Story

by Betty Arnett

Just out of college, Betty Jane adventures from Tennessee to Seward, Alaska, to become a housemother at Jesse Lee Home for children. She arrives fearful that someone will learn of her romantic adventures enroute and find them unbecoming of a ...

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50 Years with my hands in a basin: A memoir by Susan Ratapu

by Susan Ratapu

<p>...<br />"There was always something happening on the farm. Our cousins from Wellington were not used to the farm, and we would play tricks on them. I can remember they wanted to know how the milk came out of the cow, and Dad told them he ...

ISBN: 9781311021038

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60s Singapore

by P J Parsons

A not too serious look at life in a Singapore undergoing the transition from a long-established British colony to an independent state. This is seen through the eyes of a young family transported from London suburbia to the totally different ...

ISBN: 9780722345696

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61 Minutes in Munich

Liverpool FC's First Black Footballer

by Howard Gayle

<p>In April 1981, Howard Gayle was summoned from the substitutes' bench and sent on to play for Liverpool in the second leg of a European Cup semi-final at German champions Bayern Munich. The previous October, by filling the same role at ...

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700 Notable Persons of African Ancestry 1400 Bc to Present Day

An Eye-Opener of 3,400 Years of World Black History

by Simon Burris

<p>This book contains little-known yet factual information about famous and not-so-famous persons of African descent that you may not have learned about in traditional history books. It also discusses the racial stock of people in the ...

ISBN: 9781546212119

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A Backward Glance

by Beverley Cowcher

A beautiful and gentle story of a branch of the Mainland family, beginning with their early years in Australia. After establishing their roots in country Victoria, the family migrated to the farming community of Narrogin, in Western Australia, ...

ISBN: 9781925442625

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A Better Place

A Memoir of Peace in the Face of Tragedy

by Pati Navalta Poblete

<p><strong>Pati Navalta Poblete's</strong> world is shattered when her 23-year-old son, Robby, is violently killed. She blames God, gun violence and the town where he was born and died, even herself. Two years later, she shares how Robby’s death

ISBN: 9781946706003

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A Cajun In France: Journeys to Assimilations

by Sidney Bellard

<p data-version='1.1'>Sidney “Pierre” Bellard is not a celebrity, but for an American, he has lived a most unusual life. His first language is Cajun French, and of his father’s lineage, he was the first to be a high school and college graduate. ...

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A Change in the Wind

Un Cambio En El Viento

by Labriano Anaya

“Pondering the tragic events which had forever changed his life, a lone figure sat quietly with his chair angled back against the stone wall. In the distance, the village church bells began to chime while passing clouds sporadically covered the ...

ISBN: 9781483591803

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A Change of Consciousness: A Hippie’s Memoir of the Sixties and Beyond

by Rand L. Greenfield

<p>1968. San Francisco transformed a naïve 18-year old preppie from a small town in the Midwest into a hippie. Here are the tales of a time of seeking magic. These are the stories of an aged hippie, of the times he lived through and where they ...

ISBN: 9781627471527

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A Child’s Voyage to New Life

Memoir of a Little Italian Girl

by Rose Catalano

<p>Following in his brother’s footsteps, Rose Catalano’s father decides to leave an Italy that has been ravaged by the war and try his fortunes in the New World. They face the challenges of making their way in a strange land, with no knowledge ...

ISBN: 9781532011887

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A Country Between

Making a Home Where Both Sides of Jerusalem Collide

by Stephanie Saldaña

<p>&quot;<em>A</em> <em>Country Between</em> reminds us that grief is as indispensable to joy as light is to shadow. Beautifully written, ardent and wise.&quot; —<em><strong>Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Secret Chord, ...

ISBN: 9781492609759

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A Cup of Honey

The Story of a Young Holocaust Survivor, Eliezer Ayalon

by Neile Sue Friedman

<p>or ten-year-old Lazorek Hershenfis in Radom, Poland, life with his family is joyful. Lazorek’s father, Israel (known as Srul”) operates a leather-cutting business, and the family spends idyllic summers harvesting fruit from orchards in the ...

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A Dance WIth Romeo

by Mary Hymers

<p><em>&quot;My name is Mary Hymers and I was born in the year 1927. My Mother’s maiden name was Thomasina Gilfillan; after she married my Father Norman Hymers she took his surname and became Thomasina Hymers. I have one elder brother Alexander ...

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