Memories of Days Gone By, new and revised version, is a collection of reminiscences by forty- two family members and friends (ages 55-95) of June E. Hamer, who cherished her conversations with these people and sought to preserve their recollections as an ongoing testament to the whirlwind changes engendered by the 20th century.
These are men and women of Tom Brokaw's "Greatest Generation," living now-as they did then-in smalltown America, in big cities, on farms and in tiny villages. However, the interviewer's art here focuses upon homey details of each person's youthful day-to-day heroics such as the choice of favorite subjects studied in school, best-remembered teachers, specifics of their first dates, and life-shaping crises undergone and triumphed over.
This is an...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Memoirs, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 187 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 March 2018 onward
*Biographies & Memoirs
If you're looking for something light to read and would like to expand your horizons then this is the book for you. It's a fun and interesting collection of brief stories about the adventures and misadventures of ordinary, famous and infamous real-life Arabian Knights (there won't be any armor or jousting - different culture!)
In this volume you can read about the following:
Story #1: Antarah bin Shaddad, a man brought up in his father's household as a slave, seizes the opportunity to try and gain his freedom.
Story #2: Hatim Al-Taaee promises to feed his neighbor's children even though he has nothing to feed his own, gives away a fortune and is humbled by the g...
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, History, Middle East, Nonfiction
Size: 76 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 18 March 2018 onward
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Arts & Literature, Ethnic, Professionals & Academics, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 320 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 09 March 2018 onward
George Catlin was a fascinating figure of the nineteenth century, an artist-explorer who ventured deep into the wilds of the newly discovered Americas to paint the rapidly vanishing indigenous populations, their leaders, warriors, medicine men and scenes from their modes of life. The gifts Catlin received over the years from these remote peoples formed the basis for a vast, important collection which Catlin loaned to the world’s biggest museums, together with his portraits. Because of the stunning, life-like likenesses he created, the awed tribes dubbed Catlin Te-hee-pe-nee Washed which means The Great White Medicine.This new 2017 edition of My Life Among the Indians is illustrated with many examples of Catlin’s artwork from this period....
Genre: Biography & True Accounts, Ethnic, Specific Groups, Nonfiction
Size: 196 pages
Free eBook download for Kindle from 23 February 2018 onward