Category Archives: Memoirs

New PDF release: Crackin Pine Nuts in Historical Angels Camp After the Gold

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Jacqueline L. Heintz

Crackin’ Pine Nuts in old Angels Camp After the Gold Rush
by Jacqueline L. Heintz

This ebook is a private memoir through Jacqueline L. Heintz, First urban Administrator of the historical urban of Angels Camp, California. It depicts lifestyles in Calaveras County and the institution of the Angels urban executive throughout the time 1962 via 1992.

About the writer

Jacqueline L. Heintz retired at Heintz condo in Angels Camp, California, along with her canines, Missy and Neko, in 1995

Show description

Download e-book for iPad: Too Young for the Times by George Trojan

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By George Trojan

George Trojan’s lifestyles replaced endlessly on September 1, 1939, while German forces bombarded his fatherland of Lwow, Poland. With Russia fast siding with the German invaders, Poland fell in twenty-nine days.

For the subsequent years, Lwow was once lower than Russian keep watch over. George’s brother Stefan joined the Polish resistance and ran messages to older participants of the association. George may subscribe to too, yet destiny may tear him from his home.

After Russia and Germany became on one another, Lwow got here less than German keep watch over. stuck in a gestapo roundup, sixteen-year-old George and different boys have been relocated to Germany to paintings at the German Air Force’s very important phone strains. There he might undergo years of grueling exertions.

Through all of it, George dreamed of escaping and attaining the Allied entrance traces. It used to be a dream that used to be discovered because the tides of warfare grew to become opposed to the Axis—a dream that will endure unforeseen fruit and alter the younger man’s lifestyles in methods he scarcely dared imagine.

A actual account of George Trojan’s reports as in international battle II, Too younger for the Times is a reminder of the horror and worry of growing to be up surrounded by means of violence.

Show description

The Red Cottage: A Memoir by Elizabeth Sweder PDF

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Elizabeth Sweder

during this memoir, Liz tells of transforming into up in a wide kinfolk within the Forties and Nineteen Fifties, relocating a number of occasions in the course of global conflict II till settling in Minneapolis after the warfare. each summer season the family members back to their Swedish-style cottage on Jewett Lake close to Fergus Falls, Minnesota. This ebook, her first, celebrates the iconic values of kin and place.

Show description

Read e-book online Prison Time PDF

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Shaun Attwood

in the event you just like the Shawshank Redemption, you are going to love Prison Time.

Prison Time, the sequel to Hard Time, is the tale of Shaun Attwood's trip in the course of the Arizona division of Corrections and his deportation to England.

Sentenced to nine½ years in Arizona's country legal for dispensing Ecstasy, Shaun unearths himself dwelling between gang individuals, sexual predators and drug-crazed psychopaths. After being attacked by way of a 20-stone California biker, Shaun writes concerning the prisoners who befriend, shield and encourage him. They comprise T-Bone, a huge African American ex-Marine who hazards his lifestyles saving susceptible inmates from rape, and Tonys, an old-school Mafia assassin who left the corpses of his competitors from Tucson to Alaska. They educate Shaun the best way to flip incarceration to his virtue, and to benefit from his mistakes.

Shaun isn't any stranger to like and lust within the heterosexual international, however the tables are became on him inside of. in addition to the ever present danger of rape, sexual advances come at Shaun from all instructions, a few cleverly disguised, others extra sinister - making Shaun query his sexual identification. Prison Time is the 1st ever ebook to aspect the intercourse lives of prisoners.

Resigned to residing along violent, mentally-ill and drug-addicted inmates, Shaun immerses himself in psychology and philosophy to aim to make experience of his earlier behaviour, and starts making use of what he learns as he adapts to felony lifestyles. inspired by way of Tonys to discover fiction to boot, Shaun reads over a thousand books which, with help from really good psychotherapist Dr. Owen, pace alongside his own improvement. As his skill to deflect day-by-day threats improves, Shaun starts to appear ahead to his unencumber with optimism and a brand new love expecting him. but the phrases of Aristotle from one in all Shaun's books will end up prophetic: "We can't examine with out pain."

Show description

New PDF release: Defining Moments A Memoir

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Rajendra Shekhar

Defining Moments is a memoir containing 24 episodes strung jointly, in a unifying subject. the aim of a memoir is to seize yes highlights or 'meaningful moments' in one's earlier and in accordance with Gore Vidal, 'a memoir is how one recalls one's personal life'. This booklet does precisely that and can also be a pleasant learn. The e-book is peppered with endearing characters, specifically so Mansukha, Pyare Mian, and naturally 'Mother' for whom Eton might have been a 'pile of bricks'. anxious approximately her son being crushed by way of Mansukha she fears he'll come domestic sooner or later on a 'stretcher'. Defining Moments then shifts to Mayo the place the characters are both quixotic. the writer , might be one of many final ' commoners' to acquire entry via a prince's sponsorship, first and foremost sounds like a fish out of the ocean as he has no name to prefix or suffix to compliment his identify. The pleasant Renie Tubbs for whom all 'bottoms' are an identical is the stuff matrons are made from. What increases this e-book above the standard is the fashion within which the writer has infused background into the most textual content. The unifying point is one in all 'human curiosity' that runs via the entire episodes. or even the pro 'cases' selected during this e-book specialize in the primacy of humanism.

Show description

Rafael M. Nido Figueroa ancestral genealogy by Rafael Nido PDF

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Rafael Nido

"Gracias, de todo corazón, a mi esposa, por todo su apoyo,Templanza e inagotable dulce amor; sin ella este manuscrito no hubiese sido posible." Rafael M Nido

Rafael M Nido knowing ancestors that represent explanations and concepts fill the deep want of people to dwell usefully and stroll humbly, wrote and released, his personal ancestral family tree; a pictorial fingerprint of historical past and genealogy specific contributions by means of ancestors, within the greater historic photo, with a feeling of accountability, to maintain the time of ancestors who symbolized reasons and ideas.

i.e. Dr. Francisco R. De Goenaga, Director of psychological wellbeing and fitness within the island of Puerto Rico among 1894-1929; the 1st director of Psychiatry on the first Psychiatric health center within the island of Puerto Rico.

i.e. Maria Concepcion Bernardina de Goenaga de Sanjurjo; first lady Entrepreneur to function a garments production enterprise within the territory of Puerto Rico along with her name-brand: "Conchita's", being bought in prestigious ny manhattan fifth street zone.

i.e. Mariano Acosta Velarde. Grand Son to Don José Julián Acosta y Calbo; Federico Acosta Velarde's older brother. lawyer for the Puerto Rico Railroad corporation till it closed, membership NAUTICO 1949 Commodore, President of the Puerto Rico Bar organization ('Colegio de Abogados'); lively member of the yank Bar organization within the Island of Puerto Rico 1920-1975.

[Rafael M Nido entendiendo antepasados que simbolizan causas e rules llenan l. a. profunda necesidad del ser humano de vivir útilmente y caminar humildemente escribió y publicó su propia genealogía ancestral; una huella pictórica de historia y árbol genealógico de contribuciones únicas por antepasados, en el landscape histórico más amplio, con un sentido de responsabilidad, para conservar el tiempo de antepasados, que simbolizan causas e ideas.]

Show description

Get DOWN BUT NOT OUT: A Little Rich Girl Grows Up Poor in the PDF

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Mary Anne Butler

Even within the worst of instances there's hope—IF you are ready to maintain battling.

It was once the worst of times—the nice Depression—and for one family members it spelled disaster.  inside of many years they'd long gone from a stunning domestic in Westchester County, to a dilapidated farm in Appalachia.  the daddy, as soon as vice-president of a wealthy long island brokerage enterprise within the Chrysler construction, turned depending on handouts from relatives.  the mum went from procuring pricey outfits at Lord & Taylor, to donning cast-offs despatched to her through an older sister.  And the little girl?  The little woman witnessed all of it, skilled all of it and overcame all of it.

Mary Anne Butler takes you into the melancholy period, and the years that undefined, in a fashion which can merely be performed via anyone who lived via it.  as well as in a single day poverty, she needed to face non secular prejudice, sexual harassment, and office inequity. Yet, via all of it, one easy topic retains shining via: not anything is inevitable so long as you're prepared to maintain battling.

Down yet now not Out is not only a memoir.  It’s a message of wish to each person in today’s monetary instances.

Utterly fascinating! Butler makes you snicker one minute and cry the subsequent. you'll be not able to place the publication down.

Show description

Get The Third Daughter: A Retrospective PDF

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Eileen O'Mara Walsh

"Fascinating either as a social heritage and as a portrait of a skilled lady with a beneficiant soul." Susan McKay, The Irish Times

In this relocating and stylish self-portrait Eileen O’Mara Walsh takes us from an unconventional Limerick early life to years spent in Dublin, London and Paris, returning to eire within the Seventies to pioneer a burgeoning tourism industry.

The memoir starts off with the wedding of her father energy O’Mara, warfare of Independence exile, to her mom Joan Follwell, English socialist and protegée of Bertrand Russell. because the relations falls from middle-class convenience into genteel poverty one of the literary and theatrical characters of Nineteen Fifties and 60s Dublin, the reader is on the market interesting glimpses of Brendan Behan, Noel Browne, Micheál Mac Liammóir, Conor Cruise O’Brien and others.

Eileen leaves eire for London at eighteen, coming of age in her brush with left wing teams after which relocating to Paris, the place she falls in love for the 1st time with an older French artist. She returns to Dublin in 1962 to the bohemian milieu of painters and writers, between them Patrick Kavanagh, Sean O’Sullivan, Brian Bourke, Camille Souter and Aidan Higgins. There she meets Mayo painter Owen Walsh, embarking on a
lifelong and transformative dating. within the Irish instances, Susan McKay notes that 'in the “maelstrom of male egos” that used to be literary Dublin she has already realised that “the girls who survived during this society needed to be Amazonian via strength of conditions if now not through nature”.'

The deaths of her mom and dad and sister Ruth are tempered by means of the beginning of her son Eoghan in 1975. She describes how unmarried motherhood galvanized her into constructing her personal corporation and the way she stumbled on herself on the vanguard of Irish company lifestyles throughout the Nineteen Eighties and 90s.

These stories yield smart and a laugh perspectives of politicians encountered alongside the way in which – O’Malley, Haughey, Ahern – in addition to the vibrant yet lesser-known characters who populated Dublin at the moment. This vigorous checklist strains the arc of 100 years of kinfolk heritage, from the beginning of her father in 1900 to the loss of life of her nice love, Owen Walsh, in 2002. The 3rd Daughter is a poignant, passionate chronicle of a fulfilled lifestyles, lyrically rendered.

 

Show description

I Escape!: The Great War's Most Remarkable POW - download pdf or read online

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Captain J.L. Hardy DSO MC

Of the entire bold PoW get away tales that experience come to mild within the final a hundred years and immortalized via Steve McQueen within the movie the nice break out, the tale of J.L. Hardy needs to be essentially the most outstanding. A PoW for three-and-a-half years, Hardy made at the very least twelve break out makes an attempt whereas imprisoned by means of the Germans within the First global warfare, 5 of which being successful.

In early 1915 he tried to flee from Halle Camp, close to Leipzig, through breaking via a brick wall into an adjoining ammunition manufacturing facility. After five-months paintings the undertaking proved impracticable. in the summertime of 1915 he was once transferred to Augustabad Camp, close to Neu Brandenburg, and after being there 10 days he controlled to slide clear of a showering celebration outdoor the camp, including a Russian officer. After a tough trip they lined the 50 miles to the Baltic coast. They swam a river, have been approximately recaptured as soon as, yet ultimately reached Stralsund. They approximately controlled to get the group of a Swedish schooner there to provide them passage, yet have been arrested on the final moment.

Hardy was once lower back to Halle and joined an unsuccessful try out with a gaggle of Russian officials to collapse a wall. He then made a solo break out test by means of deciding on locks and breaking via a skylight prior to sliding down a rope onto the road. From right here he slipped into the rain and darkness. He spoke sufficient German to make his method through educate to Bremen. the following, damaged down through chilly and starvation, the Germans recaptured him.

He was once then transferred to Magdeburg, the place he escaped with a Belgian officer utilizing "subterfuge, audacity and sturdy fortune". They reached Berlin through educate, and went directly to Stralsund. From there they crossed to the island of Rugen, yet have been arrested ahead of they can discover a fishing boat to take them to Sweden. His subsequent prisoner of battle camp was once citadel Zorndorf, from the place break out was once nearly very unlikely. however he made numerous makes an attempt, and one approximately succeeded while, with others, he virtually bought out disguised as a German soldier.

Hardy was once transferred round extra and made next get away makes an attempt until eventually he eventually controlled to flee for solid in March 1918, after being a PoW for over three-and-a-half years.

Written in Hardy's personal phrases, this booklet reads like a wartime mystery or Hollywood screenplay and his nice conflict tale makes for interesting reading.

Show description

Download PDF by Gina Welsh: How to Live in the Millennium

| December 8, 2017 | admin | 0

By Gina Welsh

The Millennium is right here! we're now not finally instances yet have entered the Age of Shalom. devil is sure, and it's time to commence understanding the way to reside during this global with out him in it. it's time to really commence dwelling like heirs of God and joint-heirs with Christ the following, now, on the earth. So let’s roll up our sleeves and get busy! It’s here!

Show description

To Top