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26 Fritz [MultiFormat]
by Martin Shepard
  Fritz Perls described himself as a "mediocre psychoanalyst" who became "the possible creator of a 'new' method of treatment"--Gestalt Therapy. His wife described him as half prophet, half bum. Dave Rybeck, reviewing FRITZ in Psychology Today, said that "Martin Shepard has done an excellent job of getting into, on top of, and under the Fritz Perl's mystique. He spent two years learning all he could about Perl's life and has produced a masterful yet loving portrait that goes far beyond biography, ... more info>> (Published: 1975)

Words: 75196 - Reading Time: 214-300 min.
Category: People
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27 From Pin Stripes to Army Stripes [Secure eReader]
by Michael James Riles
  The writer relates his college experience being conservative among some "liberal elites ". Incidents involving crime, his near death in a factory accident, immigration problems back then. There's the hint that the "college boy "will join up. The main character meets with the Air Force recruiter, takes battery tests for flight. He wants to be an interpreter. He almost passes. The Army recruiter hears about from next door and gets Michaels specifications and calls him. Mike resigns from the firm a... more info>>
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28 Galileo and the Magic Numbers [MultiFormat]
by Sidney Rosen
  Sixteenth century Italy produced a genius who marked the world with his studies and hypotheses about mathematical, physical and astronomical truths. His father, musician Vincenzio Galilei said, "Truth is not found behind a man's reputation. Truth appears only when the answers to questions are searched out by a free mind. This is not the easy path in life but it is the most rewarding." Galileo challenged divine law and the physics of Aristotle, and questioned everything in search of truths. And i... more info>> (Published: 1958)

Words: 53362 - Reading Time: 152-213 min.
Category: People
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29 Goodbye Beaver Lake [MultiFormat]
by Irwin Wolfe
  Separatist madness engulfs Quebec in this saga of a society torn asunder by French-Canadian nationalists hell bent on Quebec's secession from Canada. It might be described as a historical/political metaphor, recounting some of the momentous events which have occurred in the Province of Quebec between the late 50s and present day. The story also dips back into the 30s and 40s. (Published: 2007)

Words: 169624 - Reading Time: 484-678 min.
Category: People

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30 Hard Driving: The Wendell Scott Story [Secure eReader]
by Brian Donovan
  Hard Driving is the dramatic story of one man's dogged determination to live the life he loved, and to compete, despite daunting obstacles, at the highest level of his sport. Wendell Scott figured he was signing up for trouble when he became nascar's version of Jackie Robinson in the segregated 1950s. Some speedways refused to let him race. "Go home, nigger," spectators yelled. And after a bigoted promoter refused to pay him, Scott appealed directly to the sport's founder, nascar czar Bill Franc... more info>>
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31 High
by Brian O'Dea
  Brian O'Dea is now gainfully employed as a film and television producer in Toronto, where he lives with his wife and son. He also regularly speaks about his own experiences to young people struggling with addictions. High won the 2007 Arthur Ellis Award for Best Non-Fiction Crime and it is currently being adapted into a feature film.
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32 Impossible Motherhood
by Irene Vilar
  Irene Vilar was just a teenager, a pliant young college undergraduate in thrall to a fifty-year-old professor, when they embarked on a relationship that led to marriage–a union of impossible odds–and sixteen abortions in fifteen years. Vilar knows that she is destined to be misunderstood, that many will see her nightmare as a story of abusing a right, of using abortion as a means of birth control. But it isn’t that. Her nightmare is part of an awful secret, and the real story i... more info>>
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33 Inheriting the Trade: A Northern Family Confronts Its Legacy as the Largest Slave-Trading
by Thomas Dewolf
  In 2001, Thomas DeWolf discovered that he was related to the most successful slave-trading family in U.S. history, responsible for transporting at least ten thousand Africans. This is his memoir of the journey in which ten family members retraced their ancestors' steps through the notorious triangle trade route—from New England to West Africa to Cuba—and uncovered the hidden history of New England and the other northern states. 
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34 Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
by Catalina De Erauso
  One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful transl... more info>>
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35 Man of the People: The Life of John McCain [Secure eReader]
by Paul Alexander
  A captivating look at one of America's most prominent and fascinating public figures Bestselling author, war hero, presidential candidate, champion of the most politically sticky issue to rock Washington since Watergate--campaign finance reform--there may be no better known senator than John McCain. From Democrats to Republicans, many Americans relate to John McCain's straight-talking form of politics. In Man of the People: The Life of John McCain, political journalist Paul Alexander offer... more info>> (Published: 2002)
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36 Martha: On Trial, in Jail, and on a Comeback [Secure eReader]
by Robert Slater
  Martha Stewart is the most famous and wealthy woman on earth--a person whose name is a brand and whose influence touches virtually every home in North America. This is the Martha Stewart story you have never heard.... It is the behind-the-scenes story of arrogance and miscalculation that led Martha to a trial that should never have happened ... her life in a federal prison cell, told by those who were there ... her personal transformation ... and finally, her carefully plotted comeback ... all t... more info>>
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37 Martin Luther's 95 Theses [Secure eReader]
by Martin Luther
  Out of love for the truth and the desire to bring it to light, the following propositions will be discussed at Wittenberg, under the presidency of the Reverend Father Martin Luther, Master of Arts and of Sacred Theology, and Lecturer in Ordinary on the same at that place. Wherefore he requests that those who are unable to be present and debate orally with us, may do so by letter.
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38 Memoirs of a Slave Girl [MultiFormat]
by Harriet Jacobs
  An honest and fearless account of her exploitation as a slave. This is a must-read for anyone interested in American history, Black history, or the subject of sexual exploitation throughout history. Jacobs' story is unflinching and unusual in its candor. (Published: 2004)

Words: 82178 - Reading Time: 234-328 min.
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39 Memoirs of an Insignificant Dragon [MultiFormat]
by Marjorie Doughty
  Civilian families were in Vietnam before the military arrived and when Vietnam fell. Much has been written about the "blood and guts" role of the military, but little about other Americans who were there during the war era. That American women were a part of the scene comes as a surprise to most people. They had to fight their own battles behind the lines while ordered to ignore the tragedy of war and "bombs bursting in air." It was difficult enough living in Vietnam as a cohesive family. But af... more info>> (Published: 2005)

Words: 76916 - Reading Time: 219-307 min.
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40 Metal Men: Marc Rich and the $10 Billion Scam [MultiFormat]
by A. Craig Copetas
  [An E-Reads Publication] Nonfiction: How did Marc Rich make over 10 billion dollars and pay so little in taxes? Journalist A. Craig Copetas has infiltrated the inner circle of the commodities market and Rich's associates to show not only how Rich pulled off the scam, becoming one of America's most wanted criminals, but also how other traders have used the same model to evade taxes as well. Currently the center of yet another great controversy, Rich was wanted for evading almost 90 million dollar... more info>> (Published: 1985)

Words: 69500 - Reading Time: 198-278 min.
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41 My Boring-Ass Life (Revised Edition): The Uncomfortably Candid Diary of Kevin Smith
by Kevin Smith
  NOW UPDATED WITH THE �INS AND OUTS� OF MAKING�ZACK AND MIRI MAKE A PORNO, AND MUCH, MUCH MORE!�Anything but boring, Kevin Smith shares his x-rated thoughts in his diary, telling all in his usual candid, heartfelt and irreverent way!Kevin Smith pulls no punches in this hard-hitting, in-your-face expos� of, er, his rather dull and uneventful life� well, not always dull. In between watching his TiVo, he manages to make and release�Clerks II, relate the story of his partner-in-crime Ja... more info>>
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42 My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau
by Jean-michel Cousteau
  In every legend, there is a legacy. In the life and career of undersea explorer Jacques Cousteau, that legacy beats in the heart of the sea and in the heart of his son, Jean-Michel, the noted French environmentalist, educator and documentary film producer who has spent most of his adult life nurturing the work of his famous father. In My Father, The Captain, Jean-Michel Cousteau takes an open and intimate look at the life he shared with his father, and the legend he has taken it upon him... more info>>
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43 My Personal Best [Secure eReader]
by John Wooden
  "NATIONAL BESTSELLER For John Wooden's millions of fans--a heartfelt and revealing self-portrait about the people and events that shaped his life Sports Illustrated declared: "There has never been a finer coach in American sports than John Wooden. Nor a finer man." ESPN selected him as the "Greatest Coach of the 20 Century." From his birth on an Indiana tenant farm, to All-American honors at Purdue, to his historic record-setting UCLA dynasty, John Wooden is a towering figure in 20-century sport... more info>>
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44 Not Quite Paradise: An American Sojourn in Sri Lanka
by Adele Barker
  A chronicle of life on the resplendent island, combining the immediacy of memoir with the vividness of travelogue and reportage   Missing neither the nuances of the peaceful Buddhist pace of life nor the explosive violence of its protracted civil war and the 2004 tsunami, Adele Barker offers an eye-opening account of the “pearl” of the Indian Ocean, inviting American readers to experience firsthand the vivid beauty and turmoil of a place few have ever visited.From the Trade Pap... more info>>
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45 Not Without Hope
by Nick Schuyler and Jere Longman
  On February 28, 2009, Nick Schuyler, a twenty-four-year-old personal trainer, left for a deep-sea fishing trip with three friends: NFL players Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and Will Bleakley, his best friend, who once played football for the University of South Florida. It was supposed to be a day of fun and relaxation aboard Cooper's twenty-one-foot boat, which anchored seventy miles west of Tampa, Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico. The friends were out to catch some amberjack and grouper and ma... more info>>
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46 Quiet Strength: The Principles, Practices, and Priorities of a Winning Life [Secure eReader]
by Tony Dungy
  Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the respect of his players and lead them to the Super Bowl without the screaming histrionics, the profanities, the demand that the sport come before anything else? How is it possible for anyone to be successful without compromising faith and family? In this inspiring and... more info>>
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47 Red Flower of China: An Autobiography
by Zhai Zhenhua
  "When I first saw a Red Guard remove her canvas belt to beat her victim and...his clothes tear and blood appear on his skin, I was afraid. I was not the most bloodthirsty person in the world....However, I was a Red Guard leader and a member of my school's Revolutionary Committee....If by beating these people....I could prove my valour in the class struggle, I would do it. Thus, when that Red Guard left off, I removed my belt and learned to beat like her....After a few beatings, I no longer neede... more info>>
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48 Reeling Through Hollywood [Secure eReader]
by Dan Bessie
  REELING THROUGH HOLLYWOOD isn't going to help you find an agent, sell a screenplay or get you a starring role in the next Quentin Tarantino flick. Nor will it tell you which actor beat up his lover or what stars are snorting coke. What this always lighthearted and sometimes poignant memoir will do, however, is offer fresh insight into a wonderful but crazy industry, detail an insider's look at how movie making actually works, and provide a great read. Dan Bessie is an award-winning filmmaker w... more info>>
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49 Rivers in the Desert [MultiFormat]
by Margaret Leslie Davis
  Rivers in the Desert is the quintessential American story. It follows the remarkable career of William Mulholland, the visionary who engineered the rise of Los Angeles as the greatest American city west of the Mississippi. He sought to transform the sparse and barren desert into an inhabitable environment by designing the longest aqueduct in the Western Hemisphere, bringing water from the mountains to support a large city. Davis chronicles Mulholland's dramatic ascension to wealth and fame, foll... more info>> (Published: 1993)

Words: 549441 - Reading Time: 1569-2197 min.
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50 Safe Passage: The Remarkable Story of Two Sisters Who Rescued Jews from the Nazis [Secure eReader]
by Ida Cook
  Gala opera evenings. Sudden wealth and fame. Dangerous undercover missions into the heart of Nazi Germany. Standing up to the perils of the Blitz. No one would have predicted such glamorous and daring lives for Ida and Louise Cook--two decidedly ordinary Englishwomen who came of age between the wars and seemed destined never to stray from their quiet London suburb and comfortable civil service jobs. But in 1923 a chance hearing of an aria from Madame Butterfly sparked a passion in the sisters th... more info>>
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