The Puppy Diaries: Raising a Dog Named Scout (Thorndike

Jill Abramson

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She says she was an avid reader at a young age. That sentiment, coupled with our passion for the written word, is what inspires us to help individuals and families preserve their personal histories. I don’t want to say too much about the book for those who will read it, but a couple of things that stood out for me. He had a remarkable series of adventures and some narrow escapes, as may be presumed from the fact that seven bullets passed through his clothing during the battles in which he was engaged; he fought in the first battle of Manassas, at Fredericksburg, and at Gettysburg.
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Making an Elephant: Writing from Within

Graham Swift

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These 20 books about artists, inventors, actors, and other creative individuals illustrate the creative process so that you can awaken your own muse. It is also known for its pivotal role in the last Civil War battle east of the Mississippi River. ISBN 0-88740-396-4 Translation of Der Jagdflieger Erich Hartmann: Bilder und Dokumente. After taking up residence in California, he built a plastics- manufacturing business that bankrolled a luxurious lifestyle.
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Memoirs of the life and gospel labours of Stephen Grellet

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Students will be given the chance to learn more about members of their family and their own family history while practicing information literacy skills and will be given the chance to use these skills and information creatively. It is a good story to learn as people in our present time are prosecuted for their own ethnic culture in the face of the extremes of their home countries. I’m thinking of New Yorker writer Calvin Trillin’s grief memoir About Alice, which couldn’t be more than 25,000 words long; Joan Didion’s The Year of Magical Thinking (also about the loss of a spouse*); or Haruki Murakami’s What I Talk About When I Talk About Running. (*Perhaps my memoir reading is skewed in this direction for the obvious reason .) A long memoir is about 90,000 words.
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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

John Bunyan

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Major Williams brought his family, including young Ephraim, from Massachusetts in 1815. Eat, Pray, Love., Elizabeth Gilbert fell in love with Felipe, a Brazilian-born man of Australian citizenship who'd been living in Indonesia when they met. Lots of air-to-air action as well as more reflective moments about the comradely bonds among pilots (including enemy pilots). Sold in over 15 countries, the memoir sold over 200,000 copies in Australia and enthusiastic Australians voted it among their favorite 100 books of all time.
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Drama: An Actor's Education

John Lithgow

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And just one year later, in a stunning moment of political validation, he performed at a celebratory concert in Washington, D. How a self-destructive college student became a devoted family woman and teacher by trusting in a higher power. 5 THE HILTONS: The True Story of an American Dynasty, by J. MacLauchlin does this tragic story justice, producing a gripping biography worth reading. Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings: An American Controversy is the definitive look at a centuries-old question that should fascinate general readers and historians alike. ( Source ) Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman: Portrait of an American Hero Harriet Tubman is one of the giants of American history—a fearless visionary who led scores of her fellow slaves to freedom and battled courageously behind enemy lines during the Civil War.
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The Iron Furnace or Slavery and Secession

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This story is about much more than a woman who loves food and abhors her body. Clostermann was quite a character and writes in an impressionistic style. From sixteen to eighteen years old, I was circ... Autobiography of Mother Jones by Mother Jones: As one of the most influential working-class labor leaders in the United States, Mary Harris "Mother" Jones' passion for socioeconomic justice earned her the moniker "The Most Dangerous Women in America."
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Moravian Women's Memoirs: Related Lives, 1750-1820 (Women

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In one case I was looking for a picture; the lady on the phone was hesitant to give me information until she established my genealogical roots. Some months I will suggest a particular theme and those who wish to do so can find a book on that theme and review it for the designated month. Most importantly, with the wealth of material on Iranian history and the fallout from the Iranian Revolution, and western curiosity about a country that was recently labeled as an axis of evil by the Bush administration, it is possible to have a personal story that is not totally private; it is possible to write a life narrative that is more political than confessional.
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Dial 999!

Les Pringle

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His was the aircraft that came back with a number of unexploded canon shells in the wing tanks. He returned to his beloved hometown of New Orleans before committing suicide on the side of a road outside nearby Biloxi, Miss., by hooking a hose up to his car's exhaust pipe. A DVD of the movie Soul Surfer was also released in 2011. (MTV Books, 2006. Family Blood takes us through the morass of one clan’s creed, jealousies, manipulations, and tantrums.
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A Woman of the Century, Frances Minerva Nunnery (1898-1997):

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Another strange incident was the Jackling house, the house he spent a large part of his life in. This book should appeal to Christians in general because of the very nature of the story; how a stranger, out of his own goodwill and kindness, randomly chose and decided to help a poor African boy who was badly in need of education. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St.
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The Bathtub Mermaid: Tales from the (Holiday) Tub

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The intelligent and outspoken only child of committed Marxists and the great-granddaughter of one of Iran’s last emperors, Marjane bears witness to a childhood uniquely entwined with the history of her country. This April marks the twentieth anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Although he keeps his dark humor throughout, Kasher does share some heartwarming moments as well, as when he signs to his mother while receiving his college diploma.
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