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Title:   Guatemala to Goa on a Zimmerframe : Volume 1, Polio
Author:   Jim William West
Publisher:   Sherwood
Volume:  Volume 1, Polio
Language:   English
Date:   2016
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography, Humor
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0004451099
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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My improbable life, the early years. Polio, disability, crime, academic excellence, university. California 1968, LSD, police
 
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Lunch break, and Mr. McDonalds’s Physics lab is almost full, mostly girls, an’ definitely no teachers. I’m standing behind the front bench, a fish-tank on the right, my trusty assistant John on the left. Grabbing a large goldfish from the tank, I stuff it in my mouth, and swallow. It’s wiggly and a somewhat gritty, but down she goes. Just takes concentration, and a little practice. The girls start screaming. A few break for the door. When things settle down we all leave. Seems nobody’s too keen on lunch. The next day, McDonald puts a sign on the fish-tank. Please Do Not Eat The Fish Just a minute. What really happened here? Nope, there was no slight of hand. The fish truly did go down, albeit with difficulty. However, we’d prepared carefully. Several days before I had a test run, ate a few, and knew I could do it. John went ‘round the school taking bets. The money was more or less an admission fee. I wonder why so many girls, and did they get their 50 cents worth? Gotta smile just thinking about it. Bloody outrageous! By the way, why didn’t someone confront me? The story must have shot ‘round the school. Probably too bizarre. An...
 
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Polio at age 1 Hospitals Mystical Insights Crime Eating Goldfish, Killing Robins University, LSD, California Attacking Police with Frisbee ...
 
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Title:   Merci la Vie !
Author:   Mrs. Rebecca Yaari
Publisher:   Rebecca Yaari
Language:   French
Date:   2016
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0004102419
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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J’ai longtemps hésité avant de me décider à écrire mon histoire. Je pensais qu’elle était banale et qu’elle n’intéresserait personne, puis je me suis dit que peut-être mon récit pourrait aider des jeune-filles, des femmes, des mères et des grands-mères à aborder les problèmes de la vie quotidienne avec plus de courage. Je suis née le 6 octobre 1954 à Alger, quelques jours avant le début des événements, prémices de la guerre d’Algérie. Je suis la dernière de trois enfants, autant vous dire que j’ai été outrageusement gâtée tout au long de mon enfance. J’ai deux frères plus âgés que moi, Lucien (Lulu) de 11 ans l’aîné et Paul-Alain (Titi) de six ans. Nous dûmes partir précipitamment d’Algérie, mon père ayant sa tête mise à prix par le FLN (Front de Libération Nationale), d’après les récits de ma mère et mes grands-parents. J’étais une petite princesse de neuf mois quand je traversais la méditerranée pour la première fois....
 
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Introduction Mon Enfance La vie en Algérie La vie parisienne L’école maternelle Ma mère diamantaire Mon père L’adolescence Mon mariage La vie avec César Los Angeles Israël Bar-Mitsva Tsahal David...
 
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Title:   Αναμνήσεις : Volume 1, Part 2
Author:   Κάρλο Γκολντόνι; Χρίστος Αλεξανδρίδης, Translator
Publisher:   Self published
Volume:  1, Part 2
Language:   Greek, Modern (1453-)
Date:   2015
Subjects:   Biography., Drama and Literature
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0003972006
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Αναμνήσεις του Ιταλού θεατρικού συγγραφέα Κάρλο Γκολντόνι (1707-1793) από τη ζωή και το έργο του. Έναρξη δευτέρου μέρους. This is the begining of the second part of the Memoirs of the Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni (1707-1793) translated into greek by Christos Alexandridis....
 
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Title:   My Journey to America : A Memoir: A Memoir
Author:   Manuel Quijada
Publisher:   Manuel Quijada
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0002829059
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (15)
 
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The interesting story of a young man who left his country on a twenty-five day journey from his country to America. He had only one reason for leaving his country.... LOVE...
 
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"I was not sure if I was ever going to see her again and the uncertainty was killing me inside but I was still trusting in God for the best. Even if the best was losing her forever which I did not want to happen." P. 143...
 
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Title:   Arnold Schwarzenegger : Wie alles begann, Österreich Band 5
Author:   Rudolf J. Strutz
Publisher:   Self-published
Volume:  Österreich Band 5
Language:   German
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography, Arnold Schwarzenegger
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437447
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (16)
 
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Umfangreicher Bildband über die Anfänge von Arnold Schwarzenegger. Die Stationen von Graz über München, Stuttgart nach London werden ausführlich dokumentiert. Neben den Stätten an denen Arnold Schwarzenegger trainierte, wird auch über sein Engagement bei Special Olympics berichtet. Alle Gemälde des Arnie Malers Helmut Gombocz befinden sich ebenfalls in diesem Bildband....
 
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Über der Tür von Wags Fitnesscenter stand "Here we build men" (Hier werden Männer gemacht) und "Quitters NEVER Win.. Winners never quit!" (Drückeberger gewinnen nie... Gewinner geben nie auf!) - nach diesem Wahlspruch verlief die Karriere von Arnold Schwarzenegger.........
 
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Thal bei Graz Der erste Trainer Graz Stuttgart München London Special Olympics Wanderwege Museum Thal Museum Hotel Paradies Der Arnie-Maler ...
 
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Title:   Bir bölüyün manifesti : (Yasamal taborunun II Bölüyünün Qarabağ müharibəsində keçdiyi döyüş yolu haqqında sənədli oçerk), Volume 372
Author:   Qaya Ibad Əliyev
Publisher:   Elm və Təhsil
Volume:  Volume 372
Language:   Azerbaijani
Date:   2015
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Military Science, Biographies
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0003468531
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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ISBN: 978-9952-8265-2-4
 
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Title:   My Russian Side
Author:   Alex Gilbert
Publisher:   Self-published
Language:   English
Date:   2014
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography, Families & Adoption
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0003437433
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Alex was followed on a New Zealand TV Documentary in 2013 while he was doing the search on his Birth Parents. He was adopted out of Russia at 2 years old and brought to NZ. Without any knowledge on who his Birth Parents are Alex decides to do a search on them 20 years later. He manages to find them using social media with the only information on them were their names on paper. He travels to Russia late 2013 to meet them for the first time in his entire life....
 
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Hello! Let me start this book by introducing myself. My name is Alex Gilbert and I was born in a small town in Russia, called Arkhangelsk, on the 1st of April 1992. I was adopted from a small orphanage in my birth town and brought to NZ in 1994 when I was 2 years old. I was raised in Whangarei by my wonderful parents Mark and Janice Gilbert. I have a brother called Andrei who was also born in Russia in the same orphanage and adopted with me. Growing up in Whangarei, for me, was easy-going and the years went by fast. I have a lot of great memories from growing up there that I always want to revisit....
 
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Chapter 1 First Search Chapter 2 First Contact With My Biological Mother Chapter 3 It Just Keeps on Getting Better Chapter 4 First Call with my Birth Father Chapter 5 1st Trip Planning Chapter 6 Hold Back! Chapter 7 Only the Beginning! Chapter 8 Leaving NZ Chapter 9 Meeting My Birth Mother Chapter 10 Meeting My Birth Father Chapter 11 Conclusion ...
 
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Title:   Gwen Avery, Teacher : A Mark Upon Her Generation: A Mark Upon Her Generation
Author:   Tessa M Molloy, Mrs.
Publisher:   Self
Language:   English
Date:   2011
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Education, Biography
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0002828280
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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Gwen Avery was one of New Zealand's most distinguished secondary school Principals. A popular and effective teacher of English, she became an influential role model for her pupils at Timaru Girls' High School, and a wise and compassionate friend to many in the wider community....
 
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Introduction 1. Roots 2. Parishes 3. Schooling 4. Tertiary Education 5. Young Teacher 6. Overseas Experience 7. Experienced Teacher 8. Reluctant Leader 9. Principal 10. Words of Wisdom 11. Into Retirement 12. Golden Years 13. Glenwood...
 
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Title:   Another Way
Author:   Ash Avi Khalili
Publisher:  
Language:   Hebrew
Date:   2010
Subjects:   Non-Fiction, Referece, Biography
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0002118049
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (212)
 
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As you know the curiosity of public increases rapidly about the Islamic regime of Iran More than once we hear about people that searching for information about the lifestyle of the residents behind the walls After four years of intensive work the answers are finally published, now its up to us to share their secrets with the world "Another way" is the story of Iran through the eyes of a child within revolution events, the war, escape through Kurdistan and a search for a home. "Another way" is the true story of my life and my family...
 
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Title:   Salt Shackles
Author:   Robert K Wheeler
Publisher:   SaltShackles.com
Language:   English
Date:   2015
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography, Communism
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0003468524
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (1)
 
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After an elongated period of economic deprivation; and human rights expropriation; by the reds; I accumulated enough strength; and courage to turn over the sandglass, and try to locate the relief valve from the autoclavic realm. Those were the times when humans lost the pecking order to the reds, and as such, over eight thousand tormented days followed....
 
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There were no times for personal manners when it came to sustaining a life in which everything was rationed out like an army battalion heading to the battlefield. It was a battleground where survival fought hunger toothpick versus bayonet. At any rate, postulation that the reds’ autoclavic realm wouldn't embrace a certain future; wasn't a grueling discovery. Hence, everyone was plucking the reds-ruined enterprises; while the reds were displuming everyone as a token of gratitude, as if they were edible birds. At first glance, it seems to me like a felicitous symbiosis and that, of course if the situation were assessed from afar, or at much higher altitudes. The reds were by all odds, building a beta future filled with unparalleled variables, where “if” or “else” was present at the end of each dogmatic statement. ...
 
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Book One
 
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Title:   Cilla Gad : Et Forsøk på en Biografi: Et forsøk på en biografi
Author:   Knut Rage;
Publisher:   Words of Rage Press
Language:   Norwegian Bokmål
Date:   2012
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Bibliography, YiJing Chinese/English Dictionary
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0002821977
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
 
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In this book, the author has made an effort to re-tell the dramatic life of the learned Norwegian woman Cilla Gad through facts and faction, based on court documents and other sources. Text in Norwegian. ...
 
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Etterpå ligger det hele bak henne som en vond drøm, et tåkeaktig, grusomt mareritt. Hun husker alle ansiktene, alle de stirrende øynene, de sammenknepne munnene, den tette atmosfæren i det mørke kirkerommet da hun går alene opp midtgangen. Langt der fremme venter Abel som en ondskapens fyrste i enden av en uendelig lang og dunkel tunnel. Det gjelder om å holde ut, holde seg oppreist, ikke miste balansen og falle, vise seg stolt, ikke la seg knekke. Under den slitte kjolen kjenner hun hvordan knærne dirrer. Kan noen i denne sjøen av stirrende øyne se hvordan det er fatt med henne? 155 Hun er glad for at hennes far har vendt tilbake til Bergen. Det ville vært uutholdelig for ham å være vitne til dette. Omsider er hun fremme ved alterringen. Abel stopper henne. Han løfter hånden som tegn på at hun skal stanse. Cilla er forvirret. Hun skjønner ikke helt hva han vil. Men aldri har hun sett et styggere blikk. Hans åsyn er hardt og uten nåde. Hans hår er kjemmet, hans drakt er det ingen andre som har maken til. Slik han står foran henne, med hånden løftet til dom, ikke til forsoning, men til fordømmelse, besitter han all makt mellom h...
 
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Kapteinens datter s. 5 Elskeren s. 69 Dødt barn gråter ikke s. 110 Som sørgeflor på himmelen s. 158 Bergen, 1712 s. 233 Etterord s. 236
 
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Title:   A Life Story
Author:   Kate Nicolaisen, Mrs.; Jorgen Nikolajsen, Translator
Publisher:   DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation)
Language:   English
Date:   2013
Subjects:   Non Fiction, Social Sciences, Biography
Collections:   Biographies
Book Id:   WPLBN0002828690
Format Type:   PDF (eBook)
Average Rating:   (60)
 
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What is it that makes Kate Nicolaisen's life history so interesting? One of the answers is the way she tells it. Despite often having lived a hard life, particularly during her childhood, Kate Nicolaisen has never lost her optimism. Despite being wounded deeply by her nearest and dearest, she has herself been able to heal the wounds. Kate Nicolaisen's flair for storytelling rests on a solid foundation of socio-political understanding, great humanity, and a sharp sense for detail. Her joy of storytelling is almost musical, the dimensions are psychological, the contents earthy and realistic. The book contains aspects of the history of the social conditions of the 1910s, 20s, and 30s, including the relations between parents and children. The book also deals with the psychological aspects of the relations between father and daughter, and stepmother and daughter. And it touches on the use of art as therapy and release from the traumas of childhood. Its literary aspects include the use of the autobiography as a tool for self-development and the use of the folk story to find avenues into the past....
 
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Over the "canal" was a bridge. When I sat on the bridge, I could reach the water with my feet. It felt like soft caressing when the water glided past. Here I could sit with my own thoughts . . . melancholy thoughts. I could see my own mirror image. My tattered dress, my thin fair hair, my eyes, by skinny arms - at the bottom of the stream. It all seemed to move in the rushing water. If I lay down at the bottom! Then I would feel the water caressing my entire body. Then father would come and find me. He would stand over the stream and see me like I saw my mirror image. He would become enraged! Maybe he would pick me up and start beating me. But I would no longer be able to feel the blows - his power over me would be broken!...
 
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Birth, Father, Strussliden (1910-16), Klara, To Gammalstorp (1916), Life and death (1917), Mother going to hospital, Mother's coffin, The funeral, "Miss", "Miss" becomes Mrs., To Ballingslöv (1918), To Eslöv (autumn 1918), To Bjärnum (winter 1918), Clogs, Puppy love, To Duvemölla (1919), The river, Tunes, Everyday life in Duvemölla (1919-24), Domestic animals and pets, Downhill, Berries and flowers, Fish, The tailor, Uncle Persson, Potatoes (autumn 1923), At Ingrid and Jon's (1924), The surroundings, School days (1919-26), Our Lord, Father went berserk, Summer visitors, Playing, Mirror images, Hard times, Jane is born, New little sister, Salted herring and potatoes (1922), Uncle Erik, Spring 1923, The forest, The sow, The marksman, The blue suit, The Spanish flu, Tuberculosis, Canada, Father leaves, No father - no money, From Duvemölla to Lindborg's house, Summer job (1924), Making soup on a nail, Another move (autumn 1924), Gypsies, The birch grove, Income, Notice of home coming, Father returns, The America trunk, Dancing with father, Winding up, A bitter taste, Concert for two, The school, Auntie Emma, Father and Mary leaves, At E...
 
       
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