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Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom; or, the Escape of William and Ellen Craft from Slavery

William and Ellen Craft were slaves from Macon who gained celebrity after a daring public escape in December 1848. The light-skinned Ellen Craft posed as a white woman traveling with her valet. The bold ruse worked and the couple were able to elude slave hunters and eventually cross the Mason-Dixon line. After many trials and...
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Bulger On Trial: Boston’s Most Notorious Gangster And The Pursuit Of Justice

The trial of James “Whitey” Bulger this summer was supposed to bring an end to one of the greatest scandals in the history of the FBI, but it dredged up a toxic swamp instead. Horrific crimes, depraved witnesses and sordid accounts of FBI agents who gave their allegiance to the mob boss emerged from the...
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The Amazing Adventures of a Midwestern Girl

Pulling a man from a burning car. Stealing an alligator’s supper. Getting lost in the Pocono Mountains. These stories and more await the reader in true tales from the life of a Midwestern girl. Yarns that will touch your heart, keep you on the edge of your seat, remind you of home, and keep you...
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Stephen Curry: The Inspirational Story of One of the Greatest Basketball Players of All Time!

Ready To Learn More About The Life of Stephen Curry? One of today’s most sought-after NBA superstars was once a young boy who was perceived as weak. Despite this negative impression, he has managed to rise from his simple life in North Carolina into becoming one of the sharpest shooters in the history of the...
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James Madison American Prophet

Rather amazingly, James Madison foresaw many of the problems we face in America today. He foresaw our modern obsession with individual rights, the dangers of judicial activism, the problems of a war presidency, and the economic difficulties that can bring a nation to ruin. Most importantly, as America’s preeminent political visionary, he also saw how...
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Sunny Side Up: Life and Times with Backyard Chickens

This fun, quick-read eBook exclusive includes all the beloved tales from “Sunny Side Up”, featured in Natalie Kwong’s book “Natalie’s Notebook”. “Sunny Side Up” is about 13-year-old Natalie growing up in a suburban town with crazy chickens living in her backyard. Short stories range from a desperate chicken escape, a surprise rooster, a poor little...
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Hearts and Scars: 10 Human Stories of Addiction

We lose more than 350 people every day in the United States to addiction. This collection of inspirational stories shows how the deadly disease is a conflicted struggle, not simply of broken people, but one that encompasses the human condition that affects us all. The book consists of two sections. The first is a series...
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Army Life in a Black Regiment

During the Civil War, American abolitionist Thomas Wentworth Higginson served as colonel of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first federally authorized African-American regiment, from 1862-1864. His Army Life in a Black Regiment is a fascinating account of his time leading the slave regiment mustered into the service of the United States during the late...
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Edvard Grieg: Little Great Man: The unorthodox life of Norway’s greatest composer

Edvard Grieg: Little Great Man is an eBook discovering the life and music of Norway’s greatest composer. Also available from iTunes: Morning Mood, an album of Grieg’s solo piano music performed by legendary Australian pianist Gerard Willems.
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The Look Book: Spring 2017 Sampler

Navigating the mysteries of the heart, The Look Book offers a road map for every stage of love with the best in fiction and nonfiction from across the Spring 2017 Simon & Schuster Canada list. Travel to Verona, Italy, where one man embarks on a quest to find true love. Learn the practical tips and...
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Bob Mayer’s Readers Guide: His Fiction, Non-fiction, Author’s notes and more

Cool Gus and I welcome you to this Reader’s Guide. We put this together so that you can peruse all my titles, see books in series orders, and have convenient links to the platforms the books are available on. Books are listed in order in their series with a brief note from me on each...
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CODENAME CHEROKEE: An excerpt from the bestselling memoir THE ATOMIC TIMES

CODENAME CHEROKEE (A 1500 word excerpt from THE ATOMIC TIMES: My H-Bomb Year at the Pacific Proving Ground) Cherokee was the second of 17 nuclear blasts in the 1956 United States H-bomb test series, Operation Redwing, conducted in the South Pacific. Cherokee was typical of what happened when over 1600 men (including me) became guinea...
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Don’s Great Escape: Life in a German POW Camp

Don’s Great Escape is one man’s story of being in a German POW camp in WWII. Don’s plane went down over occupied France in 1943. He was captured and sent to Stalag Luft III made famous by the 1963 movie The Great Escape. On January 28, 1945, Stalag Luft III was evacuated so the camp...
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Where Did My Life Go? A Towering Experience

Author K.D. Sanders is also a drummer who was raised in the Florida Keys. After graduating high school in 1987, he had dreams of becoming a rock star drummer. After a failed attempt in the South Florida area, he moved to San Francisco to live with his older brother. While there, he played in several...
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Big Girl EXTENDED PREVIEW, CHAPTERS 1-4: How I Gave Up Dieting and Got a Life

A hilarious and inspiring memoir about one young woman’s journey to find a better path to both physical and mental health. At twenty-nine, Kelsey Miller had done it all: crash diets, healthy diets, and nutritionist-prescribed “eating plans,” which are diets that you pay more money for. She’d been fighting her un-thin body since early childhood,...
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The Mojo Diaries: How a Dangerous and Hilarious Journey Changed Everything from Leon Logothetis, author of The Kindness Diaries

Calling all adventurists, armchair travelers, or anyone feeling a little bored by the daily monotony of life! From the bestselling author of The Kindness Diaries, former broker, world traveler and philanthropist, Leon Logothetis, comes a pithy guide on how to get your Mojo back…wrapped in a hilarious story about his misadventures as a participant in...
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Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris: Cliffhanger first chapters from Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh

This Investigative True Crime Starter by Arthur Jay Harris includes cliffhanger first chapters from his books Flowers for Mrs. Luskin, Speed Kills, Until Proven Innocent, and The Unsolved Murder of Adam Walsh. FLOWERS FOR MRS. LUSKIN: The divorce was vicious, but at least it hadn’t turned deadly. Then came the flowers. At the best house...
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I Miss Mummy: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of I Miss Mummy, the story of Alice, a young and vulnerable girl who is desperate to return home to her mother. Alice, aged four, is snatched by her mother the day she is due to arrive at Cathy’s...
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The eNotated Two Years before the Mast

eNotated Classics are a completely new approach that takes advantage of eBook technology to extend and enrich books in a way that’s convenient to use and easy for the reader. Most eBooks are simple conversions of paper books, eNotated editions add an extra layer of meaning to bring the book to life in your hands....
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Hidden: Free Sampler

Discover the incredible memoirs of internationally bestselling author Cathy Glass with this free extended eBook sample of Cathy’s second book, and Sunday Times bestseller, Hidden. Tayo is a young boy whose good behaviour and polite manners hide a shocking and terrible past. Tayo arrives at Cathy’s with only the clothes he stands up in. He...
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Constance Street: Part 1 of 3: The true story of one family and one street in London’s East End

Constance Street can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. You can read Part 1 two weeks ahead of release of the full-length eBook and paperback. One forgotten street, 12 unforgettable women. Through the story of one street – Constance Street – we...
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Mushroom Season

‘Mushroom Season’ is a ramble through magic mushrooms, mountains and metaphysics. After heavy sanctions relegated their use to a spell in the stoner wilderness, are psilocybin mushrooms about to help reframe important social and philosophical debates about our minds, and ourselves? Where do they grow? What do they do to our brains? And why are...
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Stolen Voices: Part 1 of 3: A sadistic step-father. Two children violated. Their battle for justice.

Stolen Voices can either be read as a full-length eBook or in 3 serialised eBook-only parts. This is PART 1 of 3. He beat them, he abused them, and he tortured them. He broke their dreams. But they came back stronger. ‘Terrie and Paul are two of the bravest people I have ever met. I...
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Your Mark On The World

Your Mark On The World will change your life if you let it. This book will inspire you to become the best version of yourself, doing more good in the world than you ever thought possible without sacrificing the things that are most important to you. The stories will inspire you and the financial planning...
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