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Punch Happy: There's No Crying in Boxing
by Lux Alani

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English

Pages

58

Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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How boxing empowered a no-quit, noodle-armed newbie.<br /> <br />Darkly humorous and told with striking grit, Lux Alani takes on solitude, midlife athleticism, and the siren call of boxing. Punch Happy celebrates the soulfulness, demands and ennobled force of boxing in 12 rounds of prose that roll and jab with dazzling right hooks.<br /> <br />Weighing in at 85 pages, this little book packs a punch. You’ll read it bell to bell in the time it takes to watch a 12-round bout. You’ll get humanity and F-bombs, eye-candy and inspiration. But mostly you’ll get reminded of your own capacity to overcome. In raw, poetic passages, Punch Happy captures the art of inhabiting one’s strength.<br /> <br />For all the fighters in the ring of life.
Journey to the Stage - Volume Five: Stepping Uo and Stepping Out...
by Women's Prosperity Networ...

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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Leading Experts Share What It Takes to Claim Your Place On the World Stage. <br />Grab your Bonus Speaker Presentation Profitizer at http://SpeakingforFunandProfit.com <br />This book is filled with stories of women and men who began their journeys in very different ways, but who all moved through life with a burning desire to create change and cause a ripple effect that improved their own lives and the lives of others. They have overcome adversities, internal conflicts and external challenges and authentically shared their stories in service to their purpose.<br /><br />You've heard it many times before ... the fear of public speaking tops the list of fears. That's right, most people are more afraid of speaking in public than they are of heights, flying, snakes, bugs and even drowning! Why then would any rational human beings want to put themselves in the uncomfortable position of standing in front of the room, all eyes and ears on them? Stepping up and being charged with the responsibility of getting and keeping the audience's attention while endeavoring to provide valuable content. Within these pages are the stories of the courageous and determined men and women whose commitment to share their messages outweighed any concerns or fears about stepping onto the world's stage. Whether you're claiming your place on the stage in your own corner of the world or you're eager to reach all four corners of the world, this book will ignite your passion, inspire creativity and move you to action.
Rain in a Tin Cup: The Memories of Chadna Kelley
by Chadna Kelley

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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"Rain in a Tin Cup" is a personal compilation of memories from throughout the lifetime of Chadna Lorraine Scott Kelley.
Rosa Parks: The Woman Who Ignited a Movement
by Hourly History

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English

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Publication Date

May 16, 2017

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<h1>Rosa Parks</h1><br /><b>* * *Download for FREE on Kindle Unlimited + Free BONUS Inside!* * *<br /><br />Read On Your Computer, MAC, Smartphone, Kindle Reader, iPad, or Tablet.</b><br /><br />Rosa Parks was a quiet, dignified African-American woman who, in a world of injustice, decided to politely defy a racist policy. In doing so, she ignited a fire in the soul of a community whose “cup of endurance” would permit not even one more comparatively small injustice. Her case resulted in the Montgomery Bus Boycott wherein some 40,000 African-Americans crippled the Montgomery transportation industry with their non-violent protest of the racist policy that mandated Parks to give up her seat for white riders. But, as an unknown black minister was who elected to lead the boycott protest, one Martin Luther King, Jr., noted, it wasn’t just the bus policy the African-American community was protesting, it was over 100 years of horrific injustice heaped upon a community whose founders had been forcibly brought to the United States. <br /><br /><h2>Inside you will read about...</h2><br />✓ A Dark Legacy <br />✓ The Winds of Change <br />✓ The Stage Is Set <br />✓ The Civil Rights Movement <br />✓ Life after the Boycott <br /><b>And much more!</b><br /><br />It was time for a change, and the act of defiance by Parks, though not the first sacrifice, created the spark that would ignite the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. This book tells the story of the context in which Parks’ refusal to yield her seat was set as well as the story of her life and legacy in a compelling, yet succinct, manner that is both packed with information and entertaining to read.
In the Heart of a Holler Girl
by Gabriella Page

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English

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Publication Date

May 22, 2017

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What is it about our life that defines who we are and what we become? Often at times, others often wonder why we are the way we are or why we feel so passionately about something. People are so quick to pass judgement without knowing the secrets and darkness that lie deep within our hearts and soul. Secrets that for the good of those around us, we tend to hide deep within. We close our feelings off from the world, and force a smile because that is what society deems as normal. There is nothing normal about what I have been through. My name is Gabriella Page, and I am no longer afraid to be me. This book is my story, real and true to its entirety. For years I have searched blindly through the darkness for a ray of hope. Hope, it sounds amazing; it is not something that I have come by that easily throughout my life. For when I did, I was usually swept off my feet by betrayal. Betrayal, something that I know all too well. Come with me and share that laughter, heartache, and tears as the story unwinds and is told about a little holler girl—me —going through some of the most trying and difficult times one could ever face. I am no longer afraid and want to conceal the truth. I am ready for my story to be told. With my head held high and the secrets of my heart finally yearning to be told, I open up my heart and my past. There is so much to be told that has been hidden in the heart of this holler girl, and so it begins . . .
Maria Fitzherbert: The Secret Wife of George IV
by James Munson

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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‘By far the most exhaustive account of its subject yet written. It sheds much new light on the nature of a woman whose ambition and pride almost altered the line of succession.’<br />Saul David, Daily Telegraph<br /><br />‘The tangled history of the marriage is handled... with a surefooted knowledge of the period. Much new material... allows Mari Fitzherbert to emerge as a woman of interest in her own right... Munson’s description of her wider life gives real insights into the world of capable women at the end of the 18th century.’<br />Leslie Mitchell, Times Literary Supplement<br /><br />‘In his fascinating book Munson is alive to the parallels with today’s royal family... but never overdoes the connection.’<br />Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday<br /><br />‘Munson deserves credit for his energetic digging into archives to retrieve her life.’<br />Sarah Bradford, Spectator<br /><br /> ‘This sparkling and scholarly biography. Dr Munson’s heroine is no soupy Victorian caricature, but a real and always interesting woman who leaps from the page as vividly as from a well written historical novel This is an important book, as interesting for its historical analysis as for its insight into the characters of this strange but illuminating story; it is also a fascinating and entertaining read.’<br />Catholic Herald<br /><br />‘This bright and amusing book is a rollicking tale, written with great panache and enthusiasm.’<br />The Tablet<br /><br />Maria Fitzherbert became famous when in 1785 she secretly and illegally married the heir to the throne, later King George IV. Maria came from a Catholic landed family and had already been twice widowed. Sympathetic biographers, several of whom were fellow Catholics, presented her as a much abused and almost saintly woman who was used, betrayed and taken up again by a fickle and mentally unstable Prince.<br /><br />This biography, using for the first time diaries kept by her closest friends, shows that Maria was far from abused. She had a healthy, if not excessive, opinion of herself and it was her pride more than her religious convictions that demanded marriage before pleasure. She was sophisticated and cultured, if not highly educated, an acute businesswoman and strong willed. While this biography does not ‘debunk’ her it does give us, at last, a fully rounded portrait of a fascinating woman, her topsy-turvy marriage and the bizarre worlds of court and politics in which she lived and for a time, triumphed.
The Guys Upstairs: How I Was Shown My Power & Voice
by Amanda Hart

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English

Pages

424

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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There is nothing worse than being a child in a home where violence and hatred are rife and no-one will listen. It's all the more remarkable then that Amanda Hart survived such harrowing beginnings to arrive at a point in life where she could write The Guys Upstairs. This book charts the life of Amanda Hart from childhood to middle age, a life which saw her stumble from one unbearable relationship to another as she strived to maintain custody of her children and make sense of a world where trust was in short supply. To get through she puts her faith in 'The Guys Upstairs', angels who at times can be frustrating in their messages but who in the end always deliver. The Guys Upstairs is an absorbing book on surviving relationships and finding your power and voice to live your destiny.
Reconciliation
by Sydney Ridley

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English

Pages

134

Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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Time and time again, Vivian Hope Willis felt a nudge to resolve her anger and bitterness toward her mother Donna Rose Thornhill, who was distant and detached. However, any interactions they had only seemed to widen the gap of their grievances. <br />Grandpa Joshua Willis, a compassionate and devoted man of prayer, had hoped there would be a different future for mother and daughter. Yet, the years came and went and nothing had changed.<br />Then providence interceded, and slowly mother and daughter began to be transformed. In this uplifting story you will see how mother and daughter triumphed over enmity and became friends through reconciliation. At the end of the book is a verse by verse study of the first five chapters of II Corinthians. Topics include forgiveness, suffering for doing good, reconciliation and four other Bible studies.
All I Own Is Hurt: A Memoir About Death, Divorce, and an Uncertai...
by Marie Charles

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English

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Publication Date

May 21, 2017

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This memoir is a detailed life story of a woman who survived the death of a sibling at a young age, an emotionally abusive marriage and divorce, and the attempted suicides of two immediate family members. Her experiences have prompted her to search for healing through therapy and behavior changes.
Alabama Women: Their Lives and Times (Southern Women: Their Live...
by University of Georgia Press

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English

Pages

378

Publication Date

June 01, 2017

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<p>Another addition to the Southern Women series, <i>Alabama Women</i> celebrates women’s histories in the Yellowhammer State by highlighting the lives and contributions of women and enriching our understanding of the past and present. Exploring such subjects as politics, arts, and civic organizations, this collection of eighteen biographical essays provides a window into the social, cultural, and geographic milieux of women’s lives in Alabama.</p><p>Featured individuals include Augusta Evans Wilson, Maria Fearing, Julia S. Tutwiler, Margaret Murray Washington, Pattie Ruffner Jacobs, Ida E. Brandon Mathis, Ruby Pickens Tartt, Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald, Sara Martin Mayfield, Bess Bolden Walcott, Virginia Foster Durr, Rosa Parks, Lurleen Burns Wallace, Margaret Charles Smith, and Harper Lee.</p><p><b>Contributors:</b><br>-Nancy Grisham Anderson on Harper Lee<br>-Harriet E. Amos Doss on the enslaved women surgical patients of J. Marion Sims<br>-Wayne Flynt and Marlene Hunt Rikard on Pattie Ruffner Jacobs<br>-Caroline Gebhard on Bess Bolden Walcott<br>-Staci Simon Glover on the immigrant women in metropolitan Birmingham<br>-Sharony Green on the Townsend Family<br>-Sheena Harris on Margaret Murray Washington<br>-Christopher D. Haveman on the women of the Creek Removal Era<br>-Kimberly D. Hill on Maria Fearing<br>-Tina Naremore Jones on Ruby Pickens Tartt<br>-Jenny M. Luke on Margaret Charles Smith<br>-Rebecca Cawood McIntyre on Zelda Sayre Fitzgerald and Sara Martin Mayfield<br>-Rebecca S. Montgomery on Ida E. Brandon Mathis<br>-Paul M. Pruitt Jr. on Julia S. Tutwiler<br>-Susan E. Reynolds on Augusta Evans Wilson<br>-Patricia Sullivan on Virginia Foster Durr<br>-Jeanne Theoharis on Rosa Parks<br>-Susan Youngblood Ashmore on Lurleen Burns Wallace</p>

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