Description : I came from a poor family, but was afforded all the opportunities to make myself a better person than my parents, who did not have those opportunities. My childhood days were hard living on a farm, getting up early in the morning, doing my chores and then walking two miles to school. My high school days was not as good as expected and I put that to the conditions under which I had to deal with, living away from home, sometimes under unpleasant situations, and then getting up at 5:00 am to travel by train to Georgetown to get to school. I remember reading that Abraham Lincoln had to walk six miles per day to go to school, and he became one of the best President of the United States of America. My studies were cut short to assist my family when they were faced with major problems. I realized that the experience I gained by joining the SSU made me a better person. As I began my life anew I was determined to be successful in whatever my endeavors were. Success comes with hard work and perseverance and I took advantage of all the windows of opportunities that came my way, like forming Patrician Phone Corporation and South Jamaica Services, and running for Congress. To the readers of my autobiography, especially the younger generation, I want to tell you that the sky is not the limit. There are many opportunities out there, you have to take the time to look for what interests you. If I had to live my life over again, I would probably do the same things all over again, but I think with less mistakes. I have no regrets because I did it my all way.
Description : Encouraged by three older brothers, now serving in the US Marines, to set goals—“Dream big, and above all, get away from this narrow-minded home town,” they said—Jana graduated high school and began making plans to follow her brothers’ suggestions. She finds a job in Tulsa, Oklahoma. With determination, she works hard, enrolling in evening classes at a nearby college, to become a physical therapist. Jana’s dreams are coming true, until she stumbles down an alley and falls over a body. Afraid to tell anyone, she keeps quiet. “Murder is not going to stop me,” she tells herself.
Description : As the widow of Roger J. Morneau, prayer warrior and best-selling author of A Trip Into the Supernatural and the Incredible Answers to Prayer series, Hilda shares personal stories of God's guidance and provision through the years.
Description : In this memoir, Holland E. Bynam, a retired US Army colonel and educational administrator, looks back at a life defined by beating the odds. In a series of vignettes, he recalls both those who helped him and those who failed to assist him in making his world and that of those around him richer. While his approach to telling his story may be unconventional-at times he answers the questions of fictional interviewers to enliven his story-it allows him to convey a full orchard of anecdotes, insights, truths, ideals, and present day concerns. Bynam's story is from the soul of a gifted man. It looks back at his early, military, and later educational experiences; and to his efforts in changing lives for the better. He also shares his thoughts on topics such as educational reform, the essence of Christianity, the deadliest sins, tips for success, the struggle in the Middle East, and more. "An Incredible Journey" shares excitement, insights, and secrets; seeks to energize you to chase your own dreams; and encourages debates and conversations at numerous venues.
Description : In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012 to cycle the world. Raised in a religious cult as a child, Juliana finally broke away as a young adult and found her soul mate - an explorer seeking the source of unmapped rivers in Africa. When he was killed by a crocodile, her world went dark. To escape her grief, she decided to set herself a challenge. Having never seriously ridden a bike, she set out to ride around the world. 18,000 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 6 big mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record. Empowering, inspiring, often humorous, This Road I Ride is testimony to the power of sheer will to overcome any obstacle. Discover a true story of adventure, blood, sweat and gears.
Description : One man's heartfelt effort to offer encouragement and assistance to everyone who is affected by, or knows someone affected by, Multiple Sclerosis.
Description : I walked into the future on a February morning in 1961. I had an exciting career in which I had the privilege of working on all of the BLACKBIRD aircraft. These aircraft were so sleek, so futuristic, so far beyond any other aircraft I had ever seen. There I was, standing in the future of Aviation. The airplane called the A-12 was the predecessor to the SR-71. This airplane was so secret that only a very select few people would know of her presence. The SR-71 would be a follow on of the A-12 and the whole world saw her for the first time on September 1, 1974 in a speed run from New York to London. The world speed record would be one hour and fifty four minutes. The SR-71 was already being used to bring pertinent information from all over the world back to the U.S. concerning the current political situation.
Description : With a promise to her parents to return in three years, Lilieth left her home in sunny Jamaica for the damp shores of England to continue her education in nursing in 1961. In 1984, Lilieth finally graduated with a degree in nursing. She never saw her father alive again and saw her mother only once before her death in 1967. From the Caribbean to Europe, Canada, and the United States, Lilieth’s determination to obtain her degree in nursing was a consuming passion that exacted a heavy toll on her. A Nurse’s Incredible Journey of Faith is a memoir that will have you think not twice but numerous times before you attempt to throw in the towel. It epitomizes what it takes to achieve a dream in the face of great odds.
Description : Devastated by the death of both his parents young John Kilrain sells off the family estate and goes to America. Alone in a strange land, he is befriended by George Lucas who persuades him that his future awaits him in the mountains of western North Carolina where homesteads are free for the taking. He travels to the mountains with George and his slave, Daniel, and established a thriving cabinetmaking business. Then years later while cutting wood, he and George are attacked by savages and as they fight for their lives an event takes place that starts him on an incredible journey that forever changes his life.