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Broken Places: A Memoir of Abuse

by Rachel Thompson
Broken Places: A Memoir of Abuse
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Award-winning author Rachel Thompson courageously confronts the topics of sexual abuse and suicide, love and healing, in her second nonfiction book of prose: Broken Places. The sequel to Rachel's first nonfiction book, Broken Pieces, Rachel bares her soul in essays, poems and prose, addressing life's most difficult topics with honesty. As you follow one woman's journey through the dark and into the light, you will find yourself forever changed. Rachel's first book in this series, Broken Pieces, has been a #1 best seller on Amazon (eBooks) on Women's Poetry and Abuse. Please note: this book discusses serious topics, and is intended for mature audiences only.
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’All around, the Indians began jumping up, running forward, dodging down, jumping up again, down again, all the time going toward the soldiers.’ The story of Custer’s last battle is rarely told from the Native American perspective, despite the fact that...
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Wooden Leg: A Warrior Who Fought Custer
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When I was six years old my family started to live and dress like the Amish. For the next twelve years,  my sister and I were subjected to almost complete isolation, sexual abuse, and severe physical violence.   In my late teens, my parents feared we...
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In 1893, Liliuokalani, the Queen of Hawaii, was deposed and five years later her nation became an incorporated territory of the United States. Published shortly after these momentous events, her book Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen is an incredibly...
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Hawaii's Story by Hawaii's Queen
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In 1776, at the age of twenty-one, Benjamin Tallmadge joined the Continental Army as an officer in American Revolutionary War. By the end of that conflict he had risen to become one of George Washington’s chief intelligence officers, organizing the Culper Spy Ring out...
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Memoir of Colonel Benjamin Tallmadge
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New York Times BestsellerSoon after his birthmother contacted him for the first time at the age of thirty-nine, adoptee Gary L. Stewart decided to search for his biological father. His quest would lead him to a horrifying truth and force him to reconsider everything he thought he...
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Texas in the nineteenth century was a dangerous place. The Texas Rangers were there to keep people safe. James Gillett joined the rangers in 1875 with the task of repressing domestic foes of this frontier region where banditry flourished and crimes of...
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Six Years With the Texas Rangers: 1875-1881
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By: James B. Gillett
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In September 1905 Pierre Gilliard entered Tsar Nicholas II’s household as the French tutor of Duchesses Olga Nicolaievna and Tatiana Nicolaievna. He would go on to spend a further thirteen years in the close company of the Romanov family. Within that time he...
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From July 1862 until June 1864 the C.S.S. Alabama was the terror of the Atlantic Ocean. Built in secrecy in Liverpool, England, through the arrangement of Confederate agent Commander James Bulloch, it was built for the fledgling Confederate States Navy which was sorely...
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Two Years on the Alabama
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By: Arthur Sinclair
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Born into slavery in 1798, James P. Beckwourth would go on to become one of the most remarkable mountain men to have ever lived. In 1824 Beckwourth left Missouri to head to the Rocky Mountains to work for William Ashley’s Rocky Mountain Fur Company. ...
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In April 1916, the creation of the American escadrille was decided. During the next twenty-one months this aviation squadron was to be seen over every important battlefield, with its men fighting and dying for France. George Thenault’s fascinating history of the...
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The Story of the Lafayette Escadrille: Told by its Commander
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By: Georges Thenault
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"[A]n intriguing account of court life in an outpost of the Islamic empire in Africa." Journal of World History In 1844, Salamah bint Saïd was born into royalty of the sultanate of Zanzibar and Omar. She was the youngest out of Sayyid Said bin...
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Memoirs of an Arabian Princess from Zanzibar
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From his drug-addled youth (“I wanted to be a heroin addict long before I could get my hands on any heroin”) to the crowd-sourcing of food criticism (“the chickens have gnawed their way through the chicken wire”), author-chef-television host Anthony Bourdain lets loose on himself and the...
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First published more than 100 years ago, Hardtack And Coffee is John Billings’ absorbing first-person account of the everyday life of a U.S. Army soldier during the Civil War. Billings attended a reunion of Civil War veterans in 1881 that brought together a group of survivors whose...
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Hardtack & Coffee or The Unwritten Story of Army Life
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The harrowing true story that inspired the critically acclaimed film The son of a freed slave, Solomon Northup lived the first thirty years of his life as a free man in upstate New York. In the spring of 1841, he was offered a job: a short-term, lucrative...
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Twelve Years a Slave
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1903. Tom Horn awaits execution for the murder of fourteen-year-old boy. He writes this memoir. Tom Horn was born in Missouri, in 1860. His parents, who were deeply religious, regularly beat him – on one occasion leaving him laid up in...
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Life of Tom Horn: Government Scout and Interpreter
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God can be found in the unlikeliest of places, even in the heart of deepest darkness. Andrea Raynor, a chaplain in New York, was a witness to this at Ground Zero in the immediate aftermath of September 11. She took regular shifts at the on-site morgue, the first stop for remains recovered from...
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The Choice (Kindle Single)
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By: Andrea Raynor
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John Wesley is one of the most important figures of Protestantism due to his being a central figure in founding the Methodist Church. This is the story of his life, written by himself. The historian Thomas Babington Macaulay said that Wesley was “a...
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The Journal of John Wesley
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As the strength of the Russian Empire began to falter during World War One, the seeds of Revolution were sown. Princess Julia Cantacuzene, a granddaughter of Ulysses S. Grant, was married to a Russian aristocrat and general, Michael Cantacuzene, and recorded in fascinating...
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On June 30th, 1863, fifteen-year-old resident of Gettysburg, Tillie Pierce, saw Union General Buford and his cavalry pass through the town. For the next three days she would be a witness to one of the bloodiest battles on American soil. On the first day, while...
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At Gettysburg, or, What a Girl Saw and Heard of the Battle
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By: Matilda "Tillie" Pierce Alleman
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First published in 1991 as Little Man: The Gangster Life of Meyer Lansky, the original text has been revised and updated for this edition by Robert Lacey, and much bonus material added.“Daring and well written … it would be criminal not to read it.” People magazine...
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Meyer Lansky: The Thinking Man's Gangster
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”When the United States declared war on Germany, a thrill went through the Marine Corps, for we were fighting men all and we learned that Marines were to be rushed over to France to take their stand on the Frontier of Liberty beside the battle-scarred veterans of France and Great...
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John Singleton Mosby, the ‘Gray Ghost’, was one of the most effective military leaders of the American Civil War. Leading his cavalry unit, known as Mosby’s rangers, he hit the Union Army time and time again with lighting raids. After these raids were done his troops...
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The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby
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Theodore Roosevelt was one of most remarkable presidents to have ever lived. From stalking wild geese to hunting elks to protecting the camp from a grizzly bear, this book documents his life out in the plains and mountains of the Midwest. Never one...
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Officially credited with 80 air combat victories, Manfred von Richthofen was considered the Ace of Aces of WWI. Richthofen spent the early days of the war as a cavalry reconnaissance officer, seeing service on the Eastern and Western Fronts, but trench warfare soon had them...
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In an effort to provide unemployed writers with work during the Great Depression of the 1930s, the United States Government, through the Works Progress Administration (WPA), funded the Federal Writers' Project. One of the group's most noteworthy and enduring achievements was the Slave...
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An Honest, Hopeful Look at Unexpected ChallengesChallenging surprises often lead to unexpected joy. Amy Julia opens eyes and softens hearts as she brings readers into her own story of disappointment turned to blessing. This is a journey of discovering strength through weakness, and the...
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#1 Bestseller Now a major motion picture directed by Steve McQueen and starring Brad Pitt, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Paul Giamatti 12 Years a Slave is a riveting true account of a free man captured and sold into...
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Twelve Years A Slave
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Movie legend, princess, tragic heroine. The moment Grace Kelly stepped into the spotlight in 1950, the world was entranced.In this definitive biography of Hollywood’s sweetheart, Robert Lacey looks behind the fairytale facade to reveal the real story of Princess...
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Told in the narrative, and from personal experience, author traces changing nature of warfare from jungles of Vietnam to streets and mountains of Iraq and Afghanistan and the physical and psychological damage of wounds to troops in U.S. Army and Marine Corps. And what it has come to realize. The...
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The heartbreaking true story of a young, troubled mother who needed help.The sixteenth fostering memoir by Cathy Glass.It is the first time Laura has been out since the birth of her baby when Cathy sees her in the school playground. A joyful occasion but Cathy has the feeling...
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On the surface, her childhood seemed normal—even idyllic. Linda grew up in the iconic immigrant community of Brighton Beach, Brooklyn, with her parents and a gifted older brother. But she spent her days at home alone with a mother who suffered major bouts of depression. At such times, young Linda...
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Isaac P. Rose (1815-1899) was a Rocky Mountain trapper and mountain man. No novel was ever written depicting more thrilling encounters with Indians or hair-breadth escapes than were experienced by Isaac Rose and his companions. These are fully recounted in a volume entitled, "Four Years in...
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This volume contains 2 must-read Biographies by the amazing English thinker G.K.Chesterton, one of the smartest people of the 20th century. The biographies are of two of the main figures of Christianity: ST. FRANCIS OF ASSISI & ST. THOMAS AQUINAS.The result is an...
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Against the backdrop of sparsely settled western Nebraska at the turn of the 20th century, Mattie tells the story of a pioneer woman physician. Through the years of her practice, Mattie's life is filled with romance and disappointments, battles won and loved ones lost, challenges met and...
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Mattie
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A courageous female journalist’s classic exposé of the horrific treatment of the mentally ill in nineteenth-century America In 1887, Nellie Bly accepted an assignment from publisher Joseph Pulitzer of the New York World and went undercover at the lunatic asylum on...
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Ten Days in a Mad-House
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An autobiographical narrative, BEHIND THE SCENES traces Elizabeth Keckley's life from her enslavement in Virginia and North Carolina to her time as seamstress to Mary Todd Lincoln in the White House during Abraham Lincoln's administration. It was quite controversial at the time of its release--an...
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Orlando: A Biography is an influential novel by Virginia Woolf, first published on 11 October 1928. A semi-biographical novel based in part on the life of Woolf's lover Vita Sackville-West, it is generally considered......
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Orlando
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Kit Carson was a frontiersman, explorer, Indian fighter and a true American hero. This book, Christopher Carson - The Pioneer of the West by John S.C. Abbott tells the story in wonderful detail. You'll meet other well known Americans such as John C. Fremont, but mostly, you'll thrill to the...
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From the deployment that brought you Restrepo: In 2007, the U.S. Army’s 173rd Airborne Brigade posted to northeastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province. Battle Company, the best within the Brigade, was assigned the toughest Area of Operations. It was called the Korengal Valley. During...
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To Quell The Korengal
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The remarkable story of the former slave who became Mary Todd Lincoln’s dressmaker and closest confidante Born into slavery in Virginia, Elizabeth Keckley was whipped, sexually abused, and separated from her mother for long stretches of time. When her master eventually...
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There are 45 chapters in Hell Hath No Fury: Women Who Kill on women who have committed murder. Part One: Women Who Kill Their Children features 21 stories on mothers who have murdered their own children. The high profile cases such as Susan Smith and Andrea Yates are here but also some that you may...
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Hell Hath No Fury: Women Who Kill
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"What They Did There: Profiles From the Battle of Gettysburg" offers a unique view of its subject, telling the story of the battle not through conventional narrative but via some 130 mini-bios of not only combatants blue and gray, but of civilians, doctors, nurses, artists, photographers,...
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What They Did There: Profiles from the Battle of Gettysburg
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Published in 1861, Harriet Jacobs's "Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl" was one of the first of the personal slave narratives. At the time this book was first published Harriet Jacobs was living as an escaped slave in the North, a precarious position given the Fugitive Slave Law of 1850....
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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl
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Hailed as an inspiring memoir during a time of slavery, The Narrative of Sojourner Truth is not just about the emancipation of an African American woman, but also the strength of her faith. Truth provides the narrative of her life, from her early years as a slave to her liberation and...
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Narrative Of Sojourner Truth
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Maya Angelou, she is a poet, writer of memoirs, novelist, educator, producer, actress, historian, filmmaker and human rights activists....
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A book of recollections of a personal character that came under Mr. Pendel's attention. It is very interesting and throws many sidelights on the life of the White House. Pendel writes:"In 1861, or 1862, the Metropolitan Police was established by Congress at the Capital, and I made...
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Thirty-six Years in the White House (1902)
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The wonderful and inspiring story of Clara Brown, 1800-1885, is one of my all-time favorite stories! At age 36 Clara was separated from her beloved husband Richard and three children on the auction block. After being freed at the age of 57, she begins a tireless search for her only remaining...
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Clara Brown: The Rags to Riches Story of a Freed Slave
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A Diary from Dixie is the Civil War diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, society matron and wife of United States senator and Confederate general, James Chesnut, Jr. As an active participant in her husband’s career, accompanying him to postings in Montgomery, Richmond, Charleston, and...
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A Diary From Dixie
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One of the world's most famous and influential books, Meditations, by the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (A.D. 121–180), incorporates the stoic precepts he used to cope with his life as a warrior and administrator of an empire. Ascending to the imperial throne in A.D. 161,...
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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
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The true story of an individual's struggle for self-identity, self-preservation, and freedom, Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl remains among the few extant slave narratives written by a woman. This autobiographical account chronicles the remarkable odyssey of Harriet...
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