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Broken Places: A Memoir of Abuse

by Rachel Thompson

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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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In this rich and riveting narrative, a writer's search for the truth behind his family's tragic past in World War II becomes a remarkably original epic—part memoir, part reportage, part mystery, and part scholarly detective work—that brilliantly explores the nature of time and memory, family...
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The Lost (P.S.)
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By: Daniel Mendelsohn
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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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Straight from college, to the US Army, to command pilot of a four ton gunship with a four man crew in Vietnam. From college chess games to a game of life and death. It was surreal to say the least. In this book I pour my heart out and bare my soul to tell you what that was like, from basic to...
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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...
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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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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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By: John D. Billings
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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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“[Longstreet’s] de facto chief of staff, Lieutenant Colonel Moxley Sorrel, was the best staff officer in the Confederacy.” The Journal of Military History At the tender age of just twenty-three Gilbert Moxley Sorrel earned his commission as captain and...
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Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer
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By: G. Moxley Sorrel
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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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By: Solomon Northup
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9-year-old Nichole and her parents are evicted from their home because both of her parents are addicted to heroin. With nowhere left to turn, they are now homeless. In order to survive they must dig through dumpsters, beg, and steal. While living on the streets, Nichole struggles to understand why...
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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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By: Robert Lacey
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ON SALE: Only $0.99 (Save $4.00, 80% Off, Regular Price: $4.99). Buy Now! Price goes back to $4.99 after 100 copies are sold. Limited time only. The Unauthorized Biography of Tom Hanks ...
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Tom Hanks: Nice to Meet You (Biographies of Famous People)
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By: James J. Diamond
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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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By: John Wesley
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"An inspiring, easy read with laugh out loud moments" It began as a prayer of desperation. It became the foundation for a life of abundant love, peace and joy. Overwhelmed with work, family and major life changes Margaret stumbled onto the secret of happiness for a Christian woman. She shares...
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A chilling tale of a southern raised musician whose horrific childhood caused her great pain and distrust.Nikki Lee Brannon endured a life of extreme domestic violence fueled by alcoholism, sexual abuse, and poverty which fostered an atmosphere of complete chaos.Nikki was very fortunate to have an...
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Forgiveness Unforgettable
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By: Nikki Lee Brannon
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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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Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius’s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history’s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to...
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Meditations
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By: Marcus Aurelius
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In February 1864 Francis B. Carpenter began work on his painting First Reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. He would go on to spend six months in the White House and in the company of Abraham Lincoln at the height of the American Civil War. First...
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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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"He told me that in the snow a track of two sets of footprints led up to his estate. He believed that rogues were in his house. I offered to help him to search the property, to which Gruber replied that he was not afraid.” Sometime during the evening of the 31st March 1922, at an isolated...
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Cipora Hurwitz (Fela Rozensztajn) was less than six years old when the Second World War erupted. All at once the life of her tranquil family became a Hell. FORBIDDEN STRAWBERRIES is the riveting auto-biography of Cipora Hurwitz, an innocent young girl caught up in the Maelstrom of the Holocaust....
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Forbidden Strawberries
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By: Cipora Hurwitz
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More than 2,000 interviews with former slaves, who, in blunt, simple language, provide often-startling first-person accounts of their lives in bondage. Includes some of the most detailed, compelling, and engrossing life histories in the Slave Narrative Collection, a project funded by the U.S....
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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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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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By: Les MacDonald, Tristan MacDonald
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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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By: Judy Alter
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To celebrate her 75th birthday, Linda Gray, the iconic star of Dallas and timeless beauty, is sharing her road map to happiness in her revelatory memoir.When Linda Gray, iconic star of Dallas, was twenty years old, a magazine editor coldly rejected her as a model,...
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The Road to Happiness Is Always Under Construction
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By: Linda Gray
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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 is the true story of Second World War fighter pilot, Richard Hillary.After being shot down in September 1940, Hillary spent several months in hospital, undergoing numerous operations; a member of Archibald McIndoe's 'Guinea Pig Club'. Originally published in 1942, just months...
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The Last Enemy
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By: Richard Hillary
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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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Born in a Virginia slave hut, Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) rose to become the most influential spokesman for African-Americans of his day. In this eloquently written book, he describes events in a remarkable life that began in bondage and culminated in worldwide recognition for his many...
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Up from Slavery (Dover Thrift Editions)
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By: Booker T. Washington
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The party of the year in the rural Virginia countryside turns into a day of horror as the enemies of Alex's grandfather, Congressman Adam Patrick Lee, bring the war to his Virginia estate killing, maiming and destroying every thing in their path....
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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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#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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By: Solomon Northup
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STRIPPED DOWN: A Naked Memoir is a look back at a surreal world kept carefully hidden from public view. This chronicle of life in the skin trade follows the meteoric rise of Stacey Keith, a girl scarcely out of her teens whose eye-popping assets launch her from wet T-shirt contests to the catwalks...
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Stripped Down: A Naked Memoir
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"It is not my purpose to attempt a real autobiography. I simply want to tell the story of my numerous experiments with truth, and as my life consists of nothing but those experiments, it is true that the story will take the shape of an autobiography." The Story of My Experiments with...
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The story of my experiments with truth: An Autobiography
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By: M.K. Gandhi
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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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By: Steve Hedgpeth, John D. Wedo
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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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Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl (Dover Thrift Editions)
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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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The Pursuit of Happiness: Ten Ways to Increase Your Happiness (Part of the Paul G. Brodie Seminar Book Series) shows how you can change your mindset and increase your happiness. What if a few new habits could increase your happiness? What if you could...
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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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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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Breaking Bad meets the Basketball Diaries! In 1996, Scott was nineteen and lost in adulthood with an endless job and no future ambitions. Teenage Degenerate is his story about drug addiction, music and growing up. Over the course of ten months, he quickly descends into the dark and...
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Teenage Degenerate
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On the night of Thanksgiving, 1934, the son of a prominent Tulsa doctor was shot to death in his car in the wealthiest neighborhood of the oil-rich city. Two days later, the son of one of the most powerful men in the state walked into the sheriff’s office with his lawyer and surrendered. ...
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Do you want to know what made Bill Gates “The Richest Man in the World”? This book offers an introduction to Gates, his business success and the lessons that we can learn from him. It is not a text book nor a biography, but more of a cheat sheet for reading on the bus or in the...
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Bill Gates: The Life and Business Lessons of Bill Gates
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The True Tale of 7 Countries, 4 Arrests, 3 Name Changes, 2 Escapes, 1 War, a Terrorist Attack and … an Entertainment Pimp. For years, the call of Africa has echoed in Dashiel’s heart. Finally, he can deny it no longer. He and his wife decide to sell everything, pack up the kids,...
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This is Africa: A Dream Chaser's Odyssey
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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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The revelatory memoir of Lezley McSpadden—the mother of Michael Brown, the African-American teenager killed by the police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014—sheds light on one of the landmark events in recent history. “I wasn’t there when Mike Mike...
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An award winning book about a little-known chapter of Native-American history! Generations collide when a woman agrees to drive her grandfather across the country to bring home the remains of their fallen Native American ancestors. A dazzling, family epic of love, massacre, mystery, and...
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Return of the Bones: Inspired by a True Native American Indian Story
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By: Belinda Vasquez Garcia
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A dramatic autobiography and powerful firsthand account of slavery, written by America’s most influential abolitionist First published in 1845, Narrativeof the Life of Frederick Douglass is an eye-opening depiction of American slavery. Part autobiography,...
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Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass: An American Slave
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