Biography/Memoir

A Young Yank in the RAF

The World War II story of an Indiana boy in Britain’s Royal Air Force. A Young Yank in the RAF describes how a young 20-year-old from Fort Wayne, Indiana, George August Furste, traveled in late 1941 to Canada, where he joined the Royal Canadian Air Force and then later joined Britain’s Royal Air Force during World War II. He eventually wound up with the famed 218 (Gold Coast) Squadron, a bomber squadron at Downham Market, England. The story is based on the memory, extensive research, interviews with surviving crew members, and the fine imagination of his son, Stephen Furste. The...

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The Taylor Luck

Who knows when the Taylor Luck will surface and where it will take them? Mary Jo Taylor is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio but now resides in Sunman, Indiana. She has been a teacher and tutor over forty years and still teaches part-time. She has three grown children and five grandchildren who bring her much joy. Over the years, Mary Jo has mellowed! For now, she has a dog of her own, Toby.

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Encore, More Extraordinarily Generous Celebrities Elate a Humble Ninety-Two-Year-Old Professor Through Shared Photographs and Autographs

Most of you know me fairly well, but still want to have a little bit more information about the struggles and the achievements of my life. Please read thoroughly my "profile" written by Professor Ralph D. Gray. I hope you will also enjoy looking at my collection, which has provided me a lot of happiness. Professor Hitwant Sidhu was born on March 3, 1927, into an ordinary but well-respected family of village Koharwala, Punjab, India. His parents did not have formal school education but taught him a very good philosophy of life. They wanted him to set high goals, work...

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Voyage Magique

This book is a personal story centering on exploring your roots, and an early-age determination to achieve your dream. At the young age of 17, this “Yooper” from the city of Escanaba in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, wished to journey to France and experience the country of her family’s origin. As her 1968 travel journal shows, during high school she helped organize a challenging way to earn money to participate in a six-week educational opportunity to complete foreign study in Vanves, France, a suburb of Paris. Just after high school graduation, together with 5 high school friends, she experienced a transatlantic...

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Indiana Shanachie: A Hoosier’s Tales of Ireland

Indiana Shanachie, a Hoosier’s Tales of Ireland offers a Midwesterner’s unique peek into the people and places of County Donegal, Ireland. Isolated in the far northwest corner of Ireland, this very special place holds unbelievably beautiful scenery, as well as some of the finest people on the planet. The tales in this book describe personal visits ranging from 1980 to 2018, and cover topics as varied as undertaking and turf cutting, to old stone cottages and St. John’s Eve bonfires. The elusive genealogical quest described therein spans nearly four decades. During those remarkable years, much has changed in Ireland in...

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A Three War Combat Marine

Over the many years I have talked with people about my military service. More often than not, the question would come up, “Why don’t you write a book?” For many years, I didn’t think I had time to do it while employed. After 24 ½ years with the Indianapolis Star and News Advertising Department, we traveled south during the winter months in our motor home. So, time was of an essence. Retirement took over which gave me more free time, but that didn’t seem to work because my wife became ill and required lots of personal  attention. I gave her...

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The Jo’Burg Gazette: Reflections on South Africa

In his book, The Jo’Burg Gazette, Louis A. Dezelan captures a snapshot in time that chronicles what it was like to live in South Africa during the demise of Apartheid. Dezelan offers a first-hand account of eclectic experiences in one of the world’s most fascinating countries; from the antics of such simple creatures as the dung beetle, to the thrill of personally seeing the 2.5-million-year-old skull of one of the earliest hominoids, to the battlegrounds of the Zulu Wars, to the hatred that still lingered in some citizens who lost privileges with the collapse of Apartheid. The Jo’Burg Gazette is...

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Fear of a Black Republican: The Story of José Evans

José Evans is a graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, and he earned a B.A. in Political Science and English from the University of Indianapolis and an M.B.A. from Indiana Wesleyan University in Marion, Indiana. Evans is an internationally known education reformer and founder of the Black & Latino Policy Institute. He has more than 20 years of experience in politics and government and is author of The Emperor Penguin and Fear of a Black Republican.

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Grandma A to Z

An inspirational life, illustrated one letter at a time Dr. Mercy Obeime is a board certified family medicine physician with added qualifications in Bariatric Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She graduated from the University of Benin in Nigeria and completed family medicine residency at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis. She is the Director of Community and Global Health at Franciscan Health. She is the Director of Medical Training at the Marion County Public Health Department, where she oversees the training of students and residents in community and global health. She is a consultant at the Vitas Hospice...

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