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  • An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth
    January 18, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    An Astronaut's Guide to Life on Earth

    When Chris Hadfield was nine years old he set a goal that seemed impossible. After watching the Apollo moon landing, he decided that he wanted to become an astronaut. The problem was that Canada didn't hire astronauts and had little...

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  • Open Heart, Open Mind
    January 16, 2016 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Open Heart, Open Mind

    Clara Hughes grew up in a Canadian family that had a lot of problems. Even though her father was a respected university professor, his drinking caused havoc for Clara, her mother and sister. He never encouraged Clara, even after she...

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  • A House Interrupted
    August 23, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A House Interrupted

    When the author, Maurita Corcoran, the author of this book, got married, she had no idea about how her past or her husband's past would result in pain for both of them and their children. Maurita was raised by a...

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  • A President From Hawaii
    June 27, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    A President From Hawaii

    Dr. Carolan and Joanna Carolan have prepared a beautiful book that shows the influence Hawaii had on Barack Obama who grew up there and subsequently became the first President from that state. The less than seventy pages are not only...

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  • Weightless: My Life As a Fat Man and How I Escaped
    February 15, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Weightless: My Life As a Fat Man and How I Escaped

    Gregg McBride's parents had serious personal problems. His father, who was an officer in the Armed Forces was also an alcoholic. This postings in various locations meant that the family would have to move a great deal. Gregg's mother, had...

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  • Rosa Parks: My Story
    January 15, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Rosa Parks: My Story

    Rosa Parks is credited as being one of the individuals who played a key role in starting the Civil Rights movement in the United States. On December 1, 1955 she refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus...

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  • "I Must Say" - My Life As A Humble Comedy Legend
    January 3, 2015 Dr. Linda Hancock

    "I Must Say" - My Life As A Humble Comedy Legend

    Martin (Marty) Short was born into an Ontario family as the youngest of five children. His father worked in a steel company during the day and enjoyed drinking alcohol in the evenings. His mother was a musician who always encouraged...

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  • Common Ground
    December 31, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Common Ground

    Justin Trudeau was born on December 25, 1971. His father was the Prime Minister of Canada at the time and considerably older than his wife, Margaret Sinclair. Within a few short years, Justin's parents gave birth to two more sons....

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  • Walking the Journey Together... Alone
    November 21, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Walking the Journey Together... Alone

    Cam Scott was a newspaper man. One of his goals in life was to move up the ladder in order to become a publisher. He also loved his family and wanted to spend as much time as possible with his...

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  • Love and Louis XIV
    October 27, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Love and Louis XIV

    When Dauphin Louis was born in 1938 his parents Louis XIII and Anne of Austria as well as all of France rejoiced. In those days infant mortality rates were high, especially in royalty where inbreeding with relatives was a common...

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  • Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey
    October 25, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Lady Almina and the Real Downton Abbey

    In 2003 Lady Fiona Carnarvon became the eighth Countess for an estate that includes Highclere Castle. She has been fascinated with the history as well as the ancestors of her husband who have been responsible for Highclere since it was...

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  • Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey
    September 27, 2014 Dr. Linda Hancock

    Lady Catherine and the Real Downton Abbey

    Highclere Castle is a Jacobethan country house that sits on 5,000 acres in Hampshire England. The eighth Earl and Countess of Carnarvon live in the castle on a part-time basis are very much involved in the daily operations of it...

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