Books tagged: bronx

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Joseph P. Day: The Great Salesman
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Sales
Joseph P. Day, the great salesman, sold about a third of the Bronx, a third of Queens and large swaths of Brooklyn during his lifetime. In one 12-hour auction he sold 1,574 properties. Day was the quintessential New Yorker. Day's story is a text-book lesson on what it takes to become a great salesman, and his 10 rules for success a menu on the qualities and characteristics he espoused.
The Remarkable Life of Kitty McInerney: How A Poor Irish Immigrant Raised 17 Children in Great Depression New York
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,210. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2009. Category: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Motherhood
The true story of a poor Irish immigrant who raised 17 children in Great Depression New York. Kitty McInerney’s life rode a wave of social and political transformation that would come to define modern America. Poor, burdened, and uncelebrated, Kitty McInerney is remarkable for her unrelenting faith, her unique, individual struggle and for exemplifying the American immigrant experience.
The Zoo
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,240. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2009. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Margarita Brown is a seven-year-old girl who wakes from a coma to find herself unable to speak or hear... until she visits the Bronx Zoo where the voice of a giraffe penetrates her silent world. Part contemporary literary novel and part supernatural fantasy, “The Zoo” is an exploration of a girl’s awakening to a world that is filled with both brutality and beauty.
One Hot January
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,500. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2011 by Second Wind Publishing, LLC. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
My name is Joe January. I was a private investigator from the South Bronx, circa 1940. Was once described as an indignant Humphrey Bogart. Who am I to argue? The difference between Bogie and me is that I was the real McCoy.In truth, I'm no Joseph Conrad, but I wrote every word on these pages. This is my story; but make  no mistake, it's anything but make believe. I know, it reads like science
Memorabilia
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,060. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
At the age of eleven, the author of It Happened in Boston?, Russell H. Greenan began haunting Yankee Stadium and the Polo Grounds - collecting autographs at first, later selling baseball books and newspapers. Here he gives a lively account of that pre-World War II sporting scene, a tableau replete with colorful characters and legendary ball players.
Sleeping Dogs: A true story of the Lindbergh baby kidnapping
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 37,880. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
A deathbed confession. A gun encased in concrete. And the possibility both could have kept Bruno Richard Hauptmann from going to the electric chair for the kidnap and murder of Charles A. Lindbergh Jr. When journalist Michael Foldes hears the story of an upstate NY family who could have known the killers, he teases out details in the 80-year-old case that plausibly point to Hauptmann's innocence.
The Intruders
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,450. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Demarche. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
Six Bronx teens from the Bronx time-traveled into the future and an adventure of a lifetime until forced to take sides in a tribal battle. This was no longer fun. This was war
Hell's Disciples (The Misgivings of the Vampire Lucius Lafayette)
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Series: The Vampire Lucius Lafayette, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,670. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » Action
Hell's Disciples is #4 in The Misgivings of the Vampire Lucius Lafayette series. In the summer of 1976, Son of Sam starts his rampage. Many didn't believe him that it was his neighbor's dog who instructed him to go on his murderous shootings. Lucius Lafayette, vampire and werewolf slayer, does believe him.
Pink Friday
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 36,750. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Pink Friday tells the story of a young woman who struggles with her identity, self-esteem, abuse, betrayal, and forgiveness. The novel outlines her dramatic and life-changing experiences with her family, and with herself.
New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
My eBook is an alphabetical directory of boxing-related persons and organizations in New York City. The time span is from the late 19th Century until after the mid 20th Century. The directory lists occupational titles, business and residential addresses, and phone numbers (for 1950s-1960). The text is pertinent for boxing enthusiasts as well as persons interested in researching family ancestries.