Books tagged: chicago history

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Tom Poorman Baseball Player From Lock Haven, Pennsylvania
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,150. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings
My ebook looks at a versatile and little known major league baseball player of the pre-modern era (before 1903). I have empasized the family heritage of Tom Poorman, as well as his baseball career. Poorman played in the late 19th century, a time when games often ended in ties because of darkness. I hope that my research will create more interest in the history of baseball's early players.
Crosses, Cannons & Coffins
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » American
In Crosses, Cannons & Coffins author Georgiann Baldino brings a little-known, but true, story to readers, a human account of Civil War service rendered by Sisters of Mercy. Relatively few records exist from women who served as nurses in America's Civil War. Few historians include women nurses in their manuscripts. Nuns served under battlefield conditions unnerving even for veteran officers.
Ed Holley Major League Pitcher From Kentucky
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,030. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Ed Holley is a little known major league baseball player, who pitched from 1928-1934 with the Chicago Cubs, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates. His best years, 1932-1933 were with the Phillies. In 2 seasons he won 11 and 13 games. My EBook covers Ed's major league and minor league seasons. It also discusses his ancestry, family, and marriage. I have used genealogy and newspaper records.
Banners
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Series: Ikons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » General
An assassination in Serbia sets off a series of events that draws the world into an ever-expanding vortex of madness. As mighty armies clash, entire populations must either flee their ancestral homes or be ground into dust. Akulina Boriskova and her two young sons are caught in the center of the madness and with the other villagers of Hutawa, Byelorussia must choose between death or Siberia.
The King Of The Irish
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Price: Free! Words: 106,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Newcastlewest Books. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
British spies have infiltrated the United Brotherhood, to quash another Irish rebellion. When one of the spies turns up dead in a Chicago sewer, police detective Daniel Coughlin is swept up in a power struggle between warring factions of the Irish nationalists, a fight that could see him hanged for a murder he did not commit. If his political clout does not come through for him, he is a dead man.
Chicago's DuSable Harborcide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The body count rises on Chicago's lakefront as foreign Mafiosi vie for control of DuSable Harbor. It's a bawdy tale of intrigue! (contains harsh language)
1872 Chicago Illinois Directory of Firemen
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History
I am publishing a directory of firemen who worked for the city of Chicago, various railroads, and numerous businesses in 1872. My research is taken from the United States Business Directory of 1872. 1872 was the year that followed the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871.Putting out fires was handled by steam engines that were often pulled by teams of horses.
The Genealogy of Herman Webster Mudgett
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896) was from Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His roots are in rural New England. Aside from Mudgett, his relatives had the surnames Page and Price. My e-book looks Herman Mudgett's ancestry from the family's origins in Exeter and Norfolk in England. I have included ancestral information about the mass murderer's wives, his son and daughter, and one of his accomplices.
1917: The Perfect Game
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Who knew that 2 self-realized wisdom masters would be brought together in 1917 for one of baseball’s most momentous games? In this historical fiction, it’s a madness of baseball, Einstein, World War 1, Sigmund Freud, Jim Thorpe, American racism, Longchenpa, President Wilson’s deception, awakened mind and romance, all swirling together in a dust devil of the most unique baseball game in history.