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Tom Poorman Of The Philadelphia Athletics
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,130. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,090. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
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 Chicago Cubs Pitcher
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
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.
Series: Ikons, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: American English. Published: January 25, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Nonfiction » History » Russian
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
Price: Free! Words: 106,670. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013 by Newcastlewest Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » Victorian
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: 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 Fireman Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,390. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
The Genealogy of Herman Webster Mudgett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Hoaxes & deceptions
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
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,530. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Sports
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.
The Bricklayer and President Franklin Roosevelt Miami, Florida February 15, 1933
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations and Conspiracies
Franklin Roosevelt came to Miami after winning a landslide Presidential election over Herbert Hoover in November 1932. FDR came to Miami just weeks before he was to take office as President. He was driven to Bayfront Park in a Buick after he departed a yacht owned by Vincent Astor. With a cheap revolver in hand Giuseppe Zangara found it difficult get close to the President in the dense crowd.