Books tagged: city histories

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A Short History of London
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,210. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A Short History of London is the first in a series of concise yet comprehensive e-books which deal exclusively with the history of world cities.
1930 Circus And Amusement Park Directory For New York City
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Industries / entertainment
My eBook is a useful directory of companies in the Circus and Amusement Park industry of Metropolitan New York City in 1930. The text can be used for ancestry research of deeds, defunct firms, family trees, maps, and urban studies. 1930 was the first full year of the Great Depression in the United States. Circus and Amusement Parks firms vied for what little most families spent on entertainment.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
Profiles of Women Murdered by the Boston Strangler
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
My e-book is a close examination of the lives of women who were murdered by the Boston Strangler in 1962-63. I researched the women's ethnic backgrounds, their families, immigration history, employment, living places, and death circumstances. Different than other true crime books, I focused on the people who were victims instead of the criminal. Each of the women was noteworthy in her own right.
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 Blue Suit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,150. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
This episodic memoir of a young, working mother in New York's financial district relates her experience as she becomes an eyewitness to perhaps the most tragic day in the City's history. "The Blue Suit" provides a personal perspective of a collective experience, as well as a brief oral history of the weeks and months following, and the indelible mark left behind.