Books tagged: italian 20th century history

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Eugenio Castellotti
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,550. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports
Eugenio Castellotti was a skilled racer whose career began in Italy's famed Mille Miglia in 1951. He entered a Ferrari that he had purchased from a local benefactor, leaving the Brescia ramp at 3:30 am in the morning on race day. The scion of a wealthy Lodi, Italy family, Eugenio raced Lancia cars until the marque merged with Scuderia Ferrari in late 1955. From 1956- January '57 he raced Ferraris.
Bruno Giacomelli
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,320. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automobiles
Bruno Giacomelli came along when Grand Prix race cars were developing turbo charged engines. Ligier, Renault, Brabham and Alfa Romeo all used them in their F1 cars. Giacomelli was an exceptionally fast racer who had excelled with March BMW in F2. Debuting with McLaren-Ford he drove the majority of his career with Alfa. Derek Daley's Tyrell ran flush into Giacomelli's rear at Monaco in May 1980.
Alberto Ascari
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,060. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Motor sports, Nonfiction » Transportation » Automotive / History
Some racing fans recall Alberto Ascari primarily for his wreck at the harbor during the 1955 Grand Prix of Monaco. His Lancia went into the water and fortunately he escaped unscathed following the accident. Alberto was a racer's racer. He won back to back world Formula 1 titles that were sandwiched between his appearance in the 1952 Indy 500. Unfortunately he became a victim of the sport he loved.
The Ethnicity Of Linda Lovelace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Linda Lovelace, born Linda Susan Boreman, was of working class origins. Her father's people came to the United States from England and Ireland. The father was a New York City policeman until his retirement. As Linda Lovelace, Boreman starred in Deep Throat in 1972. She came to dislike her husband who she accused of forcing her to make porn films. Linda's maternal grandfather came to NY from Italy.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964 in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, NY. Her death was unnecessary. Had any of 38 witnesses acted, i.e. calling police, subduing her attacker, she might have lived. Instead she was left to die near the entrance of her Austin Avenue apartment. She waged a terrific battle before she died. I have profiled her killer, Winston Moseley, from his roots in Alabama.
New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Reference » Directories
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.
Maddalena - Mussolini's 'Daughter of the Wolf'
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,510. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Maddelana is a loyal and enthusiastic young fascist in Mussolini's Italy, but her world is about to be smashed and broken beyond all recognition by World War Two. This is a true account of a teenager that lived in Italy during World War Two. Through the eyes of Maddelana, we see the struggle of ordinary Italians under the oppressive rule of Mussolini's Fascist State.