Books tagged: newspaper columnist

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Right in Sight
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 64,850. Language: English. Published: October 15, 2012 by Whimsical Publications. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Sassy newspaper columnist, Kate Lambrose receives a cryptic poem asking her to locate a missing person. She discovers the mystery to be the perfect distraction from her grief over the loss of her husband who isn’t dead, but gay. While Kate and her teenage daughter angst over problems at home, she discovers a 40-year-old murder. Unknowingly, she befriends the killer who makes her the next target.
Ed Holley Chicago Cubs Pitcher
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
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.
The Mafia, Football Gambling and Len Dawson
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,520. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby
Former NFL Quarterback Len Dawson is a controversial sports figure. A member of the National Football League Hall of Fame, he led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory in Super Bowl IV, in 1970. However, there are legitimate doubts about his complicity in "fixing" games between 1966-1970. He associated with gamblers. A Detroit grand jury named Dawson as part of a nationwide gambling scandal in 1970
Joi Lansing Singer, TV Actress And B-Movie Icon
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,550. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Joi Lansing died an untimely death in 1972. She was a multi-talented performer signed by MGM in the 1940s. Her curvy figure and facial beauty proved to be hindrances. They restricted her to playing "dumb blondes". Despite the stereotypes she was in steady demand as a singer, nightclub performer, as well as a stage, TV, and movie actress. My E-book focuses on her immense versatility and creativity.
The Tragic Life of Film Actress Lynne Baggett
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Lynne Baggett was not a successful film star. The highlight of her career was a 1948 marriage to Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel. She played mostly uncredited parts in movies. Baggett experienced a spiral of despair which led to suicide in 1960. Like Marilyn Monroe pills were found close to her bedside. Unique to Lynne was her progressive disintegration after a car accident that killed a young man.
The Murder Of A Maine Prostitute From A Genealogical Perspective
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Helen Jewett was the daughter of a Maine shoemaker. Raised as Dorcas Doyen, she entered the home of a prominent judge in Portland as a girl. She was turned out of this home for sexual indiscretions. Her misadventures led to a life of prostitution that she lived in establishments in Maine, Boston, and New York City. My text recounts her demise and the ancestry of her family and two of her clients.
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
Space Pioneers Sputnik Rockets And Satellites
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Aeronautics & Astronautics
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.