Books tagged: philadelphia history

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On Jack Thayer's Watch
Series: Tales of the Haunted Titanic, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,370. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
In this Tale of the Haunted Titanic, a mystery surrounds the funeral of one of the survivors, and the only clue is provided by one of the victims. A ghostly tale of time, memory and the razor's edge. Commemorating the 100th observance of the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
Ed Holley Chicago Cubs Pitcher
You set the price! Words: 4,020. 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.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
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.
Sonny Liston 1958-1959
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sonny Liston's background is murky and shady. An ex-con he left prison and fought as an amateur. In 1953 he turned pro. Curiously he hardly fought for 21 months. In early '58 Liston's quick rise among heavyweights began. Mobsters Blinky Palermo and Frankie Carbo entered his life . Were they his true managers and how much influence did they have on him? My book looks at these perplexing issues.
Philadelphia's Moonglo Cafe' Bribery and Prostitution in National League Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Major League Baseball has hidden a secret from public knowledge for 55 years. The secret involves meetings between a Philadelphia prostitute and 3 major leaguers in the 1959 baseball season. The names of the players are known to Philadelphia Phillies' management, the Phila. Police Dept. and MLB execs. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick chose to keep the players' identities hidden from the public.
Murder In Pittsburgh The Death of an Artist's Model
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Grace Roberts was a 25-year-old manicurist and artist's model for hosiery ads across the United States. In her violent death the reader is transported into the life of affluent Philadelphia nearly a century ago. One of her most prominent suitors was the heir to a Pittsburgh coal fortune, a man who was educated at Yale. He and Mary's romance was broken off in 1907 because of social constraints.
The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This 300+ page tome pays homage to Philadelphia’s oft-maligned, but always loved – Phillies. In 1915 the Phils won their first NL pennant (and they didn’t win many more). This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of that magnificent fete. In here you’ll find stuff you never suspected about guys who never knew even wore a Phillies uniform.
Azaleas Beyond the Prison Walls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,670. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 by Smart Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » General
It’s 1930 and Carson Jones is a prison guard at the notorious Eastern States Penitentiary in Philadelphia where some of America’s most violent inmates are serving time. Amidst the desperation of the Depression and a crowd of hostile convicts, Carson finds solace in an azalea garden behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in helping an inmate he believes has been wrongfully sentenced to death.
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.