Books tagged: washington dc history

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Don't Knock Unless You're Bleeding, Growing Up in Cold War Washington
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,820. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A memoir about the Alsop brothers who recorded and influenced American history in the 1950s and ‘60s.
George Washington Keefe
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball
George Washington Keefe was a less than average pitcher for the Washington Nationals during the first seasons of the National League club's 19th century existence, 1886-1889. He established records for most walks in an inning in 1887. Mostly disappointing, but sometimes brilliant, he was 5'8" and left-handed. On one occasion in 1889, he outdueled Hall of Fame, New York Giants pitcher Tim Keefe.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
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 Ethnicity Of Linda Lovelace
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
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.
Carlos Paula
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,660. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Carlos Paula, a Cuban, had a brief career in the major leagues with the Washington Senators. He was exceptional for he became the first dark-skinned Cuban to play for the Washington American League baseball franchise. Earlier Cubans with lighter skin color had made the grade for the Nationals. In 1954 race was a big issue because most of the teams fans were born south of the Mason-Dixon line.