Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr

Biography

I am a soon to be retired Duke Medical Center library researcher, who enjoys writing. I have been writing on Wikipedia for years and have begun to write
ebooks. My pastimes include selling books on EBay, genealogical research, baseball (Pittsburgh Pirates), collecting antique furniture and coins, and spending time with Kingsley, my cocker spaniel.

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Books

Gaetano Reina The Murder That Started The Castellammarese War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Gaetano Reina was a wealthy ice dealer who earned around one million before he was slain by an assassin with a sawed off shotgun. This era before the modern Mafia families formed is an intriguing one. Reina once worked at Columbia Wet Wash Laundry, a firm owned by Tommaso Gagliano, who was later a Lucchese family boss. Reina was once of three men implicated in the murder of a rich poultry dealer.
Angelo Caruso Mafia Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The early 1930s was a time of the Castellammarese War and the murder of "Joe the Boss" Masseria in a Coney Island restaurant in 1931. My ebook focuses on the short tenure of Salvatore Maranzano as Mafia boss of bosses. Specifically I look at the life of Angelo Caruso chosen by Maranzano as his underboss in 1930. Caruso was a career criminal who came to a bloody end in prison on Welfare Island.
A United Airlines Boeing 727 Crashes Into Lake Michigan August 16, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The UAL Boeing 727 was flying from LaGuardia to O'Hare International Airport during the summer of 1965. People who watched the plane heard a thunderous roar and saw a flaming plane as it entered the water north of Chicago near Waukegan, Illinois. My e-book looks at the crash, the people on board the airliner and the inconclusiveness of the Civil Aeronautics Board as to the reason for the crash.
An American Airlines Boeing 727 Crash November 8, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
An American Airlines Boeing 727 was the third fatal crash of an airliner worldwide within a single week. The others involved a French military plane that plunged to the ground in French Somaliland and an Argentine C54 that crashed near Costa Rica. The 727 was on its landing approach in inclimate weather. For whatever reason the flight crew failed to see a hillside in front of them. 58 persons died
An American Airlines Convair Crashes Near Albany, New York September 15, 1953
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Multiple eyewitnesses watched a Convair 240 plunge to the earth near a trailer park in Colonie, New York. Some of the witnesses were already at work and others were inside trailers within several hundred feet of the crash. One woman's trailer was scorched in the intense heat that burned bodies to the point that they were unrecognizable. My e-book looks at the crash and the CAB investigation.
United Airlines DC-3 Crashes Into San Francisco Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A United Airlines DC-3 which crashed in February 1937 was the topic of theories proposed by aircraft experts. At first the disaster was attributed to pilot error. An inquiry into the crash concluded without an explanation. Some thought the pilot had miscalculated his altitude or approached at an improper angle. Then an American Airlines plane crashed and its cause was linked to the Bay tragedy.
Mae Weston Acrobat, Boxer and Wrestler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Mae Weston began wrestling competitively in the late 1930s. One of her earliest bouts was against her sister, Wilma Gordon, in 1938. In the 1940s Weston wrestled stars like Mildred Burke and Elvira Snodgrass. She contended for the title as a masked wrestler and unmasked. Mae had a number of wrestling aliases including Carole Starr, Astroette and Purple Flash. She was popular at wrestling reunions.
A United Airlines DC4 Crashes At LaGuardia Field May 29, 1947
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
My ebook was researched from news accounts of a commercial aviation disaster that killed 39 people. The United DC4 crashed into the Maryland Woods near LaGuardia Field. The plane's impact dismembered most all of the passengers and rescuers found hardly any peole who were completely whole. One eyewitness remembered the smooth sound of the plane before its engines opened full throttle at the end.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 Crash May 22, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
It was approximately 9:30 at night when a Boeing 707 that took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport was noticed by farmers near Centerville, Iowa. They reported seeing an orange glow. The plane was flying into a squall line when it began to have trouble. Days later the combined efforts of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI pinpointed a blast that occurred in the jet's rear washroom.
The Kansas City Massacre Pretty Boy Floyd And The FBI
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The Kansas City Massacre of June 1933 swayed public opinion against the outlaw perpetrators whereas earlier many Americans were sympathetic to criminals. The FBI also became stronger as a result. J. Edgar Hoover condemned the massacre the following day during a speech in Chicago. Pretty Boy Floyd, one of the principals involved survived until 1934 before he was gunned down by federal agents.
Elmer Trigger Burke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Trigger Burke had a brief but significant criminal career as a hired assassin, murderer and robber. On one occasion he killed his best friend a longshoreman/bartender whose sister was Trigger's girlfriend. Escaping from jail in Boston he fled to Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina. FBI men arrested him and extradited him back to New York where he stood trial for the murder of Poochie Walsh.
Albert Ackalitis Boss of the New York Waterfront
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert Ackalitis spent fourteen years in Dannemora Prison before he began his rise to power on the New York waterfront. Earlier he was a charter member of the notorious Arsenal gang that pulled robberies in New York City and New Jersey. As a hiring boss on the docks he was trusted because he exerted control and knew how to get things done. Of Lithuanian descent he was born in Pennsylvania.
Charlie The Jew Yanowsky Political Corruption, Mob and Union Activities in New Jersey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Charlie the Jew Yanowsky influenced organized crime, unionization and politics in New Jersey from the 1930s until 1948. Yanowsky was a career criminal who ran from federal agents, for a time, on buses, before they caught up to him. His specialty was hijacking and providing weapons to gang members to carry out robberies and hits on rivals. His undoing came in Clinton, NJ via an ice pick in 1948.
George Cvek Strangler of Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
George Cvek had a gregarious disposition which helped him meet women that he took advantage of, assaulted and killed. His con was to ask men for rides on US Highway 1 and NJ State Highway 25. He obtained their addresses "to return their money to them" but primarily to discover when their wives would be at home alone, He then made his move, showing up and claiming to be a friend of their husbands.
Frank Abbandano The Dasher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Abbandano was a career criminal who began his unlawful life as the head of the Ocean Hill Hooligans, an East New York gang. Along with Kid Twist, Frank the Dasher became a member of Murder Inc., a criminal organization that hired thugs to murder by contract. Abbandano carried out as many as 40 murders during his stint with Murder Inc. His son, Frank Jr. was a member of the Gambino family.
Mad Sam DeStefano Chicago Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mad Sam DeStefano was a prominent figure in Chicago crime history until his death in 1973. He was rubbed out by the man he mentored, Tony the Ant Spilotro. Mad Sam was a petty criminal until he joined the Forty-Two gang in 1930. DeStefano has been compared to Chuck Nicoletti in terms of ruthlessness. Along the way Sam acquired the nicknames the Mad Hatter and Marquis de Sade of the syndicate.
Joseph The Animal Barboza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Barboza turned FBI and government informant after a long career of murder, loan sharking and other crimes. His testimony in Massachusetts courtrooms was instrumental in weakening the empire built by Providence, Rhode Island mobster Raymond Patriarcha. My e-book looks at his criminal career, what he knew about Frank Sinatra, famous athletes and horse racing illegalities in New England.
Cedar Waxwing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
Cedar waxwings are a regal bird with excellent manners. Unlike many other birds it shares food with its companions and keeps its feathers neat and sleek. It has sometimes been mistaken for a molting robin, especially when an observer compares the similarity of the calls of the respective birds. A robin is a larger bird, however, as cedar waxwings are not much larger than sparrows.
Nude Photography, Student Models, Camera Clubs and Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
My e-book covers nude photography in the 20th century. I have researched a case of college student models posing for next to nothing while their photos enriched a husband and wife photography business in Los Angeles. This was exposed in a United States Senate Hearing in 1951. Several examples of students posing nude for college yearbooks and for scientific studies are also considered in my text.
Slot Car Racing An Enduring Passion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Slot Cars have been around since the late 1950s and by the mid 1960s their popularity had surpassed all toys aside from dolls. Sales of model trains plummeted by comparison, falling from a $100 million in sales to $30 million, over the years from 1959-1965. Slot cars have found new popularity during the digital age, with magazines, books and how to guides to instruct new generations of fans.
Verne Sankey Kidnapper and Bootlegger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Verne Sankey kidnapped businessmen in St. Paul, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado. He aspired to abduct athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Sankey, an Iowan by birth had drifted north to South Dakota and Saskatchewan before returning to the United States in the late 1920s. It was considered likely that Sankey had inside knowledge of the Lindbergh baby's kidnapping as plans were found at his hideout.
Chicago's Touhy Gang Rival of Al Capone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
Maspeth, Queens Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The murder of Catherine Olezchy in October 1925 was never solved. The woman was found in Maspeth's Mount Zion Cemetery, her throat slashed from ear to ear. A coroner ruled that she had committed suicide after she threw muriatic acid in her husband's face. Evidence mounted that Catherine was killed by her husband. A pastor refused to take her body in his church because of the suicide ruling.
Leif Erikson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Exploration & Discovery, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
Leif Erikson came to North America having sailed from his native Norway in 993 A.D. He came ashore on the east coast of North America, the exact location being uncertain. In 1926 five Norsemen sailed in a replica ship of the original vessel that Erikson made his voyage in. This crew visited destinations along the east coast of North America, participating in Philadelphia's Sesquicentennial.
A Piedmont Airlines Fairchild-Hiller 227B Crashes In Charlestown, West Virginia August 10, 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The Piedmont Fairchild-Hiller that crashed while approaching the runway at Kanawha Airport in Charlestown, West Virginia was much like a Fokker 27 that was produced in Europe. Fairchild began building the FH-227s in the late 1950s. The planes had distinguishing features that differentiated them from the Fokker designs. My ebook recounts this tragic plane crash with input from eyewitness accounts.
A Northwest Orient Airlines Electra L-188C Crashes Near Tell City, Indiana March 17, 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The L-188C was on its way to Miami from Chicago when it crashed in a field in Indiana. The flaw that prompted the Indiana crash and several more like it had to do with the Electra's wings and vibrations sent throughout the plane at certain speeds and air turbulence. One of the wings on the Tell City plane became completely detached and the other nearly came off. It crashed at 600 miles per hour.
The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.
A Middle East Airlines Sud Aviation SE-210 Crashes In The Persian Gulf April 17, 1964
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Middle East, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Flight ME 444 was approaching a landing after leaving Beirut, Lebanon and flying over the Arabian Desert. Aramco executives, teachers, public relations people,etc. were approaching a landing in Dharan, Saudi Arabia when the final message from the Caravelle III Sud Aviation plane was received. No definitive crash conclusion was reached by investigators after the majority of the wreckage was found.
The Pascagoula UFO Encounter October 11, 1973
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,690. Language: English. Published: April 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
Charles Hickson and Calvin Parker were portrayed as Mississippi hicks by the national media after their abduction story became known nationwide. Yet their story has endured and contains many of the classic themes of alien abduction, dreamlike states and missing time. They were reluctant to publicize their story afterward and turned down an opportunity to have a movie made about their experience.
A Strato-Freight Airliner Crashes San Juan, Puerto Rico June 6, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,250. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A converted C46 transport plane flying for Strato-Freight Airlines became the most deadly nonscheduled flight in United States history. The Civil Aeronautics Administration suspended Strato-Freight the same summer that 45 persons were killed aboard the flight that departed San Juan in pitch darkness on June 6, 1949. The Connecticut based company was cited for negligence of property and life.
The Bombing of a Canadian Pacific DC3 St. Joachim, Quebec September 9, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
A Pacific Airliner exploded and crashed into a giant mountain near Quebec City on September 9, 1949. The plane had 19 passengers on board and and a crew of four. The passengers included a woman whose husband made sure she was on Flight 108 bound for Baie Comeau. He had asked his wife to retrieve some suitcases therea and spend the weekend with friends. 10 days later authorities learned of a bomb.
The Crash of a United Airlines DC6 Flight 624 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania June 17, 1948
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
United Airlines Flight 624 was on its last leg of a journey that had taken it from San Diego to Pennsylvania. It was due to land at LaGuardia in New York City but the plane crashed into a power station in the Pocono Mountain chain, killing all 43 of its passengers and crew. My e-book was researched from newspaper accounts of the tragedy along with books that explained the reasons for the crash.
Eastern Air Lines Flight 537 Douglas DC4 Midair Collision Washington, DC November 1, 1949
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: April 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
It was the most deadly aviation disaster when it occurred in 1949. A New Yorker cartoonist, a bank president, an Eastern Air Lines flight crew and several members of the U.S. House of Representatives were among the victims of the disaster. My e-book looks closely at the differing accounts of a crash that pitted air traffic controllers and others against a Bolivian pilot's recollection of events.
Vincent the Chin Gigante
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Vincent Gigante was the Boss of the Genovese family, a man who was feared by members of New York crime families. The Gigantes weren't reliant on the drug trade. They milked unions for money and did a lucrative business in window replacement throughout the NYC metropolitan area. This earned over $191 million for mob companies over some years time. Gigante may have tried to kill Frank Costello.
Frank Funzi Tieri Genovese Family Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,010. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Genovese family had fallen on hard times by the time Funzi Tieri became its boss in the late 1970s, Both Vito Genovese and Tieri had been associates of Charles Lucky Luciano, whose legacy for narcotics racketeering and profit making was well known. The Mafia continued evolving. Atlantic City offered new rackets. Tieri profited from the execution of Philadelphia Boss Angelo Bruno in 1979.
Vasco De Nunez Balboa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers, Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Europe
Vasco De Nunez Balboa journeyed to Santa Maria del Darien in a cask on board one of Francisco de Enciso's ships. Balboa was merely a deck hand after he revealed himself to a most surprised captain. It is lucky for Vasco De Nunez that he wasn't left by Enciso on a desert island. Balboa made it to Darien and became a favorite of the crew. Following an insurrection he rose to lead what is now Panama.
Molly Pitcher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,420. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Women, Nonfiction » History » American
Molly Pitcher followed her husband into battle in 1778. The British were leaving Philadelphia and were met by General Washington's troops in the Battle of Monmouth. Molly provided nursing duties and brought pitchers of water to the troops.. When her husband was wounded she took charge of his cannon. Her service was memorable indeed, so much so that she was breveted a sergeant by Gen Washington.
Bridget Rose Dugdale, The IRA and the Great Art Theft Wicklow, Ireland 1974
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,040. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art, Nonfiction » History » European
It was the biggest art theft ever with 19 paintings by master artists, valued at 20 million British pounds. The thieves, led by Rose Dugdale entered the private home of a millionaire South African gold miner near Wicklow, Ireland. The date was April 26, 1974. Rose made sure that her four male accomplices stole the most valuable paintings including the only privately held work by Johannes Vermeer.
The Mafia, the Teamsters Union and the Garbage Industry
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: April 10, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent and Nunzio Squillante controlled the metropolitan New York garbage collection industry for the Gambino crime family. Both men were godsons of Albert Anastasia the renowned Mafia enforcer. My e-book looks at the Squillantes' testimony before the Senate Rackets Committee in 1957, their crimes and how they were able to manipulate the system to dominate the NYC sanitation racket.
Carmine Galante
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Carmine Galante inherited the title of Mafia Boss of Bosses after Carlo Gambino's death in 1976. Galante was a career mobster who at one time was the lynchpin of Charles Lucky Luciano's narcotics ring. My e-book looks at Galante's possible role in the 1943 murder of Carlo Tresca. It also looks at a police pursuit of him in 1959 that ended with his capture on the Garden State Parkway in New Jersey.
Angelo Bruno Philadelphia Organized Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Angelo Bruno was a family man, someone who was kind to children, gave to charities and an organized crime boss. People knew him socially in his south Philly neighborhood didn't realize that he had a criminal side. Bruno met with Stefano Magaddino's people in April 1968. He flew into Buffalo and stayed with a vending machine racketeer. Bruno's death may have been the work of Carmine Galante.
Charles the Bug Workman and the Murder of Dutch Schultz
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,220. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book was researched from newspapers of the mid 1930s during a time when beer baron Arthur Flegenheimer (Dutch Schultz) was on trial for tax violations in New York state. Schultz fled New York and paid New Jersey authorities money to keep from being extradited to New York to face additional tax prosecutions. There were many other murders of less significance that were undertaken by Murder Inc.
Gorilla Jones
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,700. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Gorilla Jones was from Memphis, Tennessee. Early on he fought in the border region between Louisiana and Texas. Later his career blossomed under the tutelage of Suey Welch, an Akron, Ohio promoter. His career lasted two decades, from 1920-1940. Jones was a skilled fighter could find weaknesses in his opponents. Against Sammy Slaughter in 1933 he scored a knockout with a short right uppercut.
Cesar Brion Argentine Heavyweight Boxer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,400. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » History » South American
Cesar Brion was not the aggressive and powerful fighter that his countryman Luis Firpo had been. Yet he had many skills. Against Joe Louis in 1951 Brion had been even through seven rounds. It was after Cesar switched from a crouching stance attack to a more upright offensive that Louis cut him up and dominated the fight. Brion was never stopped from going the distance by a ring opponent.
Jack McVey Welterweight Boxer From Georgia
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » People of color, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Jack McVey fought in some of the best venues of his era, including bouts against Sailor Freedman at Yankee Stadium, in 1926, and another against KO Phil Kaplan at the Queensboro Stadium on Long Island in 1928. It was an era of discrimination when a black fighter like McVey was booed relentlessly during his fights. Jack has been compared to Elbows McFadden, i.e. all gloves, elbows and forearms.
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.
Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
Juste Fontaine Lightweight Boxer From Milwaukee
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,090. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
With a great reach and solid punches Juste Fontain entered boxing in the 1940s. He won many of his early bouts and peaked around 1947 with a great fight against Ruby Kessler in Philadelphia. Soon after this Juste lost decisively to Ike Williams, the world lightweight champion. By 1950 a boxing official advised that Fontaine could no longer defend himself. Juste found a second career as a trainer.
Sonny Liston 1960-1961
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,500. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
My e-book looks at the two years before Sonny Liston won the world heavyweight boxing championship, 1960-1961. Liston was summoned before the Kefauver Senate Investigative Committee. The inquiry disclosed that a large amount of Liston's earnings were pocketed by mobsters like Frankie Carbo and Blinky Palermo. Liston denied knowing these men and also that they took any of his prize money.
Charles Lucky Luciano
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
My e-book looks at Lucky Luciano's career beginning with his arrest and conviction for compulsory prostitution in 1936.It continues until his fatal heart attack which occurred in 1962 at an airport in Naples. The text was researched in New York newspapers from the 1930s-1960s and books. Luciano was considered dangerous even in exile. At the end of his life he was planning a large narcotics ring.
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1920s america    1930s crime story    1930s new york    1940s biography    1940s new york    1950s 1960s    1960s america    1960s culture    1970s england    1973    african american 1940s    african american book    african american books    african american ebooks    air crash investigation    air france    aircraft    airline crash    airline crashes    airline safety    airplane bombing    airplane book    airplane crash    airplane crashes    akron ohio    albany new york    alien abduction cases    alien abduction ebook    american airlines    american revolution    arabian history    argentina    argentine    arizona history    art thieves    atlantic city    aviation accident    aviation disaster    aviation history    bank robberies    beer history    bird behavior    bird book    bird books    bird feeding    bird migration    birdwatching    black american men    boeing 707    boeing 727    bolivian history    bomb attacks    bomb explosion blast    bonanno    bootlegger    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history    newark new jersey    newark nj    norse and viking    norway history    nude art photography    nude photography    nude photos    oil companies    oil company    organized crime    organized crime and the mafia    p38    pacific ocean    panama history    paranormal event    pascagoula    pennsylvania history    philadelphia history    piedmont    pilot fatigue    plane    plane crahes    plane crash    plane crash at sea    plane crashes    pocono mountains    pretty boy floyd    prohibition era    puerto rico    quebec canada    quebec city    queens ny    ring magazine    rum runner    sam giancana    san francisco bay    san francisco history    san juan    sanitation industry sanitation worker    saskatchewan    saudi arabia    sicilian crime    sicilian gangsters    sicilian history    sing sing prison    sixteenth century    sonny liston    south american history    south americans    spanish colonizers    spanish conquistadors    spanish history    sparrows    stewardess    strangler    suicide victim    teamsters    tenth century    textile and garment industry    torture and murder    toys and collectibles    trailer park    true crime    true crime book    true crime books    twa    twin engine    ucla    unidentified flying object    united aircraft    united airlines    university of washington    unsolved cases    unsolved crime    unsolved crimes    unsolved murders    vasco nunez de balboa    viking adventure    viking history    viking voyage    violent women    washington dc history    weather disaster    welterweight    welterweights    west virginia history    white slavery    women heroines    womens boxing    womens wrestling    world war ii history    wrestling books    wrestling championship   

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