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Moments In A Crowd
By Ray Daley
Price: Free! Words: 570. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2013. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 3 reviews)
The moments in a crowd can make a lifetime. And they can end one too. Trying to stop a killer is like trying to stop a runaway train, can our hero succeed?
The Kennedy Coup
By Stephen Austen
Price: Free! Words: 4,250. Language: English. Published: November 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
With a new, never-published photo. The 50th anniversary of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy sees key facts fading from memory. In a world enthralled by instant communication and immediate conclusions, the simplest solutions are embraced. Questions of “Why” the assassination happened are forgotten. This recalls that the proof of any conspiracy lies in what happens after the coup.
Coffee Bluff
By Willard White
Price: Free! Words: 6,190. Language: English. Published: March 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
In 1861, Luke visited Savannah and fell in love with Julia. Chester was a bitter rival for Julia's attention. Then the war started and Luke returned home to New York. In Dec. 1864 Sherman's army is camped outside Savannah and Luke, a Yankee spy, is back. Chester lost his leg assaulting the Water Witch and is just a bartender in a blockaded backwater cotton port named Coffee Bluff. Or is he?
Every Story is a Love Story
By John Moncure Wetterau
Price: Free! Words: 26,550. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A beautifully written story of first love and discovery. Patrick, an army brat, and Willow, a musician from an academic family, drift separately into Woodstock, N.Y. in the early sixties. The characters include Bob Dylan and Joe Burke, of "Joe Burke's Last Stand," Wetterau's first novel. The author says, "It was an exiting time in an exciting place. I'm not Joe Burke, but I was there."
Blizzard from Hell
By Robert C. Waggoner
Price: Free! Words: 3,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
0.75 star(3.75 from 4 reviews)
A short story of fiction based upon fact. History has created some unique people, but these three brothers will amaze you for what they did to help save some lives.
A Fond Kiss
By Meredith Stoddard
Price: Free! Words: 14,270. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Nancy Manney is the bright, bookish daughter of one of Beaufort's most prominent families who longs to experience the world outside their small seaside town. She finds a kindred spirit in the adventurous young family tutor, Charles French. The only thing standing in their way is her father's pride and determination that she marry into one of the state's leading families.
Encounter
By Mercedes King
Price: Free! Words: 870. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A short story depicting JFK and Jackie's first-ever meeting.
The Wind Sculpture
By Saurav Dutt
Price: Free! Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
It is the hottest day in the summer of 1965 in Jackson, Mississippi. The March on Washington and the words of Martin Luther King JR ring loud and clear in the town, yet crowds have congregated around the town square with only hatred on their minds. One boy remains rooted by the town centre determined to honour the memory of his father, undeterred by the swelling crowd determined to silence him.
Far to the West of Vinland
By B. Lynn Brant
Price: Free! Words: 13,310. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
The Kensington Rune Stone was reportedly found by a Minnesota farmer in 1898. It tells of a Norse expedition to the area in the year 1362. This story offers a scenario of how the KRS may have originated.
Brig of War
By Walter Jon Williams
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 146,800. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(5.00 from 1 review)
Favian Markham is a rising young American officer in during the War of 1812. As commander of the small, slow brig Experiment, he must break the British blockade and take his outgunned vessel on a daring raid. On his desperate journey he faces duels, rivalries, ambitious politicians, yardarm-to-yardarm combat, and the deadly beauty of a foreign courtesan.
Party Favors
By Mercedes King
Price: Free! Words: 3,350. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.00 from 1 review)
You're invited to attend the dinner party where Jacqueline Bouvier and Senator John F. Kennedy were first introduced by mutual friends. Experience the quiet exhiliration, the instant chemistry, and the nagging doubts that Miss Bouvier experienced, and find out what stubmling blocks almost kept them from becoming America's most iconic couple.
Marlon Brando and Wounded Knee
By Jennifer York
Price: Free! Words: 1,720. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
A hollywood star takes on a social cause
Forward to Camelot: 50th Anniversary Edition
By Susan Sloate
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 144,840. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2013 by Drake Valley Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(3.00 from 1 review)
Cady Cuyler returns to 1963 for the Bible used to swear in Lyndon Johnson after President Kennedy’s assassination—while also discovering why her father disappeared in the same city on the same tragic day. Finding frightening links between them will lead Cady to a far more perilous mission: to somehow prevent the President’s murder, with one unlikely ally: an ex-Marine named Lee Harvey Oswald.
A Parliament of Crows
By Alan M. Clark
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 60,660. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013 by Imagination Fully Dilated Publishing. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Three women in black. Always in mourning clothes--secretive, devious and deadly--they might at first appear to be long lost members of the Addams Family or characters drawn by Edward Gorey, but the women in this novel are inspired by three sisters from history who were anything but humorous. The story of their lives and their crimes is the very definition of Southern Gothic.
Fixer
By Ed Brodow
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 51,950. Language: English. Published: December 19, 2011. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
Political "fixer" Harry Leonnoff overcomes the poverty of the Lower East Side, polio, and anti-semitism to become the admired Robin Hood of Depression-Era New York. But vindictive Mayor Fiorello La Guardia doesn't like losing out to Harry over his election redistricting campaign and swears he will get even. "A modern classic." -- Susanna Hutcheson, award-winning journalist
It Is What It Is - The Psychiatrico-Legal Tragedy
By Daniel Palmer
Price: Free! Words: 21,080. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is the story of a soon-to-be doctor dismantling and rebuilding a medical paradigm. This is or could be your story. This is the story of Frodo. This is the story that you’re already acquainted with. This is the story that brings people together and it begins with the protagonist locked away in America’s Azkaban. Herein lies his struggles, day by day, hour by hour.
Flappers, Flasks and Foul Play (A Jazz Age Mystery #1)
By Ellen Mansoor Collier
Series: A Jazz Age Mystery, Book 1. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,400. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Rival gangs fight over booze and bars during Prohibition in 1920s Galveston: the "Sin City of the Southwest." Jazz Cross, a young society reporter, suspects foul play when a bank VP collapses at her half-brother Sammy's speakeasy. Was it an accident or a mob hit? As turf wars escalate, Sammy is accused of murder and Jazz must risk her life and career to find the killer. Inspired by actual events.
Prelude to Assassination
By Brighid O'Sullivan
Price: Free! Words: 3,200. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
This is a true story based on the diaries of Fanny Seward, daughter of William H Seward,, Secretary of State to Abraham Lincoln. Several days before Lincoln's assassination, Seward had a severe and almost deadly carriage accident of which his daughter was a witness. The night Lincoln was assassinated, Seward, who was still recovering from the accident, had an attack on his own life as well.
A Perfect Nanny
By Marian D. Schwartz
Price: Free! Words: 7,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Whittakers were stunned when they discovered that Meddie, their devoted nanny, had disappeared. They considered her a part of the family, so when she left without a trace they were puzzled and upset. Not only was Meddie a perfect nanny, she always seemed to know what was going to happen before it occurred. Where had Meddie gone and what did she know that she wasn’t willing to tell them?
Testimony of a Former Slave as Witness to a Duel: September 15, 1822
By Garden Urthark
Price: Free! Words: 1,900. Language: English. Published: September 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
(4.00 from 1 review)
Garden Urthark's Testimony of a Former Slave as Witness to a Duel: September 15, 1822 presents an early 19th-century duel from the perspective of a slave.