Books tagged: 1920s america

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Wild Bird: The True Jazz Age Tale of Ruth Wightman Morris
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,160. Language: English. Published: October 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » History » Biography
The riveting untold story of Ruth Wightman Morris, whose daring exploits, shocking scandals, and passionate affairs broke all the rules and took the Jazz Age by storm.
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.
The Murder of Pasqualino Lolordo Al Capone Minion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,610. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Pasqualino Lolordo headed the Unione Siciliano for only just more than four months. He was an Al Capone plant during an era of gang warfare in Chicago unrivaled in any other era. Perhaps Lolordo's murder was the work of Giuseppe Joe Aiello or it may have been carried out by Sicilians from New York sent to avenge the death of Brooklyn gangster Tony Yale. My book was researched from news clippings.
In Those Days Book 4 Where Home Is
Series: In Those Days. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 38,880. Language: American English. Published: October 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » History » Family history
For over fourteen years, Nellie has wanted to go home to Whitehouse, Texas. She finally gets her desire, though only for a short visit. “Back home” has many disconcerting revelations for her. In this book, they move to Oklahoma City just prior to 1920. She makes a new home for her children and secures income to support them with the support of close friends. Their business and hard work pay off.
Barbara Newhall Follett: A Life in Letters
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 267,360. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
By the age of 14, Barbara Newhall Follett had published two books with Alfred A. Knopf — 1927's enchanting "The House Without Windows" and 1928's "The Voyage of the Norman D." Both books received rave reviews. This lengthy book, lovingly compiled and edited by her half-nephew, tells Barbara's extraordinary story through her letters and those of her correspondents.
Marie Prevost Canadian Film Actress of Early Hollywood
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Marie Prevost rose from a bit player in a mob scene in a Mack Sennett produced comedy to become the lead actress of numerous silent films from the mid to late 1920s. My research has uncovered facts from ancestry records and newspaper clippings that fill in the blanks of many events in her short life. Tragically Marie's decline was a precipitous one, which ruined her health and left her dead at 38.
The Golden Merra
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 23,170. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Historical » USA
1928 - Booze smuggler Wil Driscoll has accepted an invitation from an old foe to attend a dog race in New Orleans. On the lam from his boss, Wil desperately needs to strike it big. He soon discovers that he has to share a room with Albert Crow, an ambitious treasure hunter enroute an expedition to Mexico. After the pair's run-in with New Orleans' notorious Black Hand gang, it's no day at the races
Seven Out
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,270. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Adventure » Action
When a gun goes off on board the steamship, the adventurous fugitive Wil Driscoll abandons his plans for buying information on a priceless artifact to make a quick getaway. An ex-pilot turned treasure hunter, Wil had booked passage down the Mississippi River in order to learn the whereabouts of a century-old pistol. With less than an hour to jump ship, he must track down the pistol's thief.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964 in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, NY. Her death was unnecessary. Had any of 38 witnesses acted, i.e. calling police, subduing her attacker, she might have lived. Instead she was left to die near the entrance of her Austin Avenue apartment. She waged a terrific battle before she died. I have profiled her killer, Winston Moseley, from his roots in Alabama.