Books tagged: 1920s new york

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George "Big Frenchy" DeMange Harlem's Cotton Club, Owney Madden and Boxing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
"Big Frenchy" DeMange was a trusted and reliable business associate of "Owney" Madden. The two of them ran the Cotton Club. Along with Will Duffy they were the principal backers of Italian heavyweight boxer Primo Carnera from the time he was 23. The triumvirate of mobsters robbed the fighter of much of his hard earned money. On one occasion Madden demonstrated his loyalty by ransoming Big Frenchy.
Angelo Palmeri and the Buffalo, New York Mafia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Angelo Palmeri was an upstate New York bootlegger during the Prohibition era of the 1920s. He ran an establishment, i.e. speakeasy, in his final years before his death on December 21 1932. Palmeri and Joe DiCarlo are lynchpins in the history of the Buffalo mob. Former Buffalo Police Commissioner John J. Roche ran an administration that was rife with criminal activity. Palmeri. 54, died in his car.
Pathe' Film Studio Fire New York City December 10, 1929
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Engineering, trades, and technology » Fire Science
Norine Byrnes, Catherine Porter and Jola Springs were three young women who died unnecessarily when a fire erupted on the set at Pathe' studios in Manhattan. Motion pictures were transitioning from silent to sound in late 1929. Pathe' had covered a huge arc light with drapery that ignited around 9:30 a.m. Dancers were getting ready to perform in a cabaret scene. Eddie Elkins Orchestra was playing.
Thomas Lucchese Dress Manufacturer and Mafioso
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Thomas Lucchese and his brother Giuseppe "Joe Brown" Lucchese were partners in the garment and trucking business. Thomas was held briefly for the murder of a street peddler in 1928. The man's name was Louis Cerasulo and he was gunned down while talking with his uncle near East 114th Street. Police later discovered that the victim was part of a chicken protection extortion racket in Harlem.
Salvatore D'Aquila First Gambino Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,470. Language: English. Published: April 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Toto D'Aquila was shot 5 times by unknown assailants in October 1928. He had just driven from the Bronx to take his wife to a doctor in Manhattan. As his wife and four children made their way into the physician's office Toto stepped outside to repair his car. Looking up from the hood of the auto he spoke with the men briefly before they shot him multiple times. D'Aquila was the first Gambino boss.
The Sherry-Netherland Hotel Fire New York City April 12, 1927
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,610. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Architecture, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Sherry-Netherland opened for business on November 1, 1927. In the spring of '27 a large fire brought about construction delays. The failure of a standpipe nearly resulted in the building's destruction. My e-book looks at the era of great hotel construction in New York City. Architects designed the Sherry-Netherland, the Pierre, the Breakers (Miami) and many more great hotels in the 1920s.
Kid Dropper Jewish Gang Leader In New York City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Kid Dropper became the most prominent gangster in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1920s. Kid Spanish, a mixed Spanish and Jewish thug, was among Dropper's principal rivals. Both of them got their start in the Five Points Gang led by Paul Kelly. Eventually Dropper and Spanish were both sentenced to prison and became suitors for the same woman. Dropper was assassinated by a teenager in 1923.
Wild Bill Lovett Irish Gangster From Brooklyn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Wild Bill Lovett was a war hero who saved a number of his buddies in a World War I machine gun unit. For his bravery he was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross. When he returned home he became the leader of Brooklyn's infamous White Hand Gang. Lovett carried out an unsuccessful attempt to kill gangster Frankie Yale before he was murdered by members of Yale's gang on October 31, 1923.
The Bondage Murders Organized Crime In New York City 1923-1924
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sir Basil Thomson, formerly of Scotland Yard, took an interest in the murders of Louise Lawson and Dorothy Keenan. He realized that their deaths was the work of persons who defied detection easily. One of Keenan's acquaintances/suitors was the son-in-law of Harry Daugherty, who was the U.S. Attorney General under President Warren Harding. The thieves/murderers specialized in furs and jewelry.
The American Dream
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,200. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in the luxurious excess of 1920s New York, a young English soldier, demobbed after the First World War, falls for the rich American socialite - but is the American Dream all is appears?