Books tagged: 1920s new york

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An Odd Book: How the First Modern Pop Culture Reporter Conquered New York
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 83,950. Language: English. Published: March 25, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Editors, journalists, & publishers, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
The thrilling true story of a reporter who achieved great fame and fortune writing about New York and Hollywood in the early decades of the 20th century. Buried under a century of change, what Odd wrote about entertainment, media, and politics nearly one hundred years ago still provides a unique glimpse into one of the most fascinating periods in American popular culture.
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?
When You Fail The Test Of Time
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,880. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Time travel, not possible, is it? But when Mary challenges Mark on the matter, he proves to her that it is. Unfortunately, he might be good at science, not so good at programming, and Mary ends up not quite where she expects to be. The meaning of a whole new life, or is that an old one comes out in this enchanting tale.
Lew Feldman 1930s Jewish Boxer From Brooklyn
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,340. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Lew Feldman was a very active boxer in both the lightweight and featherweight divisions of boxing, from 1927-1940. He fought Kid Chocolate for the featherweight championship of the world in 1932. Lew was a native of Scotland but came to Brooklyn early in his life. He was raised on the rough streets of Brownsville. I have used contemporary newspaper accounts to chronicle many of Feldman's bouts.
Benny Kauff Baseball Phenom And Outcast
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 8,180. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
Benjamin Michael Kauff was a controversial major league centerfielder. He was only 5'8" but possessed tremendous hitting power, especially to right field in the old New York Polo Grounds. Heralded as the "Ty Cobb of the Federal League", he signed with the NY Giants in 1916.. Benny's career ended prematurely in 1920, after he was banished from baseball by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis.
Bonanno Family Members In New York In 1920
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Genealogy, Nonfiction » History » Family history
My eBook profiles more than 100 Bonanno family members who lived in all boroughs of New York City in 1920. For each head of household, I have listed street address information as well as work industries. Related family members are described. Immigration and Naturalization dates are given, as is literacy data. Entries were researched from the 1920 U.S. Census and New York City Business Directory.