Books tagged: 1930s

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The Great Depression – A Short History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,850. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Economic history
With few jobs available, banks closing their doors, and businesses going under at a rapid rate, Americans found themselves with few options during the period we call the Great Depression. The 1930’s were a dark period in the economic history of American and much of the world. Will it happen again?
Caesar Americanus: An American Civil War - Into Tyranny
Series: Caesar Americanus: An American Civil War, Book 1. Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 120,900. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2015 by Legacy Books Press. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history
June 23, 1935 - President Roosevelt is dead. As the nation mourns, the forces of darkness see their chance to bring the United States into the fascist fold. Led by Huey Long, Father Coughlin and J. Edgar Hoover, the United States begins to fall into tyranny. All that now stands between America and a fascist dictator is the U.S. military under General Douglas MacArthur...a man who would be king.
The Journey to Oregon – 1934
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,350. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America
The true story of eight family members who move from Nebraska to Oregon in August 1934 in search of a better life.
Tampa, Florida Italian and Cuban Mafia Gambling and Political Corruption
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » White-collar crime
Salvatore Red Italiano headed a Italian mafia outfit that centered around Bolita, a Cuban lottery game played with 100 balls. It became a lucrative racket for Tampa organized crime. Italiano's men worked with a corrupt Hillsborough County sheriff who enriched himself and distributed the large profits among city, county and state agents. The crisis was exposed in 1951 by a U.S. Senate inquiry.
Little Augie Orgen And Jack Legs Diamond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Little Augie Orgen has been described as a transient East Side gang leader. After Augie's death Legs Diamond moved on the beer racket and ran into conflict with Dutch Schultz among other rivals. The garment industry, once controlled by Orgen and his enemy, Curley Holtz, was later dominated by Louis Lepke Buchalter and Jacob Gurrah Shapiro. It was a lucrative racket, earning $400-$1,000 per month.
The Second Synn: Bayou Sinistre
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,880. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A killer stalks the streets of New Orleans! Gideon Synn is in the Big Easy when an old friend is found murdered at the Duelling Oaks - run through by an antique sword. It is up to the Scarred Swashbuckler to find his way through a web of mystery and deceit to avenge his friend’s death.
The Very Catholic Childhood of Licia F de A
Price: $7.50 USD. Words: 40,990. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
From an upper-class, staunchly Indian-Catholic family in Portuguese India, Mimi Correia-Afonso Desai’s memories of her childhood in Goa in the 1930s inspire this story of Licia Fontes de Almida. It is a little girl’s journey, losing and finding her way - determinedly in her own way – as she grows up despite a very Catholic childhood.
Fred Trump Builder of Trump Village
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: September 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Business biography, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Real estate
Fred Trump began his career as a builder of single family homes in the 1920s. For a time he was a supermarket owner in Woodhaven. He started this profitable venture during the Great Depression in 1933. Fred sold out to a supermarket chain and by World War II he was constructing homes for the U.S. Navy from the northeast to Norfolk Virginia. He expanded his work as a builder after the war ended.
Dirt Road Diary: Recalling a Country Childhood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 35,320. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
A journalist recalls growing up on a farm in northeast Missouri, where his only connection with the outside world was a dirt road. Recollections include farm animals, old-time vehicles, a one-room country school, fairs, hikes in creek-beds, party lines, and the foibles of rural life. Illustrated with family photographs, “Dirt Road Diary” covers the years before the author’s college days.
Haunting at Ocean House: A James Murray Mystery
Price: $5.87 USD. Words: 91,800. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
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Los Angeles. 1939. Writer James Murray and his wife, a famed newspaper reporter, set out to investigate a famous mystic who holds seances for the rich and powerful of Hollywood in this, the fifth and concluding James Murray Mystery. Someone is trying to convince others that the dead niece of a famous actress is out for revenge. Can James and his wife team up to solve the mystery?