Books tagged: 1940s

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Twist: Short Stories from Life
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 23,220. Language: American English. Published: June 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Jewish, Nonfiction » History » Social history
As a Jewish freshman at the University of Wisconsin at Madison right after WWII, Ed Semon began adult life. He went on to be a businessman, a teacher, a husband and father, the kind of man who was interesting to others and interested in others. This collection is filled with vignettes featuring people who left an impression on him and his own experiences, in total: a life story, a rich tapestry.
Timeshare
Series: Timeshare. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,590. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016 by ReAnimus Press. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Have you ever wished you could go back to the good old days? At Timeshare Unlimited, you can. It's a very special travel agency where—if you make it through a careful screening process—you can arrange an extended voyage to the past, no passport required.
A Dandy Little Game
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 65,390. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2016 by Open Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
Set in Chicago during World War II, Bill McCulloch's gritty narrative explores the vagaries of luck and love against a backdrop of class and religious prejudice, criminal menace, and Midwestern humor.
Exuberance Is Beauty
Price: Free! Words: 96,780. Language: English. Published: December 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
Oregon, 1940s: Eve Miller, a young war widow, rebels against womanhood in the post-war era. Eve is enlightened as she succumbs to the temptation of an adulterous affair. In its aftermath, Eve Miller’s life unravels and leads to violence and moral isolation. Exuberance Is Beauty, is a contemporary interpretation of Adam and Eve’s biblical allegory and Eve's repentance for her sins of the flesh.
You Did What?!
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 21,680. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2015 by Austin Macauley. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Other biographies
Growing up in 40s Britain was a lot different than it is today. A memory-laden read for those familiar with the period, an eye-opener for those who have grown up with safety shoes, goggles and warning signs, and can't believe anyone could survive without them.
The Phantom Automobiles: A Gordon Gardner Investigation
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In THE PHANTOM AUTOMOBILES, "very reminiscent of the sort of classic mystery novels that were published during the Forties" (James Reasoner, TEXAS WIND), reporter Gordon Gardner asks why a man willingly stood in front of a car. No one wants the answers, but Gardner resolves to investigate the circumstances behind the dead man’s life and uncover the real truth behind the phantom automobiles.
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.
An Erk's Progress
Price: Free! Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » War, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
A collection of 1940s wartime reminiscences written by an 'erk' (an RAF officer of the lowest rank).
The Beacon of Hollywoodland
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 22,020. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Horror » Ghost
Marion Winters is a young, successful actress in Hollywood. The year is 1940, during the rise of the entertainment industry. She lives in a house that had one previous owner, Charles MacAvoy and his wife, Lenora, who were both successful actors of their time. After one of them violently dies in the house, the spirit haunts Marion after she purchases the house.
The Dark Leopard: Mouse Trap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 30,080. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2015 by Pro Se Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Rachel Black is known to millions for many reasons—her hit movies, her glamorous lifestyle, and her reputed romances with Hollywood’s leading men. But Rachel also leads a secret life far away from the hot spotlights as the terror of criminals, saboteurs, and spies ... because with the donning of a mask and risking of her life, Rachel is the Dark Leopard, Hollywood’s glamorous detective star.