Books tagged: 1940s

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The Phantom Automobiles: A Gordon Gardner Investigation
Price: $3.99 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.
Letters from the Pacific: A World War II Romance
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 272,500. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2015 by BearManor Media. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Marriage
This is the story of Jane and Chuck Flynn, five years married and actors by profession, who give up their happy life in Hollywood to serve their country.
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.
All That We Have Is Our Soul
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 8,250. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015 by Publishing by Rebecca J. Vickery. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Fantasy, Fiction » Romance » New adult
The Fates may have missed their mark. Theo's life is in 1940 and his soulmate is in 2014. This couldn't be happening. Is he doomed to never be with his soulmate, or will the Fates find a way to make this right?
A Filly Called Honey Gal “Sequel to A Wolf Called Ring”
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 107,830. Language: American English. Published: June 3, 2015 by Brighton Publishing LLC. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / adolescence, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A Filly Called Honey Gal is the story of a young boy in the 1940’s, growing up in a rural environment with his best friends; his horse Honey Gal and his dog Ring. The story chronicles their exciting and sometimes dangerous adventures. It is a heartwarming story of a red blooded American boy and his childhood with Honey Gal & Ring by his side in an era long past.
Turning Points
Price: $2.49 USD. Words: 99,720. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
When her mother dies, 10-year-old Carys Bowen's father sends her to live with her aunt proving, in Carys' mind, that she isn't good enough. Auntie Mary suspects that Carys' dad was 'fooling around' while his wife was dying. The story follows Carys' life from 1944 to 1958, through her transition from child to young woman and her job as a nanny. Will Carys be able to put the past behind her?
The Runaway
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 148,070. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2015 by Untreed Reads. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Tom and Son Jesus, two 12-year-old boys--one black and one white born the same hour of the same day--are best friends who spend their days dreaming, fishing, and trying to escape work. But their fun comes to an abrupt halt when they discover a human bone. This work is set in the 1940s and uses the relationships of two boys as a springboard for the beginning of desegregation in the South.