Books tagged: 1940s

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London Workhouse, Slums to South Oxhey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,170. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
London has managed to keep much of its character over time although much of its luster has been lost. The Victorians did more damage than the Great Fire of Lodon 1066, and the town planners, the village idiots, of the 1960s destroyed more of London, than the bombs in the Blitz.
London Workhouse and Slums to South Oxhey
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,540. Language: English. Published: April 13, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » European
The Slums of London London has managed to keep much of its character over time although much of its luster has been lost. The Victorians did more damage than the Great Fire of Lodon 1066, and the town planners, the village idiots, of the 1960s destroyed more of London, than the bombs in the Blitz.
Stephan's Journey
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 79,760. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Foremost Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » General
During WWII, a young German soldier winds up in Spain. He rescues a young woman whose father is a wealthy and powerful businessman in Barcelona. They both think Stephan is Spanish and the father hires him as a bodyguard for his daughter. Stephan's life changes entirely and a series of large and small adventures occur until the day comes when he is faced with revealing who he really is...
Looking Back with a Smile
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 29,170. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
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There's a chuckle on every page in this collection of brief, humorous anecdotes that take us on a merry romp through growing up during the 1930s and 1940s, the transitions from grade school to high school to college to the military, work, and finally, to marriage, kids and grandkids. On the way we also laugh about pets, secretaries, bugs in the BOQ, and many more stories told with wit and warmth.
Murder Under the Mistletoe
Series: Agatha Larsen mystery, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 26,660. Language: English. Published: October 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
When Mayor Max Mueller is murdered at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony, Agatha Larsen and her granddaughters get involved with the investigation. They discover secrets that some of the townsfolk want kept quiet. The story is set against a backdrop of the annual Christmas carnival in 1946, a time of peace interrupted by murder.
Emmy's Frenzy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 61,070. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Historical » USA
Set on the shores of Lake Erie in 1947,Emmy's Frenzy is a novel about the unpredictable flow of life and the dramatic events that have shaped the world of the Brooks family and their Bohemian Cafe and Hotel.
Who Decides? A Journey out of the Shadows
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,890. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012 by BWM Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » History » European
A young child faces the unknown. The tragic death of her mother from Tuberculosis. The uncertainty of the war years. The hateful treatment of her sadistic stepmother not only to herself but to her father and her two sisters. Yet still giving her the strength to grow into a capable person, with great hopes for the future.
When Life was Simple 1940's - 1950's
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 46,640. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general, Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Life stages / general
Life was simple growing up in the 1940’s and 1950’s. It’s an age of innocence and patriotism. It follows this young free spirited child through all stages of his life with none of today’s complexities and prejudices. Life is happy with fishing, basketball and lively adventures until girls are discovered.
Blood and Blitzkrieg
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,320. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Adventure » War & military
Set in France and Belgium in World War II, 'Blood and Blitzkrieg' tells the harrowing story of Joe Dean, a young Australian lieutenant, as he discovers love, fear and hatred in the cauldron of the German invasion of 1940.
Stealing Sunlight: Growing Up in Irishtown
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 93,870. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2013 by A. & A. Farmar. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Funny, sad and harsh, with the bitter ring of truth, this extraordinary memoir of Dublin in the 1940s and 1950s recreates a forgotten community. Angeline Kearns Blain looks back with love and grief at the hardships of her youth, celebrating the warmth and kindness of the neighbours and family who helped each other to survive, stealing sunlight where they could.