Books tagged: 1940s

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The Fiction of Life
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 104,020. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
The Fiction of Life is the story of Miksa Boros, a young man forced to leave his county and hide his true identity as the son of a wanted man. His struggles are deepened when the Nazis capture the people he loves most. His journey to save their lives helps him answer questions about what his own life is truly about.
Lily Torrence
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 68,080. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2014 by MuseItUp Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
...all because twenty-six hours earlier he'd reached for a bottle and found a gun.
They Called Her The Gungirl (Lucien Caye short story)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,430. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
September, 1947. A young brunette with dark brown eyes stands shivering in the rain, a pretty blonde poses in a bikini. There is also a desperate boyfriend and a murdered doctor – all drawing New Orleans Private Eye Lucien Caye into a case that may end with the first woman in Louisiana to be executed in the electric chair.
The Catcher in the Rye: A Reader's Guide to the J.D. Salinger Novel
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 10,820. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides -- Book Notes, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Study guides - Literature
This new guide to The Catcher in the Rye will give you an even greater understanding of the book. Included in this guide: a biography of author J.D. Salinger, a look at the book's context, its literary elements, detailed chapter summaries, analysis, and suggestions for essays. This is the definitive guide to The Catcher in the Rye, and guaranteed to add to your enjoyment of this classic story
Caryl Chessman: Red Light Bandit?
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Legal History, Nonfiction » True Crime » Kidnapping, abduction, hostage taking
Caryl Chessman was executed in the gas chamber at San Quentin in 1960. Convicted of kidnappings, his case dragged on for more than 12 years. During this time Chessman wrote 4 successful books, which were autobiographical in genre. My book looks at his paternal ancestry and the kidnappings for which he was sentenced to die. There is new information about his family and the red light bandit victims.
The Witch's Apprentice
Price: Free! Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: January 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
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Short story about a train ride during the 1940's and what happens afterward.
Okkupation
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,870. Language: American English. Published: December 7, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sam Mallory is a private detective working in an alternate Los Angeles during 1943. A new case takes him into the heart of a seedy and dangerous world where nothing and no-one are quite as they seem. Hollywood meets the Third Reich with unpredictable results. This riveting narrative mixes fiction and well researched fact. The effect is as if Raymond Chandler had rewritten Homer's Odyssey.
Navy Days
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,050. Language: American English. Published: November 21, 2013 by Strict Publishing International. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Musician Harry Hovis was promised a posting to the Navy School of Music when he joined up, but ended up as a Seabee in the bleakest, most unpleasant locations imaginable. His reminiscences are sometimes poignant, often hilariously funny and, never lacking in colorful characters completely incapable of performing the roles the military had assigned them.
The Murder of Leo Young
Series: Agatha Larsen mystery, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 26,820. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Agatha Larsen is on the detective trail once again. Only this time she is investigating a murder that took place fifteen years ago. The trail might be cold, but Agatha and her granddaughters, Mazie and Samara, are hot on it. Because she is questioning so many folks, dark secrets begin to unfold.
Evita
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: American English. Published: October 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Biography
In 1935 Evita travels to Buenos Aires, a bustling city of eight million. It’s the train ride of her life. An actress job leads to the stage, films and radio soap operas. Famous already she meets the dashing Colonel Juan Peron. Soon enough she’s his lover, companion and trusted adviser; together they dazzle Argentina.