Books tagged: 1950s

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City of Myths: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 117,800. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Losing herself one headline at a time has dumped Kathryn Massey at the bargaining table with the man she trusts the least. Now that Gwendolyn Brick is a costumer at 20th Century-Fox, she finds that her friendship with Marilyn Monroe puts her into the crosshairs of Darryl Zanuck. Exiled in Rome but under the spell of romance, Marcus Adler must learn to say goodbye in order to give love a chance.
The Night Fisherman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,470. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A story of love and danger on a council estate in the mid fifties.
Off The Record
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,290. Language: English. Published: November 7, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
As a second generation American-Italian boy growing up in Brooklyn in the 50s and 60s, it seemed like there wasn’t enough hours in a day to do all the things I wanted to do. When was I going to stop and think, “Hey, where did I come from?” While I am writing this at the age of 63, it is the foremost question on my mind, but when your 7 years old who cared to find out. All I had to do was ask.
Halloween is Murder
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,130. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
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When his enigmatic partner takes off on an annual fishing trip, City of Angeles gumshoe Barry Fitzgerald is left to handle an All Hallows’ Eve kidnapping case on his own. The victim? A murdered millionaire’s penny-pinching son and heir. The culprit? That’s where it gets tricky. According to the missing man’s sister, vampires are behind Patrick O’Flaherty’s disappearance.
A Child's Christmas in the Rockies
Price: Free! Words: 4,340. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
The snow shimmering on the high peaks was beautiful, but we didn’t know it. Shimmering is nothing to sliding or a new way of riding down the hills and across the snowpacked roads blown by the wind, drawn down the slopes, or hurled into the snow when we slipped. Let the grownups grouse around their stoves, we knew what winter was for. Sliding. Sliding and Christmas.
A Higher Standard
Series: Tales from the Eastern Shore, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 37,700. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » General
Denham McMurrough is fascinated with computers and electronics. His friend Wilfred Sinclair is a mathematics genius. Together they create a new kind of device that can encrypt any message, faster, cheaper, and more reliably than any other means. But when Denham falls in love with Frieda Glanz, a former German national, the FBI takes notice … and things heat up in ways the lovers never expected.
The Silent Sentinel
Price: $5.50 USD. Words: 42,600. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir
Ruben Carter tells this tale in a biographical, sometimes comical, account of his young life in a small country town, his tormented efforts to work his way through the sins of the flesh - the church's major assault weapon used to instil fear in the hearts and minds of the faithful. If you didn't fear hell, would you really bother?? Ruben is a story teller. I do believe you will enjoy his story.
Suzanne Fisher
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 36,360. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2017 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Coming of age
Suzanne Fisher continues the story of Triphammer Falls but now all the action is in Europe. It follows James Levin from the time he lands at Le Havre till a month later when he meets Suzanne at the Gare Saint-Lazare in Paris. Once in Paris, they take a room together on the Left Bank living as they were in a dollar-a-day hotel...
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,900. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
As America embraces the 1950s, television is poaching Hollywood’s turf and Joseph McCarthy forces exiled screenwriter Marcus Adler fights to finally clear his name. Hollywood Reporter Kathryn Massey knows a secret that might take down a charismatic figure out to intimidate the film industry. When “Confidential” magazine arrives, Gwendolyn Brick figures she’s got nothing to hide - until she does.
Pat's Tavern
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 31,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Social history, Nonfiction » Social Science » Anthropology / Cultural
A personalized history of a Chicago neighborhood as I lived if during the 1930's, 40's and 50's as told through stories, poems and essays including photographs.