Books tagged: 1950s america

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Memories of Croton Airpark
Price: Free! Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2016. Categories: Essay » Author profile
Memories of Croton Airpark is a pictorial essay about a small airpark during the 1950s and 60s. It portrays some of the special people and small airplanes that made it a one of a kind place. The author describes, and the photos illustrate why it was such a great place to grow up in America during this era.
Natale Evola Bonanno Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The son of Italian immigrants Natale Evola came to America from Italy in 1913. During his long criminal career he was closely aligned, at various times, with Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno. There is a famous syndicated photo of Natale covering his face with his hands while appearing in court to face narcotics charges. He was based in Brooklyn and was the son of a dock worker.
The Grindstone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 95,170. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Historical » USA
Growing up can be hard. Add emotional and learning disabilities in an unsympathetic, small Arizona town in the 1950s, and it’s a real grind. Tommy Lerner’s family is very supportive, but they have their own challenges of poverty and a mixed marriage. Then there is Frank Lerner’s deep, dark secret …. Success against the odds requires courage, determination and faith. And love – lots of love.
The Edge of Nowhere
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 13,060. Language: American English. Published: April 29, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
Follow Calvin, and his motley crew, as they live for the moment, howl at the moon, chase after love, and eventually fight to protect their turf.
Kissing Clarisse: A Young Adult Short Story
Price: Free! Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Clarisse Davies is by far the hottest girl in Scott's 1957 high-school class. No one but the school stud, Jay, seems to even have a chance with her. Yet when Scott's friends realize he can perfectly imitate Jay's voice, they come up with a plan that will give him the opportunity to kiss Clarisse. But at what price?
Black Locust Letters
You set the price! Words: 56,190. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
A morning show host must unearth the truth behind the murder of a special forces operative and relay coded messages to the troops before the nukes fly on a very secret military base.
What Became of Nell?
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 111,760. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2015 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » General
Nell Lynn, was a naïve and inexperienced young woman, until she met up with Rory Star. His suave, brooding good looks, charm, and attention lured her into his world. Then, Nell met Peter, the professor, who was kind and loving, and the total opposite of Rory. Rory was bound to have Nell at all costs, and would do whatever it took to make it happen.
June Byers Women's World Champion Wrestler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
June Byers was a force in the world of female wrestling until a fan tossed a bottle into her windshield and she had to re-retire from wrestling in 1964. A leg injury put an end to a career that began in the 1940s. My book looks at her roots in Houston, Texas and June's disputed victory in a world title bout with Mildred Burke. I have used old newspaper and magazines as well as more recent sources.
Kid Gavilan World Welterweight Boxing Champion
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
The 1950s was an era of great boxing and Kid Gavilan was one of the most talented of the welterweights. He beat Johnny Bratton on May 18, 1951 to win the welterweight title left vacant by Sugar Ray Robinson. This was an era when black and whites did not meet in the ring in states like Florida. In fact Gavilan's bout with Bobby Dykes in 1952 was the first mixed race fight in the Sunshine State.
Scapegoat: The Price of Freedom
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 97,650. Language: English. Published: March 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
Rae Richen’s newest novel, Scapegoat: The Price of Freedom is set in 1953, The McCarthy era. Scapegoat explores what happens to teenager, Gib Evans, when the powerful people around him sell fear, encouraging citizens to turn on each other. Gib and friends work to stop the disaster that is set in motion, but they discover that turning off, or even deflecting mass hysteria is nearly impossible, and