Books tagged: 1950s america

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Carmen Miranda
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Performing Arts, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
In August 1985, a full thirty years after her untimely death at 46, Carmen Miranda was remembered by 18 fan clubs in her native Brazil. Her post-death popularity was also impressive in Europe and the United States. My e-book looks at her entire career. By 1939 she was a feature performer at the Waldorf Astoria's Sert Room in New York. Miranda sang, danced and acted in Hollywood films and on TV.
Wayne's New Television
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,410. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Take a trip through the last half of the 20th century with Wayne Miller and his amazing new television. From the Dodgers-Yankees World Series match-up in 1955 to Armstrong's giant leap for mankind, Wayne and his television witness the unfolding of the future in a most unlikely way.
Frank "Blinky" Palermo Philadelphia Boxing Manager
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Blinky Palermo manipulated boxing fights and robbed boxers that he managed for decades. One of his most successful fighters was Ike Williams, who captured the lightweight world championship in the late 1940s. Years later Williams told an author that Blinky stole money from him regularly. On one occasion Palermo took the entirety of a $33,400 paycheck Williams earned for fighting Beau Jack.
Acropolis
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2018 by Propertius Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Coming of age
A small group of soldiers enters Vassar College, courtesy of the GI Bill, and each attempts to settle into civilian life. A clash of cultures combined with readjustment battles amid the creative intellectual world of academics during the beginnings of the McCarthy era makes for an engaging story, as these good men are forced to examine long-held beliefs of freedom, patriotism, and service.
Tinseltown Confidential: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 97,530. 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.
The Ku Klux Klan And Mob Murder Alabama, February 1950
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,840. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Terrorism
The Ku Klux Klan carried out some frightful and deadly activities in Alabama during 1949 and 1950. My e-book profiles Klansmen like Alvin Alphes Horn, a part-time Baptist preacher who was accused of murdering a shop owner in rural central Alabama. Horn was indicted along with William Hugh Morris, a Birmingham Ku Klux Klan leader. The murder and numerous floggings occurred over a period of months.
Grandma Explains the Rain
Series: Read to Me · Crimson Cloak Educational. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016 by Crimson Cloak Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Entertainment, Fiction » Children’s books » Concepts / Seasons
It's raining, and there's nothing to do! Grandma has heard that before, but she knows the world is full of special wonders when it rains. She remembers what it was like when she was a child. Her grandkids want to hear all about what a rainy day was like when Grandma was their age.
Charlotte and the Twelve: A Steele Secrets Story
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,010. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical, Fiction » Historical » USA
A teen with a secret. A decades-old murder. Their past could change her future. If you like richly researched history, inspiring characters, and sensitive explorations of our cultural past, then you’ll love the second book of the Steele Secrets series from Andi Cumbo-Floyd.
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.