Books tagged: 1950s americana

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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
(5.00)
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.
Don Cockell Heavyweight Boxing Contender From England
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,970. Language: English. Published: March 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling
World heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano fought British Empire champion Don Cockell on May 16, 1955 at San Francisco's old Kezar Stadium. The bout was not regarded as much of a test for Marciano in the pre-fight newspapers leading up to the event. It was the American's 5th title defense. Even British commentators failed to anticipate the highly competitive contest that was about to be staged.
The Tragic Life of Film Actress Lynne Baggett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Lynne Baggett was not a successful film star. The highlight of her career was a 1948 marriage to Hollywood producer Sam Spiegel. She played mostly uncredited parts in movies. Baggett experienced a spiral of despair which led to suicide in 1960. Like Marilyn Monroe pills were found close to her bedside. Unique to Lynne was her progressive disintegration after a car accident that killed a young man.
Joi Lansing Singer, TV Actress And B-Movie Icon
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,540. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography
Joi Lansing died an untimely death in 1972. She was a multi-talented performer signed by MGM in the 1940s. Her curvy figure and facial beauty proved to be hindrances. They restricted her to playing "dumb blondes". Despite the stereotypes she was in steady demand as a singer, nightclub performer, as well as a stage, TV, and movie actress. My E-book focuses on her immense versatility and creativity.
An American Fable
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 97,800. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Ambition. Luck. Murder. New York in 1950’s. Aris Bellerophon claims a gypsy said he’d be famous at 25. Brim Oscar Birmingham, a huge radio personality who’s overweight and childless, arranges a screen test for Aris who's so joltingly watchable he's rushed into a cowboy movie with his horse, Pegasus. Brim manipulates the press and Aris becomes an overnight sensation. Each one wins, almost.
Butt-washing Funny
Price: Free! Words: 20,120. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
A collection of Midwest and Southern short stories and jokes by the author.
Dogs to Men
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 41,070. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2010 by Grave Distractions Publications. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
James Baker recounts the escapades of a rural Texas six-man football team during the late 1950's in Dogs to Men. He follows the "Demopolis Dogs" through pratfalls on the field and growing pains off the gridiron. Baker brings you into the experience of growing up and makes the reader feel the anguish and ecstasy of what is a muddy, painful team experience.
The Golden Age of Flying Saucers: Classic UFO Sightings, Saucer Crashes and Extraterrestrial Contact Encounters
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 27,330. Language: English. Published: March 16, 2010 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs
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This informative, fast-paced, Gosh-wow joy-ride through the Golden Age of American flying saucer history profiles contactees Richard Shaver, George Adamski and Truman Bethurum, as well as famous events like the 1947 UFO crash at Roswell, New Mexico. Includes more than 20 photographs, an extensive glossary, a recommended reading list, and seven "Flying Saucers Year by Year" reference fact pages!