Books tagged: 1950s era

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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
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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.
Murgatroyd's Christmas Club
Price: $8.49 USD. Words: 115,750. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2013 by Fishcake Publications. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
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Mill worker, Willie Arkenthwaite, suddenly, and by his own doing, becomes treasurer of the Murgatroyd's Mill Christmas club. Being rude, crude & terribly rude, how will this docile and inarticulate man accomplish this? With his friends, workmates and many comical mishaps along the way, that's how.
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.
The 1956 Nebraska Cornhuskers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
In 1956 the University of Nebraska hired Pete Elliott to coach its football team. The new coach was a 29-year-old former All-American football player at the University of Michigan. He won 12 letters at UM. The Big 7 conference, of which NU was a member, was dominated by Bud Wilkinson's Oklahoma Sooners. Elliott coached backs at OU before coming to Nebraska. He brought with him the Split-T offense.
Out of the Bag: A Search for Missing Pieces
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,880. Language: English. Published: January 16, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Catholicism
We begin in the secreted, all-boys world of a Catholic seminary in the 1950s and progress through Vietnam protests, race riots, and the sexual revolution. A young would-be priest crosses his fingers during the oath of celibacy, moves to the Haight Ashbury, gets his girlfriend pregnant, and finally wakes up naked and sore in a padded cell. It's the boomer tutorial, all about change and humor.