Books tagged: 1950s history

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Rosario "Roy" Carlisi Buffalo Restaurateur And Mafia Associate
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Rosario "Roy" Carlisi was among the hoodlums rounded up by Buffalo Police in a 1967 raid on Panaro's nightclub. Given as a wedding dinner for a Tonawanda pizzeria owner, authorities believed it was actually a La Cosa Nostra promotion. Many of the attendees were pigging out in a first floor dining room. Others were sequestered in the club's basement gambling. More than fifty arrests took place.
The Montreal, Canada Narcotics Ring and Charles "Lucky" Luciano
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Joseph Bonanno sent Carmine Galante to Montreal to organize the gambling and vice rackets. By the mid-1950s the syndicate was infested there. A cold-blooded killer, Galante used coercion to bring betting houses in line for the New York mob. Protection payments and extortion insured a steady flow of money from Montreal to Gotham. Then Luciano began the French Connection from exile in Naples.
Mobster Vincent Macri's Murder And Featherweight Boxing Champ Willie Pep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Vincent Macri was interviewed concerning the 1949 stabbing death of former labor organizer William Lurye. Macri's brother, Benedetto, was indicted for Lurye's murder. He spent a year as a fugitive before he was arrested by New York City Police. Willie Pep was questioned about Vincent Macri's murder as well as the disappearances of four witnesses in the pending trial of mobster Albert Anastasia.
Yolande Pompey Light Heavyweight Boxer From Trinidad And Tobago
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,550. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » Sports biography
Yolande Pompey, a native of Trinidad and Tobago, was ranked as high as 3rd by Ring Magazine and the World Boxing Association. He was the product of Belmont Orphanage in Princes Town. Pompey came to prominence after he defeated Gentle Daniel, the boxing champion of Trinidad. Yolande faced Archie Moore in the most important fight of his career, in London, on June 5, 1956. Pompey boxed from 1949-'61.
Sputnik The Soviet Challenge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,570. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Russian, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Technology / Aeronautics, Astronautics & Space Science
Sputnik's launch put the United States scientific and military programs up against it. The U.S. Vanguard rockets began orbiting only months later. Yet there was a sense of urgency for the U.S. to catch up to its Cold War rival. U.S. Politicians, especially President Eisenhower, were pressured to step up testing of scientific and military rockets in order to bring the U.S. forward in the Space Age.
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.
Murgatroyd's Christmas Club
Price: $1.00 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.