Books tagged: 1960s era

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No One Can Know
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,380. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General, Fiction » Historical » USA
A family is drawn into dark deeds occurring after JFK's assassination and a weekend at their ranch in central Texas turns deadly.
The Delay of the Parousia
You set the price! Words: 84,090. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
Aryl Vennuhel must live and find a meaningful coexistence with people he does and does not like. Set in the sixties the adoptive boy from India runs the gauntlet of experiences that only a North American parochial village offers.
Winston Moseley Murderer Of Catherine Kitty Genovese
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,320. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Kitty Genovese was murdered in 1964 in the Kew Gardens section of Queens, NY. Her death was unnecessary. Had any of 38 witnesses acted, i.e. calling police, subduing her attacker, she might have lived. Instead she was left to die near the entrance of her Austin Avenue apartment. She waged a terrific battle before she died. I have profiled her killer, Winston Moseley, from his roots in Alabama.
The Beatles At Shea Stadium: The Story Behind Their Greatest Concert
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 76,300. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Music
The concert that launched the modern era of outdoor stadium shows. This is the story behind the August 15, 1965 concert at New York's Shea Stadium - one of the most exciting events in Beatles and rock history - told through exclusive interviews and researched commentary. Book includes rare photos, memorabilia, and never-before published correspondence, documents and production notes.
Thalidomide Kid
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,660. Language: English. Published: October 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Meet Daryl, a survivor of the Thalidomide tragedy who calls himself Thalidomide Kid. Meet Celia, the new girl at Lewis Lane Primary School and daughter of the deputy headmaster of the local comprehensive school. Together they form an alliance and a special friendship is born. But who is Stephen Arundel and what does he want? A bittersweet story about young love and emerging sexuality.
Second Chances
Series: The Lynda Collins Trilogy, Book 2. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 92,580. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
'Second Chances' is set in the 1980s. Lynda, now forty years old, is a working Mum, an unhappy wife and also, she jokes, a ‘Glamorous Grandma’! Feeling rejected and unloved by her family, she’s driven away. We follow her from Milfield to Loveday Manor where she finds a new life, but can she abandon the old one?
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Rock music, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Payola, or paying disc jockeys and other radio and television employees to play particular songs, was the subject of Congressional hearings in 1959 and 1960. Dick Clark, host of American Bandstand, was summoned to testify before a House subcommittee of investigators. At issue was censorship, the suspension of radio and television station licenses, etc. The lessons of payola are pertinent today.
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.
Portrait of Rosanna
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 80,610. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Romance » General
Paolo's parting gift of her portrait is bitter-sweet compensation when he lets Rosanna down, compelling her to leave Rome and return home to the UK. Coerced into a loveless marriage and a humdrum existence in an English suburb, she steadfastly holds on to the memories of her romance with the portrait's Italian creator until the painting disappears.