Books tagged: 1970s

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Ajar
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 31,370. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Transgressional fiction
Sixteen year old Gus Woodard is about to live the best summer of his life. Then something goes wrong. Something goes terribly wrong. Ajar is a coming of age story about sixteen year old Gus Woodard and his schizophrenic brother. Set during the 1970s in a small town in upstate New York, Gus must suffer the undeserved consequences when his delusional brother kills the local sweetheart.
December Road
Series: Seasons of Love and War, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,950. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2014 by Melange Books, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Romance » General
Kaylob returns home after two years of imprisonment in a POW camp in Vietnam. Will he ever be back to his whole self again after what he’s endured? Beth Ann has the daunting task of dealing with his Post-Traumatic Syndrome, while engaged to Kaylob’s arch enemy, Blake Tanner, a rich and powerful man who refuses to let her go.
Last Words
Series: A Coleridge Taylor Mystery. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,740. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014 by Camel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
In 1975, newsman Coleridge Taylor roams New York’s ERs looking for the story that will revive his faltering career. While investigating the death of a society kid up to no good, he tries to protect a homeless man on the hit list of three goons and soon finds his own life in danger. If he doesn’t wrap this story up soon, he’ll be back on the obits page--as a headline, not a byline.
Dancing Upstairs
Series: The Threlfalls. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,660. Language: British English. Published: September 23, 2014 by Bluewood Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Susan has been in Provence for over a year when Jimmy Hanson brings news of her family in Ireland. Determined to put the past behind her, she travels to Kilmain with Chaz and Jimmy where she befriends an elderly lady who knew her mother well. When Susan decides to visit Leeds for Christmas, she follows the route her mother took as a runaway – but she wants nothing to do with her father.
Cinema Penitentiary
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 89,800. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
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"Cinema Penitentiary" is a hilarious and devastating journey through fifty years of American movies and social history. Illuminating the zeitgeist of the times, from the beat years of cold war greasers to the flowering of the summer of love, the book reads more like a coming of age novel ala Salinger than a film critic's memoir.
Time Shifters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 28,580. Language: English. Published: August 29, 2014 by Golbin Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
One day in a Los Angeles restaurant, Akalya of the Harekaiian witnesses the capture of several of her people and is the only one to get away. Now it is up to her to rescue the captives and learn how... and why... they are being apprehended. The key lies in discovering who is behind the hunt for her people, when no one should have known they existed.
Uncle Anton's Atomic Bomb
Price: $6.95 USD. Words: 95,840. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2014 by Coffeetown Press. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Nonfiction » History » North America
Mary weds Ward Jr., heir to the well-to-do Wangerts of Indianapolis, and together they raise three sons. As they negotiate a rocky path through the ’50s, ’60s, and ’70s, they take turns spinning a nighttime yarn inspired by the idea: what if Anton Chekhov wrote a story about the atomic bomb? A tragicomic mix of upper-crust romance, sibling warfare, boarding school drama, and C.I.A. skullduggery.
Poison Heads
Price: $9.95 USD. Words: 25,970. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction » Biography » Law enforcement
In Poison Heads, Jonny English writes of his first years in the Manchester Police Force at the time of the IRA bombings. A Police Constable who was actually there and on the scene, English “tells all” about life in the Manchester Police Force as it really was during the 1970s: love, corruption, violence and more. This is the true story, told by a man who was there!
The Dealer
Price: Free! Words: 3,260. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Markie is a successful hitman who has it all. He's tough and in demand and to the crimelords who run San Francisco, he's considered number one. Tommy Brown is a young, clean-cut arms dealer from Boston. He has built up a good reputation for being reliable. But a dark cloud hangs over their criminal relationship and now Markie's past is about to catch up with him.
Stir It Up: The CIA Targets Jamaica, Bob Marley and the Progressive Manley Government
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 121,720. Language: American English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
A violent outburst brings Scott to a psychologist. What happened in Jamaica four years earlier? Had Bob Marley and the Manley government been under attack by the CIA? Was his father CIA? Had he come at him with a machete? Doc M pushes Scott to relive the fateful year 1976 leading to the historic Smile Jamaica concert and uncover the truth that will either set them both free or be their undoing.