Books tagged: 20th century

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The Unthronged Oracle
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 90,250. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017 by Memoirs Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
Laura Riding was a major poet whose poems, though widely admired and influential, have been little understood. Her subsequent renunciation of poetry in the 1940s gave rise to bemusement. Jack Blackmore tackles the causes of the neglect of Riding's poetry and establishes new and productive approaches to the poems.
Going New Wave -- a short story
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by Studio Z-7 Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Alternative history
It’s the early 1980s. A small-time rock band plays the dive bars and dreams of bigger and better things. A young dude who writes lyrics, posts flyers and sends out publicity packets for the band gives his perspective from behind the scenes as the group deals with drunken audiences, records an album, changes musical format to new wave, and brings in an ambitious female singer.
The Garden of Allah Novels Trilogy #2 ("Searchlights and Shadows" - "Reds in the Beds" - "Twisted Boulevard")
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 309,990. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
1940s Hollywood was a perilous time. Over the music of the Hollywood Canteen hung the fear that some of these brave boys won’t make it back. Then came the paranoia that Commies lurked behind every movie, bringing with it the Red Scare. And once HUAC was finished rattling its publicity-seeking saber, a new threat flourished. This time from that plywood book with the tiny screen.
Twisted Boulevard: A Novel of Golden-Era Hollywood
Series: Hollywood's Garden of Allah novels. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 98,270. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
When screenwriter Marcus Adler plans to start over with a disgraced star, a Hollywood censor reminds him that the past isn’t forgotten. Columnist Kathryn Massey must deal with a rival when she glimpses a sight on the set of “Sunset Boulevard.” Gwendolyn Brick thought her new store would be a hit, but when LA’s most notorious madam threatens it, she’ll need a Hollywood miracle to keep her it alive.
'The Awakening of China': Western Concepts of China in the Early 20th Century
Price: Free! Words: 12,900. Language: English. Published: October 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Asian, Nonfiction » History » Modern / 21st Century
"The Awakening of China": Western Concepts of China in the Early 20th Century' explores the reasoning behind the concept of "China's Awakening" at a time when China was weak, divided and dominated by western imperialism.
Freeman
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 32,740. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2016. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Coming of age
In the small Mississippi Delta town of Double Shovel, whites and blacks have long managed to live together in something near to harmony. But in 1925, one black man, Freeman, dares to step outside Double Shovel’s carefully maintained culture and crosses the wrong man, at a time and place where Freeman is destined to be the loser. That event shakes the foundations of Double Shovel society.
Centenary in Reflection
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 19,850. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: September 18, 2016 by The Manuscript Publisher. Categories: Essay » Literature, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
Centenary in Reflection anthology is a momentous snapshot of global and local history and culture; a space created to review times past, voiced by writers and students locally and internationally. The story of how Ireland, as a nation, re-birthed through the 1916 rebellion. Provocative words on two world wars, emigration, reminiscences about ‘how we once lived’ are contained within these pages.
Pegasus to Paradise
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 119,990. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Relationships and Family » Family relationships
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Based on a true story, Ted and Florrie were sweethearts who in 1936, married, unaware of the dark rumblings from Europe and the proximity of WWII.Ted returns from war physically unscathed but emotionally damaged and unable to talk to his wife. Will this family survive in post-war England? An ode to the extraordinary efforts of ordinary men and women in WWII and a moving portrait of trauma and love
Time's Dilemma: A Romantic Time Travel Adventure
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 44,110. Language: American English. Published: June 26, 2016 by Mythical Press. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Time travel, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Never tell. Never change the past. And never fall in love. Time-traveler Florie LeBeau knows the rules--until a dashing stranger arrives from the past knowing things he shouldn’t. Florie denies her forbidden longing for him, but Zeke vows to win her love, not only for himself, but for the very future of her country.
Amber Wolf
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,540. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
When Russian soldiers invade Eastern Europe during WW II, they ravage the countryside and terrorize the people. After her mother is murdered, young Ludmelia Kudirka flees to the safety of the forest. Vowing vengeance, she joins the partisan resistance in a David-and-Goliath struggle against Stalin’s mighty war machine.