Books tagged: african american 1940s

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Doll Rafferty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » Biography » People of color
Originally from Chicago Doll Rafferty came to prominence in Milwaukee as a pupil of former fight great Joe Gans. He was also trained by former lightweight champion Pinkey Williams. Doll's best punch was a right and he ascended the lightweight ladder for a time, before peaking around 1947. My book looks at his fights, family, untimely death and contains a detailed list of his opponents & fights.
Sunday's Child
Price: $2.51 USD. Words: 80,730. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2015 by McBryde Publishing, LLC. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » Historical
Sunday Everette grows up in the Jim Crow South at the Pea Island Life-Saving Station. With the sole influence of the station's heroic all-black crew, she becomes a strong and beautiful young woman with a spirit to match. Her calm days end when dark skies bring with them an unlikely mix of forbidden love, murder and a Nazi submarine carrying millions of dollars in gold stolen from the Third Reich.
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 Death of Johnny Ace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 81,330. Language: American English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » African American fiction » General
The Death of Johnny Ace is based on rhythm & blues singer Johnny Ace, whose meteoric career was cut short by his unexpected death. Did he blow his brains out playing Russian roulette? Or was it just a tragic accident?