Books tagged: african american 1950s

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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?
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.
Joey Maxim Versus Floyd Patterson June 7, 1954
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Joey Maxim's bout with Floyd Patterson pitted an aging fighter against an up and comer who would eventually become Heavyweight Champion of the World. The fight went the distance and both fighters performed admirably. However, there was a distinct disparity as to who won between sportswriters and fans and the two judges and the ring referee. I have written my e-book using old newspapers and books.