Books tagged: boston history

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The Dickens-Power Gang Boston & Schenectady 1936-1938
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Dickens-Power Gang robbed an oil company office in Stoneham, Massachusetts and robbed a safe on a Schenectady, New York dairy farm of $25,000 in bonds and securities. Dickens came to Massachusetts as a youth from New Mexico. Other gang members were from Boston, Brookline, Roxbury and other towns in the Bay State. Gangster Melvin Aquith continued thieving until he was arrested in January 1938.
The Murder Of A Maine Prostitute In Gaslight New York City
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » Wild west
Helen Jewett was the daughter of a Maine shoemaker. Raised as Dorcas Doyen, she entered the home of a prominent judge in Portland as a girl. She was turned out of this home for sexual indiscretions. Her misadventures led to a life of prostitution that she lived in establishments in Maine, Boston, and New York City. My text recounts her demise and the ancestry of her family and two of her clients.
Baby Chicks And Easter Holidays Medieval Legend And Modern Era Abuse
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: October 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Animals, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock
The text of my book details the struggle of young chicks when they are sold by uncaring pet shops and farmers to the parents of children, who present the dyed birds to their children at Easter. I have described the festiveness of Easter from the time of a pagan goddess Aostra, the Persians, and early Christians. Legislation to fight the sale of dyed baby chicks was begun by the mid 20th century.
The Genealogy of Herman Webster Mudgett
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,190. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
Herman Webster Mudgett (1861-1896) was from Gilmanton, New Hampshire. His roots are in rural New England. Aside from Mudgett, his relatives had the surnames Page and Price. My e-book looks Herman Mudgett's ancestry from the family's origins in Exeter and Norfolk in England. I have included ancestral information about the mass murderer's wives, his son and daughter, and one of his accomplices.
Profiles of Women Murdered by the Boston Strangler
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,820. Language: English. Published: May 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Social Science » Criminology, Nonfiction » Social Science » True crime
My e-book is a close examination of the lives of women who were murdered by the Boston Strangler in 1962-63. I researched the women's ethnic backgrounds, their families, immigration history, employment, living places, and death circumstances. Different than other true crime books, I focused on the people who were victims instead of the criminal. Each of the women was noteworthy in her own right.
Payola Bribery In The Record Business And Television
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,270. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
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 Gostynin Shul
Price: Free! Words: 75,200. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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The Gostynin Shul - A Yiddish history mystery. A Yiddish historian finds herself fending off an enraged Hasidic group intent on preserving its reputation, and a Boston society matron desperate to preserve her family's wealth and status.
51 Questions for the Diehard Fan: Boston Red Sox
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,830. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by Black Mesa Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
Test your knowledge with these hardball questions about your favorite team—all the sluggers, hurlers, and greatest moments in Boston Red Sox history … 51 questions to challenge the diehard Red Sox fan.
A Bucket of Ashes (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 6)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 52,410. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General
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Governess Nell Sweeney and wounded battle surgeon Will Hewitt reunite on Cape Cod to investigate the death of Nell’s long-lost brother--who may or may not have murdered a woman in cold blood--in Book #6 of P.B. Ryan’s bestselling historical mystery series, A Bucket of Ashes. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.
Murder in the North End (Nell Sweeney Mysteries, Book 5)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,760. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2010 by Patricia Ryan. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Historical » General
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Irish-born governess Nell Sweeney and Brahmin black sheep Dr. Will Hewitt infiltrate the worst Irish slum in Boston to keep Detective Colin Cook from being framed for murder in Book #5 of P.B. Ryan’s celebrated historical mystery series, Murder in the North End. Originally published by Berkley Prime Crime.