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Shake The Earth
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 98,820. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2019 by Newcastlewest Books. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Regency, Fiction » Biographical
Based on the life of Margaret Helm, SHAKE THE EARTH is a groundbreaking novel about one woman's resilience in the face of insurmountable obstacles as Indian Country died and the city of Chicago rose from the ashes of Fort Dearborn
Dear Willy, The True Story of a Life Well Lived
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 92,490. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Family history, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Travel Back in Time Experience the lives of a German American and his family in Germany during the tumultuous years 1914-1947. Dear Willy is about contrasts, love and loyalties. Willy Geheb was an adventurer; he faced the ocean voyage, hard labor and horrible living conditions. Letters to and from Germany became the lifeline for the Geheb family as they shared concerns, triumphs and tragedies.
Triple Murder In The Blue Hour Saloon Al Capone and Union Racketeering
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,570. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Daniel A. Serritella was Al Capone's dupe. He acted as a gofer between Scarface and Chicago's Mayor William Hale "Big Bill" Thompson. Serritella rose from committeeman to Illinois State Senator from Chicago. He was also linked to the three Capone men who died violently at the Blue Hour Saloon in April 1930. Capone dominated Chicago's liquor trade, various businesses and instrumental labor unions.
Hymie Loudmouth Levine Capone, Chicago, Gambling and Bootlegging
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Hymie Levine was an integral part of the Al Capone mob which controlled beer, liquor and gambling during the Prohibition era in Chicago. He collected money from speakeasies and gambling dens while paying off corrupt policemen. My ebook is a chronology of information about Hymie Levine and his Mafia associates. I have written the text from newspapers, ancestral records and previous books on Capone.
The Haymarket Affair
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2016 by Summary Station. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » History » North America
The Haymarket Affair came about through a chain of events which took place before the demonstrations actually happened. The Civil War was a major event in regards to the history of America because it played a major role in the way that the country progressed. This war was a long and bloody battle which was responsible for draining both the American population and economy.
Hemingway in High School
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 33,030. Language: American English. Published: December 23, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Literature » Literary
"Hemingway in High School" reveals one exciting adventure after another. Oak Park/River Forest High School was within walking distance. Ernest learned his lessons well. His senior English class was run like a newspaper, which prepared him for his future work as a journalist in Kansas City and Toronto. His outstanding writing style begins here. His stories appear in "Tabula" and he had a riot as ed
The Bricklayer and President Franklin Roosevelt Miami, Florida February 15, 1933
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Presidents & heads of state, Nonfiction » True Crime » Assassinations & Conspiracies
Franklin Roosevelt came to Miami after winning a landslide Presidential election over Herbert Hoover in November 1932. FDR came to Miami just weeks before he was to take office as President. He was driven to Bayfront Park in a Buick after he departed a yacht owned by Vincent Astor. With a cheap revolver in hand Giuseppe Zangara found it difficult get close to the President in the dense crowd.
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.
1872 Chicago Firefighter Directory
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 5,440. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Biographical anthologies, Nonfiction » History » North America
I am publishing an 1872 Directory of Fireman for the City of Chicago. It includes railroads and Chicago businesses. I researched the book from the U.S. Business Directory of 1872, among other references. 1872 was the year after the great conflagration, i.e the Great Chicago Fire of October 8-10, 1871. In this era firefighting was handled by steam engines. They were often pulled by teams of horses.
Chicago's DuSable Harborcide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 20,520. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The body count rises on Chicago's lakefront as foreign Mafiosi vie for control of DuSable Harbor. It's a bawdy tale of intrigue! (contains harsh language)