Books tagged: early 1900s

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The Big Mark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,610. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Big Mark rides the rails, lying in wait for the con men traveling alongside him. Portraying himself as a wealthy rube, he makes off with his would-be fleecers' money before they realize they've been had. He lives like this for years, until he is found out following a failed ploy. Given a hundred days to pay back what he owes, the Big Mark must rely on his conning skills to pay for his freedom.
The Mafia, the NYPD and the Murder of Gambler Herman Rosenthal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,010. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Herbert Bayard Swope was a Pulitzer Prize winning reporter for a New York newspaper. He was the only journalist to write damaging stories alleging strong ties between the NYPD and the New York City underworld. The principal operative of a gambling racket, NYPD Lt. Charles Becker died in the electric chair at Sing Sing in 1915. A year earlier his Mafia accomplices were executed in the same chair.
Louis Pioggi New York City Gang Leader
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The assassinations of Max Zweifach aka Kid Twist and Sam Tietch aka "Cyclone Louis" prompted a manhunt for Louis Pioggi aka Louis the Lump. A short man with dark brown hair and eyes, Pioggi was a young thug. He rose to the top of Paul Kelly's infamous Five Points band. In an era of dives haunted by gangsters in Chinatown, Coney Island, Brooklyn and Manhattan, police pursued Pioggi to Connecticut.
The Early Italian Mafia In New Orleans
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Luciano family of New Orleans became a target of violence from rival grocers/restauranteurs in 1903. Urged by Charles DiChristina a group of Italian familiies invested in a macaroni factory in nearby Donaldsonville. After its completion one of the partners, Francesco Genova, tried to takeover the business. Mafia violence persisted through a string of serial ax murders between 1917-1919.
Where the Ironweed Blooms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,280. Language: English. Published: April 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
An unusual death, a missing person, a child's doll - how are they all connected to Highland House? By the time Jeremiah Sims discovers the answer, it might be too late. In the small town of Romley where gossip flourishes and resentments run deep - Jeremiah is drawn into a deadly undertow of events as he struggles to save his beloved Selena Highland from a destiny beyond his control.
Man of Many Hats
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,350. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
The youngest of 9 children traces his family’s journey from Catherine the Great’s Russia to life on a farm in Oklahoma and Montana in the 1900s. He journeys to California at 26 with his wife and 3 small children to work in construction. Their lives were filled with adventure, hardships, a lot of hard work, and happiness. This memoir was written for his children, grandchildren and extended family.
Land Sharks: Sage Adair Historical Mystery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 82,870. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
Two union organizers have disappeared and so Sage Adair begins a desperate search that takes him into the musty blackness of Portland’s underground to confront mercenary shanghaiers, the pain of lost friendship, and his own fears.
Run, Rabbit, Run: The Hilarious and Mostly True Tales of Rabbit Maranville
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 28,050. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2013 by Society for American Baseball Research. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Rabbit Maranville was the Joe Garagiola of Grandpa's day, the baseball comedian of the times. In a twenty-four-year career from 1912 through 1936, Rabbit found a lot of funny situations to laugh at, and no wonder: he caused most of them himself. A year before his death in 1954, Rabbit reached back forty years into his memory and put his stories down on paper for future fans to enjoy.
Jake Hehl Brooklyn Robins Pitcher And Catholic League Bowling Star
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 2,900. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Essays & Writings, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Bowling
Jake Hehl is an atypical biographical subject. He was a high school sports phenom. He excelled in baseball, basketball, and football at Brooklyn Prep. Hehl pitched one inning in major league baseball before being summoned for military duty in World War I. He pitched in the minor leagues from 1918-1926. He was a versatile athlete who became a star bowler in Brooklyn's 1940s Catholic Church Leagues.
George Washington Keefe
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,220. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
George Washington Keefe was a less than average pitcher for the Washington Nationals during the first seasons of the National League club's 19th century existence, 1886-1889. He established records for most walks in an inning in 1887. Mostly disappointing, but sometimes brilliant, he was 5'8" and left-handed. On one occasion in 1889, he outdueled Hall of Fame, New York Giants pitcher Tim Keefe.