Books tagged: fifties

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A Song For Joey
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 93,520. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Drama, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00)
When your father has deserted you, and your mother died giving birth to you, when you are homeless, drugged and beaten, and someone is out to kill you, the best person to have beside you could be the ghost of a boy who once loved you.
Middle Age Cranky at 100: Fine Whines & Muddled Memories
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,700. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012. Categories: Essay » Author profile
Howard Baldwin isn't really a cranky guy; he just plays one in his blog. In this compilation of his first 100 columns, he wends his way with both humor and harrumph through the aggravations of 21st century life, but also touches on nostalgia, accumulated wisdom, and appreciation both for the way things are and the way they used to be.
Fights in the Streets, Tears in the Sand
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 81,390. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
When Jeff Star begins Lincoln High, he has one major problem — every time he tries to get the kids to respect him he ends up making more and more enemies. Will joining a violent gang help? How about the wisdom of fellow teenager, Steve Marino; or the beautiful and strange Mysterious Jane? Hold on tight on this wild rollercoaster of a story as we discover secrets of respect that enlighten us all.
Aboard a Flying Saucer: Truman Bethurum and the People of the Planet Clarion
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,890. Language: English. Published: June 10, 2012 by New Paradigm Press. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » Aliens and UFOs, Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal
A monstrous disc of burnished steel, the saucer measured 300 feet across and six yards deep at its center. Wingless and free of any visible means of support, the disc floated as if weightless several feet above the scrubby desert brush... Discover 1950's contactee Truman Bethurum's true story of extraterrestrial contact with this free full chapter excerpt from "The Golden Age of Flying Saucers."
A Disney Childhood (Comic Books to Sailing Ships)
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture, Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
As a child within the Disney Studio family, Cathy's life was anything but ordinary. Her dad, George Sherman, served as Disney's Head of Publications from the late '50s to '74. When Disney foreign reps visted, they would meet this “typical American family,” for hospitality and a tour of Disneyland. Mr. Sherman died at 45 throwing the family into a mix of grief, courage and adventure.
Georgie Blake and the Bushie Sisters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,220. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Friendship
Georgie Blake and the Bushie Sisters is an enchanting book; a heart-warming romp through a fifties childhood. While the book is written for eight to twelve year olds, especially girls, it can be read to and enjoyed by children of all ages. Parents and grandparents who grew up in the fifties will find the story delightful, triggering nostalgic memories from their own childhoods.
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
(5.00)
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn is a thrilling novel about Steve Marino, a junior high student seeking respect. Should he take after his violent father whose actions have flung his family into poverty? Or can he discover another way? Amidst swirling emotions, suddenly Steve discovers he must face the Skull Bones, a knife slashing gang. Armed only with courage, he takes on the challenge of his life.
Poppy
Price: $2.56 USD. Words: 95,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
(14, May 1952) ‘POPPY’ Pen took us back to both he and my childhood almost sixty years ago with our great-grandfather ‘Poppy’. Though he has changed the names of the characters slightly (my middle name is John, and my sister’s middle name is Louise and so on) ostensibly it was the summer that Pen ‘came of age’. From the innocent young boy to the youth of a young man, experiencing the first close
The Telstar
Price: Free! Words: 62,050. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.00)
In 1957, Samson Tipperty discovers his unreliable father without a head. And so then the inevitable happens: he is beamed up in to space and held captive by the Russians aboard their spacecraft called The Sputnik. This is what Samson Tipperty believes, but most of his beliefs are false. Can a Commodore 64 from 1985 or a robot from 2013 help him discover the truth?
If You Like To Laugh, Volume Four
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Humor
Here's an ebook that you can treasure forever. "If you like to laugh, volume four" is a collection of 30 (mostly)comedic stories appropriate for all ages. The tales range from the sophisticated to the absurd, always thought-provoking, always funny. Remember Howard the mysterious multi-millionaire? He's explained here. Ever had a bad boss. "Amphion and his lyre" is your consolation.