Books tagged: fifties

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The Hayloft: a 1950s Mystery
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Series: Gary Blanchard, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 77,340. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Bobby sox, slow dancing, the communist conspiracy, bomb shelters--and murder. Gary Blanchard gets kicked out of one high school and goes to another--where his cousin died mysteriously six months before. Did Ralph fall from the auditorium balcony, or was he pushed? Gary gets help from two alpha girls, but communist hunters are about to wreak havoc in the community. And watch out for the principal.
The 1950's Sci-Fi Movie Quiz Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,560. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Here's another fun quiz book e-book for your enjoyment! The subject of this one is the classic (and not-so-classic) science fiction movies of the fifties - the decade that the genre really came to its own in the movies, influenced by the space race. Once again, the questions and answers are interactively linked for easy navigation.
Playbook for a Dame
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 61,860. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Aging, hard-scrabble Mona has dreams of being a stage star and develops a bond with three-armed pianist Lefty.
If You Like To Laugh, Volume Four
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,450. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2011. Category: 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.
My Marian Year
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You set the price! Words: 123,640. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: October 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
A fictional auto-biography describing the daily life of a ten-year-old boy growing up in a Catholic working class family in suburban Auckland, New Zealand, in 1954. The suthor's simple, unvarnished, plain language gives the reader a taste of daily life in suburban New Zealand in 1954. Full of detail and always informative, entertaining and amusing.
The Telstar
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Price: Free! Words: 62,050. Language: English. Published: November 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
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?
Poppy
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Price: $2.56 USD. Words: 95,880. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: 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
A Hero Grows in Brooklyn
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Price: Free! Words: 48,990. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age
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.
Georgie Blake and the Bushie Sisters
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 57,890. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Readers / Intermediate
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 Disney Childhood (Comic Books to Sailing Ships)
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 62,690. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
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.