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Bradley University Basketball and the 1949-1950 Gambling Scandal
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,850. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
1949-1950 was a unique year in college basketball. A City College of New York squad won both the NCAA tourney and NIT championships. A team from Peoria, Illinois, the Bradley Braves, was barely beaten out in the final game of the NIT tourney. It was the only time a team has won the NIT and NCAA in the same year. The year after a college commission ruled against teams competing in both events.
Mafia Hit On Kansas City Mobsters Tony Brancato and Tony Trombino L.A., August 6, 1951
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mobster turned informant Jimmy "the Weasel" Fratianno and Las Vegas gambler Gus Greenbaum were suspected in the slayings of hoodlums Anthony Brancato and Anthony Trombino. The Los Angeles Police department surmised that both criminals were desperate for money. Looking for action they parked their Oldsmobile on a quiet street near Hollywood Blvd. Soon both were killed in a flash of gunfire.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 Crash May 22, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
It was approximately 9:30 at night when a Boeing 707 that took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport was noticed by farmers near Centerville, Iowa. They reported seeing an orange glow. The plane was flying into a squall line when it began to have trouble. Days later the combined efforts of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI pinpointed a blast that occurred in the jet's rear washroom.
The Kansas City Massacre Pretty Boy Floyd And The FBI
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The Kansas City Massacre of June 1933 swayed public opinion against the outlaw perpetrators whereas earlier many Americans were sympathetic to criminals. The FBI also became stronger as a result. J. Edgar Hoover condemned the massacre the following day during a speech in Chicago. Pretty Boy Floyd, one of the principals involved survived until 1934 before he was gunned down by federal agents.
1880 Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad Directory Topeka, Kansas
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,000. Language: English. Published: April 25, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Railroads
The Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad was completed to Santa Fe, New Mexico in 1880. I have used ancestral records to compile an employee directory for A.T.& S.F.R.R. for Topeka, Kansas. The directory lists titles of railroad workers, their family members, and where the came to Kansas from. The publication will be useful for students of railroad history and those doing family ancestry profiles.
His Smoke, Her Roses
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,140. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2011. Categories: Screenplays » Film-Noir, Screenplays » Drama
Film noir "His Smoke, Her Roses" by Chandra Jayne. A girl's coming-of-age thriller set in 1930s. Kansas City in the Thirties seemed wholesome as the town of Mayberry but was impervious as Gotham City. Haven to bootleggers and farmers, the city promised everything but freedom to a young woman Carthage who flees her violent family on the coat tails of a gangster with a crying disorder. Love? Maybe.