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Benny And Estelle Dickson 1930s Bank Robbers From Topeka, Kansas
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2019. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Benny and Estelle Dickson became the FBI's Public Enemy #1 in 1938-1939. Their first headlines of note came after they escaped from a federal dragnet set for them at a Topeka, Kansas motor court. Their whereabouts were iffy for some months until it was discovered that they had robbed two banks in South Dakota. After they eluded federal agents in Michigan, two farmers were taken hostage.
Pinto The Chisholm Pony
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 330. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2018 by Quimby & Sneet Publications. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
Pinto is a very determined little pony! Join Pinto as he searches for his owner on the Chisholm Trail. This is a delightful book about the courage, determination, and faith of this sweet little pony. This beautifully illustrated historic tale has been recognized as a finalist in the Children’s Choices Reading List for 2018 by the International Literacy Association & The Children’s Book Council.
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.
Laddie: My Four-Legged Protector
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,170. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Back in 1945 on Christmas Eve Day, a blizzard hit Wichita, Kansas. A freezing puppy crawled through a hole in the cinderblock wall of Tex's Welding shop. Tex had told Donnie the week before, "There's no money to buy presents this year." How could Tex anticipate what his wife, Irene, might do, if he took a free dog home to their four-year-old son so he could have a Christmas present, after all?
Prairie Tapestry - A Tale of Kansas Homesteaders and Their Fight For Survival
Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 96,110. Language: English. Published: December 20, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
In the Solomon Valley of central Kansas, homesteaders confronted droughts, Indian raids, and grasshopper plagues. 'Prairie Tapestry' tells the true tales of Horace Greeley, Susan B. Anthony, George Washington Carver, and other pioneers who struggled to make a new home on the Kansas frontier.
Mae Weston Acrobat, Boxer and Wrestler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Mae Weston began wrestling competitively in the late 1930s. One of her earliest bouts was against her sister, Wilma Gordon, in 1938. In the 1940s Weston wrestled stars like Mildred Burke and Elvira Snodgrass. She contended for the title as a masked wrestler and unmasked. Mae had a number of wrestling aliases including Carole Starr, Astroette and Purple Flash. She was popular at wrestling reunions.
William Clarke Quantrill Kentucky 1865
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: September 24, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » History » North America
William Clarke Quantrill is a misunderstood man whose artistic side emerges in a poem he gave the daughter of a sympathizer who remained loyal to the Confederate dream of an independent South. Quantrill's devotion to his men is evident in the research I have written my text from. The Civil War era was a cruel time in which prisoners captured by Quantill's Raiders were often murdered in cold blood.
Independence, Mantle, and Miss Able
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 23,770. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History
The first night baseball game in the history of Organized Baseball was played in Independence on April 28,1930. Mickey Mantle played his first season of professional baseball for the Independence Yankees. A number of ballplayers who spent time playing in Independence went on to outstanding careers in the Major Leagues and two are enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Larry Saves the Prairie: The Story of Larry Haverfield, A True Wildlife Hero
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Animal Welfare, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Biography & Autobiography / Social Activists
Through the voices of Annabelle and Angus, discover what almost happened to wildlife on the Kansas prairie. When Larry receives a letter that says he must destroy the prairie dogs on his land, he and some of his neighbors join together to make certain that all wildlife remains unharmed.
Boston Corbett
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » North America, Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
I have written an e-book about Boston Corbett using 19th century sources, primarily old newspapers from New York City, Philadelphia, and upstate New York. Corbett led a tortured life after he took responsibility for John Wilkes Booth's murder on April 26, 1865. He preached regularly as a member of the Methodist Episcopal faith. Yet he was often reminded that he disobeyed orders and was no hero.
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