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New York City Boxing Directory (1885-1960)
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,560. Language: English. Published: December 31, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
My eBook is an alphabetical directory of boxing-related persons and organizations in New York City. The time span is from the late 19th Century until after the mid 20th Century. The directory lists occupational titles, business and residential addresses, and phone numbers (for 1950s-1960). The text is pertinent for boxing enthusiasts as well as persons interested in researching family ancestries.
Bonanno Family Members In New York In 1920
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,530. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » North America
My eBook profiles more than 100 Bonanno family members who lived in all boroughs of New York City in 1920. For each head of household, I have listed street address information as well as work industries. Related family members are described. Immigration and Naturalization dates are given, as is literacy data. Entries were researched from the 1920 U.S. Census and New York City Business Directory.
You Must Remember This: An Oral History of Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II
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Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 235,930. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2013 by ReAnimus Press. Category: Nonfiction » History » Modern / 20th Century
Jeff Kisseloff brings together 137 New Yorkers who witnessed daily life in Manhattan from the 1890s to World War II. Dividing the city into ten neighborhoods and devoting a chapter to each, Kisseloff lets the eyewitnesses speak for themselves. “Indispensable... It is not only highly informative, but it is also great fun to read.” —THE NEW YORK TIMES
The Murder Of A Maine Prostitute From A Genealogical Perspective
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 3,510. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Helen Jewett was the daughter of a Maine shoemaker. Raised as Dorcas Doyen, she entered the home of a prominent judge in Portland as a girl. She was turned out of this home for sexual indiscretions. Her misadventures led to a life of prostitution that she lived in establishments in Maine, Boston, and New York City. My text recounts her demise and the ancestry of her family and two of her clients.
The Easter Murders New York City 1937
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Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Veronica Gedeon was one of three victims of a sensational crime that occurred in the early morning hours of Easter Sunday, 1937. Ronnie, as she was known to her friends, had posed nude for a photographer only a few months before she was murdered. These scandalous photos were published by New York newspapers in the killings' aftermath.The macabre slayings were the work of an elusive insane killer.
The Ethnicity Of Linda Lovelace
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Linda Lovelace, born Linda Susan Boreman, was of working class origins. Her father's people came to the United States from England and Ireland. The father was a New York City policeman until his retirement. As Linda Lovelace, Boreman starred in Deep Throat in 1972. She came to dislike her husband who she accused of forcing her to make porn films. Linda's maternal grandfather came to NY from Italy.
The Bondage Murders Organized Crime In New York City 1923-1924
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,150. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Sir Basil Thomson, formerly of Scotland Yard, took an interest in the murders of Louise Lawson and Dorothy Keenan. He realized that their deaths was the work of persons who defied detection easily. One of Keenan's acquaintances/suitors was the son-in-law of Harry Daugherty, who was the U.S. Attorney General under President Warren Harding. The thieves/murderers specialized in furs and jewelry.
Albert Anastasia Mafia Kingpin Of The Brooklyn Waterfront 1941-1944
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,060. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert Anastasia was the quintessential Mafia boss, who became the head of the Gambino family, from 1951-1957. The events of his early rise to power include a stint as a master sergeant in the U.S. Army during World War II. I have researched the events of his early criminal activity, i.e. his years as an integral figure in the Murder-for-Money gang that was led by garment racketeer Louis Lepke.
Vincent Mad Dog Coll
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Vincent Coll had a short career in the organized crime world of New York City. His specialty was bootlegging in the Prohibition era. A native of Ireland Vincent was also involved with Jewish and Italian crime figures. Thompson submachine guns, speakeasies, and stylish sedan cars were in vogue in the early 1930s. My ebook was researched from ancestry records and contemporary newspapers of the time.
Mafia Hit On Little Augie Pisano Queens, New York September 26, 1959
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
It's questionable whether Anthony Carfano's murder was ordered by Vito Genovese, who headed a major New York City crime family in the 1950s. Carfano was a close associate of Frank Costello, a rival of Genovese's. I have chronicled a number of events in the life of Little Augie Pisano, using ancestry records and old newspapers as references. The murder of Little Augie remained unsolved in 1964.