Books tagged: new york city history

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The Carlswick Conspiracy
Series: The Carlswick Mysteries. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 61,940. Language: British English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Thriller and Suspense
An adversary who won’t be stopped. A legacy that can’t remain hidden. When Stephanie Cooper joins boyfriend James Knox in New York for the final week of his band’s tour, she finds that The Fury’s new popularity has attracted unwanted attention. Now, as she traces the final legacy of a war time Nazi art liberator, she and James are forced into a fight for their lives.
The Paul Kelly Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Paul Kelly led the Five Points Gang, the most notorious in New York City, beginning in the 1890s. Kelly's organization was active in politics, labor and causing general mayhem throughout the Lower East Side of New York City. When gangs made raids on businesses windows were smashed, grudges were settled and people were killed by gunfire. My ebook also discusses rival gangs like Monk Eastman's.
Wild Bill Lovett Irish Gangster From Brooklyn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Wild Bill Lovett was a war hero who saved a number of his buddies in a World War I machine gun unit. For his bravery he was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross. When he returned home he became the leader of Brooklyn's infamous White Hand Gang. Lovett carried out an unsuccessful attempt to kill gangster Frankie Yale before he was murdered by members of Yale's gang on October 31, 1923.
Marilyn Monroe New York City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,670. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Marilyn came east in 1954 to film The Seven Year Itch. She was soon suspended by 20th Century Fox and spent much of her time in New York City from 1954-1956. She formally declared her career independence at a party given by her lawyer in New York City. Among the attendees were Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis and Marlene Dietrich. Midway in her NYC period she wed playwright Arthur Miller in White Plains.
Little Augie Orgen And Jack Legs Diamond
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,290. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Little Augie Orgen has been described as a transient East Side gang leader. After Augie's death Legs Diamond moved on the beer racket and ran into conflict with Dutch Schultz among other rivals. The garment industry, once controlled by Orgen and his enemy, Curley Holtz, was later dominated by Louis Lepke Buchalter and Jacob Gurrah Shapiro. It was a lucrative racket, earning $400-$1,000 per month.
Dutch Schultz German Jewish-American Mobster
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,180. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Harlem lottery was a money making affair. It operated in poor neighborhoods and required bettors to match 3 numbers that were chosen at random. Schultz paid off a Tammany Hall assemblyman to protect lottery headquarters from police raids. When police meandered too close they were reassigned to other locations. My book looks at its operation and how it thrived even after Schultz was murdered.
Enrico Caruso
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,540. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Opera, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts
Enrico Caruso achieved unparalleled success as the greatest operatic tenor of his era. I have come to admire the advice he gave prospective music students when he discussed the subject. He encouraged pupils to sacrifice and work hard. He urged their parents to concentrate on the art of music instead of merely making money from it. Caruso's personal achievements resulted from devotion to his craft.
Charles Lucky Luciano and Vito Genovese The Mafia Murder of Giuseppe Masseria Coney Island, New York April 15, 1931
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,750. Language: English. Published: March 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Giuseppe Masseria was involved in gambling, bootlegging, and also the food industry racket. Newspapers from the 1930s wrote that his power rivaled that of Al Capone, who he may have worked with or for. It is interesting that Masseria was lured from his base in Harlem to his death some distance away in Coney Island. It was a savage time in the history of organized crime, the beginning of the 1930s.
Owney Madden Irish Beer Racketeer Of Prohibition Era New York City
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,010. Language: English. Published: February 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
By his own count Owney Madden was jailed 140 times. He was imprisoned for the murder of rival gangster Patsy Doyle in 1914. One time Owney was freed from Sing Sing Prison on a writ of habeas corpus. He returned voluntarily after it was discovered that he was leading the high life at Florida's Hialeah Park instead of working at a laundry in Brooklyn under the supervision of a parole officer.
The Bathtub Murder Of Crime Club Founder Nancy Evans Titterton Good Friday April 10, 1936
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
Nancy Titterton was choked with her bathrobe before being placed in the bathtub of her posh apartment to die from the slow trickle of water from the faucet. My book looks at a woman of great creativity who was working on her first novel. She had reviewed books for the NY Times and written articles for Scribners. She was murdered in part because of her carelessness in admitting a stranger.