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The New York Photographer's Travel Guide: The Best Places to Photograph from a Professional Photographer, Tour Guide, and Lifelong New Yorker
Price: $5.49 USD. Words: 14,940. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel photography, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
A photographer's guide to where to go and what to see for photographers in New York. Learn the best places, history about the city, and tips and techniques to photograph New York in the best way.
Maspeth, Queens Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Family violence, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
The murder of Catherine Olezchy in October 1925 was never solved. The woman was found in Maspeth's Mount Zion Cemetery, her throat slashed from ear to ear. A coroner ruled that she had committed suicide after she threw muriatic acid in her husband's face. Evidence mounted that Catherine was killed by her husband. A pastor refused to take her body in his church because of the suicide ruling.
The Olympian League New York State Bans Nudism 1935
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,860. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Outdoor activities, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Current affairs
New York's restrictions on nudism in the mid 1930s was not the work of a single group. Instead it was a combination of forces, both domestic and foreign. A bill to restrict nudism might have died without much notice had the Pope and other religious figures not been as vocal. Nudism was a disdainful cult, they said. My e-book focuses on one group of New York nudists and its plight to remain viable.
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.
A Woman's Deadly Wrath Vera Stretz' Murder Of Dr. Fritz Gebhardt New York City November 12, 1935
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,980. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Vera Stretz was a self-confessed killer who believed that she had shot her philandering lover for a good reason. She thought he deserved to die after he vowed to divorce his wife and marry her. He continued to see other women for sex. It is uncertain if Vera was attacked before she shot Dr. Fritz Gebhardt around three a.m. on November 12, 1935. She was tried for first-degree murder for the crime.
Camp Fire Girls A Memoir of The History in New York State
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,690. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies, Nonfiction » Social Science » Women's studies
The Camp Fire Girls is an organization that offers young women a chance to excel and learn without the pressure of competition. My book also appreciates the different county chapters in New York. Each has benefited the Camp Fire Girls nationally. Eliza Laub became the first president of the Buffalo Camp Fire Girls Council. She is among the many leaders and members that I have profiled in my ebook.
The Ethnicity Of Linda Lovelace
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,840. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Biography, Nonfiction » History » Genealogy
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.
Scavenger Hunt - New York Central Park
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout Central Park. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book!
Scavenger Hunt - New York
Series: SleuthQuests Scavenger Hunts, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,970. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2013 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
This book contains 50 clue-based questions that will send you on a scavenger hunt throughout the city. If you want to add a little bit of history into your travels, then you won’t want to miss this book! This book contains four different scavenger-based trivia hunts; they may also be purchased separately.
New York City Circus And Amusement Park Directory, 1930
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Performing arts, Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
My eBook is a useful directory of companies in the Circus and Amusement Park industry of Metropolitan New York City in 1930. The text can be used for ancestry research of deeds, defunct firms, family trees, maps, and urban studies. 1930 was the first full year of the Great Depression in the United States. Circus and Amusement Parks firms vied for what little most families spent on entertainment.