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Brothers
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,440. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
"Brothers" is the saga of the second generation of the MacPhail and Trethaway families as told by Ellie, widowed and alone after Adam’s death, by her son Laird, upon whose shoulders the responsibility for the Mt. Etna Iron Company fell, and by her grandson, William Trethaway, son of Ellie’s oldest son, Robert MacPhail, and Caddie Trethaway, daughter of Simon.
Full Circle
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,150. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
The final book of the Juniata Trilogy traces the inexorable decline of the Mt. Edna Iron Plantation following the success of the upstart steel industry in rural Pennsylvania. Sarah MacPhail, now in charge of all phases of the business, sees her dreams evaporating, her true love lost, and her one remaining brother struggling to grow into manhood. But love ultimately does triumph for all concerned.
Candy Jones Pinup Model and CIA Spy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,480. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Espionage
Candy Jones became Miss Atlantic City when she was 16. She won a trip to New York City where she was discovered by Harry Conover, who ran his own photography agency. He soon became Candy's first husband. Candy Jones was also an actress who toured in USO shows in the South Pacific. In New Guinea she was hospitalized for malaria. She was approached by a man named Gil Jensen, a CIA operative.
George Cvek Strangler of Women
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes
George Cvek had a gregarious disposition which helped him meet women that he took advantage of, assaulted and killed. His con was to ask men for rides on US Highway 1 and NJ State Highway 25. He obtained their addresses "to return their money to them" but primarily to discover when their wives would be at home alone, He then made his move, showing up and claiming to be a friend of their husbands.
The Crash of a United Airlines DC6 Flight 624 Mt. Carmel, Pennsylvania June 17, 1948
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,430. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
United Airlines Flight 624 was on its last leg of a journey that had taken it from San Diego to Pennsylvania. It was due to land at LaGuardia in New York City but the plane crashed into a power station in the Pocono Mountain chain, killing all 43 of its passengers and crew. My e-book was researched from newspaper accounts of the tragedy along with books that explained the reasons for the crash.
Big John La Rocca Pittsburgh Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,450. Language: English. Published: March 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sebastian Big John La Rocca was crime boss in Pittsburgh from 1956 until 1978. He succeeded Frank Amato of Braddock, Pennsylvania as head of organized crime in the steel city. It is uncertain whether Big John attended the 1957 Apalachin meeting in upstate New York because he took the 5th Amendment each time he was questioned before a Senate committee on the subject. La Rocca died in December 1984.
The Old School : The Mid-Valley Elementary School in Olyphant, Pennsylvania
Price: Free! Words: 43,880. Language: American English. Published: November 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American, Nonfiction » Education and Study Guides » Administration / facility management
Plans to build the new Mid-Valley Junior-Senior High School in Throop, PA were put on hold indefinitely. In 1977, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry condemned the elementary schools in Olyphant and Dickson City, and ordered them closed. Some residents wanted a new school built; others wanted the old schools renovated. Lively debate ensued.
Murder In Pittsburgh The Death of an Artist's Model
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,820. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Grace Roberts was a 25-year-old manicurist and artist's model for hosiery ads across the United States. In her violent death the reader is transported into the life of affluent Philadelphia nearly a century ago. One of her most prominent suitors was the heir to a Pittsburgh coal fortune, a man who was educated at Yale. He and Mary's romance was broken off in 1907 because of social constraints.
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.
Rogue's Hostage
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,240. Language: English. Published: March 3, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Historical » Colonial America
From the wilderness of Pennsylvania to the fall of Quebec, Mara and Jacques are thrust into the tumult of war and passion, relying only on their feelings for each other to stay alive. Before the war ends, they will risk death, embrace life, and discover love that transcends all bounds. (4 ½ stars and a Top Pick from Romantic Times)