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1963-1964 Philadelphia 76ers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,820. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Basketball, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Basketball
The 1983-1964 Philadelphia 76ers were a team of good shooters that had trouble rebounding the basketball. Led by top scoring Hal Greer,the 76ers also had forward Lee Shaffer and center Johnny Kerr. Luckily for Philadelphia the New York Knickerbockers were a worse team, The Knicks finished on the bottom of the Eastern Division, Philadelphia met Oscar Robertson's Cincinnati Royals in the playoffs.
Sonny Jurgensen And The 1962 Philadelphia Eagles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,800. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
My e-book considers the Philadelphia Eagles of 1962. I have researched the text from columns written by sportswriters of the era, some 54 years ago. Football was a different sport from today. A similarity was that quarterback Sonny Jurgensen operated from the shotgun on occasion to offset opponent's blitzing. Professional football was evolving rapidly but far from referee calls being challenged.
The Lanzetti Mob Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 1921-1938
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,600. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Lanzetti Mob controlled vice in South Philadelphia for almost two decades. Unlike rival gangsters they were diversified, entering numerous rackets. Aside from bootlegging the Lanzettis were also involved in drugs, the lottery, numbers running.. The murder of mob leader Pius Lanzetti on the final day of 1936 spelled the end of the family mobsters' power. Yet there were remnants that survived.
Angelo Bruno Philadelphia Organized Crime Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,280. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Angelo Bruno was a family man, someone who was kind to children, gave to charities and an organized crime boss. People knew him socially in his south Philly neighborhood didn't realize that he had a criminal side. Bruno met with Stefano Magaddino's people in April 1968. He flew into Buffalo and stayed with a vending machine racketeer. Bruno's death may have been the work of Carmine Galante.
William Sailor Freedman Lightweight Boxer and Jewish Criminal
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,280. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
William Sailor Freedman was a boxer of significance from 1916 until 1928. He was also an enforcer/thug for gangsters, particularly the Philadelphia rum runner Max Hoff. Hoff ran a gambling operation as well while also managing Sailor's boxing career. Freedman was a short fighter, standing 5'8" with a 69" reach. He fought many of the greatest fighters, including Mickey Walker and Benny Leonard.
Azaleas Beyond the Prison Walls
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,670. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2016 by Smart Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Historical » General
It’s 1930 and Carson Jones is a prison guard at the notorious Eastern States Penitentiary in Philadelphia where some of America’s most violent inmates are serving time. Amidst the desperation of the Depression and a crowd of hostile convicts, Carson finds solace in an azalea garden behind the Philadelphia Museum of Art and in helping an inmate he believes has been wrongfully sentenced to death.
The 20th Century Phillies by the Numbers: You Can't Tell the Players Without a Scorecard
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,240. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2015 by The Educational Publisher/Biblio Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / History, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball / Statistics
This 300+ page tome pays homage to Philadelphia’s oft-maligned, but always loved – Phillies. In 1915 the Phils won their first NL pennant (and they didn’t win many more). This book commemorates the 100th anniversary of that magnificent fete. In here you’ll find stuff you never suspected about guys who never knew even wore a Phillies uniform.
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.
Philadelphia's Moonglo Cafe' Bribery and Prostitution in National League Baseball
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Baseball, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Major League Baseball has hidden a secret from public knowledge for 55 years. The secret involves meetings between a Philadelphia prostitute and 3 major leaguers in the 1959 baseball season. The names of the players are known to Philadelphia Phillies' management, the Phila. Police Dept. and MLB execs. Baseball commissioner Ford Frick chose to keep the players' identities hidden from the public.
Sonny Liston 1958-1959
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,760. Language: English. Published: September 26, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Sonny Liston's background is murky and shady. An ex-con he left prison and fought as an amateur. In 1953 he turned pro. Curiously he hardly fought for 21 months. In early '58 Liston's quick rise among heavyweights began. Mobsters Blinky Palermo and Frankie Carbo entered his life . Were they his true managers and how much influence did they have on him? My book looks at these perplexing issues.