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Bloody Jack Bladon - Whiskey Spy
Price: Free! Words: 16,210. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Biography
Bloody Jack Bladon was the first South Carolina constable to draw blood underneath the umbrella of the South Carolina Prohibition and Dispensary Act in 1893. This is the story of his crime and trial.
Planning A Vacation? Why Not Chicago
Price: Free! Words: 1,750. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
(5.00 from 1 review)
Free travelogue. I've always been fascinated by Frank Lloyd Wright & the many craftsmen homes he designed there. I grew up listening to Chicago-style blues & longed to hear some Blues’ bands perform at the famous “Buddy Guy’s”. I've also been intrigued by Chicago’s colorful gangster past & wanted to see a live show at the Second City Improv. And then--there's the famous pizza! Who can say no?
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 Wolf Is Crying to Be Heard
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 81,990. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Christian » Historical, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
“The howl of the wolf echoes humans crying for a place to belong” – Gray Wolf, Kentucky, 1899 Political movements demand government ownership of businesses, less immigration to America, universal health care, and other reforms as the 1800s become the 1900s. Eventually, a movement to prohibit alcohol succeeds even as middle-aged women are the ones most addicted to legal opium based elixirs.
Vincent Mad Dog Coll
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,530. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
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.
The Rise of The Family
Price: $1.20 USD. Words: 75,100. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
From East End petty crooks to New York bootleggers, this book follows the rise of Charlie White as he progresses from race track thug to one of London's 'Faces'. From his personal and business highs and lows, and that of his followers, this novel charts to gradual changes in villainy at home and abroad. This is one Family that won't get on Family Fortunes.
The Red Legion
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 104,130. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014 by ASJ Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
Ineke Valence has been living the quiet life...well, as quiet as she'll allow it to be...until one unlucky day her daughter is kidnapped, and the trail leads her to her old stomping ground in Mexico. It's never been more personal when the Angel moves in to get her back.
Weathered Bird: A Jazz Age Novelette (House of Black Flowers Short)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,970. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2014. Categories: Fiction » African American fiction » Historical, Fiction » Women's fiction » Feminist
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Born to a family of Southern sharecroppers, Birdy Whitaker has resiliency in her blood and as a child learns quickly to adapt to the fast paced streets of 1920s Philadelphia. A young single mother of the prohibition-era, Birdy has plans to be made into an honest woman -- that is if she could manage to get handsome, charming and professional bootlegger Sidney Allen to cooperate.
Saturday Night Dance Club
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 67,930. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Biographical
Pearl's young world is shattered when Papa orders her to leave home. She takes with her the secret of catching Papa in the pantry with the maid. Pearl finds a job in the city. On weekends she heads downtown to the Canteen to volunteer as a "suitable young lady" to dance with the boys in uniform. Pearl considers this her patriotic duty --until Will sweeps her into his arms and heart.
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