Jennifer Warner

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Murder in Motion: The Strange Life of Photographer (and Murderer) Eadweard Muybridge
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,450. Language: English. Published: May 11, 2015 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Eadweard Muybridge pioneered the field of the movie picture--it's because of him that we have movies today. He also got away with murder ‒ literally. In 1874, he shot and killed his wife's lover and got away with it for essentially saying the guy had it coming. But murder was only part of Muybridge story. He was brilliant. Creative. And eccentric. And because he got away with murder, we have Holl
Feud: The Birth, Growth, and Fall of Gangsta Rap
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,860. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2015 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Genres & styles / general
Back in the 1970s on the poverty stricken streets of the Bronx, New York, amongst the African-American community there was a rise in the popularity of the 'block party'. People like the Ghetto Brothers would plug their amps between the lamp posts. These parties would often have a DJ playing soul or funk music, where the percussive 'break' in the songs would be isolated, a common feature of Jamaic
Miles Davis: A Biography
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,540. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
The 20th century produced only a handful of musicians who could be called geniuses – people who would have achieved timeless fame no matter when they were born. Miles Davis is one of those individuals. He primarily played the trumpet, though he was an accomplished multi-instrumentalist. His signature style was minimalist and improvisational. Those closest to him described a shy person who used
Keeper of the Flame: A Biography of Nina Simone
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,640. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
The life of Nina Simone is one of blocked paths and surprising detours. Some people are born to an obvious destiny, only to find that society, circumstance, and chance steer them onto an entirely different course. Had Nina been born at a different time, she could very well have been a superstar of classical music at an early age. However, the severe oppression of African Americans in the United S
Queen of the Blues: The Life and Times of Bessie Smith
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,300. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
Nicknamed the Queen of the Blues, Bessie Smith rose up from poverty in the American South to become one of the most famous and respected recording artists of her generation. Smith was at the forefront of transitioning blues music from a rural novelty to a legitimate art form that critics and audiences took seriously. Behind the scenes of her success, though, Bessie navigated a story family and p
Respect: The Life and Times of Aretha Franklin
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,470. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Reference
Aretha Franklin has recorded 39 studio albums, had 20 number-one R&B singles, 44 Grammy nominations and 18 wins. It’s a career that’s legendary. Franklin was not a groundbreaker. She just did what she does better and longer than anyone else. She recorded her first major label album when Dwight D. Eisenhower was in the White House and then sang at the inauguration of Barack Obama. This book loo
The Tool of the Sea: The Life and Times of Anna May Wong
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,420. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Artists, architects, & photographers
We remember Hepburn, Monroe, and West. They were the queens of Hollywoods Golden Era. But there's one star that's often left out even though in her time there were few more famous: Anna May Wong. She was a symbol of grace and beauty, but more importantly she broke barriers and became the first Asian American actress to be not just a star, but have international recognition. This book covers th
The Unofficial History of the Paddington Bear
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,290. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Literary biography
In this world of superheroes, bells-and-whistles gadgetry, and mind blowing techno-magic, isn’t it amazing that the elements of a simple story can still capture the imagination and appeal to the senses? Well, maybe not just any simple story, but a well written one that extols the very best in human nature while at the same time exposing weaknesses and meeting problems head on, with characters who
Aaliyah: A Biography
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,360. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » History & Criticism
She was a dancer, a model, an actress, and, of course a singer--she did everything. In her short life, she sold millions of records and inspired thousands of lives. This book looks at the short life of Aaliyah--from her early childhood and her rise to stardom on the television show Star Search to her movie appearances and final album.
Blacklisted: A Biography of Dalton Trumbo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,620. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Dalton Trumbo was the highest paid screenwriter in Hollywood when he was investigated as a Communist during America's Red Scare of the 1940s. He was ultimately sent to jail and placed on an industry blacklist that would make him unhirable. His exile lasted 13 years during which time he was forced to write screenplays under assumed names. While on the Hollywood blacklist Trumbo's writing won two
Stiletto Spies: 10 Female Spies Who Changed the Course of History
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,690. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
In Hollywood, the world of the spying is a glamorous male driven world full of gadgets and fast cars. But real life isn't Hollywood. It takes more than a bit of charm and whiskey to steal secrets…it takes skill. And skill is often a task left up to a woman! The ten female spies profiled in this book, are largely forgotten in history books; they risked their lives for their country and the honor
The True Story of the Jersey Boys: The Story Behind Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 15,790. Language: English. Published: May 14, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Historical biography
Throughout the 1960s, there's was one band that ruled the charts and defined the sound of a generation: The Four Seasons. On stage, they were clean cut kids from New Jersey—off stage there was an entirely different story. You’ve heard the music, now find out the stories behind the music. This book takes you inside the life of Frankie Valli and the history of The Four Season. While the contents
Young Walt Disney: A Biography of Walt Disney's Younger Years
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 16,410. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
Disney has become a household name, synonymous with fantastic movies, amusing characters, and the happiest place on earth. These all originated from the mind of Walter Elias Disney. It’s been said that Disney never had time for a childhood, so he spent his life trying to invent one. What was his childhood like that would lead someone to this conclusion? What led him to starting his business tha
Minding Her Manners: The Life and Times of Emily Post
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,370. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Woman biographies
While her name is synonymous with etiquette, that part of Emily Post’s story did not begin until much later in her life – 50 years old to be exact. For the rest of her nearly 88 years, Emily lived a dynamic and colorful life, providing us with a legacy of little known stories of love, loss, humor, and the simple ways to make our lives, and those around us, a little better. This short book tells
Grace Kelly of Monaco: The Inspiring Story of How An American Film Star Became a Princess
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2014 by BookCaps. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Royalty biography
She has been called America’s princess – and with good reason. Long before she married a prince, Grace Kelly had the looks and bearing of royalty. Born and raised in Philadelphia, the daughter of an Irish Catholic father and a German immigrant mother, Grace’s blend of blonde-haired, blue-eyed beauty and poise was dubbed a “snow-covered volcano” by director Alfred Hitchcock. But like most ico

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