Robert Grey Reynolds, Jr

Biography

I am a soon to be retired Duke Medical Center library researcher, who enjoys writing. I have been writing on Wikipedia for years and have begun to write
ebooks. My pastimes include selling books on EBay, genealogical research, baseball (Pittsburgh Pirates), collecting antique furniture and coins, and spending time with Kingsley, my cocker spaniel.

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Books

Green Bay Packers vs. New York Giants 1944 NFL Championship
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Football & rugby, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Coaching / Football
The Green Bay Packers played for their 6th NFL Championship on December 17, 1944. The National Football League was only twenty-five years old at the time. They met the Eastern Division champs, the New York Giants. A defensive minded team, New York had routed the Packers 24-0 less than a month earlier. This time Green Bay was made a heavy, 2-1, favorite. The game was played in bright sunshine.
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.
Frank Little Frankie Gallucio The Man Who Gave Al Capone His Scarface
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,580. Language: English. Published: August 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Little Frankie Gallucio dropped out of sight after the Prohitibition era, until he was suspicioned for a slaying that was attributed to Murder, Inc. Murder, Inc. was a crime combine that was based in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn. It was famous for contracting murders for hire, beginning around 1933. William O'Dwyer, the Brooklyn D.A., tried to tie Gallucio and Ralph Sprizza to the crime.
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.
Hymie Loudmouth Levine Capone, Chicago, Gambling and Bootlegging
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,540. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Hymie Levine was an integral part of the Al Capone mob which controlled beer, liquor and gambling during the Prohibition era in Chicago. He collected money from speakeasies and gambling dens while paying off corrupt policemen. My ebook is a chronology of information about Hymie Levine and his Mafia associates. I have written the text from newspapers, ancestral records and previous books on Capone.
Estelle Carey Murdered By Al Capone Associates
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Estelle Carey was murdered in an extremely violent way on February 2, 1943. Intruders used an ice pick, among other weapons to kill her in he posh Addison Street apartment on Chicago's North Side. The dice giri and photo model was also burned severely when authorities found her. My e-book looks at Estelle Carey's life and the men she spent her time with. Many of them were former Al Capone cronies.
Yonnie Licavoli Detroit and Toledo Gangster
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Yonnie Licavoli had an extravagant Detroit wedding where Al Capone was his best man. Licavoli and his bride honeymooned at Capone's home in Florida. Yonnie's only true rival during his Toledo years was a bootlegger name William "Jack" Kennedy. Operating a nightclub the Irish Kennedy refused to go along with rules and regulations established by Licavoli and his cronies. Kennedy survived until 1933.
The Crash of an Alaska Airlines Boeing 727 Juneau, Alaska September 4, 1971
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,910. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Flight 1866 crashed with 111 on board, all of them perishing in the aviation disaster. The Alaska Airlines jet was flown by a veteran pilot who had been with the company since 1955. Questions about official reports filed on the crash by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board prompted an internal investigation conducted by the employees of Alaska Airlines.
Stolen Rembrandts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
"Stolen Rembrandts" was researched from newspaper accounts throughout the 20th century. In one instance a Rembrandt was taken by an individual who was painting inside a museum. On another occasion art was stolen by someone who claimed to be doing research on an art book. Organized crime figures were also interested in stealing Rembrandts because of their high reward and resale prices.
The Theft of the Ghent Altarpiece April 10, 1934
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,530. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Fine art
The themes of the Ghent Altarpiece were taken from the Book of Revelation. Various panels illustrate Christ, Adam and Eve, Cane and Abel, John the Baptist and the Just Judges. It was the panel depicting the Just Judges which was taken by a thief or thieves in the Spring of 1934. My e-book looks at the masterpiece through its history and the various clues and suspects regarding its unsolved theft.
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.
An American Airlines DC-3 Crashes In The Mississippi River Memphis, Tennessee February 10, 1944
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The DC-3 is one of the most reliable planes ever built. Beginning with the first ones that were manufactured in 1935, the Douglas engineered airplane was preferred by airline companies as well as travelers. As American Airlines Flight 2 neared its landing the local temperature was near freezing. It was completing the Little Rock-Memphis leg of a transcontinental flight from L.A. to New York.
A Venezuelan Airlines Super Constellation Crashes Into The Atlantic Ocean New Jersey Coast
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
My e-book looks at the unexplained crash of a Venezuelan Super Constellation off the New Jersey coast. The plane had tried to turn back to Idlewild Airport from a position near Norfolk, Virginia. A Civil Aeronautics Board investigation was halted abruptly before a definite conclusion was reached. Many surmised that propeller vibration on one of the plane's wing had led to the fire beginning.
The Crash of an Air France Super Constellation Dakar, Senegal August 29, 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
Flight 343 an Air France Super Constellation disappeared in a rainstorm near dawn on August 29, 1960. Flight controllers had tracked the plane from an airport in Dakar, Senegal until it mysteriously fell off their radar screens. My e-book looks at the history of the Super Constellation, its advantages, flaws and previous crashes. I have also offered several explanations for the crash that morning.
Genovese Crime Family Defendants 1959 Narcotics Conspiracy Trial
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
My e-book looks at each of the defendants in the 1959 narcotics trial. Some defendants like Vincent the Chin Gigante had most of their criminal careers in front of them. Others like Genovese were nearing the end of their organized crime influence. Genovese died in prison following his conviction. A single woman defendant, Jean Capece was a friend of the DiPalermo brothers, Charles and Joseph.
Carmine and Ralph Polizzano Genovese Narcotics Dealers
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade
In 1957 Carmine Palizzano was a soft-spoken family man who had lived at the same address in Woodside, Queens for a decade. Shortly before he answered a summons for a traffic violation Carmine was arrested in a roundup of drug dealers. His brother Ralph served prison time for interstate drug trafficking earlier. Both Palizzano brothers were involved in the manufacture and distribution of narcotics.
Natale Evola Bonanno Family Boss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,520. Language: English. Published: July 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Drug trade, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The son of Italian immigrants Natale Evola came to America from Italy in 1913. During his long criminal career he was closely aligned, at various times, with Vito Genovese, Carlo Gambino and Joseph Bonanno. There is a famous syndicated photo of Natale covering his face with his hands while appearing in court to face narcotics charges. He was based in Brooklyn and was the son of a dock worker.
The Paul Kelly Gang
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: July 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Paul Kelly led the Five Points Gang, the most notorious in New York City, beginning in the 1890s. Kelly's organization was active in politics, labor and causing general mayhem throughout the Lower East Side of New York City. When gangs made raids on businesses windows were smashed, grudges were settled and people were killed by gunfire. My ebook also discusses rival gangs like Monk Eastman's.
Kid Dropper Jewish Gang Leader In New York City
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: July 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Kid Dropper became the most prominent gangster in New York's Lower East Side in the early 1920s. Kid Spanish, a mixed Spanish and Jewish thug, was among Dropper's principal rivals. Both of them got their start in the Five Points Gang led by Paul Kelly. Eventually Dropper and Spanish were both sentenced to prison and became suitors for the same woman. Dropper was assassinated by a teenager in 1923.
Wild Bill Lovett Irish Gangster From Brooklyn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: July 6, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Wild Bill Lovett was a war hero who saved a number of his buddies in a World War I machine gun unit. For his bravery he was honored with the Distinguished Service Cross. When he returned home he became the leader of Brooklyn's infamous White Hand Gang. Lovett carried out an unsuccessful attempt to kill gangster Frankie Yale before he was murdered by members of Yale's gang on October 31, 1923.
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra Brooklyn Longshoreman and Laundry Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,370. Language: English. Published: July 3, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra's attempt to muscle in on the laundry racket led to his arrest for extortion and cost him his life. Guistra branched into the laundry racket months before he was murdered in an East Side tenement. With two accomplices Johnny wanted laundry owners to pay union dues of $5 for each employee on their payroll. Guistra's slaying was one of 4 in New York within a few days.
Carmelo Liconti Brooklyn Racketeer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Carmelo Liconti and Johnny Silk Stockings Guistra were two Italians from Calabria who attempted to broker a truce during the Castellammarese War for Mafia supremacy in New York City. Liconti and Guistra both lost their lives in this endeavor. Carmelo was strangled and garroted in the Hotel Paramount where he went for a presumed meeting in 1931. Liconti had ties to numerous mobsters of the era
The Salvatore Maranzano Giuseppe Masseria War For Mafia Supremacy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,630. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In April 1931 Giuseppe Masseria was betrayed by one of his closest associates Lucky Luciano. Giuseppe's execution in a Coney Island restaurant was one of many events in a gang war in which the Masseria group lost 40 to 60 of its men to gun violence. My e-book looks at the murders of Masseria men, Steve Ferrigno and Al Mineo, Masseria's rise to power and his assassination by people he trusted most.
Gaetano Reina The Murder That Started The Castellammarese War
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,440. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Gaetano Reina was a wealthy ice dealer who earned around one million before he was slain by an assassin with a sawed off shotgun. This era before the modern Mafia families formed is an intriguing one. Reina once worked at Columbia Wet Wash Laundry, a firm owned by Tommaso Gagliano, who was later a Lucchese family boss. Reina was once of three men implicated in the murder of a rich poultry dealer.
Angelo Caruso Mafia Underboss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The early 1930s was a time of the Castellammarese War and the murder of "Joe the Boss" Masseria in a Coney Island restaurant in 1931. My ebook focuses on the short tenure of Salvatore Maranzano as Mafia boss of bosses. Specifically I look at the life of Angelo Caruso chosen by Maranzano as his underboss in 1930. Caruso was a career criminal who came to a bloody end in prison on Welfare Island.
A United Airlines Boeing 727 Crashes Into Lake Michigan August 16, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,310. Language: English. Published: June 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The UAL Boeing 727 was flying from LaGuardia to O'Hare International Airport during the summer of 1965. People who watched the plane heard a thunderous roar and saw a flaming plane as it entered the water north of Chicago near Waukegan, Illinois. My e-book looks at the crash, the people on board the airliner and the inconclusiveness of the Civil Aeronautics Board as to the reason for the crash.
An American Airlines Boeing 727 Crash November 8, 1965
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,650. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
An American Airlines Boeing 727 was the third fatal crash of an airliner worldwide within a single week. The others involved a French military plane that plunged to the ground in French Somaliland and an Argentine C54 that crashed near Costa Rica. The 727 was on its landing approach in inclimate weather. For whatever reason the flight crew failed to see a hillside in front of them. 58 persons died
An American Airlines Convair Crashes Near Albany, New York September 15, 1953
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
Multiple eyewitnesses watched a Convair 240 plunge to the earth near a trailer park in Colonie, New York. Some of the witnesses were already at work and others were inside trailers within several hundred feet of the crash. One woman's trailer was scorched in the intense heat that burned bodies to the point that they were unrecognizable. My e-book looks at the crash and the CAB investigation.
United Airlines DC-3 Crashes Into San Francisco Bay
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,300. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
A United Airlines DC-3 which crashed in February 1937 was the topic of theories proposed by aircraft experts. At first the disaster was attributed to pilot error. An inquiry into the crash concluded without an explanation. Some thought the pilot had miscalculated his altitude or approached at an improper angle. Then an American Airlines plane crashed and its cause was linked to the Bay tragedy.
Mae Weston Acrobat, Boxer and Wrestler
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,160. Language: English. Published: June 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Boxing
Mae Weston began wrestling competitively in the late 1930s. One of her earliest bouts was against her sister, Wilma Gordon, in 1938. In the 1940s Weston wrestled stars like Mildred Burke and Elvira Snodgrass. She contended for the title as a masked wrestler and unmasked. Mae had a number of wrestling aliases including Carole Starr, Astroette and Purple Flash. She was popular at wrestling reunions.
A United Airlines DC4 Crashes At LaGuardia Field May 29, 1947
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,510. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
My ebook was researched from news accounts of a commercial aviation disaster that killed 39 people. The United DC4 crashed into the Maryland Woods near LaGuardia Field. The plane's impact dismembered most all of the passengers and rescuers found hardly any peole who were completely whole. One eyewitness remembered the smooth sound of the plane before its engines opened full throttle at the end.
Continental Airlines Flight 11 Crash May 22, 1962
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,390. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
It was approximately 9:30 at night when a Boeing 707 that took off from Chicago's O'Hare Airport was noticed by farmers near Centerville, Iowa. They reported seeing an orange glow. The plane was flying into a squall line when it began to have trouble. Days later the combined efforts of the Civil Aeronautics Board and the FBI pinpointed a blast that occurred in the jet's rear washroom.
The Kansas City Massacre Pretty Boy Floyd And The FBI
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,720. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
The Kansas City Massacre of June 1933 swayed public opinion against the outlaw perpetrators whereas earlier many Americans were sympathetic to criminals. The FBI also became stronger as a result. J. Edgar Hoover condemned the massacre the following day during a speech in Chicago. Pretty Boy Floyd, one of the principals involved survived until 1934 before he was gunned down by federal agents.
Elmer Trigger Burke
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,380. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Trigger Burke had a brief but significant criminal career as a hired assassin, murderer and robber. On one occasion he killed his best friend a longshoreman/bartender whose sister was Trigger's girlfriend. Escaping from jail in Boston he fled to Charleston and Folly Beach, South Carolina. FBI men arrested him and extradited him back to New York where he stood trial for the murder of Poochie Walsh.
Albert Ackalitis Boss of the New York Waterfront
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: June 4, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Albert Ackalitis spent fourteen years in Dannemora Prison before he began his rise to power on the New York waterfront. Earlier he was a charter member of the notorious Arsenal gang that pulled robberies in New York City and New Jersey. As a hiring boss on the docks he was trusted because he exerted control and knew how to get things done. Of Lithuanian descent he was born in Pennsylvania.
Charlie The Jew Yanowsky Political Corruption, Mob and Union Activities in New Jersey
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,730. Language: English. Published: June 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Business & Economics » Labor
Charlie the Jew Yanowsky influenced organized crime, unionization and politics in New Jersey from the 1930s until 1948. Yanowsky was a career criminal who ran from federal agents, for a time, on buses, before they caught up to him. His specialty was hijacking and providing weapons to gang members to carry out robberies and hits on rivals. His undoing came in Clinton, NJ via an ice pick in 1948.
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.
Frank Abbandano The Dasher
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,500. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Frank Abbandano was a career criminal who began his unlawful life as the head of the Ocean Hill Hooligans, an East New York gang. Along with Kid Twist, Frank the Dasher became a member of Murder Inc., a criminal organization that hired thugs to murder by contract. Abbandano carried out as many as 40 murders during his stint with Murder Inc. His son, Frank Jr. was a member of the Gambino family.
Mad Sam DeStefano Chicago Hoodlum
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,450. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Mad Sam DeStefano was a prominent figure in Chicago crime history until his death in 1973. He was rubbed out by the man he mentored, Tony the Ant Spilotro. Mad Sam was a petty criminal until he joined the Forty-Two gang in 1930. DeStefano has been compared to Chuck Nicoletti in terms of ruthlessness. Along the way Sam acquired the nicknames the Mad Hatter and Marquis de Sade of the syndicate.
Joseph The Animal Barboza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,990. Language: English. Published: May 24, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Joseph Barboza turned FBI and government informant after a long career of murder, loan sharking and other crimes. His testimony in Massachusetts courtrooms was instrumental in weakening the empire built by Providence, Rhode Island mobster Raymond Patriarcha. My e-book looks at his criminal career, what he knew about Frank Sinatra, famous athletes and horse racing illegalities in New England.
Cedar Waxwing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 22, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Pets & livestock, Nonfiction » Science and Nature » Amateur naturalist
Cedar waxwings are a regal bird with excellent manners. Unlike many other birds it shares food with its companions and keeps its feathers neat and sleek. It has sometimes been mistaken for a molting robin, especially when an observer compares the similarity of the calls of the respective birds. A robin is a larger bird, however, as cedar waxwings are not much larger than sparrows.
Nude Photography, Student Models, Camera Clubs and Crimes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,560. Language: English. Published: May 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - how to, Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Photography - Photo books
My e-book covers nude photography in the 20th century. I have researched a case of college student models posing for next to nothing while their photos enriched a husband and wife photography business in Los Angeles. This was exposed in a United States Senate Hearing in 1951. Several examples of students posing nude for college yearbooks and for scientific studies are also considered in my text.
Slot Car Racing An Enduring Passion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies, Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Crafts & Hobbies
Slot Cars have been around since the late 1950s and by the mid 1960s their popularity had surpassed all toys aside from dolls. Sales of model trains plummeted by comparison, falling from a $100 million in sales to $30 million, over the years from 1959-1965. Slot cars have found new popularity during the digital age, with magazines, books and how to guides to instruct new generations of fans.
Verne Sankey Kidnapper and Bootlegger
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,460. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
Verne Sankey kidnapped businessmen in St. Paul, Minnesota and Denver, Colorado. He aspired to abduct athletes Babe Ruth and Jack Dempsey. Sankey, an Iowan by birth had drifted north to South Dakota and Saskatchewan before returning to the United States in the late 1920s. It was considered likely that Sankey had inside knowledge of the Lindbergh baby's kidnapping as plans were found at his hideout.
Chicago's Touhy Gang Rival of Al Capone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,620. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws, Nonfiction » True Crime » Organized crime
The Touhy Gang was based in Chicago but carried out robberies of Federal Post Office mail trucks in various states. Two of their most prominent heists were in Charlotte, North Carolina and Sacramento, California. The majority of the Touhys were incarcerated by the time J. Edgar Hoover personally led a raid in Chicago in late 1942 that rounded up several of its members who had escaped from jail.
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.
Leif Erikson
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 1,520. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Exploration & Discovery, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Adventure & Adventurers
Leif Erikson came to North America having sailed from his native Norway in 993 A.D. He came ashore on the east coast of North America, the exact location being uncertain. In 1926 five Norsemen sailed in a replica ship of the original vessel that Erikson made his voyage in. This crew visited destinations along the east coast of North America, participating in Philadelphia's Sesquicentennial.
A Piedmont Airlines Fairchild-Hiller 227B Crashes In Charlestown, West Virginia August 10, 1968
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,120. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
The Piedmont Fairchild-Hiller that crashed while approaching the runway at Kanawha Airport in Charlestown, West Virginia was much like a Fokker 27 that was produced in Europe. Fairchild began building the FH-227s in the late 1950s. The planes had distinguishing features that differentiated them from the Fokker designs. My ebook recounts this tragic plane crash with input from eyewitness accounts.
A Northwest Orient Airlines Electra L-188C Crashes Near Tell City, Indiana March 17, 1960
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,350. Language: English. Published: May 5, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History
The L-188C was on its way to Miami from Chicago when it crashed in a field in Indiana. The flaw that prompted the Indiana crash and several more like it had to do with the Electra's wings and vibrations sent throughout the plane at certain speeds and air turbulence. One of the wings on the Tell City plane became completely detached and the other nearly came off. It crashed at 600 miles per hour.
The Midair Crash of a TWA Super Constellation and a United Airlines DC7 Grand Canyon, Arizona June 30, 1956
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,760. Language: English. Published: May 2, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / History, Nonfiction » Transportation » Aviation / Commercial
One of the pilots involved in the tragic collision of two planes above the Grand Canyon had received an ok to ascend to 21,000 feet while attempting to evade a thunderstorm. This put his TWA Super Constellation in line to crash into a United Airlines DC7 which was in the same cloud bank. My e-book looks at the crash and the difficulties involved in accessing the bodies inside the UAL wreckage.
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