James R Ashley

Books

The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies 1931-1943 Vol X: Fay Wray
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 19,880. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Celebrity culture
Although Fay Wray made 80 movies in her career, she is largely remembered for only one, King Kong (1933), where her leading man was a gigantic ape. Her role consisted largely of looking frightened and screaming her head off. Nevertheless, that role catapulted her into film immortality.
The Silver Age of Hollywood Movies, 1953 - 1963 - Vol I: Marilyn Monroe
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 65,560. Language: English. Published: November 15, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography, Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
Although in life Marilyn was a sexy movie star who was renowned at her time for her beauty and sexiness, ironically it was in her death that she ensured her immortality, as it became one of the great conspiracy murder-mysteries of all time.
The New York Mob Vol I: When the Irish Ran New York 1840-1917
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 18,820. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
Tammany Hall was a political organization who mobilized poor Irish immigrants into a powerbase to run New York city from the American Civil War to WWII. And although Tammany gave New York its first public welfare system, it did so at the expense of a level of political corruption never seen before or since. This is the story of the rise and fall of Tammany Hall.
Disappeared Without a Trace Vol II: The Lost Colony of Roanoke Island
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 13,700. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » American
In 1587 the first permanent English colony was settled in Roanoke Island, on the North Carolina Coast. John White, the governor of the colony, returned to England for supplies, but his return to the colony was delayed by the English battle with the Spanish Armada. When White was finally able to return to Roanoke Island in 1590, all the colonists had disappeared, never to be seen again, This is
How to Buy a Mattress Without Getting Cheated
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 14,640. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Home and Garden » Furniture
I wrote this book with the experience of having been a commission salesman in a number of different positions, in a number of different retail stores. Very little escaped my notice as to what was transpiring around me; in particular, what it took to be a good salesman. That secret to the success of any commission salesman was, as crude as it sounds, is their ability to cheat customers.
Death and Immortality at the Little BigHorn: Vol II, The Stand on Reno Hill
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 23,560. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Reno Hill and was occupied by 7 companies of the 7th Cavalry under Major Marcus Reno. Custer had counted on his support to reinforce his offensive against the Indian village but because of Reno’s refused to advance “to the sound of the guns” until it was too late, the 200 men under Custer’s command were forced to fight a battle they could not win.
Death and Immortality at the Little BigHorn: Vol I, Custer's Last Stand
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,610. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Military biography
Custer was sent out to subdue the Indians and when they gathered in overwhelming numbers to fight back, he and the troops under his direct command were wiped out. It is a riveting story of how a doomed command met its end on a hot sunny day in Montana on June 25, 1876. And when that inevitable end came, it was fought by frightened men shaking with fear at the awful death that awaited them.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies: Vol IX, Thelma Todd
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 15,580. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Thelma Todd’s movie career spanned only 12 years (1924-36), during which she was in 55 films. She was a contract player during her entire career and never came close to achieving stardom. Sad to say, however, that the subject which makes her a matter of interest is her death, as she was said by some to have been murdered on the orders of none other than Lucky Luciano.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies, 1931-1943: Vol VIII, Lupe Velez
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 19,500. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Lupe Velez was the poster child for “Hollywood Girls Go Wild” during the golden age of Hollywood moviemaking. She was renowned for her hair-trigger temper, uncontrollable violence, and erratic actions. She was known for throwing the wildest parties in Hollywood and loved to be the center of attention. She lived life her way and died in a way she thought that a star of her stature should.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies, 1931-1943: Vol VII, Clark Gable
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 25,160. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Clark’s mother died insane when he was a year old and his father believed that brawn over brain was the only standard for measuring manhood. Clark dropped out at the age of 16 to support himself. When Clark developed an interest in the theater, his father belittled him as a sissy. However, despite all his setbacks, Clark pursued his dream and became the king of Hollywood’s romantic actors.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies, 1931-1943: Vol VI, Errol Flynn
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 29,530. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Errol Flynn was literally born the star that he became. His entire life was one of a swashbuckling rogue who strode across life’s stage bigger than life and in the process reduced everyone else’s life to insignificance. As thrilling and exciting his swashbuckling movie roles were, his real life adventures frequently surpassed them.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies 1931-1943: Vol V, Humphrey Bogart
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 21,970. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Humphrey Bogart is regarded by the American Film Institute as the greatest actor in movie making history. This is not because he was the handsomest actor, nor did he have the physique to be a leading man, he spoke in a noticeable lisp, could not sing a note, and had no dancing ability. And yet, despite all this, he achieved greatness and immortality on the silver screen.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies 1931-1943: Vol IV, Mae West
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 18,480. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Mae West was perhaps the most unique female actress of any age of films, in that she became the product of her mind’s eye. Neither the film studios she worked at nor her fans created her, Mae did that herself. In no single instance did an actress ever have such power. Mae established a persona of “forever sexy” but she did it solely with the illusion of being sexy.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies 1931-1943: Vol III, Jean Harlow
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 23,550. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Jean Harlow was widely considered as the reigning sexpot of the golden age of Hollywood filmmaking. She usually played the part either of a tough-talking moll or a prostitute and was every man’s fantasy date. The reality, however, was far different. She was largely indifferent to sex and her looks were actually nothing special. Her story is a sad one and her death was horrible beyond belief.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies 1931-1943: Vol II, Joan Crawford
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 51,160. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Joan’s childhood was right out of a Dickens novel. Her mother was indifferent to her, her 3 fathers ran out on her. She grew up alone and friendless, having to work her early years at a succession of menial jobs in order to make ends meet for her mother and shiftless brother. When Joan’s 3rd father began sexually molesting her, Joan was blamed for enticing him and kicked out of the house.
The Golden Age of Hollywood Movies, 1931-1943: Vol I, Bette Davis
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 30,370. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Bette Davis, despite her lack of beauty and sex appeal, rose up to be a major star. She had lived a rather miserable and unhappy life and most people that worked with her disliked her, and in many cases even hated her. As she grew older, a festering mental illness, a rapid aging, and ongoing physical illnesses made her bad tempered and vicious to virtually everyone.
Disappeared Without a Trace, Vol I: Amelia Earhart
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 34,040. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Adventurers & explorers
Amelia Earhart was one of the most well known and admired woman of her age. She lived her dream, however, at a dangerous time, when flight was in its infancy, and simple. The round-the-world flight was to be Amelia’s last and most spectacular flight. When Amelia took off on that fateful day of July 2, 1937, she had no way of knowing that it would be the last day of her life.
Jack the Ripper: The 1888 London East End Serial Killer
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 33,540. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
The Ripper’s murderous serial killings must certainly go down in the history books as one of the great unsolved mysteries of all time. Therefore, anyone that thinks he can do better than the police of the time or the numerous writers after, read on and put your ability to the test and see if you can close the book on the infamous Whitechapel murders to your satisfaction.
Buried But Not Yet Dead: The Vampire Myth
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
It is largely from Romania that vampirism as we know it originates. Long standing folklore fueled largely by superstition therefore created the first vampire beliefs. The 2nd development in vampirism was through the efforts of the Roman Catholic Church. Then came the literary vampire where the focus became not to frighten people to death but to entertain them.
When the Outfit Ran Chicago, Vol III: The Frank Nitti Era
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 22,990. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Nitti was primarily a businessman and began to restructure the Outfit along the lines of a business. He moved the Outfit out of prostitution and deeper into union racketeering, gambling, and Hollywood movie studio extortions. When the lid blew off the Hollywood extortion racket, Nitti was ordered to take the 'rap' for everyone and instead chose to commit suicide.
When the Outfit Ran Chicago, Vol II: The Al Capone Era
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 125,710. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Al Capone’s function was to clear the decks and establish supremacy of the Chicago Outfit over the independent gangs in Chicago. He did that in such a spectacular and violent manner that he came to personify what people wanted to believe the quintessential gangster boss to be. His sole claim to fame will be his notoriety as the murderous gangster who ran Chicago during the “Roaring 20s.”
When the Outfit Ran Chicago, Vol I:The "Big Jim" Colosimo Era
Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 28,870. Language: English. Published: July 31, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Jim Colosimo began the 1890s as a newsboy, bootblack, and a thief. After becoming a skilled pickpocket at 18, Colosimo acquired a “stable” of girls and became a pimp and before long owned a string of 100 bordellos, gambling joints, and opium dens. He was now king of the Levee pimps and led them in their war against the Chicago's Morals' Squad. Here is his story.
The Rise and Fall of the Silent Film Era, Vol III: The Film Studios & Directors
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 36,450. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
By 1930 all the films being produced were “talkies.” The studios spent $24 million upgrading their studios to make sound movies and another $300 million to wire up their theaters And so with sound the silent film era came to a close. The legendary beauty of the actresses and handsomeness of the actors quickly faded, as did their names and they were forgotten by all but a few.
The Rise and Fall of the Silent Film Era, Vol I: The Actors
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 53,170. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
They are all gone now but what a trail they blazed across the night-time sky. They had entered a new and exciting industry and single-handedly elevated it into an art form (at least for a while). The way they dressed, the way they acted, the way they lived became the object of the greatest interest to their millions of fans who sought to emulate them in every way they could.
The Rise and Fall of the Silent Film Era, Vol II: The Silent Film Actresses
Price: $7.00 USD. Words: 44,820. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
They are all gone now but what a trail they blazed across the night-time sky. They had entered a new and exciting industry and single-handedly elevated it into an art form (at least for a while). The way they dressed, the way they acted, the way they lived became the object of the greatest interest to their millions of fans who sought to emulate them in every way they could.
The "Dust Bowl" Era Bank Robbers, Vol II: John Dillinger
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 24,010. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Dillinger’s bank robberies were well planned and usually well executed. He knew how to rob the big banks and put together a gang of extremely professional bank robbers. And although the Dillinger gang was able to make off with some decent money, when it was divided up between all the members of the gang, each man’s share did not amount to all that much.
The "Dust Bowl" Era Bank Robbers, Vol IV: "Pretty Boy" Floyd
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
“Pretty Boy” Floyd was primarily a small-time Oklahoma bank robber. Between 1931 and 1932 he was said to have committed about half the bank robberies in that state, Floyd’s typical bank robbery rarely resulted in a loss of more than a few thousand dollars and considering that he usually had to split it up 3 or 4 ways, he was lucky if he got $1,000 per robbery and frequently it was much less.
The "Dust Bowl" Era Bank Robbers, Vol I: Bonnie & Clyde
Price: $5.00 USD. Words: 18,940. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
Bonnie & Clyde were dealt a bad hand in the beginning and unlike many other people who took new cards hoping for a better one, they decided to play theirs out. Both of them foresaw that the road would get dimmer and dimmer as time went on and their end was going to be a bad one. And whether from courage or false hope, they played their cards out to the end.
The "Dust Bowl" Era Bank Robbers, Vol III: "Baby Face" Nelson
Price: $3.00 USD. Words: 11,660. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
“Baby Face” Nelson was the quintessential “Dust Bowl” era gangster. He killed “at the drop of a hat” and wasn’t ever afraid to shoot it out toe-to-toe with the law. was was the only "Dust Bowl" era gangster to engage the FBI toe-to-toe in his last fight and go out in a blaze of glory like the “Roaring Twenties” gangsters of the Hollywood movies, spitting lead from a Thompson submachine gun.

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