Remo Falcone is beyond redemption.As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory - a territory the Chicago Outfit breached.
Author: Cora Reilly
Publisher: Independently Published
Remo Falcone is beyond redemption.As Capo of the Camorra he rules with a brutal hand over his territory - a territory the Chicago Outfit breached. Now Remo is out for retribution. A wedding is sacred, stealing a bride sacrilegious. Serafina is the niece of the Boss of the Outfit, and her hand has been promised in marriage for years, but kidnapped in her wedding dress on her way to church by Remo, Serafina quickly realizes that she can't hope for saving. Yet, even in the hands of the cruelest man she knows, she is determined to cling to her pride, and Remo soon understands that the woman at his mercy might not be as easy to break as he thought.A ruthless man on a quest to destroy the Outfit by breaking someone they are supposed to protect. A woman intent on bringing a monster to his knees. Two families that will never be the same.
Some parents take twisted pride in watching their children grow up as spoiled brats who believe they should always have their way, and that nothing is sacred or worthy unless it serves them. Those who fail to teach their young to honor ...
Author: James J. Jackson
Publisher: Tate Publishing
Category: Christian life
Do you sometimes feel as though God has taken a vacation, and common sense has died? In a world that seems to be spinning out of control worse than ever, we need an anchor to ground us in faith and a compass to lead around the many pitfalls we face just trying to live our daily lives. That anchor and compass is Jesus Christ. James J. Jackson's book, In All Things...Moral Reflections and Decisions on Life Issues, will encourage, entertain, and give you the comfort of knowing that you can deal with any of life's issues, if you seek God's way. It will give you assurance that the Lord will give you the grace to endure anything. James J. Jackson has experienced more adversity than most have endured, but his writings in this book, which are a compilation of published columns, reflect how God guided him and blessed him in spite of all the slings and arrows he faced. You will be blessed by these columns, whether on the lighter side, or tackling heavy spiritual issues, as you envelope yourself In All Things...Moral Reflections and Decisions of Life Issues.
There are journalists who resent this reputation, but most tend to wear it almost happily, as a mark of twisted pride. ... The attitude was caught nicely by the British poet Humbert Wolfe, in 1930: You cannot hope to bribe or twist ...
Author: Kim Fletcher
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This comprehensive, informative and witty guide offers expert advice on everything you need to know about the industry. From starting up, through pitching your first story, to getting a scoop and avoiding libel, this book offers all the useful hints, advice and contacts you require to be the best. The Journalist's Handbook contains vital information on media law, privacy and ethics, and looks at market awareness and the rise of internet journalism. There is also good advice on different writing techniques for quality, middle market and popular papers, on surviving as a freelance and advancing in your career. Interspersed with anecdotes and tips from journalists on Britain's leading publications (Observer, Express, Star, The Times, Q, Glamour), the handbook is rounded off with a list of indispensable contacts and sources.
Even though some—okay, most—of the things she was saying were gross, even though I didn't really want to meet Eugene, there was some kind of twisted pride in there. And Chow Chow was my second home, my Taiwanese home away from my ...
Author: Gloria Chao
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Category: Young Adult Fiction
“Weepingly funny.” —The Wall Street Journal “Delightful.” —BuzzFeed “Charmed my socks off.” —David Arnold, New York Times bestselling author of Kids of Appetite and Mosquitoland Four starred reviews for this incisive, laugh-out-loud contemporary debut about a Taiwanese-American teen whose parents want her to be a doctor and marry a Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer despite her squeamishness with germs and crush on a Japanese classmate. At seventeen, Mei should be in high school, but skipping fourth grade was part of her parents’ master plan. Now a freshman at MIT, she is on track to fulfill the rest of this predetermined future: become a doctor, marry a preapproved Taiwanese Ivy Leaguer, produce a litter of babies. With everything her parents have sacrificed to make her cushy life a reality, Mei can’t bring herself to tell them the truth—that she (1) hates germs, (2) falls asleep in biology lectures, and (3) has a crush on her classmate Darren Takahashi, who is decidedly not Taiwanese. But when Mei reconnects with her brother, Xing, who is estranged from the family for dating the wrong woman, Mei starts to wonder if all the secrets are truly worth it. Can she find a way to be herself, whoever that is, before her web of lies unravels? From debut author Gloria Chao comes a hilarious, heartfelt tale of how, unlike the panda, life isn’t always so black and white.
Willy has no compunction about the crushing blow he is striking against Biff's self-worth and good character when he remarks to Linda and Charley with his own twisted pride “You shoulda seen the lumber they brought home last week at ...
Author: Leon Golden
Publisher: Radius Book Group
Category: Literary Criticism
Aristotle and the Arc of Tragedy is the latest of Leon Golden’s books to connect Ancient Greece to modern culture. In a world facing many pressing issues Classics professor Golden wants to champion the values and achievements of Classical Civilization. He asserts that Homeric Epic and Greek Tragedy are as relevant today as they were millennia ago because they are riveting and insightful studies of the human condition. Their universality grants them a contemporary relevance despite the passage of time and changes in custom and taste. In one of his previous books, Understanding the Iliad, Golden illuminated the relevance of The Iliad for modern readers. The Bryn Mawr Classical Review praised Understanding the Iliad because it, “achieves what it sets out to accomplish: to provide an interpretation of the Iliad that emphasizes its didactic aspects, its ability to improve its readers by presenting the spectacle of the evolution of a flawed warrior consumed by destructive anger to a legitimate hero who transcends his narcissism and grandiosity and reaches out to others and by doing so heals his own aching soul in the process.” Golden, making use of correspondence and personal contact with Joseph Heller, himself, argues convincingly in Achilles and Yossarian that Homer’s The Iliad exerted a profound influence over Heller as he wrote his modern classic, Catch-22. A Kirkus review acclaims Achilles and Yossarian in these words: “Golden combines impressive erudition with a sharp critical eye and a lucid prose style that laymen will find accessible and engaging. The result is an original and persuasive work of literary scholarship that finds much more than mere war stories in these classics.”
The drywall gave witha satisfyingthud againsthisknuckles. He bitdown onhis clawing temper and leaned his forehead against thewall. He'd failed her. Him and his stupid twisted pride, his questioning senseof what was between them.
There are many men who feel a kind of twisted pride in cynicism; there are many who confine themselves to criticism of the way others do what they themselves dare not even attempt. There is no more unhealthy being, no man less worthy of ...
Author: Mathew Manweller
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Presents a chronology of United States presidents, featuring biographical information about each and important moments in their presidency.
He had somehow gained the community's support so that they apparently took some twisted pride in his sin (“you are puffed up,” 5:2) instead of grieving over the immorality.
Author: David E. Garland
Publisher: B&H Publishing Group
THE NEW AMERICAN COMMENTARY is for the minister or Bible student who wants to understand and expound the Scriptures. Notable features include:* commentary based on THE NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION;* the NIV text printed in the body of the commentary;* sound scholarly methodology that reflects capable research in the original languages;* interpretation that emphasizes the theological unity of each book and of Scripture as a whole;* readable and applicable exposition.
I took a twisted pride in the injury and saw it as a fault of my shoes, not a personal and pervasive weakness. Within six more months, I was running a marathon, this time finishing in 3:00:34. Throughout the next few years, during which ...
Author: Jonathan Beverly
Category: Sports & Recreation
In Run Strong, Stay Hungry, Jonathan Beverly reveals the secrets of veteran racers who are still racing fast and loving the sport decades after they got their start. Beverly taps 50 lifetime runners—from America’s elite to consistent local competitors—to reveal the 9 keys to run strong and stay fast. Run Strong, Stay Hungry features priceless guidance from Bill Rodgers, Deena Kastor, Pete Magill, Joan Benoit Samuelson, Roger Robinson, Colleen De Reuck, Dave Dunham, Kathrine Switzer, and dozens more. Drawing from lessons learned over their 4 million lifetime running miles, Beverly finds that these lifetime competitors offer dozens of specific, creative strategies and solutions you can try right now. You’ll find inspiration and guidance to power up your running with the best ways to train, race, recover, avoid injuries, and stay motivated. You’ll tap into the powerful habits and mind-sets formed over 1,000 marathons, hundreds of major race wins, 40 Olympic Games, and dozens of American and world records. Run Strong, Stay Hungry explores 9 ways any runner can enjoy a lifelong, healthy running career as well as boost enjoyment of running and improve race performance. These keys will not only keep you on your feet, but they will also open up new opportunities and challenges that will keep you engaged with the sport, whether you’re winning races or finishing in the middle of the pack, cranking out 100-mile weeks or squeezing miles into your busy schedule. Beverly busts myths that have held masters runners back and gives direction to help both beginning runners and those who have run for decades. Get a 20-year head start on obstacle-proofing your racing—or reboot your running career—with this insightful new guide for anyone who loves to run.