A Man of Honor

Author: Joseph Bonanno

Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks

ISBN: 1466847174

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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"Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience-this was the 'glue' that held us together." These were the principles that the greatest Mafia "Boss of Bosses," Joseph Bonnano, lived by. Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano found his future amid the whiskey-running, riotous streets of Prohibition America in 1924, when he illegally entered the United States to pursue his dreams. By the age of only twenty-six, Bonnano became a Don. He would eventually take over the New York underworld, igniting the "Castellammarese War," one of the bloodiest Family battles ever to hit New York City... Now, in this candid and stunning memoir, Joe Bonanno-likely a model for Don Corleone in the blockbuster movie The Godfather-takes readers inside the world of the real Mafia. He reveals the inner workings of New York's Five Families-Bonanno, Gambino, Profaci, Lucchese, and Genovese-and uncovers how the Mafia not only dominated local businesses, but also influenced national politics. A fascinating glimpse into the world of crime, A Man of Honor is an unforgettable account of one of the most powerful crime figures in America's history.

A Man of Honor

Author: Loree Lough

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 1426714629

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

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Dusty Parker--part-time pastor, part-time search-and-rescue team member--joins the search for a missing teenage girl, but as he partners with volunteer Grace Sinclair, what they find bonds them in ways neither could have expected.

A Man of Honor

Author: Tina Leonard

Publisher: Harlequin

ISBN: 1460350316

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8614


A man of honor always protects the woman he loves Cord Greer was one such man. Tessa Draper had been his brother's woman, but no matter how it broke his heart, Cord would do whatever it took to keep her safe. Even marry her in name only. Tessa was pregnant and alone, and her life—as well as Cord's—was threatened. Marriage provided them temporary security—and the ultimate temptation. As danger closed in, was it fear that drove Tessa into Cord's arms—or something more than Cord had dared to hope for? A Crookseye Canyon Story: A small town full of strong men and women—and love as everlasting as the wide Texas sky.

A Man of Honor

Author: Miranda Liasson

Publisher: Entangled: Indulgence

ISBN: 1633756637

Category: Fiction

Page: 210

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Former Army Captain and venture capitalist Preston Guthrie has always had a thing for Cat Kingston, but he never felt like he could date his best friend’s sister. Plus, he’s a wrong-side-of-the-tracks guy and she’s a white-picket-fence kind of woman. Yet when they met again just before he was deployed, sparks flew. A fire ignited. And the heat was hot. For the first time, he thought a relationship with her might be possible...until an injury in the war changed everything... Journalist Cat Kingston had a rough couple of years, surviving a broken engagement and the loss of her job. But connecting with Preston last fall seemed right. They shared steamy Skype sessions while he was overseas—until he was wounded, and cut her off without explanation. Now he’s back in town to be the Best Man for her sister’s wedding...and she wants answers. Preston’s struggling with a leg wound, but the war scarred him on the inside, too. When Cat pays him a surprise visit and her brother catches them in a compromising position, Preston tells him they’re dating. He’s not sure how he can spend the entire wedding week fake-dating her when the chemistry between them feels anything but... Each book in the Kingston Family series is a standalone story that can be enjoyed out of order. Series Order: Book #1 Heart and Sole Book #2 A Man of Honor Book #3 The Baby Project

A Man of Honor

Author: George Eggleston

Publisher: Litres

ISBN: 5040516878

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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A Man of Honor

Author: George Cary Eggleston

Publisher: Library of Alexandria

ISBN: 146555484X

Category: Indiana

Page: 222

View: 666


Mr. Pagebrook gets up and calls an Ancient Lawgiver. Mr. Robert Pagebrook was "blue." There was no denying the fact, and for the first time in his life he admitted it as he lay abed one September morning with his hands locked over the top of his head, while his shapely and muscular body was stretched at lazy length under a scanty covering of sheet. He was snappish too, as his faithful serving man had discovered upon knocking half an hour ago for entrance, and receiving a rather pointed and wholly unreasonable injunction to "go about his business," his sole business lying just then within the precincts of Mr. Robert Pagebrook's room, to which he was thus denied admittance. The old servant had obeyed to the best of his ability, going not about his business but away from it, wondering meanwhile what had come over the young gentleman, whom he had never found moody before. "MR. ROBERT PAGEBROOK WAS 'BLUE.'" It was clear that Mr. Robert Pagebrook's reflections were anything but pleasant as he lay there thinking, thinking, thinking—resolving not to think and straightway thinking again harder than ever. His disturbance was due to a combination of causes. His muddy boots were in full view for one thing, and he was painfully conscious that they were not likely to get themselves blacked now that he had driven old Moses away. This reminded him that he had showed temper when Moses's meek knock had disturbed him, and to show temper without proper cause he deemed a weakness. Weaknesses were his pet aversion. Weakness found little toleration with him, particularly when the weakness showed itself in his own person, out of which he had been all his life chastising such infirmities. His petulance with Moses, therefore, contributed to his annoyance, becoming an additional cause of that from which it came as an effect.

A Man of Honor

Author: Barbara Taylor Bradford

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1250187478

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

View: 8853


The prequel to Barbara Taylor Bradford's New York Times bestselling and dazzling saga A Woman of Substance. Opening five years before the start of A Woman of Substance, A Man of Honor begins with 13-year-old Blackie O’Neill facing an uncertain future in rural County Kerry. Orphaned and alone, he has just buried his sister, Bronagh, and must leave his home to set sail for England, in search of a better life with his mother’s brother in Leeds. There, he learns his trade as a navvy, amid the grand buildings and engineering triumphs of one of England’s most prosperous cities, and starts to dream of greater things... And then, high on the Yorkshire moors, in the mists of a winter morning he meets a kitchen maid called Emma Harte. In A Man of Honor, the true Blackie O'Neill is revealed. For the first time, readers discover his story: his tumultuous life, the obstacles facing him, the desire he has to throw off the impotence of poverty and move up in the world. Like his friend Emma, he is ambitious, driven, disciplined, and determined to make it to the top. And like Emma Harte, he is an unforgettable character for the millions who loved the book.

A Man of Honor: the Life and Death of Yuba Kasai

Author: Muzaffar A. Isani

Publisher: Partridge Publishing

ISBN: 1482851458

Category: Fiction

Page: 364

View: 2676


Yuba, a lowly butcher from the backwaters of society, leaves his village in the boondocks and moves to the big city. However, the move is not of his free will. He has committed an uncommon act that creates the compulsion to relocate, an act precipitated by inherent flaws of character. In any event, the move proves to be auspicious as he reaches the pinnacle of success, acquiring great wealth and a position of high respect in society. In the meantime, his past has remained concealed through his long ascent, during which period he has also managed to suppress the more vulgar traits of his character. Both, the uncommon act of his past and the vulgar traits of his character, surface at an inopportune time in his life with catastrophic results. The tragic story of a powerful man ruined by innate flaws of character is not only a fascinating indictment of the frailty of human disposition, it also lays bare the extreme ambiguity of communal values in certain societies. The premise is simple but thought-provoking.

Man of Honor (EasyRead Large Bold Edition)

Author: Jim Cot

Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com

ISBN: 1458727270

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

View: 9518


We Need Heroes, Heroes don't have to be famous or rich or powerful. Heroes are simply people who do the right thing, whether it's in front of millions or an audience of one. The courage to be selfless. The courage to risk danger. The courage to keep a commitment. That's a hero. Men are often confused by distortions of the media and changes in society. The corrective to these misunderstandings is found in a story of real people in a dangerous situation centuries ago in Israel. In that story Jim Cote introduces us to a man named Boaz who saw a wrong and righted it, who saw a need and met it, who used his God-given resources and talents to become a hero - the kind of hero we can become to the woman in our lives.