Salvatore

a Dark Mafia Romance

Author: Natasha Knight

Publisher: Natasha Knight

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 313

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Lucia It all started with a contract signed by him, then by me, while our families watched. While my father sat silent, a man defeated, giving his daughter to the Benedetti monsters. I obeyed. I played my part. I signed my name and gave away my life. I became their living, breathing trophy, a constant symbol of their power over us. That was five years ago. Then came the time for him to claim me. For Salvatore Benedetti to own me. I had vowed vengeance. I had learned hate. And yet, nothing could have prepared me for the man who now ruled my life. I expected a monster, one I would destroy. But nothing is ever black or white. No one is either good or evil. For all his darkness, I saw his light. For all his evil, I saw his good. As much as he made me hate him, a passion hotter than the fires of hell burned inside me. I was his, and he was mine. My very own monster. Salvatore I owned the DeMarco Mafia Princess. She belonged to me now. We had won, and they had lost. And what better way to teach a lesson than to take from them that which is most precious? Most beloved? I was the boy who would be king. Next in line to rule the Benedetti Family. Lucia DeMarco was the spoils of war. Mine to do with as I pleased. It was my duty to break her. To make her life a living hell. My soul was dark, I was hell bound. And there was no way out, not for either of us. Because the Benedetti family never lost, and in our wake, we left destruction. It’s how it had always been. How I believed it would always be. Until Lucia.

Child of a Mad God

A Tale of the Coven

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0765395274

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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From R. A. Salvatore, the legendary creator of Drizzt Do’Urden, comes the start of abrand new epic journey. When Aoleyn loses her parents, she is left to fend for herself among a tribe of vicious barbarians. Bound by rigid traditions, she dreams of escaping to the world beyond her mountain home. The only hopefor achieving the kind of freedom she searches for is to learn how to wield the mysterious power used by the tribe’s coven known as the Song of Usgar. Thankfully, Aoleyn may be the strongest witch to have ever lived, but magic comes at price. Not only has her abilities caught the eye of the brutish warlord that leads the tribe, but the demon of the mountain hunts all who wield the Coven’s power, and Aoleyn’s talent has made her a beacon in the night.

Vector Prime: Star Wars Legends (The New Jedi Order)

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 034546740X

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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An exciting new era of Star Wars history is about to begin--as fantasy and science fiction's most acclaimed authors propel the legendary epic into the next millennium, introducing us to a rich cast of characters that features old favorites--Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, and Leia Organa Solo--along with the next generation of Jedi and never-before seen creatures, droids, and deadly agents of darkness. In Vector Prime, the launch novel for this thrilling new saga, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore takes the Star Wars universe to previously unscaled heights of action and imagination, expanding the beloved story of a galaxy far, far away . . . Twenty-one years have passed since the heroes of the Rebel Alliance destroyed the Death Star, breaking the power of the Emperor. Since then, the New Republic has valiantly struggled to maintain peace and prosperity among the peoples of the galaxy. But unrest has begun to spread; tensions erupt in outbreaks of rebellion that, if unchecked, threaten to destroy the Republic's tenuous reign. Into this volatile atmosphere comes Nom Anor, a charismatic firebrand who heats passions to the boiling point, sowing seeds of dissent for his own dark motives. In an effort to avert a catastrophic civil war, Leia travels with her daughter Jaina, her sister-in-law Mara Jade Skywalker, and the loyal protocol droid C-3PO, to conduct face-to-face diplomatic negotiations with Nom Anor. But he proves resistant to Leia's entreaties--and, far more inexplicably, within the Force, where a being should be, was . . . blank space. Meanwhile, Luke is plagued by reports of rogue Jedi Knights who are taking the law into their own hands. And so he wrestles with a dilemma: Should he attempt, in this climate of mistrust, to reestablish the legendary Jedi Council? As the Jedi and the Republic focus on internal struggles, a new threat surfaces, unnoticed, beyond the farthest reaches of the Outer Rim. An enemy appears from outside known space, bearing weapons and technology unlike anything New Republic scientists have ever seen. Suddenly Luke, Mara, Leia, Han Solo, and Chewbacca--along with the Solo children--are thrust again into battle, to defend the freedom so many have fought and died for. But this time, all their courage, sacrifice, and even the power of the Force itself may not be enough. . . . Features a bonus section following the novel that includes a primer on the Star Wars expanded universe, and over half a dozen excerpts from some of the most popular Star Wars books of the last thirty years!

The Salvatore Marrige

Harlequin Comics

Author: Michelle Reid

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596646287

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Shannon’s sister, Keira, is critically injured in a car accident, the same one that killed Keira’s husband, Angelo. It’s Luca, Angelo’s brother?and Shannon’s ex?who delivers the tragic news to her in London. “Are we alone?” he asks, barging into her home and searching through it. Shannon shakes with anger, realizing that he must be looking for a man. They’d been in love two years ago, until Luca accused Shannon of cheating while he was away and broke up with her without even letting her explain. Who would have thought she’d meet him again, and like this, of all the ways?

History of the Mafia

Author: Salvatore Lupo

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231131356

Category: History

Page: 328

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Consulting rare archival sources, Salvatore Lupo traces the web of associations, both illicit and legitimate, that have defined the Sicilian Mafia from 1860 to the present. He focuses on several crucial periods of transformation: the Italian unification of 1860 and 1861, the murder of noted politician Notarbartolo, the fascist repression of the Mafia, the Allied invasion of 1943, the social conflicts that followed each world war, and the major murders and trials of the 1980s. Lupo clarifies the Mafia's cultural codes and situates them within social groups and communities. He also refutes the notion that the Mafia has grown more ruthless in recent decades. Rather than representing a shift from "honorable" crime to immoral drug trafficking and violence, Lupo argues the terroristic activities of the modern Mafia signify a new desire for visibility and a distinct break from the state.

Timeless

A Drizzt Novel

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: HarperCollins

ISBN: 0062688588

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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At long last, New York Times bestselling author R. A. Salvatore returns with one of fantasy's most beloved and enduring icons, the dark elf Drizzt Do'Urden, in an all-new trilogy full of swordplay, danger, and imaginative thrills, Centuries ago, in the city of Menzoberranzan, the City of Spiders, the City of Drow, nestled deep in the unmerciful Underdark of Toril, a young weapon master earned a reputation far above his station or that of his poor house. The greater nobles watched him, and one matron, in particular, decided to take him as her own. She connived with rival great houses to secure her prize, but that prize was caught for her by another, who came to quite enjoy the weapon master. This was the beginning of the friendship between Zaknafein and Jarlaxle, and the coupling of Matron Malice and the weapon master who would sire Drizzt Do’Urden. R. A. Salvatore reveals the Underdark anew through the eyes of Zaknafein and Jarlaxle—an introduction to the darkness that offers a fresh view of the opportunities to be found in the shadows and an intriguing prelude to the intriguing escapes that lie ahead in the modern-day Forgotten Realms. Here, a father and his son are reunited and embark on adventures that parallel the trials of centuries long past as the friends of old are joined by Drizzt, Hero of the North, trained by Grandmaster Kane in the ways of the monk. But the scourge of the dangerous Lolth’s ambitions remain, and demons have been foisted on the unwitting of the surface. The resulting chaos and war will prove to be the greatest challenge for all three.

THE SALVATORE MARRIAGE DEAL

Harlequin Comics

Author: Natalie Rivers

Publisher: Harlequin / SB Creative

ISBN: 4596686416

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: N.A

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Lily’s lover is the Italian millionaire Vito. He’s wonderful, but always reminding her that their relationship has no future: he doesn’t care to marry and doesn’t want children. But then she accidentally gets pregnant… Shocked, Lily musters up the courage to tell him, only to be faced with the worst reaction ever. Without any explanation, Vito kicks her out of the house! Then, six weeks later, he appears before Lily with an arrogant proposition to marry him!

Eugene V. Debs

Citizen and Socialist

Author: Nick Salvatore

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252011481

Category: Socialist

Page: 437

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Traces the life of the controversial American socialist and social reformer and assesses his role in American history

Immortalis

Author: R. A. Salvatore

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: 0345441230

Category: Fiction

Page: 608

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The magical world of Corona is engulfed in darkness as Pony's son Aydrian attempts to conquer all of Corona, while the gemstone-bearing Pony struggles to free the land from the malevolent forces that threaten to destroy it.

Transcendence

Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0345454782

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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TRANSCENDENCE It is the summer of 839. Brave and beautiful Brynn Dharielle sets out on a daring mission to free her beloved homeland from tyrannical rule. But she cannot imagine the depth of chaos, corruption, and betrayal that seethes admist a ruthless sect of warrior priests, led and manipulated by an evil chieftain who conceals a dark, age-old secret. For Brynn and her trusted elven companion, the way to Behren turns into a fierce and illuminating voyage beneath the Belt-and-Buckle mountains. And while they face many dangers, the knowledge they acquire will have profound implications for the future of the elven valley, a land shaped by the plotting of a queen desperate to hold onto her magic. Meanwhile, by the time Brynn reaches the land where she once saw her parents murdered, the seeds of revolution are already flourishing. For a courageous young woman and her elven mentor, the first salvo of a sweeping battle has begun—one that will threaten to destroy the heart and soul of their world. The eagerly anticipated new novel in R. A. Salvatore’s Second DemonWars saga, Transcendence is an extraordinary adventure that introduces a remarkable new hero—and explores the mysteries of enlightenment and the art of war . . . in a dazzling epic of the imagination. From the Hardcover edition.

Government Budgeting and Expenditure Management

Principles and International Practice

Author: Salvatore Schiavo-Campo

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317293312

Category: Political Science

Page: 416

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The government budget should be the financial mirror of society's choices. Yet most people view budgeting as the epitome of eye-glazing subjects, rarely explained in a way that is understandable to the non-specialist and too often presented without adequate consideration of a country’s governance and institutional capacity. Government Budgeting and Expenditure Management fills a gap in the literature to redress these failings and does so in comparative international perspective. This book provides a comprehensive but pithy and easy-to-understand treatment of public financial management, taking into account a variety of special issues including budgeting in post-conflict situations, at subnational government levels, for military/security expenditures, and in countries with large extractive revenues. Distilling the lessons of budgeting reform in countries at different levels of income and administrative capacity, each chapter gradually progresses from the basic principles to the more technical aspects and then on to implementation issues, using concrete examples and illustrations from around the globe. Government Budgeting and Expenditure Management is ideally suited as the primary text for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses in government budgeting or public financial management, or as a supplementary text for courses in public finance, public economics, economic development, public administration or comparative politics. With its attention to practical implementation aspects, the book will also be of direct interest to practitioners, policy-makers, and government employee training organizations.

Salvatore Zofrea

Fifty Portraits

Author: Salvatore Zofrea,Stephanie Claire

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Australia

Page: 135

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Since his first exhibition at Macquarie Galleries in 1967, Salvatore Zofrea's work has been a feature of the art of Sydney. Best known for his major mural series for Fairfax Limited, the Sydney Opera House and others, Zofrea is also a printmaker of distinction. This book features fifty portraits by the artist.

Humorous Texts

A Semantic and Pragmatic Analysis

Author: Salvatore Attardo

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 3110887967

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 252

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This book presents a theory of long humorous texts based on a revision and an upgrade of the General Theory of Verbal Humour (GTVH), a decade after its first proposal. The theory is informed by current research in psycholinguistics and cognitive science. It is predicated on the fact that there are humorous mechanisms in long texts that have no counterpart in jokes. The book includes a number of case studies, among them Oscar Wilde's Lord Arthur Savile's Crime and Allais' story Han Rybeck. A ground-breaking discussion of the quantitative distribution of humor in select texts is presented.

Love Poems

A Selection

Author: Salvatore Di Giacomo,Frank J. Palescandolo

Publisher: Guernica Editions

ISBN: 9781550710601

Category: Poetry

Page: 156

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Salvatore Di Giacomo was born at Naples, 12 March 1860. Early in his career, on the basis of his dialect poems and dramas, he was acclaimed the consummate interpreter of Neapolitan life. He collaborated with the most talented composers of the Piedigotta festivals who set many of his poems as lyrics to Neapolitan canzoni. He was nominated a senator of Italy. He dies in Naples on 5 March 1934. Today Salatore Di Giacomo is an acknowledged Italian classic among the great writers of Italy.

Fundraising for Small Museums

In Good Times and Bad

Author: Salvatore G. Cilella, Jr.

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 0759119708

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 236

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This brief manual is designed specifically for people running the thousands of small museums and historic sites across the U.S. and Canada. These smaller institutions tend to lack funding and professional staff, so this book is meant to help the busy administrators perform their job of fundraising better and more efficiently.

Living with Honor

A Memoir

Author: Salvatore Giunta,Joe Layden

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451691505

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 294

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A Medal of Honor recipient shares the story of his military career, recounting his deployment to Afghanistan's volatile Korengal Valley and his life-risking efforts to provide medical aid to wounded fellow soldiers during an October 2007 Taliban ambush.

Electromagnetic Shielding

Author: Salvatore Celozzi,Rodolfo Araneo,Giampiero Lovat

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470268476

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 385

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The definitive reference on electromagnetic shielding materials, configurations, approaches, and analyses This reference provides a comprehensive survey of options for the reduction of the electromagnetic field levels in prescribed areas. After an introduction and an overview of available materials, it discusses figures of merit for shielding configurations, the shielding effectiveness of stratified media, numerical methods for shielding analyses, apertures in planar metal screens, enclosures, and cable shielding. Up to date and comprehensive, Electromagnetic Shielding: Explores new and innovative techniques in electromagnetic shielding Presents a critical approach to electromagnetic shielding that highlights the limits of formulations based on plane-wave sources Analyzes aspects not normally considered in electromagnetic shielding, such as the effects of the content of the shielding enclosures Includes references at the end of each chapter to facilitate further study The last three chapters discuss frequency-selective shielding, shielding design procedures, and uncommon ways of shielding—areas ripe for further research. This is an authoritative, hands-on resource for practicing telecommunications and electrical engineers, as well as researchers in industry and academia who are involved in the design and analysis of electromagnetic shielding structures.