Five Families

Five Families
Author: Selwyn Raab
Pages: 784
ISBN: 1429907983
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Release: 2014-05-13
Editor: Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Genovese, Gambino, Bonnano, Colombo and Lucchese. For decades these Five Families ruled New York and built the American Mafia (or Cosa Nostra) into an underworld empire. Today, the Mafia is an endangered species, battered and beleaguered by aggressive investigators, incompetent leadership, betrayals and generational changes that produced violent and unreliable leaders and recruits. A twenty year assault against the five families in particular blossomed into the most successful law enforcement campaign of the last century. Selwyn Raab's Five Families is the vivid story of the rise and fall of New York's premier dons from Lucky Luciano to Paul Castellano to John Gotti and more. The book also brings the reader right up to the possible resurgence of the Mafia as the FBI and local law enforcement agencies turn their attention to homeland security and away from organized crime.

The Five Families Books 1 3

The Five Families  Books 1 3
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 591
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-12-07
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in a convenient ebook bundle, here are the first three novels in Jill Ramsower’s captivating Five Families Series. The full-length, bestselling novels feature the three Genovese sisters as each seeks to find love in a dangerous mafia world of lies, schemes, and betrayal. “I swear this series keeps getting better and better!” -Amazon Reviewer Forever Lies Five minutes in a stalled elevator was all it took to turn Alessia Genovese’s world upside down. She was just one among millions of New Yorkers, but now, she’s landed on Luca Romano’s radar, and he isn’t about to let her walk away. Luca’s secret agenda shatters Alessia’s perfectly crafted life--sometimes lies are easier than the truth… Never Truth Nico Conti was the center of my universe—until he shattered my heart, leaving me broken and alone. For ten years, I had to find my way in the dark. Now he’s come back, trying to explain away his absence and pick up where we left off, but I’m not the same girl he abandoned. I have enough secrets to rival his own, and if I’m not careful, he’s going to unravel every one of them. Blood Always It should have been a simple arranged marriage, but fate had other plans. He saw her untamed independence as a challenge. She saw his alluring authority as a threat. Their lives were altered irrevocably—from enemies allied by a strategic marriage to something dark and consuming. Something that tasted like obsession. Warning: These are mafia romances intended for mature audiences with some elements that may be inappropriate for sensitive audiences. If you like a sharp edge to your romance and deliciously dangerous leading men, get ready to lose yourself!

The Five Families Books 4 6

The Five Families  Books 4 6
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 828
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-09-06
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Now in a convenient ebook bundle, here are the second three novels in Jill Ramsower’s captivating Five Families Series. Three sisters. Three incomparable men. Three full-length novels about love in a dangerous mafia world of lies, schemes, and betrayal. “I'm so sad this world has come to a close. I want more!!!” -Boys in Books are Better Impossible Odds I stole something from a total stranger. It was admittedly brazen, but he had it coming. And what were the chances I’d ever see him again? When I catch those stormy eyes glaring at me across a crowded club, I realize how wrong I’d been. There’s a promise of retribution in his gaze, but I’m a mafia princess, and I don’t scare easily. Absolute Silence Camilla thought she’d found a place to explore her darkest fantasies—a private club where her secrets were safe—until Filip De Luca threatened to snatch it all away. He was inescapably alluring, but when you make a deal with the devil, there’s always a catch… Perfect Enemies Valentina is the youngest of the Genovese girls, but she has learned strength and cunning from her family. When a handsome new face at school threatens to blacken her senior year, she vows to make him pay. Kane Easton may think he’s tough, but he’s never gone up against a Genovese… Warning: These are mafia romances intended for mature audiences with some elements that may be inappropriate for sensitive readers. If you like a sharp edge to your romance and deliciously dangerous leading men, get ready to lose yourself!

Blood Always

Blood Always
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 276
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-04-15
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“5 Mafia Princess Stars!! I love a good mafia book and this had it all!!!” - Melissa’s Book Love It was supposed to be business. Two families, one wedding, zero emotion. My father’s mafia outfit had saved my life. I owed them everything. An arranged marriage was hardly a sacrifice when I would have already been long dead had it not been for them. I would give up my independence for the Lucciano Family. I would bind myself to the man whose family tore my life to pieces. Matteo De Luca was vicious claws sheathed in refinement and class. He saw my untamed independence as a challenge. I saw his alluring authority as a threat. There was a ruthless storm that raged in his oceanic gaze. A majestic tidal wave of temper and domination looking to break on my rocky shores. He would annihilate me. Rip open my layers until all my pretty secrets were scattered at his feet. The worst part? I wanted to experience whatever it was Matteo had to offer, and I hated myself for it. I wanted to launch myself at him. To kiss him. To kill him. To end the debilitating torture of the unknown. The moment our paths collided, our lives were altered irrevocably. Taking us from enemies allied by a strategic marriage to something dark and consuming. Something that tasted like obsession. **Blood Always is book 3 in The Five Families Series but can be read as a standalone.** Warning: There is a very small trigger warning on this one. If you are a highly sensitive reader, this one might not be for you.

Five Families

Five Families
Author: Oscar Lewis
Pages: 351
ISBN: UCSC:32106012309693
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Release: 1962
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Five Families

Five Families
Author: Oscar Lewis
Pages: 305
ISBN: OCLC:823228255
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Release: 1959
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Five Families of Charlestown Rhode Island

Five Families of Charlestown  Rhode Island
Author: Earl Perry Crandall
Pages: 285
ISBN: WISC:89062948039
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Release: 1993
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Concerns the descendants of Edward Bliven (1674-1718), Simeon Crandall (1724-1800), Robert Taylor (1620-1688) and members of the Macomber and Money families who settled in the area of Charlestown, Rhode Island and inter-married. Descendants live in Rhode Island, New York and other states.

Never Truth

Never Truth
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 329
ISBN:
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Release: 2020-01-20
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sofia My life fractured when I was only five years old. I thought I’d never be whole again, but a boy helped piece me back together, one day at a time. Nico Conti became my world—ten years later, he shattered my heart. He took away the light, so I learned to see in the dark. Now he’s come back, trying to explain away his absence and pick up where we left off. He doesn’t understand everything’s changed. I’m not the same girl he left behind, but he doesn’t seem to care. He wants all of me. That’s more than I’m willing to give. Nico They say you don’t know what you’ve lost until it’s gone, but that wasn’t true. I knew exactly how devastating it would be to lose Sofia, and I did it anyway. I thought our separation would be permanent, but I’ve suddenly been forced back into her life. Walking away once was hard enough; I’m not strong enough to leave her again. Now that I’ve seen her, tasted her, I have to make her mine. Seven years ago, I made the biggest mistake of my life. I plan to do everything in my power to correct that mistake, even if it means coming clean about the past. There’s a chance the secrets I carry will push her further away, but that’s a risk I’ll have to take. Sofia Genovese was made for me, and I’m determined to win her back. **Never Truth is the second book in The Five Families Series but can be read as a standalone novel.

Absolute Silence

Absolute Silence
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 285
ISBN:
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Release: 2021-03-10
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Lion’s Den club was better than I ever imagined and my worst nightmares, all combined. I thought I was going to explore my darkest fantasies. Gain a better understanding of myself and discover what I’d been missing in life. Instead, I made a deal with the devil. I had hoped I wouldn’t see anyone I knew at the club. Coming face-to-face with Filip De Luca was a worst-case scenario. Filip was effortless power seething beneath a playboy exterior. A host of sharp edges disguised behind a cavalier grin. Inescapably alluring and devastatingly dangerous. He promised he wouldn’t tell my father about seeing me at the club. I had his blessing to dip my toes into the dark waters of deviancy. The catch? Filip would guide me on this journey. He would control every aspect of my exploration. Set every boundary and command my obedience to his rules. I thought I could live with his terms. Gain the experience I wanted from a partner I could trust. What a naïve fool I’d been to think our bargain could ever be so simple. **Absolute Silence is the fifth book in The Five Families Series but can be read as a standalone novel. This book is a mafia romance containing adult themes and may not be suitable for sensitive readers.

Harlem

Harlem
Author: C. N. Phillips
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781645562115
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Release: 2021-08-03
Editor: Urban Books
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Building on the success of the Kingpins series, Carl Weber’s Five Families series features some of Urban Books’ most popular authors writing about crime in the boroughs of New York City, this time in Harlem. Through the darkest tunnel comes the light, but for Caesar King, there is nothing but more darkness on the other side. After the failed attempt on his life, he is afraid that the Pact of the Five Families is no more. He can trust nobody. Whoever murdered Barry is now aiming for Caesar’s crown, and the only way to flush them out and figure out who’s responsible is to go to war…with everybody.

Justice in the Back Room

Justice in the Back Room
Author: Selwyn Raab
Pages: 261
ISBN: STANFORD:36105044081367
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Release: 1967
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Mob Lawyer

Mob Lawyer
Author: Frank Ragano,Selwyn Raab
Pages: 372
ISBN: UOM:39015032983325
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Release: 1994
Editor: Scribner
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents an inside account of the deaths of Jimmy Hoffa and JFK and the FBI plot to murder Castro, by a mob-affiliated attorney who spent fifteen years as one of Hoffa's personal lawyers.

The Sixth Family

The Sixth Family
Author: Adrian Humphreys,Lee Lamothe
Pages: 512
ISBN: 9781443427500
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Release: 2014-07-08
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The definitive book about the explosive Rizzuto crime family On May 5, 1981, three rebellious members of New York’s Bonanno crime family were gunned down in a Brooklyn social club. One of the gunmen was Vito Rizzuto, a man who would rise to the top of the underworld in Canada and then expand his reign across continents to become a global superboss. The Sixth Family, now revised and updated, reveals the hidden history of the rise of the Rizzuto clan, the alliances it forged around the world and the bloody events that led to charges against Vito Rizzuto in the United States and Italy for racketeering and corruption. As police in the United States, Italy and Canada meticulously pieced together the puzzle that is Vito Rizzuto, established notions about the nature of authority within the Mafia were called into question. Who was this so-called “John Gotti of Canada”? How did he become one of the biggest names in global crime? And how did he survive the deadly assault from gangland rivals that almost destroyed his family?

97 Orchard

97 Orchard
Author: Jane Ziegelman
Pages: 272
ISBN: 0061997900
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Release: 2010-06-01
Editor: Harper Collins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“Social history is, most elementally, food history. Jane Ziegelman had the great idea to zero in on one Lower East Side tenement building, and through it she has crafted a unique and aromatic narrative of New York’s immigrant culture: with bread in the oven, steam rising from pots, and the family gathering round.” — Russell Shorto, author of The Island at the Center of the World 97 Orchard is a richly detailed investigation of the lives and culinary habits—shopping, cooking, and eating—of five families of various ethnicities living at the turn of the twentieth century in one tenement on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. With 40 recipes included, 97 Orchard is perfect for fans of Rachel Ray’s Hometown Eats; anyone interested in the history of how immigrant food became American food; and “foodies” of every stripe.

Impossible Odds

Impossible Odds
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 278
ISBN:
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Release: 2021
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

“This book was full of twists and turns and I loved the hell out of it!” -Abstract Books He was a vision of power and privilege. Ruthless arrogance personified. A total stranger and an irresistible challenge. I approached him in a busy casino and felt the sting of his brutal rejection. Then I did something incredibly brazen. Impulsive. Reckless. I stole from him. The object was inconsequential, only worth a handful of dollars. I didn’t do it for the money; it was about making a statement. I went back home thousands of miles away without giving him a second thought until I spotted those quicksilver eyes glaring at me across a busy nightclub. It was too impossible to be a coincidence. Yet, there he was, seething with a violent promise of retribution. He thought he’d intimidate me. Hunt me down and make me pay. What he didn’t realize was I don’t scare easily. My name is Giada Genovese, and I’m a goddamn mafia princess. **Impossible Odds is the fourth book in The Five Families Series but can be read as a standalone novel. This book is a mafia romance containing adult themes and may not be suitable for sensitive readers.

Families Families Families

Families  Families  Families
Author: Suzanne Lang
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780553499391
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Release: 2015-03-24
Editor: Random House Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

No matter your size, shape, or pedigree--if you love each other, you are a family! Moms, dads, sisters, brothers — and even Great Aunt Sue — appear in dozens of combinations, demonstrating all kinds of nontraditional families! Silly animals are cleverly depicted in framed portraits, and offer a warm celebration of family love. From School Library Journal PreS-Gr 1—Imagine a house with many rooms, whose walls each have a different color or wallpaper, accenting a family portrait hanging there. On a rustic wooden wall hangs the first portrait—a large family of ducks posing beside a still pond. The next spread shows three pandas in pink vests, much like the pink oriental wallpaper behind them. Each portrait features a gently rhyming line: "Some children live with their grandparents…/and some live with an aunt./Some children have many pets…/and some just have a plant." All of these appealing images demonstrate different ways of being a family. "Some children live with their father./ Some children have two mothers./Some children are adopted./Some have stepsisters and—brothers." The cartoon-style critters contrast pleasantly with more realistic elements—a bamboo plant, a slender ceramic dog, a fat ceramic cat. Families of hippos, tigers, lions, ostriches, and whales join the other family groups in the final spread. The loud-and-clear message is that "if you love each other, then you are a family." And imagine the many children who will be reassured because they have found a portrait of a family they will recognize as their own. A solid choice for most libraries.—Mary Jean Smith, formerly at Southside Elementary School, Lebanon, TN

The House by the Lake

The House by the Lake
Author: Thomas Harding
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781250065087
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Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Picador
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Finalist for the Costa Biography Award Longlisted for the Orwell Prize Named a Best Book of the Year by The Times (London) • New Statesman (London) • Daily Express (London) • Commonweal magazine In the summer of 1993, Thomas Harding traveled to Germany with his grandmother to visit a small house by a lake on the outskirts of Berlin. It had been her “soul place,” she said—a holiday home for her and her family, but also a refuge—until the 1930s, when the Nazis’ rise to power forced them to leave. The trip was his grandmother’s chance to remember her childhood sanctuary as it was. But the house had changed, and when Harding returned once again nearly twenty years later, it was about to be demolished. It now belonged to the government, and as Harding began to inquire about whether the house could be saved, he unearthed secrets that had lain hidden for decades. Slowly he began to piece together the lives of the five families who had lived there: a wealthy landowner, a prosperous Jewish family, a renowned composer, a widow and her children, a Stasi informant. All had made the house their home, and all but one had been forced out. The house had weathered storms, fires and abandonment, witnessed violence, betrayals and murders, and had withstood the trauma of a world war and the dividing of a nation. Breathtaking in scope and intimate in its detail, The House by the Lake is a groundbreaking and revelatory new history of Germany, told over a tumultuous century through the story of a small wooden house.

Perfect Enemies

Perfect Enemies
Author: Jill Ramsower
Pages: 300
ISBN:
Available:
Release: 2021-07-07
Editor: Jill Ramsower, LLC
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Kane Easton isn’t friend material. He’s a master manipulator. No one understands why I give him such a hard time. They can’t see past his flawless exterior, but I know he’s keeping a secret— something he’ll protect with absolute ruthlessness. He thinks I’ll fall in line with the rest of Xavier High. Believes he can kiss me into submission. He has no idea what he’s up against. I may be the youngest Genovese, but I’ve learned from my family. I’ll make Kane regret the day he ever crossed my path. Perfect Enemies is the sixth and final book in The Five Families series but can be read as a standalone novel.

Thai South and Malay North

Thai South and Malay North
Author: Michael John Montesano,Patrick Jory
Pages: 413
ISBN: 9971694115
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Release: 2008
Editor: NUS Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The portion of the Malay Peninsula where the Thai Buddhist civilization of Thailand gives way to the Malay Muslim civilization of Malaysia is characterized by multiple forms of pluralism. This book examines a broad range of issues relating to the turmoil afflicting the region.

Annotations upon the five bookes of Moses the Book of the psalmes and Song of songs or Canticles

Annotations upon the five bookes of Moses  the Book of the psalmes  and Song of songs  or  Canticles
Author: Henry Ainsworth
Pages: 329
ISBN: OXFORD:590009675
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Release: 1843
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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