Being married to the son of a gangster wasn't easy, but Angel and Demetrius Shepherd had an everlasting love and doubted that anything could tear them apart. But when Don Shepherd, Demetrius' father goes to war with another gangster, and destroys a city in the process, the city fights back and Demetrius is arrested along with his father. Angel will do anything to get her husband out of jail, but when she is forced to meet with a man who tormented her years ago, things turn really bad really quick. Angel tries to lean on Demetrius to get through these devastating circumstances, but it's too much for Demetrius too handle so he turns his back on her. Feeling alone, Angel finally turns back to God. It is the power of God that gives her the strength to do what must be done for her children. Demetrius and Angel's love is tested to the point of no return, now the two of them must figure out a way to get back to the love they once knew. Family Business II (Sword of Division) is explosive. This story will leave you wanting more and more of the Family Business series.
Author: Vanessa Miller
Release Date: 2016
Family Business II (Sword of Division)Being married to the son of a gangster wasn’t easy, but Angel and Demetrius Shepherd had an everlasting love and doubted that anything could tear them apart. But when Don Shepherd, Demetrius’ father goes to war with another gangster, and destroys a city in the process, the city fights back and Demetrius is arrested along with his father.Angel will do anything to get her husband out of jail, but when she is forced to meet with a man who tormented her years ago, things turn really bad really quick. Angel tries to lean on Demetrius to get through these devastating circumstances, but it’s too much for Demetrius too handle so he turns his back on her. Feeling alone, Angel finally turns back to God. It is the power of God that gives her the strength to do what must be done for her children.Demetrius and Angel’s love is tested to the point of no return, now the two of them must figure out a way to get back to the love they once knew.Family Business II (Sword of Division) is explosive. This story will leave you wanting more and more of the Family Business series.
Author: Joseph Wheelan
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Release Date: 2012-08-07
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
Alongside Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman, Philip H. Sheridan is the least known of the triumvirate of generals most responsible for winning the Civil War. Yet, before Sherman's famous march through Georgia, it was General Sheridan who introduced scorched-earth warfare to the South, and it was his Cavalry Corps that compelled Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Courthouse. Sheridan's innovative cavalry tactics and "total war" strategy became staples of twentieth-century warfare. After the war, Sheridan ruthlessly suppressed the raiding Plains Indians much as he had the Confederates, by killing warriors and burning villages, but he also defended reservation Indians from corrupt agents and contractors. Sheridan, an enthusiastic hunter and conservationist, later ordered the US cavalry to occupy and operate Yellowstone National Park to safeguard it from commercial exploitation.
Welcome to Riverside, where the aristocratic and the ambitious battle for power and prestige in the city’s labyrinth of streets and ballrooms, theatres and brothels, boudoirs and salons. Into this alluring and alarming world walks a bright young woman ready to take it on and make her fortune. A well-bred country girl, Katherine knows all the rules of conventional society. Her biggest mistake is thinking they apply. Katherine’s host and uncle, Alec Campion, the capricious and decadent Mad Duke Tremontaine, is in charge here–and to him, rules are made to be broken. When he decides it would be far more amusing for his niece to learn swordplay than to follow the usual path to ballroom and husband, her world changes forever. And there’s no going back. Blade in hand, it’s up to Katherine to find her own way through a maze of secrets and betrayals, nobles and scoundrels–and to gain the power, respect, and self-discovery that come to those who master…
This is the first systematic study of the succession process of Chinese family businesses which reveals what is truly happening during the time of hand-over. In explaining the features of the Chinese way of succession, special attention is paid to the transfer of social capital and guanxi, among other cultural and socioeconomic contexts, which could impact the behaviours and decisions of the family business stakeholders. Carefully selected 63 cases of family firms and the authentic words and experiences of the founders and their second generation are of high relevance in helping the readers to understand Chinese family businesses and their successions as well as to learn from their successes or failures.
Author: Sylvia Junko Yanagisako
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Social Science
Drawing on ethnographic and archival research on 38 firms in northern Italy's silk industry, Sylvia Yanagisako illuminates the cultural processes through which sentiments, desires, and commitments motivate and shape capitalist family firms. She shows how flexible specialization is produced through the cultural dynamics of capital accumulation, management succession, firm expansion and diversification and the reproduction and division of firms. In doing so, Yanagisako addresses two gaps in Marx's and Weber's theories of capitalism: the absence of an adequate cultural theory of capitalist motivation and the absence of attention to kinship and gender. By demonstrating that kinship and gender are crucial in structuring capitalist action, this study reveals these two gaps to be different facets of the same omission. A process-oriented approach to class formation and class subjectivity enables the author to incorporate the material and ideological struggles within families into an analysis of class-making and self-making.
Author: Guy LoFaro
Release Date: 2011
Provides a narrative of the 82nd Airborne Division, who spent more time in combat than any other American airborne unit during World War II, weaving together insightful analysis of the division's exploits with the voices of soldiers who served there.
Mightier than the Sword opens with an IRA bomb exploding during the MV Buckingham's maiden voyage across the Atlantic - but how many passengers lose their lives? When Harry Clifton visits his publisher in New York, he learns that he has been elected as the new president of English PEN, and immediately launches a campaign for the release of a fellow author, Anatoly Babakov, who's imprisoned in Siberia. Babakov's crime? Writing a book called Uncle Joe, a devastating insight into what it was like to work for Stalin. So determined is Harry to see Babakov released and the book published, that he puts his own life in danger. His wife Emma, chairman of Barrington Shipping, is facing the repercussions of the IRA attack on the Buckingham. Some board members feel she should resign, and Lady Virginia Fenwick will stop at nothing to cause Emma's downfall. Sir Giles Barrington is now a minister of the Crown, and looks set for even higher office, until an official trip to Berlin does not end as a diplomatic success. Once again, Giles's political career is thrown off balance by none other than his old adversary, Major Alex Fisher, who once again stands against him at the election. But who wins this time? In London, Harry and Emma's son, Sebastian, is quickly making a name for himself at Farthing's Bank in London, and has proposed to the beautiful young American, Samantha. But the despicable Adrian Sloane, a man interested only in his own advancement and the ruin of Sebastian, will stop at nothing to remove his rival. Jeffrey Archer's compelling Clifton Chronicles continue in this, his most accomplished novel to date. With all the trademark twists and turns that have made him one of the world's most popular authors, the spellbinding story of the Clifton and the Barrington families continues.
The Shepherd family has come a long way. Demetrius has finally stepped out of his father, Don Shepherd's shadow and is living for the Lord. But Demetrius has to find a way to forgive Don before it's too late. Don Shepherd has been no angel and with his last days in front of him, he begins to realize that he has a lot to atone for. But has his heart been so hardened that he can't accept the forgiveness he so desperately needs? By all accounts, God was showing up and showing out in Dam Shepherd's life. He had just graduated from college, was about to begin his ministry and had met the woman he planned to marry... then his grandfather became deathly ill and one of his brothers overdosed. Dam is left questioning his ministry while he struggles to get his family to come together. Amarrea Harris refused to forgive her father and wanted nothing to do with him. But if she can't find a way to forgive the first man she ever loved, she would never be able to accept the love Dam wants to give her. Family Business 5 is about God's ability to forgive horrendous sin and our ability to step out of God's way.
In a final volume of the popular series, West Point graduate Lieutenant Argonne Sharps, the first member of her family to join the ranks of American front-line women, flies a helicopter with the famous 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagles." Reprint.
A quiet, flame-haired beauty with secrets of her own...She's nothing he expected and everything he really needs Lady Aila Graham is destined for the convent, until her brother's death leaves her an heiress. Soon she is caught between hastily arranged marriage with a Highland warrior, the Abbot's insistence that she take her vows, the Scottish Laird who kidnaps her, and the traitor from within who betrays them all. Padyn MacLaren, a battled-hardened knight, returns home to the Highlands after years of fighting the English in France. MacLaren bears the physical scars of battle, but it is the deeper wounds of betrayal that have rocked his faith. Arriving with only a band of war-weary knights, MacLaren finds his land pillaged and his clan scattered. Determined to restore his clan, he sees Aila's fortune as the answer to his problems...but maybe it's the woman herself. The Highlander Series: The Highlander's Sword (Book 1) The Highlander's Heart (Book 2) True Highland Spirit (Book 3) Praise for Amanda Forester: "This clever combination of wit, romance, and suspense strikes all the right notes." -Booklist, Starred Review on A Wedding in Springtime "Plenty of intrigue keeps the reader cheering all the way." — Publishers Weekly "Passionate and spellbinding!" — Mary Wine, acclaimed author of Highland Heat
Author: Peter Lerangis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Spies report that Amy and Dan Cahill seem to be tracking the life of one of the most powerful fighters the world has ever known, but his secrets are well-guarded and the price to uncover them just might be lethal.
Author: T. Moffatt Burriss
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Release Date: 2001
This fast-moving memoir of T. Moffatt Burriss shows his extraordinary role as a platoon leader and company commander with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment in Europe and North Africa during World War II. He saw a great deal of combat on Sicily, at Salerno, on Anzio Beach, in Holland during Operation Market Garden, and during the drive into Germany. This book portrays World War II as seen vividly through the eyes of the young American citizen-soldier.