Al DeMeo will never forget the day in 1992 when a coworker, a fellow trader at the New York Stock Exchange, taunted him with a copy of the hot new book Murder Machine, chronicling the horrific criminal life of DeMeo's father, Roy, the head ...
Author: Albert DeMeo
Publisher: Broadway Books
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A suspenseful, emotionally charged real-life Sopranos: The son of New York's most notorious Mafia killer reveals the conflicted life he led being raised by a cold-blooded murderer, who was also a devoted family man, and the wrenching legacy of Mafia family life. Al DeMeo will never forget the day in 1992 when a coworker, a fellow trader at the New York Stock Exchange, taunted him with a copy of the hot new book Murder Machine, chronicling the horrific criminal life of DeMeo's father, Roy, the head of the most deadly gang in organized crime. The moment sent DeMeo into a psychological tailspin: How could he have spent his life looking up to, and loving, a vicious killer? For the Sins of My Father recounts the chilling rise and fall of the man who led the Gambino family's most fearsome killers and thieves, through the eyes of a son who had never known any other kind of life. Coming of age in an opulent Long Island house where money is abundant but its source is unclear, Al becomes Roy's confidant, sent to call in loans at age fourteen and gradually coming to understand his father's job description--loan shark, car thief, porn purveyor and, above all, murderer. But when Al is seventeen, Roy's body is found in the trunk of a car, a gangland slaying that places Al between federal prosecutors seeking his testimony and a mob crew determined to keep him quiet. Desperate to abide by the father-son bond, but equally determined to escape his father's dangerous and doomed life, Al Demeo embarks on a courageous quest for the truth, reconciliation, and honor. With the implacable narrative drive of a thriller and the power of a painfully honest memoir, For the Sins of My Father presents a startling and unprecedented perspective on the underworld of organized crime, exposing for the first time the cruel legacy of a Mafia life.
Author: Ida Kemunto
It would not be long before their conversation involved Brian, Tara's father. Tara
spoke first. “Mom, why didn't you and Brian get married?” “Girl, please!” “Well,
what happened after I was born? Did you want to marry him?” “At one time, I did.
Author: C. Anthony Sherman
Publisher: Author House
"Every family holds secrets from the past. Some are generational curses and some are blessings. The Sins of my Fathers involves a Louisiana family whose fragile "togetherness" is only possible when they never talk about the family secrets--the sins of the past might be affecting the family in the present day. The Sins of my Fathers is about one families journey, led by one family member, who would not stop asking questions until everything is as basic and clear as 1-2-3. C. Anthony "Tony" Sherman, Author of NOW released fictional novel, "The Sins of my Fathers", published by Authorhouse.
Just as my father blamed my stepmother for my mother breaking up with him, I
blamed my father's third wife for his dumping ... I overcame the blame game and
did not hold her responsible anymore for the sins of my father during my infancy.
Author: Zakariah Ali
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
I was profoundly touched by evil at the dawn of my life and have been haunted by the experience throughout most of my life. My mother was poisoned before my eyes at about age four; I grew up on that that fateful day and became aware of myself. I was touched by evil and the wickedness of man against man at the dawn of my life. She died an agonizing and horrible death. The room I shared with her smelled like rotten fl esh or putrefi ed meat before her death. But the last time I saw her on earth she looked radiant and was miraculously transformed when I saw her seated in the village square for public viewing. She was at peace, the lines and marks of pain and anguish etched on her face as she lay dying were smoothed out. Her countenance was peaceful devoid of the expressions of agony and pains the hallmark of the last three to four months of her life. She was beautiful in death than during the last months of her life; death gave her peace. I did not know it but I was affected or infl uenced by the events of my mother s last days on earth. I do not fear death and whenever I came close to death I was more concerned about the inconvenience my death would have imposed on others than fear for my life. Death is not a bogey man. About a year after her death I encountered malicious spirits in the bush. I did not know the spirits were not human but I was apprehensive and fearful at the sight of little people under the fruit tree on which I sat. The spirits chased me from the bush to the village; during the chase the earth opened up and swallowed me for my protection. And not to be outdone the spirits followed me into the bowels of the earth. That was the second time in my young life that I was touched by evil of a different kind; I nearly died from the encounter with the malicious spirits. I was reunited with a father I did not know I had before my mother s death. But about three years after I was reunited with him he walked out on my new family; my stepmother and her children. Thus by age seven or eight I had gone through two broken homes. First, my mother walked out on my father when I was a baby and second my father walked out on my new mother and half siblings. For most of my life I was haunted by forces of darkness, malevolent spirits and scary nightmares from time to time. Scary and haunting nightmares led me to discover the power of prayer very early in life. I started praying before going to bed when I was in class three and the nightly nightmares ceased until I was a young adult and went to St. John Bosco s College. I discovered alcohol and began ignoring and skipping my nightly prayers or prayed haphazardly without heart and the nightmares came back. I was hospitalized about fi ve times in one year from the effects of a nightmare and vision when I was a student at the University of Science & Technology, Kumasi... Divided by Faith United by Love My father was a tolerant Muslim; he did not foist his faith on the rest of the family. My stepmother followed no particular faith or organized religion until the last days of her life. She was animist; she worshipped our ancestral spirits and deities. I became a Catholic or Christian by virtue of education, my father made no attempt to convert me to Islam. The family while together was united by love not by faith; each member followed his/her own faith. I could not reconcile my new faith with my parents and realized that but for love we would not have known peace in our family. We are divided by faith but united by love that was the experience from my upbringing. My lack of blind faith is infl uenced by my upbringing. Man as God and Satan. I understand the meaning of some popular bible passages different from most because of my experience of the forces of darkness, my struggle in life against evil, witchcraft and malicious spirits. I understand the true meaning of the passage in Luke 17-20-21 ------For indeed the kingdom of God is within you . And the adm
Kelvin Pierce was raised to be a hard core racist. His father, Dr. William Luther Pierce III, was founder and leader of the National Alliance, one of the most well-known White Supremacist organizations in the world.
Author: Carole Donoghue
Kelvin Pierce was raised to be a hard core racist. His father, Dr. William Luther Pierce III, was founder and leader of the National Alliance, one of the most well-known White Supremacist organizations in the world. In 1978 William Pierce wrote The Turner Diaries, which has been labeled "the bible of the racist right" to this day. All the while, Pierce indoctrinated his son with tenets of White Supremacy, interspersed with physical and psychological abuse. By the time the author left home he was a seething morass of hate and suffering. Read about his eventual recovery and transformation.
"Frederick Crews's The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne's Psychological Themes has become a classic in the field of Hawthorne studies and can be considered one of the most intelligent psychoanalytic readings of a major American writer. ...
Author: Frederick Crews
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Category: Literary Criticism
"Frederick Crews's The Sins of the Fathers: Hawthorne's Psychological Themes has become a classic in the field of Hawthorne studies and can be considered one of the most intelligent psychoanalytic readings of a major American writer."—Joel Porte, Cornell University "The best book we have on Hawthorne, bar none."—Giles Gunn, University of California, Santa Barbara
Her name was Billie Jean. Not the one Michael Jackson sang about although she
could have been. After all, she was always guessing as to who the father of her
children might be. . .all except two, me and my sister. She knew who our father ...
Author: Terri Jones Salter
Publisher: Xulon Press
The eldest daughter of a lustful, sinful mother is consumed with mending the lives of her broken siblings and obtaining the love of a mother she has never really known.
my father ' s sad countenance and remembered his members of our Society lived
in the life and power pleading with me ... that if I had all my life long been
mistaken , he would and the propitiation for the sins of mankind by the open my
eyes to ...
Category: Society of Friends
They will fast for twentyfive hours straight, atoning for the sins of their life: sins
against God, against fellow Jews, against everyone and anyone. Their sins –
even my sins, my father's sins, my mother's, those of my grandparents – are
known by ...
Author: Vera Wasowski
Publisher: Black Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
‘My revenge on Hitler is a lifetime in which delight has reached me from a hundred sources, and been welcomed.’—Vera Wasowski A story of courage, unconventionality and lust for life. Vera Wasowski was just seven years old when German soldiers marched her family into the Lvov Jewish ghetto in Poland. She watched her father take his own life and her mother accede to sexual blackmail in order to ensure her and Vera’s survival. With unsparing honesty and the blackest humour, she recalls a world where the desire to survive was everything. After the war, Vera studied journalism at Warsaw University, throwing herself into the bohemian scene. In 1958, she migrated to Australia with her husband and young son, to escape rising anti-Semitism. Here she would carve out an adventurous career as an ABC TV researcher and producer on pioneering programs such as This Day Tonight. It was a wild time for politics and the media, and Vera was at the centre of it all, mixing with the Hawkes in the 1980s, and forming a close friendship with artist Mirka Mora. In Vera, acclaimed biographer Robert Hillman has captured the fierce and passionate life of an amazing Australian.
Who's that? An elderly woman sat on the street curb in front of the rectory, her
head thrust between her knees, and her arms hugging her legs like a mother with
a small child. He slowed his pace to a trot. Mike was not surprised to find her
Author: Rains Dale Rains
Publisher: Dale Osborn Rains
The Reverend Michael Richey, rector of St. Christopher's Episcopal Church and chaplain to the Madison Police Department, is blessed with a beautiful family, an enthusiastic congregation, and a fulfi lling ministry to the homeless men and women of Madison, South Carolina. However, when the police discover the body of a homeless man in a street-side stairwell, MPD Chief Detective Jerry Majors surprisingly implicates Father Mike in the old man's murder. To prove his innocence, Mike pledges to find the killer himself, despite the strong objections of his close friend, Police Detective Carlos Ruiz, and his beloved bishop, the Right Reverend Barbara Michener. Then Mike makes an earth-shattering discovery: the killer is targeting him and not only him but also his ten-year-old son, Tim. Now he's working against time. He must fi nd the killer now. See the author's website at www.DaleOsbornRains.com.
I must live my own life. I have as much right to happiness as you. Why must I bear
the sins of my father and mother? Have I broken the law? Haven't I a heart that
can ache and break and cry for joy?” He allowed the first paroxysm of her ...
Author: Thomas Dixon
Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
" Today, Thomas Dixon is perhaps best known as the author of the best-selling early twentieth-century trilogy that included the novel The Clansman (1905), which provided the core narrative for D.W. Griffith's groundbreaking and still-controversial film The Birth of a Nation. It was The Sins of the Father, however, that Dixon regarded as the most aesthetically satisfying child of his Ku Klux Klan saga. In this novel he telescopes the trilogy's sprawling historical canvas into one tightly scripted narrative. A best-seller in 1912, the novel's themes of interracial sex and incest outraged many upon its publication. Nearly a century later, Dixon's work is undergoing a critical reevaluation. A new introduction by Steven Weisenburger lends a valuable historical and critical perspective to this important and divisive classic of American literature. Thomas Dixon (1864-1946) was born in Shelby, North Carolina. He is also the author of The Clansman and The Flaming Sword. Steven Weisenburger, Mossiker Chair in Humanities at Southern Methodist University, is the author of several books, including Modern Medea: A Family Story of Slavery and Child- murder from the Old South.
tee's duties will be so enlarged as that it may directly were my petitions to my
Heavenly Father that if I encourage and ... justly for my sins ; and " Having given a
brief account of my ancestors , I when I repented , my gracious Creator forgave
Category: Society of Friends
I made my first confession at age seven, the day before my first communion. On
Saturday afternoons or evenings, all the family, including four siblings, joined the
lengthy queues at our local church to confess our sins—all except my father, that
Author: John Cornwell
Publisher: Profile Books
Would you tell your deepest secrets to a relative stranger? And if you did, would you feel vulnerable? Cleansed? Or perhaps even worse than you did before? Confession has always performed a complex role in society, always created mixed feelings in its practitioners. As an acknowledgement of sinfulness, it can provide immense psychological relief; but while aiming to replace remorse with innocence, its history has become inextricably intertwined with eroticism and shame. The Dark Box is an erudite and personal history; Cornwell draws on his own memories of Catholic boyhood, and weaves it with the story of confession from its origins in the early church to the current day, where its enduring psychological potency is evidenced by everything from the Vatican's 'confession app' to Oprah Winfrey's talk shows. Since the 16th century, seclusion of two individuals in the intimate 'dark box', often discussing sexual actions and thoughts, has eroticised the experience of confession. When, in 1905, Pius X made confession a weekly, rather than yearly ritual, the horrific cases of child abuse which have haunted the Catholic church in the twentieth century became possible. John Cornwell's impassioned treatise on the dangers of confession is now available in paperback.
Yitzhak said, “Rebecca, it was instant karma that my father incurred that day;
God's own special atonement for the 'sins' he committed.” God, he added, literally
'opened' my father's tightly-closed mind forever. “Oh Yitz,” Rebecca said, “you
Author: Patrick Valentine
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
The Sage of Aquarius This tale begins tomorrow. The over-populated and ravaged earth is gasping for breaths while corporations and criminals dominate the earths scant resources and its troubled humans. When a quirky prodigy builds a computer that communicates with the metaphysical realm he inadvertently sets a chain of corrective measures into motion. An improbable family of diverse renegades forms for a globe-wide race to escape a power-mad lunatic and their own dark pasts. Our survivors, guided by the planets, discover that love really does heal the past. Mother Nature, however, has her own agenda.
I told my dad, and he solved the problem quickly. He cut the legs off the bed. —
LOU BROCK 1'. My father carries around the picture of the kid that came with the
wallet. —RODNEY DANGERFIELD O. Undeservedly you will atone for the sins of
Author: Lawrence Dorfman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Do we dare go after the holiest of institutions, that bastion of reverence known as Motherhood and Fatherhood? Do we take a chance ticking off the entire world? After all, we're either a mother or a father or a son or a daughter. . . . Are we, indeed, on “Shaky ground?” Have we finally gotten to the one thing that we shouldn’t poke fun at? Is the sanctity of our home life the one untouchable? Nah Throughout the ages, the one constant in literature, music, film, politics, and life has been the love/hate relationship we have with our parents or kids. Whether we’ve sucked up to them to get what we want or we’ve ignored and alienated them; family is the cornerstone for the majority of headaches that we deal with on a daily basis. We love them, we hate them, we resent them, we loathe them . . . but unfortunately, no matter what, they still show up on Thanksgiving and eat the big turkey leg. With that said, what’s a better gift for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day—hell any day—where you can tell your “loved ones” exactly how you feel. But one word of caution. . . . Be careful. They know all your deep, dark secrets.
My mother was a jolly woman and most kind but hard worn out by my father's
Irregularitics. ... She tried for many years to become a decent woman and do what
she could to make amends for the sins of her past and to consor some decency
Author: Thomas Van Essen
Publisher: Other Press, LLC
Alternating between nineteenth-century England and present-day New York, this is the story of renowned British painter J. M. W. Turner and his circle of patrons and lovers. It is also the story of Henry Leiden, a middle-aged family man with a troubled marriage and a dead-end job, who finds his life transformed by his discovery of Turner’s The Center of the World, a mesmerizing and unsettling painting of Helen of Troy that was thought to have been lost forever. This painting has such devastating erotic power that it was kept hidden for almost two centuries, and was even said to have been destroyed...until Henry stumbles upon it in a secret compartment at his summer home in the Adirondacks. Though he knows it is an object of immense value, the thought of parting with it is unbearable: Henry is transfixed by its revelation of a whole other world, one of transcendent light, joy, and possibility. Back in the nineteenth century, Turner struggles to create The Center of the World, his greatest painting, but a painting unlike anything he (or anyone else) has ever attempted. We meet his patron, Lord Egremont, an aristocrat in whose palatial home Turner talks freely about his art and his beliefs. We also meet Elizabeth Spencer, Egremont’s mistress and Turner’s muse, the model for his Helen. Meanwhile, in the present, Henry is relentlessly trailed by an unscrupulous art dealer determined to get his hands on the painting at any cost. Filled with sex, beauty, and love (of all kinds), this richly textured novel explores the intersection between art and eroticism.
But when Katy brought it up to her, she drank it dutifully under those kindly
watchful eyes, surprised in herself to realize just how hungry she was. 'Right then
, lass. I'll be off. But I'll be back in the morning. Strict instructions from Father Riley!
Author: Josephine Cox
Publisher: Hachette UK
Does Queenie have the strength to overcome her father's sins and grasp love and happiness? Josephine Cox brings us the first instalment of Queenie's story in Her Father's Sins, the unforgettable saga of a young woman's refusal to settle for second best. Perfect for fans of Dilly Court and Sheila Newberry. Queenie seemed born to suffer. Her mam died giving birth to her, her drunken father George Kenney ignored her unless he was cursing her, and only beloved Auntie Biddy provided an anchor for the little girl. Growing up in post-war Blackburn, life could be tough when Biddy had to take in washing to make ends meet - at a time when the washing machine began to gain popularity. After Auntie Biddy's death there was only Queenie to care for the home and to earn money, and no one to protect her from the father who blamed his daughter for her mother's death. But Queenie is resilient. And in spite of hardship, she grows up tall and strikingly beautiful with her deep grey eyes and her abundant honey-coloured hair. Love, in the shape of Rick Marsden, might have released her from the burden of the drink-sodden George. But the sins of the fathers cannot be easily forgotten... What readers are saying about Her Father's Sins: 'A well written book and one that I found I couldn't put down until I had read it from cover to cover in one go!' 'This is an excellent story with the various strands all marvellously coming together at the end' 'I loved every word of the book - five stars'
“My Dad, Come Home, We Need You” “Father, You Are Hurting Your Children”
Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer ... chapter represents the sins of my father as he spread his
sins of neglect to my half-brother and his live-in girlfriend. Because he did not ...
Author: Dr. Hosea Zollicoffer
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Family & Relationships
This book is about saving the lives of hundreds of “at risk” teens and my struggle as a young boy after migrating to Washington, DC from rural Mississippi in the early fifties. After my mother enrolled me in a public school, the guidance counselor evaluated my record and demoted me one grade. My teachers told me that I was not college material. We were a proud family and this treatment upon arrival only served to ignite a fi re in my mother and me. Not only did I excel, I applied, and was accepted to the prestigious Dunbar High School in Washington. I was sent to Detroit, Michigan by the Johnson Administration with a group of experts to examine the reasons behind the rioting, burning and destruction in 1967. It was there that I received my Masters Degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. It was here that I saw poverty, children who were underserved and uneducated. I saw mothers who were reaching out for assistance and desperately needed a helping hand, and I saw myself and my family in their eyes. HERE was my destiny - God had His hand on my life. Through faith, and working hard, I had overcome some difficult odds. I started on a never-ending path of teaching, mentoring, and child advocacy. I became a counselor for “at-risk” children. I earned my Doctorate from Virginia Tech and State University, I became a guidance counselor, a school principal, an acting Deputy Superintendent and more. I was an adjunct professor. As you continue to read, you will see why and how I feel I was predestined to serve and save the lives of young people. I want to inspire more people to reach out to “at risk” teens. They need more resources and not less.
Throughout Scripture the two most common issues that the Father speaks against
are idolatry and those offenses that I refer to as “relationship sins.” Both of these
issues are really relationship problems. Most sin has its expression in hurtful ...
Author: William Landon
This book is an attempt to relate the wonderful biblical truths about the possibility of having a living, personal relationship with God. This truth comes down through the entire history of the Christian faith, as well as in the Bible. Yet there is very little teaching or promotion of this truth in organized religion. This lack of a presentation of the message of God as our Father results in a corresponding lack of power and freedom for effective daily living in the Christian community. Sadly, many people in religious organizations (not to mention people outside the religious system) doubt if a personal relationship with God is even possible. This is even sadder when we consider the Bible is very clear on this point. The Bible tells us that a personal relationship with God as our Father is not only possible but this relationship is God's greatest desire for us. It is Bill Landon's hope that this book will be an encouragement for those people who seek a spiritual life that has more practical impact on their daily living. For those who wish to explore the possibilities of a greater peace and fullness in their living, this book can be a help.
My. saLvatIon. For it is by free grace (God's unmerited favor) that you are saved (
delivered from judgment and made partakers ... I thank You, heavenly Father,
Prince of Peace, for the day that You died for my sins, was buried, and rose again
Author: Rhodora James
Publisher: Charisma Media
It is important that you know God has not forsaken you.