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The Sicilian

Author : Mario Puzo
ISBN : 9781448106912
Genre : Fiction
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Michael Corleone's exile in Sicily is ending, but on the instructions of his father, The Godfather, he must bring back to him the young man known as Salvatore Giuliano - if he can find him. At sea amid the treacheries of a brutal and unfamiliar land, Michael must find a way through the labyrinthine deceits that surround him, while Giuliano prepares himself for a final confrontation with Don Croce, Capo di Capi of the Sicilian Mafia. A novel of explosive suspense, heroic action - and evil on an epic scale. In the hands of Mario Puzo's brilliantly sinister talent, the reader comes to know again the terrible magic of the Mafia.
Category: Fiction

The Sicilian Mafia

Author : Diego Gambetta
ISBN : 0674807421
Genre : Social Science
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In a society where trust is in short supply and democracy weak, the Mafia sells protection, a guarantee of safe conduct for parties to commercial transactions. Drawing on the confessions of eight Mafiosi, Diego Gambetta develops an elegant analysis of the economic and political role of the Sicilian Mafia.
Category: Social Science

Dismantling The Sicilian

Author : Jesus de la Villa
ISBN : 9789056917531
Genre : Games & Activities
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This a completely new edition, updated and extended from the original 2009 publication. It includes important changes in the basic framework of the repertoire and presents lots of new ideas and hundreds of novelties. The Sicilian Defence is the most widely played chess opening, both at club level as well as among top grandmasters. Since Black gets dynamic play in almost all variations, Black players of all levels will probably continue to play the Sicilian for a long time to come. It has been difficult for White to obtain any advantage in Sicilian sidelines, and this book therefore presents a complete repertoire for White in the most important main lines: the Open Sicilians with 1.e4 c5 2.Nf3. Each variation is presented with its main ideas, its typical tactics and strategies, and with instructive games. The authors always summarize the most important features.
Category: Games & Activities

The Sicilian Conspiracy

Author : Michael Sammaritano
ISBN : 9780977902378
Genre : Fiction
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When Saverio Cremona decides to reform the Mafia into a legitimate organization, he grooms Ray Greco to lead a group to usurp the current Mafia, but the two men soon find that they have conflicting goals that will lead to a showdown.
Category: Fiction

The Peace Of Nicias And The Sicilian Expedition

Author : Donald Kagan
ISBN : 9780801467240
Genre : History
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Why did the Peace of Nicias fail to reconcile Athens and Sparta? Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C. The principal figure in the narrative is the Athenian politician and general Nicias, whose policies shaped the treaty and whose military strategies played a major role in the attack against Sicily.
Category: History

The Sicilian

Author : Hall, Georgette Brockman
ISBN : 1455611913
Genre : Fiction
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The Sicilian Triangle

Author : John A. Rallo
ISBN : 1465326669
Genre : Art
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The Sicilian Triangle is the labor of love of an octogenarian, who reminisces over his native land—that oft-maligned “Island of the Sun.” He is captivated by the charm of its cities, the warmth of its people and the numerous archaeological wonders. The Sicilian Triangle – enriched by photographs – highlights the contributions made by the different civilizations to the island over the centuries: Greek, Carthaginian, Roman, Byzantine, Arab, Spanish, French and other foreign invaders. “The land was occupied,” the author states, “but not the unconquerable spirit of its people, who learned to endure, sustained through the centuries by cultures that have taught them how to survive through pain, patience and suffering.
Category: Art

The Sicilian S Bride

Author : Carol Grace
ISBN : 9781426835759
Genre : Fiction
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Inheriting a Sicilian vineyard and tumbledown farmhouse is Isabel Morrison's chance to start again. A graduate of the school of hard knocks, she's determined to stand on her own two feet. Local vintner Dario Montessori wants Isabel's land. It once belonged to his family and he blames himself for losing it. He'll do anything to claim his vineyard—and only a stubborn redhead stands in his way….
Category: Fiction

Opening Repertoire The Sicilian Najdorf

Author : John Doknjas
ISBN : 9781781944844
Genre : Games & Activities
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The Najdorf Sicilian is one of Black’s most respected and popular responses to 1 e4. It was favoured by those two titans of the game, Bobby Fischer and Garry Kasparov and in the modern game it features in the repertoire of many elite players. This rich opening creates a wealth of opportunities for vigorous attacks, causing most games to be tense and engaging. The Najdorf is that very rare thing – an opening for Black that is highly aggressive but is also recognised as being objectively sound. In this book, FIDE Master John Doknjas and National Master Joshua Doknjas navigate through the main lines of the Najdorf and provide the reader with well-researched, fresh, and innovative analysis. Each annotated game has valuable lessons on how to play the opening, and contains instructive commentary on typical middle-game plans. With thorough variations and explanations on pawn structures and piece placement, this book provides insight to both strong masters and less experienced players alike. The format is ideal for the chessplayer keen to improve their game. While reading you are continually challenged to answer probing questions – a method that greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of chess knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to study chess while providing the best possible chance to retain what has been learnt.
Category: Games & Activities