Deadly Greed

Author: Joe Sharkey
Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: 1504041747
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Deadly Greed from the Author: Joe Sharkey. The horrifying account of the Charles Stuart case, in which ambition drove a man to murder his pregnant wife—and blame a fictitious African-American killer. On October 23, 1989, affluent businessman Charles Stuart made a frantic 911 call from his car to report that he and his seven-months-pregnant wife, Carol, a lawyer, had been robbed and shot by a black male in the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston. By the time police arrived, Carol was dead, and the baby was soon lost as well. The attack incited a furor during a time of heightened racial tension in the community. Even more appalling, while the injuries were real, Stuart’s story was a hoax: He was the true killer. But the tragedy would continue with the arrest of Willie Bennett, a young man Stuart identified in a line-up. Stuart’s deception would only be exposed after a shocking revelation from his brother and, finally, his suicide, when he jumped into the freezing waters of the Mystic River. As the story unraveled, police would put together the disturbing pieces of a puzzle that included Stuart’s distress over his wife’s pregnancy, his romantic interest in a coworker, and life insurance fraud. In an account that “builds and grips like a novel” (Kirkus Reviews), New York Times journalist Joe Sharkey delivers “a picture of a man consumed by naked ambition, unwilling to let anyone or anything get in his way” (Library Journal). Revised and updated, this ebook also includes photos and a new epilogue by the author.

Greed

Author: Phyllis A. Tickle
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198035565
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Greed from the Author: Phyllis A. Tickle. Grasping. Avarice. Covetousness. Miserliness. Insatiable cupidity. Overreaching ambition. Desire spun out of control. The deadly sin of Greed goes by many names, appears in many guises, and wreaks havoc on individuals and nations alike. In this lively and generous book, Phyllis A. Tickle argues that Greed is "the Matriarch of the Deadly Clan," the ultimate source of Pride, Envy, Sloth, Gluttony, Lust, and Anger. She shows that the major faiths, from Hinduism and Taoism to Buddhism and Christianity regard Greed as the greatest calamity humans can indulge in, engendering further sins and eviscerating all virtues. As the Sikh holy book Adi Granth asks: "Where there is greed, what love can there be?" Tickle takes a long view of Greed, from St. Paul to the present, focusing particularly on changing imaginative representations of Greed in Western literature and art. Looking at such works as the Psychomachia, or "Soul Battle" of the fifth-century poet Aurelius Clemens Prudentius, the paintings of Peter Bruegel and Hieronymous Bosch, the 1987 film Wall Street, and the contemporary Italian artist Mario Donizetti, Tickle shows how our perceptions have evolved from the medieval understanding of Greed as a spiritual enemy to a nineteenth-century sociological construct to an early twentieth-century psychological deficiency, and finally to a new view, powerfully articulated in Donizetti's mystical paintings, of Greed as both tragic and beautiful. Engaging, witty, brilliantly insightful, Greed explores the full range of this deadly sin's subtle, chameleon-like qualities, and the enormous destructive power it wields, evidenced all too clearly in the world today.

Deadly Greed

Author: Clark Cox
Publisher: Ingalls Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781932158496
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Deadly Greed from the Author: Clark Cox. Maceo McEachern was well-liked and respected in his community: business owner, entrepreneur, the first African American elected to office since Reconstruction. April 12, 1991, he and his mother were shotgunned to death in her home in Hamlet, NC. Clark Cox, journalist and friend of the victims, gives us the story: antecedents of the murders and the aftermath.

When Greed Turns Deadly

Author: Dixie Murphy
Publisher: eBookIt.com
ISBN: 0979558859
Size: 63.45 MB
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When Greed Turns Deadly from the Author: Dixie Murphy. The two women found dead in their beds had been executed. There was no robbery, no sexual motivation. The satanic writings and red candles found at the scene had been staged to throw investigators off track. The killer, or killers, just wanted the women dead! One of them, Betty Lou Gray, had been the primary target, while the other, a close friend, had simply been in the wrong place at the wrong time. From the beginning, the prime suspect had been Betty Lou's husband Bill. A dominating and controlling husband, he had kept his wife penniless and almost in bondage for 28 years until, finally, she'd had enough and asked for a divorce. The obvious motivation was money, a $250,000 life insurance policy, and with his wife dead there would be no splitting of assets in a divorce settlement. If he could succeed in hiding the insurance money and the pawnshop assets from his children, Bill Gray would become a rich man. It seemed an open and shut case, but it was not to be. In this true story, Dixie Murphy follows a trail of suspicion and intrigue, and reveals the virtually unprecedented means used to finally bring a murderer to justice.

Greed

Author: Chris Ryan
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409069230
Size: 51.50 MB
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Greed from the Author: Chris Ryan. A deadly, adrenalin-fuelled thriller from multi-bestselling author of Ultimate Weapon. Five Men. One Robbery. A deadly game of greed, revenge and betrayal is about to begin. Fresh out of the SAS, Matt Browning is down on his luck. He owes $500,000. If he doesn't get the money soon, he dies. From nowhere, he is offered a lifeline. A hit on al-Queda, sanctioned and helped by MI5. Matt gathers a small team of former SAS men to steal $10 million in gold and diamonds from the world's most deadly terrorist organisation. MI5 will give them all the equipment and information they need. No charges will ever be pressed. Matt thinks it's the perfect crime. Safe, quick, and patriotic. But after the money is stolen, the killing starts. Someone is taking down the members of the team one by one. A silent, expert assassin is stalking the team, gruesomely murdering both them and their families. And Matt knows that he's next. Greed is an explosive story of what happens when terrorism, money, love and jealously combust - an explosively violent tale from the established master of the military thriller.

The Seven Deadly Sins

Author: Stanford M. Lyman
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780930390815
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The Seven Deadly Sins from the Author: Stanford M. Lyman. When Stanford M. Lyman authored The Seven Deadly Sins: Society and Evil in 1978 it was hailed by Alasdair MacIntyre as "a book of absorbing interest and importance [that] places us all in his debt." By Nelson Hart as "a masterful and thought-provoking book [that] is the only scholarly treatment of sin that is so well-informed by the best of ancient through modern perspectives." By James A. Aho as a work whose "abstract hardly does justice to the scholarly and detailed analysis of sin." And by Harry Cohen as a "book [that] stands as a beautiful illustration of what holistic, idiosyncratic, interdisciplinary, and creative thinking and writing can bring to bear on the age-old problem of society and evil." The American Sociological Association's section on the Sociology of the Emotions selected this book as one of the works that laid the foundations for the study of pride, lust, envy, and anger basic sentiments embedded in the social process. For this revised and expanded edition Lyman has written a new chapter, "Sentiments, Sin, and Social Conflict: Toward a Sociology of the Emotions." The new edition will be a valuable work for courses in social psychology, ethics, deviance, and the sociology of morals and of religion."

Greed

Author: Fisher Amelie
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780988812543
Size: 48.73 MB
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Greed from the Author: Fisher Amelie. Gather 'round, love, because I want you. I want what you have, I want what you don't have, I want more of what I already have. I want. But if you so much as ask for something in return, go ahead and walk away. Know if you want to play in my world, it's every man for themselves and the weak become mine. Leeches will be obliterated because I make it my job to destroy them. I protect what's mine and I take what's yours...because that's what I do. I want. My story will not endear me to you and, frankly, I could care less if it does because I'm in this for the money and nothing else. There's nothing redeeming about me. I'm a corrupt, money hungry, immoral asshole from Los Angeles. I'm every man's worst nightmare and every girl's fantasy. I'm Spencer Blackwell...And this is the story about how I went from the world's most coveted guy to the guy no one wanted around and why I wouldn't trade it for anything in the world.

Poisoned Nation

Author: Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 146685684X
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Poisoned Nation from the Author: Loretta Schwartz-Nobel. Deadly Greed An award-winning investigative journalist links the soaring epidemics of cluster illnesses and many other diseases to the chemical pollution of our water, air, food, and everyday products for the profit and power of a reckless few. With irrefutable evidence and moving personal stories of the sick and dying, Loretta Schwartz-Nobel demonstrates that the human equivalent of global warming is already upon us. She shows how governments of both parties operate in tandem with America's most notorious polluters and how they have deceived the public, buried evidence of spreading disease, and suppressed critical scientific data. She traces relationships between organizations whose products cause diseases and those who profit from diagnosing and treating them, as well as their efforts to avoid research into environmental causes and possible cures. Poisoned Nation is an urgent call for action that delineates the problem with such clarity that the truth shines through. The author issues a plea to religious leaders of all faiths to work together for change, to create a public health movement to defeat greed and guide us toward a safer, healthier future.

The Cardinal And The Deadly

Author: Karl Clifton-Soderstrom
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
ISBN: 1630878014
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The Cardinal And The Deadly from the Author: Karl Clifton-Soderstrom. What makes for a good life? The seven deadly vices and seven holy virtues, ingrained in our cultural imagination, help us answer this perennial question. For two millennia, these fourteen character traits have stirred our imagination of human nature and desire. Sometimes, however, lists like the seven deadly sins remain mere caricatures that shame and exclude. The world, however, is not divided up into priests and convicts, saints and sinners, virtuous and vicious people. Much of the time, we live between the boundaries of vice and virtue. The Cardinal and the Deadly challenges simplistic bifurcations in order to reimagine a more faithful, hopeful, and loving life. It adopts a unique approach to examining the virtues and vices by pairing them in unexpected ways to reveal something significant about being human. Hope redirects greed; wisdom corrects pride; faith enlivens sloth. Bringing ancient and contemporary authors into dialogue, the book offers a concrete and accessible introduction to virtue ethics for students, pastors, and churches. Its ultimate goal is to engage the reader's intellect and imagination, so that we may respond creatively to the ethical challenges of living together.

The Seven Deadly Sins In Hollywood

Author: Dana Rasmussen
Publisher: Webster's Digital Services
ISBN: 9781241704889
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The Seven Deadly Sins In Hollywood from the Author: Dana Rasmussen. Today's world is full of people who do what makes them feel good. They don't care about consequences or seem to worry about much of anything, least of all the seven deadly sins.This series looks at the seven deadly sins and what celebrities might be in need of some redemption for their actions.In this edition, read about the sin of greed and the virtue of generosity. Take a look at greedy celebrities like Kris Jenner and generous celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and many other. Project Webster represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Project Webster continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge.