This first-rate, "page turning" novel unfolds when the protagonist, Paul Stevens, bolstered by an unusual set of fortuitous circumstances, attempts to take over the giant corporation that he is chief financial executive of by boldly initiating a proxy contest against its incumbent management. The plot teems with high adventure, political intrigue and the avariciousness that the machinations of Wall Street and lust for power consume him with prior to committing this act, the havoc that its execution encumbers his spirit, health and emotions with after he does commit this act and how the latter transforms him into a born again Christian. The idea for this story evolved from two phrases: one, "Sorrow is the seed of holiness" formulated by a now deceased cardinal of the Roman Catholic Church and the other, "It is in defeat that we become Christian" coined by Hemingway in his novel, " A Farewell to Arms" Thus, this story, with its pathos and even comedic moments as well as high adventure, gives the reader a panoramic view of the American scene and the Machiavellian schemes that its work ethic spawn and is much more than just another narrative about big business or the good and evil that vie within all of us because, besides that, it has a compelling message for everyone living in today's anxious world.
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Edmund Schiavoni has a degree in Business Administration from Seton Hall University, an M.B.A. from New York University and many years of experience as a financial executive of a Fortune 500 Company. Besides this novel, Mr. Schiavoni's creative talents permeate the musical field, being the composer and lyricist of ten ballads. He resides on Long Island with his wife, Estelle, has two married children and five grandchildren.
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Book Description AuthorHouse, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1425909019