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By Niall Ferguson. 2013
An examination of institutional dysfunction in the Western world argues that such values as a free market and representative government… are being compromised while future generations are inheriting unmanageable levels of debt. 2013.
A collection of games, easy-to-make crafts and projects, and festive menus that make the planning a theme party easy and… fun. Each theme plan includes a list of read-aloud books and movies to make the party complete.
By P. J O'Rourke. 1998
In a treatise on economics by a conservative humourist, the author visits Wall Street to learn how the stock market… works. He then ventures to different countries with diverse economic systems to see which succeed. Concludes with the observation that the free market equals economic truth and wealth. 1998.
By Jonathan Franklin William Vance. 1997
Vance examines the reaction of Canadians to the First World War as a cultural and philosophical force, rather than a… political and military event. He argues that Canadians constructed a version of the war which stressed traditional values and the positive results of the war experience, and how this myth helped create within Canada a sense of nationhood. 1997.
By Al Roker. 2000
The Today show weatherman humorously describes his experiences of being a father - both to his older daughter from adoption… through adolescence and to the baby conceived with his new wife after fertility treatments. Roker also reminisces about his own bus-driver father. Bestseller. 2000.
By Robert L Heilbroner, Lester C Thurow. 1998
By John Kenneth Galbraith. 1987
By Gunther Schuller. 1968
Jazz from its beginnings through the early 1930s. Schuller explores sound recordings made since the advent of jazz and responds… to hypothetical questions a musician might ask. He shows how elements of jazz grew out of African music, stresses the shift of emphasis from the music to the performer, and notes the difficulty of studying something as ephemeral as improvised sounds. Followed by "Swing Era". 1986. (History of jazz ; 1)
By Paul Anthony Samuelson, Maryann O Keating. 1983
Collection of ninety-nine short essays by the Nobel-prize-winning liberal economist covering a wide range of topics from personal financing and… investing to international finance and the relationship between economics and democracy. c1983.
By Benjamin Spock. 1988
By Helena Matheopoulos. 1986
Presents in-depth interviews with leading international male singers. Includes such artists as Placido Domingo, Luciano Pavarotti, Jose Carreras and Simon… Estes, and analyzes their interpretations from both the musical and the dramatic angles. 1986.
By Jared Bernstein. 2008
Is Social Security really going bust, and what does that mean to me? If I hire an immigrant, am I… hurting a native-born worker? How much can presidents really affect economic outcomes? Why does the stock market go up when employment declines? What's a "living wage"? Why do I feel so squeezed? 2008.
Blue ocean strategy: how to create uncontested market space and make the competition irrelevant (Your coach in a box)
By W. Chan Kim, Renée Mauborgne. 2006
In a book that challenges the typical entrepreneurial strategy, W. Chan Kim and Renée Mauborgne assert that tomorrow's leading companies… will succeed, not by battling their rivals for market share in the bloody "red ocean" of a shrinking profit pool, but by creating "blue oceans": untapped new market spaces ripe for growth. 2006.
By Rachel Giese. 2018
What does it mean to be growing up male right now, when ideas about masculinity are in flux and power… differences between the sexes are shifting? Award-winning Canadian journalist Rachel Giese connects with readers on both sides of the gender divide as she investigates how we can support boys to become their fullest and most honest selves. With empathy and insight, she tells stories of how boys from different races, classes and backgrounds are navigating the transition into manhood. Winner of the 2019 Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. 2018.
By David K Foot, Daniel Stoffman. 1996
Foot uses demography as a tool to understand the past and foretell the future. He explains how demographics play a… critical role in Canada's economy and social life, and how they affect every one of us as individuals. He argues that by understanding demographic realities, we will be better prepared to cope with them and to turn them to our advantage. 1996.
A collection of conversations with seven of the world's greatest conductors: Claudio Abbado, Carlo Maria Giulini, Herbert von Karajan, James… Levine, Riccardo Muti, Eugene Ormandy and Sir Georg Solti. They discuss their lives as well as their musical technique and interpretation. 1990.
By Richard S Warren. 2002
The Toronto Symphony orchestra has been a part of the arts scene in Toronto for eighty years, and this history,… compiled by its former archivist, details its challenges, achievements and trials. It includes stories of artists who performed with the orchestra, such as Glenn Gould, Maureen Forrester, and Seiji Ozawa, its tours throughout the world, and information about its musicians, visiting artists, directors, and administrative personnel. 2002.
By Jane Jacobs. 1984
By M Christopher Bell. 2017
The failure of the Allied fleet to force a passage through the Straits of the Dardanelles in 1915 drove Winston… Churchill from office in disgrace and nearly destroyed his political career. For over a century, Churchill has been both praised and condemned for his role in launching this highly controversial campaign. For some, the Dardanelles offensive was a brilliant concept that might have dramatically shortened the First World War. To many others, however, Churchill was a reckless amateur who drove his unwilling and misinformed colleagues into a venture that was doomed to fail. 2017.