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By T J Stiles. 2010
T J Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who did more… than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. From Vanderbilt's humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history, we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan and invent the modern corporation. 2010.
By Doris Kearns Goodwin. 1987
Begins with the baptism of Rose Kennedy's father in 1863 and ends with John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Looks… at Wall Street speculation and the campaigns that catapulted an entire family to international status. Some strong language. 1987.
By Peter C Newman. 1982
By John H Davis. 1978
By William C Rempel. 2018
Tells the rags-to-riches story of self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian--the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las… Vegas and Hollywood as one of the top financiers in America. 2018.
By Anne Kingston. 1994
Chronicles the rise of Dave Nichol, whose work with private label products helped revolutionize the supermarket industry. First brought into… Loblaws by Galen Weston in 1971, Nichol became president in 1976, but was moved to a smaller arm of Loblaws in 1984. Here, he met his great success, developing President's Choice into a retail phenomenon. Kingston discusses Nichol's work at Loblaws, his aggressive and sometimes abusive personality, and his departure from Loblaws in 1993. 1994.
By Rod McQueen. 1998
A revealing look at how the Eaton dynasty was created over four generations and almost destroyed in one. It discusses… the private and business lives of a colourful cast of characters who have touched the lives of Canadians from coast to coast. 1998.
By Axel Madsen. 2000
William C. Durant did big things the big way: he overreached, but, until his final failure, he picked up the… pieces time after time to confound his competitors. From a turbulent childhood in the small town of Flint, Michigan, to his phenomenal success in creating General Motors, Durant's meteoric career easily rivals the success stories of modern legends. 2000.
By Nitya Lacroix. 1999
This text provides information on: how to provide and achieve complete satisfaction; enjoying, exploring and refreshing a loving sexual relationship;… creating the right environment, identifying needs, sharing fantasies. It is a guide book for today's sexual attitudes. Explicit descriptions of sex. 1999.
By David Nasaw. 2000
An account of publishing-heir Hearst's childhood as the wealthy son of a California gold miner, his own family with five… sons, life with his mistress Marion Davies, his acquisition of fabulous homes and artifacts, as well as his political views and use of power. c2000.
By Peter Hadekel, Ann Gibbon. 1991
Les auteurs ressuscitent le sympathique entrepreneur plein de charisme qu'était Sam Steinberg. Ils rappellent les origines de son empire depuis… la petite épicerie du boulevard Saint-Laurent. 1991. Titre uniforme: Steinberg : the break-up of a family empire.
By Bryan Burrough. 2009
Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America. Rising from humble beginnings through hard work and shrewd dealings,… they shifted the balance of power in American politics. While hobnobbing with movie stars and presidents, the Big Rich also created the legend of the swaggering Texas oilman with island hideaways and sprawling ranches. 2009.
By Andrew Carnegie. 2018
Here, for the first time in one volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and "The… Gospel of Wealth," a groundbreaking manifesto on the duty of the wealthy to give back to society all of their fortunes. And he practiced what he preached, erecting 1,600 libraries across the country, founding Carnegie Mellon University, building Carnegie Hall, and performing countless other acts of philanthropy because, as Carnegie wrote, "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced." 2018.
By Mariana Pasternak. 2010
A meditation on the dynamics of female friendship describes the author's life-defining relationship with Martha Stewart, relating the common experiences… that bonded them and the factors that resulted in their estrangement. 2010.
By Theresa Larsen Crenshaw. 1997
Identifies the role our hormones play in the different sexual stages, exploring the age-old concept of chemistry between the sexes… and how hormones can determine the course of human relationships. Functions as both an encyclopedia of our attachment-related hormones, telling us exactly what they are and exactly what modern science thinks they do, and a guide to what we can do to get them to keep functioning the way we want them to. Descriptions of sex and some strong language. 1996.
By Elisabeth D Bing. 1970
By Stephen R Covey. 1997
From the author of "The seven habits of highly effective people" (DC30225) and father of nine, a method of achieving… peace and harmony at home. Recommends simple and practical ways to communicate and to resolve common problems so that "everyone wins." c1997.
By Violaine Kerbrat, Mylène Sultan. 2010
By Aaron Boyd. 1995
The author relates how Gates' reputation for being a difficult person did not hamper his quick rise to the top… of the computer industry. Gates was introduced to his first computer in high school about the same time he announced that he would be a millionaire by the age of thirty. Using his knowledge of computer software and his business savvy to form Microsoft, Gates instead became a multibillionaire. Grades 5-8. 1995.
By Patricia Ward Biederman, Warren G Bennis. 2010