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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.
By Bob Burg, John David Mann. 2008
Authors Bob Burg and John David Mann have collected raves for this business parable about a young salesman who is… introduced to "go-givers," including a restaurateur, a CEO, a financial advisor, a real-estate broker, and the mysterious "Connector," all of whom impart valuable lessons on successful business strategies. 2008.
By Gary Hamel. 2008
By George O'Brien. 2006
Georgetown University professor George O'Brien provides the biographical background of the four masters of Irish literature and an in-depth analysis… of their greatest works. O'Brien discusses the very qualities that set these works apart and the "Irishness" that characterizes each of them. 2006.
By Anna Grigor'evna Snitkina Dostoevskaia, Beatrice Stillman. 1975
The second wife of the great man of Russian letters gives a thorough first-hand account of his life and character,… from the time of their first meeting in 1866 to his death in 1881. Translation of "Vospominaniia". 1975. Uniform title: Vospominaniia.
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 Vernon Scannell. 1992
The author recalls his childhood and early manhood, culminating in his joining the army in 1940. He explores the relationship… between himself, his siblings and his sadistic and probably psychotic father, set against a vivid backdrop of Britain between the wars. 1992.
By Ian Bell. 1993
A nonliterary account of the prolific author. In poor health throughout his life, Stevenson evaded the careers his father encouraged,… instead travelling in search of healthful climates and writing of adventure and action. He married the controversial Fanny Osbourne, who both cared for and dominated him. 1993.
By Patricia Phenix. 2002
A fact-filled history of the Eaton's store and its founding family, told through interviews with former staff and archival research.… In its heyday, entire homes and their contents could be ordered through the Eaton's catalogue; clerks were frequently on a first-name basis with customers; men who left to fight during World War II were given their jobs back when they returned. But by the 1990s, the company was battered, bleeding, perceived as unhip, and was finally closed in 1999, but not before its history was entwined with that of Canada. 2002.
By Farley Mowat. 2010
Picking up where his 2008 memoir "Otherwise" left off, Mowat traces his development as an author, with frequent digressions on… subjects such as homebuilding, family, and wildlife. Covering the episodes that shaped his particular worldview - from post-war research in the North to a sailing trip to Nova Scotia - the author also takes direct aim at his critics. 2010.
By Elizabeth Gilbert. 2007
Elizabeth Gilbert, in her thirties, settles into a large a house with a husband who wants to start a family.… But she doesn't want any of it. A bitter divorce and a turbulent love affair later, she emerges battered and determined to find what she's missing. So she begins her quest. In Rome, she indulges herself and gains nearly two stone. In India, she finds enlightenment through scrubbing temple floors. Finally in Bali, a toothless medicine man reveals a new path to peace, leaving her ready to love again. 2007.
By David Coomes. 1992
This life of the creator of Lord Peter Wimsey relies heavily on the Oxford-educated Sayers's letters and other writings. Coomes… details the intellectual British writer's feisty assertion of her religious views and sketches her private life, including her loveless marriage and the illegitimate son a cousin reared for her. 1992.
By Fred Kaplan. 1988
By Robert L Heilbroner, Lester C Thurow. 1998
By John Kenneth Galbraith. 1987
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 Carol Shields, Marjorie May Anderson. 2001
Carol Shields and Marjorie Anderson asked other women authors to write about the experiences that had amazed them, disappointed them,… or which they had been unprepared for. This collection of diverse, often tender, and sometimes disturbing writings breaks the silences that women still keep. 2001.
By Brenda Maddox. 1994
Plumbing letters by D.H. Lawrence and private papers by certain of his friends for insights into his thoughts, the author… chronicles Lawrence's life as a fiction writer, literary critic, and journalist. Maddox explores Lawrence's opinions, his illness, his sexuality, the contradictions in his relationships with women, his marriage to Frieda Weekley, and his novel Mr. Noon, first published in 1984. 1994.
By Caitlin Thomas. 1997
Thomas recounts her life as the wife of the poet Dylan Thomas. Their life together was dominated by alcohol, which… lessened their shyness and fueled their adventures. She provides insights into Dylan and his writing, his success, and ultimately the toll which drink took on their lives, leaving him dead at thirty-nine, and her a penniless alcoholic. 1997.
By Benedict Kiely. 1999