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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 Ted Barris. 2014
On the night of March 24, 1944, eighty airmen crawled through a 400-foot-long tunnel, code-named "Harry," and dashed from Stalag… Luft III, the infamous WWII German POW camp. It became known as The Great Escape. The breakout had taken a year to plan, involved 2,000 POWs, and prompted a massive manhunt across occupied Europe. All but three escapees were recaptured, and on Hitler’s orders, fifty were murdered. The author recounts this battle of wits and determination through the voices of those involved, assembles original interviews, memoirs, letters and diaries to reconstruct the Great Escape’s untold story. Bestseller. 2014.
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 J. L Granatstein. 1993
Granatstein's study of life at the top during the Second World War centres on the most senior ranks in the… Canadian Army. Men like Andrew McNaughton, Harold Crerar, Thomas Burns and Guy Simonds had not only to win military campaigns, but also command the sympathies of bureaucrats and powerful politicians. None, however, forgot they were fighting a war, and that their decisions directly affected the lives of Canadian soldiers. 1993.
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 Walter Lord. 1998
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 John Bryden. 1989
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 Peter Wyden. 1984
The full story of the creation and use of the atom bomb. Reveals the scientific breakthrough that made the bomb… possible and the reality of "Day One" in Hiroshima where 130,000 people died. Bestseller 1984.
By Peter Townsend. 1991
The Battle of Britain was the collision towards which aviation developments on both sides had been heading for more than… twenty years. Group Captain Townsend traces the background of two air forces with a common past of rivalry and respect. This dramatic account vividly recalls the days when Britain's fate hung in the balance until allied airmen, the author among them, secured a victory which saved Britain from invasion and paved the way for Hitler's final defeat. 1991.
By Fred Taylor. 2004
Historian examines the World War II controversial Allied bombing of the ancient German cultural centre and industrial city, deemed a… "legitimate military target." Along with historical background provides a minute-by-minute account of the air raid and reviews the post-war moral debate over the magnitude of destruction and civilian casualties. c2004.
By Hugh Brewster. 2009
On the night of August 19, 1942, a force of five thousand Canadians launched an attack on the Nazi-held French… port of Dieppe. When it was over, the Allies were forced to retreat, nearly a thousand Canadian troops lay dead, and almost two thousand were taken prisoner. For years, defenders of the raid claimed that the Allies learned valuable lessons from Dieppe that were put to use later in the war, but others believed that the Canadian soldiers had been used as cannon fodder. Includes sections about the evacuation and the POW experiences. Explicit descriptions of violence. Grades 3-6. 2009.
By Nechama Tec. 2008
The prevailing image of European Jews during the Holocaust is one of helpless victims, but many Jews struggled against the… terrors of the Third Reich. This is the history of one such group, a forest community numbering more than 1,200 Jews, that carried out the largest armed rescue operation of Jews by Jews in World War II. These men and women of all ages - hungry, largely unarmed, and exposed to harsh winter weather - smuggled Jews out of heavily guarded ghettos, led retaliatory raids against Nazi collaborators, and offered protection to all Jewish fugitives who could find their way to them. Some descriptions of violence. 2008.
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.
Paul McCord describes a detailed, yet flexible plan that has been proven to generate referrals in virtually any sales system… or environment and in any industry. This conversational reference guide features compelling real-world examples of common sales mistakes and solutions that will transform lost opportunities into real prospects. 2008.
According to the Small Business Administration, 90% of service businesses fail within the first five years. They fail not because… they don't offer great services and products, but because owners are uncomfortable with traditional marketing and sales. Here, Michael Port shares his proven system for getting more clients. 2007.