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By Phil Viner, Jools Viner, J. B Priestley, Gil Maine, Jonathan Lomas. 2006
Peel away the layers of Priestley's complex drama to appreciate this powerful warning play, wrapped up in the genre of… a gripping detective story, to truly understand that "We don't live alone. We are members of one body". For senior high readers. 2006, c1945.
The author of "Bringing Down the House" chronicles the invention of the Facebook social-networking computer web site by Harvard students… Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin. Describes Zuckerberg's use of the university's database and legal problems with a rival site. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
The tattooed girl: the enigma of Stieg Larsson and the secrets behind the most compelling thrillers of our time
By John-Henri Holmberg, Daniel Burstein, Arne J De Keijzer. 2011
The stories behind the Steig Larsson books “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”, “The Girl Who Played with Fire”, and… “The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”. Enter the unique world of Lisbeth Salander, Mikael Blomkvist, and of Larsson himself, discovering the experiences and incidents involving Swedish politics, violence against women, and neo-Nazis that are at the heart of these works. A look into the author’s life, and his ideas for future books - including the mysterious “fourth book” in the series, which Larsson had started but not finished at the time of his death. Incudes strong language and violence. 2011.
The big idea: how to make your entrepreneurial dreams come true, from the a-ha moment to your first million
By Catherine Whitney, Donny Deutsch. 2008
In this companion to his nightly CNBC television series, The Big Idea, former ad man Deutsch profiles entrepreneurs who have… visited his show and the lessons he's learned from them. The author relishes stories of little people, mothers, students, retirees and former screw ups, who had only a good idea and built multimillion-dollar businesses without MBAs. Entrepreneurial success stories are complemented by practical advice and resources for building a business. c2008. Uniform title: Big idea with Donny Deutsch (Television program)
By Robert B Reich. 2015
Reich outlines how the American economic system is failing, with increasing income inequality and a shrinking middle class, and reveals… how a market designed for broad prosperity can reverse the trend toward diminished opportunity. Bestseller. 2015.
By Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner, Anatole Muchnik. 2006
Quel lien entre la législation de l'avortement et la baisse de la criminalité aux États-Unis ? Quelles sont les vraies… motivations des agents immobiliers ? Pourquoi les revendeurs de drogue vivent-ils plus longtemps chez leur mère ? L'économie, vue sous cet angle, incongru en apparence, mais qui est celui de la plus sérieuse rationalité des agents, des comportements, des causes et effets, traite de sujets peu conventionnels. Elle a reçu un nom : freakonomics, ou " économie saugrenue ". Elle jette une lumière de biais sur le désordre des événements ; elle met à nu des a priori à prétention de scientificité irréfutable ; elle transforme notre regard sur le monde globalisé, qui nous apparaît, pour finir, moins impénétrable et incompréhensible. 2006. Titre uniforme: Freakonomics.
By David Shields, Powell Caleb. 2014
An impassioned, funny, probing, fiercely inconclusive, nearly-to-the-death debate about life and art - beers included. Caleb Powell always wanted to… become an artist, but he overcommitted to life, whereas his former professor David Shields always wanted to become a human being, but he overcommitted to art. They spend four days at a cabin in the Cascade Mountains, playing chess, shooting hoops, hiking; they rewatch My Dinner with André and The Trip, relax in a hot tub, and talk about everything they can think of in the name of exploring and debating life and art, marriage, family, sports, sex, happiness, drugs, death, betrayal - and, of course, writers and writing. 2014.
By Steven D Levitt, Stephen J Dubner. 2005
The author offers his view of how the economy really works; examining issues from cheating and crime, to sports and… child-rearing. He offers a very different view on what drives the economy. 2005.
By Jeff Ayers. 2006
Through four decades, five television series comprising over seven hundred episodes, ten feature films, and an animated series, fandom's thirst… for more Star Trek stories has been unquenchable. From the earliest short-story adaptations by James Blish in the 1960s, followed by the first original Star Trek novels during the seventies, and on throughout the eighties, nineties, and into the twenty-first century, fiction has offered an unparalleled expansion of the rich Star Trek tapestry. But what is it that makes these books such a powerfully attractive creative outlet to some and a compelling way to experience the Star Trek mythos anew to others? Voyages of Imagination takes a look back on the first forty years of professionally published Star Trek fiction, revealing the personalities and sensibilities of many of the novels' imaginative contributors and offering an unprecedented glimpse into the creative processes, the growing pains, the risks, the innovations, the missteps, and the great strides taken in the books. Author Jeff Ayers has immersed himself in nearly six hundred books and interviewed more than three hundred authors and editors in order to compile this definitive guide to the history and evolution of an incomparable publishing phenomenon. Fully illustrated with the covers of every book included herein, Voyages of Imagination is indexed by title and author, features a comprehensive timeline, and is a must-have for every fan.