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By David Sinclair. 1984
The bold, unscrupulous ventures of John Jacob Astor into fur trading and Manhattan real estate made him wealthy. The author… follows the rise of the family's fortune and influence in the 19th century to the decline of the Astors in the 20th century. 1984.
By E. K Caldwell. 1999
Interviews with Native American artists, activists, and writers. Topics range from singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie's consideration of the uses of computer… technology for tribal people, to activist Dino Butler's reflections on his personal and political evolution from hatred toward healing. Also discusses the appropriation of spiritual objects and beliefs by New Age practitioners. Some strong language. 1999.
By Richard H Rohmer. 1978
An account of Taylor's first business ventures, his major role in World War II, financial dealings, vast interests in real… estate, and his leadership in international horse racing and breeding. 1978.
By Heather Robertson. 1995
Robertson presents the story of the McLaughlin family, entrepreneurs who began as poor immigrants and went on to create General… Motors of Canada. The family members are portrayed, as well as the major events in the life of their company. 1995.
By Edward Renehan. 2008
Draws on previously unreleased documents to deliver what is arguably the definitive biography of Cornelius Vanderbilt, the nineteenth-century transportation tycoon… who accumulated the largest private fortune in United States history. 2008.
By Joseph Medicine Crow, Herman J Viola. 2006
The last traditional Crow chief, Joseph Medicine Crow (born 1913), recalls growing up on a Montana reservation and relates some… of his experiences after leaving it. He describes the four coups - war deeds - that he accomplished in Germany during World War II that entitled him to be chief. Grades 4-7. 2006.
By Richard Erdoes, Leonard Crow Dog. 1995
Family history of the Brulé Native American clan named Crow Dog. Leonard Crow Dog, spiritual leader of the American Indian… Movement at the second siege of Wounded Knee in 1973, traces his lineage to the first Crow Dog, Jerome -- a leader of the Ghost Dance of 1889 and comrade of Sitting Bull and Crazy Horse. Crow Dog also describes Lakota rituals and ceremonies. 1995.
By Lee Maracle. 1990
The majority of this book, originally published in the 1970s, is an account of the author's early years as a… native woman in Vancouver, California and Toronto. Filled with anger, pain and apathy, she found the strength to turn her life around.
By Hugh A Dempsey. 1984
Examines the life and troubled times of a Plains Cree chief and holy man. Branded by Canadian authorities as a… troublesome Indian, Big Bear was, in fact, committed to finding political solutions to Indian-White tensions. 1984.
By Joseph Bruchac. 1997
An autobiography detailing the author's earliest childhood memories through age twenty-eight, when his grandfather Bowman died in 1970. Bowman raised… Bruchac without ever admitting his Abenaki heritage, yet in these reminiscences, Bruchac traces the evidence of Native American customs in his grandfather's behaviour. Senior high and older readers. c1997.
By Joseph Iron Eye Dudley. 1992
A Methodist minister remembers his childhood on a Native American reservation in South Dakota where his maternal grandparents raised him… in the 1940s and 1950s. In spite of their poverty, they taught him the social, cultural, and spiritual values that have enriched his life. 1992.
By Jim Cramer. 2002
The author takes readers on the wild ride that is Wall Street, revealing how the game is played, who breaks… the rules, and who gets hurt. Cramer takes us from his roots in the middle-class Philadelphia suburbs to Harvard, where he began managing money, and then to Goldman Sachs. He describes the life of a money manager: the frenetic pace, the constant pressure to outperform the market and other fund managers. c2002.
By Tom Bower. 2006
The rise and fall of media tycoon Conrad Black is rivalled in its spectacular extravagance only by the machinations of… his social climbing wife, Barbara Amiel. Theirs is a story of overwhelming ambition and greed. Living beyond his means, he plundered Hollinger, a public company, and was charged with fraud and corruption. 2006.
By Marq De Villiers, Garth Drabinsky. 1995
Garth Drabinsky traces his life and career as Canada's most successful impresario. He talks about his early career as an… entertainment lawyer, and adventures as a film producer who worked with Hollywood's greatest stars. He also discusses his role in Cineplex Odeon, and his recent work in the live entertainment business with shows like "Show Boat," "Kiss of the Spider Woman," and "The Phantom of the Opera." c1995.
By Kevin O'Leary. 2011
By Michael Drosnin. 1985
An account of millionaire Howard Hughes' last four years when he fought the Atomic Energy Commission, plotted to buy politicians,… schemed against his business competitors and became even more disoriented. Shows Hughes' emotional instability during those years. 1985.
By Leonard Mosley. 1980
Captures the array of brilliant and eccentric characters that the powerful and tight-knit du Pont family has produced. Replete with… suicides, insanity, love affairs, and political intrigue, this is a dramatic, somewhat sensational, story of an American dynasty. 1980.
By Michael Babad, Catherine Mulroney. 1989
In January, 1988, Canadian businessman Robert Campeau stunned Wall Street with a hostile bid for Federated Department Stores, the parent… of the famous Bloomingdale's chain. His biography describes a man who was born into a poor Sudbury family, and became a successful real estate developer. 1989.
Lager, who headed Ben & Jerry's for eight years, gives the company's history. Childhood friends, Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield… led relatively unsuccessful lives until 1978, when they collaborated on creating an ice cream store in a former gas station in Vermont after taking a correspondence course on the topic. c1994.
By Rudy Wiebe. 2008
Big Bear was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of… the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. 2008.