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  • Corporate Governance in Bankingby B.E. Gup

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2007; US$ 40.00

    Explores aspects of corporate governance in banking from a global perspective: bank regulation and activity expansion in the US, board structure, community banks, the Enron and WorldCom corporate governance failures, a survey of characteristics of the top 100 world banks, as well as case studies of Australian, German and Hungarian banks. more...

  • Handbook for Directors of Financial Institutionsby B.E. Gup

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2008; US$ 60.00

    The role of directors of financial institutions has changed significantly. Subsequent changes in regulation to protect shareholder and public interests have created new challenges for directors. This handbook provides advice from directors and regulators about what directors of financial institutions worldwide need to know to perform their duties. more...

  • Collingwood and the Metaphysics of Experienceby Giuseppina D'Oro

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Giuseppina D'Oro explores Collingwood's work in epistemology and metaphysics, uncovering his importance beyond his better known work in philosophy of history and aesthetics. This major contribution to our understanding of one of the most important figures in history of philosophy will be essential reading for scholars of Collingwood and all students... more...

  • Risk Assessment for Water Infrastructure Safety and Securityby Anna Doro-on

    CRC Press 2011; US$ 132.95

    Introduction Objective Scope Purpose Acts of Terrorism and the Biological, Chemical, and Radiological Weapons Used against Water Infrastructure Introduction Characterization of Terrorism Chemical Terrorism Acts Potential Hazards of the Chemical Threats Potential Reduction Approach for Chemical Threats Biological Threats Radiological Threats Prescription... more...

  • The Book of Honorby Ted Gup

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.95

    In the entrance of the CIA headquarters looms a huge marble wall into which seventy-one stars are carved-each representing an agent who has died in the line of duty. Official CIA records only name thirty-five of them, however. Undeterred by claims that revealing the identities of these "nameless stars" might compromise national security, Ted Gup sorted... more...

  • Nation of Secretsby Ted Gup

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.95

    Award winning journalist Ted Gup exposes how and why our most important institutions increasingly keep secrets from the very people they are supposed to serve.Drawing on his decades as an investigative reporter, Ted Gup argues that a preoccupation with secrets has undermined the very values--security, patriotism, and privacy--in whose name secrecy... more...

  • Too Big to Fail: Policies and Practices in Government Bailoutsby Benton Gup

    ABC-CLIO 2003; US$ 118.00

    Usually associated with large bank failures, the phrase too big to fail, which is a particular form of government bailout, actually applies to a wide range of industries, as this volume makes clear. Examples range from Chrysler to Lockheed Aircraft and from New York City to Penn Central Railroad. Generally speaking, when a corporation, an organization,... more...

  • International Banking Crises: Large-Scale Failures, Massive Government Interventionsby Benton Gup

    ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 138.00

    The financial crises that began unexpectedly in Southeast Asia in 1997 spread rapidly around the globe, causing banks to fail, stock markets to plummet, and other newsmaking disruptions. Gup and his contributors examine these failures and crises in the main arenas where they occurred?Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Russia, Argentina?and provide... more...

  • A Secret Giftby Ted Gup

    Penguin Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    An inspiring account of America at its worst-and Americans at their best-woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Shortly before Christmas 1933 in Depression-scarred Canton, Ohio, a small newspaper ad offered $10, no strings attached, to 75 families in distress.... more...

  • A Secret Giftby Ted Gup

    Random House Australia 2010; US$ 13.92

    A book for our times, sharing stories of the Great Depression of the 1930s and the generosity of a man who understood hardship. A timely and powerful work of America at its worst - and Americans at their best - woven from the stories of Depression-era families who were helped by gifts from the author's generous and secretive grandfather. Ted Gup,... more...