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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 21.00
"A biography that has many of the best attributes of a novel. . . . Wonderfully fluent and compelling." -- The New York Times "A triumph of the art of biography. Unflaggingly interesting, it brings John D. Rockefeller Sr. to life through sustained narrative portraiture of the large-scale, nineteenth-century kind."-- The New York Times Book Review... more...
- Crown/Archetype 2008; US$ 17.95
Portrayed by Leonardo DiCaprio in the Martin Scorsese movie The Aviator , Howard Hughes is legendary as a playboy and pilot?but he is notorious for what he became: the ultimate mystery man. Citizen Hughes is the New York Times bestselling exposé of Hughes?s hidden life, and a stunning revelation of his ?megalomaniac empire in the emperor?s own... more...
- Simon & Schuster 2009; US$ 17.00
In the midst of the most disastrous economic climate of Wall Street?s history, one executive has weathered the storm more deftly than any other: Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO of JPMorgan Chase. In 2008, while Dimon?s competitors watched their companies crumble, JPMorgan not only survived, it made an astonishing $5 billion profit. Dimon?s continued... more...
- ABC-CLIO 1999; US$ 84.00
Only a person of Keynes's unique character could have achieved what he did. After teaching neoclassical economics for two decades, he developed an extraordinary theory?extraordinary in that it built upon the theoretical complex he intended to overthrow and extraordinary in that it provided the best guidance for defeating the Depression of the 1930s... more...
- HarperCollins 2009; US$ 11.24
From the author who brought you the massive New York Times bestseller Bringing Down the House , this is the startling rags-to-riches story of an Italian-American kid from the streets of Brooklyn who claws his way into the wild, frenetic world of the oil exchange. After conquering the hallowed halls of Harvard Business School, he enters the testosterone-laced... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.95
A penniless émigré who made a fortune and became one of the great philanthropists of the twentieth century, George Soros has led a remarkable life. This biography brings forth his story in unprecedented depth, from his childhood as a Jew in occupied Budapest during World War II to his conquests on Wall Street and the establishment of his philanthropic... more...
- Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98
The story opens with the purchase of a 9mm Browning at a small Paris gun shop by a man named Ivar Kreuger. The next morning, the world's leading bankers nervously waited to ask Ivar about some forged Italian bonds. Hours later, his dead body was discovered and the largest financial empire of the era collapsed. This book traces Ivar's meteoric rise... more...
- Infobase Publishing 2010; US$ 114.00
American Inventors, Entrepreneurs, and Business Visionaries, Revised Edition profiles more than 300 important Americans from colonial times to the present. Featuring such inventors and entrepreneurs as Thomas Edison and Madame C.J. Walker, this revised resource provides in-depth information on robber barons and their counterparts as well as current... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2009; US$ 19.99
Billionaire oil trader Marc Rich for the first time talks at length about his private life (including his expensive divorce from wife Denise); his invention of the spot oil market which made his fortune and changed the world economy; his lucrative and unpublicized dealings with Ayatollah Khomeini's Iran, Fidel Castro's Cuba, war-ravaged Angola, and... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 19.00
"Engaging--. Terrific--. Takes us over the collar line with grace and authority."-- The New York Times As a veteran reporter throughout the "downsizing" years of the auto industry in the United States and Canada, Queens-born Solange De Santis covered her fair share of auto plant closings, but almost always from the management's point of view. That... more...