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  • Structural Statistics for Industry and Services 2002by OECD Publishing

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development 2002; US$ 117.00

    This eighteenth edition of Structural Statistics for Industry and Services provides official annual data for detailed industrial sectors (mining and quarrying, manufacturing, utilities, and construction), as well as for detailed service sectors, covering such variables as production, value added, investment, employment, wages and salaries, hours worked... more...

  • Thomas Mellon And His Timesby Thomas Mellon

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1994; US$ 32.95

    Publicly available for the first time, Pittsburgh entrepreneur, judge, and banker Thomas Mellon?s autobiography includes maps and rarely seen photographs. The preface by his grandson Paul Mellon and the foreword by David McCullough, along with the introduction, notes, and afterword by University of Pittsburgh professor Mary Briscoe, provide a historical... more...

  • Tropic of Hopesby Henry Knight

    University Press of Florida 2013; US$ 74.95

    Just after the Civil War, two states prominently laid claim to being America's paradise destinations. Private companies, state agencies, and journalists all lent a hand in creating a seductive, expansionist imagery that promoted semitropical California and Florida and helped "sell" Americans on the idea of an attainable paradise within the United... more...

  • The WPA Guide to Delawareby Federal Writers' Project

    Trinity University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    During the 1930s in the United States, the Works Progress Administration developed the Federal Writers? Project to support writers and artists while making a national effort to document the country?s shared history and culture. The American Guide series consists of individual guides to each of the states. Little-known authors—many of whom would later... more...

  • The Water–Energy Nexus in the American Westby Douglas S. Kenney; Robert Wilkinson

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2011; US$ 40.00

    The nexus between water and energy raises a set of public policy questions that go far beyond water and energy. Economic vitality and management of scarce and precious resources are at stake. This book contributes to the body of knowledge and understanding regarding water, energy, and the links between the two in the American West and beyond. The research... more...

  • Wert- und bedürfnisorientierte Segmentierung von Konsumgütermärktenby Norbert Georg Medelnik

    Gabler Verlag 2012; US$ 59.99

    Die weit reichende Beachtung der Strategie der Marktsegmentierung erklärt sich aus der unmittelbaren Nähe des Konzeptes zum Marketingkerngedanken, welcher eine konsequente Ausrichtung sämtlicher Unternehmensaktivitäten an den Kundenbedürfnissen postuliert. Zugrunde liegt die Annahme, dass von einem Unternehmen Wettbewerbsvorteile aufgebaut werden können,... more...

  • What Doomed Detroitby Kevin D. Williamson

    Encounter Books 2013; US$ 5.99

    Many cities have struggled with the decline of key industries, from Philadelphia?s shipyards to New York?s textile industry, but Detroit—which is now in bankruptcy—is both a victim of the decline of the Michigan automobile industry and a cause of it. A city with a history of civil disorder—it is the only American city occupied on three separate occasions... more...

  • Why Government Is the Problemby Milton Friedman

    Hoover Institution Press 1993; US$ 5.00

    Friedman discusses a government system that is no longer controlled by "we, the people." Instead of Lincoln's government "of the people, by the people, and for the people," we now have a government "of the people, by the bureaucrats, for the bureaucrats," including the elected representatives who have become bureaucrats. more...

  • The World's Richest Neighborhoodby Quentin R. Skrabec

    Algora Publishing 2010; US$ 23.95

    In 1900, Pittsburgh's East End neighborhood was the world's richest. It represented the opulence, power, and greed of 19th-century capitalism. And for many it was statement of hope and motivation. In a short walk, one might run into Andrew Carnegie, Henry Clay Frick, George Westinghouse, H. J. Heinz, a member of the Mellon family or of the... more...

  • Agenda for a New Economyby David C. Korten

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Inc. 2009; US$ 10.47

    Shows that the steps taken to address economic crisis do nothing to deal with the reality of a failed economic system. This book identifies the sources of the failure in Wall Street institutions that have perfected the art of creating money out of nothing without producing anything of real value in return. more...