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  • Simple Profits from Swing Tradingby Jea Yu

    Wiley 2013; US$ 40.00

    There are so many trading systems out there today, each oneclaiming to have the secret that will bring windfall returns. Somemay fare well in rising markets, but all too often leave the traderstruggling to keep their head--and capital--up when the marketstarts to fall. Doesn't sound too reliable, does it? The Underground Trader Swing Trading system... 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...

  • Living Largeby Harold Mitchell

    Melbourne University Press 2009; Not Available

    When Harold was sixteen, he secured a job at a Melbourne advertising agency just by virtue of having travelled the furthest for the interview. Living Large traces Mitchell's journey as media buyer inside several agencies to his brave decision to start in 1976 his own media-buying operation, a radical and, to the established agencies, highly unpopular... more...

  • Assessing Low-Carbon Development in Nigeriaby Raffaello Cervigni; Irina Dvorak; John Allen Rogers

    World Bank Publications 2013; US$ 24.99

    The Federal Government of Nigeria has adopted an ambitious strategy to make Nigeria theworld’s 20th largest economy by 2020. Sustaining such a pace of growth will entail rapidexpansion of activity in key carbon-emitting sectors of the economy. In the absence ofpolicies to accompany economic growth with a reduced carbon footprint, emission ofgreenhouse... 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 Immigrant and the Universityby Karin Sveen

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Peder Sather was a scribe before he emigrated from Norway to New York in 1832. There, he worked as a servant and a clerk at a lottery office before opening an exchange brokerage. During the gold rush, he moved to San Francisco to help establish the banking house of Drexel, Sather & Church on Montgomery Street. Sather was a founder and a liberal benefactor... more...

  • Patterns of Economic Change by State and Areaby Mary Meghan Ryan

    Bernan Press 2013; US$ 99.99

    Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area: Income, Employment, and Gross Domestic Product is a special edition of Business Statistics of the United States: Patterns of Economic Change. This book presents data on personal income, employment, and gross domestic product for the United States as a whole, the seven regions, each state, and 366... more...

  • Biggs on Finance, Economics, and the Stock Marketby Barton Biggs

    Wiley 2014; US$ 45.00

    Released to the public for the first time, writings by the incomparable Barton Biggs Long considered one of the best brains on Wall Street, Barton Biggs acquired the stature of a legend within his lifetime. Among his many coups, he accurately called the rise and fall of the dot-com market, and was an energetic promoter of emerging markets, including... more...

  • The Southwest Under Stressby Allen V. Kneese; F. Lee Brown

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 38.95

    Southwest Under Stress examines the development-environment conflict in the four contiguous states of Arizona, Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico. It emphasizes three issues with implications that extend far beyond the Southwest: water---its quantity, quality, and allocation; environment---how and to what extent it should be preserved; and the future... more...

  • Labor in a New Land: Economy and Society in Seventeenth-Century Springfieldby Stephen Innes

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Stephen Innes studies the relationship between work, land, and community in seventeenth-century Springfield, Massachusetts. Using analytical concepts drawn from anthropology--dependence, mediation, and clientage--he shows that the town was a highly commercialized, developmental community contrasting sharply with the communal, quietistic models that... more...