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  • A Daughter Remembersby Li Lienfung

    Marshall Cavendish 2011; US$ 12.99

    In this book, the author recounts her parents’ tumultuous long-distance relationship and explores its effects on her and her sister. Spanning a century of the family’s history (1860-1960), Li tells of her American Chinese father, Dr Li Kuo Ching, a successful entrepreneur and brilliant engineer who discovered tungsten, a strategic metal at... more...

  • Designing a European Fiscal Unionby Carlo Cottarelli; Martine Guerguil

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Does the European Union need closer fiscal integration, and in particular a stronger fiscal centre, to become more resilient to economic shocks? This book looks at the experience of 13 federal states to help inform the heated debate on this issue. It analyses in detail their practices in devolving responsibilities from the subnational to the central... more...

  • Patterns of Economic Change by State and Area 2014by Mary Meghan Ryan

    Bernan Press 2014; US$ 95.00

    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 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). Data on personal income and employment extends back to 1958 for the states and regions and to 1969 for the MSAs. more...

  • A Darkness at Dawnby Harry M. Caudill

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 28.00

    Outspoken Appalachian writer Harry M. Caudill analyzes the exploitation and decline of the eastern Kentucky mountain lands, which have rendered "no people in the nation...more forlorn than the Appalachian highlanders in our time." Frontier attitudes, a strong attachment to the land, and isolation have produced in Appalachia a backwoods culture which... more...

  • Grand Plansby Judith Sealander

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Scholars may have widely differing views of the Progressive Era, but all see business as holding the key to the reforms of that period. In this new book Judith Sealander amplifies our understanding of the relationship between business leaders and reform through a detailed examination of Dayton and the Miami Valley of Ohio. She focuses specifically... more...

  • Paul G. Hoffmanby Alan R. Raucher

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 35.00

    Having gained fame and success in business, Paul G. Hoffman went on to become involved in a wide range of public concerns. In this new and revealing biography Alan R. Raucher provides the first assessment of Hoffman's entire career, beginning with his rise to the presidency of Studebaker and his success in applying progressive management to lift it... more...

  • The Rise of Big Governmentby Harold G. Vatter; John F. Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    The Rise of Big Government chronicles the phenomenal growth of local, state, and federal government over the last 100 years. The authors explain this growth by arguing that public and social acceptance of government intervention has allowed government to maintain a presence at all levels of the economy. The authors take issue with the opposing argument... more...

  • The Shadow Of The Millsby S. J. Kleinberg

    University of Pittsburgh Press 1991; US$ 27.95

    The profound disruption of family relationships caused by industrialization found its most dramatic expression in the steel mills of Pittsburgh in the 1880s.  The work day was twelve hours, and the work week was seven days - with every other Sunday for rest. In this major work, S. J. Kleinberg focuses on the private side of industrialization,... 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...

  • The ABCs of the Economic Crisisby Fred Magdoff; Michael D. Yates

    Monthly Review Press 2009; US$ 10.00

    The economic crisis has created a host of problems for working people: collapsing wages, lost jobs, ruined pensions, and the anxiety that comes with not knowing what tomorrow willbring. Compounding all this is a lack of reliable information that speaks to the realities of workers. Commentators and pundits seem more confused than anyone, and economists—the... more...