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  • 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...

  • Best Customersby The New Strategist Editors

    New Strategist Press, LLC 2015; US$ 103.95

    Find out how the American marketplace has been transformed by the Great Recession in the new 11th edition of Best Customers: Demographics of Consumer Demand, with all-important 2013 spending data. Best Customers is a unique look at who the best and biggest customers are for hundreds of individual products and services. The new edition of Best Customers... more...

  • The British Economy in Transitionby Royce Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 83.95

    The British Economy in Transition: From the Old to the New? examines attempts at economic regeneration in areas that have experienced the decline in 'traditional' industry of recent years. The contributors also look at the impact of techno and managerial modernization strategies in industries that have survived, but have had to adapt rapidly to do... more...

  • Second Thoughtsby Donald N. McCloskey

    Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 59.99 US$ 51.59

    For this important new volume, Donald N. McCloskey has assembled twenty-four essays by leading economic historians who argue that commonly accepted perceptions of our economic past can be wrong and, therefore, misleading. The essays reevaluate various issues and events that influence today's economic thinking, thus examining the past as a way of preparing... more...

  • The New Economy and Beyondby D. W. Jansen

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2006; US$ 40.00

    What is the New Economy, what makes it new, and what are the implications for antitrust, regulation and macroeconomic policy? Providing a non-technical and compelling analysis of the modern macro-economy, the contributors to this volume, eminent scholars all, provide their views on the New Economy from a variety of perspectives. more...

  • The Industrial Revolution in Americaby Kevin Hillstrom

    ABC-CLIO 2005; US$ 185.00

    A set of books on the Industrial Revolution, these comprehensive volumes cover the history of steam shipping, iron and steel production, and railroads-three interrelated enterprises that helped shift the Industrial Revolution into overdrive. more...