πŸ“’ Author : Peter B. Doran
πŸ“’ Publisher : Penguin
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2016-05-24
πŸ“’ Pages : 352
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780698170773
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great β€œanaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never losesβ€”that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.


πŸ“’ Author : Matthew Bird
πŸ“’ Publisher : iUniverse
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-04
πŸ“’ Pages : 188
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780595350438
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Fiction

SYNOPSIS : 2112-A time of prosperity and world peace. The peace is not to last however A new menace threatens the Earth, one such as the world has never seen Can the UFIB and its star agents stop the menace that is Scumball!


πŸ“’ Author : Philip Goodman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Oxford University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2017
πŸ“’ Pages : 240
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780199976065
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Law

SYNOPSIS : The history of criminal justice in the U.S. is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. While this view is common wisdom, it is wrong. In Breaking the Pendulum, Philip Goodman, Joshua Page, and Michelle Phelps systematically debunk the pendulum perspective, showing that it distorts how and why criminal justice changes. The pendulum model blinds us to the blending of penal orientations, policies, and practices, as well as the struggle between actors that shapes laws, institutions, and how we think about crime, punishment, and related issues. Through a re-analysis of more than two hundred years of penal history, starting with the rise of penitentiaries in the 19th Century and ending with ongoing efforts to roll back mass incarceration, the authors offer an alternative approach to conceptualizing penal development. Their agonistic perspective posits that struggle is the motor force of criminal justice history. Punishment expands, contracts, and morphs because of contestation between real people in real contexts, not a mechanical -swing- of the pendulum. This alternative framework is far more accurate and empowering than metaphors that ignore or downplay the importance of struggle in shaping criminal justice. This clearly written, engaging book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and scholars seeking to understand the past, present, and future of American criminal justice. By demonstrating the central role of struggle in generating major transformations, Breaking the Pendulum encourages combatants to keep fighting to change the system.


πŸ“’ Author : Jeffrey Brison
πŸ“’ Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2005-12
πŸ“’ Pages : 281
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0773528687
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : History

SYNOPSIS : In the first half of the twentieth century, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation helped to create and maintain a cultural and intellectual infrastructure in Canada that benefited key institutions such as University of Toronto, McGill University, the National Gallery, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Social Science Research Council. Jeffrey Brison documents how American philanthropy facilitated the transformation from a private, localized system of cultural, intellectual, and academic patronage to a complex, nation-based system of incorporated patronage - a system in which the major patron was the federal state. His study calls into question our essentialistic notions of contrasting national identities and the now-mythologized juxtaposition of an American culture fueled by the free market with a Canadian one sustained by state support.


πŸ“’ Author : Lester R. Brown
πŸ“’ Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2013-10-21
πŸ“’ Pages : 224
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780393240061
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Biography & Autobiography

SYNOPSIS : The environmentalist describes how he created a successful tomato business as a teenager, worked at the USDA, and founded two non-profit organizations that have drawn attention to climate change and lagging agricultural productivity.


πŸ“’ Author : Haynes Johnson
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hachette UK
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2009-09-26
πŸ“’ Pages : 300
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780316083959
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Political Science

SYNOPSIS : Taking as an example the Clinton health care reform initiative, the authors show how a policy that aimed to please everyone ended by satisfying no one due to pressure groups, political gamesmanship and the inertia of the American 'system'.


πŸ“’ Author : Peter F. Drucker
πŸ“’ Publisher : Truman Talley Books
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2007-04-01
πŸ“’ Pages : 336
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9781429973205
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : Following in the successful vein of Managing for the Future (1992) and Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995), the incomparable Peter Drucker is back with fresh thoughts, insights, and knowledge about the ever-changing business society around us and the ever-expanding management roles required of us all-chiefs, executives, managers, and knowledge workers alike. Two main themes are explored in many of the chapters in Managing in the Next Society: the rapidly expanding information shock wave that had its Internet Big Bang as recently as 1995; and the changing shape of our society to come-six major trends that are rapidly transforming our world into what Peter Drucker calls The Next Society.


πŸ“’ Author : Dean Starkman
πŸ“’ Publisher : Columbia University Press
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2014-01-07
πŸ“’ Pages : 368
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780231536288
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Business & Economics

SYNOPSIS : In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shiftsβ€”some unavoidable, some self-inflictedβ€”eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approachesβ€”access reporting and accountability reportingβ€”which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.


πŸ“’ Author : Asia Society
πŸ“’ Publisher : Hudson Hills
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2006
πŸ“’ Pages : 223
πŸ“’ ISBN : 0878481036
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : Architecture

SYNOPSIS : In 1955, John D. Rockefeller III convened a committee to respond to post-World War II interest in developing improved understanding of, and relations with, countries in Asia. His family's long-standing interest in Asia had led him to travel in China and


πŸ“’ Author : Christy Ferer
πŸ“’ Publisher : Simon and Schuster
πŸ“’ Release Date : 2001
πŸ“’ Pages : 191
πŸ“’ ISBN : 9780684866093
πŸ“’ Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
πŸ“’ Category : House & Home

SYNOPSIS : The TV style consultant shares her insights into what works and what doesn't in home decorating, using celebrity abodes to make her case--from Bette Midler's chipped china shower tile to Calvin Klein's gorgeous lamps.