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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71922-5 (0-307-71922-7)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Award
Finalist for the Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award
Picked as one of the best books of the year by the Washington Post, the Financial Times,
The Economist, BusinessWeek, Bloomberg, the Christian Science Monitor, and the Plain Dealer


Brilliant... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Why Nations Fail
The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty
Written by Daron Acemoglu and James Robinson


Format: Hardcover, 544 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-71921-8 (0-307-71921-9)

Shortlisted for The Phi Beta Kappa Society's Ralph Waldo Emerson Award

Brilliant and engagingly written, Why Nations Fail answers the question that has stumped the experts for centuries: Why are some nations rich and others poor, divided by wealth and poverty, health and sickness, food and famine?

Is it culture, the weather... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Anti-Capitalism

Written by Ezequiel Adamovsky
Illustrated by United Illustrators
Translated by Marie Trigona


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 3, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-087-1 (1-60980-087-7)

In Anti-Capitalism, activist and scholar Ezequiel Adamovsky tells the story of the long-standing effort to build a better world, one without an abusive system at its heart. Backed up by arresting, lucid images from the radical artist group United Illustrators, Adamovsky details the struggle against rising corporate power, as that struggle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Three Blind Mice
How the TV Networks Lost Their Way
Written by Ken Auletta


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1992
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74135-0 (0-679-74135-6)

Auletta chronicles the revolution in American business and popular culture that was the story of network television in the 1980s: the big three networks lost a third of their audience and more than half of their annual profits, while takeovers and coups turned NBC and ABC into assets of two megacorporations... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 9, 2005
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3078-1 (1-4000-3078-1)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Powerful Medicines
The Benefits, Risks, and Costs of Prescription Drugs
Written by Jerry Avorn, M.D.


Format: Hardcover, 464 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: August 17, 2004
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-0-375-41483-1 (0-375-41483-5)

If you believe that the latest blockbuster medication is worth a premium price over your generic brand, or that doctors have access to all the information they need about a drug’s safety and effectiveness each time they write a prescription, Dr. Jerry Avorn has some sobering news. Drawing on more than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Critical Condition
How Health Care in America Became Big Business--and Bad Medicine
Written by Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $15.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1075-0 (0-7679-1075-3)

In Critical Condition, award-winning investigative journalists Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele examine the current, and problematic, state of health care in America.

Barlett and Steele profile patients and doctors seemingly trapped by the system, in the process illuminating what's wrong with the system overall. For instance, doctors recount instances of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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What Made jack welch JACK WELCH
How Ordinary People Become Extraordinary Leaders
Written by Stephen H. Baum and Dave Conti


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: August 21, 2007
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-33720-7 (0-307-33720-0)

Surprisingly, it’s not about education or pedigree or even native smarts. Most of us are like jack welch, who started life as a lowercase guy, the son of a railroad conductor, but went on to become the most celebrated and successful executive of recent years. Sure, Jack Welch—and lots of other... Read more >
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Age of Betrayal
The Triumph of Money in America, 1865-1900
Written by Jack Beatty


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 8, 2008
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3242-6 (1-4000-3242-3)

Age of Betrayal is a brilliant reconsideration of America's first Gilded Age, when war-born dreams of freedom and democracy died of their impossibility. Focusing on the alliance between government and railroads forged by bribes and campaign contributions, Jack Beatty details the corruption of American political culture that, in the words of... Read more >
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The World According to Peter Drucker

Written by Jack Beatty


Format: Trade Paperback, 220 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0302-8 (0-7679-0302-1)

This is a biography on Peter Drucker, arguably the most influential architect of today's corporate society. His views on management industrial organization, business strategy, leadership development and employee motivation have tutored not just companies but countries. Creating a Drucker primer as much as a biography, Jack Beatty has distilled the essence... Read more >

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The Number
How the Drive for Quarterly Earnings Corrupted Wall Street and Corporate America
Written by Alex Berenson
Foreword by Mark Cuban


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6625-1 (0-8129-6625-2)

In this commanding big-picture analysis of what went wrong in corporate America, Alex Berenson, a top financial investigative reporter for The New York Times, examines the common thread connecting Enron, Worldcom, Halliburton, Computer Associates, Tyco, and other recent corporate scandals: the cult of the number.

Every three months, 14,000 publicly traded companies... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Fast Future
How the Millennial Generation Is Shaping Our World
Written by David D. Burstein


Format: Hardcover, 240 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 12, 2013
Price: $25.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4469-8 (0-8070-4469-5)

They’ve been called trophy kids, entitled, narcissistic, the worst employees in history, and even the dumbest generation. But, argues David Burstein, the millennial generation’s unique blend of civic idealism and savvy pragmatism will enable us to overcome a deeply divided nation facing economic and environmental calamities.

With eighty-million millennials (people who are... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Mellon
An American Life
Written by David Cannadine


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $23.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-38679-3 (0-307-38679-1)

A Washington Post Best Book of the Year
An Economist Best Book of the Year
A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice


A landmark work from one of the preeminent historians of our time: the first published biography of Andrew W. Mellon, the American colossus who bestrode the worlds of industry, government... Read more >

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Factory Girls
From Village to City in a Changing China
Written by Leslie T. Chang


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-52018-8 (0-385-52018-2)

Winner of the 2009 Asian American Literary Award For Nonfiction, given by the Asian American Writers’ Workshop
Winner of the PEN USA Literary Award for Research Nonfiction
A New York Times Notable Book of 2008
One of the Washington Post’s best books of 2008
A Seattle Times best nonfiction book of 2008
One of the Christian... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Global Tilt
Leading Your Business Through the Great Economic Power Shift
Written by Ram Charan


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: February 26, 2013
Price: $28.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88912-6 (0-307-88912-2)

According to business adviser and bestselling author Ram Charan, a “global tilt” is a shifting of corporate and economic power away from the countries of the Global North (generally defined as including North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Singapore, South Korea, and Taiwan) and toward the... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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The Death of the Banker
The Decline and Fall of the Great Financial Dynasties and the Triumph of the Sma ll Investor
Written by Ron Chernow


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 14, 1997
Price: $13.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70037-8 (0-375-70037-4)

Chernow examines the forces that made dynasties like the Morgans, the Warburgs, and the Rothschilds the financial arbiters of the early 20th century and then rendered them virtually obsolete by century's end. As he traces the shifting balance of power among investors, borrowers, and bankers, Chernow evokes both the grand theater... Read more >

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Titan
The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Written by Ron Chernow


Format: Trade Paperback, 832 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 30, 2004
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7730-4 (1-4000-7730-3)

John D. Rockefeller, Sr.—history’s first billionaire and the patriarch of America’s most famous dynasty—is an icon whose true nature has eluded three generations of historians. Now Ron Chernow, the National Book Award-winning biographer of the Morgan and Warburg banking families, gives us a history of the mogul “etched with uncommon objectivity... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Warburgs
The Twentieth-Century Odyssey of a Remarkable Jewish Family
Written by Ron Chernow


Format: Trade Paperback, 880 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 23, 1994
Price: $24.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-74359-0 (0-679-74359-6)

Bankers, philanthropists, scholars, socialites, artists, and politicians, the Warburgs stood at the pinnacle of German (and later, German-American) Jewry. They forged economic dynasties, built mansions and estates, assembled libraries, endowed charities, and advised a German kaiser and two American presidents. But their very success made the Warburgs lightning rods for anti-Semitism... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Customer Rules
The 39 Essential Rules for Delivering Sensational Service
Written by Lee Cockerell


Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: March 5, 2013
Price: $19.99
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3560-8 (0-7704-3560-2)

Lee Cockerell, the former executive vice president of operations at Walt Disney World, offers his thirty-nine rules for optimizing customer service. By implementing these strategies, managers and employees will ensure that their interactions with customers are characterized by consistency, efficiency, creativity, sincerity, and excellence. Each of the thirty-nine chapters in this book... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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House of Cards
A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess on Wall Street
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3089-5 (0-7679-3089-4)

A blistering narrative account of the negligence and greed that pushed all of Wall Street into chaos and the country into a financial crisis.

At the beginning of March 2008, the monetary fabric of Bear Stearns, one of the world’s oldest and largest investment banks, began unraveling. After ten days, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Last Tycoons
The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 752 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 3, 2007
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-51451-4 (0-385-51451-4)

A grand and revelatory portrait of Wall Street’s most storied investment bank

Wall Street investment banks move trillions of dollars a year, make billions in fees, pay their executives in the tens of millions of dollars. But even among the most powerful firms, Lazard Frères & Co. stood apart. Discretion, secrecy, and... Read more >
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Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 10, 2012
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2826-7 (0-7679-2826-1)

The bestselling author of the acclaimed House of Cards and The Last Tycoons turns his spotlight on to Goldman Sachs and the controversy behind its success.

From the outside, Goldman Sachs is a perfect company. The Goldman PR machine loudly declares it to be smarter, more ethical, and more profitable than all... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Money and Power
How Goldman Sachs Came to Rule the World
Written by William D. Cohan


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 12, 2011
Price: $30.50
ISBN: 978-0-385-52384-4 (0-385-52384-X)

From the bestselling, prize-winning author of The Last Tycoons and House of Cards, a revelatory history of Goldman Sachs, the most dominant, feared, and controversial investment bank in the world

For much of its storied 142-year history, Goldman Sachs has projected an image of being better than its competitors--smarter, more collegial... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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A Consumers' Republic
The Politics of Mass Consumption in Postwar America
Written by Lizabeth Cohen


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 30, 2003
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70737-7 (0-375-70737-9)

The three decades after World War II are often heralded as a “Golden Era” of American affluence. But as Lizabeth Cohen makes clear, the pursuit of prosperity defined much more than the nation’s economy; it also became a basic component of American citizenship. Consumers were encouraged to buy not just for... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Student Loan Scam
The Most Oppressive Debt in U.S. History and How We Can Fight Back
Written by Alan Collinge


Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 1, 2010
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4231-1 (0-8070-4231-5)

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities... Read more >
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