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A Colossal Failure of Common Sense
The Inside Story of the Collapse of Lehman Brothers
Written by Lawrence G. McDonald and Patrick Robinson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 12, 2010
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-58834-0 (0-307-58834-3)

One of the biggest questions of the financial crisis has not been answered until now. What happened at Lehman Brothers and why was it allowed to fail? Here, a former Lehman Brothers Vice President gives us the straight answers. The full significance of the dissolution of Lehman Brothers remains to be... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Chasing Goldman Sachs
How the Masters of the Universe Melted Wall Street Down...And Why They'll Take Us to the Brink Again
Written by Suzanne McGee


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88831-0 (0-307-88831-2)

How did Wall Street become a self-serving and ultimately destructive profit machine that imploded? Here is a penetrating and disturbing look at the forces that transformed Wall Street into a risk-taking behemoth that spun out of control and took the economy and millions of 401(k)s down with it. McGee assesses the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Company
A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea
Written by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: January 11, 2005
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7287-0 (0-8129-7287-2)

2008 First Year Seminar Program Selection for John Carroll University

Winner, 2004 Outstanding Academic Title, Choice Magazine

From the acclaimed authors of A Future Perfect comes the untold story of how the company became the world’s most powerful institution.

Like all groundbreaking books, The Company fills a hole we didn’t know existed, revealing that... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Big-Box Swindle
The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America's Independent Businesses
Written by Stacy Mitchell


Format: Trade Paperback, 344 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: October 1, 2007
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-3501-6 (0-8070-3501-7)

In less than two decades, large retail chains have become the most powerful corporations in America. In this deft and revealing book, Stacy Mitchell illustrates how mega-retailers are fueling many of our most pressing problems, from the shrinking middle class to rising pollution and diminished civic engagement–and she shows how a... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Success through Partnership

Written by Reinhard Mohn


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: May 1, 1996
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-48593-7 (0-385-48593-X)

The American businessman has traditionally turned to top American leaders and academics for information on management techniques. But in an increasingly global economy, the lessons to be learned from the experience of foreign business leaders are essential for all American managers. Reinhard Mohn's revised edition of Success Through Partnership -- expanded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Executioner's Current
Thomas Edison, George Westinghouse, and the Invention of the Electric Chair
Written by Richard Moran


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 11, 2003
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-72446-6 (0-375-72446-X)

In this amazing story of high stakes competition between two titans, Richard Moran shows how the electric chair developed not out of the desire to be more humane but through an effort by one nineteenth-century electric company to discredit the other.

In 1882, Thomas Edison ushered in the “age of electricity” when... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Illicit
How Smugglers, Traffickers, and Copycats are Hijacking the Global Economy
Written by Moises Naim


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7884-4 (1-4000-7884-9)

Pick up a newspaper anywhere, any day, and you will find reports of illegal migrants, drug busts, smuggled weapons, and laundered money or counterfeit goods. Illicit trades are booming and so are the traffickers’ revenues—and their political influence. Hamstrung bureaucracies in rich and poor countries alike are losing the battles against... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Market Sentiments
Middle-Class Market Culture in Nineteenth-Century America
Written by Elizabeth White Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Smithsonian Books
On Sale: July 6, 2010
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-58834-290-4 (1-58834-290-5)

In this brilliant study, Elizabeth White Nelson challenges a central tenet of 19th-century American history: namely, that men and women lived in separate spheres. Women, supposedly, lived lives focused around hearth and home; men focused on trade and commerce. Market Sentiments turns this theory on its head, arguing that the market... Read more >

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A Nation of Deadbeats
An Uncommon History of America's Financial Disasters
Written by Scott Reynolds Nelson


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 4, 2013
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47432-2 (0-307-47432-1)

Pundits will argue that the 2008 financial crisis was the first crash in American history driven by consumer debt. But in this spirited, highly engaging account, Scott Reynolds Nelson demonstrates that consumer debt has underpinned almost every major financial panic in the nation’s history. From William Duer’s attempts to profit off... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Boeing versus Airbus
The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business
Written by John Newhouse


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 8, 2008
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7872-1 (1-4000-7872-5)

From the author of the classic study of the aviation industry, The Sporty Game, a new book that chronicles the high-stakes rivalry between the world’s two largest aircraft manufacturers—companies that will bet the house on a single airplane.

Long one of America’s most successful and admired corporations—and its biggest exporter—Boeing struggled to... Read more >

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At Any Cost
Jack Welch, General Electric, and the Pursuit of Profit
Written by Thomas F. O'Boyle


Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 7, 1999
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70567-0 (0-375-70567-8)

In At Any Cost, Thomas F. O'Boyle dissects the reign of General Electric CEO Jack Welch.  Welch is, according to many, the archetypal CEO of the nineties and has made GE into a model company for the next century, but at what cost?  While GE stock has risen 1,155 percent and net profit... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Hard Landing
The Epic Contest for Power and Profits That Plunged the Airlines into Chaos
Written by Thomas Petzinger, Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 624 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: December 24, 1996
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-2835-8 (0-8129-2835-0)

Doing for the airline industry what Den of Thieves did for Wall Street, this book exposes the machinations of the men's club hat runs the world's major air carriers. At once a de facto primer in modern business practices and a riveting history of the world's largest industry, Hard Landing presents... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Wealth and Democracy
A Political History of the American Rich
Written by Kevin Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $18.99
ISBN: 978-0-7679-0534-3 (0-7679-0534-2)

One of BusinessWeek's Top 10 Business Books of 2002

From one of America’s most prominent economic commentators and The New York Times bestselling author of The Politics of Rich and Poor, this timely mixture of history and forecast provides a well-documented warning that the coupling of financial wealth and political power may... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Great Transformation
The Political and Economic Origins of Our Time
Written by Karl Polanyi


Format: Trade Paperback, 360 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 28, 2001
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-5643-1 (0-8070-5643-X)

In this classic work of economic history and social theory, Karl Polanyi analyzes the economic and social changes brought about by the “great transformation” of the Industrial Revolution. His analysis explains not only the deficiencies of the self-regulating market, but the potentially dire social consequences of untempered market capitalism. New introductory... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Pixar Touch

Written by David A. Price


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27829-6 (0-307-27829-8)

The Pixar Touch is a lively chronicle of Pixar Animation Studios' history and evolution, and the “fraternity of geeks” who shaped it. With the help of animating genius John Lasseter and visionary businessman Steve Jobs, Pixar has become the gold standard of animated filmmaking, beginning with a short special effects shot... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Movies and Money

Written by David Puttnam


Format: Trade Paperback, 364 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 25, 2000
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-76741-1 (0-679-76741-X)

“A fascinating history.”—Time Out New York

The acclaimed producer of such classic films as Chariots of Fire and The Killing Fields, and the only European ever to head a major Hollywood studio, former Columbia Pictures chief David Puttnam has written a fascinating behind-the-scenes history of the movie business and of the unique... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Do You Sincerely Want to Be Rich?
The Full Story of Bernard Cornfeld and I.O.S.
Written by Charles Raw, Bruce Page and Godfrey Hodgson


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 17, 2005
Price: $27.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2006-3 (0-7679-2006-6)

In the fall of 1955, Bernard Cornfeld arrived in Paris with scant money in his pocket and a tenuous relationship with a New York firm to sell mutual funds overseas. Cornfeld, a former psychologist and social worker, knew how to make friends fast and soon targeted two groups of people who... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Work of Nations
Preparing Ourselves for 21st Century Capitalis
Written by Robert B. Reich


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1992
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-73615-8 (0-679-73615-8)

There is no longer such a thing as an American economy, says Robert Reich at the beginning of this brilliant book. What does it mean to be a nation when money, goods, and services know no borders? What skills will be the most valuable in the coming century? And how can... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Chip
How Two Americans Invented the Microchip and Launched a Revolution
Written by T.R. Reid


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75828-7 (0-375-75828-3)

Barely fifty years ago a computer was a gargantuan, vastly expensive thing that only a handful of scientists had ever seen. The world’s brightest engineers were stymied in their quest to make these machines small and affordable until the solution finally came from two ingenious young Americans. Jack Kilby and Robert... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Brick by Brick
How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry
Written by David Robertson and Bill Breen


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 24, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95161-8 (0-307-95161-8)

Brick by Brick takes students inside LEGO's innovative business practices. By following the teams that are inventing some of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined approach to harnessing creativity and recounts one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent memory.

The book reveals how LEGO failed to keep... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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Brick by Brick
How LEGO Rewrote the Rules of Innovation and Conquered the Global Toy Industry
Written by David Robertson and Bill Breen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Crown Business
On Sale: June 25, 2013
Price: $26.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-95160-1 (0-307-95160-X)

Brick by Brick takes students inside LEGO's innovative business practices. By following the teams that are inventing some of the world's best-loved toys, it spotlights the company's disciplined approach to harnessing creativity and recounts one of the most remarkable business transformations in recent memory.

The book reveals how LEGO failed to keep... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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In an Uncertain World
Tough Choices from Wall Street to Washington
Written by Robert Rubin and Jacob Weisberg


Format: Trade Paperback, 472 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: September 7, 2004
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-75730-3 (0-375-75730-9)

From his early years in the arbitrage department at Goldman Sachs to his current position as chairman of the executive committee of Citigroup, Robert Rubin has been a major figure at the center of the American financial system. He was a key player in the longest economic expansion in U.S. history... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Honda Myth: The Genius and His Wake

Written by Masaaki Sato


Format: Hardcover, 480 pages
Publisher: Vertical
On Sale: December 19, 2006
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-932234-26-8 (1-932234-26-8)

Winner of the Ohya Award

From the top Japanese auto-industry journalist comes this inimatably informed account of Honda Motor Company's birth out of the ashes of World War II and subsequent rise.

Honda was the brainchild of two very different men. One, a genius engineer who never went to college but became... Read more >

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Cubed
A Secret History of the Workplace
Written by Nikil Saval


Format: Hardcover, 368 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53657-8 (0-385-53657-7)

You mean this place we go to five days a week has a history? Cubed reveals the unexplored yet surprising story of the places where most of the world's work—our work—gets done. From "Bartleby the Scrivener" to The Office, from the steno pool to the open-plan cubicle farm, Cubed is a... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

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Wealth and Power
China's Long March to the Twenty-first Century
Written by Orville Schell and John Delury


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Random House
On Sale: July 16, 2013
Price: $30.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-64347-0 (0-679-64347-8)

Through a series of lively and absorbing portraits of iconic modern Chinese leaders and thinkers, two of today’s foremost specialists on China provide a panoramic narrative of this country’s rise to preeminence that is at once analytical and personal. How did a nation, after a long and painful period of dynastic... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
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