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Par T J Stiles. 2010
T J Stiles tells the dramatic story of Cornelius "Commodore" Vanderbilt, the combative man and American icon who did more…than perhaps any other individual to create modern capitalism. From Vanderbilt's humble birth during the presidency of George Washington to his death as one of the richest men in American history, we see how the Commodore helped to launch the transportation revolution, propel the Gold Rush, reshape Manhattan and invent the modern corporation. 2010.
Par Doris Kearns Goodwin. 1987
Begins with the baptism of Rose Kennedy's father in 1863 and ends with John F. Kennedy's inauguration in 1961. Looks…at Wall Street speculation and the campaigns that catapulted an entire family to international status. Some strong language. 1987.
Par Peter C Newman. 1982
Par John H Davis. 1978
The gambler: how penniless dropout Kirk Kerkorian became the greatest deal maker in capitalist history
Par William C Rempel. 2018
Tells the rags-to-riches story of self-made billionaire Kirk Kerkorian--the daring aviator, movie mogul, risk-taker, and business tycoon who transformed Las…Vegas and Hollywood as one of the top financiers in America. 2018.
Par Anne Kingston. 1994
Chronicles the rise of Dave Nichol, whose work with private label products helped revolutionize the supermarket industry. First brought into…Loblaws by Galen Weston in 1971, Nichol became president in 1976, but was moved to a smaller arm of Loblaws in 1984. Here, he met his great success, developing President's Choice into a retail phenomenon. Kingston discusses Nichol's work at Loblaws, his aggressive and sometimes abusive personality, and his departure from Loblaws in 1993. 1994.
Par Rod McQueen. 1998
A revealing look at how the Eaton dynasty was created over four generations and almost destroyed in one. It discusses…the private and business lives of a colourful cast of characters who have touched the lives of Canadians from coast to coast. 1998.
Par Axel Madsen. 2000
William C. Durant did big things the big way: he overreached, but, until his final failure, he picked up the…pieces time after time to confound his competitors. From a turbulent childhood in the small town of Flint, Michigan, to his phenomenal success in creating General Motors, Durant's meteoric career easily rivals the success stories of modern legends. 2000.
Par David Nasaw. 2000
An account of publishing-heir Hearst's childhood as the wealthy son of a California gold miner, his own family with five…sons, life with his mistress Marion Davies, his acquisition of fabulous homes and artifacts, as well as his political views and use of power. c2000.
Par Peter Hadekel, Ann Gibbon. 1991
Les auteurs ressuscitent le sympathique entrepreneur plein de charisme qu'était Sam Steinberg. Ils rappellent les origines de son empire depuis…la petite épicerie du boulevard Saint-Laurent. 1991. Titre uniforme: Steinberg : the break-up of a family empire.
Par Bryan Burrough. 2009
Bryan Burrough reveals how four Texas oil tycoons transformed America. Rising from humble beginnings through hard work and shrewd dealings,…they shifted the balance of power in American politics. While hobnobbing with movie stars and presidents, the Big Rich also created the legend of the swaggering Texas oilman with island hideaways and sprawling ranches. 2009.
Par Andrew Carnegie. 2018
Here, for the first time in one volume, are two impressive works by Andrew Carnegie himself: his autobiography and "The…Gospel of Wealth," a groundbreaking manifesto on the duty of the wealthy to give back to society all of their fortunes. And he practiced what he preached, erecting 1,600 libraries across the country, founding Carnegie Mellon University, building Carnegie Hall, and performing countless other acts of philanthropy because, as Carnegie wrote, "The man who dies thus rich dies disgraced." 2018.
Par Mariana Pasternak. 2010
A meditation on the dynamics of female friendship describes the author's life-defining relationship with Martha Stewart, relating the common experiences…that bonded them and the factors that resulted in their estrangement. 2010.
Par Aaron Boyd. 1995
The author relates how Gates' reputation for being a difficult person did not hamper his quick rise to the top…of the computer industry. Gates was introduced to his first computer in high school about the same time he announced that he would be a millionaire by the age of thirty. Using his knowledge of computer software and his business savvy to form Microsoft, Gates instead became a multibillionaire. Grades 5-8. 1995.
Par Patricia Ward Biederman, Warren G Bennis. 2010
Par Walter Isaacson. 2011
'Steve Jobs' provides an account of Jobs' professional and personal life. Drawn from three years of exclusive and unprecedented interviews…Isaacson has conducted with Jobs as well as extensive interviews with Jobs' family members, this book is the definitive portrait of the greatest innovator of his generation. Includes strong language. 2011.
Par Amanda Ziller. 2011
Steve Jobs revolutionized the way we work, listen to music, watch movies, and communicate. By pushing boundaries and always thinking…one step ahead, Jobs became an icon, equally as famous for his advanced ideas and design aesthetic as his sleek black turtlenecks. What inspired him? How did he do his job? What made him the man he was? Grades 5-8. 2011.
Par Jean Coutu, Jean Couture. 2010
Qui peut prétendre connaître le vrai Jean Coutu? La discrétion dont il a toujours fait preuve sur sa vie est…inversement proportionnelle à l'omniprésence de la marque de commerce qu'il a si habilement popularisée. Alors qui donc est celui dont le nom évoque à lui seul la pharmacie de détail? 2010.
Par Sam Walton, John Huey. 2017
Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single…dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late twentieth century, Sam never lost the common touch. Genuinely modest, but always sure of his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. 2017.
Par Peter Carlson. 1983
Biography of the former cowboy, prospector, and silver miner who became the radical leader of the Industrial Workers of the…World - the celebrated "Wobblies." He led miners in the bloody "labour wars" in Cripple Creek, Colorado, and textile workers in the famous "bread and roses" strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. Prosecuted in two criminal cases, a "guilty" Haywood jumped bail and escaped to exile in Russia. Some strong language. 1983.