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Par Daniel L Roberts. 2006
Visually impaired educator and musician offers a month-by-month guide to coping with this progressive retinal disease and related conditions. Discusses…causes and characteristics, strategies for slowing its progression, and treatment options. Covers lifestyle issues such as traveling, staying healthy, combating boredom and depression, and navigating daily tasks. Includes resources. 2006.
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 Gary H Cassel, Michael D Billig, Harry G Randall. 1998
Two ophthalmologists and an optometrist provide an "owner's manual for your eyes." They describe vision changes that occur over time…and health problems that affect the ability to see. Topics include coping with low vision, eye trauma and emergencies, glaucoma, cataracts, and age-related macular degeneration. 1998.
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 Aldous Huxley, David Bradshaw. 1994
When Aldous Huxley was sixteen, an eye disease left him with defective vision. Years later he discovered the method of…visual re-education invented by Dr Bates. Huxley's vision improved dramatically, and in this book he describes the eye exercises of the Bates method (still in use today), and explores Bates' theory of the relationship between mental wellbeing and clarity of vision. 1994.
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.
Smart medicine for your eyes: a guide to natural, effective, and safe relief of common eye disorders
Par Jeffrey Anshel. 2011
Information about the eyes; sections on nutrition, herbal therapies, and homeopathic remedies. Discusses disorders of the eye and visual system,…conventional treatments and self-treatments, eye care techniques, and refractive surgeries and vision therapies. c2011.