They Call Me Little Willie: The Life Story of William L. by Mark Cheshire

By Mark Cheshire

Born months sooner than the beginning of worldwide conflict I, William L. Adams left the North Carolina cotton fields in the back of endlessly in 1929 and moved to Baltimore as a part of the good Migration. on the age of 15, he turned a numbers runner to help himself. With a preternatural figuring out of finance and enterprise, he swiftly ascended, changing into the top of his personal unlawful playing operation. His management of the racket resulted in an test on his existence by way of the Mafia, repeated legal prosecutions, testimony prior to a different investigative committee of the U.S. Senate, and a landmark splendid court docket case. not like such a lot of different kingpins, Adams emerged from the underworld and used his effect and assets for strong, launching and financing ratings of felony companies, together with the 1st black-owned corporation to move public on Wall highway, and aiding a variety of applicants for elected place of work, all with the target of empowering Baltimore's black group economically, politically, and socially.

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Eaton's: The Trans-Canada Store (Landmarks) by Bruce Allen Kopytek

By Bruce Allen Kopytek

discover the large, interesting background of the Eaton's division shop empire. Exhaustively researched and thoughtfully written by means of a well-liked division shop historian. Canada's greatest and so much recognized division shop, Eaton's used to be an icon of Canadian tradition. From its founding in 1869 to its famed catalogue and community of enormous shops spreading coast to coast, Eaton's provided anything for everybody, in grand variety. Relive the times while this striking shop was once a fixture in each Canadian province and served its shoppers with a particular character that has all yet vanished from the retail landscape.

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SEK - ein Insiderbericht: Ein Insiderbericht (German by Peter Schulz

By Peter Schulz

Sie arbeiten im Verborgenen. In der Öffentlichkeit gelten sie wegen ihrer Maskierung als "Männer ohne Gesicht". Sie kommen dann zum Einsatz, wenn alle anderen polizeilichen Mittel am Ende sind. Wir verlassen uns darauf, dass diese Elitepolizisten für unsere Sicherheit sorgen. Eine trügerische Sicherheit, wie jetzt ein Insider berichtet.

Ob Mörder, Geiselnehmer, Terrorist oder psychisch kranker Extremgewalttäter - mehr als zwanzig Jahre hat Peter Schulz als SEK-Beamter mit den schlimmsten Subjekten zu tun, die die Gesellschaft hervorbringt.

Hier schildert er seine spektakulärsten Einsätze der letzten 25 Jahre.

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Oilfield Revolutionary: The Career of Everette Lee DeGolyer by Houston Faust Mount II

By Houston Faust Mount II

Everette Lee DeGolyer wore many hats—and he wore them with contrast. although no longer a geophysicist, he helped make geophysics primary to grease exploration. although no longer a political candidate, he performed a massive position within the nationwide politics of strength. notwithstanding informed as a geologist, he grew to become a big enterprise government. DeGolyer left his stamp on oil exploration and his identify on a few philanthropic associations, together with the DeGolyer Library at Southern Methodist University.

This account of DeGolyer’s lifestyles, straight away readable and but authoritative, covers the interval from his education with the USA Geological Survey within the American West, to his geological exploration of Mexico in the course of the Revolution of the 1910s, his pioneering funding in geophysical prospecting applied sciences, and his paintings on behalf of the USA govt in international struggle II, together with a ground-breaking challenge to the center East. 

Houston Mount develops his account of the occupation of Everette Lee DeGolyer in a manner that gives an invaluable lens in which to ascertain the emerging fortunes of earth scientists within the oil and in government—a method for which DeGolyer’s outstanding profession used to be either an exemplar and a catalyst.

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The Z Factor: My Journey as the Wrong Man at the Right Time by Subhash Chandra,Pranjal Sharma

By Subhash Chandra,Pranjal Sharma

The pioneer who gate-crashed his approach to the head Subhash Chandra, the promoter of Essel/ Zee crew, is an not likely magnate. Hailing from a small city in Haryana, the place his family members ran grain turbines, Chandra has been a perennial outsider, again and again aiming excessive and breaking into companies the place he was once thought of an outsider. beginning paintings as a teenager to repay kinfolk money owed, Chandra needed to depend upon bluff, gumption and sheer challenging toil to show issues round. just a little of good fortune and political patronage observed him make a fortune in rice exports to the erstwhile USSR. consistently a risk-taker, Chandra then had the imaginative and prescient of having into broadcasting early, whilst confirmed media avid gamers didn't see its capability. His Zee television, India's first inner most Indian television channel, replaced the principles of the sport and tickled the partiality of a public starved of leisure. numerous gutsy tasks undefined, although now not them all have been winning. Chandra's makes an attempt to release satellite tv for pc telephony and a cricket league got here a cropper. however the guy maintains to reinvent himself; he's now additionally targeting infrastructure and shrewdpermanent towns. this can be an strangely candid memoir of a really desi self-made businessman who got here to Delhi at age twenty with seventeen rupees in his pocket. this present day, he has a internet worthy of $6.3 billion and annual workforce sales of approximately $3 billion.

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Worldly Philosopher: The Odyssey of Albert O. Hirschman by Jeremy Adelman

By Jeremy Adelman

Worldly Philosopher chronicles the days and writings of Albert O. Hirschman, one of many 20th century's most unique and provocative thinkers. during this gripping biography, Jeremy Adelman tells the tale of a guy formed via smooth horrors and hopes, a sophisticated highbrow who fought for and wrote in safety of the values of tolerance and alter. this can be the 1st significant account of Hirschman’s amazing existence, and a story of the 20th century as visible throughout the tale of an astute and passionate observer. Adelman’s riveting narrative lines how Hirschman’s own reports formed his distinct highbrow point of view, and the way his enduring legacy is certainly one of wish, open-mindedness, and sensible idealism.

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Développement international Desjardins - 1970-2010 (French by Chantal De Corte

By Chantal De Corte

Alors que le monde entier découvre ou redécouvre los angeles microfinance en 2006 avec l. a. remise du prix Nobel de l. a. paix au Bengladais Muhammad Yunus, promoteur du microcrédit, l. a. réussite d’une company québécoise de variety coopératif sur ce plan reste encore méconnue au Québec : celle de Développement foreign Desjardins (DID). S’intéressant à l. a. stratégie de conversation organisationnelle de cette composante du Mouvement Desjardins, l’auteure retrace les moments majeurs de son histoire et les associe aux grandes étapes de l’évolution de ses communications. _x000D_
Porté à los angeles fois par des valeurs entrepreneuriales (rendement, functionality, intégrité, transparence) et associatives (solidarité, égalité, démocratie participative, autonomie) et s’appuyant sur une variété de canaux (assemblée, réunion, journaux interne et externe, communiqué, brochure, rapport, vidéo, website net et intranet), le projet de verbal exchange de DID est complexe. Tenant compte d’objectifs multiples, telle los angeles mise en évidence de l’organisation auprès du Mouvement Desjardins, il se révèle un sujet d’étude fascinant et formateur._x000D_

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Dr. Oetker und der Nationalsozialismus: Geschichte eines by Jürgen Finger,Sven Keller,Andreas Wirsching

By Jürgen Finger,Sven Keller,Andreas Wirsching

Dr. Oetker battle und ist eines der erfolgreichsten Familienunternehmen Deutschlands. Seit Anfang des 20. Jahrhunderts dominierte es die Nische der again- und Puddingpulverindustrie, expandierte aber schon in den 1920er Jahren nach Europa und in andere Branchen. Erstmals hat das Unternehmen nun einer Forschergruppe Zugang zu seinem Archiv gewährt, um seine Geschichte während des «Dritten Reiches» aufzuarbeiten.

Dr. Oetker pflegte enge Beziehungen zur NS-Bewegung, zur Wehrmacht und zur SS. Das Unternehmen wurde zu einem der ersten «nationalsozialistischen Musterbetriebe». An der Spitze stand Richard Kaselowsky, der Mitglied des «Freundeskreises Reichsführer-SS» warfare. Rudolf-August Oetker wurde zum Wirtschafts- und Verwaltungsführer der Waffen-SS ausgebildet, ehe er die Nachfolge an der Firmenspitze antrat. Schon vor dem Krieg profitierte das Lebensmittelunternehmen vom «Rüstungsboom», und Oetker- Produkte fanden den Weg in die Feld- und Großküchen. Im Krieg galten sie an der «Heimatfront» als wichtiger Beitrag zur Versorgung der Zivilbevölkerung. Angesichts des allgegenwärtigen Mangels boten Pudding und Kuchen nach sparsamen Kriegsrezepten eine willkommene Abwechslung. Oetker erhielt deshalb Zugriff auf knapper werdende Rohstoffe und konnte so die eigene Marke durch den Krieg retten. Das Unternehmen profitierte zudem von der «Arisierung» jüdischen Besitzes, Zwangsarbeit gab es in der Lebensmittelfabrikation dagegen kaum.

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Don't Ever Tell Me You Can't by Celia Ruiz Tomlinson

By Celia Ruiz Tomlinson

In 1968, a starry-eyed Asian woman engineer arrives on the l. a. foreign Airport, convinced that her $300 pocket cash credentials are adequate to release the nice lifestyles in the US. To her impolite awakening, she discovers that racism, sexism, poverty, and language boundaries threaten to derail her plans. She braces herself for an extended, lonely conflict, which she determines she needs to win. She fights the great struggle and succeeds as an engineer, entrepreneur, writer, motivational speaker. She grew to become the 1st Asian engineer to serve within the U.S. Council of Engineering Examiners. She got nationwide Entrepreneurial management awards... A gripping precise tale of grit, tenacity, resilience, and triumph of the human spirit.

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