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The Book Breaking Rockefeller
The Author Peter B. Doran
The Publisher Penguin
Release Date2016-05-24
Genre History
Pages 352
ISBN 9780698170773
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The incredible tale of how ambitious oil rivals Marcus Samuel, Jr., and Henri Deterding joined forces to topple the Standard Oil empire Marcus Samuel, Jr., is an unorthodox Jewish merchant trader. Henri Deterding is a take-no-prisoners oilman. In 1889, John D. Rockefeller is at the peak of his power. Having annihilated all competition and possessing near-total domination of the market, even the U.S. government is wary of challenging the great “anaconda” of Standard Oil. The Standard never loses—that is until Samuel and Deterding team up to form Royal Dutch Shell. A riveting account of ambition, oil, and greed, Breaking Rockefeller traces Samuel’s rise from outsider to the heights of the British aristocracy, Deterding’s conquest of America, and the collapse of Rockefeller’s monopoly. The beginning of the twentieth century is a time when vast fortunes were made and lost. Taking readers through the rough and tumble of East London’s streets, the twilight turmoil of czarist Russia, to the halls of the British Parliament, and right down Broadway in New York City, Peter Doran offers a richly detailed, fresh perspective on how Samuel and Deterding beat the world’s richest man at his own game.


The Book The Scumball Saga Book I
The Author Matthew Bird
The Publisher iUniverse
Release Date2005-04
Genre Fiction
Pages 188
ISBN 9780595350438
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: 2112-A time of prosperity and world peace. The peace is not to last however A new menace threatens the Earth, one such as the world has never seen Can the UFIB and its star agents stop the menace that is Scumball!


The Book Breaking the Pendulum
The Author Philip Goodman
The Publisher Oxford University Press
Release Date2017
Genre Law
Pages 240
ISBN 9780199976065
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The history of criminal justice in the U.S. is often described as a pendulum, swinging back and forth between strict punishment and lenient rehabilitation. While this view is common wisdom, it is wrong. In Breaking the Pendulum, Philip Goodman, Joshua Page, and Michelle Phelps systematically debunk the pendulum perspective, showing that it distorts how and why criminal justice changes. The pendulum model blinds us to the blending of penal orientations, policies, and practices, as well as the struggle between actors that shapes laws, institutions, and how we think about crime, punishment, and related issues. Through a re-analysis of more than two hundred years of penal history, starting with the rise of penitentiaries in the 19th Century and ending with ongoing efforts to roll back mass incarceration, the authors offer an alternative approach to conceptualizing penal development. Their agonistic perspective posits that struggle is the motor force of criminal justice history. Punishment expands, contracts, and morphs because of contestation between real people in real contexts, not a mechanical -swing- of the pendulum. This alternative framework is far more accurate and empowering than metaphors that ignore or downplay the importance of struggle in shaping criminal justice. This clearly written, engaging book is an invaluable resource for teachers, students, and scholars seeking to understand the past, present, and future of American criminal justice. By demonstrating the central role of struggle in generating major transformations, Breaking the Pendulum encourages combatants to keep fighting to change the system.


The Book A Passion for Asia
The Author Asia Society
The Publisher Hudson Hills
Release Date2006
Genre Architecture
Pages 223
ISBN 0878481036
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In 1955, John D. Rockefeller III convened a committee to respond to post-World War II interest in developing improved understanding of, and relations with, countries in Asia. His family's long-standing interest in Asia had led him to travel in China and


The Book Rockefeller Carnegie and Canada
The Author Jeffrey Brison
The Publisher McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Release Date2005-12
Genre History
Pages 281
ISBN 0773528687
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In the first half of the twentieth century, the Rockefeller Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation helped to create and maintain a cultural and intellectual infrastructure in Canada that benefited key institutions such as University of Toronto, McGill University, the National Gallery, the Humanities Research Council of Canada, and the Canadian Social Science Research Council. Jeffrey Brison documents how American philanthropy facilitated the transformation from a private, localized system of cultural, intellectual, and academic patronage to a complex, nation-based system of incorporated patronage - a system in which the major patron was the federal state. His study calls into question our essentialistic notions of contrasting national identities and the now-mythologized juxtaposition of an American culture fueled by the free market with a Canadian one sustained by state support.


The Book Persoonlijke geschiedenis
The Author Katharine Graham
The Publisher Singel Uitgeverijen
Release Date2014-12-02
Genre Fiction
Pages
ISBN 9789038899039
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Pulitzer Prize-winnende autobiografie van de grote vrouw achter de Watergate-onthullingen. Katharine Graham was een timide telg uit een roemrucht en steenrijk geslacht. Als kind werd ze aan haar lot overgelaten. Als vrouw maakte ze mee hoe haar briljante man Phil, vertrouweling van onder andere John F. Kennedy, langzaam door depressies werd verzwolgen en ten slotte zelfmoord pleegde. Eenmaal weduwe overwint Graham haar onzekerheid. Van vrouw die etentjes organiseerde transformeerde ze in charismatisch leider van een gezaghebbende krant. Ze overleefde het old boys network van de krantenwereld en slaagde erin The Washington Post tot nieuwe hoogten te brengen.


The Book Tien argumenten om je sociale media accounts nu meteen te verwijderen
The Author Jaron Lanier
The Publisher Business Contact
Release Date2018-07-18
Genre Business & Economics
Pages
ISBN 9789047012016
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In ‘Tien argumenten om je sociale media-accounts nu meteen te verwijderen’ stelt Silicon Valley-pionier Jaron Lanier dat een leven zonder sociale media ons aardiger, verstandiger en gelukkiger maakt. Sociale media hebben de neiging het slechtste in ons naar boven te halen. Ze maken ons dommer, egoïstischer en willozer. Ze misleiden ons met illusies van populariteit en succes. Ze geven ons het idee meer ‘verbonden’ te zijn dan ooit, terwijl we in werkelijkheid van andere mensen vervreemd raken. We denken zelf te kiezen, maar worden voortdurend bestookt met gerichte advertenties en zijn weerloos tegenover algoritmen van de rijkste bedrijven ter wereld, die verdienen aan de manipulatie van hun gebruikers. In tien scherpzinnige argumenten fileert Lanier het kwaad van de sociale media en geeft hij een aanzet tot een rijkere, menselijkere manier van online netwerken.


The Book Breaking New Ground A Personal History
The Author Lester R. Brown
The Publisher W. W. Norton & Company
Release Date2013-10-21
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 224
ISBN 9780393240061
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The environmentalist describes how he created a successful tomato business as a teenager, worked at the USDA, and founded two non-profit organizations that have drawn attention to climate change and lagging agricultural productivity.


The Book The System
The Author Haynes Johnson
The Publisher Hachette UK
Release Date2009-09-26
Genre Political Science
Pages 300
ISBN 9780316083959
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Taking as an example the Clinton health care reform initiative, the authors show how a policy that aimed to please everyone ended by satisfying no one due to pressure groups, political gamesmanship and the inertia of the American 'system'.


The Book Managing in the Next Society
The Author Peter F. Drucker
The Publisher Truman Talley Books
Release Date2007-04-01
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 336
ISBN 9781429973205
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Following in the successful vein of Managing for the Future (1992) and Managing in a Time of Great Change (1995), the incomparable Peter Drucker is back with fresh thoughts, insights, and knowledge about the ever-changing business society around us and the ever-expanding management roles required of us all-chiefs, executives, managers, and knowledge workers alike. Two main themes are explored in many of the chapters in Managing in the Next Society: the rapidly expanding information shock wave that had its Internet Big Bang as recently as 1995; and the changing shape of our society to come-six major trends that are rapidly transforming our world into what Peter Drucker calls The Next Society.


The Book The Watchdog That Didn t Bark
The Author Dean Starkman
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2014-01-07
Genre Business & Economics
Pages 368
ISBN 9780231536288
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In this sweeping, incisive post mortem, Dean Starkman exposes the critical shortcomings that softened coverage in the business press during the mortgage era and the years leading up to the financial collapse of 2008. He locates the roots of the problem in the origin of business news as a market messaging service for investors in the early twentieth century. This access-dependent strain of journalism was soon opposed by the grand, sweeping work of the muckrakers. Propelled by the innovations of Bernard Kilgore, the great postwar editor of the Wall Street Journal, these two genres merged when mainstream American news organizations institutionalized muckraking in the 1960s, creating a powerful guardian of the public interest. Yet as the mortgage era dawned, deep cultural and structural shifts—some unavoidable, some self-inflicted—eroded journalism's appetite for its role as watchdog. The result was a deafening silence about systemic corruption in the financial industry. Tragically, this silence grew only more profound as the mortgage madness reached its terrible apogee from 2004 through 2006. Starkman frames his analysis in a broad argument about journalism itself, dividing the profession into two competing approaches—access reporting and accountability reporting—which rely on entirely different sources and produce radically different representations of reality. As Starkman explains, access journalism came to dominate business reporting in the 1990s, a process he calls "CNBCization," and rather than examining risky, even corrupt, corporate behavior, mainstream reporters focused on profiling executives and informing investors. Starkman concludes with a critique of the digital-news ideology and corporate influence, which threaten to further undermine investigative reporting, and he shows how financial coverage, and journalism as a whole, can reclaim its bite.


The Book Breaking the Rules
The Author Christy Ferer
The Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date2001
Genre House & Home
Pages 191
ISBN 9780684866093
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: The TV style consultant shares her insights into what works and what doesn't in home decorating, using celebrity abodes to make her case--from Bette Midler's chipped china shower tile to Calvin Klein's gorgeous lamps.


The Book Rockefellerocracy
The Author Richard James DeSocio
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2013-04-08
Genre Political Science
Pages 404
ISBN 9781481738224
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Rockefellerocracy: Kennedy Assassinations, Watergate, and Monopoly of the “Philanthropic” Foundations is a portal to a universe of political and economic supremacy, revealing links to the crimes of the century. Kennedy had a dream for the nation, but Nelson Rockefeller, a ruthless megalomaniac, had his own selfish scheme to become president. After a ten-year-long course of wrongdoing to steal American democracy, his nomination to the vice presidency by President Gerald Ford was not the hand of fate. Congressman Ford had served as an integral part of the Warren Commission whitewash. The two men formed the first administration not elected by the people This release coincides with the fiftieth anniversary of the JFK assassination, that infamous weekend in November of 1963 that author Richard James DeSocio remembers well. He even witnessed Jack Ruby execute Lee Harvey Oswald in front of a live TV audience. Originally searching for answers to satisfy his own curiosity, that led to twenty-five years of painstaking research, the author has unraveled the dark mystery that baffled a nation for half a century. The verdict is radically different from the official version.


The Book Studies Rockefeller University
The Author Rockefeller University
The Publisher
Release Date1921
Genre Medicine
Pages
ISBN UOM:39015071070752
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Consists chiefly of reprints from various medical journals.


The Book Rockefeller and the Internationalization of Mathematics Between the Two World Wars
The Author Reinhard Siegmund-Schultze
The Publisher Birkhäuser
Release Date2012-12-06
Genre Mathematics
Pages 341
ISBN 9783034882897
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Philanthropic societies funded by the Rockefeller family were prominent in the social history of the twentieth century, for their involvement in medicine and applied science. This book provides the first detailed study of their relatively brief but nonetheless influential foray into the field of mathematics.


The Book Hoe je vrienden maakt en mensen beinvloedt druk 1
The Author Dale Carnegie
The Publisher
Release Date2015-01-29
Genre
Pages 298
ISBN 9043029939
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Cursus voor persoonlijk succes via het beïnvloeden van mensen uit de directe omgeving.


The Book Foundations of the American Century
The Author Inderjeet Parmar
The Publisher Columbia University Press
Release Date2012-04-03
Genre Political Science
Pages 368
ISBN 9780231517935
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Inderjeet Parmar reveals the complex interrelations, shared mindsets, and collaborative efforts of influential public and private organizations in the building of American hegemony. Focusing on the involvement of the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations in U.S. foreign affairs, Parmar traces the transformation of America from an "isolationist" nation into the world's only superpower, all in the name of benevolent stewardship. Parmar begins in the 1920s with the establishment of these foundations and their system of top-down, elitist, scientific giving, which focused more on managing social, political, and economic change than on solving modern society's structural problems. Consulting rare documents and other archival materials, he recounts how the American intellectuals, academics, and policy makers affiliated with these organizations institutionalized such elitism, which then bled into the machinery of U.S. foreign policy and became regarded as the essence of modernity. America hoped to replace Britain in the role of global hegemon and created the necessary political, ideological, military, and institutional capacity to do so, yet far from being objective, the Ford, Rockefeller, and Carnegie foundations often advanced U.S. interests at the expense of other nations. Incorporating case studies of American philanthropy in Nigeria, Chile, and Indonesia, Parmar boldly exposes the knowledge networks underwriting American dominance in the twentieth century.


The Book Comic Abstraction
The Author Roxana Marcoci
The Publisher The Museum of Modern Art
Release Date2007
Genre Art
Pages 160
ISBN 0870707094
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: In recent years, a number of artists have culled images from slapstick, comic strips and films, caricature, cartoons and animation to create works that address matters of war and global conflict, the loss of innocence, and ethnic stereotyping What does it mean to confront political concerns with humor? How can comics, serve as a medium for tackling difficult issues? The works presented here, from Julie Mehretu's intricately layered paintings of cartoon explosions and Arturo Herrera's psychological collages of Walt Disney coloring books to Ellen Gallagher's seductively minimalist paintings permeated by "blackface" signs and Rivane Neuenschwander's overpainted comic strips, grapple with such questions. Both critical and playful, these explorations reflect the intensely personal relationship that many contemporary artists maintain with political currents. This volume, which accompanies an exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, presents the first investigation into this mode of representation. It features works by thirteen artists who employ erasure and blurring, appropriation and ambiguity to put a new spin on the relationship between the vernacular language of pop culture and rarified brands of "fine art." Roxana Marcoci's essay looks at each artist in depth and considers how comic characters, style, and narrative structures - so deeply imprinted in our collective consciousness - retain their visual potency even when totally abstracted. Also included are interviews with the artists and selected exhibition histories and bibliographies.


The Book Challenge to the urban orchestra
The Author Janet Schlesinger
The Publisher
Release Date1971
Genre Music
Pages 163
ISBN UOM:39015007987756
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Breaking News
The Author Associated Press
The Publisher Princeton Architectural Press
Release Date2007-05-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 432
ISBN 1568986890
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Uses personal accounts, archival materials, interviews, and Pulitzer-Prize-winning photographs to document AP's groundbreaking role in providing the news to the international and American press.