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The Rise and Fall of Marks and Spencer

By: Bevan, Judi

Price: $25.00

Publisher: UK, Profile Books, London: 2001

Seller ID: 010909


A fascinating well documented analysis of how the right/wrong person can create/destroy a business, no matter how highly regarded. Bevan details the early philosophy & growth strategies, the personal touches & the culture of M&S. Later in it's evolution business personalities & business politics/ethics rise from some dark corridor of the Arch & modern worldwide business methods begin their corrosive attack. Highly recommend this book. View more info

The Astors

By: Cowles, Virginia

Price: $23.00

Publisher: NY, Alfred a Knopf: 1979

Seller ID: 009638


dj blurb > Virginia Cowles, author of The Rothschilds, now gives us another great international family: the Astors, whose immense fortune came from furs, ships, and real estate; whose mansions bejeweled Fifth Avenue, Newport, and England; who became leaders-first in America, then in Britain-of polite society; whose births and deaths, private feuds and public scandals, political ambitions and philanthropic munificence have been fascinating the world at large for close to ... View more info

The Tunnel Thru the Air

By: Gann, W.D.

Price: $90.00

Publisher: USA, Lambert-Gann Publishing: 1981

Edition: Reprint

Seller ID: 009069


Originally from 1927 this is an interesting story entwining the stock & commodity markets with the nation's (USA) struggle leading to WW11. Gann made astonishingly accurate prediction/parallels to future unfolding events. Original book $$$+. Book in great condition - bookshop sticker to 1st page & rear on dj. dj unclipped, 418 fine pp replicating the original format. View more info

Struggle for Cargo

By: Grover, John

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Australia, Rigby: 1983

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 011651


213pp & less than 500g to post. Australia's once great mining companies are barely able to survive (keep in mind the economic scenario at those years). At the same time. Australia is progressively pricing itself out of the international market. Why is this happening? Who is to blame? In providing the answers to these questions, The Struggle for Cargo pulls no punches. With ruthless honesty, John Grover has In providing the answers to these questions, The Struggle for Car... View more info

Panama Fever The Battle to Build the Canal

By: Parker, Matthew

Price: $24.00

Publisher: UK, Hutchinson: 2007

Seller ID: 010932


Despite being ex-lib it looks as though it was only borrowed by one little old lady (& she wore white gloves!) 444 pp in jolly nice order, 800g for posting. "Panama Fever" traces a heroic dream that spanned four centuries: to build a canal linking the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. The human cost was immense: in appalling working conditions and amid epidemics of fever, tens of thousands perished fighting the jungle, swamps and mountains of Panama, a scale of attrit... View more info

Brand.new

By: Pavitt, Jane

Price: $44.00

Publisher: UK, V & A Publications: 2000

Seller ID: 011411


224 crisply-white pp & 1.7kg packed/bubbled to post. A truly engaging & attractively presented book on the imagery & "producteries" that fill our lives. The proliferation of brand names fills our visual world and affects our daily lives. From soft drinks to couture fashion, the power of the brand to influence tastes and preferences is undeniable. This innovative book, published to coincide with a major exhibit at the Victoria and Albert Museum, takes a challengin... View more info

War Paint: Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden, Their Lives, Their Times, Their Rivalry

By: Woodhead, Lindy

Price: $30.00

Publisher: UK, Virago: 2003

Seller ID: 009365


498 clean white well bound pp, approx 900g A dual biography of the women who founded the beauty industry. They were both born in the nineteenth century in humble circumstances, Helena Rubinstein in an orthodox Jewish household in Poland, Elizabeth Arden on a farm outside Toronto. It brings these two celebrated women to life, revealing business strategies that took each to the top. Several photo sections. View more info