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Unreasonable Men: Theodore Roosevelt and the Republican Rebels Who Created Progressive Politics
Michael Wolraich

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

At the turn of the twentieth century, the Republican Party stood at the brink of an internal civil war. After a devastating financial crisis, furious voters sent a new breed of politician to Washington. These young Republican firebrands, led by “Fighting Bob” La Follette of Wisconsin, vowed to overthrow the party leaders and purge Wall Street’s corrupting influence from Washington. Their opponents called them “radicals,” and ...
  
  











  



  
War Dogs: Tales of Canine Heroism, History, and Love
Rebecca Frankel

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Under the cover of night, deep in the desert of Afghanistan, a US Army handler led a Special Forces patrol with his military working dog. Without warning an insurgent popped up, his weapon raised. At the handler’s command, the dog charged their attacker. There was the flash of steel, the blur of fur, and the sound of a single shot; the handler watched his dog take a bullet. During the weeks it would take the dog to heal, the handler never left ...
  
  











  



  
Band of Giants: The Amateur Soldiers Who Won America's Independence
Jack Kelly

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Band of Giants brings to life the founders who fought for our independence in the Revolutionary War. Jefferson, Adams, and Franklin are known to all; men like Morgan, Greene, and Wayne are less familiar. Yet the dreams of the politicians and theorists only became real because fighting men were willing to take on the grim, risky, brutal work of war. We know Fort Knox, but what about Henry Knox, the burly Boston bookseller who took over the ...
  
  











  



  
The Education of a Value Investor: My Transformative Quest for Wealth, Wisdom, and Enlightenment
Guy Spier

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

What happens when a young hedge fund manager spends a small fortune to have lunch with Warren Buffett? He becomes a true value investor. This book traces the arc of a transformation. Author Guy Spier started his career as a Gordon Gekko wannabe -- brash, short-sighted and entirely out for himself. Then, a series of transformations and self-realizations led him from an investment banking job with a third-rate firm to managing his own fund, ...
  
  











  



  
Manias, Panics and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises, Sixth Edition
Charles P. Kindleberger, Robert Z. Aliber

Palgrave Macmillan, 2011

Selected as one of the best investment books of all time by the Financial Times , Manias, Panics and Crashes puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective. Here is a vivid and entertaining account of how reckless decisions and a poor handling of money have led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering topics such as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book has been ...
  
  











  



  
The Craft Beer Revolution: How a Band of Microbrewers Is Transforming the World's Favorite Drink
Steve Hindy

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Over the past 40 years craft-brewed beer has exploded in growth. In 1980, a handful of “microbrewery” pioneers launched a revolution that would challenge the dominance of the national brands, Budweiser, Coors, and Miller, and change the way Americans think about, and drink, beer. Today, there are more than 2,700 craft breweries in the United  States and another  1,500 are in the works. Their influence is spreading to Europe’s great ...
  
  











  



  
Overruled: The Long War for Control of the U.S. Supreme Court
Damon Root

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Should the Supreme Court defer to the will of the majority and uphold most democratically enacted laws? Or does the Constitution empower the Supreme Court to protect a broad range of individual rights from the reach of lawmakers? In this timely and provocative book, Damon Root traces the long war over judicial activism and judicial restraint from its beginnings in the bloody age of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction to its central role ...
  
  











  



  
Millennial Money: How Young Investors Can Build a Fortune
Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Fact: the Millennial Generation will not be able to rely on pensions and social security in retirement. Instead, they will have to save and invest in the global stock market to meet their goals. When it comes to thinking about money, Millennials are, as a generation, different from their parents. They are skeptical of expert advice, yet more committed than baby boomers to passing wealth on to future generations. To build wealth, young people ...
  
  











  



  
The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of ...
Jeremy Rifkin

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

In The Zero Marginal Cost Society, New York Times bestselling author Jeremy Rifkin describes how the emerging Internet of Things is speeding us to an era of nearly free goods and services, precipitating the meteoric rise of a global Collaborative Commons and the eclipse of capitalism.   Rifkin uncovers a paradox at the heart of capitalism that has propelled it to greatness but is now taking it to its death—the inherent entrepreneurial ...
  
  











  



  
The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President
Aaron David Miller

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

The Presidency has always been an implausible—some might even say an impossible—job. Part of the problem is that the challenges of the presidency and the expectations Americans have for their presidents have skyrocketed, while the president’s capacity and power to deliver on what ails the nations has diminished. Indeed, as citizens we continue to aspire and hope for greatness in our only nationally elected office. The problem of course is ...
  
  











  



  
The New Rules of Retail: Competing in the World's Toughest Marketplace
Robin Lewis, Michael Dart

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

In The New Rules of Retail , industry gurus Robin Lewis and Michael Dart explained how unprecedented consumer power, enabled by technology and globalization, is revolutionizing retail. They warned that survival in these dynamic times called for a business model based on three distinct competencies: preemptive, perpetual distribution; a neurological customer connection; and total control of the value chain. In the years since that book ...
  
  











  



  
Philosophy and Terry Pratchett

Palgrave Macmillan, 2014

Sir Terry Pratchett, who has sold more than 85 million copies of his books worldwide, is read and respected by people with a wide range of interests. This book, the first to explicitly address philosophical themes in his work, will appeal to fans of Pratchett, to philosophers interested in popular culture, and to anyone interested in the relation between fiction and philosophy. Covering topics in metaphysics, logic, epistemology, ethics, and ...
  
  











  



  
The Great Prostate Hoax: How Big Medicine Hijacked the PSA Test and Caused a Public Health Disaster
Richard J. Ablin, Ronald Piana

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Every year, more than a million  men undergo painful needle biopsies for prostate cancer, and upward of 100,000 have radical prostatectomies, resulting in incontinence and impotence. But the shocking fact is that most of these men would never have died from this common form of cancer, which frequently grows so slowly that it never even leaves the prostate. How did we get to a point where so many unnecessary  tests and surgeries are being done? ...
  
  











  



  
Dead Companies Walking: How A Hedge Fund Manager Finds Opportunity in Unexpected Places
Scott Fearon, Jesse Powell

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2015

Unlike most investors, who live in fear of failure, Scott Fearon actively seeks it out. He has earned millions of dollars for his hedge fund over the last thirty years shorting the stocks of businesses he believed were on their way to bankruptcy. In Dead Companies Walking , Fearon describes his methods for spotting these doomed businesses, and how they can be extremely profitable investments. In his experience, corporate managers routinely ...
  
  











  



  
The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2010

Why would a smart New York investment banker pay $12 million for the decaying, stuffed carcass of a shark? By what alchemy does Jackson Pollock’s drip painting No. 5, 1948 sell for $140 million? Intriguing and entertaining, The $12 Million Stuffed Shark is a Freakonomics approach to the economics and psychology of the contemporary art world. Why were record prices achieved at auction for works by 131 contemporary artists in 2006 alone, ...
  
  











  



  
The Supermodel and the Brillo Box: Back Stories and Peculiar Economics from the World of Contemporary Art
Don Thompson

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Acquiring contemporary art is about passion and lust, but it is also about branding, about the back story that comes with the art, about the relationship of money and status, and, sometimes, about celebrity. The Supermodel and the Brillo Box follows Don Thompson’s 2008 bestseller The $12 Million Stuffed Shark and offers a further journey of discovery into what the Crash of 2008 did to the art market and the changing methods that the major ...
  
  











  



  
The Art of the Pitch: Persuasion and Presentation Skills that Win Business
Peter Coughter

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Occasionally, a great idea will sell itself. The other 99% of the time, you have to find a way to persuade others that it is, in fact, a great idea. Most executives spend the vast majority of their time creating their work, and almost no time on the presentation. Through an engaging and humorous narrative, Peter Coughter presents the tools he designed to help advertising and marketing professionals develop persuasive presentations that deliver ...
  
  











  



  
The Problem of Political Authority: An Examination of the Right to Coerce and the Duty to Obey
Michael Huemer

Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Modern states commonly deploy coercion in a wide array of circumstances in which the resort to force would clearly be wrong for any private agent. What entitles the state to behave in this manner? And why should citizens obey its commands? This book examines theories of political authority, from the social contract theory, to theories of democratic authorization, to fairness- and consequence-based theories. Ultimately, no theory of authority ...
  
  











  



  
Before the First Shots Are Fired: How America Can Win Or Lose Off The Battlefield
Tony Zinni, Tony Koltz

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

For the better part of the last half century, the United States has been the World’s Police, claiming to defend ideologies, allies, and our national security through brute force. But is military action always the most appropriate response? Drawing on his vast experience, from combat in Vietnam to peacekeeping in Somalia, to war games in Washington, DC and negotiations with former rebels in the Philippines, retired four-star General Tony Zinni ...
  
  











  



  
Pragmatic Capitalism: What Every Investor Needs to Know About Money and Finance
Cullen Roche

Palgrave Macmillan Trade, 2014

Being successful in the modern world of finance requires a more in-depth understanding of our global economies on a macro level. What does a shifting demographic cycle mean? How does the explosive growth of emerging markets matter? Why does the world’s population affect my portfolio? Does the global monetary system impact my results this year? How does government intervention in markets impact my strategy? In Pragmatic Capitalism , Cullen ...
  
  











  








   



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