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1 Ambition: A Novel Bonner, Charles
New York, New York, U.S.A. Coward-McCann, Inc. 1946 Hard Copy Near Very Good Fair 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Coward-McCann, New York, 1946. Inscribed by author on front flyleaf as follows: "To Leigh and Jim Pollak - Art is long, and so is my affection - Charles Bonner October 18, 1946". Book is in Near Very Good condition: crease and two small stains on front board; wear at top and bottom edges of spine; pages are age-tanned; binding is tight and pages are clean. Dust jacket is in Fair condition: piece of about 7" by 4-1/2" missing along the top; missing another piece of about 1/2" high on the bottom of the spine; other smaller chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...concerns the ambition common to men since they began trading in shells or wampum - the ambition to acquire wealth and power. To tell this old, ever-new story, Mr. Bonner has chosen a perhaps wryly 'dated' vehicle, the respectable banking tradition, which all but survived the crash of '29." 
Price: 14.00 USD
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2 Corporate Collections in Montgomery: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, May 15 through June 20, 1976 Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Montgomery, Al, U.S.A. Museum of Fine Arts 1976 089280002x / 9780892800025 Soft Cover Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, AL, 1976. Soft cover. In Good+ condition: chipping along spine; other light edge wear and corner wear; inside front cover has a library stamp from Cornell University but no other indicia of being ex-library; binding is tight and pages are clean. Full-page b/w illustrations of 10 works of art each from 5 different corporations in Montgomery, Alabama. 
Price: 12.50 USD
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3 Depreciation Policy and Postwar Expansion Kimmel, Lewis H.
Washington, D. C. Brookings Institution 1946 Soft Cover Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Brookings Institution, Washington, D. C., 1946. 66 pages. Good condition - ex-library (Bowdoin College library) with typical markings; bound into a photomount pamphlet binder. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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4 Drop By Drop: The Loctite Story 1953-1980 Grant, Ellsworth
Loctite Corporation 1983 Hard Copy Fine Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Loctite Corporation, 1983. Book is in Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: rubbing and some tiny chips on edges; small tear on front fold. 
Price: 85.00 USD
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5 Forty-One Years With General Motors And a Little Before and After Morgan, A.M.S.
New York, New York, U.S.A. Vantage Press 1992 0533097320 / 9780533097326 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Vantage Press, New York, 1992. Signed by author on front free end page with date 7/31/92 (flat signed, meaning that the author signed the book but did not inscribe it to any person). Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight edge wear; spine slightly cocked; binding and hinges are tight, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: slight rubbing at edges; price-clipped; no tears or chips. From the dust jacket: "When in 1928, A.M.S. Morgan walked into the Chevrolet plant in Georgia, just wanting to work a few days to earn the money to get to Texas, he could not have known that this would be the start of a lifelong adventure throughout the country with one of the Big Three automakers in the glory years of the industry. A story of people and places as well as automaking, this autobiography is full of good times and sad. Here is entertaining reading about one of the grand old men of one of America's grand old industries." 
Price: 15.00 USD
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6 Investment and Speculation Woodruff, George P.
New York Alexander Hamilton Institute 1942 Soft Cover Very Good+ 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall 
394 pages. Faux leather cover - flexible. Paper edges are marbelized. Gilt print on spine. Book is in Very Good+ condition - has a little nick on the rear exterior board. A very handsome publication. Part of "Modern Business A Series of Texts prepared as part of the Modern Business Course and Service." 
Price: 10.75 USD
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7 Life Is a Contact Sport: Ten Great Career Strategies That Work Kragen, Ken; Graham, Jefferson - FIRST EDITION INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York William Morrow & Co 1994 0688132820 / 9780688132828 Stated 1st Edition/1st Printing Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
202 pages. Inscribed by author Ken Kragen in gold sharpie on front deep red flyleaf as follows: "Claudia - Be a "star" in your career! Ken Kragen 1994". Stated 1st edition/1st printing. Book is in Very Good+ condition - slightly cocked spine. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition - light wear; no tears or chips; not price clipped. From the dust jacket: "...fifteen powerful chapters that use vivid examples from Ken's own star-studded life to illustrate his key concepts: *how to utilize personal assets and eliminate personal liabilities *how to think backward from your goals; how to use your career to gain a better life; how to stay optimistic and enthusiastic *how to utilize the power of your personal network *how to find and exploit opportunities *how honesty is the best gimmick *how to time your critical moves for the best result; and (as Ken's own career heartily attests) * how the power of giving is the most important career enhancer of all. Most important, 'Life is a Contact Sport' will show you how no career move can be successfully launched without a strategy based on events. When he wanted to draw attention to world hunger, Ken staged one of the biggest events of the decade - We Are The World - to both raise money and attract public attention. Whether you are a housepainter from Des Moines, an aspiring country star, or an established CEO, Ken Kragen's book provides take-home, put-to-work value on every page - advice that can be applied to any career, at any stage, and create results that you never dreamed possible." Book is in gift condition. Gift wrap and gift card available. 
Price: 13.75 USD
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8 Mind Your Own Business Harman, Sidney
New York, New York, U.S.A. Doubleday 2003 0-385--50959-6 / 9780385509596 First U. S. Edition Hard Copy Near Fine Near Fine 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
Doubleday, New York, 2003. 196 pages. The book is both signed and inscribed by the aurthor on the front end page. Inscription is to Ernesto Nunez. Laid in are: (1) a card saying "Harman International is proud to present Ernesto Nunez JBL Professional with a copy of 'Mind Your Own Business' by Dr. Sidney Harman", and (2) a photograph of the author at a book signing with a man standing in front of him at a table, and a yellow sticky on the rear of the photograph on which "Ernesto Nunez" is written in ink. From the dust jacket: "...Harman shares his visionary ideas about leadership, providing a welcome contrast to the bad behavior of business leaders recently dominating the news. Harman focuses on creating a culture of personal responsibility throughout his company. He likens his top management team to a jazz quartet that listens to and improvises with one another to create harmony, He stresses the need to do more for workers at every level because employees are the company's most valuable asset." Book and dust jacket are both in Near Fine condition. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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9 Older Than The Nation: The Story of the Hartford Courant McNulty, John Bard
Stonington, CT The Pequot Press 1964 Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Signed by Author
The Pequot Press, Stonington, CT 1964. 231 pages. Signed by author on front end page. Book is in Very Good+ condition: dedication page has a gift card dated 1965 glued in, which was apparently the card used to give this book as a gift in 1965; light foxing. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: chipping on edges, price-clipped, and yellowing from age. Contents are: 1764-1777 Getting Started; 1777-1779 The Darkest Days; 1779-1800 Establishing the Firm; 1800-1815 Supporting the Old Guard; 1815-1836 The People's Paper; 1836-1854 From Weekly to Daily; 1855-1864 Politics and Civil War; 1864-1869 Rocky Road to Broad Highway; 1870-1890 Gentlemen of the Press; 1870-1890 A New Home and New Horizons; 1890-1900 Modernization; 1900-1913 Editor Clark; 1913-1919 War-time Changes; 1920-1928 The Old Lady and the Flapper; 1929-1947 Depression and World War II; 1947-1964 Yesterday Today Tomorrow; Appendix A-Proprietors and Officers of The Courant; Appendix B-Circulation Volume and Rates and Advertising Volume and rates. 
Price: 17.00 USD
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10 Out of the Bottle Webb, Graham
UK The Webb Press, Ltd 2005 0954870905 / 9780954870904 Hard Copy Near Fine Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
The Webb Press, Ltd, UK, 2005. "Updated in February 2005 and July 2005". Inscribed by author on bookplate on front free end page with "To Prescilla: With love [signed] Graham Webb/x" Book is in Near Fine condition. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: slight rubbing on edges; light scratches on rear. From the publisher: "'Out Of The Bottle' tells the story of Graham Webb. A high school dropout at age fifteen, he grew up in London, in government subsidised housing, and overcame the challenges of congenital spina bifida to forge a name in the world of business and haircare. Graham is the figurehead of globally distributed, multi million dollar hair care company Graham Webb International. The company was sold to Wella in 2001, who themselves were purchased by Proctor and Gamble in 2003. This is the compelling account of Graham's personal and professional struggles and accomplishments that will resonate with all readers. An instinctive entrepreneur, the teenage Graham ignored sixty-two job application rejections, and went on to build a successful career in the UK; and in the USA with his business partner Robert Taylor, the man behind the blockbuster successes of Softsoap; and the Obsession and Eternity fragrances. After being appointed chairman of the Institute of Directors (Kent) and serving on councils of the Confederation of British Industry, Graham was asked by patron HRH Prince Andrew, and Lord Kingsdown, to be honorary chairman of the NSPCC Kent 'Full Stop Campaign' (the National Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children). Graham rose above the medical problems he kept secret, gained confidence, and despite doctors expectations, became a happily married father of four children after marrying his best friend Mandy - his wife of thirty three years. With tales of his unpredictable encounters with scores of famous and influential musicians, Graham describes how he balanced drumming professionally in rock'n'roll bands with building his own global business from scratch. The motivational story 'Out Of The Bottle' is embroidered with entrepreneurial insights, humorous anecdotes and startling coincidences." 
Price: 22.00 USD
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11 Public Employee Unionism in Israel Lefkowitz, Jerome
Ann Arbor, Michigan Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan & Wayne State University 1971 Apparent 1st Edition Soft Cover Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Institute of Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Michigan & Wayne State University, 1971. Apparent 1st edition. 91 pages. Book is in Very Good+ condition: nicks on spine and fading on cover. A very nice copy. Chapter headings are: Historical Background; Nonlabor-Union Functions of the Histadrut; Worker Participation in the Management of Histadrut Enterprises; Union Structure; The Blurred Roles of the Histadrut and Its Agencies; The Histradrut's Negotiations Philosophy; Labor Agreements as a Basis of Employee Rights; Labor Relations Laws; Other Labor Laws; Civil Service Laws; The Civil Service Commission; The National Union of Government Employees; Local Authorities; Education; Police; Legality of Strikes in the Public Sector; The Impact of Strikes; The Funciton of the Strike; Strike Approval and Deadlock Resolution without Strikes; Reservation about the Absolute Right to Strike; Wages; Bargaining Issues - Wages, Classification and Compensation in the Civil Service, Management Prerogatives, Wage Compression and Professional Employees, The 1970 Package Agreement - Negotiations and the Political Process; Appendices - Party Representation in the Seventh Knesset Elected October 1961, Selected Facts Concerning Strikes in Local Authorities and Government, 1967-1969. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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12 Report on Taxation in West Virginia Blakey, Roy G.
Charleston, West Virginia, U.S.A. Jarrett Printing Co. 1930 Hard Copy Very Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
Jarrett Printing Co., Charleston, WV, 1930. 452 pages. Book is in Very Good condition: ex-library (Bowdoin College Library) with usual markings; edge wear; bumped corners. 
Price: 18.50 USD
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13 Sokaiya: Extortion, Protection, and the Japanese Corporation Szymkowiak, Kenneth
Armonk, New York, U.S.A. M E Sharpe Inc 2002 0765607794 / 9780765607799 Hard Copy Very Good+ No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
M E Sharpe Inc, Armonk, NY, 2002. Book is in Very Good+ condition: slight shelf wear; binding is tight, and pages are clean and bright. No dust jacket. 
Price: 32.00 USD
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14 The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership Krames, Jeffrey A.
New York, New York, U.S.A. McGraw-Hill 2002 0071381406 / 9780071381406 Stated 1st Edition Hard Copy Very Good+ Very Good+ 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
McGraw-Hill, New York, 2002. Inscribed by author on title page as follows: "September 20, 2001 To my friend & mentor, Jeff Sund, It's been almost exactly eight years since you summoned me to the Chicago area. For this, and your wisdom throughout the years, I am forever in your debt. With gratitude & affection, [signed] Jeffrey A. Krames". Stated 1st edition. Book is in Very Good+ condition: rear board doesn't lie quite flat; slight edge wear; binding is tight and square, and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good+ condition: 1 tiny closed tear on top edge; slight rubbing; no chips; not price clipped. From the publisher: "In his two decades as CEO, Jack Welch's principles, strategies, and tenets transformed GE into one of history's most dynamic and valuable corporations. As a result, executives in all industries are now eager to hear Welch's every pronouncement­­and implement his strategies in their own organizations. The Jack Welch Lexicon of Leadership is the first alphabetically structured collection to place Welch's career in perspective, and trace the evolution of his key ideas and innovations. Intended to stand on its own as well as complement Welch's eagerly awaited upcoming memoir, this timely book provides readers with analysis and perspective on Six Sigma­­the revolutionary program that "changed the DNA of GE"­­as well as dozens of other Welch concepts and initiatives (including Globalization, Work-Out, the E-Initiative, and others)." 
Price: 18.50 USD
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15 Wareham's Way: Escaping the Judas Trap Wareham John - INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR
New York, New York, U.S.A. Wareham International Limited 1988 0689113676 / 9780689113673 Hard Copy Very Good Very Good 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall Inscribed By Author
Wareham International Limited, New York, 1988. Inscribed by author on front free end page as follows: "For Barbara & Dick. Have a great cruise! Best wishes [signed] John Wareham". Book is in Very Good condition: light edge wear; light discoloration on edges; binding is tight and pages are clean and bright. Dust jacket is in Very Good condition: one tear; some rubbing. 3rd printing. 
Price: 28.00 USD
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16 What Should be the Price of Milk Morris, Charles G.
Milwaukee, WI Olsen Publishing Co 1940 Hard Cover Good No Jacket 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall 
190 pages. Book is in Good condition: a strip of white tape runs between the inside front board and the title page (note: the title page is the front fly leaf) but, since the binding is tight, the purpose of the tape is unclear; boards are a little warped; minor edge wear. No dust jacket. From the author's foreword: "I have been studying the milk industry...and admit without the slightest embarrassment that many of its problems are still far from a solution. There is a wealth of technical information available concerning different details. There is also much controversy and misinformation concerning other details. This book is an attempt to present the picture of the industry so simply that any interested person may understand why it has problems and difficulties." 
Price: 17.00 USD
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