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HARLEY-DAVIDSON : THE ULTIMATE MACHINE :  100th Anniversary Edition, 1903 - 2003
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HARLEY-DAVIDSON : THE ULTIMATE MACHINE : 100th Anniversary Edition, 1903 - 2003

By Tod Rafferty; Andrew Preston (Editor)

Philadelphia, PA: Courage Books/Running Press, 2002. Text/BRAND & NEW & Bright. Illustrated boards/Fine. DJ/NF w/a whisper of a rubs to upper corner tips. 100th Anniversary Edition commemorating the founding of Harley-Davidson, now America's lone surviving motorcycle manufacturer. The firm's first production plans were drawn up 1901 by 20-year-old William S. Harley, using a regular pedal-bycylce frame. Harley and childhood friend Arthur Davidson produced a first model. In time other Davidson brothers joined the ranks and the Harley-Davidson, Inc. was formerly founded in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in 1903. This 176 page volume features some 300 photographs of prize motorcycles made by the legendary company. Author Tod Rafferty is known his books on American motorcycles, including The Indian and The Complete Harley Davidson Encylcopedia. Contents to this historal photographic essays are: 1, The First Years: 1903-1929; 2, The Middle Years: 1930-1959; 3, The Swinging Sixties: 1960-1969; 4, The Lastest Years: 1970 Onwards; and 5, The Milwaukee Milestones. Fine copy.. First Edition, 4th Printing. Hard Cover. New/Near Fine. 100th Anniversary Edition.

$36.50

KRESGE'S KATALOG : 5 Cents and 10 Cents MERCHANDISE : The Origina Parcel Post 5 & 10 Cent Store : A Facsimile Edition of the Original 1913 Catalog

By S.S. Kresge Company

New York, NY: Random House, 1975. Text/with 3 folded corner tips, else Bright, Clean, As New. Soft cover/VG; strong w/light edge & surface wear. Facsimile Edition of the 1913 S.S. Kresge mail-order catalogue. The 20th century's largest discount store chain was founded by salesman supreme, Sebastian Spering Kresge (1867 - 1966) of Pennsylvania, and evolved to Kmart and Sears. This 1913 catalogue, w/some 2500 sale items is both a historical documentation of retail sales of the era as well as a primary resource to life in the USA in "nickle-and-dimes" days in contrast to, and similaries as well, with current on-line sales giants like Amazon and Walmart. Fanscinating comparison between then and now in the world of consumerism!.. Facsimile Edition, 2nd Printing. Soft Cover. Very Good/None as Issued.

$22.50

FORMATIVE YEARS IN THE FAR WEST : A History of Standard Oil Company of California and Predecessors Through 1919

By Gerald T. White

New York, NY: Appleton-Century-Crofts/Meredith Publishing, 1962. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. First Edition, First Thus. Brick-red linen boards/Fine. DJ/None; but LAID-IN: Clippings of dustjacket inner-flaps. Gift inscription to fEP. Comprehensive history of Standard Oil Company of California (re-named Chevron) and Predecessors through 1919. Oil was discovered in Californianin the 1850s; Standard Oil arrived in California in 1878, and made its mark in 1900 on purchase of the Pacific Oil Company. From the 1850s on to World War I, this lengthy, detailed account covers speculation and wild-catting, litigation & court-rulings, pipelines & refineries, and methods of transportation. 694 pgs, illustrated w/photos & charts, in 21 chapters, followed by appendices. Fine copy less dustjacket.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Fine/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.

$64.50

GREAT WOMEN OF FILM
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GREAT WOMEN OF FILM

By Helena Lumme; Mika Manninen

New York, NY: Billboard Books/Watson-Guptill, 2002. BRAND NEW & Collectible. First Edition, First Printing. Turn of the century review of contributions to the film industry by female actors, directors, producers, cimematographers, composers, designers, screenwiters, makeup artists to special effect technicians. Volume fortifed w/an inspiring collection of profiles, photographic portraits drawn from interviews. 127 pgs, augmented w/photos.. First Edition, First Printing. Hard Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Mika Manninen & Helena Lumme (Photographers). First Edition, First Printing.

$34.50

JOHN D : A Portrait in Oils

By John K. Winkler

New York, NY: Vanguard Press, 1929. Text/NEW & Bright. June,1929 First Edition. Orange boards/NF w/trace edge wear. Humorous green dustjacket: Rockefeller exchanging golf ball w/young caddy; cut-out (may have housed a mercury dime) to golf ball reveals emblem to orange boards; condition Good/intact w/losses to upper spine & edges. PO name to front cover verso. Biography of the world's first billionaire, industry magnate, industrialist, and philanthropist John Davison Rockefeller Sr. (1839 - 1937). John D. revolutionized the petroleum industry w/Standard Oil, and defined the structure of modern philanthropy, Forests were felled to chronicle his career, the very private man disclosed nothing of himself. Was John D. merely a kindly, pious old gentleman, as his press agents would have us believe? Biographer John K. Winkler (1891-1958) reveals an atonishing personality. 256 pgs in 10 chapters. Fine copy in tired dustjacket.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good - COLLECTIBLE/Good. 1929 First Edition.

$84.50

THE BIG MOO : Stop Trying to be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable
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THE BIG MOO : Stop Trying to be Perfect and Start Being Remarkable

By The Group of 33; Seth Godin (Editor)

Portfolio, 2005. ADVANCE READING COPY (ARC); Brand New. Softcover/Fine. Anthology of useful essays on marketing from the world's smart, smart business thinkers, such as Tom Peters, Malcolm Gladwell, Guy Kawasaki, Mark Cuban, Robyn Waters, Dave Balter, Red Maxwell, and Randall Rothenberg. The title is a play on words on ediitor Seth Godin's 2003, the "Purple Cow", challenging organizations to stand out among a world populated by brown cows. This volume is packed with ideas towards being that remarkable cow that "moos the loundest", and is heard. . Advance Reading Copy (ARC). Soft Cover. NEW/None as Issued. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$22.50

RUSSIA UNDER THE LAST TSAR (Minnesota Paperbacks)

By Theofanis George Stavrou (Editor)

Minneapolis, MN: Univ of Minnesota Press, 1969. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Softcover/VG w/trace edge & surface wear, sticker removal shadow to upper front corner, and faint creasing to lower front corner. Collection of 8 essays addressing the last two decades ot the reign (1894 - 1917 abdication) of the last Russian emperor Nicholas II (1868 - 1918) , which ended with the revolutions of 1917. 265 pgs. Following the Introduction, the essays & authors are: 1, On Interpreting the Fate of Imperial Russia (Arthur Mendel); 2, Russian Conservative Thought before the Revolution (Robert F. Byrnes); 3, Russian Radical Thought, 1894-1917 (Donald W. Treadgold); 4, Constitutional Developments in Russia (Thomas Riha); 5, Problems of Industrialization (Theodore von Laue); 6, Politics, Universities & Science (Alexander Vucinich); 7, The Cultural Renaissance (Gleb Stuve); and 8, Some Imperatives of Russian Foreign Policy (Roderick E. McGrew).. First Edition, 3rd Printing. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued. Imperial Russian History.

$22.50

MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES AND RESULTS
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MANAGEMENT BY OBJECTIVES AND RESULTS

By George L. Morrisey

Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1970. Text/BRAND NEW w/a whisper of margin discoloration. Illustrated softcover/VG; sound w/ edge & surface rubs, and faint creasing to upper/lower front corners. PO stamp to lower edge of title page. Guide and reference for individual members of mangement at all levels, and serves well as an in-company training program or college textbook in business management. 164 pgs, Management by Objectives & Results (MOR) is composed of 14 chapters in 2 Parts.. First Edition, First Thus. Paperback. Very Good/None as Issued.

$22.50

CAPITAL GOODS AND THE AMERICAN ENTERISE SYSTEM

By Machinery and Allied Products Institute

Chicago, IL: Machinery & Allied Products Institute (MAPI), 1939. Text/BRAND NEW. Blue cloth boards/NF w/trace rubs to corner tips. DJ/None. Fold-out chart (also BRAND NEW) to front cover verso. "A statement of economic and social principles underlying the numerous inter-relationship of the capital goods industries and the American enterprise system". Economic treatise in response to Depression era stree. Forerunner of MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation), the Machinery and Allied Products Institute was established 1933 as a result of the Depression-era National Industrial Recovery Act to help stabilize and revitalize industry out of the depths of the most severe recession of modern times. Text in 5 parts: I, The Technological Aspect of the American Enterprise System; II, The Significance of Capital Goods in the American Enterprise System; III, Savings & Investment in the American Enterprise System; IV, Obstruction to the Flow of Capital into Employment-Making Enterprises; and, V, Essentials to Economic Recovery. List of pamphlet publications to rear.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Near Fine/No Jacket. First Edition, First Thus.

$34.50

VALUE INVESTING IN COMMODITY FUTURES : How to Profit with Scale Trading : (Chinese Edition)
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VALUE INVESTING IN COMMODITY FUTURES : How to Profit with Scale Trading : (Chinese Edition)

By Hal Masover ( MEI HA ER. MAI SUO WA)

Beijing, China: China Machine Press, 2000. BRAND NEW COPY. Chinese Language text. 246-page translation (Chinese Simiplified characters) of commodity broker Hal Masover's Value Investing in Commodity Futures --- a complete guide to an increasingly popular approach to futures trading. When commodity prices are extraordinary low, the method presented in this book works paeticularly well as long term investment vehicles. . Paperback. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Text/Chinese.

$24.50

FUN AND PROFIT IN STAMP COLLECTING

By Herman Herst, Jr.

New York, NY: Duell, Sloan & Pearce, 1962. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Blue linen boards w/gilt spine lettering/Good; strong & sound w/surface discoloration & soil spot to lower edge. DJ/None. Trace discoloration to endpapers. 168-page discourse on the hobby and business aspects of stamp collecting. A discourse from award winning Herman "Pat" Herst Jr. (1909 - 1999), renowned writer of philatelic literature, and stamp dealer and stamp auctioneer. 10 chapters: 1, Cheap Stamps Never Become Rare; 2, Demand is a More Important Factor Than Supply; 3, Condition is Only a Factor in Relation to Value; 4, There is no Substitute for Knowledge; 5, Don't Be Influenced by Rumor or Sentiment; 6, Beware of Pitfalls That Trap the Unwary; 7, Rarity Alone Does Not Make Value; 8, Cash in on Fads, Don't Become a Victim of Them; 9, Don't Be a Slave to the Catalogue; and, 10, Timing Is a Most Important Factor, followed by Postscript and Market Guide.. First Edition, 2nd Printing. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$14.50

TEAM-BASED STRATEGIC PLANNING : A Complete Guide to Structuring, Facilitating and Implementing the Process
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TEAM-BASED STRATEGIC PLANNING : A Complete Guide to Structuring, Facilitating and Implementing the Process

By C. Davis Fogg

New York, NY: Amacom, American Management Associations, 1994. BRAND NEW COPY w/trace edge rubs to dustjacket. How to run a business. Pragmatic guide to implementing strategic plans. Strategies being the means, the wasy, the hows, and detailed methods by which organization accomplish their objectives; volume addresses action plans along the way in training the team and working together. 337 pgs, 19 chapters in 4 parts: I, The Strategic Planning & Change Process; II, The Nuts & Bolts: Facilitating the Process Step by Step; III, Implementing the Plan; and IV, Team Processes. followed by appendix on Mission Statements & Strategic Plan Summaries.. First Edition, 10th Printing. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/Near Fine.

$28.50

THE AMERICAN COWBOY IN LIFE AND LEGEND
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THE AMERICAN COWBOY IN LIFE AND LEGEND

By Bart McDowell; (Joe B. Franz, Foreword)

Washington, D.C.: National Geographic Society, 1972. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright, Illustrated, gilt embossed, sienna linen boards/Fine. DJ/Fair w/loss to upper spine edge & closed edge tears closed with archival tape. Story of Amercian cowboys, the ruggered vaqueros & cowboys on horseback, from their beginnings in Mexico to the present --- minus Hollywood film & fiction. Both grandfather and father of author Bart McDowell's (1983 - 2009), award-winning writer and senior editor at National Geographic magazine, were in the cattle industry. 211 pgs, color photos & drawings, in 6 chapters: 1, The Weather Worn Cow Men; 2, No Trail Too Rough or Long; 3, The Country Belonged to God; 4, Good Water & Grass; 5, Come on & Bring the Bunch; and 6, Where Horses & Riders Are Strangers.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Fair. Illus. by William Albert Allard (Photographer).

$14.50

WORKERS AND DISSENT IN THE REDWOOD EMPIRE

By Daniel A. Cornford

Philadelphia, PA: Temple Univ Press, 1987. Text/Near New w/coffee (?) spot to pg 75.. Beige linen boards/VG w/slight lean to spine. DJ/VG; sound w/edge wear. Light soiling to upper text block. Socio-economic history of the lumber region from Eureka, California to southern Oregon. Study of timber and sawmill industries, politics and changing workers' attitudes toward work from the Civil War to World War I. Case study of class struggle within paternalistic capitalism. 276 pgs, 11 chapters: 1, From Gold Rush tp Lumbering Community; 2, The Seeds of Radicalism; 3, The Greenbackers; 4, An Emergent Labor Movement; 5, The Rise & Fall of the Knights; 6, Paternalism & Community; 7, The Dissenters' Last Crusade: Populism in Humbolt County; 8, The Making of a Union Movement, 1900-1906; 9, The Organization of Lumber Workers & the 1907 Strike; 10, The Open-Shop Offensive; and 11, The Makings of Stability, followed by Postscrip.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$14.50

CRUDE REFLECTIONS : CRUDA REALIDAD : Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest /Petroleo, Devastacion y Resistencia en la Amazonia  (Spanish/English Text)
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CRUDE REFLECTIONS : CRUDA REALIDAD : Oil, Ruin and Resistance in the Amazon Rainforest /Petroleo, Devastacion y Resistencia en la Amazonia (Spanish/English Text)

By Dematteis, Lou; Szymczak, Kayanan; (Trudie Styler & Sting, Foreword/Prologo)

San Francisco, CA: City Lights Publishers, 2008. BRAND NEW & COLLECTIBLE. Stated First Edition. Photographic essay w/captions. Local history of ecological destruction of the Amazon River basin in northeastern Ecuador (bordered north by Colombia, east & south by Peru, and west by the Pacific) including the Galápagos Islands. Colonized by Spain in the 16th century with oil exploitation by principally by Chevron (formerly Texaco) in a process of "drill and dump" practices in less enlightened times. 128 pgs. First Edition/First Thus. Soft Cover. NEW - COLLECTIBLE/None as Issued. Illus. by Lou Dematteis (Color Photos); Kayana Szymczak(b/w Photos). Text/English & Spanish.

$28.50

TECHNOLOGICAL TRAJECTORIES AND THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT : National Academy of Engineering
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TECHNOLOGICAL TRAJECTORIES AND THE HUMAN ENVIRONMENT : National Academy of Engineering

By Ausubel, Jesse H.; Langford, H. Dale (Editors)

Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press, 1997. BRAND NEW COPY. DJ/None as Issued. Anthology. Essays addressing technological advances allowing a much superior industrial ecology. Rich volume. Analyses in the environmental arena of global change, how best to use now possible sustainable industrial and agricultural developmental techniques, and, the fostering of futher advantageous developments in technology. The 11 essays & authors are: 1, The Liberation of the Environment (Jesse H. Ausubel); 2, Time for a Change: On Pattersn of Diffusion of Innovation (Arnulf Grubler); 3, Population, Technology & the Human Environment (Robert W. Kates); 4, How Much Land Can Ten Billion People Spare for Nature? (Paul E. Waggoner); 5, Free Energy from Carbon (Nebojsa Nakicenovic); 6, Life-styles & the Environment: The Case of Energy (Lee Schipper); 7, Elektron: Electrical Systems in Retrospect & Prospect (Jesse H. Ausubel & Cesare Marchetti); 8, Materialization & Dematerialization: Measures & Trend (Iddo K. Wernick, Et Al); 9, Toward the End of Waste: Reflections on a New Ecology of Industry (Robert A. Frosch); 10, Humans in Nature: Toward a Physiocentric Philosophy (Klause Michael Meyer-Abich); and 11, Sustaining the Human Environment: The Next Two Hundred Years (Chauncey Starr).. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEW/None as Issued. First Edition, First Thus.

$38.50

HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK : 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed
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HOW TO BE A STAR AT WORK : 9 Breakthrough Strategies You Need to Succeed

By Kelley, Robert E.

New York, NY: Three Rivers Press/Crown Publishers, 1999. Text/NEW, showing faint margin discoloration. Softcover/NF w/trace creasing to lower front corner. Guide to acheive high productivity, that is star status, in the work place. Robert Kelly, professor of Carnegie Mellon Univ, argues star employees are made, not born, hence one's success depends on how one conducts oneself. The nine strategies are "initiative, networking, self-management, perspective, followership, leadership, teamwork, organizational savvy and show-tell." 336 pgs, 17 chapters in 3 parts: Part I, The Productivity Secrets of the Star Performers; II, The Nine Work Strategies of the Star Peerformers; and III, Some Productive Last Words, followed by 2 appendices.. Soft Cover. NEAR FINE/None as Issued.

$8.50

LEAN IN : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
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LEAN IN : Women, Work, and the Will to Lead

By Sandberg, Sheryl; with Nell Scovell

New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf, 2013. BRAND NEW COPY. 6th Printing of 2013. Insights in leadership in the world business; drawing on some 20 years of experience, volume is both a guide and memoir. Author Sheryl Kara Sandberg's (1969 - ) credentials are formidable. At the point of publication, Sandberg was the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook and founder of Leanin.org (The Lean In Foundation), since then, on Facebook's Board. Some of her outstanding in acheivements include: Harvard College, economicsr, summa cum laude, 1991; Harvard Business School, M.B.A. w/distinction, 1995. Prior to Facebook, with Google as Vice President of Global Online Sales and Operations, preceded by chief of staff for US Secretary of the Treasury Lawrence Summers. 228 pgs in 11 chapters, written with both humor and wisdom.. First Edition, 6th Printing. 2013. Hard Cover. NEW/New.

$28.50

OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA
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OIL FOR THE LAMPS OF CHINA

By Hobart, Alice Tisdale

New York, NY: Grosset & Dunlap, 1933. Text/As New. Blue linen boards w/yellow bands/Acceptable; sound w/rubs, fraying to edges, fading & lesions to spine, and wear & discoloration to surface. DJ/None. Historical novel set in China of early 1900s to 1920s --- last years of the Ch'ing Dynasty thru' the upheavals of China's Nationalist Revolution of the 1920s. Most famous of 12 novels by Alice Tisdale Hobart (1882 - 1967). it was a 1934 bestseller and adapted to film starring Pat O'Brien in 1935. Story of experiences of young American oil representative Stephen Chase, drawing heavily on author's experiences as wife to a Standard Oil executive stationed in China during the turmoil of the overthrow of the Manchu Dynasty in 1912.. First published by Bobbs Merrill, 1933; this is a Grosset & Dunlap reprint. Strong copy despite a very tired hard cover.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket.

$24.50

SPACE RESOURCES: Breaking the Bonds of Earth

By Lewis, John S.; Lewis, Ruth A.

NeW YORK, NY: Columbia Univ Press, 1987. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright. Black linen boards/Fine. DJ/None. PO name to fEP. An excursion into the future. Potentials of space exploration through review of the history of the space race, with summaries of the programs in Russia, the U.S., Japan, China, and Europe. Volume foresees by utilizing "everything useful that we can find in space," space exploration costs will lower as exploration become a profit-making venture --- for instance, exploiting the moon's mineral resources of the moon. 418 pgs. 10 chapters followed by appendix.. First Edition, First Thus. Hard Cover. NEAR FINE/No Jacket.

$14.50

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