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  • - Twelve Classic Tales from the World of Wall Street: The New York Times bestseller Bill Gates calls 'the best business book I've ever read'
    by John Brooks
    £11.49

    'The best business book I've ever read.' Bill Gates, Wall Street Journal'The Michael Lewis of his day.' New York TimesWhat do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety. These notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.Stories about Wall Street are infused with drama and adventure and reveal the machinations and volatile nature of the world of finance. John Brooks's insightful reportage is so full of personality and critical detail that whether he is looking at the astounding market crash of 1962, the collapse of a well-known brokerage firm, or the bold attempt by American bankers to save the British pound, one gets the sense that history really does repeat itself.This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America.

  • by John Brooks, Brian Conduit & Nick Channer
    £9.49

    28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.

  • - Illegibility in Black Literature and Culture
    by John Brooks
    £24.99 - 90.49

    John Brooks examines a range of abstractionist, experimental, and genre-defying works by Black writers and artists that challenge how audiences perceive and imagine race. He argues that literature and visual art that exceed the confines of familiar conceptions of Black identity can upend received ideas about race and difference.

  • by John Brooks
    £3.59

    Set on a beautiful river at the very heart of England, Stratford would be visited by tourists even if the world's greatest playwright had not been born in the town in 1564.

  • - A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938
    by John Brooks
    £41.49

    The 1920s and 1930s constituted an unforgettable epoch in Wall Street history. The creation and destruction of wealth is mirrored in the life of Richard Whitney, the president of the New York Stock Exchange. The book also examines the drama, ruthlessness, greed, and fantasy of the era.

  • - The Question of Fire Control
    by John Brooks
    £45.99 - 141.99

    Reviews the studies of fire control, and describes the essentials of naval gunnery in the dreadnought era. This book provides accounts of the Dreyer/Pollen controversy, and of gunnery at Jutland. It outlines the German fire control system, and offers an assessment of Beatty's tactics throughout the Battle of Jutland.

  • - The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
    by John Brooks
    £19.49 - 37.49

    The Go-Go Years "The Go-Go Years is not to be read in the usual manner of Wall Street classics. You do not read this book to see our present situation reenacted in the past, with only the names changed. You read it because it is a wonderful description of the way things were in a different time and place.

  • by John Brooks
    £20.49 - 40.99

    This is a major new account of the Battle of Jutland, the key naval battle of the First World War in which the British Grand Fleet engaged the German High Seas Fleet off the coast of Denmark in 1916. Beginning with the building of the two fleets, John Brooks reveals the key technologies employed, from ammunition, gunnery and fire control, to signalling and torpedoes, as well as the opposing commanders' tactical expectations and battle orders. In describing Jutland's five major phases, he offers important new interpretations of the battle itself and how the outcome was influenced by technology, as well as the tactics and leadership of the principal commanders, with the reliability of their own accounts of the fighting reassessed. The book draws on contemporary sources which have rarely been cited in previous accounts, including the despatches of both the British and German formations, along with official records, letters and memoirs.

  • by John Brooks
    £14.99

  • - Tales of Men and Money
    by John Brooks

  • by John Brooks
    £13.99

  • - The Great Crash of 1929 and its aftershocks
    by John Brooks

  • by Neil Wilson, John Brooks & Peter D. Koch-Osborne
    £9.49

    28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.

  • by John Brooks & Brian Conduit
    £9.49

    28 circular, graded walks all tried and tested by seasoned walkers. The routes range from extended strolls to exhilarating hikes, so there is something for everyone.

  • by John Brooks, . Mcanlis & Aleks Haeky
    £23.49

    This witty book helps you understand how data compression algorithms work-in theory and practice-so you can choose the best solution among all the available compression tools.

  • by John Brooks
    £0.00 - 13.74

  • - The Great Crash of 1929 and its aftershocks
    by John Brooks
    £5.49

    Once in Golconda In this book, John Brooks-who was one of the most elegant of all business writers-perfectly catches the flavor of one of historys best-known financial dramas: the 1929 crash and its aftershocks. Its packed with parallels and parables for the modern reader.Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the eras most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the 20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of 29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.Its all there in Once in Golconda-the avarice of an era that favored the rich; and the later anguish of myriads of speculators doomed by a bloated market, easy credit, and their own cupidity and stupidity.

  • - The Question of Fire Control
    by John Brooks
    £33.49

    This new book reviews critically recent studies of fire control, and describes the essentials of naval gunnery in the dreadnought era.With a foreword by Professor Andrew Lambert, it shows how, in 1913, the Admiralty rejected Arthur Pollen's Argo system for the Dreyer fire control tables. Many naval historians now believe that, consequently, Br

  • by John Brooks
    £13.99

    With The Entire Universe At His Feet God Chose To Have A Personal Relationship With Us. This is the premise of Breathless Mercy. To many, including Christians, God seems too far away to touch and too holy for us to approach. In the book of Hebrews, chapter 4, verses 15 and 16 the writer encourages us with these words. "e;For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need."e;The stories of the very real people portrayed in this book are in some way representative of each of our lives. We can relate to their choices, that result in times of both grace and disgrace. We understand their struggles and share their fears and shame. We too long for the breathless mercy that God so desires to pour out upon each of us without limit.

  • by John Brooks
    £13.99

    God chose to give us life and to grant us the gift of free will........knowing long before our first breath was drawn that the time would come when we would choose to selfishly turn our backs on him........and He still chose grace. His love for us is immeasurable and I believe, unable to be fully understood by our finite minds. We simply have to accept it on faith alone. Not a moment passes, nor is a breath taken.. the sun does not rise or set, the world does not turn on its axis, and the universe would cease to exist without this thing called grace. Darkness and hopelessness would reign supreme and death would be the end of all things. But instead..we were given the gift of grace, and because of that gift death is forever defeated. Like water spiraling down a drain, the power that death held over us has been drained in the finality of the cross! Hope and grace now reign supreme. God's love for us is relentless..

  • by John Brooks
    £13.99

    Christianity hangs its whole hope upon this thing that is called grace and many live as if the scales of balance are skewed. They see God as the great bookkeeper, pouring over accounts on a cluttered desk as he strikes a black line through the names of those who don't meet His standards. It is truly a tragedy that we do not see the unconditional grace that God pours out on us at an incalculable cost, and His desire for absolute good in our lives. The author strives to bring the relationship that God desires with each of us into a clear perspective, with the hope that we will all approach God with the confidence that we are loved as we are.

  • by John Brooks
    £13.99

    If we can't be honest with ourselves, how can we be honest with God. HONEST TO GOD is a clear and unvarnished look at faith as we know it, in light of the realities of daily life. Hope and disappointment, struggles, defeats and victories, fear and faith, all play a part in who we are and who we will become. It is too often taught that good things always come to the faithful, leaving those who stumble or are knocked from their feet to feel as if they are some how unworthy. Too many of those who claim faith in Christ struggle along the road of life, eyes cast down, a sigh of despair and defeat silently emanating from their hearts as they wonder if they will ever measure up. The breathless mercy of God poured out upon us in grace says yes. The question we are left with is.... will we believe it? The reader will experience through the life stories of others what in some way is true in his or her life. May they experience grace and breathless mercy, causing them to experience true transparency before God and man without fear.

  • - A Father's Quest to Understand His Daughter's Suicide
    by John Brooks
    £9.99

    A moving and riveting memoir about one familys love and tragedybeautifully researched, and expressed (Anne Lamott).Early one Tuesday morning John Brooks went to his teenage daughters room. Casey was gone, but she had left a note: The car is parked at the Golden Gate Bridge. Im sorry. Within hours a security video showed Casey stepping off the bridge. Brooks spent several years after Caseys suicide trying to understand what led his seventeen-year-old daughter to take her life. He examines Caseys journey from her abandonment at birth in Poland, to the orphanage where she lived for her first fourteen months, to her adoption and life with John and his wife, Erika, in Northern California. He reads. He talks to Caseys friends, teachers, doctors, therapists, and other parents. He consults adoption experts, researchers, clinicians, attachment therapists, and social workers. In The Girl Behind the Door, Brookss desperate search for answers and guilt for not doing the right thing without knowing what it was reveals the utter helplessness of suicide survivors (Kirkus Reviews). Ultimately, Brooks comes to realize that Casey probably suffered an attachment disorder from her infancyan affliction common among children whove been orphaned, neglected, and abused. She might have been helped if someone had recognized this. The Girl Behind the Door is an important book for parents, mental health professionals, and teens: Rarely have the subjects of suicide, adoption, adolescence, and parenting been explored so openly and honestly (John Bateson, Former Executive Director, Contra Costa County Crisis Center, and author of The Final Leap: Suicide on the Golden Gate Bridge).

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