S Street Rising

S Street Rising

S Street Rising

An award-winning journalist's gritty, redeeming, page-turning memoir of a city on the brink.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruben Castaneda
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-07-01
Total Pages : 305 Pages
ISBN : 9781620400043


S Street Rising

S Street Rising

During the height of the crack epidemic that decimated the streets of D.C., Ruben Castaneda covered the crime beat for the Washington Post. The first in his family to graduate from college, he had landed a job at one of the country's premier newspapers. But his apparent success masked a devastating secret: he was a crack addict. Even as he covered the drug-fueled violence that was destroying the city, he was prowling S Street, a 24/7 open-air crack market, during his off hours, looking for his next fix. Castaneda's remarkable book, S Street Rising, is more than a memoir; it's a portrait of a city in crisis. It's the adrenalin-infused story of the street where Castaneda quickly became a regular, and where a fledgling church led by a charismatic and streetwise pastorwas protected by the local drug kingpin, a dangerous man who followed an old-school code of honor. It's the story of Castaneda's friendship with an exceptional police homicide commander whose career was derailed when he ran afoul of Mayor Marion Barry and his political cronies. And it's a study of the city itself as it tried to rise above the bloody crack epidemic and the corrosive politics of the Barry era. S Street Rising is The Wire meets the Oscar-winning movie Crash. And it's all true.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Ruben Castaneda
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Release : 2014-07-01
Total Pages : 304 Pages
ISBN : 9781620400050


Liar S Poker

Liar S Poker

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

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Genre : Biography & Autobiography
Author : Michael Lewis
Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
Release : 2010-03-15
Total Pages : 256 Pages
ISBN : 0393066258


Samsung Rising

Samsung Rising

An explosive exposé of Samsung that “reads like a dynastic thriller, rolling through three generations of family intrigue, embezzlement, bribery, corruption, prostitution, and other bad behavior” (The Wall Street Journal). LONGLISTED FOR THE FINANCIAL TIMES AND MCKINSEY BUSINESS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD Based on years of reporting on Samsung for The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, and Time, from his base in South Korea, and his countless sources inside and outside the company, Geoffrey Cain offers a penetrating look behind the curtains of the biggest company nobody in America knows. Seen for decades in tech circles as a fast follower rather than an innovation leader, Samsung today has grown to become a market leader in the United States and around the globe. They have captured one quarter of the smartphone market and have been pushing the envelope on every front. Forty years ago, Samsung was a rickety Korean agricultural conglomerate that produced sugar, paper, and fertilizer, located in a backward country with a third-world economy. With the rise of the PC revolution, though, Chairman Lee Byung-chul began a bold experiment: to make Samsung a major supplier of computer chips. The multimillion- dollar plan was incredibly risky. But Lee, wowed by a young Steve Jobs, who sat down with the chairman to offer his advice, became obsessed with creating a tech empire. And in Samsung Rising, we follow Samsung behind the scenes as the company fights its way to the top of tech. It is one of Apple’s chief suppliers of technology critical to the iPhone, and its own Galaxy phone outsells the iPhone. Today, Samsung employs over 300,000 people (compared to Apple’s 80,000 and Google’s 48,000). The company’s revenues have grown more than forty times from that of 1987 and make up more than 20 percent of South Korea’s exports. Yet their disastrous recall of the Galaxy Note 7, with numerous reports of phones spontaneously bursting into flames, reveals the dangers of the company’s headlong attempt to overtake Apple at any cost. A sweeping insider account, Samsung Rising shows how a determined and fearless Asian competitor has become a force to be reckoned with.

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Genre : Business & Economics
Author : Geoffrey Cain
Publisher : Currency
Release : 2020-03-17
Total Pages : 416 Pages
ISBN : 9781101907269


Salem Vi

Salem Vi

SALEM, MASS. - Newspaper editor John Andrews thought he’d lost everything when his wife was killed, but when timeless bloodlines reemerge Andrews realizes that a tragic accident may actually have been murder, and even worse, might be part of a battle between good and evil that has gone on hundreds of years.

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Genre : Witch hunting
Author : Jack Heath
Publisher :
Release : 2012-09
Total Pages : 336 Pages
ISBN : 0985793716


The Red City

The Red City

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Genre : Philadelphia (Pa.)
Author : Silas Weir Mitchell
Publisher : Copp, Clark Company
Release : 1908
Total Pages : 446 Pages
ISBN : UOM:39015030709623


Journal Of The Common Council Of The City Of Philadelphia For

Journal Of The Common Council Of The City Of Philadelphia For

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Genre : Philadelphia (Pa.)
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1910
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : NYPL:33433015324365


The Death And Life Of Great American Cities

The Death And Life Of Great American Cities

Thirty years after its publication, The Death and Life of Great American Cities was described by The New York Times as "perhaps the most influential single work in the history of town planning....[It] can also be seen in a much larger context. It is first of all a work of literature; the descriptions of street life as a kind of ballet and the bitingly satiric account of traditional planning theory can still be read for pleasure even by those who long ago absorbed and appropriated the book's arguments." Jane Jacobs, an editor and writer on architecture in New York City in the early sixties, argued that urban diversity and vitality were being destroyed by powerful architects and city planners. Rigorous, sane, and delightfully epigrammatic, Jacobs's small masterpiece is a blueprint for the humanistic management of cities. It is sensible, knowledgeable, readable, indispensable. The author has written a new foreword for this Modern Library edition.

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Genre : Social Science
Author : Jane Jacobs
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2016-07-20
Total Pages : 480 Pages
ISBN : 9780525432852


The American Catalog 1900 1905

The American Catalog 1900 1905

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Genre : American literature
Author :
Publisher :
Release : 1905
Total Pages : 1308 Pages
ISBN : COLUMBIA:CR00316970


Annual Report Of The Chief Engineer Of The Water Department Of The City Of Philadelphia

Annual Report Of The Chief Engineer Of The Water Department Of The City Of Philadelphia

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Genre : Water-supply
Author : Philadelphia (Pa.). Water Dept
Publisher :
Release : 1895
Total Pages : Pages
ISBN : UIUC:30112112103368