Manufacturing Industries Economic Aspects
Hardcover ISBN: 0811814491
What do Charlie Chaplin, Ulysses S. Grant, Franz Liszt, Al Capone, George Sand, and Sharon Stone have in common? The love of a fine cigar. Barnaby Conrad III, author of The Martini and an avid fan of cigars himself, has dedicated his new book to the poetic, historical, and artistic pursuit of this wonderful, timeless passion. Drawing upon examples from art, film, literature, and politics, The Cigar presents a lushly illustrated, fascinating social history, honoring the cigar's origins and development, as well as its sexy and everlasting allure. Witty and elegant, The Cigar is the perfect gift for male or female cigar aficionados.
From Village to City in a Changing China
Paperback ISBN: 0385520182
Chronicles the everyday world of female Chinese migrant workers who have left their homes in rural towns to find jobs in China's cities, as revealed through a two-year study of the lives of two young women, and assesses the significance and influence of this movement. A New York Times Notable Book. Reprint.
How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local--and Helped Save an American Town
Hardcover ISBN: 0316231436
Describes how the chairman of Vaughan-Bassett Furniture fought for his more than 700 employees in a small Virginia town using legal maneuvers, factory efficiencies and his wits and determination in the wake of sales losses to cheap Asian furniture imports. 30,000 first printing.
Boeing Versus Airbus
The Inside Story of the Greatest International Competition in Business
Paperback ISBN: 1400078725
The author of The Sporty Game journeys behind the scenes to examine the high-stakes rivalry between the world's two largest aircraft manufacturers--Boeing and Airbus--drawing on interviews with industry insiders to reveal how Boeing lost its edge in the marketplace and what it is doing to reclaim its status. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.