“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.
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Originally published in the 1930s. An examination of the political powers in Europe and beyond. "This book was written before the conclusion of the treaty between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany and before the outbreak of the war. Its general argument and conclusions seem to me to be confirmed by these events and I have therefore left the text exactly as it was written, even though in some sentences present tenses have now become past, Presidents, ex-Presidents, and probabilities certainties." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The World We Live In - Anatomy of Civilization - The Choice Before Us
The study of language attitudes is the investigation of beliefs expressed about the nature of language and its diverse usages, how these attitudes came to exist and persist, and how these attitudes shape social action and policy. Language attitude studies have illuminated our understanding of racial issues, social and economic stratification, cultural stereotypes, educational issues, folk linguistics, and, more recently, popular culture. This volume is an examination of four intersections in language attitudes research: Authority, Affiliation, Authenticity, and Accommodation. In each section, the contributors introduce new dimensions to the study of language attitudes while providing examples of the ways in which the study of language attitudes can continue to inform and shape our understanding of language diversity.
Journey into the realm of VHS tapes and midnight showings where brawny barbarians rescue nubile virgins from evil wizards, giant snakes, and armies of the undead! Although originating in the era of the pulp magazines, sword and sorcery fiction enjoyed a cinematic boom in the 1980s; a decade that gave us Conan the Barbarian and The Beastmaster as well as more low-budget offerings like the Roger Corman-produced Deathstalker series and the Italian entries like Conquest and the Ator saga. Some of these movies are fondly remembered as cult classics today but many were released directly to VHS and lurked on the shelves of video rental stores before vanishing into obscurity. While some have long since lost their lustre, there are plenty of diamonds in the rough to be found. This book takes a comprehensive look at over 40 sword and sorcery movies from the 1980s, from the towering titans to the bargain basement sleaze-fests, unearthing them from their tombs and dusting them off so that they may shine once more.
In the near future, the world's population is decimated by a nuclear attack and following disease and wild fire. A small town survives in the bushlands around North East Victoria where Charley Black scavenges from near-by farms and towns for supplies.
The origins of the world's ancient civilizations re-examined; looked at not individually, but as a whole. We know little of our remote past. What we cannot explain, we consign to the domain of mysteries and legends. This is often because of over-specialization-scholars versed in and focusing on very specific disciplines. Ignorance in alien cultural elements, such as languages, also contributes to the problem. Barbarians in the Gate takes an all-encompassing approach, and offers a new perspective.
Linda Chavez is a nationally syndicated opinion columnist for Creators Syndicate. This is a collection of the very best of Linda Chavez from 2014.
- Author : Dr. Shelton J. Goode
- Publisher : iUniverse
- Release Date : 2014-01-29
- Genre : Business & Economics
- Pages : 231
- ISBN : 9781491720899
Diversity managers who want to integrate cost-effective, battle-tested initiatives don’t have enough tools and resources to identify and apply best practices to actual work situations. These programs demand time, energy, and money—and the empirical evidence about outcomes is limited. The few studies out there contradict each other, which can make it nearly impossible to determine what practices to implement. Dr. Shelton J. Goode, who has spent more than twenty years as a diversity and human resource management professional, cuts through the clutter to help you locate strengths and weaknesses in your diversity strategy. You can learn how to •benchmark organizational efforts against the actions other companies have taken to manage diversity; •identify outdated paradigms and misguided diversity management initiatives that have prevented others from capitalizing on talent embedded within the ranks; and •judge where past efforts have yielded success and which initiatives require a new approach. Despite the importance of linking diversity to the organization’s bottom line, there has been no single, comprehensive resource that employees could turn to for guidance—until now! Business leaders at every level can find best practices to achieve organizational goals in Diversity Managers: Angels of Mercy or Barbarians at the Gate.
Barbarians serving in the Roman army, like all other Roman soldiers, faced difficult choices as political events buffeted their leaders and threatened their livelihoods. Honorius, Stilicho, Alaric, Galla Placidia, Constantius III and usurpers like Constantine III and Attalus left their imprints upon these years - coloring the fabric of political and spiritual life as much as they affected military affairs.
- Author : Thomas Sowell
- Publisher : Hoover Institution Press Publi
- Release Date : 1999
- Genre : History
- Pages : 268
- ISBN : STANFORD:36105021832501
A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.
Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political education that public libraries (and other institutions of rational public discourse) could provide. But as capitalism developed in the 20th century it evolved into a postmodern consumerism that replaced democracy with consumerism and education with entertainment. Public libraries have mistakenly tried to remain relevant by shadowing the rise of consumerism, but have instead contributed to the rise of a new barbarism and the decline of democracy.
- Author : Adrian Ambrose
- Publisher : Unknown
- Release Date : 2016-05-18
- Genre : Uncategorized
- Pages : 54
- ISBN : 1533264902
It has been 210 years since Rome's greatest general, Scipio Africanus, triumphantly won what is arguably Rome's greatest victory at the Battle of Zama against the great Hannibal of Carthage. For over two centuries Rome has continued its empirical march, leveling all opposition and conquering new lands and people. The world has never seen a force like that of the Roman Empire. Roman life is at its zenith as it witnesses the continual rise of an empire. At her northern borders Rome is knocking on the door of Ancient Germania. It is a densely forested land inhabited by a highly fractured society. The people of Ancient Germany are a fiercely independent people yet they lack any cohesion or structure. From the outside looking in Rome expects a quick and simple victory. However, while Rome organizes her strategy to kick down the door she has overlooked the barbarians at the gate. Amongst those barbarians sits an elite class of Germanic warriors. They are a ruthless, efficient, and highly skilled elite force. They attack in the pitch of darkness and they are the first warriors to ever don camouflage. They fight in silence with spears, slings, javelins, and blunt battle-clubs. They are the warriors that legends and nightmares are made of and they are remembered by history as Germania's Ghost Warriors.This is the true story of history's greatest victory. Never before in history has an army overcome such amazing odds and done so with such definiteness. It will mark the beginning of the end of the mighty Roman Empire and give birth to one of history's greatest military leaders, Arminius. He will single handedly spark the rise of a nation by uniting a fractured and unorganized group of communities that will one day become Germany. As one ancient civilization stumbles the other finds firm footing for centuries to come.
BradyGames' Hour of Victory Official Strategy Guide includes the following: A complete walkthrough of the entire game. Detailed listing of all available items and equipment. Expert boss strategies to defeat even the toughest boss. Tactics for each mode of gameplay. Platform: Xbox 360 Genre: ShooterThis product is available for sale worldwide.