They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Back Bay Books
ISBN: 9780316070348
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An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316151443
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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From the steam engine to the search engine, Harold Evans presents an illustrated history of two centuries of American innovators. Vast and beautifully designed, scores of men and women populate this rollicking survey which reveals the surprising truths behind many modern creations, as well as valuable lessons to be gleaned by studying these brilliant entrepreneurs. 0-316-27766-5$40.00 / Time Warner Book Group

They Made America

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0316070343
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An illustrated history of American innovators--some well known, some unknown, and all fascinating-- by the author of the bestselling The American Century.

The Most Powerful Idea in the World

Author: William Rosen
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226726347
Format: PDF, Kindle
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"The Most Powerful Idea in the World argues that the very notion of intellectual property drove not only the invention of the steam engine but also the entire Industrial Revolution." -- Back cover.

Watt s Perfect Engine

Author: Ben Marsden
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231131728
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Discusses James Watt's development of the separate condenser steam engine, a key step in making steam a practical industrial power source and the creation of Watt's image as an icon of industrial efficiency.

Transformative Entrepreneurs

Author: Jeffrey A. Harris
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1137000260
Format: PDF, ePub
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Entrepreneurs are the key to any successful new business. But having a good idea is not enough . . . too many good ideas fail at the execution level. Meticulously researched with fresh insights into the entrepreneurial process, Transformative Entrepreneurs provides a fascinating perspective on those enterprises and entrepreneurs that have changed the landscape of society, and highlights the challenges and excitement of launching new innovative businesses. Jeff Harris brings in-depth perceptions from his nearly thirty years of venture capital experience to provide a thorough understanding of the transformative ideas and leadership abilities that separate the winners and losers. From Fred Smith's Federal Express to Hugh Hefner's Playboy, and Ted Turner's CNN to Herb Kelleher's Southwest Airlines, the pioneering business models and execution skills of the founders come to life providing an inspirational lens for those chasing the dream.

My Paper Chase

Author: Harold Evans
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0748114718
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From a wartime beach in Wales to the gleaming skyscrapers of twenty-first-century Manhattan, the extraordinary career of Fleet Street legend Harold Evans has spanned five decades of tumultuous social, political and creative change. Just how did a working class Lancashire boy, who failed the eleven-plus, rise to a position where he could so effectively give voice to the unheard? Born in the bleak years between the wars in the sprawl of Greater Manchester into a thrifty, diligent and loving family, Evans inherited only the privilege of his parents' example. Theirs was a work ethic that led Evans through night school classes, national service and a passionate commitment to regional life, and, finally, to his unassailably successful editorship of one of our greatest newspapers, the Sunday Times. Whether unpicking the murderous chaos of Bloody Sunday, pursuing a foreign correspondent's murderers or uncovering the atrocity of Thalidomide, this consummate newsman evokes his contagious passion: for the real story and the truth.

The Dawn of Innovation

Author: Charles R. Morris
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 1586488287
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Describes industry in America between the War of 1812 and the Civil War and how this period of growth in the first half of the century built the platform for Carnegie, Rockefeller and Morgan in the second half. 35,000 first printing.