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Fabulous Farmer, the Story of Walter Knott and His Berry Farm

By Holmes, Roger and Paul Bailey

Los Angeles, CA: Westernlore Publishers. Good+. 1956. First Edition. Hardcover. Hardcover with illustrated boards, no jacket as issued. First edition 1956. Cover has light corner bumping, light edgewear , small tears to spine bottom and light ink rubbing. Chip from top of spine has been neatly taped. Pages are all intact and clean other than several pages have small amounts of underlining in pen. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; From a Reviewer: "Memories of Walter Knott.......Having worked at Knott's Berry Farm in the early 1970's, I feel very fortunate to have met Walter Knott. I often saw him early on Sunday mornings before the park opened when I was going to work in Ghost Town and he was walking from his home (at Knott's) to the little church by the lake. He was always very friendly and always said hello to any employees who passed by. This book was the first of several books to be written about the entrepreneurial man who founded Knott's Berry Farm in the 1940's after starting to grow berries in a very rural Buena Park, California in 1920. He developed Knott's Berry Farm as the first "theme park" in the United States by bringing in old buildings from various abandoned gold mining towns to form "Ghost Town" as an attraction for visitors who were waiting to have Mrs. Knott's famous Chicken Dinner. This was his way of paying tribute to the pioneering spirit of his ancestors who travelled west in covered wagons. The story of Walter Knott is an inspirational one for anyone, but particularly for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. He never gave up, despite many hardships and set-backs. This is also a wonderful book for anyone interested in the history and development of Orange County up to 1956 when the book was published. Highly recommended! " (375noto,713) .

$45.00

GRANDE EXPECTATIONS  A Year in the Life of Starbucks' Stock
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GRANDE EXPECTATIONS A Year in the Life of Starbucks' Stock

By Blumenthal, Karen

Crown Business. Fine in Fine dust jacket. 2007. First Edition. Hardcover. 9780307339713 . HC/DJ - fine. Excellent condition. Hardcover clean, tight and unmarked. Jacket has a small amount of edge crinkling. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 320 pages; "Wall Street Journal bureau chief Blumenthal is a seasoned financial reporter, yet she admits that the stock market mystifies her. Her mission: to follow one stock closely for a year (2005) to gain insights on how the market works, and, ultimately, become a better investor. There could not have been a better choice than Starbucks (stock symbol SBUX). A favorite of the growth investing crowd, it's sexy, yet familiar, a phenomenal achiever that tends to go through stomach-churning gyrations. As the year unfolds, we attend the annual shareholders' meeting, learn the history of Starbucks, and find out the significance of stock buybacks, (legal) insider trading, stock splits, and analysts' reports. We get an inside view on how institutional investors, the big players like mutual funds and hedge funds, value a stock, as these big guns trade in and out of SBUX in blocks of 10,000 or more shares. While managing to take some of the mystery out of the market's machinations, Blumenthal provides insights and tools for the individual investor looking to "take the plunge." [600] .

$10.95

SILICON VALLEY, HIGH TECH Window to the Future
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SILICON VALLEY, HIGH TECH Window to the Future

By Gene Bylinski; Charles O'Rear; Lawrence Bender

Hong Kong: Interncontinental Publishing. Near Fine. 1985. First Edition. Hardcover. 9622760015 . (culled 7-15 due to age and weight) outdated I think; 4to 11" - 13" tall; (*Note - due to heavy weight, over 5 lbs. , extra postage will be required. If you'd like an exact quote, please contact us) [2400] .

$31.50

CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS THE INSIDE STORY The Inside Story
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CANADIAN NEWSPAPERS THE INSIDE STORY The Inside Story

By Stewart, Walter (editor)

Edmonton: Hurtig Publishers. Very Good+ in Very Good dust jacket. 1980. First Edition. Hardcover. 0888301871 . Hardover is clean & tight, unmarked other than crossed out name/address on endpage. Jacket has age tanning, light soiling & a few tiny edge tears. Some of Canada's finest journalists examine the daily newspaper industry in Canada. Contributing journalists include: Harold Horwood, Alden Nowlan, Charles King, Tom Ardies, Kevin Doyle, and others.. [544]; 8vo .

$14.95

SNOWBLIND A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade
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SNOWBLIND A Brief Career in the Cocaine Trade

By Sabbag, Robert

Avon Books. Very Good. 1978. Softcover. 0380018683 . Clean, tight condition. Reprint. Internal pages tight & unmarked, age tanning to page edges & inside cover. Jacket has light edge & corner wear, light scuffing. "An all-out, non-stop mind-jolting journey through the dazzling, high-altitude world of an international cocaine smuggler. " [199-notosl]; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$3.00

BEYOND REDUCTIONISM Gateways for Learning and Change
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BEYOND REDUCTIONISM Gateways for Learning and Change

By Douglas, Neil & Wykowski

St. Lucie Press. Fine. 1999. First Edition. Hardcover. 1574442635 . Signed/Inscribed by both authors on endpage: "To ___, With Best Wishes, Neil Douglas, Terry Wykowski. " Excellent condition, only very light edge and corner wear, light scuffing, no jacket as issued. Pages clean and tight. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; "Takes a critical look at organizational learning and change management from a leadership perspective in late 20th century organizations. The authors argue that the dynamics that restrain the efforts of leaders transcend personal attributes and leadership styles..." ; Signed by All Authors .

$32.50

THE GOODYEAR STORY

By O'Reilly, Maurice

Benjamin Company. Very Good. 1983. First Edition. Softcover. 0875021212 . Former library book with sturdy laminated cover and usual ex-lib type markings. Cover has moderate edge and corner wear, some rough edges to laminate, light soiling. Interior of pages clean and intact. B/w & colour illus. The history of the Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, which was founded in 1898 Akron, OH with an original investment of $13,500.00. (600) ; 4to 11" - 13" tall .

$11.95

HUSTLER FOR THE LORD The Rebirth of Larry Flint
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HUSTLER FOR THE LORD The Rebirth of Larry Flint

By Jones, Larry

NJ: Logos International. Very Good. 1978. First Edition. Softcover. 0882703099 . Light edgewear and creasing, rubbing around edges. Interior pages clean & unmarked other than 2-3 pages with a very small edge tear. Age tanning to pages. 173 pages. The true story of what really happened between two men named Larry - one the pornographer, the other the preacher - and the important battle over pornography that brought them together.... (osl) ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .

$4.50

LIAR'S POKER
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LIAR'S POKER

By Lewis, Michael

Penguin Books. Good+. 1990. First Edition. Softcover. 0140143459 . Cover has light edgewear, light soiling, small tear spine bottom, a little age tanning to edges. Pages clean & tight, age tanning to edges, couple tiny edge tears seen. Synopsis: What does it take to make it in the high-stress, ethically-questionable world of junk bond selling? Lewis's account of life from his tenure at Salomon Brothers provides a humorous and candid profile of 1980s cutthroat business. LIAR'S POKER airs all the bad laundry of this once powerful brokerage house as it slowly collapses under the weight of its own greed. (osl) ; 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall .

$6.50