You couldn't find two more different men. Billy Durant was the consummate salesman, a brilliant wheeler-dealer with grand plans, unflappable energy, and a fondness for the high life. Alfred Sloan was the intellectual, an expert in business strategy and management, master of all things organizational. Together, this odd couple built perhaps the most successful enterprise in U.S. history, General Motors, and with it an industry that has come to define modern life throughout the world.
"Not Only an Automotive History"
Revealed for the first time in Racing for the Bomb, Groves played a crucial and decisive role in the planning, timing, and targeting of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki missions. Norris offers new insights into the complex and controversial questions surrounding the decision to drop the bomb in Japan and Groves' actions during World War II, which had a lasting imprint on the nuclear age and the Cold War that followed.
For 32 days, they were chased across the mountains as they headed for the coast and a rendezvous with a Royal Navy launch waiting to spirit the general to Cairo. Rick Stroud, whose Phantom Army of Alamein won plaudits for its meticulous research and its lightness of touch in the telling, brings these same gifts to bear in this new project.
"Great historical account!"
Detroit's favorite private investigator, Amos Walker, barrels through this collection of five short stories by Shamus Award winner Loren D. Estleman. General Murders upholds Estleman's reputation as a master of the short story. Both card-carrying fans of Amos Walker and those who are new to the series will devour these stories as they, with Walker, expose crime in some of the most corrupt alleys and steamy streets of Detroit.
No one is remembered quite like General Patton for their strength, ferocious determination, skill, severity, and leadership. With a near lifetime in the military with unmatchable experience, Patton not only showed strict discipline and did what was asked of him, he exceeded all expectations and went above and beyond the call of duty. He lived to fight, teach, and succeed. Such gusto solidified Patton's place as one of the greatest and most successful figures in military history.
In an outspoken memoir that is sure to generate controversy, General Janis Karpinski tells the real story of the tragic and shameful events of 2004 from her first-hand experience.
How did Albert Einstein, Abraham Lincoln, and Elizabeth Arden choose their careers? Discover how these and other high achievers including Nancy Astor and Frank Whittle, became successful in this unique audio collection from the Amazing People Club. In life, the work some people did brought fame and for a few fortune. Some people chose their jobs because of strong convictions while others are motivated by salary.
"Amazing Careers - Very disappointing!"
Mozart, Strauss, Beethoven and Tchaikovsky. All icons that are amongst the most celebrated of all classical musicians. Their music is played all over the world, but the lives of these incredible individuals are often shrouded in mystery. Discover the stories behind masterpieces including Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata and Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake.
Nearly forty years after the publication of his first story, "The Wrath of Purple," in the science fiction magazine Amazing Stories, Howard Fast returned to the genre with a set of nine supremely entertaining tales. In this collection, a Vietnam general shoots down what appears to be an angel, a man sells his soul to the devil for a copy of the next day's Wall Street Journal, and a group of alien beings bestow a mouse with human thought and emotion.
Johnny the embalmer loved his job and loved to let the towns people know he did. When Johnny was a little boy, he would hang out with his father in their morgue which had been in the family for many generations. Johnny's father never let little Johnny in on the family's dirty little secret. Johnny's father felt that now was as good of a time as any to let Johnny in on the family's dark past since he had reached the age where his father told him.