What do the $350 million Ford Motor Company disaster known as the Edsel, the fast and incredible rise of Xerox, and the unbelievable scandals at General Electric and Texas Gulf Sulphur have in common? Each is an example of how an iconic company was defined by a particular moment of fame or notoriety; these notable and fascinating accounts are as relevant today to understanding the intricacies of corporate life as they were when the events happened.
"A bit uneven; jumps around; has gems"
Once in Golconda is a dramatic chronicle of the breathtaking rise, devastating fall, and painstaking rebirth of Wall Street in the years between the wars. Focusing on the lives and fortunes of some of the era's most memorable traders, bankers, boosters, and frauds, John Brooks brings to vivid life all the ruthlessness, greed, and reckless euphoria of the '20s bull market, the desperation of the days leading up to the crash of '29, and the bitterness of the years that followed.
"A must read for investors"
The Go-Go Years is the harrowing and humorous story of the growth stocks of the 1960s and how their meteoric rise caused a multitude of small investors to thrive until the devastating market crashes in the 1970s. It was a time when greed drove the market and fast money was being made and lost as the "go-go" stocks surged and plunged. Included are the stories of such high-profile personalities as H. Ross Perot, who lost $450 million in one day.
"Colorful, illuminating, puckish"
Some 100,000 soldiers fought in the April 1862 battle of Shiloh, and nearly 20,000 men were killed or wounded; more Americans died on that Tennessee battlefield than had died in all the nation's previous wars combined. In the first book in his new series, Steven E. Woodworth has brought together a group of superb historians to reassess this significant battle and provide in-depth analyses of key aspects of the campaign and its aftermath.
"My kingdom for a dictionary"
After last Christmas, Remington's grandparents left their mysterious strand of lights with their grandson when they returned home from Spain. Remington can now be with his bulbs every day. This is the perfect time to experiment with something he's wondered for a long, long time. Can Bobby say more than just his name? Thus begins hours of lessons for Bobby Bright, the world's most magical Christmas-tree light. However, while Bobby is trying so hard to say human words, suddenly Remington also becomes a student. He is challenged to say some words in Bobby's language of Bulbese.
In book three of the Bobby Bright series, the world's first talking Christmas tree light bulb faces his greatest challenge ever.The McGillicuddys are going to Spain this Christmas to visit their nine-year old grandson, Remington—and Bobby Bright, the world's most amazing and magical Christmas tree light bulb, is also determined to go. Find out how Bobby smuggles himself and his family of bulbs to Madrid.
A picture is worth a thousand words, but we're an audio show, so your picture's worth nothing around here. In fact, for this episode, it's "Just Words." So, enjoy as James Adomian and John Roy shower your ears with an embarrassment of glorious words.
"Obama Lauds Dallas Police, City at Memorial Service" is from the July 12, 2016, News section of The USA Today. It was written by Trevor Hughes, Tom Vanden Brook and John Bacon and narrated by Mark Ashby.