The Big Rich

The Rise and Fall of the Greatest Texas Oil Fortunes

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Author: Bryan Burrough

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440686030

Category: History

Page: 480

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"What's not to enjoy about a book full of monstrous egos, unimaginable sums of money, and the punishment of greed and shortsightedness?" --The Economist Phenomenal reviews and sales greeted the hardcover publication of The Big Rich, New York Times bestselling author Bryan Burrough's spellbinding chronicle of Texas oil. Weaving together the multigenerational sagas of the industry's four wealthiest families, Burrough brings to life the men known in their day as the Big Four: Roy Cullen, H. L. Hunt, Clint Murchison, and Sid Richardson, all swaggering Texas oil tycoons who owned sprawling ranches and mingled with presidents and Hollywood stars. Seamlessly charting their collective rise and fall, The Big Rich is a hugely entertaining account that only a writer with Burrough's abilities-and Texas upbringing-could have written.

Der Ruf der Stille

Die Geschichte eines Mannes, der 27 Jahre in den Wäldern verschwand

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Author: Michael Finkel

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641169240

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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Sehnsucht nach Stille - wie Christopher Knight 27 Jahre in der Wildnis lebte. Im Sommer 1986 begibt sich Christopher Knight auf einen Roadtrip von Massachusetts nach Maine und verschwindet in den Wäldern. 27 Jahre lang bleibt er dort, abgeschieden von der Welt, ohne menschlichen Kontakt, bis er wegen Diebstahls gefasst wird: Er hatte Essen geklaut. In einem einfachen Zelt überlebte Knight die härtesten Winter, weil er klug wie ein Eichhörnchen Vorräte gebunkert und alles darauf ausgerichtet hatte, nicht zu erfrieren. In den nahegelegenen Ferienhäusern versorgte er sich mit Lebensmitteln, Kleidung und Büchern und verstörte als unheimliches Phantom die Bewohner von North Pond. Der Journalist Michael Finkel hat das außergewöhnliche Leben des Chris Knight dokumentiert. Entstanden ist eine fesselnde Story, die den fundamentalen Fragen über ein gutes Leben nachgeht und das tief bewegende Porträt eines Mannes hinterlässt, der sich seinen Traum erfüllte: ein Leben in absoluter Stille.

Eine kurze Geschichte der Menschheit

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Author: Yuval Noah Harari

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 364110498X

Category: History

Page: 528

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Krone der Schöpfung? Vor 100 000 Jahren war der Homo sapiens noch ein unbedeutendes Tier, das unauffällig in einem abgelegenen Winkel des afrikanischen Kontinents lebte. Unsere Vorfahren teilten sich den Planeten mit mindestens fünf weiteren menschlichen Spezies, und die Rolle, die sie im Ökosystem spielten, war nicht größer als die von Gorillas, Libellen oder Quallen. Vor 70 000 Jahren dann vollzog sich ein mysteriöser und rascher Wandel mit dem Homo sapiens, und es war vor allem die Beschaffenheit seines Gehirns, die ihn zum Herren des Planeten und zum Schrecken des Ökosystems werden ließ. Bis heute hat sich diese Vorherrschaft stetig zugespitzt: Der Mensch hat die Fähigkeit zu schöpferischem und zu zerstörerischem Handeln wie kein anderes Lebewesen. Anschaulich, unterhaltsam und stellenweise hochkomisch zeichnet Yuval Harari die Geschichte des Menschen nach und zeigt alle großen, aber auch alle ambivalenten Momente unserer Menschwerdung.

King of Oil

Marc Rich - Das abenteuerliche Leben des Rohstoff-Tycoons und Glencore-Gründers

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Author: Daniel Ammann

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783280055625

Category:

Page: 317

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Blues für Vollmond und Kojote

Roman

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Author: Christopher Moore

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641084504

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Der junge erfolgreiche Versicherungsmakler Sam Hunter hat ein Problem und ein Geheimnis. Das Problem: Er hat immer noch nicht die richtige Frau gefunden. Sein Geheimnis: Sam heißt in Wirklichkeit „Samson jagt allein“ und ist Indianer. So ist es kein Wunder, dass der alte indianische Gott und Spaßvogel „Kojote“ auftaucht, um Sam mit der hinreißenden Calliope zusammenzubringen. Doch damit fängt das Chaos erst an ... • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Die Bibel nach Biff“ und „Ein todsicherer Job“.

Bad Blood

Die wahre Geschichte des größten Betrugs im Silicon Valley - Ein SPIEGEL-Buch

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Author: John Carreyrou

Publisher: DVA

ISBN: 3641228360

Category: Political Science

Page: 400

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Der beispiellose Absturz eines Start-up-Wunderkinds Elizabeth Holmes, Gründerin und CEO von Theranos, galt schnell als der weibliche Steve Jobs. Die Firma der 19-jährigen Blondine versprach, die Medizinindustrie mit einer Technologie zu revolutionieren, die Bluttests vereinfachen und Therapien gezielt steuern würde – eine Riesenhoffnung für Millionen von Menschen. Larry Ellison, Rupert Murdoch und andere Investoren steckten Unsummen in das Start-up, bis es mit neun Milliarden Dollar am Markt kapitalisiert war. Es gab nur ein einziges Problem: Die Technologie hinter den schicken Apparaturen hat nie funktioniert. Pulitzer-Preisträger John Carreyrou erzählt die packende Geschichte dieses Betrugs und seiner Enthüllung.

ROST

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Author: Philipp Meyer,Frank Heibert

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 9783608938937

Category:

Page: 464

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Seine Mutter ist seit fünf Jahren tot, aber Isaac denkt immer an sie. Jetzt ist er zwanzig und will nur noch weg aus der Provinzstadt. Wenn hier ein Kind Schläge kriegt, hat der Schlagende keine Schuld, es lag im Blut, es war die Schuld von irgendwem, lange vor ihm, Gott vielleicht. Aber selbst Gott hat diesen Ort längst verlassen. Seit der Schließung des Stahlwerkes läuft hier nichts mehr. Isaac wohnt bei seinem Vater und träumt von der großen Welt. Am liebsten zusammen mit seinem besten Freund Billy Poe, von dem alle dachten, er würde ein großer Football-Spieler. Gemeinsam machen sie sich auf den Weg.

Der große Trip

Tausend Meilen durch die Wildnis zu mir selbst

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Author: Cheryl Strayed

Publisher: Kailash Verlag

ISBN: 3641046025

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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EAT, PRAY, LOVE meets Hape Kerkeling Gerade 26 geworden, hat Cheryl Strayed das Gefühl, alles verloren zu haben. Drogen und Männer trösten sie über den Tod ihrer Mutter und das Scheitern ihrer Ehe hinweg. Als ihr ein Outdoor-Führer über den Pacific Crest Trail in die Hände fällt, trifft sie die folgenreichste Entscheidung ihres Lebens: mehr als tausend Meilen zu wandern. Die berührende Geschichte einer Selbstfindung – voller Witz, Weisheit und Intensität, mit einer respektlosen Heldin, die man lieben muss.

Verschwörung der Narren

der Enron-Skandal: eine wahre Geschichte

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Author: Kurt Eichenwald

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442154555

Category:

Page: 927

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Off the Beaten Page

The Best Trips for Lit Lovers, Book Clubs, and Girls on Getaways

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Author: Terri Peterson Smith

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 1613744293

Category: Cooking

Page: 304

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Blending literature and travel, this book offers a look at 15 U.S. destinations featured in the works of famous writers. Designed as a guide to help avid bibliophiles experience, in person, the places they've only read about, award-winning journalist Terri Peterson Smith takes readers on lively tours that include a Mark Twain inspired steamboat cruise on the Mississippi, a "Devil in the White City" view of Chicago in the Gilded Age, a voyage through the footsteps of the immigrants and iconoclasts of San Francisco, and a look at low country Charleston's rich literary tradition. With advice on planning stress-free group travel and lit trip tips for novices, this resource also features "beyond the book" experiences, such as Broadway shows, Segway tours, and kayaking, making it a one-of-a-kind reference for anyone who wants to extend the experience of a great read.

Master of Deceit

J. Edgar Hoover and America in the Age of Lies

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Author: Marc Aronson

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763663840

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 240

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A fascinating and timely biography of J. Edgar Hoover from a Sibert Medalist. "King, there is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is. . . . You better take it before your filthy, abnormal, fraudulent self is bared to the nation." Dr. Martin Luther King received this demand in an anonymous letter in 1964. He believed that the letter was telling him to commit suicide. Who wrote this anonymous letter? The FBI. And the man behind it all was J. Edgar Hoover, the FBI's first director. In this unsparing exploration of one of the most powerful Americans of the twentieth century, accomplished historian Marc Aronson unmasks the man behind the Bureau- his tangled family history and personal relationships; his own need for secrecy, deceit, and control; and the broad trends in American society that shaped his world. Hoover may have given America the security it wanted, but the secrets he knew gave him- and the Bureau - all the power he wanted. Using photographs, cartoons, movie posters, and FBI transcripts, Master of Deceit gives readers the necessary evidence to make their own conclusions. Here is a book about the twentieth century that blazes with questions and insights about our choices in the twenty-first.

The Energy of Slaves

Oil and the New Servitude

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Author: Andrew Nikiforuk

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 1553659791

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

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By the winner of the Rachel Carson Environment Book Award Ancient civilizations relied on shackled human muscle. It took the energy of slaves to plant crops, clothe emperors, and build cities. Nineteenth-century slaveholders viewed critics as hostilely as oil companies and governments now regard environmentalists. Yet the abolition movement had an invisible ally: coal and oil. As the world's most versatile workers, fossil fuels replenished slavery's ranks with combustion engines and other labor-saving tools. Since then, cheap oil has transformed politics, economics, science, agriculture, and even our concept of happiness. Many North Americans today live as extravagantly as Caribbean plantation owners. We feel entitled to surplus energy and rationalize inequality, even barbarity, to get it. But endless growth is an illusion. What we need, Andrew Nikiforuk argues in this provocative new book, is a radical emancipation movement that ends our master-and-slave approach to energy. We must learn to use energy on a moral, just, and truly human scale.

Bold

Groß denken, Wohlstand schaffen und die Welt verändern

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Author: Peter H. Diamandis,Steven Kotler

Publisher: Plassen Verlag

ISBN: 3864703255

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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Wenn zwei New York Times-Bestsellerautoren für ihr neuestes Werk unter anderem auf Erkenntnisse von Larry Page, Elon Musk, Richard Branson und Jeff Bezos zurückgreifen, dann kommt heraus: ein radikales Manifest, wie exponentiell denkende Unternehmer in den nächsten Jahren die Welt erändern werden. Peter Diamandis und Steven Kotler untersuchen die Technologien, die aktuell ganze Industrien umwälzen und den Weg eines Gründers von 'Ich habe eine Idee' zu 'Ich führe ein Milliardenunternehmen' so kurz wie nie zuvor gemacht haben. Sie geben tiefe Einblicke in die Welt von 3D-Druck, künstlicher Intelligenz, Robotern, intelligenten Netzen und synthetischer Biologie. Sie zeigen, wie man millionenschwere Crowdfunding-Kampagnen lostritt und erfolgreiche Communities gründet. 'Bold' ist Manifest und Ratgeber gleichermaßen. Es ist unverzichtbar für moderne Unternehmer, die disruptive Technologien und die unglaubliche Macht der Crowd nutzen wollen.

Why We Hate the Oil Companies

Straight Talk from an Energy Insider

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Author: John Hofmeister

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230106789

Category: Political Science

Page: 256

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As president of Shell Oil, John Hofmeister was known for being a straight shooter, willing to challenge his peers throughout the industry. Now, he's a man on a mission, the founder of Citizens for Affordable Energy, crisscrossing the country in a grassroots campaign to change the way we look at energy in this country. While pundits proffer false new promises of green energy independence, or flatly deny the existence of a problem, Hofmeister offers an insider's view of what's behind the energy companies' posturing, and how politicians use energy misinformation, disinformation, and lack of information to get and stay elected. He tackles the energy controversy head-on, without regard for political correctness. He also provides a new framework for solving difficult problems, identifying solutions that will lead to a future of comfortable lifestyles, affordable and clean energy, environmental protection, and sustained economic competitiveness.

Lamar Hunt

A Life in Sports

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Author: Michael MacCambridge

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449424724

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 320

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"I can't separate what part of pro football is business and what part is personal with me," he said. "I just know that it is very important that I succeed." He had loved games as a young boy, had played them as a young man, and now, as a naive but determined 27-year-old in the summer of 1959, Lamar Hunt announced that he was going to launch a new football league. What he couldn't possibly have known on that day was that the forces of the entrenched National Football League would soon be arrayed against him. The league would place its own team in his hometown of Dallas, in direct competition with his team, and would attempt to undermine the new league, trying on repeated occasions before that first season to prevent the new American Football League from ever starting. And what the NFL couldn't have known, but would soon find out, was that Hunt, the mild-mannered, bespectacled son of legendary oilman H. L. Hunt, had an indomitable will, and patience beyond his years. Resolute and innovative, he successfully launched the AFL and, seven years later, helped broker a merger deal, which created the need for a championship game between the two leagues. Then he came up with the name of the game--the Super Bowl. Never before, and not since, has anyone with so many resources spent so much time watching, participating in, and being captivated by the absorbing ritual of sports and the suspended state of play. His accomplishments would put him in the company of the other giants of American sports--Charles C. "Cash and Carry" Pyle, Abe Saperstein, George Halas, Branch Rickey, Red Auerbach, Pete Rozelle. Each was present at a revolution. But Hunt, significantly, was present at a number of revolutions. And he was the catalyst for each one. Before his death in 2006, Hunt revolutionized three different sports--pro football, tennis, and soccer--winding up in the Hall of Fame of each. Written by award-winning author Michael MacCambridge, Lamar Hunt: A Life In Sports is the definitive and official biography of one of the 20th century's most important and beloved sporting figures; the soft-spoken, strong-willed man whose audacious challenge to the NFL transformed the landscape of American sports, but only served as an opening act to his epic sporting journey. Drawing on 50 years of Hunt's personal papers and more than 200 interviews, author Michael MacCambridge provides an intimate, original portrait of the man forever captivated by these serious pursuits we call games.

A Versatile American Institution

The Changing Ideals and Realities of Philanthropic Foundations

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Author: David C. Hammack,Helmut K. Anheier

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815721943

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 273

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America's grantmaking foundations have grown rapidly over the course of recent decades, even in the face of financial and economic crises. Foundations have a great deal of freedom, enjoy widespread legitimacy, and wield considerable influence. In this book, David Hammack and Helmut Anheier follow up their edited volume, American Foundations, with a comprehensive historical account of what American foundations have done with that independence and power. While philanthropic foundations play important roles in other parts of the world, theU.S. sector stands out as exceptional. Nowhere else are they so numerous, prominent,or autonomous. What have been the main contributions of philanthropic foundationsto American society? And what might the future hold for them? A Versatile American Institution considers foundations in a new way. Previous accountstypically focused narrowly on their organization, donors, and leaders, and their intentions—but not on the outcome of philanthropy. Rather than looking at foundations ina vacuum, Hammack and Anheier consider their roles and contributions in the contextof their times and their economic and political circumstances.

Rich People's Movements

Grassroots Campaigns to Untax the One Percent

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Author: Isaac Martin

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199359318

Category: History

Page: 304

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On tax day, April 15, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans took to the streets with signs demanding lower taxes on the richest one percent. But why? Rich people have plenty of political influence. Why would they need to publicly demonstrate for lower taxes-and why would anyone who wasn't rich join the protest on their behalf? Isaac William Martin shows that such protests long predate the Tea Party of our own time. Ever since the Sixteenth Amendment introduced a Federal income tax in 1913, rich Americans have protested new public policies that they thought would threaten their wealth. But while historians have taught us much about the conservative social movements that reshaped the Republican Party in the late 20th century, the story of protest movements explicitly designed to benefit the wealthy is still little known. Rich People's Movements is the first book to tell that story, tracking a series of protest movements that arose to challenge an expanding welfare state and progressive taxation. Drawing from a mix of anti-progressive ideas, the leaders of these movements organized scattered local constituencies into effective campaigns in the 1920s, 1950s, 1980s, and our own era. Martin shows how protesters on behalf of the rich appropriated the tactics used by the Left-from the Populists and Progressives of the early twentieth century to the feminists and anti-war activists of the 1950s and 1960s. He explores why the wealthy sometimes cut secret back-room deals and at other times protest in the public square. He also explains why people who are not rich have so often rallied to their cause. For anyone wanting to understand the anti-tax activists of today, including notable defenders of wealth inequality like the Koch brothers, the historical account in Rich People's Movements is an essential guide.

Buffett

Die Geschichte eines amerikanischen Kapitalisten

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Author: Roger Lowenstein

Publisher: Börsenbuchverlag

ISBN: 3941493515

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 738

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Warren Buffett hat es geschafft: An der Börse wurde er zu einem der reichsten Männer der Welt. Sein unglaublicher Investmenterfolg machte Buffett zur Ikone vieler Anleger. Buffett fasziniert: Er ist ein Milliardär, der einen unglaublich bescheidenen Lebensstil pflegt. Er ist ein sagenhaft erfolgreicher Anleger, der die Trading-Methoden der modernen Börsen verabscheut. Er ist ein brillanter Verhandler mit einer beinahe hausbackenen Ausstrahlung.

Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future

The U.S. in Global Context

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Author: Katherine S. van Wormer,Rosemary J. Link

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483322424

Category: Social Science

Page: 448

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Unique in its use of a sustainability framework, Social Welfare Policy for a Sustainable Future by Katherine S. van Wormer and Rosemary J. Link goes beyond U.S. borders to examine U.S. government policies—including child welfare, social services, health care, and criminal justice—within a global context. Guided by the belief that forces from the global market and globalization affect all social workers in their practice, the book addresses a wide range of relevant topics, including the refugee journey, the impact of new technologies, war trauma, global policy instruments, and restorative justice. A sustainability policy analysis model and an ecosystems framework for trauma-informed care are also presented in this timely text.