Combining sage advice from Ovid and Mary Oliver with practical descriptions of tools and varieties of wood, the author, who quit her desk job to become a carpenter, shares the joys and frustrations of learning to make things by hand in an occupation that is 99 percent male.
This first book by fashion critic Robin Givhan presents a vivid account of the 1973 runway event at Versailles that traces how then-emerging designers, including Oscar de la Renta and Anne Klein, helped establish America as a dominant force in international style.
Gods and Kings analyzes the dramatic ends of two preeminent fashion designers to demonstrate how they were casualties of the war between art and commerce, chronicling their rise and achievements while sharing insights into how art has suffered at the hands of impossible economic demands.
Expelled from Russia after exposing corruption in Russian companies, an investment broker describes how his attorney was detained, tortured and beaten to death for testifying against Russian law enforcement officers who stole millions in taxes paid to the government.
Newly revised and updated, this investment guide is filled with core insights and expert advice on stocks, bonds, money markets, real estate investment trusts, home ownership and more.
Jim Dwyer traces the efforts of four NYU undergraduates to create a privacy-protecting social networking site, an effort that culminated in interpersonal disputes and the suicide of one of the four founders.
Traces the unlikely friendship between a former banking executive and a former armed robber who purchased uncollected debt rights from banks and engaged in misrepresentation, illegal threats and deceptive claims to gain illicit profits.
A revelatory history of the people who created the computer and the internet discusses the process through which innovation happens in the modern world, citing the pivotal contributions of such figures as programming pioneer Ada Lovelace.
The award-winning author of I.O.U. presents a comprehensive and upbeat explanation of how the world of finance and economics really works, from the terms and conditions of personal checking accounts to the deliberate concealments of bankers. 50,000 first printing.