A behind-the-scenes account of the high-stakes race to reform Newark's failing schools draws on inside access to such figures as Mark Zuckerberg, Cory Booker and Chris Christie to offer insight into the initiative's obstacles, detractors and economic realities. 40,000 first printing.
How My "Distressed Baby" Defied the Odds, Shamed a CEO, and Taught Me the Essence of Love, Heartbreak, and Miracles
A woman who gave birth to an extremely premature baby who fought for her life describes what it felt like to become the target of an attack by the CEO of AOL, who claimed her daughter's medical expenses caused a cut in employee benefits.
Drawing on his own experiences and interviews as well as the lives of other athletes and financial pros, a former NBA player and successful investor offers financial management advice for athletes to help them protect their wealth.
An analysis of the new business paradigm shows how firms that do "everything right" can nevertheless fail because of new technologies and disruptions in the market structure.
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.