J R  Simplot  A Billion the Hard Way

J R Simplot A Billion the Hard Way


  • Author :
  • Publisher : Caxton Press
  • Release Date :
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0870045202


J R Simplot A Billion the Hard Way Book Description :

Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press This is the story of a kid from Declo, Idaho who parlayed a few "bum" lambs into one of the largest privately held companies in America. J.R. Simplot is one of the last of the classic Horatio Alger success stories–a man who spent seventy-five years building an international empire....

Fifty Years After The Big Sky

Fifty Years After The Big Sky


  • Author : O'Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West
  • Publisher : Montana Historical Society
  • Release Date : 2001
  • Genre: Travel
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  • ISBN 10 : 091729873X


Fifty Years After The Big Sky Book Description :

Writers, historians, and public intellectuals from James Welch and Mary Clearman Blew to Dan Flores, William W. Bevis and Daniel Kemmis explore A. B. Guthrie's life and legacy in Fifty Years after The Big Sky: New Perspectives on the Fiction and Films of A. B. Guthrie, Jr. Best known for his novels, The Big Sky and The Way West and as the author of the screenplay for the movie classic Shane, A. B. Guthrie is a much-loved but under-studied Montana author. There has been almost no serious study of Guthrie's work, until now. This wide-ranging anthology examines this beloved western author in multiple contexts. Essays examine Guthrie's relationship with the movie industry; how the Cold War influenced Guthrie's work; how people in his hometown of Choteau,...

The Secret to Life  Right Under Your Nose

The Secret to Life Right Under Your Nose


  • Author : Meijer Bjorn
  • Publisher : Meijer Bjorn
  • Release Date : 2009-05
  • Genre: Philosophy
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  • ISBN 10 : 9781440497018


The Secret to Life Right Under Your Nose Book Description :

"THE SECRET TO LIFE: Right Under Your Nose" explains the basic rules that govern our existence. How do we get what we want? Why do certain things happen to me? How can I make my life better? This book explains all of these questions and more!...

WD Farr

WD Farr


  • Author : Daniel Tyler
  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release Date : 2012-09-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780806186566


WD Farr Book Description :

“Always a better way” was WD Farr’s motto. As a Colorado rancher, banker, cattle feeder, and expert in irrigation, Farr (1910–2007) had a unique talent for building consensus and instigating change in an industry known for its conservatism. With his persistent optimism and gregarious personality, Farr’s influence extended from next-door neighbors and business colleagues to U.S. presidents and foreign dignitaries. In this biography, Daniel Tyler chronicles Farr’s singular life and career. At the same time, he tells a broader story of sweeping changes in agricultural production and irrigated agriculture in Colorado and across the West during the twentieth century. WD was a third-generation descendant of western farming pioneers, who special...

Fast Food Nation
Score: 4
From 89 Ratings

Fast Food Nation


  • Author : Eric Schlosser
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2012
  • Genre: Business & Economics
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  • ISBN 10 : 9780547750330


Fast Food Nation Book Description :

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production....

Value able

Value able


  • Author : Roger Montgomery
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2010
  • Genre: Investments
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  • ISBN 10 : 0646544578


Value able Book Description :

Demonstrating that market-beating returns are possible and within reach of every dedicated investor, this book sets out the steps and thinking required for successful value-investing....

FDR Goes to War

FDR Goes to War


  • Author : Burton W. Folsom
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2011-10-11
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439183229


FDR Goes to War Book Description :

From the acclaimed author of New Deal or Raw Deal?, called “eye-opening” by the National Review, comes a fascinating exposé of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s destructive wartime legacy—and its adverse impact on America’s economic and foreign policies today. Did World War II really end the Great Depression—or did President Franklin Roosevelt’s poor judgment and confused management leave Congress with a devastating fiscal mess after the final bomb was dropped? In this provocative new book, historians Burton W. Folsom, Jr., and Anita Folsom make a compelling case that FDR’s presidency led to evasive and self-serving wartime policies. At a time when most Americans held isolationist sentiments—a backlash against the stunning carnage of Wor...

This Land
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

This Land


  • Author : Christopher Ketcham
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2019-07-16
  • Genre: History
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780735221000


This Land Book Description :

“A big, bold book about public lands . . . The Desert Solitaire of our time.” —Outside A hard-hitting look at the battle now raging over the fate of the public lands in the American West--and a plea for the protection of these last wild places The public lands of the western United States comprise some 450 million acres of grassland, steppe land, canyons, forests, and mountains. It's an American commons, and it is under assault as never before. Journalist Christopher Ketcham has been documenting the confluence of commercial exploitation and governmental misconduct in this region for over a decade. His revelatory book takes the reader on a journey across these last wild places, to see how capitalism is killing our great commons. Ketcham begins i...

Action Theater
Score: 5
From 1 Ratings

Action Theater


  • Author : Ruth Zaporah
  • Publisher : North Atlantic Books
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1556431864


Action Theater Book Description :

Each chapter of this book presents a single day of the twenty-day training which Ruth Zaporah developed into Action Theater, her investigation into the life-reflecting process of improvisation. This book shows through exercises, stories, anecdotes, and metaphors how to focus attention on the body's awareness of the present moment, moving away from preconceived ideas. Improvisations move through fear, boredom, laziness, and distraction to a sustained awareness of creative options....

The Potato Crop

The Potato Crop


  • Author : Hugo Campos
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Release Date : 2019-12-03
  • Genre: Science
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783030286835


The Potato Crop Book Description :

This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. This book provides a fresh, updated and science-based perspective on the current status and prospects of the diverse array of topics related to the potato, and was written by distinguished scientists with hands-on global experience in research aspects related to potato. The potato is the third most important global food crop in terms of consumption. Being the only vegetatively propagated species among the world’s main five staple crops creates both issues and opportunities for the potato: on the one hand, this constrains the speed of its geographic expansion and its options for international commercialization and distribution when compared with commodity crops such as maize, wheat or rice. On the ...