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Gallows View: The First Inspector Banks Mystery
Peter Robinson
0380714000
December 2000
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A Yorkshire town's chief inspector tries to determine whether a Peeping Tom, a pair of toughs who harass the elderly and an old woman's murder are related. PW called this an "impressive" debut. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc.

New York Times Book Review
"An extremely well-fashioned police procedural."

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The Hanging Valley: An Inspector Banks Novel
Peter Robinson
038082048X
October 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
A rotting corpse in the Yorkshire Dales brings Chief Inspector Alan Banks to the insular village of Swainshead in the latest of Robinson's ( Gallows View ) justly acclaimed series of procedurals. Aided by a receipt found in the trousers pocket of the murder victim, Banks identifies him as Bernard Allen, a local youth on a visit home from Canada. The investigation leads back five years to the unsolved murder of a PI hunting for a young girl's killer and the nearly simultaneous disappearance of a village woman. Evoking Ruth Rendell's Wexford setting and, like her, posing multiple solutions before the story's closing, Robinson lets Banks do much of his deducing with a pint glass in his hand--here inviting comparisons with Colin Dexter's Inspector Morse. Watching Banks down his beer is the pool of likeliest suspects,...


A Dictionary of Finance and Banking
Alan Isaacs
0198607490
May 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
This accessible guide is a perfect source of reference for all those with an interest in finance, providing a companion volume to A Dictionary of Business and A Dictionary of Accounting. Invaluable for students and professionals in the fields of finance and banking, it is also ideal for
private investors and readers of the financial pages.
Fully revised for its third edition, this is the most comprehensive and up-to-date dictionary of finance available. The entries in the new edition cover the vocabulary used in banking, money markets, foreign exchanges, public and government finance, and private investment and borrowing, as well as
much more. The coverage in all areas is wide and international.


The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
Ron Chernow
0802138292
September 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
J. P. Morgan Sr.'s close relationship with Teddy Roosevelt; his son Jack Morgan's clientele of governments, finance ministers and central banks; and the Morgan realm's split under New Deal legislation are examined in detail in this National Book Award winner. "Packed with revelations, Chernow's mammoth history demystifies the inner workings of the secretive Morgan banking empire," PW said . Photos . Author tour. Copyright 1991 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Library Journal
Chernow vividly portrays the influence that the Morgan banks have had on the history of the Western economy since the late 18th century. The epic story of the development of the American industrial experience is...


Saving the Sun
Gillian Tett
0060554258
Sept 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Financial journalist Tett asks why the economic engine that achieved phenomenal growth for Japan between 1953 and 1970 has been stalled since 1990, with 2003 marking the fifth consecutive year of deflation. Puzzled by the persistent stagnation and dissatisfied with prevailing macroeconomic explanations, Tett has taken an intriguing alternate route to investigate what has gone wrong: she focuses on the history of the Long Term Credit Bank (LTCB) as it evolved from financing industrial customers during the boom years to expanding its portfolio with real estate loans in the 1980s and recent attempts to reinvent itself as Shinsei Bank after being purchased by a U.S. consortium in 2000. The twists and turns of the fascinating LTCB saga are cultural and political eye-openers, but Tett also thinks that the problems she...


Medici Money: Banking, Metaphysics, and Art in Fifteenth-Century Florence (Enterprise)
Tim Parks
0393058271
April 2005
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. The Renaissance, so often seen as a clean break with the medieval past, was really an age of creative ambivalence and paradox. In this marvelously fresh addition to the Enterprise series, Parks, author of the Booker-listed Europa and a literary observer of modern Italian life, turns to Florence and to a particularly compelling contradiction. The spirit of capitalist enterprise that fostered cultural originality and underpinned patronage was accompanied by a Christian conviction that money was a source of evil and that usury was a damnable spiritual offense. In the space where this cultural conflict plays out, sometimes as stylized as one of Lorenzo Il Magnifico's tournaments, sometimes as life-threateningly fiery as Savonarola's sermons against worldly vanities, we find a world both akin to our...


The Fed
Martin Mayer
0452283418
June 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
Martin Mayer's engaging examination of the much-talked-about but little understood U.S. Federal Reserve begins with the dramatic events of October 1998, a month in which the market closed "lock limit down" for the first time in almost a decade. At the same time, Alan Greenspan, the Fed's chairman, began radically reinventing his agency's role and its influence on the market. Indeed, while most of the rest of the world's countries were diminishing the role of their central banks, Congress was granting new powers and responsibilities to the Fed. Mayer's book--part history, part journalistic report, and all detailed analysis--looks at the significance of those powers, their benefits and risks, and what they mean to the markets. He also devotes chapters to the day-to-day inner workings of the Fed, its influence in international...


Dictionary of Banking Terms
Thomas P. Fitch
0764112600
September 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The changes in the banking industry over the last decade have spawned a greatly expanded vocabulary, and "Barron's Business Guides" has responded with a dictionary which will be of great service to bankers, business and management professionals, attorneys, investors, and librarians. The diminutive size of the book (4 3/16 x 7) belies its breadth. Not only are cogent definitions included, but author Fitch wisely adds longer discussions where needed. He summarizes key banking- and securities-related laws and provides a table of acronyms as well as extensive cross references. The financial community will find this an invaluable reference tool, as will libraries with business collections of any depth.- Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox Lib., Rochester, N.Y.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This...


A Term at the Fed
Laurence H. Meyer
0060542713
Jan 2006
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Meyer was appointed to the Federal Reserve Board by President Clinton in 1996, and his term coincided with some of the most momentous economic events of the second half of the 20th century—the collapse of the Asian banking system, the implosion of the Russian economy and the birth and death of the so-called New Economy. Meyer was at the center of global financial policy making and witness to the inner workings of arguably the most powerful government agency in the world. Unfortunately, too much jargon and unrelated personal anecdotes clutter the text; Meyer stumbles from blithe personal asides ("I figured that if I didn't faint or throw up on the President, the nomination was mine"). He is strongest at summarizing complex macroeconomic theory and practice. His breezy style helps unlock the mystery of...


Outer Banks
Anne Rivers Siddons
0061099732
July 1992
Mass Market Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Siddons--whose HarperPaperbacks King's Oak has 550,000 copies in print--delivers a deliciously readable novel about longtime friendships, structured around a reunion of sorority sisters. This was a 13-week PW bestseller and a BOMC alternate in cloth. Copyright 1992 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Kirkus Reviews
Yet another southern gothic twister from Siddons--though this time the author edges into the emotionally honest territory of, say, a Gail Godwin, right up until the very end, when she slams the melodramatic gas pedal to the floor. But things start out reasonably and interestingly enough, with middle-aged Kate Lee, a recent cancer patient who feels sure the little cancer ``Pac-Men'' are gobbling her again. Her husband, Alan, forces her to accept an invitation...


Opportunities in Financial Careers
Michael Sumichrast
0071411682
Mar 2004
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Book Description
The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In...explores a vast range of professions to help job seekers find the job that's best for them. Each book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and education requirements for each career Up-to-date professional and internet resources Salary statistics for different positions within each field And much more

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The most comprehensive career book series available, Opportunities In...explores a vast range of professions to help job seekers find the job that's best for them. Each book offers: The latest information on a field of interest Training and education requirements for each career Up-to-date professional and internet resources Salary statistics for...


Roses Are Red
James Patterson
0446605484
January 2002
Mass Market Paperback
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Book Review
Roses Are Red, James Patterson's sixth Alex Cross thriller, opens with the District of Columbia detective attempting to mend his nearly unraveled family. The year-long kidnapping of one's intended (1999's Pop Goes the Weasel) will do that to a relationship. Christine, the kidnappee, is amenable with one reasonable condition: that her family's horizon remain uncluttered by homicidal maniacs. How unfortunate, then, that the joyous christening of their newborn son is rudely interrupted by the FBI bearing news of several heinous murders requiring the attention of detective (and doctor of psychology) Cross. "Three-year-old boy, the father, a nanny," Kyle said one more time before he left the party. He was about to go through the door in the sun porch when he turned to me and said, "You're the right person for this. They...


Managing Bank Risk
Morton Glantz
0122857852
Jan 2003
Hardcover
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JOHNATHAN MUN, Ph.D., Director of Corporate Finance Development, Decisioneering Crystal Ball
"...a groundbreaking achievement... Every banking professional should have a copy of this book and its accompanying CD on hand."

Review
"Mort Glantz has succeeded in writing a book which reformulates proven concepts of credit risk management in the context of contemporary best practice techniques in portfolio management. The invaluable supporting and reference materials make this volume a benchmark publication for the financial community."
George Votja, Director, Financial Services Forum

"This book should be required reading for the growing number of 'Credit Risk Managers' and 'Credit Risk Departments' at big banks and even community banks. One thing we learned from Enron and other troubled...


The Millionaires
Brad Meltzer
0446611921
Nov 2002
Paperback
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Book Review
What would you steal if you couldn't get caught? That's the tag line of Brad Meltzer's new thriller, which pits an ambitious young money manager against a corporate villain, whose intricate financial shenanigans accidentally put a huge chunk of dough right in front of a man who desperately needs it. Of course Oliver Caruso's conscience troubles him, but that doesn't keep him from letting his somewhat looser and less ethical brother convince him this is too good an opportunity to pass up. Meltzer's in interesting territory here, but in order to buy his premise, you have to believe that it's OK to steal if you have a good enough reason. This makes his protagonist, who narrates the novel, hard to root for and less than sympathetic. Despite this hollow ring, the book is nicely plotted and should please the author's...


What Your Bank Doesn't Want You to Know . . .: . . .about Where to Invest Your Money
Lillian R. Villanova
0759671605
April 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Are you ready to turn the way you think about investing upside down? Ever think about how banks and insurance companies invest their money? Ever think about how much money they make on your savings or insurance premiums? What most people don’t know is that, for decades, banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions have been enjoying high yield returns on their money with VERY low risk. They use the capital provided by the small investor and, in exchange for the use of that capital, they pay interest rates that are a fraction of their own return. How can you "cut out the middleman" so to speak and obtain those high rates for yourself? There is no real secret to safely obtaining these types of yields, if you know where to look. Learn how to invest the way banks do. This book takes you on a step...


Dictionary of Banking Terms
Thomas P. Fitch
0764132636
January 2006
Paperback
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From Library Journal
The changes in the banking industry over the last decade have spawned a greatly expanded vocabulary, and "Barron's Business Guides" has responded with a dictionary which will be of great service to bankers, business and management professionals, attorneys, investors, and librarians. The diminutive size of the book (4 3/16 x 7) belies its breadth. Not only are cogent definitions included, but author Fitch wisely adds longer discussions where needed. He summarizes key banking- and securities-related laws and provides a table of acronyms as well as extensive cross references. The financial community will find this an invaluable reference tool, as will libraries with business collections of any depth.- Joan Pedzich, Harris, Beach & Wilcox Lib., Rochester, N.Y.Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This...


Credit Scores, Credit Cards
The Silver Lake Editors
1563437821
Nov 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
How to make sure your credit history, financial data, account information and other essentials are strong and safe! In 2001, the average North American consumer spent nearly $40,000 on credit cards. By 2005, this average person will carry over $50,000 in consumer debt - not counting mortgages or car loans! This unsecured consumer debt is fundamentally changing the way Americans live: * the tradition of a home owned free and clear has become unusual as people borrow against their homes and refinance repeatedly to pay for discretionary spending * financing vacations, electronics and dining out with multiple credit cards is commonplace At the same time, credit scores have become the golden keys to successful borrowing. But what does it all mean? How do you know you’re managing your credit wisely? In a credit-based...


Sports and Entertainment Management
Ken Kaser
0538438290
Mar 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Sports and Entertainment Management serves as a one-semester course for marketing and business management students. Using topics in the sports and entertainment industries, the text and multimedia supplements cover the basic functions of management as outlined in national and state standards. Management topics discussed in the twelve chapters include leadership, finance, product management, people management, information management, legal and ethical issues, customer relations, sales management, managing change, and career development.

About the Author
Ken Kaser has taught Marketing and Business courses in Texas and Nebraska for 25 years. He has been an innovative leader who has created new exciting courses that build strong programs. Ken has served as president of the...


Vault Career Guide to Investment Banking
Tom Lott
1581313063
March 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
One of Vault's bestselling titles, this guide covers the basics of financial markets, including walk-throughs of equity and fixed income offerings, and M&A, private placements.

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