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Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.
More books by Michael Lewis
1. The Lion’s Den
What do you do when it seems like no matter how hard you try, you just catch a break? Learn the keys principles necessary to cultivating the deeper meaning behind the challenges and setbacks in life and how to use those experiences to your advantage.Sometimes when you go through the “mud of life” it feels like you’re facing hungry lions in a den! Inside you will learn the strategies to look the lion in the eyes with boldness and gain the understanding of how to become who you have been destined to be. FACE THE ROAR!!!!!
2. How To Find A Good Companion: Even Among Those Who Have Been Picked Over, Culled Out, Damaged, Dumped, And Left For Dead
This book is written for adult people who are in need of finding a friend and possibly get married. Everyone is in need of having someone to share what life offers them. Some things in life are good and some are bad, but in either case close companions offers a good heart feeling for them to live with. Being alone is not good for anyone. Being without fun is a bad situation. Whenever you have a friendly and serious mate to live with is wonderful. Having a close companion is a great part of life.
3. The Premonition
For those who could read between the lines, the censored news out of China was terrifying. But the president insisted there was nothing to worry about. Fortunately, we are still a nation of skeptics. Fortunately, there are those among us who study pandemics and are willing to look unflinchingly at worst-case scenarios. Michael Lewis’s taut and brilliant nonfiction thriller pits a band of medical visionaries against the wall of ignorance that was the official response of the Trump administration to the outbreak of COVID-19. The characters you will meet in these pages are as fascinating as they are unexpected. A thirteen-year-old girl’s science project on transmission of an airborne pathogen develops into a very grown-up model of disease control. A local public-health officer uses her worm’s-eye view to see what the CDC misses, and reveals great truths about American society. A secret team of dissenting doctors, nicknamed the Wolverines, has everything necessary to fight the pandemic: brilliant backgrounds, world-class labs, prior experience with the pandemic scares of bird flu and swine flu…everything, that is, except official permission to implement their work. Michael Lewis is not shy about calling these people heroes for their refusal to follow directives that they know to be based on misinformation and bad science. Even the internet, as crucial as it is to their exchange of ideas, poses a risk to them. They never know for sure who else might be listening in.
4. Christ Jesus Provides Blessings for Your Success
Jesus asked me directly to write this book on His blessings. He gave me most of the ideas to include in the book. You have faith in our Lord Jesus Christ. This book has been written for special people interested in and committed to blessings. You are among a very fortunate group of blessed people. This book will be helpful in identifying your lifetime focus areas. Jesus can provide a successful way to work on them. He will provide your Christian support. This “Christ Jesus Provides Blessings for Your Success” book will help you develop action plans for your blessings. It helps you take the Lord Jesus Christ’s intended steps for achieving His direction. May your blessings from this book be well understood and active in your life forever.
5. Dad’s Special Loving Daughters
This book is intended to praise my 4 daughters. I helped raise them back 39 years when the first one was born. There was no pressure for me to write poems for them, but special times each year I wrote each one a loving poem. It included their birthday, Easter, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. There also were awards they earned in school and college graduations. I wrote 500 poems over the past 39 years for my 4 daughters. I gave each one of them a poem in a card and kept a copy of it in a file in my office. I never had an official plan for doing anything with them. But after Jesus called me to write a book on His blessings, I got the message from Him to also publish this book. I went through their 500 poems and picked out the best 100 poems to include in this book. I think fathers, mothers, and daughters will find these poems to offer proud and wonderful feelings.
6. The Story of the Bayeux Tapestry
The definitive and fully illustrated guide to the Bayeux Tapestry. The full history of the events leading up to the Battle of Hastings and the story of the tapestry itself.
7. Rioters and Citizens
On 22 July 1918 a group of Japanese fishermen’s wives met in a small village on the coast to discuss what they could do to lower the spiraling cost of rice. This peaceful meeting gave rise to the 1918 race riots, a series of mass demonstrations and armed clashes that spread rapidly throughout the country on a scale unprecedented in modern Japanese history. In this penetrating study, Michael Lewis questions standard historical interpretations of the riots. What political significance did the riots have in the communities where they occurred? How and why did protest change from region to region or when carried out by different groups? How did officials, community leaders, and businessmen cope with the unrest? What effects did the riots have on national and local political relations and economic ties among these various groups? Lewis argues that the 1918 protests defy a single typology–urban and rural protests had different causes, patterns, forms of mediation, and resolutions. In 1918 Meiji leaders had been struggling for fifty years to create a new citizenry, unified ideologically and consistently supportive of national goals. The disunity revealed by the riots does not suggest that Japan had become polarized between the people and the state; rather, in the wake of the riots, new forms of social policy and public political involvement became possible. In analyzing the changing traditions of Japanese popular protest in the transition from a rural to an industrial economy, Rioters and Citizens suggests that the diversity of Japanese protests necessitates a rethinking of the stereotypical images of prewar Japanese society as blandly uniform and rigidly controlled by government ideology. It further suggests that in Japan, as in Europe, the action of the unenfranchised crowd came to influence the course of political and social change. This title is part of UC Press’s Voices Revived program, which commemorates University of California Press’s mission to seek out and cultivate the brightest minds and give them voice, reach, and impact. Drawing on a backlist dating to 1893, Voices Revived makes high-quality, peer-reviewed scholarship accessible once again using print-on-demand technology. This title was originally published in 1990.
8. Death on Northeast Cape
Although considered American soil, St. Lawrence Island in northern Alaska is geographically closer to Russia and home to the Northeast Cape Air Force Station. At this remote post, a group of servicemen intercept Soviet radio communications and translate Russian correspondence to English for military purposes. However, something suspicious is going on. Someone on the inside is sending classified information to an outside source. The first captain who finds a clue to the traitor’s identity is killed, and so begins a string of murderous attacks on the U.S. airmen stationed at the site. The CIA sends a criminal investigator to the Cape, but he is incapable of capturing the spy and ending the murders. Two officers must fight to stay alive long enough to uncover a ruthless killer and stop his brutality before all American’s secrets are revealed to the enemy.
9. Cap’n McNasty’s Pirate Guide
Through illustrations and rhyming text, Cap’n McNasty provides guidance in becoming a member of a pirate crew, which includes plenty of fun and games but also requires courage, intelligence, and a yearning for adventure.
10. Poisoning the Ivy
“This is a dirty book about higher education.” So begins Michael Lewis’s provocative new book, one that calls into question the conventional wisdom and about the excellence of American higher education. Lewis argues that teaching and research on America’s campuses are plagued by mis- and malfeasance. He further argues that these troubles are the paradoxical implications of professorial self-conceptions. The academic claim of moral and ethical specialness, according to Lewis, unexpectedly creates an environment where hack work or even no work at all is tolerated and in some cases actually rewarded. Through his chapters on “The Seven Pedagogical Sins” and “The Bad Joke of Scholarship, ” the author traces the trajectory of the effects of collective denial on the quality of education in America. In his final chapter, Lewis offers a series of reforms intended to reverse faculty permissiveness.
11. The Fifth Risk
New York Times Bestseller What are the consequences if the people given control over our government have no idea how it works? “The election happened,” remembers Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, then deputy secretary of the Department of Energy. “And then there was radio silence.” Across all departments, similar stories were playing out: Trump appointees were few and far between; those that did show up were shockingly uninformed about the functions of their new workplace. Some even threw away the briefing books that had been prepared for them. Michael Lewis’s brilliant narrative takes us into the engine rooms of a government under attack by its own leaders. In Agriculture the funding of vital programs like food stamps and school lunches is being slashed. The Commerce Department may not have enough staff to conduct the 2020 Census properly. Over at Energy, where international nuclear risk is managed, it’s not clear there will be enough inspectors to track and locate black market uranium before terrorists do. Willful ignorance plays a role in these looming disasters. If your ambition is to maximize short-term gains without regard to the long-term cost, you are better off not knowing those costs. If you want to preserve your personal immunity to the hard problems, it’s better never to really understand those problems. There is upside to ignorance, and downside to knowledge. Knowledge makes life messier. It makes it a bit more difficult for a person who wishes to shrink the world to a worldview. If there are dangerous fools in this book, there are also heroes, unsung, of course. They are the linchpins of the system—those public servants whose knowledge, dedication, and proactivity keep the machinery running. Michael Lewis finds them, and he asks them what keeps them up at night.
12. Random Commuter Observations (RCOs)
Stress, inconsiderate people, sweat, delays, really strange smells, massive crowds, wearying bureaucracy, funny conversations overheard, and startling things seen…these “joys” and more are the unavoidable facts of life for millions of commuters. Author Mike Lewis – writer, people person, observer of mankind, and fellow commuter – has regularly chronicled his adventures and gathered them into a collection of snarky, humorous, and informative observations and advice. Believing wholeheartedly that laughter can help us cope, this veteran of the Commuter Wars wants to help others get through their day. Random Commuter Observations (RCOs) turns a weary, exacerbated eye to the fun and revelry of commuting by showcasing funny cartoons and real-life headlines of commuting nightmares, combined with Mike’s pithy comments. RCOs is for all of us who trudge to work every day – whether by train, bus, or automobile – to serve as a remembrance of your daily adventures. Not.
13. The Beautiful Animal
Can philosophy conceive of a perfect animal? Can it think of the animal as anything other than an imperfect human? This books using the Hegelian dialect to rework the philosophy of nature in order to assign a proper place to the animal.
In Stout, Michael Lewis, Ph.D, traces the changing view of this popular beer style from a medicinal tonic to its glorified position in today’s beer world. Lewis covers the style completely—from history and commercial examples to recipes for home and professional brewing. The Classic Beer Style Series from Brewers Publications examines individual world-class beer styles, covering origins, history, sensory profiles, brewing techniques and commercial examples.
15. The Undoing Project
“Brilliant. . . . Lewis has given us a spectacular account of two great men who faced up to uncertainty and the limits of human reason.” —William Easterly, Wall Street Journal Forty years ago, Israeli psychologists Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky wrote a series of breathtakingly original papers that invented the field of behavioral economics. One of the greatest partnerships in the history of science, Kahneman and Tversky’s extraordinary friendship incited a revolution in Big Data studies, advanced evidence-based medicine, led to a new approach to government regulation, and made much of Michael Lewis’s own work possible. In The Undoing Project, Lewis shows how their Nobel Prize–winning theory of the mind altered our perception of reality.
16. Battle for the Knotty List
Arrr ye knotty or nice? Cap’n McNasty and his crew of roguish rapscallions are back and badder than ever! When the Cap’n kidnapped a little elf from Santa, he didn’t count on the elf inciting a mutiny and high-seas hijinks by telling tales of the wonders of the North Pole. Cast adrift and faced with stormy seas, ravenous sharks, and a striking lass who just might capture his black heart, Cap’n McNasty faces the voyage of his life. His double-dealing crew has ideas of their own and sets their sights from swabbing decks to decking halls–and changing the North Pole forever. From bow to stern, this impishly illustrated yarn of Jolly Rogers and a jolly old elf will give yer funnybone no quarter!
17. The Coming of Southern Prohibition
In The Coming of Southern Prohibition, Michael Lewis examines the rise and fall of South Carolina’s state-run liquor dispensary system from its emergence in the 1890s until statewide prohibition in 1915. The dispensary system, requiring government-owned outlets to bottle and sell all alcohol, began as a way to both avoid prohibition and enrich governmental coffers. In this revealing study, Lewis offers a more complete rendering of South Carolina’s path to universal prohibition and thus sharpens our understanding of historical southern attitudes towards race, religion, and alcohol. By focusing on the Aiken County border town of North Augusta, South Carolina, Lewis details how their lucrative dispensary operation — which promised to both reduce alcohol consumption and generate funding for the county’s cash-strapped government — delayed statewide prohibition by nearly a decade. Aided by Georgia’s adoption of dry laws in 1907, Aiken County profited from alcohol sales to Georgians crossing the state line to drink. Lewis shows, in fact, that the Aiken County dispensary at the foot of the bridge connecting South Carolina to Georgia sold more liquor than any other store in the state. Notwithstanding the moral debates surrounding temperance, the money resulting from dispensary sales helped pave roads, build parks and schools, and keep county and municipal taxes the lowest in South Carolina. The power of this revenue is notable, as Lewis reveals, given the rejection of prohibition laws voiced by the rural, native-born, Protestant population in Aiken County, which diverged from the sentiment of their peers in other parts of the region. Lewis’s socio-cultural analysis, which includes the impact of adjacent mill villages and African American communities, employs statistical findings to reveal an interplay of political and economic factors that ultimately overwhelmed any profit margin and ushered in statewide prohibition in 1915. Original and enlightening, The Coming of Southern Prohibition explores a single community as it wrestled with the ethical and financial stakes of alcohol consumption and sale amid a national discourse that would dominate American life in the early twentieth century.
18. Curacy Express
The twenty-first-century church is increasingly placing recently trained seminary or locally trained clergy in smaller churches where they must stand alone without the training under a senior pastor. Since leadership in a church and academic preparation in seminary are two very different things, the church historically developed a history of offering “”curacies,”” or training assistantships, to help blend the two disciplines and merge classroom knowledge into practical application. Today, these formal assistantships are mostly a thing of the past. Curacy Express: A Training Resource for New Clergy reconfigures this training into a current model. New clergy serving in their own church and mentor clergy serving in another church work together over a course of thirty-three self-paced learning modules. In each module, the newly ordained person gains valuable skills, mentor’s observations and reflections, new confidence, and leadership formation. The result is clergy trained to be competent and confident in their roles as clergy-in-charge. “”Curacy Express has been a godsend, especially as a tool for helping new priests and their supervisors engage in a mentoring relationship that attends to the wide array of issues challenging a newly ordained pastor. Here is a resource that covers it all, provides a comprehensive framework for prayer and discussion, and points to up-to-date resources when there is a need to learn more. Curacy Express has been a game-changer in our diocese!”” –J. Scott Barker, Bishop, Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska “”Using a covenantal process between curate, supervisor, and mentor, Lewis provides a guide that uses theoretical perspective, practical context, and actual examples of the practice of ministry. Curacy Express provides a great tool for both the newly ordained and any judicatory concerned with the future of the Church and its leadership.”” –Kevin E. Martin, author; teacher; congregational consultant; retired Dean of St. Matthew’s Cathedral, Dallas, Texas “”Dr. Lewis took to heart the plight of the newly ordained and devised a help. Manuals have served the church well in times past, and Lewis has come up with a ‘mentor in a book’ that will serve its reader very well.This is an express to a good destination–a grounded ministry.”” –Steven A. Peay, Dean and President, Professor of Homiletics and Church History, Nashotah House Theological Seminary; Canon Theologian (honorary) for the Diocese of Eau Claire, Wisconsin The Reverend Dr. Robert Michael Lewis currently serves in the Episcopal Diocese of Nebraska and has served as Priest-in-Charge of three Episcopal churches. He lives in Grand Island, Nebraska.”
19. Molecular Evolution
Molecular evolution is a change in the sequence composition of cellular molecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins across generations. The field of molecular evolution uses principles of evolutionary biology and population genetics to explain patterns in these changes. Join Michael Lewis and Conrad Smith in exploring this fascinating field of study. (Molecular Biology, Reference Source, Study Guide)
20. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (movie tie-in)
The #1 New York Times bestseller—Now a Major Motion Picture from Paramount Pictures From the author of The Blind Side and Moneyball, The Big Short tells the story of four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predict the credit and housing bubble collapse before anyone else. The film adaptation by Adam McKay (Anchorman I and II, The Other Guys) features Academy Award® winners Christian Bale, Brad Pitt, Melissa Leo and Marisa Tomei; Academy Award® nominees Steve Carell and Ryan Gosling. When the crash of the U.S. stock market became public knowledge in the fall of 2008, it was already old news. The real crash, the silent crash, had taken place over the previous year, in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn’t shine and the SEC doesn’t dare, or bother, to tread. Who understood the risk inherent in the assumption of ever-rising real estate prices, a risk compounded daily by the creation of those arcane, artificial securities loosely based on piles of doubtful mortgages? In this fitting sequel to Liar’s Poker, Michael Lewis answers that question in a narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor.
21. Applied Regression
Known for its readability and clarity, this Second Edition of the best-selling Applied Regression provides an accessible introduction to regression analysis for social scientists and other professionals who want to model quantitative data. After covering the basic idea of fitting a straight line to a scatter of data points, the text uses clear language to explain both the mathematics and assumptions behind the simple linear regression model. The authors then cover more specialized subjects of regression analysis, such as multiple regression, measures of model fit, analysis of residuals, interaction effects, multicollinearity, and prediction. Throughout the text, graphical and applied examples help explain and demonstrate the power and broad applicability of regression analysis for answering scientific questions. Available with Perusall—an eBook that makes it easier to prepare for class Perusall is an award-winning eBook platform featuring social annotation tools that allow students and instructors to collaboratively mark up and discuss their SAGE textbook. Backed by research and supported by technological innovations developed at Harvard University, this process of learning through collaborative annotation keeps your students engaged and makes teaching easier and more effective. Learn more.
22. The Joy of a True Fighter
This book was birthed through the strong test of faith, demonstrating how God shows himself strong even under the most difficult and extreme circumstances. Through it all we can count on God.
23. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics
Despite Heidegger’s identifying his own thought with ‘ethics’ in the most original sense, his understanding of ethics has been criticised both for its supposed ignorance of the role of the other human being and for its relation to politics. This book contends that, in fact, it is Heidegger’s own notion of ‘being-with’ -his rethinking of intersubjectivity- which demonstrates precisely what is wrong with his early work and demands that the place of ethics be rethought. Heidegger and the Place of Ethics shows how this rethinking occurs in Heidegger’s own laterwork. In particular, the crossing out of the earlier work in the turn to the later allows us to think ‘being-with’ as essential to a Heideggerian ethics and to rethink the relationship between ethics and politics which previously issued in Heidegger’s engagement with Nazism. This rethinking of ethics and politics in light of the originality of ‘being-with’ brings us before a hitherto unnoticed proximity between Heidegger’s later work and the Lacanian political thought of Slavoj Žižek among others; it thereby opens up the possibility of a politically progressive Heideggerianism, and many unexpected encounters with thinkers generally considered to be separated from Heidegger by an abyss.
25. Blessings: Questions and Answers
This book covers significant questions and answers regarding our God-given blessings. It first discusses issues concerning both our early-life nature-oriented blessings and the ones later in life, which are goal-oriented. The point is that currently in life each of us is blessed with a God-given goal for our remaining time on earth. The book initially addresses what a blessing is, where it has come from, how important it is, and what our responsibilities for achieving it are. The most significant part of the book involves eight major blessing areas, including friendship, love, and religion. The largest value to you is coverage of each of these areas with detailed definitions of blessing statements, visions, action plans, goals, and performance measures. These examples will help identify and address your specific God-given goals. Another inspiring, supportive part of each blessing area is a poem. The subject for each poem is for the blessing statement to help emphasize the important mindset you need to achieve that particular blessing goal. If desired, you can adjust, add, or subtract the verses and words to these poems as needed to make them more appropriate for your goals and meaning in life. Overall, the book addresses God’s goal for our lives as defined by the blessings He has given us. The book’s approach may likely result in more detailed understanding of your blessings and provide an improved chance of success. More importantly, the book emphasizes an approach that will improve our lives as God’s children.
26. Beyond The Dyad
How are we to understand the complex forces that shape human be havior? A variety of diverse perspectives, drawing on studies of human behavioral ontogeny, as well as humanity’s evolutionary heritage, seem to provide the best likelihood of success. It is in an attempt to synthesize such potentially disparate approaches to human development into an integrated whole that we undertake this series on the genesis of behav ior. In many respects, the incredible burgeoning of research in child development over the last decade or two seems like a thousand lines of inquiry spreading outward in an incoherent starburst of effort. The need exists to provide, on an ongoing basis, an arena of discourse within which the threads of continuity between those diverse lines of research on human development can be woven into a fabric of meaning and understanding. Scientists, scholars, and those who attempt to translate their efforts into the practical realities of the care and guidance of infants and children are the audience that we seek to reach. Each requires the opportunity to see-to the degree that our knowledge in given areas permits-various aspects of development in a coherent, integrated fash ion. It is hoped that this series-which will bring together research on infant biology, developing infant capacities, animal models, the impact of social, cultural, and familial forces on development, and the distorted products of such forces under certain circumstances-will serve these important social and scientific needs.
27. Conclusions of a Parapsychologist
Aimed at the popular market, this book will appeal to readers who do not want to be burdened by detail. It presents the author’s conclusions based on facts and invites them to ponder the disturbing implications. Its succinct and readable style will appeal to those with busy lifestyles. An astonishing account of what it is like to die and experience a day in the Afterlife, during which the author was told how things really are! The author ventures into areas where few dare to tread. At last – sober facts not speculation about the paranormal from an objective, unbiased researcher who tries to take a scientific viewpoint. “Michael Lewis’ writing rings with truth and authenticity. It is a carefully selected and finely expressed group of closely related, well defined and chosen concepts, no doubt from a personal experience that is even wider than that which we here are privileged to share. The material is presented in a narrative context, and will engage and often astonish the reader. Michael demonstrates that we are but at the very edge of knowledge, and that all we can see is a small corner of the whole. A book like this gives us the chance to lift the veil a little, and glimpse the vast uplands beyond. He has the ability to set down the material clearly and with an attractive writing style, the prose is as clear as a window-pane.” – Mark Sykes, former Editor-in-Chief, Athena Press
28. Are You Alive Today?
An inspirational/motivational book that takes one through one’s day, including work, relationships, learning and everything in between.
29. The Resilience Imperative
Argues that the economy can only be improved through major changes that will make it more decentralized and cooperative, including such novel ideas as energy self-sufficiency, interest-free financing, affordable housing, local food systems and more. Original.
30. The Art of George Rodrigue
Traces works of the artist best known for his Blue Dog paintings, reproducing 256 paintings created during his forty-year career, and details his development with an analysis of the distinct phases of his work.
“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge. Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a pinata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish. Michael Lewis’s investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.
32. Pacific Rift
This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants – Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City. Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.
Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.
34. How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street
In 1989, Michael Lewis reported on the potential effects of an earthquake in Japan on world financial markets. His insights are once again timely, and they are presented here as a stand-alone essay with a new introduction: “Real Versus Imaginary Japanese Earthquakes.” In the late 1980s, Japanese scientists were trying to figure out the economic damage that would be caused if a catastrophic earthquake destroyed Tokyo. The answer was bleak, but not for Japan. Kaoru Oda, an economist who worked for Tokai Bank, speculated that the United States would end up paying the most. Why? Japan owned trillions of dollars’ worth of foreign liquid assets and investments. These assets, which the world depended on, would be sold, forcing countries into the precarious position of having to return large amounts of money they might not have. After the recent earthquake, Michael Lewis reexamined this hypothesis and came to a surprising conclusion. With his characteristic sense of humor and wit, Lewis, once again, explains the inner workings of a financial catastrophe. “How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street” appears in Michael Lewis’s book The Money Culture.
36. The Money Culture
The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of ’29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.
37. Wall Street Poker
Mit Beginn des Börsenbooms in den 80er Jahren begann der große Traum der Elite-Absolventen renommierter Universitäten: sich im Händlerraum einer großen Investmentgesellschaft der Wall Street vom “Geek” – einem der unterbezahlten, ausgebeuteten Laufburschen – zum bewunderten Star-Händler hochzuarbeiten. Michael Lewis hat die hektische Atmosphäre eines modernen Goldrausches miterlebt. Niemals zuvor haben so viele so unerfahrene 24-Jährige in so kurzer Zeit so viel Geld verdient, wie Lewis und seine Kollegen in den 80er Jahren in New York und London. Niemals zuvor gab es zu dem Marktgesetz, dass jemand nicht mehr herausbekommen wird, als er hineingibt, derart phantastische Ausnahmen. Michael Lewis, ehemaliger Wall-Street-Insider, gewährt in einer authentischen Story tiefe Einblicke hinter die Kulissen des Börsengeschehens. Ein bis zur letzten Seite packendes Buch, das nichts von seiner Aktualität eingebüßt hat.
38. Home Game: An Accidental Guide to Fatherhood
The New York Times bestseller: “Hilarious. No mushy tribute to the joys of fatherhood, Lewis’ book addresses the good, the bad, and the merely baffling about having kids.”—Boston Globe When Michael Lewis became a father, he decided to keep a written record of what actually happened immediately after the birth of each of his three children. This book is that record. But it is also something else: maybe the funniest, most unsparing account of ordinary daily household life ever recorded, from the point of view of the man inside. The remarkable thing about this story isn’t that Lewis is so unusual. It’s that he is so typical. The only wonder is that his wife has allowed him to publish it.
39. Liar’s Poker
The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.
Introduces the history and methods of Phenomenology through the study of four key thinkers: Husserl, Heidegger, Sartre and Merleau-Ponty.
41. 100 Best Beatles Songs
Which Song is the Best and Why? Read it and see! Organized by rank, from 1 to 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including “best” lists from some of today’s pop music powerhouses.) Like all “best of” lists, the book’s opinionated stance generates animated discussion. Here, There, and Everywhere is profusely illustrated with photos of the band at work and play, and all of the unforgettable album-cover art. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
42. Derrida and Lacan
Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing argues that Jacques Derrida’s philosophical understanding of language should be supplemented by Jacques Lacan’s psychoanalytic approach to the symbolic order. Lacan adopts a non-philosophical, genetic or developmental approach to the question of language and in doing so isolates a dimension that Derrida cannot properly envisage: the imaginary. Michael Lewis argues that the real must be understood not just in relation to the symbolic but also in relation to the imaginary. The existence of an alternative approach to the real that is other than language allows us to identify the idiosyncrasies of Derrida’s purely transcendental approach, an approach that addresses language in terms of its conditions of possibility. Lacan shows us that an attention to the genesis of the symbolic order of language and culture should lead us to understand this real other in a different way.This book relates transcendental thought to the insights of non-philosophical thought, and, more specifically, it proposes a way in which philosophy might relate to the insights of the human and natural sciences. By critically juxtaposing Derrida and Lacan, Derrida and Lacan: Another Writing attempts to systematise Slavoj Zizek’s presentation of a Lacanian alternative to Derridean deconstruction. This work should be of interest to all readers in continental thought and transcendental philosophy, deconstruction, psychoanalysis, and literary studies.
43. Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
“[Lewis] has such a gift for storytelling.”–New York Times There was a turning point in Michael Lewis’s life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis’s ability that the boy had no choice but to live up to it. “I didn’t have words for it then, but I do now: I am about to show the world, and myself, what I can do.” The coach’s message was not simply about winning, but about self-respect, sacrifice, courage, and endurance. In some ways, and even now, thirty years later, Lewis still finds himself trying to measure up to what Coach Fitz expected of him.
‘Everything, in retrospect, is obvious. But if everything were obvious, authors of histories of financial folly would be rich . . . ‘ From Black Monday to the Asian financial crisis, from the internet bubble to mortgage meltdown, our lives are rules by crazy cycles of euphoria and hysteria that manage to grip the world but are all-too-soon forgotten. In this unique collection of articles, Michael Lewis – ex-trader and bestselling chronicler of avarice and frenzy in the markets – casts a sceptical eye back over the most panicked-about panics of recent decades. He tells a story of boom and busts, deranged greed, outsized egos and over-inflated salaries, where the only thing that can ever be predicted is out constant inability to predict anything. Using contemporary account form commentators such as Joseph Stiglitz, Jeffrey Sachs and Paul Krugman, plus many of his own best writings, Lewis conveys the mood before each catastrophe, what it was like in the heat of the moment, how, afterwards, we tires to explain away the chaos – and then failed to learn from it before the whole process started all over again. Panic! Gives us a completely new insight into how markets really operate – and who really knows what they’re talking about.
Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar’s Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved—from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted—isn’t ultimately a loser. The contenders: Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one. Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility. John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind. Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill. Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father’s motorcycles. Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care. Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.
46. The Blind Side
Follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly-paid players in the NFL.
47. Heidegger Beyond Deconstruction
48. A Social History of the Navy 1793-1815
This finely researched book is a portrait of the Royal Navy during the Napoleonic wars; but it is particularly a portrait of the Navy’s people, of the officers and men who formed that formidable fighting force made popular by novels of C.S. Forester and Patrick O’Brian. These men were assembled from all classes in society and came from all parts of the British Isles and so the social history of the Navy demonstrates a complete cross-section of contemporary life, and the divisions aboard ship, between quarter deck and lower deck for instance, reflected divisions on land. But parentage and social background form only a small fragment of the story. The author follows their lives from the cradle to the grave and paints a detailed picture of both the expectations and the reality of life at sea. He describes how men came to go to sea and explains the volunteer, the press and the quota; the story of officer-entry is dealt with, along with the whole complex business of shipboard and naval hierarchy. Pay, prize money and other inducements are explained along with insight into the unhappier predicament of half-pay. In the twenty-two years of war the cost in lives was heavy and every sailor was confronted by the persistent and daily dangers of the sea itself, the enemy and disease. If he was lucky enough to survive then an officer retired ashore on half-pay, not rich but proud of his service; a sailor from the lower deck might find a snug berth in one of the naval hospitals. He would have little but then he never expected much. First published in 1960, Lewis’ book is a masterful account of how the men of the Nelsonic navy, at sea in those far-distant storm-beaten ships’, organized their insular social world.
49. World Cup Soccer
World Cup Soccer covers each Cup since 1930 giving a historical perspective of the fifteen tournaments, and recounting the memorable games in each. A chapter is devoted to the best and brightest players of the last seventy years.
50. Galileo in France
Original Scholarly Monograph
51. A Guy Walks Into a Bar
Did you hear the one about the bartender and the rabbi? If not, you’ll find it in this delightful book—along with hundreds of other jokes and funny stories, classic and brand-new—about the denizens of bars, pubs, and watering holes everywhere. Michael Lewis has gathered a wide range of the very best and funniest bar jokes, riddles, anecdotes, and quotations in this rib-tickling (and thirst-inducing) collection. Sure to be a favorite of tipplers of all stripes—and the teetotalers who drive them home—the book also includes bar bets, games, tricks, trivia, and more. Featuring classic “bartoons” opening each chapter, its nifty 5 x 7 trim size makes it a perfect party takealong or barside companion—right next to the cocktail shaker, the jar of olives—and Black Dog’s mega-bestselling New New York Bartender’s Guide.
52. The SAGE Encyclopedia of Social Science Research Methods
“The first encyclopedia to cover inclusively both quantitative and qualitative research approaches, this set provides clear explanations of 1,000 methodologies, avoiding mathematical equations when possible with liberal cross-referencing and bibliographies. Each volume includes a list of works cited, and the third contains a comprehensive index and lists of person names, organizations, books, tests, software, major concepts, surveys, and methodologies.”–“Reference that rocks,” American Libraries, May 2005.
53. Here, There, and Everywhere
Organized by ranking order from Number 1 to Number 100, this illustrated celebration of the best songs by the boys who revolutionized rock-and-roll includes expert commentary, historical context, interview material, and lots of great sidebars (including “best” lists from some of today’s pop music powerhouses). The authors are pop culture experts and lifelong Beatles aficionados whose enlightening commentary sheds new light on the subject. The book is profusely illustrated with great photos of the band at work and play, and all of the memorable album cover art that has come to represent a generation. Appendices include a complete song list, discography, videography, and bibliography, making it a one-stop source of Beatles facts and figures.
54. Inventing Global Ecology
Blue Jeans, MTV, Coca-Cola, And… Ecology? We don’t often think of conservation sciences as a U.S. export, but in the second half of the twentieth century an astounding array of scientists and ideas flowed out from the United States into the world, preaching the gospel of conservation-oriented ecology. Inventing Global Ecology grapples with how we should understand the development of global ecology in the twentieth century – a science that is held responsible for, literally, saving the world. Is the spread of ecology throughout the globe a subtle form of cultural imperialism, as some claim? Or is it a manifestation of an increasingly globalized world, where ideas, people, and things move about with greater freedom than ever before? Using India as the case study, Professor Michael Lewis considers the development of conservation policies and conservation sciences since the end of World War II and the role of United States scientists, ideas, and institutions in this process. Was India subject to a subtle form of Americanization, or did Indian ecologists develop their own agenda, their own science, and their own way of understanding (and saving) the natural world? Does nationality eve
55. Economics for Social Workers
This primer for social work students introduces the general definitions and concepts of economics and uses case studies in social work to develop applied knowledge. The case studies include stories of job training, substance abuse centers, counseling, therapy, child protective services, and services for the poor. The concluding chapters are devoted to topics directly related to social work: economics of poverty, health economics, household economics, the economics of labor, and government failure.
56. Operations Strategy
This new book provides a comprehensive and refreshing insight into the more advanced topic of operations strategy. It builds on concepts from strategic management, operations management, marketing, and human resources. A three-part organization covers the nature, content, and process of operations strategy. For practicing managers.
57. The Films of Harrison Ford
This chronicle of Harrison Ford’s life and career contains detailed analyses of each film, along with behind-the-scenes insights, casts, credits, original reviews, Ford’s comments, and hundreds of photos.
58. An Army of Women
Goldberg’s broad scope and use of both traditional and unusual sources—including folkways, poems, songs, and novels—allow readers to understand the movements both as part of a national framework and within the context of the state and local cultures that were their primary concern.
59. The Future Just Happened
An investigation of how new technology affects our lives. This book explores how digital technology and the Internet has changed the way we live. It argues that not only do we have the easiest access to more information than ever before, but that this has changed our attitudes to life.
60. The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
The strange, unlikely story of Silicon Valley is told through the life of one of it’s greatest achievers–Jim Clark, who founded Silicon Graphics and Netscape and may be on the verge of another trillion-dollar miracle company. Tour.
61. Becoming Apart
Focusing on the marginal region of Toyama, on the Sea of Japan, the author explores the interplay of central and regional authorities, local and national perceptions of rights, and the emerging political practices in Toyama and Tokyo that became part of the new political culture that took shape in Japan following the Meiji Restoration.
62. Altering Fate
Few people question the pervasive belief that early childhood exerts an inordinate power over adult achievements, relationships, and mental health. Once robbed of our potential by the inadequacies of our upbringing, the theory goes, we risk being trapped in maladaptive patterns and unfulfilling lives. But does early experience really seal our fate? Daring to challenge prevailing models of child development, this provocative book argues that what enables us to survive–and sets us free from our pasts–is our astonishing adaptability to change, shaped by the uniquely human attributes of consciousness, will, and desire.
64. Advanced Chemistry Through Diagrams
65. Pattern Search Methods for Linearly Constrained Minimization
Shame, the quintessential human emotion, received little attention during the years in which the central forces believed to be motivating us were identified as primitive instincts like sex and aggression. Now, redressing the balance, there is an explosion of interest in the self-conscious emotion. Much of our psychic lives involve the negotiation of shame, asserts Michael Lewis, internationally known developmental and clinical psychologist. Shame is normal, not pathological, though opposite reactions to shame underlie many conflicts among individuals and groups, and some styles of handling shame are clearly maladaptive. Illustrating his argument with examples from everyday life, Lewis draws on his own pathbreaking studies and the theory and research of many others to construct the first comprehensive and empirically based account of emotional development focused on shame. In this paperback edition, Michael Lewis adds a compelling new chapter on stigma in which he details the process in which stigmatization produces shame.
68. Data Analysis
This accessible introduction to data analysis focuses on the interpretation of statistical results, in particular those which come from nonexperimental social research. It will provide social science researchers with the tools necessary to select and evaluate statistical tests appropriate for their research question. Using a consistent data-set throughout the book to illustrate the various analytic techniques, Michael Lewis-Beck covers topics such as univariate statistics, measures of association, the statistical significance of the relationship between two variables, simple regression in which the dependent variable is influenced by a single independent variable, and multiple regression.
69. Lying and Deception in Everyday Life
“I speak the truth, not so much as I would, but as much as I dare….”– Montaigne “All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.'” — Tennessee Williams Truth and deception–like good and evil–have long been viewed as diametrically opposed and unreconcilable. Yet, few people can honestly claim they never lie. In fact, deception is practiced habitually in day-to-day life–from the polite compliment that doesn’t accurately relay one’s true feelings, to self-deception about one’s own motivations. What fuels the need for people to intricately construct lies and illusions about their own lives? If deceptions are unconscious, does it mean that we are not responsible for their consequences? Why does self-deception or the need for illusion make us feel uncomfortable? Taking into account the sheer ubiquity and ordinariness of deception, this interdisciplinary work moves away from the cut-and-dried notion of duplicity as evil and illuminates the ways in which deception can also be understood as a adaptive response to the demands of living with others. The book articulates the boundaries between unethical and adaptive deception demonstrating how some lies serve socially approved goals, while others provoke distrust and condemnation. Throughout, the volume focuses on the range of emotions–from feelings of shame, fear, or envy, to those of concern and compassion–that motivate our desire to deceive ourselves and others. Providing an interdisciplinary exploration of the widespread phenomenon of lying and deception, this volume promotes a more fully integrated understanding of how people function in their everyday lives. Case illustrations, humor and wit, concrete examples, and even a mock television sitcom script bring the ideas to life for clinical practitioners, behavioral scientists, and philosophers, and for students in these realms.
70. The Lexical Approach
THE LEXICAL APPROACH develops current thinking, synthesizing the best insights of previous theory, corpus linguistics, discourse analysis, and modern approaches to grammar.
71. Source Book for Teaching English as a Foreign Language
A resource book for English-teaching assistants.
72. Infant Stress and Coping
73. Mesoscale Acid Deposition Modeling Studies
74. Practical Techniques for Language Teaching
PRACTICAL TECHNIQUES is a highly practical, jargon-free basic teacher training handbook for new teachers of ESL/ELT.
75. Origins of Intelligence
Since the first edition of this volume was published in 1976, interest in the problem of intelligence in general and infant intelligence in particu lar has continued to grow. The response to the first edition was hearten ing: many readers found it a source of information for the diverse areas of study in infant intelligence. Because of the success of that volume, we have decided to issue a second edition. This edition is in many ways both similar to and different from the first. Its similarity lies in the fact that many of the themes and many of the contributors remain the same. Its difference can be found in the updating of old chapters and the addition of several new ones. Taken together, the chapters present a rounded picture of the cen tral issues in infant intelligence. Because the aim was to present a picture of the issues, no attempt, other than the selection of authors and themes, can be made to integrate these chapters into a single coherent whole. In large part, this reflects the diversity of study found in the area of early intellectual behavior. Rather than having a comprehensive theo ry of infant intelligence, the field abounds with a series of critical ques tions. To unite these chapters into some coherence, it will be necessary to articulate what these issues might be. Five major themes run through out the field of infant intelligence and thus through this volume.
76. Research in Social Problems and Public Policy
77. The Uncommon Child
How are we to understand the complex forces that shape human behavior? A variety of diverse perspectives, drawing upon studies of human behavioral ontogeny, as well as humanity’s evolutionary heri tage, seem to provide the best likelihood of success. It is in the attempt to synthesize such potentially disparate approaches to human devel opment into an integrated whole that we undertake this series on the Genesis of Behavior. In many respects, the incredible burgeoning of research in child development over the last decade or two seems like a thousand lines of inquiry spreading outward in an incoherent starburst of effort. The need exists to provide, on an ongoing basis, an arena of discourse within which the threads of continuity between those diverse lines of research on human development can be woven into a fabric of meaning and understanding. Scientists, scholars, and those who attempt to translate their efforts into the practical realities of the care and guidance of infants and children are the audience that we seek to reach. Each requires the opportunity to see-to the degree that our knowledge in given areas permits-various aspects of development in a coherent, integrated fashion. It is hoped that this series, which will bring together research on infant biology, developing infant capacities, animal models, the impact of social, cultural, and familial forces on development, and the distorted products of such forces under certain circumstances, will serve these important social and scientific needs.
78. Social Cognition and the Acquisition of Self
It is always enlightening to inquire about the origins of a research en deavor or a particular theoretical approach. Beginning with the observa tion of the mental life of the infant in 1962, Michael Lewis has contrib uted to the change in the view of the infant as an insensate mass of confusion to a complex and intellectual being. Anyone fortunate enough to have participated in the infancy research of the 1960s knows how exciting it was to have discovered in this small creature such a full and complex organism. More central to the origins of this work was the perception of the infant as an interactive, not a reactive, organism, and as one who influenced its social environment and constructed its cogni tive life, not one who just passively received information. Other areas of psychology had already begun to conceptualize the organism as active and interactive, even while developmental psychologists still clung to either simple learning paradigms, social reinforcement theories, or reflex ive theories. Even though Piaget had proposed an elaborate interactive theory, it was not until the late 1960s that his beliefs were fully im plemented into developmental theory and practice. A concurrent trend was the increase of concern with mother-infant interactions (Ainsworth, 1969; Bowlby, 1969; Goldberg & Lewis, 1969; Lewis & Goldberg, 1969) which provided the impetus for the study of social and emotional as well as cognitive development.
79. The Culture of Inequality
This books central thesis is that the national faith in individual initiative and free opportunity has become a breeding ground for guilt about our own limited successes and prejudice against all who exhibit signs of failure.
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