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Patrick Robert Chovanec is an American chief strategist at Silvercrest Asset Management, and an adjunct professor at the School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
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Huck Finn's America
Mark Twain and the Era That Shaped His Masterpiece
Andrew Levy - 2014-12-30
Patrick Chovanec
@podmanic @DoremusSchafer This book does a very good job of it.      source
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A Piece of the Action
How the Middle Class Joined the Money Class
Joseph Nocera - 1995-11-29 (first published in 1994)
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Discover the fascinating story of how credit cards and mutual funds completely transformed the financial world in this gripping book by a renowned business journalist. Learn how these inventions turned the traditional banking system on its head and forever changed the way we approach investing and managing our finances.
Patrick Chovanec
I often criticize polemicists who I think add no value. So I should recommend writers who I think do add value. Read @opinion_joe (Joe Nocera)'s book "A Piece of the Action". An excellent history of how today's financial industry came to be.      source
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God's Wolf
The Life of the Most Notorious of All Crusaders
2017-08-08 (first published in 2016)
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BRAND NEW, Exactly same ISBN as listed, Please double check ISBN carefully before ordering....
Patrick Chovanec
This was a good non-fiction book about Reynald de Chatillon, one of the characters in the novel. I enjoyed reading it before visiting his castles of Kerak and Montreal in Jordan.      source
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Destiny of the Republic
A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President
Candice Millard - 2011-09-20
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Explore the incredible life of James Garfield, one of America's most extraordinary presidents, who rose from poverty to become a celebrated scholar, Civil War hero, congressman and president. In this New York Times bestselling work, author Candice Millard tells the dramatic story of Garfield's assassination by a deranged office-seeker, and the bitter struggles over power that followed. Meticulously researched and driven by intimate human focus, The Destiny of the Republic is an epic history of a forgotten chapter of American history.
Patrick Chovanec
@Prism_Metanews It's a very interesting story, well told in Candice Millard's popular book about Garfield's assassination:      source
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Why We Buy
The Science of Shopping--Updated and Revised for the Internet, the Global Consumer, and Beyond
Paco Underhill - 2000-06-02 (first published in 1999)
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Discover the secrets behind our shopping habits with this eye-opening report on consumer culture. Based on extensive field research, this book delves into the struggle for control between retailers, marketers, and savvy shoppers in malls, department stores, and supermarkets across America. "A Sherlock Holmes for retailers," the author sheds light on the method behind our shopping madness.
Patrick Chovanec
Many of the better designed ones do. There’s a whole book about this kind of stuff called “Why We Buy: The Science of Shopping” and I highly recommend it.      source
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Man's Search for Meaning
Viktor E. Frankl - 2006-06-01 (first published in 1959)
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Discover how to find meaning in suffering and move forward with renewed purpose by exploring the riveting memoir of a psychiatrist who survived Nazi death camps. In this influential book, based on his own experience and the stories of his patients, the author argues that we cannot avoid suffering but we can choose how to cope with it and find meaning in it through his theory of logotherapy. This book is a must-read for anyone searching for significance in the act of living.
Patrick Chovanec
@JohnDelightChou Excellent book.      source
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Nine Lives Over the North Atlantic
Kerry McCauley - 2020-07-27
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Embark on a thrilling adventure with a veteran international ferry pilot as he navigates perilous circumstances, including fuel system malfunctions over the Atlantic and engine failures in thunderstorms. Kerry McCauley’s daring and insatiable quest for danger led him to put international smuggler and bank robber on his resume. From mishaps to catastrophes, McCauley's harrowing account will leave you on the edge of your seat, wondering how he survived it all. This is destined to be a true aviation classic.
Patrick Chovanec
There’s a guy who wrote a whole book about doing it for a living. It was an interesting read.      source
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Blood and Daring
How Canada Fought the American Civil War and Forged a Nation
John Boyko - 2013-05-28
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Discover how Canada's Confederation was shaped by the pressures of the American Civil War in Blood and Daring. Historian John Boyko sheds light on Canada's deep connection to the war, from Canadians fighting in every major battle to supplying arms to the South. With engaging stories and new perspectives from previously untapped sources, Boyko explores how Canada's political climate created a more unified nation that successfully opposed American expansion. Blood and Daring offers a fascinating interpretation of history that will appeal to all readers interested in the North American context of the Civil War and Canada's identity.
Patrick Chovanec
I'm reading "Blood and Daring" by John Boyko, a fascinating book about Canada's role in the American Civil War, and how it shaped Canada's history.      source
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Beijing Jeep
A Case Study Of Western Business In China
Jim Mann - 1997-03-28
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Explore the history of Western businesses trying to sell their products in China during the late 1970s with "Beijing Jeep." This cautionary tale showcases the stormy romance between American business and Chinese communism through the experiences of American Motors and its operation in China. Follow the misjudged business climate, the Chinese's ability to outcapitalized the capitalists, and the larger-than-life joint venture that was Beijing Jeep. This updated version of the book, picked as one of Fortune Magazine's "75 Smartest Books We Know," is a must-read for those interested in China's economic history.
Patrick Chovanec
Jeep was one of the very first US companies to enter China, a fascinating story documented in James Mann’s book “Beijing Jeep”.      source
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The Grid
The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future
Gretchen Bakke - 2016-07-26
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Discover the exciting story of America's power grid - how it came to be, where it is now, and how it must adapt for a cleaner energy future. The grid is a complex and quintessentially American artifact that mirrors our nation's history of expansion, bold vision, and improvisation. Drawing on cultural anthropology, this book explores the dynamic moments and stable ones, all while examining the new challenges that America's energy infrastructure now faces. With wit and insight, the author reveals how visionaries, bureaucrats, and communities must come together to tackle the grid's flaws and reimagine it for the twenty-first century.
Patrick Chovanec
@jorge_guajardo It’s an interesting book.      source
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