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A Rebel Tycoon, Heinemann, 1993, pp659.
in a Fine
"This is an account of the life and career of the entrepreneur, Tiny Rowland, the head of Lonrho and the owner of
It is a story of empire-building, unresolved mystery, commercial
skulduggery, financial acumen, and confrontations with a succession of governments in Europe, America and Africa. The book reflects not only the fortunes of an individualist, but the ambitions, machinations and limitations of an array of power-brokers in the City, Whitehall, Wall Street and elsewhere in the world."
The Inside Story, Michael Joseph, 1988, pp278.
a VG+ dust
Branson’s meteoric career.
Burnett R G Through the Mill, Epworth, 1945, pp226. Inscription. Hb. VG-. Slight wear to the covers. A biography of Joseph Rank. £3.95
Clark Ronald W
The Man Who Made the Future, Macdonald & Jane’s, 1977, pp256.
in a VG+
biography of the inventor of the light bulb and phonograph.
Collier, Peter and Horowitz, David
An American Epic, Collins, 1988, pp496 plus 88
The story of the Ford car family dynasty.
Davies, Hunter The Eddie Stobart Story, Harper Collins, 2002, pp364 plus p16 of illustrations. Pb. Very Good. "The world's greatest haulier - a rags-to-riches tale of British entrepreneurialism." £1.95
My Life & Work,
Heinemann, 1924, pp289. First
published in 1922.
Rubbing and general wear to the covers,
particularly down the spine.
to the pages.
autobiography of Henry Ford written in collaboration with Samuel
Never Look Backwards, Adventure
in business being the memoirs of a business executive, printed privately, 1968,
pp128. Large format.
in a Fair
wrapper. Gasson was with the
Metal Box Co and Johnson and Johnson.
Heyworth: A Memoir, Unilever, 1985, pp71. No
dw. VG. Heyworth was chairman of Unilever from 1947-1960.
This monograph consists of a series of brief tributes from those
associated with various aspects of his career.
Glynn, Jenifer Prince of Publishers:
A Biography of the Great Victorian Publisher, George
Allison & Busby, 1986, pp232.
Good in a
Smith founded the publishing house of Smith & Elder. He was a self-made millionaire and a friend of Bronte,
Thackeray, Mrs Gaskell, George Eliot, John Ruskin and Leslie Stephen.
Hall, Richard My Life with Tiny:
A Biography of Tiny Roland, Faber and Faber, 1987, pp257.
in a Fine
Traces Tiny Roland’s
career from his birth in a centre for enemy aliens in India, through
his successes with Lonhro and his unsuccessful fight for Harrods.
Harris T R Arthur Woolf, The Cornish Engineer 1766 – 1837, BB, 1966, pp112. Pb. Fair. Slight creasing & wear to the edges of the covers. £7.50
Iacocca, Lee Iacocca: An Autobiography,
Sidgwick & Jackson, 1985, pp352. VG+/VG. At Ford Iacocca introduced the
Mustang and rose to be president only to be fired by Henry Ford.
He then took over at Chrysler where he rescued the company from
Jacobs, Joseph J The
Anatomy of an Entrepreneur: Family,
Culture and Ethics,
Macdonald, 1991, pp274.
VG+ in a
Founder of the Jacobs Engineering Group, a USA chemical engineering
"A warm and engrossing tale of four decades of building a billion dollar engineering firm from the ground up.
Jacobs recounts both his disheartening failures and his stunning successes."
Man in the
in a Very
John Spedan Lewis 1885-1963:
John Lewis, 1985, pp222. VG
in a VG
centenary tribute to John Spedan Lewis by some of his contemporaries.
Against My Better Judgement:
Adventures in the City and in the Book Trade, Sinclair-Stevenson, 1994,
Good+ in a
wrapper. Terry Maher founded Pentos in 1972 and was responsible for
establishing the Dillons chain of bookstores.
Miller, Russell The House of Getty, BCA/Michael Joseph, 1986, pp362. Hb. Fine/Fine. A biography of the eccentric oil billionaire John Paul Getty. £3.95
Pauli, Herta E Alfred Nobel:
Dynamite King - Architect of Peace, Nicholson & Watson, 1947,
VG with some yellowing and
foxing of pages. A comprehensive
Philips, Frederick 45 Years with Philips:
Autobiography of Frederick Philips, Blandford Press, 1978, pp280 plus 45
in a VG+
Frederick’s father and uncle founded Philips.
His own autobiography covers the period 1930 - 1975.
Ten Year Stint, Cassell,
London, 1972, pp342.
VG in a VG
The dust wrapper
has been internally repaired at the head of the spine.
Lord Roben's account of his 10 years as Chairman of the National Coal Board from 1961 to
Rolt L T C Landscape
with Machines: An Autobiography, Longman, 2nd impression of 1st edition
1971, pp230 plus pp16 of illustrations. Inscription.
Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Canals: An Autobiography, Allen Lane,
1987, pp188. Inscription.
Hb. VG/VG; Landscape with Figures: The Final Part of his Autobiography,
Alan Sutton, 1st edition 1992, pp188. Inscription.
All three volumes of Tom Rolt’s autobiography: £48.50
Sieff, Marcus Don't Ask the Price: The Memoirs of the President of Marks & Spencer, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986, pp260 plus 21 b/w illustrations. Hb. VG/VG. Lord Sieff's autobiography. £3.95
Sloan, Alfred P My Years with General
Motors, Sidgwick & Jackson, 1986, pp472.
There is a
tiny tear in
Motors from a sprawling loosely organised company into the
largest private company in the world.
Thompson, Peter and Delano, Anthony
A Portrait of Power, Bantam Press, 1988, p256.
in a VG
library stamp on
the copyright page but no other evidence of
library ownership. “The
definitive unauthorised biography of a truly extraordinary man.”
Unwin, Sir Stanley The Truth about a
Unwin, 1960, pp465.
in a VG
The memoirs of Stanley Unwin of Allen & Unwin.
Wang A N Lessons: An Autobiography, Addison Wesley, 1986, pp250. With Eugene Linden. Hb. VG/VG. The story of the founder of Wang Computers. £4.95
Watson, Thomas J Jr. and Petrie, Peter
Father, Son & Co.
My Life at IBM and Beyond, Bantam, 1990, pp468.
in a Fine
wrapper. The autobiography of
the man behind the modern IBM. £4.95
Worthy, James C William C. Norris: Portrait of a Maverick, Founder of Control Data Corporation, Ballinger (Harper and Row), Boston, 1987, pp259. VG in a VG- dust wrapper. The dust wrapper shows signs of wear around edges. The story of CDC. £5.95