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Talkin’ Big: How an Iowa Farm Boy Beat the Odds to Found and Lead One of th…



“Smokin’ cigars and talkin’ big,” is a favorite tongue-in-cheek phrase, if not pastime, of Iowa farm boy turned commodities tycoon and former Refco chairman Tom Dittmer. The futures business in 1970s Chicago was like the Wild West, and Dittmer was a maverick and gunslinger with the best (and worst) of them. In a place and time like no other in business history, Dittmer was smack in the middle, pushing, shoving, and above all, persevering.

Raised by a single mother, young Dittmer had barely…

Blood In The Cage

Pub Date : 2010-01-05 | Author : L. Jon Wertheim | Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN 10 : 9780547347226
ISBN 13 : 0547347227

Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seduct..

We Are The Dinosaurs

Pub Date : 2017-03-21 | Author : Laurie Berkner | Publisher : Simon and Schuster

ISBN 10 : 9781481464635
ISBN 13 : 1481464639

Dinosaurs eat, rest, roar, and march, making the earth flat...

Glam An Eyewitness Account

Pub Date : 2005-11-14 | Author : Mick Rock | Publisher : Omnibus Press

ISBN 10 : 9781783230259
ISBN 13 : 1783230258

“Glam was about make-up, mirrors and androgyny. It was narcissistic, obsessive, decadent and subversive. It was bohemian, but also strangely futuristic. It was Oscar Wilde meets ..

Junie B Jones 28 Book Series

Pub Date : 2018-08 | Author : Barbara Park | Publisher :

ISBN 10 : 1643102834
ISBN 13 : 9781643102832

Barbara Park's NYT bestselling chapter book series has kept kids laughing and reading for over 20 years. With over 60 million copies in print, the books now have a bright new look ..

The Lying Days

Pub Date : 2012-03-15 | Author : Nadine Gordimer | Publisher : A&C Black

ISBN 10 : 9781408833001
ISBN 13 : 140883300X

Nadine Gordimer's first novel, published in 1953, tells the story of Helen Shaw, daughter of white middle-class parents in a small gold-mining town in South Africa. As Helen comes ..

Is Work Killing You

Pub Date : 2013-02-02 | Author : Dr. David Posen | Publisher : House of Anansi

ISBN 10 : 9781770892767
ISBN 13 : 1770892761

From the bestselling author of The Little Book of Stress Relief comes the definitive guide to treating — and eliminating — excessive stress in the workplace. Dr. David Posen, a..

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