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Shortlisted for the Political Book Awards 2013 International Affairs Book of the Year. GANG OF ONE is the remarkable true story of one man's journey from a Glasgow orphanage to a notorious gang-­infested prison in Texas. Driven by his desire to return to his son in England and haunted by the increasingly frustrating search for his missing daughter, Gary Mulgrew attempts the impossible task of surviving the prison's gang culture. Told with wit and humanity, GANG OF ONE shows a man constantly confronted by the moral and physical challenges of prison life, where everyone is encouraged to turn their back and 'see nuthin". Gary's choice - to walk away and let a man die, or intervene and lose the chance to get home - makes GANG OF ONE a book as unforgettable as it is enthralling.­Review'A compelling new account of two blood-­splattered years spent at the hands of America's penal system'. -- Mail On Sunday 'An entertaining read'. -- Guardian 'An eye-­opening account of US . . .

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Juan March nació en 1880 en una familia de comerciantes de un pueblo de Mallorca. Cuando murió en 1962 era uno de los hombres más ricos del mundo. Su vertiginoso enriquecimiento le hizo estar desde muy pronto en boca de jueces, políticos y periodistas. Su posterior salto a la política le sometió al escrutinio público de manera ya irremediable. Se presentó como un "hijo del pueblo", hecho a sí mismo, ejemplo de un capitalismo moderno frente a las clases tradicionales. Rompió moldes, fue acusado de contrabando ante los tribunales y de delitos de sangre entre sus convecinos. Fue perseguido por la Dictadura de Primo de Rivera y también por la República, que lo encarceló. Financió a los militares sublevados en julio de 1936, conspiró luego desde Lisboa con los monárquicos y defendió la aproximación a Gran Bretaña. Su último gran negocio, la quiebra y adquisición de la Barcelona Traction, recibió el amparo del Tesoro británico y el apoyo del ministro Juan Antonio Suanzes. En 1955 creó . . .

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Ferran Adrià is arguably the greatest culinary revolutionary of our time. Hailed as a genius and a prophet by fellow chefs, worshipped (if often misunderstood) by critics and lay diners alike, Adrià is imitated and paid homage to in professional kitchens, and in more than a few private ones, all over the world. In his lively close-­up portrait of Adrià, award-­winning food writer Colman Andrews traces this groundbreaking chef 's rise from resort- hotel dishwasher to culinary deity, and the evolution of El Bulli from a German-­owned beach bar into the establishment voted annually by an international jury to be "the world's best restaurant.­" With a new afterword for the paperback edition, brings to life the most exciting food movement of our time and illuminates the ways in which Adrià has forever altered our understanding and appreciation of food and cooking.

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In 1987, Lou Pritchett, the vice president of sales at Procter & Gamble, had a radical idea. He phoned Sam Walton and invited the visionary chairman of Wal-­Mart on a two-­day canoe trip. There on the South Fork River in Arkansas, Lou made Sam and offer no profit-­minded person could refuse: the chance to forge a partnership between the two colossal firms.

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Since it was founded in 2003, Good African Coffee has helped thousands of farmers earn a decent living, send their children to school and escape a spiral of debt and dependence. Africa has received over $1 trillion in aid over the last fifty years and yet despite these huge inflows, the continent remains mired in poverty, disease and systemic corruption. In, as Andrew Rugasira recounts the very personal story of his company and the challenges that he has faced - and overcome - as an African entrepreneur, he provides a tantalising glimpse of what Africa could be, and argues that trade has achieved what years of aid have failed to deliver. This is a book about Africa taking its destiny in its own hands, and dictating the terms of its future.

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This engrossing biography of Kentucky Fried Chicken/KFC founder Harland Sanders tells a uniquely American story of a dirt-­poor striver with unlimited ambition who launched one of the world's most successful brands—­and then ended up as a mere symbol for the corporation that bought him out.

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The story of Mal Coven the family man, the businessman, and the entrepreneur for whom retirement from the Biway has meant pursuing original entrepreneurial ideas— as well as brushing up against and corresponding with celebrities Barbara Walters, Larry King, Nancy Sinatra, Jackie Mason, Bud Selig, Mort Zuckerman, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and others. Coven reveals the secrets behind his and Abe Fish’s founding and development of the Biway, a hugely successful discount chain that predated the coming of Wal-­Mart to Canada. During their 28-­year tenure, the Biway grew to 249 stores across eight provinces, delivering quality merchandise at low markups and low prices never before seen in a chain store in the country. Interwoven throughout are stories of the author’s many passions, including breakfasts with "the Knights of the Round Bagel,­" following the Toronto Blue Jays, and cultivating his taste for smoked meat, hot dogs, and other fun foods. "Mal Coven is 'The Determinator'— a man who . . .

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Karren Brady’s 10 Rules for Success are the secret to getting ahead for working women everywhere! Combining advice on how to balance a family and career with tips on how to embrace ambition, this short guide boils down Karren’s advice for women everywhere into a manageable list of ten key rules for work and life that have helped her become successful, independent and Britain’s best-­known business woman. These ten rules reflect Karren’s belief that being a successful woman isn’t about aiming for the mythical ‘having it all’, it’s about working what you want, aiming high and digging in your heels. “Over my working life, I have learnt that certain skills, habits and attributes are essential to achieving success. You will not instantly master them all. It will take time and practice. But if you follow these ten rules – and importantly keep trying to follow them – you will get very far along the road to where you want to go. That I can promise you.­” Karren Brady Karren Brady’s 10 . . .

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Based on interviews with colleagues, friends, and enemies, this biography tells the story of how a man without money, experience, or connections became a real estate legend. A visionary and risk taker, Trammell Crow is presented in the book as the pioneer of speculative real estate development, noted for spawning a generation of industry leaders.

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Jannie Mouton is one of South Africas greatest success stories. Here is the inside story of how he started PSG from scratch after getting fired at age 48 and turned it into a triumphant success in 15 years. Today it has interests in companies with a market capitalisation of R61 billion. In this book Jannie Mouton talks openly about what went on behind the scenes even the most controversial events, such as the Pioneer Foods cartel saga. With his typical honesty and humour, he freely shares his business and investment advice. Losing is not a word in Jannie Moutons vocabulary.

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