Описание: A historical mystery featuring the witty and wily Mary Handley, the first woman detective in Brooklyn, as she tries to prove herself in a man's world while solving a high profile murder. Mary Handley is a not your typical late-nineteenth century lady. She's fiery, clever, daring--and she's not about to conform to the gender norms of the day. Not long after being fired from her job at the hat factory for insubordinate behavior, Mary finds herself at the murder scene of Charles Goodrich, the brother of a prominent alderman and former bookkeeper of Thomas Edison. When Mary proves her acumen as a sleuth, she is hired by the Brooklyn police department--as the city's first female policewoman--to solve the crime. The top brass of the department expect her to fail, but Mary has other plans. As she delves into the mystery, she finds herself questioning the likes of J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison, and Nikola Tesla. Mary soon discovers the key to solving the case goes well beyond finding a murderer and depends on her ability to unearth the machinations of the city's most prominent and respected public figures, men who will go to great lengths to protect their secrets. Much like Mr. Churchill's Secretary and Maisie Dobbs, Second Street Station presents a portrait of a world plunging into modernity through the eyes of a clever female sleuth. Mary Handley is an unforgettable protagonist whose wit, humor, and charm will delight readers from the very first page.
Описание: "Lovely and surprising . . . This delightful book is about finance, creative genius, workplace harmony, and luck."--Fortune
"Enchanting,"--New York Times
"I love this book I think it is brilliant."--Ed Catmull, cofounder and president of Pixar Animation, president of Disney Animation, and coauthor of the bestseller Creativity Inc.
The revelatory saga of Pixar's rocky start and improbable success
After Steve Jobs was dismissed from Apple in the early 1990s, he turned his attention to a little-known graphics company he owned called Pixar. One day, out of the blue, Jobs called Lawrence Levy, a Harvard-trained lawyer and executive to whom he had never spoken before. He hoped to persuade Levy to help him pull Pixar back from the brink of failure.
This is the extraordinary story of what happened next: how Jobs and Levy concocted and pulled off a highly improbable plan that transformed Pixar into one of Hollywood's greatest success stories. Levy offers a masterful, firsthand account of how Pixar rose from humble beginnings, what it was like to work so closely with Jobs, and how Pixar's story offers profound lessons that can apply to many aspects of our lives.
"Part business book and part thriller--a tale that's every bit as compelling as the ones Pixar tells in its blockbuster movies. It's also incredibly inspirational, a story about a team that took big risks and reaped the rewards . . . I loved this book and could not put it down."--Dan Lyons, best-selling author of Disrupted
"A natural storyteller, Levy offers an inside look at the business and a fresh, sympathetic view of Jobs."--Success Magazine
An Amazon Best Book of 2016 in Business & Leadership - A top pick on Fortune's Favorite Booksof 2016 - A 2017 Axiom Business Book Award winner in Memoir/Biography
Автор: Levy Lawrence Название: To Pixar and Beyond ISBN: 1786070812 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781786070814 Издательство: Неизвестно Рейтинг: Цена: 3567 р. Наличие на складе: Невозможна поставка.
Описание: The true story of how a seemingly down-and-out company made Steve Jobs an overnight billionaire
Автор: Levy, Lawrence H. Название: Second Street Station(Lib)(Cd) ISBN: 1101890614 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781101890615 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 4103 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Автор: Levy Lawrence H. Название: Brooklyn on Fire: A Mary Handley Mystery ISBN: 0553418947 ISBN-13(EAN): 9780553418941 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 1436 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
Описание: Brooklyn's most witty and daring detective risks everything to solve a dangerous triple-murder case
After closing a case with the Brooklyn Police Department, Mary Handley is determined to become an official detective in her own right. And when Emily Worsham shows up at her new office-- convinced her uncle John Worsham was murdered and desperate for answers--Mary's second assignment begins. As she investigates the curious circumstances surrounding John's death, Mary soon finds herself entangled in a high-stakes family scandal, a series of interconnected murders, political corruption, untrustworthy sources, and an unexpected romance with a central member of New York's elite. Featuring historic figures like Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and the Vanderbilt family, Brooklyn on Fire takes Mary on a wild journey from New York City to North Carolina to uncover not only the truth of one man's death, but to unravel the mystery in three murders - with links tied perilously close to her own personal world.
Автор: Levy, Lawrence H. Название: Brooklyn On Fire (Lib)(Cd) ISBN: 1101924411 ISBN-13(EAN): 9781101924419 Издательство: Random House (USA) Цена: 4103 р. Наличие на складе: Поставка под заказ.
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