Authors & Academics

Thomas V. DiBacco

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Author of Made in the U.S.A.
Thomas V. DiBacco has had a distinguished career in teaching (U.S. History, U.S. Social History, and History of Business, Technology, and the Economy) and as a consultant to governmental and private organizations. He is the author of numerous books and articles in scholarly journals and newspapers. He retired in 1999.

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John H. Munro

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Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Toronto
John H. Munro is a Professor Emeritus of Economics from the University of Toronto. He is in retirement but continues to offer two yearly undergraduate courses in European economic history.

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Robert E. Parker

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Co-author of Building American Cities

Robert E. Parker (Ph.D. University of Texas) is a full professor of sociology at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, where he has taught and researched since 1989. In addition to Building American Cities, he is the author of Flesh Peddlers and Warm Bodies: The Temporary Help Industry and Its Workers (Rutgers, 1994). He has authored around 65 other articles, chapters, and book reviews, most of which are on urban sociology and the sociology of work.

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Boone Pickens

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Author of The Luckiest Guy in the World
Thomas Boone Pickens founded Mesa Petroleum in 1956, and formed Altair Oil and Gas Company (which explored oil in Canada) in 1959. By the 1980s acquiring other companies had become more profitable than oil exploration, with his skill in identifying undervalued companies and making a profit when the markets recognized their value. Mr. Pickens is a respected spokesman for business and industry.

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David Vogel

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Author of Fluctuating Fortunes

David Vogel is a professor at the Haas School of Business and the Department of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of six books (including Fluctuating Fortunes: The Political Power of Business in America, and National Styles of Business Regulation: A Case Study of Environmental Policy) and numerous articles on government-business relations. He received a B.A. from Queens College, City of New York, and a Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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