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Smith, Hedrick

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Most widely held works by Hedrick Smith
The new Russians by Hedrick Smith( Book )

43 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 3,401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the 2nd Russian Revolution
The Russians by Hedrick Smith( Book )

20 editions published between 1976 and 1989 in 7 languages and held by 2,763 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An intimate and personal account of contemporary life in Russia. Author examines the life-styles and aspirations of every level of Russian society
The power game : how Washington works by Hedrick Smith( Book )

54 editions published between 1987 and 1997 in 4 languages and held by 2,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An analysis of how the American political system works, describes key players in action, and the new breed of winner with new sets of rules
Is Wal-Mart good for America? by PBS HOME VIDEO( Visual )

20 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 1,715 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines Wal-Mart's importation of Chinese goods into the United States. Discusses that while some economists credit Wal-Mart's focus on low costs with helping contain U.S. inflation, others charge that the company is the main force driving the massive overseas shift to China in the production of American consumer goods, resulting in hundreds of thousands of lost jobs and a lower standard of living in the U.S
Rethinking America by Hedrick Smith( Book )

15 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 1,525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In revealing portraits, Smith contrasts how American CEOs think at giants such as GM, Boeing, Motorola, compared to CEOs at Germany's Daimler-Benz and Deutsche Bank or at Japan's Toyota or Mitsubishi. He discloses how differently decisions are made and power is wielded in the corporate boardrooms of America, Germany, and Japan. He shows us what workers think and do in these rival economies and how the lives of workers at companies such as Ford and Motorola were transformed once management began rethinking its approach. Education is where the race begins. Smith contrasts what American grade school teachers emphasize, compared with the skills and values taught elsewhere. He shows how businessmen in Germany and Japan cooperate with educators in creating programs to prepare "mid-kids"--average high school students--for solid careers and how innovative American communities are developing similar strategies
Who stole the American dream? by Hedrick Smith( Book )

13 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 1,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recounts how the American dream has been dismantled over the past forty years by legislative, electoral, and corporate decisions that have compromised the middle class and minimized individual economic and political power
The most dangerous man in America Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon papers( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 1971, Daniel Ellsberg, a high-level Pentagon official and Vietnam War strategist, concludes that the war is based on decades of lies and leaks 7,000 pages of top secret documents to the New York Times, making headlines around the world. ... one man's profound change of heart created a landmark struggle involving America's newspapers, its president, and the Supreme Court--a political thriller whose events led directly to Watergate, Nixon's resignation, and the end of the Vietnam War."--Container
Can you afford to retire? by PBS HOME VIDEO( Visual )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The baby boomer generation is headed for a shock as it hits retirement: boomers will be long on life expectancy but short on income. In addition to Social Security, the pillars of retirement income for Americans have been either lifetime corporate pensions or employee-contribution plans such as 401Ks. But both retirement strategies are in trouble. Buffeted by pension cuts, corporate bankruptcies, and the 2001-2002 stock market crash, most boomers now expect to be working into their retirement years."--Container
The Media and the Gulf War( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tax me if you can?( Visual )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The tax shelter was one of corporate America's biggest hidden profit centers in recent years. Shelters have become so lucrative that some experts estimate as much as $50 billion is lost to the U.S. Treasury each year. And ordinary taxpayers wind up footing the bill. Frontline correspondent Hedrick Smith provides an inside look at how big corporations and wealthy individuals cut their taxes with intricate, hidden, and abusive tax shelters and investigates the role of blue chip accounting firms in these secret deals."--Container
Bigger than Enron( Visual )

23 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The collapse of Enron caused many to question the watchdog system designed to protect investors. But Enron and Arthur Andersen are the tip of the iceberg. In the late 1990s, Enron was just one of the more than 400 corporations forced to dramatically restate their value because of accounting lapses, failures or fraud. Now, FRONTLINE examines an oversight system gone soft"--Container
The Elected presidency and congress by Hedrick Smith( Visual )

14 editions published between 1988 and 2010 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an environment increasingly dominated by network ratings and tabloid-driven stories, the line between journalism and entertainment is blurred. In this program, correspondent Hedrick Smith goes behind the hype and the headlines to show how the media affect the national agenda and the standards of political debate
The Uninsured forty-four million forgotten Americans( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Corporate cost-cutting, downsizing, temporary employment, and other business imperatives are making today's pricey health insurance either unavailable or unaffordable for 44 million Americans-of which 85 percent are in working families. With employers cutting back on offering insurance and with shrinking access to charity care as hospitals face their own funding shortfalls, where can America's uninsured turn for healthcare? In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith reports on how states such as California, Texas, and Tennessee are dealing with the desperate needs of the uninsured and their children
Reagan, the man, the President by Hedrick Smith( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in 6 languages and held by 239 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van de Amerikaanse president en ex-filmster (geb. 1911)
The Chronically ill pain, profit, and managed care( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Currently, three-quarters of all U.S. healthcare dollars are spent on 100 million people with chronic illnesses and conditions. Can a cost-conscious healthcare system continue to help them? Hedrick Smith questions whether the chronically ill will be able to obtain the high-quality, long-term care they need in the years to come. Special reports focus on cases of patients with cancer, victims of stroke and heart disease, and children with congenital illnesses, comparing their treatment by commercial HMOs with the diagnoses and recommendations of independent experts
The heart of the nation( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This program explores the central values of Japan, Germany, and the U.S. and focuses on what drives each of these societies. America's hallmark is individualism; Japan's the pre-eminence of the group; in America, freedom and diversity are primary values; in Japan, conformity and a powerful sense of nationalism prevail. Germany stands between the two, asserting individualism but striving, more than the U.S., for social harmony and consensus. The program shows how education is a metaphor for the contrasts in the three societies"--Container
Teen violence( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part one of this program reports on how the Allience of Concerned Men in Washington, D.C. managed to stop a gang war that was destroying the Benning Terrace neighborhood. The second part shows how the Los Hermanos youth crime prevention program of the Oregon State Penitentiary helps teenagers from falling into a life of crime
Spying on the home front( Visual )

4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Frontline addresses an issue of major consequence for all Americans: Is the Bush administration's domestic war on terrorism jeopardizing our civil liberties? Reporter Hedrick Smith presents new material on how the National Security Agency's domestic surveillance program works and examines clashing viewpoints on whether the president has violated the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and infringed on constitutional protections."--Website
The Idealistic HMO can good care survive the market?( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

America's managed care system was designed to provide coordinated preventive and long-term healthcare better than individual doctors could in yesterday's fragmented fee-for-service system. Have HMOs lived up to that promise? In this program, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith investigates Kaiser Permanente-the largest nonprofit HMO in the U.S.-and its social mission of lifetime care. Although it has pioneered improvements such as mass screening for colon cancer and special team care for patients with diabetes and HIV, Kaiser Permanente has also drawn fire for unpopular cost-cutting measures and for allegedly neglecting needy communities
The Quality gap medicine's secret killer( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2005 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experts agree that poor medical practice and medical errors are the most costly element of the American healthcare system. Pulitzer Prize-winning journal Hedrick Smith examines New York's tough performance reports on doctors doing open-heart surgery; profiles a pioneering effort by a VA hospital in Kentucky to confront medical errors; and shows breakthrough quality improvement drives in northern New England and Utah
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The new Russians
Alternative Names
Hedrick Smith American journalist

Hedrick Smith Brits journalist

Shih-mi-ssu, Ho

Smit, Hedriḳ

Smith, H.

Smith, Hedrick

Smith, Hedrick Laurence, 1933-

Smith, Hedrick R.

Хедрик Смит

סמית, הדריק

هيدريك سميث

スミス, ヘドリック

English (250)

French (15)

Chinese (12)

German (9)

Japanese (6)

Russian (6)

Dutch (3)

Italian (1)

Korean (1)

The RussiansThe power game : how Washington worksIs Wal-Mart good for America?Rethinking AmericaThe Media and the Gulf War