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Farber, David R.

Works: 38 works in 180 publications in 1 language and 14,448 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Bibliography  Television programs 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: E841, 973.92
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Most widely held works by David R Farber
Chicago '68 by David R Farber( Book )

28 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... Chicago '68 reconstructs the 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago--an epochal moment in American cultural and political history. By drawing on a wide range of sources, Farber tells and retells the story of the protests in three different voices, from the perspectives of the major protagonists--the Yippies, the National Mobilization to End the War, and Mayor Richard J. Daley and his police. He brilliantly recreates all the excitement and drama, the violently charged action and language of this period of crisis, giving life to the whole set of cultural experiences we call "the sixties."--Publishers description
The Columbia guide to America in the 1960s by David R Farber( Book )

11 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 1,452 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to the 1960s, providing a brief overview of the decade; ten essays that examine some of the most significant issues of the era; alphabetically arranged entries that look at some of the most notable people, events, and movements of the sixties; relevant facts, figures, and opinions; a brief chronology; and an annotated bibliography
The age of great dreams : America in the 1960s by David R Farber( Book )

15 editions published between 1994 and 2013 in English and held by 1,123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this absorbing new book, David Farber gives us the history of our collective and individual memories of the 1960s: the brilliant colors of revolt and rapture, of flames and raised fists, of napalm and tear gas, of people desperate to make history even as others fought fiercely to stop them. More than thirty years after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, this book grounds our understanding of the terrible events of that era by linking them to our country's grand projects of previous decades: the forging of a national system of social provision in the New Deal; our new agenda as global superpower after World War II; the creation of the national security state; and the maturation of a national consumer-driven mass-mediated marketplace. Farber's account, based on years of research in archives and oral histories as well as in the historical literature, deals in full not only with nation building in Vietnam, the 1964 Civil Rights Act, the 1965 Watts riot, and the War on Poverty, but with the entertainment business, the drug culture, and much more
Taken hostage : the Iran hostage crisis and America's first encounter with radical Islam by David R Farber( Book )

10 editions published between 2004 and 2006 in English and held by 1,112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-scenes examination of the Iran Hostage Crisis paints a portrait of the events leading up to the ordeal as a means for understanding it, drawing parallels to the current war on terrorism. On November 4, 1979, Iranian militants stormed the United States Embassy in Tehran and took sixty-six Americans captive. Thus began the Iran Hostage Crisis, an affair that captivated the American public for 444 days and marked America's first confrontation with the forces of radical Islam. Using hundreds of recently declassified government documents, historian David Farber looks at the Hostage Crisis, examining its lessons for America's contemporary war on terrorism. Farber's narrative looks beyond the day-to-day circumstances of the crisis, using the events leading up to the ordeal as a means for understanding it. The book paints a portrait of the 1970s in the United States as an era of failed expectations in a nation plagued by uncertainty and anxiety. It reveals an American government ill prepared for the fall of the Shah of Iran and unable to reckon with the Ayatollah Khomeini and his militant Islamic followers. Farber's account is filled with fresh insights regarding the central players in the crisis: Khomeini emerges as an astute strategist, single-mindedly dedicated to creating an Islamic state. The Americans' student-captors appear as less-than-organized youths, having prepared for only a symbolic sit-in with just a three-day supply of food. ABC news chief Roone Arledge, newly installed and eager for ratings, is cited as a critical catalyst in elevating the hostages to cause célèbre status. Throughout the book there emerge eerie parallels to the current terrorism crisis. Then as now, Farber demonstrates, politicians failed to grasp the depth of anger that Islamic fundamentalists harbored toward the United States, and Americans dismissed threats from terrorist groups as the crusades of ineffectual madmen. Taken Hostage provides a chilling reminder that the past is only prologue
The Sixties : from memory to history by David R Farber( Book )

16 editions published between 1994 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,008 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: This collection of original essays represents some of the most exciting ways in which historians are beginning to paint the 1960s onto the larger canvas of American history. While the first literature about this turbulent period was written largely by participants, many of the contributors to this volume are young scholars who came of age intellectually in the 1970s and 1980s and thus write from fresh perspectives. The essayists ask fundamental questions about how much America really changed in the 1960s and why certain changes took place. In separate chapters, they explore how the great issues of the decade-the war in Vietnam, race relations, youth culture, the status of women, the public role of private enterprise-were shaped by evolutions in the nature of cultural authority and political legitimacy. They argue that the whirlwind of events and problems we call the Sixties can only be understood in the context of the larger history of post-World War II America
The rise and fall of modern American conservatism : a short history by David R Farber( Book )

12 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and held by 890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book tells the gripping story of perhaps the most significant political force of our time through the lives and careers of six leading figures at the heart of the movement. The author traces the history of modern conservatism from its revolt against New Deal liberalism, to its breathtaking resurgence under Ronald Reagan, to its spectacular defeat with the election of Barack Obama. He paints vivid portraits of Robert Taft, William F. Buckley Jr., Barry Goldwater, Phyllis Schlafly, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush. He shows how these outspoken, charismatic, and frequently controversial conservative leaders were united by a shared insistence on the primacy of social order, national security, and economic liberty. He also demonstrates how they built a versatile movement capable of gaining and holding power, from Taft's opposition to the New Deal to Buckley's founding of the National Review as the intellectual standard bearer of modern conservatism; from Goldwater's crusade against leftist politics and his failed 1964 bid for the presidency to Schlafly's rejection of feminism in favor of traditional gender roles and family values; and from Reagan's city upon a hill to conservatism's downfall with Bush's ambitious presidency. This book provides rare insight into how conservatives captured the American political imagination by claiming moral superiority, downplaying economic inequality, relishing bellicosity, and embracing nationalism. This concise and accessible history reveals how these conservative leaders discovered a winning formula that enabled them to forge a powerful and formidable political majority
What they think of us : international perceptions of the United States since 9/11 by David R Farber( Book )

15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It has never been more important for Americans to understand why the world both hates and loves the United States. In What They Think of Us, a group of writers from the Middle East, Europe, Asia, and Latin America describes the world's profoundly ambivalent attitudes toward the United States - before and since 9/11"--Jacket
Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General Motors by David R Farber( Book )

8 editions published between 2002 and 2015 in English and held by 760 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred P. Sloan Jr. became the president of General Motors in 1923 and stepped down as its CEO in 1946. During this time, he led GM past the Ford Motor Company and on to international business triumph by virtue of his brilliant managerial practices and his insights into the new consumer economy he and GM helped to produce. Bill Gates has said that Sloan's 1964 management tome, My Years with General Motors, "is probably the best book to read if you want to read only one book about business." And if you want to read only one book about Sloan, that book should be historian David Farber's Sloan Rules." "Here, for the first time, is a study of both the difficult man and the pathbreaking executive. Sloan Rules reveals the GM genius as not only a driven manager of men, machines, money, and markets but also a passionate and not always wise participant in the great events of his day. Sloan, for example, reviled Franklin Roosevelt and the New Deal; he firmly believed that politicians, government bureaucrats, and union leaders knew next to nothing about the workings of the new consumer economy, and he did his best to stop them from intervening in the private enterprise system. He was instrumental in transforming GM from the country's largest producer of cars into the mainstay of America's "Arsenal of Democracy" during World War II; after the war, he bet GM's future on renewed American prosperity and helped lead the country into a period of economic abundance. Through his business genius, his sometimes myopic social vision, and his vast fortune, Sloan was an architect of the corporate-dominated global society we live in today."--Jacket
The first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii by Beth L Bailey( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2014 in English and held by 576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hundreds of thousands of men and women went to Hawaii during World War II expecting a Hollywood image of "paradise." What they found was radically different : a complex crucible in which diverse elements--social, racial, sexual--were mingled and transmuted in the heat and strain of war
America in the seventies by Beth L Bailey( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The conservative sixties( Book )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fifties chronicle( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a detailed portrait of the fifties with over 900 stunning photographs, in-dept captions, and thematic essays on the Korean War (1951), the civil rights movement (1955), the arms race (1957), and the beat generation (1959)
Everybody ought to be rich : the life and times of John J. Raskob, capitalist by David R Farber( Book )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the life and career of the financier and self-made businessman who built the Empire State building, made millions for DuPont and General Motors, and helped shape the contours of modern capitalism
Corporate philanthropy : an annotated bibliography by David R Farber( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jobs to be done : a roadmap for customer-centered innovation by Stephen M Wunker( Book )

7 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and held by 65 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First popularized by Clayton Christensen, the Jobs to be Done theory argues that people purchase products and services to solve a specific problem. They're not buying ice cream, for example, but celebration, bonding, and indulgence. The concept is so simple (and can remake how companies approach their markets)-and yet many have lacked a way to put it into practice. This book answers that need. Its groundbreaking Jobs Roadmap guides you through the innovation process
Chicago 1968( Visual )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the atmosphere surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Insight into factors contributing to events is provided through interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians
The Columbia guide to the 1960s( Book )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jobs To Be Done : A Roadmap for Customer-Centered Innovation by David R Farber( )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a challenging economy filled with nimble competitors, no one can afford to stagnate. Yet, innovation is notoriously difficult. Only 1 in 100 new products are successful enough to cover development costs, and even fewer impact a company's growth trajectory. So how do you pinpoint the winning ideas that customers will love?Sifting through purchasing data for clues about what might well or haphazardly brainstorming ideas are typical strategies. But Jobs To Be Done offers a far more precise and effective approach: determine the drivers and customer behavior--those functional and emotional goals that people want to achieve. Using the Jobs method, it becomes easy to see that people don't really need a 1/4-inch drill bit, but a 1/4-inch hole. They're not just buying ice cream, but also celebration, bonding, and indulgence.This simple shift in perspective opens up new insights about your customers and a wealth of hidden opportunities. Social media newcomer Snapchat, for example, used the Jobs process to capture the millennial demographic. Bu reducing functionality, the company satisfied its users' unmet need to document real life, in the moment, without filters and "like" buttons.Packed with similar examples from every industry, this complete innovation guide explains bot foundational concepts and a detailed action plan developed by innovation expert Stephen Wunker and his team. From unlocking customer insights to ideation to iteration, you'll learn how to:Figure out what customers really want, even if they can't express itSort out valuable insights from less useful customer dataDig into the underlying "why" of customer behavior, not just the "what"Target unaddressed jobs to be done that have the power to disruptIdentify key customer segments you didn't know existedDevelop solutions that work with ingrained habits, not against themUse a Jobs-based lens to get a broader view of the competitionGenerate better ideas in brainstorming sessions and vet your solutionsSidestep common mistakes, such as engaging in "feature wars"Spot emerging trends that are changing how customers will behaveWork customer insights into the design processAnd much moreJobs To Be Done gives you a clear-cut framework for thinking about your business, outlines a roadmap for discovering new markets, new products and services, and helps you generate creative opportunities to innovate your way to success
Chicago sixty-eight '68 by David R Farber( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in Undetermined and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Being Vietnamese": The Democratic Republic of Vietnam and the United States during the Early Cold War by Ginger Davis( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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The Columbia guide to America in the 1960sThe age of great dreams : America in the 1960sTaken hostage : the Iran hostage crisis and America's first encounter with radical IslamThe Sixties : from memory to historyThe rise and fall of modern American conservatism : a short historyWhat they think of us : international perceptions of the United States since 9/11Sloan rules : Alfred P. Sloan and the triumph of General MotorsThe first strange place : the alchemy of race and sex in World War II Hawaii