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George M. Calhoun The Business Life of Ancient Athens

George Miller Calhoun, 1886-1942, received an A.B. degree from Stetson University in 1906 and a Ph.D from the University of Chicago in 1911. This was followed by an extensive academic career as a lecturer and then as a professor of Greek at a number of universities in the United States and abroad. He belonged to numerous professional associations, and served as President of the American Philological Association, 1940-1941. He was an author of a number of books on Greece, and a contributor of many articles to philological and history journals, as well as to law reviews.

Carlo Calisse A History of Italian Law

Carlo Calisse was born in 1860 and died in 1945. He was appointed to his first professorship in 1889 in the history of the law at the University of Marcerata, and shortly thereafter to a similar post at the University of Pisa. In 1907 he became Emeritus Professor at the University of Pisa and in 1908 he was made a Professor of Ecclesiastical Law at the University of Rome. He served in the national legislature from 1909 to 1919. Besides parliamentary work, he held a number of important public offices, such as Counselor of State and representative to the Permanent International Labor Organization of the League of Nations. He authored a number of works dealing with legal history. 

James Coolidge Carter Law: Its Origin, Growth and Function

James Coolidge Carter was born in Lancaster, Mass. Throughout 52 years with Davies & Scudder in New York, he defended the evolution of common law, and in 1871, helped prosecute "Boss" Tweed. An extremely distinguished and influential figure in the final decades of the nineteenth century, he served as president of the American Bar Association, and the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. A founder--and for nine years president--of the National Municipal League and was U.S. chief counsel in the Bering Sea controversy (1893). He died in 1905.

Herbert N. Casson Cyrus Hall McCormick: His Life and Work

Herbert Newton Casson was a clergy man, journalist, business writer and consultant.  He founded the company that would later become McCann-Erickson.  He had published more than 170 publications, mostly interviews with business luminaries, most notable of which is Cyrus Hall McCormick, which he wrote upon the prodding of McCormick's widow. 

Lawrence Chamberlain The Principles of Bond Investment (with George Edwards)
The Work of the Bond House 

W. Lawrence Chamberlain, banker and author, 1878-1961. He received an A.B. in 1902 and an A.M. in 1903 from Yale. He entered the bond business in 1906 and was employed by a number of securities firms. He was a director at various fund groups.

Alfred D. Chandler Pierre S. Du Pont and the Making of the Modern Corporation (with Stephen Salsbury)
Strategy and Structure: Chapters in the History of the American Industrial Enterprise

Alfred D. Chandler, Jr. received an AB in 1940 and a PhD in 1952 from Harvard University. He has taught at MIT and John Hopkins University, and since 1970 at the Harvard Business School. He became Professor Emeritus in 1989. He is the author of several books, among which is the Visible Hand: The Managerial Revolution in American Business (1977) that earned both the Pulitzer and Bancroft Prizes.

Alfred N. Chandler Land Title Origins: A Tale of Force and Fraud

Alfred N. Chandler's family arrived in the New World in 1687. He taught for many years at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and was a tireless advocate of land reform.

Henry C. Chapman Medical Jurisprudence, Insanity, and Toxicology

Henry Cadwalader Chapman (1845-1909), received two M.D.s, one from the University of Pennsylvania in 1867 and the other from Jefferson Medical College in 1878. At Jefferson, Chapman was Professor, Institutes of Medicine and Medical Jurisprudence from 1880-1909, retiring just months before his death. During this time he lectured and authored standard texts on physiology and medical jurisprudence. Chapman was a member of many medical and scientific societies, including the Fellowship of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, where he served a term on the Library Committee (1891-1892). Most notably, he served as the Chairman of the Board of Curators at the Academy of Natural Sciences from 1891-1904. 

Robert James Cimasi

The U.S. Healthcare Certificate of Need Sourcebook

Robert James Cimasi, ASA, CBA, AVA, FCBI, CM&A, CMP is President of Health Capital Consultants (HCC) with over twenty years (20) of experience in serving clients, in over forty five (45) states, with a professional focus on the financial and economic aspects of healthcare service sector entities including: valuation consulting; litigation support; business intermediary and financing services; certificate-of-need consulting; and, healthcare transactions including sales, mergers, and acquisitions. Mr. Cimasi holds the Accredited Senior Appraiser (ASA) designation in Business Valuation, as well as, the Certified Business Appraiser (CBA), Accredited Valuation Analyst (AVA), Certified Business Intermediary (Fellow) (FCBI), the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors CM&A, and the Certified Medical Planner (CMP) designations. (Click here to read the full bio.)

Marion Clawson The Land System of the United States: An Introduction to the History and Practice of Land Use and Land Tenure

Mario Clawson (1905-1988) was Americaís foremost land economist. He was director of the Bureau of Land Management under President Truman, a long time researcher at Resources for the Future, and the author of more than 35 books on land use and land planning.

Felix S. Cohen

Readings in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy

Felix Solomon Cohen was a professor of jurisprudence, a civil servant, and an author of numerous articles on law, ethics, and philosophy, on Native Americans and minorities, and on human and natural resources. He retired from government service and re-entered private general law practice in January 1948. In 1946, Cohen had begun teaching legislative drafting and legal philosophy at Yale University's Law School, and jurisprudence at The City College of New York's Department of Philosophy. Cohen had also taught at the New School for School Research and the University of Newark Law School (later Rutgers Law School). In 1951 he published Readings in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy, the syllabus which he developed with his father, Morris R. Cohen, for both their jurisprudence courses (Morris Cohen at St. John's Law School and Felix Cohen at Rutgers and the New School for Social Research). (read the full bio)

Morris R. Cohen

Readings in Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy

Morris Raphael Cohen was born on July 25, 1880, and was a Russian-born philosopher who studied at the City College of New York and Harvard University. He taught at City College (1912-38) and at the University of Chicago (until 1942). He considered law as a social system that embodies both the logical use of ideas and continuing reference to facts. Cohen's interest in the philosophy of law and religion dated back to his boyhood, when he was educated in Biblical and Talmudic law and read Maimonides and Judah Halevi's Kuzari. Cohen died on Janurary 28, 1947. (read the full bio)

Margaret L. Coit Mr. Baruch

Margaret Louise Coit graduated from the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in 1941, she worked as a journalist in Massachusetts and wrote a biography of John C. Calhoun which won the 1952 Pulitzer Prize. Coit also won the award of the National Council of Women in the United States for her second book Mr. Baruch.

Peter J. Coleman Debtors and Creditors in America: Insolvency, Imprisonment for Debt, and Bankruptcy, 1607-1900

Peter J. Coleman, Ph.D., was educated at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, the University of Texas and Harvard Law School. He is the author of a wide range of books and articles on New Zealand and American History, and is Emeritus Professor of History, University of Illinois at Chicago.

John Rogers Commons

History of Labour in the United States

John Rogers Commons was born on Oct. 13, 1862 in Hollandsburg, Ohio.  He was a well-known economist who became the foremost authority on U.S. labour in the first third of the 20th century.  He studied at Oberlin College and at John Hopkins University and taught at the University of Wisconsin (1904-32).  He made notable contributions to the federal government in the areas of labor civil service, public utilities, workmen's compensation, and unemployment insurance. He died on May 11, 1945 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (read the full bio)

Stuart Daggett Railroad Reorganization

Stuart Daggett was a Professor of Transportation on the Flood Foundation, a scholar in railroad economics and Dean of College of Commerce, Berkeley.

Joseph R. Daughen The Wreck of the Penn Central

Joseph R. Daughen is a  professional journalist of many years experience and has written for several newspapers. Currently his bylines can be found in The Philadelphia Daily News (since 1982). 

Kenneth M. Davidson Megamergers: Corporate America's Billion-Dollar Takeovers

Kenneth M. Davidson has been an attorney at the United States Federal Trade Commission for 25 years. He began his career as a law professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1967 and has been a visiting professor of law at the University of Maryland and the University of Bridgeport. Throughout his career he has been a featured speaker at various public forums and has written numerous columns for major newspapers. He has also appeared on television and radio interview programs. He received a B.A. from the University of Chicago (1963), a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1966) and an LL.M. from the Yale Law School (1967).

Steven M. Davidson  Building a Health Care Organization: A Challenge for Physicians and Managers (with Marion McCollum, and Janelle Heineke)

Steven M. Davidson is Professor of Strategy and Policy and of Health Care Management at Boston Universityís School of Management. An active researcher concentrating on the organization and delivery of health care services, he holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

John P. Davis Corporations: A Study of the Origin and Development of Great Business Combinations and of Their Relation to the Authority of the State

John Patterson Davis, 1862-1903, was a lawyer, author, and economist. He received an A.M. and a Ph.D. from the University of Michigan in 1885 and 1894, respectively. He was admitted to the bar in 1888 and practiced in Omaha, Nebraska, 1888 to 1892. He practiced law in Idaho commencing in 1895.

Robert de Roos The Thirsty Land: The Story of the Central Valley Project

Robert de Roos, who was a featured writer on the San Francisco Chronicle, wrote for his high school newspaper and later for the Stanford Daily. He graduated from Stanford University in 1934. His career included work on the Merced Sun-Star and San Francisco News. Mr. de Roos was Chief of the San Francisco Life and Times bureau before joining the San Francisco Chronicle in 1945.

Raymond A. de Roover

The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank: 1397-1494 

Raymond de Roover was born in Belgium, and earned an MB.A. from Harvard and a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. He earned the reputation of being a great Flemish historian when he wrote various books including The Rise and Decline of the Medici Bank  He was a professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Business.
Davis Rich Dewey

Early Financial History of the United States

Davis Rich Dewey, 1858-1942, had a long and distinguished teaching career at M.I.T. that spanned fifty years. He started as an Instructor in 1886 and rose to Professor of Economics and Department Chairman from 1893 to 1933. He has been proclaimed as one of several people that helped shape the field of economics as we know it today. He was also influential in the internal affairs of the American Economic Association and the American Statistical Association. The Dewey Library at M.I.T. was named in his memory.

Thomas V. DiBacco Made in the USA: The History of American Business

Thomas V. DiBacco has had a long and distinguished career in teaching and as a consultant to numerous governmental and private organizations. His teaching specialties have included United States History, United States Social History, and History of Business, Technology, and the Economy. He is the author of numerous books and more than 2,000 articles in scholarly journals and newspapers around the country. He retired in 1999. Dr. DiBacco received a B.A. from Rollins College in 1959, and a M.A, and Ph.D. from The American University in 1962 and 1965, respectively.

Gordon Donaldson Corporate Debt Capacity: A Study of Corporate Debt Policy and the Determination of Corporate Debt Capacity

Gordon Donaldson is the Willard Prescot Smith Professor of Corporate Finance, Emeritus, at the Harvard Business School. He holds a B. Com from the University of Manitoba (Canada), where he taught for ten years before joining the faculty at the Harvard Business School in 1955. He retired in 1993. He is the author of numerous books and academic articles on finance.

John Randolph Dos Passos The American Lawyer: As He Was-As He Is-As He Can Be

John Randolph Dos Passos, 1844-1917, studied law privately. He was admitted to practice in Pennsylvania but then went to New York where he engaged in banking, corporate and financial law. He was active in the formation of large business amalgations, including the so-called "sugar trust," AM Thread Co., and many others.

Paul H. Douglas Social Security in the United States: An Analysis and Appraisal of the Federal Social Security Act

Paul Howard Douglas (1892-1976) graduated from Bowdoin College in 1913, did graduate work at Harvard and Columbia Universities, and received a Ph.D. degree from Columbia University in 1920. He then began a teaching career at the University of Chicago and was promoted to professor of economics in 1925. He was appointed to the Illinois State Housing Commission in 1930, and was elected a Chicago Alder-man from the Fifth Ward in 1939. In 1942, Mr. Douglas enlisted as a private in the Marine Corps, was twice wounded and was awarded the Bronze Star. Upon his return to Chicago in late 1946, he resumed his position on the University of Chicago faculty where he authored a number of well-known books on economic subjects. He was elected President of the American Economic Association in 1947, the highest honor in his profession. Mr. Douglas was elected to the United States Senate in 1948 and served two additional six-year terms.

James P. Duffy

You Can Go Bankrupt Without Going Broke: An Essential Guide to Personal Bankruptcy (with Lawrence R. Reich)

James P. Duffy, who is an executive with a large multi-source energy supplier, writes books as a hobby. He is the author of 13 books, five of which have been book club selections. His four World War II books have earned him many accolades.

Andrea Dunham  Unique Value: The Secret of All Great Business Strategies (with Barry Marcus)

Andrea Dunham, now deceased, was one of the founders of Dunham & Marcus, Inc., a preeminent general management and brand marketing consulting firm.

Robert G. Eccles Beyond the Hype: Rediscovering the Essence of Management (with Nitin Nohria)

Robert G. Eccles is founder and President of Advisory Capital Partners, Inc., a firm that invests in and advises medium-sized firms. He is also a former professor and chairman of the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management area at the Harvard Business School.

George W. Edwards The Principles of Bond Investment (with Lawrence Chamberlain) 

George William Edwards, economist, 1891-1954. He received an A.B. in 1911 from the College of the City of New York, and an A.M. in 1913 and a Ph.D. in 1917 from Columbia University. He was a professor of banking at Columbia and at New York University, and became the Dean of the School of Business and Civic Administration at the College of the City of New York, 1927-1932, and Chairman of the Department of Economics, 1927-1947. He was also with the Federal Reserve Board and Director of the Institute of International Finance. He authored numerous books on banking and finance.

Melvin Aron Eisenberg  The Structure of the Corporation: A Legal Analysis

Melvin Aron Eisenberg is Koret Professor of Law at School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. In addition to a distinguished teaching career, he was in private practice and also served as assistant counsel to the Presidentís commission on the assassination of President Kennedy (Warren Commission). He is the author of numerous books, and is presently a consultant to the American Bar Associationís Committee on Corporate Law.

alain c. enthoven Kim Isaac Eisler Shark Tank: Greed, Politics, and the Collapse of Finley Kumble, One of America's Largest Law Firms
The Last Liberal: Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. and the Decisions That Transformed America

Kim Isaac Eisler is the National Editor of Washingtonian Magazine. Previously, he worked as Senior Editor of the Legal Times and as a staff writer at American Lawyer magazine in New York. Prior to becoming a specialist in law firm issues, Eisler was a staff writer and bureau chief for the Tampa Tribune and the Delta Democrat-Times. He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his wife, Judy Sarasohn, deputy national editor of the Washington Post, and their daughter, Sara Sophie.

Arthur English A Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law

Arthur English was a member of the New York Bar Association and formerly Assistant Attorney of the Department of Interior in Washington, DC. 

alain c. enthoven Alain C. Enthoven

Health Plan: The Practical Solution to the Soaring Cost of Medical Care

Alain C. Enthoven is a Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy, Institute for International Studies, and the Marriner S. Eccles Professor of Public and Private Management, Emeritus, in the Graduate School of Business at Stanford University. He holds degrees in Economics from Stanford, Oxford and MIT. He has been an Economist with the RAND Corporation, as Assistant Secretary of Defense, and President of Litton Medical Products. Mr. Enthoven has been a director of the Jackson Hole Group and PCS, and is now a director of eBenX, The Integrated HealthCare Association, and RxIntelligence. He is a consultant with Kaiser Permanente. Mr. Enthoven is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Arnold M. Epstein Falling Through the Safety Net: Insurance Status and Access to Health Care (with Joel S. Weissman, Ph.D.)

Arnold M. Epstein, M.D., M.A., is Chairman of the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard University School of Public Health as well as Chief of the Section on Health Services and Policy Research in the Department of Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital. 

Morris L. Ernst Too Big

Morris Leopold Ernst was born in 1888 in Uniontown. He received his B.A. in 1909 from Williams College, and then proceeded to earn his LL.B. in 1912 from New York Law School. He was admitted to New York Bar in 1913, and after being a treasurer, bookkeeper and salesman, started to practice law in 1915 specializing in labor, tax, libel and censorship. He held several government posts: special assistant to U.S. Attorney General; personal representative of Franklin Roosevelt abroad during World War II; member of Harry Truman's Civil Rights Commission. Member of the American Civil Liberties Union, American Political Science Association, American Bar Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Phi Gamma Delta. He died in in 1976.

Max Farrand

The Framing of the Constitution of the United States

Max Farrand was a foremost historian and distinguished Yale professor.

Joe R. Feagin

Building American Cities: The Urban Real Estate Game

Joe R. Feagin earned a Ph.D. degree from Harvard University and has been a faculty member at the University of California and the University of Texas before moving to the University of Florida (Gainsville) in 1999 where he is the graduate research professor in Sociology. A major contributor to the debate on racism and discrimination and also urban real estate matters in the United States, Dr. Feagin also served as scholar-in-residence at the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. He is also a past president of the American Sociological Association.

Charles H. Ferguson Computer Wars: The Post IBM World

Prior to co-founding CapitalThinking, Charles H Ferguson founded Vermeer Technologies, Inc., the creator of the FrontPage web page development software, which was acquired by Microsoft in 1996. Dr. Ferguson is a fellow of the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and is an active private investor. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT, and has written many articles on technology and public policy, as well as two books. 

Oliver Peter Field

The Effect of an Unconstitutional Statute

Oliver P. Field was a professor at the University of Minnesota. He received a grant-in-aid from the Social Science Research Council to assist in the writing of his publication. The Graduate School of the University of Minnesota and the Bureau of Research in Government at the University of Minnesota also contributed towards his funds. He was a graduate student at the School of Law at Yale University. He also taught at Indiana University in Bloomington, IN. 

George Ross Fisher Health Care and Insurance: Distortions in the Financing of Medical Expenditures

Dr. George Ross Fisher is a member of the Board of Trustees for The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. He is the chairman of the Committee on Development.

Arthur Fleischer, Jr. Board Games: The Changing Shape of Corporate Power (with  Geoffrey C. Hazard, Jr. and Miriam Z. Klipper)

Arthur Fleischer, Jr. is a Senior Partner of the law firm, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson. For the last 25 years, he has led the firm's mergers and acquisitions practice. He is the co-author of Takeover Defenses (6th edition) and the author of numerous articles in the filed of securities regulation. Mr. Fleischer is a graduate of the Yale Law School. 

Gordon Foxall Consumer Psychology in Behavioral Perspective

Gordon Foxall is a Distinguished Research Professor at Cardiff University in Wales. His chief research interests lie in psychological theories of consumer choice and consumer innovativeness and their relationships to marketing management and strategy. He has published some 16 books and over 250 articles and papers on these and related themes. He is a graduate of the Universities of Birmingham (PhD industrial economics and business studies) and Strathclyde (PhD psychology). In addition, he holds a higher doctorate of the University of Birmingham (DsocSC). He is a Fellow of both the British Psychological Society (FBPsS) and the British Academy of Management (FBAM) and was recently elected an Academician by the Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences (AcSS).

George Freedman The Pursuit of Innovation: Managing the People and Processes That Turn New Ideas Into Profits

George Freedman has devoted most of his long and outstanding career to the development of new products. As Director of Raytheon's New Products Center for eighteen years, he organized innovative teams that produced an average of three new products a year. These were marketed in a wide variety of commercial marketplaces. Since 1993, he has been a principal of Invent Resources Inc., which "invents on demand." He is the author of three technical books and numerous articles. He has also served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Microwave Power and as a technical editor of Solid State Technology. He holds thirty United States patents, with several additional ones pending.


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