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Garden City, NY: Doubleday, Doran and Company, 1943. First? Printing. Hardcover. 302 pages, fold-out map, somewhat cocked, board edges damaged, edges soiled, usual library markings, part of DJ pasted to front endpaper Problems that Asia and its vast populations will present to the peace makers in World War II. The author was a noted Far Eastern correspondent for the New York Times.
New York: Morrow, c1988. First Edition. First Printing. Hardcover. 25 cm, 319 pages. Illus., endpaper maps, notes, tears & chips to DJ edges, piece missing rear DJ. Signed by the author. signed note from the author laid in. The story of Lamar Alexander's Australian travels at the end of two terms as Governor of Tennessee. Alexander went on to serve as Secretary of Education and as president of the University of Tennessee, and also ran as a U.S. Presidential candidate.
New York: Arcade Publishing, c1990. First U.S. Edition. First Printing. 24 cm, 343, illus., bibliography, index, ink name inside front flyleaf, mark on bottom edge, small tear at bottom of front DJ A major work of finance, big business, and politics by the only Westerner who has gained access to the inner sanctum of Nomura Securities, the Nomura family records, and to the cast of characters that make up the Nomura dynasty.
London: Bloomsbury, 1990. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 343, illus., DJ slightly worn, DJ in plastic sleeve, Japanese language insert over DJ bottom. The author was raised in Madison, Connecticut and graduated from Colgate University. From his home in South Africa, he traveled the world as an investor, author and entrepreneur. His career has included investment management and start-up businesses, ranging from publishing to nutriceuticals to resort development, in Hong Kong, Japan, London, South Africa, Argentina and Thailand. The story behind the rise of an extremely powerful securities company and the influence it carries in the international business world. Nomura Securities, the Japanese brokerage, dwarfs like American houses in profitability. Tracing how a small Osaka money-changing firm became a dominant force in world finance--surviving bank panics, General Douglas MacArthur's dismemberment of corporate Japan, competitors and internal corruption--Alletzhauser, a stockbroker, points up indigenous or peculiar features of Japan's business world. Payment of hush-money to racketeers who knew too much about financial, political or sexual scandals became an institutionalized feature at Nomura, and to gain tactical control over its labor force night and day, thousands of single men are housed in Nomura's cement-block dormitories. In this colorful company history, the author draws the curtain on a low-profile giant.