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American Dreamers: How Two Oregon Farm Kids Transformed an Industry, a Community, and a University

Ken Austin, Kerry Tymchuck

2015    152 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 338.7681761    LCC: HD9995.D44

OCLC: 894183667    LCCN: 2014042309    ISBN 13: 9780870717741    ISBN 10: 087071774X

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build a multi-million dollar international business, guided by a core set of principles and the tireless support of his wife and partner, Joan. Together they grew A-dec from a kitchen table operation into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment, with markets in over 100 countries.   In American Dreamers, Ken Austin details the inventions, decisions, and guiding principles that gained A-dec worldwide respect and [...]

Ken Austin rose from humble roots in rural Oregon to build a multi-million dollar international business, guided by a core set of principles and the tireless support of his wife and partner, Joan. Together they grew A-dec from a kitchen table operation into one of the world’s largest manufacturers of dental equipment, with markets in over 100 countries.   In American Dreamers, Ken Austin details the inventions, decisions, and guiding principles that gained A-dec worldwide respect and admiration. First introduced in 1975, and frequently imitated, the "A-dec Way” presents a 15-point operating philosophy governing all aspects of the company. With values such as showing respect for others and encouraging creativity, the “A-dec Way” provided a blueprint for quality, innovation, and compassion in the business world.   More than a conventional accounting of business, American Dreamers tells of personal adventures and obstacles along the way. From Joan’s conjuring of The Allison—a world-class resort spa—in the middle of Yamhill County, to his own long battle with alcoholism, Austin relates their struggles as well as their triumphs with courage, honesty, and grace.   This is the story of one of Oregon’s most important companies, a moving portrait of a marriage, and an inspiring look at the heart and mind of a remarkable man. Long-known for his philanthropy and contributions to Oregon’s cultural life, Ken Austin continues to give back with American Dreamers. [less]

$19.95

Annotated Cartoons, The

Gus Frederick (Annotations by, Compiled by), Homer C. Davenport (Artist)

2013    (Liberal University Press)

DDC: 741.5    LCC: NC1429

OCLC: 965616577    LCCN: 2013950961    ISBN 13: 9780985891916    ISBN 10: 0985891912

In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the New York Journal, and went head-to-toe with his former mentor Joseph Pulitzer. A main component of Hearst's arsenal was his impressive stable of cartoonists and illustrators. One of which was an Oregon country boy named Homer Davenport. In 1898 Davenport published a book of over 80 of his cartoons for Hearst, from the period of 1895 through 1897. For the first time in more than a century, we revisit these cartoons by Davenport, equipped with stories [...]

In 1895, William Randolph Hearst purchased the New York Journal, and went head-to-toe with his former mentor Joseph Pulitzer. A main component of Hearst's arsenal was his impressive stable of cartoonists and illustrators. One of which was an Oregon country boy named Homer Davenport. In 1898 Davenport published a book of over 80 of his cartoons for Hearst, from the period of 1895 through 1897. For the first time in more than a century, we revisit these cartoons by Davenport, equipped with stories behind the faces and issues. [less]

$20.00
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Beginner's Luck

Malcolm Terence

2018    240 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 306.0979520904    LCC: HQ971.5.C2

OCLC: 1007046530    ISBN 13: 9780870719349    ISBN 10: 0870719343

In the late 1960s, Malcolm Terence left his job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times to look for adventure and may have found more than he bargained for. The era had triggered unprecedented social and political changes in America, tectonic shifts that challenged war and the social order that oppressed people along lines of class, gender, and race. One branch was a back-to-the-land movement, and Terence, who had just traveled for a year managing a rock band, strayed into Black Bear Ranch, a [...]

In the late 1960s, Malcolm Terence left his job as a reporter for the Los Angeles Times to look for adventure and may have found more than he bargained for. The era had triggered unprecedented social and political changes in America, tectonic shifts that challenged war and the social order that oppressed people along lines of class, gender, and race. One branch was a back-to-the-land movement, and Terence, who had just traveled for a year managing a rock band, strayed into Black Bear Ranch, a commune just starting in a remote corner of the Klamath Mountains near the California-Oregon border. Black Bear Ranch still exists, but many of its early residents eventually returned to urban civilization. A few, Terence among them, stayed on in neighboring river towns. Some tried logging, others gold mining, and some tried growing marijuana, all with mixed success. The local mining and timber communities had a checkered opinion of their new hippie neighbors, as did the Native tribes, but it was the kind of place where people helped each other out, even if they didn't always agree. When wildfires grew large, Terence and other veterans of the commune joined the fire crews run by the US Forest Service. In between, the Black Bear expats built homesteads, planted gardens, delivered babies, and raised their children. They gradually overcame the skepticism of the locals and joined them in political battles against the use of herbicides in the forest and the Forest Service's campaign to close all the mining claims. As in the best of organizing efforts, the organizers learned as much as they led. Beginner's Luck will appeal to anyone who experienced life on a commune in the 1960s-1970s or who wants to learn about this chapter in modern American history. Terence offers insight into environmental activism and the long history of conflict between resource exploitation and Native American rights without lecturing or pontificating. With wit, humor, and humility, his anecdotal essays chronicle a time and place where disparate people came together to form an unlikely community. [less]

$19.95

Bellfountain Giant Killers, The

Joe R. Blakely

2009    72 Pages    (CraneDance Publications)

DDC: 796.323    LCC: GV885.43.B45

OCLC: 700079749    ISBN 13: 9780982444115    ISBN 10: 0982444117

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$12.00
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Editor for Oregon, An: Charles A. Sprague and the Politics of Change

Floyd J. McKay

1998    342 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.5043092    LCC: F881.S68

OCLC: 39639981    LCCN: 98030120    ISBN 13: 9780870714399    ISBN 10: 0870714392

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$19.95

Ever Wild

Darryl Lloyd

2018    (Carpe Diem Books)

DDC: 979.7    LCC: F897.K6 L58

OCLC: 1043162029    LCCN: 2018022380    ISBN 13: 9780989710497    ISBN 10: 0989710491

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$29.95
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General William S. Harney

George Rollie Adams

2005    399 Pages    (University of Nebraska Press)

DDC: 355.0092    LCC: E181.H28

OCLC: 62344292    LCCN: 00044737    ISBN 13: 9780803259546    ISBN 10: 0803259549

Between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, General William S. Harney became one of the best-known military figures in America. In a career aided by Andrew Jackson and the concept of an expansible army, Harney saw duty in virtually every part of the country and participated in most of the key military episodes of his time. He chased remnants of Lafitte pirates in Louisiana, campaigned with Abraham Lincoln and Zachary Taylor during the Black Hawk War, developed Vietnam-style riverine tactics that [...]

Between the War of 1812 and the Civil War, General William S. Harney became one of the best-known military figures in America. In a career aided by Andrew Jackson and the concept of an expansible army, Harney saw duty in virtually every part of the country and participated in most of the key military episodes of his time. He chased remnants of Lafitte pirates in Louisiana, campaigned with Abraham Lincoln and Zachary Taylor during the Black Hawk War, developed Vietnam-style riverine tactics that ended the Second Seminole War, and led Winfield Scott's cavalry in the Mexican War. In the 1850s Harney devised the army's largest and most successful pre-Civil War campaign against Plains Indians, commanded troops charged with upholding federal authority in Kansas and Utah, and almost provoked hostilities with Great Britain in the Pacific Northwest. Removed from command amid false charges of disloyalty during the Missouri secession crisis, he returned as a leading member of the Indian Peace Commission of 1867-68.   Harney was bold, ambitious, and innovative, but also impulsive, vindictive, and violent. His career illustrates the nineteenth-century army's role in implementing federal policy, highlights its limited resources compared to its responsibilities, and illuminates key aspects of its organizational structure, the behavior of its officers, and its impact on personal lives. [less]

$39.95

Grit and Ink

William F. Willingham, R. Gregory Nokes (Foreword by), Stephen A. Forrester (Preface by)

2018    224 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 071    LCC: PN4897.O73 W55

OCLC: 1044553271    LCCN: 2018410690    ISBN 13: 9780870719554    ISBN 10: 0870719556

Beneath the 24/7 national news cycle and argument over "fake news," there is a layer of journalism that communities absolutely depend upon. Grit and Ink offers a rare look inside the financial struggles and family dynamic that has kept a Pacific Northwest publishing group alive for more than a century. The newspapers of the Aldrich-Forrester-Bedford-Brown family depict the histories of towns like Pendleton, Astoria, John Day, Enterprise, and Long Beach, Washington. Written by noted historian [...]

Beneath the 24/7 national news cycle and argument over "fake news," there is a layer of journalism that communities absolutely depend upon. Grit and Ink offers a rare look inside the financial struggles and family dynamic that has kept a Pacific Northwest publishing group alive for more than a century. The newspapers of the Aldrich-Forrester-Bedford-Brown family depict the histories of towns like Pendleton, Astoria, John Day, Enterprise, and Long Beach, Washington. Written by noted historian William Willingham, Grit and Ink describes threats presented by the Ku Klux Klan, the Great Astoria Fire of 1923, the Great Depression, the Aryan Nation, the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge occupation, the Digital Revolution, and more. [less]

$19.95

Growing up with G. I. Joe's

Janna L. Orkney

2015    231 Pages    (Columbia Press)

DDC: 381    LCC: HF5482.5.O75

OCLC: 900651194    LCCN: 2014921235    ISBN 13: 9780989113106    ISBN 10: 0989113108

World War II bomber pilot, Ed Orkney, propelled the growth of a small surplus store, G.I. Joe's in 1952 in Portland Oregon, into a chain of 7 stores making over $30 million in 1976, when he died.Janna continues the G.I. Joe's story from ongoing expansion, to two buyouts, to bankruptcy in 2009. Janna looks at what made the store an icon in the Pacific Northwest and how her dad's philosophy grew the business and is applicable today.

World War II bomber pilot, Ed Orkney, propelled the growth of a small surplus store, G.I. Joe's in 1952 in Portland Oregon, into a chain of 7 stores making over $30 million in 1976, when he died.Janna continues the G.I. Joe's story from ongoing expansion, to two buyouts, to bankruptcy in 2009. Janna looks at what made the store an icon in the Pacific Northwest and how her dad's philosophy grew the business and is applicable today. [less]

$14.95
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Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar Made Running Go Boom

Cameron Stracher

2013    240 Pages    (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)

DDC: 796.42    LCC: GV1061.14.S87

OCLC: 834074289    LCCN: 2012474411    ISBN 13: 9780547773964    ISBN 10: 054777396X

For fans of The Perfect Mile and Born to Run, a riveting, three-pronged narrative about the golden era of running in America—the 1970s—as seen through running greats, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar It was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President; gas prices were soaring; and Americans were hunkering down to weather the economic crisis. But in bookstores Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running was a bestseller. Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the 1972 Olympic [...]

For fans of The Perfect Mile and Born to Run, a riveting, three-pronged narrative about the golden era of running in America—the 1970s—as seen through running greats, Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers, and Alberto Salazar It was 1978. Jimmy Carter was President; gas prices were soaring; and Americans were hunkering down to weather the economic crisis. But in bookstores Jim Fixx’s The Complete Book of Running was a bestseller. Frank Shorter’s gold medal in the 1972 Olympic marathon had put distance running in the mind of a public enamored of baseball and football. Suddenly, the odd activity of "jogging" became "running," and America was in love. That summer, a junior from the University of Oregon named Alberto Salazar went head to head with Olympic champion Frank Shorter and Boston Marathon champion Bill Rodgers at the Falmouth Road Race, losing in the last mile to Rodgers's record-setting 32:21, nearly dying in the process, and setting the stage for a great rivalry. In Shorter, Rodgers, and Salazar, running had its conflict and drama like boxing had Ali and Foreman, like basketball had Russell and Chamberlain. Each man built on what the other achieved, and each pushed the other to succeed. Their successes, in turn, fueled a nation of coach potatoes to put down the remote and lace up their sneakers. Kings of the Road tells the story of running during that golden period from 1972 to 1981 when Shorter, Rodgers, and Salazar captured the imagination of the American public as they passed their figurative baton from one to the other. These three men were American running during those years, while the sport enjoyed a popularity never equaled. As America now experiences a similar running boom, Kings of the Road is a stirring, inspiring narrative of three men pushing themselves toward greatness and taking their country along for the ride. [less]

$25.00
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Life and Letters of Captain John O'Brien (Early Lane County, Oregon Families), The

Pat Edwards

2018    156 Pages    (Groundwaters Publishing, LLC)

ISBN 13: 9780996426138    ISBN 10: 0996426132

In 1873 and 1874, after serving four years as a Union soldier in the Civil War, Captain John O'Brien homesteaded 160 acres of land south of Lorane, Oregon in what is now the Letz Creek Road area. The Homestead Act of 1862 provided free land to veterans who had served in the Civil War as well as others who qualified. However, Capt. O'Brien didn't live there full time until 1907, when he retired as the President of the Multnomah Typographical Union #58 and stepped down from the International [...]

In 1873 and 1874, after serving four years as a Union soldier in the Civil War, Captain John O'Brien homesteaded 160 acres of land south of Lorane, Oregon in what is now the Letz Creek Road area. The Homestead Act of 1862 provided free land to veterans who had served in the Civil War as well as others who qualified. However, Capt. O'Brien didn't live there full time until 1907, when he retired as the President of the Multnomah Typographical Union #58 and stepped down from the International Federated Trades Assembly of Portland in which he took an active role for many years. It was obvious that Capt. O'Brien loved his farm. He spent as much time there as possible, using it as a retreat from the rigors of running a trade union and a daily newspaper in the big city. His story is rich in texture. A printer by trade, he was a man who lived his life as a leader, but proved also to be a gracious and gentle man. Much of the time he spent as a Union soldier during the Civil War, first as a private and eventually being promoted through the ranks to captain by brevet, is recorded in his own hand from the almost 50 letters he wrote to a favorite cousin throughout his four years of service. After leaving the military at the end of the Civil War, he took up the cause of the men who worked in the trades--especially the printing trade--and he became deeply involved in setting up trade unions to make sure that the workers who mainly used their hands and training in helping to build America were treated fairly and provided a living wage for their families. That vocation took him far from his Connecticut upbringing, first to Helena, Montana, then to Sacramento, California and soon San Francisco where he married his wife, Julia. He then settled in Portland, Oregon where he continued to champion the cause of the working man. He was a man of substance and from the stories told about him in the Lorane area, especially, he was loved and respected by his neighbors, as well. This book is the second in a series that showcases the lives of some of the very interesting early settlers in Lane County who had direct connections to the Siuslaw Valley and Lorane, specifically. [less]

$15.00

Linus Pauling

Clifford Mead (Editor), Thomas Hager (Editor)

2008    288 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 540.92    LCC: Q143.P25

OCLC: 185032141    ISBN 13: 9780870712944    ISBN 10: 0870712942

One of the most brilliant scientists and most controversial individuals of the twentieth century, Linus Pauling was the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. This unique volume, first published to mark the centenary of Pauling's birth, gathers his words and those of his contemporaries and students, together with photographs, drawings, and reproductions from the Pauling Papers. Pauling (1901-1994) was known for being outspoken and for leaping over scientific boundariesfrom physics to [...]

One of the most brilliant scientists and most controversial individuals of the twentieth century, Linus Pauling was the only person to win two unshared Nobel Prizes. This unique volume, first published to mark the centenary of Pauling's birth, gathers his words and those of his contemporaries and students, together with photographs, drawings, and reproductions from the Pauling Papers. Pauling (1901-1994) was known for being outspoken and for leaping over scientific boundariesfrom physics to chemistry to biology to medical research. This collection draws a vivid portrait of a remarkable man'scientist, humanist, and activist?highlighting his larger-than-life personality and his singular achievements. As both scientist and citizen, Pauling was passionate and deeply thoughtful. He wrote The Nature of the Chemical Bond, one of the most cited sources in scientific history, and won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1954. He risked his reputation during the McCarthy years as a vocal opponent of Cold War policies and nuclear proliferation. As a result, he was vilified by the press, investigated by the FBI, and awarded the 1962 Nobel Peace Prize.In the 1970s, Pauling again gained international recognition, this time for his advocacy of megadoses of vitamin C as a cure for cancer and cold prevention. [less]

$22.95
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Man for All Seasons: Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox, A

William Robbins

2015    272 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 328.73092    LCC: F881.35.S94

OCLC: 898088358    LCCN: 2015011484    ISBN 13: 9780870718113    ISBN 10: 0870718118

The life of prominent Oregon political leader Monroe Sweetland spans the spectrum of 20th-century America. Through seven decades, Sweetland experienced the economic collapse of the Great Depression, the unparalleled violence of a nation at war, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the cultural and political turmoil of the Vietnam War. Historian William G. Robbins illuminates the wrenching transformation of American political culture in A Man for All Seasons: Monroe Sweetland and the [...]

The life of prominent Oregon political leader Monroe Sweetland spans the spectrum of 20th-century America. Through seven decades, Sweetland experienced the economic collapse of the Great Depression, the unparalleled violence of a nation at war, the divisiveness of Cold War politics, and the cultural and political turmoil of the Vietnam War. Historian William G. Robbins illuminates the wrenching transformation of American political culture in A Man for All Seasons: Monroe Sweetland and the Liberal Paradox. Racial and economic inequalities motivated much of Sweetland’s civic life, including his lifelong memberships in the American Civil Liberties Committee, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, the Urban League, the Japanese American Citizens League, and the Red Cross, where Sweetland worked repatriating American prisoners of war after Japan’s surrender. Robbins’ portrait is holistic, exploring Sweetland’s socialist beginnings, inconsistencies in his politics—especially during the Cold War—and his regional legacy. He was the most important person in the resurgence of the modern, liberal Oregon Democratic Party from the late 1940s to the 1960s.  He joined the National Education Association in 1964 and became the driving force behind the Bilingual Education Act of 1968 and the fight for the age-18 vote, achieved in the ratification of the 26th amendment in 1971. Monroe Sweetland was a nationally prominent figure, whose fights bequeathed to modern America important legislation that shaped its political landscape. [less]

$24.95

My-Te-Fine Merchant

Fred Leeson

2014    304 Pages    (Irvington Press)

DDC: 658.8    LCC: HF5465.O74 L44

OCLC: 889113928    LCCN: 2014905872    ISBN 13: 9780996062602    ISBN 10: 0996062602

Shoppers adored the friendly man in the bow tie at grand openings of Fred Meyer's big one-stop shopping centers. Meyer's closest associates knew him better as domineering, brilliant, single-minded, abrassive -- and sometimes unexpectedly compassionate. MY-TE-FINE merchant probes the mind of this tireless, self-taught entrepreneur and provides an insider's view of the company that reshaped 20th century shopping. This richly-detailed biography explores little-known aspects of Meyer's life -- his [...]

Shoppers adored the friendly man in the bow tie at grand openings of Fred Meyer's big one-stop shopping centers. Meyer's closest associates knew him better as domineering, brilliant, single-minded, abrassive -- and sometimes unexpectedly compassionate. MY-TE-FINE merchant probes the mind of this tireless, self-taught entrepreneur and provides an insider's view of the company that reshaped 20th century shopping. This richly-detailed biography explores little-known aspects of Meyer's life -- his business setbacks, fractured family life and his beliefs in reincarnation and the power of mind-over-matter. For almost 50 years, the MY-TE-FINE house brand was a part of Pacific Northwest lexicon as Fred Meyer Inc. expanded throughout the region. [less]

$22.95
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No Small Potatoes: How a Family Potato Salad Recipe is Fast Becoming a Billion Dollar Business

Al Reser, Kerry Tymchuk, Dr. Edward J. Ray Ray

2010    136 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 338.7664009795    LCC: HD9010.R47

OCLC: 595738907    LCCN: 2010012091    ISBN 13: 9780870716300    ISBN 10: 0870716301

In 1960 when twenty-five-year-old Al Reser became president of the potato salad manufacturing business which his parents began in their Oregon farmhouse kitchen ten years earlier, the company had a dozen or so part-time employees and annual sales of $300,000. Accountants told Al that the business was a likely candidate for bankruptcy. What the balance sheets didn't account for, however, was the perseverance, hard work, and ingenuity of Al Reser.Today, Reser's Fine Foods is one of the [...]

In 1960 when twenty-five-year-old Al Reser became president of the potato salad manufacturing business which his parents began in their Oregon farmhouse kitchen ten years earlier, the company had a dozen or so part-time employees and annual sales of $300,000. Accountants told Al that the business was a likely candidate for bankruptcy. What the balance sheets didn't account for, however, was the perseverance, hard work, and ingenuity of Al Reser.Today, Reser's Fine Foods is one of the most respected and admired companies in the food industry, boasting over 2,600 employees and annual sales approaching one billion dollars. Reser's salads, side dishes, dips, Mexican food specialties, snack foods, and desserts are familiar sights in kitchens in all fifty states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. The philanthropy of Al and his family has also made the Reser name familiar to America's college football fans, as the Oregon State University Beavers play their home football games at Reser Stadium. In No Small Potatoes, Al Reser not only shares the inspiring story of his rise from poverty to the top of the business world, he also recounts the tough decisions that spurred Reser's phenomenal growth, and the values that have guided his steps. It is a book that will inspire anyone who hopes to grow a small business into something bigger, and is proof that small potatoes and big dreams are a perfect recipe for success. [less]

$19.95
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Oregon's Own Gerry Frank

Boutin Janice

2013    (Independent Publisher)

OCLC: 869747405    ISBN 13: 9781467577311    ISBN 10: 1467577316

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$5.00

Oswald West

Joe R. Blakely

2012    198 Pages    (CraneDance Publications)

DDC: 979.504092    LCC: F881.W4

OCLC: 809850768    ISBN 13: 9780982444160    ISBN 10: 0982444168

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$17.95
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Packy and Me

Matthew Maberry, Patricia Maberry, Michelle Trappen (As told by)

2013    208 Pages    (Maberry Press)

ISBN 13: 9780615854816    ISBN 10: 0615854818

Dr. Maberry:On April 14, 1962, the birth of a precocious pachyderm captivated the world. The elephant--Portland, Oregon's own Packy--garnered national and international attention as the first captive elephant born in an American in 44 years. In the face of an unsettling time in Vietnam and rising racial tensions, America needed a distraction. More than forty years later, the man at the center of this epic story, Dr. Matthew Maberry, provided the inside details. In Packy & Me, Dr. Maberry, [...]

Dr. Maberry:On April 14, 1962, the birth of a precocious pachyderm captivated the world. The elephant--Portland, Oregon's own Packy--garnered national and international attention as the first captive elephant born in an American in 44 years. In the face of an unsettling time in Vietnam and rising racial tensions, America needed a distraction. More than forty years later, the man at the center of this epic story, Dr. Matthew Maberry, provided the inside details. In Packy & Me, Dr. Maberry, delivers a riveting account of Packy's birth, the false labors, the lack of information, and the ever-present worldwide media camped out in the barn to report the latest on mother Belle. Maberry captures the moment with a journalistic sense of authenticity and a deep compassion for nature and the animals in his care. Complete with newspaper clippings and photos, this scrapbook is sure to educate and captivate audiences all over again. It's a story that you, like the proverbial elephant, won't soon forget.Patricia Maberry:Patricia Maberry married Dr. Matthew Maberry in 1975. Her work with her late husband, veterinarian Dr. Matthew Maberry, included promoting Packy as the first baby elephant born in captivity in the western hemisphere. Packy became a symbol of Portland, and for the last 10 years Patricia was actively involved in promoting this story. This culminated in a book published in 2011, Packy and Me, which acknowledged the impact that Packy's story had on the worldwide community, and highlighted Portland and the Oregon Zoo. It was important to her to complete the book as a gift to her legendary husband while he was still alive. She achieved that goal - much to the delight of Dr. Maberry. Patricia has worked many years in retail supervision and in human resources. Patricia has also contributed time to serving on many boards and advisory councils, both state and county. But her first priority has always been Doc and his work. In the late 1970s the Maberrys formed a business, Wildlife Enterprises, which focused on the care of domestic and wild animals. Patricia was the project manager for the book Packy and Me. Despite the loss of her husband in 2012, she continues to share his timeless story. [less]

$19.95

People Before Profit

Ken Koopman

2012    344 Pages    (Inkwater Press)

DDC: 381.4564130092    LCC: HD9010.M66

OCLC: 777652434    ISBN 13: 9781592997268    ISBN 10: 1592997260

In an era of corporate greed, Bob Moore¿s philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what¿s right about America. Instead of selling out to numerous bidders who would have made him a very wealthy man, the founder of Bob¿s Red Mill Natural Foods gave the $100 million company to his employees. Bob Moore¿s gift on Feb. 15, 2010 (his eighty-first birthday) gave hope to an American workforce rocked by a decade of CEOs behaving badly. The national media heralded the [...]

In an era of corporate greed, Bob Moore¿s philosophy of putting people before profit is a shining example of what¿s right about America. Instead of selling out to numerous bidders who would have made him a very wealthy man, the founder of Bob¿s Red Mill Natural Foods gave the $100 million company to his employees. Bob Moore¿s gift on Feb. 15, 2010 (his eighty-first birthday) gave hope to an American workforce rocked by a decade of CEOs behaving badly. The national media heralded the announcement as the ¿feel good story of the recession.¿ It was an example of a return to ethics in the workplace, but as the legions of fans of Bob¿s whole grain natural products would argue, ethics and a sense of corporate responsibility didn¿t ¿return¿ to Bob¿s Red Mill, they never left. Most 60-year-old men who saw their business destroyed in an arson fire might have quit or faded away into retirement. Not Bob. After his wooden flour mill burned to the ground in 1988, he considered the seventeen employees who counted on him for their livelihood, and started over. He rebuilt, and flourished. He grew the company to become the nation¿s leading manufacturer of whole grain natural foods. Bob¿s is an amazing story of overcoming challenges and making great comebacks. His wife, Charlee, was the inspiration to feed the family healthy natural foods, but it was a divine appointment with a random library book titled John Goffe¿s Mill that began Bob¿s love affair with the ancient art of milling, using stone wheels to slowly grind grains into nutritious whole wheat flours, cereals, and mixes. His unconventional thinking and passion for healthy living is an inspirational story for readers of all ages. [less]

$19.95
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Salmon King of Oregon, The

Gordon B. Dodds

2011    272 Pages    (University of North Carolina Press)

DDC: 926.6    LCC: HD9469.S23

OCLC: 853503987    ISBN 13: 9780807878392    ISBN 10: 0807878391

Robert D. Hume, capitalist, pioneer in the development of the salmon-canning industry of the Pacific Coast, and one of America's first conservationists, was an entrepreneur whose activities illustrate much about the economy, politics, and society of the Northwest. Originally published in 1963. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These [...]

Robert D. Hume, capitalist, pioneer in the development of the salmon-canning industry of the Pacific Coast, and one of America's first conservationists, was an entrepreneur whose activities illustrate much about the economy, politics, and society of the Northwest. Originally published in 1963. A UNC Press Enduring Edition -- UNC Press Enduring Editions use the latest in digital technology to make available again books from our distinguished backlist that were previously out of print. These editions are published unaltered from the original, and are presented in affordable paperback formats, bringing readers both historical and cultural value. [less]

$45.00

Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Phil Knight

2016    400 Pages    (Scribner)

DDC: 338.7    LCC: HD9992.U52 K555

OCLC: 945804148    LCCN: 2016010080    ISBN 13: 9781501135910    ISBN 10: 1501135910

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green [...]

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and CEO Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world’s most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the trunk of his lime green Plymouth Valiant, Knight grossed $8,000 his first year. Today, Nike’s annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of startups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all startups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognizable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, in a memoir that is candid, humble, gutsy, and wry, he tells his story, beginning with his crossroads moment. At 24, after backpacking around the world, he decided to take the unconventional path, to start his own business—a business that would be dynamic, different. Knight details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream—along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls the formative relationships with his first partners and employees, a ragtag group of misfits and seekers who became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. [less]

$29.00

Standing at the Water's Edge: Bob Straub's Battle for the Soul of Oregon

Charles K. Johnson

2012    352 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 979.5043092    LCC: F881.35.S77

OCLC: 847008222    LCCN: 2012015120    ISBN 13: 9780870716690    ISBN 10: 0870716697

Standing at the Water’s Edge chronicles the life of a unique, and perhaps unlikely, political figure in Oregon’s history: former Governor Robert W. Straub.A man of intelligence, drive, creativity, and fascinating contradictions, Straub overcame personal challenges and inevitable comparisons to his charismatic predecessor and friendly Republican rival, Tom McCall, to have a lasting impact on Oregon and the nation. Charles Johnson shares insights into Straub’s significant legacy, focusing on [...]

Standing at the Water’s Edge chronicles the life of a unique, and perhaps unlikely, political figure in Oregon’s history: former Governor Robert W. Straub.A man of intelligence, drive, creativity, and fascinating contradictions, Straub overcame personal challenges and inevitable comparisons to his charismatic predecessor and friendly Republican rival, Tom McCall, to have a lasting impact on Oregon and the nation. Charles Johnson shares insights into Straub’s significant legacy, focusing on his leading role in the state’s financial and environmental issues and his influence on McCall. Johnson also reveals much of Straub’s warm personal story, along with his secret struggles, including his battle with depression while Governor.Standing at the Water’s Edge offers rich descriptions of other intriguing political figures of the time as well, capturing the flavor of what has been called Oregon’s political “golden age” of the sixties and seventies—created in part by the symbiotic relationship between Straub and McCall—and describing how and why it ended.Standing at the Water’s Edge is an essential addition to the literature about Oregon’s political leaders for historians, political scientists, and general readers interested in Oregon history. [less]

$24.95
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Undercurrents: From Oceanographer to University President

John V. Byrne

2018    360 Pages    (Oregon State University Press)

DDC: 378.0092    LCC: LD4346.O417 B95

OCLC: 1007055556    LCCN: 2017054227    ISBN 13: 9780870719141    ISBN 10: 0870719149

Undercurrents recounts the life and career of John Byrne, who started as a geologist at an oil company and retired as president of a major land grant university. He came to Oregon State in 1960 as a faculty member, later becoming department chair, dean, director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and vice president for Research and Graduate Studies. Along the way, he took leave from the university to serve the US government, first as a program director for oceanography at the National [...]

Undercurrents recounts the life and career of John Byrne, who started as a geologist at an oil company and retired as president of a major land grant university. He came to Oregon State in 1960 as a faculty member, later becoming department chair, dean, director of the Hatfield Marine Science Center, and vice president for Research and Graduate Studies. Along the way, he took leave from the university to serve the US government, first as a program director for oceanography at the National Science Foundation, and later as the administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, before returning to OSU in 1984 as its twelfth president. As president of OSU, John Byrne used the lessons learned in industry and government to guide the university through a period of turbulence caused by severe state budget restrictions. During this period of economic contraction, OSU continued under Byrne’s leadership to grow in programs, facilities, and external funding. Byrne was one of the first to introduce Total Quality Management techniques to higher education. He emphasized the importance of international education and was a supporter of significant academic reform in higher education. While focusing on his professional career, Byrne’s memoir also shares personal stories of a childhood and youth shaped by the Great Depression and World War II. Undercurrents demonstrates on every page the curiosity, intellect, and humanity that made John Byrne successful as a scientist, educator, and administrator. Anyone pursuing a career in science or academia, and anyone interested in the history and legacy of land grant universities will welcome this richly detailed and warmly written account of Byrne’s career. [less]

$35.00
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