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U.S. Industries & Companies Books


Company Histories – Books on Industries – America Business History

Corporate Histories – General Collection – Books about Companies

About 100 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Corporate and Business History – General. This collection includes some general business books, biographies of well-known business executives, and company histories pdf. Industries include the food industry, Silicon Valley, Hedge Funds, advertising, Wall Street, automobiles, Silicon Valley, pharma, cargo airlines, credit card companies, and skiing. Books about companies include IKEA, ENRON, Southwest Airlines, AT&T, U-Haul, Woolworth’s, BNSF Railway, Fidelity, Blackwater, Harley-Davidson, Xerox, Fedex, Studebaker, Oracle, Ford, Cisco, Parker Brothers, L.L. Bean, Starbucks, Google, Imation, Bloomingdales, Disney, American Airlines, J. P. Morgan, Ben & Jerry’s, McDonald’s, and Proctor & Gamble. There are also books about the capitalist system. Books about companies.

Company History Books – Collection – Books about Companies

About 100 free online books on the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Business Enterprises history”. Includes company histories in the U.s. and worldwide, corporate histories, books about industries and industrial sectors, and many volumes of the International Directory of Company Histories pdf. Books about companies.

Manufacturing Industries Books – Collection – Industry Books

About 320 books related to “Manufacturing Industries”. They include company history books pdf, industry histories pdf, and books about modern factories and trends in manufacturing. They cover U.S. manufacturing and other major manufacturing countries.

High Technology Industries Books – Collection – Industry Books

About 320 U.S. books from the Internet Archive, on High Technology Industries. Topics of free online books include high tech careers, Silicon Valley, investing in high tech companies, Japan’s high technology industries, and management of technology companies. Books about companies.

Books about US labor history

Robotics Industry Books – Collection – Industry Books

About 400 books on the Robotics industry. They include books for both generalists and specialists on robotics technology and the robotics industry. Also some books about careers in robotics, and artificial intelligence. Books about companies.

Insurance Industry – Collection – Industry Books

About 2,000 insurance books at the Internet Archive. The search results include many works of fiction and marginally related books. Topics of books include the need for reform in the health insurance industry, title insurance, insurance technology, insurance handbook for medical offices, and many books on sectors of the financial industry other than insurance.

Life Insurance Industry – Collection – Industry Books

About 200 U.S. books from the Internet Archive free online on life insurance and the insurance industry. Books about companies.

For thousands more free online non-fiction books, see our A-Z Subject Index

Department Stores Books – Collection – Industry Books

About 190 books from the Internet Archive free online on the retail industry and Department Stores. Included are company history books for Nordstrom’s, Marshall Field’s, Filene’s, and Eaton’s. Among the nonfiction books are many works of fiction. Books about companies.

Construction Industry – Collection – Industry Books

About 470 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Construction Industry. Books about companies.

Oil and Gas Industry Books – Collection – Industry Books

More than 500 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Oil Industry”. Oil and gas industry books. Books about companies.

Energy Industry Book List – Industry Books

This is a Wikipedia list of books about the energy industry. You can use this Open Library search box to search for free online versions on the Internet Archive.

Defense Industries Books – Collection – Books on Industries

About 130 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on “Defense Industries”. Defense industry books pdf, pdf books about weapons manufacturing companies. Books about companies.

Old magazines online free here at Century Past

Computer Software Industry Books – Collection – Books on Industry

About 200 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Computer Software Industry. PDF books about software makers. Books about companies.

Pharmaceutical Industry Books – Collection – Pharmaceutical Industry Books

About 400 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on Pharmaceutical Industry. Pharmaceutical industry. Books about companies.

Food Industry Books – Collection – Books on Industries

About 800 free online books at the Internet Archive, resulting from a search for books on the Food business.

Airline Industry Books – Collection – Industry Books

About 260 books from the Internet Archive free online on the subject of Airlines.

Ancient history books here at Century Past

Offshore: a North Sea journey – Oil and Gas Industry Books

Alvarez, Alfred
Houghton Mifflin 1986 Dewey Dec. 622

Oil and gas industry book. Books about companies.

The Treatment of Paper for Special Purposes … – Vintage Industry Books

a Practical Introduction to the Preparation of Paper Products for a Great Variety of Purposes, such as parchment paper, transfer papers, preservative papers, grained transfer papers, fireproof and anti-falsification papers, (etc.)

Andes, Louis Edgar
Scott, Greenwood 1907 Dewey Dec. 676

Weaving the Web: The Past, Present and Future of the World Wide Web by its Inventor – Industry Books

Berners-Lee, Tim
Orion 1999 Dewey Dec. 025

Bond’s Franchise Guide – Industry Books

Bond, Robert E.
Source Book 2004 Dewey Dec. 381

This guide to over 1000 franchise opportunities in 45 categories gives background, capital requirements, support and training information as well as specifics on expansion in the U.S and Canada. Books about companies.

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Treatise on Ceramic Industries; a Complete Manual for Pottery, Tile, and Brick Manufacturers – Vintage Industry Books

Bourry, Emile
Van Nostrand 1911 Dewey Dec. 666

“Translation of a standard French work, the best in print on practical ceramics. The processes described and illustrated cover every class of ceramics from brick to porcelain. American industry not considered.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911.

The Pharmaceutical Industry – Pharmaceutical Industry Books

Carroll, Jamuna
Greenhaven 2009 Dewey Dec. 338.4

A volume in the “Opposing Viewpoints” series, with several contributed essays in each chapter representing various points of view.
Contents: Is Pharmaceutical Research Safe and Unbiased? – Are Prescription Drugs Appropriately Regulated? – Are Pharmaceutical Marketing Practices Ethical? – Is the Cost of Prescription Drugs in America Appropriate? Pharmaceutical industry book PDF. Books about companies.

Men’s Interest PDF magazines collection

Dot.Con: How America Lost its Mind and Money in the Internet Era – Industry Book

Cassidy, John
Perennial 2003 Dewey Dec. 381

“A history of the dot-com bubble by a financial writer for The New Yorker, with insightful observations about the Federal Reserve and severe views on its chairman, Alan Greenspan.” -NY Times Book Rev.

Oil – Oil and Gas Industry Book

Chapman, Garry
Smart Apple Media 2011 Dewey Dec. 622

What is a world commodity? — Oil is a commodity — Where is oil found and where it is used? — Timeline: the history of oil — How is oil drilled? — Refining oil — The oil trade — Supply and demand — Codes of practice — International politics and oil — Environmental issues and oil — — Social issues and oil — Is the oil industry sustainable? — The future of the oil industry. Oil and gas industry book. Books about companies.

Ore Mining Methods – Vintage Industry Books

Crane, Walter Richard
Wiley 1910 Dewey Dec. 622

Subtitle: “comprising descriptions of methods of support in extraction of ore, detailed descriptions of methods of stoping and mining in narrow and wide veins and bedded and massive deposits including stull and square-set mining, filling and caving methods, open-cut work and a discussion of costs of stoping”.
“Descriptions of methods of ore mining employed in the United States. Though necessarily brief, the application of each method with its advantages and disadvantages is given and well illustrated.” – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Books about companies.

The Politics of the Global Oil Industry: an introduction – Oil and Gas Industry Books

Falola, Toyin and Genova, Ann
Praeger 2005 Dewey Dec. 622

The players — Essentials of oil — The oil companies — The oil-producing nations — OPEC and international oil organizations — The issues — International relations — Environmental concerns — Human rights — Economic development — Oil politics and its global impact — Country case studies — Iraq — Mexico — Nigeria — Norway — Russia — Saudi Arabia — Venezuela. Oil and gas industry book. Books about companies.

Mineral Resources: geology, engineering, economics, politics, law – Oil and Gas Industry Books

Flawn, Peter T.
Rand McNally 1966 Dewey Dec. 622

Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color that Changed the World – Industry Books

Garfield, Simon
Norton 2001 Dewey Dec. 666

“The text is understandable by the average layman and is enjoyable reading for the scientist and non-scientist alike.” Sci Books Films. Books about companies.

The Romance of Modern Manufacture; a Popular Account of the Marvels of Manufacturing – Vintage Industry Books

Gibson, Charles R.
Lippincott 1910 Dewey Dec. 670

“Describes in popular manner the evolution and modern methods of many important industries. Useful for material not to be found elsewhere.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911

Mythology and Folklore books

The Directory of Business Information Resources (19th edition, 2012) – Books about Companies

Gottlieb, Richard, ed.
Millerton, NY: Grey House 2011

Reference work. Chapters: Business — Periodicals — Directories, Industries — Periodicals — Directories, Exhibitions — United States — Directories, Exhibitions — Canada — Directories, Trade associations — Directories, Professional associations — United States — Directories, Business information services — Directories, Reference books — Bibliography, Business information services, Business — Periodicals, Exhibitions, Industries, Professional associations, Reference books, Trade associations, Canada, United States. Books about companies.

Encyclopedia of Global Industries – Books on Industry

Gottlieb, Richard, ed.
Millerton, NY: Grey House 2007

Covers the history, development, and current status of more than 120 international industries. Each article organizes information under standard headings – for example, “Industry Snapshot,” “Background and Development,” “Industry Leaders,” and “Major Countries in the Industry.” Each also includes Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) and North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes and descriptions. Entries conclude with lists of print and electronic resources, usually from 2004 and 2005.
Chapters: Agriculture — Chemicals — Computer hardware and services — Construction materials and services — Electrical and electronic equipment — Entertainment and recreation — Finance, insurance, and real estate — Food, beverages, and tobacco — Furniture — Glass, plastics, and rubber products — Industrial machinery and equipment — Information media and telecommunications — Medial equipment and services — Metals manufacturing — Mining — Paper and allied products — Petroleum products — Professional services — Retail and wholesale trade — Textiles, apparel, and leather — Transportation and defense equipment — Transportation services — Utilities and public services. Books about companies.

A Year in a Coal-Mine – Vintage Industry Books

Husband, Joseph
Houghton 1911 Dewey Dec. 622

Experiences of a Harvard graduate while learning by actual work the “operating end” of coalmining in an Illinois mine. – A.L.A. Catalog 1904-1911. Books about companies.

Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First-Century Capitalism – Books about Companies

Lichtenstein, Nelson
New Press 2006 Dewey Dec. 381

This collection of essays discusses the retailer WalMart. “With numerous charts and graphs that keep the data flowing, this assemblage thoroughly dissects the Wal-Mart global high-tech phenomenon through overarching historical, cultural, and economic perspectives.” -Booklist

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Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut – Books about Companies

Marcus, James
New Press 2004 Dewey Dec. 381

“While the quotidian world of everyday work might have seemed uninteresting, Marcus makes it fun to peek inside company workings to see how Amazon.com invented itself. And the literati name-dropping from interviews, parties, and the like lends a tone of friendly gossip to this tale.” -Libr J. Books about companies.

Oil on the Brain: Adventures from the Pump to the Pipeline – Oil and Gas Industry Books

Margonelli, Lisa
Doubleday 2007 Dewey Dec. 338.2

“By giving voice to the people who are in the global oil chain, Margonelli invites us to leapfrog all the rhetoric, dry statistics, and dire pronouncements about oil in order to truly understand it.” -Fast Company. Oil and gas industry book.

Big-box Swindle: The True Cost of Mega-Retailers and the Fight for America’s Independent Businesses – Industry Books

Mitchell, Stacy
Beacon 2006 Dewey Dec. 381

Mitchell’s “call to action reveals the hidden costs of those low prices’ promoted by the big-box bullies and gives hope to local entrepreneurs and concerned citizens alike.” -Booklist. Books about companies.

The Game Makers: The Story of Parker Brothers from Tiddledy Winks to Trivial Pursuit – Books about Companies

Orbanes, Philip
Harvard Business School 2004 Dewey Dec. 338.7

“The author contends that the games [that Parker makes] reflect the American world view of the 20th century. Life is a ruthless struggle in which there are many losers, but it takes place within a framework of unbendable and fairminded rules.” -Economist. Books about companies.

International Directory of Company Histories Vols 1-97 (Incomplete) – Books about Companies

Volume 97 – Books about Companies

Pederson, Jay P., ed.
Gale Cengage Learning 1988 – 2009

A multi-volume major reference work bringing together histories of companies that are a leading influence in a particular industry or geographic location. Each successive volume contains three cumulative indexes of all the companies profiled up to that point. Use the second link to open Volume 97 and find the last indexes: Cumulative Index to Companies page 489, Index to Industries p. 571, and Geographic Index p. 635. Some volumes are missing from this collection. Also, the volumes are not all in order; you will need to scroll down to find some early volumes. Books about companies.

Lost Mountain – Industry Books

Reece, Eric
Riverhead 2006 Dewey Dec. 622

Reece “has written an impassioned account of a business rife with industrial greed, devious corporate ownership and unenforced environmental laws. It’s also a heartrending account of the rural residents whose lives are being ruined by strip-mining’s relentless, almost unfettered, encroachment.” Publ Wkly. Books about companies.

Manufacture of Paper – Vintage Industry Books

Sindall, R. W.
Van Nostrand 1909 Dewey Dec. 676

“Semi-technical work, outlining the history and processes of paper manufacture and indicating recent improvements. Usefully supplemented by Andes’ Treatment of paper for special purposes.” – A.L.A.Catalog 1904 – 1911.

Fugitive Denim: A Moving Story of People and Pants in the Borderless World of Global Trade – Books on Industry

Snyder, Rachel Louise
Norton 2008 Dewey Dec. 382

“Snyder’s investigation is an essential read for those curious about fashion or the globe-spanning business that produces their clothes.” -Publ Wkly. Free download PDF fashion industry. Books about companies.

Mom & Pop Store: True Stories from the Heart of America – Industry Books

Spector, Robert
Walker 2010 Dewey Dec. 381

“Lively lessons about business ethics and practices that Fortune 500 companies, the author suggests, would be wise to follow.” -Kirkus. Books about companies.

Killer Stuff and Tons of Money: Seeking History and Hidden Gems in Flea-Market America – Industry Books

Stanton, Maureen
Thorndike 2011 Dewey Dec. 381

“A treasure-trove of a book, especially for would-be antiquers.” -Kirkus.

Planet Google: One Company’s Audacious Plan to Organize Everything We Know – Books about Companies

Stross, Randall
Free Press 2008 Dewey Dec. 338.7

“An outstanding business history of Google from its humble beginnings through the dot-com era to current times.” -Libr J. Free PDF book on Google.com. Books about companies.

Household Manufactures in the United States, 1640-1860: A Study in Industrial History – Vintage Industry Books

Tryon, Rolla Milton
Chicago: University of Chicago 1917 Dewey Dec. 677

Chapter headings are: -Factors affecting Household Manufactures in the Colonies, -The Status of Household Manufactures in the Colonies, -A Quarter-Century of Developments, 1784-1809, -A Year’s Output of the Family Factory (includes household manufactures in every state and territory, and household textile manufactures), -The Products of the Family Factory (wearing apparel, textile supplies, household implements, utensils, furniture, farming implements, building materials, general supplies), -The Transition from Family- to Shop- and Factory-Made Goods, -The Passing of the Family Factory, -Bibliography

Chapter 6, “The Products of the Family Factory”, contains a section entitled “Wearing Apparel and Household Textile Supplies” on pages 190-216. Included here are explanations of all the processes involved in home production of linen, woolen and cotton textiles. There is also a discussion of other products used in wearing apparel on the frontier, such as leather and other animal skins, cattle and buffalo hair, and lint from nettles. Books about companies.

The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power – Oil and Gas Industry Books

Yergin, Daniel
Simon & Schuster 1992 Dewey Dec. 338.2

“A history of the oil industry, from the first oil well ever drilled (near Titusville, PA in 1859) to the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait. It recalls advances in technology, innovations in salesmanship, and wars and truces among corporations and nations.” -New Yorker. Books about companies.

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