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The American department store transformed, 1920-1960

Author: Richard W Longstreth
Publisher: New Haven [Conn.] : Yale University Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Drawing on hundreds of newly available, top-secret KGB and party Central Committee documents, historian Matthew E. Lenoe reexamines the 1934 assassination of Leningrad party chief Sergei Kirov. Joseph Stalin used the killing as the pretext to unleash the Great Terror that decimated the Communist elite in 1937-1938; these previously unavailable documents raise new questions about whether Stalin himself ordered the
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard W Longstreth
ISBN: 9780300149388 0300149387
OCLC Number: 427757209
Notes: "In association with the Center for American Places at Columbia College, Chicago."
Description: xi, 323 pages : illustrations (some color), map, plans ; 29 cm
Contents: Bigger and bigger stores --
Modernizing stores --
Service beyond the stores --
Parking for stores --
Branch stores --
Station wagon stores --
Stores in shopping centers --
Stores make the mall --
Stores and the city.
Responsibility: Richard Longstreth.

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***"Retail managers and shop-till-you-droppers alike will revel in Longstreth's ode to the American department store."-P. G. Kishel, CHOICE "Through blindly crisp photographs, dreamy ads, and Read more...

 
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