Setting the Table

Setting the Table
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Author: Danny Meyer
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9780061868245
Release: 2009-10-13
Editor: Harper Collins

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In October 1985, at age twenty-seven, Danny Meyer, with a good idea and scant experience, opened what would become one of New York City's most revered restaurants—Union Square Cafe. Little more than twenty years later, Danny is the CEO of one of the world's most dynamic restaurant organizations, which includes eleven unique dining establishments, each at the top of its game. How has he done it? How has he consistently beaten the odds and set the competitive bar in one of the toughest trades around? In this landmark book, Danny shares the lessons he's learned while developing the winning recipe for doing the business he calls "enlightened hospitality." This innovative philosophy emphasizes putting the power of hospitality to work in a new and counterintuitive way: The first and most important application of hospitality is to the people who work for you, and then, in descending order of priority, to the guests, the community, the suppliers, and the investors. This way of prioritizing stands the more traditional business models on their heads, but Danny considers it the foundation of every success that he and his restaurants have achieved. Some of Danny's other insights: Hospitality is present when something happens for you. It is absent when something happens to you. These two simple concepts—for and to—express it all. Context, context, context, trumps the outdated location, location, location. Shared ownership develops when guests talk about a restaurant as if it's theirs. That sense of affiliation builds trust and invariably leads to repeat business. Err on the side of generosity: You get more by first giving more. Wherever your center lies, know it, name it, believe in it. When you cede your core values to someone else, it's time to quit. Full of behind-the-scenes history on the creation of Danny's most famous restaurants and the anecdotes, advice, and lessons he has accumulated on his long and ecstatic journey to the top of the American restaurant scene, Setting the Table is a treasure trove of innovative insights that are applicable to any business or organization.

Restaurant Success by the Numbers

Restaurant Success by the Numbers
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Author: Roger Fields
Pages: 298
ISBN: 9781607745587
Release: 2014
Editor: Unknown

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This one-stop guide to opening a restaurant from an accountant-turned-restaurateur shows aspiring proprietors how to succeed in the crucial first year and beyond. The majority of restaurants fail, and those that succeed happened upon that mysterious X factor, right? Wrong! Roger Fields--money-guy, restaurant owner, and restaurant consultant--shows how eateries can get past that challenging first year and keep diners coming back for more. The only restaurant start-up guide written by a certified accountant, this book gives readers an edge when making key decisions about funding, location, hiring, menu-making, number-crunching, and turning a profit--complete with sample sales forecasts and operating budgets. This updated edition also includes strategies for capitalizing on the latest food, drink, and technology trends. Opening a restaurant isn't easy, but this realistic dreamer's guide helps set the table for lasting success.

Sweetbitter

Sweetbitter
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Author: Stephanie Danler
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781101875957
Release: 2016-05-24
Editor: Vintage

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INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER Now a series on Starz "Brilliantly written. . . . Outstanding."—The New York Times Book Review Newly arrived in New York City, twenty-two-year-old Tess lands a job working front of house at a celebrated downtown restaurant. What follows is her education: in champagne and cocaine, love and lust, dive bars and fine dining rooms, as she learns to navigate the chaotic, enchanting, punishing life she has chosen. The story of a young woman’s coming-of-age, set against the glitzy, grimy backdrop of New York’s most elite restaurants, in Sweetbitter Stephanie Danler deftly conjures the nonstop and high-adrenaline world of the food industry and evokes the infinite possibilities, the unbearable beauty, and the fragility and brutality of being young and adrift.

Game Theory

Game Theory
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Author: E. N. Barron
Pages: 440
ISBN: 9781118030653
Release: 2011-02-14
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A fundamental introduction to modern game theory from amathematical viewpoint Game theory arises in almost every fact of human and inhumaninteraction since oftentimes during these communications objectivesare opposed or cooperation is viewed as an option. From economicsand finance to biology and computer science, researchers andpractitioners are often put in complex decision-making scenarios,whether they are interacting with each other or working withevolving technology and artificial intelligence. Acknowledging therole of mathematics in making logical and advantageous decisions,Game Theory: An Introduction uses modern software applications tocreate, analyze, and implement effective decision-makingmodels. While most books on modern game theory are either too abstractor too applied, this book provides a balanced treatment of thesubject that is both conceptual and hands-on. Game Theoryintroduces readers to the basic theories behind games and presentsreal-world examples from various fields of study such as economics,political science, military science, finance, biological science aswell as general game playing. A unique feature of this book is theuse of Maple to find the values and strategies of games, and inaddition, it aids in the implementation of algorithms for thesolution or visualization of game concepts. Maple is also utilizedto facilitate a visual learning environment of game theory and actsas the primary tool for the calculation of complex non-cooperativeand cooperative games. Important game theory topics are presented within the followingfive main areas of coverage: Two-person zero sum matrix games Nonzero sum games and the reduction to nonlinear programming Cooperative games, including discussion of both the Nucleolusconcept and the Shapley value Bargaining, including threat strategies Evolutionary stable strategies and population games Although some mathematical competence is assumed, appendices areprovided to act as a refresher of the basic concepts of linearalgebra, probability, and statistics. Exercises are included at theend of each section along with algorithms for the solution of thegames to help readers master the presented information. Also,explicit Maple and Mathematica® commands are included in thebook and are available as worksheets via the book's related Website. The use of this software allows readers to solve many moreadvanced and interesting games without spending time on the theoryof linear and nonlinear programming or performing other complexcalculations. With extensive examples illustrating game theory's wide range ofrelevance, this classroom-tested book is ideal for game theorycourses in mathematics, engineering, operations research, computerscience, and economics at the upper-undergraduate level. It is alsoan ideal companion for anyone who is interested in the applicationsof game theory.

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System

A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System
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Author: National Research Council,Institute of Medicine,Board on Agriculture and Natural Resources,Food and Nutrition Board,Committee on a Framework for Assessing the Health, Environmental, and Social Effects of the Food System
Pages: 444
ISBN: 9780309307833
Release: 2015-06-17
Editor: National Academies Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How we produce and consume food has a bigger impact on Americans' well-being than any other human activity. The food industry is the largest sector of our economy; food touches everything from our health to the environment, climate change, economic inequality, and the federal budget. From the earliest developments of agriculture, a major goal has been to attain sufficient foods that provide the energy and the nutrients needed for a healthy, active life. Over time, food production, processing, marketing, and consumption have evolved and become highly complex. The challenges of improving the food system in the 21st century will require systemic approaches that take full account of social, economic, ecological, and evolutionary factors. Policy or business interventions involving a segment of the food system often have consequences beyond the original issue the intervention was meant to address. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System develops an analytical framework for assessing effects associated with the ways in which food is grown, processed, distributed, marketed, retailed, and consumed in the United States. The framework will allow users to recognize effects across the full food system, consider all domains and dimensions of effects, account for systems dynamics and complexities, and choose appropriate methods for analysis. This report provides example applications of the framework based on complex questions that are currently under debate: consumption of a healthy and safe diet, food security, animal welfare, and preserving the environment and its resources. A Framework for Assessing Effects of the Food System describes the U.S. food system and provides a brief history of its evolution into the current system. This report identifies some of the real and potential implications of the current system in terms of its health, environmental, and socioeconomic effects along with a sense for the complexities of the system, potential metrics, and some of the data needs that are required to assess the effects. The overview of the food system and the framework described in this report will be an essential resource for decision makers, researchers, and others to examine the possible impacts of alternative policies or agricultural or food processing practices.

The Corrections

The Corrections
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Author: Jonathan Franzen
Pages: 576
ISBN: 1429928611
Release: 2001-09-15
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

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Winner of the 2001 National Book Award for Fiction Nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award An American Library Association Notable Book Jonathan Franzen's third novel, The Corrections, is a great work of art and a grandly entertaining overture to our new century: a bold, comic, tragic, deeply moving family drama that stretches from the Midwest at mid-century to Wall Street and Eastern Europe in the age of greed and globalism. Franzen brings an old-time America of freight trains and civic duty, of Cub Scouts and Christmas cookies and sexual inhibitions, into brilliant collision with the modern absurdities of brain science, home surveillance, hands-off parenting, do-it-yourself mental healthcare, and the anti-gravity New Economy. With The Corrections, Franzen emerges as one of our premier interpreters of American society and the American soul. Enid Lambert is terribly, terribly anxious. Although she would never admit it to her neighbors or her three grown children, her husband, Alfred, is losing his grip on reality. Maybe it's the medication that Alfred takes for his Parkinson's disease, or maybe it's his negative attitude, but he spends his days brooding in the basement and committing shadowy, unspeakable acts. More and more often, he doesn't seem to understand a word Enid says. Trouble is also brewing in the lives of Enid's children. Her older son, Gary, a banker in Philadelphia, has turned cruel and materialistic and is trying to force his parents out of their old house and into a tiny apartment. The middle child, Chip, has suddenly and for no good reason quit his exciting job as a professor at D------ College and moved to New York City, where he seems to be pursuing a "transgressive" lifestyle and writing some sort of screenplay. Meanwhile the baby of the family, Denise, has escaped her disastrous marriage only to pour her youth and beauty down the drain of an affair with a married man--or so Gary hints. Enid, who loves to have fun, can still look forward to a final family Christmas and to the ten-day Nordic Pleasurelines Luxury Fall Color Cruise that she and Alfred are about to embark on. But even these few remaining joys are threatened by her husband's growing confusion and unsteadiness. As Alfred enters his final decline, the Lamberts must face the failures, secrets, and long-buried hurts that haunt them as a family if they are to make the corrections that each desperately needs.

Front of the House

Front of the House
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Author: Jeff Benjamin
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781941868027
Release: 2015-03-31
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the bestselling tradition of Restaurant Man and Setting the Table, Front of the House is a revealing and wryly humorous behind-the-scenes look at the gracious art of great restaurant service. Great restaurant service is a gracious art that’s been studied, practiced and polished by Jeff Benjamin, two-time James Beard Award nominee and managing partner of Philadelphia’s acclaimed Vetri family of restaurants. Sagacious and observant, he beckons us behind the scenes for an insider’s look at reserving a table, what your server thinks of you, what it takes to get ejected from a fine restaurant and a host of other revelations.

The Food Truck Handbook

The Food Truck Handbook
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Author: David Weber
Pages: 270
ISBN: 9781118208816
Release: 2012-04-03
Editor: John Wiley & Sons

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

How to start, grow, and succeed in the food truck business. Food trucks have become a wildly popular and important part of the hospitality industry. Consumers are flocking to these mobile food businesses in droves, inspiring national food truck competitions and even a show dedicated to the topic on The Food Network. The relatively low cost of entry as compared to starting a restaurant, combined with free and low-cost ways to market them to the masses via platforms like social media, are just two of the reasons that food truck business are drawing in budding entrepreneurs. Author David Weber, a food truck advocate and entrepreneur himself, is here to offer his practical, step-by-step advice to achieving your mobile food mogul dreams in The Food Truck Handbook. This book cuts through all of the hype to give both hopeful entrepreneurs and already established truck owners an accurate portrayal of life on the streets. From concept to gaining a loyal following to preventative maintenance on your equipment this book covers it all. Includes profiles of successful food trucks, detailing their operations, profitability, and scalability. Establish best practices for operating your truck using one-of-a-kind templates for choosing vending locations, opening checklist, closing checklist, and more. Create a sound business plan complete with a reasonable budget and finding vendors you can trust; consider daily operations in detail from start to finish, and ultimately expand your business. Stay lean and profitable by avoiding the most common operating mistakes. Author David Weber is Founder and President of the NYC Food Truck Association (NYCFTA), which brings together small businesses that own and operate premium food trucks in NYC focused on innovation in hospitality, high quality food, and community development.

Pinch of Nom

Pinch of Nom
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Author: Kate Allinson,Kay Featherstone
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781250269560
Release: 2020-04-28
Editor: St. Martin's Essentials

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The must-have cookbook from the UK's most popular food blog, Americanized for a US audience! For breakfast, lunch, dinner, and desserts, Kate Allinson and Kay Featherstone's pinchofnom.com has helped millions of people cook delicious food and lose weight. With over 100 incredible recipes, the Pinch of Nom cookbook can help beginner and experienced home-cooks alike enjoy exciting, flavorful, and satisfying meals. From Chicken Fajita Pie and Vegetable Tagine to Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries and Tiramisu, this food is so good you’ll never guess the calorie count. Each recipe is labeled with icons to guide you toward the ones to eat tonight—whether you’re looking for a vegetarian dish, hoping to create a takeout meal, want to feed a family of four or more, or have limited time to shop, prep, and cook. Pinch of Nom is the go-to home cookbook for mouthwatering meals that work for readers on Weight Watchers, counting carbs and calories, or following any other goal-oriented eating program.

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation
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Author: Eric Schlosser
Pages: 362
ISBN: 9780547750330
Release: 2012
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Explores the homogenization of American culture and the impact of the fast food industry on modern-day health, economy, politics, popular culture, entertainment, and food production.

Three Women

Three Women
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Author: Lisa Taddeo
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781451642308
Release: 2020-07-07
Editor: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER * #1 INDIE NEXT PICK Named a Best Book of the Year: The Washington Post * NPR * The Atlantic * New York Public Library * Vanity Fair * PBS * Time * Economist * Entertainment Weekly * Financial Times * Shelf Awareness * Guardian * Sunday Times * BBC * Esquire * Good Housekeeping * Elle * Real Simple * And more than twenty additional outlets “Staggeringly intimate...Taddeo spent eight years reporting this groundbreaking book.” —Entertainment Weekly “A breathtaking and important book…What a fine thing it is to be enthralled by another writer’s sentences. To be stunned by her intellect and heart.” —Cheryl Strayed “Extraordinary...This is a nonfiction literary masterpiece...I can't remember the last time a book affected me as profoundly as Three Women.” —Elizabeth Gilbert “A revolutionary look at women's desire, this feat of journalism reveals three women who are carnal, brave, and beautifully flawed.” —People (Book of the Week) A riveting true story about the sex lives of three real American women, based on nearly a decade of reporting. Lina, a young mother in suburban Indiana whose marriage has lost its passion, reconnects with an old flame through social media and embarks on an affair that quickly becomes all-consuming. Maggie, a seventeen-year-old high school student in North Dakota, allegedly engages in a relationship with her married English teacher; the ensuing criminal trial turns their quiet community upside down. Sloane, a successful restaurant owner in an exclusive enclave of the Northeast, is happily married to a man who likes to watch her have sex with other men and women. Hailed as “a dazzling achievement” (Los Angeles Times) and “a riveting page-turner that explores desire, heartbreak, and infatuation in all its messy, complicated nuance” (The Washington Post), Lisa Taddeo’s Three Women has captivated readers, booksellers, and critics—and topped bestseller lists—worldwide. Based on eight years of immersive research, it is “an astonishing work of literary reportage” (The Atlantic) that introduces us to three unforgettable women—and one remarkable writer—whose experiences remind us that we are not alone.

Death of a Salesman

Death of a Salesman
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Author: Arthur Miller
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9780141903958
Release: 2013-05-03
Editor: Penguin UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the spring of 1948 Arthur Miller retreated to a log cabin in Connecticut with the first two lines of a new play already fixed in his mind. He emerged six weeks later with the final script of Death of a Salesman - a painful examination of American life and consumerism. Opening on Broadway the following year, Miller's extraordinary masterpiece changed the course of modern theatre. In creating Willy Loman, his destructively insecure anti-hero, Miller himself defined his aim as being 'to set forth what happens when a man does not have a grip on the forces of life.'

Head First Statistics

Head First Statistics
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Author: Dawn Griffiths
Pages: 716
ISBN: 9780596800864
Release: 2008-08-26
Editor: "O'Reilly Media, Inc."

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A comprehensive introduction to statistics that teaches the fundamentals with real-life scenarios, and covers histograms, quartiles, probability, Bayes' theorem, predictions, approximations, random samples, and related topics.

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People
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Author: Dale Carnegie
Pages: 195
ISBN:
Release: 2020-09-02
Editor: Prabhat Prakashan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

In the present book, How to Win Friends and Influence People, Dale Carnegie says, “You can make someone want to do what you want them to do by seeing the situation from the other person’s point of view and arousing in the other person an eager want.” You learn how to make people like you, win people over to your way of thinking, and change people without causing offense or arousing resentment. For instance, “let the other person feel that the idea is his or hers” and “talk about your own mistakes before criticizing the other person.” This book is all about building relationships. With good relationships, personal and business successes are easy and swift to achieve. Twelve Ways to Win People to Your Way of Thinking 1. The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it. 2. Show respect for the other person's opinions. Never say "You're wrong." 3. If you're wrong, admit it quickly and emphatically. 4. Begin in a friendly way. 5. Start with questions to which the other person will answer yes. 6. Let the other person do a great deal of the talking. 7. Let the other person feel the idea is his or hers. 8. Try honestly to see things from the other person's point of view. 9. Be sympathetic with the other person's ideas and desires. 10. Appeal to the nobler motives. 11. Dramatize your ideas. 12.Throw down a challenge.

Introductory Business Statistics

Introductory Business Statistics
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Author: Alexander Holmes,Barbara Illowsky,Susan Dean
Pages: 636
ISBN: 9888407406
Release: 2018-01-07
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introductory Business Statistics is designed to meet the scope and sequence requirements of the one-semester statistics course for business, economics, and related majors. Core statistical concepts and skills have been augmented with practical business examples, scenarios, and exercises. The result is a meaningful understanding of the discipline, which will serve students in their business careers and real-world experiences.

QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide A Must Have QuickBooks Guide for Restaurant Owners and Operators

QuickBooks for Restaurants a Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide  A Must Have QuickBooks Guide for Restaurant Owners and Operators
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Author: Zachary Weiner
Pages: 226
ISBN: 0578556243
Release: 2019-08-11
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The Back Office Restaurant Accounting Guide You've Been Searching for! Restaurants are notorious for their low margins and even lower success rates. It's no surprise that restaurant owners and operators are usually stressed out. Many wonder if they can ever truly break the cycle of a runaway payroll or ever-increasing food and beverage costs. It's no surprise that it's sometimes easier to quit than to push through. However, I argue that with the right support and know-how, owners and operators can set up and successfully execute all of their back-office tasks. With the help of my guide, anyone can run the balanced-book restaurant of their dreams. QuickBooks for Restaurants - A Bookkeeping and Accounting Guide shows restaurant owners and operators how QuickBooks software can be leveraged for restaurant success. I explain QuickBooks fundamentals, including sales tracking, purchasing, bill paying, invoicing, managing day-to-day liabilities, gift certificate tracking, cash management, detailed reporting, and more. I also guide owners and operators through the process of accounting for sales, payroll, inventory and more. Ultimately, I show owners and operators how to create the accurate financials and reporting that will enable them to make better informed, data-driven decisions. Inside, learn: How to record daily sales and payroll entries How to understand and navigate the regular accounts payable cycle How to manage day-to-day liabilities How to conquer restaurant inventory How to generate and understand key restaurant reports ZACHARY WEINER is a full-time business consultant helping small- to medium-sized businesses achieve their financial and operational goals. He specializes in restaurants, hospitality, startups, and real estate from pre-revenue to annual revenue of up to tens of millions of dollars. An entrepreneur and an economist by training, Zachary has written numerous bestselling books and guides that have helped thousands of small business owners and operators better manage their finances. His newest book brings a new and easy-to-understand perspective to the world of restaurant accounting.

Food and Beverage Services

Food and Beverage Services
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Author: R. Singaravelavan
Pages: 768
ISBN: 0198065272
Release: 2012-04-26
Editor: OUP India

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Food and Beverage Services is a comprehensive textbook designed for hotel management students. It enumerates the various aspects of food and beverage department such as understanding of the industry, organisation of the department, menu served, various service procedures, managing cordial relations with customers, environmental concerns etc.

Restaurant Owners Uncorked

Restaurant Owners Uncorked
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Author: Wil Brawley
Pages: 322
ISBN: 1456474820
Release: 2011
Editor: Createspace Independent Pub

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discusses successful restaurant management through interviews with successful restaurant owners.

Introductory Statistics

Introductory Statistics
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Author: Barbara Illowsky,Susan Dean
Pages: 906
ISBN: 9888407309
Release: 2017-12-19
Editor: Unknown

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Introductory Statistics is designed for the one-semester, introduction to statistics course and is geared toward students majoring in fields other than math or engineering. This text assumes students have been exposed to intermediate algebra, and it focuses on the applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it. The foundation of this textbook is Collaborative Statistics, by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean. Additional topics, examples, and ample opportunities for practice have been added to each chapter. The development choices for this textbook were made with the guidance of many faculty members who are deeply involved in teaching this course. These choices led to innovations in art, terminology, and practical applications, all with a goal of increasing relevance and accessibility for students. We strove to make the discipline meaningful, so that students can draw from it a working knowledge that will enrich their future studies and help them make sense of the world around them. Coverage and Scope Chapter 1 Sampling and Data Chapter 2 Descriptive Statistics Chapter 3 Probability Topics Chapter 4 Discrete Random Variables Chapter 5 Continuous Random Variables Chapter 6 The Normal Distribution Chapter 7 The Central Limit Theorem Chapter 8 Confidence Intervals Chapter 9 Hypothesis Testing with One Sample Chapter 10 Hypothesis Testing with Two Samples Chapter 11 The Chi-Square Distribution Chapter 12 Linear Regression and Correlation Chapter 13 F Distribution and One-Way ANOVA

A Raisin in the Sun

A Raisin in the Sun
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Author: Lorraine Hansberry
Pages: 144
ISBN: 1350234311
Release: 2021-09-23
Editor: Methuen Drama

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