Bibliography, Further Reading



Burrows, Abe. Honest Abe. Brown, 1980.

Butler-Bowden, Tom. 50 Success Classics. Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2004.

Donkin, Richard. The History of Work. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Koehn, Nancy Fowler. The Story of American Business: From the Pages of the New York Times. Harvard Business School Publishing, 2009.

Loesser, Susan. A Most Remarkable Fella. New York, 2000.

Mead, Shepherd: How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. New York: Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 1952.

Means, Howard. Money and Power: The History of Business. John Wiley & Sons, Inc, 2001.

Maas, Jane. Mad women: The Other Side of Madison Avenue in the ’60s and Beyond. New York: Thomas Dunne Books, 2012.

Scharnhorst, Gary. The Lost Life of Horatio Alger, Jr. Indiana University Press, 1985.

Vargas-Cooper, Natasha. Mad Men Unbuttoned: A Romp Through 1960s America. New York: HarperCollins, 2010.


Horatio Alger Society:

Mad Men Unbuttoned:

Frank Loesser:

Shepherd Mead:

Forbes Magazine’s Horatio Alger Index:

The 1960s:

Articles Referenced

15 Famous Business Books Summarized in One Sentence Each

Can You Spot These Mad Men Behaviors in Your Office?

Don Draper 2012: Today’s Real Mad Men Speak

Evolution of Offices Spaces

Evolution of Work

From the Desk of Don Draper: The Cost of 1962 Today

Generation Y Set to Transform Office Culture

History of the Organization of Work

The History of Work

Horatio Alger Jr: Biography and Pseudonyms

Horatio Alger: The Moral Story

How Culture Shapes the Office

Moral Life of Cubicles

The Most Impressive Rags-to-Riches Stories on Forbes’ Latest Billionaires List

The Myth of Bootstrapping 

Nine Ways American Offices are the Same as the Mad Men Workplace

Office Slaves to Yuppie Scum

The Office Cubicle Turns 40

Office Culture Has Evolved from ‘Mad Men’ Style of 1960s

Real New York Executives Fondly Remember the 1960s of Mad Men

Why Secretary is Still the Top Job for Women


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