Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

BEYOND THE HORIZONS by Walter J. Boyne
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 16, 1998

"A perhaps overly comprehensive encomium for an American firm, this volume carries a heavy payload that limits performance. (illustrations)"
Historian Boyne (a retired colonel in the air force and author of Beyond the Wild Blue, 1997, etc.) offers a long and laudatory history of Lockheed (now Lockheed-Martin), a mainstay of the military-industrial complex. Read full book review >
WORKING WITH EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE by Daniel Goleman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"While the various qualities making up emotional intelligence occasionally tend to overlap and blur into each other, and the many case histories come to have a certain sameness, Goleman's essential message comes through loud and clear."
The author of the bestseller Emotional Intelligence (1995) expands on his earlier work by documenting the significance of emotional intelligence in the world of work at both the individual and organizational levels. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 12, 1998

"Let's hope it does so in a manner that discourages further soothsaying. (Author tour)"
A look at the future through a rose-tinted crystal computer monitor. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"May not make many converts, but should stimulate a brisk discussion among psychiatrists and other interested parties. (b&w illustrations)"
A biopsychologist deeply skeptical of the widely accepted biochemical approach to mental illness presents a well-documented argument against it. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A depressingly perceptive analysis."
The roots of a modern tragedy are exposed. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1998

"A bold political analysis that should inspire public life but, alas, probably will not."
Slim volume, broad implications. Read full book review >
CONVERSATIONS by Marian Christy
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 30, 1998

"Recycled but occasionally tantalizing sound bites from an eclectic group of accomplished women."
A series of short, sometimes revealing celebrity interviews that try to probe beyond the usual "How does it feel to be a star?" material. Read full book review >
EAT THE RICH by P.J. O’Rourke
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 8, 1998

"It's all selective blarney, of course, and a funny, pungent paean to the glory of free enterprise as well. (First printing, 150,00; $150,000 ad/promo; author tour; radio satellite tour)"
America's leading right-wing humorist (not a very crowded field, admittedly) turns to that dismal science, economics. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 7, 1998

"If for no other reason, this is a book to read and consider."
A well-argued study by one of the left's more subtle and nonsectarian thinkers (The Death and Birth of American Radicalism, not reviewed, etc.). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Enjoyable for scholars, travelers, and armchair dwellers alike. (41 b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively social history of the varied delights (ranging from food to sex, and from racial equality to the Louvre) that have at times drawn Americans to France. Read full book review >
AROUND THE HOUSE by David Owen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"His pen is facile, his stories pleasing and fleeting."
Humorous, genial tales of living in a small New England town, in a big old house demanding a handyman's talents that New Yorker writer Owen (The Walls Around Us, 1991, etc.) doesn't possess. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 25, 1998

"Sophisticated but accessible and powerful arguments for the open-minded."
A tour de force by an economist not so handicapped by theoretical orthodoxy that clear thinking is impossible. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >