Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 6, 1996

"It's hard to know who will have the last laugh with this one."
When this was first published in 1967, Kirkus's reviewer wrote, ``If it is a fraud, it is a clever one . . . if not, it is a chilling case for the necessity of war as policymakers see it . . . and will provide magnificent fodder for radicals et al.'' Well, this controversial volume did turn out to be a fraud (Lewin's fellow hoaxster Victor Navasky, in his introduction, prefers to call it a satire), and it did provide fodder for radicals—not radicals of the left, as expected, but radicals of the right. Read full book review >
AMAZON STRANGER by Mike Tidwell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 6, 1996

"A tale with enough punch to turn a few heads and enough storytelling talent to keep the converted charmed. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
From deep in the Ecuadoran rainforest, from the heart of the Cof†n Indian lands, comes Tidwell's (In the Shadow of the White House, 1992, etc.) spirited firsthand report on the indigenous peoples' struggle to survive. Read full book review >

A RIVER LOST by Blaine Harden
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Although much of the story has already been written elsewhere, Harden's bold and well-supported commentary is a welcome addition to the literature of this majestic river. (maps, not seen)"
Joining the recent stream of books on the Columbia River is this hard-hitting report on the policies that have governed this most engineered of all American rivers. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"A welcome if offbeat contribution to corporate literature, one that examines the communitarian possibilities of large multinational organizations rather than their presumptive failings and deficiencies."
A slick, selective, and provocative history of postWW II management from a New Age missionary who makes no secret of his commitment to the arguable notion that corporations exist to change the world—for the better. Read full book review >
THE CIGARETTE PAPERS by Stanton A. Glantz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Difficult as it is to work one's way through this book, the labor yields disclosures of the sort that doubtless makes for an industry insider's worst nightmare—revelations that will add new fuel to the widening debate about smoking."
An eye-opening exposÇ of the workings of the tobacco industry, based on the leaked internal documents of a leading cigarette company. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Upbeat, positive messages suggesting that the similarities in Americans' lives outweigh the differences—perfect for an election year. (Author tour)"
A collection of inspirational correspondence from parents, grandparents, mentors, and friends aimed at guiding a younger generation along the road to fulfillment. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"A genuinely amazing story and an interesting read in an age when aid to the poor is demonized."
A welcome and readable account of the effort of a unique bank in Bangladesh to help that country's poor. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 28, 1996

"Put this in your pipe and prepare for a richly rewarding read."
In this sturdy if sometimes long-winded account of tobacco in America, high-toned moralizing on the plight of the ``millions enslaved by nicotine'' accompanies level-headed analysis of the evils of cigarettes. Read full book review >
THE GOOD SOCIETY by John Kenneth Galbraith
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 26, 1996

"An elder eminence's meagerly substantiated but righteously framed prescriptions for creating collective heavens on earth."
Always more of a critic than a scholar, Galbraith (The Culture of Contentment, 1992, etc.) here offers an exiguous primer on what, in his unabashedly partisan view, would constitute an attainably good society. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 24, 1996

"The trend is everything: Just pick one and ride it until you feel yourself click into place. (First printing of 150,000)"
Popcorn's ``click'' has nothing to do with either feminist consciousness or the PC mouse. Read full book review >
DIVIDED PLANET by Tom Athanasiou
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 22, 1996

"Few people hold that the world's environment is not in trouble, and Athanasiou does not help his cause with this querulous, obvious book."
A shrill indictment of all that is wrong with the current environmental movement. ``Environmentalism,'' political activist Athanasiou writes, ``is only now reaching its political maturity. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >