Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 4, 1998

"Prediction: This will become a more important book than it really deserves to be."
The hyperbole of the subtitle tells the story: It's a close call whether this volume provides a brilliant overview of the big picture or overgeneralized clichÇs. Read full book review >
THE SCENTS OF EDEN by Charles Corn
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"This is as pleasurable and eye-opening a history as one would hope for, generous in its descriptions of exotic islands and exciting in its depictions of the men who made fortunes in their waters. (maps)"
A lucid and comprehensive account spanning the nearly four centuries of international intrigue and bloody struggle for control of the vast riches of the Spice Islands. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Still, it's worth brushing aside the formulaic dressing for the solid, detailed cross-section of the mass-culture machine that lies just beneath. (Author tour)"
Hours of fun for business-epic junkies of all ages. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Part thriller, part legal primer, and full of trenchant drama and personalities, this book should be mandatory reading for all congressional representatives pondering how they'll vote on the future of the tobacco industry in America. (16 pages b&w photos)"
An eye-opening look at the news behind the news in America's landmark legal pursuit of Big Tobacco. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 1998

"Nicely written latter-day muckraking in a slick and entertaining debut."
Here's another entry in the list of books about big, bad businesses. Read full book review >

THISTLE JOURNAL by Daniel Minock
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 30, 1998

"Modest by design, like the house and life it chronicles, but constructed with great integrity and affection."
Eighteen essays explore the virtues of nature and self-reliance in Michigan, with effects ranging from profound to mundane. Read full book review >
WHY SO SLOW? by Virginia Valian
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 28, 1998

"Probably too academic in tone for most readers, but for anyone concerned about gender inequality—or perhaps even more importantly, readers who think they aren't—it's worth a look."
*linespacing 2* *linespacing 1* A scholarly and convincing explanation of women's slow progress in the professions. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 20, 1998

"There is no doubt that Woodson is genuinely concerned with looking for new, more effective ways to alleviate the scourge of poverty—and that his efforts are accompanied by considerable political naãvetÇ."
Inspiring subject matter, disappointing book. Read full book review >
THE WORLD ACCORDING TO PETER DRUCKER by Jack Beatty
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 11, 1998

"Written with Drucker's cooperation, a loving portrait of a distinguished life that fails to measure up to its subject."
A slim volume by a senior editor of the Atlantic about the legendary figure who invented the business of management and whose theories profoundly influenced modern American corporations, including General Motors. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

"Ultimately, the only hope Kwong sees for improving this situation is a renewed and committed labor movement—a very dim hope indeed."
An honest look at an appalling situation, exemplified by the tragedy of the illegal-alien-bearing ship the Golden Venture. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1998

We are making it up as we go along, says the author of this book, and the chief storytellers are the women whose lives and futures have been so dramatically altered not only by feminist politics, but by the introduction of the credit card. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"The 20 illustrations include contemporary photos of White Castle outlets and the company's early advertisements."
A scholar's lively account of how White Castle, now a largely overlooked but still profitable also-ran in the domestic restaurant trade, made the once-scorned hamburger a US institution and launched the fast-food industry. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kendare Blake
November 16, 2016

Bestseller Kendare Blake’s latest novel, Three Dark Crowns, a dark and inventive fantasy about three sisters who must fight to the death to become queen. In every generation on the island of Fennbirn, a set of triplets is born: three queens, all equal heirs to the crown and each possessor of a coveted magic. Mirabella is a fierce elemental, able to spark hungry flames or vicious storms at the snap of her fingers. Katharine is a poisoner, one who can ingest the deadliest poisons without so much as a stomachache. Arsinoe, a naturalist, is said to have the ability to bloom the reddest rose and control the fiercest of lions. But becoming the Queen Crowned isn’t solely a matter of royal birth. Each sister has to fight for it. The last queen standing gets the crown. “Gorgeous and bloody, tender and violent, elegant, precise, and passionate; above all, completely addicting,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >