Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 168)

REDHOOK by Peter Krebs
Released: Dec. 1, 1998

"The early years make the story here—a time when food and drink were in as much ferment as Redhook's bitter—and Krebs does tell the story with flair. (20 b&w photos, not seen)"
A diverting history of the makers of Redhook—merry pranksters of the brewing business—mildly tainted by Seattleite Krebs's idolatrous tone. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 30, 1998

"Johnstone has a sharp eye for drama and a knack for making technical details understandable; this book is a welcome addition and corrective to the Western-dominated histories of recent technology."
"Made in Japan" was once the mark of an inferior knockoff; now only an incurable chauvinist would draw that inference. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 11, 1998

"It remains to be seen if anyone will follow."
America's in deep trouble—corporate oligopoly is seizing our money and stealing our humanity, too. Read full book review >
LOST AT SEA by Patrick Dillon
Released: Nov. 10, 1998

"Dillon's fine book tells us its the same as it ever was: men at sea equals men at supreme risk. (16 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour; radio satellite tour)"
A taut, heartbreaking story of fishermen who died at sea, the subsequent mare's nest of an investigation, and congressional maneuverings over maritime safety bills, from Pulitzer—winning journalist Dillon (The Last Best Thing, 1996). Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Drawing on a new-found trove of Doheny's personal correspondence, and well researched and narrated, this revisionist biography is an interesting addition to the social history of the times. (50 b&w illustrations, not seen)"
California historian Davis (Rivers in the Desert: William Mulholland and the Inventing of Los Angeles, 1993) revisits Teapot Dome, the cause cÇläbre that began in the time of Warren Harding, to tell the story of one of the scandal's prominent actors, now largely forgotten. Read full book review >

Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Put it in the category of 'Store Wars.' (Author tour)"
Attention Wal-Mart shoppers—and anyone interested in the history of retailing in America. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Despite flaws, a provocative, smart, and often withering look at American culture."
A perceptive, occasionally slow-reading mix of history, personal narrative, and cultural criticism tries with great (though not complete) success to analyze the role race and money play in America's most intractable social problems. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"Perhaps this honest glimpse of an untenable situation will start a conversation. (Author tour)"
A journalistic look at the primary post-Soviet threat to the American military. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 1, 1998

"The latest definitive work on the marvelous Rothschilds, cogent and strong. (16 pages of photos, not seen)"
The fabulous history of a legendary family, reviled by many, lauded by many others, and fascinating to all, is told again, this time with encyclopedic exactitude. Read full book review >
MOVIES AND MONEY by David Puttnam
Released: Oct. 29, 1998

A riveting behind-the-scenes look at how American movies have achieved the kind of global supremacy best summed up in a 1995 Variety headline: "Earth to Hollywood—You Win!" Read full book review >
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 >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >