Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An astute and independent observer's engrossing (albeit unsparing) perspectives on one of the 20th century's genuinely consequential enterprises. (illustrations, not seen)"
An evenhanded and informative history of Boeing, the American airframe manufacturer that bestrides the world of civil aviation like a colossus. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"Apart from this, a perceptive briefing on a consequential corporation that arguably qualifies as a national treasure."
An offbeat overview of Microsoft, the Johnny-come-lately enterprise that dominates the widening world of PC programming and is now laying careful plans to make itself a force to be reckoned with in the as yet undefined field of multimedia. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1996

"An enlightening postmortem on a consequential LBO, which vividly depicts its human and socioeconomic costs. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
A workmanlike account of the selling and salvaging of R.H. Macy's, an American retailing institution. Read full book review >
AGAINST THE GODS by Peter L. Bernstein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 18, 1996

"A dense but compelling model of how the world works."
A history of probability from an economist and author of a history of Wall Street (Capital Ideas, 1991). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 14, 1996

"A persuasively stated case for addressing a consequential issue that's overdue for debate and action. (Author tour)"
An authoritative and alarming audit of the potentially bleak financial future faced by the 76 million Americans born between 1946 and 1964—who look forward to comfortable retirements. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

A fine addition to the growing literature that refutes the long-held idea that there is such a thing as ``general'' intelligence and that it can be quantified. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Though the book is rather plodding and offers vague philosophy instead of action, it does raise important questions about the internal life of the American worker."
A lengthy study of American workers and their relationship with money, though it lacks the spark of Wuthnow's foster father, Benjamin Franklin. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"A tellingly detailed, often gossipy, and consistently absorbing case study on the largely self-induced eclipse of a commercial paragon, from journalists who know the territory. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A fine generation-spanning account of the unhappy fate of Schwinn, a family firm that for the better part of a century bestrode US bicycle business like a colossus. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Keynesian prescriptions for socioeconomic ills, real and imagined, which free markets have long since cured, curbed, or addressed."
Debt is the four-letter word Medoff (Economics/Harvard) and consultant Harless employ as a starting point for their overwrought, well-nigh hysterical critique of the socioeconomic status quo in America. Read full book review >
KENNETH JAY LANE by Kenneth Jay Lane
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1996

"Now, writing with Miller, he shares the secrets of his inspirations and creations. (Abrams; $35.00; Oct.; 160 pages; ISBN 0-8109-3579-1; color and b&w photos)"
If you're just a little bored with Tiffany's (a girl can use only so many tasteful diamonds, after all), here's a change: Kenneth Jay Lane: Faking It, the fabulous faker's tribute to himself and his 30-years-plus as a creator of wildly imaginative costume jewelry. Read full book review >
TUG OF WAR by Paul Erdman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 30, 1996

"An accessible interpretive briefing on currency exchange rates and why they matter to a host of constituencies ranging from policy makers to consumers."
Though best known in recent years as the author of fiscal entertainments (Zero Coupon, 1993, etc.), the Canadian-born Erdman is a bona fide economist and former Swiss banker. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 27, 1996

"Straightforward and insightful, Reid-Merritt's study offers valuable insights into a significant subject. (Author tour)"
A provocative investigation into the lives of African-American women who have achieved leadership roles in American society despite the barriers of sexism and racism. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Morgan Matson
July 25, 2016

From Morgan Matson, the bestselling author of Since You’ve Been Gone, comes The Unexpected Everything, a feel-good YA novel of friendship, finding yourself, and all the joys in life that happen while you’re busy making other plans. Andie has a plan. And she always sticks to her plan. Future? A top-tier medical school. Dad? Avoid him as much as possible (which isn’t that hard considering he’s a Congressman and he’s never around). Friends? Palmer, Bri, and Toby—pretty much the most awesome people on the planet, who needs anyone else? Relationships? No one’s worth more than three weeks. So it’s no surprise that Andie’s got her summer all planned out too. Until a political scandal costs Andie her summer pre-med internship, and lands both she and Dad back in the same house together for the first time in years. Suddenly she’s doing things that aren’t Andie at all. “Romance fans will find plenty to enjoy, as Andie gradually lets down her guard and risks the messy and unpredictable wonder of first love,” our reviewer writes. “A novel best read on a lazy summer day with sand between the toes.” View video >