Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 170)

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Duncan has created a remarkable study of the persistent patterns of poverty and power. (The book's foreword is by Robert Coles.)"
University of New Hampshire sociologist Duncan (Rural Poverty in America, not reviewed) looks at the social relations and political and economic institutions that perpetuate poverty in rural America. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A truly cautionary story of the Wild East, well told and engaging."
Former AP reporter Harper presents a profile in some sort of innocent courage with this engaging story of an entrepreneurial road warrior trying to do business, Western style, in post—Cold War Russia. Read full book review >

WHY WE BUY by Paco Underhill
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"A strong portrait of consumers as the most efficient arbiters of what to sell and how to sell it. (Author tour)"
Shopping is one of the defining qualities of modern civilization, but this author convincingly argues that consumers may have a greater impact on the act of shopping than shopping has on them. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Readers with an interest in Civil War history, and especially in the local history of Georgia, will find this worth a look. (b&w photos)"
A competently told account of an overlooked episode in Civil War history. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Milton is a storyteller of the first rank, with a knack for quick character sketches, an eye for what is important and what is dross, and a refreshing sense of humor, even amid the smoke and ruin he so well describes."
Milton (The Riddle and the Knight, not reviewed) deftly and arrestingly captures the sorry history of the European lust for nutmeg and its devastating impact on the Spice Islands. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 1999

"Invaluable advice for building a business bridge to the 21st century."
The master of management theory (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.) combines a succinct vision of what's ahead with a condensed training course for weathering the change. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 22, 1999

"Ayres's apocalyptic tone is at odds with his earlier cool scientific rationality, and it may cause some readers to dismiss his well-made glimpse into a difficult future as simply more doomsday-speak."
Carefully researched science journalism and alarmist polemic mingle in an end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it treatise. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 21, 1999

"Artful and opinionated, complex and cantankerous; simply the best book yet written on globalization. (First printing 100,000) (Author tour)"
A brilliant guidebook to the new world of "globalization" by Pulitzer-winning New York Times columnist Friedman (From Beirut to Jerusalem, 1988). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 15, 1999

"A garrulous handyman chronicle of a ubiquitous corporation, this text is constructed of plain pine, without a coat of writer's varnish, by a couple of guys in orange aprons. (8 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A pair of hardware merchandising buddies chat about how they built one of the most successful big-box retailers ever. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 13, 1999

"An exhaustive eulogy to a once-great company that changed the world but fell prey to its own antiestablishment fervor."
A long-winded invective against Steve Jobs, infamous co-founder of the Apple Computer company. Read full book review >
THE STAKEHOLDER SOCIETY by Bruce Ackerman
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"An important contribution that should enliven public discourse even if it does not gain wide popular acceptance."
There is a rare commodity here: a well-thought out, genuinely original idea. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >