Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 171)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"An able history of a stunningly successful grassroots movement that succeeded, as such movements must, by reducing the complexities of what they are fighting. (32 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
A joint history of the US and South Africa that captures the passion and triumph of the anti-apartheid movement but neglects many of the underlying issues. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1997

"While the title is the funniest line of the book, this is an engaging, humanizing look at a Silicon Valley megalomaniac. (8 pages b&w photos)"
An authorized biography of Oracle's founder and brash billionaire leader. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 17, 1997

"Complete with tips on achieving longevity, financial security, and emotional satisfaction, an elder statesman's look back in obvious pleasure, albeit no great depth, on a fulfilling life."
An engaging if cursory memoir from Neuberger, who at age 94 is still going strong in the challenging worlds of finance and philanthropy. Read full book review >
HITLER'S BANKER by John Weitz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

This biography of a major figure of the Nazi regime raises tough ethical questions about the nature of collaboration and patriotism. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 13, 1997

"A first-rate anecdotal briefing on a consequential supplier of small wonders that are at the heart of a latter-day industrial revolution."
A lively, accessible, and informative overview of Intel Corp., the Silicon Valley phenomenon that bestrides the widening world of semiconductor devices like a colossus. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Written in the present tense with a touch of tense presence, the vignettes, while not earthshaking, provide salty, easy, lively city kibitzing."
Kostman, a licensed Big Apple locksmith, certainly gets around the city in the pursuit of his profession. Read full book review >
NIXON'S TEN COMMANDMENTS OF STATECRAFT by James C. Humes
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Most interesting as an example of the movement to rehabilitate Nixon's reputation, but also worth reading as a treatise on diplomacy."
The insights available here are not limited to those intended by the author. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"This is not the serious work we have come to expect from Novak. (Author tour)"
Glimpses of a fruitful discussion can be found here, despite the effort to hide them behind erudite claptrap. Read full book review >
AROUND THE BLOCK by Tom Shachtman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"Despite the limitations of his pedestrian prose style, Shachtman conveys the drama of simple daily life in New York small business, and no one who reads this will ever walk down a city street and see it in quite the same way again. (8 pages photos, not seen)"
Shachtman returns to the turf of his 1991 Skyscraper Dreams, the business world of New York City, for a study of one year in the life of an urban block. Read full book review >
FROZEN DESIRE by James Buchan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"These often murky essays will add precious little to anyone's understanding of what makes the world go around."
A discursive and idiosyncratic appreciation of currency, from British novelist and former Financial Times correspondent Buchan (High Latitudes, 1996, etc.), who, the subtitle notwithstanding, never manages to construe its many-splendored meanings. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"An argument better framed would have done his cause much greater service."
An overly shrill indictment of transnational corporations' leading role in environmental havoc—but an indictment that nonetheless finds its mark. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1997

"A clear, angry, important (though interim) work that treats significant matters with clarity and intelligence. (8 pages photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A journalist for Toronto's Globe and Mail details the continuing, wretched story of Swiss collusion, as financiers and dealers in stolen goods, with Nazi Germany. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Clinton Kelly
January 9, 2017

Bestselling author and television host Clinton Kelly’s memoir I Hate Everyone Except You is a candid, deliciously snarky collection of essays about his journey from awkward kid to slightly-less-awkward adult. Clinton Kelly is probably best known for teaching women how to make their butts look smaller. But in I Hate Everyone, Except You, he reveals some heretofore-unknown secrets about himself, like that he’s a finicky connoisseur of 1980s pornography, a disillusioned critic of New Jersey’s premier water parks, and perhaps the world’s least enthused high-school commencement speaker. Whether he’s throwing his baby sister in the air to jumpstart her cheerleading career or heroically rescuing his best friend from death by mud bath, Clinton leaps life’s social hurdles with aplomb. With his signature wit, he shares his unique ability to navigate the stickiest of situations, like deciding whether it’s acceptable to eat chicken wings with a fork on live television (spoiler: it’s not). “A thoroughly light and entertaining memoir,” our critic writes. View video >