Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 171)

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Listening to this powerful challenge to economic orthodoxy could improve human prospects."
A depressingly convincing analysis of an international economy headed for disaster. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

To New Yorkers, this is a local story, focused on one of the largest retail clothing stores in Manhattan. Read full book review >

BLACK AND WHITE ON WALL STREET by Joseph Jett
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Convincing and well told, Jett's story should attract much attention."
An intriguing apologia-cum-moral-tale of corporate misdoing, financial manipulation, and overt racism on Wall Street. Read full book review >
MORGAN by Jean Strouse
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1999

"Especially at a time when American wealth and monopoly again reign, this life of a notable dollar-diplomat is most welcome. (b&w photos, not seen) (Author tour)"
A superbly researched, well-written biography of a great—and, in the author's view, somewhat misrepresented—figure in American history. J. Pierpont Morgan's (1837—1913) every touch, it seemed, yielded pure gold. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"Lippard's leisurely stroll through some of the wackier venues of our day makes for enjoyable reading."
A lively essay in cultural geography that delves into the question of how tourist attractions are invented and sold. Read full book review >

NON-FICTION
Released: April 1, 1999

"A useful addition to the growing landscape-in-history literature."
A well-conceived if sometimes plodding essay in the role of the landscape in American history. Read full book review >
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Released: April 1, 1999

"Highly recommended."
In the late 1960s, Xerox founded a research center at Palo Alto, Calif. In time, that facility, known as PARC, became ground zero of the computer revolution, as recounted here. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 31, 1999

HASSLE FREE HEALTH COVERAGEHow to Buy the Right Medical Insurance Cheaply and EffectivelySilver Lake—Eds. of Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 9, 1999

"An amalgam of physics, biology, and politics, with a dollop of philosophy, this manifesto is as troublesome as any zealot's call for morality."
In the '80s, capitalism defeated communism. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Sure to hearten some and irritate others, this work is a valuable contribution to our ongoing debate on rights and justice."
Offering nuanced ideas, Holmes (Political Science/Princeton and New York Univ. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A decent, not definitive attempt to depict, at once, the history of a business and its founder, sounding more like a curriculum vitae than a full-blown biography of Merrill and his company."
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith is the world's most successful brokerage firm. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Cleverly crafted, exasperated invective on a popular theme, well timed for tax season and the cruelest month. (Author tour)"
Taxation is the function of government that everyone loves to hate. 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 >