Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 171)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >
A WORLD WAITING TO BE BORN by M. Scott Peck
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 15, 1993

"A peck of hardheaded, kindhearted advice; the author's best since Road. (First printing of 100,000)"
Peck's megahit, The Road Less Traveled (1978), offered cures for the psychospiritual ills of lone men and women; this does the same for human clusterings, large or small. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 12, 1993

"More to the point, though, it's a consistently absorbing and instructive piece of work with potentially wide appeal. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
The gritty, well-told tale of an overdue change in leadership at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Read full book review >
THE AYE-AYE AND I by Gerald Durrell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 1993

Another delightful excursion into nature by the always amusing Durrell, who's proving to be as prolific as many of his animal charges (Marrying Off Mother, 1992; The Ark's Anniversary, 1991— and 23 other titles). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 1993

"Essential reading. (Drawings—not seen.)"
An anecdotal, wry, clever—and deeply disturbing—critique of the way Americans use and abuse time. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 1993

"An important and comprehensive reference for those involved in both gender battles and the fight for comprehensive child care."
A forceful overview of how what's perceived as good for the child changes as the culture and public-policy change—currently, Berry says, to the detriment of women. Read full book review >
BEATING THE STREET by Peter Lynch
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 1993

"Another bull's-eye for a consummate pro, with appeal for market veterans and rookies alike. (Charts and tabular material— not seen.)"
More uncommonly sensible investment guidance from a master of the game. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 1, 1993

"On the other hand, the author knows American business and businesspeople thoroughly, making this an important management tool for a cleaner era."
Massive information-gathering and a dedicated belief in the potential profitability of green business practices distinguish this lively manual for the environmental reform of companies. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 26, 1993

"Blue-chip commentary and insights from a new breed of organization man."
An insider's astute observations on transnational enterprises and their role in a post-cold-war world where resurgent tribalism is a force to be reckoned with. Read full book review >
THE CATHOLIC ETHIC AND THE SPIRIT OF CAPITALISM by Michael Novak
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 22, 1993

Close on the heels of Richard John Neuhaus's Doing Well and Doing Good (p. 970) and George Weigel's The Final Revolution (p. 1247): yet another neoconservative study of Catholic teachings on economic freedom and social justice. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 17, 1993

"Like a long but intense TV-movie (with even an extraneous love subplot between Keeney and a fellow lawyer thrown in): stock characters and real thrills. (Photos—not seen.)"
The nail-biting tale of a female serial killer and the lawyer who dogged her to justice. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 16, 1993

"A thoughtful and unusually well-written briefing that may prove more useful—and certainly more reinforcing—for small- business people than for Fortune 500 execs."
Forget downsizing, streamlining, and even restructuring: According to business-consultant Farrell, it's time to heave out entire corporate divisions and departments and to spin off what's left into down-and-dirty, turn-on-a-dime, small entrepreneurial ventures. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Luis Alberto Urrea
April 21, 2015

Examining the borders between one nation and another, between one person and another, Luis Alberto Urrea’s latest story collection, The Water Museum, reveals his mastery of the short form. This collection includes the Edgar-award winning "Amapola" and his now-classic "Bid Farewell to Her Many Horses," which had the honor of being chosen for NPR's "Selected Shorts" not once but twice. Urrea has also recently published a poetry collection, Tijuana Book of the Dead, mixing lyricism and colloquial voices, mysticism and the daily grind. We talk to Urrea about both of his new books this week on Kirkus TV. View video >