Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 174)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"An informative and engrossing glimpse of whats behind the small wonders of an advanced consumer society. (First printing of 50,000)"
A journalist's bemused but revealing take on a hectic 12 months in the professional life of a Microsoft design/development team fashioning a new product intended to give the software colossus a jump start in the burgeoning multimedia market. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"A credible worst-case evaluation of what slower economic growth has and could cost the American polity if the nation fails to regain its historic momentum."
Madrick looks into the vast vessel that is the US economy and pronounces it half emptyand draining. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"And once again Brockway poses that challenging and provocative question: Why don't they?"
Brockway (The End of Economic Man, 1991, etc.) provides here a selection from ten years of musings on ``The Dismal Science'' from his monthly column for The New Leader. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"No heavy lifting required."
Professional longshoreman and itinerant fruit picker Theriault punches in with a perspective that has been out of fashion lately: that of the worker who, he demonstrates, is entitled to some respect. Read full book review >
THE FALL OF THE PACKARD MOTOR CAR COMPANY by James A. Ward
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 1, 1995

"At the end, one is left without an inkling as to whether Packard's collapse was an inevitable consequence of the radical industrial changes America experienced over the last century or merely an unfortunate series of avoidable managerial blunders. (51 illustrations, not seen)"
A well-researched, albeit dry and repetitive chronicle of the decline of one of America's most famous ``independents.'' Ward (History/Univ. of Tennessee) takes the reader on a 60- year historical ride, from Packard's introduction of the Model A in 1899 to its dissolution in 1958. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 30, 1995

"A savvy observer's episodic briefing on an ethnic group that bears watching in a world economy no longer constrained by sociopolitical frontiers."
An illuminating if impressionistic appreciation of the Overseas Chinese, mainland ÇmigrÇs who down through the ages have become an economic force throughout Southeast Asia and beyondnotably, on North America's West Coast. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 15, 1995

"Gans's analysis of the popular code word reads like a fascinating footnote; the rest of the book is familiar going."
Sociologist Gans (Columbia; Middle American Individualism, 1988, etc.) deconstructs the pejorative label "underclass'' and offers some pie-in-the-sky proposals for eliminating poverty in America. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 14, 1995

"A challenging, elegant exegesis that puts intellectual meat on the bones of Benjamin Franklin's tip to his fellow revolutionaries at the signing of the Declaration of Independence: 'We must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately.'"
Fukuyama offers a general theory of prosperity that provides provocative answers to certain of the questions he raised in The End of History and the Last Man (1992). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 3, 1995

"A convincingly documented and thought-provoking audit of the high costs of government intervention in the free markets that have built America's enviably high standard of living. ($40,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
A contrarian view of the much-maligned 1980s, from a University of Chicago economist who remains convinced that the US government was guilty of economic offenses far worse than any committed by the handful of putatively errant Wall Streeters it put in the dock. Read full book review >
SERPENT ON THE ROCK by Kurt Eichenwald
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"A masterful reconstruction of a substantive financial scandal, one that bears comparison with such landmark exposÇs as Barbarians at the Gate, Den of Thieves, and The Predators' Ball. (8 pages photos, not seen) ($100,000 ad/promo; author tour)"
An absorbing and definitive take on the criminally unscrupulous deceptions committed by Prudential Securities in its aggressive marketing of chancy limited partnerships during the 1980s. Read full book review >
LEADING MINDS by Howard Gardner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 2, 1995

"With its reverence toward leadership, this celebratory book will be useful for seminars and conferences for aspiring leaders. (photos, not seen)"
A leading psychologist deploys his theories of perception and creativity to explain the success of prominent 20th-century leaders. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1995

"Stories both unique and universal, notable for illuminating the gremlins of thought and feeling that drive most lives."
Three women at moments of crisis in their lives, captured in empathetic and revealing portraits. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Marilu Henner
author of CHANGING NORMAL
April 26, 2016

After they’d been dating only a short while, and as they were falling in love, Marilu Henner and Michael Brown were hit with the ultimate bad news: Michael was diagnosed with cancer. Refusing traditional care, they pieced together a personal and holistic view on battling his cancer, all while forging an unbreakable bond. In this moving and informative book, Marilu pulls back the curtain on how they dealt with the blow. She relates her holistic perspective on health—including the superfoods, exercises, and immunotherapy they used to fight back—and why a diagnosis doesn’t have to be the end of romance or of a happy and fulfilling life. “An inspiring love story wrapped in a serious call for new ways to treat disease,” our reviewer writes. View video >