Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 174)

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 >
NON-FICTION
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 >
ALEXANDER HAMILTON, AMERICAN by Richard Brookhiser
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 1, 1999

"Hamilton has gained a fair, sympathetic, and always objective biographer—and a biography for our time. (History Book Club selection)"
A compact, compelling biography of one of the greatest, though comparatively overlooked, of the nation's founders. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A revealing and yet at times frustratingly truncated biography of an early American dissident from the God that failed."
Pulitzer-winning journalist, biographer, and historian Morgan (A Shovel of Stars: The Making of the American West 1800 to the Present, 1995, etc.) throws scattershot light on 20th-century Communism, labor, and US intelligence through a shadowy figure who passed through all these worlds. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"Still, a useful resource compiled by three academics for students of American history, particularly concerning the rise of the populist political movement. (8 b&w photos, 2 line drawings, 13 maps, not seen)"
A mixed bag of modern historical essays and contemporary journalistic accounts of the 1930s Dust Bowl. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: March 1, 1999

"A new kind of feel-good primer on the ascent of man (business department) that might well be titled 'How to Win Friends and Influence People for Management.' (Author tour)"
Wall Street Journal columnist Petzinger explores the world of the small- and mid-size business entrepreneur's and finds that business these days is, on the whole, a Good Thing. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Feb. 26, 1999

"An interesting story, indeed."
The tale of Aramco—a joint venture owned by Standard Oil of California, Exxon, Texaco, and Mobil in profitable symbiosis with Saudi potentates—and its eventual life as an Arabian entity is one to rival many an adventure novel. 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 >