Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 174)

Released: July 24, 1992

"An exhaustive log that may strike some as merely exhausting. (Sixteen pages of photos.)"
Aviation buffs probably will revel in this thoroughgoing chronicle of Boeing Co., but the relentlessly upbeat text provides nonenthusiasts with appreciably more detail than they're likely to want. Read full book review >
Released: July 17, 1992

"Might prove of use, though, if you were preparing to play a transvestite in a movie."
A primer on ``Sex Talk Differences'' by Hollywood guru Glass (Say it Right, 1991, etc.—not reviewed), offering practical advice on how to succeed in love and business by overcoming gender traits in conversation. Read full book review >

HIGHWAYS TO HEAVEN by Christopher Finch
Released: July 15, 1992

"A bracing tour through 20th-century American culture. (One hundred b&w photographs—not seen.)"
Cultural historian Finch (co-author, Gone Hollywood, 1979; Rainbow, 1975) deftly examines Americans' auto eroticism and the revolutionary alterations it has made in the country's landscape. Read full book review >
Released: July 15, 1992

"A compendium of useful information that delivers less than it claims as a social-scientific argument."
Harrison, a sometime director of development programs for the US Agency for International Development, argues that the extent to which countries are economically and politically ``successful'' is principally determined by cultural factors. Read full book review >
Released: July 6, 1992

A solid and thorough history of the Homestead Strike of 1892, in which a powerful steelworkers' union was destroyed in a lockout and protracted struggle. Read full book review >

OUR EUROPE by Jacques Delors
Released: July 1, 1992

"It's not surprising, then, that Delors deals with the problem by saying almost nothing."
An object lesson by European Commission President Delors, a longtime socialist, that ambitious European politicians are no more likely to say anything that means anything than are American ones. Read full book review >
EVIL MONEY by Rachel Ehrenfeld
Released: July 1, 1992

Ehrenfeld, a research scholar at NYU Law School and author of Narcoterrorism (1990), ineffectively details several major cases involving money laundering and governmental corruption. Read full book review >
Released: June 30, 1992

"An altogether engaging success story, albeit one that could drive management consultants to drink or worse."
From the standpoint of aerodynamic design, there's no way that a bumblebee can keep itself aloft. Read full book review >
THE LAST NEW WORLD by Mac Margolis
Released: June 29, 1992

"A compelling account of the relentless incursion into one of the earth's last frontiers, and a determined call for calm and reason amidst the clamor of increasingly belligerent antagonists. (Photographs and maps—not seen.)"
A well-organized, carefully researched, and fascinating study of the devastation of the Amazon rain forest; by Margolis, a Newsweek correspondent for eight years in Brazil. Read full book review >
Released: June 25, 1992

"Puette makes clear that the media's negative portrayal has contributed to this state of affairs, but he has little to say about labor's own contribution. (Illustrations throughout.)"
A dissection of media bias against organized labor that makes newspapers' Labor Day editorials about the decline of unions sound like good press. Read full book review >
Released: June 17, 1992

"An expert audit of Silicon Valley East, highlighting the contributions of entrepreneurs like Digital Equipment's Ken Olsen and of scholastic promoters like MIT's Vannevar Bush."
A funny thing happened to Lamp and Rosegrant (both former Business Week reporters) on their way to writing a book about the so-called ``Massachusetts Miracle''—a two-decade economic expansion sparked by high-tech enterprises clustered along Route 128, which encircles Boston. Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 1992

"Clear, persuasive, and readable, though incomplete and misleadingly organized."
Here, Axelrod, director of the Public Enterprise Project of the Rockefeller Institute of Government, argues that public authorities (government corporations) have grown to such an extent that they now constitute a ``shadow government'' whose activities are largely beyond electoral control. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Pierce Brown
author of GOLDEN SON
February 17, 2015

With shades of The Hunger Games, Ender’s Game, and Game of Thrones, Pierce Brown’s genre-defying Red Rising hit the ground running. The sequel, Golden Son, continues the saga of Darrow, a rebel battling to lead his oppressed people to freedom. As a Red, Darrow grew up working the mines deep beneath the surface of Mars, enduring backbreaking labor while dreaming of the better future he was building for his descendants. But the Society he faithfully served was built on lies. Darrow’s kind have been betrayed and denied by their elitist masters, the Golds—and their only path to liberation is revolution. “Stirring—and archetypal—stuff,” our reviewer writes. View video >