Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"An intricate analysis rather than a denunciation—but in focusing on the day-to-day activities of a handful of highly skilled lobbyists, Birnbaum conveys the ambiguous relationship between Congress and those who solicit its favors."
An attempt to convey how lobbyists really work in Washington, by Wall Street Journal reporter Birnbaum (coauthor, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, 1987). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"An outlander's illuminating, cautionary briefing on an odyssey in what once was envisioned a workers' paradise. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A Western executive's fascinating account of the toil and trouble attendant to opening a Moscow office for a transnational ad agency. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Aside from an apparent moral blindness about everything but good manners—a very droll read."
Further adventures in smugness by the aloof major-domo, or household manager, who told about the riotous horrors of his life with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue in That Girl and Phil (coauthored with Cherkinian, 1990). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"The new republic's principals had best hope that their business has firmer foundations and better organization than their book—which, most assuredly, won't be everyone's cup of tea. (Seventy-five line drawings.)"
A tedious the-journey-is-the-reward exercise in launching a business. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"A graceless, labor-of-love memoir. (Illustrations—not seen.)"
An amateurish genealogical exercise whose appeal for general readers is limited largely to a reverent profile of Asa G. Candler, Sr., the go-getting pharmacist who acquired rights to an unsung patent medicine known as Pemberton's Tonic and renamed it Coca- Cola. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 16, 1992

"As accessible and credible an explanation of Milken's misdeeds as has yet appeared."
A hard-hitting analysis of how Michael Milken contrived to add junk bonds to the tricks of Wall Street's trade. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 12, 1992

"As in his previous outings, here again, in the final analysis, Peters broaches a wealth of ideas without ever managing to be genuinely thoughtful—though you wouldn't know it from the 250,000- copy first printing. (Book-of-the-Month Dual Selection for January)"
Apparently bent on doing for management science what Timothy Leary did for psychology, Peters here extends the cheerfully anarchic precepts advanced in Thriving on Chaos (1987)—which in turn represented a sharp departure from the more conventional wisdom of the two coauthored works (In Search of Excellence and A Passion for Excellence) that helped make him an archguru in the first place. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 10, 1992

"Armchair reportage that adds up to little more than an anecdotal patchwork, conspicuously deficient in unifying threads."
The British author of The Decision Makers (1989) and other wry commentaries on big business now offers a tattered appreciation of the managerial talents required to prevail in the three-way battle for world economic dominion. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Right as far as it goes, but falling far short of solving a problem that is as much international and cultural as institutional."
How US labor and management can compete effectively with foreign producers, by the father-and-son team of Irving Bluestone (Labor Studies/Wayne State Univ.) and Barry Bluestone (coauthor, The Deindustrialization of America, 1982). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Cavils apart: an informative behind-the-scenes briefing on what makes an inspirational leader and his competitive concern tick. (B&w photographs—16 pp.—not seen.)"
Journalist Garrett's fly-on-the-wall appreciation of what goes on at Rose's Dataflex company, which for all the deference paid her nominal coauthor's charismatic management style affords some insights into how a mid-sized firm can be run for fun as well as profit. Read full book review >
A DAY IN THE NIGHT OF AMERICA by Kevin Coyne
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"In the end, some jobs are just more worth reading about than others, regardless of when they're performed—which makes about half this book worth staying up for and the other half relief from insomnia."
Attention all 28 million Americans awake and working after midnight: This book's for you. Read full book review >
WARREN BUFFETT by Andrew Kilpatrick
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >