Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 14, 1996

"But the question still goes begging: How?"
Curing the earth's environmental woes will require nothing less than a whole new mindset, argues former New York Times environmental reporter Shabecoff (A Fierce Green Fire, 1992) in this free-ranging, informed book. Read full book review >
THE HEROIC ENTERPRISE by John M. Hood
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 12, 1996

"An uncommonly sensible and evenhanded reckoning."
An upbeat and forceful audit that persuasively documents the many ways in which corporate America meets its actual and presumptive social responsibilities. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 10, 1996

"A book that may speak to a small audience, but that speaks eloquently and sanely all the same."
A thoughtful, good-natured critique of the left by one of its longstanding supporters. Read full book review >
THE CHALLENGE FROM THE EAST AND THE REBIRTH OF THE WEST by Michael Spicer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 10, 1996

"A Euroskeptic's bleak reckoning of protectionism's appallingly high price."
A concerned conservative's astute appreciation of the possible consequences of a continuing shift in the balance of economic power from Occident to Orient. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Relationships based on sex are bound to fail if we're bent on conquering the object of our love''), Rechtschaffen's facile, often preachy style reduces his truths to truisms. (First serial to New Woman magazine; Literary Guild Selection; author tour)"
Yet another book teaching busy Americans how to slow down and savor the moment. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 23, 1996

"Although Randall opens the door to understanding the significant relationships women have with money, she fails to cross the threshold into serious analysis."
Randall, a writer, photographer, and political activist, gambles big by attempting to tackle such an inherently complex topic as money. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 23, 1996

"Students of the media will want to have a good look at this deconstruction of the headlines."
A spirited reading of the daily papers, with an eye to uncovering the cultural and political forces that shape the news. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 6, 1996

"It's hard to know who will have the last laugh with this one."
When this was first published in 1967, Kirkus's reviewer wrote, ``If it is a fraud, it is a clever one . . . if not, it is a chilling case for the necessity of war as policymakers see it . . . and will provide magnificent fodder for radicals et al.'' Well, this controversial volume did turn out to be a fraud (Lewin's fellow hoaxster Victor Navasky, in his introduction, prefers to call it a satire), and it did provide fodder for radicals—not radicals of the left, as expected, but radicals of the right. Read full book review >
AMAZON STRANGER by Mike Tidwell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 6, 1996

"A tale with enough punch to turn a few heads and enough storytelling talent to keep the converted charmed. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
From deep in the Ecuadoran rainforest, from the heart of the Cof†n Indian lands, comes Tidwell's (In the Shadow of the White House, 1992, etc.) spirited firsthand report on the indigenous peoples' struggle to survive. Read full book review >
A RIVER LOST by Blaine Harden
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Although much of the story has already been written elsewhere, Harden's bold and well-supported commentary is a welcome addition to the literature of this majestic river. (maps, not seen)"
Joining the recent stream of books on the Columbia River is this hard-hitting report on the policies that have governed this most engineered of all American rivers. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"A welcome if offbeat contribution to corporate literature, one that examines the communitarian possibilities of large multinational organizations rather than their presumptive failings and deficiencies."
A slick, selective, and provocative history of postWW II management from a New Age missionary who makes no secret of his commitment to the arguable notion that corporations exist to change the world—for the better. Read full book review >
THE CIGARETTE PAPERS by Stanton A. Glantz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Difficult as it is to work one's way through this book, the labor yields disclosures of the sort that doubtless makes for an industry insider's worst nightmare—revelations that will add new fuel to the widening debate about smoking."
An eye-opening exposÇ of the workings of the tobacco industry, based on the leaked internal documents of a leading cigarette company. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >