Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 24, 1996

"The trend is everything: Just pick one and ride it until you feel yourself click into place. (First printing of 150,000)"
Popcorn's ``click'' has nothing to do with either feminist consciousness or the PC mouse. Read full book review >
DIVIDED PLANET by Tom Athanasiou
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 22, 1996

"Few people hold that the world's environment is not in trouble, and Athanasiou does not help his cause with this querulous, obvious book."
A shrill indictment of all that is wrong with the current environmental movement. ``Environmentalism,'' political activist Athanasiou writes, ``is only now reaching its political maturity. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 17, 1996

"Mexico watchers expect hard times to come for that country, and Oppenheimer's excellent book explains just why."
NAFTA, Zapatista guerrillas, and Wall Street form the backdrop for this fine journalistic account of Mexico's current tumult. Read full book review >
HANDS OFF by Susan Lee
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1996

"An informative primer with an attitude."
A laissez-faire economist's back-to-basics restatement of the case against Washington's active involvement in commercial affairs. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1996

"At a time when the last vestiges of Great Society federalism are under siege in Congress, this well-written study commands particular interest. (Author tour)"
When you next put on a seat belt, visit a national seashore, or switch to NPR, think of the Great Society, says Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Unger (New York Univ.). Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"In this regard, Skrentny's book, for those willing to expend the effort, is an interesting examination of policymaking and adds important context to the affirmative action debate."
A provocative examination of affirmative action as a policymaking paradigm, by sociologist Skrentny (Univ. of Pennsylvania). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 1, 1996

"These cavils apart, an absorbing and judicious reckoning on an innovative banker who viewed the world as his capitalistic institution's oyster."
A journalist's painstakingly thorough audit of Walter B. Wriston's stewardship at Citicorp, which he helped make into what is arguably the Global Village's most formidable and influential financial institution. Read full book review >
TEACHINGS FROM THE WORLDLY PHILOSOPHY by Robert Heilbroner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Judicious and generous selections from the key writings of masters of the economics game, complete with perceptive commentary from their latter-day Boswell."
A lively medley of readings from nearly 20 economists who have left their mark on Western civilization. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"Academics may be captivated by the interdisciplinary approach, but lawyers and general readers will bail out early on."
What's law got to do with it? Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1996

"An evenhanded inquiry into the wealth of a nation, whose findings the American electorate ignores at its economic peril."
An unsparing and unnerving audit of the cost of so-called entitlements, which makes the talking points of Washington's long- running debate on balancing the federal budget appear all but irrelevant. Read full book review >
THE FUTURE OF THE RACE by Henry Louis Gates Jr.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 31, 1996

"A useful introduction to important contemporary thinkers and the question that has plagued African-American intellectuals for over 200 years."
Two of our most prominent and eloquent black intellectuals confront the challenge of W.E.B. DuBois and the notion of the ``Talented Tenth'' as it applies to themselves and other African-American thinkers at the end of the 20th century. Read full book review >
IN DEFENSE OF AFFIRMATIVE ACTION by Barbara R. Bergmann
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 27, 1996

"It is, however, convincing—a significant contribution to the debate over affirmative action. (Author tour)"
Economist Bergmann (American Univ.; The Economic Emergence of Women, 1986) presents a persuasive case on behalf of a concept that is under fierce attack. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jennifer Keishin Armstrong
author of SEINFELDIA
August 22, 2016

Jennifer Keishin Armstrong’s new bestseller Seinfeldia is the hilarious behind-the-scenes story of two guys who went out for coffee and dreamed up Seinfeld —the cultural sensation that changed television and bled into the real world. Comedians Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld never thought anyone would watch their silly little sitcom about a New York comedian sitting around talking to his friends. NBC executives didn’t think anyone would watch either, but they bought it anyway, hiding it away in the TV dead zone of summer. But against all odds, viewers began to watch, first a few and then many, until nine years later nearly 40 million Americans were tuning in weekly. In Seinfeldia, TV historian and entertainment writer Armstrong celebrates the creators and fans of this American television phenomenon, bringing readers behind-the-scenes of the show while it was on the air and into the world of devotees for whom it never stopped being relevant, a world where the Soup Nazi still spends his days saying “No soup for you!” “Armstrong’s intimate, breezy history is full of gossipy details, show trivia, and insights into how famous episodes came to be,” our reviewer writes. “Perfect for Seinfeldians and newcomers alike.” View video >