Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 175)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Mixing history, anecdote, biography, and poetic description of the battleground: a moving assessment of an ecological dispute with global implications."
A sensitive, intelligent review of the ongoing controversy over the logging of the remaining stands of old-growth forest in western Oregon and Washington; by Dietrich, Pulitzer-winning science writer for The Seattle Times. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"An axe-grinding account of a failed enterprise that deserved, if not a better fate, at least a more accomplished Boswell. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A poorly written, ostentatiously scathing, and utterly dispensable log of an airline's slow-motion crackup. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Still, a thorough assessment of a perilous situation."
Silverman, Lydecker, and Lee—who took upon themselves the seemingly Sisyphean task of exposing the abuses of the pharmaceutical industry (Prescriptions for Death: The Drugging of the Third World, 1982, etc.)—now reexamine the situation in the Third World and conclude that a worldwide crisis exists. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"A full account of Gates and his empire probably awaits someone like Cringely, with a firmer grasp on where PCs are taking the Global Village."
Two Seattle Post-Intelligencer reporters take on—and fumble- -the fascinating tale of how an archetypal nerd built a multibillion-dollar enterprise that sets the standards for PC/work- station software. Read full book review >

MASTERS OF TIME by John Boslough
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"All this is told in an informative, congenial, and nonvindictive style: After all, you never know where the next paradigm will come from."
As befits a National Geographic writer, Boslough literally traveled around the world in the last decade to gather material for this analysis of cosmology today. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1992

"Valuable, if solemn, first-person insights on the price of renewal from a professional executive who knows the territory. (Sixteen pages of b&w photos—not seen.)"
An insider's earnest report on how Xerox won, lost, and regained control of the multibillion-dollar global market it launched in plain-paper copiers. Read full book review >
HOPE FOR THE LAND by Charles E. Little
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 20, 1992

"A lyrical and thoughtful analysis, offering compelling evidence in support of effective land stewardship based on collective action."
An impassioned advocacy of land-use planning in America as an absolute necessity, from land-preservationist Little (Greenways for America, etc.—not reviewed). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 20, 1992

"KKR's interim woes with its RJR Nabisco properties, has 16 pages of photos—not seen."
A revealing, albeit low-key, history of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., from a savvy Wall Street Journal correspondent who covers the leveraged buyout beat. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 19, 1992

"Not another quick-fix book, but a sober look at what's known about the nature of human happiness. (Twenty-five illustrations- -not seen.)"
Myers, a research-oriented social psychologist whose views, he acknowledges, are colored by his Christian values, offers an ``interim report on a fledgling science''— the study of happiness. Read full book review >
ACQUIRED TASTES by Peter Mayle
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 15, 1992

"Much, much fun—and best read with a magnum of Dom Perignon and a four-pound tin of Beluga caviar."
Consumer catalogue of the world's finest luxuries, entries first published in GQ and Esquire, by Mayle (Toujours Provence, 1991, etc.). Read full book review >
THE SEVEN FAT YEARS by Robert L. Bartley
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 4, 1992

"Shrewd, informed commentary on the socioeconomic and political state of the union."
From the editor of The Wall Street Journal—an ebullient and persuasive argument that, contrary to conventional wisdom, the 1990's could prove a belle Çpoque for industrial powers like the US. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Gabrielle Zevin
March 3, 2015

A. J. Fikry’s life is not at all what he expected it to be. He lives alone, his bookstore is experiencing the worst sales in its history, and now his prized possession, a rare collection of Poe poems, has been stolen. But when a mysterious package appears at the bookstore, its unexpected arrival gives Fikry the chance to make his life over—and see everything anew. “Zevin writes characters who grow and prosper,” our reviewer writes, “in a narrative that is sometimes sentimental, sometimes funny, sometimes true to life and always entertaining.” View video >