Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

ONLY ONE WORLD by Gerard Piel
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1992

"Published in conjunction with the UN Conference on Environment and Development, Piel's scenario depends on much human goodwill and longer-range self-interest—and wouldn't that be nice?"
Saturated with facts but consistently engaging and readable, Piel's prescription for global salvation marshals history, anthropology, economics, and ecology to demonstrate the measures necessary to create an equitable and sustainable economy—one that's capable of absorbing a final doubling of the world's human population. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1992

Insightful appraisals of the global monetary order from a pair of technocrats who played key roles in shaping its past, present, and future. Read full book review >

FORESTS by Robert Pogue Harrison
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 22, 1992

"Harrison's original and perspicacious excavation brings cultural resonance and suggestive thought to today's ecological issues. (Eight halftones—not seen.)"
A thoughtful consideration by Harrison (French and Italian Literature/Stanford) of the role that forests have played in the cultural imagination of the West. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 22, 1992

A surprising follow-up to Mead's advocacy of ``workfare'' (jobs rather than welfare) in Beyond Entitlement (1986), offering analysis of social and political trends that support his position- -while granting some unexpected points to his liberal opponents. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 20, 1992

"Though Stone sometimes seems to prefer quick judgment to deep analysis, he presents a compelling picture of a major shift in worldview among development agencies and their clients, one that may result in a healthier planet."
Stone (a consultant on environmental issues at the Council on Foreign Relations) explicates sustainable growth, a ``hot topic'' in relations between rich and poor nations. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 17, 1992

"A thoughtful, thoroughgoing analysis of a consequential conflict among economic superpowers, worthy of a wide readership."
A perceptive interpretive appraisal of the coming trilateral struggle for world dominion. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1992

"The text brims with helpful tabular material."
An exacting audit by Calleo (European Studies/Johns Hopkins) of the federal government's mismanagement of financial affairs, and of the resultant risks. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 15, 1992

"Here's the way the business world works, described in a superior self-helper that actually gets down to business."
Bernstein and Rozen advance from their popular self-helper, Dinosaur Brains (1989), and the result is an avuncular, honest guide through the workplace. Read full book review >
CORPORATE CULTURE AND PERFORMANCE by John P. Kotter
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 13, 1992

"The reader-friendly text has a wealth of helpful tabular material throughout."
An attention-grabbing audit by two Harvard Business School professors of the role that culture (broadly defined as the shared attitudes, behavioral patterns, and values that cohesive human groups pass on from one generation to the next) can play in the capacity of major corporations to succeed or fail in the marketplace. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1992

"A first-rate and stylish account of corporate chicanery and reprisal that's as engrossing as it is nauseating. (Eight pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
The sorry tale of a clash between two jeans-makers, which, while lacking an obvious moral, affords object lessons on what can happen when vengeful capitalists go berserk. Read full book review >
DREAM HOUSE by Joe Coomer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1992

"For a more perceptive how of housebuilding, turn to Tracy Kidder's House or David Owen's The Walls Around Us; for a why, there's always Walden."
Convoluted and cutesy chronicle of how Coomer (along with his wife, friends, father, and subcontractors) built his own house. Read full book review >
THE CULTURE OF CONTENTMENT by John Kenneth Galbraith
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1992

"Thought-provoking points of view from an elder eminence who can still abash not only stick-in-the-mud conservatives but also limousine liberals."
Dour perspectives on the post-Reagan state of the union. 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 >