Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

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 >

PACIFIC RIFT by Michael Lewis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1992

An inquiry into sociological divergences that, for all its apparent artlessness and deceptive brevity, goes a long way toward explaining precisely what strains the commercial ties that still bind the US and Japan. Read full book review >
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Bill Browder
author of RED NOTICE
March 24, 2015

Bill Browder’s Red Notice is a nonfiction political thriller about an American financier in the Wild East of Russia, the murder of his principled young tax attorney, and his mission to expose the Kremlin’s corruption. In 2007, a group of Russian law enforcement officers raided Browder’s offices in Moscow and stole $230 million of taxes that his fund’s companies had paid to the Russian government. Browder’s attorney Sergei Magnitsky investigated the incident and uncovered a sprawling criminal enterprise. A month after Sergei testified against the officials involved, he was arrested and thrown into pre-trial detention, where he was tortured for a year. On November 16, 2009, he was led to an isolation chamber, handcuffed to a bedrail, and beaten to death by eight guards in full riot gear. “It may be that ‘Russian stories never have happy endings,’ ” our reviewer writes about Red Notice, “but Browder’s account more than compensates by ferociously unmasking Putin’s thugocracy.” View video >