Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 4, 1992

"Cavils apart: an informative behind-the-scenes briefing on what makes an inspirational leader and his competitive concern tick. (B&w photographs—16 pp.—not seen.)"
Journalist Garrett's fly-on-the-wall appreciation of what goes on at Rose's Dataflex company, which for all the deference paid her nominal coauthor's charismatic management style affords some insights into how a mid-sized firm can be run for fun as well as profit. Read full book review >
A DAY IN THE NIGHT OF AMERICA by Kevin Coyne
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 1, 1992

"In the end, some jobs are just more worth reading about than others, regardless of when they're performed—which makes about half this book worth staying up for and the other half relief from insomnia."
Attention all 28 million Americans awake and working after midnight: This book's for you. Read full book review >

WARREN BUFFETT by Andrew Kilpatrick
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 28, 1992

"So: a valentine to an allocator of capital who, by almost all accounts, is a credit to his demanding profession. (Photographs— not seen.)"
If diligence alone could yield a revealing portrait, Kilpatrick's biography of Warren Buffett—arguably the world's most astute, honest, and successful investor—would be a ten-strike. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 21, 1992

"Laurie's conclusions are debatable, but by giving a voice to the growing number of Yankee samurai, he has added valuable insight into American-Japanese relations."
A front-line view of the uneasy intertwining of Japanese and American cultures as experienced by ``Yankee samurai,'' or American employees of US-based subsidiaries of Japanese companies. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 2, 1992

"Serrin has made Homestead's tragedy our own. (B&w photos—16 pages—not seen.)"
A profoundly moving elegy on the death of a legendary Pennsylvania steel town—and, by extension, the end of a century of Smokestack America—from Serrin (Journalism/NYU), a former labor correspondent for The New York Times. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Speculative nonsense, albeit of the slick, state-of-the-art sort for which there is an indisputably durable demand."
An overstated case for the proposition that our socioeconomic future depends largely upon the emergence of amorphous entities that the authors dub ``virtual corporations.'' By the breathless account of Davidow (Marketing High Technology, 1986) and Malone (Going Public, 1991, etc.), a virtual corporation is a radically restructured, free-form enterprise equipped to deliver immediate consumer gratification in cost- effective fashion. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A surfeit of reinvented wheels and overbearing, jargon-marred preaching."
In the wake of accepting N.Y.C.'s Catholic Archdiocese as a PR client of Hill & Knowlton Inc. last year, Dilenschneider was obliged to step down as the firm's CEO. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"Valuable for its shrewd analysis of the political background of health-care policy."
Historical and geographical perspective on our health-care crisis, by a former Maine legislator and governor's aide. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"A balanced, interpretive progress report on a world-class business leader whose career story remains to be told in full."
A workmanlike appreciation of John Francis (``Neutron Jack'') Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In any case, a moral call to arms, trumpeted with spirit."
A Catholic priest sets out to explain that the union of a free society and a free-market economy is not a shotgun wedding but a marriage made in heaven. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 1, 1992

"In the meantime, this savvy briefing could help venturesome apostles of free enterprise steer clear of the many pitfalls that await outlanders in what once was the USSR."
A breezy, street-wise guide to doing business in the erstwhile Soviet Union that does for the so-called Commonwealth of Independent States—the ``New Russia''—approximately what P.J. O'Rourke's Parliament of Whores did for the US government. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 25, 1992

"A worthwhile warning that attempts to hit too many targets, reducing its impact."
Disease-mongering—convincing the healthy that they are sick or the slightly ill that they are very sick—is big business, says Payer (How to Avoid a Hysterectomy, 1987). Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
author of RADIANT ANGEL
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >