Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

POST-CAPITALIST SOCIETY by Peter F. Drucker
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 14, 1993

"A thinking person's guide to the challenging world ahead."
Perceptive takes on the "postcapitalist" era, which, according to Drucker (Managing for the Future, 1992, etc.), got under way shortly after WW II. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 12, 1993

"An unmemorable but good-hearted addition to the tradition of Dale Carnegie and Norman Vincent Peale."
A Christian businessman offers an inspirational blueprint for happiness—which includes ownership of a small business, unlimited opportunity to accumulate wealth, and development of a ``positive, compassionate'' stance toward one's own and others' ``dreams.'' In bite-sized segments with subtitles like ``Who Was Karl Marx and Why Was He So Angry at Capitalism?'' and ``Winners Heeded! Read full book review >

IN AN ANTIQUE LAND by Amitav Ghosh
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 5, 1993

"Moving in its humanity, revealing in its analyses: an exceptionally satisfying work."
An engrossing chronicle of historical detection smoothly integrated into a subtly shaped picture of village life in modern Egypt; by an Indian novelist (The Circle of Reason, 1986) of great sensitivity and power. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1993

"But his facts, and much of his analysis, will reward the careful reader."
A second, uneven installment of the economic apocalypse according to New York Times reporter Kurtzman (The Decline and Crash of the American Economy, 1988). Read full book review >
AN INVENTED LIFE by Warren Bennis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1993

"A sort of intellectual memoir that delivers an engaging sampler of an important business scholar's past and present work."
If the text at hand were an art show, it would be described as a retrospective. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1993

"Despite the flaws, though: a sweeping critique—its proposals cool, smart, and imaginative—with enough common sense to give the most die-hard environmentalists pause."
An exhaustive analysis—and allocation—of environmental responsibility along global and national lines from a legal viewpoint, with a glance at the ethical dimensions of the problem. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 1993

"The ringside format takes some getting used to, but it ultimately affords as vividly clear an explanation of the BCCI conspiracy as we're apt to get anytime soon. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen)"
An unconventional but thorough audit of the failed Bank of Credit and Commerce International, by a pair of Time correspondents whose coverage of the stateless institution's scandalous collapse earned them a slew of journalism awards. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 29, 1993

"An unsparing and perceptive briefing on a pocketbook issue whose complexities appear beyond the grasp of mass media."
A journalist's informed audit of the factors that brought America's S&Ls to grief. Read full book review >
A WORLD WAITING TO BE BORN by M. Scott Peck
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 15, 1993

"A peck of hardheaded, kindhearted advice; the author's best since Road. (First printing of 100,000)"
Peck's megahit, The Road Less Traveled (1978), offered cures for the psychospiritual ills of lone men and women; this does the same for human clusterings, large or small. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 12, 1993

"More to the point, though, it's a consistently absorbing and instructive piece of work with potentially wide appeal. (Eight-page photo insert—not seen.)"
The gritty, well-told tale of an overdue change in leadership at the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Read full book review >
THE AYE-AYE AND I by Gerald Durrell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 10, 1993

Another delightful excursion into nature by the always amusing Durrell, who's proving to be as prolific as many of his animal charges (Marrying Off Mother, 1992; The Ark's Anniversary, 1991— and 23 other titles). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 8, 1993

"Essential reading. (Drawings—not seen.)"
An anecdotal, wry, clever—and deeply disturbing—critique of the way Americans use and abuse time. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Vanessa Diffenbaugh
September 1, 2015

Vanessa Diffenbaugh is the New York Timesbestselling author of The Language of Flowers; her new novel, We Never Asked for Wings, is about young love, hard choices, and hope against all odds. For 14 years, Letty Espinosa has worked three jobs around San Francisco to make ends meet while her mother raised her children—Alex, now 15, and Luna, six—in their tiny apartment on a forgotten spit of wetlands near the bay. But now Letty’s parents are returning to Mexico, and Letty must step up and become a mother for the first time in her life. “Diffenbaugh’s latest confirms her gift for creating shrewd, sympathetic charmers,” our reviewer writes. View video >