Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 176)

KILLING THE SACRED COWS by Ann Crittenden
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 12, 1993

"A thought-provoking, if scattershot, tract."
A progressive's remedies for perceived ills allegedly created by Reaganomics. Read full book review >
VICTORY SECRETS OF ATTILA THE HUN by Wess Roberts
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 6, 1993

"A decidedly different sort of management guide—and one whose purposefully perverse protagonist still commands serious attention."
A welcome return for one of publishing's more implausible—and popular—paradigms (Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, 1989), giving Roberts (Straight A`s Never Made Anybody Rich, 1991) a chance to offer crafty counsel on what it takes to create and run a prospering enterprise. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A challenging analysis of how the world really works."
While the world is shrinking in many ways, globally dispersed ethnic groups—according to this provocative account by Kotkin (West Coast editor of Inc.; coauthor, The Third Century, 1988, etc.)—are playing pivotal roles in shaping its economic future. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"20, but the authors' prose and prescriptions are far from clear, marred by bad grammar, jargon, and patches of supreme self-evidence. (Five line illustrations.)"
American business schools fail to produce savvy international corporate managers because the schools' philosophical and technical biases are narrow, Cartesian-based, and one-dimensional—and so don't provide the tools to master increasingly complex marketing and production problems. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A truly original thesis that, unfortunately, has a ragged seam down the middle."
When Paepke, a lawyer and former research chemist, refers to ``human transformation'' in this fascinating though somewhat uneven exploration of our economic future, he doesn't mean the human- potential movement. Read full book review >

MANAGING AT THE SPEED OF CHANGE by Daryl R. Conner
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"A schematic diagram that will prove both useful and reassuring but that fails to address the layperson's most basic question about change: Why must it happen at all?"
``Change doctor'' and corporate-crisis intervener Conner explains why some managers instinctively thrive on change while others founder and fail, and how the latter can learn to be more like the former. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1993

"Pealeism'' (George's coinage) with intelligence and tact: first-rate. (Thirty halftones—not seen.)"
A sympathetic biography of the controversial preacher that situates him in the mainstream of the American populist religious tradition. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 28, 1992

"A timely, accessible wake-up call for policy-makers—and those who put them in office."
The end of the cold war has caused socioeconomic dislocations as Pentagon suppliers adapt to new realities. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"An intricate analysis rather than a denunciation—but in focusing on the day-to-day activities of a handful of highly skilled lobbyists, Birnbaum conveys the ambiguous relationship between Congress and those who solicit its favors."
An attempt to convey how lobbyists really work in Washington, by Wall Street Journal reporter Birnbaum (coauthor, Showdown at Gucci Gulch, 1987). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"An outlander's illuminating, cautionary briefing on an odyssey in what once was envisioned a workers' paradise. (Sixteen pages of b&w photographs—not seen.)"
A Western executive's fascinating account of the toil and trouble attendant to opening a Moscow office for a transnational ad agency. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1992

"Aside from an apparent moral blindness about everything but good manners—a very droll read."
Further adventures in smugness by the aloof major-domo, or household manager, who told about the riotous horrors of his life with Marlo Thomas and Phil Donahue in That Girl and Phil (coauthored with Cherkinian, 1990). Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 17, 1992

"The new republic's principals had best hope that their business has firmer foundations and better organization than their book—which, most assuredly, won't be everyone's cup of tea. (Seventy-five line drawings.)"
A tedious the-journey-is-the-reward exercise in launching a business. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >