Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

Released: March 30, 1992

"While their prose style can most charitably be described as serviceable journalese, the authors offer a damning, dirt-dishing bill of particulars on a corporate chieftain arguably not up to the task of running his own show. (Eight pages of photos—not seen.)"
An unsparing and gossipy audit of James D. Robinson III's bumbling stewardship at American Express. Read full book review >
FORESTS by Robert Pogue Harrison
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 >

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 >
Released: April 1, 1992

A British MP's cleareyed and tellingly detailed assessment of just what the West is up against in its economic rivalry with Japan. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 1, 1998

"Enjoyable for scholars, travelers, and armchair dwellers alike. (41 b&w photos, not seen)"
A lively social history of the varied delights (ranging from food to sex, and from racial equality to the Louvre) that have at times drawn Americans to France. Read full book review >

DO DEFICITS MATTER? by Daniel Shaviro
Released: May 1, 1997

"Still, Shaviro's conclusion, that no clear policy implications can be derived from theory (which contradicts his own opening statement quoted above) and that the current budgetary situation is serious and requires action, is hardly groundbreaking."
Shaviro (Law/New York Univ.) fails to deliver on his claim that ``for the first time in two centuries'' definite conclusions on the issues posed by budget deficits will be drawn. Read full book review >
CAR by Mary Walton
Released: May 1, 1997

"A late entry in a crowded field, but solidly written and reported. (First serial to Fortune)"
The newest entry in the burgeoning genre of behind-the-scenes auto books. Read full book review >
Released: May 3, 1993

"The lives make up about two-fifths of this lengthy work and, except perhpas to other behavioral scientists, are much more readable than the voluminous commentaries, charts, graphs, and tables with which they're interspersed."
Six in-depth life histories—plus much ancillary material— drawn from the Berkeley Longitudinal Studies and illustrating Clausen's theory that choices made in youth determine the courses of our lives. Read full book review >
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 >
THE CULTURE OF CONTENTMENT by John Kenneth Galbraith
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 >
Released: March 27, 1992

"An informative, albeit less than insightful, saga. (Eight pages of humdrum photos.)"
A fact-filled but plodding biography of Samuel Bronfman, who achieved mythic success in the North American liquor trade. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 1992

"The elegantly written text is profusely illustrated."
The final volume in Newman's three-part engrossing and epic record (1985, 1987) of how the Hudson's Bay Co. helped shape Canadian history as a royally chartered (in 1670) instrument of British empire. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
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 >