Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

HIDDEN ORDER by David D. Friedman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 5, 1996

"A surprisingly lucid and useful book, and about as appealing as economics gets. (National radio satellite tour)"
Friedman, son of venerable ``No Free Lunch'' economist Milton, here analyzes the familiar to elucidate economic theory. Read full book review >
THE IMMIGRATION MYSTIQUE by Jr. Williamson
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 17, 1996

"Nonetheless, Williamson does raise some disturbing questions about the will of America to enforce its laws, to control its borders, and to define and protect its identity."
Williamson (Roughnecking It, 1982, etc.) examines the intertwined economic and moral issues presented by the immigration debate. Read full book review >

THE CHALLENGE FROM THE EAST AND THE REBIRTH OF THE WEST by Michael Spicer
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 10, 1996

"A Euroskeptic's bleak reckoning of protectionism's appallingly high price."
A concerned conservative's astute appreciation of the possible consequences of a continuing shift in the balance of economic power from Occident to Orient. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 19, 1996

"A dead-on, damning indictment of Hollywood cupidity, stupidity, and excess. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen) (First serial to Vanity Fair)"
From Final Cut to The Devil's Candy, there are any number of well-told tales of epic motion picture disasters, but they all pale in comparison to this detailed, devastating account of the grandest debacle of them all. Read full book review >
THE REMEDY by Richard D. Kahlenberg
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 19, 1996

"Not likely to make any converts; in fact, the author's failure to provide reasonable answers to the many questions he raises may push a few fence-sitters over to the other side."
A workmanlike case for class-based affirmative action that offers few solutions to the program's many problematic aspects. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 14, 1996

"But the question still goes begging: How?"
Curing the earth's environmental woes will require nothing less than a whole new mindset, argues former New York Times environmental reporter Shabecoff (A Fierce Green Fire, 1992) in this free-ranging, informed book. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 1, 1996

"Relationships based on sex are bound to fail if we're bent on conquering the object of our love''), Rechtschaffen's facile, often preachy style reduces his truths to truisms. (First serial to New Woman magazine; Literary Guild Selection; author tour)"
Yet another book teaching busy Americans how to slow down and savor the moment. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 23, 1996

"Although Randall opens the door to understanding the significant relationships women have with money, she fails to cross the threshold into serious analysis."
Randall, a writer, photographer, and political activist, gambles big by attempting to tackle such an inherently complex topic as money. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 23, 1996

"Students of the media will want to have a good look at this deconstruction of the headlines."
A spirited reading of the daily papers, with an eye to uncovering the cultural and political forces that shape the news. Read full book review >
THE HEROIC ENTERPRISE by John M. Hood
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 12, 1996

"An uncommonly sensible and evenhanded reckoning."
An upbeat and forceful audit that persuasively documents the many ways in which corporate America meets its actual and presumptive social responsibilities. Read full book review >
AMAZON STRANGER by Mike Tidwell
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 6, 1996

"A tale with enough punch to turn a few heads and enough storytelling talent to keep the converted charmed. (First serial to Reader's Digest)"
From deep in the Ecuadoran rainforest, from the heart of the Cof†n Indian lands, comes Tidwell's (In the Shadow of the White House, 1992, etc.) spirited firsthand report on the indigenous peoples' struggle to survive. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: May 1, 1996

"A genuinely amazing story and an interesting read in an age when aid to the poor is demonized."
A welcome and readable account of the effort of a unique bank in Bangladesh to help that country's poor. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Brad Parks
author of SAY NOTHING
March 7, 2017

In Brad Parks’ new thriller Say Nothing, judge Scott Sampson doesn’t brag about having a perfect life, but the evidence is clear: a prestigious job. A beloved family. On an ordinary Wednesday afternoon, he is about to pick up his six-year-old twins to go swimming when his wife, Alison, texts him that she’ll get the kids from school instead. It’s not until she gets home later that Scott realizes she doesn’t have the children. And she never sent the text. Then the phone rings, and every parent’s most chilling nightmare begins. A man has stolen Sam and Emma. For Scott and Alison, the kidnapper’s call is only the beginning of a twisting, gut-churning ordeal of blackmail, deceit, and terror; a high-profile trial like none the judge or his wife has ever experienced. Their marriage falters. Suspicions and long-buried jealousies rise to the surface. Fractures appear. Lies are told. “The nerve-shredding never lets up for a minute as Parks picks you up by the scruff of the neck, shakes you vigorously, and repeats over and over again till a climax so harrowing that you’ll be shaking with gratitude that it’s finally over,” our critic writes in a starred review. View video >