Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 178)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"Howard says is needed to reform our regulatory system."
Attorney Howard makes an obvious but important point by decrying a system of governmental regulations whose complexity and detail often cause more harm than good; but his solutions are vague and quixotic. Read full book review >
REACHING BEYOND RACE by Paul M. Sniderman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 25, 1997

"This monograph's exploration of undisclosed racial attitudes among whites is challenging, but the analysis and conclusions about how to pull a racially fragmented society together are less impressive. (26 line illustrations, not seen)"
A fascinating analysis of white Americans' attitudes on race, by two political scientists who argue strenuously, though not entirely convincingly, that our leaders would be more effective in forging multiracial consensus and coalition to improve social and economic access for all citizens if they appealed to ``moral principles that reach beyond race.'' Conscious of contemporary Americans' growing cynicism about both race and public-opinion polls, Sniderman (Stanford Univ.) and Carmines (Indiana Univ.) devised techniques using computer-assisted public-opinion research to uncover attitudes among white respondents that might otherwise be obscured by self-conscious efforts to make their answers conform to ``politically correct'' standards. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 15, 1997

"The 20 illustrations include contemporary photos of White Castle outlets and the company's early advertisements."
A scholar's lively account of how White Castle, now a largely overlooked but still profitable also-ran in the domestic restaurant trade, made the once-scorned hamburger a US institution and launched the fast-food industry. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 30, 1995

"However, a generally superficial treatment of economics often undercuts his analyses and conclusions."
A collection of recent articles concerning topical economic issues and a life as a public economist that is sometimes informative, occasionally humorous, and never profound. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 9, 1995

"It's not easy being green, and Ashworth's accommodation agenda may remind some readers of the possibly apocryphal tale about the UN functionary who opined that Arabs and Jews should sit down and settle their differences like good Christians."
Ashworth (The Late, Great Lakes, 1986) makes a plausible if not wholly credible case for the offbeat proposition that ecology and economics, in concert, could provide the best response to both the escalating cost of living and a decline in the quality of life. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 1, 1995

"A do-better lecture from an ivory-tower tenant, marred his inability to analyze, let alone explain, the ideals he professes and the institutions he challenges."
An academic's murky, meandering, and tedious case for the arguable proposition that America's learned professions should pay more systematic attention to the common weal. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

Your brain could condense itself down to the size of a bouillon cube trying to grasp the significance of a Campbell's Soup can. Read full book review >
THE SPONSORED LIFE by Leslie Savan
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 1, 1994

"Though inevitably such a collection is sometimes redundant, this is an indispensable guide for anyone who wants to better understand how advertising presses our buttons while convincing us that we are in control. (Photos, not seen)"
Almost as funny as it is infuriating, this is an impressive collection of pieces about the impact of advertising on American society. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 30, 1994

"While Lears's inquiry bears abundant fruit, he has stunted some of his ideas by cramming three books' worth of intellectual goods into one package."
Excessive ambition weighs down this important revisionist history of advertising in the United States. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Nov. 18, 1994

"This account of Lewis's achievements emphasizes his tough- minded, goal-oriented approach to personal and philanthropic as well as financial affairs. (16 pages of 28 photos, not seen) (First serial to Black Enterprise)"
A serviceable biography of the black attorney/businessman whose accomplishments set a challenging standard for tycoons of any ethnic background. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"These women experienced interesting and difficult times, but the authors' brief, insubstantial excerpts from their testimony make them all sound like the same good ol' gal telling a variation of the same story. (16 pages b&w photos, not seen)"
Folksy, good-natured recollections from some of the two million women who took jobs in factories and shipyards during WW II. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 15, 1994

"The book accompanies a traveling exhibition that will open in New York City later this year."
Flipping through this collection of fashion and portrait photographs by Baron Adolph de Meyer is like attending a glitterati cocktail party circa 1920. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Andrea Beaty
August 30, 2016

In Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’ new picture book Ada Twist, Scientist is like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie: scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble! Inspired by real-life makers such as Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, Ada Twist, Scientist champions girl power and women scientists, and brings welcome diversity to picture books about girls in science. “Cool and stylish,” our reviewer writes. View video >