Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

BORROW by Louis Hyman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Jan. 17, 2012

"From Model-Ts to TVs to McMansions, Hyman uncovers the credit story behind all the glittering prizes and offers a prescription to prevent the American Dream from turning into the American Nightmare."
From an economic historian, a timely look at the evolution of consumer debt in the United States. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 3, 2012

"A witty and wise companion in this new age of information overload."
Razor-sharp analysis of the state of knowledge in the age of computer networking. Read full book review >

PHILANTHROPY IN AMERICA by Olivier Zunz
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 7, 2011

"A sterling example of how an academic author can combine high-level theory with interesting, important real-world examples."
A readable account of how philanthropy caught on in the United States more pervasively than any other nation. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Dec. 5, 2011

"Solid, well-structured support from someone who's gone through the downsizing process."
Chau shares her own story and advice on getting back into the job market in this debut self-help guide. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 29, 2011

"Simultaneously smart, insightful, terrifying and humorous."
A welcome update of a business classic. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"An informative, engaging survey of the beneficial consequences of globalization."
A wide-ranging survey of the global impact of the 215 million people who live outside their countries of origin. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A fascinating, gut-wrenching study—but absolutely not for the weak of stomach."
An in-depth examination by an undercover academic about the slaughtering of cattle for food. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 2, 2011

"Important lessons learned from a unique band of musical pioneers."
A celebration of the Grateful Dead as the accidental gurus of enlightened business practices. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A valiant effort to raise public consciousness on an unheralded issue."
An argument for (finally) monetizing the cultural offerings of the Internet and making them unprofitable for pirates and other parasites. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 25, 2011

"A useful contribution as the country moves forward with the implementation of health-care reform."
Starr provides a roadmap to the evolution of the health-care debate, a profile of participants and an explanation and interpretation of ideological jargon in a readable way. Read full book review >
STEVE JOBS by Walter Isaacson
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 24, 2011

"Jobs was an American original, and Isaacson's impeccably researched, vibrant biography—fully endorsed by his subject—does his legacy proud."
An unforgettable tale of a one-of-a-kind visionary. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A vibrant picture of a growing sphere of trade that already employs half the workers of the world."
A close-up look at the world of unlicensed and unregulated trade, which, in many developing countries, is the fastest growing part of the economy. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Chris Cleave
June 14, 2016

In bestseller Chris Cleave’s latest novel Everyone Brave Is Forgiven, it’s London, 1939. The day war is declared, Mary North leaves finishing school unfinished, goes straight to the War Office, and signs up. Tom Shaw decides to ignore the war—until he learns his roommate Alistair Heath has unexpectedly enlisted. Then the conflict can no longer be avoided. Young, bright, and brave, Mary is certain she’d be a marvelous spy. When she is—bewilderingly—made a teacher, she finds herself defying prejudice to protect the children her country would rather forget. Tom, meanwhile, finds that he will do anything for Mary. And when Mary and Alistair meet, it is love, as well as war, that will test them in ways they could not have imagined, entangling three lives in violence and passion, friendship and deception, inexorably shaping their hopes and dreams. “Among all the recent fictions about the war, Cleave’s miniseries of a novel is a surprising standout,” our reviewer writes, “with irresistibly engaging characters who sharply illuminate issues of class, race, and wartime morality.” View video >