Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

THE MEAT RACKET by Christopher Leonard
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Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An authoritative look at a ruthlessly efficient system."
An engrossing report on the industrialized American meat business. Read full book review >
Looking Down On Leaders  by Iain J. Martin
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Released: Feb. 18, 2014

"An entertaining romp through corporate life that covers pithy truths in a sugar coating of funny, memorable anecdotes."
An executive coach by trade, Martin, in his debut, takes a look at the lighter side of leadership. Read full book review >

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Released: Feb. 16, 2014

"An artist's handbook for marketing and salesmanship that can help turn a passion into a career."
A debut guide to promoting and selling artwork online and off. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A scholarly, engaging analysis of a specialized area of legal history."
A meticulously researched assessment of the evolution of labor law in the United States during the 18th and 19th centuries. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Feb. 14, 2014

"A broad but detailed look at the evolution of retail in the United States through the story of one Midwestern family with a long history in the business."
A veteran designer with roots in retail reflects on the changes he and his extended family have seen in the industry. Read full book review >

UNLEASHING THE SECOND AMERICAN CENTURY by Joel Kurtzman
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Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Great booster writing offering many exciting possibilities for America's future."
Fasten your seat belts. If Kurtzman (Startups that Work: Surprising Research on What Makes or Breaks a New Company, 2005, etc.) is right, the American economy is fueled for an unprecedented takeoff into a new era of economic growth. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Readers of this intelligent introduction to iconic economic indices will agree that Karabell makes an excellent case."
Our leaders regularly agonize over unemployment figures, the consumer price index, gross national product and the balance of trade. These and other leading indicators are important but also overrated, writes journalist and Reuters "Edgy Optimist" columnist Karabell (Superfusion: How China and America Became One Economy and Why the World's Prosperity Depends on It, 2009) in this lucid measurement of how the United States is faring. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 11, 2014

"Ably and assuredly demystifies an ordinarily intimidating subject."
Enlightening and entertaining explanation of why extraordinary events are to be expected. Read full book review >
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Released: Feb. 5, 2014

"Well-reasoned, articulate and succinct, with a refreshing morality and a true sense of the value of self-worth."
Grayeb, a business leader who has held management positions at major pharmaceutical companies, writes effortlessly and eloquently about the need for today's leaders to be fully aware and socially conscious. Read full book review >
A NEW LEAF by Alyson Martin
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Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"Not as much fun as Cheech and Chong, but a piercing work of sociological reportage."
How, where and why the United States lost the "War on Drugs." Read full book review >
THE ANTIDOTE by Barry Werth
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Released: Feb. 4, 2014

"A revealing, readable book about 'some of competitive capitalism's most complicated science and most cutthroat marketing maneuvers.'"
This follow-up to the author's book about upstart Vertex Pharmaceuticals (The Billion-Dollar Molecule: One Company's Quest for the Perfect Drug, 1994) details the firm's transition from boutique creative group to profitable prescription drug maker. Read full book review >
WINDFALL by McKenzie Funk
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Released: Jan. 29, 2014

"A well-written, useful global profile emphasizing concrete solutions rather than ideological abstractions."
A shocking account of how governments and corporations are confronting the crises caused by global warming. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >