Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 1, 2008

"They know our irrational ways, too. Make a point of seeing this book. That way you'll know you want it, and you will."
Most people don't know what they want and don't know that they want it—until they see it and the reptilian brain kicks in. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"A remarkable piece of historical analysis bound to provoke discussion and argument in foreign-policy circles."
A Council on Foreign Relations scholar examines the biggest geopolitical story of modern times: the birth, rise and continuing growth of Anglo-American power. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 25, 2007

"There's much more, all brilliantly reported, and the author lashes into cheerleaders of globalization's promise for the world's workers, advising them to go live like one of these 'nobodies.'"
A disturbing but important book about a shameful practice. Read full book review >
THE SHOCK DOCTRINE by Naomi Klein
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Sept. 18, 2007

"Required reading for anyone trying to pierce the complexities of globalization."
Klein (Fences and Windows: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Globalization Debate, 2002, etc.) tracks the forced imposition of economic privatization, rife with multinational corporate parasites, on areas and nations weakened by war, civil strife or natural disasters. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Aug. 7, 2007

"Berhman's sure grasp of the geo-politics, his firm understanding of the Plan's details and his deft portrayal of the men who made it work combine to forge a remarkable story."
A splendid narrative history of the Marshall Plan, perhaps the best foreign-policy idea America ever had. Read full book review >

THE PENTAGON by Steve Vogel
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 12, 2007

"Among books dealing with seemingly impossible engineering feats, this easily ranks with David McCullough's The Great Bridge and The Path Between the Seas, as well as Ross King's Brunelleschi's Dome."
A Washington Post military reporter brilliantly charts the conception, creation and history of the Pentagon, an architectural "monstrosity." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 1, 2007

"A strong contribution to the historical literature surrounding WWII and the Nazi era; indeed, one of the most significant to arrive in recent years."
A sprawling history that ably fulfills its intention "to reposition economics at the centre of our understanding of Hitler's regime." Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 19, 2007

"Significant work."
Barber, the prophetic author of Jihad vs. McWorld (1995), delivers a frightening analysis of the way consumerism is vitiating shoppers in the United States and around the world. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 19, 2007

"Grist for an anti-smoking campaigner's mill, and testimony to the banality of evil."
In this smoke-filled room of a book, full of secrets and closed files, medical historian and expert witness Brandt reveals just what Big Tobacco has wrought in the last 125 years. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Feb. 13, 2007

"An incisive, information-packed update on man and nature in our greatest rainforest."
An overview of the vast and much-transformed region where more than 20 million people now live: an opportunity-filled frontier akin to the American West. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Nov. 13, 2006

"Want to feel less guilty about all the destruction? Have a fish sandwich at McDonald's—and maybe club a baby harp seal on the way. For the reasons, read Clover's sobering book, and adjust diet accordingly."
Sushi lovers, even fans of a plain old tuna sandwich: Prepare to be put off your feed. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 1, 2006

"Right on the money."
A lively and accessible history of a once-dominant issue in American life. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Sabaa Tahir
August 4, 2015

Sabaa Tahir’s novel An Ember in the Ashes reveals a world inspired by ancient Rome and defined by brutality. Seventeen-year-old Laia has grown up with one rule for survival: Never challenge the Empire. But when Laia’s brother Darin is arrested for treason, she leaves behind everything she knows, risking her life to try and save him. She enlists help from the rebels whose extensive underground network may lead to Darin. Their help comes with a price, though. Laia must infiltrate the Empire’s greatest military academy as a spy. Elias is the Empire’s finest soldier—and its most unwilling one. Thrown together by chance and united by their hatred of the Empire, Laia and Elias will soon discover that their fates are intertwined—and that their choices may change the destiny of the entire Empire. We talk to An Ember in the Ashes author Sabaa Tahir this week on Kirkus TV. View video >