Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

Released: Oct. 1, 2011

"Though he removes much of the romance from the idea of opening a wine store, Pasanella's clear-eyed memoir is a joy to read from beginning to end."
An absorbing look at establishing and managing a wine shop through many difficulties, including the financial downturn. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 20, 2011

"Capably ranging from science to history to politics, Yergin serves up a highly readable, sometimes sobering view of what the near future will look like—and it may not be pretty."
CNBC global energy expert and Pulitzer winner Yergin (The Commanding Heights: The Battle Between Government and the Marketplace That Is Remaking the Modern World, 1998, etc.) returns with an appropriately massive tome on an endlessly important subject: the world's energy future. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Readers will find much inspiration and advice for turning a startup concept into business reality in this atypical how-to guide."
Oozing with 20-something creativity and offbeat humor, this premiere edition tells the story of two childhood friends who formed a business to revolutionize the cleaning industry. Read full book review >
Released: Sept. 15, 2011

"Essential reading for anyone who works for a living."
A blistering examination of corporate greed and avarice. Read full book review >
THE NEW DEAL by Michael Hiltzik
Released: Sept. 13, 2011

"A timely, well-executed overview of the program that laid the foundation for the modern progressive state."
A sweeping, lively survey of the Roosevelt administration's efforts to restart the American economy nearly 80 years ago. Read full book review >

Released: Sept. 1, 2011

"A deft exploration that urges us to think before speaking."
Insightful meditation on how changing the way we think can improve our daily lives. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 31, 2011

"An exciting yet disturbing look at a dark corner of current geopolitics."
Engrossing examination of the role of ex-Soviet air crews in post-Cold War smuggling and global instability. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 29, 2011

"Persuasive, no-holds-barred advice that will lead investors to rethink where they put their nest eggs."
Financial industry veteran Fustey explains how a naïve view of risk and faulty decision-making leads investors down the road to disappointment. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 24, 2011

"A useful blend of friendly and snarky advice from an older sibling."
Minter compiles advice and reflections that he has told his children into a short, easy, entertaining read geared to young adults who appreciate a little sass in their reading material. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 22, 2011

"Essential reading for anyone heading off to do business in China."
A lively, informative primer on recognizing and avoiding the cultural pitfalls Americans may encounter while doing business in China. Read full book review >
1493 by Charles C. Mann
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"Focusing on ecology and economics, Mann provides a spellbinding account of how an unplanned collision of unfamiliar animals, vegetables, minerals and diseases produced unforeseen wealth, misery, social upheaval and the modern world."
A fascinating chronicle of the "Columbian Exchange," which mixed old and new world elements to form today's integrated global culture, the "homogenocene." Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 9, 2011

"A revelatory, impressive debut."
How America's unappeasable thirst for cheap oil led to foreign-policy bungling in the Persian Gulf. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Frances Stroh
author of BEER MONEY
May 6, 2016

Frances Stroh’s earliest memories are ones of great privilege: shopping trips to London and New York, lunches served by black-tied waiters at the Regency Hotel, and a house filled with precious antiques, which she was forbidden to touch. Established in Detroit in 1850, by 1984 the Stroh Brewing Company had become the largest private beer fortune in America and a brand emblematic of the American dream itself; while Stroh was coming of age, the Stroh family fortune was estimated to be worth $700 million. But behind the beautiful façade lay a crumbling foundation. As their fortune dissolved in little over a decade, the family was torn apart internally by divorce and one family member's drug bust; disagreements over the management of the business; and disputes over the remaining money they possessed. “The author’s family might have successfully burned through a massive fortune, but they squandered a lot more than that,” our reviewer writes about Stroh’s debut memoir, Beer Money. “A sorrowful, eye-opening examination of familial dysfunction.” View video >