Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 18, 2011

"A searing indictment of human greed mixed with memorable sagas of death and survival."
A detailed, up-close account of a 1988 oil-rig explosion in the North Sea off the coast pf Scotland coast that killed more than 150 men. Read full book review >

BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"A gripping, revelatory account."
A searing look at the medical-industrial complex and its ability to patent genes and other biological products, resulting in an opportunistic and powerful pharmaceutical industry that often ignores the most pressing global-health issues in order to make a profit. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"Vlasic's tale unfolds urgently, even suspensefully, and it shows why heads had to roll in order to make the 'clean and pristine' new companies of today."
In a first-rate blend of journalism and history, New York Times Detroit bureau chief Vlasic (co-author: Taken for a Ride: How Daimler-Benz Drove Off with Chrysler, 2000) rides the perfect storm that only yesterday threatened to undo America's auto industry. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 4, 2011

"An important assessment of what ails America, and a must-read for policymakers."
A noted economist argues that deep reforms are needed to bring renewed prosperity to the United States—a nation "dangerously out of balance," where a tiny elite holds wealth and power without regard for their fellow citizens. Read full book review >

BOOMERANG by Michael Lewis
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: Oct. 3, 2011

"An enlightening, scary journey."
A world tour of nations that have collapsed financially or that played a role in the collapse of others. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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 >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
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 >
Kirkus Interview
Emma Straub
author of MODERN LOVERS
May 30, 2016

In Emma Straub’s new novel Modern Lovers, friends and former college bandmates Elizabeth and Andrew and Zoe have watched one another marry, buy real estate, and start businesses and families, all while trying to hold on to the identities of their youth. But nothing ages them like having to suddenly pass the torch (of sexuality, independence, and the ineffable alchemy of cool) to their own offspring. Back in the band’s heyday, Elizabeth put on a snarl over her Midwestern smile, Andrew let his unwashed hair grow past his chin, and Zoe was the lesbian all the straight women wanted to sleep with. Now nearing fifty, they all live within shouting distance in the same neighborhood deep in gentrified Brooklyn, and the trappings of the adult world seem to have arrived with ease. But the summer that their children reach maturity (and start sleeping together), the fabric of the adult lives suddenly begins to unravel, and the secrets and revelations that are finally let loose—about themselves, and about the famous fourth band member who soared and fell without them—can never be reclaimed. “Straub’s characters are a quirky and interesting bunch, well aware of their own good fortune, and it’s a pleasure spending time with them in leafy Ditmas Park,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >