Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 26, 2012

"Readers don't have to buy the shaky premise to enjoy this knowledgeable and accessible account of a turning point in French history."
A French noblewoman arranged Joan of Arc's miraculous career. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 24, 2012

"An exquisitely reasoned, skillfully written treatise on big issues of everyday life."
Sandel (Government/Harvard Univ.; Justice: What's the Right Thing to Do?, 2010, etc.) sounds the alarm that the belief in a market economy diminishes moral thought. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 17, 2012

"A seminal analysis promising hope for the future through small wonders in the classroom."
Furthering the awareness campaign on the benefits of "collaborative, hands-on, interdisciplinary" schooling. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 12, 2012

"Entertaining, balanced and provocative."
Sales was not part of the curriculum at Harvard Business School. Former Daily Telegraph journalist Broughton (Ahead of the Curve: Two Years At Harvard Business School, 2008) explains why that's a big problem. Read full book review >
AN ECONOMIST GETS LUNCH by Tyler Cowen
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 12, 2012

"The narrative gets a touch repetitive at points, but if you're a foodie with a calculator, this is your book."
Food and economics meet in this entertainment by celebrity economist Cowen (The Great Stagnation: How America Ate All the Low-Hanging Fruit of Modern History, Got Sick, and Will (Eventually) Feel Better, 2010, etc.). Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 11, 2012

"A vital, essential addition to the shelf of great books about New Orleans."
A vital, loving chronicle of the colorful life and frequently hard times of the New Orleans R&B singer and self-styled "Emperor of the Universe." Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Gottschall brings a light touch to knotty psychological matters, and he's a fine storyteller himself."
A lively pop-science overview of the reasons why we tell stories and why storytelling will endure. Read full book review >
TACO USA by Gustavo Arellano
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 10, 2012

"Mission accomplished. Readers will come away not only hungry, but with a deeper understanding of the Mexican people and their cuisine."
An appealing cultural exploration of Mexican food in the United States. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 10, 2012

"For policy and financial wonks, a smart, bracing and sobering read; for voters, fair warning about possible outcomes of the looming November elections."
The fiscal sky is falling, and it's George W. Bush's fault. Read full book review >
THE END OF LEADERSHIP by Barbara Kellerman
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 3, 2012

"Kellerman's honest and astute critique makes it clear that the gurus in her own field have work to do if they want to remain relevant."
A highly critical assessment of the state of American leadership and the "leadership industry" that helps produce it. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: April 3, 2012

"A book to be enjoyed by ideologues and non-ideologues of all stripes because it is not a tract for Republicans, Democrats or any other partisan organization."
A detailed, lucid, sure-to-be controversial account of whether the massive national debt of the U.S. government actually matters. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: March 30, 2012

"Economics specialists will enjoy this book, but so too will general readers disenchanted with current economic orthodoxies."
A new approach to economic analysis based on the idea that "you can't actually study economic inequality without measuring it." Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Melissa Sweet
author of SOME WRITER!
September 26, 2016

“SOME PIG,” Charlotte the spider’s praise for Wilbur, is just one fondly remembered snippet from E. B. White’s Charlotte’s Web. In Some Writer!, two-time Caldecott Honor winner and 2014 Kirkus Prize finalist Melissa Sweet mixes White’s personal letters, photos, and family ephemera with her own exquisite artwork to tell his story, from his birth in 1899 to his death in 1985. Budding young writers will be fascinated and inspired by the journalist, New Yorker contributor, and children’s book author who loved words his whole life. This authorized tribute is the first fully illustrated biography of E. B. White and includes an afterword by Martha White, E. B. White's granddaughter. “Like Charlotte, Sweet spins a terrific story,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. “A masterful biography that will enchant young readers.” View video >