Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

THE CEO IN YOU by Allan Cox
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: July 9, 2012

"Nicely packaged and well-wrought, with the potential to shake up many an executive's conventional thinking."
A forceful effort to help CEOs understand the hidden goals they pursue. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 26, 2012

"A fascinating addition to the study of decision-making. File alongside Malcolm Gladwell, Dan Ariely and other similar writers."
A leading expert on financial market regulation studies the virtues of delay and even inaction. Read full book review >

BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 19, 2012

"A revealing portrait of the straight-laced Victorians who produced innumerable sex scandals, delved into new and sometimes bizarre health fads and generally dismissed anyone considered beneath them, like colonials and women."
Not just a scandalous diary, but a portrait of the plight of women in the early Victorian era. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 19, 2012

"A highly readable book likely to help consumers—as long as they approach the author's primary debt-busting tool with eyes wide open."
This engaging, practical consumer credit guide emphasizes a zero-interest technique that may make some readers (and banks) a bit apprehensive. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 18, 2012

"Well-presented and intriguing."
An in-depth look at how financial risk-taking is linked to human biology, especially to the testosterone levels of young male traders, and the implications of this phenomenon for financial markets and the wider economy. Read full book review >

DAYS OF DESTRUCTION, DAYS OF REVOLT by Chris Hedges
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 18, 2012

"A call for a new American revolution, passionately proclaimed."
An unabashedly polemic, angry manifesto that is certain to open eyes, intensify outrage and incite argument about corporate greed. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 12, 2012

"A provocative discussion of the deeper causes of our current discontent, written with verve and meriting wide interest."
In this forcefully written debut, Nation editor at large and MSNBC host Hayes examines some of the consequences of accumulating institutional failures. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 11, 2012

"An impassioned argument backed by rigorous economic analysis."
From one of the world's leading economists, a political call to action in defense of equality and human rights. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"A lively, fitting tribute to 'mankind's first international ‘big science' project.'"
A scientific adventure tale in which astronomers risk their lives, traveling the high seas in winter, trekking over ice-bound Siberia and facing deadly diseases. Read full book review >
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
Released: June 5, 2012

"Written to clarify important global questions, this book deserves a wide audience."
Moyo (How the West Was Lost: Fifty Years of Economic Folly—and the Stark Choices Ahead, 2012, etc.) warns about the dangers of international conflicts over land and resources. Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 5, 2012

"At once stimulating and warmhearted, with sentences of drop-dead beauty and acuity on nearly every page."
Another superb essay collection from novelist Hustvedt (The Summer without Men, 2011, etc.). Read full book review >
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: June 1, 2012

"In this amusing, rah-rah pep rally for the imminent crush of summer tourists, the author shows that there is much more to London than Big Ben, London Bridge and William Shakespeare."
The mayor of London demonstrates that understanding his city requires an acquaintance with key historical personages, from Alfred the Great to Keith Richards. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Kathleen Kent
author of THE DIME
February 20, 2017

Dallas, Texas is not for the faint of heart. Good thing for Betty Rhyzyk she's from a family of take-no-prisoners Brooklyn police detectives. But in Kathleen Kent’s new novel The Dime, her Big Apple wisdom will only get her so far when she relocates to The Big D, where Mexican drug cartels and cult leaders, deadbeat skells and society wives all battle for sunbaked turf. Betty is as tough as the best of them, but she's deeply shaken when her first investigation goes sideways. Battling a group of unruly subordinates, a persistent stalker, a formidable criminal organization, and an unsupportive girlfriend, the unbreakable Detective Betty Rhyzyk may be reaching her limit. “Violent, sexy, and completely absorbing,” our critic writes in a starred review. “Kent's detective is Sam Spade reincarnated—as a brilliant, modern woman.” View video >