Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

THE PENTAGON by Steve Vogel
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
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 >

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 >
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 >
Released: Sept. 27, 2006

"Social and political history fired by research and boiling with attitude."
A feisty Canadian journalist (Toronto Star) reviews the history of the oil industry, identifies some villains and some heroes (precious few of the latter) and tries to understand—not sanction—the thinking of Middle Eastern terrorists. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 29, 2006

"Another epitaph for Mr. Bush's War, and a book sure to fascinate—and anger—its readers."
Mesopotamia is a capitalist's dreamscape. As one put it, "If the United States was going to the trouble of invading Iraq, shouldn't American companies reap the rewards?" Read full book review >
Released: July 1, 2006

"Given the current reliance on foreign capital and immigrant labor, Rauchway's book is right on time and right on target."
Laying the groundwork for American empire was an international enterprise—so why doesn't the world want to be American? Read full book review >
Released: June 1, 2006

"Read this colorful journalism and you will never view an 18-wheeler, freight train or UPS truck in quite the same way."
McPhee (The Founding Fish, 2002, etc.) rides the rails, sits shotgun in a tanker truck and climbs aboard a river towboat as he investigates the ways in which the staples of modern life travel from one place to another. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 9, 2006

"Stark and powerful, a gripping if depressing read and a timely reminder that a Nature abused can exact a terrible retribution."
Grim, riveting account by New York Times reporter Egan makes clear that, although hurricanes and floods have grabbed recent headlines, America's worst assault from Mother Nature came in the form of ten long years of drought and dust. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Jude Deveraux
author of EVER AFTER
July 1, 2015

New York Times bestselling author Jude Deveraux's eagerly awaited Ever After, the third novel in her blockbuster Nantucket Brides trilogy, continues the saga of the Montgomery-Taggerts, set on an island steeped in beauty and unforgettable romance. Life is anything but perfect for Hallie Hartley, a young physical therapist who has given up nearly everything—even her love life—for her beautiful blonde stepsister, Shelly. Though Shelly's acting career has never taken off, she has certainly perfected the crocodile tears to get what she wants—which all too often means Hallie's boyfriends. When Hallie arrives home early from work one fateful day, she makes two startling discoveries that will turn her life upside down. "This sexy, lighthearted romp brings the series to a satisfying close," our reviewer writes. View video >