Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 28)

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 >

Released: May 9, 2005

"Vivid writing and impressive documentation in a powerful indictment of a system in need of immediate repair."
An investigative journalist digs into the chilling story of how degraded, expired, contaminated and diluted medicines are being sold to American pharmacies and hospitals. Read full book review >
Released: Feb. 1, 2005

"Accessible, well-written approach to both Galbraith's life and the larger issues to which he has so effectively devoted his thought: an exemplary intellectual biography."
A fittingly oversized life of the eminent economist, philosopher, writer, and diplomat. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 3, 2005

"Well-told, effectively documented survey of a major historical subject."
The story of cotton, from the beginnings to its place in modern geopolitics. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 5, 2004

"A Plimptonesque revel, and one of the most entertaining business books to come around in a long while."
A young journalist breaks into the mostly male world of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and learns a life lesson: "It always surprises me how greedy I really am." Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 1, 2004

"A worthy essay in institutional dynamics as much as financial history and international development. Sure to be widely read inside the Beltway."
A swiftly moving tale of what goes on behind the vaults at the World Bank, an institution led by a vigorous, cantankerous, and polarizing boss. Read full book review >
THE CYANIDE CANARY by Joseph Hilldorfer
Released: Sept. 21, 2004

"Top-notch nonfiction legal thriller, reminding readers of the baseline: 'This all comes down to one thing. It's all about money.'"
EPA investigator Hilldorfer recounts his uncovering of a monstrous environmental crime, caught in all its venality and prosecutorial subterfuge. Read full book review >
Released: April 1, 2004

"First-rate look at the majesty and danger of building modern cities."
A comprehensive celebration of men who for more than a century have willingly accepted the risks it took to put the American skyscraper on the map. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"Are there any lessons to be drawn? Yes, many. But as long as the culture 'tolerates lying, even in seemingly marginal ways,' Lowenstein suggests, the great humbling of 2002 may foretoken worse to come."
A wide-ranging examination of the stock-market boom of the 1990s and its resounding crash. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 12, 2004

"For those who felt Denby lost some of the bounce in his step when he moved from New York to the New Yorker, here he is again in full, anxious, exegetic stride."
A seismic disturbance rocks New Yorker film critic Denby's life, and he turns for security, Lord help him, to the stock market of early 2000. Read full book review >
Released: Dec. 1, 2003

"Lavish and extravagant, gossipy yet even-handed, maximizing a great story: likely to become the standard text on the Wassermans."
A Hollywood biography more dramatic and enthralling than most of what its subjects produce. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Nelson DeMille
May 26, 2015

After a showdown with the notorious Yemeni terrorist known as The Panther, in Nelson DeMille’s latest suspense novel Radiant Angel, NYPD detective John Corey has left the Anti-Terrorist Task Force and returned home to New York City, taking a job with the Diplomatic Surveillance Group. Although Corey's new assignment with the DSG-surveilling Russian diplomats working at the U.N. Mission-is thought to be "a quiet end," he is more than happy to be out from under the thumb of the FBI and free from the bureaucracy of office life. But Corey realizes something the U.S. government doesn't: The all-too-real threat of a newly resurgent Russia. “Perfect summer beach reading, with or without margaritas, full of Glock-and-boat action,” our reviewer writes. View video >