Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 3)

Released: May 16, 2017

"An absorbing and often entertaining look at precious metal and its place—or lack thereof—in our wallets."
Is the dollar as good as gold? Not for a long time, writes Inc. editor Ledbetter (Unwarranted Influence: Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Military-Industrial Complex, 2011, etc.), and therein hangs a tale. Read full book review >
YOUNG RADICALS by Jeremy  McCarter
Released: June 13, 2017

"A brisk pace and sympathetic portraits make for an entertaining, well-researched history of a decade marked by ebullience, hope, and pain."
In the decade before World War I, five rebellious Americans took up the cause of socialism, progressivism, and women's suffrage. Read full book review >

Released: May 16, 2017

"Illuminating and entertaining—heady science written for a lay readership, bringing scaling theory and kindred ideas to a large audience."
From a dean of complexity theory comes a sharp consideration of the pace and pattern of life in a universe of "complex adaptive systems." Read full book review >
AN UNLIKELY AUDIENCE by William Lafi Youmans
Released: June 1, 2017

"An interesting but very academic history of a polarizing media presence."
The rise and fall and plateau of a controversial media outlet's attempt to penetrate the American market. Read full book review >
HUNGRY by Ryan Walter
Released: Oct. 15, 2007

"Mostly standard but engaging self-improvement fare that's nicely packaged."
Motivational leadership wisdom from a former professional hockey player and coach. Read full book review >

Released: Jan. 5, 2017

"A thorough, authoritative postmortem, highly recommended for professional economists, scholars, and university students."
An international economist's deep dive into the causes, consequences, recovery, and lessons of the 2008-09 financial collapse. Read full book review >
MAKING RENT IN BED-STUY by Brandon  Harris
Released: June 6, 2017

"A thought-provoking examination of the millennial black experience in the first decade of the 21st century."
Race and identity loom large in Harris' highly personal and equally cerebral retrospective of his early days treading the streets of Brooklyn. Read full book review >
MAKING IT by Louis Uchitelle
Released: May 2, 2017

"A robust and fatalistic argument for a return to American greatness."
A venerable economics reporter delves into the messy business of American manufacturing. Read full book review >
THE GREAT BETRAYAL by Robert Calabro
Released: Feb. 3, 2017

"A useful, if partial, sketch of an increasingly serious and topical fiscal issue."
A debut book offers a concise history and critique of American monetary policy. Read full book review >
WE ARE DATA by John  Cheney-Lippold
Released: May 2, 2017

"Essential reading for anyone who cares about the internet's extraordinary impact on each of us and on our society."
How algorithms shape our lives online. Read full book review >
Released: May 17, 2017

"A provocative book with many points to ponder the next time you're caught in traffic or on hold with the insurance claims department."
The modern world is dysfunctional because, in part, it is scaled for the convenience of machines and despots and not us. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Katey Sagal
author of GRACE NOTES
April 10, 2017

In her memoir Grace Notes, actress and singer/songwriter Katey Sagal takes you through the highs and lows of her life, from the tragic deaths of her parents to her long years in the Los Angeles rock scene, from being diagnosed with cancer at the age of twenty-eight to getting her big break on the fledgling FOX network as the wise-cracking Peggy Bundy on the beloved sitcom Married…with Children. Sparse and poetic, Grace Notes is an emotionally riveting tale of struggle and success, both professional and personal: Sagal’s path to sobriety; the stillbirth of her first daughter, Ruby; motherhood; the experience of having her third daughter at age 52 with the help of a surrogate; and her lifelong passion for music. “While this book is sure to please the author’s many fans, its thoughtful, no-regrets honesty will no doubt also appeal to readers of Hollywood memoirs seeking substance that goes beyond gossip and name-dropping,” our critic writes. “A candid, reflective memoir.” View video >