Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

Viral Leadership by Jorge Acuña
Released: Nov. 19, 2015

"A book that offers solid strategy tips for striving leaders."
A training consultant discusses how to become an effective and "infectious" leader in this debut business guide. Read full book review >
THE CON MEN by Terry Williams
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A thoroughly researched academic study accessible to general readers."
Two sociology professors' survey of New York con artists and how these reviled but crafty opportunists manage to make a living in the city's informal economy. Read full book review >

THE COSMOPOLITES by Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
Released: Nov. 10, 2015

"A slim but powerful book of great interest to students of international law and current events."
Swiss-Canadian-Iranian journalist Abrahamian looks closely at modern internationality and the legal liminality that can accompany it. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 9, 2015

"A forthright, inspirational account of a businessman's spiritual struggles."
A successful entrepreneur recounts his quest to find happiness and God in this debut book. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A must for car lovers and plenty of interesting material to keep other curious readers flipping pages."
A chronicle of the frantic, ultracompetitive, and heroic early days of automobile manufacturing. Read full book review >

Released: Oct. 27, 2015

"A compelling examination of a still-vilified monetary policy that has continued to show results in spite of conservative criticism."
An accessible economic study of Franklin Roosevelt's daringly effective monetary policy in the face of the Depression. Read full book review >
Make The World Your Oyster by Michael Lum
Released: Oct. 26, 2015

"A vivid tale about sea creatures that highlights the need for strategic risk-taking."
Two dolphins contemplate midlife career moves in this business parable. Read full book review >
AMERICA'S BANK by Roger Lowenstein
Released: Oct. 20, 2015

"Lowenstein doubts the Federal Reserve Act could be passed in today's volatile political climate, but he provides an unusually lucid history of our nation's central bank."
The story of the creation of the Federal Reserve. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 19, 2015

"Goliath takes it right between the eyes in this unique take on the convoluted politics, science, and cultural issues at stake regarding fracking."
Out of the university and into the streets, Briggle (Philosophy/Univ. of North Texas) brings the practice of "field philosophy" to the question of whether fracking is feckless or feasible. Read full book review >
Marketing For Tomorrow, Not Yesterday by Zain Raj
Released: Oct. 16, 2015

"A well-written, cogent, and concise argument that demonstrates ways to cope with the changing marketing landscape."
A longtime marketing practitioner challenges his colleagues to adjust to a new economy in this nonfiction book. Read full book review >
THE 3rd WAY by Upendra Chivukula
Released: Oct. 15, 2015

"A serious, rigorous contribution to the debate over how to rescue a drowning middle class."
An ambitious book offers a radical proposal to save capitalism by exponentially increasing the number of capitalists. Read full book review >
Released: Oct. 13, 2015

"A hopeful contribution to the reconstitution of a profession whose reputation has been seriously damaged, both fairly and unfairly."
Rodrik (Economics and Social Sciences/Princeton Institute For Advanced Studies; The Globalization Paradox: Democracy and the Future of the World Economy, 2011, etc.) challenges both his professional colleagues and broader public opinion regarding his much-maligned field.Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
Fernanda Santos
author of THE FIRE LINE
May 17, 2016

When a bolt of lightning ignited a hilltop in the sleepy town of Yarnell, Arizona, in June 2013, setting off a blaze that would grow into one of the deadliest fires in American history, the 20 men who made up the Granite Mountain Hotshots sprang into action. New York Times writer Fernanda Santos’ debut book The Fire Line is the story of the fire and the Hotshots’ attempts to extinguish it. An elite crew trained to combat the most challenging wildfires, the Hotshots were a ragtag family, crisscrossing the American West and wherever else the fires took them. There's Eric Marsh, their devoted and demanding superintendent who turned his own personal demons into lessons he used to mold, train and guide his crew; Jesse Steed, their captain, a former Marine, a beast on the fire line and a family man who wasn’t afraid to say “I love you” to the firemen he led; Andrew Ashcraft, a team leader still in his 20s who struggled to balance his love for his beautiful wife and four children and his passion for fighting wildfires. We see this band of brothers at work, at play and at home, until a fire that burned in their own backyards leads to a national tragedy. View video >