Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 4)

InstaFame Exposed by Jay Titan
Released: Aug. 9, 2016

"An intriguing glimpse into how to thrive among Instagram Goliaths."
A bodybuilder and personal trainer who leveraged Instagram for promotion and profit shares tips and tricks on using the tool in this debut how-to guide. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 4, 2016

"Tightly organized and well-written; answers fundamental questions about what it takes to broaden the scope of a business into international markets."
A debut book provides advice from a localization expert for companies that want to go global. Read full book review >

Released: Aug. 3, 2016

"Chock-full of smart advice, deftly organized, and rich in leadership wisdom."
A business-advice book that explores the four most important "levers" for leading an organization. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 2, 2016

"Solid reporting combined with engaging stories—even about campaign finance reform."
A blistering account of concerted Republican efforts to quiet the political voices of minorities, students, and the poor. Read full book review >
U.S. Banking Compliance Handbook by Dominic Suszek
Released: July 24, 2016

"A guide about industry regulations and risk assessment for banking professionals."
Suszek advises banks on ways to comply with new industry regulations in this debut trade manual. Read full book review >

Released: July 19, 2016

"A heartfelt and cautionary success story incorporating both the deceptive promises of wealth and the life-changing power of self-awareness."
A former Wall Street hedge fund trader's transformative turnabout from greed to philanthropy. Read full book review >
Released: July 12, 2016

"Well-rounded and -researched portraits of the staggering chasm between rich and poor in Brazil."
On the trail of enormous wealth in Brazil—an engine of national progress or a trench of impoverishment? Read full book review >
BLUFF by Anjum Hoda
Released: July 12, 2016

"Sound post-Keynesian economic reasoning well argued—a book that one hopes, against the odds, the heads of the Federal Reserve and the Bank of England will entertain."
A financial cri de coeur from a banking insider. Read full book review >
THE GRID by Gretchen Bakke
Released: July 12, 2016

"A lively analysis of the challenges renewables present to the production and distribution of electricity."
A primer on the challenges facing a power industry in transition. Read full book review >
Good Business by Patrick Gruhn
Released: July 10, 2016

"Because the business counsel doled out remains spot-on, this book should instruct, inspire, and motivate and encourage reading, rereading, and extensive highlighting."
A collection of thoughts on entrepreneurship targets the aspiring business owner. Read full book review >
How to Make Money with Global Macro by Javier Gonzalez
Released: July 7, 2016

"A provocative consideration for the thoughtful investor."
A convention-busting reappraisal of global macroeconomics. Read full book review >
Released: July 5, 2016

"Not the how-to book that its title suggests but Fish presents a compelling argument about the necessity of argument."
The acclaimed literary theorist and law professor addresses the concept of argument. Read full book review >
Kirkus Interview
H.W. Brands
October 11, 2016

As noted historian H.W. Brands reveals in his new book The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War, at the height of the Korean War, President Harry S. Truman committed a gaffe that sent shock waves around the world. When asked by a reporter about the possible use of atomic weapons in response to China's entry into the war, Truman replied testily, "The military commander in the field will have charge of the use of the weapons, as he always has." This suggested that General Douglas MacArthur, the willful, fearless, and highly decorated commander of the American and U.N. forces, had his finger on the nuclear trigger. A correction quickly followed, but the damage was done; two visions for America's path forward were clearly in opposition, and one man would have to make way. Truman was one of the most unpopular presidents in American history. General MacArthur, by contrast, was incredibly popular, as untouchable as any officer has ever been in America. The contest of wills between these two titanic characters unfolds against the turbulent backdrop of a faraway war and terrors conjured at home by Joseph McCarthy. “An exciting, well-written comparison study of two American leaders at loggerheads during the Korean War crisis,” our reviewer writes in a starred review. View video >