Business & Economics Book Reviews (page 6)

Released: March 20, 2018

"Good ammunition for contrarians and well grounded in scholarly research."
Just say no: an examination of how the naysayers in the audience can help individuals and organizations make better decisions. Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A timely, intensely intimate, and relevant exposé on a greatly disregarded sector of the American workforce."
An investigative report exposes rampant workplace sexual abuse against female immigrant workers. Read full book review >

THE SPACE BARONS by Christian Davenport
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 20, 2018

"Readers frustrated at the trickle of news from China (the only nation with an active manned space program) will thrill at this lucid, detailed, and admiring account of wealthy space buffs who are spending their own money, making headlines, producing genuine technical advances, and resurrecting the yearning to explore the cosmos."
An enthusiastic account of the pursuit of "a holy grail—a technology with the potential to dramatically lower the cost of space travel." Read full book review >
Released: March 20, 2018

"A provocative and timely call for a new approach to understanding international affairs."
A founder of a consulting firm argues for a new discipline called geofinance to meet the analytical demands of an ever changing world. Read full book review >
Released: March 13, 2018

"The specter of Chinese dominance, McMahon writes, is less daunting than the likelihood of the Chinese economy's failure. Of considerable interest, especially to investors in the Chinese market."
China is poised to overtake the United States, and the rest of the developed world, economically by the year 2030. Or is it? To gauge by this account, Western capitalists can breathe a little easier. Read full book review >

3 KINGS by Zack O'Malley Greenburg
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"A wide-ranging survey of the first four decades of hip-hop that vividly brings some of the culture's biggest success stories into one place."
A reported history of the business and businesses of hip-hop. Read full book review >
Released: March 6, 2018

"In a book whose conclusions will be debated, Kennedy rightly suggests that quality journalism is not only salvageable, but necessary."
A veteran media critic finds signs of hope as civic-minded billionaires do their best to revive newspapers. Read full book review >
BROAD BAND by Claire L. Evans
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 6, 2018

"An edifying and entertaining history of the rise of the computer age and the women who made it possible. A good choice for fans of Hidden Figures."
A history of the major role women played in creating the internet and the computer industry. Read full book review >
Released: March 1, 2018

"Replete with charts and lengthy appendices, this academic study is often dry, but it is also a remarkably important trove of new information for specialists and anyone else interested in the forces at work in modern politics."
How American corporations are recruiting employees into politics. Read full book review >
NECESSARY EVIL by David Kinley
Released: March 1, 2018

"Aligning economic and human rights goals might be a pipe dream, but 'helping others as well as yourself' ought to be a no-brainer. Thoughtful reading for the humanitarian audience."
Can banks become a force for public good? They can, according to this provocatively argued book, if made to do so. Read full book review >
THE LEFT BEHIND by Robert Wuthnow
Released: March 1, 2018

"A superb, authoritative sociology book."
A leading sociologist examines the "moral outrage" of rural America. 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 >