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The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@w3needs.com (November, 1997) Robert Kanigel. The One Best Way: Frederick Winslow Taylor and the Enigma of Efficiency. The Sloan Technology Series. New York: Viking Books, 1997. 676 pp. Bibliography and index. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 0-670-86402-1. Reviewed for H-Business by Hindy Lauer Schachter , New Jersey Institute of Technology The Controversy […]

Making Health Work: Human Growth in Modern Japan

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (October 1997) Carl Mosk, Making Health Work: Human Growth in Modern Japan. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. xv + 156 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0520083156. Reviewed for EH.NET by Mitsuhiko Kimura, Department of Economics, Kobe University. Anthropometric study is flourishing in economic history today. In this book Carl […]

The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture and Justice in America

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@w3needs.com (October, 1997) John David Skrentny. The Ironies of Affirmative Action: Politics, Culture and Justice in America. Morality and Society Series. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996. xiii + 312 pp. Notes, bibliography, and index. $48.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-226-76177-0; $16.95 (paper), ISBN 0-226-76178-9. Reviewed for H-Business by Paul Moreno, St. […]

Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@w3needs.com (October, 1997) Richard John Lufrano. Honorable Merchants: Commerce and Self-Cultivation in Late Imperial China. Studies of the East Asian Institute. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1997. xii + 241 pp. Appendix, notes, bibliography, and index. $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-8248-1740-0. Reviewed for H-Business by Kwan Man Bun , University of […]

Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (October 1997) Gretchen Ritter, Goldbugs and Greenbacks: The Antimonopoly Tradition and the Politics of Finance in America, 1865-1896. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1997. xii + 303 pp. $54.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-521-56167-1. Reviewed for EH.NET by Larry Schweikart, Department of History, University of Dayton. . Following in the footsteps of […]

Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System

Published by EH.NET (October 1997) Barry J. Eichengreen, Globalizing Capital: A History of the International Monetary System. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1996. viii + 223 pp. $24.95 (cloth), ISBN: 0-691-02880-X. Reviewed for EH.NET by George Selgin, Department of Economics, University of Georgia. In 1892 the English economist Robert Giffen published an article entitled “Fancy Monetary […]

Taking the Risk out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda Versus Freedom and Liberty

EH-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by H-Business@cs.muohio.edu (October, 1997) Alex Carey. Taking the Risk Out of Democracy: Corporate Propaganda Versus Freedom and Liberty. History of Communication Series; introduction by Noam Chomsky. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997. Introduction and notes. $15.95 (paper), ISBN 0-252-06616-2. Reviewed for H-Business by Karen S. Miller , Henry W. Grady College […]

Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France

H-NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET@cs.muohio.edu (September, 1997) Leora Auslander. Taste and Power: Furnishing Modern France Studies on the History of Society and Culture, vol. 24. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1996. xv + 495 pp. Bibliographical references and indexes. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 0-520-08894-8. Reviewed for EH.Net by Tracey Deutsch , Department of History, University […]

Store Wars: Shopkeepers and the Culture of Mass Marketing, 1890-1939

EH.NET Book Review Published by H-Business (September 1997) Store Wars: Shopkeepers and the Culture of Mass Marketing, 1890-1939, by David Monod. University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1996. Introduction. Tables. Notes. Index. 438 pp. $55 (clothback); $22.95 (paperback). Reviewed for EH.Net by David A. Horowitz, Department of History, Portland State University (Oregon) More than thirty years […]

Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia

EH.NET BOOK REVIEW Published by EH.NET (September 1997) David Glasner, editor, Business Cycles and Depressions: An Encyclopedia. New York: Garland Publishing, 1997. xv + 779 pp. Index. $95.00 (cloth), ISBN: 0-8240-0944-4. Reviewed for EH.NET by Robert Whaples, Department of Economics, Wake Forest University. whaples@wfu.edu “The motion of the economy, unlike that of heavenly bodies, conforms […]