REVIEW: “Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race” by Margot Lee Shetterly

Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race, by Margot Lee Shetterly William Morrow, ISBN: 978-0062363596 Copyright September 2016, Hardcover, 368 Pages Hidden Figures is a book fiercely dedicated to foregrounding the exceptionally formidable faction of black female research mathematicians employed at the Langley Memorial Aeronautical…

REVIEW: “The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark” by Neil J. Sullivan

The Prometheus Bomb: The Manhattan Project and Government in the Dark, by Neil J. Sullivan Potomac Books, ISBN: 978-1612348155 Copyright December 2016, Hardcover, 296 Pages The Prometheus Bomb is a mostly well-written book on the Manhattan Project. Examination of the nuclear undertaking was aptly set against the political backdrop of the Roosevelt administration, and investigated in reference to…

REVIEW: “A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing)” by Joe Carlen

A Brief History of Entrepreneurship: The Pioneers, Profiteers, and Racketeers Who Shaped Our World (Columbia Business School Publishing), by Joe Carlen Columbia University Press, ISBN: 978-0231173049 Copyright October 2016, Hardcover, 256 Pages A Brief History of Entrepreneurship is an unbelievably enthralling and inspirational book, especially so for enthusiasts, practitioners and students of entrepreneurship and business. An inconceivably content-rich…

REVIEW: “Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South” by Christopher Dickey

Our Man in Charleston: Britain’s Secret Agent in the Civil War South, by Christopher Dickey Broadway Books, ISBN: 978-0307887283 Copyright July 2016, Paperback, 400 Pages Our Man in Charleston is a principally engrossing narrative. The book offers an overwhelmingly compelling, poignant and vivid account of the African transatlantic slave trade within the context of the Secession climate under…

REVIEW: “Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade” by Haley Sweetland Edwards

Shadow Courts: The Tribunals that Rule Global Trade, by Haley Sweetland Edwards Columbia Global Reports, ISBN: 978-0997126402 Copyright September 2016, Paperback, 144 Pages Shadow Courts offers an abbreviated overview of a less known instrument of public international law—the investor-state dispute settlement, or the ISDS. The author primarily furnishes a case against ISDS and the ISDS tribunal system—a supposedly…

REVIEW: “From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR” by Louis Sell

From Washington to Moscow: US-Soviet Relations and the Collapse of the USSR, by Louis Sell Duke University Press Books, ISBN: 978-0822361954 Copyright August 2016, Paperback, 416 Pages A masterfully written book, From Washington to Moscow offers a comprehensive, magnificent, and primarily chronological narrative of the USSR—the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics—under the leadership of its General Secretaries—Leonid Brezhnev,…