H-Business is the digital network for the Business History Conference, an international organization devoted to the study of business enterprise and organization and of all aspects of the interactions of business with society, government, and culture in a historical context.

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Author: 
Albert Churella
Reviewer: 
John K. Brown

Brown on Churella, 'From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive Industry'


Albert Churella. From Steam to Diesel: Managerial Customs and Organizational Capabilities in the Twentieth-Century American Locomotive Industry. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998. viii + 215 pp. $45.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-02776-0.

Reviewed by John K. Brown (TCC Division, University of Virginia)
Published on H-Business (January, 1999)

Author: 
Kenneth Brown
Reviewer: 
William M. Tsutsui

Tsutsui on Brown, 'Britain and Japan: A Comparative Economic and Social History since 1900'


Kenneth Brown. Britain and Japan: A Comparative Economic and Social History since 1900. Manchester, UK: Manchester University Press, 1998. xi + 269 pp. $27.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-7190-5291-0; $85.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-7190-5290-3.

Reviewed by William M. Tsutsui (Department of History, University of Kansas)
Published on H-Business (January, 1999)

Author: 
Don Woodard
Reviewer: 
Jason Manning

Manning on Woodard, 'Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company'


Don Woodard. Black Diamonds! Black Gold!: The Saga of Texas Pacific Coal and Oil Company. Lubbock: Texas Tech University Press, 1998. xii + 322 pp. $29.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-89672-379-5.

Reviewed by Jason Manning (Department of History, Southern Illinois University)
Published on H-Business (January, 1999)

The Wheels of Progress

Author: 
Pamela Walker Laird
Reviewer: 
Jonathan Silva

Silva on Laird, 'Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing'


Pamela Walker Laird. Advertising Progress: American Business and the Rise of Consumer Marketing. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. xiv + 479 pp. $35.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8018-5841-3.

Reviewed by Jonathan Silva (Department of History, The Ohio State University)
Published on H-Business (January, 1999)

The Other Side of Roland Marchand

Author: 
Roland Marchand
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Fones-Wolf

Fones-Wolf on Marchand, 'Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business'


Roland Marchand. Creating the Corporate Soul: The Rise of Public Relations and Corporate Imagery in American Big Business. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998. xi + 461 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-520-08719-4.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Fones-Wolf (West Virginia University)
Published on H-Business (January, 1999)

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