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: 
Christopher Armstrong
Reviewer: 
Ranald C. Michie

Michie on Armstrong, 'Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada 1870-1940'


Christopher Armstrong. Blue Skies and Boiler Rooms: Buying and Selling Securities in Canada 1870-1940. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 1997. x + 390 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8020-4184-5.

Reviewed by Ranald C. Michie (University of Durham)
Published on H-Business (March, 1998)

Author: 
Philip Scranton
Reviewer: 
Matthew W. Roth

Roth on Scranton, 'Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American Industrialization, 1865-1925'


Philip Scranton. Endless Novelty: Specialty Production and American Industrialization, 1865-1925. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1997. xiv + 415 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-691-02973-3.

Reviewed by Matthew W. Roth (University of Southern California)
Published on H-Business (February, 1998)

Author: 
Thomas Frank
Reviewer: 
David Cochran

Cochran on Frank, 'The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism'


Thomas Frank. The Conquest of Cool: Business Culture, Counterculture, and the Rise of Hip Consumerism. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1997. xii + 287 pp. $22.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-25991-8.

Reviewed by David Cochran (Southern Illinois University-Carbondale)
Published on H-Business (February, 1998)

Author: 
Stephen B. Adams
Reviewer: 
Mark S. Foster

Foster on Adams, 'Mr. Kaiser Goes to Washington: the Rise of a Government Entrepreneur'


Stephen B. Adams. Mr. Kaiser Goes to Washington: the Rise of a Government Entrepreneur. The Luther Hartwell Hodges Series on Business, Society, and the State. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1997. xii + 239 pp. $39.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8078-2358-3.

Reviewed by Mark S. Foster (University of Colorado at Denver)
Published on H-Business (January, 1998)

Author: 
Sinclair Lewis
Reviewer: 
Peter Baida

Baida on Lewis, 'If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis'


Sinclair Lewis. If I Were Boss: The Early Business Stories of Sinclair Lewis. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, 1997. xxxvii + 363 pp. $19.95 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8093-2139-1; $39.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8093-2138-4.

Reviewed by Peter Baida (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center)
Published on H-Business (December, 1997)

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