Prof. Lichtenstein’s “The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business” attracts national media attention.

It was featured on NPR’s Fresh Air and reviewed in the New York Times and Los Angeles Times, among other places.

In July 2009, Prof. Lichtenstein’s The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business was published. It quickly garnered attention and praise from the national media:

“Nickel and Dimed”, review in the New York Times by Robert Frank, August 2, 2009.

Lily-Hayes Kaufman reviewed the book for Forbes on August 11: “Wal-Mart’s Backward Business Revolution”.

On NPR’s Fresh Air Dave Davies discussed the book with Prof. Lichtenstein on August 13: Wal-Mart And The ‘Brave New World Of Business’ (27 mins.).

Jon Wiener reviewed the book for the Los Angeles Times on August 16: LA Times review.

The August 20, 2009 Santa Barbara Independent featured an interview with Prof Lichtenstein by Chris Meagher, “Walmart Revelations: UCSB Prof Dives into Big-Box Country.”

The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business is available for $16.50 at amazon.com, where you can see the table of contents and read the first six pages.

UCSB Daily Nexus, Wednesday, October 7, 2009:
Lichtenstein Lectures on Retail Giant
According to UCSB labor historian Nelson Lichtenstein, judgment day may be fast approaching for revolutionary retail giant Wal-Mart.

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You can also read an online abridged version of Prof. Lichtenstein’s lead article in his 2005 collection Wal-Mart: The Face of Twenty-First Century Capitalism (New Press, 2005): “WAL-MART: A TEMPLATE FOR 21ST CENTURY CAPITALISM?”.
That book is available for $21.95 from the New Press.

See also this transcript of a June 2004 Frontline interview with Prof. Lichtenstein, “Is Wal-Mart good for America?.

Prof. Lichtenstein’s History Department homepage.

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