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.
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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