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The Retail Revolution: How Wal-Mart Created a Brave New World of Business

by Nelson Lichtenstein

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Fascinating... [it] attempt to come to grips with a perplexing economic mystery of our own day: the rapid rise and startling success of megaretailer Wal-Mart.
 
Lichtenstein is a historian, and he does a beautiful job of putting Wal-Mart in its historical context.
 
Lichtenstein’s sheds valuable light on the technological reasons for the company’s success... [He] also provides a detailed look at the dark side of the company’s employment practices.
 
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Insightful, original, and steeped in the culture of retail life, "The Retail Revolution" draws on first-hand reporting from coastal China to rural Arkansas to give a fresh and necessary understanding of how Wal-Mart has transformed international commerce.… (more)

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