RaveThe New York Times Book Review... engrossing, character-driven, panoramic ... Greenhouse probably knows more about what is happening in the American workplace than anybody else in the country, having covered labor as a journalist for two decades. He achieves a near-impossible task, producing a page-turning book that spans a century of worker strikes, without overcondensing or oversimplifying, and with plausible suggestions for the future. This is labor history seen from the moments when that history could have turned out differently ... a book that breathes hope based on contingency ... Great nonfiction requires great characters, and Greenhouse has the gift of portraiture. He is able to draw a complex, human portrait of a worker with a minimum of words, making the reader greedy for more details, not just about the policies but about the people ... He is skilled at homing in on the moments of the highest uncertainty, and transforming them into stories with quick and destabilizing twists and turns.
RaveThe New York Times Book ReviewWinkler’s chief contribution is to show how corporations have been some of the most important innovators in American law, shaping it for good and often ill ... Winkler frames this history provocatively, as an ongoing \'civil rights\' movement for corporations, which \'have pursued a longstanding, strategic effort to establish and expand\' their rights in American constitutional law. He proves his thesis by recounting two dozen critical moments when corporations pushed the limits of existing law and mostly won new rights ... Winkler’s book provides a masterful retrospective map at a time when people are feeling bewildered and enraged by growing corporate power. In essence, he offers an important answer to the question \'How did we get here?\'