"[This book's] timeliness is remarkable. Now that the Western system of responsible (that is, profit-based) production has emerged as the victor over command economies, the secrets of how we did it may replace foreign relations as & #96;topic A' at conferences, and historians who continue to reject & #96;material civilization' as unworthy of genuine scholars will do so at their peril. This little book can keep them in the game."-- American Historical Review. Studies in Industry and Society. Glenn Porter, General Editor.Yates, JoAnne is the author of 'Control Through Communication The Rise of System in American Management', published 1993 under ISBN 9780801846137 and ISBN 0801846137.