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"Much of the economic discussion in the book is elementary, although at times it becomes very detailed. The details, however, are critical to understanding Esmark's position in the U.S. steel industry and provide some of the answers observers were seeking as the story of Esmark and its sale to Severstal developed. It was commonplace, for example, to hear steel industry veterans ask, 'How are they (the Bouchards) doing this?' or 'How do they think they can pull this off?' America for Sale tells how it was done, complete with all manner of emotion and activity from quiet confidence to brashness, hard negotiation to hand-wringing, threats to compliments and back-room dealing to back-stabbing. There is something in the book for students interested in economic lessons and for steel veterans wanting the inside story to sports fans wondering how Stanley Cup playoff hero Evgeni Malkin ended up playing with the Pittsburgh Penguins. . . . Readers also will be winners. America for Sale: How the Foreign Pack Circled and Devoured Esmark answers many questions and poses more. Those who read it likely will come away with a better understanding of the moods and motivations of major business leaders as they construct merger deals. . . . Such information could prove invaluable if Bouchard's and Koch's predictions of another round of 'America for sale' are realized."
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"In this very readable book, Bouchard (President, Esmark, Inc.) and Koch (Economics, Old Dominion University) argue that the purchase by foreigners of critical and strategic U.S. assets is a danger to the nation's economic future. . . . Delivering an important message, this book will appeal to anyone interested in the global economics, the steel industry, or the decline of the U.S. industrial base."
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