Gr 6-10-These titles introduce readers to global companies and look at the leaders who guided them to prominence. Short chapters explore the featured corporation's history and growth, the products it has developed, and its worldwide influence. In Nike, Frisch mentions key players including Phil Knight and Bill Bowerman, and traces how a small running-shoe importer evolved into a major manufacturer. Major successes, celebrity endorsements, and advertising campaigns such as "Just Do It" are discussed. Setbacks are also mentioned, including claims against Nike regarding employment practices in countries outside the United States. Richardson explores the history of all things Disney, including a brief biography of Walt Disney, a summary of the corporation's development since his death in 1966, and a look at the extent of its influence in our daily lives. Brief mention is made of Disney's corporate image and positive employment practices, as well as critics' claims of historical inaccuracy and violence in some of its films for children. Each title concludes with a useful chronology, a glossary of business-related terms, and a short list of resources for further research. Unfortunately, students interested in learning more about Nike will not find some of the suggestions useful (a juvenile biography of Michael Jordan, an adult biography of Steve Prefontaine, and a Web site for Tiger Woods). Both entries are interesting and well written, and have full-color photographs and informative highlight boxes. They will appeal to reluctant readers and general browsers.-Shauna Yusko, St. Monica School, Mercer Island, WA Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.