The First Official Review of My Book
My book became available on Amazon.com on Sunday, April 27, 2014.
I believe Ken bought it immediately. I know that he read it voraciously.
Below is part of Ken’s review of A Chronicle of Echoes, including this wonderful image:
Please do not think that a book that generously provides extensive data and sources is dry or boring; on the contrary, Schneider brings it all together in a high intensity, high interest amalgam of people and money. Names are named. This book reveals the factual, financial inter-relationships of Michelle Rhee, Rahm Emanuel, Joel Klein, Bill Gates, Jeb Bush, Eva Moskowitz, Wendy Kopp, Eli Broad, Arne Duncan, Paul Vallas, Jonah Edelman, Michael Bloomberg, the Walton Family, and more – including their tax free foundations. Key plutocratic names in the multibillion dollar Empire of Corporate Education Reform. Infamous names.
Notice that these are factual, financial inter-relationships; Corporate Education Reform is really all about the money.
How and where did she find all of this information? “I have researched books, newspaper articles, blog entries, email exchanges, interviews, web pages, advertisements, income tax forms, dissertations, conference materials, meeting minutes, video presentations, legislation and formal testimony.”
Mercedes Schneider’s research, articles, and blog posts are often cited by established journals and well known authors, such as Diane Ravitch. If she didn’t already have a PhD in applied statistics and data research, this book would be her eminently readable dissertation for a PhD. Her credibility is well established. Now, we are treated to an entire book of her own.
To read the rest of Ken’s review, click here.