Author Charles Fishman does an excellent job using facts instead of feelings to discuss the issues surrounding the largest company in the world. A renowned journalist, Fishman backs up his assertions using gobs of data and interesting short stories in this page turning non-fiction novel.
In using fact instead of opinion, he forces the reader to examine both sides of the hottest issues surrounding Wal-Mart, and their involvement in a decent society. Will the largest discount retailer in the world continue its expansion into other countries? How can they sell this stuff so cheap? What would Sam Walton think about his company today? Will same store sales continue to lag? How is globalization changing America?
If you really want to understand the inner workings of the company, and the "effect" of Wal-Mart worldwide, this book is a must read!