Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend

Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend

by James Grant
     
 

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Bernard Baruch was a self-made millionaire, legendary stock trader, and venture investor. For most of the first half of the 20th century, he epitomized Wall Street in the public mind, or at least the acceptable side of Wall Street.

Celebrated as "Adviser to Presidents" and "The Park Bench Statesman " he also became known as "The Man Who Sold Out before the Crash.

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Overview

Bernard Baruch was a self-made millionaire, legendary stock trader, and venture investor. For most of the first half of the 20th century, he epitomized Wall Street in the public mind, or at least the acceptable side of Wall Street.

Celebrated as "Adviser to Presidents" and "The Park Bench Statesman " he also became known as "The Man Who Sold Out before the Crash."

James Grant's research uncovered a wealth of previously untapped material on this fascinating figure. We read startling details of Baruch's controversial career in Washington in 1918 and at the Versailles Peace Conference in 1919; his behind-the-scenes role in the politics of the 1920s; his often-embittered relations with the New Deal and Fair Deal; and his service as American ambassador in the postwar negotiations to control the atomic bomb.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781604190663
Publisher:
Axios Press
Publication date:
09/16/2012
Pages:
475
Sales rank:
216,846
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

James Grant, a widely read author and media figure, is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. He also writes for The Wall Street Journal and other major media and appears on "60 Minutes" and other television shows.

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