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: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend by James Grant

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: 804,002
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.20(d)

About 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.

Table of Contents

Preface vii

Preface to the Earlier Edition xiii

1 A Doctor's Son 1

2 Three Dollars a Week 21

3 Baruch's Wall Street 39

4 "Wealth Commenced to Pour In on Me" 61

5 His Own Man 85

6 The Baron of Hobcaw 111

7 Striking It Rich Reluctantly 133

8 Poison-Pen Letter 159

9 Captain of Industry 179

10 Plainspoken Diplomat 209

11 Farming, Money, McAdoo 231

12 "I Would Stand Pat" 263

13 Suffering Roosevelt 303

14 "His Métier Was Peril" 333

15 The Atom and All 367

Notes 403

Index 445

About the Author 475

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