By James Grant
Bernard Baruch was once a self-made millionaire, mythical inventory dealer, and enterprise investor. for many of the 1st half the twentieth century, he epitomized the "good side" of Wall highway within the public brain. Celebrated as "Adviser to Presidents" and "The Park Bench Statesman," he additionally grew to become often called "The guy Who bought out earlier than the Crash." James Grant's a lot praised biography attracts on a wealth of formerly untapped fabric.
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Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend by James Grant