Buffett

Buffett

The Making of An American Capitalist

Book - 1995
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In the annals of investing, Warren Buffett stands alone. Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the 20th century. In this intriguing, highly readable biography, financial journalist Roger Lowenstein paints a sympathetic but clear-eyed full portrait of the Berkshire Hathaway CEO. 16 pages of photos.
Publisher: New York : Random House, c1995.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780679415848
067941584X
Branch Call Number: 332.6092 B863L
Characteristics: xvii, 473 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., ports. ; 24 cm.

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StarGladiator
Apr 25, 2014

Warren Buffett is a Great Man, after all, he owns the BNSF railroad, which will be hauling coal and coal dust across the state of Washington. He also owns the Tank Car Company, which makes many of the tank cars on his railroad, plus the energy holding company which will profit from the hauling of the coal dust. Yes, the Great Man stood beside President Obama and claimed the rich should pay more taxes, all the while his company has been fighting in federal tax court against paying the billions in taxes owed. The Great Man warned against credit derivatives as economic weapons of mass destruction, all the while paying lobbyists to lobby against any reform of those credit derivatives in the Dodd-Frank Act. Yes, a Great Man indeed!

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JoseRaez
Sep 23, 2011

Excellent read. It really takes you into the life of the greatest investor of our time. This is an honest biography of a great man. The book also talks about financial topis and stock valuation, although not in depth, given that this is not a stock analysis book but a biography.

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