Bernard Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend Paperback – Sep 16 2012
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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.
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The book is narrated in third person. Bernard did this, Bernard did the other, ect.
There is not a trace of story telling in the book, no dialogue. Just a whole bunch of dates, addresses and quotes.
Great book if you suffer from insomnia.
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world leaders served in various cabinet and committee positions. The book also
depicted Mr.Baruch's tremendous insight with regard to the political and economical aspects leading up to WW1, the great depression,and WW2.
Grant does an equally fine job in tracing Baruch’s service as head of the War Industries Board in World War One, and in detailing the political intrigue of the decades that followed his 1917 departure from the New York Stock Exchange. That includes Baruch during the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War Two, and the remainder of his life. And do you want to know how Baruch worked with, and advised, presidents such as Woodrow Wilson, FDR and JFK, and his good friend Winston Churchill? It’s all here.
This is a book that should be on the reading list of every high school and college student, and is a perfect blend of information and enjoyment. Don’t miss it!
Baruch covers in chapters seven through fourteen of his book, My Own Story, his investment philosophy that bears a striking similarity to Gerald M. Loeb's rules for speculating found in his book "The Battle for Investment Strategy". Grant's biography does not mention the relationship of the Jewish brethren Loeb to Baruch.
Considering that at the center of the Texas sulfur dome sits Houston, Texas with its petrochemical production and we see just why the purchase of the Houston Gulf Manor Airport by Muslim Salem Bin Laden (who conveniently died in an inexplicable ultra-light crash in Cibolo, Texas in 1988) and James R. Bath, GWB's Air National Guard roommate with money provided by the Saudi royal banker, Khalid Bin Mahfouz, was not a good idea and perhaps why it was razed after 911, well after the FinCEN investigation into U.S./Saudi influence peddling was halted during the 1992 presidential election.
This repository of yellow gold, of sulfur, the commodity that made the Spanish Conquistador's conquest of Mexico possible, underscores the value of the product for war. If Vernon Loeb, the Washington Post editor responsible for the exaggerated stories of the death of Pat Tillman and the rescue of Jessica Lynch and co-author with Paula Broadwell of the book All In: The Education of General David Petraeus is now the managing editor of the Houston Chronicle because of a family relationship to Gerald Loeb? Holy cow! Is he a firewaller sitting on the sulfur pile? We might ask the same thing of the arrival of Michael Bromwich the government prosecutor in the Iran-Contra scandal who arrived in Houston to oversee the investigation into the corruption at the Medical Examiner's offices before going on to oversee the Blue Water Horizon investigation of the BP platform that was purchased in its acquisition of John Howard Marshall's Texas oil company. A new book on the relationship of Gerald Loeb to Bernard Baruch and both to Vernon Loeb might be a real barn burner when one considers that the Tillman and Lynch stories had all the earmarks of building consent for the racket of war thus fleshing out a clear picture of what Eisenhower warned against in his departing speech. Oh, if BB could tell us more and answer the burning question "has the arsenal of freedom" become the "arsenic of freedom"?