By James Grant
Bernard Baruch used to be a self-made millionaire, mythical inventory dealer, and enterprise investor. for many of the 1st 1/2 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 turned referred to as "The guy Who bought out sooner than the Crash." James Grant's a lot praised biography attracts on a wealth of formerly untapped fabric.
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