Buffett by Roger Lowenstein
The Making of an American Capitalist

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Since its hardcover publication in August of 1995, Buffett has appeared on the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Los Angeles Times, Seattle Times, Newsday and Business Week bestseller lists. The incredible landmark portrait of Warren Buffett's uniquely American life is now available in paperback, revised and updated by the author.

Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century--an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and counting. His awesome investment record has made him a cult figure popularly known for his seeming contradictions: a billionaire who has a modest lifestyle, a phenomenally successful investor who eschews the revolving-door trading of modern Wall Street, a brilliant dealmaker who cultivates a homespun aura.

Journalist Roger Lowenstein draws on three years of unprecedented access to Buffett's family, friends, and colleagues to provide the first definitive, inside account of the life and career of this American original. Buffett  explains Buffett's' investment strategy--a long-term philosophy grounded in buying stock in companies that are undervalued on the market and hanging on until their worth invariably surfaces--and shows how it is a reflection of his inner self.
 

About Roger Lowenstein

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Roger Lowenstein, author of four books, reported for The Wall Street Journal for more than a decade and wrote the Journal's stock market column “Heard on the Street” from 1989 to 1991 and the “Intrinsic Value” column from 1995 to 1997. He is now a columnist for Bloomberg and he also writes for The New York Times Magazine and other publications. He has three children and lives in Newton, Massachusetts.
 
Published July 24, 2013 by Random House. 512 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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By picking the right stocks and businesses to invest in, plainspoken Nebraskan Warren Buffett became the richest man in the U.S. In this excellent biography, Wall Street Journal reporter Lowenstein details the billionaire stock market wizard's strategy of betting on the long-term growth of a hand...

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Deseret News

Originally published in 1995, this revealing biography of Warren Buffett, named by Forbes Magazine as the world's richest man, is still timely in the updated 2008 edition.

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If you want to buy this book, you can buy it here: Warren Buffett on Business: Principles from the Sage of Omaha Author's Full Disclosure: I review books because I love reading books, and want to introduce others to the good books that I read, and steer them away from bad or marginal books.

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