Sam Walton grew up to become the founder of Wal-Mart, but he was born with practically nothing except a compulsive drive to win – at football, at becoming class president, at beating everyone no matter what the game. His eventual empire started as nothing more than a dingy one-room general store. He created Wal-Mart – and his massive wealth – one building at a time, one town at a time. This is not a history of his company, but the biography of an uncomplicated man who just wanted to beat the guy down the street. More than forty black-and-white photos illustrate the text.
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KAREN BLUMENTHAL, a veteran financial journalist, writes The Wall Street Journal’s Family Money column. She is also the author of Grande Expectations: A Year in the Life of Starbucks’ Stock, which was named one of the five best investing reads… More about Karen Blumenthal
Published by Viking Books for Young Readers Jul 07, 2011| 192 Pages| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9781101529225