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Jul 07, 2011
| ISBN 9781101529225
| Middle Grade (10 and up)
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Jul 07, 2011 | ISBN 9781101529225 | Middle Grade (10 and up)
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.
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
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