Armand Hammer: The Untold Story

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Little, Brown, 1989 - Businessmen - 501 pages
This is an unauthorized biography of the medical doctor who built the Occidental Petroleum Corporation, one of the largest oil companies in the world. It attempts to convey a factual account of Hammer's extraordinary business career from mostly secondary sources. Weinberg maintains that Hammer's own version of pivotal episodes in his life, as reported in either of two previous, authorized biographies, John Bryson's The World of Armand Hammer (Abrams, 1985) and Hammer's own Hammer , with Neil Lyndon (Putnam, 1987), is enhanced to shed favorable light on himself. While Weinberg presents evidence refuting some of Hammer's self-aggrandizing history, he cannot help but give Hammer his due as a master entrepreneur. Comprehensive, balanced, and well written, this is suitable for business collections.-- Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad . Lib, West Point, N.Y. -Library Journal.

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