Benjamin Graham, the Memoirs of the Dean of Wall Street

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McGraw-Hill, 1996 - Business & Economics - 351 pages
When Benjamin Graham died at 82, he was one of the great legends of Wall Street: brilliant, succesful, ethical-the man who invented the discipline of security analysis. Time has only enhanced his reputation, with disciples such as billionaire investor Warren Buffet's continuing to praise Graham and crediting his work in their own successes. Now, 20 years after his death, his memoirs are reaching the public at last. Graham's story is a hugely satisfying chronicle of one of the richest and most eventful lives of the century. Here is a life that will captivate Wall Streeters and history buffs alike. Graham recounts his immigrant childhood in old New York-his excellent education in the city's public schools and on scholarship at Columbia University-the first crucial deal in his professional life-the devastating effects of the Crash of '29-and the tactics that helped him and his clients survive the Depression. Graham's fascinating account also encompasses his bold efforts at currency reform-his involvement with such towering figures as FDR, Churchill, Eisenhower, and Baruch-and looks at how success took its toll on his marriage and family life.

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THE MEMOIRS OF THE DEAN OF WALL STREET

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The engrossing personal and emotional reminiscences of a master of the investment game, one whose canon remains as influential and useful today as when it was first codified over six decades ago. If ... Read full review

Contents

Childhood in New York
1
Family Tragedies and My Mothers
2
The Deluge
13
Copyright

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Benjamin Graham was the author of many influential investment books, including the classic "Security Analysis", now in its sixth edition. The first proponent of the value school of investing and founder and former president of the Graham-Newman corporation investment fund, Graham taught at Columbia University's Graduate School of Business from 1927 through 1957.
Rodney G. Klein is a Wall Street historian and former student of Benjamin Graham at UCLA. He founded the Klein Stock Market Museum & Library in Massillon, Ohio.
David M. Darst, CFA, is a managing director of Morgan Stanley. He serves as Chairman of the Asset Allocation Committee and Chief Investment Strategist of the Global Wealth Management Group. Darst was the founding president of the Morgan Stanley Investment Group.

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