Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

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Author Roger Lowenstein’s bestselling “Buffett: The Making of an American Venture Capitalist,” tells the story of how Warren Buffett, with seemingly nothing employed strategies and invested in stocks to later end up with a net worth of over $10 billion. This amazing true story has always captivated the minds of every investor and common folk around the world and many have attempted to follow in his footsteps to make their own fortune. This is where “Buffett” comes in. Written from one with direct access to the Buffett’s, Roger Lowenstein reveals and expounds upon the fascinating philosophies Warren Buffett revolving around investing his techniques, and much more. “Buffett: The Making of an American Venture Capitalist” is an easy-to-read, yet fascinating book intended for traders and fans of Buffett as they take a walk down memory lane of Warren Buffett’s life – from the beginning to the recent era. 

About the Author

Roger Lowenstein, author of the bestselling Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist, 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 now writes a column in Smart Money magazine and has written for the New York Times and The New Republic, among other publications. Lowenstein has three children and lives in Westfield, New Jersey.

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
    1. Omaha
    2. Runaway
    3. Graham
    4. Beginnings
    5. Partners
    6. Go-Go
    7. Berkshire Hathaway
    8. Return of the Native
    9. Alter Ego
    10. Washington Redux
    11. Press Lord
    12. Partners, Redux
    13. The Carpet Woman
    14. The Eighties
    15. Public and Private
    16. Crash
    17. A Brief Introduction to Darts
    18. Secrets of the Temple
    19. Howies Buffett’s Corn
    20. Rhinophobia
    21. The King
    22. Salomon’s Court
    23. Buffett’s Trolley
  • Afterword – January 2008
  • Notes
  • Index