Mr. Sam

How Sam Walton Built Wal-Mart and Became America's Richest Man

By Blumenthal, Karen

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Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on July 1, 2011

"The day was young and the seats weren't yet full, but the richest man in America was already bouncing around the auditorium like a kid who had eaten too much candy." Blumenthal, then a reporter for The Wall Street Journal, opens this absorbing, accessible biography with a brief account of the 1986 Wal-Mart stockholders' meeting run by Sam Walton, the man who founded the gigantic retail empire. She then chronicles his childhood, adolescence, college years, and early career in chain-sto...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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