Baruch My Own Story


Author: Bernard Baruch


ISBN: 9781607969136

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 340

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Bernard M. Baruch - one of the most remarkable men of our time - was an office boy at nineteen, a Wall Street partner at twenty-five, and a millionaire before he was thirty-five. For some men this success would mark the climax of a career; for Baruch it was only the beginning of a still greater one. In the fifty years since he made his first fortune, Bernard Baruch has been a trusted counselor of Presidents, an adviser on social and economic reforms, a statesman who has worked with two political parties and won the respect of both. In this, the first volume of his memoirs, Mr. Baruch analyzes his personal philosophy and shows how it helped him solve the many problems that confronted him in his public life as chairman of the War Industries Board during World War I and as United States representative on the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission. Informal yet penetrating, intimate yet never losing sight of major events and issues, BARUCH: My Own Story is infused with the remarkable personality of a truly distinguished American.

Bernard M. Baruch

The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend


Author: James Grant

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471170754

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 365

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Depicts the life of Bernard M. Baruch and describes how he made a fortune in the stock market

The Jewish Confederates


Author: Robert N. Rosen

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 9781570033636

Category: History

Page: 517

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"Rosen reveals the remarkable breadth of Southern Jewry's participation in the war and the strength of Jewish commitment to the Confederate cause. Intrigued by the apparent irony of their story as a people who at Passover annually celebrated their own escape from slavery yet vigorously defended the Confederacy, Rosen weaves a surprisingly complex chronicle that dispels common misconceptions about the Confederacy, its leadership and soldiers, and its Jewish population." -- Jacket.

Simon Baruch

Rebel in the Ranks of Medicine, 1840-1921


Author: Patricia Spain Ward

Publisher: University of Alabama Press

ISBN: 0817357955

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 415

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This biography recounts the remarkable life of a Prussian/Polish Jew who immigrated to the United States as a teenager in the 1850s and became one of the nation’ s best-known physicians by the turn of the century. After medical study in South Carolina and Virginia on the eve of the Civil War, Baruch served the Confederacy as a surgeon for three years, twice undergoing capture and internment. Despite economic hardships while practicing in South Carolina during Reconstruction, he helped to reactivate the State Medical Association and served as president of the State Board of Health. In 1881 he joined the exodus of southern physicians and scientists of that period, taking up residence in New York City, where he rose to prominence through his advocacy of surgery in one of the early operations for appendicitis and through is role as the protective physician in a widely publicized “ child cruelty” case involving the musical prodigy, Josef Hofmann. Baruch became a leader in the nationwide movement to establish free public baths for tenement dwellers and in the development of expert medical journalism. Although his advocacy of such natural remedies as water, fresh air, and diet often made him appear unaccountably iconoclastic to his contemporaries, he has gained posthumous recognition as a pioneer in physical medicine. Bernard N. Baruch, one of his four sons, has memorialized this work through endowments for research and instruction in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Ward reconstructs the life of a medical student in the South at the opening of the Civil War, the adventures of a Confederate surgeon, and the difficulties of a practitioner in Reconstruction South Carolina. Simon Baruch’ s physician’ s registers and his correspondence with colleagues afford the reader an immediate sense of the therapeutic dilemmas facing physicians and patients of his era. Baruch’ s experiences while establishing himself in New York City after 1881 reflect the challenges facing those trying to break into what was then the nation’ s medical capital— as well as that city’ s rich opportunities and heady intellectual atmosphere. His energetic campaign for free public baths illustrates one of the most colorful chapters of American social history, as immigrants flooded the cities at the turn of the century. As medical editor of the New York Sun from 1912 to 1918, Baruch touched on most of the health concerns of that period and a few— such as handgun control— that persist to this day.

The Big Board

A History of the New York Stock Market


Author: Robert Sobel

Publisher: Beard Books

ISBN: 9781893122666

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 395

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The Life & Legend of E.H. Harriman


Author: Maury Klein

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807825174

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 521

View: 8231

To Americans living in the early twentieth century, E. H. Harriman was as familiar a name as J. P. Morgan, John D. Rockefeller, and Andrew Carnegie. Like his fellow businessmen, Harriman (1847-1909) had become the symbol for an entire industry: Morgan sto