Mr. Sam

How Sam Walton Built Walmart and Became America's Richest Man

By Karen Blumenthal
(Viking Juvenile, Hardcover, 9780670011773)

Publication Date: July 7, 2011

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Sam Walton grew up to become the founder of Wal-Mart, but he was born with practically nothing except a compulsive drive to win - at football, at becoming class president, at beating everyone no matter what the game. His eventual empire started as nothing more than a dingy one-room general store. He created Wal-Mart - and his massive wealth - one building at a time, one town at a time. This is not a history of his company, but the biography of an uncomplicated man who just wanted to beat the guy down the street. More than forty black-and-white photos illustrate the text.

About the Author

Karen Blumenthal is a former Wall Street Journal bureau chief and the author of Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX. She lives with her family in Dallas, Texas.

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