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


Author: Karen  Blumenthal
Publisher: Viking
Subject/Category: Gr. 5-8
Year Reviewed:: 2012
ISBN: 9780670011773
Review: Author Blumenthal draws upon her background of explaining the economy to kids in this biography of a man whose store will be familiar to most readers. The life of Sam Walton is covered from his Missouri childhood to the future of his store. Black and white photos and sidebars enrich the text. Periodically a sidebar on "Our Money" shows the reader how money was spent as well as the average income of a family in a that specific time period. Included are source notes, a bibliography, and an index.

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