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Meet a genuine American folk hero cut from the homespun cloth of America's heartland: Sam Walton, who parlayed a single dime store in a hardscrabble cotton town into Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world. The undisputed merchant king of the late 20th century, Sam never lost the common touch.

Here, finally, inimitable words. Genuinely modest, but always sure of his ambitions and achievements. Sam shares his thinking in a candid, straight-from-the-shoulder style. In a story rich with anecdotes and the "rules of the road" of both Main Street and Wall Street, Sam Walton chronicles the inspiration, heart, and optimism that propelled him to lasso the American Dream.

©1992 The Estate of Samuel Moore Walton (P)2017 Recorded Books

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Remarkable man.

This book inspired me. You just fall in love with the man. And later he brings a tear to your eye.

He is a true leader and I wish i had the chance to meet him. God bless that man.

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what a story

Sam looks like he was ana amazing entrepreneur who never gave up. man what a man he teaches you a lot of things. and most importantly that it's not all about work work work.

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An unbelievable story.

I enjoyed every moment of this book. It is a great story about a great man!

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An inspirational biography of a once in a lifetime

This is one of the best books I've read. Takes you on a journey through the iconic Sam Walton and how he overcame great odds to succeed on his terms. Highly recommend!

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Great innovator!

The history of America is buried in books like these. Amazing biography of a great man, innovator, manager, retailer and model for current American management.

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great book

great insight into Wal-Mart's moral approach to business! enjoyed the good values and historical context given to Wal-Mart's creation.

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Excellent read

This is an amazing story of a man ascending to greatness. The voice was incredibly engaging and it made me feel that it was actually Sam Walton speaking.

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Worth the read

If your getting into business or just wondering how they did it check this book out . The mans voice was perfect for the read also .

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Worth Reading

Sam Walton’s words give excellent insights on what he thought was important in the success of his company. He gives good examples of the values and traits that are required to take a business to the level that his achieved.

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A real story about a real person

I never knew the Walmart story. It was so interesting to get a peek behind the scenes and see how this amazing company was built by one amazing man. Sam Walton is what real entrepreneur ship is about, people.