From Library Journal
When he died in 1976 at the age of 82, Benjamin Graham was highly respected in the investment community for his groundbreaking contribution to security analysis. During his faculty years at Columbia University, he professed an analytic approach to identifying undervalued securities that proved successful. This approach was later codified with the help of David Dodd in the landmark book Security Analysis (McGraw Hill, 1962. 4th ed.). Lowe (Keys to Investing in International Stocks, Barron, 1992) provides here a superficial biography of Graham, a summary of his investment principals, and a brief survey of opinion on the value of Graham's investment theory in the contemporary stock market. Glimpses into Graham's interaction with the pre-Depression stock market lend some color to this book. While experienced investors will find nothing new here, beginners may find this a worthwhile primer to value investing.Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad. Lib., West Point, N.Y.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.
From Scientific American
Near the bottom of the 1973-74 bear market, legendary investor Ben Graham was asked: 'Are you amused or disappointed that it takes real bear market to get analysts interested in your value approach?' Graham's response is recorded in a wonderful biography by Janet Lowe that celebrates his 100th birthday. The old master noted: 'The thinking man looks at the world and sees a comedy. The feeling man looks at the world and sees a tragedy.'