Like Intel chairman Andrew Grove, whose memoir Swimming Across touches on some of the same territory, Soros grew up as the scion of a Hungarian Jewish family, many of whose members did not survive the Holocaust. Inclined toward philosophy (a field in which he sometimes writes even today, though many philosophers wish he would not), Soros escaped to England, and later America, and put his sharp mind to work making a huge fortune. Not content to live a leisurely or unexamined life, Soros put more than $1 billion to use in bettering the lives of citizens of formerly totalitarian regimes--and even in hastening the end of dictatorships around the world.
Former New York Times columnist Kaufman delivers a respectful account, closeted skeletons and all, of Soros's life and work, and his book will interest a wide range of readers. --Gregory McNamee --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Great writing - great topic. I've always thought Soros was fascinating but didn't know much about him before reading the book. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Helen L. Kistler
I give this book two thumbs up! I found it a very inspiring read. A must for any struggling slacker.Published 19 months ago by Godde$$
It was a very good book that brings the follower of Soros up until his seventies. He is now in his eighties and has remarried.Published 21 months ago by Ray
The vast majority of this book was about George Soros's philanthropy which wasn't made clear by the title. It wasn't very interesting.Published on April 22, 2012 by Albert
Initially I borrowed this book from the library and I loved it!
Recently I was looking for it on my shelf and remembered that I didn't
actually own it - so I immediately... Read more
This is a merely average biography written about a truly exceptional human being.
I find it strange that a book about the `Greatest Money Manager of All Time,' contains... Read more
I like this book,it doesn't talk about investments strategies but rahter they way he thinks which is more important for me.Published on May 17, 2009 by noelia