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In Wealth, War, and Wisdom, legendary Wall Street investor Barton Biggs reveals how the turning points of World War II intersected with market performance. Biggs will help the 21st-century investor comprehend our own perilous times as well as choose the best strategies for the modern market economy.

"The wisdom of the markets" prevails, even in the most turbulent of eras: the British stock market bottomed out just before the Battle of Britain; the U.S. market turned at the epic Battle of Midway; and the German market peaked at the high-water mark of Germany's attack on Russia. Those events turned out to be the three great turning points of World War II—although at the time, no one and no instrument except the stock markets recognized them.

Biggs skillfully discusses the performance of equities in both victorious and defeated countries, reveals how individuals preserved their wealth despite the ongoing battles, and explores whether or not public equities were able to increase in value and serve as a wealth preserver.

Biggs also looks at how other assets, including real estate and gold, fared during this dynamic and devastating period, and offers valuable insights on preserving one's wealth for future generations.

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  • “Barton Biggs is a brilliant, legendary and world-renowned wise man of finance. In this original and absorbing book, he combines his vast understanding of the world economy with his deep sense of history to bring us new, important and thought-provoking lessons from the crucible experience of World War II.”

    Michael Beschloss New York Times bestselling author

  • “Air of scholarly detachment and his lucid prose make [the book] worthy as both an economic primer and history seminar.” 

    Trader Monthly

  • “His clear and lively writing style and his deep knowledge of markets and investments will entertain…as well as educate”

    Yahoo! Finance

  • “Barton Biggs has brought his love of history together with half a century of investment experience and written a remarkably readable book about the destruction of wealth and the wisdom of markets during World War II. It is both scholarly and impressionistic and will likely become a mainstay in the libraries of serious financial people for generations.”

    Byron Wien, chief investment strategist, Pequot Capital Management, Inc.

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