Buck : A Life Sketch of James H. Harless
"Buck" Harless started off in bloody Mingo County as an orphan lad who had only "$500 and a one-horse sawmill" - and financial genius. At fifteen he told his Aunt Rosa that he would be a millionaire by forty, and she was the only one who didn't laugh. Today he has a financial empire - coal, timber and other ancillaries - that reaches from West Virginia to Alabama, Brazil and many other places. By forty, he had been a multimillionaire for several years and today at seventy he is a very wealthy man indeed. Featured in Forbes for his financial acumen, Buck has emerged as the man with the golden touch.How Buck accomplished this is the substance of this book, which is based on more than forty personal interviews with old-time friends, relatives, intimates. And of course, interviews with Buck himself. Fortune has come to him with both hands full. He looks forward now to a green old age, full of days, riches and continued service to the people of West Virginia.
- Ruel E. Foster, Robert B. Conner
- 154.94 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 566.99g
- Publication date
- 01 Jun 1992
- WEST VIRGINIA UNIV PR