Steve Jordon, longtime World-Herald reporter on “everything Buffett” has written a fascinating book about Warren Buffett and Omaha. I thought it would be fun to check out some of the early photos in the book and get a glimpse into some of the great stories!
The book covers up to the present and beyond and is filled with wonderful photos along the way. Click here to order your copy.
From the chapter “Ties That Would Bind ● 1930:”
“Warren loved Rosehill and the Country Club neighborhood, but the campaigns were a signal that his Omaha time was about to be disrupted — and elevated to an idyllic memory. He was 12 when his father, an anti-Roosevelt, anti-New Deal, isolationist Republican, was elected to Congress, followed by re-elections in 1944 and 1946, a loss in 1948 and another victory in 1950. Campaigning was fun, but Warren was not eager to head east after his father won. ‘It was compulsory to go to Washington. I went fighting and kicking.’”
From the chapter “This is the Place ● 1956:”
From the chapter “Class is in Session ● 1961:”
From the chapter “Cultivating a Conscience ● 1963:”
- Peony Park was integrated in July 1963. In the front, from left, are F.J. Pepper of the Urban League, Herb Rhodes, Betty Jo Moreland and Dale Anders. “I feel Omaha is my city, and I have faith in it,” said Rhodes, an Omaha University student. To show their support, Susie Buffett and Charline Gibson took their kids to the pool on the day Peony Park was integrated. THE WORLD-HERALD
From the chapter “A Financial Star is Born ● 1966″
The book covers up to the present and beyond. Click here to order your copy.