Walter H. Diamond
A world-renowned tax authority, author, and economist shares lessons in life and
observations on great men he has met and known.
"You’ve written an important and historic memoir."
—Al Knapp, Columnist, Overseas Press Club of America Bulletin
"Recommended Reading: A world-reowned tax authority, author, and economist shares lessons in life and observations on great men he has met and known."
—Duke Law Firm News
"The Syracuse University Press has just published Walter’s memoir, revealing important information on the international tax and investment scene gathered from his interviews and meetings with some 100 world leaders over the past 60 years."
—International Fiscal Association-USA Branch
"Your style is delightful and your lives very interesting. I must agree that this was a work that needed to be done. You have far too much information to allow it to be lost."
— RimmerIndexing Service
"First let me say how much I enjoyed editing the work. I found the writing very engaging and laugh-out-load funny at times. What a rich and varied life you’ve both had!"
— Oregon Editor
"Your life experiences embody many of the traits we try to install in our youth. You are a wonderful example to all."
—Louisa R. Lopez, Librarian
In this detailed yet highly readable memoir, Walter H. Diamond tells how his prestigious
career evolved and how he came to recognizeand cultivatepersonal
and intellectual traits that were crucial to achievement, such as perseverance,
memory, and affinity for foreigners.
Diamond’s work as a bank examiner for the U.S. Treasury led to new challenges
in World War II. As an officer in the U.S. Navy he was involved in six military
operations in both the Pacific and Europe, including D-day. He was asked to
engineer the safe return of 1,800 survivors of a sunken flotilla. As trade and investment
adviser at the U.N. he helped more than 100 world leaders—from kings to
presidents, prime ministers to finance ministers—draft plans for fighting poverty.
Now Diamond tells what he feels separates the great from the weak, which leaders
have impressed him most, and why. Finally, he offers a revelatory assessment
on terrorism, and a feasible route to world peace through trade.
Walter H. Diamond is a respected international tax authority and economist. He
is coauthor, with his wife, Dorothy, of 81 tax and trade books and more than 100
investment booklets. He has written 500 speeches covering the international scene.
6 x 9, 312 pages, 36 black-and-white photographs