Harriman House is doing an excellent job re-issuing all Max Gunther's books. Originally published in 1972, the book tells the story of 15 North-American multimillionaries of the time. The publisher printed a table at the first page listing the fortunes portrayed in the book and the amount corrected by inflation. This way, when the author says that John Doe has 100 million dollars, you know that this would be equal to 522 millions today. This is the level of the "poorest" guy portrayed in the book!
The stories are fantastic, and Gunther is an excellent storyteller, always trying to focus on what the person did differently from the "average guy." The nice thing about this book is that it is based on interviews the author conducted with the portrayed people. For the people he didn't interview in person, he decided to publish interviews done by other people that had this opportunity. Therefore, a few chapters are written by other journalists.
This is an excellent pick if you like to read sucess stories.