Books about Finance

  1. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk

    by Peter L. Bernstein
    A history of risk, uncovering the science and mathematics behind decision making.

    With the stock market breaking records almost daily, leaving longtime market analysts shaking their heads and revising their forecasts, a study of the concept of risk seems quite timely. Peter ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

    by Michael Lewis
    Investigation into the economic crisis of 2008, revealing the people and institutions responsible.

    The #1, New York Times, bestseller: "It is the work of our greatest financial journalist, at the top of his game. And it's essential reading."—Graydon Carter,, Vanity Fair, The real story of the ... (Goodreads)

  3. Stuck-Up Suit

    by Vi Keeland
    A chance encounter between a successful businessman and a feisty woman leads to a steamy romance. But secrets threaten to tear them apart.

    It started out like any other morning on the train., Until I became mesmerized by the guy sitting across the aisle., He was barking at someone on his phone like he ruled the world., Who did the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  4. Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt

    by Michael Lewis
    Exposé of high-frequency trading and the power of Wall Street's elite.

    #1, New York Times, Bestseller — With a new Afterword In Michael Lewis's game-changing bestseller, a small group of Wall Street iconoclasts realize that the U.S. stock market has been rigged for the ... (Goodreads)

  5. EntreLeadership: 20 Years of Practical Business Wisdom from the Trenches

    by Dave Ramsey
    A collection of business advice and strategies, to help entrepreneurs and business leaders succeed.

    From the, New York Times, bestselling author of, The Total Money Makeover, and radio and podcast host Dave Ramsey comes an informative guide based on how he grew a successful, multimillion dollar ... (Goodreads)

  6. The Intelligent Investor

    by Benjamin Graham
    An in-depth guide to investing, providing strategies to become a successful investor.

    More than one million hardcovers sold Now available for the first time in paperback! The Classic Text Annotated to Update Graham's Timeless Wisdom for Today's Market Conditions The greatest ... (Goodreads)

  7. You Can Be a Stock Market Genius: Uncover the Secret Hiding Places of Stock Market Profits

    by Joel Greenblatt
    A guide to finding profitable investment opportunities in the stock market by identifying special situations and hidden gems.

    A comprehensive and practical guide to the stock market from a successful fund manager—filled with case studies, important background information, and all the tools you’ll need to become a stock ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Warren Buffett Way

    by Robert G. Hagstrom
    A comprehensive guide to the investment strategies and philosophies of Warren Buffett, one of the most successful investors in history.

    "Simply the most important new stock book of the 1990s, to date. Buy it and read it." -Kenneth L. Fisher Forbes The runaway bestseller-updated with new material included for the first time! "The ... (Goodreads)

  9. Not a Penny More, Not a Penny Less

    by Jeffrey Archer
    Four strangers' desperate attempts to reclaim their stolen fortunes.

    The conned: an Oxford don, a revered society physician, a chic French art dealer, and a charming English lord. They have one thing in common. Overnight, each novice investor lost his life's fortune ... (Goodreads)

  10. Den of Thieves

    by James B. Stewart
    Uncovering the inside story of the Wall Street scandals of the 1980s.

    A #1 bestseller from coast to coast,, Den of Thieves, tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally ... (Goodreads)

  11. Liar's Poker

    by Michael Lewis
    A Wall Street insider's look at the culture of high finance and the dynamics of the markets.

    The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon ... (Goodreads)

  12. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves

    by Andrew Ross Sorkin
    An examination of the 2008 financial crisis, how it was caused, and how it was dealt with.

    The book provides an overview of the financial crisis of 2007–08 from the beginning of 2008 to the decision to create the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The book tells the story from the ... (Wikipedia)

  13. Economics in One Lesson: The Shortest & Surest Way to Understand Basic Economics

    by Henry Hazlitt
    Exploring the principles of economics, helping readers gain a better understanding of the subject.

    A million copy seller, Henry Hazlitt’s Economics in One Lesson is a classic economic primer. But it is also much more, having become a fundamental influence on modern “libertarian” economics of the ... (Goodreads)

  14. Antifragile: Things That Gain from Disorder

    by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
    An exploration of how disorder and chaos can lead to strength and resilience.

    From the bestselling author of The Black Swan and one of the foremost philosophers of our time, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, a book on how some systems actually benefit from disorder. In The Black Swan ... (Goodreads)

  15. Money

    by Martin Amis
    A satirical look at the power of money and the cut-throat world of 1980s high finance.

    Money tells the story of, and is narrated by, John Self, a successful director of adverts who is invited to New York City by Fielding Goodney, a film producer, to shoot his first film. Self is an ... (Wikipedia)

  16. The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History

    by Gregory Zuckerman
    The story of how John Paulson made billions of dollars by betting against the housing market in 2008.

    In 2006, hedge fund manager John Paulson realized something few others suspected–that the housing market and the value of subprime mortgages were grossly inflated and headed for a major fall. ... (Goodreads)

  17. Making Money

    by Terry Pratchett
    A daring attempt to control gold and currency markets in an alternate world.

    Moist von Lipwig is bored with his job as the Postmaster General of the Ankh-Morpork Post Office, which is running smoothly without any challenges, so the Patrician tries to persuade him to take over ... (Wikipedia)

  18. The Snowball: Warren Buffett and the Business of Life

    by Alice Schroeder
    An in-depth biography of Warren Buffett, exploring his career, investments, and life.

    Here is THE book recounting the life and times of one of the most respected men in the world, Warren Buffett. The legendary Omaha investor has never written a memoir, but now he has allowed one ... (Goodreads)

  19. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

    by Niall Ferguson
    Outlines the history of money and its pivotal role in human society.

    Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. Bread, cash, ... (Goodreads)

  20. The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor

    by Howard Marks
    A renowned investor shares his insights on successful investing, emphasizing the importance of risk management and contrarian thinking.

    "This is that rarity, a useful book."–Warren Buffett Howard Marks, the chairman and cofounder of Oaktree Capital Management, is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. ... (Goodreads)

  21. Basic Economics: A Citizen's Guide to the Economy

    by Thomas Sowell
    An exploration of economic principles, providing an accessible introduction to the world of economics.

    Basic Economics is a citizen's guide to economics-for those who want to understand how the economy works but have no interest in jargon or equations. Sowell reveals the general principles behind any ... (Goodreads)

  22. The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance

    by Ron Chernow
    The history of the Morgan banking family and their influence on American finance from the 19th to 20th century.

    The winner of the National Book Award and now considered a classic, The House of Morgan is the most ambitious history ever written about an American banking dynasty. Acclaimed by The Wall Street ... (Goodreads)

  23. Buffett: The Making of an American Capitalist

    by Roger Lowenstein
    A portrait of Warren Buffett's journey to becoming one of the most successful investors of all time.

    Starting from scratch, simply by picking stocks and companies for investment, Warren Buffett amassed one of the epochal fortunes of the twentieth century—an astounding net worth of $10 billion, and ... (Goodreads)

  24. Talking to My Daughter About the Economy: or, How Capitalism Works—and How It Fails

    by Yanis Varoufakis
    A renowned economist explains the complexities of capitalism and its failures in a conversational manner to his daughter.

    A Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection, In, Talking to My Daughter About the Economy, activist Yanis Varoufakis, Greece’s former finance minister and the author of the international ... (Barnes & Noble)

  25. Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics

    by Richard H. Thaler
    An exploration of the principles of behavioral economics and its implications for society.

    Winner of the Nobel Prize in Economics, Get ready to change the way you think about economics., Nobel laureate Richard H. Thaler has spent his career studying the radical notion that the central ... (Barnes & Noble)

  26. More Money Than God: Hedge Funds and the Making of a New Elite

    by Sebastian Mallaby
    A comprehensive history of hedge funds, their rise to power, and their impact on the financial world.

    Based on author Sebastian Mallaby's unprecedented access to the industry, including three hundred hours of interviews, More Money Than God tells the inside story of hedge funds, from their origins in ... (Goodreads)

  27. Debt: The First 5,000 Years

    by David Graeber
    A history of money and debt, exploring the roots of our current financial system.

    Before there was money, there was debt Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems—to relieve ancient people from having to haul ... (Goodreads)

  28. Business Adventures

    by John Brooks
    Classic stories of the inner workings of some of America's most influential companies.

    This business classic written by longtime New Yorker contributor John Brooks is an insightful and engaging look into corporate and financial life in America. What do the $350 million Ford Motor ... (Goodreads)

  29. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World

    by Liaquat Ahamed
    An exploration of the economic decisions of four central bankers that changed the course of history.

    The book discusses the personal histories of the four heads of the Central Banks of the United States, Great Britain, France, and Germany, and their efforts to steer the world economy from the period ... (Wikipedia)

  30. Andrew Carnegie

    by David Nasaw
    Biography of Andrew Carnegie, a self-made steel tycoon and philanthropist who revolutionized the American steel industry and donated millions to charity.

    Majestically told and based on materials not available to any previous biographer, the definitive life of Andrew Carnegie-one of American business's most iconic and elusive titans-by the bestselling ... (Goodreads)

  31. The Undercover Economist

    by Tim Harford
    A journey through economics, exploring the hidden forces that shape our lives.

    An economist's version of The Way Things Work , this engaging volume is part field guide to economics and part expose of the economic principles lurking behind daily events, explaining everything ... (Goodreads)

  32. DisneyWar

    by James B. Stewart
    A behind-the-scenes look at the power struggles and corporate intrigue that shaped Disney's empire.

    The dramatic inside story of the downfall of Michael Eisner—Disney Chairman and CEO—and the scandals that drove America’s best-known entertainment company to civil war. “When You Wish Upon a Star,” ... (Goodreads)

  33. Profit First: A Simple System To Transform Any Business From A Cash-Eating Monster To A Money-Making Machine

    by Mike Michalowicz
    A practical guide to managing finances for small businesses, emphasizing the importance of profit over revenue.

    Author of cult classics, The Pumpkin Plan, and, The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, offers a simple, counterintuitive cash management solution that will help small businesses break out of the doom spiral ... (Goodreads)

  34. The Four Pillars of Investing

    by William J. Bernstein
    A comprehensive guide to investing, covering the basics of portfolio theory, asset allocation, and risk management.

    Explains how independent investors can construct a superior investment portfolio by learning the four essentials of investing. ... (Goodreads)

  35. Capital

    by John Lanchester
    An exploration of the lives of a group of characters in London, revealing the dark side of modern capitalism.

    Celebrated novelist John Lanchester (author of The Debt to Pleasure ) returns with an epic novel that captures the obsessions of our time. It’s 2008 and things are falling apart: Bear Stearns and ... (Goodreads)

  36. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

    by Bryan Burrough
    The story of the highly competitive bidding war for RJR Nabisco, one of the biggest corporate takeovers in history.

    A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of ... (Goodreads)

  37. An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations

    by Adam Smith
    An exploration of the economic principles underlying the development of nations.

    Adam Smith's masterpiece, first published in 1776, is the foundation of modern economic thought and remains the single most important account of the rise of, and the principles behind, modern ... (Goodreads)

  38. Security Analysis: Principles and Technique

    by Benjamin Graham
    Comprehensive guide to value investing, analyzing financial statements, and identifying undervalued securities. A must-read for serious investors.

    With nearly a million copies sold, Security Analysis has been continuously in print for more than sixty years. No investment book in history had either the immediate impact, or the long-term ... (Goodreads)

  39. Digital Gold: Bitcoin and the Inside Story of the Misfits and Millionaires Trying to Reinvent Money

    by Nathaniel Popper
    The story of Bitcoin, its rise from a niche online community to a global phenomenon, and the people behind it.

    A New York Times technology and business reporter charts the dramatic rise of Bitcoin and the fascinating personalities who are striving to create a new global money for the Internet age. Digital ... (Goodreads)

  40. Market Wizards

    by Jack D. Schwager
    Interviews with successful traders, revealing their strategies and insights into the world of trading.

    What separates the world's top traders from the vast majority of unsuccessful investors? Jack Schwager sets out to answer tis question in his interviews with superstar money-makers including Bruce ... (Goodreads)

  41. All the Devils are Here: The Hidden History of the Financial Crisis

    by Bethany McLean
    Investigative analysis of the 2008 financial crisis, revealing the hidden factors and players behind the collapse of the global economy.

    "Hell is empty, and all the devils are here." -Shakespeare, The Tempest As soon as the financial crisis erupted, the finger-pointing began. Should the blame fall on Wall Street, Main Street, or ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Fear Index

    by Robert Harris
    A hedge fund manager's AI system goes rogue, causing chaos and threatening his sanity. A thrilling exploration of the dangers of technology.

    The story begins as Physicist Dr. Alexander Hoffmann, an American expat living in Switzerland , and the founder of his eponymous hedge fund , receives a first edition copy of The Expression of the ... (Wikipedia)

  43. The General Theory of Employment, Interest, and Money

    by John Maynard Keynes
    Keynesian economics theory that government intervention can stabilize the economy and promote full employment.

    Distinguished British economist John Maynard Keynes (1883-1946) set off a series of movements that drastically altered the ways in which economists view the world. In his most important work, The ... (Goodreads)

  44. The Financier

    by Theodore Dreiser
    A ruthless financier rises to power in late 19th century America, navigating through corruption and scandal to achieve his goals.

    In Philadelphia , Frank Cowperwood, whose father is a banker, makes his first money passing by an auction sale, he successfully bids for seven cases of Castile soap, which he sells to a grocer the ... (Wikipedia)

  45. The Outsiders: Eight Unconventional CEOs and Their Radically Rational Blueprint for Success

    by William N. Thorndike Jr.
    Examines the unconventional strategies of eight successful CEOs and how they achieved long-term success.

    ”It is impossible to produce superior performance unless you do something different.” — John Templeton What makes a successful CEO? Most people call to mind a familiar definition: a seasoned manager ... (Goodreads)

  46. Hot Money

    by Dick Francis
    Jockey turns investigator to solve a murder and financial fraud in the horse racing industry.

    Malcolm Pembroke never expected to make a million pounds without making enemies. Nor did he expect his latest wife to be brutally murdered. All the clues suggest the killer comes from close to home - ... (Goodreads)

  47. The Opposite of Spoiled: Raising Kids Who Are Grounded, Generous, and Smart About Money

    by Ron Lieber
    A guide for parents to teach their children about money, values, and generosity. It provides practical advice on how to raise financially responsible kids.

    In the spirit of Wendy Mogel’s The Blessing of a Skinned Knee and Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman’s Nurture Shock, New York Times “Your Money” columnist Ron Lieber delivers a taboo-shattering ... (Goodreads)

  48. Economics: The User's Guide

    by Ha-Joon Chang
    A comprehensive guide to economics, debunking myths and explaining key concepts in an accessible way.

    In his bestselling 23 Things They Don't Tell You About Capitalism , Cambridge economist Ha-Joon Chang brilliantly debunked many of the predominant myths of neoclassical economics. Now, in an ... (Goodreads)

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