16 Of The Best Books On The History of Finance & Investing

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The 16 Best Books on the History of Finance and Investing

This week we’re going to take a look at sixteen of the best books on the history of finance and investing. Here’s the list:

1. The Great Crash of 1929 (John Kenneth Galbraith)

2. Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Charles Kindleberger)

3. Too Big to Fail: The Inside Story of How Wall Street and Washington Fought to Save the Financial System from Crisis — and Themselves (Andrew Ross Sorkin)

4. Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation (Edward Chancellor)

5. The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron (Bethany McLean)

6. The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History (Gregory Zuckerman)

7. When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management (Roger Lowenstein)

8. The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine (Michael Lewis)

9. Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World (Liaquat Ahamed)

10. Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk (Peter Bernstein)

11. Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco (Bryan Burrough)

12. The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Niall Ferguson)

13. The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It (Scott Patterson)

14. This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Carmen Reinhart, Kenneth Rogoff)

15. The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance (Ron Chernow)

16. Liars Poker (Michael Lewis)

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