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Mostly stolen from Tim Sykes at the moment, more too come.



A Mathematician Plays The Stock Market
John Allen Paulos More Info
price: $10.17


A Money Mind at Ninety
Philip L. Carret More Info
price: $19.95


A Reporter’s Life
Walter Cronkite More Info
price: $21.90


Alexander the Great
Paul Cartledge More Info
price: $19.11


All About Hedge Funds : The Easy Way to Get Started
Robert A. Jaeger More Info
price: $12.89


American Psycho
Bret Easton Ellis More Info
price: $10.17


Art of Contrary Thinking
Humphrey Bancroft Neill More Info
price: $8.76


Atlas Shrugged
Ayn Rand More Info
price: $12.60


Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Bryan Burrough More Info
price: $11.53


Beating the Street
Peter Lynch More Info
price: $10.20


Being Digital
Nicholas Negroponte More Info
price: $10.40


Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend (Trailblazers, Rediscovering the Pioneers of Business)
James Grant More Info
price: $27.96


Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing
Hersh Shefrin More Info
price: $34.71


Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking
Malcolm Gladwell More Info
price: $15.57


Bloomberg by Bloomberg
Michael Bloomberg More Info
price: $12.71


Born to Steal: When the Mafia Hit Wall Street
Gary Weiss More Info


Boy Wonder of Wall Street: The Life and Times of Financier Eddie Gilbert
Richard Whittingham More Info
price: $21.24


Brando: Songs My Mother Taught Me
Marlon Brando More Info
price: $18.94


Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions
Ben Mezrich More Info
price: $9.45


Blunders in International Business
David Ricks More Info
price: $24.95


Charlie D.: The Story of the Legendary Bond Trader
William D. Falloon More Info
price: $22.76


Churchill: A Life
Martin Gilbert More Info
price: $17.16


The Cluetrain Manifesto: The End of Business as Usual
Christopher Locke More Info
price: $10.50


Confessions of an Advertising Man
David Ogilvy More Info
price: $11.56


Confessions of an Economic Hit Man
John Perkins More Info
price: $9.45

Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy: A Novel
Doug Stumpf More Info
price: $18.96


Confessions of a Street Addict
James J. Cramer More Info
price: $10.20


Conspiracy of Fools: A True Story
Kurt Eichenwald More Info
price: $11.53


David Brown More Info
price: $40.00


Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation
Edward Chancellor More Info
price: $10.88


The Difference Between God and Larry Ellison: *God Doesn’t Think He’s Larry Ellison
Mike Wilson More Info
price: $12.44

Don’t Worry, Make Money: Prepack of 6
Richard Carlson More Info
price: $92.70


Dumb Money
Joey Anuff More Info
price: $15.26


Duveen: A Life in Art
Meryle Secrest More Info
price: $14.25


The e-Bay Phenomenon: Business Secrets Behind the World’s Hottest Internet Company
David Bunnell More Info
price: $35.00


The Education of a Speculator
Victor Niederhoffer More Info
price: $13.57


Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life
Steve Fraser More Info
price: $29.95


Evil Money: The Inside Story of Money Laundering and Corruption in Government Bank and Business
Rachel Ehrenfeld More Info
price: $5.99


Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds and Confusión de Confusiones (A Marketplace Book)
Wiley More Info
price: $16.47


Fidelity’s World: The Secret Life and Public Power of the Mutual Fund Giant
Diana B. Henriques More Info
price: $20.95


The Publishing Game: Find an Agent in 30 Days (The Publishing Game)
Fern Reiss More Info
price: $19.95


Fortune’s Formula: The Untold Story of the Scientific Betting System That Beat the Casinos and Wall Street
William Poundstone More Info
price: $9.45


Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets
Nassim Nicholas Taleb More Info
price: $10.17

Frenzied Finance: The Crime Of Amalgamated
Thomas W. Lawson More Info
price: $29.95


Fun While it Lasted: My Rise and Fall in the Land of Fame and Fortune
Michael D’Antonio More Info
price: $18.96


Funny Money
Mark Singer More Info
price: $11.05


Glamorama (Vintage Contemporaries)
Bret Easton Ellis More Info
price: $10.17


God in the Pits: Confessions of a Commodities Trader
Mark A. Ritchie More Info
price: $9.95


Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success
Lisa J. Endlich More Info
price: $21.90


Gotham: A History of New York City to 1898 (The History of New York City)
Edwin G. Burrows More Info
price: $21.45


After the Ball: Gilded Age Secrets, Boardroom Betrayals, and the Party That Ignited the Great Wall Street Scandal of 1905
Patricia Beard More Info
price: $11.66


Guide to Literary Agents 2007 (Guide to Literary Agents)
Writers Digest Books More Info
price: $17.81


Handbook of Hedge Funds (The Wiley Finance Series)
François-Serge Lhabitant More Info
price: $107.10


Hedge Fund Masters: How Top Hedge Fund Traders Set Goals, Overcome Barriers, and Achieve Peak Performance (Wiley Trading)
Ari Kiev More Info
price: $31.50


Barton Biggs More Info
price: $16.98


History of the Great American Fortunes
Gustavus Myers More Info
price: $27.50


Hit and Run Trading: The Short-Term Stock Traders’ Bible, Updated
Jeff Cooper More Info
price: $195.00


Hollywood Animal
Joe Eszterhas More Info
price: $13.22


How I Made One Million Dollars … Last Year … Trading Commodities
Larry Williams More Info
price: $34.00


How I Made a Quarter of a Million Dollars in Two Days: Including the How-To Principles Behind It
Sanjay Mahadeshwar More Info
price: $22.95


Play Money: Or, How I Quit My Day Job and Made Millions Trading Virtual Loot
Julian Dibbell More Info
price: $16.32


How I Made $2,000,000 In The Stock Market
Nicolas Darvas More Info
price: $9.71


How To Make Money In Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad, 3rd Edition
William J. O’Neil More Info
price: $9.71


How to Make Money Selling Stocks Short (Wiley Trading)
William J. O’Neil More Info
price: $13.57


How They Achieved: Stories of Personal Achievement and Business Success
Lucinda Watson More Info
price: $18.21


How to Pay Zero Taxes, 2007 (How to Pay Zero Taxes)
Jeff A. Schnepper More Info
price: $11.53


How to Create and Manage a Hedge Fund: A Professional’s Guide
Stuart A. McCrary More Info
price: $63.00


Ignorance, Confidence, and Filthy Rich Friends: The Business Adventures of Mark Twain, Chronic Speculator and Entrepreneur
Peter Krass More Info
price: $17.90


Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets
Steven Drobny More Info
price: $19.77


Japanese Candlestick Charting Techniques, Second Edition
Steve Nison More Info
price: $63.00


Kitchen Confidential Updated Ed: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly (P.S.)
Anthony Bourdain More Info
price: $10.17


Lessons from the Greatest Stock Traders of All Time
John Boik More Info
price: $11.53


Losing My Virginity: How I’ve Survived, Had Fun, and Made a Fortune Doing Business My Way
Richard Branson More Info
price: $10.88


The King of Cash: The Inside Story of Laurence Tisch
Christopher Winans More Info
price: $18.21


Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Michael Lewis More Info
price: $9.45


Marie Antoinette: The Journey
Antonia Fraser More Info
price: $11.53


Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders
Jack D. Schwager More Info
price: $17.95


Master Traders: Strategies for Superior Returns from Todays Top Traders (Wiley Trading)
Fari Hamzei More Info
price: $47.25


The Millionaire Next Door
Thomas J. Stanley More Info
price: $9.45


Money Talks: How to Make a Million as a Speaker
Alan Weiss More Info
price: $11.53


Morgan: American Financier
Jean Strouse More Info
price: $12.24


Movie Money: Understanding Hollywood’s (Creative) Accounting Practices, 2nd ed.
Bill Daniels More Info
price: $17.21


My Adventures with Your Money
George Graham Rice More Info
price: $26.99


My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance
Emanuel Derman More Info
price: $22.02


The New Penguin History of the World: Fourth Edition
J. M. Roberts More Info
price: $14.96


No Bull: My Life In and Out of Markets
Michael Steinhardt More Info
price: $29.95


One of a Kind: The Rise and Fall of Stuey “The Kid” Ungar, The World’s Greatest Poker Player
Nolan Dalla More Info
price: $25.00


Patterns of Speculation
Bertrand M. Roehner More Info
price: $28.11


Perpetual Marketing
Patrick Perugini More Info
price: $14.04


Pipe Dreams: Greed, Ego, and the Death of Enron
Robert Bryce More Info
price: $14.43


Pit Bull: Lessons from Wall Street’s Champion Day Trader
Martin Schwartz More Info
price: $11.56


Plain Speaking: An Oral Biography of Harry S. Truman
Merle Miller More Info
price: $9.99


The Poker Face of Wall Street
Aaron Brown More Info
price: $16.77


You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man: How Ponzi Schemes and Pyramid Frauds Work… and Why They’re More Common Than Ever
James Walsh More Info
price: $19.95


Practical Speculation
Victor Niederhoffer More Info
price: $12.89


Reefer Madness: A History of Marijuana
Larry “Ratso” Sloman More Info
price: $13.22


Reminiscences of a Stock Operator Illustrated (Marketplace Book)
Edwin Lefèvre More Info
price: $19.77


The House of Rothschild: Volume 1: Money’s Prophets: 1798-1848
Niall Ferguson More Info
price: $16.50


The House of Rothschild: Volume 2: The World’s Banker: 1849-1999
Niall Ferguson More Info
price: $16.50


Running Money : Hedge Fund Honchos, Monster Markets and My Hunt for the Big Score
Andy Kessler More Info
price: $5.49


Sold Short : Uncovering Deception in the Markets
Manuel P. Asensio More Info
price: $27.96


SOROS: The Unauthorized Biography, the Life, Times and Trading Secrets of the World’s Greatest Investor
Robert Slater More Info
price: $13.22


Startup: A Silicon Valley Adventure
Jerry Kaplan More Info
price: $10.88


Jack: Straight from the Gut
Jack Welch More Info
price: $11.53


StrikingitRich.Com: Profiles of 23 Incredibly Successful Websites You’ve Probably Never Heard Of
Jaclyn Easton More Info
price: $14.95

The Successful Investor: What 80 Million People Need to Know to Invest Profitably and Avoid Big Losses
William J O’Neil More Info
price: $14.70


SuperCash: The New Hedge Fund Capitalism (Wiley Trading)
James Altucher More Info
price: $29.97


Supermoney (Wiley Investment Classics)
Adam Smith More Info
price: $14.96


Telecosm: The World After Bandwidth Abundance
George Gilder More Info
price: $11.70


Testosterone Inc: Tales of CEOs Gone Wild
Christopher M. Byron More Info
price: $16.95


Amazing Life of Jesse Livermore: World’s Greatest Stock Trader
Richard Smitten More Info
price: $29.95


The Art of Short Selling (A Marketplace Book)
Kathryn F. Staley More Info
price: $34.65


The Art of War by Sun Tzu – Special Edition
Sun Tzu More Info
price: $12.57


The Billion Dollar Molecule: One Company’s Quest for the Perfect Drug
Barry Werth More Info
price: $11.20


The Bombast Transcripts: Rants and Screeds of RageBoy®
Christopher Locke More Info
price: $16.95


The Book of Investing Wisdom: Classic Writings by Great Stock-Pickers and Legends of Wall Street (Book of Business Wisdom)
Wiley More Info
price: $35.00


The Devil’s Candy: The Anatomy of a Hollywood Fiasco
Da Capo More Info
price: $18.95


The Alchemy of Finance (Wiley Investment Classics)
George Soros More Info
price: $13.57


The First Billion
Christopher Reich More Info
price: $7.99


Go-Go Years P (Wiley Investment Classics)
Brooks More Info
price: $24.95


The Next Great Bubble Boom: How to Profit from the Greatest Boom in History: 2006-2010
Harry S. Dent More Info
price: $10.85


The Great Crash 1929
John Kenneth Galbraith More Info
price: $11.20


The Great Gatsby
F. Scott Fitzgerald More Info
price: $7.77


The Kennedy Men: 1901-1963
Laurence Leamer More Info
price: $14.00


The Market Maker’s Edge
Josh Lukeman More Info
price: $13.57


The Midas Touch (Harriman House Classics)
John Train More Info
price: $17.16


The Money Culture
Michael Lewis More Info
price: $11.20


Money Game
Adam Smith More Info
price: $9.56


The New Market Wizards: Conversations with America’s Top Traders (A Marketplace Book)
Jack D. Schwager More Info
price: $29.16


The New New Thing: A Silicon Valley Story
Michael Lewis More Info
price: $10.40


Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Michael Lewis More Info
price: $10.46


The Outlaw Bank: A Wild Ride into the Secret Heart of Bcci
Jonathan Beaty More Info
price: $34.95


The Perfect Speculator
Brad Koteshwar More Info
price: $14.96


The Plungers & the Peacocks: 170 Years on Wall Street (Legends of Commerce)
Dana L Thomas More Info
price: $17.95


The Psychology of Risk: Mastering Market Uncertainty
Ari Kiev More Info
price: $31.50


The Publishing Game: Bestseller in 30 Days (The Publishing Game)
Fern Reiss More Info
price: $14.96


Getting Rich: America’s New Rich and How They Got That Way
Lisa A. Keister More Info
price: $24.99


The Search: How Google and Its Rivals Rewrote the Rules of Business and Transformed Our Culture
John Battelle More Info
price: $10.17


The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference
Malcolm Gladwell More Info
price: $8.97


Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller, Sr.
Ron Chernow More Info
price: $12.24


The Warren Buffett Way, Second Edition
Robert G. Hagstrom More Info
price: $9.42


The Little Book That Beats the Market
Joel Greenblatt More Info
price: $12.57


Think and Grow Rich!: The Original Version, Restored and Revised
Napoleon Hill More Info
price: $12.57


Adventures of a Currency Trader: A Fable about Trading, Courage, and Doing the Right Thing (Wiley Trading)
Rob Booker More Info
price: $34.65


The WISE MEN : Six Friends and the World They Made
Walter Isaacson More Info
price: $14.96


Trade Like Jesse Livermore (Wiley Trading)
Richard Smitten More Info
price: $36.46


Trade Like Warren Buffett (Wiley Trading)
James Altucher More Info
price: $32.97


Trade Like a Hedge Fund: 20 Successful Uncorrelated Strategies & Techniques to Winning Profits (Wiley Trading)
James Altucher More Info
price: $37.77


Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns
Elroy Dimson More Info
price: $112.20


Ugly Americans: The True Story of the Ivy League Cowboys Who Raided the Asian Markets for Millions
Ben Mezrich More Info
price: $11.16


Rich Dad’s Advisors: How to Attract Other People’s Money for Your Investments–The Ultimate Leverage
Michael A. Lechter More Info
price: $12.57


Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment
David F. Swensen More Info
price: $17.64


Unexpected Returns: Understanding Secular Stock Market Cycles
Ed Easterling More Info
price: $26.37


Untold Millions: Secret Truths About Marketing to Gay and Lesbian Consumers (Haworth Gay & Lesbian Studies)
Grant Lukenbill More Info
price: $29.95


Use the News: How to Separate the Noise from the Investment Nuggets and Make Money in Any Economy
Maria Bartiromo More Info
price: $11.86


Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder
Andy Kessler More Info
price: $11.86


A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing, Ninth Edition
Burton G. Malkiel More Info
price: $18.87


Wall Street Ventures & Adventures Thru 40 Years
Richard D. Wyckoff More Info
price: $16.47


Rocking Wall Street: Four Powerful Strategies That will Shake Up the Way You Invest, Build Your Wealth And Give You Your Life Back
Gary Marks More Info
price: $16.47


Wall Street Versus America: The Rampant Greed and Dishonesty That Imperil Your Investments
Gary Weiss More Info
price: $16.47


Warren Buffett Speaks: Wit and Wisdom from the World’s Greatest Investor
Janet Lowe More Info
price: $13.57


The Web-Savvy Writer: Book Promotion with a High-Tech Twist
Patrice-Anne Rutledge More Info
price: $13.57


What the CEO Wants You to Know : How Your Company Really Works
Ram Charan More Info
price: $12.57


When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
Roger Lowenstein More Info
price: $9.42


When Supertraders Meet Kryptonite
Art Collins More Info
price: $35.00


When Things Start to Think
Gershenfeld Neil More Info
price: $11.90


Where Are the Customers’ Yachts: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street (Wiley Investment Classics)
Fred Schwed More Info
price: $13.57

Entertaining, Informative

Where the Money Is: True Tales from the Bank Robbery Capital of the World
William J. Rehder More Info
price: $11.86


Who Says Elephants Can’t Dance?: Leading a Great Enterprise through Dramatic Change
Louis V. Gerstner More Info
price: $10.17


Jack Welch More Info
price: $18.45


Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938 (Wiley Investment Classics)
John Brooks More Info
price: $19.95


You Got Screwed! Why Wall Street Tanked and How You Can Prosper
James J. Cramer More Info
price: $13.60


Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics)
Charles P. Kindleberger More Info
price: $16.53


The Fundamentals of Hedge Fund Management: How to Successfully Launch and Operate a Hedge Fund (Wiley Finance)
Daniel A. Strachman More Info
price: $59.85


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