Wall Street: America's Dream Palace, by Steve Fraser. No other American institution has inspired such deep moral, cultural, and political ambivalence. A bulwark defending commercial order? Or a center of mad ambition?
Wolf of Wall Street, by Jordan Belfort. In the '90s the author became one of the most infamous names in American finance. This all-too-true story of greed, power, and hedonism will leave you astounded, sickened or (very probably) both.
Confessions of a Wall Street Shoeshine Boy, by Doug Stumpf. In this novel, a nobody brings to light an insider-trading scam that implicates a lot of VIPs. While entirely fictional, the book captures the feelings that many people entertain about the securities industry today.