Wall Street Reads
- 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?
- Full of Bull: Do What Wall Street Does, Not What It Says, to Make Money in the Market, by Stephen T. McClellan.
The author reveals the Street's secrets and deliberate deceptions, putting you on a level playing field with the world's biggest instituional investors.
- Blue Blood and Mutiny: The Fight for the Soul of Morgan Stanley, by Patricia Beard.
The behind-the-scenes story of the "Eight Grumpy Old Men" (former Morgan Stanley execs) who successful work to oust a CEO whose tenure had drastically damaged the company's hallowed reputation.
- 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.
- Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market, by Don Reingold.
The author, a top analyst, believed in Wall Street. He describes how his enthusiasm gave way to disgust as he gradually discovered how deeply corrupt Wall Street really was.
- Every Man a Speculator: A History of Wall Street in American Life, by Steve Fraser.
For more than 200 years, Americans have had a love-hate relationship with Wall Street. Long an object of suspicion and fear, it eventually came to be seen as a more inviting place, an open road to wealth and freedom.
Find this article at