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The Alkek Library has purchased online access to multidecade runs of Mergent Manuals. This includes Industrial, Unlisted, Public Utility, International, Transportation, Over the Counter and Bank and Finance.
Mergent Industrial manuals cover most of the 20th century through today and list a corporation's financials, stock splits and dividends. Also included is a corporation's subsidiaries, acquistions and a brief corporate history.
When Genius Failed by
Publication Date: 2000-09-12
The gripping saga of what happened when an elite group of investors believed they could actually deconstruct risk and use virtually limitless leverage to create limitless wealth.
Understanding America's past is crucial to acting in the present.
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by
Publication Date: 2004-10-04
You'll track the exploits of Jesse Livermore as he won and lost tens of millions of dollars playing the stock and commodities markets during the early 1900s. NOTHING HAS CHANGED.
How to Trade in Stocks by
Publication Date: 2001-01-01
Classic work of Wall Street lore and tricks.
The Hellhound of Wall Street by
Publication Date: 2010-10-14
Pecora's rigorous questioning revealed that City Bank was guilty of shocking financial abuses, from selling worthless bonds to manipulating its stock price. Most offensive of all was the excessive compensation and bonuses awarded to its executives for peddling shoddy securities to the American public.
By creating the sensational headlines needed to galvanize public opinion for reform, the Pecora hearings spurred Congress to take unprecedented steps to rein in the freewheeling banking industry and led directly to the New Deal's landmark economic reforms.
The Great Crash 1929 by
Publication Date: 1997-04-30
Now, with the stock market riding historic highs, the celebrated economist returns with new insights on the legacy of our past and the consequences of blind optimism and power plays within the financial community.
Greatest Hits of Economic Theory and History
The Theory of Money and Credit by
Publication Date: 1981-07-01
As the well-known "Austrian" economist Rothbard writes in his new foreword: "This book performed the mighty feat of integrating monetary with micro theory, of building monetary theory upon the individualistic foundations of general economic analysis."
Vital concepts of economics and investing for you:
David Ricardo - complete works here.
Adam Smith - Wealth of Nations.
Peter Bernstein's A Primer on Money, Banking and Gold is still one of the best books about this subject.
The Making of the Modern World database offers access to the theories, practices, and consequences of economic and business activity in the West from the last half of the 15th century to the mid-19th century.
Here are some more books.
Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds by
Publication Date: 1999-01-01
The South Sea Bubble, Witch Mania, Alchemy, the Crusades, Fortune-telling, Haunted Houses, and even 'Tulipomania' are only some of the subjects covered in this book.
The Power of Gold by
Publication Date: 2000-09-13
From the ancient fascinations of Moses and Midas through the modern convulsions caused by the gold standard and its aftermath, gold has led many of its most eager and proud possessors to a bad end.