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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 
Heya gang,

I am looking for a book which details the history of the stock market a la guns germs and steel style (but for stocks, not human society).
Anyone have any suggestions?

Don't want to limit my scope to just the American stock market, BUT a book detailing just this would also be awesome.

Cheers, and all suggestions welcome~~~
post #2 of 13

Here you go:

What Works On Wall Street מאת James P. O'Shaughness:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12746359...0071452257.rar

Super Stocks מאת Kenneth Fisher:
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/3147507

The Intelligent Investor מאת Benjamin Graham:
http://rapidshare.com/files/11361053...t.investor.pdf

Beating the Street מאת Peter Lynch:
http://rapidshare.com/files/25240353...the.Street.pdf
post #3 of 13
miklosh, none of those books are even close to filling the requirements of what the OP is looking for.


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Originally Posted by FIBONACCI View Post
Heya gang,

I am looking for a book which details the history of the stock market a la guns germs and steel style (but for stocks, not human society).
Anyone have any suggestions?
http://www.amazon.com/Market-Illustr...ref=pd_sim_b_1

http://www.amazon.com/History-Global.../dp/0226764044

Quote:
Don't want to limit my scope to just the American stock market, BUT a book detailing just this would also be awesome.
100 Years of Wall Street by Charles R. Geisst. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000.
LC Call Number: : HG4572.G38
Catalog Record: 99074662

101 Years on Wall Street : An Investor's Almanac by John Dennis Brown. 1st ed. Roseville, Calif. : Forum, c2002.
LC Call Number: : HG4572.B74
Catalog Record: 90021454

The Big Board : a History of the New York Stock Market by Robert Sobel. Washington, DC : Beard Books, 2000.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S67 2000
Catalog Record: 00023860

The book covers the history until 1965. It starts with the European influence and goes into securities in early America, and then breaks out the history in various time frames corresponding with business "eras" like the Age of Rail (1837-1857); the rise of investment banking (1873-1884), etc.

Bulls and Bears of New York, with the Crisis of 1873, and the Cause by Matthew Hale Smith. Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1972]
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S64 1972
Catalog Record: 79039661

Chronology of the Stock Market by Russell O. Wright. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, c2002.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .W75 2002
Catalog Record: 2002265975

Dangerous Dreamers : the Financial Innovators from Charles Merrill to Michael Milken by Robert Sobel. New York : Wiley, c1993.
LC Call Number: HG4621 .S65 1993
Catalog Record: 92040748

Peopled profiled: Louis Wolfson; Charles Merrill; James Ling; Michael Milken as well as classes of people like the Drexel Network, yuppies, corporate raiders. There are also three chapters on various issues relating to law enforcement and regulation of the industry including discussion of Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, and Drexel.

The First Wall Street : Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the birth of American finance by Robert E. Wright. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: HG5131.P5 W75 2005
Catalog Record: 2005009428
Table of Contents
Publisher Description
Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Inside Wall Street. by Robert Sobel. Washington, DC : BeardBooks, c1977 (2000 printing).
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S6723 2000
Catalog Record: 00025426

Chapters include information on the various exchanges that existed in 1977 as well as more specific information that relates to stocks like a chapters on the SEC, investment bankers, and other institutions.

Panic on Wall Street; a History of America's Financial Disasters. by Robert Sobel. Washington, D.C. : Beard Books, 1999.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S674 1999
Catalog Record: 99059480

Wall Street by Walter Werner and Steven T. Smith. New York : Columbia University Press, c1991.
LC Call Number: HG4572.W44
Catalog Record: 90039369

Wall Street : A History by Charles R. Geisst. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 1997
Catalog Record: 97006096
Publisher Description
Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Wall Street : A History : From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron by Charles R. Geisst. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 2004
Catalog Record: 2004555123

A revised and expanded edition of the author's Wall Street : A History. The book contains the following sections: The early years (1790-1840) -- The railroad and Civil War eras (1840-70) -- The robber barons (1870-90) -- The age of the trusts (1880-1910) -- The money trust (1890-1920) -- The booming twenties (1920-29) -- Wall Street meets the New Deal (1930-35) -- The struggle continues (1936-54) -- Bull market (1954-69) -- Bear market (1970-81) -- Mergermania (1982-97) -- Running out of steam (1998- ).

The Work of Wall Street by Sereno S. Pratt. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1903.
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .P9
Catalog Record: 03001354

Chapters include a 1903 view of the evolution of Wall Street geographically and economically, an explanation of the stock market and various components like prices and the listing of securities, chapters on the NYSE, the tools and language, panics, etc.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/walls...allstreet.html
post #4 of 13
Thread Starter 
thank you!
post #5 of 13
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Originally Posted by Scraff View Post
miklosh, none of those books are even close to filling the requirements of what the OP is looking for.



http://www.amazon.com/Market-Illustr...ref=pd_sim_b_1

http://www.amazon.com/History-Global.../dp/0226764044



100 Years of Wall Street by Charles R. Geisst. New York : McGraw-Hill, 2000.
LC Call Number: : HG4572.G38
Catalog Record: 99074662

101 Years on Wall Street : An Investor's Almanac by John Dennis Brown. 1st ed. Roseville, Calif. : Forum, c2002.
LC Call Number: : HG4572.B74
Catalog Record: 90021454

The Big Board : a History of the New York Stock Market by Robert Sobel. Washington, DC : Beard Books, 2000.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S67 2000
Catalog Record: 00023860

The book covers the history until 1965. It starts with the European influence and goes into securities in early America, and then breaks out the history in various time frames corresponding with business "eras" like the Age of Rail (1837-1857); the rise of investment banking (1873-1884), etc.

Bulls and Bears of New York, with the Crisis of 1873, and the Cause by Matthew Hale Smith. Freeport, N.Y., Books for Libraries Press [1972]
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S64 1972
Catalog Record: 79039661

Chronology of the Stock Market by Russell O. Wright. Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland, c2002.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .W75 2002
Catalog Record: 2002265975

Dangerous Dreamers : the Financial Innovators from Charles Merrill to Michael Milken by Robert Sobel. New York : Wiley, c1993.
LC Call Number: HG4621 .S65 1993
Catalog Record: 92040748

Peopled profiled: Louis Wolfson; Charles Merrill; James Ling; Michael Milken as well as classes of people like the Drexel Network, yuppies, corporate raiders. There are also three chapters on various issues relating to law enforcement and regulation of the industry including discussion of Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, and Drexel.

The First Wall Street : Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, and the birth of American finance by Robert E. Wright. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2005.
LC Call Number: HG5131.P5 W75 2005
Catalog Record: 2005009428
Table of Contents
Publisher Description
Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Inside Wall Street. by Robert Sobel. Washington, DC : BeardBooks, c1977 (2000 printing).
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S6723 2000
Catalog Record: 00025426

Chapters include information on the various exchanges that existed in 1977 as well as more specific information that relates to stocks like a chapters on the SEC, investment bankers, and other institutions.

Panic on Wall Street; a History of America's Financial Disasters. by Robert Sobel. Washington, D.C. : Beard Books, 1999.
LC Call Number: HG4572 .S674 1999
Catalog Record: 99059480

Wall Street by Walter Werner and Steven T. Smith. New York : Columbia University Press, c1991.
LC Call Number: HG4572.W44
Catalog Record: 90039369

Wall Street : A History by Charles R. Geisst. New York : Oxford University Press, 1997
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 1997
Catalog Record: 97006096
Publisher Description
Publisher-supplied Biographical Information

Wall Street : A History : From Its Beginnings to the Fall of Enron by Charles R. Geisst. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2004.
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .G4 2004
Catalog Record: 2004555123

A revised and expanded edition of the author's Wall Street : A History. The book contains the following sections: The early years (1790-1840) -- The railroad and Civil War eras (1840-70) -- The robber barons (1870-90) -- The age of the trusts (1880-1910) -- The money trust (1890-1920) -- The booming twenties (1920-29) -- Wall Street meets the New Deal (1930-35) -- The struggle continues (1936-54) -- Bull market (1954-69) -- Bear market (1970-81) -- Mergermania (1982-97) -- Running out of steam (1998- ).

The Work of Wall Street by Sereno S. Pratt. New York, D. Appleton and Company, 1903.
LC Call Number: : HG4572 .P9
Catalog Record: 03001354

Chapters include a 1903 view of the evolution of Wall Street geographically and economically, an explanation of the stock market and various components like prices and the listing of securities, chapters on the NYSE, the tools and language, panics, etc.
http://www.loc.gov/rr/business/walls...allstreet.html

out of all of these books, whats the best for beginners that dont know much about the stock market, The Intelligent Investor seems a bit more for the educated investor who is reading, any suggestions? props though
post #6 of 13
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Originally Posted by Stock King View Post
out of all of these books, whats the best for beginners that dont know much about the stock market, The Intelligent Investor seems a bit more for the educated investor who is reading, any suggestions? props though
The books listed are focused on the history of the stock market, not beginner's books on investing (I'm guessing that's what you're looking for since you mentioned The Intelligent Investor). For a beginner's book on stock investing, try Understanding Stocks or If You're Clueless About the Stock Market and Want to Know More. Keep in mind, these books are pretty entry level and won't get too involved in things like trading strategies.

There are plenty of free resources online such as Investopedia and this forum.
post #7 of 13
I recently bought Wall Street, A history from its beginnings to Fall of Enron. I havnt started reading it yet but Ill post my thoughts here after I do. I found it at Borders
post #8 of 13
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I recently bought Wall Street, A history from its beginnings to Fall of Enron. I havnt started reading it yet but Ill post my thoughts here after I do. I found it at Borders
Speaking of Enron, have you seen "Smartest Guys in the Room" (also a book I believe)? Eye opening...
post #9 of 13
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Originally Posted by mmm...Jaz View Post
Speaking of Enron, have you seen "Smartest Guys in the Room" (also a book I believe)? Eye opening...
yeah, that company and CEO was evil
post #10 of 13
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Originally Posted by miklosh View Post
What Works On Wall Street מאת James P. O'Shaughness:
http://rapidshare.com/files/12746359...0071452257.rar

Super Stocks מאת Kenneth Fisher:
http://depositfiles.com/en/files/3147507

The Intelligent Investor מאת Benjamin Graham:
http://rapidshare.com/files/11361053...t.investor.pdf

Beating the Street מאת Peter Lynch:
http://rapidshare.com/files/25240353...the.Street.pdf
Thanks for the links. These are great books.
post #11 of 13
Best historical book is the classic: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. I think you can get a paperback copy for like $5 used on Amazon.
post #12 of 13
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by dr_sean View Post
Best historical book is the classic: Reminiscences of a Stock Operator. I think you can get a paperback copy for like $5 used on Amazon.
THIS BOOK BLEW MY MIND AND TOTALLY TRANSFORMED MY TRADING PHILOSOPHY. A must read I think.
post #13 of 13
Over the Wall. It's great.

You must understand price movement and how it equates to people over the wall.
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