The reading list below, prescribed for Bear Stearns interns, comes courtesy of Paul Kedrosky’s Infectious Greed blog.

As soon as I have got my library (of a few hundred investment books) back in order, post building renovations, I will compile and share with you a list of books that have provided me with guidance over the years. Another item on the to-do list …  

Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

   

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Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing by Hersh Shefrin

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Confessions of a Street Addict by Jim Cramer
   

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Den of Thieves by James B. Stuart
   

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Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation by Edward Chancellor

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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets by Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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Liar’s Poker by Michael Lewis
   

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Monkey Business: Swinging Through the Wall Street Jungle by John Rolfe and Peter Troob

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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre
   

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The Mind of Wall Street by Leon Levy
   

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The Predator’s Ball by Connie Bruck
   

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Wall Street Meat: My Narrow Escape from the Stock Market Grinder by Andy Kessler

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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein 

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