The list author says: "I knew no one in finance and never took a finance course. How did I crack into this elusive profession? Consider the following books and you'll break into the field--it is a replicable system. (note: its 2010 and no one is hiring)"
"Another good reference, for the quant-types (if you're an investment banker, skip this step). It is clear and gets to the point (also quite positive and solution-oriented). Should be a key piece of your strategy.
Note: for the resume bits, you are better off using Polished. Take it for what it can do."
"It is critical to understand the value and meaning of the industry. You will never feel comfortable in an interview unless you believe in and have knowledge of what the field is about.
Ascent will give you a solid background on the history of finance and cause you to sound confident when you answer the "why" bit. Trust me, "why finance" is the make or break question every single time."