Narratives on investing - market wisdom

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The list author says: "Few books that I really enjoy. Mix of biographies, (sort of) apologies, and general market wisdom."
Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance
1.  Fischer Black and the Revolutionary Idea of Finance by Perry Mehrling
The list author says:
  "Really good book, one of my very favorites. This books isn't just about Fischer Black; you get to meet the whole crew of the (early) quant finance bigwigs."
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My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance
2.  My Life as a Quant: Reflections on Physics and Finance by Emanuel Derman
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The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History
3.  The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman
The list author says:
  "Not as informative as I hoped."
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When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management
4.  When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management by Roger Lowenstein
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  "Excellent. I have yet to be disappointed by Lowenstein."
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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
5.  Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
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  "I thought it is a bit overhyped, but still definitely a fun read."
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The Education of a Speculator
6.  The Education of a Speculator by Victor Niederhoffer
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  "One of my very favorites. Niederhoffer has my respect."
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How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite
7.  How I Became a Quant: Insights from 25 of Wall Street's Elite by Barry Schachter
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Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets
8.  Inside the House of Money: Top Hedge Fund Traders on Profiting in the Global Markets by Steven Drobny
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Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto)
9.  Fooled by Randomness: The Hidden Role of Chance in Life and in the Markets (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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  "Classic."
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Hedgehogging
10.  Hedgehogging by Barton M. Biggs
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  "Lots of wisdom."
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Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives
11.  Traders, Guns & Money: Knowns and unknowns in the dazzling world of derivatives by Satyajit Das
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  "Somewhat jaded/nihilistic."
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Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger
12.  Poor Charlie's Almanack: The Wit and Wisdom of Charles T. Munger by Charles T. Munger
The list author says:
  "Munger is much more interesting than Buffett IMO. You can go on the book's site and get a signed copy, albeit, at a premium."
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Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market
13.  Confessions of a Wall Street Analyst: A True Story of Inside Information and Corruption in the Stock Market by Dan Reingold
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The Murder of Lehman Brothers: An Insider's Look at the Global Meltdown
14.  The Murder of Lehman Brothers: An Insider's Look at the Global Meltdown by Joseph Tibman
The list author says:
  "Excellent."
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The Mind of Wall Street: A Legendary Financier on the Perils of Greed and the Mysteries of the Market
15.  The Mind of Wall Street: A Legendary Financier on the Perils of Greed and the Mysteries of the Market by Leon Levy
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More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded) (Columbia Business School Publishing)
16.  More Than You Know: Finding Financial Wisdom in Unconventional Places (Updated and Expanded) (Columbia Business School Publishing) by Michael J. Mauboussin
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Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
17.  Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefevre
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  "Classic. As good as most people say it is."
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Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short Story
18.  Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short Story by David Einhorn
The list author says:
  "Investors like Einhorn is why short selling is OK. Excellent."
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