A great initial list for Wall Street newcomers

A Listmania! list by Ev Nucci
The list author says: "These are the books I recommend for someone who is just entering the profession."
Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders
1.  Market Wizards: Interviews With Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager
The list author says:
  "This is a classic. Probably one of the best, what the best traders did...and how the did it. Given many prop trading desks may never have the chance to leverage 20 or 30X, this book may turn into a classic history book!"
$20.93   Used & New from: $15.00
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews) | 4 customer discussions

Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend
2.  Bernard M. Baruch: The Adventures of a Wall Street Legend by James Grant
The list author says:
  "My own Story by Baruch is a classic"
$37.27   Used & New from: $4.39
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, 3rd Edition
3.  Financial Shenanigans: How to Detect Accounting Gimmicks & Fraud in Financial Reports, 3rd Edition by Howard Schilit
The list author says:
  "A must read"
$22.00   Used & New from: $11.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman
4.  Greed and Glory on Wall Street: The Fall of the House of Lehman by Ken Auletta
The list author says:
  "Excellent book that gives you a great historical perspective."
Used & New from: $119.53
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Den of Thieves
5.  Den of Thieves by James B. Stewart
The list author says:
  "This book is a classic and a must read for anyone before they begin their career on the street."
$12.41   Used & New from: $0.01
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition
6.  Capitalism and Freedom: Fortieth Anniversary Edition by Rose Friedman
$12.90   Used & New from: $8.89
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (272 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Boomerang
7.  Boomerang by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "This is a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed Michael's research and perspective on Iceland, Greece and the USA.  It's a must read.

It's relevant, current and gives a great perspective."
Used & New from: $26.12

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Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback)
8.  Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback) by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Liar's Poker is Lewis's first book and his perspective of what life is like at an investment bank in the 1980's. He was on the lower rung of the totem pole and shares his unique perspective. What's great about the story is how you can learn about the role of ego on Wall Street."
$9.75   Used & New from: $2.59
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (620 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Inefficient Stock Market
9.  The Inefficient Stock Market by Robert A. Haugen
$90.38   Used & New from: $60.34
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine
10.  The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine by Michael Lewis
The list author says:
  "Like Lewis' other books The Big Short is a great read. He did some excellent research, though he's been out of the business for a while, I love his writing style."
$12.69   Used & New from: $2.48
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,348 customer reviews) | 17 customer discussions

The Art of Worldly Wisdom
11.  The Art of Worldly Wisdom by Baltasar Gracian
The list author says:
  "Though this book was written in the 1600s it is a timeless classic that everyone should have on their desk. It's for leaders."
$12.30
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina
12.  And the Money Kept Rolling In (and Out) Wall Street, the IMF, and the Bankrupting of Argentina by Paul Blustein
The list author says:
  "Global finance at it's best. What happened in the Asian economics, the Argentinian debacle, the default years--it's a great book!

Extensive interviews with the most important plays in Argentina. 

Fascinating read."
$12.00   Used & New from: $3.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance
13.  The House of Morgan: An American Banking Dynasty and the Rise of Modern Finance by Ron Chernow
The list author says:
  "Great historical novel that anyone who wants to work on Wall Street should read."
$12.76   Used & New from: $5.17
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (148 customer reviews)

Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story, Updated with New Epilogue
14.  Fooling Some of the People All of the Time, A Long Short (and Now Complete) Story, Updated with New Epilogue by David Einhorn
The list author says:
  "I loved this book and found Einhorn to be brilliant and filled with integrity. It is easy to fool some of the people. All one need do is look to our most recent demise, 62 trillion credit default swaps. Great book that will teach you about reading between the lines of every investment and every conversation."
$12.32   Used & New from: $5.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (130 customer reviews)

The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto)
15.  The Black Swan: Second Edition: The Impact of the Highly Improbable: With a new section: "On Robustness and Fragility" (Incerto) by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
The list author says:
  "Nassim wrote an easy to read book.  It's so well done!  A fabulous and easy read."
$9.60   Used & New from: $2.51
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (938 customer reviews) | 20 customer discussions

The Money Masters
16.  The Money Masters by John Train
Used & New from: $2.91
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

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Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing (Financial Management Association Survey and Synthesis Series)
17.  Beyond Greed and Fear: Understanding Behavioral Finance and the Psychology of Investing (Financial Management Association Survey and Synthesis Series) by Hersh Shefrin
$14.62   Used & New from: $9.92
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (23 customer reviews)

Money Game
18.  Money Game by Adam Smith
The list author says:
  "Behavioral Finance"
$8.73   Used & New from: $6.71
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (38 customer reviews)

The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power:  1653-2000
19.  The Great Game: The Emergence of Wall Street as a World Power: 1653-2000 by John Steele Gordon
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System
20.  On the Brink: Inside the Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System by Henry M. Paulson
The list author says:
  "Insight that needs to be read but must be included with the Black Swan, by Nassim who who a fabulous book"
Used & New from: $1.55
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (159 customer reviews)

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Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve
21.  Soros on Soros: Staying Ahead of the Curve by George Soros
The list author says:
  "From a brilliant man"
$30.61   Used & New from: $0.01
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life
22.  How We Know What Isn't So: The Fallibility of Human Reason in Everyday Life by Thomas Gilovich
The list author says:
  "A must read"
$18.00   Used & New from: $3.70
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (71 customer reviews)

Economics in One Lesson
23.  Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt
The list author says:
  "To understand the markets--read Hazlitt"
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Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics
24.  Eat the Rich: A Treatise on Economics by P. J. O'Rourke
The list author says:
  "Great book on economics"
$10.04   Used & New from: $0.01
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (138 customer reviews)

Where Are the Customers' Yachts: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street
25.  Where Are the Customers' Yachts: or A Good Hard Look at Wall Street by Fred Schwed
$19.24   Used & New from: $14.69
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials)
26.  Swim with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive: Outsell, Outmanage, Outmotivate, and Outnegotiate Your Competition (Collins Business Essentials) by Harvey Mackay
The list author says:
  "Swim with the Sharks was recommended to me by one of my dearest friends years ago.  It's been his bible--and how he grew his business.  I urge all young people to read this."
$13.35   Used & New from: $2.44
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

Chainsaw: The Notorious Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-At-Any-Price
27.  Chainsaw: The Notorious Career of Al Dunlap in the Era of Profit-At-Any-Price by John A. Byrne
The list author says:
  "Gives you a good understanding of not only a corporate raider but how corporate America works when one takes over companies and cuts heads repeatedly"
Used & New from: $8.79
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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Security Analysis: Principles and Techniques
28.  Security Analysis: Principles and Techniques by Benjamin Graham
$41.27   Used & New from: $33.13
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews) | 2 customer discussions

A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Ninth Edition)
29.  A Random Walk Down Wall Street: The Time-Tested Strategy for Successful Investing (Ninth Edition) by Burton G. Malkiel
Used & New from: $4.72
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (367 customer reviews)

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The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s
30.  The Go-Go Years: The Drama and Crashing Finale of Wall Street's Bullish 60s by John Brooks
$32.70   Used & New from: $28.70
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ
31.  Emotional Intelligence: Why It Can Matter More than IQ by Daniel Goleman
The list author says:
  "Most people who are attracted to the financial world are analytical and develop the right side of the brain.  It's the left side that will determine their success.  Unfortunately, it contributed to the financial crisis..."
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Options as a Strategic Investment
32.  Options as a Strategic Investment by Lawrence G. McMillan
The list author says:
  "This is more advanced, but depending on what the person is interviewing for--he shoud know something about fixed income products, equities and derivatives.  The better prepared you are, the more likely you'll be hired."
Used & New from: $15.99
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Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics
33.  Why Smart People Make Big Money Mistakes and How to Correct Them: Lessons from the Life-Changing Science of Behavioral Economics by Gary Belsky
$10.51   Used & New from: $7.11
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk
34.  Against the Gods: The Remarkable Story of Risk by Peter L. Bernstein
The list author says:
  "One of my favorites"
$18.33   Used & New from: $1.07
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)

The Art of Short Selling
35.  The Art of Short Selling by Kathryn F. Staley
$51.68   Used & New from: $31.48
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
36.  The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
$9.99   Used & New from: $0.62
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (300 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It
37.  The Bottom Billion: Why the Poorest Countries are Failing and What Can Be Done About It by Paul Collier
$12.93   Used & New from: $6.49
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (127 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street
38.  The Myth of the Rational Market: A History of Risk, Reward, and Delusion on Wall Street by Justin Fox
$12.66   Used & New from: $3.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change
39.  When Markets Collide: Investment Strategies for the Age of Global Economic Change by Mohamed A. El-Erian
$18.70   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co.
40.  The Last Tycoons: The Secret History of Lazard Frères & Co. by William D. Cohan
The list author says:
  "A great history of Lazard."
$13.83   Used & New from: $0.03
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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