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on February 27, 2013
Bought this book a couple years ago to read on a long airline flight and would recommend the book to others who also enjoy reading about the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world.

Was a fun book to read since it gives on average a 2 - 3 page synopsis of many of the individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their sometimes "humorous financial follies".

It is an easy read, but at the same time an extremely fun book to read for those who enjoy finance and the history of finance.

*** Note: This is not a book specifically about trading or investing, but rather a book about the history of those people who shaped the financial world. If your academic and/or professional background is in finance or you are a student of financial history then you will most likely enjoy this book for hobby reading, but if you are looking for a book to teach you about trading or investing then chances are this book is not for you since it is about "the history of those individuals who shaped the financial world as well as their mistakes and contributions".
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on February 16, 2013
Very interesting but marred by the author's frequent personal remarks against the regulators and regulation of Wall Street in any way. Thanks but no thanks, I bought this book for the short biographies. I took one star off for that.

Another continuous flaw to an otherwise excellent book is the constant typos, at least in the Kindle version. It is clear that NO ONE read the Kindle version before it went to press. I took another star off for this.

This book is not about trading, it is about the history and people that made up the market that we have today. If you are looking for a good trading book, there are many to be found elsewhere.
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on July 20, 2015
well done
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on February 4, 2014
Ken Fisher compiled a great brief history of those 100 individuals that have had the greatest impact on the stock market since it's beginning on Bowling Green.

Biographic references to Edson Gould and his market forecasting accuracy was most appreciated. Jay Gould coverage was also excellent.

Edson Gould III
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