The list author says: "These comments and the entire book list itself are taken from one of the later chapters in William Bernstein's book, The Four Pillars of Investing. I have turned to this book many times and survived the real estate bubble mania as a result of reading it. (The book was published in 2002.) The comments listed after each book are mostly direct quotes from Mr. Bernstein's text. I have only condensed in a minor way. I've not read all of these books, either, but record them here as a reading plan for myself. Good luck."
"The best book I have ever read about assembling a portfolio. This listmania list includes his book recommendations and the quoted comments next to each taken almost verbatim from the book. It is for further reading."
"The story of how things got nasty between New York and Washingotn in the aftermath of the Great Depression and how Uncle Sam finally got his hands on Wall Street, to the benefit of just about everybody."