Looking for beach reading? New York Times Dealbook columnist (and author) Andrew Ross Sorkin provides his recommendations—"Essential Wall Street Summer Book List"—on the first page of the Business Day section for July 2nd, 2013.
Most of these titles are oldies-but-goodies. Wishing for something newer? Stay tuned for a list of business best-sellers.
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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco, by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar; also available as an e-book and downloadable audiobook
Den of Thieves, James B. Stewart; available to borrow as an e-book
Liar’s Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street, by Michael Lewis
The Informant, by Kurt Eichenwald; Also available as an e-book and downloadable audiobook
Indecent Exposure: A True Story of Hollywood and Wall Street, by David McClintick
Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World, by Liaquat Ahamed; Also available as an e-book and downloadable audiobook
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century, by Thomas L. Friedman
Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson; Also available as an e-book and audiobook
Titan: The Life of John D. Rockefeller Sr., by Ron Chernow; Also available as an e-book
The Art of War, by Sun Tzu; Also available as an e-book and in Project Gutenberg
The Prince, by Niccolò Machiavelli; Also available as an e-book and in Project Gutenberg
The Intelligent Investor: The Definitive Book on Value Investing, by Benjamin Graham