Saturday, January 17, 2009

Read my full review of "Every Man a Speculator," by Steve Fraser here

An excellent history of Wall Street excesses, most notable for its breadth and scale, covering not just finance but people, the arts, and politics. It is especially unique in its thorough coverage of Wall Street prior to 1900... by compacting so many boom/bust cycles into one book, Wall Street history begins to read like a broken record.