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A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business)
1.  A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin business) by John Kenneth Galbraith
The list author says:
  "If history does not repeat itself then the history of economic bubble euphoria certainly can be said to rhyme. J. K. Galbraith’s masterful treaties on the history of bubbles."
£6.99   Used & New from: £3.91
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward
2.  The (Mis)Behaviour of Markets: A Fractal View of Risk, Ruin and Reward by Benoit B. Mandelbrot
The list author says:
  "Mandelbrot, the father of chaos theory, re-evaluates the tools of modern financial theory, including the destruction of Value at Risk with an in-depth analysis of the real risks in financial markets."
£7.99   Used & New from: £4.54
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)

The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit from the New World of Money
3.  The Great Reflation: How Investors Can Profit from the New World of Money by J. Anthony Boeckh
The list author says:
  "A must read for all serious investors wishing to know the possible post-crisis outcomes. Tony Boeckh’s complex analysis written in simple, readable English provides a likely roadmap for the future."
£19.23   Used & New from: £2.58
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly
4.  This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly by Carmen M. Reinhart
The list author says:
  "An academic study by Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff into the history of sovereign debt default. This book provides readers with the facts behind the repetitive nature of debt default."
£19.96   Used & New from: £5.89
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Irrational Exuberance
5.  Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
The list author says:
  "Prof. Shiller’s modern classic extends the work of other eminent economists with regards to speculative behavioural bubbles. Interesting for those wishing to look across assets to the property market."
£24.95   Used & New from: £9.34
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means
6.  The New Paradigm for Financial Markets: The Credit Crisis of 2008 and What It Means by George Soros
The list author says:
  "Soros explains his theory of reflexivity and its importance in the creation of false asset prices via leverage. The book is a helpful aid in understanding the post-crisis deleveraging process."
Used & New from: £0.01
3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)

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Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science)
7.  Sync: The Emerging Science of Spontaneous Order (Penguin Press Science) by Steven Strogatz
The list author says:
  "Sync describes Chaos Theory in simple terms and explains how complex structures such as the economy and the stock markets interact, using nature as its guide."
£7.49   Used & New from: £4.53
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to be Your Own Worst Enemy (Little Books, Big Profits (UK))
8.  The Little Book of Behavioral Investing: How Not to be Your Own Worst Enemy (Little Books, Big Profits (UK)) by James Montier
The list author says:
  "James Montier is one of the world’s pre-eminent behavioural investors. All investors would benefit from reading this small book on the interaction of humans and the stock market."
£12.78   Used & New from: £7.19
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)

All Life is Problem Solving
9.  All Life is Problem Solving by Karl Popper
The list author says:
  "“All Life is Problem Solving” is a selection of Karl Popper’s writing and his key scientific interests. A non-financial book and primer on Popper’s logic and philosophy."
£20.99   Used & New from: £12.54

Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions)
10.  Game Theory: A Very Short Introduction (Very Short Introductions) by Ken Binmore
£6.39   Used & New from: £1.20
2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)

Risk, Uncertainty and Profit (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science)
11.  Risk, Uncertainty and Profit (Dover Books on History, Political and Social Science) by Frank H Knight
The list author says:
  "The original “Bible” on risk. Written in 1921, & recently reprinted, Frank Knight’s understanding of risk is a great benefit to readers who have grasped the failings of Value at Risk. Common sense."
£13.52   Used & New from: £6.18

When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation
12.  When Money Dies: The nightmare of the Weimar Hyper-Inflation by Adam Fergusson
The list author says:
  "Recently reprinted, describing the Weimar hyper-inflation’s causes and effects. With fascinating anecdotal references to life during hyper-inflation."
£10.39   Used & New from: £7.98
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (49 customer reviews)

Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems
13.  Why Stock Markets Crash: Critical Events in Complex Financial Systems by Didier Sornette
The list author says:
  "Developing on Mandelbrot’s world of fractals, this book provides a fascinating and thoughtful approach to critical events in complex financial systems."
£21.95   Used & New from: £13.11
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Tomorrow's Gold: Asia's age of discover
14.  Tomorrow's Gold: Asia's age of discover by Marc Faber
The list author says:
  "Faber, the well known economist & author of the Gloom, Boom & Doom report is far from gloomy in his book Tomorrow’s Gold. A simple guide to the assets of the future."
£23.18   Used & New from: £19.00
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
15.  The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson
The list author says:
  "The ascent of money is a fascinating history which shows that all that has changed is the scale of problems but not the root cause. This book describes what money is, at its most fundamental."
Used & New from: £0.01
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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