From the list on why today’s financial world is the way it is.
Who am I?
When I first started covering Wall Street as a reporter, I faced a steep learning curve. I had always loved history, but I knew almost nothing about the history of Wall Street itself. I started educating myself -- and what began as a utilitarian effort to do my job better became a life-changing passion. Too often, financial history gets written for analysts and academics; it was a rare joy to find writers who told these wonderful Wall Street tales in an engaging, accessible way. That became my goal as an author: to write financial history in a way that could fascinate the general reader.
Diana's book list on why today’s financial world is the way it is
Discover why each book is one of Diana's favorite books.
Why did Diana love this book?
It may seem odd to apply the word “thrilling” to an account of price movements through history. But for me, this book was one exciting “Aha!” moment after another. Fischer is a wonderful, whimsical writer, but he is also a brilliant historian who sees how the rhythms of the human economy – buying, selling, saving, spending – shape both the future and our understanding of the past. A truly surprising, brilliant book!
The Great Wave
Why should I read it?
1 author picked The Great Wave as one of their favorite books, and they share why you should read it.
What is this book about?
A unique view of historical change, based on the rise and fall of prices.