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Best Finance Books

Looking for something new to read this month? Here’s a list of the many books that have influenced our
Liberty Through Wealth experts over the years. Happy reading!

Building Wealth
Candide by Voltaire
Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and Sharon Lechter
The Richest Man in Babylon by George Samuel Clason
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate by Naomi Klein
The Next Millionaire Next Door: Enduring Strategies for Building Wealth by Dr. Sarah Stanley Fallaw
The Ten Roads to Riches: The Ways the Wealthy Got There (And How You Can Too!) by Ken Fisher

Investment Strategies

How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre
The Alchemy of Finance by George Soros
The Clash of Cultures: Investment vs. Speculation by John C. Bogle
Security Analysis by Benjamin Graham and David Dodd
Deep Thinking: Where Machine Intelligence Ends and Human Creativity Begins by Garry Kasparov
The Undoing Project: A Friendship That Changed Our Minds by Michael Lewis
The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham
Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom  by Van K. Tharp
How to Make Money in Stocks: A Winning System in Good Times or Bad by William O’Neil
The Big Three in Economics by Mark Skousen
The General Theory of Employment, Interest and Money  by John Maynard Keynes
The Wisdom of Crowds: Why the Many Are Smarter Than the Few and How Collective Wisdom Shapes Business, Economies, Societies, and Nations by James Surowiecki

Market Analysis
Dow 36,000: The New Strategy for Profiting From the Coming Rise in the Stock Market by James K. Glassman and Kevin A. Hassett
Irrational Exuberance by Robert J. Shiller
Market Wizards: Interviews with Top Traders by Jack D. Schwager
Stocks for the Long Run by Jeremy Siegel
The Gone Fishin’ Portfolio: Get Wise, Get Wealthy… and Get On With Your Life by Alexander Green
Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises by Timothy Geithner
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers by Richard McGregor

Economic Trends

An Embarrassment of Riches by Alexander Green
Enlightenment Now by Steven Pinker
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas J. Stanley and William D. Danko
The Fatal Conceit: The Errors of Socialism by Friedrich Hayek
The Structure of Production by Mark Skousen
A Viennese Waltz Down Wall Street: Austrian Economics for Investors by Mark Skousen
The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

Special Opportunities

The 100-Year Life: Living and Working in an Age of Longevity by Andrew Scott and Lynda Gratton
The Energy Disruption Triangle: Three Sectors That Will Change How We Generate, Use, and Store Energy by David Fessler

Beyond Wealth

The Population Bomb by Paul R. Ehrlich
An Essay on the Principle of Population by Thomas Robert Malthus
On Liberty by John Stuart Mill
The Autobiography of John Stuart Mill by John Stuart Mill
Principles of Economics by Alfred Marshall
The Joyless Economy: The Psychology of Human Satisfaction by Tibor Scitovsky
Happiness: A Revolution in Economics by Alois Stutzer and Bruno Frey
The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich Hayek
The Constitution of Liberty by Friedrich Hayek
The Manual by Epictetus
The Blue Zones Solution: Eating and Living Like the World’s Healthiest People by Dan Buettner
The Blue Zones of Happiness: Lessons from the World’s Happiest People by Dan Buettner
Apostles of Revolution: Jefferson, Paine, Monroe, and the Struggle Against the Old Order in America and Europe by John Ferling
A Short Guide to a Happy Life by Anna Quindlen
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

What our Experts are Reading
Trend Following: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear, and Black Swan Markets by Michael Covell
The China Boom: Why China Will Not Rule the World by Ho-Fung Hung
The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession by Peter Bernstein
Fooled By Randomness: The Role of Chance in Markets and in Life by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything by David Christian
Antifragile: Things That Gain From Disorder by Nassim Nicholas Taleb
Fin-De-Siecle Vienna: Politics and Culture by Carl Schorske
Reckoning with Risk: Learning to Live with Uncertainty
by Gerd Gigerenzer
Angel: How to Invest in Technology Startups – Timeless Advice from an Angel Investor Who Turned $100,000 into $100,000,000. by Jason Calacanis
The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman
Searching for Stars on an Island in Maine by Alan Lightman
Myth of the Robber Barons: A New Look at the Rise of Big Business in America by Burton W. Folsom Jr.
The Soul of America: The Battle for Our Better Angels by Jon Meacham
The Order of Time by Carlo Rovelli
On Equality by Harry G. Frankfurt
Know Thyself: Western Identity from Classical Greece to the Renaissance by Ingrid Rossellini
Little Book of Mainstream Money by Jonathan Clements
The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today’s Students by Allan Bloom
Capitalism in America: A History by Alan Greenspan and Adrian Wooldridge
The Laws of Human Nature by Robert Greene
Damn Right!: Behind the Scenes with Berkshire Hathaway Billionaire Charlie Munger by Janet Lowe
The Fifth Risk by Michael Lewis
Why Moats Matter: The Morningstar Approach to Stock Investing by Elizabeth Collins and Heather Brilliant
Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edwin Lefèvre
The Making of Modern Economics: The Lives and Ideas of the Great Thinkers by Dr. Mark Skousen
A Short History of Financial Euphoria by John Kenneth Galbraith
Hate Me Now, Thank Me Later: How to Raise Your Kid with Love and Limits by Dr. Robin Berman
Principles: Life and Work by Ray Dalio
Principles for Navigating Big Debt Crises by Ray Dalio
Hot Commodities: How Anyone Can Invest Profitably in the World’s Best Market by Jim Rogers
Factfulness: Ten Reasons We’re Wrong About the World – and Why Things Are Better Than You Think by Hans Rosling
Happy Ever After: Escaping the Myth of the Perfect Life by Paul Dolan
Happy: Why More or Less Everything Is Absolutely Fine by Derren Brown
The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession by Peter Bernstein
Work in the Age of Robots by Mark Mills
Trend Following, 5th Edition: How to Make a Fortune in Bull, Bear, and Black Swan Markets by Michael Covel
Triumph of the Optimists: 101 Years of Global Investment Returns by Elroy Dimson, Paul Marsh and Mike Staunton
Unconventional Success: A Fundamental Approach to Personal Investment by David Swensen