The Investor's Shop Book Department
In Association With Amazon.com
Amazon.com, which is perhaps the world's largest bookstore, makes their inventory available to specialized shops like ourselves who wish to offer customers the latest and largest selection of books in any field. Here is the Investor's Shop-Amazon Investment Books Department.
Search for Books
Remember, if we have linked to a paperback in our gift suggestions (below), the book may also be available in hardback, and vice versa.
Use this handy search engine to find all editions of a given title. Or use it to search all of Amazon.com for a book in any subject.
GIFT SUGGESTIONS --
desk accessories, calendars, videos and audio cassettes as well as books!
"Den of Thieves "
by James B. Stewart (audio cassette) -- The SEC's investigation of Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine -- portrait of the runaway greed on Wall Street in the 1980s.
There's more! GO HERE to search the entire video department. Hint: for investment books, search on either "finance" or "investing".
"Trillion Dollar Bet (2000)", documentary (video) -- Story of the largest ever financial collapse,
the failure of Long Term Capital Management and the intervention of the Federal Reserve Board to keep it from pulling the world economy down with it.
"Code Rush - V. 1-4 (2002) ", documentary (video) -- Netscape engineers struggle to meet a hard-and-fast deadline to get the latest browser on the market and reverse the company's sagging fortunes.
"Startup.com", directors Chris Hegedus and Jehane Noujaim (dvd) -- technically a documentary but as entertaining as fiction.
Movies about finance, investing and entrepreneurship are few and far between. They are also hard to find when doing a search, as titles are usually not descriptive of the subject matter . Here are all the ones we've found:
"Fun With Dick and Jane", starring Jim Carrey, Téa Leoni (DVD) -- absolutely hilarious.
In the credits the movie makers thank WorldCom, Enron, Adelphia, HealthSouth, Global Crossing, and Tyco.
"Rollover", starring Kris Kristofferson & Jane Fonda (video) -- so bad it's almost funny.
"Quicksilver", starring Kevin Bacon. A young trader loses all his money, keeps body and soul together by riding his bicycle for a delivery service and, of course, makes his money back in a happy ending. I thought it was a decent, light, humorous movie, though a viewer panned it at Amazon.
"Barbarians At The Gate", starring James Garner as F. Ross Johnson, CEO of RJR Nabisco (video) -- An HBO comedy about '80s greed.
"Major Barbara", starring Rex Harrison, Gabriel Pascal (video) -- George Bernard Shaw's classic comedy pitting idealism against entrepreneurship.
"All My Sons", starring Edward G. Robinson, Burt Lancaster (video) -- Arthur Miller's compelling drama of returning soldier discovering that his father cheated on a war materiel order, with tragic results.
"The Man in the White Suit", starring Alec Guinness (video) -- Comedy -- Guinness is an inventor who discovers a fabric that can't wear out or soil.
"One, Two Three", starring Cagney, Buchholz. et. al. (19610 (video) -- Comedy -- Coca Cola and entrepreneurship in Communist East Berlin
Most of the books listed below at one time or another showed up on a featured list, a bestseller list, or a rave-reviews list at Amazon.com!
Books which received mixed reviews or poor reviews are generally not included on the list below. NOTE: If we have linked to the hardback version, the paperback may also be available and vice versa.
"A Shark Out of Water", by Emma Lathen. There are numerous books by the people who, over the years, have written under the Lathen name.
However, they go out of print rather quickly. Try Amazon's used book query.
"Trading Reality", by Michael Ridpath. Also look for "Final Venture" and "The Market Maker" by the same author.