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Selected  Movies  About  Wall  Street

Maison d'สtre Philosophy Bookstore's Economics Film Festival Page

'Rat Race' Film Festival at Magic Lantern Video & Book Store

"American Ca$ino" documentary feature [indep Aug 2009]
American Casino docufilm by Leslie Cockburn  This film finally explains how and why the global financial system crumbled from the sub-prime loan market 'bubble' and over $12 trillion of our money vanished into the pockets of Wall Street titans. Co-written & directed by Leslie Cockburn; co-written by Andrew Cock-burn; featuring Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke, Mayor of Baltimore Sheila Dixon, former Senator Phil Gramm, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson & Congressman Henry Waxman
DVD/Blu-ray not available at Amazon • full credits at IMDb • official movie site
Working Minds Philosophy Essay #18 "The Stock Market Casino" [Dec 2001]

"Assault On Wall Street" video release
[Phase 4 Films/Event Film July 2013]
Assault On Wall Street video release   Uwe Boll is considered the worst movie director since Ed Wood ("Plan 9 From Outer Space"), but Boll may be improving: this film actually has a coherent plot; original title "Bailout: The Age of Greed"; a security guard on Wall Street loses everything and his wife suicides, so he shoots up an office building and gets away with it . . . Co-produced, written & directed by Uwe Boll; starring Dominic Purcell, Erin Karpluk, Edward Furlong, John Heard, Keith David, Michael Par้, Lochlyn Munro, Tyron Leitso, Mike Dopud, Barclay Hope, Heather Feeney, Eric Roberts, Michaela Mann, Carrie Genzel, Jerry Trimble, Maurice Cherrie, Clint Howard, John Innes, Michael Eklund, John Hainsworth, Kurt Evans, Fiona Forbes, Pale Christian Thomas, Kendall Cross, Geoff Gustafson, Natassia Malthe, Michael Benyaer, Michael Robinson, Andrew Moxham
Phase 4 Films widescreen color DVD [7/2013] for $5.71
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia • watch 4/2013 official trailer [1:30] online at YouTube
watch full movie [1/2014 upload; 1:38:55] online at YouTube

"Capitalism: A Love Story" [Dog Eat Dog/Weinstein Oct 2009]
Capitalism, A Love Story documentary by Michael Moore  Back in 2008, gadfly filmmaker Michael Moore described his next film as being about 'the wonders of capitalism'. However, fate provided him with the 'G.O.P. Meltdown', the still-rolling collapse of the U.S. and worldwide economy. The American Dream is looking like a nightmare for more and more ordinary people whose lives have been turned upside down, as families pay the price each day with their jobs, their homes and their savings – the disastrous impact of unregulated corporate dominance and scared politicians seeking re-election versus mystified & angry citizens across America. • Co-produced, written & directed by & starring Michael Moore; interviewees include Cong. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, Cong. Marcy Kaptur of Ohio, Wallace Shawn & Elizabeth Warren, with archive footage of Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Martin Luther King, Barack Obama, Sarah Palin, Ronald Reagan & Franklin Delano Roosevelt; won 2 awards at the Venice Film Festival
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color Blu-ray [3/2010] for $24.99
Starz / Anchor Bay widescreen color DVD [3/2010] for $17.99
full credits from IMDb • official movie site

"The China Hustle" documentary  2/2018
[2929 Prodns/Magnolia Pictures March 2018?]
China Hustle 2018 movie  "There are no good guys in this story" • An unsettling and eye-opening Wall Street horror story about fake Chinese companies, the American stock market, and the opportunistic greed behind the biggest heist you've never heard of • 82-minute docufilm co-produced by Alex Gibney & Frank Marshall; written & directed by Jed Rothstein ; featuring host/guide Dan David, Matthew Wiechert, Carson Block, James Chanos, Soren Aandahl, Wesley Clark
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available •
full credits at IMDb • official movie site
watch 12/2017 official trailer [2:42] at YouTube

"Equity" [Sony Pictures Classics July 2016]
Equity 2016 movie  A senior investment banker is threatened by a concocted financial scandal and must untangle a web of corruption • Directed by Meera Menon; written by Amy Fox, Sarah Megan Thomas & Alysia Reiner; starring Anna Gunn, James Purefoy, Sarah Megan Thomas, Alysia Reiner, Craig Bierko, Margaret Colin, Nate Corddry, Nick Gehlfuss, Carrie Preston
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available
full credits at IMDb • official movie site • movie entry at Wikipedia
watch 5/2016 official trailer [2:05] at YouTube

"Margin Call" [LionsGate Oct 2011]
Margin Call 2011 movie by J.C. Chandor  The film tracks eight people at a prominent investment bank during a tumultuous 24 hours during the 2008 financial collapse. "One of the strongest American films of the year and easily the best Wall Street movie ever made." — David Denby, New Yorker Magazine film critic Written & directed by J.C. Chandor; starring Kevin Spacey, Paul Bettany, Simon Baker, Stanley Tucci, Demi Moore, Zachary Quinto, Jeremy Irons, Penn Badgley, Mary McDonnell, Aasif Mandvi, Ashley Williams, Susan Blackwell & Maria Dizzia
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"Plunder: The Crime of Our Time"
[Globalvision indep release May 2010]
Plunder, The Crime of Our Time docufilm by Danny Schechter  After his controversial docufilm "In Debt We Trust" [2006] and the book "Plunder" [2008] {below}, director Schechter interviewed bankers of Wall Street and released this film in May 2010, with the companion book "The Crime of Our Time" set for publication in September 2010.
produced by Ray Nowosielski, directed by Danny Schechter
DVD available on producer website
full credits from IMDb • official movie site
The Crime of Our Time Wall Street book by Danny Schechter  "The Crime of Our Time: Why Wall Street Is Not Too Big To Jail" [2010]
by Danny Schechter

Kindle Edition from Disinformation Books [9/2010] for $9.99
Disinformation Company 8½x5½ pb [9/2010] for $17.96

"Too Big To Fail" TV movie [H.B.O. May 2011]
Too Big To Fail TV movie on HBO  Directed by Curtis Hanson; based on the book by Andrew Ross Sorkin; starring William Hurt {as Hank Paulson}, Ed Asner, Kathy Baker, Billy Crudup, Topher Grace, Paul Giamatti {as Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke}, Topher Grace, Dan Hedaya, Cynthia Nixon, Matthew Modine, Bill Pullman, Tony Shalhoub & James Woods {as Lehman Brothers CEO Dick Fuld}; nominated for 11 Emmy Awards
H.B.O. Studios widescreen color Blu-ray [6/2012] 2 disks for $17.21
H.B.O. Studios widescreen color DVD [6/2012] for $14.16
full credits at IMDb • official movie site

"Two Trillion With A T: How You Bought Wall Street"
Special Report [Fox News 14 March 2009]
Fox news program Two Trillion With A T on DVD  Hosted by Bret Baier; exclusive interviews include George W. Bush, his Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, House Banking Chairman Barney Frank, and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, among others
Fox News 42-minute color DVD [6/2009] for $19.95
not listed on IMDb • official movie site

"Wall Street" sound feature film [Columbia Dec 1929]
Produced by Harry Cohn; directed by Roy William Neill; starring Ralph Ince, Aileen Pringle,
Sam De Grasse, Philip Strange & Freddie Burke Frederick
video/DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Wall Street" [Fox Dec 1987]
Wall Street movie by Oliver Stone, starring Michael Douglas & Charlie Sheen  Bud Fox, a young and very ambitious stock trader, courts the powerful stock speculator Gordon Gekko, who takes the boy under his wing. Bud becomes immersed in the fast life, the big time, but soon is asked to take actions that even he finds offensive. Co-written & directed by Oliver Stone; co-written by Stanley Weiser; starring Michael Douglas {won Oscar & David di Donatello Best Actor awards}, Charlie Sheen, Hal Holbrook, Martin Sheen, Terence Stamp, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah, James Spader, Saul Rubinek & Sylvia Miles
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [2/2008] for $13.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [9/2007] 2 disks for $9.49
Fox color VHS [1/96] out of prodn/many, many used
Varese Sarabande soundtrack CD [10/93] out of prodn/used {with "Talk Radio" [1988]}
11"x17" poster available for $14.99 at
27"x36" poster available from Amazon for $19.92 + s/h
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia

"Money Never Sleeps: The Making of Wall Street" [Fox/Lagniappe video 2000]
Produced, written & directed by Charles Kiselyak; credits at IMDb

"Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps"
[Fox Sept 2010]
Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps movie poster  A young Wall Street trader teams up with disgraced former Wall Street corporate raider Gordon Gekko on a two-tiered mission: To alert the financial community to the coming financial doom, and to bring to justice the person responsible for the suicide of the young trader's mentor. Co-produced by Edward R. Pressman, Oliver Stone & Michael Douglas; directed by Oliver Stone; starring Shia LaBeouf, Michael Douglas, Carey Mulligan, Susan Sarandon, Charlie Sheen, Josh Brolin, Frank Langella & Sylvia Miles, cameo by Nouriel Roubini
Fox widescreen color Blu-ray [12/2010] for $22.99
Fox widescreen color DVD [12/2010] 2 disks for $15.99
full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
'G.O.P. Meltdown' Page at Spirit of America Bookstore

"The Wall Street Conspiracy" [indep March 2012]
Wall Street Conspiracy documentary film by Mark Faulk & Kristina Leigh Copeland  Chronicles a small group of activists who tried to expose the corruption in our financial markets, the rampant fraud on Wall Street known as 'naked short selling', a practice that created billions of counterfeit shares in the stock, bond & futures markets, and the credit default swap market itself. Government agencies and news media did not listen, allowing the collapse of hundreds or even thousands of Ameri-can companies, costing our country countless jobs, decimating retirement funds, and even flooding the market with fake mortgages. Co-produced & co-written by Mark Faulk; co-written & directed by Kristina Leigh Copeland; featuring Helen Avery, G. Robert Blakey, Overstock CEO Patrick Byrne, Wes Christian, Mark Faulk, John Harmer, Lucy Komisar, John O'Quinn, Dave Patch, Darren Saunders, economist Robert Shapiro, Bill Shea, Gerald Smith, economist Susanne Trimbath & Eagletech's Rod Young
DVD/Blu-ray not yet available • credits at IMDb • official movie site • official trailer [3:43] at Vimeo

"The Wall Street Mystery" two-reel short
[W.B./Vitaphone Nov 1931] /tt0021530/
mystery author S.S. Van Dine [1887-1939] is credited for providing characters;
Dr. Crabtree solves the apparent murder of two stockbrokers in quick fashion.

"The Wolf of Wall Street" [Paramount Dec 2013]
Announced 7/2010: Produced by Martin Scorsese; director Ridley Scott &
actor Leonardo DiCaprio are attached • latest info at IMDb

Wall  Street  Firms  (Past & Present)
New York, Los Angeles, London, Brasil — they're all the same class of oligarchs.

Barclays, PLC [est. 1690] British multinational financial services
official website • entry at Wikipedia
took over U.S. operations of bankrupt Lehman Brothers in 2008

Bear Stearns [est. ?] investment bank

Fall of Bear Stearns book by Bill Bamber & Andrew Spencer  "Bear-Trap: The Fall of Bear Stearns & The Panic of 2008" [2008]
by Bill Bamber & Andrew Spencer

Brick Tower Books 9x6¼ hardcover [9/2008] for $5.14
House of Cards book by William D. Cohan  "House of Cards: A Tale of Hubris and Wretched Excess On Wall Street" [2009]
by William D. Cohan

In early March 2008, the monetary fabric of investment bank Bear Stearns, one of the world’s oldest and largest, began unraveling; ten days later, the bank no longer existed, its assets sold under duress to rival JPMorgan Chase.
Anchor Books 7¾x5¼ pb [2/2010] for $11.53
Doubleday 9½x6 hardcover [3/2009] for $18.45
Street Fighters, Bear Stearns, Wall Street book by Kate Kelly  "Street Fighters: The Last 72 Hours of Bear Stearns, The Toughest Firm On Wall Street" [2009] by {Wall Street Journal reporter} Kate Kelly
This riveting hour-by-hour account of the brutal final weekend at Bear Stearns goes behind the stock prices and into the meeting rooms of top executives. As word got out that the firm was in trouble, a wave of panic selling sent the stock plummeting to $60 on the second day of the crisis, to bottom out at two dollars a share in a fire-house-sale offer from rival JPMorgan Chase.
Ace/Portfolio 8¼x5½ pb [2/2010] for $12.00
Portfolio 9x6 hardcover [5/2009] for $18.94
Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns book by Alan C. Greenberg  
"The Rise and Fall of Bear Stearns" [2010]
by Alan C. Greenberg (former CEO & Chairman of Bear Stearns) , with Mark Singer

Simon & Schuster 8x5 pb [5/2011] for $9.99
Simon & Schuster 8¾x6½ hardcover [6/2010] for $16.44

The Blackstone Group [est. 1985] multinational private equity & financial services firm
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Peter G. Peterson, co-founder
Stephen A. Schwarzman, co-founder & chairman & CEO
Hamilton E. James, president & COO

King of Capital / Schwarzman & Blackstone book by David Carey & John E. Morris  "King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone" [2010] by David Carey & John E. Morris
Kindle Edition from Crown Business/Random House [10/2010] for $1.99 {sic}
Crown Business 8x5¼ pb [2/2012] for $13.59
Crown Business 9½x6½ hardcover [10/2010] out of print/used

Drexel Burnham Lambert [est. ?] investment bank

Predators' Ball / Drexel Burnham book by Connie Bruck  "The Predators' Ball: The Inside Story of Drexel Burnham & The Rise of The Junk Bond Raiders" national bestseller [1989] by Connie Bruck
Penguin 7¾x5 pb [6/89] for $10.88

The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. [est. 1869] multinational investment bankers
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Goldman Sachs, Culture of Success book by Lisa Endlich  "Goldman Sachs: The Culture of Success" [1999]
by Lisa Endlich

Touchstone 9¼x6 pb [3/2000] for $11.52
Knopf 9½x6½ hardcover [2/99] out of print/many used
Little, Brown 9¼x6¼ hardcover [2/99] out of print/used
Partnership / Goldman Sachs book by Charles D. Ellis  "The Partnership: The Making of Goldman Sachs" [2008, rev 2009]
by Charles D. Ellis

Penguin Revised Edition 8½x5½ pb [9/2009] for $13.60
Penguin Press 9½x6 hardcover [10/2008] for $25.05
Money and Power, Goldman Sachs book by William D. Cohan  "Money and Power: How Goldman Sachs Came To Rule The World" [2011]
by William D. Cohan

Kindle Edition from Random House Digital [4/2011] for $13.99
Anchor Books pb [1/2012] for $12.21
Doubleday 9¼x6 hardcover [4/2011] for $16.94
Why I Left Goldman Sachs book by Greg Smith  "Why I Left Goldman Sachs: A Wall Street Story" [2012] by Greg Smith
After ten years at Goldman Sachs, the author could no longer stomach the rampant greed that overtook the company's internal culture; he went public with a famous New York Times oped on 14 March 2012, which 'went viral' on the internet; book is an expansion of that oped piece.
Kindle Edition from Grand Central Publng/Hachette [10/2012] for $14.99
Grand Central Publng mass pb [10/2012] out of print/used
Grand Central Publng 9¼x6½ hardcover [10/2012] for $12.48

J.P. Morgan & Co. [est. 1871] financial services
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Chase Manhattan Bank [est. 1799]
now JPMorgan Chase Bank, NA commercial bank

official website • entry at Wikipedia

JPMorgan Chase & Co. [merger 2000] multinational banking & financial services
official website • entry at Wikipedia

K.K.R. & Co. LP aka Kohlberg Kravis Roberts [est. 1976] private equity firm
official website • entry at Wikipedia

The New Financial Capitalists / Kohlberg Kravis Roberts book by George P. Baker & George David Smith  "The New Financial Capitalists: Kohlberg Kravis Roberts
and The Creation of Corporate Value" [1998]
by George P. Baker & George David Smith

Kindle Edition from Cambridge Univ Press [3/2014] for $27.39 {sic}
Cambridge Univ Press 9x6 hardcover [10/98] for $19.48

Lehman Brothers Holdings, Inc. [1850-2008] multinational financial services
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Colossal Failure of Common Sense / Collapse of Lehman Brothers  book by Lawrence G. McDonald  "A Colossal Failure of Common Sense: The Inside Story of The Collapse of Lehman Brothers" [2009]
by Lawrence G. McDonald, with Patrick Robinson

Three Rivers Press 8x5 pb [6/2010] for $10.69
Crown Business 9¼x6¼ hardcover [7/2009] for $17.82
Last Days of Lehman Brothers 2009 TV series on BBC  "The Last Days of Lehman Brothers" [BBC2 U.K. Sept 2009]
On a weekend in September 2008, U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson summoned the heads of Wall Street's biggest investment banks to decide the fate of failing Lehman Bro-thers, while recently-demoted Lehman CEO Dick Fuld spent the weekend desperately trying to rescue his company through a merger with Bank of America or U.K.-based Bar-clays. Fuld's empire - and with it, the stability of the world economy - was teetering on the verge of extinction. Directed by Michael Samuels; written by Craig Warner; starring James Cromwell, Ben Daniels, Corey Johnson, Michael Landes, Alex Jennings & James Bolam
DVD/Blu-ray not available • full credits at IMDb • movie entry at Wikipedia
Murder of Lehman Brothers / Global Meltdown book by Joseph  Tibman  
"The Murder of Lehman Brothers: An Insider's Look At The Global Meltdown"
[2009] by Joseph Tibman

Brick Tower Books 9x6¼ hardcover [10/2009] for $16.47
author's weblog
Devil's Casino / Inside Lehman Brothers book by Vicky Ward  "The Devil's Casino: Friendship, Betrayal, and The High Stakes Games Played Inside Lehman Brothers" New York Times bestseller [2010] by Vicky Ward
Wiley 8½x5½ pb [4/2011] for $11.20
Wiley 9¼x6½ hardcover [3/2010] for $18.45

Merrill Lynch [est. ??] investment bank

Morgan Stanley [est. 1935] multinational financial services
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Blue Blood & Mutiny, Fight for Morgan Stanley book by Patricia Beard  "Blue Blood and Mutiny: The Fight For The Soul of Morgan Stanley" [2007]
by Patricia Beard

Harper Perennial 7¾x5¼ pb [10/2008] for $11.48
Wm. Morrow 9x6 hardcover [9/2007] out of print/used

Salomon Brothers [1910-2003] investment bank
official website gone • entry at Wikipedia

"Salomon Brothers, 1910–1985: Advancing To Leadership" [1986] by Robert Sobel

Liar's Poker / Wreckage on Wall Street book by Michael Lewis  "Liar's Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street" [1989]
by Michael Lewis

Two threads: author's late 1980s career at Salomon Brothers, and the long history of the company, 1910 to 2003; the 2014 editions include a new Afterword
Kindle 25th Anniv Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [10/2014] for $9.99
W.W. Norton & Co. 25th Anniv Edition hardcover [10/2014] for $17.74
Kindle Edition from W.W. Norton & Co. [3/2010] for $8.61
W.W. Norton & Co. pb [3/2010] for $10.28
W.W. Norton & Co. hardcover [10/89] for $19.26

"Nightmare On Wall Street: Salomon Brothers and The Corruption of The Marketplace"
[Simon & Schuster 1993] by Martin Mayer

"When Genius Failed: The Rise and Fall of Long-Term Capital Management"
[Random House 2000] by Roger Lowenstein ISBN 0-375-50317-X

3G Capital [est. 2004] private equity / investment firm based in Brasil
formed by principals Jorge Paulo Lemann, Carlos Alberto 'Beto' Sicupira, Marcel Herrmann Telles & Roberto Thompson Motta; run by managing
partner Alex Behring; known for deals with Berkshire Hathaway as partner, such as for Burger King, Tim Hortons, and Kraft Foods.
official website • entry at Wikipedia

Dream Big / 3G Capital book by Cristiane Correa  "Dream Big: How The Brazilian Trio Behind 3G Capital - Jorge Paulo Lemann, Marcel Telles, and Beto Sicupira - Acquired Anheuser-Busch, Burger King and Heinz" [2013] by Cristiane Correa, Foreword by Jim Collins
Kindle Edition from Primeira Pessoa [4/2014] for $9.99
Sextante 9¼x6½ hardcover [4/2014] out of print/used
"Sonho Grande" em Portugues do Brasil
Sextante 9x6 pb [2013] import/new-used
The 3G Way book by Francisco Souza Homem de Mello  "The 3G Way: Dream, People, Culture - An Introduction" [2014]
by Francisco Souza Homem de Mello

Kindle Edition from Ajax Books [7/2014] for $6.15
Ajax Books 8x5¼ pb [8/2014] for $12.87
Ajax Books pb [8/2014] out of print/used

Warburg Pincus [est. ??] private equity firm

Wall  Street  Barons  &  Politicians

Wall Street Hall of Fame / History of Business book by Sheldon Zerden  "The Wall Street Hall of Fame: Biographical Portraits of The Great Personalities
In The History of Business" [2014] by Sheldon Zerden

Kindle Edition from Amazon Digital Services [11/2014] for $3.99
CreateSpace 9x6 pb [11/2014] for $12.59
featured Wall Street folk include Sheldon Adelson; John Jacob Astor; Bernard Baruch; Alexander Graham Bell; Henry Bessemer; Jeff Bezos {Amazon, Inc.}; Clarence Frank Birdseye; Michael Bloomberg; Lyman Bloomingdale; Charles Bluhdorn; William Boeing; 'Diamond Jim' Brady; Louis Brandeis; Sergey Brin; Samuel Bronfman; Warren Buffett; Adolphus Busch; Andrew Carnegie; Willis H. Carrier; DeWitt Clinton; William Colgate; Samuel P. Colt; Jay Cooke; Peter Cooper; Charles Crocker; John Deere; Chauncey DePew; Walt Disney; Charles Henry Dow; E.I. DuPont; William Crapo Durant;
George Eastman {Kodak}; Cyrus Stephen Eaton; Thomas Alva Edison; Larry Ellison; William George Fargo; Marshall Field; Jim Fisk, Jr.; Henry Ford; Benjamin Franklin; Henry Clay Frick; Robert Fulton; William Henry 'Bill' Gates {Microsoft, Inc.}; Harold Sydney 'Hal' Geneen; J. Paul Getty; A.P. Gianinni; King Camp Gillette; Gimbel Brothers; Charles Goodyear; Jay Gould; Horace Greeley; Hetty Robinson Green; Meyer Guggenheim; Erle Palmer Halliburton; Alexander Hamilton; Armand Hammer; John Hancock; E.H. Harriman; George Huntington Hartford II; Fred Harvey; George Hearst; newspaper tycoon Wm. Randolph Hearst; Hugh Hefner; H.J. Heinz; James J. Hill; Herman Hollerith; Johns Hopkins; Mark Hopkins; Howard R. Hughes; H.L. Hunt; Collis P. Huntington; Carl Icahn; Steve Jobs [1955-2011]; Robert Wood Johnson, Jr.; Otto H. (Hermann) Kahn; Henry John Kaiser; Will K. Kellogg; Joseph Patrick Kennedy; Kirk Kerkorian; Charles F. Kettering; John Maynard Keynes; John Werner Kluge; Koch Family; Henry R. Kravis; Sebastian Spering (S.S.) Kresge; Ray Albert Kroc (McDonald's, Inc); Bernard Henry Kroger; Edwin H. Land; Estee Lauder (cos-metics); John Law; Simon Lazarus; House of Lehman; Arthur Levitt; William Levitt; Adolph Lewisohn; James Joseph Ling; Jesse L. (Lauriston) Livermore; Gerald M. Loeb; John Loeb, Jr.; Solomon Loeb; Marcus Loew; Nicholas Longworth; Lord & Taylor; Pierre Lorillard; James Spencer Love; Daniel K. Ludwig; John D. MacArthur; John Mackey; Rowland Hussey Macy; Bernie Marcus; David May; Cyrus McCormick; J.F. McCullough & Harry Axene; John McCrory; Maurice & Richard McDonald; Andrew Mellon; Richard Mellon; Tom Monaghan; John Pierpont 'J.P.' Morgan; Junius Spencer Morgan; Samuel F.B. Morse; Clinton Williams Murchison; Samuel A. Nelson; Samuel Irving 'S.I.' Newhouse; Nieman-Marcus; Nathan M. Ohrbach; John Merrill Olin; Elisha Graves Otis (elevators); David Packard; Larry Page; William S. Paley; George Peabody; retailer James Cash Penney; Ronald Owen Perelman; Joseph Newton Pew; Henry Phipps, Jr.; Charles W. Post; newspaper tycoon Joseph Pulitzer; Jacob Pritzker; railroad tycoon George M. Pullman; John Jakob Raskob; Sumner M. Redstone; Stephen Van Rensselaer; Charles Haskel Revson (cosmetics); Sid William Rich-ardson; Meshulam Riklis; The Robber Barons; John D. Rockefeller; Henry Huttleston Rogers; Willard Mitt Romney; Julius Rosenwald; House of Rothschild; Louis Richard 'Lou' Rukeyser; Richard Russell; Thomas Fortune Ryan; Joseph Sachs; Russell Sage; Col. Harland David Sanders (Kentucky Fried Chicken); Clarence Saunders; Jacob Schiff; Howard Schultz (Starbucks Coffee); Stephen A. Schwarzman; Richard Sears; House of Seligman; Jesse Seligman; Isaac Merrit Singer (sewing machines); Samuel Slater; Carlos Slim of Mexico; Cyrus R. Smith; Fred Smith (FedEx); Robert Sobel; banker Haym Solomon [1740-85]; Elmer Sperry; Claus Spreckles (sugar); politician & railroad tycoon Leland Stanford; Saul Philip Steinberg; Alexander Turney Stewart; Isidor Straus; Lazarus Straus; Levi Strauss (clothing); Gerard Swope; Moses Taylor; Charles Bates 'Tex' Thornton (Litton Industries); Charles L. Tiffany; Lawrence Alan Tisch; Juan Terry Trippe (Pan American World Airways); idiot billionaire Donald Trump; investor Gerald Tsai; broadcaster & rancher Ted Turner; Samuel Untermyer; 'Commodore' Cornelius Vanderbilt; William H. Vanderbilt; Matthew Vassar; Henry (Heinrich Hilgard) Villard; retailer Charles Walgreen; retailer Sam Moore Walton (Wal-Mart); John Wanamaker; Felix Warburg; Paul Warburg; Montgomery Aaron Ward; George Washington; Thomas John Watson, Sr. (I.B.M.); William Weightman; Sanford I. 'Sandy' Weill; Henry Wells; George Westinghouse, Jr.; lumber tycoon Frederick Weyerhaeuser; inventor Eli Whitney; Peter Arrell Brown Widener; retailer Frank Winfield 'F.W.' Woolworth; aircraft pioneers Orville & Wilbur Wright; William Wrigley, Jr.; casino owner Stephen Alan 'Steve' Wynn; William Zeckendorf, Sr.; Mark Zuckerberg (Facebook); and movie mogul Adolph Zukor

Masters of Private Equity & Venture Capital book by Robert A. Finkel & David Greising  "The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital: Management Lessons From The Pioneers of Private Investing" [2009]
by Robert A. Finkel (Prism Capital) with David Greising (Chicago Tribune)

Reader has to do a lot of work here: essentially business memoirs of twelve successful Wall Street people, including John A. Canning Jr., Patricia M. Cloherty, William H. Draper III, F. Warren Hellman, Franklin 'Pitch' Johnson Jr., Steven N. Kaplan, C. Richard Kramlich, Steven Lazarus, Joseph L. Rice III, Garth Saloner, Carl D. Thoma, and Jeffrey Walker
Kindle Edition from McGraw-Hill Education [12/2009] for $23.68 {sic}
McGraw-Hill Education 9¼x6½ hardcover [12/2009] for $28.48
The New Tycoons / Private Equity Industry book by Jason Kelly  "The New Tycoons: Inside The Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything" [2012] by {Bloomberg news reporter} Jason Kelly
blurbs mention David Bonderman (T.P.G.), Henry Kravis (K.K.R.), Mitt Romney (Bain Capital), Steve Schwarzman (Blackstone), and David Rubenstein (Carlisle)
Kindle Edition from Bloomberg Press [9/2012] for $18.39 {sic}
Bloomberg Press 9¼x6¼ hardcover [9/2012] for $26.94

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mutual fund pioneer John C. Bogle
browse books by John Bogle • books about John Bogle • official website • Wikipedia

Enough, True Measures of Money, Business & Life book by John C. Bogle  "Enough: True Measures of Money, Business, and Life" [2008]
by John C. Bogle

Wiley 6¾x4¾ pb [6/2010] for $10.76
Wiley 7x5¼ hardcover [11/2008] for $16.47
Battle for the Soul of Capitalism book by John C. Bogle  "The Battle For The Soul of Capitalism: How The Financial System Undermined Social Ideals, Damaged Trust In The Markets, Robbed Investors of Trillions — And What To Do About It" [2005]
by John C. Bogle

Yale Univ Press 9¼x6 pb [11/2006] for $12.00
Yale Univ Press 9¼x6½ hardcover [11/2005] for $25.60
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Ray Dalio
entry at Wikipedia • Bridgewater Associates hedge fund [est. 1975]: official website + Wikipedia

Principles, Life and Work book by Ray Dalio  "Principles: Life and Work" [2017] by Ray Dalio  9/2017
While the book brims with novel ideas for organizations and institutions, it
also offers a clear, straightforward approach to decision-making that Dalio
believes anyone can apply, no matter what they are seeking to achieve.

Kindle Edition from Simon & Schuster Digital Sales [9/2017] for $14.99
Simon & Schuster hardcover [9/2017] for $18.00
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Charles D. 'Charley' Ellis
Wikipedia • Greenwich Associates hedge fund [est. 1972]: official website + Wikipedia

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Wall Street politician Timothy Geithner
President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, 2003-2009; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 2009-2013;
president of the Wall Street private equity firm Warburg Pincus since 2013.

Stress Test memoir by Timothy F. Geithner  "Stress Test: Reflections On Financial Crises" [2014]
by Timothy F. Geithner

"[Geithner] writes that it would have been impossible to fix the economy without first shoring up the banking system and restoring confidence. This was the most urgent task: a banking panic would have defeated the administration’s efforts to help the economy recover."
Kindle Edition from Crown/Random House [5/2014] for $12.79
Crown Books deckle-edge 9½x6¼ hardcover [5/2014] for $22.47

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Afro-American Wall Street tycoon Jeremiah G. Hamilton [c1806-1875]

"Jeremiah G. Hamilton: The Dark Prince of Wall Street" [2014]
3-minute short film co-produced by Bayer L. Mack; co-produced & directed by Frances Presley Rice; narrated by William Bell
bare credits at IMDb • watch video [3:00?] online at producer website

Prince of Darkness Jeremiah G. Hamilton biography by Shane White   "Prince of Darkness: The Untold Story of Jeremiah G. Hamilton, Wall Street's First Black Millionaire" [2015] by Shane White
Kindle Edition from St. Martin's/Macmillan [10/2015] for $9.99
Picador pb [10/2016] for $16.84
St. Martin's Press 9½x6¼ hardcover [10/2015] for $16.23
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Wall Street politician Henry M. 'Hank' Paulson, Jr.
Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs {hired 1974, promoted 1999, left 2006}
U.S. Treasury Secretary, 2006-2009
currently Chairman of the Paulson Institute [est. 2011] at the University of Chicago

browse books • Wikipedia

You, Me & The U.S. Economy book by Stacy Carlson  "You, Me & The U.S. Economy: A Plainspoken Story of Financial Crisis" [2010] by Stacy Carlson, Foreword by Henry M. Paulson, Jr.
The author was Speechwriter to Treasury Secretary Paulson
from May 2007 until 20 January 2009.

RosettaBooks 8¾x6 pb [1/2010] for $17.95
official book site
The Race to Stop the Collapse of the Global Financial System book by Henry M. Paulson  "On The Brink: Inside The Race To Stop The Collapse of The Global Financial System" [2010] by Henry M. Paulson
Business Plus 9x6 pb [2/2010] imported/new-used
Business Plus 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2010] for $15.94
Hank - Five Years From The Brink documentary film by Joe Berlinger   "Hank: Five Years From The Brink" [Bloomberg Business Week Sept 2013]
87 minutes from interviews with Henry 'Hank' Paulson and his wife Wendy
Co-produced, written & directed by Joe Berlinger
Virgil Films & Ent. widescreen color DVD [2/2014] for $19.99
Amazon Instant Video [2/2014] rental $3.99, purchase $12.99
full credits at IMDb
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Wall Street politician Robert Rubin

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Wall Street tycoon Charles R. 'Chuck' Schwab

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legendary Wall Street commodities trader
Victor Sperandeo
browse books • official website • Wikipedia

green cover for Crashmaker novel by Victor Sperandeo  promo/ad for Crashmaker novel by Victor Sperandeo  "Cra$hmaker: A Federal Affaire - A Novel of Love, Death, and The Federal Reserve" [2000] by Victor Sperandeo & Alvaro Almeida
This book is 'for any people capable of self-government, [who] deserve and demand something more substantial than politically-sanitized intellectual pabulum.' SERIOUS READING: two volumes and 1572 pages.
Atlas Books hardcover [2000] orig &75.00, out of print/used at Amazon
official book site

Methods of A Wall Street Master book by Trader Vic Sperandeo  "Trader Vic: Methods of A Wall Street Master" [1991]
by Victor Sperandeo, with T. Sullivan Brown

Kindle Edition from Wiley [1993 edition] for $16.47
Wiley 9x6 pb [8/93] for $21.84
Wiley 9x6¼ hardcover [4/91] out of print/many used
Principles of Professional Speculation book by Trader Vic Sperandeo  "Trader Vic II: Principles of Professional Speculation" [1994]
by Victor Sperandeo

Kindle Edition from Wiley [1994 edition] for $28.04 {sic}
Wiley Trading Advantage 9x6 pb [2/98] for $29.52
Wiley Finance 9x6 hardcover [3/94] for $43.58
Trader Vic On Commodities book by Victor Sperandeo  "Trader Vic On Commodities: What’s Unknown, Misunderstood,
and Too Good To Be True" [2008] by Victor Sperandeo

Kindle Edition from Wiley [2008 edition] for $39.99 {sic}
Wiley Trading Advantage 9x6¼ hardcover [2/2008] for $44.86
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Wall Street politician Larry Summers

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railroad tycoon Robert Ralph Young [1897-1958]
entry at Wikipedia
owned Path้ Laboratories in Hollywood, California - purchased circa 1940
Alleghany Corp. - railroad holding company which controlled the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway, Pere Marquette RR, and other railroad properties, 1942-54
owned Producers Releasing Corporation, a B-movie production company [1939-46] - purchased in 1943
chairman of New York Central Railroad, 1954-58

Robert R. Young biography by Joseph Borkin  "Robert R. Young: The Populist of Wall Street" [1969]
biography by Joseph Borkin

Harper & Row 8½x6 hardcover [12/69] out of print/used
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Chicago investor Sam Zell

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