Once in Golconda: A True Drama of Wall Street 1920-1938 by John Brooks
Great Quote: “But it was not only money power that Morgan & Co. exercised over Wall Street in the 1920’s. In addition it was the style setter, the court of last appeal, and to a certain extent, the conscious of the place.”
Best For: History buffs with some familiarity with the people and places of the times
Previously Read: The Tycoons: How Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jay Gould, and J. P. Morgan Invented the American Supereconomy by Charles Morris
On Deck: The Robber Barons (Harvest Book) by Matthew Josephson
Note: Due to technical difficulties, the Bookshelf was down for a few months. After some monkeying around, it is back up and running, and will be updated as the books are. Right now I have fallen squarely into a gilded age to great depression kick and every book I’ve read on the topic has lead to more books to read. I will come out with a more thorough post on the best of the topic and lessons learned.