Somebody once said “He who does not read good books has no advantage over those who cannot read.” Here is a short list of books that I found very valuable.
The Great Wave by David Hackett Fischer
Crude World by Peter Maass
Confessions of an Economic Hitman by John Perkins
More Money than God by Sebastian Mallaby
Treasure Islands by Nicholas Shaxson
Millionaire : The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance by Janet Gleeson
Born Losers by Scott A. Sandage