Summer book giveaway

By Felix Salmon
July 21, 2010
holiday book giveaway from last December, which was a great success. So I'm taking advantage of the presence here in the office of Daniel Lippman, who is going to help distribute the books that have accumulated around my desk since then. Some I've read, some are duplicates, some I just know I'll never read, and all of them will I'm sure find much better homes elsewhere than gathering dust at 3 Times Square.

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Update: All gone. Lippman’s a machine!

Some of you might remember my holiday book giveaway from last December, which was a great success. So I’m taking advantage of the presence here in the office of Daniel Lippman, who is going to help distribute the books that have accumulated around my desk since then. Some I’ve read, some are duplicates, some I just know I’ll never read, and all of them will I’m sure find much better homes elsewhere than gathering dust at 3 Times Square.

If you want one of these books, email Dan on, and make sure to include your mailing address. I suspect it’s going to be first-come-first-served, but that’s ultimately up to Dan. Happy summer reading! I’ll just note that pretty much all of these books have subtitles. Well done to Roger Lowenstein, John Stephenson, and David Harvey for avoiding them. And Adam Smith, too.

Reading Minds and Markets: Minimizing Risk and Maximizing Returns in a Volatile Global Marketplace by Jack Ablin

Bonds Now!: Making Money in the New Fixed Income Landscape by Marilyn Cohen and Chris Malburg

Accelerating out of the Great Recession: How to Win in a Slow-Growth Economy by David Rhodes and Daniel Stelter

King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone by David Carey and John E. Morris

The Plundered Planet: Why We Must–and How We Can–Manage Nature for Global Prosperity by Paul Collier

The End of the Free Market: Who Wins the War Between States and Corporations? by Ian Bremmer

Confidence Game: How a Hedge Fund Manager Called Wall Street’s Bluff by Christine S. Richard

ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism by Yves Smith

The Theory of Moral Sentiments (Penguin Classics) by Adam Smith

The End of Wall Street by Roger Lowenstein

Superconnect: The Power of Networks and the Strength of Weak Links by Richard Koch and Greg Lockwood

Fixing Failed States: A Framework for Rebuilding a Fractured World by Ashraf Ghani and Clare Lockhart

3 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown by Simon Johnson and James Kwak

Profiting from the World’s Economic Crisis: Finding Investment Opportunities by Tracking Global Market Trends by Bud Conrad

Buy, Close, Move In!: How to Navigate the New World of Real Estate–Safely and Profitably–and End Up with the Home of Your Dreams by Ilyce Glink

The Wisdom of Bees: What the Hive Can Teach Business about Leadership, Efficiency, and Growth by Michael O’Malley

Big Brown: The Untold Story of UPS by Greg Niemann

The Little Book of Commodity Investing by John Stephenson

The Dollar Meltdown: Surviving the Impending Currency Crisis with Gold, Oil, and Other Unconventional Investments by Charles Goyette

Information and Learning in Markets: The Impact of Market Microstructure by Xavier Vives

Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

How the Economy Works: Confidence, Crashes and Self-Fulfilling Prophecies by Robert E.A. Farmer

The Greatest Trade Ever: The Behind-the-Scenes Story of How John Paulson Defied Wall Street and Made Financial History by Gregory Zuckerman

The Company of Strangers: A Natural History of Economic Life by Paul Seabright

The 1% Windfall: How Successful Companies Use Price to Profit and Grow by Rafi Mohammed

The Way We’re Working Isn’t Working: The Four Forgotten Needs That Energize Great Performance by Tony Schwartz

Staying Power: Six Enduring Principles for Managing Strategy and Innovation in an Uncertain World by Michael A. Cusumano

The Last of the Imperious Rich: Lehman Brothers, 1844-2008 by Peter Chapman

Capitalism 4.0: The Birth of a New Economy in the Aftermath of Crisis by Anatole Kaletsky

The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System by various authors

The Fat Tail: The Power of Political Knowledge for Strategic Investing by Ian Bremmer and Preston Keat

The Betrayal of American Prosperity: Free Market Delusions, America’s Decline, and How We Must Compete in the Post-Dollar Era by Clyde Prestowitz

Aftershock: Protect Yourself and Profit in the Next Global Financial Meltdown by David Wiedemer, Robert A. Wiedemer and Cindy Spitzer

The Enigma of Capital and the Crises of Capitalism by David Harvey

The Making of a Market Guru: Forbes Presents 25 Years of Ken Fisher edited by Aaron Anderson

Chasing Stars: The Myth of Talent and the Portability of Performance by Boris Groysberg

Banking on the Future: The Fall and Rise of Central Banking by Howard Davies and David Green

Balancing the Banks: Global Lessons from the Financial Crisis by Mathias Dewatripont, Jean-Charles Rochet and Jean Tirole

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6 comments so far

Someone else who loathes subtitles! Good for you!

Posted by RichardSmith | Report as abusive

3 Bankers, eh? This conspiratorial circle is getting tighter every day.

Posted by absinthe | Report as abusive

How dare you give away Yves Smith’s “Econned”?!!! This is a book to be kept and treasured in the most sacred place of one’s library.

Posted by EmilianoZ | Report as abusive

I assume this is a Yanks-only thing? No Canucks allowed?

Posted by the_iron_troll | Report as abusive

Felix must have multiple copies of Econned.

Posted by walt9316 | Report as abusive

Book arrived today. Thanks again!

Posted by awt | Report as abusive
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