Reminiscences of a Stock Operator by Edin Lefevre was first published many many years ago and tells the first person fictional tale of Larry Livingston, a stock speculator in the early 1900s. It was widely believed that the character was based on Jesse Lauriston Livermore and in this version of the book, the connection is made concrete through annotations by Jon Markman.
Despite being considered an investment classic, I had never heard of it in part because it’s a classic in the sense that it gives a fantastic account of the financial system in the late 19th century and early 20th century. It’s more history than investing education though it has a healthy dose of both, especially with Markman’s annotations. You can preview it at Google Books and even the few pages of the preview give you a very good feel for how the book is.
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