Except (Via NYT)
“The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, & Power,” by Daniel Yergin, originally published 1990 with the most recent edition released last year
Considered a definitive history of the oil industry, this Pulitzer-winner chronicles the many booms and busts of “black gold” since its first bubble in 1859.
“The First Tycoon: The Epic Life of Cornelius Vanderbilt,” by T.J. Stiles, 2009
A colleague recommended this for compelling descriptions of the railroad bubble of the 1870s, which helped cause the Panic of 1873.
“This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, November 2009
This upcoming release covers debt-fueled financial crises across 800 years and 66 countries (including the latest crisis). You’ll probably get a case of déjà vu just reading the preface.