Thursday, March 3, 2011
Stock Market Operators by George Redmond
Stock Market Operators
by George Redmond
Book Description: Financial Times, Prentice-Hall, London, 1999. Hardcover. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Hardcover, Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine, 1999.
Book Condition: Very good, slightest wear to cover, edges, spine, gentle bumping to top corners. Pages clean and bright, no marks anywhere in the book. Spine straight, binding tight.
Dust Jacket Condition: Very good, in mylar, slightest wear to edges, corners and spine extremes.
Contents: Classic title originally published back 1924 just one year after the quintessential "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by Edwin Lefevre was published. Of course, when George Redmond published this book in 1924 he had no way of knowing that the Lefevre title would become "the" book to read about stock market speculation for the next hundred years, but if he was trying to ride the coat-tails of the public's interest in stock market operators, he hit the mark. This book, which also includes a chapter on Jesse Livermore, is highly recommended title for any traders library. Here's a brief except from editor Don Mack's introduction: It's been said that "History is bunk," but we who pursue learning about stock and commodity markets find that the history of these markets and the people who trade on them can only be ignored at the peril to our bank accounts. For there really is no way that the persevering market student should be unaware of many of the historical individuals and personalities each decade who rise to stratospheric heights and fame for their outstanding trading and/or investing abilities. And, if proof were needed, then this book is the acme of a collection of market minds and personalities that taken en masse could easily be said to have set the standard for the Golden Age of Market Operators and Personalities." While the books takes in a wider range of time (about 50 years) than might be expected, there is an advantage here that is extremely fortunate for us in that it's author, writing in 1924, was close to and possessed so much first hand knowledge of so many of his subjects." - These days when we think of powerful market operators who have endured and prospered through the last 40 years, it's Buffet and Soros that rise to the top. This book does a great job of giving us a glimpse of the "Buffets and Soros" of their time who, in some cases, were far more dominant in their era then Buffet and Soros. 188 pages. Introduction by Don Mack (former owner of Los Angeles bookstore Investment Centre in the 70's and 80's). Collectible copy of this classic Redmond title.