Trader's Tales by Ron Insana

They (traders) love a good joke, particularly at someone else's expense. Come to think of it, traders love anything that comes at someone else's expense.
-- page 7

Finance has too few histories told as financiers fear that giving up information means training their future assassins. Insana opens up some of the trades for display, but most of the time you need to read between the lines with an idea of historical context to get what probably happened.

Granted, the reader's confidence in the book's details certainly wasn't helped by the misspelling of John Gutfreund's and John Meriwether's names (page 56). Regardless, a few interesting details exist for astute readers who manage to skip past the first 50 pages.