Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
By Edwin Lefevre
These are no ordinary reminiscences of a Wall Street broker - these are the personal tales of legendary trader Jesse Livermore, the man often blamed for the stock market crash of 1929. Based on true accounts and written by journalist Edwin Lefevre, Livermore details his rise from quotation-board boy to master of the market. He tells of speculation and excitement, bad deals and blown fortunes. He offers advice that's still relevant today and recalls stories that educate readers more vividly and memorably than any textbook. He explains his theory of the market and how it can be played and exploited for gain. Overall, his stories explain what makes a stock operator tick, and why trading will always fascinate those who strive to conquer it.
EDWIN LEFEVRE was trained as a mining engineer at Lehigh University, but became a journalist at age 19. Lefevre was appointed an Ambassador of the United States by President Howard Taft in 1909, serving in posts in a number of countries, including Italy, France, and Spain. At the end of his diplomatic career in 1913, Lefevre returned to his home in Vermont where he resumed his literary work, writing novels and contributing short stories for magazines such as "The Saturday Evening Post" and "McClure's. He produced eight books during his 53-year writing career, including The Making of a Stockbroker.