Book coverCover of Tom Rubython's "Jesse Livermore — Boy Plunger: The Man Who Sold America Short in 1929."
This is the man who inspired "the trader's bible": Jesse Lauriston Livermore, the mold for Edwin Lefevre's "Reminiscences of a Stock Operator."
Wall Street is obsessed with him.
Livermore led a life of brilliance and excess, surrounded by mistresses, scandals, money, and bankruptcy. He was a legendary trader who played big and made millions during the crash of 1929.
But by 1934, Livermore would have depleted the $100 million fortune he earned on the stock market just five years earlier. He declared a third bankruptcy, went through his second divorce, and committed suicide in 1940 — the newspapers then detailing his scandals rather than the achievements of his earlier days.
This is his life.

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