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With so many business books spilling from the shelves, we’ve been asked for a more comprehensive list of recommendations. Here are 50 of our favorite titles published since Jan. 1, 2009.

“Animal Spirits” by George A. Akerlof and Robert J. Shiller (Princeton).

“Bailout Nation” by Barry Ritholtz (Wiley).

“The Big Questions” by Steven E. Landsburg (Free Press).

“The Big Rich” by Bryan Burrough (Penguin Press).

“The Big Short” by Michael Lewis (Norton/Allen Lane).

“Bold Endeavors” by Felix Rohatyn (Simon & Schuster).

“Busted” by Edmund L. Andrews (Norton).

“A Colossal Failure of Common Sense” by Lawrence G. McDonald with Patrick Robinson (Crown Business).

“Contagion” by John R. Talbott (Wiley).

“Crash Course” by Paul Ingrassia (Random House).

“The Devil’s Casino” by Vicky Ward (Wiley).

“The Education of an American Dreamer” by Peter G. Peterson (Twelve).

“The End of Wall Street” by Roger Lowenstein (Penguin Press).

“In Fed We Trust” by David Wessel (Crown Business).

“The First Tycoon” by T.J. Stiles (Knopf)

“Fool’s Gold” by Gillian Tett (Free Press/Little, Brown).

“Freefall” by Joseph E. Stiglitz (Norton/Allen Lane).

“A Gift to My Children” by Jim Rogers (Random House/Wiley).

“Good Value” by Stephen Green (Atlantic/ Allen Lane).

“Googled” by Ken Auletta (Penguin Press).

“The Greatest Trade Ever” by Gregory Zuckerman (Broadway/Viking).

“The Great Reset” by Richard Florida (Harper).

“House of Cards” by William D. Cohan (Doubleday/Allen Lane).

“How Markets Fail” by John Cassidy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux/Allen Lane).

“How the Mighty Fall” by Jim Collins (HarperCollins/ Random House).

“Identity Economics” by George A. Akerlof and Rachel E. Kranton (Princeton).

“The Invisible Hands” by Steven Drobny (Wiley).

“I.O.U.” by John Lanchester (Simon & Schuster; published as “Whoops!” by Allen Lane).

“Keynes” by Peter Clarke (Bloomsbury).

“The King of Oil” by Daniel Ammann (St. Martin’s).

“Jimmy Stewart Is Dead” by Laurence J. Kotlikoff (Wiley).

“Last Man Standing” by Duff McDonald (Simon & Schuster).

“Lords of Finance” by Liaquat Ahamed (Penguin Press/ Heinemann).

“The Match King” by Frank Partnoy (PublicAffairs/ Profile Business).

“Meltdown Iceland” by Roger Boyes (Bloomsbury).

“The Myth of the Rational Market” by Justin Fox (HarperBusiness/Harriman).

“No One Would Listen” by Harry Markopolos (Wiley).

“On the Brink” by Henry M. Paulson Jr. (Business Plus).

“Past Due” by Peter S. Goodman (Times Books).

“Priceless” by William Poundstone (Hill and Wang).

“The Quants” by Scott Patterson (Crown Business).

“The Road to Financial Reformation” by Henry Kaufman (Wiley).

“Soccernomics” by Simon Kuper and Stefan Szymanski (Nation; published by HarperSport as “Why England Lose”).

“SuperFreakonomics” by Steven D. Levitt and Stephen J. Dubner (Morrow/Allen Lane).

“13 Bankers” by Simon Johnson and James Kwak (Pantheon).

“This Time Is Different” by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff (Princeton).

“Too Big to Fail” by Andrew Ross Sorkin (Viking/Allen Lane).

“$20 Per Gallon” by Christopher Steiner (Grand Central).

“What the Dog Saw” by Malcolm Gladwell (Little, Brown/ Allen Lane).

“You Are Not a Gadget” by Jaron Lanier (Knopf/Allen Lane).

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