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The Belief in a Just World: A Fundamental Delusion
Melvin Lerner

Meh

Millionaire: The Philanderer, Gambler, and Duelist Who Invented Modern Finance - Janet Gleeson

This is a brief, cursory biography as these things go. It's certainly interesting but the predominant feeling I am left with after finishing is "I want to know more." Gleeson says she didn't want to get bogged down in financial details to make this accessible to the general reader but the problem is that her thesis is significantly hurt by her unwillingness (or inability) to discuss the financial moves of Law in greater detail. This is much more a portrait of a person than it is a discussion of the legacy of his behaviour. I would have liked more detail, more context and definitely more analysis. I guess that's what you get when you read a biography of a finance minister by an art critic.