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Lord Peter Views the Body
Dorothy L. Sayers
One Summer: America, 1927
Bill Bryson
The Zeroes: My Misadventures in the Decade Wall Street Went Insane - Randall Lane Fascinating book. Some of the excesses detailed (like the $175 hamburger or the $1000 frittata) were jaw droppers - it's really hard to even imagine making and spending as much money as many of the traders discussed in this book.

I did find that I walked away with a better understanding of what was going on in the financial markets during the decade and how all the old investment rules were thrown out the window, as it became one big casino.
It all made more sense, when told in specific dealings with specific people, and having the personalities included made it far more interesting than just an overall explanation of what was going on.