Liar's Poker

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Hodder, 2006 - Bonds - 298 pages
300 Reviews

From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank.

A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

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Fun for the insight it gives into Wall Street. - Goodreads
Great intro to the 1980s bond market - Goodreads
I really enjoy Michael Lewis's writing. - Goodreads
I think that Michael Lewis is a superb writer. - Goodreads
It was a very good book, and I like the humble ending. - Goodreads
It's a page turner :) - Goodreads

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Amazing book, reminded me of my brokerage days. Tells things as they are, no sugar coating. Read full review

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Great history of rise & fall of Salomon Brothers, invention of new financial markets (mortgage securities, junk bonds) & new products. Furthermore, author tells a lot about corporate culture, financial internship & training process in investment banking sector. Read full review

About the author (2006)

Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salomon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.

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