Liar's Poker

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Coronet, 1989 - Brokers - 304 pages
125 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's a page turner :) - Goodreads

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User Review  - Martin - Goodreads

A great book that is easy to read and informative at the same time. Fun and enlightening. The one part that was a bit lacking in my opinion, was the depth of the explanations given to the financial ... Read full review

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User Review  - Adrienne Herndon - Goodreads

Eye-opening read regarding the beginning of mortgage bonds and the resklessness of trading. Read full review

About the author (1989)

Michael Lewis is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER. He is a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.

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