The Money Culture (Google eBook)

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W. W. Norton & Company, Feb 14, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 298 pages
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The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene.

The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.
  

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User Review  - Venky - Goodreads

Employing bold candour and brazen wit, Michael Lewis regales his reader about the new culture spawning the financial spectrum across the globe - a culture of uninhibited and vulgar greed. Manifesting ... Read full review

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User Review  - Mark - Goodreads

Good, but not Lewis' best. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
PART I
Christmas on Wall Street
The Absurdity of the American Express Card
Eddie the Chop House Boy
Bulldog Bull
Mary Cunningham Meet Ward Cleaver
Frankys Longest Mile
PART II
Do You Have a Fire in Your Belly?
Les Golden Boys
Dont Cry for Me Guacamole
Portrait of the American as a Bond Salesman
What the British Can Learn from American History
Slicing Up Europe for Fun and Profit
PART III

Leveraged RipOff
Ski Lift Tiff
Barbarians at the Trough
The Mystery of the Disappearing Employees
Mr Wall Street Goes to Washington
How Wall Street Took the S Ls for a Ride
When Bad Things Happen to Rich People
People in Glass Penthouses
Milkens Morals and Ours
Horatio Alger Trumped
Taken for a Ride on the Customers Yacht
How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Street
The New York Investment Banker Abroad
Japanese Takeout
Pickens Lickin
Kamikaze Capitalism
The Japanese Art Bubble
A Wall Street Yankee in the Imperial Court
Acknowledgments
Where and When They First Appeared
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Michael Lewis, the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, The Money Culture, The New New Thing, Moneyball, The Blind Side, Panic, Home Game, The Big Short, and Boomerang, among other works, lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

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