Liar's Poker

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Hodder, 2006 - Bonds - 298 pages
196 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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User Review  - Mike Moore - Goodreads

For people who want to understand the peculiar failure modes of capitalism that have been illustrated by the bubbles, crashes, and bailouts of the past decade, Liar's Poker is required reading. Not ... Read full review

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User Review  - Derek Walker - Goodreads

Review from The Weekly Creative: About a month ago, the clouds parted and I found a first edition copy (1989) of Michael Lewis's debut work at Central Book Exchange in SLC. I have been a longtime fan ... 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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