Liar's Poker

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Hodder, 2006 - Bonds - 298 pages
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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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First third was pretty interesting about how he accidentally got into the investment banking industry. But then started being lackluster because there wasn't enough character development. Read full review

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The book feels a bit dated because it was written in the 80s but its an interesting take on a great time in the finical industry. I think this was one of Micahel Lewis's first books so his writing ... Read full review

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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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