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The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of #1 bestsellers THE BIG SHORT and FLASH BOYS. From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is the original story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever. 'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of the bond-dealing brouhaha is the work of a real-life bond salesman.' The Sunday Times 'Wickedly funny' Daily Express 'Hilarious' New York Times

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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 130 x 196 x 20mm | 222.26g
  • Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Hodder Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • n/a
  • 0340839961
  • 9780340839966
  • 1,266

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An amazing book, readable, funny and mind-boggling ... one of the great business books of all time Punch Read all about it: headlong greed, inarticulate obscenity, Animal House horseplay ... The Sunday Times Immense verve and wit 20/20 Magazine A highly immoral book Daily Mail Wickedly funny Daily Express As traders would say, this book is a buy Financial Times

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About Michael Lewis

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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Review Text

Repackaged with a stunning new cover, this is a bestselling tale of greed and corruption.

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Customer reviews

A good read and a real eye opener to the world of bond trading. After reading this book, I was left with a sense of how the USA got the world into the GFC!show more
by Jason Prentice