Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker

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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 The Big Short and Flash Boys 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. 'The funniest book about Wall Street I have ever read' Tom Wolfe, author of The Bonfire of the Vanities

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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
  • 2,194

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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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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
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