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- Publisher: Hodder Paperback
- Format: Paperback | 304 pages
- Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 20mm | 222g
- Publication date: 1 November 2006
- Publication City/Country: London
- ISBN 10: 0340839961
- ISBN 13: 9780340839966
- Illustrations note: n/a
- Sales rank: 2,009
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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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.
By Jason Prentice 03 Sep 2011
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!
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
Repackaged with a stunning new cover, this is a bestselling tale of greed and corruption.