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Liar's Poker

Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Lewis, Michael (Book - 2010 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Baker & Taylor
The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly.

Norton Pub
Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.

Authors: Lewis, Michael (Michael M.)
Statement of Responsibility: Michael Lewis
Title: Liar's poker
rising through the wreckage on Wall Street
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton, 2010, c1989
Characteristics: 310 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: Lewis, Michael (Michael M.) Brokers United States Biography Salomon Brothers Bonds United States
Topical Term: Brokers
Bonds
ISBN: 9780393338690
039333869X
Branch Call Number: 332.6209 L
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Nov 12, 2011
  • jlazcan rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This is a fantastic book that explains how bad people can behave on Wall Street. Lewis covers the ego driven machismo of trading floor personnel. His experience as a Wall Street associate is one that many of us can relate to.People do not have to work on Wall Street to behave badly. The jokes, the abuse and the immaturity are something that many men/women have a firsthand familiarity with. I rather enjoyed the personal stories and felt that he covered the topic well. This is a great read for any aspiring trader, but the story can carry over to any construction site or office across America and the world.

Apr 25, 2011
  • CorwinK rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

With Liar's Poker you get a really compelling writer with a wonderful story to tell. Highly recommended for anyone interested in finance or even who has investments. This is a peek behind the curtain to see how the investment sausage gets made and its not pretty but its often pretty funny.

Mar 10, 2011
  • lilwordworm rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

It almost feels like Lewis dressed up as a bond trader for this book, as Sacha Baron Cohen dressed up as a Kazakh for Borat. Hilarious insight into how scheming, selfish, and shameless behaviours are rewarded with unrestrained power and money. You gotta love Wall Street.

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