The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.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.
"So memorable and alive . . . one of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era." - Fortune
"The funniest book on Wall Street I've ever read." - Tom Wolfe
"Often profane, always hilarious, right on the mark." - People
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Posted November 06, 2011 by James , DCWhen purchasing this book I thought I would be reading about Mr. Lewis' rise to the top, the obstacles he overcame to get there, and the interesting stories of comraderie throughout his journey. When I read it I found it to be financially technical and more about how the bond market did in the 80s. Will be a good read for someone in the finance field looking for a history of the markets.
W. W. Norton & Company
March 01, 2010
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