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Liar's Poker

Michael Lewis

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar's Poker.


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Book Information

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date: 03/01/2010
Pages: 320
ISBN-13: 9780393338690
ISBN-10: 039333869X
Language: English

Full Description

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."

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