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Liar's Poker : Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Reprint) (Paperback) (Michael Lewis)
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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.
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.
Number of Pages: 310.0
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Workplace Culture
Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc
Author: Michael Lewis
Street Date: March 1, 2010
Item Number (DPCI): 248-41-7649