Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker: From the author of the Big Short

Non-Fiction, Economics, Education
Paperback Published on: 05/06/2006
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Synopsis

The game has some of the feel of trading, just as jousting has some of the feel of war. The questions a Liar’s Poker player are, up to a point, the same questions a bond trader asks himself. Is this a smart risk? Do I feel lucky? From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis's pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-80s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. Funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, Liar's Poker is a now fabled story of hysterical greed and excessive ambition, one that is now more potent and enthralling than ever. The original classic that revealed the truth about ambition, greed and excess in London and Wall Street, by the author of  the number one bestsellers The Big Short and Flash Boys. 'If you thought Gordon Gekko of the Wall Street movie was an implausibly corrupt piece of fiction, see how you like the real thing. This rip-the-lid-off account of the bond-dealing brouhaha is the work of a real-life bond salesman.' -  The Sunday Times 'Wickedly funny' - Daily Express 'Hilarious' - New York Times

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9780340839966
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 240g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 30 mm

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Liar's Poker
Great introduction to the writing of Michael Lewis, not quite as Wolf of Wall Street as hoped
Enjoyable insight into an organisation once a formidable force within the sphere of Investment Banking. Unfortunately not quite as exposing as one would ho... READ MORE
Robert Littlewood