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Liars Poker

by Michael Lewis

W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated | June 11, 1989 | Hardcover

Liars Poker is rated 4.8333 out of 5 by 6.
In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake''s progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars'' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call.

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 11, 1989

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393027503

ISBN - 13: 9780393027501

Found in: Investments and Securities

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from GREAT BOOK AND A MUST READ!!!! Michael Lewis did a great job in writing a short and funny story about his experiences on Wall Street. It is a great read for those that are just starting out in the industry as it is full of information and tips.
Date published: 2007-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book! This book gives you a great insider look into Wall Street without going into all the technical jargon often found with business books. This is a novel, not a technical manual. But at the same time, this is a real-life of how a person went from being at a banquet with Queen Elizabeth to the trading floor at Solomon Smith Barney. Great book for someone who just wants to get a taste of the happenings on Wall Street!
Date published: 2001-05-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Looking for a job on the street? Read this book! Looking for a job on the street in the 21st century? Read about the gluttony of 1980's Wall Street at Salomon Bros. and have a good laugh. Mike Lewis puts it all into perspective in his insightful, humourous, easy-to-read, first book. Learn a few tricks of the trade, or just a few good tricks. The chapter on mortgage backed securities (MBS) is the only slow part, but don't skip ahead you might learn something.
Date published: 2000-12-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Liars Poker How many books have you read more than once? This book is great. This book is funny. It is also a quick read. Do it. Find out about wallstreet. These charactors are great.
Date published: 2000-10-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Required Reading for Brokers and Their Clients Solly (Solomon Brothers brokerage firm) in 1986 was a hot-bed of action for young, rich brokers. If you're looking at the industry you should know its past (which, interestingly, is also some firm's present) management culture. And if you're thinking of hiring a broker you should know what happens on the inside. Since the 1987 Correction (or Crash, depending on if you were invested or not at that time) and the rise of discount and e-brokers these days of the full-service stockbroker seem to be numbered (as they become more like bankers) but it is incredibly interesting to see how business was done when the blush was still on the rose. You don't need to be a market-maven to know what they are talking about all of the time, but it helps. This is to broker novels what Wall Street with Charlie Sheen and Michael Douglas is to broker movies.
Date published: 2000-06-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from All u need to know about the investment banking fi Anyone thinking of a career in i-banking cannot pass up this book. An amazing book which takes a very unique view of the field. The book has many funny moments and is just a treat to read.
Date published: 1999-07-10

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Liars Poker

by Michael Lewis

Format: Hardcover

Published: June 11, 1989

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0393027503

ISBN - 13: 9780393027501

From the Publisher

In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake''s progress through a powerful investment bank. From an unlikely beginning (art history at Princeton?) he rose in two short years from Salomon Brothers trainee to Geek (the lowest form of life on the trading floor) to Big Swinging Dick, the most dangerous beast in the jungle, a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars'' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call.

About the Author

Michael Lewis was born October 15, 1960, in New Orleans, Louisiana. He is an American contemporary non-fiction author. His bestselling books include Liar's Poker, Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game, and The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game. Lewis lives Berkely, California with is wife and children.

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In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, Michael Lewis describes an astonishing era and his own rake's progress through the jungle of a powerful investment bank. In two short years he rose from trainee to a bond salesman who could turn over millions of dollars' worth of doubtful bonds with just one call
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