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Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: New York : Norton, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this shrewd and wickedly funny book, Michael Lewis describes 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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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Michael Lewis
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Lewis
ISBN: 0393027503 9780393027501 0390927503 9780390927507 9780393338690 039333869X 0140143459 9780140143454
OCLC Number: 19321697
Description: 249 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Liar's poker --
Never mention money --
Learning to love your corporate culture --
Adult education --
A brotherhood of hoods --
The fat men and their marvelous money machine --
The Salomon diet --
From geek to man --
The art of war --
How can we make you happier? --
When bad things happen to rich people.
Responsibility: Michael Lewis.

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Lewis takes the reader through his schoolboy's progress as trainee and geek in the trading room, to high-powered swashbuckler. The author has a puckish appreciation for the comic. Yet he also has the Read more...

 
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