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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street

Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
Author: Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393027501
ISBN 10: 393027503
Edition: N/A
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: 1989-10-17
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 256
List Price: $27.95

The bestselling and hilarious book that blew the doors off Wall Street's boardrooms and introduced the world to the writing of Michael Lewis.

Library Journal

As described by Lewis, liar's poker is a game played in idle moments by workers on Wall Street, the objective of which is to reward trickery and deceit. With this as a metaphor, Lewis describes his four years with the Wall Street firm Salomon Brothers, from his bizarre hiring through the training program to his years as a successful bond trader. Lewis illustrates how economic decisions made at the national level changed securities markets and made bonds the most lucrative game on the Street. His description of the firm's personalities and of the events from 1984 through the crash of October 1987 are vivid and memorable. Readers of Tom Wolfe's The Bonfire of the Vanities ( LJ 11/15/87) are likely to enjoy this personal memoir. BOMC and Fortune Book Club selection.-- Joseph Barth, U.S. Military Acad . Lib., West Point, N.Y.