Liar's Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street
ISBN: 0340839961
EAN13: 9780340839966
Language: English
Pages: 304
Dimensions: 0.75" H x 7.64" L x 4.96" W
Weight: 0.44 lbs.
Format: Paperback
Select Format Format: Paperback Select Conditions Condition: Good


Format: Paperback

Condition: Good

Almost Gone!
Only 1 at this price.
Add 4 More to Qualify
Buy 3, Get 1 Free
All Books Under $5

Select Conditions
  • Good $4.68 Liar's Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street
Book Overview

This Description may be from another edition of this product.

It was wonderful to be young and working on Wall Street in the 1980s: never before had so many twenty-four-year-olds made so much money in so little time. After you learned the trick of it, all you had to do was pick up the phone and the money poured in your lap.

This wickedly funny book endures as the best record we have of those heady, frenzied years. In it Lewis describes 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.

As he has continued to do for a quarter century, Michael Lewis here shows us how things really worked on Wall Street. In the Salomon training program a roomful of aspirants is stunned speechless by the vitriolic profanity of the Human Piranha; out on the trading floor, bond traders throw telephones at the heads of underlings and Salomon chairmen Gutfreund challenges his chief trader to a hand of liar's poker for one million dollars.

Frequently Asked Questions About Liar's Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street

Liar's Poker Series In Order - By Michael Lewis

Book Reviews (0)

  |   0  reviews
Did you read Liar's Poker: Rising Through The Wreckage On Wall Street? Please provide your feedback and rating to help other readers.
Write Review

No customer reviews for the moment.