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The Resource Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street, Michael Lewis

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

Label
Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street
Title
Liar's poker
Title remainder
rising through the wreckage on Wall Street
Statement of responsibility
Michael Lewis
Title variation
Rising through the wreckage on Wall Street
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Before there was Flash Boys and The Big Short, there was Liar's Poker. A knowing and unnervingly talented debut, this insider s account of 1980s Wall Street excess transformed Michael Lewis from a disillusioned bond salesman to the best-selling literary icon he is today. Together, the three books cover thirty years of endemic global corruption perhaps the defining problem of our age which has never been so hilariously skewered as in Liar's Poker, now in a twenty-fifth-anniversary edition with a new afterword by the author. 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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lewis, Michael
Dewey number
  • 332.6/2092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG4928.5
LC item number
.L48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lewis, Michael
  • Salomon Brothers
  • Lewis, Michael
  • Salomon Brothers
  • Brokers
  • Bonds
  • Bonds
  • Brokers
  • United States
Label
Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street, Michael Lewis
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"25th anniversary edition - with a new afterword"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The art of war
  • How can we make you happier?
  • When bad things happen to rich people
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword: Liar's poker at twenty-five
  • 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
Control code
ocn881439607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
25th anniversary edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780393246100
Lccn
2015295071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881439607
Label
Liar's poker : rising through the wreckage on Wall Street, Michael Lewis
Publication
Copyright
Note
"25th anniversary edition - with a new afterword"--Jacket
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The art of war
  • How can we make you happier?
  • When bad things happen to rich people
  • Epilogue
  • Afterword: Liar's poker at twenty-five
  • 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
Control code
ocn881439607
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
25th anniversary edition.
Extent
313 pages
Isbn
9780393246100
Lccn
2015295071
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)881439607

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