Liar's Poker (Norton Paperback) Reprint Edition, Kindle Edition

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ISBN-13: 978-0393338690
ISBN-10: 039333869X
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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.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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  • File Size: 986 KB
  • Print Length: 313 pages
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (March 15, 2010)
  • Publication Date: March 15, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B003E20ZRY
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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