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Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street - Michael Lewis
Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
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The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.
The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393027501 (0393027503)
ASIN: 393027503
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Witches' Tea Shop
Witches' Tea Shop rated it
5.0 Review: Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street by Michael Lewis
This was a real page turner. Lewis takes the reader back to the late 70s and all through the 80s and tells the story of one "rogue" investment bank, Salomon Brothers, Inc. There is a big section of this rather short (249 pages) book that is devoted all to Lewis Rainrie and his newly conceived mortga...
AskTheTicketGuy
AskTheTicketGuy rated it
5.0 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
I am a big fan of Michael Lewis so it is hard for me to be objective in a review but I do think this book is brilliant.Personally I have not ready a better book that sums up the greed and gluttony of 1980's Wall Street.One thing that I found fascinating, especially with our recent financial collapse...
daisyq
daisyq rated it
Interesting Wall St memoir - Lewis worked for an investment bank in the late '70s through to beyond the '87 crash. The anecdotes from actual time in the business keep this a surprisingly fun read. Lewis is quite funny and cutting about his fellow traders, but never completely absolves himself eithe...
joshmunn
joshmunn rated it
3.0 Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street
I feel like I should like Michael Lewis more than I actually do.
realityinabox
realityinabox rated it
3.0 Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street
I enjoyed this book, but I didn't love it. It was Lewis' first book, and it shows. Not necessarily in a bad way, but it simply wasn't as gripping as his later attempts. I would only recommend to those who are interested in the origins of the mortgage bond market as in introduction (or follow-up, ...
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