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ISBN: 1417632267 / ISBN-13: 9781417632268

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

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  • Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street (Turtleback Books) – Hardcover (1990)
    by Michael Lewis

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

    Hardcover, Turtleback Books
    1990
    English
    Turtleback School & Library ed.
    249 pages

    ISBN: 1417632267
    ISBN-13: 9781417632268

    In fiction there was Bonfire of the Vanities; in reality, there is Liar's Poker--the fascinating insider's account of what really happens on Wall Street. This irreverent and hilarious birds-eye view of Wall Street's heyday will appeal to anyone intrigued by the allure of million dollar deals. Now in trade paper.

  • 1. Hardcover, Turtleback Books, 1990

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

Overall customer rating: 4.500
ArcherFan

Great Book!

by ArcherFan on Nov 3, 2011

This was a fun and interesting book to read abut Wall Street.

KleineAlteLadi

Liar's Poker

by KleineAlteLadi on Jun 3, 2010

A hoot! And informative, too. Hey, you can read this while the kids (or grandkids) are despoiling your hearing and your husband is nagging you to cook dinner. You will have fun and learn much. And the photo of the author is better than anything on TV these days.

SalukiSlew

Getting to know Michael Lewis

by SalukiSlew on Jan 22, 2009

I bought this book for the purpose of learning about Michael Lewis before I buy some of his subsequent and more recent books about Wall St. Although it is rather dated, it is an enjoyable intro. to the behind scenes and driving ideas of Wall St.'s mortgage market. Liar's Poker is informative and certainly worth a look. Michael is a talented writer and good story teller. I look forward to buying more of his books. As for the poker games, way outa my league!

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case8

Bond market of 80's close to sub-prime crisis

by case8 on Jan 10, 2008

Micheal Lewis's book is entertaining, though a bit rambling. The most striking thing to me about the book, however, is how similar the 1980's bond market was to today's sub-prime mortgage crisis. Both seem to revolve around the 'securitization' of questionable debt -- how often do we have to repeat the same mistakes?

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