Liar s Poker
Score: 3
From 275 Ratings

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2010-03-15
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066258


Liar s Poker Book Description :

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Liar s Poker
Score: 4
From 48 Ratings

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michael M. Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0393027503


Liar s Poker Book Description :

The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly

Liar s Poker
Score: 4
From 42 Ratings

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michael M. Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1989
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 249
  • ISBN 10 : 0393027503


Liar s Poker Book Description :

The author recounts his experiences on the lucrative Wall Street bond market of the 1980s, where young traders made millions in a very short time, in a humorous account of greed and epic folly

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker


  • Author : Michel Collon
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Political Science
  • Pages : 202
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105112818013


Liar s Poker Book Description :

The fundamental and strategic interests of Germany and the United States in controlling oil routes and key areas of the world are illuminated in this translation. Domination of Russia and China, the bombing of Yugoslavia, and a NATO-sanctioned war for control of the Balkans are speculated about and discussed as long-term goals of the so-called Great Powers. The media and its faulty coverage of similar events in the past is examined, giving the reader the tools necessary to weed through the barrage of organized disinformation and avoid manipulation by the media.

The Money Culture
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings

The Money Culture


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2011-02-14
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066797


The Money Culture Book Description :

The classic warts-and-all portrait of the 1980s financial scene. The 1980s was the most outrageous and turbulent era in the financial market since the crash of '29, not only on Wall Street but around the world. Michael Lewis, as a trainee at Salomon Brothers in New York and as an investment banker and later financial journalist, was uniquely positioned to chronicle the ambition and folly that fueled the decade.

The New New Thing  A Silicon Valley Story
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 1999-10-17
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 0393066215


The New New Thing A Silicon Valley Story Book Description :

New York Times Bestseller. “A superb book. . . . [Lewis] makes Silicon Valley as thrilling and intelligible as he made Wall Street in his best-selling Liar’s Poker.”—Time In the weird glow of the dying millennium, Michael Lewis set out on a safari through Silicon Valley to find the world’s most important technology entrepreneur. He found this in Jim Clark, a man whose achievements include the founding of three separate billion-dollar companies. Lewis also found much more, and the result—the best-selling book The New New Thing—is an ingeniously conceived history of the Internet revolution.

Every You  Every Me
Score: 3.5
From 18 Ratings

Every You Every Me


  • Author : David Levithan
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2011-09-13
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375896217


Every You Every Me Book Description :

A picture is worth a thousand lies in this psychological thriller by bestselling author David Levithan (Every Day; Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green). In this high school-set psychological tale, a tormented teen named Evan starts to discover a series of unnerving photographs—some of which feature him. Someone is stalking him . . . messing with him . . . threatening him. Worse, ever since his best friend Ariel has been gone, he's been unable to sleep, spending night after night torturing himself for his role in her absence. And as crazy as it sounds, Evan's starting to believe it's Ariel that's behind all of this, punishing him. But the more Evan starts to unravel the mystery, the more his paranoia and insomnia amplify, and the more he starts to unravel himself. Creatively told with black-and-white photos interspersed between the text so the reader can see the photos that are so unnerving to Evan, Every You, Every Me is a one-of-a-kind departure from a one-of-a-kind author. From the Hardcover edition.

When Genius Failed
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

When Genius Failed


  • Author : Roger Lowenstein
  • Publisher : Random House
  • Release Date : 2001-01-18
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780375506444


When Genius Failed Book Description :

With a new Afterword addressing today’s financial crisis A BUSINESS WEEK BEST BOOK OF THE YEAR In this business classic—now with a new Afterword in which the author draws parallels to the recent financial crisis—Roger Lowenstein captures the gripping roller-coaster ride of Long-Term Capital Management. Drawing on confidential internal memos and interviews with dozens of key players, Lowenstein explains not just how the fund made and lost its money but also how the personalities of Long-Term’s partners, the arrogance of their mathematical certainties, and the culture of Wall Street itself contributed to both their rise and their fall. When it was founded in 1993, Long-Term was hailed as the most impressive hedge fund in history. But after four years in which the firm dazzled Wall Street as a $100 billion moneymaking juggernaut, it suddenly suffered catastrophic losses that jeopardized not only the biggest banks on Wall Street but the stability of the financial system itself. The dramatic story of Long-Term’s fall is now a chilling harbinger of the crisis that would strike all of Wall Street, from Lehman Brothers to AIG, a decade later. In his new Afterword, Lowenstein shows that LTCM’s implosion should be seen not as a one-off drama but as a template for market meltdowns in an age of instability—and as a wake-up call that Wall Street and government alike tragically ignored.

Flash Boys  A Wall Street Revolt
Score: 4
From 469 Ratings

Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt


  • Author : Michael Lewis
  • Publisher : W. W. Norton & Company
  • Release Date : 2014-03-31
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 274
  • ISBN 10 : 9780393244663


Flash Boys A Wall Street Revolt Book Description :

Argues that post-crisis Wall Street continues to be controlled by large banks and explains how a small, diverse group of Wall Street men have banded together to reform the financial markets.

Straight to Hell
Score: 2.5
From 3 Ratings

Straight to Hell


  • Author : John LeFevre
  • Publisher : Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
  • Release Date : 2015-07-14
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802192080


Straight to Hell Book Description :

The hilarious New York Times bestseller “sharply observes the lives of globe-trotting, overindulging, investment bankers” (Entertainment Weekly). “Some chick asked me what I would do with 10 million bucks. I told her I’d wonder where the rest of my money went.” —@GSElevator For three years, the notorious @GSElevator Twitter feed offered a hilarious, shamelessly voyeuristic look into the real world of international finance. Hundreds of thousands followed the account, Goldman Sachs launched an internal investigation, and when the true identity of the man behind it all was revealed, it created a national media sensation—but that’s only part of the story. Where @GSElevator captured the essence of the banking elite with curated jokes and submissions overheard by readers, Straight to Hell adds John LeFevre’s own story—an unapologetic and darkly funny account of a career as a globe-conquering investment banker spanning New York, London, and Hong Kong. Straight to Hell pulls back the curtain on a world that is both hated and envied, taking readers from the trading floors and roadshows to private planes and after-hours overindulgence. Full of shocking lawlessness, boyish antics, and win-at-all-costs schemes, this is the definitive take on the deviant, dysfunctional, and absolutely excessive world of finance. Some words have been blacked out due to editorial choice. “Shocking and sordid—and so much fun.” —New York Daily News “LeFevre’s workplace anecdotes include tales of nastiness, sabotage, favoritism, sexism, racism, expense-account padding, and legally questionable collusion.” —The New Yorker