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Liar's Poker

Author: Michael Lewis

Year Published: 1989

Description: This nonfiction book portrays with humor Michael Lewis's observations as a bond salesman from 1984-1987.  Partly autobiographical, it chronicles his education and arrival on Wall Street and offers an insider's perspective on the personalities and risk-taking culture that characterized a period of great consequence in the financial sector.  It also provides a history of the author's former employer, Salomon Brothers, and its dramatic rise and fall.  The book's name reflects a high-stakes game sometimes played by traders during idle time.

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'Most of the time when markets move, no one has any idea why. A man who can tell a good story can make a good living as a broker."'

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