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The Money Culture - Michael Lewis

Paperback Published: 14th February 2011
ISBN: 9780393338652
Number Of Pages: 304

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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.

"One of our most entertaining writers...The Money Culture rivals Liar's Poker in giggle-inspiring quality." -- BusinessWeek "With Lewis's puckish humor and inimitable writing style, the stories are entertaining and thought-provoking." -- Library Journal "Journalism of a high order...Lewis's insouciance is one of his great charms as a writer, along with a graceful prose style, a mordant wit, and a thorough grounding in the world of finance...One of those rare works that encapsulate and define an era." -- Fortune "The funniest and most trenchant commentator on the money-mad moguls reshaping our world today." -- USA Today

Introductionp. xiii
New Worldp. 1
Christmas on Wall Streetp. 5
Leave Home Without It: The Absurdity of the American Express Cardp. 11
Eddie the Chop House Boyp. 21
Bulldog Bullp. 39
Mary Cunningham, Meet Ward Cleaverp. 47
Franky's Longest Milep. 55
Leveraged Rip-Offp. 63
Ski Lift Tiffp. 73
Barbarians at the Troughp. 79
The Mystery of the Disappearing Employeesp. 87
Mr. Wall Street Goes to Washingtonp. 95
How Wall Street Took the S & Ls for a Ridep. 103
When Bad Things Happen to Rich Peoplep. 111
People in Glass Penthouses...p. 119
Milken's Morals and Oursp. 127
Horatio Alger Trumpedp. 133
Taken for a Ride on the Customer's Yachtp. 141
Old Worldp. 163
ôDo You Have a Fire in Your Belly?öp. 167
Les Golden Boysp. 173
Don't Cry for Me Guacamolep. 181
Portrait of the American as a Bond Salesmanp. 187
What the British Can Learn from American Historyp. 193
Slicing Up Europe for Fun and Profitp. 199
Other Worldp. 207
How a Tokyo Earthquake Could Devastate Wall Streetp. 211
The New York Investment Banker Abroadp. 233
Japanese Takeoutp. 243
Pickens' Lickin'p. 249
Kamikaze Capitalismp. 255
The Japanese Art Bubblep. 263
A Wall Street Yankee in the Imperial Courtp. 271
Acknowledgmentsp. 279
Where and When They First Appearedp. 281
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ISBN: 9780393338652
ISBN-10: 0393338657
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 304
Published: 14th February 2011
Publisher: WW Norton & Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.1 x 14.0  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.25

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