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The Money Culture
     

The Money Culture

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by Michael Lewis
 

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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

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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.

Editorial Reviews

Fortune
“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.”
USA Today
“The funniest and most trenchant commentator on the money-mad moguls reshaping our world today.”
BusinessWeek
“One of our most entertaining writers…The Money Culture rivals Liar's Poker in giggle-inspiring quality.”
Library Journal
Lewis wrote a very funny and trenchant book about life as a junior bond trader on Wall Street in the mid-1980s and called it Liar's Poker ( LJ 9/1/89). In this new book, he revisits familiar ground. In essays and pieces that originally appeared in magazines and newspapers, he strolls down Wall Street and takes aim at such targets as Michael Milken, the RJR Nabisco takeover, Louis Rukeyser, the Savings & Loan crisis, the Japanese, etc., and dissects them. There is not much in the way of true revelation here, but, with Lewis's puckish humor and inimitable writing style, the stories are entertaining and thought-provoking. And he proves that ``the raw itch for money is still with us as surely as ever . . . and the money on Wall Street is better than elsewhere.'' This should be a big hit with the readers of his previous book. For all popular nonfiction collections.-- Richard Drezen, Merrill Lynch Lib., New York

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393338652
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/14/2011
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
315,088
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Lewis, is the best-selling author of Liar’s Poker, Moneyball, The Blind Side, and Flash Boys. He lives in Berkeley, California, with his wife and three children.

Brief Biography

Date of Birth:
October 15, 1960
Place of Birth:
New Orleans, LA
Education:
Princeton University, B.A. in Art History, 1982; London School of Economics, 1985

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The Money Culture 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Lewis is a great read. I guess I would prefer a book as opposed to a series of articles. Would have liked the publication dates to be included in the chapter headings for context.
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