Books by Best Selling Business Author Michael Lewis

Books by Best Selling Business Author Michael Lewis

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Title: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. <p>Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller <em>Liar's Poker</em>. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338829
Pages: 320
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Title: Liar's Poker: Rising through the Wreckage on Wall Street

<p class="null1">The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker.</p> <p>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. <b>Liar’s Poker</b> 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.</p> <p>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. </p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338690
Pages: 310
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Title: Boomerang

'Boomerang' is about the effects of the U.S. financial crisis on large and small European countries and how their difficulties impact the US.
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9781846144844
Pages: 213
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Title: The Money Culture

<p>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.</p> <p>An intrepid and mercilessly sharp-sighted safari through the financial jungles of the 1980s--from the author of the New York Times bestseller Liar's Poker. With devastating wit and a flair for unveiling the smoke and mirrors of high finance, Lewis takes a new look at many of the most influential and devastating episodes of the get-rich-quick decade. </p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338652
Pages: 304
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Title: Losers: The Road to Everyplace but the White House

<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller <i>Liar's Poker,</i> he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail.&nbsp; As he follows the men who aspire to the Oval Office, Lewis discovers an absurd mix of bravery and backpedaling, heroic possibility and mealy-mouthed sound bytes, and a process so ridiculous and unsavory that it leaves him wondering if everyone involved<i>—</i>from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted<i>—</i>isn't ultimately a loser.</p> <p>The contenders:</p> <p>Pat Buchanan:&nbsp; becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one.</p> <p>Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility.</p> <p>John&nbsp;McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind.</p> <p>Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill.</p> <p>Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles.</p> <p>Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care.</p> <p><i>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Losers</i> is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780679768098
Pages: 320
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Title: Panic: The Story of Modern Financial Insanity

<p><strong>The <em>New York Times</em> bestseller: A masterful account of today’s money culture, showing how the underpricing of risk leads to catastrophe.</strong></p> <p>When it comes to markets, the first deadly sin is greed. In this <em>New York Times</em> bestseller, Michael Lewis is our jungle guide through five of the most violent and costly upheavals in recent financial history. With his trademark humor and brilliant anecdotes, Lewis paints the mood and market factors leading up to each event, weaves contemporary accounts to show what people <em>thought</em> was happening at the time, and, with the luxury of hindsight, analyzes what actually happened and what we should have learned from experience.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393337983
Pages: 400
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Title: The Big Short

Presents an analysis of the economic crisis of 2009, citing such factors as expanded home ownership and risky derivative elections in the face of increasing shareholder demands and discussing the role of responsible parties in the ...
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393353150
Pages: 320
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Title: The New New Thing

Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393347814
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Title: Boomerang: Travels in the New Third World

“Lewis shows again why he is the leading journalist of his generation.”—Kyle Smith, Forbes

The tsunami of cheap credit that rolled across the planet between 2002 and 2008 was more than a simple financial phenomenon: it was temptation, offering entire societies the chance to reveal aspects of their characters they could not normally afford to indulge.

Icelanders wanted to stop fishing and become investment bankers. The Greeks wanted to turn their country into a piñata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack at it. The Germans wanted to be even more German; the Irish wanted to stop being Irish.

Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles beyond our shores is so brilliantly, sadly hilarious that it leads the American reader to a comfortable complacency: oh, those foolish foreigners. But when he turns a merciless eye on California and Washington, DC, we see that the narrative is a trap baited with humor, and we understand the reckoning that awaits the greatest and greediest of debtor nations.

Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393343441
Pages: 240
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