Liar's Poker: Rising Through the Wreckage on Wall Street Setting & Symbolism

Michael Lewis (author)
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Salomon Brothers

Salomon Brothers is the investment bank where the author Michael Lewis takes employment. The firm has a "crude, rude, and socially unacceptable" culture that attracts him. Salomon is the most profitable firm on Wall Street and dominates the entire bond market in 1985. Salomon Brothers gain by their position, size and reputation for valuing, trading and selling bonds that earns them a small commission on each transaction.

Wall Street

Wall Street is the name of the financial district located in New York City. Investment banks including Salomon Brothers as well as other national and international financial firms have offices there. Michael starts his first day at Salomon Brothers by walking around Wall Street.

Liar's Poker

Liar's Poker is a name used to identify several facets of Michael Lewis' book. "Liar's Poker" is the title of this book describing his experiences as a trainee and employee of Salomon...

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