Michael Lewis

  • "Au cours de la dernière décennie, les marchés financiers ont évolué trop rapidement pour que la représentation mentale que nous nous en faisons demeure exacte. Je suis prêt à parier que l'image que la plupart des gens ont de ces marchés est encore celle d'un décor qu'un photographe aurait pu capturer. (...) Le monde s'accroche à cette image dépassée des places boursières parce qu'elle est rassurante, parce qu'il est difficile de se représenter celle qui l'a remplacée et parce que le peu de personnages qui sont à même de vous la représenter n'ont aucun intérêt à le faire. Ce livre tente de reconstituer cette image." Loin d'être un essai sur l'évolution des marchés, l'enquête de Michael Lewis s'attache à dresser le portrait des hommes à l'intérieur de la machine financière et offre le récit captivant d'une bataille invisible et pourtant cruciale, celle du temps. Plongez au coeur du Trading Haute Fréquence, suivez ses proies, ses chasseurs et prédateurs, désormais les nouveaux loups de Wall Street. C'est hilarant, terrifiant et tout est vrai.

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    This book provides a fresh approach to understanding the origins and possible future direction of the Northeast Asia "history wars." Leading scholars in history, literary studies, and education present the complex issue in a historical context by assessing its political and cultural dimensions, particularly with regards to relations between Japan and Korea. Their essays also touch on the significance of civil society efforts to advance peaceful reconciliation and the social and political forces that have worked to frustrate such efforts since 1945. At its core, this volume explores the political significance in the gap between Korean and Japanese civil society versus governmental efforts to resolve issues lingering from the Pacific War in Asia; the significance of cultural as well as political efforts to understanding historical and contemporary relations among Northeast Asian neighboring states; and specific factors-such as textbook reform, revised school curricula, and civil society education efforts- that are working to ameliorate the heretofore deadlocked "history wars."

  • Here, with his remorseless eye for the truth, the bestselling author of Liar's Poker turns his sights on his own domestic world. The result is a wickedly enjoyable cautionary tale.

    Lewis reveals his own unique take on fatherhood, dealing with the big issues and challenges of new-found paternity: from discovering your three-year-old loves to swear to the ethics of taking your offspring gambling at the races, from the carnage of clothing and feeding to the inevitable tantrums - of both parent and child - and the gradual realization that, despite everything, he's becoming hooked.

    Home Game is probably the most brazenly honest and entertaining book about parenting ever written.

  • From mere trainee to lowly geek, to triumphal Big Swinging Dick: that was Michael Lewis' pell-mell progress through the dealing rooms of Salomon Brothers in New York and London during the heady mid-1980s when they were probably the world's most powerful and profitable merchant bank. A true-life Bonfire of the Vanities, funny, frightening, breathless and heartless, his is a tale of hysterical greed and ambition set in an obsessed, enclosed world.

  • Michael Lewis is a master at dissecting the absurd: after skewering Wall Street in his national bestseller Liar's Poker, he packed his mighty pen and set out on the 1996 campaign trail. 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--from the journalists to the candidates to the people who voted--isn't ultimately a loser.
    The contenders:
    Pat Buchanan: becomes the first politician ever to choose a black hat over a white one.
    Phil Gramm: spends twenty million dollars to convince voters of his fiscal responsibility.
    /> John McCain: makes the fatal mistake of actually speaking his mind.
    Alan Keyes: checks out of a New Hampshire hotel and tells the manager another candidate will be paying his bill.
    Steve Forbes: refuses to answer questions about his father's motorcycles.
    Bob Dole: marches through the campaign without ever seeming to care.
    Losers is a wickedly funny, unflinching look at how America really goes about choosing a President.
    From the Trade Paperback edition.

  • While Michael Lewis worked as a bond dealer at Salomon Brothers he began his second career as a journalist and helped to record a real-life 'bonfire of the vanities'. Not afraid of interviewing the world's most notorious financiers or of revealing the treachery and deception behind some of the biggest financial deals ever made, in The Money Culture, Lewis provides a contemporary record of the ups and downs of the world's money markets and the rise and fall of some of the larger-than-life personalities.

  • This light-hearted look at business relations between Japan and the West follows the fortunes of two cultural transplants - Bob Collins, a forthright American insurance executive who lives and works in Tokyo, and Shuji Tomikawa, a Harvard-educated Japanese working for Mitsui Real Estate in New York City.Through his meetings with these men, the author is able to draw some surprising conclusions about current Japanese business practices, both in relation to foreigners attempting to trade with them, and in terms of their own headlong rush into overseas markets, from the Ginza bars of Tokyo to the wino gangs of Times Square.

  • Michael Lewis, the Master of the Big Story, is back with Flash Boys If you thought Wall Street was about alpha males standing in trading pits hollering at each other, think again. That world is dead.

    Now, the world's money is traded by computer code, in

  • This collected volume of original essays proposes to address the state of scholarship on the political, cultural, and intellectual history of Americans responses to wilderness from first contact to the present. While not bringing a synthetic narrative to wilderness, the volume will gather competing interpretations of wilderness in historical context.

  • 'We fed the monster until it blew up ...' While Wall Street was busy creating the biggest credit bubble of all time, a few renegade investors saw it was about to burst, bet against the banking system - and made a fortune.

    From the jungles of the trading floor to the casinos of Las Vegas, this is the outrageous story of the misfits, mavericks and geniuses who, against all odds, made the greatest financial killing in history.

  • Did you hear the one about the bartender and the rabbi? If not, you?ll find it in this delightful book?along with hundreds of other jokes and funny stories, classic and brand-new?about the denizens of bars, pubs, and watering holes everywhere. Michael Lewis has gathered a wide range of the very best and funniest bar jokes, riddles, anecdotes, and quotations in this rib-tickling (and thirst-inducing) collection. Sure to be a favorite of tipplers of all stripes?and the teetotalers who drive them home?the book also includes bar bets, games, tricks, trivia, and more. Featuring classic "bartoons" opening each chapter, its nifty 5 x 7 trim size makes it a perfect party takealong or barside companion?right next to the cocktail shaker, the jar of olives?and Black Dog?s mega-bestselling New New York Bartender?s Guide.

  • Having made the U.S. financial crisis comprehensible for us all in The Big Short, Michael Lewis realised that he hadn't begun to get grips with the full story. How exactly had it come to hit the rest of the world in the face too? Just how broke are we really?Boomerang is a tragi-comic romp across Europe, in which Lewis gives full vent to his storytelling genius. The 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 piïata stuffed with cash and allow as many citizens as possible to take a whack. The Irish wanted to stop being Irish. The Germans wanted to be even more German. Michael Lewis's investigation of bubbles across Europe is brilliantly, sadly hilarious. He also turns a merciless eye on America: on California, the epicentre of world consumption, where we see that a final reckoning awaits the most avaricious of nations too. This is the ultimate book of our times. It's time to brace ourselves for impact. And, with Michael Lewis, to laugh out loud while we're doing it.

  • From Michael Lewis, the No.1 bestselling author of The Big Short and Flash Boys, this is the extraordinary story of the two men whose ideas changed the world.Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky met in war-torn 1960s Israel. Both were gifted young psychology professors: Kahneman a rootless son of holocaust survivors who saw the world as a problem to be solved; Tversky a voluble, instinctual blur of energy. In this breathtaking new book, Michael Lewis tells the extraordinary story of a relationship that became a shared mind: one which created the field of behavioural economics, revolutionising everything from Big Data to medicine, from how we are governed to how we spend, from high finance to football. Kahneman and Tversky, shows Michael Lewis, helped shape the world in which we now live - and may well have changed, for good, humankind's view of its own mind.

  • Soccer basics in a day? Easy. Do you get a kick out of soccer, but need to brush up your knowledge on the key elements of the game? Look no further! Soccer Rules & Positions In A Day For Dummies quickly brings you up to speed on one of the most popular sports in the world. From essential information on the sport to expert coverage of the game's rules, regulations, and players, this book provides invaluable insight to new and veteran fans alike. The essential information you need to understand and enjoy soccer Expert coverage of the game's rules and regulations Helpful breakdowns of soccer positions and their roles in offense and defense Online component takes readers beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with your newfound knowledge in no time!

  • La crise qui s´est abattue sur la planète depuis 2008 a eu de nombreuses conséquences, dont l´une des plus notables est l´écroulement financier progressif de quelques pays européens. Nous savons quelle est aujourd´hui la situation en Grèce et en Irlande. Nous avons entendu les avertissements concernant l´Espagne, l´Italie et le Portugal. Du haut de leur triple A, la France et l´Allemagne paraissent sauves. C´est du moins ce qu´on nous dit.

    Michael Lewis a donc décidé de faire un tour d´Europe afin de juger de la situation sur le terrain. Et les séquelles humaines, sociales et financières de la crise qu´il a constatées sont pour le moins saisissantes. Entre les États les plus touchés, qui peu à peu commencent à s´apparenter à de véritables pays du tiers-monde, et ceux qui sont encore épargnés, dont l´inconscience est difficile à croire, le tableau est éloquent.

    Avec le ton inimitable, d´une singulière pertinence économique et d´une humanité rare, qui a fait le succès du Casse du siècle, Michael Lewis confirme dans ce portrait tragi-comique de l´Europe contemporaine qu´il est l´un des analystes les plus remarquables de sa génération.

    Michael Lewis est néà La Nouvelle-Orléans en 1960. Il a travaillé comme investisseur, au milieu des années quatre-vingt, pour la banque Salomon Brothers, expérience qui lui a donné la matière de son premier livre, Poker menteur (Dunod, 1990), comparé, lors de sa sortie, au Bûcher des vanités de Tom Wolfe. Il est aujourd´hui journaliste à Vanity Fair. Après Le Casse du siècle (2010), Boomerang est son deuxième ouvrage à paraître chez Sonatine Éditions.

    À propos du Casse du siècle :
    « Personne n´écrit sur la finance et l´argent avec un tel sens de l´humain et du romanesque. Michael Lewis est notre nouveau Tom Wolfe. »The New York Times « Lewis décortique le système en moraliste autant qu´en analyste. C´est de loin le meilleur ouvrage sur la crise. »Le Monde

  • Changements climatiques, raréfaction des réserves pétrolières, économie casino: en ce début de XXIe siècle, maintenir le statu quo est une option dangereuse susceptible de mener l'espèce humaine à sa perte. Prendrons-nous le risque d'un effondrement total en poursuivant dans la même voie? Ou aurons-nous la sagesse et le courage de changer radicalement de paradigme pour nous assurer un avenir commun?

    «Impératif Transition» nous invite à opérer un profond changement social, écologique et économique pour effectuer ce passage d'une économie fondée sur le dogme de la croissance infinie, carburant aux énergies fossiles, à des économies diversifiées, locales, résilientes et faibles en carbone.

    Dans la lignée du «Manuel de Transition», de Rob Hopkins, cet ouvrage de référence traite des grands enjeux stratégiques dans les domaines de l'autosuffisance énergétique, de l'agriculture soutenable, des innovations bancaires conviviales (prêt sans intérêt, microcrédit...), du logement abordable, de la démocratie économique et de la durabilité. Il s'appuie sur de très nombreux exemples d'actions entreprises aux quatre coins du globe, du Japon au Québec, en passant par la Suède et les États-Unis.

    Le livre de Michael Lewis et de Pat Conaty est un véritable remède contre le cynisme et le sentiment d'impuissance qui peuvent parfois nous gagner, tant les initiatives qu'il présente sont porteuses d'espoir et ouvrent des pistes de solutions concrètes pour entreprendre dès maintenant les changements nécessaires à la résilience collective.

  • Fort d'une analyse conjointe des quatre élections présidentielles de 1988, 1995, 2002, 2007, cet ouvrage dresse le portrait d'un électorat français, de l'évolution de ses opinions, de ses orientations idéologiques et de ses choix.
    Son intérêt est de montrer dans quelle mesure les variables dites "lourdes" (classe, patrimoine, âge, genre, religion, etc.) structurent ces choix et comment elles se combinent avec les facteurs propres à chaque scrutin (enjeux économiques, sécurité et immigration, images des candidats, vote sanction) pour influencer les résultats électoraux au premier et au second tours.
    En cartographiant sur deux décennies les éléments de continuité et de rupture inhérents au comportement des électeurs français, cette équipe internationale de chercheurs fournit non seulement une synthèse inédite, mais encore une grille d'interprétation privilégiée pour entrevoir la dynamique de la vie politique actuelle et les enjeux de l'élection présidentielle de 2012.

  • The study of voting behaviour remains a vibrant sub-discipline of political science.  The Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an authoritative and wide ranging survey of this dynamic field, drawing together a team of the world's leading scholars to provide a state-of-the-art review that sets the agenda for future study.
    Taking an interdisciplinary approach and focusing on a range of countries, the handbook is composed of eight parts.  The first five cover the principal theoretical paradigms, establishing the state of the art in their conceptualisation and application, and followed by chapters on their specific challenges and innovative applications in contemporary voting studies.  The remaining three parts explore elements of the voting process to understand their different effects on vote outcomes.
    The SAGE Handbook of Electoral Behaviour is an essential benchmark publication for advanced students, researchers and practitioners in the fields of politics, sociology, psychology and research methods. 

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    This book is an up-to-date guide to the diagnosis and management of the oral and orofacial conditions that may be encountered by dentists in primary care. Now in its fourth edition, the book has been completely restructured to provide a clinical signs and symptoms approach to disease that will enhance the ability of clinicians to establish the correct diagnosis.  This is achieved by the lavish use of high-quality colour clinical illustrations that cover the full spectrum of conditions seen most frequently in the dental surgery. In addition, contemporary information on patient management is presented in a clear and reader-friendly style. The book provides the clinician with an extremely useful tool for clinical diagnosis and delivery of the highest quality patient care. The contents are of direct relevance to all members of the dental team, not only in general practice but also in specialist settings.

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    When developmental psychologists set forth the theory that the roots of adult psychopathology could be traced to childhood experience and behavior, the idea quickly took hold. Subsequently, as significant research in this area advanced during the past decade, more sophisticated theory, more accurate research methodologies, and improved replication of empirical findings have been the result.The Third Edition of the Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology incorporates these research advances throughout its comprehensive, up-to-date examination of this diverse and maturing field. Integrative state-of-the-art models document the complex interplay of risk and protective factors and other variables contributing to normal and pathological development. New and updated chapters describe current refinements in assessment methods and offer the latest research findings from neuroscience. In addition, the Third Edition provides readers with a detailed review across the spectrum of salient topics, from the effects of early deprivation to the impact of puberty.As the field continues to shift from traditional symptom-based concepts of pathology to a contemporary, dynamic paradigm, the Third Edition addresses such key topics as:Early Childhood disorders, including failure to thrive and attachment disorders.
    Aggression, ADHD, and other disruptive conditions. 
    Developmental models of depression, anxiety, self-injury/suicide, and OCD. 
    The autism spectrum and other chronic developmental disorders. 
    Child maltreatment and trauma disorders. 
    The Third Edition of the Handbook of Developmental Psychopathology is a discipline-defining, forward-looking resource for researchers, clinicians, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in such fields as developmental psychology, psychiatry, social work, child and school psychology, educational psychology, and pediatrics.

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    This third edition of the Handbook of Poisonous and Injurious Plants is designed to assist the clinician in the initial response to the needs of a child or adult exposed to a poisonous or injurious plant. It highlights common and important plants that lead to the adverse effects upon exposure, and it describes the mechanisms of action of the implicated toxin, clinical manifestations, and specific therapeutics, as available, for each. This truly comprehensive resource is botanically rigorous with insights from both the pharmacognosy and medical literature. At the same time, it is also for those who are interested in growing and enjoying the plants in their environment, filling in a not-often-discussed botanical and horticultural niche that goes beyond their beautiful physical appearance. Plants contain many useful chemicals that humans have used for millennia as botanical curatives. This book will help the reader understand the fine balance between a medication and a poison, why plants contain these natural substances, and their impact on the human body.

    With its thorough references and full-color photos of hundreds of potentially toxic and injurious plants inside and outside the home, this book is useful for identifying and addressing concerns about cultivated species and those found in the wild.

    This book will be of interest to botanists, horticulturists, clinicians, and naturalists as well as hikers, gardeners, and all those who simply enjoy the wonders of nature and the great outdoors.