Barbarians at the Gate

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HarperCollins, Dec 13, 2005 - Business & Economics - 531 pages
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“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.”
New York Times Book Review

A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

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Review: Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

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Still a solid book on how business and takeovers operated in the 80s, and particularly the high end of business. Moves along and includes enough interesting characters to keep you turning pages. Read full review

Review: Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

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Simple, if you are in the finance industry you have to read this book. A must read for all interested in finance, greed, egos, and the Wall Street culture of the 80s (also read 2000s). Pick it up and read it now. Read full review

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About the author (2005)

Bryan Burrough is a special correspondent at Vanity Fair and the author of five books.

John Helyar is a columnist for Bloomberg News. He previously wrote for the Wall Street Journal, Fortune, and ESPN, and is the author of Lords of the Realm: The Real History of Baseball.

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