Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco
Barbarians at the Gate has been called one of the most influential business books of all time -- the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Bryan Burrough and John Helyar's gripping account of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November of 1988 is the story of deal makers and publicity flaks, of strategy meetings and society dinners, of boardrooms and bedrooms -- giving us not only a detailed look at how financial operations at the highest levels are conducted but also a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era.
Barbarians at the Gate -- a business narrative classic -- is must reading for everyone interested in the way today's world really works.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RalphLagana - LibraryThing
One of my favorite financial reads. The sheer audacity on display by the prime players in this real world tale defies belief. It's men at their greediest and it's impossible to pull away from the ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - freelancer_frank - LibraryThing
This is a book about money and boardroom diplomacy. When the two mix, it ends up drawing greedy, needy men into something like a gold-plated bar-room brawl. It is a fascinating, readable and highly believable account of one of the largest LBO's of the 1980s. Read full review