Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

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Harper Collins, Oct 13, 2009 - Business & Economics - 624 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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
10
Section 3
40
Section 4
78
Section 5
103
Section 6
108
Section 7
128
Section 8
154
Section 17
303
Section 18
341
Section 19
351
Section 20
379
Section 21
387
Section 22
408
Section 23
416
Section 24
426

Section 9
185
Section 10
187
Section 11
201
Section 12
233
Section 13
246
Section 14
279
Section 15
282
Section 16
289
Section 25
459
Section 26
465
Section 27
477
Section 28
502
Section 29
506
Section 30
519
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About the author (2009)

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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