Barbarians at the Gate
The Fall of RJR Nabisco
A 20th anniversary edition of the best-selling account of an infamous 1988 deal involving Wall Street's largest takeover is complemented by an extensive afterword that reveals the takeover's legacy and what has become of its contributors and companies. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate
—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.
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.
Recounts the twenty-five billion dollar battle for control of RJR Nabisco, reputedly the largest takeover in Wall Street history
Recounts the twenty-five-billion-dollar battle for control of RJR Nabisco--reputedly the largest takeover in Wall Street history--providing unvarnished portraits of the players involved
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