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Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough
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Barbarians at the Gate (edition 1990)

by Bryan Burrough (Author)

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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.… (more)
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Title:Barbarians at the Gate
Authors:Bryan Burrough (Author)
Info:Harpercollins Publisher (1990), Edition: First Edition, 528 pages
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Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco by Bryan Burrough

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Good storytelling for a finance book. At the end of the day, still a finance book so not super interesting. Learned a lot though and the CEO Ross Johnson. was an interesting character. Fun to read when the LBO bidding occurred. ( )
  Zach-Rigo | Aug 19, 2022 |
Rated: B
Fascinating account of the LBO of RJR Nabisco which was the largest of its day. The offers were driven by competing egos and arrogance for the sake of pride and greed. Great win for shareholders. Only fair return for investors. Utter destruction of a company culture with the fall of RJR. When people are critical of Corporate American and Wall Street, this history serves as an example of the need for greed. ( )
  jmcdbooks | Mar 4, 2022 |
The brilliantly-written, tragicomic account of the leveraged buy-out of RJR Nabisco in 1988. Very few, if any, of the players come out in a positive light, and there are times when you seriously wonder if there are any adults in the room. The tragedy, to a certain extent, goes to the workers on the sidelines of the transaction, which did not turn out well for many. Recommended. ( )
  EricCostello | Nov 4, 2021 |
See also papers in SH Archive Financial Institutions box 3.
  LibraryofMistakes | May 19, 2021 |
Helyar, John (Author); RJR Nabisco (Subject)
  LOM-Lausanne | May 1, 2020 |
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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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