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Barbarians at the Gate

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

by Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

On Sale: 12/01/2009

Price: $17.99

Barbarians at the Gate

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Barbarians at the Gate

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

by Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

On Sale: 12/01/2009

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Price: $17.99

About the Book

An updated edition with a new introduction by Bryan Burrough, Barbarians at the Gate offers the definitive account of the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Burrough and Helyar’s gripping record of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street in October and November 1988 is the story of deal makers and publicity flaks, of strategy meetings and society dinners, of boardrooms and bedrooms, giving students an almost unprecedented, detailed look at how financial operations at the highest levels are conducted.

“The finest account of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980s.”

-New York Times Book Review

Critical Praise

“It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account” - Chicago Tribune

“A superlative book...steadily builds suspense until the very end.” - Los Angeles Times Book Review

“The fascinating inside story of the largest corporate takeover in American history… It reads like a novel.” - Today Show

“The most piercing and compelling narrative of a deal to date.” - Boston Globe

“Impressive qualities... delicious scenes... a cinematic yet extraordinarily careful book.” - Ken Auletta, New York Daily News

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061655555
  • ISBN 10: 0061655554
  • Imprint: Harper Business
  • On Sale: 12/01/2009
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 1.405 in (d)
  • Pages: 624
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Corporate & Business History
  • BISAC2 : HISTORY / Modern / 20th Century
  • BISAC3 : BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Food Industry