With a stake of $25 billion, the battle for control of Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was ruthless. This is an account of the largest corporate takeover bid in American history, and the results of a Wall Street gamble which are still affecting the world of international business.
The most bizarre financial mock-epic of our age. Read it open-mouthed; wonder and shudder.' Independent This is the story of the largest corporate take-over in American history. With a stake of $25 billion, the battle for the control of RJR Nabisco during October and November 1988 became a symbol of the greed and power-mongering of the eighties. This gripping narrative reveals the truth behind a Wall Street gamble that sent shock waves through the international business world. The rules were simple---NEVER PAY IN CASH--NEVER TELL THE TRUTH--NEVER PLAY BY THE RULES.'All the suspense of a first-rate thriller - one of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980s.' New York Times Book ReviewFor their coverage of the RJR Nabisco take-over, Burrough and Helyar received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.