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Barbarians at the Gate By Bryan Burrough

Barbarians at the Gate
by Bryan Burrough

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From two award-winning business journalists, this is the bloody story of the largest corporate takeover in American history. The battle for control of RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades.
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Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco by Bryan Burrough

From two award-winning business journalists comes the whole bloody story of the largest corporate takeover in American history. The mighty battle for control of RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, and became the hallmark of a new gilded age. The repercussions are still to be felt - and dealt with. With a stake of $25 billion, it will go down in history as the ultimate tale of greed and glory - on Wall or any other street. Burrough and Heylar had extensive access to all the key figures involved throughout the two-month takeover operation. In Barbarians at the Gate their gripping narrative reveals just how an old-line powerhouse fell victim to the ruthless and rapacious style of the new high finance. The authors provide unvarnished portraits of the leading players in this huge power struggle: high-living Ross Johnson, Nabisco's hungry president who secretly set in motion the stampede to buy out the company; Henry Kravis, the leveraged-buyout king whose entry into the fray set off a completely unprecedented frenzy of acquisition; the desperate financiers at Shearson Lehman Hutton Inc. and First Boston Corp. Incisive, colourful and controversial, Barbarians at the gate uncovers the truth behind the material world of the Money men and their glamorous, often conspiring wives. It is vital reading for everyone interested in how today's world really works.

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About Bryan Burrough


Bryan Burrough is a reported for the Wall Street Journal in New York. In 1987 he won the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism. John Heylar worked for the Wall Street Journal for nine years. He is now a senior editor of Southpoint, a business magazine based in Atlanta, Georgia. For their coverage of the RJR Nabisco takeover, Burrough and Heylar received the prestigious Gerald Loeb Award for Distinguished Business and Financial Journalism.

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GOR001133109
Barbarians at the Gate: Fall of R.J.R. Nabisco by Bryan Burrough
Bryan Burrough
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Vintage Publishing
1990-03-19
528
0224027999
9780224027991
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