Barbarians at the Gate (Paperback)

The Fall of RJR Nabisco

By Bryan Burrough, John Helyar

Harper Paperbacks, 9780060536350, 592pp.

Publication Date: June 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (12/1/2009)
Hardcover (10/28/2008)
Paperback (9/1/2010)

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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.

Praise For Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

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

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

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

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

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