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Barbarians at the Gate

by- Bryan Burrough and John Helyar


Barbarians at the Gate (1989) tells the story of RJR Nabisco's leveraged buyout, which was one of the biggest business transactions in US history. These slates paint a vivid picture of the excessive and lavish attitudes that characterised corporate America in the 1980s.

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar are investigative journalists who covered the RJR Nabisco buyout live. Their detailed research and interviews paint a vivid picture of a remarkable moment in Wall Street history.
  • Anyone works in banking or finance industry that wants to hear about an iconic transaction should read this.
  • People outraged by corporate America's excesses
  • Anyone who is fascinated by hostile takeovers