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I read this book several years ago after watching the movie based on the book.
This book, written in 1990, tells the detailed story of one of the largest Wall Street deals of all time - the leveraged buyout of the RJR Nabisco Corporation.
This is a great book I would recommend to anyone, but it is a must read for students of business.
A little boring in some passages, but overall a pretty phenomenal book. It really gives a clear insight into the behaviour of many of these corporate executives.Published 2 days ago by DM
Somewhat interesting, but do I really need to know every single teensy weensy detail? I gave up around page 200 as it just never quite grabbed my interest.Published 5 days ago by Hayley
I have read this book 4 times & still love it!! Despite Gordon Gecko, "greed is NOT good"!Published 20 days ago by David Connelly
The epilogue of Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco reveals the impressive, surprising fact that the book was researched and written by its two authors, Bryan Burroughs... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Stephan Campbell
This book is a fascinating account into the '80s - the 'golden era' for Leveraged Buyouts (LBOs). It gives the reader a great insight into workings of RJR Nabisco and goes into... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Balaji Reddipalli
This is an example of what thorough research and interviews with the principals can do. This is a very detailed account of what happened during the 'battle' during the take over... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Brian Morgan
Knowing nothing about leveraged buy outs, I found this book to be very educational. It is extremely well written and rivals the best fiction books for suspense and intrigue. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Kindle Customer
it's a fascinating account of the last of the great financial takeovers. it was difficult for a neophyte like me to keep all the characters straights.Published 1 month ago by Jerome V. Murphy
Good book, I ate this one up in about a week. It really helped me in my corporate finance and when it came to the case studies involving corporate governance and debt, there were... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Alan L. Thompson