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The author did an excellent job of bringing life into the characters and their back stories.
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.
Very well written and thorough, this is one of the best books I have ever read on any subject.
Working in and with the market is rational, reasonable and most efficient. However, we should never discount the human-frailties, which adversely impact the free-exchange of value. Read morePublished 2 days ago by Satya Chari
a must read for anyone who works for a living. the gilded age robber barons are alive and doing wellPublished 12 days ago by D.Alex
Probably the best and worst feature of the book is how detailed it is in every aspect of the story. Suitable for any public. Classic read. Highly recommended.Published 16 days ago by Oliver Montas
Curiously, even though I little understand all the financial goings-on, the book is thrilling in its intensity. A very compelling read. Read morePublished 20 days ago by ds
The Introduction to this 1990 book states, "This book arose from the authors' coverage in The Wall Street Journal of the fight to control RJR Narisco ... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Steven H. Propp
Having bought this book in 2014, I was worried its content would be dated and irrelevant. I could not have been more wrong. Read morePublished 1 month ago by M. Salcedo
Maybe I just got my expectations up, but I didn't think this book was very well written. It kind of drags on in the beginning and takes a while to get into the meat of the buyout.Published 1 month ago by O'Malley
This book reads less like a case study and more like a novel. It gets down into the nitty gritty issues of the deal without being boring and shows the really interesting... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pedro M. Allende
Corporate politics, greed and very smart lawyers were responsible for the ultimate downfall of RJR Nabisco. The roll of Wall Street, for good or bad, is greatly illuminated. Read morePublished 1 month ago by richard e whitelock