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Barbarians at the Gate Paperback – August 1, 2004
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- Publisher : Gardners Books (August 1, 2004)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 536 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0099469154
- ISBN-13 : 978-0099469155
- Item Weight : 12.6 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.08 x 1.34 x 7.76 inches
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This is a really good book. My only issue with it (and it's really my own mental limitations as opposed to any flaw in the book) is that the cast of characters and companies is so large that I had to re-read sections and take time to digest it all. I got overwhelmed at times and wanted to break out a white board to sketch out an overview. It's a great read though and really hard to put down.
The authors pass along such perfect lines like, when speaking about RJR's expense account manager, "the only man who can take an unlimited budget and exceed it." I also liked Ross Johnson's summary of Wall Street: "Never play by the rules. Never pay in cash. And never tell the truth."
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This is a rollicking read, fast paced and absorbing. The characters are intriguing, fascinating and downright ugly. Yet the story, especially for a supposedly dull subject, grips you and pulls you in.
You will entertained, disgusted, angry and ride a rollercoaster of emotions but you will not be bored.