Barbarians at the Gate by Bryan Burrough audiobook

Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

By Bryan Burrough and John Helyar
Read by John Helyar

HarperAudio
3.04 Hours Abridged
Format: Digital Download (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9780061127472

“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

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A #1 New York Times bestseller

“One of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980’s.” —New York Times Book Review

A #1 New York Times bestseller and arguably the best business narrative ever written, Barbarians at the Gate is the classic account of the fall of RJR Nabisco. An enduring masterpiece of investigative journalism by Bryan Burrough and John Helyar, it includes a new afterword by the authors that brings this remarkable story of greed and double-dealings up to date twenty years after the famed deal. The Los Angeles Times calls Barbarians at the Gate, “Superlative.” The Chicago Tribune raves, “It’s hard to imagine a better story...and it’s hard to imagine a better account.” And in an era of spectacular business crashes and federal bailouts, it still stands as a valuable cautionary tale that must be heeded.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“The fascinating inside story of the largest corporate takeover in American history...It reads like a novel.” Tom Brokaw
“All the suspense of a first-rate thriller…one of the finest, most compelling accounts of what happened to corporate America and Wall Street in the 1980s.” New York Times Book Review
“A superlative book, a reconstruction of awesome proportions...The writing is unflawed...steadily builds until the very end.” Los Angeles Times Book Review
“One of the greatest business books ever written.” Joe Nocera, New York Times
“It’s hard to imagine a better story to capture the essence of the 1980s business scene…and it’s hard to imagine a better account than the one by Burrough and Helyar.” Chicago Tribune
“The most bizarre financial mock-epic of our age. Read it open-mouthed; wonder and shudder.” Independent (London)
“Impressive qualities...delicious scenes...a cinematic yet extraordinarily careful book.” New York Daily News
“The stage is always set, there is dialogue and drama aplenty, and the characters are larger than life…brilliantly effective.” Fortune
“A reportorial tour de force that provides a stunningly detailed recap of the events leading up to the megabuck takeover of RJR Nabisco...A comprehensive and coherent account of a multilateral struggle.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

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Author Bio: Bryan Burrough

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 3.04
Audience: Adult
Language: English