Barbarians at the Gate - Bryan Burrough & John Helyar

Barbarians at the Gate

By Bryan Burrough & John Helyar

  • Release Date: 2009-10-13
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4.5
From 428 Ratings


“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.


  • Great book

    By Jwcain3
    Great in depth look at the LBO of RJR
  • Bought Hard Copy

    By Invincible😁
    Amazing Amazing book. Absolutely riveting. I learned so much about LBOs and the types of people behind them. I was on the edge of my seat at the each chapter wondering what would happen next.
  • Crazy Good

    By ToobularToob
    Title says it all. It is a great deep look into corporations and corporate structure.
  • Is this the revised edition?

    By onionpunch
    Hard to tell...