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Barbarians at the Gate

Bryan Burrough and John Helyar

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Nothing could excite an adventurous business person more than participating in the largest leveraged buyout (LBO) in history and becoming a billionaire along the way.

In Barbarians at the Gate (1989), Bryan Burrough and John Helyar narrate the chaotic battles that ensued after news broke that food and tobacco giant RJR Nabisco was seeking an LBO as a solution for the drop in stock prices caused in part by CEO Ross Johnson’s restlessness and gravitation towards extreme actions and risks...

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PREVIEW

Nothing could excite an adventurous business person more than participating in the largest leveraged buyout (LBO) in history and becoming a billionaire along the way.

In Barbarians at the Gate (1989), Bryan Burrough and John Helyar narrate the chaotic battles that ensued after news broke that food and tobacco giant RJR Nabisco was seeking an LBO as a solution for the drop in stock prices caused in part by CEO Ross Johnson’s restlessness and gravitation towards extreme actions and risks...