Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 0061804037
ISBN 13: 9780061804038
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

“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.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2008-10-28
ISBN 10: 0061655546
ISBN 13: 9780061655548
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

A book that stormed both the bestseller list and the public imagination, a book that created a genre of its own, and a book that gets at the heart of Wall Street and the '80s culture it helped define, Barbarians at the Gate has emerged twenty years after the tumultuous deal it so brilliantly recounts as a modern classic—a masterpiece of investigatory journalism and a rollicking book of corporate derring-do and financial swordsmanship. The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, it became the high point of a new gilded age and its repercussions are still being felt. The tale remains the ultimate story of greed and glory—a story and a cast of characters that determined the course of global business and redefined how deals would be done and fortunes made in the decades to come. Barbarians at the Gate is the gripping account of these two frenzied months, of deal makers and publicity flaks, of an old-line industrial powerhouse (home of such familiar products a Oreos and Camels) that became the victim of the ruthless and rapacious style of finance in the 1980s. As reporters for The Wall Street Journal, Burrough and Helyar had extensive access to all the characters in this drama. They take the reader behind the scenes at strategy meetings and society dinners, into boardrooms and bedrooms, providing an unprecedentedly detailed look at how financial operations at the highest levels are conducted but also a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era. At the center of the huge power struggle is RJR Nabisco's president, the high-living Ross Johnson. It's his secret plan to buy out the company that sets the frenzy in motion, attracting the country's leading takeover players: Henry Kravis, the legendary leveraged-buyout king whose entry into the fray sets off an acquisitive commotion; Peter Cohen, CEO of Shearson Lehman Hutton and Johnson's partner, who needs a victory to propel his company to an unchallenged leadership in the lucrative mergers and acquisitions field; the fiercely independent Ted Forstmann, motivated as much by honor as by his rage at the corruption he sees taking over the business he cherishes; Jim Maher and his ragtag team, struggling to regain credibility for the decimated ranks at First Boston; and an army of desperate bankers, lawyers, and accountants, all drawn inexorably to the greatest prize of their careers—and one of the greatest prizes in the history of American business. Written with the bravado of a novel and researched with the diligence of a sweeping cultural history, Barbarians at the Gate is present at the front line of every battle of the campaign. Here is the unforgettable story of that takeover in all its brutality. In a new afterword specially commissioned for the story's 20th anniversary, Burrough and Helyar return to visit the heroes and villains of this epic story, tracing the fallout of the deal, charting the subsequent success and failure of those involved, and addressing the incredible impact this story—and the book itself—made on the world.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: Harper Paperbacks
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2003-06-01
ISBN 10: 9780060536350
ISBN 13: 0060536357
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

"Barbarians at the Gate" is the classic account of the defining takeover in Wall Street merger history. The authors' gripping record of the frenzy that overtook Wall Street, in fall of 1988, gives a richly textured social history of wealth at the twilight of the Reagan era.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Bryan Burrough,John Helyar
Publsiher: HarperBusiness
Total Pages: 624
Release: 2009-12-01
ISBN 10: 9780061655555
ISBN 13: 0061655554
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, it became the high point of a new gilded age, and its repercussions are still being felt. The ultimate story of greed and glory, Barbarians at the Gate is the gripping account of these two frenzied months, of deal makers and publicity flaks, of an old-line industrial powerhouse that became the victim of the ruthless and rapacious style of finance in the 1980s. Written with the bravado of a novel and researched with the diligence of a sweeping cultural history, here is the unforgettable story of the takeover in all its brutality.

King of Capital

King of Capital
Author: David Carey,John E. Morris
Publsiher: Currency
Total Pages: 391
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 0307886026
ISBN 13: 9780307886026
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

King of Capital Book Review:

Strippers and Flippers . . . or a New Positive Force Helping to Drive the Economy . . . The untold story of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone, the financier and his financial powerhouse that avoided the self-destructive tendencies of Wall Street. David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’ into disciplined, risk-conscious investors. The financial establishment—banks and investment bankers such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley—were the cowboys, recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. Blackstone is now ready to break out once again since it is sitting on billions of dollars that can be invested at a time when the market is starved for capital. The story of a financial revolution—the greatest untold success story on Wall Street:Not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the globe, but they have emerged as a major force on Wall Street, challenging the likes of Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley for dominance. Great human interest story:How Blackstone went from two guys and a secretary to being one of Wall Street’s most powerful institutions, far outgrowing its much older rival KKR; and how Steve Schwarzman, with a pay packet one year of $398 million and $684 million from the Blackstone IPO, came to epitomize the spectacular new financial fortunes amassed in the 2000s. Controversial:Analyzes the controversies surrounding Blackstone and whether it and other private equity firms suck the lifeblood out of companies to enrich themselves—or whether they are a force that helps make the companies they own stronger and thereby better competitors. The story by two insiders with access:Insightful and hard-hitting, filled with never-before-revealed details about the workings of a heretofore secretive company that was the personal fiefdom of Schwarzman and Peter Peterson. Forward-looking:How Blackstone and private equity will drive the economy and provide a model for how financing will work. From the Hardcover edition.

The Lords of the Realm

The Lords of the Realm
Author: John Helyar
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2011-07-27
ISBN 10: 030780142X
ISBN 13: 9780307801425
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lords of the Realm Book Review:

"The ultimate chronicle of the games behind the game."—The New York Times Book Review Baseball has always inspired rhapsodic elegies on the glory of man and golden memories of wonderful times. But what you see on the field is only half the game. In this fascinating, colorful chronicle—based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging—John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America's favorite pastime, from the dead-ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994. Witness zealous Judge Landis banish eight players, including Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the infamous "Black Sox" scandal; the flamboyant A's owner Charlie Finley wheel and deal his star players, Vida Blue and Rollie Fingers, like a deck of cards; the hysterical bidding war of coveted free agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose during his gambling days of summer; and much more. Praise for The Lords of the Realm "A must-read for baseball fans . . . reads like a suspense novel."—Kirkus Reviews "Refreshingly hard-headed . . . the only book you'll need to read on the subject."—Newsday "Lots of stories . . . well told, amusing . . . edifying."—The Washington Post

Den of Thieves

Den of Thieves
Author: James B. Stewart
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 592
Release: 2012-11-20
ISBN 10: 1439126208
ISBN 13: 9781439126202
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Den of Thieves Book Review:

A #1 bestseller from coast to coast, Den of Thieves tells the full story of the insider-trading scandal that nearly destroyed Wall Street, the men who pulled it off, and the chase that finally brought them to justice. Pulitzer Prize–winner James B. Stewart shows for the first time how four of the eighties’ biggest names on Wall Street—Michael Milken, Ivan Boesky, Martin Siegel, and Dennis Levine —created the greatest insider-trading ring in financial history and almost walked away with billions, until a team of downtrodden detectives triumphed over some of America’s most expensive lawyers to bring this powerful quartet to justice. Based on secret grand jury transcripts, interviews, and actual trading records, and containing explosive new revelations about Michael Milken and Ivan Boesky written especially for this paperback edition, Den of Thieves weaves all the facts into an unforgettable narrative—a portrait of human nature, big business, and crime of unparalleled proportions.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Patricia Donaher
Publsiher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2020-05-15
ISBN 10: 1527551148
ISBN 13: 9781527551145
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

The study of language attitudes is the investigation of beliefs expressed about the nature of language and its diverse usages, how these attitudes came to exist and persist, and how these attitudes shape social action and policy. Language attitude studies have illuminated our understanding of racial issues, social and economic stratification, cultural stereotypes, educational issues, folk linguistics, and, more recently, popular culture. This volume is an examination of four intersections in language attitudes research: Authority, Affiliation, Authenticity, and Accommodation. In each section, the contributors introduce new dimensions to the study of language attitudes while providing examples of the ways in which the study of language attitudes can continue to inform and shape our understanding of language diversity.

Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays

Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publsiher: Hoover Press
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN 10: 0817995838
ISBN 13: 9780817995836
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians inside the Gates and Other Controversial Essays Book Review:

A collection of essays that discusses such issues as the media, immigration, the minimum wage and multiculturalism.

Barbarians at the Gates

Barbarians at the Gates
Author: Christopher G. Nuttall
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 330
Release: 2014-11-15
ISBN 10: 9781606193181
ISBN 13: 160619318X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gates Book Review:

The Federation has endured for hundreds of years, but now it is dying, killed by the corruption and decadence of the Senate and the rising power of military warlords. The shipping lanes are coming apart, the colonists are revolting and outside forces are pressing against undefended borders. Now, as one warlord makes a bid for supreme power, the entire edifice is on the verge of falling apart. Two officers, bearers of a proud military tradition, may be all that stands between the Federation and total destruction. For Admiral Marius Drake, there is no greater cause than the survival of humanity's prized unity. For the young and ambitious Roman Garibaldi, the growing civil war offers a chance of promotion far beyond the usual boundaries. Together, they will save the Federation or die trying. But with the Senate suspicious of any competent commanding officers, their success may condemn them to an inglorious death.

Controversial Essays

Controversial Essays
Author: Thomas Sowell
Publsiher: Hoover Press
Total Pages: 322
Release: 2013-09-01
ISBN 10: 0817929932
ISBN 13: 9780817929930
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Controversial Essays Book Review:

One of conservatism's most articulate voices dissects today's most important economic, racial, political, education, legal, and social issues, sharing his entertaining and thought-provoking insights on a wide range of contentious subjects. --"This book contains an abundance of wisdom on a large number of economic issues." --Mises Review

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library
Author: Ed D'Angelo
Publsiher: Library Juice Press, LLC
Total Pages: 139
Release: 2010-02
ISBN 10: 1936117231
ISBN 13: 9781936117239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library Book Review:

Barbarians at the Gates of the Public Library is a philosophical and historical analysis of how the rise of consumerism has led to the decline of the original mission of public libraries to sustain and promote democracy through civic education. Through a reading of historical figures such as Plato, Helvetius, Rousseau, and John Stuart Mill, the book shows how democracy and even capitalism were originally believed to depend upon the moral and political education that public libraries (and other institutions of rational public discourse) could provide. But as capitalism developed in the 20th century it evolved into a postmodern consumerism that replaced democracy with consumerism and education with entertainment. Public libraries have mistakenly tried to remain relevant by shadowing the rise of consumerism, but have instead contributed to the rise of a new barbarism and the decline of democracy.

Barbarians at the Gate

Barbarians at the Gate
Author: Leonard Woolf
Publsiher: Hesperides Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2006-05-01
ISBN 10: 9781406798128
ISBN 13: 1406798126
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians at the Gate Book Review:

Originally published in the 1930s. An examination of the political powers in Europe and beyond. "This book was written before the conclusion of the treaty between Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany and before the outbreak of the war. Its general argument and conclusions seem to me to be confirmed by these events and I have therefore left the text exactly as it was written, even though in some sentences present tenses have now become past, Presidents, ex-Presidents, and probabilities certainties." Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Hesperides Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork. Contents Include: The World We Live In - Anatomy of Civilization - The Choice Before Us

Waiting for the Barbarians

Waiting for the Barbarians
Author: J. M. Coetzee
Publsiher: Text Publishing
Total Pages: 152
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 1925774635
ISBN 13: 9781925774634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Waiting for the Barbarians Book Review:

Four modern classics by the great South African writer, J. M. Coetzee, re-released with stylish new covers and accompanied by introductions from some of Australia’s brightest writing talents

Dialect and Nationalism in China 1860 1960

Dialect and Nationalism in China  1860   1960
Author: Gina Anne Tam
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 274
Release: 2020-02-29
ISBN 10: 110847828X
ISBN 13: 9781108478281
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dialect and Nationalism in China 1860 1960 Book Review:

Analyzes how fangyan (local Chinese languages or dialects) were central to the creation of modern Chinese nationalism.

Liar s Poker

Liar s Poker
Author: Michael Lewis
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2010-03-15
ISBN 10: 9780393066258
ISBN 13: 0393066258
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Liar s Poker Book Review:

The time was the 1980s. The place was Wall Street. The game was called Liar’s Poker. Michael Lewis was fresh out of Princeton and the London School of Economics when he landed a job at Salomon Brothers, one of Wall Street’s premier investment firms. During the next three years, Lewis rose from callow trainee to bond salesman, raking in millions for the firm and cashing in on a modern-day gold rush. Liar’s Poker is the culmination of those heady, frenzied years—a behind-the-scenes look at a unique and turbulent time in American business. From the frat-boy camaraderie of the forty-first-floor trading room to the killer instinct that made ambitious young men gamble everything on a high-stakes game of bluffing and deception, here is Michael Lewis’s knowing and hilarious insider’s account of an unprecedented era of greed, gluttony, and outrageous fortune.

Barbarism Revisited

Barbarism Revisited
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Brill | Rodopi
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2015-11-16
ISBN 10: 9004309276
ISBN 13: 9789004309272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarism Revisited Book Review:

Barbarism revisited revisits well-known and obscure chapters in the genealogy of barbarism from Greek antiquity to the present. Through contemporary interdisciplinary perspectives, it recasts the conceptual history of barbarism as a task for literary scholars, art historians, and cultural analysts.

Barbarians to Bureaucrats

Barbarians to Bureaucrats
Author: Lawrence M. Miller
Publsiher: Fawcett
Total Pages: 232
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 0449905268
ISBN 13: 9780449905265
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarians to Bureaucrats Book Review:

Using actual examples from history, this is a brilliant and irreverent piece of business writing. The strategies offered in this indispensable guide will help managers avoid the pitfalls of their predecessors, and help employees cope with all kinds of bosses.

Barbarian Days

Barbarian Days
Author: William Finnegan
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2015-07-21
ISBN 10: 0698163745
ISBN 13: 9780698163744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Barbarian Days Book Review:

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** Included in President Obama’s 2016 Summer Reading List “Without a doubt, the finest surf book I’ve ever read . . . ” —The New York Times Magazine Barbarian Days is William Finnegan’s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life. Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. Barbarian Days takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses—off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves. Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly—he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui—is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan’s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity. Barbarian Days is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.

The Lessons of Terror

The Lessons of Terror
Author: Caleb Carr
Publsiher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2003-03-11
ISBN 10: 0375760741
ISBN 13: 9780375760747
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lessons of Terror Book Review:

Military historian Caleb Carr’s groundbreaking work anticipated America’s current debates on preemptive military action against terrorist sponsor states, reorganization of the American intelligence system, and the treatment of terrorists as soldiers in supranational armies rather than as criminals. Carr’s authoritative exploration demonstrates that the practice of terrorism, employed by national armies as well as extremists since the days of ancient Rome, is ultimately self-defeating. Far from prompting submission, it stiffens enemy resolve and never leads to long-lasting success. Controversial on its initial publication in 2002, The Lessons of Terror has been repeatedly validated by subsequent events. Carr’s analysis of individual terrorist acts, and particularly of the history of the Middle East conflict, is fundamental to a deep understanding of the roots of terrorism as well as the steps and reforms that must be taken if the continuing threat of terrorist behavior is to be met effectively today and, finally, eradicated tomorrow.