This is the story of the largest corporate take-over in American history. With a stake of $25 billion, the battle for the control of RJR Nabisco during October and November 1988 became a symbol of the greed and power-mongering of the eighties. This gripping narrative reveals the truth behind a Wall Street gamble that sent shock waves through the international business world. The rules were simple:--NEVER PAY IN CASH--NEVER TELL THE TRUTH--NEVER PLAY BY THE RULES.
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"The most bizarre financial mock-epic of our age. Read it open-mouthed; wonder and shudder." (Independent)
"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)
'This is the eye-popping truth about greed on a JCB scale. Mouthwatering stuff'Griff Rhys Jones, The Top Ten Best Non-Fiction Books for Men, The Independent, October 2003
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- Publication date2004
- ISBN 10 0099469154
- ISBN 13 9780099469155
- Number of pages560