Top positive review
Great insight into workings of corporate America
on August 14, 2000
What an incredibly well researched book! This book gives the entire history of RJR Nabisco, including the legacy companies (which date back to the 1800's), focusing on the levarged buy-out (LBO) of the company in the late 80's. The book goes behind the scenes and details seemingly every conversation and action that took place - a credit to the incredibly thorough research which the authors did. The book is long, and at times tedious, but if you are interested in the early stages of the demise of junk bonds, leveraged buy-outs, and the technicalities of financing of corporate takeovers, this is a great book for you!